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Quantitative Angiography Methods for Bifurcation Lesions: A Consensus Statement Update from the European Bifurcation Group

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1. NETHERLANDS; 2. Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 3. Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 4. Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.; 5. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA.; 6. Dante Pazzanese Institute of Cardiology, Sao Paulo, Brazil.; 7. Institute of Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade.; 8. 11. Med-X Research Institute, School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China; 9. Medis Medical Imaging systems BV, Leiden, The Netherlands.; 10. Pie Medical Imaging, Maastricht, The Netherlands.; 11. Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; 12. Institut Hospitalier Jacques Cartier Massy, Massy, France.; 13. Yale University, New Haven, USA.; 14. Imperial College of London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Bifurcation lesions represent one of the most challenging lesions subset in interventional cardiology. The European Bifurcation Club (EBC) is an academic consortium whose goal has been to assess and recommend the appropriate strategies to manage bifurcation lesions. The quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) methods for the evaluation of bifurcation lesions has been subject to extensive research. Single vessel quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) has shown to be inaccurate to assess bifurcation lesions dimensions. For this reason, dedicated bifurcation software has been developed and validated. These systems incorporated principles…

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