Bench testing and coronary artery bifurcations: A consensus document from the European Bifurcation Club

John A. Ormiston, Ghassan Kassab, Gerard Finet, Yiannis S. Chatzizisis, Nicholas Foin, Timothy J. Mickley, Claudio Chiastra, Yoshinobu Murasato, Yutaka Hikichi, Jolanda J. Wentzel, Olivier Darremont, Kiyotaka Iwasaki, Thierry Lefèvre, Yves Louvard, Susann Beier, Hikmat Hojeibane, Ashley Netravali, Jeffery Wooton, Brett Cowan, Mark W. WebsterPau Medrano-Gracia, Goran Stankovic

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    Abstract

    This is a consensus document from the European Bifurcation Club concerning bench testing in coronary artery bifurcations. It is intended to provide guidelines for bench assessment of stents and other strategies in coronary bifurcation treatment where the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or International Organization for Standardization (ISO) guidelines are limited or absent. These recommendations provide guidelines rather than a step-by-step manual. We provide data on the anatomy of bifurcations and elastic response of coronary arteries to aid model construction. We discuss testing apparatus, bench testing endpoints and bifurcation nomenclature.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e1794-e1803
    JournalEuroIntervention
    Volume13
    Issue number15
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1

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    Keywords

    • Bifurcation
    • In-stent restenosis
    • Left main
    • Miscellaneous

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Ormiston, J. A., Kassab, G., Finet, G., Chatzizisis, Y. S., Foin, N., Mickley, T. J., Chiastra, C., Murasato, Y., Hikichi, Y., Wentzel, J. J., Darremont, O., Iwasaki, K., Lefèvre, T., Louvard, Y., Beier, S., Hojeibane, H., Netravali, A., Wooton, J., Cowan, B., ... Stankovic, G. (2018). Bench testing and coronary artery bifurcations: A consensus document from the European Bifurcation Club. EuroIntervention, 13(15), e1794-e1803. https://doi.org/10.4244/EIJ-D-17-00270