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

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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