We report three cases of successful implantation of three different stents specially designed for bifurcation lesions, guided by intracoronary ultrasound. The BARD and AVE are true bifurcated stents for side-branch access and the NIR-Side Royal is a single modified NIR stent with an aperture to allow provisional bifurcation stenting. These designs introduce a new era in percutaneous management of coronary bifurcation lesions. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent. 49:105-111, 2000.
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