Immediate and long-term results of "T" stenting for bifurcation coronary lesions

Am J Cardiol. 2000 May 1;85(9):1141-4, A9. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(00)00712-8.


The technique of "T" stenting, which incorporates wiring both the branches of a bifurcation lesion, dilating a balloon in the main branch during stent deployment in the side branch followed by deployment of stent in the main branch, provides excellent immediate results in terms of technical and procedural success. However, further innovations are mandated to optimize the long-term outcome, which with a restenosis rate of 63%, can be described as not encouraging.

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Disease / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Recurrence
  • Stents*
  • Treatment Outcome