Patient selection and percutaneous technique of unprotected left main revascularization

L. Testa, A. Latib, M. Bollati, F. Bedogni

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Increasing evidence suggests that percutaneous coronary intervention with newer generation drug-eluting stents may be an acceptable alternative, or even preferred in selected cases to the surgical approach, in patients with left main disease. This review will discuss the anatomic factors, the clinical variables, and the procedural strategies to consider, including physiology assessment and imaging guidance, in order to optimize outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-643
Number of pages7
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • fractional flow reserve
  • imaging
  • intravascular ultrasound
  • left main coronary disease
  • percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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