Stent malapposition and overhanging stent struts in front of the side branch (SB) ostium are not uncommon following bifurcation stenting that might lead to stent thrombosis. We herein present 2 cases, in which optical frequency domain imaging and intravascular ultrasound effectively revealed stent malapposition and overhanging struts inside the ostium of the SB following left main coronary artery stenting. Therefore, we introduced a novel technique for rectification of these incidental findings by selective SB re-wiring through the most distal stent cell with the adjunctive help of a double lumen microcatheter.
Acta Cardiol Sin. 2015;31:453–456