Design and rationale for the treatment effects of provisional side branch stenting and DK crush stenting techniques in patients with unprotected distal left main coronary artery bifurcation lesions (DKCRUSH V) Trial

Abstract

Provisional stenting (PS) is effective for great majority of patients with coronary bifurcation lesions. Double kissing (DK) crush approach demonstrated significant reduction of target lesion revascularization (TLR) for patients with more complex bifurcation lesion when compared with PS. Furthermore, DK crush technique was associated with lower rate of composite major adverse cardiac event (MACE), revascularization and stent thrombosis (ST) for patients with unprotected distal left main coronary artery bifurcation lesions (ULMb), compared to culotte stenting approach. The DKCRUSH V trial is designed to elucidate the benefits of DK crush over PS in patients with ULMb.

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Citation
Clin Trials Regulatory Sci Cardiol 2016;22:4-9