Percutaneous coronary intervention for the Left Main stem and other bifurcation lesions. The 12th consensus document from the European Bifurcation Club.
Lassen JF., Burzotta F., Banning AP., Lefèvre T., Darremont O., Hildick-Smith D., Chieffo A., Pan M., Holm NR., Louvard Y., Stankovic G.
The European Bifurcation Club (EBC) was initiated in 2004, to support a continuously overview of the field of coronary artery bifurcation interventions and aims to facilitate a scientific discussion and an exchange of ideas on management of bifurcation disease. EBC hosts an annual, two days compact meeting, dedicated to bifurcations, which brings together physicians, pathologists, engineers, biologists, physicists, mathematicians, epidemiologists and statisticians for detailed discussions. Every meeting is finalized with a consensus statement that reflects the unique opportunity of combining the opinion of interventional cardiologists with the opinion of a large variety of other scientists on bifurcation management. A series of consensus sessions dedicated to specific topics, to strengthen the consensus debates and focus the discussions was introduced in this years meeting. The sessions comprise intensive overview of the present literature, a pro et con debate and a voting system, to guide the consensus building process. The present document represents the summary of the up-to-date EBC consensus and recommendations from the 12th annual EBC meeting in 2016 in Rotterdam.