1. Updates on PCI Guidelines and Trials From the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress

    Updates on PCI Guidelines and Trials From the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress

    Radial Access and Provisional T-Stenting Preferred for PCI: Another important procedural recommendation from the ESC was that radial access should be the preferred approach for coronary angiography and PCI (class I recommendation). While this approach has been a standard for many years in the European communities, it has now been codified as part of the ESC guidelines and may one day be part of the ACC/SCAI guidelines. For those addressing bifurcations with stenting, the ESC/EACTS guidelines upgraded provisional T-stenting for bifurcation lesions from class IIa to class I, and upgraded the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for ...

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