Crush Stenting

A technique for stenting both the main coronary artery and the side branch; the side branch is stented with an uninflated balloon or a stent in the main vessel. The side branch is implanted with its proximal end protruding more than half the main vessel diameter into the main vessel. The side branch stent is crushed by the main vessel balloon/stent and the main vessel stented
Pros Limited plaque shifting, restored normal flow to all vessels, including the LIMA, and avoided devastating consequences of VA occlusion