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A term referring to the angiographic appearance of the more common (Duke class D) bifurcation lesions of the coronary arteries, which involve both a parent vessel and contiguous branches, and are thus also known as trifurcation lesions—e.g., that involving the left anterior descending artery and the origin of a diagonal
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We herein describe a 72-year-old man with angina pectoris who was successfully treated with percutaneous coronary stent implantation for a left main trifurcation lesion using the simultaneous jailed balloon and jailed Corsair technique.
Therefore, we decided to perform PCI using the simultaneous jailed balloon and jailed Corsair technique for this left main trifurcation lesion.
After obtaining informed consent, PCI for the left main trifurcation lesion was performed.
Sabbah et al., "Clinical and angiographic outcomes after drug-eluting stent implantation with triple-kissing-balloon technique for left main trifurcation lesion: comparison of single-stent and multi-stent procedures," The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, vol.
Caption: Figure 1: Left coronary angiogram of the (a) right anterior oblique caudal view and (b) left anterior oblique cranial view revealed a significant distal left main trifurcation lesion (yellow arrows).
PCI for coronary bifurcation or trifurcation lesions, especially with left main trunk disease, remains challenging and is associated with a risk of side branch occlusion and a high rate of target lesion revascularization [11, 12].