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- Received May 11, 2012
- Revision received June 8, 2012
- Accepted June 21, 2012
- Published online November 1, 2012.
- Tom Adriaenssens, MD⁎,⁎ (, )
- Giovanni Ughi, MEng†,
- Mark Coosemans, MD⁎ and
- Christophe Dubois, MD, PhD⁎,†
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: Dr. Tom Adriaenssens, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
The Xience SBA (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) is a new, dedicated coronary bifurcation device. With its specific design, it intends to accommodate for some of the most critical aspects of coronary bifurcation intervention: preserving access to the side branch (SB), ensuring optimal coverage of its ostium, and avoiding accumulation of excess metallic material at the level of the carina. The Xience SBA is a modified Xience V stent designed with an open portal for SB access, similar to the earlier Frontier stent. Technical characteristics and the specific sequence of delivery of the system have been reported earlier (1). We documented optimal scaffolding with good apposition of struts at the ostium of the SB and absence of free floating struts at the level of the carina (Fig. 1) with optical coherence tomography.
The authors are supported by a research grant (financial support and supply of Xience SBA dedicated coronary bifurcation stent) from Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California. Dr. Adriaenssens is supported by a Clinical Doctoral Grant of the FWO.
- Received May 11, 2012.
- Revision received June 8, 2012.
- Accepted June 21, 2012.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation