Biomechanical Modeling to Improve Coronary Artery Bifurcation Stenting
Expert Review Document on Techniques and Clinical Implementation
Antonios P. Antoniadis, Peter Mortier, Ghassan Kassab, Gabriele Dubini, Nicolas Foin, Yoshinobu Murasato, Andreas A. Giannopoulos, Shengxian Tu, Kiyotaka Iwasaki, Yutaka Hikichi, Francesco Migliavacca, Claudio Chiastra, Jolanda J. Wentzel, Frank Gijsen, Johan H.C. Reiber, Peter Barlis, Patrick W. Serruys, Deepak L. Bhatt, Goran Stankovic, Elazer R. Edelman, George D. Giannoglou, Yves Louvard and Yiannis S. Chatzizisis
Biomechanical Modeling of Coronary Artery Bifurcation Stenting
Coronary bifurcations are prone to atherosclerosis and common targets of percutaneous coronary interventions. Computational simulations and in vitro bench testing of coronary bifurcation stenting are anticipated to enhance our understanding of the pathophysiology of stent restenosis and thrombosis and facilitate the optimization of stenting techniques and stent design.