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Nordic-Baltic Bifurcation III: Kissing Balloon Dilatation Does Not Reduce MACE at 5 Years

from TCTMD

At five years, final kissing balloon dilatation does not impact the rate of MACE in patients with coronary bifurcation lesions who undergo main vessel stenting, according to new findings from the Nordic-Baltic Bifurcation Study III presented at TCT 2015. However, the group assigned to final kissing balloon dilatation had higher rates of all-cause mortality and cardiac mortality than those assigned no final kissing balloon dilatation, according to Matti Jaakko Niemela, MD, of University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. more

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