# Analysis of Side Branch Access During Bifurcation Stenting

## Peter Mortier

### 2014

A common technique to improve the local blood flow through stenotic arteries involves the implantation of a metallic scaffold known as a stent

## Highlights

• A common technique to improve the local blood flow through stenotic arteries involves the implantation of a metallic scaffold known as a stent
• Many different techniques have been proposed in clinical literature, but all the suggested methodologies have specific limitations
• A stent is deployed in the main branch and logically, this compromises the side branch patency
• This is a frequently encountered situation that can be improved by balloon dilatation through the side of the MB stent
• Such balloon inflation may result in unwanted distortions of the stent