First experience with the jailed pressure wire technique in the provisional side branch stenting of coronary bifurcation lesions

Bilge M., Ali S., Alemdar R., Yasar A. S. , Erdogan M.

EUROINTERVENTION, vol.10, no.5, pp.570-573, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4244/eijv10i5a99
  • Title of Journal : EUROINTERVENTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.570-573


Aims: The provisional strategy (PS) is an accepted modality of treatment in coronary bifurcation interventions, though, after main vessel (MV) stenting, the assessment of the side branch (SB) becomes more difficult. In bifurcation interventions, the major advantage of fractional flow reserve (FFR) is the avoidance of the need for SB intervention. However, SB access with a pressure wire after MV stenting may be difficult, sometimes impossible. The objective of this paper was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of physiologic assessment of SB lesions using FFR with the jailed pressure wire (JPW) in patients undergoing the PS. Although the JPW technique is theoretically possible in the PS, there is no information available on the use of this technique.