Aorto-Ostial and Bifurcation Lesions
Click below to access your content. Note you must complete both the course content and the evaluation survey in order to claim your certificate. When you have completed the course content, please return to this page and click on the Claim Survey link below to access your certificate. Once you have successfully completed this course your certificate will become available at the top of this page and on your My Certificates page.
Credit/contact hours: .75
Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
Reviewed: March 6, 2021
Percutaneous coronary intervention involves a wide range of complexity, from relatively straightforward Type A lesions in a C-shaped right coronary artery to much more complex anatomy. Ostial lesions and bifurcation lesions remain subsets that continue to challenge current interventional strategies and that can have increased risks of subacute closure and/or restenosis.
In this lecture, Dr. Ragosta outlines and defines many of the considerations in approaching such lesions and discusses the appropriate uses and limitations of percutaneous techniques in these lesion subsets.
Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.
You Will Learn
- To define and identify ostial and/or bifurcation lesions by coronary angiography.
- To describe the challenges and limitations of stenting aorto-ostial coronary lesions.
- To correctly categorize bifurcation lesions using the Medina classification system.
- To identify bifurcation lesions that can respond successfully to percutaneous technique versus those lesions best treated with coronary artery bypass surgery.