ostial and bifurcation lesions bubbles

Ostial and bifurcation lesions

 

IVUS guidance reduced long-term all-cause mortality by 76%.10

IVUS may help to determine:

• Location of the true ostium to decrease risk of geographic miss

• Plaque distribution

• Whether two stents are needed

• Lesion length

• Landing zones

• Whether post-dilation is needed (especially at the proximal stent)