Current Cardiology Reports

, 20:101 | Cite as

Treatment of Bifurcation Lesions: Has DK Crush“ed” the Competition?

  • Bryce S. Lynn
  • James B. Hermiller
Interventional Cardiology (SR Bailey, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Interventional Cardiology



This paper reviews the double-kiss crush (DK crush) technique in coronary artery bifurcation lesions. The technical aspects of the procedure and the clinical data supporting its use are summarized.

Recent Findings

Randomized studies support the adoption of DK technique in complex bifurcation lesions for both left main and non-left-main lesions.


For true bifurcation lesions, DK crush may become the default technique for lesions in which the side-branch disease is complex and long. Optimal technique is essential for obtaining the clinical outcomes noted in the DKCRUSH randomized studies.


DK crush Coronary bifurcation Complex coronary Two-stent Double-kiss 


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Conflict of Interest

Bryce S. Lynn and James B. Hermiller declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bryce S. Lynn
    • 1
  • James B. Hermiller
    • 1
  1. 1.St Vincent Medical GroupSt Vincent Heart CenterIndianapolisUSA

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