The First Dedicated Coronary Bifurcation Stent
The first dedicated coronary bifurcation stent was introduced in the United States in 2005, and is called the Axxess Plus. It is a nickel-titanium stent with a conically shaped coating. This stent elutes drug from the artery in the level of the carina. Axcess Plus is designed to be a low-risk, high-frequency stent, and has a rapid-exchange delivery system.