Title

The Impact of Proximal Vessel Tortuosity on the Outcomes of Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From a Contemporary Multicenter Registry.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2017

Publication Title

The Journal of invasive cardiology

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: We examined the impact of proximal vessel tortuosity on the outcomes of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

METHODS: The baseline clinical and angiographic characteristics and procedural outcomes of 1618 consecutive CTO-PCIs performed between 2012 and 2016 at 14 United States centers in 1589 patients were reviewed.

RESULTS: Mean patient age was 65.3 ± 10.0 years and 85% were men. Moderate/severe proximal vessel tortuosity was present in 35.7% of target lesions. Compared with non-tortuous lesions, tortuous lesions had longer length (30 mm [interquartile range, 20-50 mm] vs 28 mm [interquartile range, 16-40 mm]; P

CONCLUSION: In a contemporary multicenter registry, moderate/severe proximal vessel tortuosity was present in approximately one-third of target CTO lesions and was associated with more frequent use of the retrograde approach and lower success rates, but similar complication rates.

Medical Subject Headings

Aged; Contrast Media; Coronary Angiography; Coronary Occlusion; Coronary Vessel Anomalies; Dose-Response Relationship, Drug; Female; Humans; Intraoperative Complications; Male; Middle Aged; Operative Time; Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care); Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; Radiation Monitoring; Risk Factors; United States

PubMed ID

28570257

Volume

29

Issue

8

First Page

264

Last Page

270

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