Update on Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
Brilakis ES, Karmpaliotis D, Vo MN, Carlino M, Galassi AR, Boukhris M, Alaswad K, Bryniarski L, Lombardi WL, Banerjee S. Update on coronary chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention. Interventional Cardiology Clinics. 2016 ;5(2):177-186.
Interv Cardiol Clin
Chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has significantly evolved during recent years. High success rates are being achieved by experienced centers and operators, but not at less-experienced centers. Use of CTO crossing algorithms can help improve the success and efficiency of these potentially lengthy procedures. There is a paucity of clinical trial data examining clinical outcomes of CTO PCI, which is critical for further adoption and refinement of the procedure. We provide a detailed overview of the clinical evidence and current available crossing strategies, with emphasis on recent developments and techniques.
Medical Subject Headings
Chronic Disease; Clinical Competence; Coronary Angiography; Coronary Occlusion; Humans; Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; Registries; Retrospective Studies; Risk Factors; Treatment Outcome