Title

Update on Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2016

Publication Title

Interv Cardiol Clin

Abstract

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

PubMed ID

28582202

Volume

5

Issue

2

First Page

177

Last Page

186

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