Emerging Therapies Session 3, Video 1: New Devices For Coronary CTOs: Soundbites on Plasma Wires

Session Summary, Emerging Therapies Session 3, Video 1

CTOs are an area with major recent advances. The plasma wire and related devices, which use radiofrequency or ultrasound along with the retrograde technique to cross these lesions, are very promising. The question of which operators should perform these cases was addressed, with the high-powered United States centers compared to the rest of the world. A randomized clinical trial is needed to validate this technique over surgical intervention on CTOs.

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