Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)

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The impact of intravascular ultrasound utilization for stent optimization on the long-term outcomes in chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention has received limited study.
Superfical femoral artery chronic total occlusion represents one of the most challenging subsets of lower-extremity peripheral arterial disease. Depending on lesion characteristics, successful percutaneous crossing of the occluded segment may prove to be very difficult. Our objective was to develop…
The impact of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention (CTO-PCI) on angina and subsequent incidence of major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) remains controversial. We compared patient-reported angina change and the incidence of MACE between successful vs failed CTO-PCI in 1612…
Long-term outcomes of patients with prior coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery undergoing chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have received limited study.

We previously described the first real-world series of PCI involving Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy (S-IVL), including use in acute coronary syndromes and left main interventions. In this follow-up, we report the 1-year outcomes of patients treated with S-IVL during their PCI.