We investigate the impact of Fielder XT-R and XT-A (Asahi Intecc) on antegrade wire escalation (AWE) crossing of Coronary CTO lesions. A total of 164 consecutive CTO lesions were treated with a primary AWE strategy using either guide wire as the starting wire regardless of lesion characteristics.
Hemodynamic support is increasingly utilized to avoid hemodynamic collapse during high-risk CTO-PCI. We retrospectively evaluated procedural and clinical outcomes in consecutive patients undergoing Tandem Heart assisted CTO-PCI at our institution.
We report a case of RA-induced fistula between the diagonal branch and the accompanying vein. Thus far, the patient has had no relevant symptoms; thus, no intervention has been undertaken. We will closely monitor the patient to determine future treatment.