Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)


Radiation exposure is a limiting factor for PCI of chronic CTO lesions. This study was designed to analyze changes in patient radiation dose for CTO-PCI and parameters associated with radiation dose.
With shorter length of stay, fewer complications, and less radiation used in radial cases, this study suggests biradial access is an effective and safe alternative in CTO-PCI.
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.