Antegrade, retrograde, and combination strategies for chronic total occlusions

Philippe Genereux, George Dangas

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Abstract

Chronic total occlusion (CTO) represents one of the most challenging lesion subsets faced by the interventional cardiologist. CTO is a common problem, being present in more than 30% of patients undergoing coronary angiography. Over the past 10 years, the success rate of recanalization has increased from approximately 50-85%. Developments in guidewire technology, imaging technique, and coronary devices have contributed to the improved prognosis of patients affected by a CTO lesion. Enhancement in antegrade and retrograde techniques of recanalization also result in improved outcomes. Benefits of CTO recanalization may include symptom relief, decreased need for coronary artery bypass graft surgery, improved left ventricular ejection fraction, and in some cases an improved survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-439
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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In: Current Cardiology Reports, Vol. 12, No. 5, 01.09.2010, p. 429-439.

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