Monthly Archives: January 2014

Adverse clinical outcome in patients with STEMI and a chronic total occlusion (CTO) of a non-infarct related artery — a growing case for CTO revascularization?

By Abdul M. Mozid There is a growing evidence base suggesting improved clinical outcome in stable patients undergoing successful recanalization of a chronic total occlusion (CTO). The benefits include improvements in symptoms, mortality, and need for future coronary artery bypass … Continue reading

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30 Years in the Cath Lab Without Having Caused a Single Stroke

By Juliane Jurga, MD While discussing coronary angiography and neurological complications a senior colleague claimed that he, by using the original Judkins technique with guidewire withdrawal in the descending aorta, had avoided causing a single stroke during his 30 year … Continue reading

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