Tag Archives: Chronic total occlusion

Peripheral Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Crossing Devices: How do we choose the right device?

Anand Prasad, MD, FACC, FSCAI Editorial Board Member Journal of Invasive Cardiology University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio San Antonio, Texas Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) remain a challenging lesion subset in the peripheral circulation. For years, CTOs – … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

CTO PCI: Meeting the Challenge of a Distal Cap Bifurcation

By Emmanouil Brilakis, MD   The main challenge with chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is crossing the lesion with a guidewire. This can be sometimes be challenging, but with use of contemporary equipment(1,2) and procedural strategies,(2,3) high … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Coronary Perforation During PCI is Bad, But Tamponade is Worse – Prevent and Treat!

By  John Stathopoulos Since my interventional cardiology fellowship I realized that – except hating to have a patient develop a complication – in order to provide efficient and beneficial to the patient therapy we need to minimize the complications occurrence … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Experience of Frontrunner XP CTO Catheter in Complex (TASC D) Lesions

By Ranjan Shetty, MD, DM Chronic occlusions account for a significant portion of peripheral vascular lesions and have historically represented a serious technical challenge to endovascular interventionalists using conventional guide wires and catheters. The purpose of this study was to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eating Oysters on Lombardi’s Boat — A Good Way to Become Slender?

By Eugene B. Wu, MRCP, MD  Dr Ikari and I were enjoying the wonderful hospitality upon Bill Lombardi’s boat at the Peacehealth CTO course in lovely Bellingham, when the topic of conversation turned rather quietly to slender PCI. As some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment