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Current Cardiology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

Applied Pathology for Interventions of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion

Author(s): Phillip Tran, Hung Phan, Sara R Shah, Faisal Latif and Thach Nguyen

Volume 11 , Issue 4 , 2015

Page: [273 - 276] Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/1573403X11666150909110915

Price: $58


Percutaneous coronary intervention of chronically occluded vessels can result in significant improvement in symptoms, relieve myocardial ischemia, and affect a reduction in major adverse cardiac events. Likelihood of achieving successful revascularization can be significantly enhanced with a thorough understanding of the pathology of these occluded coronary arteries. In this chapter, various steps and techniques to cross the CTO lesion and recanalize it are discussed in details.

Keywords: Chronic total occlusion, pathology, percutaneous coronary intervention.

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