Applied Pathology for Interventions of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion

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

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 11 , Issue 4 , 2015

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Abstract:

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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VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2015
Page: [273 - 276]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573403X11666150909110915
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