CTO (Chronic total occlusion)

Find all the latest content on chronic total occlusion (CTO) published on this website.

Recently we have seen an increase in successful percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) of CTO in part due to improvements in hardware (guidewires and balloons), the introduction of dedicated devices (microcatheters, channel dilators, dissection-reentry devices) and the elaboration of CTO-specific techniques. To fully grasp CTO today, here you will find here everything that you need to know including the latest devices and techniques as well as advances in imaging, the use of adjunctive pharmacotherapy, vascular access or understanding bleeding risks…

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In vitro validation of coronary CT angiography for the evaluation of complex lesions

The aim of this study was to assess in vitro the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography angiography (CTA) for the evaluation of complex coronary lesions.

Innovative PCI strategies against complex cases with the latest and useful devices

26 Jan 2018 – From AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2018

A retry case of RCA chronic total occlusion

26 Jan 2018 – From AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2018

Consult the session on a retry case of RCA chronic total occlusion, with LIVE demonstration from National Heart Centre Singapore if you want to learn from recent CTO trails and an updated CTO main algorithm.

Tips and tricks: CTO

27 Jan 2018 – From AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2018

Join the experts to learn more about collateral channel crossing, how to make an antegrade-retrograde connection, how to manage collateral injuries / perforations or a slender approach to CTO PCI.

Intervention of a LAD chronic total occlusion

26 Jan 2018 – From AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2018

Consult this session on intervention of a LAD chronic total occlusion with LIVE demonstration from National Heart Centre Singapore - Singapore if you want to learn more about:

- Antegrade dissection re-entry in CTO PCI: should it not be used more widely in Asia-Pacific?
- Retrograde CTO PCI made easy

CTO, innovative approaches

Find out about some new techniques with the slides of some specific cases presented at EuroPCR 2017. 

2017 ESC Focused update on Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT)

04 Sep 2017

As dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) seems to have been interventionalists’ close companion since the pioneering studies showing its benefits over oral anticoagulants (OAC) some 20 years ago, the myriad of ensuing studies has led to expanding indications, but has also uncovered the inherent risks of DAPT. In the 2017 Focused Update, the hitherto accumulated evidence is eloquently summarized into a set of recommendations that provide guidance on some of the important questions of an interventional cardiologist's everyday practice: which of the currently available P2Y12 inhibitors should be selected, what is the optimal duration of DAPT and how to manage bleeding complications.

Dejan Milasinovic

Author

Dejan Milasinovic

Ticagrelor or clopidogrel in DAPT for acute coronary syndromes: A call for a stepwise approach?

Clinical outcomes of state-of-the-art percutaneous coronary revascularization in patients with de novo three vessel disease: 1-year results of the SYNTAX II study

28 Aug 2017

Christopher Cook

Reviewer

Christopher Cook

Better stents, IVUS, FFR, medical therapy…or the integration of all? The SYNTAX-II trial

27 Aug 2017