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Handbook of Chronic Total Occlusions

1st Edition

Edited by George D. Dangas, Roxana Mehran, Jeff Moses

CRC Press

262 pages

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pub: 2007-08-22
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Chronic total occlusions (CTO) are common, and found in approximately one third of patients with significant coronary artery disease who undergo angiography. CTO constitute one of the main criteria when selecting between angioplasty and bypass surgery. Angioplasty for CTO is intricate and requires excellent operator skill, but even when perfor

Table of Contents

1. Patient selection and general approach to CTO 2. Guidewire techniques; Hydrophilic Versus Stiff wire selection 3. Advanced antegrade techniques: parallel wires, seesaw technique, anchoring balloon, IVUS guidance 4. Retrograde and combination techniques 5. Subintimal Tracking and Reentry: The STAR technique 6. Technical options for uncrossable lesions 7. Rotational Atherectomy 8. Role of the Crosser Device 9. Role of fibrinolysis 10a. Drug Eluting Stents for CTO: European Experience 10b. Drug Eluting Stents for CTO: North American and Asian experience 11. Prevention of complications: When to stop-retry-redirect to other therapy 12. Complications related to Radiation and Contrast Exposure 13. Procedural and Technical complications 14. Peripheral CTO recanalization and revascularization techniques 15. Role of Excimer Laser in coronary and peripheral CTO 16. Role of antegrade blunt dissection for coronary and peripheral CTO 17a. Role of optical reflectometry and radiofrequency ablation device: For Coronary CTO 17b. Role of optical reflectometry and radiofrequency ablation device: For Peripehral CTO 18. Tackling Chronic Total Occlusions: Training Standards and Recommendations

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Cardiology