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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2012 Vol.13 No.8 P.589-602


Current status of percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion

Author(s):  Jun-bo Ge

Affiliation(s):  Department of Cardiology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China

Corresponding email(s):   ge.junbo@zs-hospital.sh.cn

Key Words:  Percutaneous coronary intervention, Chronic total occlusion, Retrograde approach

Jun-bo Ge. Current status of percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2012, 13(8): 589-602.

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This paper describes the current status of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for totally occluded coronary arteries. chronic total occlusion is associated with 10%–20% of all PCI procedures. Results show that opening an occluded vessel, especially one supplying a considerable area of myocardium, may be beneficial for a patient’s angina relief and heart function. We describe the devices used currently in re-canalization such as new wires, microcatheters (including Tonus and Cosair) and intravascular ultrasound guidance. Different techniques to improve the success rate and reduce complications are discussed in detail.

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