Long-term clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusions

Spyretta Golemati, Elias A. Sanidas, George D. Dangas

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Abstract

Optimal treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) remains one of the major challenges in interventional cardiology. A number of factors, including both patient clinical conditions and technical procedural considerations, have been identified to affect percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) success and long-term outcomes, in large multicenter cohorts as well as smaller patient groups. As opposed to patient-centered factors, technical factors can be managed and as a result, a lot of research aims at improving stent technology and imaging guidance, toward enhancing PCI efficiency, in regards to patient safety.

Original languageEnglish
Article number450
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014

Keywords

  • CTO
  • Chronic total occlusions
  • Clinical outcomes
  • Long-term
  • PCI
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention

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