[Is percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in chronic total coronary occlusion justified? Long term results in a series of 201 patients].


Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty of chronic total coronary occlusions has a low primary success rate and is associated with a high percentage of restenosis. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the long-term benefits of these procedures. In a series of 201 patients with 203 chronic total occlusions, the technical success rate was… (More)