Current perspectives on coronary chronic total occlusions: the Canadian Multicenter Chronic Total Occlusions Registry.

@article{Fefer2012CurrentPO,
  title={Current perspectives on coronary chronic total occlusions: the Canadian Multicenter Chronic Total Occlusions Registry.},
  author={Paul Fefer and Merril L. Knudtson and Asim N. Cheema and P. Diane Galbraith and Azriel B. Osherov and Sergey P Yalonetsky and Sharon Gannot and Michelle Lara Samuel and Max Freeman Miller Weisbrod and Daniel Bierstone and John D Sparkes and Graham A. Wright and Bradley H. Strauss},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={59 11},
  pages={991-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and management of coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) in current practice. BACKGROUND There is little evidence in contemporary literature concerning the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and treatment decisions regarding patients who have coronary CTOs identified during coronary angiography. METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing nonurgent coronary angiography with CTO were… CONTINUE READING
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