Importance of IVUS in the treatment with retrograde approach of a long in-stent chronic total occlusion of ostial right coronary artery: A case report.

@article{Talanas2017ImportanceOI,
  title={Importance of IVUS in the treatment with retrograde approach of a long in-stent chronic total occlusion of ostial right coronary artery: A case report.},
  author={Giuseppe Talanas and Roberto Garbo},
  journal={Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions},
  year={2017},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={58-62}
}
A 43year-old male, with a long history of coronary artery disease, was electively admitted to our institution because of dyspnea for moderate physical efforts (NYHA 2) related to an in-stent chronic total occlusion of ostial RCA and with demonstration of a significant area of inducible myocardial ischemia at stress echocardiography. After a gentle attempt of antegrade approach, the in-stent CTO of ostial RCA was successfully reopened with a retrograde approach using a knuckle technique. After… CONTINUE READING