Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of an Occluded Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery: Benefits of Contralateral Coronary Angiogram

@inproceedings{Turk2011PercutaneousCI,
  title={Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of an Occluded Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery: Benefits of Contralateral Coronary Angiogram},
  author={Ugur Onsel Turk},
  year={2011}
}
Chronic total occlusions (CTO) represent approximately a third of patients with significant coronary stenosis who have undergone angiography. Percutaneous intervention (PCI) for CTO accounts for about 10% 15% of all PCI procedures [1]. PCI of the CTO lesion present great challenges including low success rate, prolonged procedure time, large amount of contrast use and high re-occlusion rate [1,2]. One of the major problems during procedure is poor visualization of distal vessel. Visualization of… CONTINUE READING

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