Procedural and in-hospital outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusions of coronary arteries 2002 to 2008: impact of novel guidewire techniques.

@article{Rathore2009ProceduralAI,
  title={Procedural and in-hospital outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusions of coronary arteries 2002 to 2008: impact of novel guidewire techniques.},
  author={Sudhir Rathore and Hitoshi Matsuo and Mitsuyasu Terashima and Yoshihisa Kinoshita and Masashi Kimura and Etsuo Tsuchikane and Kenya Nasu and Mariko Ehara and Yasushi Asakura and Osamu Katoh and Takahiko Suzuki},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular interventions},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={489-97}
}
The aim of this study was to examine the procedural success and in-hospital outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusions in the current era during contemporary practice. The technique of PCI has improved over time with the introduction of novel equipment and guidewire crossing techniques. However, there is limited data available from contemporary practice in the recent years. We evaluated the procedural and in-hospital outcomes in a consecutive series of… CONTINUE READING

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