Recanalization strategy for chronic total occlusions with tapered and stiff-tip guidewire. The results of CTO new techniQUE for STandard procedure (CONQUEST) trial.

@article{Mitsudo2008RecanalizationSF,
  title={Recanalization strategy for chronic total occlusions with tapered and stiff-tip guidewire. The results of CTO new techniQUE for STandard procedure (CONQUEST) trial.},
  author={Kazuaki Mitsudo and Takehiro Yamashita and Yasushi Asakura and Toshiya Muramatsu and Osamu Doi and Yoshisato Shibata and Yoshihiro Morino},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={571-7}
}
BACKGROUND The success rate of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total coronary occlusion (CTO) lesions varies depending on the guidewire manipulation skills of the operator. The standardization of guidewire technique is very important. A new technique with a new tapered wire (Conquest, Confianza Pro) was tested to verify effectiveness for higher initial success rates and standardization of PCI for CTO. METHODS A prospective, multicenter registry was conducted at 6… CONTINUE READING