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Current status of percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22843178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper describes the current status of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for totally occluded coronary arteries. Chronic total occlusion is associated with 10%-20% of all PCI procedures. Results show that opening an occluded vessel, especially one supplying a considerable area of myocardium, may be beneficial for a patient's angina relief and heart function. We describe the devices used currently in re-canalization such as new wires, microcatheters (including Tonus and Cosair) and intravascular ultrasound guidance. Different techniques to improve the success rate and reduce complications are discussed in detail.
Jun-bo Ge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1862-1783     ISO Abbreviation:  J Zhejiang Univ Sci B     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-30     Completed Date:  2012-12-21     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101236535     Medline TA:  J Zhejiang Univ Sci B     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  589-602     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / therapy
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / methods
Cardiology / instrumentation,  methods*
Coronary Stenosis / complications,  therapy*
Coronary Vessels / pathology
Echocardiography / methods
Equipment Design
Heart / physiopathology
Myocardium / pathology*
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention / methods*

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