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Retrograde approach for revascularization of coronary chronic total occlusion.
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PMID:  23018427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Retrograde approach via collateral channels in coronary angioplasty for chronic total occlusion (CTO) can improve recanalization success rate. Most interventionalists will meet few cases where the retrograde approach will provide unequaled advantages, but many are held back from taking retrograde approach by lack of proper equipment and expertise. In this article, we give detailed description of all techniques to traverse the collateral channels, and to cross the CTO by retrograde approach. We also illustrate the difficulties in collateral channel crossing with different examples providing a basic guide for case selection purposes.
S D Tomasello; F Marzà; S Giubilato; A R Galassi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva cardioangiologica     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0026-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400725     Medline TA:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Interventional Unit, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease Catheterization Laboratory , Cannizzaro Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy -
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