elective PTCA of totally occluded coronary arteries is feasible but the primary success rate is lower (57%) than that associated with conventional lesions. The long-term clinical results following successful angioplasty are satisfactory (64%), but the inc
A major limitation of percutaneous therapy (PCI) for the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) is the inability to cross with a wire. We report successful recanalization of a CTO using Intraluminal Wire (tm)...
Evaluation of Cypher Sirolimus Eluting Stent in Patients Undergoing Elective Revascularization of Nonacute Total Coronary Occlusions (TCO). Cordis Corp. Columbia Presbyterian, NYC. 2006-2011. (Not currently recruiting)
Major limitation of percutaneous therapy (PCI) for the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) is the inability to cross with a wire. Recanalization with Intraluminal Wire, combines guidance of wire tip and radiofrequency ablation.
Every 3rd coronary angiography patient presents 1+ total arterial occlusion. Guidewire failure often precludes subsequent repair of the lesion in the cardiac cath lab; many of these patients are ultimately managed surgically or medically.
Crosser catheter proved successful for recanalization of a chronic total occlusion with mid-CTO tortuosity. The case illustrates the ability of the device to navigate a tortuous path of the occlusion within the true lumen without arterial dissection or pe
Discussion of AVD Asahi, Prowater, and Confianza guidewires in tortuous vessels and resistant coronary arterial occlusions/lesions. Success in opening chronic total occlusions is 50-75%; better guidewires are essential.
We must optimize stent deployment & maintain a registry of how well (or poorly) we use drug-eluting stents. Instead of asking “Which stent?” or “How much anti-platelet therapy?” we must ask “How effectively are we deploying our stents?”
GCS - Global Citation Score shows the Citation Frequency based on the total count in the Web of Science. LCR - Local Cited References shows the count of cited papers within the collection. LCS - Local Citation Score shows the Citation Frequency within the