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Chronic Total Occlusions: What Is Clear and What Is Controversial?

Megha Prasad, MD; and Jeffrey W. Moses, MD

May/June 2018—With improvements in technique and patient selection, operators can safely and successfully treat patients with chronic total occlusions, but further research is needed to better answer some areas of controversy.

Update Presented for PROGRESS-CTO International Registry

April 30, 2018 -- The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced that a significant update to the PROGRESS-CTO (Prospective Global Registry for …

FDA Approves CTO Indication for Asahi's Corsair and Coronary Guidewires

April 2, 2018 -- Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd. announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a chronic total occlusion (CTO) indication for its Corsair and Corsair …

Boston Scientific's CrossBoss Catheter Compared to Wire Escalation for Crossing CTOs

February 5, 2018 -- Findings from the CrossBoss First trial were published by Judit Karacsonyi, MD, et al in Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): Cardiovascul…

Study Examines Prevalence, Presentation, and Treatment of Balloon Undilatable CTOs

January 29, 2018 -- Online in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Peter Tajti, MD, et al published findings from an evaluation of the prevalence, clinical and an…

FDA Seeks to Strengthen Public Warnings and Recall Notifications; CDRH Outlines Strategic Priorities

January 18, 2018 -- US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, issued a statement on the agency's new policy steps for strengthening public war…

BD Completes Bard Acquisition

January 2, 2018 -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) recently announced it has completed the acquisition of CR Bard, Inc. The combined company, which will have approximately …

Use of the CrossBoss Catheter Studied for PCI of Chronic Total Occlusions

October 31, 2017 -- Findings from the CrossBoss First trial, which is evaluating the optimal initial strategy for crossing chronic total occlusions (CTOs) during percutan…




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Cardiac Interventions Today (ISSN 2572-5955 print and ISSN 2572-5963 online) is a publication dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in technology, techniques, clinical studies, and regulatory and reimbursement issues in the field of coronary and cardiac interventions. Cardiac Interventions Today premiered in March 2007 and each edition contains a variety of topics in a flexible format, including articles covering various perspectives on current clinical topics, in-depth interviews with expert physicians, overviews of available technologies, industry news, and insights into the issues affecting today's interventional cardiology practices.