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Multinational CTO Registry Reports Long-Term PCI Outcomes

June 24, 2013—In Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, two studies were published that evaluated outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chro…

Retrograde Approach for Treating CTOs Supported by Study Presented at SCAI

May 9, 2012— Results from a study examining the safety and effectiveness of a retrograde approach to angioplasty and stenting of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) was presente…

Study Examines Changes in Myocardial Ischemic Burden After PCI of CTOs

September 1, 2011—David M. Safley, MD, et al conducted a study that assessed the potential for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of a chronic total occlusion (CTO) to…

BridgePoint’s CrossBoss and Stingray Clearance Expanded to Treat CTOs

May 16, 2011—BridgePoint Medical, Inc. (Plymouth, MN) announced that the company has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for an expanded indication for …

Review Shows DES Outperform BMS in Treating CTOs

February 9, 2011—The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced that a systematic review of medical evidence has determined that drug-eluting …

FACTOR Trial Studies Health Status Benefits of CTO Recanalization

April 13, 2010—J. Aaron Grantham, MD, et al published results from the FACTOR (FlowCardia’s Approach to Chronic Total Occlusion [CTO] Recanalization) trial, which is seeki…

Impact of CTO Angioplasty on Long-Term Clinical Outcomes

Renato Valenti, MD, and David Antoniucci, MD

January/February 2009—More data are needed to demonstrate the benefit of PCI for CTO.

Antegrade Approach for CTO PCI

Craig A. Thompson, MD, MMSc

January/February 2009—An overview of the current optimal approach regarding imaging and wire selection and manipulation.




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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.