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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.

Current Retrograde Approach to CTO PCI

Masahiko Ochiai, MD, FACC, FSCAI

January/February 2009—How to open chronic total occlusions via collateral channels.

Complications of CTO Intervention

Adel Aminian, MD; Tito Kabir, MD; Olivier Muller, MD; Christan Roguelov, MD; Gregoire Girod, MD; and Eric Eeckhout, MD, PhD

January/February 2009—Managing perforation and dissection.

CTO: Current Technique Overview

Sairav B. Shah, MD, and Richard R. Heuser, MD

January/February 2009—A look at today's strategies used to treat coronary chronic total occlusions.

Utility of CT Coronary Angiography for Planning CTO Intervention

Marc C. Newell, MD, and Robert S. Schwartz, MD

March 2009—CTCA shows promise as an important modality in treating this challenging subset.




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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.