• CTO Corner
  • Fear of the Unknown: Complications in CTO Interventions

  • Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2013
    Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD
  • When asked whether the fear of complications should stop interventionalists from performing chronic total occlusion interventions, my answer is: “No,...More »
  • CTO Corner
  • The Essential Equipment for CTO Interventions

  • Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June
    Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD PhD
  • One of the most frequently asked questions about chronic total occlusion interventions, especially from institutions starting a CTO program, is: “What...More »
  • CTO Corner
  • The Role of Dissection/Re-Entry in CTO PCI

  • Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February
    Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD
  • Although dissection/re-entry techniques can significantly improve the success of chronic total occlusion PCIs, they often incite a mixture of confusion...More »
  • CTO Corner
  • The 'Magic' of Retrograde

  • Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2012
  • Although chronic total occlusion PCI encompasses a broad and rapidly evolving spectrum of spectacular techniques, the technique that most vividly captures...More »
  • CTO Corner
  • The Why and How of CTO Interventions

  • Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2012
  • Chronic total occlusion PCI is one of the “last frontiers” of interventional cardiology and has experienced significant growth in the last few...More »