Chronic Total Occlusion

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CTO angioplasty carries increased complication rates

August 11, 2017

Among patients undergoing PCI for chronic total occlusions, technical success rates were high and quality of life was significantly improved, but complication rates were higher than expected, according to data from the OPEN-CTO study.

In this single-arm, observational registry, the researchers prospectively collected data on 1,000 consecutive patients undergoing CTO PCI using the hybrid approach at 12 U.S. centers. They then evaluated rates of technical success and complications as well as health status benefits at 1 month in successfully treated patients vs. unsuccessfully treated patients.

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CTO PCI beneficial in elderly patients

July 31, 2017
The survival benefit associated with successful PCI of a chronic total occlusion in elderly patients was similar to that seen in younger patients, published data…
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‘Full-metal jacket’ stenting for CTO yields acceptable long-term outcomes

June 30, 2017
The “full-metal jacket” procedure using drug-eluting stents for PCI in patients with chronic total occlusions is associated with acceptable safety and…
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CTO linked to ventricular arrhythmia recurrence in patients with ICDs

June 16, 2017
Coronary chronic total occlusion was associated with higher risk for ventricular arrhythmia recurrence among patients who received an implantable cardioverter…
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