Chronic Total Occlusion

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Transradial access reduces bleeding in CTO PCI

February 20, 2019
In the Journals

Bivalirudin, heparin equally effective in elderly patients undergoing CTO PCI

February 15, 2019
Among elderly patients at high bleeding risk undergoing PCI for chronic total occlusion, bivalirudin was as safe and effective as unfractionated heparin, researchers…
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CTO Education: Planning for 2019

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2018
Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD
Chronic total occlusion PCI continues to rapidly evolve. One of the best ways to keep up — or go ahead — with new techniques, equipment and innovation is to…
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Time Management in CTO PCI

Cardiology Today's Intervention, July/August 2018
Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD
“Time management is the process of planning and exercising conscious control of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency…
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VIDEO: Disappointments, concerns stem from DECISION-CTO trial results

April 13, 2017
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A Challenging Case of Failed CTO PCI: Was It Worth It?

Cardiology Today's Intervention, March/April 2018
Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD
It was 9 p.m. when the case ended. It was a 3-hour chronic total occlusion attempt that failed, fortunately without any…
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