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Effectiveness of Recanalization of Chronic Total Occlusions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Joyal D, Afilalo J, Rinfret S

Source:Am Heart Journal

Am Heart J;160:179-87

 

CTO Fundamentals Editorial Comment

This meta-analysis by Joyal, Afilalo, and Rinfret summarizes 13 studies available

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Retrograde Techniques and the Impact of Operator Volume on Percutaneous Intervention for Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions

An Early U.S. Experience

Thompson CA, Jayne JE, Robb JF, et al.

Source:JACC Cardiovascular Interventions

JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2009;2:834-42

 

CTO Fundamentals Editorial Comment

This manuscript by Thompson et al. details an early multicenter

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A Novel Modification of the Retrograde Approach for the Recanalization of Chronic Total Occlusion of the Coronary Arteries Intravascular Ultrasound-Guided Reverse Controlled Antegrade and Retrograde Tracking

Rathore S, Katoh O, Tsuchikane E, Oida A, et al.

Source:JACC Cardiovascular Interventions

JACC Cardiovasc Interv;3:155-64.

CTO Fundamentals Editorial Comment

This series reported by Rathore et al. is among the first to describe the Reverse Controlled Antegrade Retrograde Tracking (CART) technique

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In-Hospital Outcomes of Contemporary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Chronic Total Occlusion

Insights From the J-CTO Registry (Multicenter CTO Registry in Japan)

Morino Y, Kimura T, Hayashi Y, et al.

Source:JACC Cardiovascular Interventions

JACC Cardiovasc Interv;3:143-51

 

CTO Fundamentals Editorial Comment

This report of the J CTO registry by Morino et al. describes a contemporary multicenter

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