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The Retrograde Technique for Recanalization of Chronic Total Occlusions

A Step-by-Step Approach

Joyal D, Thompson CA, Grantham JA, Buller CE, et al.

Source:JACC Cardiovascular Interventions

JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Jan;5(1):1-11


CTO Fundamentals Editorial Comment

This review by Joyal and colleagues describes and illustrates step by step technical methods


Initial Experience with a Dedicated Coronary Reentry Device for Revascularization of Chronic Total Occlusions

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2011.

Whitlow PL, Lombardi WL, Araya M, Wyman RM, et al.

Source:Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions


CTO Fundamentals Editorial Comment

Whitlow and colleagues demonstrate the safety and feasibility of coronary crossing with provisional reentry with a series of dedicated devices, the CrossBoss crossing catheter and Stingray balloon and guidewire systems.

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