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  Events   29/09/2022 > 30/09/2022
Summit 2022
Swiss CTO & CHIP
September 29th 30th
Dear CTO enthusiast, dear friend,
We are excited to announce the third Swiss CTO & CHIP Summit held in St. Gallen, Switzerland on September 29 & 30, 2022.
Interest in complex PCI and total occlusion procedures are increasing all over the world with numerous expert meetings and courses. The Swiss CTO &am...

  Events   02/09/2022 > 03/09/2022
September, 2nd - 3rd, 2022 in Mainz, Germany
14th Experts "Live" CTO
The annual EuroCTO meeting


September 2nd - 3rd, 2022

Mainz, Germany

Gerald Werner, Darmstadt, Germany
Kambis Mashayekhi, Bad Krozingen, Germany
Alexander Bufe, Krefeld, Germany

In Cooperation with the G...

  CTO Techniques   09/05/2022
“Device-based antegrade dissection re-entry versus parallel wire techniques for the percutaneous revascularization of coronary chronic total occlusions.”
Qin, Qing et al.


Background:Device-based antegrade dissection re-entry (ADR) and parallel wire technique (PWT) are two important techniques in the antegrade approach in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusion (CTO). The study is aimed to compare the procedural and mid-term outcomes b...

  Contest Closed   05/05/2022
Stiff Wire Scratching Technique
Guidewire re-direction technique from subintimal plane into the distal true lumen
Author: Kovacic Mihajlo

Stiff Wire Scratching Technique

When in vessel architecture subintimal

Slowly to-and-fro movement of the stiff wire with rotation changing up to 180°. Advancement of the wire depends about CTO body length. This manuever makes several tears of tissue lay...

  Contest Closed   05/05/2022
"Chameleon Technique - Complicated with distal perforation in a case of CTO of LAD"
Author: Dr. Neisser Morales Victorino  - Interventional Cardiology

Mexico City

  Contest Closed   05/05/2022
"Use of IVUS to guide a CTO-procedure, particularly how this can be of aid in an ostial occlusion.
Author: Dr. Marnix Von Kemp - Cardiologist trainee at ZNA Middelheim in Antwerp

“Prevalence and Predictors of Successful Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Ostial Chronic Total Occlusion.”
Niizeki, Takeshi et al.
No abstract available 

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“Prevalence and outcomes of balloon undilatable chronic total occlusions: Insights from the PROGRESS-CTO.”
Simsek, Bahadir et al.


The prevalence, treatment, and outcomes of balloon undilatable lesions encountered in chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have received limited study.

We examined the clinical characteristics and procedural ...

“Retrograde Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Where We Stand and Where We Need to Go.”
Karmpaliotis, Dimitri, and Amirali Masoumi.
No abstract available

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  CTO Techniques   25/04/2022
“Femoral or Radial Approach in Treatment of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion: A Randomized Clinical Trial.”
Gorgulu, Sevket et al.


The aim of this study was to compare transradial access (TRA) with transfemoral access (TFA) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

TRA reduces the risk for vascular access complicat...

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