Chronic Total Occlusions: A Guide to Recanalization

Chronic Total Occlusions: A Guide to Recanalization

Editor(s): Ron Waksman, Shigeru Saito

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405157032

Online ISBN: 9781444308037

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308037

About this Book

Chronic total occlusions (CTO) are common, and found in approximately one third of patients with significant coronary artery disease who undergo angiography. Over the past 20 years, CTO lesions have represented the most difficult anatomy for treatment - with lower success rates and higher complication rates.

Chronic Total Occlusions provides interventionalists insight into the world of CTOs with introductory chapters that describe the pathology and indications of CTOs along with a review of clinical trials. Imaging modalities including CT angiography, magnetic navigation wire, and IVUS guided recanalization of CTO are also introduced, together with information on new wires technology and devices for CTOs.

With numerous illustrations of these devices, technologies, and strategies to improve the CTO success rate, this clinical guide, headed up by Ron Waksman, will prove to be the ideal companion for interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons who are required to perform angioplasty and coronary stenting.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Pathology and Indications: Clinical Trials

    1. Chapter 1

      The Pathobiology of CTO (pages 1–7)

      Ronen Jaffe, Brian Courtney and Bradley H. Strauss

  2. Part II: Imaging

    1. Chapter 4

      CT Angiography: Application in Chronic Total Occlusions (pages 23–31)

      Hidehiko Hara, John R. Lesser, Nicholas Burke and Robert S. Schwartz

  3. Part III: Wires Technology

    1. Chapter 11

      Frontrunner CTO Technology (pages 70–73)

      Chad Kliger, Steven P. Sedlis and Jeffrey D. Lorin

  4. Part IV: Wires Technique

    1. Chapter 12

      Use of Two Wires in the Treatment of CTO (pages 75–82)

      Thierry Lefèvre, Yves Louvard and Marie-Claude Morice

    2. Chapter 13

      Parallel-Wire Techniques (pages 83–86)

      Jean-François Surmely and Takahiko Suzuki

    3. Chapter 15

      Subintimal Angioplasty (pages 93–103)

      Masashi Kimura, Antonio Colombo, Eugenia Nikolsky, Etsuo Tsuchikane and George Dangas

    4. Chapter 17

      Bilateral Approach (pages 107–112)

      Jean-François Surmely and Osamu Katoh

  5. Part V: Devices Technology

  6. Part VI: Complications

  7. Part VII: Interesting Cases

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