Antegrade rewiring of the retrograde corsair catheter during revascularization of chronic total coronary occlusions: A simple alternative to guidewire exteriorization
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Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
- Accepted manuscript online: 3 MAY 2011 02:16PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 8 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 22 JAN 2011
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Chronic total occlusions prevent a significant challenge to Interventional Cardiologists. Successful opening of chronically occluded vessels has been shown to be associated with decreased mortality and morbidity. Recently the retrograde approach to CTO intervention has been developed. In this case series we present a novel technique to assist with this procedure involving antegrade wiring of a retrograde microcatheter. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.