The retrograde approach to coronary artery chronic total occlusions: A Practical Approach

Emmanouil S. Brilakis, J. Aaron Grantham, Craig A. Thompson, Tony J. Demartini, Abhiram Prasad, Gurpreet S. Sandhu, Subhash Banerjee, William L. Lombardi

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Abstract

The retrograde approach has revolutionized the treatment of chronic total occlusions. Several retrograde techniques have recently been described. In this article, we present a practical review with step-by-step instructions on the indications for retrograde interventions, equipment and retrograde channel selection, and techniques for retrograde crossing and treatment of chronic total occlusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-19
Number of pages17
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • chronic total occlusions
  • percutaneous coronary intervention
  • retrograde coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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