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Research Article - Current Trends in Cardiology (2021) Volume 5, Issue 1

Long term follow up after successful recanalization of coronary artery chronic total occlusion using antegrade versus retrograde approach by single photon emission computed tomography

Background: Coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) represent the most technically challenging lesion subset that interventional cardiologists face. CTOs are identified in up to one third of patients referred for coronary angiography and remain seriously undertreated with percutaneous techniques. The complexity of these procedures and the suboptimal success rates over a long period of time, along with the perception that CTOs are lesions with limited scope for recanalization, account for the underutilization of CTO Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI).

Author(s): Abdulaziz Aboshahba, Ahmed H Almidany Mamdouh Alttahan, Moustafa Mokarrab, Yasser Sadek

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