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Role of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Chronic Total Occlusions

Velagapudi, Poonam; Abbott, J. Dawn; Mamas, Mamas; Blankstein, Ron; Chatzizisis, Yiannis S.; Brilakis, Emmanouil S.; Jaffer, Farouc A.


Poonam Velagapudi

J. Dawn Abbott

Ron Blankstein

Yiannis S. Chatzizisis

Emmanouil S. Brilakis

Farouc A. Jaffer


Despite significant advances in procedural techniques for revascularization of chronic total occlusions (CTO), comprehensive procedural planning and accurate prediction of procedural success remain the Achilles’ heels of CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Understanding the unique anatomic characteristics of CTOs that may predict relative success and complication rates of revascularization is imperative. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has evolved as an adjunct to invasive angiography to better characterize CTO lesions to improve success rates of CTO PCI.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 13, 2020
Online Publication Date May 13, 2020
Publication Date May 13, 2020
Journal Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
Print ISSN 1941-9066
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 7
Article Number 20
Keywords Chronic total occlusion; Percutaneous coronary intervention; Revascularization; Coronary tomography angiography.
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