Simone Budassi1,2*, Carlo Zivelonghi1 and Pierfrancesco Agostoni1
1HartCentrum Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen (ZNA) Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
2Interventional Cardiology Department Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussel, Belgium
*Corresponding Author: Simone Budassi, HartCentrum Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen (ZNA) Middelheim and Interventional Cardiology Department Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussel, Belgium.
Received: February 25, 2020; Published: April 01, 2020
Coronary Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are detected in 15 - 25% of patients undergoing coronary angiography . Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCIs) of CTOs present some of the most complex subsets for interventional cardiologist. In the last years the success rate of CTO-PCIs has rapidly improved, not only because of the evolution in materials (e.g. microcatheters, dedicated guidewires) and techniques (including retrograde approaches and sub-intimal strategies) but also thanks to the development of dedicated programs and shared strategies for operators approaching these very complex procedures.
Citation: Simone Budassi., et al. “Changing Mentality in the Approach of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Chronic Total Occlusion: The Minimalistic Hybrid Approach”. Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 1.4 (2020): 01-02.
Copyright: © 2020 Simone Budassi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.