November Editor's Choice: 1-year Outcomes After Successful Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: The Impact of Dissection Re-entry Techniques
Researchers aimed to determine clinical outcomes one year after successful chronic total occlusion PCI and, in particular, whether use of dissection and re-entry strategies affects clinical outcomes. Hybrid approaches have increased the procedural success of CTO PCI but longer-term outcomes are unknown, particularly in relation to dissection and re-entry techniques. Data were collected for consecutive CTO PCIs performed by hybrid-trained operators from 7 United Kingdom centers between 2012 and 2014. The primary endpoint (death, myocardial infarction, unplanned target vessel revascularization) was measured at 12 months along with angina status. One-year follow up data were available for 96 percent of successful cases.
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