Coronary chronic total occlusions: Mid-Term comparison of clinical outcome following the use of the guided-star technique and conventional anterograde approaches

Cosmo Godino, Azeem Latib, Fotios I. Economou, Rasha Al-Lamee, Alfonso Ielasi, Giorgio Bassanelli, Filippo Figini, Alaide Chieffo, Matteo Montorfano, Antonio Colombo, Mauro Carlino

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Abstract

Aim: There are limited data on the mid-term safety following the use of the guided-subintimal tracking and re-entry (guided-STAR) technique for the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTO) and concerns have arisen about a potential increased risk of stent thrombosis (ST). Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the mid-term safety in terms of cardiac death and ST after recanalization using the contrast guided-STAR technique when compared to conventional anterograde CTO recanalization (CA-CTO). Methods and Results: This retrospective study analyzed 355 consecutive patients with successful angiographic recanalization (residual stenosis

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • chronic total occlusion
  • guided-STAR technique
  • stent thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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