The trap and occlude technique for retrograde wire externalization during chronic total occlusion revascularization

Gabriele L. Gasparini, Jacopo A. Oreglia, Roberto Garbo

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Different strategies of retrograde approach were introduced in recent years to improve the success rate of percutaneous coronary intervention for coronary chronic total occlusions. The aim of this report is to describe a new technique, called "Trap and Occlude Technique," for retrograde wire externalization during CTO percutaneous revascularization. This technique may save time and reduce radiation exposure and procedure-related bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes



  • Coronary chronic total occlusion
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Retrograde approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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