Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for chronic total occlusions (CTOs). This includes both coronary and peripheral CTOs.

Navitian Coronary Microcatheter Receives CE Mark Approval
News | Catheters | February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019 — Navitian, the new coronary...

FDA Clears XableCath Crossing Catheters
Technology | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | January 30, 2019

January 30, 2019 — XableCath Inc., announced that its XableCath blunt and abrasion tip catheters were cleared by the...

A MitraClip case underway at the University of Colorado Hospital hybrid cath lab. Left to right are doctors John Carroll, Edward Gill and Dominik Wiktor.

A MitraClip case underway at the University of Colorado Hospital hybrid cath lab. Left to right are doctors John Carroll, Edward Gill and Dominik Wiktor. 

Blog | University of Colorado Hospital | January 16, 2019

In late December, I had the opportunity to conduct an onsite visit to the...

Philips Azurion Clarity IQ angiography system at the University of Colorado being used during a CTO case.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | January 03, 2019

This is a 360 degree photo during a chronic total occlusion (CTO) procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital...

Videos | Cath Lab | January 03, 2019

This is the newest cardiac cath lab at the ...

Videos | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | September 17, 2018

A discussion with Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., director, cardiac catheterization lab, Henry Ford Hospital, on treating...

A complex PCI case to revascularize a chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Complex PCI and CHIP cases are increasing patient volumes in the cath lab and using a minimally invasive approach in patients who otherwise would have been sent for CABG. Pictured is Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D. DAIC staff photo by Dave Fornell

A complex PCI case to revascularize a chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Complex PCI and CHIP cases are increasing patient volumes in the cath lab and using a minimally invasive approach in patients who otherwise would have been sent for CABG. Pictured is Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D. (right) who is proctoring a fellow in treating CTOs.

Feature | Cath Lab | September 13, 2018 | Artur Kim, Kamran Zamanian

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a multifaceted disease that demands various approaches in terms of diagnosis and...

The Medtronic Endeavor drug-eluting stent was used in the PERSPECTIVE trial to test its durability in chronic total occlusions (CTOs). #SCAI, #SCAI2018

The Medtronic Endeavor drug-eluting stent was used in the PERSPECTIVE trial to test its durability in chronic total occlusions (CTOs).

News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018 – One-year outcomes of patients undergoing chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary...

PROGRESS-CTO flow chart for the hybrid algorithm. #SCAI, #SCAI2018
News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018 — A significant update to the PROGRESS-CTO (PROspective Global Registry for the Study of Chronic Total...

An example of Siemens' syngo CTO navigation technology that fuses computed tomogragraphy (CT) imaging with live angiography to help navigate vessel segments that are occluded and not visible on angiography alone.

An example of Siemens' syngo CTO navigation technology that fuses computed tomogragraphy (CT) imaging with live angiography to help navigate chronic total occlusion vessel segments that are occluded and not visible on angiography alone. 

Feature | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | February 20, 2018 | Dave Fornell

One of the recent hot topics in interventional cardiology has been how operators can use new tools and techniques to...

LimFlow Completes U.S. Feasibility Study Enrollment, Receives FDA Device Status
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 –  LimFlow SA, developer of minimally-...

A live Corevalve TAVR case in the main arena at TCT 2017. Structural heart has moved from a science fiction discussion in future technology sessions at TCT a decade ago to now being a major portion of what the conference discusses for today's clinical practice.

A live CoreValve TAVR case in the main arena at TCT 2017. Structural heart has moved from a science fiction discussion in future technology sessions at TCT a decade ago to now being a major portion of what the conference discusses for today's clinical practice.

Blog | TCT | January 18, 2018

Here is a list of what I think were some of the top interventional technologies discussed at the 2017 Transcatheter...

Study Examines Use of CrossBoss Catheter for Chronic Total Occlusion PCI
News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | November 02, 2017

November 2, 2017 — Crossing the occlusion with a guidewire is often the most challenging part of...

Videos | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | October 09, 2017

Bill Lombardi, M.D., director of complex coronary artery interventions at the University of Washington, discusses...

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