Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for chronic total occlusions (CTOs). This includes both coronary and peripheral CTOs. CTOs are complete occlusions of arteries due to atherosclerosis plaque build up along the wall of the artery. CTOs have traditionally been treated with bypass surgery, but with the advent of better catheter and imaging technologies, minimally invasive interventional catheter-based techniques are now often used to reopen the blocked artery to avoid surgery, or if the patient is too sick for surgery. Here are some key pieces of CTO content in this channel:

How to Tackle Coronary CTOs

VIDEO: New Technology to Treat Chronic Total Occlusions (CTOs), an interview with Farouc Jaffer, M.D., Ph.D.

When to Consider Revascularization of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions

VIDEO: Treating Chronic Total Occlusions, an interview with Bill Lombardi, M.D.

VIDEO: The Evolution of Complex PCI at University of Colorado  — Interview with John Messenger, M.D., and Kevin Rogers, M.D.

VIDEO: How to Treat CTOs and Complex PCI Cases — Interview with Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D.

News | Catheter

February 25, 2022 – Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical technologies, today announced that the U ...

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News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)

September 14, 2020 — Avinger received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its ...

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News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

November 14, 2019 — Results were positive for the multicenter PROMISE I Trial represents the first human use in the ...

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News | Atherectomy Devices

November 7, 2019 — There was no difference between drug-coated balloons (DCB) vs. plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA) ...

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Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit gets a lot of referrals for very sick patients seeking a last resort treatment in its ...

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Blog | University of Colorado Hospital

I recently had the opportunity to conduct an onsite visit to the University of Colorado Hospital Heart and Vascular ...

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Videos | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)

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

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Videos | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)

Interview with Kevin Rogers, M.D., director of vascular medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital. He explains ...

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There are always a lot of guidewires used in CTO cases, but they all look the same so it can be confusing as to which is which as they are exchanged out and are all set on the same table. John Messenger, M.D., at the University of Colorado, likes to write the name of each wire on a towl and put the towel on top to keep them straight for himself and staff in the room.
Feature | Guidewires | Dave Fornell, Editor

Guidewire engineering has become more advanced over the past decade as interventional cardiologists have advanced their ...

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April 3, 2019 — Medtronic's Resolute Integrity Zotarolimus-eluting Coronary Stent System received an additional U.S ...

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News | Catheters

February 21, 2019 — Navitian, the new coronary microcatheter from iVascular, recently received CE mark approval. The ...

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