Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)

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

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 | Clinical Study | 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...

Videos | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | September 28, 2017

Farouc Jaffer, M.D., Ph.D., director of coronary interventions at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the...

TCT 2017 late-breaking trials and studies that will be presented on the latest cardiology technology clinical trials.
Feature | TCT | November 09, 2017

November 9, 2017 — From numerous high-quality submissions, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) has...

The LimFlow Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization System (pDVA) converts veins into arteries to restore blood flow in critical limb ischemia (CLI).

The LimFlow Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization System (pDVA) converts veins into arteries to restore blood flow in critical limb ischemia (CLI). This image shows how the covered stents used with the system connect to create a new arterial pathway.

News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 02, 2017

Aug. 1, 2017 — LimFlow SA announced publication of positive results from the pilot study of the LimFlow Percutaneous...

Philips Announces Relaunch of Pioneer Plus IVUS-Guided Catheter
News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 — Royal Philips recently announced the relaunch of its Pioneer Plus...

PCI, drugs, medication, fully blocked arteries, chronic total occlusion, ACC.17, clinical study
News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | March 29, 2017 | Dave Fornell

March 29, 2017 — In patients with a complete, persistent arterial blockage, medication alone was found to be equal...

Siemens Healthineers, ACC 2017, syngot CTO Guidance, Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine
News | Cardiac Imaging | March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017 — During the 66th Annual Scientific Session & Expo of the American College of Cardiology (ACC),...

Vascular Solutions, Teleflex
Feature | December 07, 2016

December 7, 2016 — Teleflex Inc. and Vascular Solutions Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a...

Siemens Healthineers, PURE Platform, angiography, EVAR, CTO, RSNA 2016
News | Angiography | December 07, 2016

December 7, 2016 — At the 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America...

Videos | Guidewires | November 18, 2016

A discussion with guidewire expert Dimitri Karmpaliotis, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, about the basics of interventional...

Cath lab radiation dose reduaction, doseaware, raysafe

The Philips DoseAware Xtend system is an advanced version of the Unfors RaySafe system, combining real time radiation detection badges and a live video screen showing each person in the cath lab in a different color. The system reports their real-time exposure rate and cumulative dose since the start of a procedure. It shows changes in dose exposure the closer a person gets to the C-arm.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | January 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Each year radiology vendors use the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting as a springboard to unveil...

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