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"CTO PCI: Lower Success, More Complications vs Other Complex PCI" - Yael L. Maxwell

  • TCT MD
  • New York, NY
  • (November 13, 2019)

Compared with other types of complex PCI, chronic total occlusion (CTO), PCI is less often associated with procedural success and carries a higher risk of complications, such as coronary perforation and tamponade, according to a single-center analysis, performed by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “To the best of our knowledge, no study so far has investigated the long-term outcomes of CTO versus complex non-CTO PCI,” said Lorenzo Azzalini, MD, PhD, MSc, fellow of medicine and cardiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Our report provides reassuring data to this regard, as we found no differences in the primary endpoint of target lesion failure or any of its individual components between CTO and complex non-CTO PCI at 36-month follow-up.”

Lorenzo Azzalini, MD PhD MSc, Fellow, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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