Published in Medical Imaging Law Weekly, September 12th, 2006
Study 1: Procedural implications of total coronary occlusion morphologic features are described in a recent issue of the American Journal of Cardiology.
Researchers in the United States report, "Although the success rates of percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) have improved, morphologic features are not well known. We analyzed experience at 4 centers where intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) was performed in 67 native artery CTO lesions (mean CTO duration 6.3 months) just after the lesion was crossed with a guidewire (n=7)...
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