Manual of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions: A Step-by-Step Approach, Second Edition, is an easy to read reference for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). Written by recognized national and international experts in the field, this reference compiles the steps necessary to preform, what pitfalls to watch out for, and troubleshooting tactics necessary for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). This second edition is updated with new developments in the field.
The 2nd edition covers techniques like the Carlino technique, "scratch and go", "BASE", double-blind stick and swap, and subintimal crush, along with tips about how to use the latest complex PCI equipment. It also covers recently published trials, CTO scores and hybrid series.
Written to bring a practical and easy to read approach, this book is perfect for interventional cardiologists, interventional and general cardiology fellows, cardiology researchers, physicians, cardiac catheterization laboratory personnel, technical staff,industry professionals and everyone else interested in understanding the cutting edge and rapidly evolving field of coronary CTO interventions.� �
Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FSCAI Dr. Brilakis is Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at VA North Texas Healthcare System and an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. After graduating from Lycee Leonin de Patissia, Dr. Brilakis received his medical degree from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He trained in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic. He also completed a Masters in Clinical Research at the Mayo Clinic and a PhD in Clinical Research at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Brilakis is leading a very active clinical trial team that investigates the percutaneous treatment of chronic total occlusions, prevention and treatment of saphenous vein graft disease, intracoronary imaging, and antiplatelet treatment optimization post coronary stenting. He has authored or co-authored over 230 manuscripts and receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs and industry. He is a reviewer for several journals and grant agencies and is lecturing and proctoring at several institutions in the United States and abroad.
1. When to Perform Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions 2. Equipment 3. The basics 4. Antegrade wire escalation 5. Antegrade Dissection/Re-entry 6. Retrograde 7. Putting it all together 8. Balloon uncrossable and balloon undilatable CTOs 9. Complex lesions subsets10. Radiation 11. Stenting 12. Complications 13. How to build a successful CTO PCI program