Percutaneous revascularization of chronic total occlusions: Review of the role of invasive and non-invasive imaging modalities

Kean H. Soon, Joseph B. Selvanayagam, Nicholas Cox, Anne Maree Kelly, Kevin W. Bell, Yean L. Lim

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Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusions (CTO) has a lower success rate than PCI of non-occluded coronary stenosis. Failure to cross the occlusive lesion with a guide wire is the main cause of unsuccessful PCI of a CTO. Multi-imaging modalities may provide valuable information for PCI of CTO. This paper reviews the role of invasive and non-invasive imaging modalities such as intravascular ultrasound, optical coherent reflectometry, CT coronary angiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in facilitating percutaneous coronary intervention of CTO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic total occlusions
  • Invasive and non-invasive imaging modalities
  • Percutaneous revascularization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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