Illustration of the 'hybrid approach to chronic total occlusion crossing

Abdallah El Sabbagh, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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The 'hybrid approach to coronary chronic total occlusions advocates using all feasible crossing techniques in a manner that maximizes both efficacy and efficiency. We describe a case of right chronic total occlusion in which several crossing strategies (the 'hybrid approach) were sequentially utilized during the same procedure, leading to successful recanalization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-643
Number of pages5
JournalInterventional Cardiology (London)
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • chronic total occlusion
  • percutaneous coronary intervention
  • technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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