Percutaneous Chronic Total Occlusion Revascularization. Program Development, Resource Utilization, and Economic Outcomes.

Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Nicholas J. Lembo, Emmanouil S. Brilakis, David E. Kandzari

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Against the background of current data supporting indications for chronic total occlusion (CTO) revascularization and strategies that promote incrementally higher procedural success rates, this article introduces a multidisciplinary approach to CTO program development, establishes guidelines for the performance of safe and efficient CTO percutaneous coronary intervention, and reviews considerations related to resource utilization and economic outcomes with complex percutaneous coronary revascularization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-395
Number of pages5
JournalInterventional Cardiology Clinics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012



  • Chronic total occlusion
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Resource utilization
  • Revascularization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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