Use of the crossboss catheter in coronary chronic total occlusion due to in-stent restenosis

Aristotelis Papayannis, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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We describe treatment of six chronic total occlusions due to in-stent restenosis with the CrossBoss catheter (BridgePoint Medical, Minneapolis, Minnesota). The CrossBoss catheter allowed successful CTO crossing in 5 of 6 lesions (83%): in 50% the catheter entered the distal true lumen, whereas in 33% a wire was required for distal true lumen crossing. No complications were observed. Use of the CrossBoss catheter can facilitate treatment of coronary chronic total occlusions due to in-stent restenosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E30-E36
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012



  • chronic total occlusion
  • devices
  • percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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