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Understanding CTOs

Understanding CTO’s is a searchable database curated by CapBuster on all things Chronic Total Occlusion. Here you can find topical peer-reviewed literature for Peripheral & Coronary CTO’s. We hope you will use this resource to better understand the complexities of CTO’s, reinforcing the benefits of the CapBuster technology. 

Understanding CTOs Publication Database

A case of successful use of microsnare to hold and pull the retrograde guidewire for the intervention to peripheral chronic total occlusionTomoya Hara et al.
A CHIP fellow’s transition into practice: Building a complex coronary therapeutics programRobert F. Riley et al.
A Contemporary Definition of Periprocedural Myocardial Injury After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Chronic Total OcclusionsGeorg Goliasch et al.
A multicenter experience evaluating chronic total occlusion crossing with the Wildcat catheter (the CONNECT study)John P. Pigott et al.
A Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Comparing Treatment Modalities for Infrapopliteal Lesions in Critical Limb IschemiaYang Zhou et al.
A Novel Algorithm for Treating Chronic Total Coronary Artery OcclusionHiroyuki Tanaka et al.
A Novel Catheter in Patients With Peripheral Chronic Total OcclusionsRizwan Khalid et al.
A Step Forward: The Use of the CrossLock Catheter in a Patient With Critical Limb Ischemia and a Popliteal OcclusionRichard R Heuser et al.
Active smoking is associated with higher rates of incomplete wound healing after endovascular treatment of critical limb ischemiaDamianos G Kokkinidis et al.
Advances in Endovascular Treatment of Critical Limb IschemiaBryan P Yan et al.
Angiographic Success and Procedural Complications in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion InterventionsEl Sabbagh et al.
Angiographic Success and Procedural Complications in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion InterventionsVishal G. Patel et al.
Angioplasty for Chronic Total Occlusion by UsingTapered-Tip GuidewiresSaito et al.
Another promising device for peripheral CTO’s: But what about long-term patencyEnrique Rodriguez-Paz, Richard R. Heuser
Applications of the Distal Anchoring Technique in Coronary and Peripheral InterventionsArif Mahmood et al.
Atherectomy and Critical Limb Ischemia J.A. Mustapha et al.
‘‘Trans-Collateral’’ Angioplasty for a Challenging Chronic Total Occlusion of the Tibial VesselsMassimiliano Fusaro et al.
Balloon AngioplastyinTibioperonealInterventions for PatientsWithCriticalLimbIschemiaJ.A. Mustapha
Below-the-Knee Retrograde Access for Peripheral Interventions: A Systematic ReviewRutger H. A. Welling et al.
Biomedical engineering strategies for peripheral nerve repair: surgical applications, state of the art, and future challengesBryan J. Pfister et al.
Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty in the United StatesGrantham et al.
Chronic Total Occlusion Crossing Approach Based on Plaque Cap MorphologyFadi Saab et al.
Chronic total occlusions in Sweden–a report from the Swedish Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty Registry (SCAAR)Truls Ramunddal et al.
Clinical Impact and Predictors of the Slow-Flow Phenomenon after Endovascular Treatment of Infrapopliteal Lesions Using the Crosser Catheter in Patients with Critical Limb IschemiaNorihiro Kobayashi et al.
Clinical Implications of Additional Pedal Artery Angioplasty in Critical Limb Ischemia Patients With Infrapopliteal and Pedal Artery DiseaseTatsuya Nakama et al.
Clinical outcomes of endovascular treatments for critical limb ischemia with chronic total occlusive lesions limited to below-the-knee arteriesSang Woo Park et al.
Clinical Outcomes of Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia who Undergo Routine Coronary Angiography and Subsequent Percutaneous Coronary InterventionMichael S Lee et al.
Combined antegrade-retrograde intervention to improve chronic total occlusion recanalization in high-risk critical limb ischemiaSridhar Venkatachalam et al.
Comparative Assessment of Guidewire and Microcatheter vs a Crossing Device–Based Strategy to Traverse Infrainguinal Peripheral Artery Chronic Total OcclusionsSubhash Banerjee et al.
Comparative assessment of patient outcomes with intraluminal or subintimal crossing of infrainguinal peripheral artery chronic total occlusionsAnanya Kondapalli et al.
Comparative Assessment of Procedure Cost and Outcomes Between Guidewire and Crossing Device Strategies to Cross Peripheral Artery Chronic Total OcclusionsSubhash Banerjee et al.
Comparison of cardiac MRI with PET for assessment of myocardial viability in patients with coronary chronic total occlusionJ.N. Li a et al.
Comparison of pathology of chronic total occlusion with and without coronary artery bypass graftKenichi Sakakura et al.
Contemporary Incidence, Management, and Long-Term Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions for Chronic Coronary Artery Total OcclusionsThomas T. Tsai, et al.
Contemporary prevalence, trends, and outcomes of coronary chronic total occlusions in acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shockSaraschandra Vallabhajosyula et al.
Controlled Blunt Microdissection for Percutaneous Recanalization of Lower Limb Arterial Chronic Total Occlusions: A Single Center ExperiencePeter J. Mossop et al.
Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Predicts Guidewire Crossing and Success of Percutaneous Intervention for Chronic Total OcclusionCheol-Woong Yu et al.
Coronary CTO InterventionWILLIAM L. LOMBARDI et al.
Critical limb ischemiaVinit N. Varu et al.
Critical Limb Ischemia: An Expert StatementMehdi H. Shishehbor et al.
Critical Limb Ischemia: Endovascular Strategies for Limb SalvagePhilip B. Dattilo et al.
Critical limb ischemia: medical and surgical managementDavid Paul Slovut et al.
Crossing techniques and devices in femoropopliteal chronic total occlusion interventionHemal Bhatt et al.
Current Perspectives on Coronary Chronic Total OcclusionsPaul Fefer el al.
Debulking Atherectomy in the Peripheral Arteries: Is There a Role and What is the Evidence?Konstantinos Katsanos et al.
Determinants of Chronic Total Occlusion in Patients With Peripheral Arterial Occlusive DiseaseHikmet Hamur et al.
Determinants of Outcome after Endovascular Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia with Tissue LossAndrew J. Meltzer et al.
Development and Validation of a Novel Scoring System for Predicting Technical Success of Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary InterventionsChristopoulos et al.
Development and validation of a predictive score for anterograde crossing of infrapopliteal chronic total occlusions: (The Infrapop-CTO Score)Damianos G. Kokkinidis et al.
Devices to Treat Peripheral Chronic Total OcclusionsAl-Ameri et al.
Different Strategies of Retrograde Approach in Coronary Angioplasty for Chronic Total OcclusionShigeru Saito
Direct transpedal pressure measurement during transpedal below-the-knee interventions in critical limb ischemiaZoltán Ruzsa et al.
Drug-coated balloon angioplasty for the management of recurring infrapopliteal disease in diabetic patients with critical limb ischemiaLuis M. Palena et al.
Dual Vascular Access for Critical Limb Ischemia: Immediate and follow-up resultsKuan-Hung Yeh et al.
Early Procedural and Health Status Outcomes After Chronic Total Occlusion AngiplastySapontis et al.
Effect of Chronic Total Coronary Occlusion on Treatment StrategyRyan D. Christofferson et al.
Effect of Chronic Total Coronary Occlusion on Treatment StrategyChristofferson et al.
Efficacy and safety of intravascular lithotripsy for the treatment of peripheral arterial diseaseMahesh V. Madhavan el al.
Endovascular Intervention for Peripheral Artery DiseaseArun K. Thukkani, Scott Kinlay
Endovascular therapy for critical limb ischemiaArturo Dominguez et al.
Endovascular treatment of atherosclerotic popliteal artery disease based on dynamic angiography findingsChaoyi Cui et al.
Endovascular Treatment of Infrainguinal Chronic Total Occlusions Using the TruePath DeviceSubhash Banerjee et al.
Feasibility and 1-Year Outcomes of Subintimal Revascularization with SuperaVR Stenting of Long Femoropopliteal Occlusions in Critical Limb IschemiaLuis M. Palena et al.
Feasibility and Mid-Term Outcomes of Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty Between Intermittent Claudication and Critical Limb Ischemia in Patients with Femoropopliteal DiseaseChien-An Hsieh et al.
Feasibility and Safety of Routine Transpedal Arterial Access for Treatment of Peripheral Artery DiseaseTak W. Kwan et al.
Femoropopliteal Artery Stent ThrombosisSubhash Banerjee et al.
First Case Reports of Controlled Blunt Microdissection for Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty of Chronic Total Occlusions in Peripheral ArteriesPeter Mossop et al.
Fractional flow reserve in below the knee arteries with critical limb ischemia and validation against gold-standard morphologic, functional measures and long term clinical outcomesZoltán Ruzsa et al.
Impact of complete revascularization with percutaneous coronary intervention on survival in patients with at least one chronic total occlusionValenti et al.
In-Hospital Outcomes of Contemporary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Chronic Total OcclusionMorino et al.
Incidence and in-hospital outcomes of single-vessel coronary chronic total occlusion treated with percutaneous coronary interventionRajkumar Doshi et al.
Innovations in the Endovascular Management of Critical Limb Ischemia: Retrograde Tibiopedal Access and Advanced Percutaneous TechniquesJihad A Mustapha et al.
Long-Term Outcome of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total OcclusionsMehran et al.
Long-term outcomes with use of the CrossBoss and stingray coronary CTO crossing and re-entry devicesOwen Mogabgab et al. 
Management of Coronary Chronic Total OcclusionPinak B. Shah
Management of Infrapopliteal Arterial Disease: Critical Limb IschemiaJihad A Mustapha et al.
Ocelot Catheter for the Treatment of Long SFA OcclusionIan Cawich et al.
Outcome and Distal Access Patency in Subintimal Arterial Flossing with Antegrade-Retrograde Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusions in Lower Extremity Critical Limb IschemiaKun Da Zhuang et al.
Percutaneous Intraluminal Recanalization of Long, Chronic Superficial Femoral and Popliteal Occlusions Using the Frontrunner XP CTO Device: A Single-Center ExperienceNikolas Charalambous et al.
Peripheral arterial disease detection, awareness, and treatment in primary careA T Hirsch et al.
Peripheral Arterial Disease in the ElderlyWouter T. Meijer et al.
Predicting Successful Guidewire Crossing Through Chronic Total Occlusion of Native Coronary Lesions Within 30 MinutesYoshihiro Morino et al
Predictors of Reocclusion After Successful Drug-Eluting Stent–Supported Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Chronic Total OcclusionRenato Valenti et al.
Procedural Outcomes and Long-Term Survival Among Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of a Chronic Total Occlusion in Native Coronary Arteries: A 20-Year ExperienceJames A. Suero et al.
Prognostic factor of the two-year mortality after revascularization in patients with critical limb ischemiaKoichi Morisaki et al.
Quantifying the Early Health Status Benefits of Successful Chronic Total Occlusion RecanalizationJ. Aaron Grantham et al.
Retrograde Percutaneous Recanalization of Chronic Total Occlusion of the Coronary ArteriesSudhir Rathore et al.
Routine Use of Surgical Retrograde Transtibial Endovascular Approach for Failed Attempts at Antegrade Recanalization of Chronic Peripheral Artery Total OcclusionsGangZhu Liang et al.
Subanalysis of the CONFIRM Registries: Acute Procedural Outcomes in Claudicant and Critical Limb Ischemia Patients With Varying Levels of Calcification Treated for Peripheral Arterial Disease With Orbital AtherectomyGeorge L Adams et al.
Subintimal Dissection/Reentry Strategies in Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion InterventionsMichael Tesfaldet el at.
Ultrasound-Guided Arterial Access: Outcomes Among Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia Undergoing Peripheral InterventionsJ A Mustapha et al.