Global Chronic Total Occlusion Crossing Algorithm: JACC State-of-the-Art Review

J Am Coll Cardiol

24 August Aug 2021 25 days ago
  • Grancini L

The authors developed a global chronic total occlusion crossing algorithm following 10 steps: 1) dual angiography; 2) careful angiographic review focusing on proximal cap morphology, occlusion segment, distal vessel quality, and collateral circulation; 3) approaching proximal cap ambiguity using intravascular ultrasound, retrograde, and move-the-cap techniques; 4) approaching poor distal vessel quality using the retrograde approach and bifurcation at the distal cap by use of a dual-lumen catheter and intravascular ultrasound; 5) feasibility of retrograde crossing through grafts and septal and epicardial collateral vessels; 6) antegrade wiring strategies; 7) retrograde approach; 8) changing strategy when failing to achieve progress; 9) considering performing an investment procedure if crossing attempts fail; and 10) stopping when reaching high radiation or contrast dose or in case of long procedural time, occurrence of a serious complication, operator and patient fatigue, or lack of expertise or equipment. This algorithm can improve outcomes and expand discussion, research, and collaboration.

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Global Chronic Total Occlusion Crossing Algorithm: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. Wu EB, Brilakis ES, Mashayekhi K, Tsuchikane E, Alaswad K, Araya M, Avran A, Azzalini L, Babunashvili AM, Bayani B, Behnes M, Bhindi R, Boudou N, Boukhris M, Bozinovic NZ, Bryniarski L, Bufe A, Buller CE, Burke MN, Buttner A, Cardoso P, Carlino M, Chen JY, Christiansen EH, Colombo A, Croce K, de Los Santos FD, de Martini T, Dens J, di Mario C, Dou K, Egred M, Elbarouni B, ElGuindy AM, Escaned J, Furkalo S, Gagnor A, Galassi AR, Garbo R, Gasparini G, Ge J, Ge L, Goel PK, Goktekin O, Gonzalo N, Grancini L, Hall A, Hanna Quesada FL, Hanratty C, Harb S, Harding SA, Hatem R, Henriques JPS, Hildick-Smith D, Hill JM, Hoye A, Jaber W, Jaffer FA, Jang Y, Jussila R, Kalnins A, Kalyanasundaram A, Kandzari DE, Kao HL, Karmpaliotis D, Kassem HH, Khatri J, Knaapen P, Kornowski R, Krestyaninov O, Kumar AVG, Lamelas PM, Lee SW, Lefevre T, Leung R, Li Y, Li Y, Lim ST, Lo S, Lombardi W, Maran A, McEntegart M, Moses J, Munawar M, Navarro A, Ngo HM, Nicholson W, Oksnes A, Olivecrona GK, Padilla L, Patel M, Pershad A, Postu M, Qian J, Quadros A, Rafeh NA, Råmunddal T, Prakasa Rao VS, Reifart N, Riley RF, Rinfret S, Saghatelyan M, Sianos G, Smith E, Spaedy A, Spratt J, Stone G, Strange JW, Tammam KO, Thompson CA, Toma A, Tremmel JA, Trinidad RS, Ungi I, Vo M, Vu VH, Walsh S, Werner G, Wojcik J, Wollmuth J, Xu B, Yamane M, Ybarra LF, Yeh RW, Zhang Q. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Aug 24;78(8):840-853. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2021.05.055

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