Collateral presence and extent do not predict myocardial viability and ischemia in chronic total occlusions: A stress-CMR study

Int J Cardiol

9 December Dec 2022 one month ago
  • Pontone G, Guglielmo M, Andreini D, Grancini L.

Well-developed collaterals are assumed as a marker of viability and ischemia in chronic total occlusions (CTO). We aim to correlate viability and ischemia with collateral presence and extent in CTO patients by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR).

Reference: Collateral presence and extent do not predict myocardial viability and ischemia in chronic total occlusions: A stress-CMR study. Pica S, Di Odoardo L, Testa L, Bollati M, Crimi G, Camporeale A, Tondi L, Pontone G, Guglielmo M, Andreini D, Squeri A, Monti L, Roccasalva F, Grancini L, Gasparini GL, Secco GG, Bellini B, Azzalini L, Maestroni A, Bedogni F, Lombardi M. Int J Cardiol. 2022 Sep 28:S0167-5273(22)01421-8.

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