Transvenous IVUS guided PCI for CTO

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Transvenous IVUS guided PCI for CTO

Transvenous IVUS (intravascular ultrasound) guided PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) for CTO (chronic total occlusion) is a novel technique in which the IVUS catheter is introduced through the cardiac vein parallel to the target artery.1 Follow up angiogram showed good result, maintaining after eight months.


  1. Takahashi Y, Okazaki H, Mizuno K. Transvenous IVUS-guided percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion: a novel strategy. J Invasive Cardiol. 2013;25:E143-6.

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