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.
- 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.