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Manual of Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128099292, 9780128099308

Manual of Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions

2nd Edition

A Step-by-Step Approach

Author: Emmanouil Brilakis
Paperback ISBN: 9780128099292
eBook ISBN: 9780128099308
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th November 2017
Page Count: 502
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Manual of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions: A Step-by-Step Approach, Second Edition, is an easy to read reference for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). Written by recognized national and international experts in the field, this reference compiles the steps necessary to preform, what pitfalls to watch out for, and troubleshooting tactics necessary for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). This second edition is updated with new developments in the field.

The 2nd edition covers techniques like the Carlino technique, "scratch and go", "BASE", double-blind stick and swap, and subintimal crush, along with tips about how to use the latest complex PCI equipment. It also covers recently published trials, CTO scores and hybrid series.

Written to bring a practical and easy to read approach, this book is perfect for interventional cardiologists, interventional and general cardiology fellows, cardiology researchers, physicians, cardiac catheterization laboratory personnel, technical staff,industry professionals and everyone else interested in understanding the cutting edge and rapidly evolving field of coronary CTO interventions.  

Key Features

  • Step-by-step guidance on every technique used in coronary chronic total occlusion interventions using color figures and diagrams
  • Expert guidance by leaders in the field with both large clinical experience and extensive experience proctoring CTOs in multiple clinical centers
  • Linked to 104 online youtube videos illustrating the concepts and techniques presented in the text


Cardiology researchers, physicians, cardiac catheterization laboratory personnel, technical staff, and industry professionals

Table of Contents

1. When to Perform Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions
2. Equipment
3. The basics
4. Antegrade wire escalation
5. Antegrade Dissection/Re-entry
6. Retrograde
7. Putting it all together
8. Balloon uncrossable and balloon undilatable CTOs
9. Complex lesions subsets10. Radiation
11. Stenting
12. Complications
13. How to build a successful CTO PCI program


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About the Author

Emmanouil Brilakis

Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FSCAI Dr. Brilakis is Director of the Center for Complex Coronary Interventions at the Minneapolis Heart Institute and the Center for. After graduating from Lycee Leonin de Patissia, Dr. Brilakis received his medical degree from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He trained in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic. He also completed a Masters in Clinical Research at the Mayo Clinic and a PhD in Clinical Research at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He served as Director of the VA North Texas Healthcare System Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories from 2004 to 2016. Dr. Brilakis leads a large clinical trial group investigating treatment of chronic total occlusions, prevention and treatment of saphenous vein graft disease, prevention and management of complications, intracoronary imaging, antiplatelet treatment optimization post coronary stenting, radiation safety in the catheterization laboratory, and implementation of novel technologies in healthcare. He is Associate Editor for Circulation and on the editorial board of several other journals and on the Board of Directors of the Cardiovascular Innovations Foundation. He has authored or co-authored over 600 manuscripts and the Manual of CTO Interventions, now in its 2nd edition. He and is lecturing and proctoring at several institutions in the United States and abroad.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Center for Complex Coronary Interventions, Minneapolis Heart Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Chairman, Center for Coronary Artery Disease, Minneapolis, MN, USA

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