Complications of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention

J. Karacsonyi, E. Vemmou, I. D. Nikolakopoulos, I. Ungi, B. V. Rangan, E. S. Brilakis

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Chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary interventions can be highly complex and are associated with an increased risk of complications, such as perforation, acute vessel closure (which can lead to rapid haemodynamic compromise if it involves the donor vessel), and equipment loss or entrapment. Awareness of the potential complications and meticulous attention to equipment position and patient monitoring can help minimise the risk of complications and allow prompt treatment should they occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-67
Number of pages8
JournalNetherlands Heart Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic total occlusion
  • Complication
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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