Use of the retrograde approach for treating a 'balloon-uncrossable' coronary chronic total occlusion

Anna P. Kotsia, George C. Christopoulos, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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'Balloon uncrossable' chronic total occlusions are lesions that cannot be crossed with a balloon after successful guidewire crossing. We describe a case where the retrograde approach was used to successfully cross and treat a 'balloon uncrossable' chronic total occlusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalInterventional Cardiology (London)
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • chronic total occlusion
  • complications
  • outcomes
  • percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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