• Editorial: IVUS Tells a Potential of Late Lumen Enlargement After CTO PCI: The Story so Far

    Revascularization of chronic total occlusion (CTO) by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains a rapidly evolving frontier in the field of interventional cardiology. Development of unique techniques, devices, and strategies has incrementally improved procedural success rates, with experienced centers achieving >85–90% success [  ,  ]. The introduction of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) into the armamentarium of CTO PCI is one of the advances in this field. The use of IVUS was associated with a better procedural success rate and subsequent clinical outcomes [  ]. Yet IVUS guidance may provide further advantages in CTO PCI, as shown in this issue of Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine [  ].

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    Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine Volume 25, April 2021, Pages 18-19


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