Analysis Shows PCI Successful for Chronic Total Occlusions
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusions (CTOs) is found to be associated with low complication rates and increasingly high success rates, according to a meta-analysis published on Jan. 23 in JACC Cardiovascular Interventions.
The study highlights the fact PCI for CTOs has been performed with increasing frequency over the last decade with increasingly successful results. "Our meta-analysis demonstrates that CTO PCI is currently performed with high and improving success, and low and decreasing complication rates, suggesting that CTO PCI carries a favorable risk/benefit ratio and supporting its increasing use for the treatment of this complex lesion and patient group," the authors said.
Meanwhile, the study comes on the heels of a separate meta-analysis, previously published in JACC CV Interventions, that found same-day discharge of patients following uncomplicated, elective PCI is a reasonable strategy for selected patients.
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