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A novel method for the measurement of proximal fibrous cap puncture force in chronic total occlusions: the effect of increasing age

EuroIntervention 2011;6:997-1002.

1. Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; 2. McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; 3. Schulich Heart Programme, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada; 4. Orthopaedic Biomechanic

Aims: The composition of CTO lesions changes significantly as they age. These changes may adversely affect PCI outcome. We present a robust ex vivo technique to measure the force required t

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