Effects of successful percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusions on myocardial perfusion and left ventricular function

EuroIntervention 2017;13:345-354 published online February 2017. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-16-01014

Wijnand Stuijfzand
Wijnand J. Stuijfzand1*, MD; P. Stefan Biesbroek1,2, MD; Pieter G. Raijmakers3, MD, PhD; Roel S. Driessen1, MD; Stefan P. Schumacher1, MD; Pepijn van Diemen1, BSc; Jeffrey van den Berg1, BSc; Robin Nijveldt1, MD, PhD; Adriaan A. Lammertsma3, PhD; Simon J. Walsh4, MD, PhD; Colm G. Hanratty4, MD, PhD; James C. Spratt5, MD, PhD; Albert C. van Rossum1, MD, PhD; Alexander Nap1, MD, PhD; Niels van Royen1, MD, PhD; Paul Knaapen1, MD, PhD
1. Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; 2. Netherlands Heart Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands; 3. Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; 4

Aims: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of successful PCI CTO on absolute myocardial blood flow (MBF) and functional recovery.


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