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Lumen enlargement of the coronary segments located distal to chronic total occlusions successfully treated with drug-eluting stents at follow-up

EuroIntervention 2014;9:1181-1188. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV9I10A199

1. Department of Interventional Cardiology, Heart Disease Institute, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; 2. Institut d’Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL), L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain;

Aims: Chronic total occlusions (CTO) are the final stage of atherosclerosis. Occluded coronary arteries have large plaque burden and negative re

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