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Retrograde approach to coronary chronic total occlusions: preliminary single European centre experience


1. Royal Brompton Hospital, Department of Cardiology, London, United Kingdom; 2. Royal Brompton Hospital, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Unit, London, United Kingdom; 3. Toyohashi Heart Center, Department of Cardiology, Toyohashi, Japan

Aims: The retrograde approach via septal or epicardial collaterals holds promise in improving the success rate of chronic total occlusion (CTO) recanalisation but is still viewed as an esot

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