CORONARY - Chronic Total Occlusion
GPS by OCT: At the Next Crossroad, Turn Left
Alexey Sozykin1, Pavel Grigor'evich Emelyanov1, Alexandr Shlykov1, Ludmila Ulyanova1, Natalya Novikova1, Evgeniy Averin1, Aleksey Nikitin1
Central Clinical Hospital of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation1,
Stable angina. EF - 55%. Hypokinesis of the anterior wall of the left ventricular myocardium. Anterior myocardial infarction 6 years ago. The previous two months is a decrease in exercise tolerance. Exercise test positive. Poor quality of life.
Intravascular imaging (OCT) makes to perform recanalization of CTO more safely and more efficiently. The quality of picture by OCT depends on the length of the occluded area and the presence of good collaterals.