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    Emmanouil Brilakis.
    Summary: "Manual of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions: A Step-by-Step Approach, Second Edition, is an easy to read reference for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). Written by recognized national and international experts in the field, this reference compiles the steps necessary to preform, what pitfalls to watch out for, and troubleshooting tactics necessary for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). This second edition is updated with new developments in the field. The 2nd edition covers techniques like the Carlino technique, "scratch and go", "BASE", double-blind stick and swap, and subintimal crush, along with tips about how to use the latest complex PCI equipment. It also covers recently published trials, CTO scores and hybrid series"--Publisher's description.

    Contents:
    When to perform chronic total occlusion interventions
    Equipment
    The basics : timing, dual injection, studying the lesion, access, anticoagulation, guide support, trapping, pressure and electrocardiogram monitoring
    Antegrade wire escalation : the foundation of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention
    Antegrade dissection/reentry
    The retrograde approach
    Putting it all together : the hybrid approach
    “balloon-uncrossable” and “balloon-undilatable” chronic total occlusions
    Complex lesion subsets
    Radiation management during chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention
    Stenting of chronic total occlusion lesions
    Complications
    How to build a successful coronary chronic total occlusion program
    Equipment commonly utilized in CTO interventions
    Commonly used acronyms in CTO interventions.
    Digital Access ClinicalKey 2018