EURO CTO CLUB


A resource for all Interventional Cardiologists to share experiences, discuss new technologies & strategies for CTO recanalization and promote scientific research.




  Events   18/11/2021 > 19/11/2021
18th-19th November, 2021
TOBI FRIENDS
HYBRID EDITION
SCIENTIFIC BOARD

Course Directors

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GABRIELE L. GASPARINI
Milano IT
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JACOPO A. OREGLIA
Milano IT
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BERNHARD REIMERS
Milano IT

Scientific Committee

AHMED ELGUINDY – Cairo EG
ARUN KALYANASUNDAR...






  Events   17/09/2021 > 18/09/2021
September 17th – 18th, 2021
13 Experts "Live" CTO
Florence, Italy
EURO CTO CLUB Scientific Board
Course Directors

Roberto Garbo, Turin, Italy
Alessio La Manna, Catania, Italy
Nicolas Boudou, Bordeaux, France
Kambis Mashayekhi, Bad Krozingen, Germany
Gabriele Gasparini, Milan, Italy (Live Case Coordinator)
Carlo Di Mario, Florence, Italy (ECC-President...






  Events   25/06/2021 > 25/06/2021
June, 25th 2021
War - CTO Symposium
2nd Warsaw CTO Symposium
Course Co-Directors:

Paul Knaapen (Amsterdam), Maksymilian Opolski (Warsaw)

Faculty: 


Emmanouil Brilakis (Minneapolis)

Leszek Bryniarski (Cracow)

Artur Dębski (Warsaw)

Jo Dens (Genk) 

Carlo Di Mario (Florence)  

Jakub...






CT Angiography-Derived RECHARGE Score Predicts Successful Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Chronic Total Occlusion
Jiahui Li, Rui Wang, Christian Tesche et al.

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the feasibility and the accuracy of the coronary CT angiography (CCTA)-derived Registry of Crossboss and Hybrid procedures in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and United Kingdom (RECHARGE) score (RECHARGECCTA) for the prediction of procedural success and 30-minute...






  Events   06/05/2021 > 06/05/2021
May 6th, 2021
CTO LIVE AID - A Charity Initiative
26 experts interventional cardiologists in a unique “World Tour”


The CTO LIVE AID against COVID-19 hold in July 2020 has been a real success among the scientific and industrial CTO community, as well as towards the International Red Cross!
We have been able to set up an international live cases marathon and organize strong fundraising campaign for a donation of 80,000&...






  Articles   27/04/2021
CTO in Europe
ERCTO Statistics 2019

CTO in Europe

Alfredo R. Galassi MD, FESC, FACC, FSCAI

 






  CTO Complications   23/04/2021
Current challenges and prevention strategies for chronic total occlusion (CTO) complications
Judit Karacsonyi , Evangelia Vemmou, Ilias Nikolakopoulos et al.

Abstract

Introduction: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusion (CTO) can be challenging, but high success rates (85-90%) are currently achieved at experienced centers with approximately 3% risk for a major periprocedural complication.Areas covered: CTO PCI complications can b...






The impact of successful chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention on long-term clinical outcomes in real world
Xuhe Gong, Li Zhou, Xiaosong Ding et al.

Abstract

Background: Coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are related to increased risk of adverse clinical outcomes. The optimal treatment strategy for CTO has not been well established. We sought to examine the impact of CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on long-term clinical outco...






  Events   15/04/2021 > 16/04/2021
April 15th & 16th, 2021 - Turin, Italy
Turin CTO Summit 2021
VIRTUAL EDITION
Turin CTO Summit 2021 - VIRTUAL EDITION
April 15th & 16th, 2021 - Turin, Italy

Much progress has been made since 2006, when we started this working group and launched the first edition of the Turin CTO Summit; the initial group, made up of a few passionate pioneers, was joined by many travelling compan...






Right Coronary Artery CTO After Bypass Grafting Successfully Treated Using Reverse Controlled Antegrade and Retrograde Subintimal Tracking (CART) Technique via the Gastroepiploic Artery: a case report
Olivier Van Leuven, Pierre-Jullien Bruyères, Peter Kayaert et al.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusions (CTO) is a well-established treatment option, improving health status and angina in selected patients with angina and/or a large area of documented ischemia and suitable anatomy. It has been used in patients with a ...







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