1. Innovations in imaging for chronic total occlusions: a glimpse into the future of angiography’s blind-spot

    Brian K. Courtney1,3, Nigel R. Munce2, Kevan J. Anderson2, Amandeep S. Thind2, General Leung2, Perry E. Radau3, F. Stuart Foster2,3, I. Alex Vitkin2,5, Robert S. Schwartz6, Alexander J. Dick1,3,4, Graham A. Wright2,3 and Bradley H. Strauss1,3,4,* 1 Division of Cardiology, Schulich Heart Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Room A-253, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada 2 Department of Medical Biophysics, Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
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    On 11/24/11 mebrezin said:
    This is a potentially huge area for cardiovascular OCT. Chronic occlusions are extremely difficult to get through as the wire often 'wants' to track through the vessel wall than the hard plaque. OCT guidance could potentially avoid this substantial and common challenge.

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