Early assessment of percutaneous coronary interventions for chronic total occlusions analyzed by novel echocardiographic techniques

Erdogan E., Akkaya M., BACAKSIZ A., Tasal A., Sonmez O., Elbey M. A. , ...More

CLINICS, vol.68, no.10, pp.1333-1337, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.6061/clinics/2013(10)07
  • Journal Name: CLINICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1333-1337


OBJECTIVE: Successful revascularization of chronic total occlusions has been associated with improved left ventricular systolic function, reduced anginal symptoms, increased exercise capacity, and increased survival. This study was conducted to determine the impact of revascularization in chronic total occlusion on left ventricular function using novel echocardiographic techniques.