Article Abstract

Recanalizing left anterior descending artery chronic total occlusion with reverse controlled antegrade and retrograde tracking technology through epicardial collateral

Authors: Chuanhe Wang, Zhaoqing Sun

Abstract

During recent years, the reverse controlled antegrade and retrograde tracking (CART) technique has become the dominant retrograde wire crossing technique. When the retrograde guiding wire cannot pass the occlusive lesions or the guiding wire is difficult to kiss, the reverse CART technique can significantly shorten the operation time and greatly improve the success rate of the operation. In this case we succeeded in recanalizing a chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesion with reverse CART for a patient diagnosed with old myocardial infarction (OMI).