SCAI @ GW-ICC Joint Forum – Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) – Chronic Total Occlusions – Retrograde Approach

It has become a tradition for world renowned cardiology associations to send delegations to GW-ICC congresses.

Cooperation with these international societies is not limited to their attendance at GW-ICC; GW-ICC also holds reciprocal academic sessions at the annual meetings of these eminent societies, for example GW-ICC @ ACC, GW-ICC @ AHA, and GW @ ESC, to introduce important Chinese academic research.

At the 28th GW-ICC in 2017, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) held a Joint Forum. A video of one of these 2017 sessions, Challenges of Chronic Total Occlusion, is now available to view on the GW-ICC YouTube channel:

Chronic Total Occlusions – Retrograde Approach

Presenter: – Luis A Guzman, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Director Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA.

Professor Guzman discusses the steps to successful retrograde CTO:

  • Planning
  • Collateral analysis
  • Collateral cannulation
  • Advancing the microcatheter
  • Collateral wire crossing
  • Collateral microcatheter crossing
  • Penetrating distal CTO cap
  • CTO crossing
  • Externalization
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Equipment removal

Further information on the 29th GW-ICC, to be held October 11th -14th, 2018, in Beijing, China, is available on the congress website: 

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Updated: November 26, 2020 — 12:37 pm