About The Author

A board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Salisbury specializes in coronary and peripheral vascular interventions, acute myocardial infarction, and complex coronary interventions.

Stress Test Risk Classification And Health Status Outcomes After Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty

Chronic total occlusions (CTO) are present in over 20% of patients with obstructive coronary artery disease the time of diagnostic angiography.  These lesions can be difficult to treat, but recent advances in crossing these lesions have increased success rates of angioplasty to over 90%. Current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)