Contemporary crossing techniques for infrapopliteal chronic total occlusions

Osami Kawarada, Shingo Sakamoto, Koichiro Harada, Masaharu Ishihara, Satoshi Yasuda, Hisao Ogawa

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The synergism of technical refinement and advanced technology has significantly increased the popularity of infrapopliteal intervention. Since chronic total occlusion (CTO) is a common disorder among patients with symptomatic infrapopliteal artery disease, infrapopliteal CTO intervention is now evolving rapidly in the field of endovascular intervention. Guidewire crossing through the CTO is essential for a successful procedure. We review up-to-date infrapopliteal CTO crossing techniques based on the current literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-280
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Endovascular Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr


  • Chronic total occlusion
  • Crossing device
  • Endovascular technique
  • Infrapopliteal artery disease
  • Recanalization device


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