New Approaches to CTO

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This webinar is intended to educate interventional cardiologists and cathlab staff on the novel approaches, techniques and materials for percutaneous treatment of coronary chronic occlusions.

Clinical case scenarios will cover:

  • Indications to CTO treatment and appropriateness of CTO PCI
  • The hybrid approach
  • Antegrade wire escalation and dissection re-entry technique (STAR, contrast guided STAR, mini STAR, LAST, CrossBoss/Stingray)
  • Retrograde dissection re-entry technique (Reverse CART)
  • Complex Antegrade and Retrograde CTO PCI
  • Complication prevention and management
  • How to improve clinical outcomes


Roberto Diletti

Roberto Diletti

Key Learning Objectives

  • The clinical indication for the CTO PCI
  • Novel approaches and techniques to enhance success rate and improve clinical outcomes

Target Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Cardiac Surgeons
  • Cathlab Nurses, Technicians and Managers

Faculty Biographies

Roberto Diletti

Roberto Diletti

Dr Roberto Diletti is interventional cardiologist at the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, in Rotterdam. He obtained the degree of PhD based upon his research in percutaneous coronary interventions. Dr Roberto Diletti has significant expertise in complex PCI and live cases. Dr Roberto Diletti has a particular interest in CTO education and in the implementation of new technologies and techniques. He is currently leading the clinical research on acute coronary syndromes and the CTO program at Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC.

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