Chonnam Med J.  2010 Dec;46(3):183-188. 10.4068/cmj.2010.46.3.183.

Subintimal Tracking and Re-entry (STAR) Technique with Contrast Guidance for Chronic Total Occlusion: Experience with 4 Cases

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Gwangju Veterans Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. gpkwy@naver.com
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Yeosu Chonnam Hospital, Yeosu, Korea.

Abstract

Percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion of coronary arteries remains technically challenging. It shows lower procedural success rates compared with other lesion subsets. It is for this reason that interventional cardiologists have developed many techniques to recanalize chronically occluded arteries. Among them, we experienced some cases in which we used the subintimal tracking and re-entry (STAR) technique. Here we report our experience with a review of the literature.

Keyword

Angina pectoris; Coronary occlusion; Myocardial revascularizations

MeSH Terms

Angina Pectoris
Arteries
Coronary Occlusion
Coronary Vessels
Myocardial Revascularization
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Track and Field
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