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Collateral Vessel Opacification on CTA Correlates With Extent of Downstream MI


Objective: To evaluate the filling pattern of distal coronary vessels in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) and to correlate that with the extent of downstream myocardial infarction (MI). Design: Prospective study. Participants/Methods: 97 patients who were scheduled to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention due to CTO that had been previously confirmed with invasive coronary angiography were included. All patients underwent coronary CT angiography (CTA) and cardiac MR more...
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