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Table 2 Angiographic characteristics

From: Evaluation of the impact of percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion on regional myocardial function using strain echocardiography

  No. %
Approach
 Antegrade 30 100
 Retrograde 0 0
Lesion passaged wire
 Low penetration force wire 8 27
 Intermediate to high penetration force wire 22 73
CTO technique
 Single wire 25 83
 Parallel wire 5 17
Additional support
 Balloon support 20 66
No. of stents   
 One 7 23
 Two 15 50
More than two 8 26
Type of stent
 BMS 5 17
 DES 25 83
Post dilatation
 No 5 17
 Yes 25 83
TIMI flow
 TIMI III 30 100
 Less than TIMI III 0 0
Complications
 Yes 5 17
 No 25 83
  1. CTO chronic total occlusion, BMS bare metal stent, DES drug-eluting stent, TIMI thrombolysis in myocardial infarction