Stenting for chronic occlusions
This article was originally published in Clinica
Stenting should be the treatment of choice for chronic coronary occlusions, said Dr Per Simes of the Feiring Heart Clinic in Norway. Angioplasty for chronic occlusions carries a high rate of recurrence which has led to most patients being sent for bypass grafting. The data from the Stenting in Chronic Coronary Occlusions (SICCO) trial suggest that stenting can do the job just as well, much less invasively than surgery.