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This year at the APCTO Club session in CTO Club Nagoya, we had live case transmission from Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University Hong Kong performed by our directors Eugene Wu and Paul Kao. The theme was ipsilateral Septal Septal Collateral retrograde CTO. Paul went via the septal septal collateral but had difficulties tracking the wire from the retrograde side and in the end used antegrade wiring with Gaia Next to achieve success. Eugene took on an extremely difficult LAD CTO – 100 mm long, blunt ambiguous proximal cap, severe calcium requiring rotablation
to deliver IVUS to proximal cap, severe tortuously with LIMA graft distorting the distal LAD CTO course, and impossible distal septal septal retrograde, using bilateral radial approach due to patient request. He successfully performed reverse CART via the septal septal collateral and then used a combination of XTA and Gaia next 1 to get distal true lumen. Here is a picture of the exhausted Eugene and the fresh looking Paul at the end of the procedure. The two cases are placed onto our website under live case for you to look at.
In October 25-26 2019 in CCT APCTO has two sessions with a proctorship live transmission from Taiwan in the evening session at 4 pm on 25th October and the directors live cases by Paul Kao and Scott Harding on 26th October at 10 am. Please come and enjoy the cases.