Center for Coronary Artery Disease 

Professional Resources

The Center for Coronary Artery Disease is strongly positioned for success through:  

  • A partnership with 70+ cardiologists who see more than 31,000 patients at nearly 57,000 clinic visits each year at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and 36 outreach sites.
  • An exceptionally large and diverse patient experience, complete with data contained within the electronic medical record as part of Allina Health.
  • A proven track record of dissemination, publishing 63 journal articles (including peer-reviewed) in 2019, along with 25 poster presentations and 48 invited presentations at 22 meetings (15 in the U.S. and 7 internationally.

Our CCAD Research

We are making the impossible possible through innovative research and education around treatment approaches for coronary artery disease cases. Check out our research and resources below.

CTO Manual
A searchable database of complex CTO cases. Resources compiled by faculty at the Center for Coronary Artery Disease.
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PCI Manual
A searchable case library of non-CTO coronary interventions compiled by faculty at the Center for Coronary Artery Disease.
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PROGRESS-CTO is an ongoing contemporary, multi-center global registry of more than 7,000 CTO-PCIs at 50 participating centers, with a goal to provide novel insights into the most complex type of CTO-PCIs through rigorous study of techniques and outcomes across a varied group of operators and medical practices.

This is a randomized prospective trial that will compare Radial artery access to state-of-the-art Femoral artery access for Cardiac Catheterization and PCI procedures. The objective of this trial is to help determine the optimal method for obtaining arterial access in various clinical settings and improve patient outcomes.
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PROGRESS-Bifurcation Registry

Approximately 20% (1 in 5) coronary artery lesions involves a branching point (bifurcation). Recanalizing bifurcation lesions can be challenging because the branching artery may become obstructed or completely occluded during the procedure. The recently launched PROGRESS-Bifurcation registry will provide novel insights on the current state and future directions on coronary bifurcation interventions.

CCAD Presentations Map

We are proud to share research and education with peers around the world. Take a look where we’ve presented our research below!

Recent Publications

MHIF’s CCAD team has authored hundreds of papers and presents frequently at national and international conferences. Read some of the latest publications from our team below.

The Impact of Novel X-Ray Systems and X-Ray System Optimization on Patient Radiation Dose Administered During Cardiac Catheterization

Complications and failure modes of coronary microcatheters: Insights from the manufacturer and user facility device experience (MAUDE) database 

Outcomes with combined laser atherectomy and intravascular brachytherapy in recurrent drug-eluting in-stent restenosis

Follow-up Outcomes After Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With and Without Prior Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Insights From the PROGRESS-CTO Registry

Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for In-Stent Chronic Total Occlusions: Insights from the PROGRESS-CTO Registry

Temporal Trends in Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Insights From the PROGRESS-CTO Registry 

Retrograde Approach to Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

The Impact of Peripheral Artery Disease in Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (Insights From PROGRESS-CTO Registry)

Outcomes of Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Prior Bypass Surgery

Primary orbital atherectomy for treating a heavily calcified balloon uncrossable lesion 

Outcomes of intravascular brachytherapy for recurrent drug‐eluting in‐stent restenosis 

Outcomes of subintimal plaque modification in chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention 

Outcomes with retrograde versus antegrade chronic total occlusion revascularization  

Distal radial access at the anatomic snuffbox: The new standard for left radial access?  

Drug-Eluting Versus Bare Metal Stents in Saphenous Vein Graft Intervention: An Updated Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials 

Read more publications on PubMed based on authors:

Dr. Emmanouil Brilakis 

Dr. Nicholas Burke 

Dr. Bavana V. Rangan  

Dr. Judit Karacsonyi 

Dr. Evangelia Vemmou  

Dr. Ilias Nikolakopoulos  

Past Publications 

2018 In Press
2017 In Press
Book Chapters

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