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Chronic Total Occlusion

Published By : Boston Scientific

Published On : Jan 9, 2019 10:13:14 AM

Interventional Cardiology

Common Occurrence

CTOs are very common, occurring in as many as 30% of patients with significant coronary artery disease.

CABG vs PCI

Patients with CTOs are most often treated with medical therapy or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) rather than PCI.

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CTO PCI

Recent meta-analyses and large registries have shown that successful CTO PCI is associated with symptom relief, a reduction in long-term mortality, and a lower need for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

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