Chronic Total Occlusion
"Chronic total occlusions bring their own challenges. They come in a big spectrum of lesions. ...you have to have good technology and solutions to overcome those specific challenges.6"
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CTOs are very common, occurring in as many as 30% of patients with significant coronary artery disease.1,2
CABG vs PCI
Patients with CTOs are most often treated with medical therapy or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) rather than 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.3,4,5