What is a Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusion?
A coronary artery chronic total occlusion (CTO) is a complete blockage of a coronary artery that has been in place for 30 or more days.
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How is Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusion Treated at Trihealth?
To diagnose a CTO, a routine physical exam with a careful medical history should be performed. Physicians may also order x-rays, an EKG, stress tests, CT scan, MRI, or an angiogram at various points in the process to help get a true understanding of the condition. Treatment options include:
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