Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusion

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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:

Angioplasty

Our highly trained interventional cardiologists offer both traditional stent and wrist access angioplasty, which is a unique and "less disruptive" treatment option.  

Chronic Total Occlusion Intervention

This procedure offers hope to patients with heart failure symptoms who cannot find relief from other medical modalities.  

Cardiac Rehabilitation

People with heart disease can reach the highest possible levels of physical and mental performance with the help of our multidiscliplinary team.  

Cardiac Bypass Surgery

Our specially trained cardiologists use various approaches, including minimally invasive procedures, to treat even the most severe cardiac cases.

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