Up to 1/3 of patients with advanced coronary disease have a completely blocked artery or a Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO). Even though some doctors are having great success with a minimally invasive stenting procedure called Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), a CTO remains the most common reason for bypass surgery or a deferral to medication therapy alone. Why? Because only 1-2% of cardiac interventionalists in the U.S. can perform the full range of CTO PCI. Fortunately, one of those doctors leads the Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Program at Ochsner, the only dedicated program for CTO PCI in the Gulf South.
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