Recanalisation of Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)

What is Recanalisation of Chronic Total Occlusion?

This is a surgical procedure to remove the blockage or closing of a blood vessel with the help of recanalization. This treatment is specifically for patients with chronic total ...

How does it help?

This treatment ensures that the blockage or the occlusion in the blood vessels is removed and normal blood flow to the heart is restored. This treatment may also help in elimina...

How is it done?

What are the benefits and risks of this procedure?

The surgery effectively removes any blockage in the blood vessels, but as any other complex procedure, it is also associated with a few risks.

The advantages of this procedure are:

  • Relief from angina pectoris.
  • No open heart surgery is required.
  • Improvement in the functioning of the left ventricle.
  • Increase in the chances of survival.

The risks associated with the procedure are:

  • Death in extreme cases.
  • Collateral rupture.
  • Cardiac tamponade.
  • Coronary artery perforation.
  • Vascular complications and contrast-induced nephropathy.

The procedure is highly invasive.

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