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IN GOOD HANDS: Highly experienced heart specialists are able to achieve a success rate of close to 90 per cent during the first attempt at opening a CTO and this is achieved with a low complication rate.

Giving heart bypass a miss

With better equipment now, doctors are able to treat 100% blocked arteries using minimally invasive techniques that promise high success rates
Oct 4, 2014 5:50 AM

LAST week was backbreaking but most rewarding as I worked with a team of experts over a two-day period to treat six patients with extremely complex heart artery disease who had refused open heart artery bypass graft surgery. Patience and persistence paid off as we managed to successfully open up