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Dr AB Mehta, Mumbai    19 December 2017

Till about a decade ago, it was the second commonest cause for coronary disease to undergo bypass surgery after valvular heart disease.

Success rate of recanalization of totally occluded major epicardial vessel is close to 90%. Advances in hardware, development of skill and better understanding of pathophysiology have improved the success rate. Restenosis rates after stenting are not very different from non-totally occluded significant coronary lesions.

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