What Are the Symptoms of Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusion?

Men and women with a CTO often have angina (chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart). It is also common to have symptoms even if you are being treated for a CTO.

Symptoms include:

  • Heaviness, tightness, pressure or pain in the chest (behind the breastbone)
  • Pain that goes down the arms, shoulders, jaw, neck or back
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness and fatigue

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