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Road Block: Parkwest’s Heart Team Works Together Using PCI to Clear Way for Better Life

Posted on June 1, 2016

Faye Feezell’s huffing and puffing was getting worse. She figured it was her Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) kicking in. The pain across Gil Wheeler’s back and shoulders was so bad that his teeth hurt. He attributed it to the back surgery he’d had a year earlier.

Neither was right. Instead, the Harriman woman and the Lenoir City man were both suffering from the same thing – Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO), a medical term used to describe an artery or blood vessel that has been completely blocked for at least three months.

Read the full story of how Nicholaos Xenopoulos, MD, and Ayaz Rahman, MD teamed up to clear these obstructions that can cause angina, heart attacks or even death.


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