Reiner Kachel

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We present our experience with 105 patients in whom percutaneous transluminal angioplasty was performed in 112 stenosed or occluded supra-aortic arteries. Symptoms of cerebrovascular and/or vertebrobasilar insufficiency were present in 104 of the 105 patients. The angioplasty was successful in 35 stenoses of the internal carotid artery, 2 stenoses of the(More)
  • Reiner Kachel
  • Journal of endovascular surgery : the official…
  • 1996
PURPOSE To report the experiences to date with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of the carotid artery and other supra-aortic vessels. A new coaxial dilatation system for carotid angioplasty with temporary balloon occlusion to avoid cerebral embolization is presented. METHODS PTA was performed in 220 patients with 245 stenosed or occluded(More)
This paper presents personal experience of 174 percutaneous transluminal angioplasties (PTA) and more than 1,000 worldwide published results of angioplasty of supraaortic stenoses especially of the carotid and vertebral artery. The technique of the angioplastic procedure, essential pretherapeutic diagnostic methods and indications of PTA are described and(More)
Over a period of 5 years, 51 stenoses of brachiocephalic arteries were successfully dilated, and one subclavian occlusion recanalized in 42 patients. Among 24 patients there were 21 stenoses of the internal carotid artery, two stenoses of the common carotid artery, two stenoses of the innominate artery, five stenoses at the origin of the vertebral artery,(More)
The clinical course of a woman with metastatic reticulum cell sarcoma and intractable lactic acidosis is described. Although her illness was dominated by a myelopathy, she developed severe lactic acidosis which could not be related to decreased tissue oxygen delivery. Necropsy showed extensive hepatic replacement with tumor and widespread disease. This and(More)
The current status of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of the supra-aortic arteries is presented with a survey of the literature and personal experience. PTA was performed in 165 patients presenting occlusive lesions in the supra-aortic arteries. The good result obtained are presented and the conclusion is drawn that PTA is the preferred therapy(More)
Blunt thoracic trauma resulting in lung contusion with severe diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage and massive hemoptysis is rare and has a poor prognosis. Treatment options are limited. We report a case of the successful use of recombinant activated factor VII (NovoSeven™) in the treatment of life-threatening diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage secondary to an isolated(More)