Brachial Artery Access for Percutaneous Renal Artery Interventions

  title={Brachial Artery Access for Percutaneous Renal Artery Interventions},
  author={Erkki T. Kaukanen and Hannu I. Manninen and Pekka J. Matsi and Heini K. S{\"o}der},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
Purpose: To evaluate the suitability of transbrachial access for endovascular renal artery interventions. Methods: During 37 consecutive endovascular renal artery interventions, the transbrachial approach was used on nine patients (mean age 63 years; range 41–76 years) for 11 renal artery procedures on native kidneys and one percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) on a transplanted kidney. The reason for using transbrachial access was a steep aorta-renal angle in five, and severe aorta… CONTINUE READING
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