Brachiocephalic artery dilation by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty.

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) was used to dilate stenotic lesions in 38 brachiocephalic arteries in 36 patient. Complete evaluation of the central nervous system blood supply is a prerequisite for the brachiocephalic PTA when cerebral symptoms are present. The femoral artery is the best vascular entry site; use of digital subtraction… (More)