Combined brachial and femoral approach to balloon angioplasty in coarctation of aorta.

Abstract

Transfemoral balloon angioplasty of native aortic coarctation was initially not feasible in two patients, because of inability to cannulate the femoral artery percutaneously in one, and to cross the coarctation in the other. The percutaneous brachial approach helped overcome both these problems, after which utilization of intravascular snares allowed successful transfemoral completion of angioplasty.

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@article{Joseph1997CombinedBA, title={Combined brachial and femoral approach to balloon angioplasty in coarctation of aorta.}, author={George J. Joseph and Dibya Kumar Baruah and Shanker Krishnaswami}, journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis}, year={1997}, volume={42 2}, pages={196-200} }