Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the subclavian arteries: long-term results in 52 patients.

@article{Hebrang1991PercutaneousTA,
  title={Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the subclavian arteries: long-term results in 52 patients.},
  author={Andrija Hebrang and Josip Ma{\vs}kovi{\'c} and B. Tomac},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1991},
  volume={156 5},
  pages={
          1091-4
        }
}
We studied the long-term results of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the subclavian artery in treating stenosis (43 patients) or occlusion (nine patients). In all 52 patients, the blood pressure before treatment in the arm on the involved side was at least 30 mm Hg lower than that in the opposite arm. Thirty-nine patients (75%) had symptoms of vertebrobasilar insufficiency (dizziness, blurred vision, ataxia). Angioplasty was successful in 40 (93%) of 43 patients with stenosis and in… CONTINUE READING
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