Results of balloon angioplasty in the carotid arteries.

  title={Results of balloon angioplasty in the carotid arteries.},
  author={Rafał Kachel},
  journal={Journal of endovascular surgery : the official journal of the International Society for Endovascular Surgery},
  volume={3 1},
  • Rafał Kachel
  • Published 1996 in
    Journal of endovascular surgery : the official…
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 supra-aortic arteries; among these were 74 carotid stenoses in the proximal common (n = 5), distal common (n = 1), internal (n = 65), and external… CONTINUE READING


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