Stenting for atherosclerotic occlusive disease of the subclavian artery.

  title={Stenting for atherosclerotic occlusive disease of the subclavian artery.},
  author={Julio A. Rodriguez-Lopez and Alice Werner and Rom{\'a}n Mart{\'i}nez and L J Torruella and Linda I Ray and Edward B. Diethrich},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  volume={13 3},
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of stenting subclavian artery pathologic lesions. Between July 1991 and December 1995, 69 patients (36 males: mean age 67 years, range 34-87 years) underwent intraluminal balloon dilatations followed by stent implantations in 70 subclavian arteries to treat primary atherosclerotic stenoses > 70%. Twenty-three patients (34%) were treated for vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI), 25 patients (36%) were treated for upper limb ischemia (ULI), and… CONTINUE READING
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