The brachial artery method to transluminal internal mammary artery angioplasty.

@article{Dorros1986TheBA,
  title={The brachial artery method to transluminal internal mammary artery angioplasty.},
  author={Gerald Dorros and Ruben F. Lewin},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis},
  year={1986},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={
          341-6
        }
}
A new catheter technique to perform angioplasty of the right or left internal mammary artery coronary graft utilizing the brachial artery approach is described. Utilization of the ipsilateral brachial artery permitted cannulation of the internal mammary artery with preformed polyurethane Teflon-lined guide catheters. The coronary dilatation catheter was passed through the guiding catheter into the internal mammary artery. This technique permitted successful access into the ipsilateral mammary… CONTINUE READING