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Angioplasty of the innominate artery in 89 patients: experience over 19 years.
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PMID:  11901427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To assess retrospectively the success of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in treating innominate artery stenoses and occlusions in a large series of patients with long-term follow-up results. METHODS: In symptomatic (upper limb claudication, transient ischemic attack, vertebrobasilar insufficiency) patients with high-degree (>60%) stenosis, innominate artery PTA was performed. Long-term follow-up was undertaken by blood pressure measurements on both arms as well as subclavian, right common carotid and right vertebral duplex scan. RESULTS: Between 1981 and 1999, the primary success rate of 89 innominate artery PTA (84 stenoses, 5 occlusions) was 96.4%. Complications included one left occipital lobe infarction (2%), two puncture-site thromboses (3%) and four transient ischemic attacks (6%). Two patients with restenosis were successfully treated with re-PTA. Cumulative primary patency was 98 +/- 2% at 6 months, 93 +/- 4% at 16-117 months; secondary patency was 100% at 6 months, 98 +/- 2% at 12-117 months. Sixty-one percent of the patients became symptomless, 32% improved, 7% showed no improvement. CONCLUSION: Angioplasty of the innominate artery has been proven to be safe and effective on a large series of patients. For innominate artery stenosis and short occlusion, PTA should be the treatment of choice.
Kálmán Hüttl; Balázs Nemes; Arpád Simonffy; László Entz; Viktor Bérczi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2002-01-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0174-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:    2002 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-19     Completed Date:  2002-05-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Radiology, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Semmelweis University, H-1122 Budapest, Városmajor u. 68, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / methods*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / radiography*,  therapy*
Brachiocephalic Trunk / radiography,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Patency

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