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Long-term results of endovascular therapy for proximal subclavian arterial obstructive lesions.
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PMID:  20137574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Endovascular therapy is a treatment option for localized occlusion of the subclavian artery. In this report the long-term experience with 59 patients is presented. METHODS: Between June 1998 and September 2008, we used endovascular therapy to treat 61 subclavian arterial obstructive lesions in 59 patients (46 males and 13 females, 34 - 82 years of age with a mean age (61.9 + or - 11.0) years). Twenty patients (34%) had clinical symptoms due to vertebrobasilar insufficiency, 26 (44%) had disabling arm ischemia, and 13 (22%) had both symptoms. We performed all procedures under local anesthesia. The approaches were from the femoral artery (n = 47), brachial artery (n = 1, involving bilateral subclavian disease) or both (n = 11). Sixty stents were implanted. All patients were followed-up at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months post-procedure, and annually thereafter. RESULTS: We achieved technical success in 58 (95.1%) arteries, all of which were stented. There were three technical failures; two were due to the inability to cross over an occlusion, necessitating the switch to an axillo-axillary bypass, and the third was due to shock after digital subtraction angiography and prior to stenting. Arterial stenosis pre- and post-stenting was (83.6 + or - 10.8)% and (2.5 + or - 12.5)% (P < 0.01). Clinical success was achieved in 55 of the 59 patients (93.4%). Of the four clinical failures, three were technical and the remaining patient had a stent thrombosis. Systolic blood pressure difference between the two brachial arteries was (44.7 + or - 18.5) vs. (2.2 + or - 3.9) mmHg (P < 0.01). Primary patency was 98% at 12 months, 93% at 24 months, and 82% at 5 years. Five patients were lost to follow-up by 12 months post-stenting. Significant recurrent obstruction developed in five patients with resumption of clinical symptoms. The overall survival rate was 98.2% at 12 months, 89.5% at 24 months, and 84.5% at 5 years. CONCLUSIONS: Endovascular therapy for proximal subclavian arterial obstructive lesions is effective and successful. This minimally invasive treatment may be the first choice of treatment for proximal subclavical arterial obstructive lesions.
Ke-qin Wang; Zhong-gao Wang; Bao-zhong Yang; Chao Yuan; Wang-de Zhang; Biao Yuan; Tong Xing; Sheng-han Song; Tan Li; Chuan-jun Liao; Yang Zhang
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  123     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-08     Completed Date:  2010-05-06     Revised Date:  2010-05-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100020, China.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / pathology,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Subclavian Artery / pathology*
Subclavian Steal Syndrome / pathology,  therapy
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / pathology,  therapy

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