ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
PERCUTANEOUS TRANSLUMINAL ANGIOPLASTY IN THE TREATMENT OF SUBCLAVIAN STEAL SYNDROME: OUR EARLY RESULTS
Mehmet Atalar, Orhan Solak, Mübeccel Arslan
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, Sivas
Backgrounds: To evaluate the usefulness of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in the treatment of subclavian steal syndrome.

Methods: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty was performed on six patients with severe left subclavian artery stenosis proximal to the origin of the vertebral artey for upper extremity claudication.

Results: In our cases , reversal of blood flow was caused through the left vertebral artery due to the lesion . In all six patients , selective left subclavian angiography showed stenosis proximal to the origin of the vertebral artey.

Conclusions: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the subclavian artery is a safe and effective method in the treatment of subclavian steal syndromes and should be considered as the treatment of choice.

Keywords : Transluminal angioplasty, subclavian artery, subclavian steal syndrome, vertebral artery
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