Cerebrovascular disease: Evaluation with transbrachial intraarterial digital subtraction angiography using a 4-F catheter

M. E. Hicks, D. L. Kreipke, G. J. Becker, M. K. Edwards, R. W. Holden, V. P. Jackson, P. J. Bendick, D. S. Kuehn

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Abstract

Three hundred sixty-one patients underwent intraarterial digital subtraction angiography for definite or probable occlusive vascular disease of the carotid arteries. Examinations were performed with 65-cm-long, 4-F aortic catheters. A transbrachial approach was used. Images were good or excellent in nearly all cases. No postprocedural neurologic deficits or hematomas occurred. Permanent pulse deficit occurred in two patients, and temporary deficit occurred in three patients, an improvement over the frequency found in previous transbrachial series using 6-8-F catheters. While these results establish the efficacy of this technique, they also indicate a possible greater relative safety in men than in women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-546
Number of pages2
JournalRadiology
Volume161
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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Hicks, M. E., Kreipke, D. L., Becker, G. J., Edwards, M. K., Holden, R. W., Jackson, V. P., Bendick, P. J., & Kuehn, D. S. (1986). Cerebrovascular disease: Evaluation with transbrachial intraarterial digital subtraction angiography using a 4-F catheter. Radiology, 161(2), 545-546. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.161.2.3532195