Successful Angioplasty of Left Vertebral Artery and Right Subclavian Artery Via Retrograde Approach OD05-OD06
Dr. Isa Khaheshi,
Cardiovascular Research Center, Modarres hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
We describe a 77-year-old male who had right upper limb ischemic symptoms and history of unsuccessful right subclavian artery angioplasty. According to ultrasound findings, upper limb angiography was performed which confirmed stenosis of the left vertebral and right subclavian arteries. Percutaneous angioplasty and stenting of left vertebral and right subclavian arteries were performed in two separate sessions. Retrograde approach was scheduled for right subclavian artery angioplasty which is challenging due to potential risks to adjacent vertebral artery. This case reports underscores that percutaneous approaches may be preferential given their confirmed long-term efficacy and lower morbidity.