Stenting of a large thrombus-containing subclavian artery stenosis using a distal protection device

Sanjay Tyagi, Umamahesh Rangasetty, Upkar A. Kaul

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Atheromatous obstructive lesions of the arch vessels that contain thrombi are at high risk for distal embolization during angioplasty. This can lead to catastrophic neurological complications. We report a case of acute-on-chronic ischemia of the left upper limb due to thrombus-containing subclavian artery stenosis. After placement of an intravascular filter device, angioplasty and stent implantation successfully relieved the stenosis without any complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-264
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Heart Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Angioplasty
  • Distal protection
  • Endovascular therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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