Which cardiovascular procedures may be indicated in the treatment of Takayasu arteritis?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Bypass graft surgery is the procedure with the best long-term patency rate. Percutaneous balloon angioplasty can provide good outcomes for short lesions. Angioplasty and stenting have been used to treat recurrent stenosis. Conventional stents seem to be associated with high failure rates in patients with Takayasu arteritis. Other procedures include aneurysm clipping and revascularization.


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