Transseptal approach to aortography and carotid artery stenting in pulseless disease

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1997 Apr;40(4):416-20; discussion 421. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-0304(199704)40:4<416::aid-ccd23>;2-j.


We report on a patient with pulseless disease (Takayasu's arteritis) in whom access to the central circulation by extremity arterial cannulation was not possible due to absent pulses in all four limbs. The transseptal approach was used for aortography, bilateral selective carotid angiography, and successful elective stent deployment in the right common carotid artery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angiography
  • Aortography / methods*
  • Carotid Arteries / diagnostic imaging
  • Catheterization / methods
  • Catheterization, Swan-Ganz / methods*
  • Heart Septum
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Stents*
  • Takayasu Arteritis / diagnosis
  • Takayasu Arteritis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Takayasu Arteritis / therapy*