Balloon Transluminal Angioplasty of the Carotid Artery in the Head and Neck

  • Fong Y. Tsai
  • Randall Higashida


Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for vascular occlusive disease was first described by Dotter and Judkins more than 25 years ago. However, the technique was not popularized until the introduction of the Gruntzig and Hopff method of double-lumen balloon catheterization approximately 10 years after the introduction of the original concept of PTA in 1964.1–3


Carotid Artery Vertebral Artery Subclavian Artery Intracranial Aneurysm Carotid Stenosis 
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