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December 18, 1967

Procaine in Carotid Arteriography

Author Affiliations

La Crosse, Wis

JAMA. 1967;202(12):1108. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130250090025

To the Editor:—  The article, "Intraarterial Administration of Procaine Hydrochloride After Arteriography" (201:813, 1967), seems well founded and based on a large clinical series with no complications. However, I think it must be pointed out to physicians doing arteriography that the procedure which they mention has been carried out on brachial, femoral, and axillary arteries, and presumably without any significant pressure being used for the injection of the procaine.It has been pointed out that there is a considerable risk to injecting procaine into the carotid artery during carotid arteriography, as this has been shown to produce serious seizures.1