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July 1984

Usefulness of Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty for Aortitis Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the First Department of Internal Medicine, Nissei Hospital, Osaka, Japan (Drs Yagura, Sano, Akioka, and Hayashi); and the Department of Radiology, Nara (Japan) Medical Center (Dr Uchida).

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(7):1465-1468. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350190163027

• A woman with aortitis syndrome who had had severe hypertension for more than 30 years, despite the administration of various antihypertensive drugs, underwent percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) a total of three times. The operation resulted in good control of BP and with an improvement of other hemodynamics without any medication for one year after PTA.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:1465-1468)

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