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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-85

Balloon aortoplasty for management of arterial hypertension in Takayasu arteritis: Case report and review

Department of Interventional Cardiology, R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Viral Tandel
Department of Interventional Cardiology, R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, 1, Khudiram Bose Sarani, Kolkata - 700 004, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-7969.173853

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The clinical course of Takayasu arteritis varies from nonspecific constitutional symptoms such as fever, malaise, rashes, loss of appetite, dizziness, and so on during the acute phase to those resulting from arterial stenosis and ischemia in chronic phase. We report a case of a young female presenting with resistant hypertension and lower limb claudication. The diagnosis was confirmed by multiple detector computed tomography-renal angiogram, which showed narrowing of abdominal aorta just above celiac trunk along with wall thickening. The lady was treated with balloon aortoplasty following which the claudication symptoms were subsided and blood pressure was normalized.

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