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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Patient and access characteristics (n=30)

Characteristic Value
Median age (y) 62 (56-69)
Male 16 (53.3)
Co-morbidities
Hypertension 26 (86.7)
Hyperlipidemia 20 (66.7)
Diabetes mellitus 18 (60.0)
Ischemic heart disease 16 (53.3)
Cerebrovascular disease 6 (20.0)
Regular antiplatelet therapy 23 (76.7)
Access types
Arteriovenous fistula 23 (76.7)
Arteriovenous graft 7 (23.3)
Access laterality
Left upper limb 15 (50.0)
Right upper limb 15 (50.0)
Access configuration
Radio-cephalic 3 (10.0)
Brachio-cephalic 11 (36.7)
Brachio-basilic 13 (43.3)
Brachio-axillary 3 (10.0)
Symptoms of central vein stenosis
Symptomatic with arm swelling/prolonged bleeding/thrombosis 19 (63.3)
Asymptomatic 11 (36.7)
Previous central vein interventions before DCB angioplasty
Balloon angioplasty 26 (86.7)
Balloon angioplasty and stenting 3 (10.0)
Median number of previous central venous interventions before DCB angioplasty 4 (2–6)
Types of lesion on angiography
Stenosis 22 (73.3)a/19 (63.3)b
Total occlusions 8 (26.7)a/11 (36.7)b
Site of lesion on angiography
Brachiocephalic vein 14 (46.7)a/11 (36.7)b
Subclavian vein 12 (40.0)a/12 (40.0)b
Both brachiocephalic and subclavian veins 4 (13.3)a/7 (23.3)b
Number of patients with concomitant lesions treated 15

Values are presented as median (interquartile range), number (%), or number only.

DCB, drug-coated balloon.

aPlain old balloon angioplasty, bDCB angioplasty.

Vasc Specialist Int 2020;36:21-7 https://doi.org/10.5758/vsi.2020.36.1.21
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