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Takasaki Taiichi - - 2012
We performed box pulmonary vein isolation and the modified Maze procedure using cryoablation (cryo-maze) to eliminate chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) associated with mitral valve disease from 1999 to 2004. This article compares the elimination rate of chronic AF and the postoperative occurrence of new atrial tachycardia after both procedures over ...
Brodmann Marianne - - 2012
Nowadays, compression ultrasonography (CUS) is the gold standard for the routine diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). The drawback of CUS is the low sensitivity concerning the diagnosis of isolated pelvic vein thrombosis, especially referring to isolated internal iliac vein and ovarian vein thromboses. Therefore, magnetic resonance (MR) venography has ...
Irani Farzan - - 2012
Spontaneous coronary dissection is an unusual cause of acute coronary syndrome and sudden death, with a predilection for otherwise healthy young women. Presentation during the peri-partum period accounts for a quarter of the cases. We describe 2 cases of spontaneous coronary dissection with some atypical features. Both patients differed in ...
Mei Zhijun - - 2011
This report presents a case of a spontaneous isolated inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) dissection. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first report in the literature. A fifty-eight-year-old female who suffered from acute left lower abdominal pain was admitted. CT scan and digital subtraction angiography indicated dilation in ...
Kraidin Jonathan L - - 2011
: The placement of epicardial pacing wires before weaning from bypass during port-access heart surgery can be difficult or impossible. Sometimes, it is necessary to pacing the patient to wean from bypass, and it is problematic to exchange the Edwards pulmonary vent (EndoVent) for a pace catheter under the drapes. ...
Matsuura John - - 2011
Objectives: Endovascular therapy for hemodialysis (HD) access is now performed in outpatient centers in a growing number of cities in the US. As patients live longer, we are facing a growing number of patients with central venous occlusion. We report our first three cases of mediastinal tunneled dialysis catheter placement ...
Wholey Michael - - 2011
Embolic protection devices were initially developed for use in the treatment of saphenous vein aortocoronary bypass graft stenosis as well as in carotid artery stenting because of the significant risk of atheroembolism and their use is well accepted. The use of these devices for lower-extremity arterial interventions is becoming well ...
Herrera Santiago - - 2011
The standard of care for the treatment of acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is anticoagulation, which often prevents the formation of new thrombus and reduces the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) but fails to eliminate the clot burden. Patients who have thrombus remaining in their deep venous system despite therapeutic ...
Razavi Mahmood K - - 2011
Acute procedural thromboembolic events are serious complications affecting both short- and long-term outcome. Patients at high risk include those undergoing catheter-based interventions for acute limb ischemia and long segment de novo or stented occlusions of the lower limb arteries. Additionally, debulking procedures and angioplasty/stenting of complex lesions in patients with ...
Banerjee S - - 2011
Drug eluting stents (DES) have improved percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) outcomes for most coronary lesion subsets and have gained widespread acceptance. This practice is supported by large-scale clinical trials. Evidence for DES use for treatment of saphenous vein graft (SVG) lesions is less well defined and often conflicting. Most SVG ...
Guo Qing-Kui - - 2011
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of dexamethasone-heparin-double-coated stent (DHDCS) on inhibition of artery lumen reduction and neointimal hyperplasia in porcine model we carried out this study. Bare mental stents (BMS, n = 12), protein-coated stents (PCS, n = 12), heparin microballoon-coated stents (HMCS, n = 12), and DHDCS (n = 12), prepared by the spray drying method, ...
Vohra Hunaid A - - 2011
Abstract  We report an alternative approach to revascularization of the leg in a patient with acute type A aortic dissection, where other options were not feasible. An aorto-femoral extra-anatomic conduit was used to salvage the leg after major aortic surgery where further surgery or endovascular grafting would have lead to ...
Lai H-C - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Late-onset proximal coronary artery stenosis caused by preceding percutaneous catheterisation procedures remains under-surveyed. METHODS: From 1993, all patients undergoing percutaneous coronary procedures and a second session within 3 years were included except those ever treated by coronary bypass surgery or chest radiotherapy during this 3-year period. Emergence of a new ...
Boufi Mourad - - 2011
Literature series that include visceral artery pseudoaneurysms rarely separate them from true aneurysms, although they address different issues. Guidelines for optimal management of these lesions are lacking. We report our experience of stent graft treatment of these lesions with midterm results. We retrospectively reviewed all patients with a visceral pseudoaneurysm ...
Suzuki J - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: Aneurysms associated with congenital vascular malformation (CVM) comprise critical complication. We review our experience with extracranial CVM-associated aneurysms and attempt to clarify their clinical features. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The prevalence, site, size and morphology of the accompanying aneurysms of 48 consecutive CVM patients, who were managed at our hospital ...
Yamanaka Kazunori - - 2011
Brain abscess formation is a rare complication of intracranial endovascular treatment. To our knowledge, all previous reports of brain abscess formation have been associated with treatments involving the introduction of foreign materials. A 75-year-old man was admitted to hospital for acute stroke. Cerebral angiography revealed occlusion of the left middle ...
Laban Myron M - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:: This study aimed to confirm the location and degree of compromise of the subclavian vessels within the thoracic outlet during ipsilateral arm abduction in patients with clinical evidence of thoracic outlet syndrome and to identify both the physical and physiologic source of neurovascular compromise that induces the symptoms of ...
Forteza Alberto - - 2011
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Several aortic valve sparing techniques have been described for the treatment of aortic root aneurysms. We report our experience using the reimplantation technique in 120 patients. METHODS: Between March 2004 and October 2010, 120 patients with aortic root aneurysms underwent David operations. Of these, 51 were diagnosed ...
Yu Sheng-Yueh - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The present study was designed to review surgical outcomes for mycotic aneurysm of the aortic or iliac arteries at a single center. METHODS: The study was based on retrospective chart review of patients undergoing operation for mycotic aneurysm. RESULTS: From January 1998 to December 2007, 56 patients received surgical ...
Rezq Ahmed - - 2011
The number of percutaneous revascularization procedures performed for symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has significantly increased over the past several years. Traditionally, the use of percutaneous techniques were limited to certain anatomic subsets, such as stenosis or focal occlusions, with surgical treatment preferred for more extensive disease. More recently, endovascular ...
Coroleu Santiago F - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Trans-radial approach (TRA) reduces vascular access-site complications but has some technical limitations. Usually, TRA procedures are performed using 5 Fr or 6 Fr sheaths while complex interventions requiring larger sheaths are approached by trans-femoral access. METHODS: During 4 years, at 2 Institutions with high TRA use, we have attempted ...
Hadj Andrew K - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysms are a rare complication of biliary tract surgery and have an associated mortality that approaches 50%. CASE REPORT: A case of massive haemobilia caused by a hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm several months following laparoscopic cholecystectomy is described. DISCUSSION: It was successfully managed by angiographic embolisation, with the ...
Talay Sureyya - - 2011
We herein report the case of a patient demonstrating both coronary artery and peripheral artery occlusive disease with neurofibromatosis, which were successfully treated during the same session with coronary artery bypass graft surgery and a femoropopliteal bypass graft surgery procedure. The recognition of a possible association between neurofibromatosis and coronary ...
Choi Sung Hoon - - 2011
Various techniques for reconstruction after superior mesenteric-splenic-portal vein confluence resection during pancreaticoduodenectomy have been introduced. A certain kind of vascular grafting may be necessary especially when long segmental resection of superior mesenteric-splenic-portal vein confluence is required. We herein report the cases of two patients who underwent left renal vein grafting ...
Yu Hyeon - - 2011
To evaluate the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of a temporary balloon tamponade technique for managing subclavian arterial injury secondary to inadvertent central venous catheter placement. Patients with subclavian arterial injury caused by inadvertent placement of a central venous catheter (size range 7-F to 7.5-F) who were treated only with temporary ...
Suezawa Takanori - - 2011
An inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm complicated by primary aortoduodenal fistula was successfully treated by stent grafting. Pharmacotherapy with octreotide after endovascular aneurysm repair was also performed with the expectation of spontaneous and rapid closure of the fistula. Gastrointestinal endoscopy performed 10 days after endovascular aneurysm repair showed closure of the ...
Vijaynagar Badri - - 2011
The periaortitis seen with inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms usually resolves after repair by both open and endovascular techniques. Conversely, the de novo development of retroperitoneal fibrosis after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has also been rarely described, and we present a case and also review the literature. A 63-year-old man underwent ...
Jayaraj Arjun - - 2011
Cystic adventitial disease of blood vessels is a rare condition, more so when veins are involved. We report the case of a 36-year-old man who was referred to us after an intraoperative diagnosis of a left common femoral vein mass. This patient, who had a history of deep vein thrombosis ...
Hacker Robert - - 2011
In this report, we present our experience with nonresective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm in selected patients who were unsuited for other surgical approaches and would benefit from repair. Seven patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm underwent nonresective repair comprising aneurysm embolization followed by the creation of an axillary-femoral, femoral-femoral bypass ...
Feuring M - - 2011
Previous investigation revealed that age is a major risk factor for thomboembolic events. Earlier studies with thrombelastography have demonstrated procoagulant activity in elderly patients with coronary artery disease. The aim of the present study was to investigate age-related differences in the coagulation status of patients with documented coronary artery disease, ...
Gwon Dong Il - - 2011
The objective of our study was to analyze the technical and clinical outcomes of endovascular treatment of patients with extrahepatic artery hemorrhage after pancreatobiliary surgery. From January 2000 to September 2009, 27 patients who had undergone pancreaticobiliary surgery had an extrahepatic artery hemorrhage with or without a pseudoaneurysm were enrolled ...
Gariboldi Vlad - - 2011
Emergency aortic arch surgery still remains a challenge, especially in elderly patients. We report a case about the open surgical management by graft-to-endograft anastomosis of a complicated aortic arch aneurysm because of a type I endoleak after thoracic endovascular aortic repair of a chronic type B aortic dissection.
Iida Hiroshi - - 2011
We describe a simple technique for eliminating a varix on a saphenous vein graft (SVG). The SVG with varix is passed through a short section of the saphenous vein, and the varix is covered by the short cylinder of the vein. Both parts are fixed by arterial pressure, which expands ...
Takahashi K - - 2011
Kawasaki disease (KD) most frequently affects infants and young children under 5 years of age. This disease is considered a kind of systemic vasculitis syndrome, and primarily invades the medium-sized muscular arteries, including coronary arteries. Diagnosis of KD is based on characteristic clinical signs and symptoms, which are classified as ...
Davidovic Lazar - - 2011
BACKGROUND: One of the rare forms of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture is the rupture into great abdominal veins such as the inferior vein cava (IVC), the iliac veins, or the left renal vein, with the formation of direct or indirect aorto-caval fistula (ACF). The purpose of the present study ...
Bjordahl Paul M - - 2011
A 57-year-old man with premature coronary artery disease presented to the emergency department with left facial pain, numbness, and tongue swelling. The patient was found to have significant tongue necrosis, and subsequent arteriography demonstrated carotid bifurcation stenosis with embolization to the left lingual artery. The patient was successfully treated with ...
Jiang Jianjun - - 2011
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) aneurysms are rare but life-threatening entities. This study summarizes our experience in providing therapeutic management for true aneurysms of the SMA. Between February 1998 and March 2010, 10 patients were diagnosed with true SMA aneurysms in our hospital. Medical data for demographics, clinical presentation, diagnosis, aneurysm ...
van der Kolk A G - - 2011
It is still unclear whether residual defects seen after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) have clinical consequences. We investigated prevalence of residual defects in the carotid artery and their possible impact on clinical and Duplex ultrasound (DUS) follow-up. Sixty-five patients who had undergone CEA were prospectively examined with 1-3 month postoperative computed ...
Pagni Sebastian - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of thoracic aortic mobile thrombus (TAMT) is rare and is usually made after debilitating embolic events. The optimal treatment strategy is unknown. We report 14 patients with TAMT and aim to better define the role of early (less than 2 weeks) surgical thrombectomy. METHODS: Between February 1996 ...
Yarlioglues Mikail - - 2011
Coronary artery dissection is an uncommon but potentially serious complication in percutaneous coronary interventions. We treated a 53-year-old female patient with right coronary spasm, which was misdiagnosed as a coronary lesion. The coronary spasm resolved with nitrate administration, but proximal coronary dissection developed during angiography. It progressed anterograde and led ...
Kim Tae-Hoon - - 2011
Few reports have been published on the outcomes of endovascular therapy in chronic total occlusion of the aorta. Endovascular treatment was attempted in 49 patients (40 men and nine women; aged 64.1 ± 10.9 years) with infrarenal aortic occlusion between January 1995 and December 2009. The first attempt at wire ...
Coscas Raphael - - 2011
Juxtarenal aortic aneurysms (JAA) can be successfully treated by fenestrated/branched endografts (FBE), but with significant cost and a long manufacturing process. "Chimney" grafts (CG) have been advocated as a cheaper and immediately available alternative. Because scant data are available, the aim of this study was to report our early experience ...
Malik Amer M - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute ischemic stroke due to tandem occlusions of the extracranial internal carotid artery and intracranial arteries has a poor natural history. We aimed to evaluate our single-center experience with endovascular treatment of this unique stroke population. METHODS: Consecutive patients with tandem occlusions of the internal carotid artery ...
Han Daniel K - - 2011
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a rare cause of mycotic aortic aneurysms, which have been classically treated with a combination of antimycobacterial medical therapy and open surgery. Endovascular therapy has been gaining popularity as an alternative to open surgery for mycotic aneurysms. We report a case of a tuberculous mycotic aneurysm of ...
Keshelava Grigol - - 2011
Superficial venous aneurysms of the lower extremities are considered rare and their clinical significance is poorly defined. The pulmonary embolism arising from superficial venous aneurysms has been previously reported. In this article, we report two cases of great saphenous vein aneurysm that resulted in pulmonary embolism. Current treatment consists of ...
Silvestrini Mauro - - 2011
The aim of this 12-month prospective study was to establish whether severe internal carotid artery stenosis is associated with faster progression of the cognitive impairment in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Four hundred and eleven patients with AD underwent extracranial carotid Doppler ultrasound evaluation. Cerebrovascular reactivity to hypercapnia was measured ...
Dahdouh Ziad - - 2011
Some severe calcified coronary lesions may resist the advancement of the stent despite rotational atherectomy and balloon predilation, when used via the transradial approach due to a lack of support of the guiding catheter and may require switching to the femoral approach. The latter is known to have better support ...
Iida Yasunori - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Revascularization of aortic arch vessels was performed with thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) to preserve the endoprosthesis landing zone in 19 high-risk patients. METHODS: The operative procedure used was a bypass or transposition involving the common carotid and subclavian arteries. Homemade fenestrated stent-grafts, deployed in landing zone 0, were ...
Rich Norman M - - 2011
This article provides a brief historical review of treatment of vascular trauma. Although methods for ligation came into use in the second century, this knowledge was lost during the Dark Ages and did not come back until the Renaissance. Many advances in vascular surgery occurred during the Balkan Wars, World ...
Cires Giancarlo - - 2011
Treatment of complex thoracic aortic pathology increasingly requires coverage of one or more aortic arch vessels. Endovascular debranching with a chimney technique can reduce or eliminate the need for surgical bypass. In this study, we evaluate our initial experience with planned endovascular debranching of the aortic arch. During a 13-month ...
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