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Garg Nitin - - 2011
To identify factors affecting long-term outcome after open surgical reconstructions (OSR) and hybrid reconstructions (HR) for chronic venous obstructions. Retrospective review of clinical data of 60 patients with 64 OSR or HR for chronic obstruction of iliofemoral (IF) veins or inferior vena cava (IVC) between January 1985 and September 2009. ...
Clarençon Frédéric - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to present the long-term clinical and angiographic follow-up (FU) in 26 consecutive patients with giant/large aneurysms (G/LAs) of the internal carotid artery (ICA) treated by parent artery occlusion (PAO). METHODS: Twenty-two of 26 G/LAs of the ICA were treated by PAO when a ...
Silvestrini Mauro - - 2011
the effectiveness of different treatments for internal carotid artery (ICA) dissection has not been well defined. Lack of early prognostic indicators may represent a major problem in adequately identifying the most appropriate option for treatment. This study aimed at evaluating the influence of patients' vascular risk profiles and of early ...
Mimoun Lea - - 2010
Aims To better characterize patients with Marfan syndrome who have survived an acute aortic dissection and to estimate the risks of events in the descending aorta. Up until now, this portion of the aorta has not been well studied but is gaining importance due to improved patient survival. Methods and ...
Harrison G J - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: There are potential benefits of percutaneous over open femoral access for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Subsequent arterial closure using percutaneous devices is costly, whilst open repair risks potential wound complications and delayed discharge. The technique of fascial closure has perceived advantages but its efficacy is unclear. The aim of ...
Tsilimparis N - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Mural thrombus of the thoracic aorta is a rare clinical finding in the absence of aneurysm or atherosclerosis. METHODS: The medical records of all patients diagnosed with a thrombus of a non-aneurysmatic and non-atherosclerotic descending thoracic aorta (NAADTA) and treated by the senior author between 04/1997 and 04/2010 were ...
Forlee M V - - 2012
Aortic arch pathology requiring surgery most often affects elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities and represents a significant challenge to both patient and surgeon. This case report describes the repair of an 8.2 cm aortic arch aneurysm arising at the origin of the left subclavian artery using a combined endovascular and open ...
Kulik Alexander - - 2010
clopidogrel inhibits intimal hyperplasia in animal studies and therefore may reduce saphenous vein graft (SVG) intimal hyperplasia after coronary artery bypass grafting. The Clopidogrel After Surgery for Coronary Artery DiseasE (CASCADE) study was undertaken to evaluate whether the addition of clopidogrel to aspirin inhibits SVG disease after coronary artery bypass ...
Jim Jeffrey - - 2011
Traditional open repair of distal arch aortic aneurysms requires a two-stage procedure associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The introduction of thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair has created a less invasive option to complete the second stage of the repair after proximal elephant trunk creation. The present study reports a series ...
Tan Hua-Qiao - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of endovascular treatment of large or giant intracranial aneurysms with the Willis covered stent. Nineteen patients, each with a large or giant intracranial aneurysm, were treated with the Willis covered stent. Of these 19 aneurysms, 6 were ...
Wu L - - 2011
Zoledronate has been reported to inhibit the proliferation, adhesion and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells. In the present study, we assessed whether systemic and local delivery of zoledronate would be sufficient to prevent intimal hyperplasia. Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned into four groups: non-treated group, systemic zoledronate-treated group, ...
Laganà D - - 2010
PURPOSE: This study sought to assess the effectiveness of rotational thrombectomy (RT) with the Rotarex device in the treatment of thrombotic occlusions in native arteries, by-pass grafts, stents and stent-grafts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over the last 4 years, 22 patients (14 men and 8 women; mean age 62.6 years) affected ...
Rojas-Pena Alvaro - - 2011
Endoscopic vein harvesting systems have grown in popularity and are becoming the gold standard for coronary artery bypass grafting. Although a consensus is present that endoscopic vessel harvesting minimizes wound complications, long-term graft patency remains a concern. It has been proposed that endoscopic vessel harvesting affects graft patency because of ...
Butera Gianfranco - - 2010
We report on three cases of primary endovascular bare stenting for native aortic coarctation complicated by aortic aneurysm or in-stent stenosis because of neointimal proliferation that were successfully treated by covered stent. These cases show how the deployment of a covered stent may be a safe and definitive therapeutical option ...
David Tirone E - - 2010
This study was undertaken to examine clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of aortic valve-sparing operations to treat aortic root aneurysms. From May 1988 to December 2007, a total of 228 patients underwent reimplantation of the aortic valve, and 61 underwent remodeling of the aortic root. Patients were followed up prospectively and ...
de Donato G - - 2010
The most efficient treatment for acute arterial embolism is operative embolectomy using Fogarty's balloon catheter, especially if a single large artery is involved. Unfortunately, although the early surgical success of arterial thromboembolectomy often seems acceptable, the early clinical outcome still remains unsatisfactory. This may be related to the incomplete restoration ...
Bassin Levi - - 2010
Cannulation of the axillary artery for cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) avoids manipulation of an atherosclerotic, aneurysmal, or dissected ascending aorta. Advantages include: low risk of atheroemboli, low risk of malperfusion in dissections, and facilitates selective antegrade cerebral perfusion (SACP) during hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA). A single surgeon's seven year experience of ...
Saratzis Athanasios - - 2010
Popliteal artery aneurysm (PAA), despite being rare, is the most common peripheral aneurysm. It can present as acute thrombosis and occlusion of the aneurysmal segment, and distal embolization, causing either chronic or acute limb ischemia. It has traditionally been treated with open surgical reconstruction. Endovascular repair of PAAs has recently ...
Tsagakis Konstantinos - - 2010
In acute type A aortic dissection, the extension of repair to downstream aorta has been controversially discussed. We present the early results of a multicenter study using a hybrid stent graft prosthesis. Between January 2005 and January 2010, the data from 191 patients after combined proximal aortic replacement and antegrade ...
Wang Yue - - 2010
High mortality and morbidity rates are associated with the conventional surgery for aortic arch aneurysm because of cardiopulmonary bypass and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. In this report, we describe a "hybrid" treatment for aortic arch aneurysm that combines the surgical debranching procedure and the stenting technique. A surgical bypass graft ...
Lönn L - - 2010
In all fields of surgery there is a trend towards less invasive procedures reducing hospital stay, complications and mortality. Open surgery in the treatment of aortic diseases is gradually less applied, and instead endovascular aortic repair - EVAR - is a widely accepted treatment modality of today. The traditional approach ...
Williams Matthew L - - 2010
Aortic dissection as a complication of cardiac surgery is a rare but often lethal event. We sought to determine the frequency of this complication in the STS (Society of Thoracic Surgeons) database as well as the outcomes of patients who suffer intraoperative aortic dissection. We then developed a model to ...
Sun Jack C J - - 2010
Routine use of postoperative aspirin after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) reduces graft failure and cardiovascular events. The efficacy and safety of adding clopidogrel to aspirin for the prevention of graft failure and cardiovascular events after CABG are unknown. We performed a pilot study measuring safety and efficacy outcomes of ...
Scarinci A - - 2010
Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) represents a devastating complication after liver transplantation (LT), occurring in 1.6%-9.2% of adult recipients. Treatments of HAT include thrombectomy and thrombolysis (with or without redo of the arterial anastomosis), percutaneous thrombolysis through an angiogram, liver retransplantation, and clinical observation. We retrospectively analyzed data from 739 adult ...
Tanaka Keita - - 2010
We describe two cases of venous reconstruction after radial artery (RA) harvesting for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Patient 1, a 70-year-old man who underwent CABG 16 years earlier, presented with acute posterolateral myocardial infarction caused by total occlusion of the saphenous vein graft (SVG). RA grafting was considered ideal, ...
Nienaber Christoph A - - 2010
Endovascular stent grafting represents a novel concept for type B aortic dissection both in the acute and subacute/chronic setting, with an unknown effect on outcomes. In a prospective trial 140 patients with stable type B dissection were randomly subjected to elective stent-graft placement in addition to optimal medical therapy (n ...
Greenberg Roy - - 2010
Endovascular management of thoracoabdominal aneurysms has been studied since 2001, with marked advances allowing for the treatment of complex anatomic situations including chronic aortic dissections, tortuous anatomy, and extensive aneurysms that involve the visceral segment, aortic arch, and iliacs as well. However, the technology is not widely disseminated, and a ...
Zheng Min-Wen - - 2010
ObjectiveTo analyze the imaging characteristics of coronary arteries with total occlusion (TO) lesions shown by dual-source computed tomography CT (DSCT) coronary angiography. MethodThe clinical data of patients who were diagnosed as coronary heart disease together with total occlusion lesions between March 2008 and March 2010 were retrospectively analyzed. ResultsIn a ...
Santana Alfredo Nicodemos Cruz - - 2010
Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) can cause endothelial cell damage and thromboembolic events. Nevertheless, there have been few studies on the pulmonary microcirculation--small and medium-sized pulmonary arteries (SMSPA)--in patients with WG. The objective of this study was to quantify fibrin thrombi in the SMSPA of patients with WG. We analyzed 24 SMSPA ...
Sandercock Peter - - 2010
Thromboembolism resulting from complex atheromatous plaque formation at the origin of the internal carotid artery is a common cause of ischemic stroke. In appropriately selected patients, plaque removal by carotid endarterectomy is of substantial net benefit. Endovascular stenting appears less "invasive" than endarterectomy,but is the former as safe and effective ...
Jung Yun Seok - - 2010
Various postoperative complications have been reported after the use of tension-free vaginal tapes (TVT). The transobturator approach was introduced to minimize the potential complications. The next generation of recently introduced TVT-SECUR is intended to minimize the incidence of complications. Herein we report a case of internal pudendal artery injury sustained ...
Kim Jeong-Min - - 2010
We report a rare case of pseudoaneurysm of the inferior epigastric artery and inguinal hematoma extending to the scrotum following the removal of a femoral venous catheter in a 24-year-old male patient undergoing two consecutive neurosurgical procedures.
Pyysalo L M - - 2010
Long-term follow-up studies after endovascular treatment for intracranial aneurysm are still rare and inconclusive. The aim of this study was to assess long-term clinical and angiographic outcome of patients with endovascularly treated aneurysms. The Clinical outcome of all 185 patients with endovascularly treated aneurysms were analyzed and 77 out of ...
Pollock Glen A - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE:: Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) related to arteriovenous malformation (AVM) rupture is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Intraventricular tPA has been used to treat spontaneous IVH. We demonstrate the successful application of endovascular occlusion to seal the rupture site of an AVM followed by intraventricular tPA. CLINICAL PRESENTATION:: ...
Riambau Vincent - - 2011
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair is increasingly becoming the standard treatment of many thoracic aortic pathologies. New reliable and accurate stent grafts are emerging to widen the endovascular treatment options. We report the results of RELAY (Bolton Medical, Barcelona, Spain) in the large RELAY Endovascular Registry for Thoracic Disease (RESTORE) European ...
Herrera Diego A - - 2011
To describe the clinical and angiographic results of endovascular therapy for traumatic injuries of the extracranial carotid artery. The clinical and angiographic features of 36 traumatic injuries of the carotid artery during a 12-year period were reviewed. There were 35 male patients (97.2%) and 1 female patient (2.8%) with an ...
Tanaka Makiko - - 2010
Moyamoya vessels, which form a fragile collateral vascular network at the base of the brain, are associated with moyamoya disease and moyamoya syndrome. The mechanisms involved in their development remain unknown. This study evaluated the angiographic findings of the collateral vasculature in patients with moyamoya vessels secondary to atherosclerotic middle ...
Malik Zeeshan Z Imperial College London, Department of Vascular Surgery, Charing Cross Hospital, London, - - 2011
Ambiguity in the literature concerning potential benefits of carotid artery stenting (CAS) as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) necessitated a 5-year Delphi-type survey, gauging the changing views over this period of relevant experts undertaking carotid intervention. Delphi surveys performed in 2004 and 2009 involved 2 rounds of questions combined ...
Ferro Carlo - - 2010
We describe a case of endovascular treatment in a 64-year-old woman affected by a penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU) of the abdominal aorta with a 26-mm pseudoaneurysm involving the celiac trunk (CT) origin and with superior mesenteric artery (SMA) occlusion in the first 30 mm. The patient underwent stenting to treat the ...
Mastroroberto Pasquale - - 2011
Patent false lumen after surgery for acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD) influences the outcome with increased risk of aortic rupture and visceral malperfusion. We report a case of a patient previously operated on for aortic valve repair and replacement of the ascending aorta because of AAAD, presenting at follow-up ...
Smith Lee B LB MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Unit, The Queen's Medical Research Institute, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, UK. - - 2011
The vascular type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS IV) is an autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by thin translucent skin and extensive bruising. Patients with EDS IV have reduced life expectancy (median 45-50 years) due to spontaneous rupture of arteries (particularly large arteries) or bowel. EDS IV results from mutation of the COL3A1 ...
Lim Chris - - 2010
The diagnosis of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is not always readily apparent on coronary angiography. Even if the diagnosis is suspected, angiography often conveys limited information about the underlying pathology, much of which is crucial for successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Due to the dissection flap and the resultant ...
Peng Li-Qing - - 2010
Pulmonary artery dissection is a rare but life-threatening disease, which has mainly been diagnosed at postmortem examination rather than in living patients. Herein we report an unusual case of pulmonary artery dissection involving the right and left pulmonary arteries with Eisenmenger syndrome confirmed by multidetector computed tomography (CT) and echocardiography ...
Akin Ibrahim - - 2010
Aortic dissection is an uncommon but highly lethal condition with a mortality rate of 1-2% per hour within the first 24 h when the ascending aorta is affected and remains a surgical domain. For the treatment of type B aortic dissection, however, endovascular techniques became available recently and are increasingly ...
Haddad Nabil J - - 2010
The prevalence of fistulous connection between arteriovenous graft (AVG) and an adjacent vein resulting in graft-vein fistula (GVF) formation is not established. AVG venous outflow stenosis along with repeated and traumatic cannulation is likely major contributing factor of this complication. Detection and resolution of venous outflow stenosis may be the ...
Chen Yong-Liang - - 2010
The resection and reconstruction of the hepatic artery is often required in radical surgery for hilar cholangiocarcinoma. In this study, we report our experience in performing arterioportal shunting as an alternative for the arterial reconstruction. Four patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma underwent extended left hepatectomy and caudate lobectomy combined with en ...
Li Chunjian - - 2010
A rapamycin-eluting stent was dislodged during attempt of implantation at the proximal right coronary artery, which was found by fluoroscopy to have migrated into the anterior trunk of the left renal artery. We chose a 5 mm diameter Amplatz gooseneck snare and successfully retrieved the lost stent from the lodging ...
Georgiadis George S - - 2010
Very few studies have addressed the repair of autogenous and prosthetic-related false arteriovenous access (AVA) aneurysms in hemodialysis patients. Surgical management of complicated AVA-related aneurysms remains the gold standard method although covered stents have recently been introduced for the exclusion of such aneurysms, offering a minimally invasive therapy. In this ...
Pakosz-Golanowsha Monika - - 2010
Arterial complications continue to be a major source of morbidity, graft loss and mortality after liver transplantation (OLT). In this study we analyzed the incidence, treatment and outcome of arterial complications in patients who underwent OLT in our center. Between February 2002 and May 2009, 210 whole-organ OLTs were performed ...
Hynes B G - - 2010
Endovascular renal artery stent therapy for atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (RAS) is associated with excellent acute technical success, low complication rates and acceptable long-term patency. However, the clinical benefits to patients of renal artery stenting remain uncertain. To facilitate debate regarding the treatment of RAS, we need to understand the ...
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