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Kleinbongard Petra P FRCP, Institut für Pathophysiologie, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Hufelandstr. 55, 45122 Essen, Germany. - - 2011
Stent implantation into atherosclerotic plaques releases, apart from particulate debris, soluble substances that contribute to impaired microvascular perfusion. To quantify the release of vasoconstrictors and to determine the efficacy of coronary dilators to attenuate their action. Using a distal protection/aspiration device, coronary arterial blood was retrieved before and during stenting ...
Hatoya Singo - - 2011
A 3-year-old, spayed female miniature dachshund was presented for vomiting and anorexia. Thoracic radiographs and CT scan revealed abnormal pulmonary opacities at bilateral caudal lobe. Cytological analysis of the pulmonary mass revealed the presence of large lymphohistiocytic cells and small lymphocytes with occasional neutrophils and plasma cells. An open lung ...
Ogata Hiroshi - - 2010
We tried L-arginine for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension secondary to pulmonary embolism. The plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level inversely correlated with the plasma concentration of L-arginine. After oral supplementation of L-arginine, patient's symptoms (shortness of breath and general malaise), state of congestive heart failure, and exercise capacity all ...
Heper Gulumser - - 2010
A rare case of a 54-year-old woman with absence of congenital posterior mitral leaflet, moderate mitral insufficiency, and large secundum-type atrial septal defect is reported. Two-dimensional color Doppler and transesophageal echocardiography revealed complete absence of the posterior mitral leaflet, a thick muscular formation replacing the posterior leaflet, a 3.3-cm secundum ...
Chen Jimei - - 2011
Transposition of the great arteries with a ventricular septal defect and an associated aortopulmonary window is a rare anatomic combination having a high risk for pulmonary hypertension. Arterial switch with closure of the ventricular septal defect and repair of the aortopulmonary window is the procedure of choice, but a postoperative ...
Hao Xing-Hai - - 2010
Patients with coronary artery disease and atrial septal defect may have unique clinical characters. We describe an off-pump combined approach for intraoperative device closure of atrial septal defect during coronary artery bypass grafting.
Raffa Giuseppe M - - 2010
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) have been reported to be involved in numerous cardiovascular diseases. The study aim was to monitor the circulating plasma levels of these peptides in patients affected by aortic disease, and to identify any changes in such levels after surgical treatment. A total of ...
Kashour Tarek S - - 2010
Percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defect (ASD II) is considered the treatment of choice in the majority of cases. Interrupted inferior vena cava with azygos continuation can make delivery of the occluder difficult or not possible. Transjugular, transhepatic approach or surgery can be the alternative. We present the case ...
Oto Ali - - 2011
Objective:  Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) has been shown to be an effective treatment in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) who are refractory to medical treatment. We describe an alternative approach for septal ablation with glue (cyanoacrylate), which is particularly useful in patients with the collateral formation to the right ...
Hashidomi Hiroshi - - 2011
Microcatheters are often used for percutaneous coronary intervention via the retrograde approach through a collateral channel for chronic total occlusion lesions. Recently, we encountered an alarming case in which a septal collateral artery was dilated after the removal of a microcatheter. This dilated septal artery ruptured spontaneously and resulted in ...
Cui Yong-Chao - - 2010
Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) and coronary artery disease (CAD) have unique clinical manifestation due to the coexistence of intracardiac anomalies and CAD. Case reports are rare in surgical management of CHD combined with CAD. Our goal is to study the outcome of surgical intervention of CHD and CAD ...
Shinohara Gen - - 2010
A 5-month-old boy was presented for surgical repair of scimitar syndrome associated with right lung hyperplasia, severe pulmonary hypertension, ventricular septal defect (VSD), and atrial septal defect. The calculated shunt fraction (Qp/Qs) was 3.1:1.0, pulmonary vascular resistance was 4.6, and the perfusion lung scan showed a marked decrease (11%) in ...
Perez Leandro - - 2011
We present a case of a 65-year-old man who presented with atrial flutter and dilation of right heart was noted on transthoracic echocardiography. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a large sinus venosus atrial septal defect close to superior vena cava and anomalous connection of right superior pulmonary vein. Additionally, real time three-dimensional ...
Khositseth Anant - - 2010
We present a 10-month-old boy with cyanosis. This is a rare case of pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect (VSD), major aorto-pulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) to the right lung with absent native right pulmonary artery (RPA) in association with anomalous left pulmonary artery (LPA) from the ascending aorta (AAo). Echocardiography was ...
Carotti Adriano - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Identification of variables influencing surgical outcome in patients treated for pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries. METHODS: A total of 90 consecutive patients (median age, 12 months; range, 20 days to 35 years), who had primarily undergone either 1-stage unifocalization (n = 69) or palliation to ...
Kerkar Prafulla G - - 2010
To assess the immediate and mid-term outcome of transcatheter closure (TCC) using the first-generation Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO) in patients with ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SOVA). Ruptured SOVA is a rare cardiac shunt lesion, with scant data about its TCC. Twenty patients (8 females and 12 males) aged 17-52 ...
Rao Prasanna Simha Mohan - - 2010
Closure of ventricular septal defect (VSD) in children with elevated pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality with pulmonary hypertensive (PH) episodes being a major postoperative problem. Flap valved closure of VSD is reported to decrease morbidity and mortality. We report our experience of closure of ...
López-Fernández Teresa - - 2011
A 26-year-old woman presented with acute hemolysis 1 month after percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect. Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography was used to establish the diagnosis of a fistula from the aorta, toward the device and both atria. The patient required urgent surgical correction. Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects ...
Ando Makoto - - 2010
BACKGROUND: An additional malformation of the atrioventricular valve is occasionally encountered in patients with complete atrioventricular septal defect, and this may compromise accurate correction. METHODS: We reviewed 138 patients undergoing complete repair with two-patch technique between 1992 and 2008. The mean age was 7.1 + or - 8.3 months, and ...
Kaya Mehmet Gungor - - 2010
We report the case of a 38-year-old man with a long-standing history of a small ventricular septal defect presented with chest pain. Electrocardiography revealed sinus rhythm, ST-segment elevation in leads V1-6. The chest X-ray showed mild cardiomegaly. He underwent cardiac catheterisation laboratory to primary coronary angioplasty. Coronary angiography showed normal ...
Ramakrishnan Sivasubramanian - - 2010
Right pulmonary artery-left atrial communication is a rare anomaly and is characterized by significant cyanosis and normal auscultation of the heart. Interventional closure of the fistula using occluder devices and coils have been rarely reported. We report an easy method of closure of the communication through trans-septal approach using an ...
Grossfeld Paul - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To perform surgical closure of a clinically significant arterial duct on children in a third world country. BACKGROUND: An arterial duct is one of the most common congenital cardiac defects. Large arterial ducts can cause significant pulmonary overcirculation, causing symptoms of congestive cardiac failure, ultimately resulting in premature death. ...
Tirilomis Theodor - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Correction of tetralogy of Fallot has excellent long-term results. The present retrospective study investigates the indications for reoperation late after corrective surgery. METHODS: Data from 914 consecutive cases who underwent correction of tetralogy of Fallot in our department between 1960 and 2002 were retrospectively reviewed and analysed. In 91 ...
Kim Young-Hwue - - 2010
We report a woman with atrial septal defect and severe pulmonary hypertension with 25.0 Wood unit.m(2) of indexed total pulmonary vascular resistance. She underwent successful corrective repair of atrial septal defect after 2 years of treatment with sildenafil, and has been monitored for 4 years after repair. This case supports ...
Hu Shengshou - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Biventricular repair of double-outlet right ventricle (DORV) with noncommitted ventricular septal defect (VSD) or subpulmonary VSD, associated with pulmonary stenosis, remains controversial. The usual technique, Rastelli or r?paration ? l'?tage ventriculaire (REV) procedure, may not meet a perfect biventricular outflow tract reconstruction in terms of hemodynamic performance and long-term ...
Mehta Nishaki Kiran - - 2010
Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SOVA) is a rare albeit well-described entity and coexisting defects like ventricular septal defect, aortic regurgitation and, infrequently, atrial septal defect (ASD) have been reported. Until recently, open surgical closure with cardiopulmonary bypass was the mainstay of treatment. However, transcatheter closure of isolated ruptured SOVA ...
Viaene Dries - - 2010
Although surgery is the gold standard, percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD) is gaining popularity. Nonoperative device closure is applicable only to secundum defects with appropriate anatomic characteristics. A 27-year-old man was referred for closure of a symptomatic secundum type ASD and suffered from a dramatic change in ...
Sanchez O - - 2010
Little is known about residual abnormalities after pulmonary embolism (PE). To assess risk factors and the clinical significance of perfusion defects in patients with PE. Consecutive patients receiving at least 3 months of anticoagulant for an acute PE were included in a prospective cohort study. Ventilation/perfusion lung scan, echocardiography, 6-min ...
Chang Guangqi - - 2010
We report a successful endovascular repair of a type B aortic dissection (TB-AD) with a ventricular septal defect (VSD) occluder. In a 39-year-old male patient with TB-AD, the proximal entry tear was 5 mm distal to the orifice of the left subclavian artery (LSA). Ascending aorta-left common carotid artery (LCCA)-LSA ...
Santoro Giuseppe - - 2010
A critical infant with unrestrictive ventricular septal defect and absence of the left pulmonary artery underwent transcatheter re-canalization of the occluded arterial duct-left pulmonary artery complex and surgical banding of the right pulmonary artery. After this hybrid approach, the baby was discharged under mild anticongestive therapy in view of a ...
Vodiskar Janez - - 2010
Biventricular repair of hearts with left atrial isomerism often necessitates complex atrial and ventricular baffle procedures. We analysed our experience with an accent on baffle techniques. From 1997 until 2008, 12 patients (four male) with left atrial isomerism received biventricular repair. Their median age at surgery was 9 (range: 1-24) ...
Wu Mei-Hwan - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence at live birth of congenital heart disease (CHD) in Taiwan. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with CHD born from 2000 to 2006 were identified from National Health Insurance databases. RESULTS: CHD prevalence was 13.08 per 1000 live births: 12.05 (simple, 10.53; severe, 1.51) in male infants and ...
Muramatsu Yukako - - 2010
Loeys-Dietz Syndrome (LDS) is an autosomal dominant aortic aneurysm syndrome with multisystem involvement, caused by heterozygous mutations of transforming growth factor beta receptor type 1 (TGFBR1) or type 2 (TGFBR2) genes. We report on a neonate with the disorder caused by a known TGFBR2 mutation, who developed neonatal-onset progressive dilation ...
Novero Levi J - - 2010
Supravalvar mitral ring (SVMR) is a rare cause of congenital mitral stenosis. It can occur in isolation but often coexists with other cardiac anomalies, such as a ventricular septal defect or left-sided obstructive lesions. Conversely, a complete atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) is a much more common anomaly. An AVSD may ...
Devaney Eric J - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The combination of an atrioventricular septal defect with a common atrioventricular junction guarded by a common valve, and double-outlet right ventricle, is a rare lesion that presents a challenge for surgical repair. This report describes our surgical approach and results in 16 patients undergoing biventricular repair for such a ...
Xhabija Nereida - - 2010
A Gerbode-type defect is a ventricular septal defect communicating directly between the left ventricle and right atrium. It is usually congenital, but rarely is acquired, as a complication of endocarditis. This can be anatomically possible because the normal tricuspid valve is more apically displaced than the mitral valve. However, identification ...
Biniwale Reshma M - - 2010
Interatrial septal hematoma is a very rare complication after mitral valve surgery. Unusually, it is the result of aortic valve disease, including aortic dissection. We report a case wherein interatrial septal hematoma followed minimally invasive aortic valve replacement in a 68-year-old woman. The hematoma was recognized upon intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, ...
Jahrome A Kh - - 2010
A 41-year-old woman was treated with a Figulla (Occlutec, Helsingborg, Sweden) atrial septum occluder device with no intraprocedural complications. Five months later, dislocation of the device in the abdominal aorta was detected. The occluder device was located at the level of the celiac axis, nearly obstructing the entire aorta. Owing ...
Singhi Anil Kumar - - 2010
Pulmonary edema after device closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) is a rare complication. We present illustrative images of a case of pulmonary edema after device closure of ASD in a 53 year old adult. Older patients undergoing ASD closure can benefit from their left atrial and left ventricular end ...
Macedo Paula G - - 2010
Accessory pathway (AP) ablation is one of the most satisfying invasive electrophysiology procedures associated with high success rates and relatively few complications. Nevertheless, when APs are found on the cardiac septum, ablative procedures become complex, and unique pitfalls need to be avoided.These difficulties with septal ablation are magnified in the ...
Utsunomiya Makoto - - 2010
The retrograde approach is an effective therapeutic strategy for chronic total occlusion (CTO) intervention. In CTO cases, the retrograde approach from the opposite coronary artery is not always applicable. In certain left anterior descending (LAD) CTO cases, the distal LAD is filled from the septal channel where it is supplied ...
Aboulhosn Jamil - - 2010
We report the case of a 30 year-old male with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, atrial, and ventricular septal defects (VSD), and pulmonary stenosis. He previously underwent three palliative surgical procedures before undergoing intracardiac repair at age 20 with a left ventricular to pulmonary artery (LV-PA) conduit, VSD ...
Gadhinglajkar Shrinivas - - 2010
Superior type of sinus venosus atrial septal defect (SVASD) is invariably associated with the unroofing of right upper pulmonary vein (RUPV). Warden procedure and pericardial patch repair with rerouting of the RUPV are commonly performed operations for the superior SVASD. Both operations involve the risk of obstruction to the flow ...
Tongsong Theera - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of the complete three-vessel view (c3VV) in assessment of fetuses with prenatally diagnosed congenital heart defects (CHD). METHODS: Fetuses with prenatal suspicion of CHD were prospectively recruited into the study. All examinations included a c3VV for assessment of abnormalities in alignment, arrangement, vessel size, number ...
Rajeshkannan Ramiah - - 2010
The purposes of this article are to describe the technical factors in performing 64-MDCT of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD), to describe the anatomic variations in pulmonary arterial circulation and other associated anomalies, and to describe the postoperative evaluation of this condition. The management of this complex condition ...
Furlanetto Gláucio - - 2010
We applied successfully, a new surgical technique, in two children with transposition of the great arteries with ventricular septal defect and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, that utilized aortic translocation with the aortic valve and the coronary arteries to the left ventricle, after correction of left outflow tract obstruction and ...
Luckie Matthew - - 2010
The right parasternal view is conventionally used to assess the aortic valve and the ascending aorta. We describe two cases in which the right parasternal view was helpful in assessment of the interatrial septum and the detection of atrial septal defects (ASD), including one case in which this view confirmed ...
Alahmar Albert - - 2009
Chronic total occlusions constitute about one-third of all coronary artery lesions, and remains a significant challenge for the interventionist. Over the last few years, several new developments have emerged. The retrograde approach is one of those new developments and certainly, in experienced hands, has improved success rates significantly. This approach, ...
Park Hyo Eun - - 2009
We describe a 42-year-old man who presented as life-threatening sepsis and septic shock with multiple septic pulmonary embolism and septic pneumonia due to pulmonary valve endocarditis. The patient had history of untreated ventricular septal defect (VSD) and complained of severe dyspnea and orthopnea. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms revealed severe pulmonary ...
Duygu Hamza - - 2011
We report an asymptomatic embolization of an Amplatzer atrial septal closure device into the main pulmonary artery detected by routine postinterventional transthoracic echocardiography 24h after implantation.
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