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Fujisawa Y - - 2009
The authors present a case report of a 79-year-old man with insufficient cardiac contractile function who underwent endovascular stent-grafting for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Thirty months later, the aneurysm ruptured into the inferior vena cava and subsequently formed an aortocaval fistula caused by migration of the stent-graft. Urgent secondary endovascular ...
Suri M Fareed K - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Intracranial stenosis is one of the most common disease entities encountered by neurointerventionists. The physical and hemodynamic properties of the lesion are determined by the experience of the clinician. Computerized analysis may provide more accurate values of these parameters which can be used during the procedure for improving patient ...
Kaneko Kazuyoshi - - 2009
A 78-year-old man who had been treated with maintenance hemodialysis for chronic renal failure was admitted with severe edema in left arm for 1 month. Venous angiography showed a severe stenosis in left innominate vein, then, he underwent percutaneous balloon angioplasty and venous stenting (Wall Stent RP). His arm edema ...
Adel Joseph G - - 2009
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has evolved as a minimally invasive alternative to carotid endarterectomy, particularly among patients with prior neck surgery or external beam radiation for malignancy. Restenosis after CAS remains low yet is typically due to neointimal hyperplasia and manifests within the first 2 years after stent placement. We ...
Timmins Lucas H - - 2008
The biomechanical interaction of stents and the arteries into which they are deployed is a potentially important consideration for long-term success. Adverse arterial reactions to excessive stress and the resulting damage have been linked to the development of restenosis. Complex geometric features often encountered in these procedures can confound treatment. ...
Ferenc Miroslaw - - 2008
AIMS: We investigated whether routine T-stenting reduces restenosis of the side branch as compared with provisional T-stenting in patients with de novo coronary bifurcation lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our randomized study assigned 101 patients with a coronary bifurcation lesion to routine T-stenting with sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in both branches and ...
Michaluk Brian T - - 2009
Evolution of endoluminal technologies, enhanced stent designs, and smaller delivery systems have increased the potential for using covered stents to treat the spectrum of traumatic arterial injuries. Improved stent-graft flexibility, reduced fracture potential, and a greater variety of lengths and diameters have increased the versatility for use in axillary and ...
Molony David S - - 2008
PURPOSE: To compare the function of 2 stent-graft designs for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. METHODS: Computational fluid dynamics was used to investigate the performance of a conventional stent-graft versus one with a novel tapered configuration (equal area ratios at the inlet and bifurcation). Idealized geometries (uniplanar) were formed first ...
Kawasaki Ryota - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to retrospectively assess the safety and efficacy of endovascular treatment for branch stenosis or obstruction after branched graft replacement in patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm or aortic arch aneurysm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven patients (all men; median age, 62 years; age range, 19-79 ...
Dudina A L - - 2008
We describe the case of an 18 year old lady who presented with chest pain, breathlessness and hypertension. The initial diagnosis of renal artery stenosis, while correct, was incomplete. The finding of a reduced right radial pulse suggested the possibility of a large vessel vasculitis. She was also found to ...
Ahmar Walid - - 2008
We report a case of successful transradial retrieval of a dislodged and mechanically distorted coronary artery stent from the left main stem in an elderly male. Transradial percutaneous coronary intervention was undertaken to reconstruct a lesion in the left circumflex artery complicated by stent dislodgement. A microsnare was used to ...
García-García Héctor M - - 2008
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: At present, the effect of paclitaxel on tissue structure at the edges of Taxus(R) stents is unknown. The objective of this study was to investigate in vivo the temporal changes occurring at the edges of paclitaxel-eluting stents using intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency (IVUS-RF) data analysis. METHODS: The study ...
Bicknell Colin - - 2008
PURPOSE: To present a technique that addresses the problem of passing guiding catheters through a stent-graft fenestration and into the target orifice over the wire within the visceral vessel when the fenestration is remote from the top cap. TECHNIQUE: A compliant molding balloon is introduced into the main body of ...
Xu Shang Dong - - 2009
Open stent-graft has been used in the treatment of aortic dissection in recent years. Two device related complications happened in two patients. One was stenosis of the true lumen in the descending aorta caused by infolding of the distal end of the stent-graft immediately after its deployment. The other one ...
Sze Daniel Y - - 2008
Excessive shunting through transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) can cause life-threatening hepatic encephalopathy and insufficiency. Intentional reduction of flow may be effective but difficult to control. The present report describes refinements of the parallel stent/stent-graft technique of flow reduction that is adjustable in either direction. Six patients underwent TIPS reduction ...
Choi Jin Woo - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: In conjunction with intravenous and/or intra-arterial thrombolysis, adjuvant revascularization of intracranial artery occlusion by angioplasty vs. stenting remains controversial. We evaluated outcome in patients with intracranial occlusion after angioplasty and/or stenting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-three patients who underwent angioplasty or stenting (17 stenting and 16 angioplasty) for intracranial arterial ...
Wanke Isabel - - 2008
Treatment of wide-necked aneurysms by endovascular coil embolization usually requires mechanical aids in order to protect the parent artery from occlusion due to extension of coils or thrombosis. Endovascular stents are one tool that can be deployed to solve this essentially mechanical problem. The effect of a stent placed in ...
van den Berg J C - - 2008
This paper deals with the treatment of acute neurological complications that may occur during carotid angioplasty with stenting. Endovascular 'neurorescue' techniques include mechanical thrombus removal (using retrieval devices, aspiration catheters, and wire or balloon fragmentation) and local and intra-arterial thrombolysis. The treatment of acute thrombosis and dissection during carotid artery ...
Bhatt Archit - - 2009
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Treatment of symptomatic chronic totally occluded carotid artery has been limited to medical management. An ongoing clinical trial is examining the role of extracranial to intracranial bypass surgery in select patients with impaired cerebrovascular reserve based on PET imaging parameters. We describe a case utilizing stenting and ...
Montorsi Piero - - 2010
BACKGROUND: A controversial aspect of carotid artery stenting (CAS) is the placement of a stent with or without predilation. The study was designed to test the hypothesis that direct stenting (DS) was not inferior to CAS with predilation. METHODS: Elective CAS with filter protection was performed in 205 consecutive, unselected ...
Neglén Peter - - 2008
Arterial stenting across joints is not recommended because of increased risk of in-stent focal neointimal hyperplasia and compression or fracture of the stent by joint motion with decreased long-term patency. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of placing stents in the venous system across the inguinal ...
Bosiers Marc - - 2008
The importance of angioplasty and stenting in the treatment of carotid artery disease cannot be underestimated. Successful carotid stenting does not only depend on the operator's skills and experience but also on an adequate selection of cerebral protection devices, and carotid stents can help avoid neurological complications. A broad spectrum ...
Santoro Giuseppe - - 2008
Bilateral arterial ducts feeding discontinuous pulmonary arteries are a very rare anatomic arrangement in complex heart malformations with pulmonary atresia. In this setting, neonatal ductal closure may result in abrupt pulmonary hypoperfusion and life-threatening systemic hypoxia. In high-risk patients, percutaneous arterial duct stenting might be an engaging and cost-effective alternative ...
Kim Jason K - - 2008
We report a deployment technique that eliminates "watermelon seeding" of the "giant" Palmaz stent in the treatment of type IA endoleak after endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair. A 5010 Palmaz stent (Cordis Corp, Miami Lakes, Fla) is asymmetrically hand-crimped on an appropriately sized valvuloplasty balloon that assures that the proximal (cranial) ...
Gordon Brent M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Covered stents may be desirable for stenting of coarctations. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the ability of Atrium expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)-covered stents to be implanted and then serially dilated to the size of the adjacent aorta during a rapid growth period in swine. METHODS: Eight Yorkshire pigs (7 females) with a ...
Sparman A - - 2008
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a novel procedure to Barbadian healthcare. Only one centre in Barbados provides PTCA and stenting. This is a retrospective study aimed at describing the initial results of coronary angioplasty and stenting in the first 48 patients at the Carib-American Heart Centre and exploring the ...
Iwata Hiroshi - - 2008
Stent thrombosis has been recognized as a potentially critical complication in percutaneous coronary intervention. In the bare-metal stent era, stent thrombosis was considered to be an acute or subacute event, occurring within 1 month after stent implantation. Recently, late or very late stent thrombosis after drug-eluting stent implantation has been ...
Bussière Miguel - - 2008
OBJECT: Conventional endovascular therapy for carotid stenosis involves placement of an embolic protection device followed by stent insertion and angioplasty. A simpler approach may be placement of a stent alone. The authors determined how often this approach could be used to treat patients with carotid stenosis, and assessed which factors ...
Langeveld B E - - 2008
To explore the hypothesis that stent placement decreases dilator function of various arteries outside the stented segment and that angiotensin- (1-7) improves this function, and to assess the contribution of dilator signal compounds. A further objective was to test the hypothesis that on-stent delivery of Ang-(1-7) reduces neointima formation and ...
Park Seong-Ho - - 2008
Stenting is a useful alternative treatment modality in carotid artery stenosis patients who are too high-risk to undergo carotid endarterectomy (CEA). We report a case of contralateral cerebral infarction after stenting for extracranial carotid stenosis. A 78-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with left-sided weakness. Based on magnetic resonance ...
Vegni Ronaldo R Unidade de Tratamento Intensivo, Casa de Saúde São José, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, - - 2008
Due to the increasing longevity of the and high prevalence of coronary heart disease in the aged , coronary artery bypass graft surgery has become frequent in older patients. The purpose of this study is to describe operative features, length of stay, complications and short term outcomes after coronary artery ...
Carnevale Francisco C - - 2008
PURPOSE: To evaluate retrospectively the midterm and long-term results of percutaneous endovascular treatment of venous outflow obstruction after pediatric liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During a 9-year period, 18 children with obstruction of a hepatic vein (HV) or inferior vena cava (IVC) anastomosis underwent percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) with balloon ...
Yevzlin Alexander S - - 2009
A case is presented and a novel technique is described by which an endovascular stent is deployed in the venous outflow system of an arteriovenous fistula without the traditional exchange to a larger diameter introducer sheath.
Kelly M E - - 2008
A 43-year-old patient with a basilar apex aneurysm had a 4.5-mm x 14-mm Enterprise stent placed from the midbasilar artery to the left P1 segment of the posterior cerebral artery. The patient experienced vertigo 4 months after stent placement and 1 week after stopping clopidogrel. At 5 months postembolization, angiography ...
Barthwal Rohit - - 2008
Stent thrombosis is an infrequent but severe complication after coronary stent implantation. Dual antiplatelet therapy has markedly reduced the occurrence of this potentially catastrophic event. The optimal duration of clopidogrel therapy in patients with drug-eluting stents is unknown. We describe a case of stent thrombosis 9 days after discontinuation of ...
Stampfl Ulrike - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of nanoscale coating with the highly biocompatible polymer Polyzene-F (PZF), in combination with cobalt chromium and stainless steel stents, to reduce in-stent stenosis, thrombogenicity, and vessel wall injury and inflammation. One bare cobalt chromium, PZF-nanocoated stainless steel or PZF-nanocoated cobalt ...
Saeed Bilal - - 2008
Percutaneous intervention of tortuous coronary arteries can be challenging. We describe four cases that illustrate complications associated with coronary tortuosity (coronary dissection and stent loss) and strategies that can improve procedural success (such as use of soft delivery catheters, deep guide intubation, meticulous vessel preparation, and use of short, thin-strut ...
Maintz David - - 2009
The aim of this study was to test a large sample of the latest coronary artery stents using four image reconstruction approaches with respect to lumen visualization, lumen attenuation, and image noise in dual-source multidetector row CT (DSCT) in vitro and to provide a CT catalogue of currently used coronary ...
Baldwin Z K - - 2008
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) may involve either planned or inadvertent coverage of aortic branch vessels when stent grafts are implanted into the aortic arch. Vital branch vessels may be preserved by surgical debranching techniques or by placement of additional stents to maintain vessel patency. We report our experience with ...
Zipfel B - - 2008
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new endovascular thoracic stent-graft, which was designed to overcome the restrictions of previously used stent-grafts. METHODS: Between May 2004 and March 2008 a prospective evaluation was conducted in 126 consecutive patients (71% men; age 64 ...
Garcia-Garcia Hector M - - 2008
Stent thrombosis is one of the major concerns after drug-eluting stent implantation. Multiple mechanical causes (i.e., stent under-expansion, edge dissection, geographic miss, residual stenosis, incomplete stent apposition and aneurysm) have been postulated. These features are easily identifiable by intravascular ultrasound. However, it is uncertain which of them are inextricably related ...
Ohrlander Tomas - - 2008
PURPOSE: To report an alternative to the fenestrated stent-graft for preserving blood flow to side branches in the sealing zones of aortic stent-grafts. TECHNIQUE: A covered stent is deployed parallel to the main aortic stent-graft, protruding somewhat proximally, like a chimney, to preserve flow to a vital side branch covered ...
Butera Gianfranco G Department of Pediatric Cardiology, GUCH unit and Cardiac Surgery-Policlinico San Donato IRCCS, San Donato Milanese, Italy. - - 2008
To evaluate the possibility to redilate covered Cheatham-Platinum stents during follow-up, in particular in growing children with aortic coarctation. There are no data in the literature about the redilation of ePTFE covered CP stents. Sixty covered CP stents were implanted in patients with aortic coarctation or recoarctation between January 2004 ...
Ormiston John A JA Mercy Angiography, Mercy Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. - - 2008
This study provides insights into "crush" coronary bifurcation stenting through imaging of bench deployments. Although the strategy of provisional side-branch stenting is widely accepted for suitable bifurcation lesions, there is no consensus on the best option for elective stenting with 2 stents. The crush technique has the potential to scaffold ...
Jamshidi Peiman - - 2008
Stents are the most important advance for percutaneous coronary revascularization. After introduction of drug eluting stents, in-stent restenosis ist not more a major problem of coronary intervention. However, restenosis by bare metal stents, peripheral embolism following stent implationtan in old vein grafts, and conditions in which there is a discontinuity ...
Arbabi Azim - - 2009
This study was conducted to assess the suitability of (48)V radioactive stent for use in renal artery brachytherapy. A nickel-titanium alloy Nitinol stent was irradiated over the proton energy range of up to 8.5 MeV, to obtain (48)V. The depth dose distribution analysis of the activated stent was done with ...
Kobayashi Toshiyuki - - 2008
A Genesis stent was implanted in two children, one with superior vena caval (SVC) stenosis and one with pulmonary artery branch stenosis. Case 1 was a 2-month-old baby with SVC stenosis following intracardiac repair for total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) and case 2 was a 2-year-old child with left ...
Puls Ralf - - 2008
Two patients with dissecting (n = 1) and saccular (n = 1) aneurysms of the infrarenal abdominal aorta with very narrow proximal and distal aortic necks underwent treatment with percutaneous implantation of self-expandable polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered nitinol stent-grafts on an off-label basis. The stent-grafts had maximum diameters of 13.5 mm and ...
Kleinstreuer C - - 2008
A finite element analysis of tubular, diamond-shaped stent grafts under representative cyclic loading conditions for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair is presented. Commercial software was employed to study the mechanical behavior and fatigue performance of different materials found in commercially available stent-graft systems. Specifically, the effects of crimping, deployment, and ...
Lam S K - - 2008
Endovascular aortic stent-graft is a new, minimally invasive procedure for treating thoracic aortic diseases, and has quickly evolved to be one of the standard treatments subject to anatomic constraints. This procedure involves the placement of a self-expanding stent-graft system in a high-flow thoracic aorta. Stent-graft deployment in the thoracic aorta, ...
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