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Salman Loay - - 2010
The role of the stent graft is emerging in the management of arteriovenous dialysis access. Physicians are incorporating this device in the management of three distinct problems--vein-graft anastomotic stenosis, pseudoaneurysm formation, and cephalic arch stenosis--with varying degrees of success. Indeed, a recent randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the role of ...
Kim Tae-Hyung - - 2010
To evaluate the efficacy of beta-irradiation therapy with rhenium 188 ((188)Re) mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3)-filled balloon dilation to prevent neointimal hyperplasia after stent placement in a canine iliac artery model. A total of 15 stents were implanted into the iliac arteries of eight dogs (one or two stents in each dog). Rhenium ...
Laird John R - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Controversy still exists regarding the best endovascular treatment strategy for patients with symptomatic disease of the superficial femoral artery. There are conflicting data regarding the benefits of superficial femoral artery stenting and the role of primary stenting compared with balloon angioplasty with provisional stent implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: A ...
Aurboonyawat Thaweesak - - 2011
The pipeline embolization device (PED, Chestnut Medical, Menlo Park, CA, USA) has been used in our department since September 2008. The first-generation PED had limited radio-opacity. Before September 2008, we began obtaining an angiographic computed tomography (ACT) before and after each procedure to detect intracranial complications. We retrospectively examined the ...
Garrido Sergio A - - 2010
Atherosclerotic lesions of the hypogastric artery have been recognized as a cause of buttock claudication, thigh claudication, and impotence, and usually treated by endovascular procedures and in some instances with open surgery. We report an unusual case of a total occlusion of the left external iliac artery, severe stenosis of ...
Lv Xianli - - 2010
To report our experience with 12 ruptured and 12 unruptured vertebral artery (VA) fusiform aneurysms treated endovascularly using stents. Three patients were female and 20 patients were male; their mean age was 43·7 (17-77) years. Altogether, 25 stents were placed in 23 patients for 24 fusiform VA aneurysms. All patients ...
Tanaka Toshihiro - - 2011
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) dysfunction is an important problem after creation of shunts. Most commonly, TIPS recanalization is performed via the jugular vein approach. Occasionally it is difficult to cross the occlusion. We describe a hybrid technique for TIPS revision via a direct transhepatic access combined with a transjugular ...
Hendler Alberto - - 2010
We report a critically ill-patient admitted for NSTEMI with acute pulmonary congestion, showing at urgent cardiac catheterization a severely diseased saphenous vein graft as the culprit vessel, with huge atherothrombotic burden. The graft was successfully revascularized by the implantation of 4 M-Guard stent (for proximal to distal) creating a full ...
Skarlos A C - - 2010
A 52-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with unstable angina pectoris. A balloon angioplasty of his left anterior descending artery had been performed 12 years ago and two bare-metal stents had been implanted two months later for an early restenosis. Bicycle ergometry was stopped because the patient experienced angina ...
Segev Amit - - 2010
AIMS: Perlecan is the major heparan sulfate proteoglycan in the arterial wall. Previous studies have suggested that perlecan is a potent inhibitor of smooth muscle cell (SMC) activity. Therefore, perlecan overexpression may serve as a therapeutic modality to prevent in-stent restenosis (ISR). We have investigated a novel compound (RUS3108), identified ...
Tyczynski Pawel - - 2010
AIMS: Pre- and post-interventional optical coherence tomography (OCT) assessment of degenerated saphenous vein grafts (SVG) treated with implantation of pericardium covered stents. Percutaneous treatment of SVG represents one of the major challenges of current percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Artificial membrane-covered stents have failed to show additional benefit over conventional stents. ...
Langer Felix B - - 2010
Partially uncovered stents provide a better fixation to the esophageal wall than fully covered stents, but indication is limited to palliation because stent removal is compromised by mucosal ingrowth. After an unsuccessful attempt to remove a partially uncovered Evolution stent (Cook Medical Inc, Bloomington, IN) we placed a Polyflex stent ...
Bornemann Helmar - - 2010
The management of patients with recent coronary artery stents presenting for noncardiac surgery has become a major topic of interest and concern for all perioperative care givers. The present review will update recent reports and particularly new guidelines as well as recommendations. Based on the available literature, all experts recommend ...
Adachi Iki - - 2010
Despite increasing popularity in the use of stent grafts to treat aortic diseases, stent grafts are used for pulmonary arterial lesions less frequently. In particular, to our knowledge no report has described stent graft implantation into the pulmonary arteries in patients with total cavopulmonary connection (Fontan operation). This rarity might ...
Brown Stephen C - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of expanding vascular shunt grafts beyond original nominal diameter using stents. METHODS: Bench testing confirmed the expandability of 3.5 mm and 4.0 mm vascular Gore-Tex stretch grafts. A retrospective analysis included eleven systemic to pulmonary artery shunts with diminished flow which were stented ...
Chang Feng-Chi - - 2010
Distal marginal stenosis is rarely reported to be a factor associated with poor long-term patency of patients of head and neck cancers with carotid blowout syndrome treated with stent grafts. We report a case of laryngeal cancer with rupture of the right common carotid artery. A self-expandable stent graft was ...
Li Jin - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Covered stents have recently become available for intracranial use, such as aneurysms, arterial dissections and carotid-cavernous fistulas (CCFs). However, there have been few reports of the successful application of covered stents for the treatment of traumatic CCFs (TCCFs). The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy and ...
Nakahara Ichiro - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular stenting is an alternative treatment for brachiocephalic artery stenosis, replacing standard surgical approaches such as carotid endarterectomy. However, a percutaneous approach may be difficult because various conditions such as severe arteriosclerosis of iliac or femoral arteries and aortic disease. We report our experience with intraoperative stenting for these ...
Fattori Rossella - - 2010
Although the long-term durability of stent grafts is still a concern, stent-graft treatment is already the best option in a large number of patients with descending thoracic aortic diseases who are poor candidates for surgical repair, or in an acute setting. With improved capability to recognize proper anatomy and select ...
Kim Yong-Hyun - - 2010
Despite its low incidence, stent thrombosis (ST) is one of the most dreaded complications of percutaneous coronary intervention. Endeavor (Medtronics Europe SA) is a new zotarolimus-eluting stent (ZES) with a favorable safety profile that was reported in early and ongoing trials. However, few lethal stent thromboses related to this new ...
Ghazi Payam - - 2010
We describe a case of native coarctation of aorta managed with three self-expandable nitinol stents. After balloon pre-dilation, the first and second stents were dislodged. The coarcted area was successfully treated with the third stent overlapped with the previous stents. During follow up (30 months), the patient was free of ...
Parodi Guido G Division of Cardiology, Careggi Hospital, Florence, - - 2010
Delayed or incomplete stent endothelisation and stent malapposition may predispose to DES thrombosis that can be a catastrophic event in the left main coronary artery (LMCA). OCT can accurately identify stent struts and arterial tissue, but is limited by the need of vessel blood clearance and penetration; also no data ...
Teramoto Tomohiko - - 2010
Although peri-strut low-intensity area (PLIA) is frequently observed on post-stenting optical coherence tomography (OCT) images, the histology associated with PLIA is undocumented. The 36 porcine coronary lesions treated with bare-metal (BMS: n=16) or drug-eluting (DES: n=20) stents were assessed by OCT and histology at 28 days. DES showed a significantly ...
Yang Peng-Fei - - 2010
The Cordis Enterprise stent (Cordis Corporation; Miami, FL, USA), is a novel self-expanding, closed-cell, retractable stent with a low profile, good navigability and flexibility, which has been recently introduced into China. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 84 consecutive patients who presented to our institution from December 2008 to ...
Juszkat Robert - - 2011
To describe a technique for the preservation of the left common carotid artery (CCA) in zone 2 endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm. This technique involves the placement of a guide wire into the left CCA via the right brachial artery before stent graft deployment to enable precise visualization and ...
Kondo Yuka - - 2010
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the technical and mid-term results of primary stent placement for chronic total occlusions (CTO) of the iliac artery, in comparison to stent placement for iliac artery stenosis. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out on 114 consecutive limbs with 24 CTOs ...
Abi-Jaoudeh Nadine - - 2010
To determine the feasibility of electromagnetic tracking as a method to augment conventional imaging guidance for the safe delivery, precise positioning, and accurate deployment of thoracic aortic endografts. Custom guide wires were fabricated, and the delivery catheters for thoracic aortic endoprostheses were retrofitted with integrated electromagnetic coil sensors to enable ...
Lubicz B - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: The Solitaire stent is the first fully retractable stent for endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysms. The aim of this study was to evaluate its use in a prospective series with mid-term follow-up. METHODS: A retrospective review of our prospectively maintained database identified all patients treated with a Solitaire ...
Hsiung Ming C - - 2010
Endovascular stent grafts have become increasingly used in the management of arterial trauma, chronic vascular occlusive diseases, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Here, we describe a case of stent migration to the right heart due to a motor vehicle accident in a patient with iliac venous stent implanted for venous ...
Ahn Moonsang - - 2010
We report on N-butyl 2-cyanoacrylate embolization and subsequent endovascular stent graft placement for the treatment of an aortoesophageal fistula secondary to placement of an esophageal stent. A 53-year-old man with lung cancer was admitted with massive hematemesis due to the formation of an aortoesophageal fistula 20 days after esophageal stent ...
Luo Junsheng - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Currently available stents for intracranial use usually are Neuroform (Boston Scientific/Target, Fremont, CA) and Leo (Balt, Montmorency, France) stents. We present the results of our initial experience in using the Leo stent to treat patients with wide-necked cerebral aneurysms. METHODS: Fifteen consecutive patients with wide-necked intracranial aneurysm were treated ...
Cohen José E - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Internal carotid artery dissections (ICADs) with occlusion present with a high morbidity and mortality. No specific medical treatment has proven to be effective in this setting. In selected cases of ICAD with occlusion, stent-assisted angioplasty has been shown to be effective in restoring the perfusion. Spontaneous ICAD ...
Iancu Adrian - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a reasonable alternative to carotid endarterectomy, especially in patients at high risk for surgery. Carotid stent thrombosis can cause thrombembolic events, but fortunately, it is a very rare complication. We present two cases of carotid stent thrombosis and their long-term follow-up. CASE REPORTS: One ...
Tse Leonard W H - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate the ability to create in vivo antegrade fenestrations (IVAF) using a radiofrequency probe in juxtarenal aortic stent-grafts to preserve the patency of renal arteries. METHODS: Modified stent-grafts with an unsupported fenestration area were deployed in the juxtarenal aorta of 2 25-kg dogs. Prior to deployment, both renal ...
Zhu Yue-Qi - - 2010
We designed a carotid siphon (CS) aneurysm model in dogs to test a new stent graft (the Willis covered stent) and compared tissue reaction over 12-month follow-up versus a comparison group with stents implanted in straight vessels. Twenty-four saccular sidewall aneurysms (group A) and 12 CS aneurysms (group B) were ...
Fu Wenyu - - 2010
There is still a considerable lack of quantitative information concerning the effects of stent structures on blood flow in an aneurismal cavity. In this paper, five virtual stents with different structures and wire cross-sections were designed for incorporation into the same patient-specific aneurysm model. Computational fluid dynamics simulations were performed ...
Santos Maria C - - 2011
Stent thrombosis and in-stent restenosis remain significant issues in post-coronary angioplasty care despite advances in anti-platelet therapy and stent technology. Angiographic predictors of stent failure have been proposed, but its precise mechanism has been difficult to elucidate on conventional coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasound due to the low resolution of ...
Ybarra Luiz Fernando - - 2011
Coronary angiography can lead to different kinds of complications. Catheter-induced coronary dissection is one of the most feared of them. It is uncommonly reported and may result in ischemic events ranging from angina to death. We report a case of a woman admitted to the hospital due to progressive effort ...
Lee Pyng - - 2010
Stents are used for palliation of symptoms of central airway obstruction caused by either malignant or benign conditions. Stents may be applied for maintaining airway patency after dilatation of postinflammatory and infectious strictures, for airway dehiscence after lung transplantation, and for the management of tracheobronchomalacia. Fistulas between trachea or bronchi ...
Palombo G - - 2010
Cerebral embolization is still a major concern in patients undergoing transfemoral carotid artery stenting. Intraoperative transcranial Doppler (TCD) monitoring and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI), two techniques currently used to study this phenomenon, have provided data suggesting the importance of aortic arch catheterization in determining the overall embolic load observed ...
Sabi Titus Mbah - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The surgical creation of an aortopulmonary shunt is an important tool in the therapy of complex congenital heart defects. We report on a transcatheter approach to establish an aortopulmonary shunt in piglets. MATERIAL, METHODS AND RESULTS: In 10 piglets with a median body weight of 10.5 kg (8-12 kg), ...
Gibbs Jerry M - - 2010
Vascular disease involving the superficial femoral artery (SFA) is common. Once the decision to treat the SFA is made, the benefits and limitations of angioplasty and stents must be applied to each specific patient. Additionally, the potential role of covered stents as well as drug eluting stents must be considered.
Perrio Stephen - - 2010
The objectives of this study were to compare the 1-year patency of superficial femoral artery (SFA) stent placement with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) alone and to attempt to define the role of stents in arterial occlusive disease. Literature searches of the Embase, Medline, and Cochrane databases identified relevant articles, which ...
Yang Soon Chao - - 2010
We report a case of successful transfemoral retrieval of a dislodged and mechanically distorted coronary stent from the right coronary artery in a middle age woman. The distorted stent was recovered via upsizing of her femoral arterial sheath and the use of a microsnare. The procedure was further complicated by ...
Zegdi Rachid - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Stent deployment within stenotic native aortic valves has been shown to depend on valve anatomy (presence of bicuspid valve or not). This study investigated the influence of stent stiffness on stent expansion. METHODS: The study included 88 patients with severe aortic stenosis, and 36 (41%) had bicuspid aortic valves. ...
Turk Marvee - - 2010
BACKGROUND: There have been reports of serious complications related to difficulty removing the deflated Taxus stent delivery balloon after stent deployment. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Taxus SIBS polymer was "sticky" and associated with an increase in the force required to remove the stent delivery ...
Kerl J Matthias JM Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Theodor Stern Kai 7, Frankfurt 60590, Germany. - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of 64-MDCT in the visualization of different coronary artery stents and in the appraisal of in-stent stenosis. Five different coronary stent types with three diameters (2.5, 3.0, and 4.0 mm) were analyzed using anthropomorphic dynamic cardiac phantom. All stents were ...
Kulcsár Zsolt Z Neurointerventional Division, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland, - - 2010
Major cerebral thromboembolism often resists recanalization with currently available techniques. The authors present their initial experience with a self-expanding stent for use in intracranial vascular reconstruction, permitting immediate recanalization of acute thromboembolic occlusions of the anterior circulation. Patients treated with the Cordis Enterprise™ self-expanding intracranial stent system for acute thromboembolic ...
Chung Sun Young - - 2010
To evaluate our early experience using self-expanding stents to treat atherosclerotic vertebral artery ostial stenosis (VAOS), with respect to technical feasibility and clinical and imaging follow-up results. A total of 20 lesions in 20 patients underwent stenting of the VAOS using a self-expanding stent (Precise RX; Cordis Neurovascular, Miami Lakes, ...
Barrier Pierre - - 2010
Although percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) is associated with excellent results in medial fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), the clinical and technical outcome in the less common nonmedial subtype of FMD is not clearly known. Angiographic PTRA results and clinical follow-up were documented, to report technical and clinical results in 30 patients ...
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