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Giri Jay J Cardiovascular Medicine Division, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study sought to characterize usage and outcomes of carotid stenting platforms. A variety of stents and embolic protection devices (EPDs) are used for carotid artery stenting. Little is known about current usage patterns and differences in outcomes with these devices. We analyzed 12,135 consecutive carotid stent procedures in the ...
Suematsu Yoshihiro - - 2014
Occurrence of acute aortic dissection after aortic valve replacement is rare, however, it is associated with high mortality and morbidity rates. We report two Asian cases in which acute aortic dissection occurred after urgent aortic valve replacement for infective endocarditis. Successful graft replacement was carried out with preservation of the ...
Schreuder Tim H A TH Department of Physiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The - - 2014
Retrograde shear rate (SR) in the brachial artery (BA) is associated with endothelial dysfunction; a precursor to atherosclerosis. The BA does not typically manifest clinical atherosclerosis, whereas the superficial femoral artery (SFA) is more prone to developing plaque. Examine whether the impact of incremental levels of retrograde SR differs between ...
Dörr Oliver O Department of Cardiology, University of Giessen, Klinikstr. 33, 35392, Giessen, Germany, - - 2014
Percutaneous coronary intervention with bare-metal stents or drug-eluting stents can decrease clinical event rates compared with simple balloon angioplasty. However, stent implantation is often associated with subsequent restenosis. Bioresorbable coronary scaffolds provide short-term vessel scaffolding with drug delivery capability and are designed to avoid the long-term limitations of metallic stents ...
Seaman Clara - - 2014
Background: The bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), which is an aortic valve with two functional leaflets instead of three as in the normal tricuspid aortic valve (TAV), is associated with a high prevalence of secondary valvulopathy and aortopathy. While the possible involvement of BAV hemodynamic abnormalities in those complications has motivated ...
Huynh Quan L QL Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, - - 2014
Physical activity is negatively associated with arterial stiffness. However, the relationship between sedentary behaviour and arterial stiffness is poorly understood. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association of sedentary behaviour with arterial stiffness among young adults. Cross-sectional. 34 study clinics across Australia during 2004-2006. 2328 participants (49.4% male) ...
Shrestha Promish - - 2014
High altitude pulmonary edema is a non-cardiogenic form of pulmonary edema that develops in unacclimatized individuals at altitudes over 2500 m. Early recognition of symptoms and immediate descent are important for successful treatment. Despite early signs and symptoms of high altitude illness, many trekkers tend to push themselves to the maximum ...
Nasir Serdar S Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. - - 2014
Purpose: Vasectomy is one of the most common urological operations performed, and provides permanent contraception. Many vasectomized men ultimately seek vasectomy reversalbecause of unforeseen changes in lifestyle. Vasovasostomy has varying rates of success. Inthis study, we utilize vas deferens (VD), artery, and vein grafts to reconstruct 30% and 50%defects of ...
Blackburn Spiros L SL University of Florida, Department of Neurosurgery, P.O. Box 100265, Gainesville, FL 32610-0265, - - 2014
Introduction. The best treatment for unruptured middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms is unclear. We perform a meta-analysis of recent publications to evaluate the results of unruptured MCA aneurysms treated with surgical clipping and endovascular coiling. Methods. A PubMed search for articles published between January 2004 and November 2013 was performed. ...
Hattori Yorito Y Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan; Department of Neurology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, - - 2014
Carotid artery occlusive disease gradually develops over time, eventually leading to cerebral infarction and high mortality rate. Animal models replicating cerebral infarction resulting from carotid artery occlusive disease have thus been developed to test potential novel treatments, which could be subsequently administered clinically. Adult C57BL/6J male mice were subjected to ...
Kono Kenichi K Wakayama Rosai Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, 93-1 Kinomoto, Wakayama, - - 2014
It is necessary to consider possibility of recanalization and retreatment after coil embolization for cerebral aneurysms. There is concern that retreatment for recanalized aneurysms after Y-stent-assisted coil embolization may be difficult because of double stents, especially in Y-stents with double closed-cell stents owing to narrowed structures. However, no detailed reports ...
Tsai Tsai-Chen TC Department of Family Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, - - 2014
We aimed to examine the association between sleep duration and arterial stiffness among adults of different ages, because to date there has been only one study on this relationship, which was confined to middle-aged civil servants. Cross-sectional study. A health examination center in National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan. A ...
Weymann Alexander A Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart and Marfan Center, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, - - 2014
To date, no experimental or clinical study provides detailed analysis of vascular impedance changes after total aortic arch replacement. This study investigated ventriculoarterial coupling and vascular impedance after replacement of the aortic arch with conventional prostheses vs. decellularized allografts. After preparing decellularized aortic arch allografts, their mechanical, histological and biochemical ...
Spiotta Alejandro M AM 0000-0002-7142-5538 Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, CSB 428, Charleston, SC 29425, - - 2014
The use of two stents in a "Y" configuration (Y-stenting) to assist with coil embolization of complex bifurcation aneurysms has been accepted as an alternative to clip reconstruction of a select subset of challenging aneurysms. We review the risks associated with Y-stenting, including its procedural complication rates, angiographic occlusion rates, ...
Hyun Sang-Ho SH 0000-0002-4404-4158 Department of Cardiology and Neurology of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, No. 26 Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-872, Republic of - - 2014
This study was conducted to verify the effect of acupuncture on cerebral haemodynamics to provide evidence for the use of acupuncture treatment as a complementary therapy for the high-risk stroke population. The effect of ST36 acupuncture treatment on the hyperventilation-induced CO2 reactivity of the basilar and middle cerebral arteries was ...
Lu Xiao X Department of Biomedical Engineering, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of - - 2014
Although hemodynamics changes occur in heart failure (HF) and generally influence vascular function, it is not clear whether various HF models will affect the conduit vessels differentially or whether local hemodynamic forces or systemic factors are more important determinants of vascular response in HF. Here, we studied the hemodynamic changes ...
Harada Kei K Department of Neurosurgery, Fukuoka Wajiro Hospital Heart & Neuro-Vascular Center, Fukuoka, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2013
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) with distal filter protection allows continuous cerebral perfusion, although it is associated with a greater risk of cerebral ischemic complications than other protection systems. To reduce cerebral ischemic complications, CAS was performed under combined cerebral protection using both flow reversal (FR) and a distal filter. Fifty-six ...
Tada Yoshiteru Y From the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, San Francisco, CA (Y.T., K.W., K.S., H.M., E.I.L., S.M., M.K., T.H.); and Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, University of Tokushima, Tokushima City, Japan (Y.T., K.T.K, - - 2013
Systemic hypertension has long been considered a risk factor of aneurysmal rupture. However, a causal link between systemic hypertension and the development of aneurysmal rupture has not been established. In this study, using a mouse model of intracranial aneurysm rupture, we examined the roles of systemic hypertension in the development ...
Nguyen Bao-Ngoc BN Department of Surgery, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.. Electronic address: - - 2013
Despite advances in endovascular techniques, infrapopliteal bypasses are still required for limb salvage. Short-term graft patency is an important outcome parameter reflecting technical considerations and acute graft thrombosis. Both are important prerequisites for long-term patency. In this analysis, we compared the 30-day patency of all conduit configurations for infrapopliteal bypasses. ...
Ganapathi Asvin M AM Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, - - 2013
Type I attachment site endoleaks are the most common cause for reintervention after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and represent treatment failures. Deployment of endografts in segments of the aorta previously replaced with Dacron grafts may be associated with reduced type I endoleak due to mechanical stability and decreased potential ...
Blagev Denitza P - - 2013
Incidental pulmonary nodules that require follow-up are often noted on chest CT. Evidence-based guidelines regarding appropriate follow-up have been published, but the rate of adherence to guideline recommendations is unknown. Furthermore, it is unknown whether the radiology report affects the nodule follow-up rate. A review of 1,000 CT pulmonary angiographic ...
Hosseinsabet Ali A Cardiology Department, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR - - 2013
In this study, pulmonary artery longitudinal deformation was evaluated and attempted to clarify pulmonary artery deformation. Eight healthy men and seven healthy women with structurally normal hearts were enrolled. In the parasternal short axis view at the aortic valve level, longitudinal axis of pulmonary artery was obtained and color coded ...
Taylor G Ian GI Parkville, Victoria, Australia From the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of - - 2013
Reports of more than two cutaneous perforator angiosome territories being raised successfully in distally based sural flaps are appearing in the literature. Previous anatomical studies have noted that cutaneous arteries, connected by true anastomosis without change in caliber, frequently parallel cutaneous nerves. Twenty-four (48 sides) total body lead oxide cadaver ...
Stringari Carlo - - 2013
A typical complication after conventional aortic prosthetic reconstruction is paraanastomotic aneurysm formation. Endovascular exclusion of paraanastomotic aneurysms has been shown to be a viable alternative to open surgical repair and to greatly reduce morbidity and mortality rates. We present a case report of asymptomatic proximal anastomotic pseudoaneurysm, measuring 4.5 cm ...
Fang S - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Endovascular therapy has become an acceptable alternative to traditional clipping for the management of intracranial aneurysms. However, a limited number of studies have examined outcomes and complications specific to embolization of anterior communicating artery aneurysms.MATERIALS AND METHODS:A systematic review of the literature was conducted with the use of ...
De Rosa Salvatore S Division of Cardiology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, - - 2013
Radial artery is currently the preferred access route for percutaneous coronary procedures. The major reason for its widespread use is the higher safety as compared to femoral artery access. Initially most centers have preferred the right radial artery. However, an advantage has been hypothesized for the left radial access especially ...
Dellimore K - - 2013
Leaflet skin friction and stiffness were found to have a significant influence on the systolic performance of a 19 mm diameter bioprosthetic aortic valve based on fluid-structure interaction simulations at a heart rate of 72 bpm. Four different leaflet skin friction coefficients (0.0, 9.2 × 10(-4), 4.8 × 10(-2) and 4.8 × 10(-1)) were simulated along with three ...
Kikuchi Takayuki - - 2013
Although utilization of endovascular treatment of extracranial steno-occlusive lesions except for internal carotid artery stenosis continues to increase, there is no consensus regarding the natural course and standard treatment of these lesions. The aim of this study was to characterize the utility of endovascular treatment for extracranial steno-occlusive lesions except ...
Santillan Alejandro - - 2013
We have developed a novel minimally invasive technique for the intra-arterial delivery of therapeutics to the mouse brain. CD-1 mice were anesthetized and placed in a lateral decubitus position. A 10mm midline longitudinal incision was made over the thyroid bone. The omohyoid and sternomastoid muscles were retracted to expose the ...
Detaint Delphine - - 2013
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is related to aortic dilatation, but patterns/rates are conflicting with no comparison among aneurysms of different aetiology. We sought to define ascending aorta dilatation patterns/progression rates in BAV versus other aortopathies (Marfan syndrome (MFS), degenerative aortopathy (DA)). Retrospective, observational study. Aortic dilatation progression was evaluated in ...
Stoner Lee - - 2013
Pulse wave analysis(PWA) is widely used to investigate systemic arterial stiffness. The augmentation index(AIx), the primary outcome derived from PWA, is influenced by the mean arterial pressure(MAP), age, gender and heart rate(HR). Gender- and age-specific reference values have been devised, and it is recommended that the MAP be used as ...
Krajina Antonín - - 2013
The majority of episodes of spontaneous posterior epistaxis treated with embolisation are idiopathic in nature. The angiographic findings are typically normal. Specific angiographic signs are rare and may include the following: a tumour blush, telangiectasia, aneurysm, and/or extravasation. Selective internal carotid artery (ICA) angiography may show rare causes of epistaxis, ...
Simgen Andreas - - 2013
In this study, we analyzed angiographic and histologic aneurysm occlusion of a newly designed flow-diverting device. Visibility and flexibility, as well as occlusions of side branches and neointimal proliferation were also evaluated. Aneurysms were induced in 18 New Zealand white rabbits and treated with a braided, "closed-loop-designed" device of nitinol. ...
Ayoub Christian - - 2013
We evaluated pulmonary production of osteopontin (OPN) in left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) and after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). OPN is a phosphoglycoprotein involved in inflammation and remodeling. In subjects with LVSD, plasma OPN correlates with prognosis but its origin is unknown. We hypothesized that the lungs produce OPN and that ...
Iliff Jeffrey J JJ Division of Glial Disease and Therapeutics, Center for Translational Neuromedicine, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York 14642, Department of Anesthesiology and Peri-Operative Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, and Department of Neurology, Tongii Hospital, Tongii Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China - - 2013
CSF from the subarachnoid space moves rapidly into the brain along paravascular routes surrounding penetrating cerebral arteries, exchanging with brain interstitial fluid (ISF) and facilitating the clearance of interstitial solutes, such as amyloid β, in a pathway that we have termed the "glymphatic" system. Prior reports have suggested that paravascular ...
Gasper Warren J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: ENDOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS ON PERIPHERAL ARTERIES ARE LIMITED BY HIGH RATES OF RESTENOSIS. OUR HYPOTHESIS WAS THAT ADVENTITIAL INJECTION OF RAPAMYCIN NANOPARTICLES WOULD BE SAFE AND REDUCE LUMINAL STENOSIS IN A PORCINE FEMORAL ARTERY BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY MODEL.METHODS AND RESULTS: EIGHTEEN JUVENILE MALE CROSSBRED SWINE WERE INCLUDED. SINGLE-INJURY (40%60% FEMORAL ARTERY ...
O'Sullivan Katie E - - 2013
Paravalvular regurgitation (PVR) following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with poor survival. The two main valve delivery systems used to date differ significantly in both structure and deployment technique. The primary objective of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies identifying PVR in ...
Sorteberg Angelika A Dept of Neurosurgery, Oslo University Hospital - Rikshsospitalet, The National Hospital, Oslo, - - 2013
An intracranial aneurysm in a child or adolescent is a rare, but potentially devastating condition. As little as approximately 1200 cases are reported between 1939 and 2011, with many of the reports presenting diverting results. There is consensus, though, in that pediatric aneurysms represent a pathophysiological entity different from their ...
Svensjö S - - 2013
Acquiring contemporary data on prevalence and natural history of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is essential in the effort to optimise modern screening programmes. The primary aim of this study was to determine the fate of a 65-year-old male population 5 years following an invitation to an aortic ultrasound (US) examination. ...
Kleczynski PaweĊ‚ - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided percutaneous thrombin injection for the treatment of postcatheterization arterial pseudoaneurysms. We evaluated retrospectively 82 consecutive subjects treated with percutaneous ultrasound-guided thrombin injection of postcatheterization femoral (n = 79), brachial (n = 2), and radial (n = 1) pseudoaneurysms from January 2006 to ...
Murthy Santosh B - - 2013
The SILK flow diverter (SFD; Balt Extrusion, Montmorency, France) is a flow diverting stent used in the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. It works on the principle of redirecting flow away from the aneurysm sac, leading to occlusion over time. We present a systematic review on the clinical outcomes and ...
Kawahito Koji K Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, - - 2014
Side-to-side anastomosis in sequential bypass grafting of coronary arteries 1.0 mm in diameter or smaller, requires delicate surgical techniques with a high degree of technical difficulty. However, using only 4 interrupted sutures, we have performed side-to-side anastomosis in sequential grafting without difficulty in a short operative duration. We applied this technique ...
Iwakiri Takashi - - 2013
Aim: To examine the association between renal vasculature changes and generalized atherosclerosis using autopsy cases. Methods: We histologically examined 107 autopsy patients (mean age, 68.4 years; 64% men; 81% non-CVD) to investigate the association between renal vasculature changes and generalized atherosclerosis. We measured the intima/media (I/M) ratio for the renal, ...
Parissis Haralabos H Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, - - 2013
The use of a single internal mammary graft to the left anterior descending artery has been the gold standard in surgical coronary revascularization since its introduction. However, the take-up rate of use of bilateral internal mammary arteries has been slow despite emerging evidence. This has been partly due to the ...
Kumano Shintaro - - 2013
Reconstruction of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) after an initial failure to provide long-term patency has been desired in the era when hemodialysis patients' prognosis is improving. The forearm basilic vein AVF should be considered, before an artificial graft shunt or an AVF in the cubital region. The present study was ...
Salman Loay - - 2013
Percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty (PTA) is a commonly performed procedure for hemodialysis vascular access dysfunction including thrombosis. While PTA is generally safe, balloon rupture during the procedure is a potential complication. Because such a rupture can cause damage to the blood vessel, indication of an imminent balloon rupture might help ...
Zeng-Xiang Xu - - 2013
Objective To explore the association of fractalkine(FKN)and CD11c expressions oncommon carotid artery atherosclerotic plaques from apoE(-/-) mice with the severity of atherosclerotic lesions.Methods Totally 24 apoE(-/-) mice were divided into two groups and fed on a high-fat diet or a normal diet for 12 weeks.Then the blood lipids as well ...
Rai Mridula - - 2013
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was one of major surgical advances of the 20th century and it has proven to be one of the most effective and long-lasting therapies in the treatment of ischemic heart disease. Despite its success, the long-term outcome of coronary bypass surgery is strongly influenced by ...
Spanos Konstantinos - - 2013
We reviewed the literature for studies investigating the outcomes of combined 1-stage coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) open repair (OR) procedures. An electronic search of the English literature was conducted using the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases. Age, coronary heart disease severity, AAA size, mean ...
Lichtenberg Michael - - 2013
Acute and subacute ischemia of the lower extremity is still a common reason for amputation. The treatment of this condition includes the well known procedure of local thrombolysis, surgical thrombectomy and, in recent times, percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy procedures such as rotational thrombectomy. However, in randomized studies Fogarty's procedure of surgical ...
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