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Shugman Ibrahim M - - 2013
Drug-eluting stent (DES) deployment during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has reduced target-vessel revascularisation rates (TVR). The selective use of DES in patients at highest risk of restenosis may allay concerns about universal compliance of dual antiplatelet therapy for one year, and potentially reduce costs. If this strategy achieved acceptably low ...
Seidlerová Jitka - - 2013
Objective. To investigate determinants of increase in aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) in elderly subjects free from overt cardiovascular disease and not treated for arterial hypertension at baseline. Methods. The present study included 90 lecture attendees ("Continuing Adult Education") who were examined at baseline and after a median follow-up of ...
Das Raj - - 2013
PURPOSE: We have observed significant rates of uterine artery patency after uterine artery embolization (UAE) with nonspherical polyvinyl alcohol (nsPVA) on 6 month follow-up MR scanning. The study aim was to quantitatively assess uterine artery patency after UAE with nsPVA and to assess the effect of continued uterine artery patency on ...
Galiñanes Edgar Luis - - 2013
Objective: The management of popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) has undergone significant transition from open surgery to endovascular graft placement with few longitudinal data evaluating outcomes. Methods: The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services Inpatient claims (2005-2007) were queried with a diagnosis of lower extremity artery aneurysm in association with elective ...
Moysidis Theodoros - - 2013
Using the information of the federal statistics, a detailed description of the hospitalisation rate for cranial and non-cranial embolic events in Germany is given for the years 2005-2010. Detailed lists of the ICD codes I63.0 (stroke) and I74 (arterial embolism and thrombosis) as principal diagnosis and of I48.0 (atrial fibrillation) ...
Yang Jianyun - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Relatively few cases of the ectopic implantation of an amputated thumb have been reported. The majority of ectopic sites are far from the original anatomic site, and anastomosis of the artery cannot be avoided in the secondary replantation surgery, which increases the failure rate. We conducted an anatomic study ...
Anzuini Angelo - - 2013
The presence of a severe calcified peripheral artery lesion is responsible for a poor response to balloon dilation, due to significant acute vessel recoil and frequent flow-limiting dissections requiring stent implantation. This possibility could be associated with very high compression and/or fracture rates particularly in cases of lesion located at ...
Uehara Yoshiki - - 2013
The retrograde approach is a novel technique of percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion. This technique has improved the success rate of guidewire passage through the occlusion. In the retrograde approach, a microcatheter and balloon are delivered through a retrograde channel. However, it is difficult for a stent to ...
Greiner Andreas A European Vascular Center Aachen-Maastricht, Department of Vascular Surgery, Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, - - 2013
The endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms has become more common. A careful comparison of this technique with the established treatment by open surgery is needed before it can be more widely adopted. We selectively searched the Medline database for articles on the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, with ...
McPhee James T JT Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. - - 2013
Single-segment saphenous vein remains the optimal conduit for infrainguinal revascularization. In its absence, prosthetic conduit may be used. Existing data regarding the significance of anastomotic distal vein adjunct (DVA) usage with prosthetic grafts are based on small series. This is a retrospective cohort analysis derived from the regional Vascular Study ...
Rezek I - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Reported rates of recanalization following coil embolization vary widely across studies. Some confounders are known to affect outcomes but others remain questionable. In the current study, we assess differences in reported angiographic outcomes for cerebral aneurysms treated with coil embolization as a function of single vs multiple readers ...
Hanafy Dicky Armein - - 2013
Dronedarone and amiodarone are anti-atrial fibrillation agents with different potency. Pulmonary veins play a critical role in the genesis of atrial fibrillation. Oxidative stress can enhance pulmonary vein arrhythmogenesis. This study was done to compare the effects of dronedarone and amiodarone on pulmonary vein electrophysiological and mechanical properties, and oxidative ...
Choi Jung Hyun - - 2013
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a widely accepted to treat the varicose vein. However, outcome studies for occlusion rate and patterns of the saphenous vein after RFA are scarce. The purpose of our study is to report the results of RFA in patients with varicose vein. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical ...
Ghassemi Alireza - - 2013
The iliac bone crest is one of the most valuable regions for harvesting bone grafts, both vascularized and nonvascularized. Since the first commendable description of this region as a possible source for vascularized bone flaps by Taylor, little relevant information concerning the variations of the deep circumflex iliac vessels and ...
Gentric J C - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Endovascular embolization of wide-neck intracranial aneurysms can be technically challenging, especially when the anatomy is complex. Stent reconstruction of the parent artery is commonly used to treat wide-neck and bifurcated aneurysms. The main objective of this study was to investigate the periprocedural and midterm morbidity and mortality results ...
Ried-Larsen M M Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Research unit for Exercise Epidemiology, Centre of Research in Childhood Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. - - 2013
The aim was to investigate the associations between physical activity (PA), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and intima media thickness (IMT) or stiffness. This was a population-based cross-sectional study (n = 336) of Danish adolescents [mean age (standard deviation, SD): 15.6 (0.4) years]. PA intensity was assessed objectively (ActiGraph model GT3X) and CRF using ...
Awad Nadia - - 2013
Although intraarterial shunting during carotid endarterectomy is a well-defined practice, its use remains controversial. Complication rates associated with shunt placement remain low, but may be underreported. When complications secondary to routine intraarterial shunting occur, they can cause significant morbidity or even mortality, emphasizing the importance of meticulous technique to prevent ...
Brinjikji Waleed - - 2013
Flow diverters are important tools in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. However, their impact on aneurysmal occlusion rates, morbidity, mortality, and complication rates is not fully examined. We conducted a systematic review of the literature searching multiple databases for reports on the treatment of intracranial aneurysms with flow-diverter devices. Random ...
Zhao Kai-Jun - - 2013
We aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, efficacy, and predictors for outcome of reconstructive treatment with Solitaire™ AB stent(s) based on 54 cases of saccular aneurysms and 14 of acute symptomatic dissecting aneurysms. Fifty-eight consecutive patients (M/F = 28/30; median age, 53 years) harbouring 68 aneurysms (ruptured/unruptured = 12/56) underwent treatment with Solitaire™ AB ...
Liu Yan-Ping - - 2013
BACKGROUND The association between cardiovascular health and salt intake remains controversial. The objective of our study was to assess the association between arterial stiffness and urinary sodium, both cross-sectionally and prospectively. METHODS In 630 participants (mean age 40.6 years; 51% women), randomly recruited from a Flemish population, we measured sodium ...
Ruggieri Vito Giovanni - - 2013
Infective endocarditis represents a pathological process associated with a high mortality. The dysfunction of cardiac valves and its consequent hemodynamic deterioration often requires urgent surgery. Tissue preservation and valve repair without a substitute material may be extremely difficult. Herein, the details are reported of a safe technique used to repair ...
Runyan Danielle - - 2013
Saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) are a common choice for bypassing obstructed coronary arteries. Repeat coronary artery bypass grafting has been found to have substantial rates of morbidity and mortality; therefore, SVG percutaneous intervention has emerged as a positive alternative for revascularization. Stenting of SVGs has been shown to be more ...
Tuso Philip - - 2013
A 75-year-old man with a 25-year history of type 2 diabetes presents for long-term treatment options. His estimated glomerular filtration rate is 16 mL per minute per 1.73 m(2) of body-surface area. His history is remarkable for ischemic coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, peripheral artery disease, mild dementia, and ...
Dangardt Frida - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We prospectively and longitudinally determined the effects of childhood obesity on arterial stiffening and vascular wall changes. Changes in arterial stiffness measured as pulse wave velocity (PWV) and vascular morphology of the radial (RA) and dorsal pedal arteries (DPA) were examined in obese adolescents compared to lean subjects in ...
Egred Mohaned - - 2013
The retrograde approach for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusion (CTO) has helped to improve the success rate. It is usually performed through collateral connections that originate from the contralateral coronary artery to the occluded one and by using two arterial accesses and two guiding catheters, most commonly ...
Welsch Michael A - - 2013
Elite endurance athletes typically have larger arteries contributing to greater skeletal muscle blood flow, oxygen and nutrient delivery and improved physical performance. Few studies have examined structural and functional properties of arteries in power athletes. To compare the size and vasoreactivity of the brachial artery of elite power athletes to ...
Dixon Austin - - 2013
The introduction of retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters was an important step in the evolution of deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism management. Their removability makes them preferred to permanent filters in many cases. IVC filter retrieval often occurs at a suboptimal rate, leading to complications associated with long-term placement. Improving ...
Bajaj R - - 2013
An 89-year-old woman came with symptoms of progressively worsening dyspnoea at rest over the preceding week. She was normotensive, had elevated jugular venous pressure and clear lungs. ECG revealed atrial fibrillation with the rapid ventricular rate. Labs were significant for markedly elevated pro-brain natriuretic peptide of 43 000 pg/mL and ...
Zhou Qina Q Department of Arrhythmia, Cardiovascular Center, First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, - - 2013
To investigate the effect of the stellate ganglion (SG) and its left-right asymmetry on atrial fibrillation (AF) inducibility, AF duration and atrial electrophysiological properties. Sixteen adult mongrel dogs were randomly assigned to three groups. The control group (n=4) underwent 6 h rapid atrial pacing (RAP) only; the right SG (RSG) ...
Otsuki Yosuke Y School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 1-1 Asahidai, Nomi, Ishikawa 923-1211, - - 2013
Double aortic aneurysm (DAA) falls under the category of multiple aortic aneurysms. Repair is generally done through staged surgery due to low invasiveness. In this approach, one aneurysm is cured per operation. Therefore, two operations are required for DAA. However, post-first-surgery rupture cases have been reported. Although the problems involved ...
Iizuka Kazunori K Department of Radiology, National Hospital Organization Matsumoto Medical Center, 2-20-30 muraimachiminami, Matsumoto, Nagano, 399-8701 - - 2013
Our purpose was to evaluate image delineation ability of contrast-enhanced post-mortem computed tomography (CEPMCT) using cardiopulmonary resuscitation technique of chest compression, named "resuscitation CEPMCT". Non-traumatically-deceased 15 subjects (7 men; 8 women) aged 19-87 years (mean 61 years) underwent resuscitation CEPMCT. The contrast-enhanced technique, while injecting 100 ml of contrast media from the right ...
Heiberg Johan J Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus N, Denmark. - - 2013
Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is a well-established procedure in the treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTPH). The procedure is known to increase functional outcome and to raise the 5-year survival rate. We report 2 cases of pulmonary valve endocarditis and secondary embolisms causing sustained pulmonary hypertension. Both were treated with ...
Hashimoto Naomi - - 2012
We evaluated associations between cerebral blood flow (CBF) and histopathological features in atherosclerotic lesions of the internal carotid artery. Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) and CBF were measured in 72 patients with unilateral carotid artery stenosis who underwent Xe-CT before carotid endarterectomy. Collateral blood flow was estimated as stump pressure. Proportions of ...
Schaefer P J - - 2012
Purpose: To analyze the efficacy of interventions in acute dysfunctional hemodialysis fistulas, if intervention is performed immediately as recommended by European Best Practice Guidelines for Hemodialysis. Materials and Methods: Over 3 years, all (n = 280) patients with an acute dysfunctional hemodialysis fistula were immediately referred to angiography, irrespective of the time ...
Parv Annamaria - - 2012
Transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TDE) is a non-invasive and easy reproducible method to assess the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft patency after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). LIMA graft dysfunction is rare, its rate being 10% at 10 to 15 years after revascularization. The most common cause of graft ...
Min Li - - 2012
Harms technique of C1-C2 fixation for atlantoaxial complex becomes more popular due to good fusion rate and low vertebral artery injury (VAI) rate. But considering the unique and variable anatomy of atlantoaxial complex, iatrogenic VAI will result in catastrophic consequences and provides particular surgical challenges for surgeons. To our knowledge, ...
Diamanti Antonella - - 2012
We describe a child dependent on parenteral nutrition who developed loss of all conventional central venous catheter insertion sites coupled with very unusual collateralization due to extensive thrombosis of both the superior and inferior vena cava, including the azygos vein. We successfully achieved trans-hepatic anterior access to the infra-diaphragmatic vena ...
Liddy Stephen - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To compare the success and complication rates for the different devices and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) types. BACKGROUND: There are numerous devices available for transcatheter closure of PDA but data comparing the success and complication rates of the newer devices are lacking. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of ...
Harada Kei - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The ED coil-10 Extra Soft (EDC-10 ES) is an extremely soft coil with excellent operability for embolization of cerebral aneurysms and is frequently used as a 'finishing coil'. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this coil. METHODS: Clinical data were ...
Griswold-Theodorson Sharon - - 2012
Purpose: Policy statements recommend the use of ultrasound guidance (USG) to improve patient safety during placement of central venous catheters (CVCs). Studies have conclusively demonstrated greater success rates and fewer complications with the use of USG in catheter placement using the internal jugular vein approach. Data supporting the use of ...
Bekken Joost A - - 2012
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Iliac artery atherosclerotic disease may cause intermittent claudication and critical limb ischemia. It can lead to serious complications such as infection, amputation and even death. Revascularization relieves symptoms and prevents these complications. Historically, open surgical repair, in the form of endarterectomy or bypass, was used. Over the last ...
Apivatthakakul T - - 2012
BACKGROUND: A percutaneous cerclage wiring technique has been developed to reduce iatrogenic soft tissue and vascular disruption associated with classic cerclage fixation. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent of femoral vascular disruption resulting iatrogenically from the application of two percutaneous cerclage wire loops. METHODS: Pairs ...
Ueda K - - 2012
BACKGROUND: /st>Cannulation of the radial artery in infants and small children can be challenging, even for the most experienced providers. Utilizing Doppler to aid in radial artery cannulation has been well described. Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of ultrasound (US) image-guided vascular access techniques in the paediatric population. The ...
Jahshan Shady - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: Whether the addition of stenting to intracranial aneurysm coil embolization results in benefit in terms of occlusion rates or additional risk in terms of periprocedural adverse events is not clear. OBJECTIVE:: To report retrospectively analyzed results of endovascular aneurysm treatment comparing stent-assisted coiling to coiling without stents at our ...
Shammeri Owayed Al - - 2012
In-stent restenosis in the femoropopliteal artery is common (20%-40%). Treatment of in-stent restenosis is challenged by poor patency rate. An ePTFE-covered stent-graft (Viabahn) is inert with a very small pore size that does not allow for significant tissue in-growth. Use of a Viabahn stent-graft may improve the patency rate in ...
Sheridan Robert L - - 2012
Burn-specific guidelines for optimal catheter rotation, catheter type, insertion methods, and catheter site care do not exist, and practices vary widely from one burn unit to another. The purpose of this study was to define current practices and identify areas of practice variation for future clinical investigation. An online survey ...
Bottio Tomaso - - 2012
The study aim was to compare the hydrodynamics of the Carpentier-Edwards Magna 21 (CEM) and St. Jude Medical Biocor-Epic-Supra 21 (SJME) valves at increasing stroke volume and pulse rate in two different aortic conduits, namely straight and with sinuses of Valsalva present. Both valve types were tested in the aortic ...
Scuteri Angelo - - 2012
Arterial aging, characterized by arterial stiffening that is clinically evaluable as aortic pulse wave velocity, is risky for CV events, disability, and loss of cognitive function. Today the only adopted strategy to decrease arterial aging/ arterial stiffness is represented by decreasing BP. Selective antihypertensive drug classes (calcium channel blockers, converting ...
Karabay Kanber Ocal - - 2012
Spontaneous left main coronary artery (LMCA) dissection is an unusual cause of myocardial ischemia and sudden death. It is defined as an intramural hematoma of the media of the vessel wall. A 56-year-old male who underwent a two-vessel bypass ten years previous presented with chest pain for two hours. His ...
Sahin Durmuş Yıldıray - - 2012
Percutaneous device closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) is an alternative treatment to surgery. The main advantages of the percutaneous approach include avoidance of surgery, short procedure time and hospital length, in addition to comparable rates of complications. However, percutaneous device closure is associated with infrequent early and late complications ...
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