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Kugiyama K - - 1997
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine whether flow-dependent dilation is impaired at the site of coronary artery spasm in patients with coronary spastic angina. BACKGROUND: Physiologic stimuli such as exercise and exposure to cold have been shown to cause an increase in coronary blood flow, leading to flow-dependent dilation of ...
Platania N - - 1997
The case is reported of a 58 year-old man with left-sided trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgia, left hemifacial spasm and arterial hypertension. Preoperative MRI angiography examination showed a massively ectatic left vertebral artery. At operation a multiple neurovascular compression, which is described, was discovered. Microvascular decompression was performed and postoperatively the ...
Jain U - - 1997
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the automated determination of onset and offset times and amplitudes of all the PQRST waves from simultaneously recorded surface electrocardiogram (SECG) and unipolar esophageal ECG (EsECG). The occurrence of ST segment deviation is also examined. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENTS: 30 patients undergoing ...
Lin Y J - - 1997
Previous studies have shown that propranolol, an effective mainstay for angina pectoris and unstable angina, can induce coronary arterial spasm in patients with variant angina. However, no report has yet associated it with painless Prinzmetal's ST elevation in patients without a history of variant angina. The present communication describes such ...
Matsubara T - - 1997
BACKGROUND: The clinical role of collateral vessels, which are transiently augmented during coronary artery spasm, remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To examine the correlation between coronary arteriographic and electrocardiographic features during spasm in the left anterior descending artery (LAD). METHODS: We studied 45 patients in whom LAD spasms were induced by administration ...
Kordestani R K - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: The goals of the study were to determine the incidence and time course of cerebral arterial spasm in patients with penetrating craniocerebral gunshot wounds, to study the relationship between vasospasm and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in these patients, and to evaluate the effects of vasospasm on outcome. METHODS: Thirty-three patients ...
Kévorkian J P - - 1997
An eighteen-year-old woman with pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) suffered from mild angina pectoris over a ten-year period. Severe triple-vessel disease with mild left ventricular dysfunction was demonstrated on angiography. No revascularization was feasible. Despite a reported high frequency of angina pectoris among patients with PXE, only 10 convincing reports have appeared ...
Kanda I - - 1997
The mechanism of coronary artery spasm has been hypothesized as follows: the dormant gene of the smooth muscle of the human coronary artery is identical or similar to the active gene of the smooth muscle of ductus arteriosus, but can be activated by estrogen. The activation could be preventable by ...
Flotats A - - 1997
A comparison was performed between technetium-99m tetrofosmin myocardial perfusion tomography at baseline and after nitrate administration, using a 2-day protocol, and rest-reinjection thallium-201 single-photon emission tomography (SPET) studies in order to assess whether nitrates enhance the detection of viable myocardium with 99mTc-tetrofosmin. Fifteen patients with coronary artery disease, previous myocardial ...
Valentine E G - - 1997
A 77-year-old man with a history significant only for coronary artery disease presented to the ED with left-arm pain, shortness of breath, nausea, and diaphoresis. Six hours after the patient's admission to the hospital for presumed unstable angina, fever and left arm swelling, associated with crepitus and violaceous bullae, developed. ...
Akar F - - 1997
AIMS: We studied the effectiveness of levcromakalim, a potassium channel opener (KCO), in the prevention and reversal of spasm in arterial grafts used in coronary artery bypass operations, namely, internal mammary artery (IMA) and gastroepiploic artery (GEA). METHODS: Spasm was mimicked in vitro in arterial rings from 109 patients by ...
Kayikçio─člu A - - 1997
Successful ear replantations are rare. The authors report a case in which 75 percent of the ear survived with an arterial anastomosis only. An extended period of time must be allowed for relief of arterial spasm in replants with tiny vessel diameters.
Kamiguchi H - - 1997
Hemifacial spasm can be caused by vascular compression of the facial nerve at the root exit zone from the brainstem. Several case reports suggest that narrowing of the cerebellopontine angle cistern caused by Paget's disease, abnormal elevation of the petrous bone caused by hyperplasia, or contralateral acoustic neurinoma may increase ...
Motoyama T - - 1997
Coronary spasm is induced by acetylcholine, serotonin, ergonovine, or histamine, all of which cause vasodilation when the endothelium is intact, and is promptly relieved by nitroglycerin, which vasodilates through the direct action on smooth muscle. Endothelial dysfunction is therefore possibly involved in the pathogenesis of coronary artery spasm. The aim ...
Stallworth J R - - 1997
This case documents acquired reversible cortical blindness as a complication of hypertension secondary to acute glomerulonephritis and emphasizes the importance of recognizing this complication in children. The etiology of the cortical blindness is felt to be secondary to ischemia with edema from arterial spasm. Results of a CT scan of ...
Yamashita K - - 1997
We used neurointerventional techniques to conduct a functional investigation of the artery responsible for hemifacial spasm in a 48-year-old woman. Insertion of a microcatheter into the posterior inferior cerebellar artery stopped the hemifacial spasm immediately and completely. The artery was verified intraoperatively as the vessel compressing the root exit zone ...
Chang Q - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: Our previous work showed that stress sensitized the vessels of cardiomyopathic hamsters (CMHs), but only hamsters in the lesion-forming period of their life. We hypothesized that we would find an interaction between stressor intensity and microvascular vulnerability. METHOD: Male CMHs at ages of 1.5, 2.5, and 3.5 months were ...
Yamagishi H - - 1997
A 66-year-old woman underwent elective cardiac catheterization for investigation of periodic attacks of chest pain at rest. During the examination, a chest pain attack occurred unexpectedly, resulting in ST elevation in the precordial leads on electrocardiography. Immediate coronary arteriography demonstrated no organic stenosis but markedly delayed contrast medium perfusion in ...
Iwase M - - 1996
We compared the effectiveness and practicability of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) and treadmill exercise electrocardiographic testing (TMT) for detecting coronary artery disease. Ninety-six patients (mean age 58.8 +/- 9.0 years) who presented for coronary angiography underwent both DSE and symptom-limited TMT. Two-dimensional echocardiography was performed to detect ischemia-induced wall motion ...
Moriuchi S - - 1996
A 62-year-old female presented with rapid aggravation of long-standing facial spasm occurring within a few months. Neuroimaging and angiography demonstrated compression of the root exit zone (REZ) of the facial nerve by an ipsilateral saccular aneurysm at the left vertebral artery (VA)-posterior inferior cerebellar artery bifurcation, in addition to the ...
Fukuzawa S - - 1996
Radiolabeled fatty acids such as iodine-123-betamethyl-p-iodophenyl-pentadecanoic acid (BMIPP) have unique metabolic properties suggesting potential use as myocardial perfusion tracers. The uptakes of BMIPP and thallium 201 were compared using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in 24 patients displaying unstable angina with multivessel disease at a mean of 3.4 days ...
Mizutani K - - 1996
We present a patient who suffered two episodes of torsade de pointes ventricular tachycardia during general anaesthesia for abdominal surgery. The first occurred on suctioning of the tracheobronchial tree and the second while anaesthesia was light. Since ST segment elevation was in each case noted before the onset of torsade ...
Imamura M - - 1996
We present a rare case of coronary artery spasm during spinal anesthesia in a patient who had neither complications nor prior history of coronary artery disease. Some factors are involved in the occurrence of perioperative coronary artery spasm. Many cases of coronary artery spasm during general anesthesia, or general plus ...
Hilton T C - - 1996
A patient with severe medically refractory coronary artery spasm was treated successfully with coronary atherectomy of a mild (40%) left anterior descending artery stenosis. Before the procedure, the patient was dependent on intravenous nitroglycerin because of daily episodes of angina with ST-segment elevation despite receiving multiple combinations of antianginal therapies. ...
Kugiyama K - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Coronary spasm can be induced by acetylcholine, serotonin, ergonovine, or histamine, all of which cause vasodilation when the endothelium is intact by releasing nitric oxide (NO). Coronary spasm is promptly relieved by nitroglycerin, which vasodilates through its conversion to NO. It is thus possible that NO release may be ...
Lee S J - - 1996
We compared the basal coronary artery tone and the constrictive responses to acetylcholine (Ach) and ergonovine (Erg) among three groups of patients: 31 patients (group 1) with variant angina in whom spasm was provoked by low doses of acetylcholine (intracoronary 20 micrograms) or ergonovine (intravenous 50 micrograms); 35 patients (group ...
Campeau R J - - 1996
A 35-year-old woman with coronary risk factors presented with nonexertional atypical burning chest pain of 1 week's duration. A myocardial perfusion study with Tc-99m MIBI revealed a severe stress induced anteroseptal perfusion defect that completely reperfused on a subsequent resting Tc-99m MIBI study. Coronary angiography showed mild nonobstructive coronary artery ...
Bahadori B - - 1996
The present study assesses the extent of coronary artery disease in men with angina pectoris and definite signs of myocardial ischemia in relation to body mass index. Our results demonstrate that exercise-induced myocardial ischemia in the absence of coronary artery disease in men with angina pectoris is more (2.6-fold) frequent ...
Lafitte C - - 1996
A migrainous patient who experienced chest pain attributed to angina pectoris by coronary artery spasm during a migraine attack is reported. Previous reports have already mentioned the association of these two conditions and suggested that it might be the manifestation of a generalized vasospastic disorder. This new report offers an ...
Morita H - - 1996
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of diagnosing vasospastic angina based on coronary artery tone as assessed by M-mode echocardiographic measurement of the dilation response of the left main coronary artery to nitroglycerin. BACKGROUND: The definite diagnosis of vasospastic angina is done by a ...
Harjai K J - - 1996
Ischemia is suspected to occur frequently in patients with HCM and may result from various mechanisms, for example decreased coronary flow reserve, disease of small intramuscular arteries, "inadequate' size of coronary arteries relative to hypertrophied myocardium, diminution of coronary flow during systole, compression of septal perforator arteries during systole, coronary ...
Koh K K - - 1996
Our purpose was to compare patients with diffuse three-vessel coronary artery spasm and other types of coronary artery spasm without significant organic stenosis, and to elucidate clinical characteristics and risk factors. Patients were divided into two groups: group I consisted of 26 patients showing other types of coronary artery spasm; ...
Park S J - - 1996
In patients with variant angina, previous data have been inconclusive as to whether basal coronary artery tone is elevated at the spastic and non-spastic sites. Thus, the purpose of this study was to assess the basal coronary artery tone and the responsiveness to acetylcholine (Ach) and ergonovine (Erg) in patients ...
Bauer J - - 1996
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Although laser angioplasty has been demonstrated to be effective for the treatment of long, complex coronary arterial atherosclerotic stenoses, there is an associated risk of acute arterial spasm, dissection, and perforation as well as a significant restenosis rate. It has been postulated that the use of lasers ...
Montgomery W D - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative graft spasm is a concern when arterial conduits are used because there may be insufficient arterial graft flow. Intraoperatively, vasodilators are used to increase flow and prevent spasm, but little is known about their duration of effectiveness. METHODS: To examine this we attached porcine gastroepiploic and internal thoracic ...
Okumura K - - 1996
OBJECTIVES: We examined the vasomotility of the entire epicardial coronary artery system in patients with and without coronary spastic angina. BACKGROUND: The coronary arteries of patients with variant angina are hyperreactive to diverse constrictor stimuli. It is unclear whether the abnormal responses to constrictive or dilative stimuli, or both, result ...
Cavadas P C - - 1996
Free flap transfer to the lower limb in chronic post-traumatic conditions is known to have a higher complication rate, with flap loss in up to 10% of cases, due mainly to the recipient vessels (Godina: Plast Reconstruct Surg 78:285-291, 1986]). The dissection of these vessels often leads to refractory spasm, ...
Cavadas P C - - 1996
Vascular spasm of recipient vessels can increase failure rates in free tissue transfer, especially in post-traumatic perivascular-injured vessels. To investigate the effect of freezing-induced spasmolysis of recipient vessels, an experimental model of perivascular injury was developed in the rat through previous dissection of the femoral artery and epigastric vein (6 ...
Chin K - - 1996
The voluntary hyperventilation (VHV) test is used in many clinical examinations. However, arterial hypoxemia following a clinical VHV test is not a well-studied phenomenon. We analyzed the arterial blood gases (ABGs) of 61 patients during a VHV test. The ABG were taken prior to (PaO2-Prior), immediately following (PaO2-Immediate), and 5 ...
Ketterer M W - - 1996
A number of psychosocial measures were tested as correlates of coronary artery disease (CAD) in 122 males with positive coronary angiograms and 56 males with no manifest history of atherosclerotic disease who were selected to approximate the patients' age and socio economic status. Only denial of depression as indexed by ...
Cavadas P C - - 1996
In vivo freezing of microarteries with liquid nitrogen is known to relieve spasm without inducing thrombosis. In the present study the patency rates of microanastomoses in pre- and postfrozen vessels were investigated in the rat model. Freezing of the femoral artery was done with ethyl chloride. The artery was frozen ...
Kugiyama K - - 1995
The aim of this study was to determine whether isolated coronary arteries from patients with variant angina show hyperreactivity and/or supersensitivity to acetylcholine in vitro. Coronary arterial rings were obtained at autopsy within 3 h after death from six coronary arteries having spasm in four patients with variant angina and ...
Mendis S - - 1995
This study examined the relationship between breath pentane and plasma lipid peroxide levels sampled simultaneously in patients with stable angina (n = 17), unstable angina (n = 23), and controls (n = 10). Plasma lipid peroxides were measured in venous blood as the adduct formed between thiobarbituric acid and malondialdehyde ...
Hoka S - - 1995
A case of coronary artery spasm during lumbar epidural anaesthesia prior to surgery is presented. Three paroxysmal episodes of ST segment elevation in lead II without changes in V5 developed concomitantly when the patient complained of chest discomfort. A denervation of the cardiac sympathetic nerve seems to be the primary ...
Tachibana K - - 1995
Vasospastic angina was observed in two sisters. The 52-year-old younger sister presented with rest angina at midnight and in the early morning. The coronary arteriogram showed no significant organic stenosis. Vasospasm to the left anterior descending and right coronary arteries was induced by the intracoronary administration of acetylcholine. The 57-year-old ...
Fricchione G L - - 1995
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a noninvasive pantaloon device designed to increase coronary artery flow in the treatment of angina. This pilot study, conducted in 1992-1993, which used psychosocial testing pre- and posttreatment, yielded data suggesting that EECP is well tolerated psychosocially and produces improvement in the anginal syndrome. More ...
Chang R Y - - 1995
Acute colonic ischemia is the most common form of intestinal ischemia. Nonocclusive ischemic colitis contributes to some of these disorders. Heart disease, such as congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, aortic valve disease, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, account for many of its risk factors. The majority of cases are associated ...
Fukai T - - 1995
OBJECTIVES: The role of endothelin-1 (ET-1) in the pathogenesis of coronary artery spasm is not well understood. We aimed to determine if ET-1 is involved in serotonin-induced coronary spasm in the swine model. METHODS: In 10 miniature pigs, a segment of the left anterior descending coronary artery was denuded and ...
Wong G Y - - 1995
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A pancreatic cancer patient developing transient paraplegia compatible with spinal cord ischemia, following alcohol celiac plexus neurolysis, is described. METHODS: A 58-year-old man with metastatic pancreatic cancer underwent celiac (deep splanchnic) alcohol neurolysis for management of severe epigastric and midback pain. In spite of apparently adequate needle ...
Rasheed Q - - 1995
Little information is available regarding the in vivo composition of angina producing culprit atherosclerotic lesions in various anginal syndromes. In this study we used intracoronary ultrasound to determine the composition of culprit lesions in various subsets of anginal syndromes and correlated this composition with the patient's clinical presentation. One hundred ...
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