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McNally J Scott - - 2012
BACKGROUND: -Carotid intraplaque hemorrhage has been associated with symptomatic stroke and can be accurately detected with Magnetization-Prepared Rapid Acquisition with Gradient-Echo (MPRAGE). Currently, there are no studies analyzing carotid MPRAGE signal and territorial ischemic events defined by diffusion restriction in the acute setting. Our aim was to determine the association ...
Pai Navin - - 2012
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which consists of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, is a potentially fatal disease. The existing Asian literature has shown a wide variation in the prevalence of VTE, with very limited data from India. In the present study, the risk factors for VTE in Indian patients ...
Pisklak Paul V - - 2012
Left atrial (LA) dissection is an uncommon entity that occurs most often after mitral valve surgery. We present a case of a 52-year-old man who developed an LA dissection after repair of a postinfarction left ventricular (LV) aneurysm. Transesophageal echocardiography was used to establish the diagnosis of an LA dissection ...
Staico Rodolfo - - 2012
Coronary artery embolism is an uncommon cause of myocardial infarction. We report a case of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction due to a coronary embolism that originated from a calcified aortic valve. Coronary angiography demonstrated complete occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention was successfully ...
Seak Chen-Ken - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Meprobamate tablets contain microcrystalline cellulose, a potent embolic agent that has been shown to cause gangrene in animal studies. Microvascular embolization caused by microcrystalline cellulose can contribute to the ischemic process. OBJECTIVE: We report a case of acute hand ischemia after accidental intra-arterial injection of crushed meprobamate powder in ...
Das S - - 2012
A 12-week old, entire female Border terrier weighing 3·5 kg was presented for investigation of a continuous left heart base murmur. The clinical presentation and preoperative echocardiogram were consistent with a standard morphology of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) but a discrete ductal vessel was not identified during surgical dissection. Surgery ...
Ricci Carmelo - - 2012
PURPOSE: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) accompanied by common iliac artery (CIA) aneurysms requires a more demanding procedure owing to the difficulties in obtaining an adequate distal landing zone for the stent-graft limb(s), a potential site of endoleak. The "sandwich technique" is a procedure to increase EVAR feasibility in the setting ...
Guihaire Julien - - 2012
OBJECTIVES Video-thoracoscopic surgery (VTS) has been accepted as a safe and credible technique since 1990. Lung injury is one of the main perioperative complications. Few data are available about cardiac trauma and VTS-related false aneurysm of the left ventricular (LV) wall has not yet been reported. METHODS A 62-year old ...
Glenie Timothy J - - 2012
We present a case of repeat percutaneous intervention on a coronary artery bypass vein graft using polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) covered stents. The original intervention was performed using a combination of PTFE covered stents and bare metal stents for a large vein graft aneurysm. Successful exclusion of the aneurysm was demonstrated on ...
Choi Eun Young - - 2012
Intravascular or intracardiac stenosis occurs in various congenital heart diseases or after surgical repair. Although balloon angioplasty is the first option for relieving stenosis, frequently restenosis occurs because of elastic recoil or kingking component. The use of a self-expandable stent and covered stent in congenital heart disease has been reported ...
Cho Won-Sang - - 2012
Intracystic bleomycin (ICB) administration is known to be effective in the treatment of cystic craniopharyngiomas (CRPs) and rarely causes serious complications. The authors report a case of vasculopathy after ICB injection for a recurrent cystic CRP. A 5-year-old boy presented with the cystic recurrence of a CRP. A catheter and ...
Mazzacaro D - - 2012
Aim. We report a case of ulnar and palmar arch artery aneurysm in a 77 years old man without history of any occupational or recreational trauma, vasculitis, infections or congenital anatomic abnormalities. We also performed a computed search of literature in PUBMED using the keywords "ulnar artery aneurysm" and "palmar ...
Alcocer Alejandro - - 2012
A 54-year male with previous triple vessel coronary artery and aorto-bi-femoral bypass graft surgeries complained of crescent angina. Stress induced myocardial ischemia on echocardiography was demonstrated. We performed direct stenting of a saphenous vein graft to the right coronary artery, via right radial approach. Subsequently stenting of a severe left ...
Salami Mudasiru A - - 2012
A 72-year-old man who had undergone a three-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic valve replacement, and tricuspid valve repair became comatose 1 week after the procedure. Signs of intraabdominal sepsis developed 6 days later, leading to laparotomy on his 12th postoperative day. The Intraoperative finding was a perforating injury to ...
Nikolaou K - - 2012
When reoperative cardiac surgery is indicated, detailed, three-dimensional imaging of the thorax permits accurate depiction of cardiac anatomy and vascular structures potentially increasing the safety of the surgical procedure. We sought to evaluate the contribution of dual-source multidetector-row computed tomography (DSCT) of the heart and thorax in planning repeated open ...
Mollberg Nathan M - - 2012
Metastatic papillary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to the heart has never been reported. We report the case of a 73-year-old patient with papillary RCC metastatic to the left and right ventricles, found during a triple vessel coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Dexter D - - 2012
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has rapidly become a viable and accepted treatment option for atherosclerotic aortic aneurysms as well as a variety of other aortic pathologies including ulcers, dissection, coarctation and disruption. Left subclavian artery (LSA) coverage is often necessary to achieve proximal seal in up to 40% of ...
Watanabe Shin - - 2012
Although several types of distal embolic protection devices have been developed, they are usually difficult to use because of their stiff and bulky characteristics. We present a novel method to deliver the coronary embolic protection filter via a manual thrombectomy catheter. We modified the Filtrap embolic protection filter (Nipro Corporation) ...
Barral Marselha Marques - - 2012
Despite significant left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and cardiomegaly, pulmonary congestion does not seem to be a major finding in Chagas' cardiomyopathy (CC). This study sought to identify echocardiographic parameters associated with pulmonary congestion in CC and in dilated cardiomyopathy of other etiologies, such as non-CC (NCC), and to compare ...
Umran Sarwar - - 2012
We report a rare case of acute right coronary artery stenosis developing in a patient undergoing aortic valve replacement. We present a case report with a brief overview of the literature relating to coronary artery occlusion associated with cardiac valve surgery - the theories and treatments are discussed. A 85 ...
Ravindrakumar B - - 2012
Pulmonary hypoplasia is a developmental malformation characterized by incomplete development of lung tissue. During routine fetal autopsy of an apparently normal female dead fetus of 36 weeks gestation presented completely hypoplastic left lung, partially hypoplastic right lung, right-sided shift of heart, right-sided shift of trachea, left-sided diaphragmatic hernia through which ...
Namgung June - - 2012
Although it is rare, the right atrium can be encroached on by abnormal mediastinal structures, including aortic aneurysms, carcinomas, hepatic cysts and diaphragmatic paralysis. Extrinsic compression of the right atrium causes significant hemodynamic compromise and can lead to fatal outcomes. We describe the case of a 66-year old man with ...
Ki Young Jin - - 2012
Spinal cord infarction, especially anterior spinal artery syndrome, is a relatively rare disease. We report a case of spinal cord infarction caused by thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm with intraluminal thrombus. A 52-year-old man presented with sudden onset paraplegia. At first, he was diagnosed with cervical myelopathy due to a C6-7 herniated ...
ter Steege R W F - - 2012
Splanchnic artery stenosis is common and mostly asymptomatic and may lead to gastrointestinal ischemia (chronic splanchnic syndrome, CSS). This study was designed to assess risk factors for CSS in the medical history of patients with splanchnic artery stenosis and whether these risk factors can be used to identify patients with ...
Klar Ernst - - 2012
Acute mesenteric ischemia is still fatal in 50% to 70% of cases. This consensus paper was written with the participation of physicians from all of the involved specialties for the purpose of improving outcomes. Mesenteric ischemia must be recognized as a vascular emergency requiring rapid and efficient clinical evaluation and ...
De Castro Gerard P - - 2012
Chitosan is a functional biopolymer that has been widely used as a hemostat. Recently, its efficacy has been questioned due to clinical failures as a result of poor adhesiveness. The purpose of this study was to compare, in a severe groin injury model in swine, the hemostatic properties of an ...
Bäck Maria M Department of Physiotherapy, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sahlgrenska, SE-413 45 Göteborg, Sweden. - - 2012
To investigate the validity and reliability of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia Heart (TSK-SV Heart), a brief questionnaire to detect kinesiophobia (fear of movement) in patients with coronary artery disease. Methodological research (cross-sectional study). A total of 332 patients, mean age 65 years (standard deviation 9.1) diagnosed with coronary artery ...
Vanagt Ward Y - - 2012
An infant developed severe right heart failure early after truncal repair with a pulmonary homograft. A mechanical obstruction by narrowing could not be identified at the homograft or pulmonary arteries. However, functional obstruction was caused by an extreme windkessel effect in a massively dilated homograft that absorbed rather than transmitted ...
Okada Tatsuji - - 2012
Although the outcomes of aortic arch surgery have improved, stroke remains one of the most devastating complications. Therefore, identification of true risk factors and understanding the pathogenesis of intraoperative stroke are necessary to decrease its occurrence. From January 2002 to December 2010, a total of 251 consecutive patients underwent aortic ...
Fukui Shinya - - 2012
We report a new aortic arch occlusion technique with a balloon for distal aortic arch repair via left thoracotomy using an open proximal method. Distal aortic arch repair via left thoracotomy sometimes causes brain infarction and perioperative myocardial infarction. That is because air or debris enters into coronary arteries and ...
Sroka Mariusz - - 2012
The authors discuss an early hybrid cardiovascular intervention in a neonate with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia and significant left heart hypoplasia. The operation included persistent ductus arteriosus stenting and right pulmonary artery calibrated banding (3.5 mm) to increase blood flow in the aorta and to decrease right ventricle overload and decrease ...
Gual-Capllonch Francisco - - 2012
Assessment of possible cardiac sources of cerebral embolism is a frequent indication for transesophageal echocardiography. We report the case of a patient with a previous left upper pulmonary lobe resection who presented with an ischemic stroke suggestive of cardioembolic origin. A dense spontaneous echo contrast was found in the left ...
Corvera Joel S - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The hybrid treatment of transverse aortic arch pathologies with supraaortic debranching and endovascular repair is associated with significant morbidity and death and lacks long-term follow-up. The traditional two-stage open surgical approach to extensive arch and descending thoracic aneurysms carries a significant interval mortality rate. We report the results of ...
Grover Frederick L - - 2012
Until the mid-1990s, coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) was performed with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass with the induction of ischemic cardiac arrest (on-pump). This surgical approach provided excellent exposure in a bloodless field with an arrested heart, allowing for precise performance of coronary anastomoses.(1) However, there was concern about potentially ...
Saric Muhamed - - 2012
Aortic plaques are a manifestation of the general process of atherosclerosis in which there is a progressive accumulation of cholesterol and other lipids in the intimal-medial layer of the aorta with secondary inflammation, repetitive fibrous tissue deposition, and eventually luminal surface erosions and appearance of often mobile thrombi protruding into ...
Pavlidis Daphne - - 2012
Background. Interventional occlusion of the hypogastric artery (HA) can be used for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in the iliac arteries. Most frequent ischemic complication is buttock claudication (BC). Aim. To investigate the frequency and progression of BC after interventional occlusion of the HA prior to EVAR. Methods. A retrospective analysis ...
Ballehaninna U K - - 2012
Acute mesenteric ischemia is commonly treated by surgical exploration and open thrombectomy. Very few reports describe using newer, minimally invasive methods which utilize catheter-based mechanical and pharmacological thrombolysis. Herein, we report a case of acute superior mesenteric embolism successfully treated with AngioJet hydrodynamic mechanical thrombectomy and EKOS catheter pharmacological thrombolysis. ...
Allen Kiona Y - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Cameral coronary artery fistulae (C-CAFs) are common after heart transplantation (HTx) and typically drain into the right ventricle. The development of CAFs to non-cameral structures after HTx has not been systematically investigated. We studied the incidence, anatomic distribution, and natural history of non-cameral CAFs (NC-CAFs) in a multicenter pediatric ...
Shames Sofia - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The percutaneously implanted Edwards SAPIEN valve (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA) consists of cusps mounted within a stent. The individual impact of the stent and cusps on transvalvular flow and its implications for the echocardiographic assessment of valve function have not been previously reported. METHODS: The study group consisted of ...
Guo Jun - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: We used virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) to investigate plaque composition of chronic total occlusions (CTO). BACKGROUND: There is limited data on the composition of CTOs, especially in vivo. METHODS: VH-IVUS was performed in 50 CTO lesions (49 patients) after guidewire crossing or pre-dilation using a 1.5-2mm balloon. Plaque ...
Marino Daniela - - 2012
Background. Periodic lateralised epileptiform discharges (PLEDs) are EEG patterns consisting of periodic or pseudoperiodic unilateral, focal or hemispheric epileptiform discharges at a rate of 1-2 Hz. PLEDs may be triggered by acute brain injuries or systemic metabolic changes such as fever, hyperglycaemia or electrolyte imbalance and may result in disturbance of ...
Refaee Ehab El - - 2012
Occlusion of both foramina of Monro following third ventriculostomy is a very rare complication. The authors present the case of a 30-year-old female who underwent endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) for occlusive hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis. Thirty months after the ETV, she reported recurrent headaches. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated bilateral ...
Daly Brendan - - 2012
The role of endovascular therapy is expanding in the treatment of acute limb ischemia (ALI). In addition to catheter based thrombolysis, there are multiple devices which allow for clot disruption and aspiration. The Trellis catheter system provides mechanical agitation of thrombus coupled with chemical thrombolysis. We present two cases of ...
Chutinet A - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:The severity of white matter hyperintensity, or leukoaraiosis, is a marker of cerebrovascular disease. In stroke, WMH burden is strongly linked to lacunar infarction; however, impaired cerebral perfusion due to extracranial or intracranial atherosclerosis may also contribute to WMH burden. We sought to determine whether WMH burden is ...
Kret Marcus R - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The role of shunting and patching during carotid endarterectomy remains controversial. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series evaluating consecutive patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy with routine shunting and patching. The primary endpoints were perioperative stroke, arterial injury, and lesion recurrence by duplex. RESULTS: Of the 220 operations performed, 43% ...
Deshaies E M - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Cerebral vasospasm resistant to medical management frequently requires intra-arterial spasmolysis. Angiographic resolution of vasospasm does not provide physiologic data on the adequacy of reperfusion. We recorded pre- and postspasmolysis PbO(2) data in the endovascular suite to determine whether this physiologic parameter could be used to determine when successful ...
Hwang Jin-Ming - - 2012
To investigate the changes of cardiomyocyte inflammation and fibrosis factors in heart of carotid artery balloon injury inflammatory rat model. Using rat carotid artery balloon injury model to detect left ventricular characteristics at 2 h, 2 days and 14 days after surgery using hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) gross stain, Masson(') s trichome stain and Western ...
Lotun Kapildeo - - 2012
Symptomatic chronic mesenteric ischemia results from intestinal hypoperfusion and is classically thought to result from involvement of two or more mesenteric arteries. The celiac artery and superior mesenteric artery are most frequently implicated in this disease process, and their involvement usually results in symptoms of small intestinal ischemia. Symptomatic chronic ...
Arya Bhawna - - 2012
An anomalous chord from the left side of the atrial septum to the left atrial free wall was incidentally noted on transthoracic echocardiography in a 14-year-old boy with vasovagal syncope. Previously reported cases of anomalous chords in the left atrium were associated with the mitral valve leaflets in all but ...
Morel Audrey - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It is unclear whether strokes in patients with spontaneous cervical artery dissection (CAD) are due to secondary thromboembolism or to a reduction in cerebral blood flow from the primary cervical lesion. The aim of this study was to identify the most likely mechanism of stroke using cervical ...
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