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Bastug D E - - 1997
A 31-year-old woman with Cogan syndrome (a rare form of systemic vasculitis) was evaluated for a cold, painful left foot with diminished pulses. Arteriography demonstrated thrombosis of the left popliteal artery with evidence of vasculitis. Thrombolytic therapy was begun with initial success but eventual rethrombosis. After reinitiating thrombolytic therapy combined ...
Hallett J W JW - - 1997
Limited population-based data are available on trends in the incidence of arterial surgery, balloon angioplasty, and amputation for arterial occlusive disease of the legs over the past two decades. We identified all elective and emergency arterial operations, balloon angioplasty procedures, and amputations performed for all residents of a defined community, ...
Sakabe K - - 1996
A 59-year-old man with a 90% stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery was treated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) using a conventional balloon. The stenosis recurred repeatedly and was retreated by PTCA three times. The stenosis again recurred, so coronary angioplasty using a cutting balloon was performed. ...
Waller B F - - 1996
Catheter balloon angioplasty is a well accepted form of nonsurgical treatment of acutely and chronically obstructed coronary artery vessels. It is also the centerpiece for various new intervention techniques. Their morphologic effects on the site of obstruction has been termed "remodeling." Part IV of this six-part series focuses on morphologic ...
Eccleston D S - - 1996
This preliminary study in 20 patients demonstrated that ultrasonic coronary angioplasty in the setting of bypass grafting is feasible, safe, and able to recanalize atherosclerotic vessels. Shorter monorail probes were superior to longer probes without guidewires in terms of success of vessel recanalization; >95% of particle debris was <25 microm ...
Nyamekye I - - 1996
OBJECTIVES: Comparison of non-invasive arterial measurements with angiography and their use for angioplasty surveillance. DESIGN: Prospective assessments of arterial stenoses in patients undergoing angioplasty in a 9 month surveillance period. MATERIALS: Fifty consecutive patients undergoing angioplasty. METHODS: (i) One hundred and thirty-one sets of clinical assessments, ankle brachial Doppler pressure ...
Lio J Y - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Failure of vascular access leading to inefficient hemodialysis is the most common cause of morbidity in uremic patients. Careful observation of clinical signs and hemodynamic monitoring are vitally important to prevent complete fistula thrombosis. This study was undertaken to evaluate approaches for early detection and the application of percutaneous ...
Misumi K - - 1996
Extraction atherectomy utilizes suction aspiration as an attempt to limit distal emboli during atherectomy. We sought to test the hypothesis that extraction atherectomy produces less distal embolization than balloon angioplasty when treating saphenous vein grafts. Among 163 consecutive, nonrandomized patients, 103 patients underwent transluminal extraction catheter (TEC) atherectomy with or ...
Aikawa H - - 1996
We report a case of successful percutaneous retrieval of a broken Kirschner's wire that had entered the venous system and the right atrium and later migrated to the left pulmonary artery. The management of a long, rigid, nail-like foreign body within the heart and/or the pulmonary artery is discussed.
Schofer J - - 1996
Excimer laser angioplasty with adjunctive percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty of chronic coronary artery occlusions was performed using the Litvack 1.3 Z laser catheter in 80 patients in whom the occlusion could be passed by a guidewire; success rate was 89%. Angiographic follow-up revealed a restenosis rate of 33% and a ...
Tseng C D - - 1996
A 62-year-old woman who had coronary artery disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy received percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and endomyocardial biopsy. She withstood the procedure well. However, delayed pericardial tamponade occurred 2 hours after discharge from the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Despite pericardial drainage with a pigtail catheter and blood transfusion, the patient ...
Nishijima H - - 1996
To elucidate the changes in coronary vasomotion in a previously balloon-dilated segment, we examined the vasoconstricting response of previously balloon-dilated and non-dilated segments to acetylcholine. Acetylcholine was administered into coronary arteries cumulatively (left and right coronary artery: 10-100 micrograms) in 15 patients (age: 60 +/- 3 years, 12 males and ...
Balousek P A - - 1996
The use of thrombolytic agents (plasminogen activators) in the early moments of ischemic stroke to achieve recanalization and potential neurologic improvement has been actively studied over the past 10 years. In the same period, endovascular techniques for cerebral revascularization have evolved significantly. Recent phase III studies, following angiography-based phase I ...
Löfberg A M - - 1996
PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy, safety and long-term results of crural artery percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in limbs with chronic critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: Patients undergoing crural artery PTA due to CLI were followed at regular clinic visits with ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) measurements. PTA of the crural ...
Sherman J R - - 1996
The angiographic appearance of "no-reflow" in saphenous vein grafts or native coronary arteries has been described following administration of thrombolytic therapy or performance of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or atherectomy. Apparent occlusion may represent spasm, dissection, thrombosis, or competitive collateral circulation, all of which must be excluded to make the ...
Antonellis J - - 1996
In this case report, we describe a successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty of an abnormally originating left anterior descending artery from the right sinus of Valsalva. We discuss about the decision making in this rare and challenging case, since there is more than one opinion as to which is the ...
Gross G M - - 1996
This study presents the results of closed (percutaneous) and open endovascular procedures performed exclusively by vascular surgeons in the operating room and compares them with results from combined series from the literature, including primarily closed procedures in radiology or cardiology facilities. Retrospective review of 607 consecutive peripheral arterial and venous ...
Perkins J M - - 1996
In a 1-year period, 13 patients underwent duplex-guided compression (DGC) of femoral artery false aneurysms. Of the 13 false aneurysms, 11 arose after cardiac catheterisation, and DGC was successful in 10 (77%) cases. The number of percutaneous cardiological procedures has risen over the past 5 years, and with time a ...
Nakatsuka H - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: We report our experience with low-pressure submaximal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for basilar artery stenosis of > 90%. This treatment resulted in a favorable clinical course and satisfactory improvement of posterior cerebral circulation. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: This technique was applied to two patients with repeated basilar arterial ischemic symptoms that ...
Mayeda G S - - 1996
Directional coronary atherectomy was successfully performed in the mid-left anterior descending artery at the site of failed balloon angioplasty. We presumed that intracoronary thrombus had resulted in acute vessel closure following balloon angioplasty, due to the angiographic appearance of the lesion and the clinical situation. However, examination of the extracted ...
Ishizaka N - - 1996
The authors describe a case with an internal mammary artery (IMA) graft that demonstrated prolonged, but reversible, luminal narrowing persisting > twenty-four hours following percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. Luminal narrowing disappeared spontaneously, however, at the time of follow-up angiography one week after the angioplasty. Since haziness at the dilation site had ...
Wilensky R L - - 1996
Although directional atherectomy (DA) reduces the plaque burden, successful revascularization is not associated with a reduced restenosis rate when compared with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast the vascular response to DA-induced and PTCA-induced injury. Six to 8 weeks after induction ...
Feldman R L - - 1996
A 69-yr-old man had chronic transient ischemia attacks due to severe stenosis of the intracranial portion of the right carotid artery. After failure of both antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy, treatment was successful with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and a coronary Palmaz-Schatz stent. Use of the stent led to a better angiographic ...
Natarajan M K - - 1996
Technologies which ablate or debulk tissue may result in better angiographic outcomes by altering the elastic properties of the vessel wall. Accordingly, the procedural outcomes of 88 vein graft lesions treated by either excimer laser angioplasty with adjunct balloon angioplasty (PELCA + PTCA, n = 44) (Spectranetics CVX-300, 1.4-, 1.7-, ...
Hamon M - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: Multiple studies have been designed to analyse restenosis angiographically but few have studied the vasoreactivity of coronary segments subjected to angioplasty a few months before. In the present study we analysed, with use of quantitative angiography, the vasoreactivity of previously dilated segments to graded doses of ergonovine and of ...
Favre J P - - 1996
Transluminal angioplasty is rarely used to treat arterial diseases at leg level. During the last 5 years we have performed 25 distal artery angioplasties in 24 patients. Average age was 70 years, half of them were diabetics. Twenty patients had critical ischemia and 4 asymptomatic patients had critical stenosis distal ...
Burchenal J E - - 1996
The success of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is limited by restenosis in 30-50% of cases. Cellular production of reactive oxygen species at the site of injury has been implicated as a contributing factor in the process of restenosis. beta-Carotene is a lipid-soluble antioxidant whose effects on this process have not ...
Grubnic S - - 1996
PURPOSE: To evaluate prospectively the Pullback Atherectomy Catheter (PAC) in terms of its technical success and 1-year patency in the treatment of lower limb vascular disease.M ETHODS: Thirty-nine PAC procedures were performed in 34 patients to treat atherosclerotic disease (occlusive in 51%) of the femoropopliteal arteries, including four cases of ...
Ino T - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) has rarely been performed on patients with coronary lesions that result from Kawasaki disease. In this study, we retrospectively evaluated the effectiveness of PTCA in five patients with coronary arterial stenosis that resulted from Kawasaki disease and reviewed previous reports for possible indicators of ...
Nasser T K - - 1996
Local delivery of pharmacologic or genetic agents with a porous balloon catheter offers a potential therapeutic approach to reducing restenosis and atherosclerosis and minimizing undesirable systemic toxicity. However, the delivery efficiency and intramural retention of liquid agents is low. The local intramural delivery and prolonged retention of 5 microns microparticles ...
Katzenschlager R - - 1996
PURPOSE: To evaluate color duplex ultrasonographic (US) guidance of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of femoropopliteal artery stenoses and occlusions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients (11 women, 13 men; mean age, 65.0 years) with severe claudication, abnormal ankle-arm pressure indexes, and lesions in the superficial femoral or popliteal artery depicted at ...
L'Hermine C - - 1996
PURPOSE: To report on the frequency and treatment of arterial complications due to percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD). MATERIALS: Lesions of the intrahepatic artery were encountered in 10 of 525 patients treated by PTBD (2%). Hemobilia followed in 9 patients and subcapsular hematoma in 1. Seven patients had a benign ...
Kjellgren O - - 1996
The Bard Atherectomy Catheter is a new rotational atherectomy device that consists of a flexible, hollow, thin-walled cutting catheter that, while rotated at 1,500 revolutions per minute, is advanced across the lesion over a special spiral guidewire system. We report the initial clinical experience with this device in 20 peripheral ...
Flowers M J - - 1996
Hypoplasia or hyperplasia of limbs can be unilateral or bilateral and can involve the upper or lower extremities in any combination. The etiology is varied, and the presentation, clinical features, and investigative pathway differ to some extent among patients. Reported here is a child, referred for limb lengthening, with claudicating ...
Carrie D - - 1996
Despite operator experience and improved catheter technology, acute vessel closure is inherently associated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) of complex lesions. This case study describes a patient who developed an occlusive dissection post PTCA at the bifurcation of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and its diagonal branch. The ...
Maldonado C - - 1996
This study examined the effect of fibronectin to prevent restenosis in a microswine model after balloon angioplasty of the right iliac artery. Immediately following angioplasty, fourteen hypercholesterolemic microswines were randomized to receive fibronectin (223.5 mg, n = 8) or saline containing albumin (75.6 mg, n = 6). At 60-days post-angioplasty, ...
Takahashi M - - 1996
Coronary artery spasm induced by a guide wire is a very rare complication of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). The authors describe a patient who developed coronary vasoconstriction distal to the dilated lesion during PTCA, which was refractory to intracoronary nitroglycerin and intravenous calcium antagonist injection and balloon angioplasty but ...
Chandra P - - 1996
We present a case of severe proximal circumflex artery tortuosity with two 90 degrees bends and then a tight stenosis in the mid part of first obtuse marginal branch. Conventional method used to cross the lesion by wire failed. However, a commercially available new wire with ability to change the ...
Safian R D - - 1996
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether adjunctive balloon angioplasty after rotational atherectomy and excimer laser angioplasty provides better lumen enlargement ("facilitated angioplasty") than angioplasty alone. BACKGROUND: Adjunctive angioplasty is often used immediately after atherectomy and laser angioplasty to further enlarge lumen dimensions, but it is not known whether this ...
Bertrán X - - 1996
The case is reported of a 46-year-old male patient with polycythemia vera (PV) treated with phlebotomy who developed an occlusive thrombosis of the superior mesenteric artery 2 years after the diagnosis. He was successfully managed with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. The patient did not develop any other thrombotic phenomena. To our ...
Kachel R - - 1996
PURPOSE: To report the experiences to date with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of the carotid artery and other supra-aortic vessels. A new coaxial dilatation system for carotid angioplasty with temporary balloon occlusion to avoid cerebral embolization is presented. METHODS: PTA was performed in 220 patients with 245 stenosed or occluded ...
McKenzie J D - - 1996
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of balloon angioplasty of 17 stenoses resulting from intracranial atherosclerosis and vasculitis. METHODS: Seventeen skull-base and intracranial lesions were dilated with a microballoon angioplasty catheter. RESULTS: Initially, 16 of the 17 stenoses showed improvement at angiography. Moderate residual stenosis was found in 2 of 12 ...
Mizumoto D - - 1996
Directional atherectomy (DA) was developed as a new therapeutic modality for coronary artery disease. For the past 3 years, we have applied DA intervention to vascular access failure with either poor blood flow rate or high venous pressure. DA intervention was performed on 27 lesions of 16 hemodialyzed patients. A ...
Zeng H - - 1996
The effect of domestically-manufactured excimer laser with adjunctive balloon angioplasty in achieving revascularization and reduction of residual stenosis was assessed. 20 femoral arteries with thrombosis and occlusion from 12 dogs were subject to angiography. At first excimer laser angioplasty was done followed by balloon angioplasty. The diameter and residual stenosis ...
Rosario P G - - 1996
A 70-year-old patient underwent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty of a calcified tight mid-right coronary artery lesion, when the balloon burst and could not be retrieved. Even on cardiopulmonary bypass, the catheter could not be extracted through a proximal aortotomy. The patient had a distal reversed saphenous vein graft inserted into ...
Waser M - - 1995
The protected left main coronary artery (LM) is accessible to percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and the procedure is usually performed with large size catheter systems. This report describes a successful PTCA of a partially protected LM through a 5Fr diagnostic catheter system in a patient with previous coronary artery ...
Sankardas M A - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Directional coronary atherectomy is a percutaneous technique which extends the role of balloon angioplasty to bulky eccentric coronary lesions. AIMS: To report the early experience, clinical results, complications and histopathological findings of directional coronary atherectomy (DCA) in proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) stenosis. METHODS: Study of 25 lesions ...
Rozenman Y - - 1995
This study examines the effect of coronary angioplasty on the progression and appearance of new disease in sites of the coronary tree that were not dilated by the balloon. We examined 355 pairs of coronary angiograms from 252 patients. The study consisted of consecutive patients who were referred for catheterization ...
Wilensky R L - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Several nonatherosclerotic animal models of restenosis exist and are used for the evaluation of the vascular response to angioplasty-induced injury. However, few studies have evaluated the response of an atherosclerotic vessel to angioplasty. The present study examined the radiographic, histological, immunohistochemical, and morphometric responses over time of atherosclerotic rabbit ...
Lee H Y - - 1995
A 11-year-old girl developed left main coronary artery osteal stenosis after Takayasu's arteritis for which she underwent Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA). The narrowing of the left coronary artery was successfully dilated by angioplasty without apparent complication. This one suggests that PTCA may have a potential advantage as a temporary ...
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