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Guo Mindy Ming-Huey - - 2007
Popliteal artery occlusion is a rare vascular complication in athletes and has not been previously documented in baseball players. A 21-year-old male baseball player presented with a 10-month history of progressive claudication because of repeated trauma-induced popliteal artery occlusion from frequently practicing stealing bases by sliding down onto his right ...
Yazici Mehmet - - 2007
We present a 44-year-old female patient with anterior myocardial infarction caused by embolization from mitral valve prosthesis due to inadequate anticoagulation. The patient underwent a cardiac catheterization within the 1st hour of arrival. The angiography showed total occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery after the second diagonal branch. ...
Mousa Albeir Y - - 2007
Use of endovascular interventions for arterial occlusive lesions continues to increase. With the evolution of the technology supporting these therapeutic measures, the results of these interventions continue to improve. In general, a comparison of techniques for revascularization of iliac occlusive diseases shows similar initial technical success rates for open versus ...
Layton K F KF Baylor University Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Dallas, TX, USA - - - 2006
Treatment of symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis usually involves maximizing medical therapy. In patients with medically refractory symptoms despite maximum pharmacologic therapy, intracranial angioplasty and/or stenting has become an accepted treatment option. The use of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for idiopathic intracranial stenoses has not been reported to date.We describe a ...
Fusaro M - - 2006
Arterial revascularization by means of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is a mainstay in the management of patients with peripheral artery disease and critical limb ischemia (CLI). While cross-over access from the contralateral femoral artery or antegrade access from the ipsilateral femoral artery are most commonly used when approaching subjects with ...
Hussain Farrukh - - 2006
Ostial coronary disease presents a challenge from multiple perspectives with regard to percutaneous intervention. We present a novel case of a technically challenging ostial right coronary artery calcified lesion with a bar of calcium at the aorto-ostial junction which prevented intubation with multiple guiding catheters. We describe the use of ...
Klonaris Chris - - 2006
Over the past decade, accumulated experience and considerable advances in percutaneous endovascular techniques have enabled their use with increasing frequency for the management of peripheral arterial occlusive disease. However, despite the established role of endoluminal approaches in many other arterial territories, their application for the treatment of femoropopliteal occlusive disease ...
Cheng Cheung Wah Boron - - 2006
Congenital or nonsurgically acquired obstructive coronary artery disease in infancy is exceedingly rare, and previous reports of catheter-based therapies in very young patients have been solely in patients having undergone arterial switch or other cardiovascular surgical procedures. We describe a previously unreported cause for ventricular dysfunction and heart failure in ...
Ishihara H H Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Kobe City General Hospital 4-6, Minatojima-Nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0046, Japan - - - 2006
Chronic total occlusion of cerebrovascular lesions is regarded as a contraindication to revascularization. We describe a case of chronic total occlusion of intracranial internal carotid artery that iwass successfully recanalized by endovascular treatment. A 72-year-old man who presented with slight right hemiparesis was proved to have chronic total occlusion of ...
Tamashiro Alberto - - 2006
Conventional vascular surgery and balloon angioplasty have poor results in severe and diffuse atherosclerotic disease of the infrapopliteal arteries. High-speed rotational atherectomy (Auth Rotablator) has not succeeded either, because of poor long-term patency and the non-reflow phenomenon. We report a case of limb salvage with long occlusion of the three ...
Lyden Sean P - - 2006
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries has been an accepted therapy for short focal stenosis. Elastic recoil and flow-limiting dissection have limited the durability of angioplasty, especially in long lesions and total occlusions. Cryoplasty couples cold therapy with angioplasty to induce mechanical and biologic effects to ...
Kahle S - - 2006
We present two cases of buttock claudication caused by severe stenosis of the internal iliac artery which disappeared totally after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). Isolated stenoses of internal iliac arteries are rare. It is often difficult to distinguish between vascular buttock claudication and neurological or orthopaedic symptoms. Conventional or MR-angiography ...
Gupta Anuj - - 2006
Advances in coronary artery revascularization have been accompanied by clinical trials evaluating these advances. From the Coronary Artery Surgery Study and Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation to the more recent Arterial Revascularization Therapy Study (ARTS1) and the Medicine, Angioplasty, or Surgery Study (MASS2), these clinical trials provide us with a rationale ...
Lin Tsung-Hsien - - 2006
In spite of the remarkable technological innovation and improved outcomes with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), chronically total occlusion in coronary arteries (CTO) remains a formidable challenge for coronary interventionalist. Recently Japanese interventionists have proposed a retrograde wiring technique which provides another way to resolve such difficulties. The retrograde wire in ...
Jang James J - - 2006
The use of suture-mediated arterial closure devices has dramatically increased with the increased number of percutaneous procedures being performed. Complications from suture-mediated closure devices have been underreported. Specifically, arterial stenosis resulting in claudication has not been previously described in detail. We present nine patients who presented with various leg symptoms ...
Batt Michel - - 2006
Buttock claudication due to stenosis or occlusion of the superior gluteal artery is infrequent. The recent development of noninvasive gluteal duplex scanning, combined with aortoiliac angiography using oblique projections and the availability of low-profile devices for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), led us to review our recent experience concerning the diagnosis ...
Jönsson Anders - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Surgical angioplasty of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) can be performed with good results in selected patients. It restores the native antegrade blood flow in the LMCA and does not leave the patient with a graft-dependent retrograde perfusion. By using a proximal segment of the right internal mammary ...
Banerjee Rupak K - - 2007
Myocardial fractional flow reserve (FFR(myo)) and coronary flow reserve (CFR), measured with guidewire, and quantitative angiography (QA) are widely used in combination to distinguish ischemic from non-ischemic coronary stenoses. Recent studies have shown that simultaneous measurements of FFR(myo) and CFR are recommended to dissociate conduit epicardial coronary stenoses from distal ...
Muhs Bart E - - 2006
Lower extremity wounds resulting from ischemia are increasingly becoming a common indication for surgical revascularization. Techniques in minimally invasive vascular surgery for the treatment of lower extremity chronic ischemia have expanded rapidly in recent years. The current standard of care with which all new modalities should be compared is the ...
Tsuda E - - 2006
We report the midterm results of percutaneous transluminal coronary balloon angioplasty (PCBA) for localized stenosis (LS) caused by Kawasaki disease (KD). Two 2-year-olds, a girl and a boy, underwent PCBA for severe LS of the left anterior descending artery caused by KD. After 4 years, there was no ischemia and ...
Criado Frank J - - 2006
Arterial occlusive disease involving the supra-aortic trunks (SATs) is relatively frequent. Its mere presence does not dictate the need for intervention. Revascularization options include intra and extrathoracic surgical bypasses and transpositions, and percutaneous endovascular approaches with angioplasty and stenting. This paper focuses on a description of the fundamental endovascular techniques ...
Both M - - 2006
To evaluate the outcome of balloon angioplasty in the arteries of the upper extremities in patients with giant-cell arteritis (GCA) and stenosing extracranial involvement. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for symptomatic upper limb artery stenoses (n = 29) and occlusions (n = 1) resistant to medical treatment was carried out in ...
Dorval Jean-François - - 2006
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of endovascular cryotherapy (Cryo) on the density of collagen types I (CI) and III (CIII), which are involved in the dynamic modulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). METHODS: Twenty-one juvenile farm swine and 10 miniswine underwent PTA of the femoral arteries ...
Karabinos Ilias K - - 2006
In about 50% of patients who undergo a percutaneous coronary intervention for an atheromatous lesion there is a side branch that is involved in or borders on the lesion. In such cases, the invasive cardiologist must make every attempt to rescue this branch. We present an unusual case of unexpected ...
Hudorović Narcis - - 2006
Transcranial Doppler can detect microembolic signals, which are characterized by unidirectional high intensity increase, short duration, and random occurrence, producing a "whistling" sound. Microembolic signals have been proven to represent solid or gaseous particles within the blood flow. Microemboli have been detected in a number of clinical cardiovascular settings: carotid ...
Besarab Anatole - - 2006
During the past several years, a limited number of small clinical trials have questioned the role of surveillance in the management of vascular accesses, since the prolongation of access longevity until replacement was not altered. Although prolongation of access life span is an important endpoint, it is not the only ...
Napoli M - - 2006
To prevent arteriovenous fistula (AVF) early failure, due to radial or brachial artery stenosis, ultrasound guided angioplasty performed while surgically creating the AVF could be an effective procedure. A 76-year-old diabetic male patient, on hemodialysis (HD) for 15 months, presented extensive thrombosis of the radio-cephalic AVF at the right arm, ...
Joye James D - - 2005
Interventional outcomes for peripheral arterial disease of the lower extremity have long suffered from suboptimal patency rates. Many drugs and devices have been studied in an attempt to alter the aggressive neointimal response witnessed in infra-inguinal vessels with little success. Cryoplasty, a recent entrant into the endovascular arena, combines the ...
Strauss Bradley H - - 2005
Arterial chronic total occlusions (CTO) are a common and clinically relevant problem in patients with coronary artery disease. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) success rates in a wide range of CTO are low, primarily due to inability of guidewire crossing. The pathophysiology of CTO is poorly understood and limits our ability ...
Kosaka Yoshimichi - - 2005
Pulmonary artery is infrequently utilized as a material for coronary patch angioplasty in children. We applied a pulmonary arterial patch for coronary angioplasty on an 8-year-old boy with total occlusion of the left main coronary artery late after an arterial switch operation. The pulmonary arterial patch was easy to handle ...
Glazier James J - - 2005
A patient underwent laser balloon angioplasty (LBA) combined with local intracoronary heparin therapy for treatment of a high grade stenosis of the mid-portion of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. Sustained patency of the LBA-treated lesion and no new coronary stenoses were found in a 10-year angiographic follow-up study.
Iida Osamu - - 2005
Although percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is being widely used for the treatment of stenosis of peripheral arteries, the high in-stent restenosis rate (50-60%) in the femoropopliteal artery still remains an unsolved issue. Cilostazol is a unique antiplatelet drug that has vasodilatory effects and inhibits smooth muscle cell proliferation. A total ...
Song Woohyuk - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Chronic total occlusion (CTO) of coronary arteries represents a challenge for percutaneous treatment. Although ameroid constrictors have been used to create CTOs from extrinsic compression of coronary arteries, this model is not suitable for evaluation of novel angioplasty equipment. Thus, the objective of this study was to create a ...
Sigala F - - 2005
We investigated the long-term clinical results of transluminal angioplasty of isolated infrapopliteal arteries in diabetic patients with severe ischaemic foot lesions and the influence of different parameters on primary success, the long-term outcome and the survival rate. Between January 2001 and May 2004 we performed 50 transluminal angioplasties in 52 ...
Hsu Pai-Feng - - 2005
Coronary artery dissection is a common occurrence after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). However, we report herein a rare case of double-barrel coronary artery dissection occurring 1 year after PTCA for stenosis in the left circumflex coronary artery. The case history and angiographic findings are reported, and relevant literature is ...
Laird John - - 2005
PURPOSE: Despite suboptimal results, angioplasty of femoropopliteal arterial lesions has been a mainstay of endovascular therapy for many years. The recent introduction of cryoplasty marks a potential advance in the ability to effectively treat peripheral arterial atherosclerotic stenoses. This article presents the results of a prospective, multicenter trial that evaluated ...
Bolia A - - 2005
Subintimal angioplasty has been around for 18 years but has become popular only in the last 2 to 3 years, following a number of publications from various centres in Europe and the USA. After its initial successes in the femoropopliteal segment, the techniques has been extended to the infrapopliteal segment. ...
Abdul Raouf A - - 2005
AIM: To determine the results of endoluminal angioplasty for occlusive or stenotic lesions of the popliteal artery. METHODS: Retrospective study of symptomatic patients having popliteal occlusive lesions treated by endoluminal balloon angioplasty. All patients underwent systematic preoperative and postoperative color duplex scan and preoperative angiography. The principal endpoints were primary ...
Ishikura Fuminobu - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) is used to evaluate the severity of epicardial and intramyocardial coronary artery disease. Collateral flow to an adjacent compromised myocardial territory may influence the CFVR of a specific artery. METHODS: To assess the impact of collateral flow on CFVR, we measured CFVR and assessed ...
Yuh David D - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Laser transmyocardial revascularization is an emerging therapy for intractable angina stemming from diffuse, small-vessel coronary disease not amenable to percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary bypass grafting. Presently, this therapy is delivered through a median sternotomy or left thoracotomy. In this pilot study, we sought to combine the advantages of ...
Shin Sung Wook - - 2005
The purpose of this study was to assess the value of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for the salvage of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) that fail to mature. From November 1998 to February 2003, 19 patients who were treated with PTA due to immature forearm AVFs were selected. Fistulography and PTA were ...
Peeters P - - 2005
Because of the focal nature of stenoses or occlusions in the supra-aortic vasculature, the high blood-pressures in this area and the very low morbidity rates related to percutaneous therapy have largely replaced surgical revascularization as the initial treatment of choice for patients with supra-aortic arterial occlusive disease. The initial technical ...
Hong Seok In SI Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2005
Kawasaki Disease (KD) is an acute, febrile, multisystem disease of children. More severe complications in 15-25% of cases include, the development of coronary aneurysms, ischemic heart disease, and sudden cardiac death. The standard treatment for significant coronary artery stenosis has generally been aortocoronary bypass surgery, although percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty ...
Chiu Kuan-Ming - - 2005
Pulmonary artery stenosis is common in tetralogy of Fallot. Surgical correction usually achieves good results. For those patients undergoing total correction with residual pulmonary artery stenosis, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) plays an important role. However, this might not be possible for complex anatomies. We report a 19-month-old boy who underwent ...
Balzer Jörn O - - 2006
We report the primary and mid-term outcome of patients with long chronic iliac artery occlusions after percutaneous excimer-laser-assisted interventional recanalization. Between 2000 and 2001, 43 patients with 46 chronic occlusions of either the common iliac artery (n=27), the external iliac artery ( n=13) or both (n=3) underwent laser-assisted percutaneous transluminal ...
Lipsitz Evan C - - 2005
The interest in and overall usage of endovascular procedures for the treatment of lower extremity ischemia continues to grow at a rapid pace. An increasing number of centers throughout the world are gaining experience with subintimal angioplasty. Promising results have been reported and the application of the technique has been ...
Akagi T - - 2005
During the past 10 years, the clinical experience of catheter interventional treatment in Kawasaki disease has gradually increased. These treatments include balloon angioplasty, stent implantation, rotational ablation, and transluminal coronary revascularization. Because coronary artery stenosis in Kawasaki disease commonly involves severe calcification, in contrast with adult atherosclerotic coronary artery lesions, ...
Hasegawa S - - 2005
A rescue clot disruption using a basket snare is described for acute basilar artery embolic occlusion resistant to balloon angioplasty and fibrinolysis therapy. In spite of failed balloon angioplasty in conjunction with fibrinolysis, a basket-shaped snare connected to a microguide wire could be used to catch and crush the clot ...
Kelly R V - - 2005
No-reflow is a complex condition associated with inadequate myocardial perfusion of the coronary artery in the absence of epicardial obstruction. It can occur in several settings, including percutaneous coronary intervention, especially in complex thrombotic lesions of native arteries and vein grafts and in primary angioplasty. The causes of no-reflow are ...
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