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Singh Vasvi V Department of Internal Medicine, Unity Health System, Rochester, New York, - - 2014
A 50-year-old man presenting with chest pain had positive stress echocardiography; and angiogram showed single artery coronary stenosis, presumed to be atherosclerotic. He was started on optimal medical therapy with good compliance. Four months later, he had a myocardial infarction (MI) and cardiac catheterisation surprisingly showed interval development of severe ...
Davidovic L - - 2014
Rupture is the most serious and lethal complication of the abdominal aortic aneurysm. Despite all improvements during the past 50 years, ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms are still associated with very high mortality. Namely, including patients who die before reaching the hospital, the mortality rate due to abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture ...
Demircelik Bora - - 2014
Saphenous vein graft disease (SVGD), defined as an occlusion of 50% or more of the SVG excluding distal anastomotic occlusion, is an important predictor of morbidity after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Late graft occlusion is a serious complication that often limits the use of the saphenous vein as a ...
Tanaka Keizo K Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hamamatsu Medical Center, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, - - 2014
A 50-year-old man presented with an acute type A aortic dissection with an aberrant right subclavian artery. Emergent total arch replacement with an elephant trunk was performed. Intraoperatively, the origin of the aberrant right subclavian artery could not be resected because it was located too far from the distal arch. ...
Onohara Takeshi T Division of Organ Regeneration Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago, Tottori, - - 2014
Hybrid TEVAR was performed in 2 patients with right aortic arch accompanied by Kommerell's diverticulum and aortic aneurysm. In patient 1, total debranch + TEVAR was performed with 1-stage median sternotomy. In patient 2, total arch replacement and insertion of a peripheral elephant trunk were performed first, followed by TEVAR. ...
Diab Khalil K Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, - - 2014
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are uncommon communications between the pulmonary arteries and veins, most commonly associated with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia. They can also be associated with a variety of other conditions, and can be single or multiple. We present a case of a female patient with a history of coronary artery ...
Sabol F - - 2014
Aortic coarctation in adults is sometimes associated with concomitant cardiovascular pathologies which require intervention. The optimal operative approach for such patients remains unsettled. An extra-anatomic aortic bypass from the ascending aorta to the descending aorta via median sternotomy allows simultaneous performance of repair of complex aortic coarctation and concomitant cardiac ...
Garcia Nelson A Telles NA Internal Medicine Resident PGY-3, The University of Iowa - Des Moines Internal Medicine Residency Program, IA, - - 2014
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare and often lethal cause of acute coronary syndrome, which typically affects young women and otherwise healthy individuals. SCAD can be diagnosed in patients undergoing coronary angiography and can be underestimated. Special techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound should ...
Munk Marion R MR Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. - - 2014
Retinal artery occlusion can be the first indicator of a significant cardiovascular disorder and the need for treatment. We present the case of a 69-year-old man with a cilioretinal artery occlusion and retinal ischemia. Retinal imaging, in particular fundus autofluorescence, highlighted an intraluminal hyperautofluorescent lesion which led to the diagnosis ...
Tarbiat Masoud M Ekbatan Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, - - 2014
Percutaneous subclavian vein catheterization is one of the most common invasive procedures performed in cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to compare left and right subclavian vein catheter placement via the infraclavicular approach in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. This prospective, randomized clinical trial ...
Chevli Parag P Department of Internal Medicine, Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ, - - 2014
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute myocardial infarction that is more common in younger patients (under age 50) and in women. Although the etiology is not known, some predisposing conditions to SCAD are well known and include Marfan syndrome, pregnancy and peripartum state, drug abuse, ...
Iwataki Mai M Second Department of Internal Medicine , University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine , Kitakyushu , - - 2014
Mitral annular/leaflet calcification (MALC) is frequently observed in patients with degenerative aortic stenosis (AS). However, the impact of MALC on mitral valve function has not been established. We aimed to investigate whether MALC reduces mitral annular area and restricts leaflet opening, resulting in non-rheumatic mitral stenosis. Real-time three-dimensional transoesophageal images ...
Picard Fabien A FA Cardiology Department, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Bichat, Université Paris-Diderot, Sorbonne-Paris Cité, Paris, - - 2014
Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is suggested to correlate with metabolic risk factors and to promote plaque development in the coronary arteries. We sought to determine whether EAT thickness was associated or not with the presence and extent of angiographic coronary artery disease (CAD). We measured epicardial fat thickness by computed ...
Bashar Khalid K Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Limerick (UHL), Limerick, County Limerick, - - 2014
Radiation arteritis following neck irradiation as a treatment for head and neck malignancy has been well documented. The long-term sequelae of radiation exposure of the carotid arteries may take years to manifest clinically, and extra-cranial carotid artery (ECCA) stenosis is a well-recognised vascular complication. These carotid lesions should not be ...
Jansen Felix F Department of Internal Medicine II, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn, Germany (F.J., S.P., M.H., D.P., K.B., T.S., J.M.S., M.V.N., G.N., - - 2014
Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are differentially regulated and selectively packaged in microvesicles (MVs). We evaluated whether circulating vascular and endothelial miRNAs in patients with stable coronary artery disease have prognostic value for the occurrence of cardiovascular (CV) events. Ten miRNAs involved in the regulation of vascular performance-miR-126, miR-222, miR-let7d, miR-21, miR-20a, ...
Moris Demetrios N DN The First Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, "Laiko" General Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Athens, - - 2014
Abdominal aorta aneurysm (AAA) is a serious threat for human life. AAA repair is a high-risk procedure which results in a severe surgical stress response. We aim to give a conceptual description of the underlying pathophysiology of stress after surgical repair of AAA. The MEDLINE/PubMed database was searched for publications ...
Li Yetian Y Department of Orthopaedics, No. 2 People's Hospital - - 2014
The study aimed to observe the complications after the bilateral internal iliac arteries and the median sacral artery embolization by different severity and combinations of gelfoam particles. Sixteen healthy adult dogs were randomly divided into five groups. Under the monitoring of digital subtraction angiography (DSA), gelfoam particles with diameter of ...
Li Fang-Ming FM Department of Neurology, Jiangmen Central Hospital Jiangmen 529070, - - 2014
To investigate therapeutic effect of carotid artery stenting versus endarterectomy for patients with high-risk carotid stenosis. A total of 130 carotid stenosis patients at high-risk of stroke were randomly divided into stenting group and endarterectomy group, including 65 patients in each group. The patients in the endarterectomy group underwent endarterectomy ...
Ede Hüseyin H Department of Cardiology, Bozok University School of Medicine, Yozgat, - - 2014
Background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Aortic elasticity and diastolic functions are helpful parameters in assessment of CAD. In this study we aimed to learn whether diastolic function and aortic elastic properties measured by echocardiography are associated with coronary calcium score (CACS), ...
Rahimi Darabad B B . - - 2014
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in our country. Recently, it has been found that the use of opium like other risk factors can be an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease. Therefore, this study examines the impact of opioid abuse on the extent of coronary ...
Tang Lu L Department of Anesthesiology, General Hospital of Jinan Military Command, Jinan 250031, - - 2014
Since a previous meta-analysis reported that ultrasound guidance was associated with a higher first-attempt success rate in catheterization of the radial artery, a number of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have reported inconsistent results. The aim of the present study is to conduct an updated meta-analysis to clarify the role of ...
Ding Song S From Department of Cardiology, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, - - 2014
The predictive value of plaque characteristics assessed by virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) including fibrous tissue (FT), fibrofatty (FF), necrotic core (NC) and dense calcium (DC) in identifying distal embolization after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is still controversial. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the association of pre-PCI ...
Sajjad Jahangir J Department of Surgery, Cork university Hospital, Cork, Republic of Ireland - - 2014
This case describes a 60-year-old gentleman who presented with a pulsating mass behind his knee. Before this, he had a fasciotomy for suspected compartment syndrome of leg following knee arthroscopy, but this failed to resolve his leg symptoms. He was hemodynamically stable on presentation. His left calf was swollen with ...
Lintin Luke L University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK - - 2014
We report the case of a 78-year-old female who was found to have a mycotic thoracic aortic arch aneurysm caused by Clostridium septicum. Subsequent investigations demonstrated adenocarcinoma of the caecum with two liver metastases. The patient underwent a hybrid procedure involving endovascular repair of the aneurysm with a right-to-left carotid ...
Ho Allen L AL Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of - - 2014
Since the initial publication of the International Study of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms (ISUIA), management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms has been mainly based on the size of the aneurysm. The contribution of morphological characteristics to treatment decisions of unruptured aneurysms has not been well studied in a systematic and location specific ...
Natsis Konstantinos K Department of Anatomy, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Post Box: 300, 54124 Thessaloniki, - - 2014
The axillary artery presents abnormalities in its origin and course and a variable branching. A rare case of axillary artery bifurcation and branching was observed in a 60-years-old European male cadaver of Greek origin. The right axillary artery at the second part was bifurcated into a superficial and a deep ...
Pancholy Samir Bipin SB The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, - - 2014
In this study, we have developed an electrocardiogram-based scoring system to predict secondary pulmonary hypertension. A cross-sectional study. Single tertiary-care hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. Five hundred and fifty-two consecutive patients undergoing right heart catheterization between 2006 and 2009. Surface electrocardiogram was assessed for R-wave in lead V1 ≥ 6mm, R-wave ...
Namazi Gholamreza G 0000-0002-4485-1347 Department of Clinical Biochemistry, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Hezar-Jerib Street, Isfahan 8174673461, - - 2014
Increasing evidence suggests that erythrocytes may participate in atherogenesis. We sought to investigate whether the total cholesterol content of erythrocyte membranes (CEM) is significantly different in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) compared to patients with nonsignificant coronary stenosis and determine the correlation between CEM and the severity of ...
Said Karim K Aswan Heart Centre, Aswan, - - 2014
Major limitations of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) drug trials include the small number of enrolled patients, short term follow up (12-16 weeks), and lack of morbidity and mortality primary endpoints. The recently published SERAPHIN (Study with an Endothelin Receptor Antagonist in Pulmonary arterial Hypertension to Improve cliNical outcome) trial represents ...
Berger Jeffrey S JS Department of Medicine, Divisions of Cardiology and Hematology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA ; Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, - - 2014
OxLDL/β2GPI complexes have been implicated in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis and associated with disease severity and adverse outcomes. We investigate the significance of anti-oxLDL/β2GPI antibodies and oxLDL/β2GPI complexes in patients with arterial and idiopathic venous disease. A cohort of 61 arterial disease patients, 32 idiopathic venous disease patients, ...
Sponder Michael M Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, - - 2014
Several scoring systems have tried to determine the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) to investigate the connection between CAD severity and laboratory parameters. In total, 189 male (mean age: 61.86±10.77 years) and 75 female CAD patients (mean age: 67.84±7.70 years) were recruited and underwent angiography, which determined stenosis grade, ...
Jah-Kabba Ann-Marie Bintu Munda AM University of Bonn, Dept. of Radiology, - - 2014
Mapping of the great saphenous vein is very important for planning of peripheral and coronary bypass surgery. This study investigated mapping of the great saphenous vein as an adjunct to peripheral MR angiography using a blood pool contrast agent in patients who were referred for evaluation of peripheral arterial occlusive ...
de Barros E Silva Pedro G M PG Department of Clinical Research, Hospital Totalcor, Sao Paulo, - - 2014
Background Acute aortic syndrome is the modern term that includes aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, and symptomatic aortic ulcer. Iatrogenic coronary artery dissection extending to the aorta during percutaneous coronary intervention is a very rare but life-threatening complication. Despite some reports of spontaneous recovery, most of these patients are treated surgically ...
Konarik Marek M Department of Anatomy, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. - - 2014
A case of anomalous terminal branching of the axillary artery was encountered and described in a left upper limb of a male cadaver. A series of 214 upper limbs of Caucasian race was dissected. A variant artery, stemming from the very end of the axillary artery followed a superficial course ...
Akturk Ibrahim Faruk IF . - - 2014
Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is characterized by inappropriate dilatation of the coronary vasculature. The mechanisms of CAE are not well known. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) may make endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells more sensitive to the effects of growth hormone. In the present study, we hypothesized that IGF-1 may ...
Panayiotides Ioannis M IM Cardiologist in private practice, affiliated with Nicosia General Hospital, Cardiology Department, Nicosia, - - 2014
Patients with severe aortic stenosis are sometimes not candidates for conventional open heart surgery because of severe deconditioning, excessive risk factors, and multiple comorbidities. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a relatively recent intervention, which was initially addressed to individuals with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis at substantial or prohibitive surgical ...
Faisal Muhammad M Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32209, - - 2014
Background. Little is known about the effect of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) specific therapy on pulmonary hemodynamics and exercise capacity in patients with portopulmonary hypertension (PoPH) because such patients are usually excluded from randomized clinical trials (RCT) of such therapy. Methods. We searched PUBMED using the terms "(Therapy/Broad (filter)) AND ...
Inoue Yoshiaki Y Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, 1981 Kamoda, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-8550, - - 2014
A female patient in her 30s was referred to us with a mass approximately 8 centimeters in diameter in right lung segment 6. Bronchoscopy was done, and a tumorous lesion obstructing right B6 was found. Biopsy of this lesion supported suspicions of sarcoma or spindle cell carcinoma. Contrast-enhanced CT showed ...
Çimen Serkan - - 2014
A 3D+t description of the coronary tree is important for diagnosis of coronary artery disease and therapy planning. In this paper, we propose a method for finding 3D+t points on coronary artery tree given tracked 2D+t point locations in X-ray rotational angiography images. In order to cope with the ill-posedness ...
Guz Goksel G Department of Cardiology, Istanbul Medicana International Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
Retrograde coronary aortic dissection is a rare but dangerous complication of coronary angioplasty. Mostly seen in right coronary artery procedures, especially in chronic total oclussion lesions, and rarely seen in left side procedures. This is a case report of an aortic dissection complicated by coronary angioplasty of the left circumflex ...
Smolka Grzegorz G 3 Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, - - 2014
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) for revascularization after stenosis is still considered controversial therapy. Previous studies were performed with balloon-expandable drug-eluting stents (DES). Balloon-expandable stents presented a challenge because they were not able to adapt effectively to variation in the vessel lumen. There are ...
Macovei Liviu Gheorghe LG Cardiovascular Diseases Institute "George I.M. Georgescu", Iasi, - - 2014
A 64-year-old woman with a history of coronary artery bypass and coronary angioplasty with unexpanded stent entrapment blocked in the circumflex coronary artery and left main is now presenting with crescendo angina pectoris. The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery established that a new surgical intervention presents a very high risk. In ...
Rolf Andreas A Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Centre, Benekestrasse 2-8, Bad Nauheim 61231, Germany. - - 2014
The aim of the study was to characterize RV adaptation to varying loading conditions in patients with chronic thromboembolic hypertension (CTEPH) before and after pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). Nearly 4% of patients with pulmonary embolism develop CTEPH. PEA offers a cure with excellent outcome. By use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) ...
Barvalia Mihir M Department of Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace, Newark, NJ, USA. - - 2014
Carotid Duplex Ultrasonography (CDUS) is one of the non-invasive imaging modalities used to evaluate for carotid artery stenosis. However, it is often used in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral artery disease (PAD), before heart surgery, syncope and non-specific neurological symptoms although its value is unclear. Our study aimed ...
Orion Kristine C KC Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Halsted 668, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD - - 2013
Renal artery aneurysm (RAA) is an uncommon disease and is typically an incidental finding on imaging performed for other medical ailments. Sequelae of RAA include rupture and difficult to control hypertension. Repair of RAA is considered in suitable surgical candidates when a maximum diameter of 2 cm is reached or ...
Jain Amit A Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, PO Box 800679, Charlottesville, VA - - 2013
Renal malperfusion associated with renal artery dissection can present as either an isolated disease process or in the setting of branch vessel stenosis complicating aortic dissection. Isolated renal artery dissection is a rare disorder, the clinical presentation of which often presents both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. The true incidence and ...
Diomedi Marina - - 2014
This study aimed to identify clinical and ultrasound imaging predictors of progression of carotid luminal narrowing in subjects with asymptomatic moderate internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. A total of 571 subjects with asymptomatic moderate (50-69%) ICA stenoses were enrolled. They underwent ultrasound examination at baseline and after 12 months. Demographics, ...
Pozgain Zrinka - - 2013
Dirofilaria immitis is a parasite transmitted by mosquito bites, where the most common primary hosts are dogs, cats and some wild animals. Humans become accidental hosts after being bitten by an infected mosquito and the number of such infections has rapidly increased during the last decade. We present a patient ...
Bernhardt Alexander Martin AM Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, - - 2013
Coronary arteriovenous fistula is a rare entity and is mostly diagnosed and corrected in early childhood. We report the case of a 59-year-old female patient who was presented with chest pain during exertion for 3 months because of an aneurysmatic circumflex artery and coronary sinus fistula. We successfully ligated the ...
Wang David S DS Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, H3630, Stanford, CA 94305-5642, USA. - - 2013
Cutaneous complications can result from nontarget deposition during transcatheter arterial chemoembolization or radioembolization. Liver tumors may receive blood supply from parasitized extrahepatic arteries (EHAs) that also perfuse skin or from hepatic arteries located near the origin of the falciform artery (FA), which perfuses the anterior abdominal wall. To vasoconstrict cutaneous ...
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