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Shinoura Nobusada - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Doppler sonography can be used for real-time intraoperative localization of arteries within or near brain tumors but is less useful for distinguishing between arteries with similar diameters, such as the main trunk and branches of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA). By contrast, sononavigation provides real-time information in alignment with ...
Nishida Naoki - - 2005
We present two extremely rare autopsy cases with atresia of the left coronary ostium. Case 1 was a 34-year-old man who died of sudden cardiac causes with localized acute subendocardial infarction and Case 2 was an 82-year-old woman who died from non-cardiac causes. In both cases, a string-like small left ...
Hengrussamee Kriengkrai - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To study the relation between lead aVR ST segment elevation (aVRSTE) and angiographic_coronary artery lesions in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). MATERIAL AND METHOD: From January 2001 to December 2001, the authors retrospectively studied 26 consecutive patients who were admitted to the coronary care unit, Chest Disease Institute ...
Kuon E - - 2005
Any radiation exposition for medical purposes should be kept as low as is reasonably achievable. Mean patient radiation exposure of diagnostic cardiac catheterisation is high (16-106 Gy x cm2) and for this reason the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) recommends credentialing radiation protection training programmes. Twenty cardiologists each documented ...
Yoshitani H - - 2005
To determine the effect of one or multiple co-morbid conditions on the diagnostic accuracy of coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) in a heterogeneous patient population. CFVR was measured in the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TTDE) in 318 consecutive patients before elective coronary angiography. CFVR ...
Pereztol-Valdés Osvaldo - - 2005
AIMS: The last guidelines recommend a standardized 17-segment model for tomographic imaging of the left ventricle. The aim of this study is to analyse the correspondence of the 17 left ventricular segments with each coronary artery by myocardial perfusion SPECT studies. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty patients selected for percutaneous revascularization ...
Justice L Todd - - 2005
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare but morbid event. We present the case of a previously healthy 38-year-old man who experienced severe chest discomfort while vigorously exercising. An acute anterolateral myocardial infarction was diagnosed. The patient underwent coronary angiography, demonstrating acute thrombosis of the left main coronary artery. The ...
Yamashita Yoichi - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to assess by angiogram, the availability and variety of descending branches of the lateral femoral circumflex artery in coronary artery bypass graft. METHODS: The diameter and length were measured by angiogram in 70 cases. Descending branches of the lateral femoral circumflex artery greater ...
Placci Angelo - - 2005
Iatrogenic left main coronary artery ostial stenosis is a rare and late life-threatening complication of aortic valve replacement. The exact causes of this critical condition, despite being still nowadays elusive, are possibly related to the insertion of perfusion catheters into the left coronary system for cardioplegia delivery. We describe the ...
Mittal N - - 2005
A rigorous analysis of blood flow must be based on the branching pattern and vascular geometry of the full vascular circuit of interest. It is experimentally difficult to reconstruct the entire vascular circuit of any organ because of the enormity of the vessels. The objective of the present study was ...
Bauer Fabrice - - 2005
Left atrial (LA) systolic and diastolic function were analyzed in an animal model of acute left ventricular ischemia with LA ischemia by proximal left circumflex coronary artery occlusion or without LA ischemia by midleft anterior descending coronary artery occlusion (7 sheep in each group). LA pressures and LA volumes were ...
Veyrat Colette - - 2005
The midseptum has an elective left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) supply. Septal peak velocity (PkV) and myocardial velocity gradient (MVG) were studied at rest with M-mode Doppler tissue echocardiography during the cardiac cycle including the septal active relaxation (SAR) outward wall motion preceding isovolumic relaxation. In all, 33 patients ...
Lujinovi? Almira - - 2005
Proficiency in the anatomy of coronary arteries and their variations is significant for proper interpretation of the coronary angiographies, assessment of the complexity and result of the coronary insufficiency as well as surgical myocardium revascularization. The objective of this study is anatomy-radiology research of the methods of branching the main ...
Gunduz Huseyin - - 2005
During diagnostic angiographic procedures or percutaneous coronary angioplasty-stenting of the other coronary arteries, the overall risk for a complication related to the left main coronary artery (LMCA) is low; however, if such complications occur, they tend to be life-threatening and contribute to a large part of the total catheter-related mortality. ...
Eksinar S - - 2005
Compression of the left main coronary artery by a dilated pulmonary artery can be a life-threatening condition. It can present with angina, symptoms of left ventricular dysfunction, and sudden death. Diagnosis and treatment of this condition is very important. We demonstrate significant compression of the left main coronary artery on ...
Alyan Omer - - 2006
We describe an unusual case of coronary artery-left ventricular fistulae associated with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in a 63-year-old man who had a 2-year history of angina pectoris without significant coronary atherosclerosis. It is important to recognize this anomaly as it may be the source of angina in patients without angiographic ...
Jahnke Cosima - - 2005
AIMS: Current imaging of the coronary arteries with magnetic resonance coronary angiography (MRCA) is restricted to limited coverage of the coronary arterial tree and requires complex planning. We present and evaluate a rapid, single-scan MRCA approach with complete coverage of the coronary arterial tree. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-five consecutive patients ...
Vijayvergiya Rajesh - - 2005
A 40-years-old female presented with atypical chest pain. Selective coronary angiography revealed separate osteal origin of anomalous left anterior descending (LAD) and normal origin of right coronary artery (RCA) from right anterior coronary sinus. LAD had a septal course. Left circumflex (LCx) was absent. RCA, a dominant vessel, continued beyond ...
Bonatti Johannes - - 2005
A 56-year-old male patient underwent robotically assisted totally endoscopic left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to left anterior descending artery (LAD) grafting. After protamine administration complete heart block developed in the patient. On intraoperative angiography the LIMA to LAD graft was perfectly patent but an acute occlusion of the right coronary ...
Walther Thomas - - 2005
A 6-week-old patient weighing 4 kg was admitted for surgical correction of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. Reimplantation of the coronary artery with cardiopulmonary bypass was impossible because the patient also had hereditary spherocytosis, which put him at risk for hemolytic anemia. Thus, closure of the left ...
Binstadt Bryce A - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate coronary artery diameters among patients presenting with systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SoJIA). METHODS: Fifty cases of SoJIA were reviewed. At the time of initial presentation with fever, 12 patients had echocardiograms that included a complete evaluation of the coronary arteries. A single reviewer measured the diameters of ...
Suzuki Naoki - - 2005
A 56-year-old man had an attack of chest pain associated with ST-segment elevation in both the inferolateral and anteroseptal leads on electrocardiography. Emergency coronary angiography showed thrombus in the mid right coronary artery and total occlusion in the distal left anterior descending coronary artery. Intravenous heparin infusion and antiplatelet therapy ...
Resatoglu Adem Grbolar - - 2005
Combination of the primary congenital coronary artery anomalies, fistula and atherosclerosis rarely occur. We report a 50-year-old male who presented with severe chest pain, for which he underwent a coronary angiography. Injection into the right coronary artery (RCA) demonstrated a double RCA running very closely together in the atrioventricular groove. ...
Bertini P J - - 2005
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the non-invasive detection of coronary abnormalities and specifically the remodeling process in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). MRI was performed in 10 control healthy subjects and 26 patients with angiographically proven CAD ...
Singh Charanjit - - 2005
We report a rare case of congenital atresia of left main coronary artery in an elderly male presenting with angina and positive stress thallium test. Coronary angiogram showed absence of left main coronary artery in the left aortic sinus. Collaterals from right coronary artery supplied left anterior descending artery and ...
Miyoshi Seigo - - 2005
A 58-year-old woman underwent coronary angiography because of chest pain on exertion. Her three coronary arteries arose from separate ostia in the right sinus of Valsalva. The left anterior descending coronary artery coursed between the great vessels, and the circumflex coronary artery coursed anterior to the pulmonary artery. Angiographic and ...
Nair Krishnakumar - - 2005
A 72-year-old hypertensive man with diabetes had a previously undiagnosed pattern of coronary artery distribution: the ramus intermedius from the left sinus, and the separate origin of the left anterior descending artery, left circumflex artery and right coronary artery from the right sinus. A unique form of branching, a hybrid ...
Foley J B - - 2005
A 60 year old woman presented with chest pain. An ECG showed ST depression across the anterior leads and lateral T wave inversion and angiography showed a significant proximal circumflex lesion. After percutaneous intervention to the circumflex artery she had a cardiac arrest and died. Postmortem examination found a stent ...
Batyraliev T A - - 2005
At present right ventriculography data cannot be accurately estimated owing to the absence of software for quantitative analysis of the right ventricle (RV) volumes and function. The aim of this study was to use existing software for left ventriculography analysis to estimate right ventricular volumes and function in patients without ...
Vural Kerem M - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The value of off-pump in situ left internal thoracic artery to left anterior descending coronary artery bypass grafting in single-vessel coronary artery disease was assessed by long-term angiographic and clinical data. METHODS: One-hundred three randomly selected patients (87 male, 16 female; mean age, 57.4 +/- 10.5 years) underwent postoperative ...
Kinoshita Osamu - - 2005
The authors present a case of a large saccular aneurysm in a coronary artery fistula originating from the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery, draining into the main trunk of the pulmonary artery. The diagnosis was made by 3-dimensional computed tomography and coronary arteriography. Congenital coronary artery fistula is not ...
Scognamiglio Giancarlo - - 2005
We briefly describe our experience with transthoracic Doppler echocardiography for the direct evaluation of mid-distal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) stenosis. Three patients with previous myocardial infarction, scheduled for coronary flow reserve evaluation, underwent Doppler analysis of the mid-distal LAD. In all 3 cases, the mid-distal LAD stenosis was ...
Yasar Ayse Saatci - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Coronary microvascular dysfunction has been reported to be present in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) despite normal epicardial coronary arteries. In this study we aimed to evaluate coronary blood flow in patients with HCM by means of Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) frame count. METHODS: Thirty-two patients with HCM ...
Shim Sung Shine - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to assess the effect of beta-blockers on image quality of ECG-gated 16-MDCT coronary angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Coronary CT angiography was performed in two groups: group 1, 24 volunteers (mean age, 50 years; mean heart rate, 69 beats per minute [bpm]; range, 47-97 ...
Schreiber Christian - - 2005
Numerous techniques have been described for translocation of the coronary arteries in the setting of the arterial switch procedure. In the case we describe, the close alignment to the aortic and the pulmonary wall of the main stem supplying the left anterior descending and circumflex arteries, and dual origin of ...
Sobkowicz Bozena - - 2005
Isolated critical ostial stenosis of left main coronary artery is currently treated by conventional bypass surgery. Surgical patch angioplasty in an alternative surgical approach. Transesophageal echocardiography enables visualization of proximal branches of left and right coronary artery. The report describes intraoperative echocardiographic assessment of surgical left main coronary artery angioplasty.
Allison J Scott - - 2005
Single-photon emission computed tomographic imaging is a useful, noninvasive method to detect coronary artery disease (CAD). We tested the hypothesis that artificial neural network modeling could predict CAD extent better than visual interpretation; 109 patients who underwent stress single-photon emission computed tomography and coronary angiography were selected. Twenty patients who ...
Yashiro Tomoyasu - - 2005
A 53 year-old woman had been followed up since 1996 after receiving bilateral adrenalectomy for the treatment of bilateral adrenal pheochromocytoma in von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. In March 2003, she suffered from cough, dizziness and faint, and was referred to our hospital. The radiographic findings exhibited the presence of hypervascular ...
Bilal Mehmet Salih - - 2005
Here we report triple coronary bypass procedure in a 12-year-old girl with familial homozygous hypercholesterolemia and extensive coronary atherosclerosis. She had successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation at home by her father 4 months before the operation. Total cholesterol level was 1300 mg/dL initially without antilipidemic treatment. Extensive three vessel disease with right ...
Gaudio C - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cause of hospitalization and mortality in many industrialized countries. We analysed the diagnostic accuracy of multi-detector row spiral computed tomography (MDCT) in determining mid- to high-grade coronary artery stenoses (> 50%). METHODS: Sixty-nine patients with suspected CAD were referred to MDCT ...
Okutan Huseyin - - 2005
A case of subaortic membrane with coronary artery disease in a 48-year-old man is described. He was referred to our hospital for cardiac murmur, which was discovered on routine clinical examination. He had no significant past medical history apart from dizziness while exercising. Subaortic membrane was totally excised; left internal ...
Kaimkhani Zahid Ali - - 2005
BACKGROUND: This study was carried out to determine the pattern of coronary arterial distribution and its relation with coronary artery diameter in adult Pakistani population as demonstrated by selective coronary angiography. METHODS: Consecutive series of 220 adult subjects who underwent diagnostic coronary angiography at National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (NICVD) ...
Chen Bin - - 2005
Whether the localized flow acceleration occurs in the resting stenotic left anterior descending coronary artery was explored and its value for detection of coronary stenosis estimated. Blood flow in the left anterior descending coronary arteries in 45 patients was detected by transthoracic color Doppler echocardiograph and multipoint pulse Doppler spectrums ...
Formica Francesco - - 2005
Anomalies of the left coronary artery are very rare, with an incidence range between .3% and 1.64%. The diagnosis is generally incidental during coronary angiogram, coronary artery bypass operation, or autopsy. However, sometimes this anomaly is not recognized during CABG operation and can be responsible for the recurrence of angina ...
Pompilio G - - 2005
We report the case of a 60-year-old man with patent coronary by-pass grafts on the left anterior descending and circumflex coronary arteries, who experienced recurrent Canadian class IV angina refractory to medical and interventional treatments for a dominant right coronary artery occlusion. He underwent autologous PBSC transplant into the inferior ...
Florenciano-Sánchez Rafael - - 2005
AIMS: Our objective was to evaluate, in clinical practice, whether noninvasive assessment of coronary flow velocity reserve in left anterior coronary artery adds diagnostic information to both clinical variables and wall motion abnormalities derived from dobutamine stress echocardiography. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 130 patients who were scheduled for coronary ...
Takahashi Kenji - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The performance of a bypass made to the left coronary artery using the gastroepiploic artery was examined. METHODS: Sixty-nine cases of bypass operation in which the gastroepiploic artery had been anastomosed to the left coronary artery at least 3 years prior were examined. All cases were performed by the ...
Ohtsuka Toshiya - - 2004
We have been using a mini-thoracotomy localization technique before re-operative minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) to the left anterior descending artery (LAD). This technique was performed during the diagnostic laboratory catheter study, in which the skin portion was marked just above the target LAD site, observing the enhanced ...
Duke Christopher - - 2004
A 5-week-old child presented with a cardiac arrest secondary to myocardial ischaemia. Echocardiography demonstrated a single coronary artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva. The coronary artery branched into left and right arteries, with the left artery then coursing anomalously in the tissue plane between the aortic root and ...
Kurisu Satoshi - - 2004
A 49-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to chest oppressive sensation. Coronary angiography showed total occlusion in the proximal right coronary artery even after intracoronary nitroglycerin, but no stenosis in the left coronary artery. He was treated with aspiration thrombectomy and stent deployment. After 23 hours, he suddenly ...
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