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Guaricci Andrea Igoren AI Cardiology Department, University of Foggia, "Ospedali Riuniti" Hospital, Foggia, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
There is a growing evidence that carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) and it should be used as a predictor of atherosclerotic burden of coronary arteries. However, these studies have been performed by using invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and in high-risk patients for CAD. ...
Schölzel B E BE Department of Cardiology, Amphia Hospital, Molengracht 21, 4818, CK, Breda, the - - 2014
Chronic pulmonary thromboembolic disease is an important cause of severe pulmonary hypertension, and as such is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The prognosis of this condition reflects the degree of associated right ventricular dysfunction, with predictable mortality related to the severity of the underlying pulmonary hypertension. Left untreated, the ...
Yamamoto Masaki M Department of Surgery 2, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Oko-cho, Nankoku, Kochi, 783-8505, Japan, - - 2014
When performing coronary artery bypass grafting, anastomotic insufficiency needs to be detected during surgery. We developed a novel indocyanine green angiography system, the HyperEye Medical System (HEMS), which enables color imaging of the bypass flow. This article described the accuracy of HEMS angiography for predicting graft patency. A total of ...
Verdoia Monica M Division of Cardiology, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria "Maggiore della Carità", Eastern Piedmont University , Novara , - - 2014
Abstract Great interest has been focused in the last year on genetic predictors of cardiovascular risk. Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa (GP IIb/IIIa), fibrinogen receptor, is the final common pathway for aggregation and a key point for atherothrombosis. A single nucleotide polymorphism of IIIa subunit (Leu33Pro-PlA(1)/PlA(2) allele) has been suggested to increase aggregation ...
Javadrashid Reza R Department of Radiology, Imam Reza Teaching Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, - - 2014
To investigate the prognostic validity of the right ventricular to left ventricular diameter (RVD/LVD) ratio and Qanadli pulmonary artery obstruction score (PAOS) in hemodynamically stable patients with no pre-existing comorbidities. Sixty-three patients with no previous comorbidity were recruited for this study. The RVD/LVD ratio was calculated based on axial image ...
Kaspera Wojciech W From the Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of Silesia, Regional Hospital, Sosnowiec, Poland (W.K., P.Ł., P.L., M.K.); Radiodiagnostic Department (A.H.) and Department of Radiotherapy (D.L.), Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center, Institute of Oncology, Gliwice, Poland; and Radiodiagnostic Department, Specialist Hospital, Jaworzno, Poland (K.P.). - - 2014
The pathogenesis of cerebral aneurysms still raises some controversies. The aim of this study was to identify morphological, hemodynamic, and clinical independent risk factors for anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysm development. Computed tomography angiography and transcranial color-coded sonography were performed in 77 patients with a nonbleeding ACoA aneurysm and in ...
Tsao Connie W CW From the Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA (C.W.T.); Departments of Biostatistics (K.M.P., J.M.M.) and Epidemiology (E.J.B.), School of Public Health, and Department of Medicine, Sections of Cardiology and Preventative Medicine (E.J.B., R.S.V.), Boston University School of Medicine, MA; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD (D.L.); The Framingham Heart Study, MA (C.W.T., E.J.B., D.L., R.S.V., C.J.O.); Division of Intramural Research, NHLBI, Bethesda, MD (C.W.T., C.J.O.); Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine (C.J.O.) and Department of Radiology (U.H.), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; and Cardiovascular Engineering Inc, Norwood, MA (G.F.M.). - - 2014
Arterial hemodynamics and vascular calcification are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease, but their inter-relations remain unclear. We sought to examine the associations of arterial stiffness, pressure pulsatility, and wave reflection with arterial calcification in individuals free of prevalent cardiovascular disease. Framingham Heart Study Third Generation and Offspring Cohort ...
Kim Esther Sh ES Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA - - 2014
The presence of plaque in the external carotid artery (ECA) detected on carotid duplex ultrasound (CDU) is of unknown clinical significance and may not be reported in routine clinical practice. We hypothesize that ECA plaque in the absence of plaque in the other cervical vessels is a risk factor for ...
Song Young Y Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of - - 2014
Background:Considering the importance of ventricular-vascular coupling, a measure of arterial stiffness may reflect global myocardial performance. We evaluated the predictive value of common carotid arterial circumferential strain (CCA CirS), measured with ultrasound speckle tracking, for hemodynamic deterioration during off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) and assessed its association with echocardiographic indices ...
Kikuchi Kazufumi K Kazufumi Kikuchi, Takashi Yoshiura, Akio Hiwatashi, Osamu Togao, Koji Yamashita, Hiroshi Honda, Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8582, - - 2014
To reveal angiographic findings to predict the result of balloon test occlusion (BTO). The cerebral angiograms of 42 consecutive patients who underwent cerebral angiography including both the Matas and Allcock maneuvers and BTO were retrospectively analyzed. Visualization of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) and the middle cerebral artery (MCA) by ...
Barbiero Giulio G Giulio Barbiero, Michele Battistel, Ana Susac, Diego Miotto, University Radiology, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Padua, 35128 Padova, - - 2014
Pancreatico-duodenal artery (PDA) pseudoaneurysms are rare vascular conditions with high mortality rates after rupture and they are frequently secondary to pancreatitis, surgery, trauma or infection. Due to the high risk of rupture and bleeding, it is mandatory to treat all pseudoaneurysms, regardless of their size or symptomatology. First option of ...
Hong Jeong-Ho JH Department of Neurology, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Republic of - - 2014
We report 2 cases of central retinal artery occlusion with concomitant ipsilateral cerebral infarction after cosmetic facial injections and a literature review. The 2 patients were two healthy women, in which cosmetic facial injections with autologous fat and filler were performed, respectively. The patients had no light perception at the ...
Chan Robert S K RS Department of Neurosurgery, Kwong Wah Hospital; Hong Kong - - - 2014
The Pipeline embolization device (PED) is one of the flow-diverting stents approved for the treatment of unruptured large or wide-necked cerebral aneurysms in 2011(1). Its use has now been extended to the treatment of recently ruptured dissecting cerebral aneurysm, carotid pseudoaneurysm from radiation injury, and blister aneurysms(2,3). We aimed to ...
Shimamura Norihito N Department of Neurosurgery, Hirosaki University School of Medicine; Hirosaki, Aomori-prefecture, Japan - - - 2014
Preoperative antiplatelet medication for aneurysm coil embolization during acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is not common. However, recent advances in neurointerventional devices make antiplatelet medication necessary for SAH surgery. We tested the hypothesis that preprocedural antiplatelet therapy in the acute stage of SAH prevents complications due to ischemia or induced bleeding. ...
Herberg Ulrike U 1Department of Pediatric Cardiology,University of - - 2014
Hypoplastic left-heart syndrome and critical aortic stenosis with severely restricted or intact foramen ovale are associated with high neonatal mortality and poor long-term outcome. Despite accurate foetal diagnosis and successful postnatal catheter-based and surgical intervention, the 1-month survival rate is about 33%. Changes in pulmonary vascular architecture resulting in pulmonary ...
Schönfeld M H MH Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistr. 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany, - - 2014
Considerable inter-observer variability in the visual assessment of aneurysm recurrences limits its use as an outcome parameter evaluating new coil generations. The purpose of this study was to compare visual assessment of aneurysm recurrences and aneurysm recurrence volumetry with an example dataset of HydroSoft coils (HSC) versus bare platinum coils ...
Germans Menno R MR Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Zürich, Frauenklinikstrasse 10, 8091, Zürich, Switzerland, - - 2014
Sometimes the superficial temporal artery (STA) is not available for an extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass procedure. An alternative vessel for an EC-IC bypass is the posterior auricular artery (PAA) if it extends to the temporoparietal area with a diameter large enough. We assessed the prevalence of an appropriate PAA as an ...
van Middendorp Lars B LB Department of CardioThoracic Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands - - 2014
We describe the case of a 59-year old male patient undergoing combined coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic valve replacement. Manipulation of the heart during cardiopulmonary bypass significantly decreased venous return. Several measures were necessary to improve venous return to a level at which continuation of the procedure was safe. ...
Okamura Kenichi K Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tsukuba Memorial Hospital, Tsukuba-City, Ibaraki, - - 2014
An 82-year old woman presented with chest pain and was diagnosed as having acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography (CAG) showed 90% stenosis in the proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD). The patient underwent percutaneous coronary intervention using a sirolimus-eluting stent (SES). A repeat CAG performed 6 months after SES implantation ...
Guo Wei W Department of Neurosurgery, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510282, PR China; Department of Neurosurgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou 510150, PR - - 2014
Imaging methods are essential in evaluating cerebral artery aneurysms and they have evolved with recent technical advances. Sixty-four-row multi-section computed tomography (64-MSCT) angiography and three-dimensional digital subtraction angiography (3D-DSA) are two of the most popular methods. We sought to systematically explore and find out which one would be better in ...
Ntsinjana Hopewell N HN Centre for Cardiovascular Imaging, Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom; Cardiorespiratory Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Foundation Trust, London, United - - 2014
The arterial switch operation (ASO) is widely used nowadays as the surgical strategy of choice to repair transposition of the great arteries (TGA). Residual morphological and geometrical abnormalities of the aorta, pulmonary arteries and coronary arteries, however, have not been fully studied in a three-dimensional (3D) domain. These morphometric complications ...
Shi Xiangen X Department of Neurosurgery, Fuxing Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100093, China, - - 2014
Despite advances in microsurgery and the development of new endovascular techniques, the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms remains a daunting challenge for neurosurgeons. In the present study, we retrospectively reviewed our experience of bypass surgery in the treatment of 93 cases of complex intracranial aneurysms. A series of 93 consecutive ...
Barwick Tara D TD Department of Radiology/Nuclear Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8RF, UK, - - 2014
Aortic metabolic activity is suggested to correlate with presence and progression of aneurysmal disease, but has been inadequately studied. This study investigates the 2-[(18)F] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ((18)F-FDG) uptake in a population of infra-renal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), compared to a matched non-aneurysmal control group. The Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography ...
Taggart David P DP John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, - - 2014
To address the most recent evidence bases for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and stenting in patients with multivessel and left main coronary artery disease (CAD) and for optimizing the performance of CABG with particular reference to multiple arterial grafts, off-pump and less invasive CABG, graft flow measurements and external ...
Jung Chang Hee CH Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
The degree of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis detected by coronary multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in four groups defined by the state of metabolic health and obesity in an asymptomatic Korean population was compared. The data of 4009 asymptomatic subjects who participated in a routine health screening examination were collected. Significant coronary ...
Neven Kars K Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands & Department of Rhythmology, Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus, Essen, Germany - - 2014
-Permanent coronary artery damage is a hazardous complication of epicardial radiofrequency ablation. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a promising non-thermal ablation modality able to create deep myocardial lesions. We investigated the effects of epicardial IRE on luminal coronary artery diameter and lesion depth. -In 5 pigs (60-75 kg), the pericardium was ...
Toeg Hadi H aDivision of Cardiac Surgery bDivision of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, - - 2014
Recently, hybrid coronary artery revascularization (HCAR), combining the benefits of both percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) while minimizing their respective shortcomings, has been developed. This review is aimed to explore and discuss recent clinical outcomes and patient selection, and comment on surgical approaches for HCAR. ...
Chen Rui-Hua RH Department of endocrinology, Pudong New Area People's Hospital, 490, South Chuan Huan Road, Shanghai, - - 2014
To explore the potential association between the serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and carotid atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes. Three hundred and fifty patients with type 2 diabetes were enrolled in this study in Shanghai, China. B-mode ultrasound was used to detect carotid plaques as indicators of ...
Kedev Sasko - - 2014
With recent advancement in percutaneous endovascular interventions, angioplasty and stenting of axillary artery lesions could become the treatment of choice vs. surgical intervention owing to its lower complication and mortality rates and shorter hospital stay.We report a Caucasian female case with axillary artery chronic total occlusion (CTO) with dual etiology ...
Schölzel Bastiaan E BE Department of Cardiology, St Antonius Hospital, Koekoekslaan 1, 3435 CM, Nieuwegein, The - - 2014
Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is the recommended treatment in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Prediction of outcome after PEA remains challenging. In search for pre-operative predictors we evaluated non-invasive parameters measured by chest CT-scan and echocardiography. Between May 2004 and January 2009, 52 consecutive patients with CTEPH who underwent PEA (59.6 % ...
Murakami Takashi T Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Ibaraki Children's Hospital, Mito, - - 2014
Congenital absence of aortic valve (AAV) is a rare cardiac anomaly associated with high mortality. We present 2 prenatally diagnosed cases of AAV. In both cases, fetal echocardiography showed no aortic valve tissue and free aortic regurgitation. At 24 weeks' gestation, case 1 showed a hypoplastic hypocontractile left ventricle and ...
Tanweer O O From the Departments of Neurosurgery (O.T., A.B., D.Z., P.K.N.), Radiology (E.R., D.Z., M.S., H.A.R., T.B., P.K.N.), and Neurology (M.F., T.B., P.K.N.), New York University School of Medicine, New York, New - - 2014
Recent techniques of endoluminal reconstruction with flow-diverting stents have not been incorporated into treatment algorithms for cavernous carotid aneurysms. This study examines the authors' institutional experience and a systematic review of the literature for outcomes and complications using the Pipeline Embolization Device in unruptured cavernous carotid aneurysms. A retrospective search ...
Shibayama Kentaro K Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California; University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (T.S.), Heart Center, Tokyo Bay Urayasu/Ichikawa Medical Center, Chiba, - - 2014
An understanding of aortic root anatomy in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) has not been well established. The aims of this three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic study were (1) to examine whether aortic root geometry differs between BAV and tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) and (2) to analyze the dynamic motion of the aortic ...
Asztabski Michal M John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, - - 2014
Formation of denser fibrin networks displaying impaired lysability has been reported in subjects at an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Given recent data on prothrombotic fibrin clot phenotype reported in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), we tested the hypothesis that altered fibrin clot properties are associated with increased intima-media thickness (IMT) ...
Jalaie H H European Vascular Centre Aachen-Maastricht, University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study is to present experience with 10 patients with symptomatic aberrant subclavian artery (ASA) and aneurysm of ASA who underwent surgical treatment. From 2008 to 2011 10 patients with symptomatic aberrant subclavian artery (mean age 60 years [range 24-90 years]) were studied. Symptoms were dysphagia (n = 7), ...
Patel Mira A MA Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1800 Orleans Street, Zayed Tower 6115F, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, - - 2014
Fenestrations of intracranial arteries and associated aneurysms are rare. The significance of these fenestrations in relation to aneurysms remains unclear. We present four patients with fenestration-associated aneurysms and a comprehensive review of associations with aneurysms and other vascular lesions. A PubMed search of the literature was conducted from 1970-2012 reporting ...
Bos Daniel D Department of Radiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The - - 2014
Longitudinal data on the role of atherosclerosis in different vessel beds in the etiology of cognitive impairment and dementia are scarce and inconsistent. Between 2003-2006, 2364 nondemented persons underwent computed tomography of the coronaries, aortic arch, extracranial, and intracranial carotid arteries to quantify atherosclerotic calcification. Participants were followed for incident ...
Lim Seong Joo SJ Department of Radiology, Center for Imaging - - 2014
To evaluate the clinical results and imaging follow-up findings of stent grafts placed for hemorrhage from hepatic arteries following surgery. The investigation included 17 patients (14 men and 3 women) who underwent endovascular stent graft placement for hepatic arterial hemorrhage following surgery. Bleeding occurred from the common hepatic artery (n ...
Raja Shahzad G SG Department of Cardiac Surgery, Harefield Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Additional arterial grafts such as the right internal mammary artery (RIMA) or the radial artery (RA) have been proposed to improve long term outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). RA is largely preferred over RIMA as it is less technically demanding and there is a perception that bilateral IMA ...
Ngian Gene-Siew GS Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital/Western Hospital), The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia. - - 2014
Increased arterial stiffness is a predictor of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Atherosclerosis may be increased in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Our aims were to determine if arterial stiffness is elevated and to evaluate correlates of arterial stiffness in SSc. We carried out two studies: 1. a comparison of arterial stiffness in ...
Gabriels Charlien C University Hospitals Leuven, - - 2014
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is an important complication in hemodynamically relevant atrial septal defects (ASD) and negatively affects outcome. This retrospective study aimed at (1) estimating the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with secundum ASD and (2) identifying predictors of PH development or persistence after ASD closure. Consecutive patients ...
Alsoufi Bahaaldin B Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. Electronic address: - - 2014
Pulmonary artery banding is the initial palliative surgery in patients with single ventricle cardiac anomalies presenting with unrestricted pulmonary blood flow. Reported mortality in those receiving pulmonary artery banding is high, and its application in patients with single ventricle anomalies and arch obstruction is controversial. We report current-era results after ...
Holley Christopher T CT Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, - - 2014
We have previously shown that mitochondrial uncoupling protein-2 (UCP-2) is increased in a swine model of hibernating myocardium (HM). Although UCP-2 reduces oxidant stress, it can promote inefficiency of the electron transport chain. In this study, we tested whether UCP-2 remains increased in revascularized HM (RHM) after coronary artery bypass ...
Jaisson Stéphane - - 2014
Abstract Background: Carbamylation is a non-enzymatic post-translational modification of proteins that has been recently identified as a non-traditional risk factor for atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to determine whether serum homocitrulline (HCit), a characteristic carbamylation-derived product, was related to the presence and the severity of coronary artery disease ...
Sundt Thoralf M TM Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address: - - 2014
Despite more than a decade of intense investigation, controversy persists regarding appropriate triggers for aortic replacement in the setting of bicuspid aortic valve. The difficulty is that the data are inescapably imperfect. Although we can count individuals with bicuspid valve who suffer dissection, we have an insufficient understanding of the ...
Vallabhajosyula Prashanth P Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, - - 2014
Although endovascular repair has been widely adopted for treatment of descending thoracic aortic pathologies, its role in ascending aortic pathologies remains undefined. We reviewed our experience with endovascular repair of ascending aortic pathologies in patients facing high or prohibitive risk with open surgical treatment. From 2007 to 2013, 6 patients ...
Park Seung-Jung SJ Department of Cardiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study sought to evaluate the intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) minimal lumen area (MLA) for functionally significant left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis using fractional flow reserve (FFR) as the standard. The evaluation of significant LMCA stenosis remains challenging. We identified 112 patients with isolated ostial and shaft intermediate LMCA stenosis ...
Khalique Omar K OK Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New - - 2014
This study sought to determine the impact of quantity and location of aortic valve calcification (AVC) on paravalvular regurgitation (PVR) and rates of post-dilation (PD) immediately after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The impact of AVC in different locations within the aortic valve complex is incompletely understood. This study analyzed 150 ...
Zhu Jiaquan J Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Labatt Family Heart Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
Pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) is a relentless disease with a poor prognosis. Although surgical repair can effectively treat "downstream" (near left atrial junction) PVS, residual "upstream" (deep in lung parenchyma) PVS commonly dictates long-term survival. Our initial studies revealed an association between PVS and transforming growth factor-β signaling, which led ...
Diken Adem I AI Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hitit University Faculty of Medicine, Corum, - - 2014
Ischemic heart disease is a significant complication of atherosclerosis. Myocardial infarction after the development of coronary artery disease can lead to a number of serious complications, including ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR). Currently there is no consensus regarding the preferred therapeutic modality for moderately severe IMR. In this study, the postoperative ...
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