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Gupta Vipul V John Hunter Hospital, Cardiology Department, Locked Bag No 1, HRMC, Newcastle, NSW 2310, Australia. - - 2014
Recent advances in technology have led to an increase in the use of bilateral femoral artery access and the requirement for large-bore access. Optimal access is in the common femoral artery (CFA), rather than higher (in the external iliac artery) or lower (in one of the branches of the CFA). ...
Kaneko Tsuyoshi T Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 USA. - - 2014
We present a case of a patient with an acute coronary syndrome who had the exceptionally rare finding of multivessel giant coronary artery aneurysms (>8 mm) involving the left main and ostial right coronary arteries with concomitant atherosclerotic disease. A work-up to diagnose medical conditions that would predispose the patient ...
Moualla Soundos K SK St. Luke's Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, 555 N. 18th Street, Suite 300, Phoenix, AR 85006 USA. - - 2014
Coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) interventions continue to be technically challenging for interventional cardiologists despite the advent of multiple devices and techniques. Successful CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has proven to improve symptoms, long-term mortality, and ejection fraction. We present a case of a patient with symptomatic right coronary artery ...
Venco Luigi L Veterinary Hospital Città di Pavia, Viale Cremona 179, 27100 Pavia, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Canine heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis is considered a pulmonary disease, which leads to pulmonary hypertension, and in the late stage, may induce right cardiac insufficiency. Adult worms are localized in the pulmonary arteries, which undergo endothelial damage (proliferative endoarteritis), the severity of which depends on the duration of ...
Lubezky N N Recanati-Miller Transplant Institute, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New - - 2014
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is an uncommon, life-threatening complication after living donor nephrectomy (LDN), and is considered among the most common causes for donor mortality. Most cases of postoperative PEs are thought to originate in deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremities. A 56-year-old, healthy woman underwent laparoscopic left LDN. ...
Ruzsa Zoltán - - 2014
Percutaneous interventional procedures in the renal arteries are usually performed using a femoral or brachial vascular access. The transradial approach is becoming more popular for peripheral interventions, but limited data exists for renal artery angioplasty and stenting. We have analyzed the clinical, angiographic and technical results of renal artery stenting ...
Liu Y-Y YY Department of Respiratory Medicine, Xuzhou Central Hospital, Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. yyd1108 - - 2014
We tested whether correlation between embolism area and pulmonary arterial pressure may serve as an indicator of pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with acute pulmonary thromboembolism. In total, 204 patients who underwent spiral computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiography and ultrasonic cardiogram were enrolled. The patients were stratified according to their ...
So H H Kwong Wah Hospital, 25 Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, China. - - 2014
We report the case of a 41-year-old Chinese woman with Behçet's disease (BD) complicated by acute myocardial infarction, requiring inotropic and ventilatory support. Angiography showed critical left anterior descending coronary artery stenosis, a blocked left subclavian artery and left carotid artery stenosis. The patient was successfully treated with a high ...
Nayak Satheesha B SB Department of Anatomy, Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, - - 2014
Imaging technology with its advancement in the field of urology is the boon for the patients who require minimally invasive approaches for various kidney disorders. These approaches require a precise knowledge of the normal and variant anatomy of vessels at the hilum of the kidney. During routine dissections, a variation ...
Ghosh Sanjib Kumar SK Department of Anatomy, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, - - 2014
Living donor liver transplantation has been associated with severe vascular complications like hepatic artery thrombosis, which commonly involves the hepatic segment 4. Most authors have defined the artery to this segment as the middle hepatic artery. The present study was undertaken to characterize the origin of middle hepatic artery and ...
Sen Fatih F Turkey Yuksek Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital, Cardiology Clinic, Ankara, - - 2014
Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is an angiographic finding characterized by dilation of an arterial segment with a diameter at least 1.5 times that of its adjacent normal coronary artery. Fragmented QRS (fQRS) complexes are electrocardiographic signals which reflect altered ventricular conduction around regions of a myocardial scar and/or ischaemia. In ...
Marjanović Ivan - - 2014
Reconstruction of chronic type B dissection and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) remaining after the emergency reconstruction of the ascending thoracic aorta and aortic arch for acute type A dissection represents one of the major surgical challenges. Complications of chronic type B dissection are aneurysmal formation and rupture of an aortic ...
Wang Hao H First Geriatric Cardiology Division, Chinese PLA General Hospital, 28 Fuxing Rd., Beijing 100853, - - 2014
To investigate the correlation between the serum resistin level and carotid artery atherosclerosis in elderly Chinese males. The study enrolled 235 elderly Chinese males [median age 76 (range 60-97) years] scheduled for ultrasound examination of carotid artery plaque and determination of carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT). They were divided into ...
Sun Zhong-Hua ZH Discipline of Medical Imaging, Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia 6845, - - 2014
Coronary artery disease remains a major cause of mortality. Presence of atherosclerotic plaques in the coronary artery is responsible for lumen stenosis which is often used as an indicator for determining the severity of coronary artery disease. However, the degree of coronary lumen stenosis is not often related to compromising ...
Spagnolo Salvatore S Department of Cardiac Surgery, Policlinico di Monza, Monza, - - 2014
Mortality rates for pulmonary embolectomy in patients with acute massive pulmonary embolism have decreased in recent years. However, it still ranges from 30 to 45% when surgery is performed on critically ill patients, and the mortality rates reach 60% in patients who have experienced a cardiac arrest before the procedure. ...
Belczak Sergio Quilici SQ Vascular Surgery, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
This systematic review focuses on the 30-day mortality associated with open surgery and fenestrated endografts for short-necked (<15 mm) juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. A search for studies published in English and indexed in the PubMed and Medline electronic databases from 2002 to 2012 was performed, using "juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm" ...
Mukaihara Kosuke K Department of Cardiovascular and Gastroenterological Surgery, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan - - 2014
A 69-year old male was referred to our hospital for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Preoperative computed tomography (CT) revealed an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and a giant tumour of the left kidney. He underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) prior to aneurysmectomy and nephrectomy. Temporary epicardial pacing ...
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. ...
Baharoglu Merih I MI Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Division, Department of Neurosurgery, Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, - - 2014
Cerebral aneurysms form preferentially at arterial bifurcations. The vascular optimality principle (VOP) decrees that minimal energy loss across bifurcations requires optimal caliber control between radii of parent (r0) and daughter branches (r1 and r2): r0(n)=r1(n)+r2(n), with n approximating three. VOP entails constant wall shear stress (WSS), an endothelial phenotype regulator. ...
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 ...
Chung Tak-Shun TS Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The - - 2014
This case illustrates the potential clinical usefulness of retrograde approach for selective visualization of distal vessels in a patient with multiple coronary chronic total occlusions and previous coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. By knowing in extreme detail the exact anatomy of the complex post-surgical coronary system, a successful treatment ...
Gasparini Gabriele L GL Department of Invasive Cardiology, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano (Milan), Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Treatment of chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions remains a major challenge for interventional cardiology. In previous coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients, when antegrade native CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is not feasible, a retrograde approach through an occluded bypass conduit could be a treatment option; however this approach carries ...
Sinha Neeraj N Division of Pulmonary and Transplantation Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, - - 2014
Measurement of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) is essential in evaluating a patient with pulmonary hypertension. Data from right heart catheterization (RHC) and echocardiograms performed within 90 days of each other on 45 non-consecutive adult patients were reviewed in this retrospective study. Patients were recruited using an assortment of strategies to ...
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 ...
Uehara Masae M Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba 260-8670, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to predict the risk of coronary-arteriosclerosis and prognosis in subjects with chronic-atrial-fibrillation (CAF) using the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores by 320-slice-CT and invasive-coronary-angiography (ICA) in a two-center-study. 53 CAF subjects who underwent 320-slice-CT and ICA within 6-months (43 male; 69±9years; CHADS2 score 2.2±1.3; CHA2DS2-VASc ...
Bishu Kalkidan K Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, - - 2014
Baseline pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a predictor of poor outcomes in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). Surgical aortic valve replacement is thought to alleviate PH. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic impact of PH in patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). An observational ...
Funabashi Nobusada N Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba 260-8670, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare diagnostic-accuracy of prospective and retrospective-ECG-gated acquisition in 320-slice-CT for detecting coronary-artery stenosis in subjects with chronic-atrial-fibrillation (CAF) in a two-center study. 53 CAF subjects who underwent 320-slice-CT, and invasive-coronary-angiogram (ICA) within 6-months (43 male; 69±9years; CHADS2 score 2.2±1.3; CHA2DS2-VASc score 3.5±1.6) in the two institutes were analyzed. 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 ...
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