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Fanari Zaher Z Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE 19718, - - 2014
Patients with multivessel coronary artery disease are more likely to have extensive atherosclerosis that involves other major arteries. Critical subclavian artery (SCA) stenosis can result in coronary subclavian steal syndrome that may present as recurrent ischemia and even myocardial infarction in patients with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). In patients ...
Miller Charles Philip CP Department of Cardiology, Buckinghamshire Trust, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, - - 2014
Chronic cough has a wide differential, of which thoracic aortic aneurysm is a rare but potentially devastating cause. We present a patient with previous aortic valve replacement for a bicuspid valve who had been suffering from a chronic cough for 8 months and who developed subsequent voice hoarseness. This had been ...
Buczkowski P P Department of Cardiac Surgery and Transplantology, University of Medical Sciences Poznan, - - 2014
We present a case of the native valve used to complete closure of a ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva. Aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva is rare and a non-coronary artery is affected in only 20% of cases. To close the rupture, we decided to use a non-coronary ...
Donzé Jacques D JD Division of General Internal Medicine, Bern University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 02120 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Harvard Medical School, 02115 Boston, Massachusetts, USA - - 2014
To evaluate the impact of preoperative sepsis on risk of postoperative arterial and venous thromboses. Prospective cohort study using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database of the American College of Surgeons (ACS-NSQIP). Inpatient and outpatient procedures in 374 hospitals of all types across the United States, 2005-12. 2 305 380 adults ...
Zhang Jing-Xia JX Department of Cardiology, Tianjin Chest Hospital, Tianjin 300051, - - 2014
Tissue factor (TF) is the initiation factor of the extrinsic coagulation pathway, and plays a critical role in the process of thrombosis. This study aimed to investigate the expression of TF and to explore their clinical effect on the pulmonary artery after acute pulmonary thromboembolism. Thirty-four Japanese white rabbits (Level ...
Georgescu Stefan S Department of Surgery, "Gr. T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iaşi, University Hospital "St. Spiridon" Iaşi, 1 Bulevardul Independentei, 700111 Iaşi, - - 2014
Background. Pancreaticoduodenectomy is the potentially curative treatment for malignant and several benign conditions of the pancreatic head and periampullary region. While performing pancreaticoduodenectomy, early neck division may be impossible or inadequate in case of hepatic artery anatomic variants, suspected involvement of the superior mesenteric vessels, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, and ...
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 ...
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 ...
Carretón E - - 2013
Dirofilaria immitis adult worms lodged in the pulmonary arteries are the causative agent of heartworm disease, characterized by endarteritis and obstruction of the blood flow. Dying worms form embolic fragments which trigger thrombosis. Thus, pulmonary thromboembolism is an inevitable consequence of successful adulticide therapy. Clinical signs of pulmonary thromboembolisms are ...
Bagga Veejay V Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, . Apartment 31, Queens View, 88 Park Grange Road, Sheffield, S2 3RY, Birmingham B9 5SS, - - 2013
We report a case of a 64-year-old woman who was admitted to intensive care unit with multiorgan failure secondary to Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Haemodynamic monitoring using the transpulmonary thermodilution with pulse contour analysis system (PiCCO) was achieved via the left brachial artery. Two days later, a flexion deformity of the ...
Mirsadraee Majid M Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad - - 2013
Pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) is difficult to diagnose because of its nonspecific symptoms. Although echocardiography can reliably and rapidly recognize the presence of pulmonary hypertension, chest X ray (CXR) is more widely used because of its availability. The objective of this study was to find a parameter, which, by changing ...
Karth Peter A PA *Eye Institute/Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and †Department of Radiology, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, - - 2013
A 67-year-old man with an embolic branch retinal artery occlusion occurring as a complication of internal carotid artery stenting, despite the use of a distal filter cerebral protection device was reported. Observational case report. One patient case is included in this case report. The patient developed a branch retinal arterial ...
Sazak Hilal Günal HG Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Atatürk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, - - 2012
As a rare procedure, massive bronchoalveolar lavage (MBAL) is a large-volume lavage which necessitates general anesthesia and one-lung ventilation (OLV). During MBAL isotonic saline is instilled into one lung and drained through one lumen of a double-lumen tube. MBAL is the most effective treatment for symptomatic pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). ...
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