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Davierwala Piroze M PM Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Struempellstraße 39, 04289, Leipzig, Germany, - - 2014
New-generation stents have been continually developed in order to improve the safety and efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Several randomized clinical trials have been conducted over the last two decades to compare the outcomes of PCI with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), which has been the time-tested treatment of ...
O'Sullivan C J CJ Department of Cardiology, Stadtspital Triemli, Zürich, Switzerland - - - 2014
Aortic valve stenosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) frequently co---exist in elderly patients selected for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Therapeutic strategies to manage concomitant obstructive CAD are therefore an important consideration in the overall management of patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) undergoing TAVI. Conventional surgical aortic valve replacement ...
Safak O O Katip Celebi Universitiy Ataturk Training and Research Hospital,Cardiology Izmir, Turkey - - - 2014
Coronary artery anomalies (CAAs) existing as of birth and they are coincidently detected most of the time. In our study, we aimed to report the prevalence of CAAs in coronary artery angiography (CAG) performed patients by investigating images in our hospital which is a tertiary healthcare provider. Images of 16.768 ...
Cusmà-Piccione Maurizio M aClinical and Experimental Department of Medicine, University of Messina, Messina, Italy bAurora Cardiovascular Services, Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke's Medical Centers, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA cCardiology Unit, ARC, S. Maria degli Angeli Hospital, Pordenone dCardiology Unit, O.C. San Antonio, San Daniele del Friuli, Udine eCardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa fInternal Medicine, Villa Sofia Hospital, Palermo, - - 2014
A relationship between arterial stiffening and coronary flow abnormalities, although not fully elucidated, has been observed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among carotid stiffness, measured using echo-tracking, and Doppler parameters of coronary blood flow, sampled at the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. We studied 88 ...
Johnston Douglas R DR Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, - - 2014
Ongoing efforts to compare percutaneous coronary intervention with coronary bypass surgery for multivessel coronary disease mandate that surgeons reevaluate best practices for coronary surgery in order to maximize long-term outcomes. This review presents recent data for the long-term outcomes of multiple arterial grafting in terms of patient selection, conduit choice, ...
Uotila Sauli S Turku PET Center, Turku University Hospital, University of Turku, and Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland (S.U., J.M.U.S., P.N., A.R., J.K., A.S.); Department of Forensic Medicine (P.S.), Turku Center for Disease Modeling (A.R.), and Institute of Clinical Medicine (A.S.), University of Turku, Turku, Finland; Department of Endocrinology, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland (P.N.); A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland (S.E.H., S.Y.-H.); and Heart Center, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku, Turku, Finland - - 2014
Coronary microvascular dysfunction, observed as impaired coronary vasodilator capacity, is an early manifestation of coronary artery disease. Inflammation plays an important role in different stages of atherogenesis. To study the role of vessel wall inflammation in the development of coronary dysfunction, we compared [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in the aorta and ...
Weiss Norbert N University Center for Vascular Medicine and Department of Medicine III, Section Angiology, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, - - 2014
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are the most common arterial aneurysms. Endovascular or open surgical aneurysm repair is indicated in patients with large AAA ≥ 5.5 cm in diameter as this prevents aneurysm rupture. The presence even of small AAAs not in need of immediate repair is associated with a very ...
Meng Qingtao Q Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, - - 2014
Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a disease prevalent among middle-aged men and the elderly. The association between arterial stiffness and OH is unclear. This study evaluates whether arterial stiffness is correlated with OH and tests the usefulness of brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), an arterial stiffness marker, with regard to identifying ...
Shiraishi Jun J Department of Cardiology, Kyoto First Red Cross Hospital, Honmachi Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0981, Japan, - - 2014
Potential risk for early development of atherosclerosis in patients with antecedent-Kawasaki disease (KD) is now attracting more attention. A 47-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of calcification exclusively in the proximal segment of left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) on chest CT. Coronary CT revealed a severe stenosis ...
Fossaceca Rita R Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, ''Maggiore della Carita`''Hospital, University of Eastern Piedmont ''Amedeo Avogadro'', C.so Mazzini 18, 28100, Novara, NO, Italy, - - 2014
This paper reviews our experience in endovascular treatment of isolated iliac artery aneurysms (IIAAs) with a large number of patients. From May 2005 to September 2013, 45 patients (43 men and two women; mean age, 74 ± 10 years) with a total of 59 IIAAs underwent endovascular treatment at our institute. We evaluated ...
Inci Sinan S Department of Cardiology, State Hospital Aksaray, Aksaray, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV) on short- and intermediate-term aortic stiffness in patients with mitral stenosis. This prospective study included 56 patients with critical mitral stenosis in normal sinus rhythm (68% female; mean age: 42 ± 11 years) and 37 healthy controls. ...
Mikola Hanna H From the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine (H.M., K.P., P.S., O.S., M.J., O.T.R.), Paavo Nurmi Centre, Sports and Exercise Medicine Unit, Department of Health and Physical Activity (K.P.), Department of Medicine (T.R., J.S.A.V.), and Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine (OT.R.), University of Turku, Turku, Finland; Division of Medicine (T.R., J.S.A.V., M.J.), Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine (OT.R.), and Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (H.N., O.S.), Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; and Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (E.J.). - - 2014
In adults, arterial distensibility decreases with age and relates to changes in cardiac left ventricular mass. Longitudinal data on changes in arterial distensibility from childhood to adulthood are lacking. Our aim was to study the effect of age and sex, and low-saturated fat dietary counseling on arterial distensibility from childhood ...
Li Wenbin W Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Institute of Heart Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, Beijing, China - - 2014
Background. To develop a relatively simple and effective and low-risk operation, aortic root wrapped procedure, to treat aortic root aneurysm or ectasia. Methods. From June 2008 to September 2010, 15 patients were accepted for aortic root wrapped angioplasty procedure, Marfan's syndrome with aortic root ectasia in 2 cases, and aortic ...
Meila Dan D Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Medical School Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Str.1, 30625, Hannover, Germany, - - 2014
Vein of Galen malformation (VGM) is the severest paediatric neurovascular disease usually requiring multiple staged embolisations. In the high-risk group of children with high-flow arteriovenous shunts, timing of treatment is uncertain. Low Doppler resistance index (RI) is known to be associated with adverse outcome in hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury in children. ...
Tomsick Thomas A TA Department of Radiology, University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, University Hospital 234 Goodman St, Cincinnati, Ohio, - - 2014
Interventional Management of Stroke III did not show that combining IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) with endovascular therapies (EVTs) is better than IV rt-PA alone. To report efficacy and safety results for EVT of intracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) and middle cerebral artery trunk (M1) occlusion. Five revascularization methods ...
Buellesfeld Lutz L Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, Bern University Hospital, Bern, - - 2014
Aims: We sought to analyse local distribution of aortic annulus and left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) calcification in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and its impact on aortic regurgitation (AR) immediately after device placement. A group of 177 patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing multislice computed tomography of ...
Rouchaud A A From the Departments of Interventional Neuroradiology (A.R., S.S., Y.C., M.-P.B., C.M.) and Ophthalmology (O.L., Y.B., P.-Y.R.), Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire Dupuytren, Limoges, France; and Institute of Radiology (F.D.), Policlinico Agostino Gemelli, Catholic University, Rome, Italy. - - 2014
Flow-diverting stents can be used to treat intracranial aneurysms that are not amenable to treatment with coils. We analyzed ophthalmic consequences due to coverage of the origin of the ophthalmic artery by flow-diverting stents for the treatment of internal carotid artery aneurysms. From April 2009 to April 2013, the clinical ...
Nagahata S S Department of Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Yamagata City Hospital Saiseikan, 1-3-26 Nanukamachi, 990-8533, Yamagata city, Yamagata, - - 2014
Wall enhancement of saccular cerebral aneurysms has not been researched sufficiently. Our purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of aneurysmal wall enhancement by the three-dimensional turbo spin-echo sequence with motion-sensitized driven equilibrium (MSDE-3D-TSE) imaging after gadolinium injection. We retrospectively reviewed the pre- and postcontrast MSDE-3D-TSE images of ...
Sekine Yuji Y Department of Aortic Surgery, Kawasaki-Saiwai Hospital, Kawasaki, Japan - - 2014
Kommerell's diverticulum is an extremely rare congenital aortic anomaly. Because of its rarity, the optimal surgical strategy for Kommerell's diverticulum has not been established. In this study, we reviewed our experience of surgical correction of this anomaly. Between 2007 and 2013, we managed 9 surgical cases of Kommerell's diverticulum; 7 ...
Puffer Cole C Neuroradiology Research Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, - - 2014
Mechanisms of both healing and complications, including spontaneous aneurysm rupture, remain unclear following flow diverter treatment. The aim of this study was to compare gene expression of various key molecules involved in the healing of aneurysms, between aneurysms treated with microcoils and flow diverters. Saccular aneurysms were created in rabbits. ...
Shimizu Tatsuya T Department of Neurosurgery, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-39-22 Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma, 371-8511, Japan, - - 2014
The optimal treatment for large or giant paraclinoid aneurysms is still controversial. The present study evaluated the results of endovascular coiling and microsurgical clipping with special reference to visual outcomes. The clinical data and treatment outcomes of 39 cases of large (>15 mm) paraclinoid aneurysms were retrospectively reviewed. Presenting symptoms were ...
Liu Yang Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Forth Military Medical University, Xi'an, - - 2014
To review the experiences in repairing the anomalous origin of one pulmonary artery in infants. From March 2005 to May 2010, 11 infants diagnosed with anomalous origin of one pulmonary artery underwent surgical treatment. Their mean age was 12.7 months (two months to three years), and their mean body weight ...
Peschillo Simone S Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neuroradiology, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00100, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
Blood blister-like aneurysms (BBA) were described for the first time in the 1990s, as small hemispherical bulges arising from a very fragile arterial wall. Until 2008, it was thought that this type of aneurysm almost exclusively affected the internal carotid artery, in particular, its dorsal portion. Subsequently, it was discovered ...
Saba Luca L Department of Radiology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria (A.O.U.), di Cagliari - Polo di Monserrato s.s. 554, 09045, Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy, - - 2014
Carotid artery dissection is an important cause of ischemic stroke in all age groups, particularly in young patients. The purpose of this work was to assess whether there is an association between the presence of an internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) and the arterial tortuosity. This study considered 124 patients ...
Sedat Jacques J Unité de NeuroInterventionnelle, Hôpital St Roch, 5 rue Pierre Devoluy, Nice, 06000, France, - - 2014
Thromboembolic complications are the most frequent complications of endovascular treatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms. The optimal protocol to prevent thromboembolic complications during coil embolization does not yet exist. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and safety of eptifibatide for the prevention of thromboembolic complications during elective ...
Blair R R Belfast Vascular Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, BT12 6BA, - - 2014
Endovascular repair (EVAR) for large abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in anatomically suitable patients is associated with low early mortality and morbidity. However, EVAR is associated with a significant risk of late complication and a high cumulative re-intervention rate. Many large experienced centres have offered complex EVAR to challenging aortic anatomies ...
Dodson R Blair RB University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus - - 2014
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is a clinical syndrome that is characterized by high pulmonary vascular resistance due to changes in lung vascular growth, structure, and tone. PPHN has been primarily considered as a disease of the small pulmonary arteries (PA), but proximal vascular stiffness has been shown ...
Arzani Amirhossein A University of California, - - 2014
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is often accompanied by intraluminal thrombus (ILT), which complicates AAA progression and risk of rupture. Patient specific computational fluid dynamics modeling of 10 small human AAA was performed to investigate relations between hemodynamics and ILT progression. The patients were imaged using magnetic resonance twice in a ...
Castillo-Sang Mario M Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, - - 2014
We studied patients presenting for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with significant left main coronary artery disease (LMD) despite previously documented minimal or no LMD at percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for left-sided branch coronary artery disease. Patients undergoing CABG for LMD with previous PCI were separated into fast or slow ...
Nakamura Akihiro A Department of Cardiology, Iwate Prefectural Central Hospital, 1-4-1 Ueda, Morioka, Iwate, 020-0096, Japan, - - 2014
A 68-year-old female was presented with claudication in the left lower leg. She underwent angiography with carbon dioxide (CO2) because she had a history of anaphylactic shock to iodinated contrast medium. It revealed total occlusion of the left superficial femoral artery (SFA), and subsequently endovascular therapy (EVT) was performed by ...
Yoshii Takeshi T Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gunma Children's Medical - - 2014
We have performed bilateral pulmonary artery banding operations combined with planned percutaneous balloon dilatation at banding sites for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related anomalies. Here, we report a case of Fontan completion in a patient who underwent aortic arch repair and a bidirectional Glenn procedure following flowadjustable ...
Edjlali Myriam M From the Departments of Radiology (M.E., C.R.-R., D.T., W.B.H., S.L., J.F.M., C.O., O.N.) and Neurosurgery (F.N.), Université Paris Descartes Sorbonne Paris Cité, INSERM S894, Centre Hospitalier Sainte-Anne, Paris, France; Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Montreal, CHUM Notre-Dame Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (J.-C.G., J.R.); and the Departments of Medical Physics and Radiology (O.W., P.T.), University of Wisconsin, Madison. - - 2014
Arterial wall enhancement on vessel wall MRI was described in intracranial inflammatory arterial disease. We hypothesized that circumferential aneurysmal wall enhancement (CAWE) could be an indirect marker of aneurysmal wall inflammation and, therefore, would be more frequent in unstable (ruptured, symptomatic, or undergoing morphological modification) than in stable (incidental and ...
Aparci Mustafa M Department of Cardiology, Etimesgut Military Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
Arterial shear stress was generally implicated in the development of atherosclerotic plaque (AP). Atherosclerotic plaque may be associated with myocardial bridging (MB). We evaluated the metabolic abnormalities which could determine the localization of AP at the proximal coronary segment of MB. We analyzed the patients with MB, AP&MB, and AP ...
Timmins Lucas H LH Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, 313 Ferst Drive, Room 2127, Atlanta, GA, 30332, USA, - - 2014
Wall shear stress (WSS) has been investigated as a potential prospective marker to identify rapidly progressing coronary artery disease (CAD) and potential for lesions to acquire vulnerable characteristics. Previous investigations, however, are limited by a lack of understanding of the focal association between WSS and CAD progression (i.e., data are ...
Kretzschmar Daniel D Department of Internal Medicine I, Jena University Hospital, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, - - 2014
The assessment of aortic annular size is critical, and inappropriate sizing is thought to be a main reason of paravalvular aortic regurgitation. Multidetector computed tomograph is associated with the risk of contrast nephropathy. For optimal evaluation of the complex structure of the aortic annulus, three-dimensional (3D)-methods should be used. We ...
Smith Michelle J MJ Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, - - 2014
To develop a decision analytic model to calculate outcomes after treatment of cerebral aneurysms in elderly patients. Neurosurgical clipping and endovascular coiling for both ruptured and unruptured aneurysms were compared with predicted health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after treatment. A Medline search of articles published in English between 1995 and ...
Galiñanes Edgar Luis EL Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, - - 2014
This study evaluated the utilization of preoperative statins and their impact on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing open or endovascular aortic repair. Patients ≥50 years of age with non-ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair were identified in MedPAR files 2007-2008 utilizing ICD-9-CM codes. Preoperative statins use was identified using National Drug ...
Case J Brad JB Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, - - 2014
To describe the operative findings and clinical outcome in dogs undergoing video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax and pulmonary bullae. Multi-institutional retrospective case series. Dogs (n = 12) with spontaneous pneumothorax and/or pulmonary bullae. Medical records (2008-2013) were reviewed for signalment, clinical signs, diagnostic imaging, surgical and histopathologic findings, ...
Howard Adam Q AQ Department of Vascular Surgery, Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust, Colchester, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Type I endoleaks associated with sac enlargement after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair mandate urgent intervention. Endoluminal treatments are generally considered first, but when these fail, open surgery has been advocated as a last resort. Open surgery is associated with significant mortality and morbidity, and thus, approaches that reduce this ...
Gürel Emre E Ordu State Hospital. - - 2014
Multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) is an attractive noninvasive imaging modality to detect coronary atherosclerotic plaques, which may be underestimated by conventional angiography. However, routine clinical use of it is limited due to contrast associated problems, high cost, inapplicability at bedside and exposure to radiation. Thus, exploring safer and more ...
Tada Yoshiteru Y Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, - - 2014
Background: The susceptibility vessel sign on gradient echo-type-T2*-weighted imaging is a well-known marker of arterial occlusion. Stagnant flow in front of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion sites may contribute to the intra-arterial, high-intensity signal on arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), making it another potential marker of MCA ...
Velly Lionel J LJ From the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University Hospital Timone, Aix Marseille University, Marseille, France (LV, NB), Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, 'Sapienza' University Rome, Rome, Italy (FB), Anaesthesiology Department, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (NF), Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital, Bonn, Germany (MS) and Department of Anaesthesia, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, UK - - 2014
Many aspects of the perioperative management of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) remain controversial. It would be useful to assess differences in the treatment of SAH in Europe to identify areas for improvement. To determine the clinical practice of physicians treating SAH and to evaluate any discrepancy between practice and published ...
Afifi Rana O RO Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX, USA Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute - Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX, - - 2014
Mortality rates associated with acute type B aortic dissection (ABAD) complicated by malperfusion remains significant. Optimal management of patients with ABAD is still debatable. We present a case report of a 50-year-old man who was admitted due to ABAD. He was treated medically with his pain resolved and he was ...
Kumakura Hisao H Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Hospital of Central Japan (Kitakanto Cardiovascular - - 2014
Aim: The goal of the study was to investigate the relationships between coronary artery disease (CAD) and risk factors, including the serum levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) and homocysteine, in Japanese patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Methods: Coronary angiography was performed in 451 patients with PAD, ...
Zhang Tao T Department of Vascular Surgery, Clinical Division of Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, No.28 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100853, P.R. China; Department of Vascular Surgery, Peking University People's Hostpital, No.11 Xizhimen South Road, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100044, P.R. - - 2014
Iliac branch stent grafts have been used for internal iliac artery preservation during aneurysm repair. However, current available branch iliac stent grafts used in western countries are not suitable for many patients in Asia because of shorter common iliac arteries (CIA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the ...
Paraskevas Kosmas I KI Sheffield Vascular Institute, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
According to the 2011, as well as the 2014 updated American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Guidelines, carotid artery stenting (CAS) is indicated as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for the management of symptomatic carotid patients. According to these recommendations, CAS is preferred over CEA in symptomatic patients with specific ...
Benachi Alexandra A Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Hospital Antoine Beclere, APHP, Paris Sud University, Clamart, France; Centre Maladies Rares: Hernie de Coupole Diaphragmatique, Hospital Antoine Beclere, APHP, Clamart, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Over the past 20 years, prenatal detection of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has improved worldwide, reaching up to 60% in Europe. Pulmonary hypoplasia and persistent pulmonary hypertension are the two main determinants of neonatal mortality and morbidity, so new tools have been focused on their evaluation. Fetal surgery for severe ...
van Wijk Diederik F DF Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the - - 2014
Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are characterized by elevated atherogenic lipoprotein particles, predominantly low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), which is associated with accelerated atherogenesis and increased cardiovascular risk. This study used (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)FDG-PET) to investigate whether arterial inflammation is higher in patients with FH and, moreover, whether lipoprotein ...
Baykan Ahmet Oytun AO Department of Cardiology, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, - - 2014
Ascending aorta aneurysms (AAA) are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Impairment in coronary flow may contribute to cardiovascular consequences in AAA patients. Coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) has been considered an important diagnostic index of the functional capacity of coronary arteries noninvasively. The aim of this ...
Zhang Zhang Z Department of Radiological Sciences, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences I, B-140, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA, 92697-5000, - - 2014
A recently reported angiographic technique for hemodynamic indices based on first-pass distribution analysis (FPA) could potentially be helpful for determining the culprit artery responsible for myocardial ischemia. The purpose of this study was to determinate the culprit coronary arterial branches based on coronary flow reserve (CFR) and fractional flow reserve ...
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