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Datt Bharat - - 2013
Off-label use of the intra-aortic balloon (IAB) is not recommended in ideal situations and certainly not a Food and Drug Administration-approved activity. The instruction-for-use manual for the IAB recommends percutaneous insertion. However, there are certain extreme situations where "thinking outside the box" appears necessary. We have successfully inserted a transthoracic ...
Saini Ashish P - - 2013
Occult coronary artery obstruction can be a late source of morbidity and mortality following the arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. We describe a case of undiagnosed left coronary ostial obstruction in a teenager which may have contributed to perioperative ventricular dysfunction and subsequent mortality following a ...
Yih Lim Paul Chun PC National Heart Centre Singapore, Mistri Wing, 168752, - - 2013
The diagnosis of aortitis is often delayed as symptoms are largely non-specific. We report a case of Staphylococcal thoracic aortitis in a 73-year-old Chinese woman complicated by aortic dissection. The patient presented with pyrexia of unknown origin, and a contrast enhanced computed tomography aortogram revealed a large thrombus at the ...
StefaƄczyk Ludomir - - 2012
A case of femoral artery obstruction following application of a StarClose type arterial puncture closing device (APCD) is presented. Ultrasonographic and angiographic imaging of this complication was obtained. The posterior wall of the vessel was accidentally caught in the anchoring element of the nitinol clip. This complication was successfully resolved ...
Avila-Alvarez Alejandro - - 2012
Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) in the newborn combined with persistent pulmonary hypertension was reported previously to occur in 3-12 % of full-term neonates with TGA. Right-to-left shunting at the ductal level causes severe hypoxemia despite prostaglandin infusion and balloon atrial septostomy. Although the introduction of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) ...
Rashidi Mitra - - 2012
We report the case of a newborn with the unusual association of an upper sternal defect and transposition of the great arteries. Surgical correction of the cardiac disease consisted of the arterial switch procedure. The already less compliant bony thorax of the infant made direct approximation of the upper sternal ...
Ibrahim George M - - 2012
The insertion of central venous catheters is a common bedside procedure performed in intensive care units. Here, we present a case of an 82-year-old man who underwent insertion of a central venous catheter in the internal jugular vein without perceived complications. Postprocedural radiographs showed rostral migration of the catheter, and ...
Shinozaki Norihiko - - 2012
A 47 year-old male, a woodcutter by profession, complained of severe pain in the left arm during physical stress. Eighteen months ago, a balloon-expandable stainless steel stent had been implanted in the left subclavian artery ostium. The angiography revealed a stent fracture at the origin of the left subclavian artery, this ...
Unsal Abdulkadir - - 2012
Background : to evaluate the relationship between FGF23 and changes in biochemical parameters, left ventricle mass index, coronary, aortic and, valve calcifications. Methods : Totally 185 patients with chronic renal disease were included in this prospective, cross-sectional study. The patients were stratified according to GFR levels (mL/min/1.73m(2)) into 5 groups: ...
Yoon Namsik - - 2012
A 56-year-old man got admitted as he was suffering from dizziness for 3 days. Electrocardiogram (ECG) showed complete atrioventricular (AV) block with ventricular rhythm of 35/min. We found that he had no inferior vena cava (IVC) which drained into right atrium in the middle of temporary pacing lead insertion. Venous ...
Pearl Monica S - - 2012
Aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) are highly vascular lesions often referred for preoperative transarterial embolization. However, accessible arterial pedicles do not always exist. Two cases are presented of pediatric patients with spinal ABCs in which preoperative embolization was performed by percutaneous injection of up to 31 mL of liquid embolic agent ...
Janczak Dariusz - - 2012
In rare cases a syncope can be caused by compression or irritation of the carotid artery and the carotid sinus due to congenital anatomical anomalies of cervical structures like the hyoid bone. We present the case a of 36 year old man with recurrent syncopes when turning his head. Clinical ...
Heymann Marie-Françoise - - 2012
Recent works demonstrated the difference of calcification genesis between carotid and femoral plaques, femoral plaques being more calcified. It has been clearly demonstrated that the molecular triad osteoprotegerin (OPG)/Receptor Activator of NFkB (RANK)/RANK Ligand (RANKL) exerts its activities in the osteoimmunology and vascular system. The aim of this study was ...
Yanagawa Bobby - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) is a major regulator of aortic valve calcification. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are essential post-transcriptional modulators of gene expression and miRNA-141 is a known repressor of BMP-2-mediated osteogenesis. We hypothesized that miRNA-141 is a key regulator of aortic valve calcification. METHODS: Porcine valvular interstitial cells were isolated, ...
Sforza D M DM Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics, School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. - - 2012
The natural history of cerebral aneurysms is thought to be governed by multifactorial processes involving hemodynamics, biomechanics, mechanobiology, and perianeurysmal environment. The purpose of this study was to highlight the importance of considering the influence of contacts with perianeurysmal environment structures on the hemodynamics and geometric evolution of intracranial aneurysms. ...
Ando Kohei - - 2012
Pulmonary sequestration is a relatively rare condition in which a systemic artery supplies blood to an abnormal lung tissue. Pulmonary sequestration with an aneurysmal systemic artery is extremely rare. We describe the case of a 52-year-old man with intralobar pulmonary sequestration supplied by an aneurysmal systemic artery. Because the nomenclature ...
Mohammadpour Amir Hooshang - - 2012
Objective. There is a strong need for biomarkers to identify patients at risk for future cardiovascular events related with progressive atherosclerotic disease. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) protects the skeleton from excessive bone resorption by binding to receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) and preventing it from binding to its receptor, receptor ...
Narh-Martey P P Northside Medical Center, Ohio, - - 2012
Thoracic aortic mobile thrombus is a rare and significant source of peripheral, visceral, as well as cerebral emboli. A 51-year-old female with a history of emergency left brachial artery embolectomy 5 months previously was referred to our unit for evaluation of a mobile thrombus in the descending thoracic aorta. We ...
Møller-Sørensen H - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive monitoring systems of central haemodynamics are gaining increasing popularity. The present study investigated the precision of the endotracheal cardiac output monitor (ECOM) system and its agreement with pulmonary artery catheter thermodilution (PAC TD) for measuring cardiac output (CO) during steady state and with induced haemodynamic changes in ...
Rosato Edoardo - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate intrarenal arterial stiffness by Doppler ultrasound and examine the correlation between renal Doppler indices, glomerular filtration rate, and digital microvascular damage in systemic sclerosis patients. METHODS: Thirty systemic sclerosis patients and 30 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. Doppler indices of intrarenal arterial stiffness, peak systolic ...
Taniguchi Manabu - - 2011
We present a case of an atrial septal defect (ASD) in a 59-year-old man with an indication for ASD closure who also had a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Because of his decreased respiratory function with multiple bullae in his lungs, the procedure was performed without general anesthesia under ...
Mandell Daniel M - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Prospective differentiation between reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome and central nervous system vasculitis can be challenging. We hypothesized that high-resolution vessel wall MRI would demonstrate arterial wall enhancement in central nervous system vasculitis but not in reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. METHODS: We identified all patients with multifocal segmental ...
Khattab Ahmed A - - 2011
The authors report on the use of 5 French diagnostic catheters to deliver a stent-on-a-wire system during a double vessel coronary intervention. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Pinter L - - 2011
This article focuses on the first use of the MICHI™ Neuroprotection System in a transcervical carotid artery stenting procedure. The patient presented with an asymptomatic, 80% stenosis of the right internal carotid artery extending into the common carotid artery. The lesion was successfully treated with transcervical carotid access and reverse ...
Spiss Verena - - 2011
BACKGROUND. A clear diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is still challenging: many patients with unclear compression/duplex-sonography undergo a trial of anticoagulative treatment with the immanent risk of systemic hemorrhagic complications. As contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has the potential to visualize the blood pool, we conducted this pilot study to ...
Guyot Hugues - - 2011
A 12-year-old cow was presented with chronic respiratory disease and lameness. Chronic pleuritis, pneumonia, and bronchial carcinoma were found as well as periosteal proliferation on limb bones. Ancillary tests and necropsy confirmed a combined pathology of pulmonary inflammation and neoplasm, and hypertrophic pulmonary osteopathy.
Dong Ming-Feng - - 2011
BACKGROUND: To investigate blood lactate levels during and after peripherally established cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS: In 86 patients (41 males, mean age 13.8±7.2), CPB was established via femoral vein and artery cannulation for thoracoscopic closure of atrial (n=54) or ventricular septal defect (n=32). Arterial and venous blood lactate levels were ...
Ruckley C V - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to correlate the clinical findings in the Edinburgh Vein Study with the results of duplex scanning of the deep and superficial venous systems. An age-stratified random sample of 1566 people (699 men and 867 women) aged 16-64 were selected from computerized age-sex registers of ...
Ikutomi Masayasu - - 2011
Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related systemic disease was first recognized as a clinicopathological entity about 10 years ago, and since then, it has attracted growing attention. It is an autoimmune disease which affects multiple organs including the pancreas, bile duct, salivary glands and retroperitoneum. Further, it was recently reported that it can ...
Tehrai Mahmood - - 2011
Persistent fifth - double-lumen - aortic arch is a rarely seen entity, which is usually associated with other cardiac anomalies; it has been previously reported only in children. We report a new case of double-lumen aortic arch with a systemic-to-systemic connection diagnosed incidentally during cardiac multi-detector computer tomography evaluation of ...
Faber D R - - 2011
BACKGROUND:Adipose tissue dysfunction is associated with inflammation, type 2 diabetes mellitus and vascular diseases. Visceral adipose tissue (VAT)-derived adipokines, which are released in the portal circulation may influence liver metabolism.OBJECTIVES:(1) To estimate the contribution of VAT and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) on adipokine levels by measuring differences in adipokine concentrations ...
Pahlavan P - - 2011
Abdominal aortic aneurysm is one of the most common diseases of the vascular system for which the most definitive treatment is surgery. Laparoscopy is a primary method of minimally invasive surgery that could be useful in aortic repair surgeries. Although this method of surgery has significant advantages, the difficulty of ...
Matarrese Marissa R - - 2011
Chronic ischemia in the upper extremity is a challenging condition for both patients and surgeons. When ischemia reaches a critical level, tissue loss ensues, which results in necrosis of fingers at various levels. Amputation of necrotic digits, without addressing the etiology of the necrosis, often results in wound-healing problems and ...
Pestana Knight Elia M - - 2011
Bronchial artery embolization with microspheres constitutes an effective, safe procedure for controlling hemoptysis. A 17-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis developed hemoptysis and underwent bilateral bronchial artery embolization with 300-500 μm and 500-700 μm microsphere particles. Afterward, she was delirious and complained of headache. On initial examination, she manifested altered mental ...
Tokue Hiroyuki - - 2011
Anchoring system-assisted coil tract embolization (AACTE), a new nonvascular treatment technique for massive bleeding associated with percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN), consists of packing the tract with embolization coils, with a balloon catheter used as an anchoring system. After arterial bleeding associated with PCN was successfully treated with AACTE in three patients, ...
Shalgum A - - 2011
With 6 figures and 2 tables SUMMARY: Intrarenal anatomy was studied in detail to evaluate how useful rabbits could be as a urologic model. Only one renal artery was observed, which was divided into dorsal and ventral branches in all cases. Three segmental arteries (cranial, mesorenal and caudal) was the ...
Scolletta Sabino - - 2011
Background:Less-invasive monitoring systems, such as pulse contour methods, are increasingly being used to estimate cardiac output (CO). However, alterations in the arterial waveform caused by intraaortic balloon pump counterpulsation may affect the ability of pulse contour algorithms to determine CO. We investigated the reliability of an uncalibrated pulse contour method, ...
Londy Frank Joseph - - 2012
In a recent multi-center trial of gadolinium contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (Gd-MRA) for diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism (PE), two centers utilized a common MRI platform though at different field strengths (1.5T and 3T) and realized a signal-to-noise gain with the 3T platform. This retrospective analysis investigates this gain in ...
Jacqmot Olivier D - - 2011
The aim of our study was to establish head arterial cartographies-useful for the diagnosis of brain diseases leading to cerebral vascular modifications-by means of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Casts of the arterial vascular brain system were used to corroborate the MRA results as they can be easily rotated in nonvirtual ...
Torsello G - - 2011
Endovascular repair was originally introduced as a less invasive alternative in less healthy patients, but potentially lower morbidity has been balanced by limited anatomic applicability, as well as inferior long-term device durability. The INCRAFT™ endograft was developed with surgical repair in mind, in an attempt to capitalize on the anatomic ...
Germann Günter - - 2011
Advances in anatomical research have created the base for a vast variety of flaps that can be raised in the hand. They are either based on the palmar arterial system or on the dorsal vascular system, which is fed by either perforating vessels from the palmar side or the dorsal ...
Gerstenfeld Edward P - - 2011
The past decade of ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) has seen the adaptation of catheters designed for "focal" tachycardias or single pathways to perform wide encirclement of the pulmonary veins (PV). During the next decade, technologies designed specifically for PV isolation will emerge. Each system has its unique attributes. The ...
Yarlagadda Vamsi V - - 2011
Among patients with congenital heart defects, neonates with single ventricle disease continue to challenge clinicians despite significant improvements in survival over the past 30 years. The cardiac anatomical variants associated with the term "single ventricle" are characterized by severe hypoplasia (or absence) of either ventricle, typically in association with obstruction or ...
Nieminen Tuomo - - 2011
BACKGROUND: -adrenergic receptor involvement (n=8). Rapid intracoronary administration of ranolazine (0.048 mg/kg) to achieve high local concentrations resulted in 91±11% increase in LAD coronary artery flow and 39±7% reduction in coronary vascular resistance (both, P<0.0001). This effect lasted 2-3 minutes without change in heart rate or rate-pressure product. Mean arterial ...
Durack Jeremy C - - 2011
A complication of the StarClose Vascular Closure System (Abbott, Des Plaines, IL) after a transarterial hepatic chemoembolization is described. After attempted clip deployment, the entire device became lodged in the tissues overlying the common femoral artery and could not be removed percutaneously. Successful removal of the device required surgical cutdown ...
Lowry Adam W - - 2011
Interrupted inferior vena cava (IVC) with azygous continuation to the superior vena cava (SVC) is a relatively common systemic venous anomaly. This anomaly can occasionally complicate transcatheter intervention by rendering more difficult the usual direct route to the systemic venous atrium afforded by femoral venous access. We report our experience ...
Hsia Tain-Yen TY Cardiac Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University College of London, London, United Kingdom. - - 2011
Combining bilateral pulmonary artery banding with arterial duct stenting, the hybrid approach achieves stage 1 palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome with different flow characteristics than those after the surgical Norwood procedures. Accordingly, we used computational modeling to assess some of these differences, including influence on systemic and cerebral oxygen ...
Hirata Ayumu - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are at risk of polyvascular comorbidities and poor prognosis. Non-invasive techniques for early prediction of coronary artery disease (CAD) are desirable to prevent cardiovascular events in these patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between CAD and ...
Vassilev Dobrin - - 2011
Aims: The optimal treatment strategy for coronary bifurcation lesions is still unknown. The BiOSS Lim stents (Bifurcation Optimisation Stent System) is a novel dedicated bifurcation stent introduced over a single wire in to the main vessel, covered with biodegradable polymer and sirolimus. It has wider proximal and narrower distal parts. ...
Tanaka Koji - - 2011
A 66-year old hypertensive man having a prostate cancer was admitted to our hospital with sudden onset right hemiparesis. On admission, he showed left hemiplegia, hypesthesia, right limb ataxia, and dysarthria. The NIHSS score was 16. Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging showed an acute infarct in the middle pons and ...
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