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Lachhab Fadoua - - 2011
A rare case of a newborn with situs inversus totalis associated with simple transposition of the great arteries is reported. A successful anatomical surgical repair was accomplished on day 10 of life, consisting of an arterial switch operation with reimplantation of the coronary arteries.
Vasseur M - - 2011
We report the case of a young female patient with a transient amaurosis due to a carotid rete mirabile (CRM), a rare congenital carotid malformation, and pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE), an inherited autosomal recessive systemic metabolic disorder characterised by fragmentation and mineralisation of elastic fibres in connective tissues (skin, eyes) and ...
Ferrell Andrew Stephen - - 2011
Background Intracranial stents have expanded endovascular therapy to wide neck aneurysms whose dimensions and configurations are not amendable to coil embolization alone. Stents however have not eliminated all problems due to technical factors with their delivery systems. The Neuroform stent system is one of the most widely used for this ...
Kunihara Takashi - - 2011
While prolonged visceral ischemia seems to be a potential source of elevated proinflammatory cytokines during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. We have investigated the production of cytokines and fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs) in the hepatosplanchnic system during TAAA repair. Arterial and hepatic venous levels ...
Fritsch Peter - - 2011
In a girl suffering from "Scimitar syndrome", a rerouting of the scimitar vein was performed at the age of 6 years, but no embolisation of the aberrant systemic vessel was done. She presented with recurring respiratory problems 13 years later. An angiography revealed an invert flow from the aberrant systemic ...
Meiburger Kristen M - - 2011
Evaluation of the carotid artery wall is essential for the assessment of a patient's cardiovascular risk or for the diagnosis of cardiovascular pathologies. This paper presents a new, completely user-independent algorithm called carotid artery intima layer regional segmentation (CAILRS, a class of AtheroEdge™ systems), which automatically segments the intima layer ...
Moore Jonathan P - - 2011
In contrast to the reflex vasodilatation occurring in response to stimulation of baroreceptors in the aortic arch, carotid sinuses and coronary arteries, stimulation of receptors in the wall of pulmonary arteries results in reflex systemic vasoconstriction. It is rare for interventions to activate only one reflexogenic region, therefore we investigated ...
Pinter Laszlo - - 2011
Randomized controlled trials have shown that periprocedural rates of stroke and death are higher with carotid artery stenting (CAS) than with carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in the treatment of carotid artery stenosis. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) has shown higher rates of clinically silent new ischemic brain lesions when CAS is ...
Iannelli Gabriele - - 2011
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the usefulness of a new transfemoral device to avoid major complications related to residual type A aortic dissection following ascending aortic replacement. Case Reports: Three men (aged 60, 61, and 72 years, respectively) with a residual type A aortic dissection following replacement of the ascending aorta 1, ...
Jiang Sen - - 2011
The complete type of anomalous systemic arterial supply to normal basal lung segments is characterized by anomalous systemic artery supply to all or some of the normal basal segments with an absent corresponding pulmonary artery. Surgical intervention generally is required. This study reports on four patients with this anomaly with ...
Butts Ryan J RJ Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA. - - 2011
Differentiation of the so-called sinus venosus defect from other defects permitting shunting between the atrial chambers remains problematic. The lesion is not a true septal defect, and current theories to explain the existence of the sinus venosus defect fall short. The presence of persistent systemic to pulmonary venous connections has ...
O'Sullivan Brian P - - 2012
The pulmonary vasculitides are a heterogeneous group of diseases that often occur as a component of systemic vasculitic diseases. Most frequently, pulmonary vasculitis is observed in vasculitic syndromes that preferentially affect small vessels. Pulmonary involvement may develop because the lung has an extensive vascular and microvascular network. Sensitising antigens can ...
Iimura Akira - - 2011
In a student course of gross anatomy dissection at Kanagawa Dental College in 2008, we found an extremely rare case of the double superior vena cava that has a shunt between the right and left atria of a 81-year-old Japanese male cadaver. The left superior vena cava passed through the ...
Ohuchi Yasufumi - - 2011
To evaluate the technical feasibility of the transfemoral approach using a 3.5-Fr catheter system for transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study included 81 patients with unresectable HCC who underwent transfemoral TACE using a 3.5-Fr catheter system without a sheath between August 2008 and June ...
Arain Nofil - - 2011
The Jatene arterial switch operation (ASO) for dextro-transposition of the great arteries is ideally performed within the first 2 weeks of life. Clinical circumstances, however, may dictate a delayed ASO and left ventricle "retraining" prior to the procedure. Glucocorticoid remediable aldosteronism (GRA) accounts for 0.5% to 1% of primary aldosteronism. ...
Lee Sub - - 2011
Aortic thrombi are important because it can cause the central and peripheral embolizations. Aortic thrombi can occur anywhere in the aorta but extremely rare in ascending aorta without atherosclerosis, aneurysm, cardiosurgical or traumatic state. Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disorder of connective tissue and it can involve multisystem. Enhanced ...
de Conti Daniel Oliveira - - 2011
It is reported a ruptured descending thoracic aortic aneurysm in a 25-year-old systemic lupus erythematosus woman who underwent 19 years steroid therapy. She was treated with 2 endovascular stent-grafts, discharged from hospital 13 days after the procedure in good health. Three months later she returned with hemorrhagic shock due to ...
Aiello Vera Demarchi - - 2011
The basic morphology of transposition of the great arteries is described, together with a discussion of anatomic variables of surgical significance including the spectrum of variation of coronary artery anatomy and associated lesions.
Lichtenberg Michael - - 2011
The Rotarex catheter system is an effective tool for endovascular therapy of acute occluded arteries of the lower extremities, especially for the femoral artery. The authors report the use of the Rotarex catheter system for retrograde percutaneous thrombectomy of an occluded subclavian artery. A 79-year-old male patient was referred because ...
Cheung Po-Yin - - 2011
Annually more than 1 million neonates die worldwide as related to asphyxia. Asphyxiated neonates commonly have multi-organ failure including hypotension, perfusion deficit, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, pulmonary hypertension, vasculopathic enterocolitis, renal failure and thrombo-embolic complications. Animal models are developed to help us understand the patho-physiology and pharmacology of neonatal asphyxia. In comparison ...
Haacke N N Department of Experimental Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Berlin, - - 2011
In a porcine, aortic graft model we found 5 animals to develop and survive unnoticed, complete infrarenal aortic occlusion and 2 pigs with an acute occlusion but rather unspecific clinical symptoms. We investigated the pigs' vascular system to classify the anatomic capabilities to compensate for an acute abdominal aortic occlusion. ...
Sim Myeongheon M Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University, 234 maeji heung-up, Wonju, Kangwon, Republic of Korea. - - 2011
The pulmonary function test (PFT) is a widely used test in patients or for those who are at risk of respiratory dysfunction. In this study, we aimed to develop a more convenient system, namely, the impedance pulmonary function measurement system (IPFS), for overcoming the restrictions posed by the prevalent spirometric ...
Choi Joon Hwan JH Department of Bioengineering, Universityof Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, - - 2011
Coronary artery disease is a deadly and costly condition and represents an important public health issue globally. Coronary Doppler vibrometry (CDV), a new noninvasive coronary artery stenosis detection technique, showed encouraging results in our recent clinical study. However, the CDV system required lengthy offline data analysis, thus it did not ...
Banner Davina - - 2010
To explore women's experiences of becoming a coronary artery bypass graft surgery patient. Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for both sexes worldwide and is associated with significant human, fiscal and personal burden. There are growing numbers of women undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery; ...
Baglin T - - 2010
See also Kovacs MJ, Hawel JD, Rekman JF, Lazo-Langner A. Ambulatory management of pulmonary embolism: a pragmatic evaluation. This issue, pp 2406-11; Erkens PMG, Gandara E, Wells P, Shen AY-H, Bose G, Le Gal G, Rodger M, Prins MH, Carrier M. Safety of outpatient treatment in acute pulmonary embolism. This ...
Murakami Hideki - - 2010
A retrospective review of patients with interruption of the artery of Adamkiewicz during total en bloc spondylectomy (TES). To assess neurologic function after interruption of the artery of Adamkiewicz in TES. The most important feeding artery of the thoracolumbar spinal cord is the great anterior radiculomedullary artery, also called the ...
Misfeld M - - 2010
Most studies comparing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) with conventional on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (ONCAB) include patients with aortic manipulation in the OPCAB group. Performing OPCAB without aortic manipulation, i.e., "anaortic" OPCAB (anOPCAB), may improve neurological outcome. We reviewed the perioperative data of all isolated CABG patients at ...
Romano Gianpaolo - - 2010
Dextrocardia associated to situs inversus totalis is a rare congenital conditions (prevalence of 1:10,000) in which the organs are located in a symmetric or mirror position in the opposite side of the body. These individuals usually have a normal life expectancy and the same propensity to develop ischaemic coronary disease ...
Mehta Yatin - - 2010
The benefits of thoracic epidural analgesia in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting are well documented. However, the literature available on the role of high thoracic epidural analgesia (HTEA) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCAB) surgery is scarce. We conducted a randomized ...
Raja Yogesh - - 2011
Iatrogenic coronary ostial stenosis after aortic valve replacement is a rare, life-threatening complication, which may follow implantation of either a mechanical or a biological prosthesis. Historically, this condition has been treated by urgent coronary bypass surgery but is associated with high morbidity and mortality, due to the hazards of early ...
Cichocki Frank R FR - - 2010
Suture needles are essential instruments for performing blood vessel anastomosis in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries. Exceptional needle performance is needed now as never before because of the increasing prevalence of elderly patients with advanced stages of coronary disease and calcified tissue. The various properties that affect the performance ...
Hadjimiltiades Stavros - - 2010
In a case of constrictive pericarditis post coronary artery bypass surgery we describe the diastolic compression of venous and arterial conduits and the timing of compression, as demonstrated during angiography, before and after pericardiectomy. In conclusion, angiographic demonstration of conduit compression is only suggestive of constriction, and consideration of the ...
Schölzel B E - - 2010
Patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET) are at increased risk of developing arterial thrombosis. We report a case of a 36-year-man with unstable angina in the presence of occlusion of two coronary arteries with insufficient collateral perfusion. We also found essential thrombocythemia in this patient. The patient underwent coronary artery bypass ...
Taşdemir Oğuz - - 2010
The permanency of the coronary ostial anastomosis is an important predictor of morbidity in aortic root surgery. We introduced a technique to reduce coronary reimplantation-related complications in aortic surgery. We believe that plicating the folds of the graft at both sides of the coronary ostial anastomosis reduces the tension on ...
Pumar J M - - 2010
We present the case of a 47-year-old man with a fusiform aneurysm of the basilar cerebral artery, who was successfully treated with the placement of a novel flow diverter system (Silk stent).
Samyn Margaret M - - 2010
We present the first case report of successful cardiac surgery in a child with idiopathic infantile arterial calcification (IIAC), a disease that is generally lethal within the first 6 months of life. This 27-month-old Hispanic American boy with IIAC successfully underwent cardiothoracic surgery for severe pulmonary valve (PV) stenosis after ...
Shick Vladislav - - 2010
The case of a patient with hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare, life-threatening disorder caused by reduced activity of the C1 esterase inhibitor, and requiring off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OP-CABG) surgery, is presented. Perioperative management of patients with HAE who undergo complex cardiac surgical procedures are discussed, including an OP-CABG ...
Bergvik Svein - - 2010
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is stressful, and the patient's coping affects recovery and outcome. The aim of the study was to identify patients' thoughts and concerns, and explore the relevance of approach/avoidant coping and Regulatory Focus Theory (RFT). Nine patients were interviewed, using an interpretative phenomenological approach. The ...
Vallely Michael P - - 2010
Several large series have demonstrated that performing off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery without manipulating the ascending aorta (anaortic) utilising all-arterial grafts provides superior protection against neurological injury. Recent series comparing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with surgical revascularisation have demonstrated superior results for surgery over PCI. However, a significant criticism of ...
Zwolinski Radoslaw - - 2010
Cardiac lipomas are extremely rare tumors, they usually remain asymptomatic and are detected incidentally, mostly during autopsies. In symptomatic patients, the diagnosis can easily be made by echocardiography, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging. We report a case of pericardial lipoma found unexpectedly during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. ...
Wayangankar Siddharth A - - 2010
Unintended graft anastamosis to coronary veins after coronary artery bypass surgery is an extraordinarily rare complication. The following case report involves the unintended grafting of a saphenous vein to the coronary sinus rather than the intended arterial target during coronary artery bypass surgery, and the subsequent physiologic consequences and clinical ...
Svitek Vladimir - - 2010
Cardiotomy suction is used for preservation of autologous blood during on-pump cardiac surgery at present. Controversially, the exclusion of cardiotomy suction in some types of operations (coronary artery bypass surgery) is not necessarily associated with an increased transfusion requirement. On the other hand, the use of cardiotomy suction causes an ...
Spina Amedeo - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Numerous devices have been successfully introduced in off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCABG) surgery, most of them being disposable tools based on suction stabilization. Coron?o Cor-Vasc is a reusable system combining suction positioning with compression stabilization. The purpose of this study was to analyze our experience in OPCABG with ...
e Silva Ana M R P - - 2010
Many studies have shown important changes in lung function tests after coronary artery surgeries. It is controversial if off-pump surgery can give a better and shorter recovery than the on-pump. A prospective study was conducted on 42 patients submitted to coronary artery surgery and divided into two groups: 21 off-pump ...
Jeong Yong Bo - - 2010
Monitoring of cardiac output is required during anesthesia for off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery. Recently, FloTrac, a new device for arterial pressure waveform analysis for cardiac output (APCO) monitoring without external calibration, was developed. The authors have compared APCO with STAT-mode continuous cardiac output (SCCO) in patients undergoing OPCAB ...
Biancari F - - 2010
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of deep pericardial sling (DPS) versus lateral pericardial sutures (LPSs) for heart stabilization and adequate coronary artery exposure during off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB). METHODS: One surgeon employed in 101 consecutive patients a series of four ...
van Straten Albert H M - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Perioperative transfusion of red blood cells is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The authors investigated the correlation between preoperative risk factors and the number of red blood cell units received in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: A ...
Tekumit Hayrettin - - 2010
BACKGROUND: In up to 36% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery prolonged intensive care unit stay may be necessary. Mortality rates of these patients range from 11% to 94%, causing enormous clinical and ethical issues. AIM: To identify preoperative, perioperative and postoperative risk factors of mortality in patients with prolonged intensive ...
Matsushita Tsutomu - - 2010
Exposure and stabilization of coronary arteries in the circumflex and right territory is essential for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. A new, easy technique of exposing and stabilizing coronary arteries using a sinker (weight) hung on a silicone elastomer suture for hemostasis from the arteriotomy is described.
Badreldin Akmal M A - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Gaseous embolism is a possible complication during off-pump coronary surgery with the use of a blower and can cause ischemic injuries. We describe two different possible mechanisms of carbon-dioxide embolization. METHODS: Out of 2196 coronary bypass surgeries, between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2009, there were 977 off-pump ...
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