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Javois Alexander J - - 2007
A retrospective analysis was performed on 200 consecutive patients who underwent cardiac catheterization for occlusion of Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) at a single center by a single operator. Four significant anomalies were observed: pre-existing Left Pulmonary Artery (LPA) stenosis, left recurrent laryngeal nerve (LRLN) injury, electrocardiogram (EKG) changes, and aorto-pulmonary ...
Tanasijevic J M - - 2007
Timely identification of patients with patent infarct-related artery (IRA) may permit rapid triaging to avoid unnecessary repeat thrombolysis or rescue percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Various biomarkers have been proposed to assess IRA patency status. Our group found that the ratio of serum myoglobin levels obtainned before and 60-min after initiation ...
Narula Nidhi - - 2007
An unligated vertical vein (VV) after TAPVC surgery is likely to require subsequent closure. Reports of transcatheter closure of the VV are largely unpublished. This report details transcatheter closure of a persistent VV using an Amplatzer PDA occluder, following TAPVC repair in early infancy. We suggest that transcatheter closure should ...
Shahabuddin Syed - - 2007
Alternative strategy of non-surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is presently the first line of therapy. Several devices are being used for transcatheter closure of PDA. A four-year-old girl underwent a second attempt at PDA closure with an amplatzer device. However, after the deployment of the device it got ...
Kanwal T - - 2007
Diverticulum of Kommerell is an outpouching from the descending aorta that, along with an aberrant subclavian artery and ductus arteriosus, may form a vascular ring compressing the trachea and/or the esophagus. It has been reported as an incidental finding as well as the cause of persistent dysphagia, cough, "asthma," or ...
Cua Clifford L - - 2007
Despite improvements in survival of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) with various palliative procedures, certain risk factors, such as weight less than 2.5 kg, continue to predict increased mortality. We report the palliation of a patient with HLHS weighing 1.4 kg via a hybrid procedure consisting of banding ...
Nathan Meena - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Anomalous origin of 1 of the branch pulmonary arteries from the aorta with 2 normal semilunar valves (hemitruncus) is a rare entity. There have been several small case series reported. We report here our single-institution surgical experience with hemitruncus from 1982 to 2006. METHODS: A retrospective case review of ...
Rudolph Abraham M - - 2007
Fetuses with transposition and abnormalities of the foramen ovale and/or ductus arteriosus detected by ultrasound may develop severe hypoxemia postnatally. Higher than normal oxygen content in the pulmonary artery has been considered to be responsible. Patterns of blood flow in the normal fetus and the fetus with aortopulmonary transposition were ...
Sugiyama Hisashi - - 2007
An infant with truncus arteriosus (Van Praagh A3; isolated left pulmonary artery (LPA) and ductal origin of the LPA) had an extremely stenotic ductus arteriosus (DA) and the LPA could not be demonstrated. As a salvage operation, balloon angioplasty was performed for the stenotic DA at 8 days of age. ...
McMullan David Michael - - 2007
An 11.5-month-old child was found to have a widely patent ductus arteriosus 8 months after percutaneous Amplatzer device closure of the ductus. Angiography confirmed that the occlusion device had migrated to the descending thoracic aorta. The child underwent surgical removal of the device, which was firmly embedded in the aorta ...
Celebi Ahmet - - 2007
Simultaneous transcatheter coil occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus and balloon angioplasty of coarctation of aorta is avoided since intimal tearing after angioplasty is believed to increase the risk for dissection of the aorta during catheter manipulation. We report a 14-month-old boy, with weight of 7.6 kg, with aortic coarctation and ...
Saunders Ashley B - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a minimally invasive treatment option in dogs. Device selection based on appropriately acquired PDA dimensions and morphology can minimize procedural complications, including minimizing residual ductal flow and inappropriate embolization. HYPOTHESIS: Transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) derived minimum ductal diameter measurements would most accurately ...
Takabayashi Shin - - 2007
A 3.5-month-old girl was diagnosed with type I truncus arteriosus and severe pulmonary hypertension. We performed palliative bilateral pulmonary artery banding (right and left circumferences, 14 and 12 mm, respectively). Corrective repair for truncus arteriosus was then performed at 10 months of age. The good postoperative course in this patient ...
Onji Keiichi - - 2007
A 49-year-old man without heart murmur was admitted with fever because of bacteremia following a tooth extraction. Antibiotics rapidly alleviated the fever; however, a small nodule in the pulmonary artery was identified on computed tomography (CT). When the patient experienced chest discomfort with fever, CT demonstrated the absence of the ...
Christiansen K J - - 2007
Five cardio-thoracic vascular anomalies were detected in a German shepherd puppy. The patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) was detected on physical examination (5/6 continuous murmur) and confirmed by echocardiogram. The persistent right aortic arch (PRAA) was suspected by the signalment and history of the patient, and confirmed by survey thoracic radiographs ...
Heper Gulumser - - 2007
The presence of a pulmonary artery aneurysm, major aortopulmonary and coronary-pulmonary collateral vessels, and severe pulmonary hypertension in an adult with unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis and previous patent ductus arteriosus ligation is very rare. A 34-year-old man experienced these conditions. When he was 10 years old, catheterization and angiography revealed ...
Takabayashi Shin - - 2006
We report first-stage palliation consisting of pulmonary artery angioplasty and a systemic-to-pulmonary shunt using a minimized cardiopulmonary bypass technique performed with modified ultrafiltration for two patients with a single ventricle, pulmonary atresia, patent ductus arteriosus, and pulmonary coarctation during early infancy. Postoperative early extubation (15 and 18 h) and bilateral ...
Chan K C - - 2006
Initial percutaneous transcatheter palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome is now feasible. The primary procedures for palliation include stenting of the ductus arteriosus with a self expanding nitinol stent to secure an adequate systemic blood flow, placement of an internal pulmonary arterial band to protect the pulmonary vascular bed and ...
Lamba Manisha - - 2006
An 82-year-old female patient with a history of deep vein thrombosis presented with progressive dyspnea. Echocardiogram demonstrated significant pulmonary hypertension and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). There was considerable debate regarding the role of PDA in the patient's pulmonary hypertension. The patient died of heart failure a few months later. Autopsy ...
Krishnamurthy A - - 2006
The Circle of Willis or Circulus Arteriosus Cerebri and its branches are subject to many variations. The Circle of Willis with a classical description is very rare. The constituent arteries forming the circle vary greatly in size in different individuals and on two sides in the same subject. Study by ...
Kondo Takeshi - - 2006
A 36-year-old woman presenting with fetal growth restriction in the 25th week of gestation was referred to Kobe University Hospital where hydrops fetalis was detected. A stillborn fetus, 2012 g in weight and 40 cm in height, was delivered in the 33rd week of gestation. The mother had no past ...
Kaczmarek Ingo - - 2006
Truncus arteriosus communis is a congenital heart malformation, which is usually repaired in the neonatal period or early infancy. Although results of repair are good, there is long-term morbidity caused by reoperations mainly owing to right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit exchange or stenosis at the pulmonary artery bifurcation as ...
Heckmann Josef G - - 2006
Patent foramen ovale is considered as a potential risk factor for stroke owing to paradoxic embolism, leading to the question "to close or not to close the patent foramen ovale". We report a 26-year-old woman with chest pain, dyspnoea, sudden severe pain in both legs and paraplegia. Thoracic and abdominal ...
Vijayalakshmi Ishwarappa B - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To establish the feasibility and efficacy of closing large patent arterial duct in infants, using the modified and angled variants of the Amplatzer duct occluder. BACKGROUND: Closure of large patent arterial ducts by inserting devices in sick and underweight infants, particularly those weighing around 5 kilograms, remains a challenge. ...
Ussia Gian Paolo - - 2007
The natural history of congenital heart disease (CHD) with left to right shunt and high pulmonary blood flow, is characterized by development of severe Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH); this condition usually contraindicates any type of surgical or interventional cardiac correction because of bad results. We here report the case of ...
Beck Avi - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To review the authors' experience with transcatheter closure of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) using amplatzer duct occluder (ADO) devices and vascular plugs (AGA Medical, Golden Valley, MN) and present a novel technique for delivery sheath placement and device delivery. BACKGROUND: PAVMs can cause cyanosis, fatigue, polycythemia, and thromboembolic phenomena. ...
Sothinathan Uma - - 2006
Absence of the ductus venosus is a rare vascular anomaly, but clinicians should be aware that it can be diagnosed antenatally and the prognosis is dependent on the type of associated malformation of the fetal vascular system. Antenatal detection of a single umbilical artery and unexplained cardiomegaly should prompt detailed ...
Khelashvili V - - 2006
Transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) using various occluding devices and coils is a widely accepted alternative to surgical closure in most pediatric cardiology centers. In spite of these advantages in transcatheter management, the occlusion of the moderate and the large PDA remains a challenge. The Amplatzer Duct Occluder ...
Ozden Kivilcim - - 2007
Pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD) with major aortopulmonary collaterals (MAPCAs) is a complex and extremely heterogeneous anomaly. PA-VSD with both pulmonary arteries originating from systemic arterial circulation without MAPCAs and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a very rare disease and according to our knowledge a case without cyanosis ...
Buss Michael - - 2006
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a rare entity in childhood carrying a high mortality rate of 30% to 50%. Ipsilateral pulmonary hypoplasia, increased pulmonary vascular resistance, and potential cardiac failure complicate early postnatal life. Surgical correction can either be performed on the first day of life or be deferred to a ...
Javois Alexander J - - 2006
We report a 12-month old patient who presented for murmur evaluation after percutaneous closure of type C patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) using a 10 mm Amplatzer Vascular Plug (AGA Medical Corporation, Golden Valley, MN) at an outside institution. Echocardiography revealed a large left-to-right shunt through the implanted device, inadvertently stenting ...
Hamdan M A - - 2006
Unilateral agenesis of the pulmonary artery (PA) is a rare anomaly that can lead to pulmonary hypertension (PHTN). We report the case of a 10-month-old female with agenesis of the left PA, ventricular septal defect, and patent ductus arteriosus who developed PHTN precluding surgical repair. The use of sildenafil decreased ...
Kan Chung-Dann - - 2006
A 1.9-kg premature boy with transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect, and patent ductus arteriosus received a Jatene procedure at 16 days of age. His coronary artery pattern was type A. His arteries were harvested and translocated to appropriate holes in the sinus portion of his neoaorta. Partial ...
Zhu Limin - - 2006
We have recently described two kindreds presenting thoracic aortic aneurysm and/or aortic dissection (TAAD) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and mapped the disease locus to 16p12.2-p13.13 (ref. 3). We now demonstrate that the disease is caused by mutations in the MYH11 gene affecting the C-terminal coiled-coil region of the smooth ...
Hinton Robert - - 2006
Reverse orientation of the ductus arteriosus (RDA), defined as an inferior angle at the aortic junction of <90 degrees , is associated with pulmonary atresia; however, the significance of RDA in nonatretic pulmonary outflow tract obstruction (POTO) is unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relation between ...
Grimes Adrian C - - 2006
It is a widely held belief that the arterial pole of the zebrafish heart is unusual among models of comparative cardiogenesis. This is based, in part, on the report that the bulbus arteriosus undergoes a striated-to-smooth muscle phenotypic transition during development. An implication of this is that the zebrafish, a ...
Carr Michael R - - 2006
Right aortic arch is a relatively rare congenital anomaly. The combination of a right aortic arch, a right patent ductus arteriosus, and an aberrant left subclavian artery in a child with an otherwise structurally normal heart is very uncommon. We report the successful transcatheter coil occlusion of a right-sided patent ...
Nedeltchev Krassen - - 2006
The suspected cause of clinical manifestations of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a transient or a permanent right-to-left shunt (RLS). Contrast-enhanced transcranial Doppler ultrasound (c-TCD) is a reliable alternative to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for diagnosis of PFO, and enables also the detection of extracardiac RLS. The air-containing echo contrast agents ...
Eble Brian K - - 2006
We describe the case of a 3-week-old infant who was diagnosed with pulmonary atresia, a ventricular septal defect, and discontinuous pulmonary arteries. The pulmonary artery anatomy was delineated by angiography: the right pulmonary artery arose from the proximal right coronary artery, and the left pulmonary artery arose from a left ...
Hill S L - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the recently FDA-approved AMPLATZER Vascular Plug in the embolization of vascular lesions associated with congenital heart disease (CHD). BACKGROUND: Fistulas and arteriovenous malformations have been occluded using various devices. The AMPLATZER Vascular Plug is a self-expandable, cylindrical device, used for embolization ...
Ozgul Ucar - - 2006
A 70-year-old woman, with a history of recent thromboembolic stroke, was admitted to our hospital because of sudden dyspnea due to pulmonary thromboembolism. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a tubular thrombus entrapped in a patent foramen ovale. Transesophageal echocardiography confirmed this finding and also revealed an atrial septal aneurysm. Because her cerebral ...
Gaio Gianpiero - - 2006
The association between large, left-sided patent ductus arteriosus and severe, peripheral, right pulmonary artery stenosis with no other cardiac malformation is an unreported condition that might be misdiagnosed as pulmonary hypertension due to long-standing ductal shunt. A 57-year-old man with supposed hypertensive patent ductus arteriosus underwent confirmatory cardiac catheterization. At ...
Tzilalis V D - - 2005
Two patients with popliteal artery trauma who underwent secondary amputations due to refractory calf sepsis despite a patent arterial repair are presented in this case report. The medial sural artery, the main arterial supply of the medial head of the gastrocnemius, was surgically severed in both patients owing to the ...
Bekker Mireille N - - 2005
Increased nuchal translucency in the human fetus is associated with chromosomal abnormalities, enlarged jugular lymphatic sacs, cardiac defects and changed flow through the ductus venosus. The developmental background of this nuchal edema in relation to the associated anomalies remains elusive. We studied the morphologic correlation between neurogenesis and vasculogenesis in ...
Erkut Bilgehan - - 2006
A divided left atrium because of cor triatriatum is a relatively rare cardiac anomaly requiring corrective surgery. Although association of cor triatriatum with different congenital heart diseases had been reported, to our knowledge, its association with severe valvular pulmonary stenosis and patent ductus arteriozus had not been reported previously. In ...
Mahesh Kappanayil - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Use of surgically created aoropulmonary shunt is well-established for improving pulmonary blood flow in infants with critical reduction in pulmonary blood flow. Recently, stenting the patent ductus arteriosus has emerged as an alternative in selected infants with congenital heart disease and reduced pulmonary blood flow. METHODS AND RESULTS: We ...
Toursarkissian Boulos - - 2005
Transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) is a durable reconstruction in the diabetic patient with limited forefoot gangrene. However, predicting TMA healing remains difficult. Our goals were to (1) determine the success rate of TMA and (2) identify factors predictive of TMA healing, in particular arterial foot anatomy. A retrospective review of all ...
Mehta H - - 2005
A female infant who had been misdiagnosed as having primary pulmonary hypertension of the newborn was found to have agenesis of the branch pulmonary arteries with collateral-dependent pulmonary circulation. The intracardiac anatomy was completely normal. Unifocalization of branch pulmonary artery was done, followed by stenting of the ductus arteriosus.
Kulkarni Snehal - - 2005
A 20-year-old girl was diagnosed to have severe coarctation of the aorta, large patent ductus arteriosus and severe pulmonary artery hypertension. She underwent single therapeutic catheterization for the treatment of native coarctation of aorta and closure of ductus arteriosus using 39 mm long Cheatham-Platinum covered stent. The procedure was done ...
Jacquet Julien - - 2005
A patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) was detected in a 10-month-old Pyrenean Shepherd. The PDA was occluded with hemostatic clips. One month after surgery, an aneurysmal dilatation of the ductus was diagnosed using Doppler echocardiography. The authors present the echo-Doppler findings and the follow-up of the ductus aneurysm. The pathogenesis and ...
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