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Eun Jong-Pil - - 2012
We report a case of Moyamoya syndrome developing in association with growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma. A 31-year-old female presented with acromegalic features. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 1 × 2 cm tumor in the sella turcica and MR angiography demonstrated unremarkable findings. Blood growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor I levels were elevated ...
Guo Lei - - 2012
Chronic hypoxia is the most common cause of secondary pulmonary hypertension, for which the mechanisms are still unclear. Recent studies implicated an important role for microRNAs (miRNAs) in hypoxia-mediated responses in various cellular processes, including cell apoptosis and proliferation. Therefore, we hypothesized that these regulatory molecules might be implicated in ...
Etz Christian D CD Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, - - 2011
Prevention of paraplegia after repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm requires understanding the anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord blood supply. Recent laboratory studies and clinical observations suggest that a robust collateral network must exist to explain preservation of spinal cord perfusion when segmental vessels are interrupted. An anatomic study ...
Etz Christian D CD Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, - - 2011
A comprehensive strategy to prevent paraplegia after open surgical or endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms requires a thorough understanding of the response of the collateral network to extensive segmental artery sacrifice. Ten Yorkshire pigs underwent perfusion with a low-viscosity acrylic resin. With the use of cardiopulmonary bypass, 2 animals ...
Aburto-Murrieta Yolanda - - 2011
Carotid rete mirabile (CRM) is a physiological network between the external carotid artery (ECA) and internal carotid artery (ICA) in lower mammals. It is a transdural arterial network centered at the parasellar area, in anatomical localization of intracavernous or petrous segment of ICA, associated with hypoplasia or absence of the ...
Kajihara Noriyoshi - - 2010
We present a rapid two-stage Starnes procedure for a seriously symptomatic neonate with the prenatal diagnosis of Ebstein anomaly. At 16 hours after birth, we performed an emergency operation consisting of main pulmonary artery ligation, plication of the right atrial and right ventricular wall, modified Blalock-Taussig shunt, and patent ductus ...
Kareem Basheer A - - 2010
A 9-year-old boy with patent ductus arteriosus complicated by infective endocarditis had not responded to antibiotic therapy and was referred to our institution. He had persistent fever and a chest roentgenogram demonstrated the presence of left lung pneumonic consolidation. An echocardiogram showed the presence of large vegetation in the pulmonary ...
Xu Zhi Wei - - 2010
To find a better method of right ventricular-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) reconstruction in repairing truncus arteriosus (TA). BASIC STUDIES DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study, contrast study. Shanghai Children's Medical Center. 23 patients with truncus arteriosus. To decrease the man-made interference, all of the exams during the follow-up period were carried out at ...
Zhao Gang - - 2011
We describe a case of transcatheter occlusion of a large and tortuose coronary artery fistula in an 8-year-old girl. During 2.5 years' of follow-up, she had no complaints and developed normally. This method of reserving the guide wire in cardiac catheterisation is extremely useful. Through the application of a patent ...
Nishigawa Kosaku - - 2010
A 73-year-old woman who had undergone ligation of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) via a left thoracotomy 19 years earlier was admitted to our hospital under the diagnosis of thoracic aortic aneurysm. An enhanced computed tomography of the chest revealed a saccular aneurysm measuring a maximum diameter of 28 mm in ...
Alfieris George M - - 2010
Neonatal surgical repair for truncus arteriosus historically involves removing the pulmonary arteries from the truncal root, closing the ventricular septal defect, and creating right ventricular to pulmonary artery continuity. Unfortunately, early reintervention is frequently required for conduit failure and proximal branch pulmonary artery stenosis. We present a technique that preserves ...
Kataoka Go - - 2010
The vascular wall of patent ductus arteriosus in adults is usually fragile due to atherosclerosis with calcification. In adults, surgical treatment, such as direct or patch closure, is sometimes required for a wide, short, or calcified patent ductus arteriosus. We present a novel technique for patent ductus arteriosus closure with ...
Obladen Michael - - 2011
Ductus arteriosus and foramen ovale were described by Galen without understanding their functions. His beliefs in soul localization and spiritization within the left ventricle established religious pneumatology which became a theological need in the Middle Ages. Pulmonary transit was recognized by Servetus and Colombo after the Reformation around 1550. This ...
Amoozgar Hamid - - 2010
To investigate whether accurate estimation of the diameter of the patent ductus arteriosus can be obtained by colour Doppler echocardiography. The minimum and maximum diameters of the patent ductus arteriosus were measured by colour Doppler echocardiography and compared with its angiographic size. We studied 40 patients, aged between 4 months ...
Tobias Anthony H - - 2010
With ever-increasing sophistication of veterinary cardiology, minimally invasive per-catheter occlusion and dilation procedures for the treatment of various congenital cardiovascular abnormalities in dogs have become not only available, but mainstream. Much new information about minimally invasive per-catheter patent ductus arteriosus occlusion has been published and presented during the past few ...
Kanemoto Shinya - - 2010
We report two cases of successful Fontan operation in children with heterotaxy syndrome associated with univentricular physiology and absent and nonconfluent central pulmonary arteries with both distal pulmonary arteries directly connected to the ipsilateral ductus arteriosus. After unilateral systemic-pulmonary shunt, the central pulmonary artery was reconstructed with a polytetrafluoroethylene prosthetic ...
Gamboa Ricardo - - 2010
Surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus in adults involves a number of risks because there are associated anatomic and histologic alterations. Between October 1992 and August 2008, 23 patients were referred to our department with isolated patent ductus arteriosus. Their age ranged from 16-75 years (median 25.5 years) and their ...
Kwak Hyun-Jeong - - 2010
A 12-year-old boy with ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus was presented to the operating room. Upon clamping the patent ductus arteriosus, the femoral arterial pressure curve was lost; however, it returned upon unclamping. Upon further dissection, an interrupted aortic arch was found between the left subclavian artery and ...
Hidalgo Marie Bernadine - - 2010
This is a case presentation of a 31 year old woman without history of any systemic illness and on her second pregnancy. Three days after an elective cesarean delivery without complications presented with neurological deficits mainly difficulty talking that progressed to aphasia, dizziness, and loss of vision. Neuro-images showed several ...
Zabal Carlos - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO) has been used with success to close large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), but some problems exist especially with hypertensive PDAs, such as incomplete closure, haemolysis, left pulmonary artery stenosis, obstruction of the descending aorta and progressive pulmonary vascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed ...
Nikolaidis N - - 2010
Anomalous origin of the right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta, also called hemi-truncus arteriosus, is a rare congenital cardiovascular malformation. Around 95% of the reported cases with hemi-truncus arteriosus present in infancy. We describe a case of a 41-year-old female presenting with a long-standing history of intermittent haemoptysis. Cardiac ...
Awasthy Neeraj - - 2010
Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary trunk (ALCAPA) presents in early infancy with a clinical picture of congestive heart failure with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and mitral insufficiency. These manifestations of myocardial ischaemia may be masked in the presence of an associated patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) or ventricular septal ...
Hoashi Takaya - - 2010
We report a case of truncus arteriosus type II with a large outlet ventricular septal defect and a hypoplastic left ventricle. The first-stage palliation was the removal of both branch pulmonary arteries from the ascending aorta, patch augmentation of the pulmonary artery confluence, and modified Blalock-Taussig shunt at age 1 ...
Fluri Simon - - 2010
A patent arterial duct in pre-term neonates is frequent. Systemic complications consecutive to left-to-right shunting are well known but fatal myocardial ischaemia has not been described till now. The presented premature baby died from catecholamine refractory cardiogenic shock. Autoptic examination revealed acute ischaemic changes predominantly in the inner third of ...
Pontone Gianluca - - 2010
Aneurysm of the ductus arteriosus is a very rare congenital lesion in adults that can be associated with thromboembolism, rupture, and death. Its detection in a silent clinical phase is very important for planning appropriate treatment and avoiding potentially fatal complications. We report a case of a patent ductus arteriosus ...
Jolly Neeraj - - 2010
Transhepatic right heart catheterization is an uncommon procedure for adult interventional cardiologists. We report its successful use for closure of a patent foramen ovale in an elderly patient without femoral vein access. Also described is a novel method of using a vascular plug to achieve hemostasis of the hepatic venous ...
Ohata Norihisa - - 2010
A 63-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because screening had detected an anterior mediastinal tumor with a right aortic arch. She underwent typical total thymectomy via a median sternotomy but developed left recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy postoperatively. The pathology examination revealed that the tumor was a stage I ...
Finkbeiner Melanie - - 2010
During transcatheter occlusion of a patent ductus arteriosus, one potential complication is that the coil can embolize into one of the branch pulmonary arteries or the aorta. It is often possible to remove this coil percutaneously, but at times, surgical intervention is required. The present report describes a case in ...
Vogel Melanie - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Fetal cardiac intervention (FCI) has been performed at our center in selected fetuses with complex congenital heart disease since 2000. Most interventions are performed in fetuses with a ductus arteriosus (DA)-dependent circulation. Indomethacin promotes closure of the DA in newborns and in fetal life, a potentially life threatening complication ...
Genç Celal - - 2009
Patent foramen ovale provides a passage from venous circulation to arterial circulation. This may allow passage of a thrombus formed in the venous system into the systemic circulation. We present a case in which a thrombus was entrapped in a patent foramen ovale. A 45-year-old woman presented with complaints of ...
SHIBATA Hideshi - - 2009
The present study examined the courses of testicular efferent lymphatics in the rabbit, by injections of India ink directly into testicular parenchyma. In 58% of the testes examined, testicular efferent lymphatics were observed to course along the testicular artery to the lumbar trunk. In other testes, efferent lymphatics were found ...
Miller Sarah J - - 2009
This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and limitations of transcatheter embolization coil occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus in dogs using a carotid artery approach. Seven dogs examined at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in 2002-2003 for evaluation of heart disease had congenital patent ductus ...
Pac Aysenur - - 2010
We report a case of a 6-year-old boy with fixed severe pulmonary artery hypertension secondary to a ventricular septal defect (VSD) together with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). As a preliminary step, PDA embolization was performed following therapy with inhaled prostacyclin over a period of 6 months. Further, the patient ...
Nagashima Mitsugi - - 2010
A two-stage surgical repair of a one-month-old infant with truncus arteriosus with unilateral absence of a proximal pulmonary artery (PA) with a closed ipsilateral ductus arteriosus was successfully performed. In the first palliation, translocation of the discontinuous, closed, and undeveloped PA to the adjacent area of the other PA was ...
Forsey Jonathan - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To describe the early single-center clinical experience with the Amplatzer Ductal Occluder II (ADO II). METHODS: All patients undergoing attempted transcatheter closure of persistent arterial duct (PDA) with the ADO II were included. Data collected included demographic, clinical, and echocardiographic parameters. RESULTS: From March until September 2008, 29 procedures ...
Long Webb E - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The etiology of isolated right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH) is distinct from other forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. RVH is typically seen in the setting of pulmonary valve stenosis or Tetralogy of Fallot. A rare cause of isolated RVH is premature closure of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in utero that ...
Vizza C D - - 2009
A 63-yr-old black female, with a 1-yr history of hepatitis C and ascites was referred to an expert centre with suspicion of portopulmonary hypertension (PPHTN). Her poor condition made a rapid diagnosis imperative and precluded a normal diagnostic work-up. Echocardiography confirmed severe pulmonary hypertension (PH). A hepatic scintigraphy and an ...
Aoyagi Shigeaki - - 2009
Patent ductus arteriosus is the third most common congenital cardiovascular anomaly, however, it is rarely found in the elderly. We describe a case of patent ductus arteriosus in a 72-year-old woman in whom patent ductus arteriosus was successfully managed by transcatheter coil embolization. The patient had been diagnosed with a ...
Sakata Miho - - 2009
This report describes a case in which successful stenting of ductus arteriosus (DA) was performed for a 27-day-old boy with truncus arteriosus (TA) and interrupted aortic arch (IAA). The patent DA was associated with a right aortic arch. During the balloon catheter crossing of the ductus, the DA and descending ...
Haist Verena - - 2009
The present case report describes the necropsy and histopathology findings of a 3-week-old lamb with persistent truncus arteriosus (PTA). This rare cardiac malformation was characterized by the presence of a common arterial trunk arising from the right ventricle and overriding a ventricular septal defect. The pulmonary arteries originated from a ...
Koh Ghee Tiong - - 2009
We report a case of transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus using the new Amplatzer duct occluder II in an adult patient with interrupted inferior vena cava with azygous continuation via the femoral artery approach.
Patel Nehal H - - 2009
Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) using various occluders and coils via femoral vein is a well established therapeutic option. However, in patients with interrupted inferior vena cava (IVC) it is not feasible to close the PDA percutaneously using traditional methods. We present a nine-year-old girl with IVC interruption ...
Singh Mandeep - - 2009
Double aortic arch with patent ductus arteriosus and atrial septal defect is an uncommon association. Such complex cardiac lesions may complicate an otherwise normal anesthetic course. We came across a case with aqueductal stenosis and hydrocephalus, scheduled for ventriculo-peritoneal shunt surgery, on an emergent basis. The child was managed successfully. ...
Prada Fredy H - - 2009
We report a successful percutaneous neonatal closure of haemodynamically significant patent arterial duct. The neonate was suffering multiorgan failure, and had complete atrioventricular block. Closure of the patent arterial duct, either with surgery or inhibitors of cyclooxygenase, was contraindicated. We inserted the Amplatzer Duct Occluder II, showing that percutaneous closure ...
Law Mark A - - 2009
Surgical or medical closure of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a very common practice in premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, but often the coronary arteries are not delineated prior to closure. In this report, a 32-week gestational age premature infant who underwent surgical ligation of a ...
Hugues Nicolas - - 2009
The classic management of neonates with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PAVSD) and moderately hypoplastic pulmonary arteries is usually a systemic to pulmonary artery shunt or ductus arteriosus stenting. We report our experience of transcatheter treatment of PAVSD by perforation followed by balloon dilation of the valve, as it ...
Saeed Sadia - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine pulmonary artery variations and other associated cardiac defects in patients with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Children's Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, Lahore, from April 2006 to October 2007. METHODOLOGY: All patients with TOF, who ...
Aydin Hakan - - 2009
We report the case of a 4-month-old girl who underwent patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) coil embolization. The coil had migrated into the left pulmonary artery and attempts to retrieve it with interventional techniques were unsuccessful. To prevent late effects of a foreign object in pulmonary artery, the patient was referred ...
Aslam Muhammad - - 2009
Intrauterine closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus is a rare but serious condition. It can lead to congestive heart failure, fetal hydrops, and fetal death. No intrauterine intervention is currently available to treat this condition. Postnatally, it can present as pulmonary hypertension and can be associated with high mortality and ...
Alomari Ahmad I - - 2009
A 6-year-old boy with massive gastrointestinal bleeding was found to have a large patent ductus venosus (PDV). Systemic symptoms of PDV (eg, hypergalactosemia and hepatic, pulmonary, and cardiac dysfunction) are frequent. However, gastrointestinal bleeding with the presence of a large portosystemic shunt is not a known complication of this anomaly. ...
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