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Santos Angelo - - 2012
To evaluate our experience with staged carotid endarterectomy (CEA) followed by coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) within the perioperative period for patients with severe carotid and coronary artery disease. From 1998 to August of 2010, 40 patients who were referred for isolated coronary surgery were found to have significant carotid ...
Goel P K - - 2012
This case report describes a modification in the technique of atrial septal device closure in a patient with atrial septal defect (ASD) with associated atrial septum aneurysm and significant left-to-right shunt through multiple perforations. Graded balloon dilatation of the aneurysm was performed in this patient, as a preamble to successful ...
Payne Darrin M - - 2012
A patient with combined aortic insufficiency and stenosis underwent aortic valve replacement. After weaning off cardiopulmonary bypass, a new shunt into the left atrium was noted that had not been apparent on multiple previous echocardiographs. Using an agitated saline test, we confirmed a shunt between the coronary sinus and left ...
Hong Richard - - 2012
Extrahepatic mesocaval shunts were successfully created in three patients with refractory variceal hemorrhage, complete portal vein or superior mesenteric vein occlusion, and contraindications to shunt surgery. The use of intravascular ultrasound guidance and covered stents allowed safe and effective transvenous shunt creation without the necessity of percutaneous transabdominal mesenteric venous ...
Khalil Antoine - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of pulmonary artery occlusion with ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer in patients with hemoptysis. We reviewed the cases of 12 consecutively registered patients (10 men, two women; age range, 21-83 years; mean, 54.5 years) who were treated for hemoptysis ...
Wu Te-Chang - - 2012
For patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), computed tomography angiography (CTA) has been the first imaging modality for aneurysm detection. We evaluate the rate, time distribution, risk factors, and clinical outcome of aneurysmal rebleeding by CTA findings. Consecutive patients with SAH presenting to our hospital, a tertiary care hospital, were retrospectively ...
Uhlemann Madlen - - 2012
This study investigated the impact of sheath size on the rate of radial artery occlusions (RAO) (primary objective) and other access site complications (hemorrhage, pseudoaneurysm, arteriovenous fistula) as secondary objectives after transradial coronary catheterization. The number of vascular access complications in the published data ranges from 5% to 38% after ...
Redondo Santiago - - 2012
Cardiovascular disease has been linked to endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) depletion and functional impairment in atherosclerosis and aortic stenosis. EPCs may play a pivotal role in vascular grafting. However, the EPC depletion in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients has not been compared to coronary artery disease-free valvular replacement patients ...
Versaci Francesco F Dipartimento di Cardiologia Ospedale Civile di Mirano, Università Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. - - 2012
To assess whether inflammatory markers predict atherosclerotic disease activity after carotid treatment in patients with severe carotid stenosis and nonsignificant coronary artery disease undergoing carotid stenting. From March 1, 2004, to September 30, 2005, a total of 55 consecutive patients (mean ± SD age, 69±8.3 years; 26 men) with severe ...
Doig David D Institute of Neurology, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom. - - 2012
Since the landmark NASCET and ECST trials demonstrated the superiority of carotid endarterectomy over medical therapy in the prevention of stroke for patients with symptomatic carotid artery stenosis, surgical intervention as a part of secondary prevention of stroke has become widespread. However, the newer technology of carotid artery angioplasty and ...
Pipanmekaporn Tanyong - - 2012
The complication of cardiac arrhythmias during pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC) may be related to the position of the patient. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of patients' positions on incidence of arrhythmias and the time required to place the pulmonary artery catheter. A prospective, double-blind, ...
Drazin Doniel - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF) in the cervical spine are known to cause subarachnoid hemorrhage. Vasospasm after rupture of a DAVF, however, has not previously been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 48-year-old woman who presented with the sudden onset of altered mental status. Imaging demonstrated extensive subarachnoid hemorrhage and spinal ...
Tateshima Satoshi - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Endovascular treatment of epistaxis in patients with bleeding disorders is challenging due to the intrinsic risk of hemorrhagic complication related to the arterial access. We describe the use of trans-radial approach for the endovascular embolization of epistaxis due to end-stage liver disease and resultant severe coagulopathy. METHODS: Two patients ...
Imai Norihiro - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare the anti-tumor and adverse effects of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization and transcatheter arterial infusion chemotherapy using miriplatin-lipiodol suspension in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: From 2007 to 2010, 162 consecutive patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma were treated using miriplatin. Of ...
Zanow Juergen - - 2012
Most aortic aneurysms have a degenerative genesis and show a slow expansion over years. Only a few patients with a rapid progression of mycotic or inflammatory aneurysm during some weeks or months have been reported. We report a patient with a rapidly growing symptomatic infrarenal aneurysm with a maximal diameter ...
Seyahi Emire - - 2011
ABSTRACT: Pulmonary artery aneurysms (PAAs) are well known causes of mortality and morbidity in Behçet disease (BD). However, pulmonary artery involvement in BD is not limited to PAA; the other main type of pulmonary artery involvement is pulmonary artery thrombus (PAT), with or without associated PAA. In addition, other types ...
Zastrow Connie - - 2012
Internal iliac artery (IIA) embolization is performed in a variety of clinical scenarios, most commonly in patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with an iliac artery aneurysm or inadequate distal landing zone. In these patients, IIA embolization with iliac limb extension is often performed. While IIA embolization can be routinely ...
Lorusso Roberto - - 2012
Refractory vascular spasm (RVS) concomitantly involving the entire coronary artery system and grafted conduits after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is a rare, but dreadful event. No consensus exists in terms of appropriate management. Between 1986 and 2009, 5,762 patients underwent isolated CABG at our institution, and 7 patients ...
Selvan J P - - 2011
Objective: To evaluate the long-term results of patients in Kuwait who were operated for persistent truncus arteriosus (PTA). Subjects and Methods: The following data were collected for retrospective analysis from 24 medical records of consecutive patients with PTA in Kuwait between August 1993 and August 2009: demographics, morphology, management and ...
Budoff Matthew J - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Although numerous trials have demonstrated the diagnostic accuracy of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scanning for prediction of obstructive disease, virtually all studies have been performed using Electron Beam CT (EBCT). We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of CAC by 64-row CT to detect obstructive coronary stenosis compared to quantitative coronary ...
Bouali Ourdia - - 2011
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of precaval right renal artery and to investigate the distribution of renal arteries and veins. We discuss a theory of development of renal vascular variants. We retrospectively reviewed 120 arterial phase contrast material-enhanced spiral computerized tomography scans of the abdomen ...
Angeloni Emiliano - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is frequently associated with coronary artery disease, but data on the impact of MetS on long-term outcome of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting are still lacking. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of MetS on mortality and morbidity late after ...
Ichihashi Shigeo - - 2011
We report a case of stent fracture and collapse of balloon-expandable stents caused by shiatsu massage. A 76-year-old man presented with complaints of intermittent claudication of the right lower extremity. Stenoses of the bilateral common iliac arteries (CIAs) were detected. Balloon-expandable stents were deployed in both CIAs, resulting in resolution ...
Seong Nak Jong - - 2012
To evaluate the pattern of right gastric venous drainage by use of digital subtraction angiography. A series of 100 consecutive patients who underwent right gastric arteriography during transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma were included in this study. Angiographic findings were retrospectively analyzed with respect to the presence or absence ...
Yoon Ji Young - - 2012
We report on three cases of longstanding pulmonary tuberculosis patients with coronary to bronchial artery fistula (CBF) who presented with recurrent massive hemoptysis. The first and second patients died because of decreased functional pulmonary volume plus massive hemoptysis and cannulation failure of CBF due to hypovolemic vasospasm, respectively. When recurrent ...
Bohle W - - 2011
Purpose: HCC and CC are the most common primary malignancies of the liver. There is only minimal evidence as to whether these two entities can be reliably differentiated by contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the CEUS pattern of 39 patients with HCC, 11 patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma ...
Miyayama Shiro - - 2011
PURPOSE: To report technical aspects of thrombolysis and thromboaspiration for acute thromboembolic occlusion in the upper extremity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included four consecutive patients with acute thromboembolic occlusion in the upper extremity (right arm, n = 3; left arm n = 1). The mean patient age was 81.3 ± 11.5 years (mean ± standard deviation; range 69-92 years) ...
Levitt Michael R - - 2011
BackgroundLoeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder characterized by extensive arterial aneurysms. The successful clipping of intracranial aneurysms in patients with LDS has been reported in a limited number of patients but endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms in LDS has never before been described. The first successful ...
Saadoun David - - 2011
ABSTRACT: The vasculitis of Behçet disease (BD) is distinctive because of involvement of both arteries and veins of all sizes. The concept of vasculo-Behçet disease has been adopted for cases in which vascular manifestations are present and often dominate the clinical features. While venous manifestations are frequent and have been ...
Pisano Calogera - - 2012
Aneurysm diameter and growing rate does not represent a definite parameter for operation in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), ascending aortic aneurysm and normal root patients. Thus, we investigated histological and immunohistochemical aspects of different segments of ascending aorta (precisely, aortic root without dilatation, aneurysmatic tubular portion, dissected ascending aorta) and ...
Alli Oluseun O - - 2012
The aim of this study was to assess the learning curve for the implantation of the percutaneous aortic valve via the transfemoral route. Transcutaneous aortic valve insertion is a fundamentally new procedure for the treatment of aortic valve stenosis. The number of cases needed to gain proficiency with concomitant ease ...
Nakajima Hiroyuki - - 2011
OBJECTIVESWe sought to delineate the effects of the severity of target lesions and their combinations on the occurrence of competitive flow, especially in the composite Y-graft and to establish an optimal strategy for graft arrangement and patient selection.METHODSWe reviewed early and late angiograms of 2514 bypass grafts in 601 patients, ...
Tekbas Guven - - 2011
Pulmonary Veins are one of the major structures of circulation. In the last decade, pulmonary veins have been known to play an important role as the triggering focus of the electrical activity in atrial fibrillation. Primary treatment method of AF is RF ablation of the focus. For the best ablation, ...
Dave Hitendu - - 2011
OBJECTIVETo analyse the technique of neonatal aortic arch enlargement without cardiopulmonary bypass through a left posterior thoracotomy, as an adjunct to extended resection for Coarctation and severe arch hypoplasia.METHODSTen neonates with coarctation, severe arch hypoplasia and a persistent ductus arteriosus (PDA) were subjected to arch repair through a left posterior ...
Goksel Onur S - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Vascular involvement in Behcet's disease is rare, but may be at the forefront of the clinical picture with possible life-threatening scenarios. We reviewed our preliminary results with endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic pathologies in Behçet's disease. METHODS: Data regarding seven patients with abdominal aortic pathologies (aneurysm, pseudoaneurysm, and aortoenteric ...
Edwin Frank - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the value of preoperative left ventricular function and cardiopulmonary bypass parameters in the prediction of left ventricular assist device implantation after repair of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. METHODS: Multivariate logistic regression was performed to identify a predictive model for postrepair left ...
Frerix Marc - - 2011
Objectives. To assess the prevalence and risk factors of ulnar artery occlusion (UAO) in an unselected SSc patient cohort and to determine whether UAO is associated with digital ulcers (DUs).Methods. A total of 79 SSc patients and 40 'healthy' controls underwent colour duplex sonography of the radial and ulnar artery ...
Lepage Laurent - - 2011
OBJECTIVESWe previously reported a possible but unusual prosthetic-valve infective endocarditis (PV-IE) occurring on a Cryolife O'Brien Stentless Porcine Xenograft (CLOB) (anatomic damages suggestive of IE but negative inflammatory and microbiological markers). We reviewed all cases of aortic PV-IE admitted in our institution and compared the clinical presentation, bacteriological and echocardiographic ...
Ushijima Yasuhiro - - 2011
BackgroundSevere acute hepatic failure (SAHF), which progresses to fulminant form in some cases, is a life-threatening disease.PurposeTo assess the technical feasibility and the efficacy of transcatheter arterial steroid injection therapy (TASIT) for SAHF.Material and MethodsTwenty-seven patients with SAHF, 10 of whom had variant anatomy of the hepatic artery, underwent radiologic ...
Mansencal Nicolas - - 2011
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of coronary artery spasm during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE). Over a 9-year period (from November 2001 to October 2010) we reviewed all patients (n = 2,224) referred for DSE. Criteria for selection included patients >18 years old who underwent DSE. ...
Qiu Jianguo - - 2011
Advanced hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) often involves the stump or branch of the hepatic artery (HA) and portal vein (PV). Violated PV resection and reconstruction is currently considered a safe procedure without risks. However, HA resection and reconstruction is less common, because the reconstruction and anastomosis is more complicated and may ...
Maluenda Gabriel - - 2012
Patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and prior cardiac surgery undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) are at high risk. Transapical AVR might reduce the risk in patients not suitable for the transfemoral approach. We aimed to describe the fluoroscopy and left anterior descending artery (LAD) angiography guidance technique for transapical ...
Niyyar Vandana Dua - - 2011
Vascular access dysfunction is a major cause of morbidity in hemodialysis (HD) patients. An upper extremity autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) that preferentially involves the cephalic vein is the access of choice for HD patients, followed by autogenous AVF utilizing the basilic vein and the use of prosthetic arteriovenous grafts (AVGs). ...
Majak Peter - - 2011
Abstract Objectives: To examine the circulating levels of Growth Differentiation Factor 15 (GDF-15) and Interleukin 18 (IL-18) in relation to ischemia and early reperfusion, and cardioplegia type during isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR). Design: Thirty consecutive patients operated for aortic stenosis with AVR at Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, were included ...
Kwon O-K - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Membrane filters are EPDs, which preserve ICA flow during CAS. However, ICA flow arrest may occur with filter use. This report describes the angiographic, clinical, and histopathologic features of the filter occlusion.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Sixty-one consecutive patients with cervical carotid stenosis treated by CAS by using a single type ...
Kai Yutaka - - 2012
At present, the risk of future hemorrhage or ischemic insult from vertebral artery (VA) dissection cannot be estimated from available imaging data. We investigated the relationship between symptoms and the angiographic patterns of the dissecting site on balloon test occlusion (BTO) to develop guidelines for clinical decision-making. We retrospectively reviewed ...
Tu Shengxian - - 2012
Evaluation and stenting of coronary bifurcation lesions may benefit from optimal angiographic views. The anatomy-defined bifurcation optimal viewing angle (ABOVA) is characterized by having an orthogonal view of the bifurcation, such that overlap and foreshortening at the ostium are minimized. However, due to the mechanical constraints of the X-ray systems, ...
Fields Jeremy D - - 2011
BackgroundDue to anatomic features, including wide necks and incorporation of important branches, endovascular coiling of middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms has proved challenging. Stent assisted embolization may increase the likelihood of successful treatment.MethodsConsecutive patients undergoing stent assisted coil embolization utilizing the Neuroform stent from 2004 to 2009 were identified by ...
Fujiwara Yasuhiro - - 2011
Background: Reduced cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) is an important step in the pathogenesis of cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL). The present study utilized quantitative single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with the autoradiographic (ARG) method and reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry (RH-PAT) to assess vasoreactivity in ...
Miller Chad M - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: Many neuromonitoring devices provide data applicable to a limited region of the brain. Risk of DIND is common after aSAH and may occur near or remote from the ruptured aneurysm. The aim of this study is to determine the distribution of DIND after aneurysms rupture as it relates to ...
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