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Grenader Tal - - 2011
We report a case of massive pulmonary embolism in a 63-year-old female caregiver of her terminally ill husband. Venous thromboembolism in family caregivers is a rare but a serious problem. Increased awareness and implementation of policies and guidelines to decrease potentially preventable venous thromboembolism are vital to help prevent unnecessary ...
Moll Jacek J - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Neopulmonary stenosis at anastomosis site is one of the most frequent complications after the arterial switch procedure for transposition of the great arteries. The surgical technique is a crucial factor associated with the frequency of stenotic complications. We present the outcomes of direct neopulmonary anastomosis during the arterial switch ...
Wang Hung-Chen - - 2011
BACKGROUND.: Vascular complications are important causes of neurologic sequelae among survivors of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). However, little is known about the time course of cerebral hemodynamics and outcome in patients with and without angiographically confirmed cerebral vasospasm. METHODS.: Serial transcranial color-coded sonography (TCCS), angiography, and MRI studies were performed ...
Colak Necmettin - - 2011
Free-floating thrombus (FFT) of the carotid artery is a rare condition of currently unknown etiology. We describe a symptomatic patient with an FFT in the left common carotid artery. A duplex ultrasonography scan showed the presence of a mobile floating thrombus moving in cyclical motion with the cardiac cycles in ...
Hope Michael D - - 2011
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of incidental aortic valve calcification on routine computed tomographic scans as a marker for stenosis, as assessed by echocardiography, in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and tricuspid aortic valve. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Computed tomographic and echocardiographic ...
Spiliotopoulos Konstantinos - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to examine the possible adverse effect of the mitral valve prosthesis on the hemodynamic performance of the aortic valve prosthesis in patients who have undergone double valve replacement. METHODS: Patients who underwent double valve replacement were matched for age, body surface area, left ventricular function, ...
Izadi Morteza - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Several epidemiological studies have proposed an association between Helicobacter pylori infection and coronary artery disease. In the current study, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence and relevance of H. pylori infection, using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods, in the coronary arterial wall of Iranian patients who have already undergone ...
Russo Mark W - - 2011
GOALS:: To describe our experience with coronary artery stenting and antiplatelet therapy in cirrhotic patients and compare rates of bleeding with a control group. BACKGROUND:: Although there are data on cardiac evaluation and perioperative cardiac risk in cirrhotic patients, there is a paucity of information on outcomes in cirrhotic patients ...
Domoto Satoru - - 2012
We herein report a case of apicoaortic bypass (AAB) in a 79-year old patient presenting with structural valve deterioration who had undergone an aortic valve replacement with a 19 mm bioprosthetic valve and aortocoronary (A-C) bypass grafting 4 years prior to the AAB. Considering the small diameter of the aortic ...
Santillan Alejandro - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Neuroform stent-assisted coil embolization facilitates the endovascular treatment of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms. However, the safety and efficacy of its long-term use have not been fully elucidated. OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively examine the long-term results of Neuroform stent usage in conjunction with coil embolization in wide-necked intracranial aneurysms METHODS: Between November ...
Dweck Marc Richard MR Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. - - 2012
The pathophysiology of aortic stenosis is incompletely understood, and the relative contributions of valvular calcification and inflammation to disease progression are unknown. Patients with aortic sclerosis and mild, moderate, and severe stenosis were compared prospectively with age- and sex-matched control subjects. Aortic valve severity was determined by echocardiography. Calcification and ...
Goel Sachin S - - 2011
Ascending aortic dilation commonly occurs in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). Statins have been shown to reduce the expression of matrix metalloproteinases and slow the progression of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The role of statins in slowing ascending aortic dilation in patients with BAV is unknown. We sought to compare ...
Kenny Damien - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve (Edwards Lifesciences LLC, Irvine, California) in the pulmonary position in patients with moderate to severe pulmonary regurgitation with or without stenosis. Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement is evolving, but to date, experience ...
Rodés-Cabau Josep - - 2011
The first human transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in 2002, and several subsequent single-center series, showed the feasibility of this new approach for the treatment of patients with severe aortic stenosis who were considered to be at very high or prohibitive surgical risk. More-recent multicenter registries have confirmed the safety ...
Lin Ming-Tai - - 2012
Our aim was to evaluate the feasibility of using computed tomography (CT) to define the pulmonary artery anatomy in patients with tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary atresia (TOF-PA). We retrospectively reviewed 110 patients with TOF-PA between 1995 and 2008. Those who received cardiac catheterization and surgery within 3 months of ...
Taniguchi Satoshi - - 2012
Massive pulmonary embolism is relatively rare but a potentially life-threatening condition. The purpose of this study was to analyse the outcome of pulmonary embolectomy in registered data from the Japanese Society of Pulmonary Embolism Research (JaSPER). From 1994 to 2006, 1661 cases of acute pulmonary embolism were registered in the ...
Chandesris Marie-Olivia MO Hematology Department, Necker Children's Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, 149 rue de Sèvres, Paris, - - 2012
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) deficiency is responsible for autosomal dominant hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome, characterized by recurrent bacterial and fungal infections, connective tissue abnormalities, hyperimmunoglobulin E, and Th17 lymphopenia. Although vascular abnormalities have been reported in some patients, the prevalence, characteristics, and etiology of these features have ...
Burrowes K S - - 2011
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the most common cause of acute pulmonary hypertension, yet it is commonly undiagnosed, with risk of death if not recognized promptly and managed accordingly. Patients typically present with hypoxemia and hypomania, although the presentation varies greatly, being confounded by co-morbidities such as pre-existing cardio-respiratory disease. Previous ...
Luijendijk P - - 2011
BACKGROUND: HMG-coA-reductase-inhibitors (statins) have been proven to reduce atherosclerosis progression as observed by carotid intima-media thickness in patients with known coronary heart disease, independent of lipid lowering. Cardiovascular complications are common in patients after successful coarctation repair. The effect of statins on cardiovascular risk in adults after successful coarctation repair ...
Lykoudis Panagis M - - 2011
We present a case of gastroduodenal artery stenting in a patient with recurrent episodes of pancreatitis due to gastroduodenal artery aneurysm. Stenting was performed under local anesthesia using a 6 × 38-mm primary covered Advanta V12 vascular stent graft. The procedure was successful and the patient is asymptomatic 21 months later. Endovascular treatment ...
Cavallaro Antonio - - 2011
BACKGROUND: In selected patients, eversion endarterectomy of the proximal superficial femoral artery can represent a valid inflow for a distal bypass to avoid a "hostile" groin. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patency rates and limb salvage rates were retrospectively analysed for 21 consecutive patients who underwent distal bypass for severe lower limb ...
Xiong L - - 2011
Xiong L, Leung HW, Chen XY, Han JH, Leung WH, Soo OY, Lau YL, Wong KS. Autonomic dysfunction in ischemic stroke with carotid stenosis. Acta Neurol Scand: DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.2011.01617.x. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Objectives -  Impaired autonomic function is common in acute ischemic stroke. Previous limited studies have ...
Ferrero Emanuele - - 2011
A 48-year-old woman was referred to us for a pulsatile and painful mass on the right leg after a trauma occurred 2 months earlier. The duplex scan revealed the presence of an aneurysm of the perforating peroneal artery. The patient underwent an endovascular coil embolization of the aneurysm. The duplex-scan ...
Hetts S W - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Children with brain aneurysms may be at higher risk than adults to develop new or enlarging aneurysms in a relatively short time. We sought to identify comorbidities and angiographic features in children that predict new aneurysm formation or enlargement of untreated aneurysms.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Retrospective analysis of the University ...
Karaci Ali Riza - - 2011
Abstract  Objective: This study assesses surgical procedures, operative outcome, and early and intermediate-term results of infective valve endocarditis in children with congenital heart disease. Methods: Seven consecutive children (five females, two males; mean age, 10.8 years) who underwent surgery for infective valve endocarditis between 2006 and 2010 were included in ...
Gevers S - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Therapeutic carotid occlusion is an established technique for treatment of large and giant aneurysms of the ICA, in patients with synchronous venous filling on angiography during BTO. Concern remains that hemodynamic alterations after permanent occlusion will predispose the patient to new ischemic injury in the ipsilateral hemisphere. The ...
Siskos Dimitrios - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by progressive calcification and fragmentation of elastic fibers in the skin, the retina, and the cardiovascular system, and is also termed as elastorrhexia. The purpose of this case presentation is to report the case of a PXE patient with an ...
Pikwer Andreas - - 2011
Abstract Objective. Large-bore catheters for temporary haemodialysis are often placed via the internal jugular or femoral vein, guided by external landmarks or ultrasound techniques. Inadvertent femoral artery catheterization may occur during attempted placement of the dialysis catheter in the femoral vein. Material and methods. This investigation was carried out in ...
Kölbel Tilo - - 2011
The purpose of this paper is to describe the technique of transapical deployment of a thoracic endograft and to discuss the specifics of this access. The technique of endograft deployment through a transapical access is demonstrated in a patient with a symptomatic 14-cm aortic arch aneurysm. The 73-year-old patient, with ...
Mekinian Arsene - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a large-vessel vasculitis that can also involve pulmonary arteries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of pulmonary artery involvement in TA patients using pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy (PPS) and to determine the characteristics of patients with pulmonary artery involvement. METHODS: Twenty-one patients ...
Ferraresi R - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Critical hand ischaemia (CHI) due to pure below-the-elbow (BTE) artery obstruction is a disabling disease and there is still no consensus concerning the most appropriate revascularisation strategy. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety and outcomes of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in the treatment of ...
Sung Tae-Yun - - 2011
An intraoperative echocardiographic evaluation to determine the feasibility and adequacy of the valve repair procedure is crucial for a successful repair. However, aortic valve repair in severe aortic stenosis (AS) is very limited and, consequently, its intraoperative echocardiographic evaluation has not been described well. Here, we describe an intraoperative transesophageal ...
Wang W H - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the added value of preoperative computerized tomographic angiography (CTA) and three-dimensional reconstruction of the lower limb in vascularized fibular flap transfer. METHODS: Eighteen patients who underwent mandibular or maxillary reconstruction with a vascularized fibular flap were studied retrospectively by image analysis. ...
Cui Yong - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The left subclavian artery (LSA) is usually difficult to manipulate in total aortic arch replacement procedures if it is displaced by huge false lumens in the ascending aorta or right hemiarch. We summarize our experience of selectively ligating the deeply located LSA in total aortic arch replacement and stented ...
Li Mingchang - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The association between intracranial aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) or dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) has been well documented, and the changes in cerebral blood flow dynamics were thought to be one of the major causes. There has not been a report on intracranial aneurysms associated with multiple DAVFs and ...
Matsukawa Hidetoshi - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Some studies have investigated the relationship between anatomic location and outcome in patients with cerebellar hemorrhage (CH), but not as yet the relationship between location of CH, as categorized according to vascular territory, and outcome. Furthermore, other studies have shown that taking antithrombotics was related to having CH; however, ...
Malone C D - - 2011
AIM: To investigate whether there is a link between bovine arch and thoracic aortic aneurysm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images of the thorax of 191 patients with dilated thoracic aortas and 391 consecutive, unselected patients as controls were retrospectively reviewed. Bovine arch was ...
Bose Rahul - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The majority of vascular complications during diagnostic coronary angiography occur while accessing the femoral artery. Angio-Seal vascular closure devices are indicated for closure of arteriotomies of the femoral artery, but not when the puncture site is above or below the femoral artery. HYPOTHESIS: Under certain circumstances, use of the ...
Kaladji Adrien - - 2012
The evolution and correlation between the aortic neck and distally located iliac necks after endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) was studied. Of 179 patients who had undergone AAA repair between 2003 and 2007, 61 received the same radiologic follow-up and were included in this retrospective study. Data for ...
Bendok Bernard R - - 2011
ObjectiveTo report on an electronic database with longitudinal information on the use of bare platinum coils for the endovascular occlusion of cerebral aneurysms. We report here the final analysis of the data.MethodsFrom 1 May 2004 to 10 July 2007, a global registry was conducted at 36 centers in the USA, ...
Yoshimura S - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:OCT has been reported as a high-resolution imaging tool for characterizing plaque in the coronary arteries. The present study aimed to evaluate the ability of OCT to visualize carotid artery plaques compared with that of IVUS in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients.MATERIALS AND METHODS:OCT was performed for 34 plaques ...
Kim M J - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:There are only a few reports on the feasibility and safety of stents used in the PICA, and clinical and angiographic follow-up results have not been fully addressed. We report our experiences of treating PICA origin or vertebral artery-PICA lesions by using self-expanding stents as adjuvant or rescue ...
Sarac Timur P - - 2012
Aneurysm growth after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in patients with type II endoleak is associated with adverse outcomes. This study evaluated the long-term success of embolization of type II endoleaks in preventing aneurysm sac growth. We retrospectively reviewed outcomes of patients who underwent infrarenal EVAR who were treated for a ...
Kucukay Fahrettin - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), which can cause mortality and severe morbidity, is a serious condition whose underlying cause must be determined. We aimed to compare 2D digital subtraction angiography (2DDSA), rotational angiography (RA) and 3D volume rendering digital subtraction angiography (3DVRDSA) for detecting aneurysms and their morphological properties in patients ...
Park Mi Jung - - 2011
Our aim was to evaluate the plaque characteristics of coronary arteries related to significant stenosis with coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and to discuss the diagnostic accuracy of CCTA in patients with high calcium scores. After institutional review board approval, 110 patients (63 men; mean age: 67.1 ± 7.9 years) with Agatston scores >400 ...
Hartkamp Nolan S - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral vascular reactivity assessment is typically performed with 2 perfusion measurements before and after a vasodilatory challenge. The aim of this study was to assess the time course of the vasodilatory effect in the brain-feeding arteries after a challenge with acetazolamide in patients with a stenosis of ...
Piskin Turgut - - 2011
Thrombosis of recipient hepatic artery is a life threatening complication for liver transplantation. The etiology of hepatic arterial thrombosis is multi-factorial and can be caused by intimal dissection, poor surgical technique and coagulopathies. The patency of hepatic arterial flow is very important for both graft survival and patient survival. Intraoperative ...
Gouveia Sofia - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare malformation, with an estimated incidence of 0.003 to 0.043% of all congenital heart disease. It usually appears as an isolated congenital anomaly, but may also be associated with other malformations, the most common being coronary artery anomalies. Current technology enables noninvasive diagnosis in ...
Uchida Naomichi - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The objective of this report is to discuss the efficacy of in situ replacement for treating mycotic aneurysm, particularly using rifampicin-bonded grafts and omental pedicle grafts, on the basis of our 7 years of experience. METHODS: Between December 2003 and December 2010, we performed surgical treatments in 23 patients ...
Chiu Fang-Ying - - 2011
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effect of the arterial input function (AIF) on computed tomography perfusion (CTP) in patients with unilateral high-grade stenosis or occlusion in the carotid artery or middle cerebral artery without acute stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CTP datasets were retrospectively postprocessed using the same venous output ...
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