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Ohman John Westley - - 2012
Loeys-Dietz syndrome is a condition that predisposes the development of central and peripheral arterial aneurysms and dissections. The standard approach for treatment of these lesions has been open repair. We present the case of a 34-year-old woman with a previous history of multiple open aortic repairs who presented with a ...
Colli Andrea - - 2011
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is an emerging technique for the treatment of aortic valve stenosis in high-risk patients. Detailed knowledge of aortic root anatomy, including specific information on the extent of native cusp calcifications, is required. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether echocardiographic assessment of aortic stenosis ...
Delgado Montserrat G - - 2011
Floating thrombus in a carotid artery is an uncommon pathology with a high risk of embolism. We present three patients diagnosed with acute stroke, with a floating thrombus complicating an atheromatous plaque, who were treated with anticoagulants and statins. Although two patients had satisfactory results, one patient suffered a stroke ...
Cirillo Plinio - - 2011
A persistent distal false lumen perfusion - residual type A aortic dissection - is found in 50% to 100% of patients following ascending aorta replacement. Complications of persistent or newly developed dissection of the distal aorta are often fatal and require reoperation, leading to a higher morbidity and mortality rate ...
Dahm J B - - 2011
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) from the femoral approach can be anatomically very difficult and the incidence of complications is higher in patients with anatomical variations of the aortic arch, difficulties related to peripheral vascular disease and/or with access site complications. Because the typical morphology in patients with a bovine- or ...
Côté Nancy - - 2011
Eur J Clin Invest 2011; 41 (11): 1172-1179 ABSTRACT: Background  Experimental and clinical studies have suggested that inhibitors of the renin angiotensin system (RAS) might be useful to slow the progression of valvular calcification in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). Objectives  The aim of this study was to evaluate the ...
Backer Carl L - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: We have used cardiopulmonary bypass with left pulmonary artery reimplantation for pulmonary artery sling repair since 1985. This review presents our current results with this technique, emphasizing the importance of diagnosis and treatment of frequently associated tracheal stenosis. METHODS: Since 1985, 34 patients have undergone pulmonary artery sling repair ...
Onder Hakan - - 2011
We present a 67-year-old man who had undergone aortobifemoral synthetic graft surgery one year earlier. The patient experienced thrombosis of the graft nine months after the operation, and thrombectomy of the graft was planned. However, the patient refused to undergo repeat surgery for thrombus removal and was referred to our ...
Vallejo Nadia - - 2012
Some patients with aortic arch or descending thoracic aorta pathologies are not suited for open repair because of comorbidities that may increase their risk of procedural complications or death. Endovascular approaches may also be difficult when there are inadequate proximal landing zones in the aortic arch. We report our experience ...
Roule Vincent - - 2011
We report the case of a patient with a huge nonocclusive left main thrombus without underlying angiographic coronary lesion associated with bilateral coronary embolization, which was successfully and exclusively medically treated.
Lv Xianli - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of six patients with dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) with drainage directly into the perimedullary venous system. In five patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), cerebral angiography revealed a DAVF with spinal venous drainage located at the petrosal sinus in one, at ...
Binning Mandy J - - 2011
The SILK intracranial stent is a Conformité Européenne mark-approved endovascular device. This flow-diversion device is being used in Europe for intracranial aneurysm treatment by aneurysm occlusion. The device construct creates an intracranial bypass conduit that reconstructs the parent vessel while maintaining patency of the perforating arteries and branch arteries. The ...
Ronsivalle Salvatore - - 2011
BACKGROUND: To describe an endovascular technique for proximal stent-graft fixation in patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm and an ectatic aortic neck. METHODS: We describe a method in which using currently available devices in a hybrid assembly offers another option for circumventing the limitations of problematic proximal fixation. CONCLUSIONS: Through ...
Don Creighton W - - 2011
We describe characteristics associated with use of endarterectomy (CEA) versus stenting (CAS) in patients before urgent cardiac surgery. The optimal modality of carotid revascularization preceding cardiac surgery is unknown. Retrospective evaluation of the CARE (Carotid Artery Revascularization and Endarterectomy) registry from January 2005 to April 2010 was performed on patients ...
Warraich Haider J - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To compare two methods of mitral annular nonplanarity: the mathematically calculated annular height-to-commissural width ratio (AHCWR) and the echocardiographically derived nonplanarity angle. DESIGN: Prospective. SETTING: Tertiary care university hospital. INTERVENTIONS: Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing mitral valve surgery. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Using 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography, volumetric datasets ...
Okamoto Yuki - - 2011
There is no clear consensus on how to treat patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) who have severe concomitant carotidcerebral artery stenosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate our surgical results in patients with severe carotid and/or cerebrovascular disease undergoing CABG. Between October 2003 and April 2009, ...
Lashkarizadeh Mohammad Reza - - 2011
Objective: To assess the outcome of surgical management of mycotic false aneurysms due to local injury after intravenous injection of drugs. Study Design: Case series. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Surgery, Kerman Medical School of Sciences, Kerman, Iran, from July 2001 to June 2009. Methodology: Twenty one consecutive ...
Majewska Natalia - - 2011
An important negative factor of EVAR is the radiation acquired during long-lasting procedures. The aim of the study was to document the radiation doses of EVAR and to discuss potential reasons for prolongation of radiological procedures. Dose-area product (DAP) (Gy cm²) and air kerma (AK) (Gy) obtained during EVAR from ...
Burgos Jose D - - 2011
Left main coronary artery stenosis is an important cause of symptomatic coronary artery disease, although relatively infrequent. The current guidelines recommend coronary artery bypass grafting as the first line treatment and standard of care, but percutaneous coronary intervention is likely to lead to faster reperfusion of coronary flow, avoiding the ...
Lee Chih-Hong - - 2011
Periventricular nodular heterotopia (PNH) is a rare congenital anomaly of the brain presenting as nodular heterotopia along the paraventricular region. Ten cases of PNH complicated by aortic aneurysm have been reported in the literature, and 9 of them also had symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). This study investigated the association ...
AlFaleh Hussam F HF Department of Cardiac Sciences King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. - - 2011
Two patients with a common coronary artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva, who underwent coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention following an acute coronary syndrome, are presented. The anatomic description based on previously published classification schemes is described. The clinical implications of this rare coronary anomaly and interventional ...
Chen Fengshi - - 2011
Herein, we report a case of stent angioplasty for a kink in the pulmonary artery (PA) anastomosis soon after living-donor lobar lung transplantation (LDLLT). A 64-year-old man with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis underwent bilateral LDLLT with lung donations from his daughters. After reperfusion, the left PA anastomosis showed a kink, which ...
Cuculi Florim - - 2011
We describe the case of a 52-year-old man presenting with chest pain and ischemic electrocardiogram changes. He was initially prepared to undergo primary percutaneous intervention, but echocardiography revealed pericardial effusion and computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis of rupture of a left sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. Emergency surgery was performed, and ...
Hampole Chetan V - - 2011
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a heterogeneous group of connective tissue disorders with type IV, the vascular subtype, behaving as the most severe largely due to spontaneous arterial aneurysm and dissection. In this case report we describe a spontaneous left anterior descending coronary artery dissection treated with coronary artery bypass graft in ...
Carrié Didier - - 2011
Aims: To evaluate the angiographic and clinical outcome of patients undergoing paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) implantation for unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) stenosis in a "real-world" multicentre, prospective registry. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is an increasingly utilised method of revascularisation in patients with ULMCA. Methods and results: A prospective registry ...
Hannoush Hwaida - - 2012
Alkaptonuria is a rare metabolic disorder of tyrosine catabolism in which homogentisic acid (HGA) accumulates and is deposited throughout the spine, large joints, cardiovascular system, and various tissues throughout the body. In the cardiovascular system, pigment deposition has been described in the heart valves, endocardium, pericardium, aortic intima and coronary ...
Iwata Takashi - - 2011
A 66-year-old man presented with a one month history of hoarseness. Left recurrent nerve palsy and a left upper mediastinal mass were observed by an otorhinolaryngologist who referred the patient to our department. Chest computed tomography showed a superior mediastinal mass, which seemed to involve the left common carotid and ...
Dalyai Richard Tyler - - 2012
We report the largest US case series results using Onyx HD-500 (EV3), a new liquid embolic agent, in the successful treatment of 21 patients with wide-neck intracranial aneurysms (mean size 4.5 mm), which are at increased risk of incomplete occlusion or recanalization with standard endovascular intervention utilizing detachable platinum coils. All ...
van Rooij W J - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Aneurysms of the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery generally exhibit a benign clinical course, with mass effect on cranial nerves. Rupture generally leads to carotid cavernous fistula and, rarely, to subarachnoid hemorrhage. In this study we report results of treatment in 85 patients with 86 cavernous ...
Ohe Yasuko - - 2011
BACKGROUND: We retrospectively analyzed factors related to the outcomes of patients with basilar artery occlusion. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients with basilar artery occlusion admitted to our hospital within 24 hours after onset between April 2007 and December 2010 were included. We investigated parameters related to outcome, such as coexisting disease, clinical ...
Ebinger Martin - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We investigated if hyperintensities on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequences in arteries and parenchyma are associated with poor outcome 3 months after thrombolysis. METHODS: Consecutive acute stroke patients with known time of symptom onset who had an MRI before and 1 day after thrombolysis were included in ...
Saha Manish K - - 2011
A 53 year old female with ESRD on hemodialysis presented with headache, vomiting, and lethargy that had started 2 h prior to presentation. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed parenchymal hemorrhage in the temporal, occipital, and cerebellar white matter. Magnetic resonance venography disclosed hypoplastic transverse sinus. On cerebral angiogram there was no evidence of ...
Elmistekawy Elsayed - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Controversy exists regarding the perioperative renal effects of off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Large case-matched and randomized comparisons have shown conflicting results. This study focuses on this clinical controversy. METHODS: We studied 5589 consecutive patients from a single center who underwent off-pump or on-pump coronary artery bypass ...
Haqqani Omar P - - 2011
Thrombus extension into a deep vein after superficial venous thermoablation remains a unique complication in the treatment of superficial reflux disease of the great saphenous vein (GSV). In this study, we evaluate if catheter tip positioning or vein diameter correlate with the length of proximal patent segment of GSV after ...
Fernandes Caio J C S - - 2011
Abstract BACKGROUND:Schistosomiasis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (Sch-PAH) may be one of the most prevalent forms of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) worldwide. However the clinical and hemodynamical response to specific PAH therapy in Sch-PAH is not known. METHODS:We retrospectively analyzed the charts of all Sch-PAH patients who initiated specific PAH treatment between ...
Derubertis Brian G - - 2011
A significant percent of patients undergoing endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) have concomitant common iliac artery aneurysms. While most of these patients will tolerate sacrifice of the hypogastric artery during repair, a subset will develop sequelae of hypogastric occlusion. EVAR was performed in two patients using a bifurcation-sparing unibody ...
Mahadevappa Karthik - - 2012
We report the case of a patient with unilateral tongue weakness secondary to an isolated lower motor neuron hypoglossal nerve palsy that was caused by a right vertebral artery dissection in the lower neck. The patient had a boggy tongue with a deviation to the right side but an otherwise ...
Yoshida Shunji - - 2011
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) was found to be the primary cause of death in mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). This led to investigation of the prevalence of PH in other connective tissue diseases (CTD). In 1998, the Ministry of Health and Welfare's MCTD Research Committee revealed complication of PH diagnosed by ...
Loxdale S J - - 2012
The prevalence and severity of aortic stenosis in unselected patients admitted with a hip fracture is unknown. Derriford Hospital operates a routine weekday, pre-operative, targeted bedside echocardiography examination on all patients admitted with a hip fracture. We carried out a prospective service evaluation for 13 months from October 2007 on all ...
de Santibañes Eduardo - - 2012
En-bloc liver resection with the extrahepatic bile duct is mandatory to obtain tumour-free surgical margins and better long-term outcomes in hilar cholangiocarcinoma (CC). One of the most important criteria for irresectability is local extensive invasion to major vessels. As hilar CC Bismuth type IIIB often requires a major left hepatic ...
Roberts William Clifford - - 2011
Although bicuspid aortic valve occurs in an estimated 1% of adults and mitral valve prolapse in an estimated 5% of adults, occurrence of the 2 in the same patient is infrequent. During examination of operatively excised aortic and mitral valves because of dysfunction (stenosis and/or regurgitation), we encountered 16 patients ...
Wolff Klaus-Dietrich - - 2011
BACKGROUND: A posterolateral calf free flap is anatomically assessed and its usefulness for intraoral reconstruction is described. METHODS: Records of 42 cadaver dissections including anatomic parameters of the superficial lateral sural artery serving as pedicle were analyzed. Data of 20 patients with primary oral cancer who underwent reconstructions with posterolateral ...
Kerl J Matthias - - 2011
PURPOSE: To compare test bolus and bolus tracking for the determination of scan delay of high-pitch dual-source CT pulmonary angiography in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism using 50ml of contrast material. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of 80 consecutive patients referred for CT pulmonary angiography were evaluated. All scans were performed ...
Su Wandong - - 2011
Vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms (VADA) are challenging disorders for neurosurgeons. Between December 2005 and May 2010, we treated 12 patients for DA of the intracranial VA. Three were treated by open surgery, seven underwent endovascular manipulation, and two were conservatively managed. Nine patients presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage from the ruptured ...
Ayik Fatih - - 2011
Abstract  Middle aortic syndrome is a rare variation of aortic coarctation that is localized to the distal thoracic and abdominal aorta, and can involve the visceral and renal arteries. Irreversible organ damage and end-stage congestive heart failure may be the possible harmful complications of this disease in untreated patients. We ...
Son Jee Young - - 2011
We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of dual-source computed tomography coronary angiography (DSCT-CA) in the measurement of the ascending aorta (AA) diameter and compare the AA diameter in patients with severe bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) stenosis. Eighty-eight consecutive patients (50 men, mean age 60.3 ± 13 year) ...
Sievert Horst - - 2011
PURPOSE: This study was designed to investigate a novel device that was developed to direct emboli away from the internal carotid artery to the external carotid artery to prevent embolic stroke while avoiding the necessity for anticoagulation with warfarin. METHODS: A stent-like, self-expandable filter was developed consisting of fine cobalt ...
Oh Yoon-Sang - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The natural history of incidental intracranial aneurysms in patients with acute ischemic stroke is not well known. Therefore, we performed a 2-year follow-up of clinical outcomes and computed tomographic angiography (CTA) findings of incidentally found aneurysm in acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: We included acute ischemic stroke patients who ...
Chrysohoou Christina - - 2011
Severe aortic valve stenosis, remains the main cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly, reaching a prevalence of 2-7% above the age of 65years old. Despite its frequency and the development in invasive and noninvasive approach of the disease, several of its aspects remain controversial. This review is focused ...
Wu Chuntao - - 2011
There is little information on relative survival with follow-up longer than 5 years in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stenting. This study tested the hypothesis that CABG is associated with a lower risk of long-term (8-year) mortality than is stenting ...
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