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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 ...
Tomonaga Tetsuo - - 2011
This article reports a patient with intra-abdominal hemorrhage secondary to a rare vascular disease, segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM). The patient was a 68-year-old male who presented with chilling and severe abdominal pain. Abdominal computed tomography results suggested the presence of an intra-abdominal hemorrhage. Although visceral angiography illustrated multiple aneurysms in ...
Deng Dongfeng - - 2011
Objective: The clinical and angiographic characteristics of vertebral artery (VA) aneurysm were evaluated to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of endovascular techniques of VA aneurysms. Materials and Methods: Case records of 38 consecutive patients with 40 VA aneurysms admitted during a 2-year period were reviewed. The data analyzed included age, ...
Panduranga Prashanth - - 2011
Abstract  A 60-year-old femalepresented with progressive dysphagia and was found to have a right-sided aortic arch with external posterior compression of the upper esophagus due to severe compression from a Kommerell's diverticulum with an aberrant left subclavian artery. This patient underwent division of the diverticulum with an aorto-subclavian graft implantation ...
Lv Xianli - - 2011
To evaluate the characteristics of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) with coexisting flow-related and Willis circle aneurysms. The 302 consecutive retrospectively reviewed patients from the Beijing Tiantan Hospital were analyzed in this study. The presence of cerebral aneurysms was confirmed by pretreatment selective and superselective angiography. Univariate and multivariate analyses were ...
Wang Anthony C - - 2011
Roberts/SC phocomelia syndrome (RBS) is a rare but distinct genetic disorder with an autosomal recessive inheritance pattern. It has been associated with microcephaly, craniofacial malformation, cavernous hemangioma, encephalocele, and hydrocephalus. There are no previously reported cases of RBS with intracranial aneurysms. The authors report on a patient with a history ...
Hashim Sabet W - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Recurrence rates as high as 30% have been observed 6 months after treatment of chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation (CIMR) with isolated annuloplasty. We postulated that the high early recurrence rates resulted from the presence of untreated pseudoprolapse of the anterior leaflet. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all ...
Uchino Haruto - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a useful procedure to prevent subsequent ischemic stroke in patients with severe stenosis of internal carotid artery. However, lowering of morbidity is still essential to keep its clinical significance. This study aimed to evaluate the validity of dual monitoring using transcranial motor evoked potential (MEP) ...
Mousavi Seyed Reza - - 2011
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) aneurysm is a rare disease. In this case report, we present a 32 years old woman who was admitted to our hospital with chronic abdominal pain. SMA aneurysm was diagnosed after radiological evaluation. The patient underwent ligation of the superior mesenteric artery aneurysm and remained well ...
Bilal Mehmet Salih - - 2011
Abstract  Background: Patch angioplasty is one of the several surgical options for patients with left main coronary ostial stenosis. It restores native antegrade blood flow in the left main coronary artery (LMCA) and does not leave the patient with graft-dependent retrograde perfusion. Various direct techniques have been described for left ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Lashkarizadeh Mohammad Reza MR Department of Surgery, Afzalipour Hospital, Imam Khomeiny Highway, Kerman, Islamic Republic of Iran. - - 2011
To assess the outcome of surgical management of mycotic false aneurysms due to local injury after intravenous injection of drugs. Case series. Department of Surgery, Kerman Medical School of Sciences, Kerman, Iran, from July 2001 to June 2009. Twenty one consecutive patients presenting with infected femoral artery pseudoaneurysms (IFAPs) secondary ...
Don Creighton W CW Division of Cardiology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA. - - 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 ...
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 ...
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