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Chan Vincent - - 2011
Comparisons of mitral valve repair with mitral valve replacement for ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) have been limited by differences in preoperative and operative characteristics of patients undergoing these two types of surgical treatment. We performed a propensity-based, case-matched analysis to examine whether patients who undergo mitral valve repair and those ...
Chan N Y - - 2011
OBJECTIVE. To report the initial experience in using cryoballoon catheter ablation in the treatment of atrial fibrillation in Hong Kong. DESIGN. Single-centre, prospective case series. SETTING. Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS. Sixteen patients (mean age, 55 years; standard deviation, 14 years; 11 males) with paroxysmal (n=12) or persistent (n=4) atrial ...
Pecoraro Felice - - 2011
Abstract Purpose: To report midterm outcomes after urgent endovascular repair of ruptured pararenal or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms using multiple periscope and chimney grafts to preserve renovisceral branch perfusion and facilitate aneurysm exclusion. Methods: Nine consecutive men (mean age 72±14 years, range 40-88) presenting with ruptured thoracoabdominal (nā€Š=ā€Š6), pararenal (nā€Š=ā€Š2), or infrarenal ...
Gehringhoff Bernd - - 2011
Abstract Purpose: To present a clinical experience with the use of chimney grafts in the endovascular repair of aortic arch pathologies involving the supra-aortic branches. Methods: The chimney technique consists of endovascular stent or stent-graft placement parallel to the main aortic stent-graft in order to preserve or rescue flow to ...
Ma Yi - - 2011
At present, revascularization is still one of the most critical technologies in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Hepatic artery (HA) variations occur frequently in both donors and recipients. Moreover, there are always some pathological changes in the recipient hepatic artery. If handled improperly, it may cause complications after anastomosis. Therefore, arterial ...
Yu Yang - - 2011
Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB) has been widely applied in recent years as a less invasive method of myocardial revascularization. This study evaluated the sequential bilateral internal mammary artery grafting combined with selective arterialization of the coronary venous system during OPCAB. From April 2004 to August 2010, patients with ...
Manzi Marco - - 2011
In the past 5 years, with the introduction of new techniques and dedicated materials, endovascular recanalization of distal tibial and pedal vessels has become a valid alternative to inframalleolar bypass for limb salvage in patients with severe arterial occlusive disease, particularly diabetics. Revascularization of the foot is now often performed ...
Alpagut Ufuk - - 2011
Endovascular stent grafting is applied for the treatment of different aortic pathologies in the current medical era. It may be lifesaving in patients with comorbidities and virtually inoperable when adopting conventional techniques. This manuscript reports on a 40-year-old patient, who was previously treated for a mycotic saccular aneurysm at the ...
Dias Nuno V - - 2011
Abstract Purpose: To assess the use of periscope grafts to the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) in extending the distal sealing zone of thoracic stent-grafts. Case Reports: Three patients with ruptured Crawford type I thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) and 1 patient with a symptomatic type B dissection underwent endovascular repair; the ...
Alizzi Ali M - - 2011
We present the case of a diabetic gentleman who was admitted to the hospital with an infected right foot. Swabs were positive for Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. His right big toe was amputated. Postoperatively, the patient experienced recurrent episodes of chest pain. He was therefore transferred to the coronary ...
Schwarz Niko - - 2011
Postinterventional cognitive dysfunction (PICD) is a known complication of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, it is largely unknown whether PICD occurs after coronary catheterization. Neuropsychologic data were obtained from 37 patients who received coronary catheterization and 47 patients who underwent elective CABG at baseline and 3 months after the ...
Venermo Maarit A - - 2011
Abstract Purpose: To determine the risk of aneurysm rupture in patients with persisting proximal type Ia endoleaks following endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in comparison to the risk of rupture of untreated abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) of similar size. Methods: Among 400 patients who where treated with EVAR from 1996 to ...
Hong Young-Ho - - 2011
The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical outcomes of surgery and coiling and analyze the predicting factors affecting the clinical outcomes of ruptured posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms. During the last 15 years, 20 consecutive patients with ruptured PICA aneurysms were treated and these patients were ...
Do Young Woo - - 2011
The axillary artery is frequently used for cardiopulmonary bypass, especially in acute aortic dissection. We have cannulated the axillary artery using a side graft or by directly using Seldinger's technique. The purpose of this study was to assess the technical problems and complications of both cannulation techniques. From January 2003 ...
Yamada Keiichi - - 2011
Intracranial arterial stenosis is an important factor in the development of cerebral infarction; however, no effective treatment has been established. A phosphodiesterase 3 (PDE3) inhibitor, cilostazol, has been reported to suppress progression of symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis in combination with aspirin, but the study used magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) for ...
De Silva Deidre A - - 2011
Recanalization of arterial obstruction is associated with improved clinical outcomes. There are no controlled data demonstrating whether arterial obstruction status predicts the treatment effect of intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). We aimed to determine if the presence of arterial obstruction improves the treatment effect of IV tPA over placebo ...
Jing Quanmin - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and feasibility of percutaneous coronary intervention and antiplatelet therapy in patients who have undergone endovascular graft exclusion. METHODS: From January 2005 to July 2007, percutaneous transluminal intervention (PCI) was performed in 13 patients who had undergone endovascular graft exclusion for the treatment of either acute ...
Karaman Bulent - - 2011
PURPOSE: To determine the normal anatomic features and variations of the internal mammarian arteries (IMAs) and to describe the relationship between the diameter and distance to the sternal edge of the IMAs, gender, and location (right-left) of the IMAs in patients who underwent multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography of the ...
Andreou A Y - - 2011
The case of an asymptomatic patient with prolapsing left atrial myxoma, in whom preoperative coronary angiography revealed a rare coronary artery anatomy in the absence of atherosclerotic obstructive disease, is presented. There was a type IV dual left anterior descending (LAD) artery with intraseptal course of the right aortic sinus-connected (long) ...
Lauenstein T C - - 2011
PURPOSE: Radioembolization using 90yttrium is an emerging therapy option for unresectable liver malignancies. In order to reduce the number of yttrium injections, endovascular occlusion of a segmental hepatic artery has been proposed. The aim of this study was to assess whether sufficient vascular redistribution of the occluded liver segments through ...
Ley Sebastian - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To determine the most comprehensive imaging technique for the assessment of pulmonary arteries in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). METHODS: 24 patients with CTEPH were examined by ECG-gated multi-detector CT angiography (MD-CTA), contrast-enhanced MR angiography (ce-MRA) and selective digital subtraction angiography (DSA) within 3 days. Two readers in ...
Gokaslan Gokhan - - 2011
Abstract  A case of pulmonary valve endocarditis in a patient with a ductus arteriosus (PDA) is reported. The PDA was ligated, the septal leaflet of the pulmonary valve was excised, and a pericardial monocusp reconstruction was performed. (J Card Surg 2011;**:1-3).
Rab S Tanveer - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of a hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR) approach for the treatment of left main (LM) coronary artery stenosis. BACKGROUND: The recommended therapy for significant LM stenosis is coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of unprotected LM lesions is reserved for patients at high ...
Jackson Veronica - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: It is hypothesized that an altered turnover of extracellular matrix mediated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) is present in thoracic aortic aneurysms. Here, we analyzed the occurrence of MMPs and MMP inhibitors in ascending aortic aneurysms in patients with bicuspid and tricuspid aortic valves. METHODS: Expression of 23 MMPs and ...
Muhly W T - - 2011
Our aim in this observational study was to utilize ultrasound, as well as anatomic dissection, to document the frequency with which branches of the subclavian vessels are found in close association with the brachial plexus at the locations of supraclavicular and interscalene brachial plexus block. Ultrasound was utilized to document ...
Adachi Makoto - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of concurrent intra-arterial infusion chemoradiotherapy for adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) has been described in only a few reports. Herein, we report on 2 patients with unresectable ACC of the maxillary sinus treated with this approach. METHODS: Patients received concurrent chemoradiotherapy. External beam radiation was administered 5 times ...
Lee Taeseung - - 2011
Femoral-anterior tibial artery bypasses with autogenous grafts are difficult to perform when sufficiently long saphenous veins are not available. We performed 12 bypasses on patients with Buerger disease during a 20-year period using a new intermuscular tunneling technique. The graft is passed from the thigh between the muscle compartments without ...
Ten Bosch Jan A - - 2011
Anastomotic pseudoaneurysms and true para-anastomotic aneurysms after initial open abdominal aortic prosthetic reconstruction often need reintervention because they are at risk for rupture. However, open surgical reinterventions are technically challenging procedures with high mortality and morbidity rates. In the present multicenter study, we describe the long-term clinical course in an ...
Qahwash Omar M - - 2011
Object The goal of this study was to demonstrate feasibility and evaluate technical aspects of early endovascular access through extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass grafts. Methods Patients undergoing endovascular interventions through the graft in the acute postoperative period following EC-IC bypass are presented. Results, complications, and technical nuances are reviewed. Results Fourteen ...
Kim Seong-Yup - - 2012
There are few long-term follow-up studies about the result of revascularization surgery for the treatment of popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES). We performed this retrospective study to analyze the long-term result of revascularization surgery in patients with advanced PAES during the last 16 years. Twenty-two limbs in 18 consecutive patients ...
Tuzun Hasan - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and report our treatment policies in the management of nonpulmonary arterial aneurysms in Behçet disease and to assess the prognosis in a cohort of 25 patients diagnosed between 1996 and 2007 by formally reassessing their outcome at the present time. We identified ...
Lü Peng-Hua - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Limited data are available concerning the outcome of angioplasty/stenting for subacute atherosclerotic intracranial artery occlusion, which is often associated with progressive symptom development in the salvageable brain under ischemic threat due to poor collateral blood supply. METHODS: Among 177 patients who underwent angioplasty and/or stenting for severe ...
García-García Jorge - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe typical ultrasonographic findings of vertebral arteries in patients affected by giant cell arteritis. METHODS: Color duplex sonography was used to asses the cervical arteries within 24 hours from stroke onset in 1237 patients. Vertebral arteritis was considered if concentric, ...
Li Yuxin - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: The feasibility of a fluoride positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan for imaging atherosclerosis has not been well documented. The purpose of this study was to assess fluoride uptake of vascular calcification in various major arteries, including coronary arteries. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the imaging data and cardiovascular history ...
Mavroudis Constantine - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: The purpose of this study is to review our experience with late reoperations after the arterial switch operation (ASO) and to introduce reparative solutions adapted from previous techniques. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 23 patients who underwent late reoperations after ASO between 1983 and 2010. Eighteen patients ...
Kuwahara Taishi - - 2012
This study aimed to elucidate the clinical characteristics of massive air embolism occurring during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Of 2976 patients undergoing AF ablation, 5 patients complicated by serious air embolism were examined. Atrial fibrillation ablation was performed with the use of three long sheaths for circular mapping and ablation ...
Lim Byung Gun - - 2011
A 41-year-old woman, who had no thrombotic risk factors and past history except congenital scoliosis, underwent central venous catheterization (CVC) before correction of the scoliosis. When internal jugular vein (IJV) catheterization using the anatomical landmark technique failed, CVC under ultrasound guidance was tried. As a consequence, thrombosis and hypoplasia of ...
Narata Ana Paula - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The treatment of ruptured dissecting aneurysms of the intracranial vertebral artery (VA) with parent vessel preservation is a challenge for neurosurgeons and interventional neuroradiologists. OBJECTIVE: To propose an indication of flow diversion treatment for the reconstruction of a dissecting VA with acute subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). METHODS: 2 male patients ...
Narata Ana Paula - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The treatment of ruptured dissecting aneurysms of the intracranial vertebral artery (VA) with parent vessel preservation is a challenge for neurosurgeons and interventional neuroradiologists. OBJECTIVE: To propose an indication of flow diversion treatment for the reconstruction of a dissecting VA with acute subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). METHODS: 2 male patients ...
Kian Kaveh - - 2011
High brachial artery bifurcation (HiBAB) is not a rare occurrence. Recent data have emphasized that HiBAB can have major clinical implications including high failure rate and decreased functional patency of an arteriovenous (AV) fistula. In this retrospective study, we investigated the incidence of HiBAB. Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease ...
Kulik Alexander - - 2011
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite their apparent benefits, statins remain underutilized after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. To summarize the literature regarding statin therapy and CABG, we performed a systematic review of the Medline database from 1987-2011 to assess the benefits of statins in CABG patients, including the role of ...
Diamantopoulos Andreas P - - 2011
A 52-year-old woman with Takayasu arteritis and a known history of multiple sclerosis had been treated with subcutaneous interferon (IFN) beta-1α. After the re-introduction of the IFN beta-1α, the patient had a gradual worsening of the arteritis, with claudication symptoms in the left arm and increased inflammation markers. An evaluation ...
Lochner Piergiorgio - - 2011
Little attention has been given to the fetal-type posterior circle of Willis (FTP) in the literature; also symptomatic basilar artery (BA) hypoplasia has been rarely reported. We aimed to illustrate that the association of a hypoplastic vertebrobasilar system (VBS) with the FTP may lead to posterior circulation ischemia. Magnetic resonance ...
Huang Zhi-Wei - - 2011
We investigated the short-term and medium-term results in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with atrial septal defect (ASD) undergoing transcatheter closure. Fifteen patients with severe PAH associated with ASD who underwent successful occluder implantation from 2007 to 2010 were included. Clinical, echocardiographic, and hemodynamic data were reviewed. Severe ...
Ladouceur Magalie - - 2011
BACKGROUND: In transposition of the great arteries (TGA), the right ventricle (RV) is subaortic and abnormal aortic structure or function could adversely affect the capacity of the RV to supply the systemic circulation. Our aim was to assess aortic dimensions and distensibility and RV function in patients with palliated TGA ...
Toyofuku Takahiro - - 2011
Periodontitis has been associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular lesions. There may be a link between periodontopathic bacterial infection and atherosclerosis. In 53 patients with atherosclerosis, periodontal disease was classified according to the probing depth of the periodontal pocket. To compare the detection rate in different arterial lesion, specimens of diseased arteries ...
Albuquerque Felipe C - - 2011
Chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine is a known cause of craniocervical arterial dissections. In this paper, the authors describe the patterns of arterial injury after chiropractic manipulation and their management in the modern endovascular era. A prospectively maintained endovascular database was reviewed to identify patients presenting with craniocervical arterial ...
Oderich Gustavo S - - 2011
Fenestrated endografts require 6 to 8 weeks for device customization, and off-the-shelf devices are not yet available and may not be of easy access for urgent repair of complex aneurysms. We describe a technique of stent graft modification in a high-risk male patient with two prior open aortic repairs, end ...
Buhlin Kåre - - 2011
We investigated the association of periodontitis and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) as verified using coronary angiography. Participants were recruited among those attending coronary angiography at Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland, in 2007 and 2008. Detailed clinical periodontal examination [number of teeth, bleeding on probing, periodontal probing depth (PPD)] ...
Apfaltrer P - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To correlate CTA pulmonary artery obstruction scores (OS) with right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) and clinical outcome in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective study of 50 patients (66±12.9 years) with PE pulmonary artery OS (Qanadli, Mastora, and Mastora central) were assessed by two ...
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