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Eslami Mohammad H MH Division of Vascular Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, - - 2014
We describe an endovascular technique using in situ stent graft fenestration and pump assist to repair a pseudoaneurysm of the transverse arch following previous ascending aortic and transverse arch replacements.
Prifti Edvin E Division of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Center of Tirana, Tirana, Albania. Electronic address: - - 2014
The "peacock tail" technique is a modification of the cone reconstruction technique for Ebstein's malformation and failing right ventricle and is performed simultaneously with a bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt. The technique consists of total detachment of the posterior and anterior tricuspid valve leaflets, which are rotated simultaneously clockwise and counterclockwise and ...
Zhang Hao - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the intraoperative difference in anatomic details between loupe-assisted and microscopic varicocelectomy within the same spermatic cord. Between April 2011 and August 2011, 26 men with 33 sides containing grade 2-3 varicocele were enrolled in this study. First, one surgeon performed the open ...
Spinelli Francesco - - 2013
We describe a simple technique we use in our institution during surgery for aortic aneurysms to reduce tension on the anastomosis when there is a discrepancy between the remnant portion of the native aorta and the vascular prosthesis.
Inoue Takehiro - - 2013
The present report describes a simple modification to the reinforcement technique by Copeland et al. using autologous pericardium for the Bentall procedure. Our modified technique may decrease the probability of leaks at the aortic root. Further, this technique preserves the advantages of the Valsalva graft, including tension-free coronary anastomosis and anatomical ...
Rancic Zoran - - 2013
The aim of this study is to report a new minimally invasive technique of superficial temporal artery (STA) pseudoaneurysm treatment. Several surgical options have been employed to treat STA pseudoaneurysms. To address this rare condition, the employed techniques are ligation and excision of the aneurysm, endovascular coil embolization or percutaneous ...
Suzuki Kazushi - - 2013
Abstract We report a 14-year-old boy with a large intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt. The shunt seemed to be difficult to coil embolize because it was so large and short. However, it was successfully treated by coil embolization with a new dual microcatheter-dual detachable coil technique.
Kunte Hagen - - 2013
A 58-year-old man presented for re-evaluation of an asymptomatic right-side carotid stenosis. Besides conventional ultrasound techniques, we could confirm a moderate right internal carotid artery stenosis by the innovative inverse fly-through technique (figure). Regular checkups were initiated.
Stathopoulos John A - - 2013
Renal artery stenting has been established as the primary form of renal artery stenosis revascularization procedure. The no-touch technique is proposed in order to avoid renal artery injury and atheroembolism during renal artery stenting. We describe a modification of the no-touch technique by using an over-the-wire (OTW) balloon or a ...
Punjabi Prakash P - - 2012
We describe a simple technique for implantation of neochordae in degenerative mitral regurgitation with elongated or ruptured chords. We have successfully performed 102 mitral valve repairs using this technique and achieved mitral valve competency with no more than trace regurgitation. The technique is easy to perform and reproducible.
Thum-Umnuaysuk S - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Lengthening of the colon for tension-free low rectal anastomosis comprises ligation of the inferior mesenteric vessels and splenic flexure mobilization. The aim of our study was to evaluate the length gained after each level of mesenteric vessel ligation with or without splenic flexure mobilization. METHODS: The length of the ...
Reyes Karl G - - 2012
In patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair and a borderline pulmonary valve annulus (PVA) size, surgical repair often necessitates a transannular incision and subsequent placement of a patch with or without a monocusp or, alternatively, a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit. We discuss here a technique in which the pulmonary ...
Sakamoto Shigeyuki - - 2012
Y-configured double stent technique is useful for coil embolization of a bifurcation wide neck aneurysm while preserving the patency of the two important vessels. However, if the important vessels emanating directly from the aneurysm comprised four vessels, two vessels not deployed, Y-stents might not be preserved with the Y-stent technique ...
Hondappanavar Anil - - 2012
The objective of this study was to measure intima-media thickness (IMT) of the abdominal aortic (aIMT) and common carotid (cIMT) arteries in normal term newborns. We measured aIMT and cIMT using high-resolution ultrasonography in 100 normal term newborns during the first 4 days of life. Mean abdominal aIMT and cIMT values ...
Prusa A M - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To present long-term results of endoleak/endograft migration treatment by aortomonoiliac (AMI) endografting after failed endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. DESIGN: Post hoc analysis of a prospectively gathered database at a tertiary care university hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 1995 to November 2010, 23 patients ...
Sun Jie - - 2012
This study sought to determine the immediate and long-term effects of intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) on plaque progression in the carotid artery. Previous studies have associated IPH in the carotid artery with more rapid plaque progression. However, the time course and long-term effect remain unknown. Carotid magnetic resonance imaging is a ...
Golpe Rafael - - 2012
BackgroundThe incidence and clinical significance of pulmonary residual thrombosis 6 months after an acute pulmonary embolism (PE) are still not well-known.PurposeTo evaluate the association between residual vascular obstruction and the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrence or death.Material and MethodsComputed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) was repeated in 97 consecutive patients ...
Yatomi Kenji - - 2012
Background Animal models of intracranial aneurysms are important for training surgeons and creating innovative endovascular treatment. Swine have physical dimensions close to those of humans and so are widely used in cardiology research. swine used as models for intracranial aneurysms have had difficulty maintaining long-term aneurysm patency. We present a ...
Maselli Daniele - - 2012
The aortic root remodelling procedure, introduced by Yacoub in the early 1980s, is the valve-sparing aortic root replacement procedure that better reproduces the anatomical and functional properties of the native aortic root. Long-term durability of the repair, in terms of freedom from recurrent aortic regurgitation, has been questioned and can ...
Bajwa Navkirat Singh - - 2012
SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:: Tandem stenosis of cervical and lumbar spine is known to occur in 5% of individuals with symptomatic neural compression in one region. However the prevalence of concurrent cervical and thoracic stenosis is not known. Whether this relationship is due to an increased risk of degenerative disease ...
Saatci I - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Flow-diverting devices now offer a new treatment alternative for cerebral aneurysms. We present the results of a large single-center series of patients treated with the PED, including long-term follow-up.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Between November 2008 and September 2011, sidewall aneurysms with a wide neck (≥4 mm) or unfavorable dome-neck ratio ...
Zhu Yue-Qi - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: We investigated immediate/late endoleaks and long-term patency following stent-graft placement for treatment of intracranial aneurysms located within the distal internal carotid artery (ICA) or vertebral artery (VA). METHODS: Forty-five aneurysms in 41 patients receiving covered stents in three centres were followed. Outcome measures included aneurysm occlusion rate, endoleaks, late ...
Kobayashi Daisuke - - 2012
Plastic bronchitis is a rare life threatening complication of Fontan operation. When medical treatment is ineffective in the setting of high systemic venous pressures, Fontan fenestration may be considered to decompress venous pressures and improve cardiac output by creation of the right-to-left shunting. However, transcatheter approach can be difficult in ...
Moulakakis K G - - 2012
Patients with juxtarenal aneurysms require complex surgical open repair, which is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. An alternative procedure that can be used is the "chimney graft" technique. Three cases of abdominal aortic aneurysms were successfully treated in our department with this technique. One type-Ia endoleak occurred which was ...
Valentijn Tabita M - - 2012
Vascular surgery patients are at increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events because of silent coronary artery disease and an increased propensity for left ventricular dysfunction. The Revised Cardiac Risk Index is commonly used for preoperative risk stratification. Aortic valve calcium is associated with cardiovascular mortality in the general population. The ...
Koehler Raymond C - - 2012
A new microparticle-based oxygen-delivery technology has been developed for short-term resuscitation of pulmonary function (Kheir et al., this issue).
Hofmann Sigrun R - - 2012
Introduction: Idiopathic dilatation of the right atrium (IDRA) is a rare abnormality usually detected by chance at any time between antenatal and adult life. It is defined as isolated enlargement of the right atrium in the absence of other cardiac lesions causing right atrial dilatation. IDRA can be associated with ...
Swillens Abigail - - 2012
The long-term patency of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) in left anterior descending (LAD) coronary stenosis bypass surgery is believed to be related to the degree of competitive flow between the LAD and LIMA. To investigate the effect of the LAD stenosis severity on this phenomenon and on haemodynamics ...
Koroknay-Pál Päivi - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Knowledge of the long-term excess mortality in pediatric aneurysm patients is lacking. The aim of this study was to assess the long-term excess mortality of 102 pediatric patients with cerebral aneurysm treated at the department of neurosurgery at Helsinki University Central Hospital between 1937 and 2009. METHODS: ...
Verberkmoes Niels J - - 2012
Background Several short-term and midterm follow-up studies of the Symmetry aortic connector system showed controversial results. The objective of the present study was assessing the long-term clinical outcome of patients operated with the Symmetry device and to compare the results with hand-sewn control patients.Methods A retrospective case-control study of 156 ...
Marbacher Serge - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: In experimental aneurysm models, long-term patency without spontaneous thrombosis is the most important precondition for analyses of embolization devices. We recently reported the feasibility of creating complex venous pouch bifurcation aneurysms in the rabbit with low morbidity, low mortality, and high short-term aneurysm patency. In order to further evaluate ...
Acri Ignazioe - - 2012
Central venous thrombosis may often arise following central venous cannulation for temporary haemodialysis access. Venous thrombosis may be clinically asymptomatic due to the presence of collateral circulation. However, if an arteriovenous (AV) fistula is prepared below the obstructed venous segment, then symptoms may occur. Central venous hypertension interferes with dialysis, ...
Douglas William I - - 2012
This case report illustrates a ductal-dependent coarctation repair in a neonate whose long isthmus was believed to make conventional end-to-end repair problematic. The isthmus and left subclavian artery were isolated and augmented with a homograft while flow to the descending aorta was preserved through the ductus. After patch augmentation of ...
Grifka Ronald G - - 2012
We report the successful transcatheter retrieval of a 6-cm long, rigid methylmethacrylate glue fragment that embolized from a vertebral body to the right atrium. The glue fragment was adherent to the right atrial wall. Two snares were needed, advanced from opposite directions, to carefully separate the glue fragment from the ...
Gürses Dolunay - - 2012
Embolization of a catheter fragment is a very rarely seen complication, and few cases have been reported in children. Catheter fragments must be urgently extracted due to life-threatening complications. Most catheter fragments are removed very soon after being lost in the cardiovascular system, including the venous system and right side ...
Lehmann Ralf - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) is feasible. In cases involving the left anterior descending-left circumflex bifurcation, the optimal interventional strategy remains unclear. Randomized bifurcation trials in the past excluded ULMCA lesions. METHODS: A single-centre registry study with retrospective analysis of the interventional protocols ...
Lindvall Peter - - 2012
Background: Our aim was to evaluate the long-term treatment results in patients with intracranial aneurysms treated with endovascular techniques. Methods: Forty-four patients treated due to intracranial aneurysms between 1996 and 2002 were investigated with a time-of-flight sequence magnetic resonance angiography (TOF MRA). Results: Depending on the assessment, 47% to 51% ...
Bajwa Navkirat S - - 2012
Object Congenital cervical and lumbar stenosis occurs when the bony anatomy of the spinal canal is smaller than expected, predisposing an individual to symptomatic neural compression. While tandem stenosis is known to occur in 5%-25% of individuals, it is not known whether this relationship is due to an increased risk ...
Tsai Shirling - - 2012
As branched/fenestrated endografts expand endovascular options for juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (JAAAs), long-term durability will be compared to that of open JAAA repair, which has not been documented in large contemporary series. The goal of this study was to assess the late clinical and anatomic outcomes after open JAAA repair. ...
Kondoh Haruhiko - - 2012
Total arch replacement, with a long elephant trunk (ET) anastomosed at the base of the innominate artery using an undersized graft, is performed for a variety of arch aneurysms. We investigated the long-term clinical outcomes of this procedure, as well as its long-term effectiveness for preventing retrograde flow into the ...
Chubb Henry - - 2012
This study investigated the outcome for all patients undergoing catheter valve perforation for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PAIVS) 21 years after the first procedure at their center. Catheter perforation for PAIVS is now an established procedure. However, the management of the borderline right ventricle (RV) is controversial, and ...
Waksman Ron - - 2012
When metallic stents were first introduced in 1986 they offered immediate promise. Vessel scaffolding, which created a wide patent lumen, was conceived as an attractive solution to dissection, acute recoil, and abrupt closure, which were the main shortcomings of balloon angioplasty.(1) Furthermore, when compared to balloon angioplasty, the use of ...
Converse Gabriel L - - 2012
Decellularized allografts offer potential as heart valve substitutes and scaffolds for cell seeding. The effects of decellularization on the quasi-static and time-dependent mechanical behavior of the pulmonary valve leaflet under biaxial loading conditions have not previously been reported in the literature. In the current study, the stress-strain, relaxation and creep ...
Ferrara F - - 2012
The aim of my study has been to evaluate the efficacy of a new method of compression sclerotherapy of great saphenous vein (GSV) and small saphenous vein (SSV). Two hundred fifty-five lower extremities with primary varicose veins, with a long reflux of the GSV (C2-6, Ep, As2 ± p, Pr), ...
Barst Robyn J RJ Department of Pediatrics and Medicine, Columbia University, New York, New York, - - 2012
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a chronic, progressive disease of the pulmonary vasculature with a high morbidity and mortality. Its pathobiology involves at least three interacting pathways - prostacyclin (PGI(2)), endothelin, and nitric oxide (NO). Current treatments target these three pathways utilizing PGI(2) and its analogs, endothelin receptor antagonists, and ...
Fossaceca R - - 2012
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of endovascular treatment of isolated iliac artery aneurysms (IIAA) and compare our data with those reported in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2005 to December 2010, 32 patients (31 men and one woman; mean age 73±12 years) ...
Schmitt Boris - - 2012
Objectives: The aim of this animal study was to establish a shunt connection between superior vena cava (SVC) and right pulmonary artery (RPA) by transvascular intervention solely. Background: After initial shunt creation, the establishment of the upper cavo-pulmonary anastomosis (UCPA) is the second out of three open chest operations young ...
Roth Gregory A - - 2012
We describe the use of a rapid-exchange style guide catheter extension to facilitate diagnostic coronary angiography in a patient with a long, dilated ascending aorta. The guide catheter extension is an easy to use device that can extend the reach of 110 cm catheters. There are several advantages to this ...
Bosque Jose J - - 2012
Patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are at risk for venous thromboembolisms, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Most deep vein thromboses are asymptomatic, but they can lead to long-term morbidity to the same extent as symptomatic events. The risk of complications of venous ...
Hannan Edward L - - 2012
In this issue of the journal, two distinguished groups of investigators have published long-term (3-year) statistical models for predicting mortality following the two primary invasive treatments for coronary artery disease, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)(1,2). The studies are of note in a few respects: ...
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