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Sun Raphael C - - 2012
Perigraft hygroma is a known complication of prosthetic graft implantation. The specific etiology of perigraft hygromas is still unknown. We report 2 brothers who underwent open abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs with polytetrafluoroethylene grafts that developed progressively enlarging perigraft hygromas. This is the first case report of 2 brothers developing sac ...
Gohel Manjit S - - 2012
A 73-year-old man developed type I and III endoleaks from a fractured right renal stent with downward migration of a fenestrated endograft, 6 years after endovascular repair of a juxtarenal aneurysm. Endovascular treatment attempts were unsuccessful. He underwent aortic debranching and antegrade visceral artery revascularization via a left thoracolaparotomy incision ...
Abdulhannan P - - 2012
IntroductionPeripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common vascular condition that affects both quality of life and life expectancy with an increased risk of cardiovascular events.Sources of dataA literature search was carried out of Pub-Med, MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library and Google Scholar from the establishment of these databases up to February ...
Samuelson Shaun D - - 2012
PURPOSE: Avoidance of nontarget microsphere deposition via hepatoenteric anastomoses is essential to the safety of yttrium-90 radioembolization (RE). The hepatic hilar arterial network may remain partially patent after coil embolization of major arteries, resulting in persistent risk. We retrospectively reviewed cases where n-butyl cyanoacrylate (n-BCA) glue embolization was used to ...
Dweck Marc R MR Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. - - 2012
Although aortic stenosis is a common condition associated with major morbidity, mortality, and health economic costs, there are currently no medical interventions capable of delaying or halting its progression. Re-evaluation of the underlying pathophysiology is therefore required so that novel therapeutic strategies can be developed. Aortic stenosis is characterized by ...
Rungan Santuri - - 2012
Noncompaction cardiomyopathy (NCCM) is a recently recognized form of cardiomyopathy with a variable clinical presentation. This report describes NCCM of a newborn presenting with hydrops fetalis and pulmonary hypertension. To date, this has not been described in the literature. As knowledge of this condition grows, the need to recognize NCCM ...
Serena J - - 2012
In Spain, approximately 28% of ischaemic strokes have an atherothrombotic cause, and most are due to carotid stenosis. Ultrasound is the most commonly used technique for diagnosing carotid stenosis. Changes in blood flow velocity at the point of maximum stenosis, together with haemodynamic changes in proximal regions (common carotid artery) ...
Tse Mona M Y - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) implantation is a novel endovascular treatment option for intracranial aneurysms. It is emerging as a useful alternative to coiling and to open surgery and its use is increasing worldwide. We have performed a literature review to examine its efficacy, technical challenges and safety. METHOD: Pubmed ...
Chiu Ing-Sh - - 2012
Coronary arterial anatomy is remarkably diverse. Identification of surgical risk factors, however, requires description in a uniform fashion. Such description mandates that account be given of both aortic sinusal origin and variability in aortopulmonary relationships. Currently, however, it is rare to find all this information provided either in clinical reports ...
Hu Jia - - 2012
Saphenous vein remains a widely used conduit in coronary surgery. However, the long-term success of surgical myocardial revascularization is largely limited by the development of neointimal hyperplasia and superimposed atherosclerosis in vein grafts. Although strategies for preventing vein graft failure have been constantly explored, few therapeutic interventions to date have ...
Tomasello S D - - 2012
Retrograde approach via collateral channels in coronary angioplasty for chronic total occlusion (CTO) can improve recanalization success rate. Most interventionalists will meet few cases where the retrograde approach will provide unequaled advantages, but many are held back from taking retrograde approach by lack of proper equipment and expertise. In this ...
Matteucci Marco L S - - 2012
Pulmonary pseudoaneurysms are an uncommon but life-threatening condition of congenital or acquired cause, most commonly involving the branch pulmonary arteries and generally requiring emergent intervention. We describe a case of postoperative main pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm after a complex aortic arch procedure, in which thoracic computed tomography provided full information for ...
Eagleton Matthew J - - 2012
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) pathogenesis occurs as a result of the altered homeostasis of the aortic vessel wall structural proteins. This results in weakening, and subsequent expansion, of the aorta leading to aneurysm formation. Multiple mechanisms are involved in this process, including genetic abnormalities, biomechanical wall stress, apoptosis, and proteolytic ...
Attarchi Mirsaeed - - 2012
Coronary artery disease is one of the most common reasons of death around the world. Also, according to previous studies, the incidence of coronary artery disease is rapidly increasing in developing countries such as Iran. The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge and practice of pharmaceutical company ...
Hata Hiroki - - 2012
Aberrant subclavian artery is a rare abnormality that often occurs in association with Kommerell's diverticulum. The optimal surgical treatment is exclusion and reconstruction of the dilated diverticulum or aberrant subclavian artery. To accomplish such a radical operation in a single stage, we have introduced total (or partial) arch replacement using ...
Shimada Yoshihisa - - 2012
Purpose : To describe a novel technique using an antegrade wire in a retrograde microcatheter advanced through a transcollateral vessel for recanalization of challenging infrapopliteal chronic total occlusions. Technique : A 75-year-old diabetic man presented with critical limb ischemia manifested as nonhealing ulcers on the toes. Baseline angiography revealed a ...
Green Jaime L - - 2012
To identify the incidence of clinically significant findings on preoperative thoracic radiographs in dogs with gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) and to determine if those findings are associated with survival. Retrospective study from 2000 to 2010. Urban university small animal teaching hospital. One hundred and one dogs diagnosed with GDV that had ...
Calcaterra Domenico - - 2012
We present a 43-year-old man who underwent emergent replacement of the ascending aorta for type A dissection and hemiarch reconstruction with a 28-mm prosthetic graft. Dramatic neurologic symptoms, renal failure, and bowel ischemia developed on postoperative day 5. A computed tomography scan showed a large floating thrombus in the ascending ...
Barner Hendrick B - - 2012
The saphenous vein has been the principal conduit for coronary bypass grafting from the beginning, circa 1970. This report briefly traces this history and concomitantly presents one surgeons experience and personal views on use of the vein graft. As such it is not exhaustive but meant to be practical with ...
Shin Donguk - - 2012
A superciliary keyhole approach is an attractive, minimally invasive surgical technique, yet the procedure is limited due to a small cranial opening. Nonetheless, an unruptured supraclinoid internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysm can be an optimal surgical target of a superciliary approach as it is located in the center of the ...
Wasilewski Jarosław - - 2012
Aortic valve calcification (AVC) is a common disease of the elderly. It is a progressive disease ranging from mild valve thickening to severe calcification with aortic valve stenosis. Risk factors for AVC are similar to those for atherosclerosis: age, gender, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, hypertension, smoking and renal failure. AVC shares many ...
Negus A C M - - 2012
We describe spontaneous rupture of a congenital left ventricular (LV) aneurysm with subsequent tamponade and cardiac arrest in a 4-year-old male with staphylococcal septicemia. Emergency resuscitation, thoracotomy, and oversewing were successfully undertaken in the pediatric intensive care unit. There was complete cardiovascular recovery without adverse neurodevelopmental sequelae.  This article details ...
Michael Tesfaldet T - - 2012
Subintimal dissection/reentry techniques are increasingly being used for crossing coronary chronic total occlusions both antegradely (using a knucle wire or the Bridgepoint system) or retrogradely (using the controlled antegrade and retrograde tracking and dissection, and reverse controlled antegrade and retrograde tracking and dissection technique). Subintimal dissection/reentry techniques can increase procedural ...
Nirula Ram - - 2012
Intra-abdominal hypertension falsely elevates the pulmonary artery pressure. Volumetric pulmonary artery catheter monitoring is an optionfor estimating preload in this condition. Treatment of intra-abdominal hypertension begins with medical therapy but once abdominal compartment syndrome develops it requires decompressive laparotomy for definitive management. Pulmonary hypertension reduces cardiac function which may be ...
Khan Inam Danish ID Resident (Pathology and Molecular Medicine), Army Hospital Research and Referral, Delhi Cantt 110010, - - 2012
High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (HAPO) is the most common challenging emergency at Siachen Glacier. This study was aimed at studying various aspects of Extreme Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (>5500 m/18,000 ft) while correlating it with acclimatization and post acclimatization duration of stay in retrospect and response to HAPO Bag nursing prospectively. All clinical ...
Henaine Roland - - 2012
Valvular pathology in infants and children poses numerous challenges to the paediatric cardiac surgeon. Without question, valvular repair is the goal of intervention because restoration of valvular anatomy and physiology using native tissue allows for growth and a potentially better long-term outcome. When reconstruction fails or is not feasible, valve ...
Krisnanda Charles - - 2012
Pulmonary artery stenosis is a challenging problem in the management of congenital heart disease. Untreated pulmonary artery stenosis may contribute to increased mortality and morbidity, and lead to suboptimal results following surgical repair of congenital heart disease. Intravascular stent implantation has emerged as one of the preferred treatment options for ...
Saade Charbel - - 2013
Multidetector computed tomographic angiography is becoming the modality of choice for evaluation of the supra-aortic circulation in acute stroke imaging. Variations of the supra-aortic circulation, in particular of the extracranial arteries, are common. This article aims to provide a pictorial description of the variant anatomy of the aortic arch and ...
Watabe Hiroaki - - 2012
Coronary stent loss during percutaneous coronary intervention is rare and is often associated with significant morbidity. Several retrieval techniques, overlying stent deployment and crushing, and surgical removal can be used to deal with a stent lost in the coronary system. We successfully treated a dislodged and mechanically distorted coil stent ...
Shenoy A U - - 2012
The objective of this article is to assess the availability and validity of economic evaluations of carotid artery stenosis (CS) diagnosis and treatment. DESIGN: Systematic review of economic evaluations of the diagnosis and treatment of CS. METHODS: Systematic review of full economic evaluations published in Medline and Google Scholar up ...
Pott Desiree - - 2012
Tricuspid valve regurgitation mostly occurs as result of dilation of the right ventricle, secondary to left heart valve diseases. Until recently, little attention has been given to the development of percutaneous therapeutic tools exclusively designed for tricuspid valve disease. A new approach to the interventional therapy of tricuspid regurgitation, in ...
Chin Kelly M - - 2012
Our ability to evaluate the right ventricle (RV) in pulmonary hypertension has traditionally been quite limited: the RV's complex anatomy is not adequately represented by 2-dimensional imaging, and our understanding of what is an adaptive and maladaptive RV response is incomplete. However, measures of RV function appear to be a ...
Figueiredo Eberval G - - 2012
Seven sides of cadaver heads were used to compare the surgical exposures provided by the mini-modified orbitozygomatic (MOz) and supra-orbital (SO) approaches. The Optotrak 3020 computerized tracking system (Northern Digital, Waterloo, ON, Canada) was utilized to evaluate the area of anatomical exposure defined by six points: (1) ipsilateral sphenoid ridge; ...
Goel Pravin Kumar - - 2012
Coronary artery rupture is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Grade III perforation and coronary artery rupture invariably results in pericardial effusion and tamponade requiring urgent pericardiocentesis. We report an elderly male with post coronary artery bypass status, who developed right coronary artery rupture during ...
Zahedmanesh Houman - - 2012
Since their first introduction, stents have revolutionised the treatment of atherosclerosis; however, the development of in-stent restenosis still remains the Achilles' heel of stent deployment procedures. Computational modelling can be used as a means to model the biological response of arteries to different stent designs using mechanobiological models, whereby the ...
Greif Daniel M - - 2012
Some of the most serious diseases involve altered size and structure of the arterial wall. Elucidating how arterial walls are built could aid understanding of these diseases, but little is known about how concentric layers of muscle cells and the outer adventitial layer are assembled and patterned around endothelial tubes. ...
Candemir B - - 2012
As the implantation of drug eluting stents (DES) has become one of the most common clinical practices in interventional cardiology, the complications secondary to this procedure appear to have emerged increasingly over the past decade, with many cases of development of new coronary artery true aneurysms after DES implantation being ...
Mehta Nimeshkumar - - 2012
Massive pulmonary embolism has a high mortality rate despite advances in diagnosis and therapy. This article attempts to review the evidence-based risk stratification, diagnosis, initial stabilization, and management of massive and submassive pulmonary embolism.
Flores Saul - - 2012
Superior vena cava aneurysm is a rare intrathoracic vascular lesion with only 27 cases reported in the literature. The majority are fusiform and can be associated with cystic hygroma due to the close embryonic relationship between lymphatic vessels and systemic veins. This is the first report of superior vena cava ...
Passier P E C A - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Many persons with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from a ruptured intracranial aneurysm recover to functional independence but nevertheless experience reduced quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to summarize the evidence on determinants of reduced QoL in this diagnostic group. METHODS: Databases PubMed, PsychINFO, and ...
Pelisek Jaroslav - - 2012
Stroke is among the major causes of mortality and disabilities in the world. About 80 % of all strokes in the anterior circulation are ischemic and up to 20 % of all ischemic strokes are caused by extracranial atherosclerotic carotid artery stenosis. The prevalence of a cervical internal carotid artery stenosis increases ...
Hetzer Roland - - 2012
A straightforward tricuspid valve repair technique is illustrated here, which may be employed either for functional (normal valve with dilated annulus) or for primary or organic (Ebstein's anomaly, leaflet retraction/tethering and chordal malposition/tethering, with annular dilatation) tricuspid valve incompetence and for moderate and severe degrees of incompetence, without any residual ...
Meier Pascal - - 2012
The field of interventional cardiology continues to progress quickly. The efficacy of percutaneous interventions with newer generation drug-eluting stents has advanced a lot over the last decade. This improvement in stent performance has broadened the level of indication towards more complex interventions such as left main and multi-vessel PCI. Major ...
Saad Wael E A - - 2012
The inventory used for the balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) and balloon-occluded antegrade transvenous obliteration procedures includes coaxial introducer sheath, catheters, balloon occlusion catheters, possibly microcatheters, possibly coils and preeminent vascular occlusion devices, and sclerosant mixtures. The inventory can be collectively categorized into "hardware" (sheaths, catheters, balloon occlusion devices, and ...
Boronyak Steven M - - 2012
There has been a great deal of interest in percutaneous mitral valve repair techniques in recent years, with several devices undergoing animal testing and clinical trials. Percutaneous annuloplasty and leaflet repair devices are currently in development, and while safety rates have generally been equal or superior to conventional surgical techniques, ...
Rubin Lewis J - - 2012
A growing body of published evidence exists on the risk factors for disease progression in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The Scientific Steering Committee for the Study of Risk in PAH was established to bring together leading clinical and statistical experts in PAH and risk modelling, for the purpose of advancing ...
Saad Wael E A - - 2012
Alternative routes for transvenous obliteration are sometimes resorted in the management of gastric varices. These alternative routes can be classified into A, portal venous access routes and B, systemic venous access routes. The portal venous approach to transvenous obliteration is called balloon-occluded antegrade transvenous obliteration (BATO) and is a collective ...
Pavione Marcos Alves - - 2012
Three-years-old boy presenting with a subvalvar aortic stenosis without a precise definition by echocardiography, where the surgical approach revealed an accessory mitral leaflet.
Hölscher Thilo - - 2012
The goal of this study was to develop an in vivo sonothrombolysis model for stroke research. The rabbit carotid artery has average vessel diameters similar to human M1/M2 segments and allows generation of a thrombotic occlusion using various kinds of thrombus material as well as thrombus placement under visual control. ...
Prondzinsky Roland - - 2012
Transcoronary pacing for the treatment of bradycardias during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a useful technique in interventional cardiology. The standard technique is unipolar pacing with the guidewire in the coronary artery against a cutaneous patch electrode. We developed a novel approach for transcoronary pacing by using intravascular electrodes in ...
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