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Ren Changwei C Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Beijing Anzhen Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
Aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is an uncommon congenital vascular abnormality. Acute Stanford type A aortic dissection with ARSA is rare. We report a strategy for Stanford type A aortic dissection with ARSA. The ascending aorta and the total aortic arch were replaced and a frozen elephant trunk was implanted ...
Wang Da-Wei DW Dr Wang is an intensivist in the ICU at Weihai Municipal Hospital in Weihai, ChinaDr Yin is an ultrasonologist in the Department of Ultrasound at Weihai Municipal Hospital in Weihai, ChinaDr Yao is a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Burns Institute at First Affiliated Hospital of the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing, - - 2014
Autologous fat injection is a common aesthetic procedure for soft-tissue augmentation of the face. Although this procedure is generally regarded as safe, several patients have experienced acute visual loss or cerebral infarction after these injections. We describe a case of internal and external carotid artery fat embolism that occurred following ...
Chavali Siddharth S Department of Critical Care, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune, - - 2014
Subclavian artery thrombosis is a rare complication of sternoclavicular fractures. Also, cerebral infarcts caused by subclavian artery thrombosis, post trauma, is very unusual. We report the case of a 49 year-old female patient presenting with traumatic subclavian arterial thrombosis and cerebral infarction secondary to a fractured manubrium with posteriorly displaced ...
Takeshima Yasuhiro Y From the Department of Neurosurgery, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Kashihara, - - 2014
Case report and literature review. To describe a unique case of recurrent cerebral embolisms with "bilateral" atlantoaxial rotational vertebral artery occlusion (RVAO), and review the literature on this rare entity. The few reports of bilateral bow hunter's stroke (BHS) contain either RVAO at the subaxial level, and BHS associated with ...
Caroff Jildaz J Beaujon Medical Center, NEURI - Interventional Neuroradiology, 100, boulevard Général Leclerc, 92110, Clichy, France, - - 2014
Endovascular treatment of ruptured wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms presents a challenge. While still under evaluation, the Woven Endobridge (WEB) aneurysm embolization system has so far shown promising results in the treatment of complex bifurcation aneurysms. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and short-term follow-up of endovascular treatment of ruptured wide-neck aneurysm ...
Hong Jeong-Ho JH Department of Neurology, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, - - 2014
Carotid endarterectomy and stenting are used to treat carotid stenosis, with the volume of carotid artery procedures increasing over the past decade. We investigated the 10-year trend of periprocedural complications with an increasing procedure volume of carotid stenting at a single tertiary hospital. We collected 416 consecutive cases (384 patients) ...
Parker Christopher C Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK, - - 2014
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM) are rare pulmonary vascular anomalies. Over 50 % of the cases are associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia or Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome. Untreated PAVMs progressively enlarge and can cause significant right-to-left shunting. Surgical- and catheter-based approaches have been used in the management of PAVM. We report a case of ...
Morasch Mark D MD St. Vincent Heart and Vascular center, Northwestern University, 2900 12th Avenue N, Suite 400E, Billings, MT 59101, - - 2014
US FDA approval of the conformable Gore TAG thoracic endoprosthesis for multiple indications including aneurysm, traumatic transection and Type B dissection marks significant progress in minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of complex, life-threatening thoracic aortic pathology. This second generation device, with its enhanced flexibility and conformability, is providing improvements ...
Lehto Hanna H Department of Neurosurgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aneurysms of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) distal to its origin are rare. Beside their rarity, their treatment is challenged by a high proportion of fusiform aneurysms, torturous course of PICA, and often severe bleeding. Our aim is to represent the characteristics of these aneurysms and their treatment, as ...
Hosaka Akihiro A Department of Surgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Exclusion of the accessory renal arteries (ARAs) is required during endovascular aneurysm repair if they arise from the sealing zone or aneurysm sac. Here, we report a case of successful endovascular treatment for a common iliac artery aneurysm located close to the aortic bifurcation and associated with nephrotic syndrome in ...
Tamaru Hiroto H Cardiovascular Division, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, 6638501, - - 2014
We reported a case of 78-year-old male who had a severe stenosis in the right coronary artery (RCA) and an intermediate stenosis in the left anterior descending artery (LAD) without visible collateral flow to the RCA on angiogram. Fractional flow reserve (FFR) in the LAD lesion, which revealed significant value ...
Leishangthem Lakshmi L Department of Neuro-Interventional Surgery, Christiana Care Hospital, Newark, - - 2014
The authors report a case of an intracranial extravasation during the withdrawal of a Trevo ProVue stent retriever device in a patient being treated for acute ischemic stroke. An 82-year-old woman developed sudden left hemiparesis and aphasia during an urgent cardiac catheterization procedure for a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. She ...
Tw Felton F 1] NIHR Translational Research Facility in Respiratory Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The University of Manchester, UK [2] University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK [3] Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GE, - - 2014
Pulmonary infections in critically ill patients are common and associated with high morbidity and mortality. Piperacillin-tazobactam is a frequently used therapy in critically ill patients with pulmonary infection. Antibiotic concentrations in the lung reflect target site antibiotic concentrations in patients with pneumonia. The aim of this study was to assess ...
Yang Kuhyun K Department of neurological surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Bypass surgery is often used with proximal occlusion or trapping of the parent artery for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysm. We evaluated the efficacy of short interposition graft using saphenous vein or radial artery to connect the proximal superficial temporal artery (STA) and the M2 segments of the middle ...
Corciu Anca I AI aDepartment of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa bSecond Cardiovascular Department, University Hospital of Pisa, Ospedale Cisanello, Pisa, - - 2014
A 69-year-old woman, treated 5 years before with mechanical aortic valve and vascular prosthesis of ascending aorta implantation for severe aortic regurgitation and dilation of ascending aorta, was referred to our center for dyspnea and peripheral edema. The transthoracic echocardiography showed a giant pseudoaneurysm incorporating the vascular prosthesis and a ...
Kang Dong-Hun DH Department of Radiology, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Republic of - - 2014
Background: An in situ thromboocclusion (IST) is defined as an infarct extensively involving all or most of a stenosed arterial territory, which is one major stroke mechanism related to intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS). We focused on ISTs occurring in major cerebral arteries and analyzed their rate of instant reocclusion during mechanical ...
Kularatne Keerthi - - 2014
Vespa affinis is a hornet widely distributed in Sri Lanka and it is responsible for the highest number of deaths related to Hymenoptera stings. Apart from the early reactions, victims often die in hospital many hours later due to complications such as myocardial infarction and multiple organ failure. Increased microvascular ...
Taormina Giuseppe - - 2014
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a rare and potentially fatal disease if not readily diagnosed. Cerebral involvement is extremely rare and clinical presentation as hemorrhagic stroke is even rarer. A 58-year-old Caucasian man was admitted to our medical unit because of a computed tomography-diagnosed hemorrhagic stroke with right-sided hemiparesis and ...
Hussain Syed T ST Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, - - 2014
To identify and understand residual patient, anatomic, and surgical obstacles in treating active left-sided infective endocarditis (IE), we categorized the intraoperative pathologic entities in patients with left-sided IE and correlated the pathology (noninvasive vs invasive) and organism with IE context (affected valve, native vs prosthetic [PVE]) and surgical results. From ...
Nishida Takahiro T Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyushu University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan, - - 2014
Long-term results of Bentall operations with mechanical prostheses were analyzed and evaluated over 30 years. Seventy-one patients aged 50.2 ± 1.8 years old underwent an elective Bentall operation from 1975 to 2013 for chronic aortic root aneurysm, while 129 patients aged 51.6 ± 1.3 underwent isolated AVR with a mechanical valve for pure aortic regurgitation. The ...
Bailey Marc A MA 1] The Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Centre, Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health & Therapeutics, Division of Cardiovascular & Diabetes Research, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK [2] The Leeds Vascular Institute, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Leeds, - - 2014
Cardiovascular events pose significant morbidity and mortality burden to abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients. Arterial stiffness as measured by pulse wave velocity (PWV) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular risk. We investigated the relationship between aortic diameter and PWV. Consecutive patients with AAA were invited to participate. Patients completed a ...
Yilmaz Tevfik T From the Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, - - 2014
Vertebral artery aneurysms form a group of aneurysms having high rates of rebleeding, morbidity, and mortality, poor treatment outcomes, as well as low rate of surgical treatment.Examinations for subarachnoid bleeding revealed a vertebral artery aneurysm with a diameter of 12 mm in a 67-year-old man who presented with headache. The ...
Stack Alice A Michigan State University - - 2014
Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) is a performance-limiting condition of racehorses associated with severe pathology, including small pulmonary vein remodeling. Pathology is limited to caudodorsal (CD) lung. Mechanical properties of equine pulmonary microvasculature have not been studied. We hypothesized that regional differences in pulmonary artery and vein mechanical characteristics do not ...
Xing Shanshan S Department of Internal Medicine, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, - - 2014
To investigate the relationship between levels of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) protein in aortic tissue and the severity of atherosclerosis in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Samples of ascending aorta and renal artery were collected from patients undergoing CABG surgery or kidney donation, respectively. TLR4 levels were ...
Sahlein Daniel H DH From the Departments of Neurology (D.H.S., T.B.), Radiology (D.H.S., P.M., T.B., P.K.N.), and Neurosurgery (P.H., J.J.J., P.K.N.), NYU Langone Medical Center; Department of Radiology, Hospital Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain (P.M.); and Department of Neurosurgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY - - 2014
Although there is generally thought to be a 2% to 4% per annum rupture risk for brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs), there is no way to estimate risk for an individual patient. In this retrospective study, patients were eligible who had nidiform bAVMs and underwent detailed pretreatment diagnostic cerebral angiography at ...
Kasama Keiichiro K Department of Surgery, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan - - 2014
A 16-year-old boy suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage and underwent open head surgery. He was subsequently diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta and referred to our hospital. The coarctation was at the distal transverse arch, just at the site of branching of the subclavian artery. Total arch replacement with selective cerebral ...
Mackey Caleb G CG Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, - - 2014
A persistent left-sided superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare, often asymptomatic, venous anomaly that may be first diagnosed during central venous catheterization. During chest radiograph interpretation, a PLSVC can be confused with inadvertent arterial catheterization. We describe the presentation of a 45-year-old man with end-stage liver disease who required ...
Melendez Barbara A BA Department of Graduate Medical Education, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO. Electronic address: - - 2014
and Objectives: Mycotic aneurysms of the popliteal artery are uncommon. Popliteal aneurysms rarely rupture. The authors present the second reported case of popliteal arterial ruptureas a result of Campylobacter fetus infection. This report confirms the arterial destructive potential of C.fetus infection in a peripheral artery. An 85 yo male who ...
Sgroi Michael D MD Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 333 The City Blvd. West, Ste 700, Orange CA 92868; Department of Radiology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center. Electronic address: - - 2014
Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is a rare disorder defined by compression and narrowing of the celiac artery by the median arcuate ligament. The increased blood flow through the pancreaticoduodenal arcade can lead to the aneurysmal formation withing the vessel. We report three cases of pancreaticoduodenal aneurysms (PDAA) in patients ...
Brown K A KA Emory University Hospital, 101 Woodruff Circle, WMB 5211, Atlanta, GA, - - 2014
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) for carotid stenosis is favored over carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in patients with a hostile neck from prior CEA or cervical irradiation (XRT). However, the restenosis rate after CAS in patients with hostile necks is variable in the literature. The objective of this study was to quantify ...
Sacconi Riccardo R 1 Department of Ophthalmology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute University, Milan - - - 2014
To report the first case of branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) following surgical excision of orbital cavernous hemangioma. A 34-year-old man was referred to our department with an orbital cavernous hemangioma compressing the optic nerve, the medial rectus muscle, and the eyeball, and resulting in a hyperemic optic disc, vascular ...
Galiñanes E L EL Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas,USA - - - 2014
Today,surgical repair has almost doubled the 30year survival rate in patients with coarctation of the aorta (CoA), and 72% to 98% of patients now reach adulthood. Possible late complications include malignant hypertension, left ventricular dysfunction, aortic valve dysfunction, recurrent CoA, and aneurysm formation with risk of rupture. Treating postoperative CoA-related ...
Hoffmann Julia J Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, Graz, - - 2014
Rationale: The development of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with increased morbidity. Objectives: To elucidate whether vascular remodeling in a well characterized PH-COPD and PH-IPF patient cohort results from similar or divergent molecular changes. Methods: Vascular remodeling ...
Borowiec Anna A II Ischemic Heart Disease Department, Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to evaluate value of osteoprotegerin (OPG) in patients with degenerative aortic stenosis and preserved left-ventricular ejection fraction. We have prospectively followed 70 patients with aortic stenosis (mean aortic gradient ≥15 mmHg) and preserved left-ventricular ejection fraction for 1 year. In all patients, echocardiography and ...
Madden George G Department of Medicine/Cardiology, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, - - 2014
A 57-year-old male with a dual chamber pacemaker and symptomatic, persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) accompanying a febrile illness presented for elective transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)-guided cardioversion. The patient was found to have a large 2.5 cm × 2.3 cm, mobile mass attached to the right atrial lead. Following device and lead extraction, he developed progressive ...
Palcau Laura L Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital, Caen, - - 2014
A 22-year-old pregnant female with pyelonephritis was found to have a 26-mm left renal artery aneurysm with unknown right kidney agenesis diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging. Computed tomographic angiography with 3-dimensional reconstructions confirmed a saccular aneurysm localized at the bifurcation of the left posterior segmental artery. The patient ultimately underwent ...
Unlü C C Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm is a rare event associated with high mortality rates. Aneurysm of the splenic artery associated with FMD is even more rare, with only three previously reported cases. We report a patient with previously undiagnosed fibromuscular dysplasia who required emergent intervention because of a ruptured ...
Farnoush Azadeh A The Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, 2 Technology Place, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to derive a model describing the evolution of bifurcation type cerebral aneurysms based on morphological and hemodynamic parameters. Idealized bifurcation models were constructed based on the two morphological parameters of aspect ratio (AR) and size ratio (SR). Aneurysm development was investigated according to the ...
Ibrahimi Pranvera P Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine and Heart Centre, Umeå University, Umeå, - - 2014
Carotid plaques may represent a generalized atherosclerotic syndrome or a localized disease. The aim of this study was to assess the morphological and textural features of carotid plaques located contralateral to the symptomatic side and compare them with the symptomatic side and with plaques from asymptomatic patients. We studied 66 ...
Ebata Tomoki T Department of Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, 466-8550, - - 2014
Perihilar cholangiocarcinomas often involve the bifurcation of the portal vein and the hepatic artery at initial presentation. Previously, vascular invasion was a major obstacle for R0 resection; therefore, such tumors were regarded as locally advanced, unresectable disease. Recently, in leading centers, these tumors have been resected using a specific technique, ...
Saglam Muzaffer M GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Department of Radiology, Uskudar, Istanbul, 34668, Turkey, - - 2014
Superselective intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) in retinoblastoma has recently become a popular treatment option. In this study, we purposed to investigate the effectiveness of the technique of "retrograde approach through the posterior communicating artery to the ophthalmic artery (OA)" for IAC. A total of 12 unilateral retinoblastomas were treated with IAC ...
Mukerji Amar Nath AN Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplant, Liver Transplant Program, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, - - 2014
Postoperative thromboprophylactic anticoagulation against Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is standard of care with current evidence-based guidelines. However, majority of liver transplant (LT) patients have thrombocytopenia and/or prolonged INR before surgery. Studies or guidelines regarding role of prophylactic anticoagulation after LT are lacking. There is a need ...
Lin Ning N Department of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, - - 2014
Endovascular embolization has become increasingly favored over microsurgical resection for treatment of complex dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs). However, endovascular treatment can be restricted by tortuous transarterial access and a transvenous approach is not always feasible. We present a Borden III DAVF treated by direct access to the middle meningeal artery ...
Rohan Vladimir V From the Department of Neurology (V.R., L.C., P.S., J.P.) and Department of Imaging Methods (J.B., R.T., J.F.), Faculty of Medicine in Plzen, Charles University in Prague and Faculty Hospital Plzen, Plzen, Czech Republic; Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia Plzen, Plzen, Czech Republic (M.F.); and Department of Histology and Embryology and Biomedical Centre, Faculty of Medicine in Plzen, Charles University in Prague, Plzen, Czech Republic (J.P.). - - 2014
The length of large vessel occlusion is considered a major factor for therapy in patients with ischemic stroke. We used 4D-CT angiography evaluation of middle cerebral artery occlusion in prediction of recanalization and favorable clinical outcome and after intravenous thrombolysis (IV-tPA). In 80 patients treated with IV-tPA for acute complete ...
Rylski Bartosz B Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Heart Center Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Acute type A aortic dissection frequently occurs in patients with normally sized aortic roots. The aim of this investigation was to describe the durability of aortic valve resuspension and root repair with a novel technique of reconstruction in type A dissection. From 1993 to 2013, among 629 patients operated on ...
Gutiérrez Alejandra A Cleveland Clinic, Research Department of Molecular Cardiology, Cleveland, OH 44195, - - 2014
Pulmonary artery sarcomas (PAS) are rare tumors with a poor prognosis. They are often misdiagnosed as pulmonary embolism (PE) leading to futile anticoagulation treatment and delay in proper diagnosis. We present a case of a patient who was initially misdiagnosed and anticoagulated for presumed pulmonary embolism. Progressive symptoms and additional ...
Qureshi Mahim I MI Academic Section of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College London, Charing Cross Hospital, - - 2014
This study assessed patterns of superficial reflux in patients with primary chronic venous disease. Retrospective review of all patient venous duplex ultrasonography reports at one institution between 2000 and 2009. Legs with secondary, deep or no superficial reflux were excluded. In total, 8654 limbs were scanned; 2559 legs from 2053 ...
Peña Elena E Department of Medical Imaging, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, - - 2014
We thank Professor Girard and colleagues for their interesting comments on the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with renal cell carcinoma and residual tumor thrombus/embolism [1]. Their manuscript highlights the difficulty in differentiating between bland and tumor thrombus in cancer patients presenting with suspected PE and diagnosed with ...
Garg Naveen N Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India - - 2014
To compare multidetector computed tomographic angiography with the gold standard cardiac catheterization and angiography in tetralogy of Fallot. In 40 consecutive patients over 5 years of age with tetralogy of Fallot, multidetector computed tomographic angiography and catheterization angiography studies were compared for intracardiac anatomy, pulmonary anatomy and indices, coronaries and ...
Wang Zifa Z From the Department of Transplant, California Pacific Medical Center, 2340 Clay Street, Suite 118, San Francisco, California 94115, USA and the Department of General Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Xinxiang Medical University, 100 Jiankang Road, Weihui, Henan 453003, - - 2014
Portal vein thrombosis is a common complication in end-stage liver diseases of candidates for liver transplant. Most portal vein thromboses can be removed with thrombectomy. However, if the thrombosis extends to the distal superior mesenteric vein, it is difficult to reconstruct the portal vein. We report herein a case of ...
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