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Birati Edo Y EY Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, - - 2014
Patients on long-term left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support present unique challenges in the intensive care unit. It is crucial to know the status of end-organ perfusion, which may require invasive hemodynamic monitoring with a systemic arterial and pulmonary artery catheter. Depending on the indication for LVAD support (bridge to ...
Gandhi D D Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, - - 2014
Endovascular vessel occlusion may be necessary to treat a variety of neurovascular pathologies such as pseudo-aneurysms and giant aneurysms, iatrogenic and penetrating vascular injuries and direct arteriovenous fistulas of the carotid and vertebral arteries. Endovascular devices commonly used for such deconstructive approaches include detachable balloons, micro-coils, liquid embolic agents or ...
Honarmand A A Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, - - 2014
There are several hereditary disorders that are well known to be associated with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) involving the central nervous system including Sturge-Weber, Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber, and Parkes-Weber syndromes as well as hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia and hereditary neurocutaneous angiomatosis. Furthermore, familial incidence of AVMs in the absence of congenital hereditary disorders also ...
Delgado Almandoz J J Interventional Neuroradiology, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, - - 2014
The Sceptre XC balloon is a novel extra-compliant dual-lumen balloon microcatheter designed for the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. This study aims to describe our initial institutional experience with the Sceptre XC balloon for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms. We performed a retrospective review of endovascular treatments ...
Peng Ruan R Department of Ultrasonic Medicine, Fetal Medical Center, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, - - 2014
To analyze the characteristics, associations, and outcomes of prevalence of the right heart and to evaluate the use of sonography to predict the risk of a poor prognosis in fetuses with this condition. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 182 fetuses with prevalence of the right heart. At the ...
Lee Jong Young JY Department of Neurosurgery, Hallym University Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
HydroSoft (MicroVention, Aliso Viejo, CA), a hydrogel-platinum coil hybrid device, is one of various efforts to overcome recanalization of coiled intracranial aneurysms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the HydroSoft coils in patients with intracranial aneurysms, and to compare the 12-month outcomes with ...
Choudhri O O Neurosurgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, - - 2014
The utilization of cerebral angiography in the diagnosis and management of patients with unruptured cerebral aneurysms varies across the United States. Given advances in noninvasive imaging, such as CT and MR angiography, patients with unruptured aneurysms may never undergo cerebral angiography. This study explores shifting trends in the utilization of ...
Mondel P P Interventional Neuroradiology, Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical presentation, endovascular treatment of aneurysms of the posterior cerebral artery and to compare the outcomes with contemporary Surgical and Endovascular Studies. A retrospective evaluation of our clinical records over the last 10 years. Patients were initially evaluated clinically followed by ...
Al-Azem M Ali MA Department of Critical Care Medicine, King Fahd Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi - - 2014
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) may be due to preexisting pulmonary vascular lung disease, liver disease, or cardiac diseases. PH also may be caused by critical illnesses, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), acute left ventricular dysfunction and pulmonary embolism, or may occur after cardiac ...
Alawi A A Neurology, St. Louis University Hospital, St Louis, MO, - - 2014
Post-coital dissections are uncommon and have been reported rarely in the aorta and coronary arteries. Intracranial arterial dissections are rare and data regarding this disease process is scant. We present a case of post-coital middle cerebral artery (MCA) dissection in a young man presenting with subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Case report ...
Cho Jae Kyung JK Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
We experienced a case of deep vein thrombosis after spine surgery in the prone position with a central venous catheter (CVC). Posterior lumbar interbody fusion was performed on a 73-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Accordingly, in the operation room under general anesthesia, two-lumen CVC were inserted ...
Barroso Bruno B Stroke Unit and Department of Neurology, François Mitterrand Hospital, Pau, France. - - 2014
We report 2 patients with ischemic stroke related to an initial severe focal narrowed middle cerebral artery caused by a dissection mechanism, a presentation that has received little attention to date. Diagnostic modalities and follow-up using transcranial color-coded sonography are reported and discussed. Results with transcranial color-coded sonography were correlated ...
Myers Patrick O PO Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Geneva University Hospitals and School of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Extraanatomical bypass has been advocated as the primary technique in adolescents or adults presenting with aortic coarctation. This approach carries significant morbidity, and graft-related complications may be more important in the young patient population. A 52-year-old man who had previously undergone extraanatomical bypass of aortic coarctation was diagnosed with a ...
Choudhri Omar O Department of Neurosurgery & Interventional Neuroradiology, Stanford University Medical Centre, Stanford, - - 2014
Traumatic dissecting pseudoaneurysms of the cervical and petrous internal carotid artery are often a result of blunt or penetrating trauma. These patients are at high risk for thromboembolic complications and are managed with antiplatelet agents. Patients who develop neurologic symptoms while on antiplatelet agents, or have interval enlargement of their ...
Yamane Kentaro K Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New - - 2014
Recently, transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation has emerged as a new alternative to surgical reoperation for degenerated bioprosthetic valves, either in the aortic or mitral position. The early experience and outcome of this strategy appears promising in highly selected patient groups. Here we report a case of early structural valve degeneration in ...
Bayarogullari Hanifi H From the Departments of *Radiology, †Heart and Vascular Surgery, and ‡Otolaryngology, Mustafa Kemal University Medical Faculty, Hatay, - - 2014
Pseudoaneurysms of internal, external, and common carotid arteries are seen rarely. Blunt traumas caused by automobile accidents are the prior reasons to this. Central venous catheterization, ballistic trauma, cystic medial necrosis, fibromuscular dysplasia, atherosclerosis, and other inflammatory processes are some other potential reasons for pseudoaneurysm. In contrast to true aneurysms, ...
Ohara N N Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicene at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, - - 2014
Recanalization of occluded arteries is crucial for good functional outcome of acute stroke patients with large vessel occlusion. Endovascular treatment, particularly mechanical thrombectomy, plays an increasing role to achieve rapid recanalization. However, some patients with acute large vessel occlusion have additional extracranial cervical carotid artery occlusion or severe stenosis. Although ...
Woodward B B Vista Radiology, Knoxville, TN, - - 2014
Carotid stenosis in the setting of anterior circulation embolic disease poses significant difficulties due to the complex nature of endovascular repair. There is ongoing debate about the benefits of initially treating distally versus proximally. However, the best method of treating proximal disease remains ambiguous. While stenting may lead to better ...
Kurtoğlu Gümüşel Hilal H Department of Cardiology, İstanbul Bilim University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, - - 2014
Objectives: Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) and cardiovascular risk factors. The relationship between cardiovascular risk factors, ED and the presence, extent and severity of CAD, was evaluated in patients with and without angiographically defined CAD in our study. Study design: Eighty patients with CAD and ...
Qiu Tianlun T Department of Neurosurgery, Shaoxing City People`s Hospital, Shaoxing 312000, Zhejiang Province, China. Tel. +86 13676884796. Fax. +86 (21) 64085875. E-mail: - - 2014
To investigate the correlations between morphological parameters and rupture status in cerebral aneurysm patients. We conducted a retrospective study of 34 patient records from March 2010 to December 2012. The morphological parameters of 34 ruptured and 42 unruptured cerebral aneurysms in 34 patients (males: female, 15:19; mean age 55.79+/-10.64 years) ...
Binning Mandy M Department of Neurosurgery, Capital Institute for Neurosciences, Pennington, New - - 2014
The patient is a 60-year-old woman who presented to her primary care physician with new onset of headache. She was neurologically intact without cranial nerve deficit. An outpatient CT angiogram (CTA) revealed no subarachnoid hemorrhage, but showed a right-sided posterior communicating artery aneurysm measuring 11 mm by 10 mm. Digitally ...
Maddali Madan Mohan MM Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Hospital, Muscat, - - 2014
In patients with a right to left intracardiac shunt, air embolism results in an obligatory systemic embolization. Nonembolization of entrained air is described in a child with a single ventricle physiology who had earlier undergone bidirectional Glenn shunt construction and Damus-Kaye-Stansel anastomosis. The air entrainment was detected by intra-operative transesophageal ...
Filis Konstantinos K Division of Vascular Surgery, First Department of Propaedeutic Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, - - 2014
Background: The factors contributing to superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) in patients with varicose vein disease are unclear. Differences in vein wall apoptotic activity could be associated with the pathogenesis of SVT. The aim of the study is to address the role of the programmed cell death in the vein wall ...
Shownkeen H H Neurointerventional Surgery, Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL, - - 2014
A case presentation of the treatment of a large-giant, symptomatic, fusiform basilar artery aneurysm using kissing telescopic stents. The patient is a 53 year old male who presented for further evaluation of a giant fusiform basilar artery aneurysm which was found on MRI obtained for headache and bilateral upper extremity ...
Pereg David D Division of Cardiology, Schulich Heart Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to determine native coronary artery patency 1 year after coronary artery bypass grafting and to identify clinical and angiographic predictors for the development of a chronic total occlusion (CTO). In contrast to the large body of information regarding graft patency, data regarding atherosclerosis progression ...
Yela Daniela Angerame - - 2014
Uterine arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is considered a rare condition. Diagnosis is critical because patients are at risk of significant vaginal hemorrhage that has been traditionally managed with surgery. We report 2 cases of uterine AVM after gestational trophoblastic disease in young women who were treated with uterine artery embolization, allowing ...
Choudhri Omar O Department of Neurosurgery & Interventional Neuroradiology, Stanford University Medical Centre, Stanford, - - 2014
Tentorial dural arteriovenous fistulae are rare intracranial fistulae, in which the fistula pocket is present within the leaves of tentorium cerebelli. These tentorial fistulae can be rarely present near the galenic complex, where they can engorge the deep venous system and cause symptoms of venous hypertension. We present an interesting ...
Choudhri Omar O Department of Neurosurgery & Interventional Neuroradiology, Stanford University Medical Centre, Stanford, - - 2014
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is characterized by formation of widespread thrombus within the cerebral venous sinus system. CVST can cause venous hypertension, venous infarcts, hemorrhage and seizures. It is managed in most cases with systemic anticoagulation through the use of heparin to resolve the thrombus. Patients that demonstrate clinical ...
Ishibashi Hironori H Department of Thoracic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Vagal nerve schwannomas that compress the trachea are extremely rare. We report a case in which a giant middle mediastinal schwannoma accompanied by severe tracheal stenosis was excised. A 70-year-old woman had a 30-year history of hoarseness and paralysis of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve. She presented with chronic cough ...
Patel Akshar Y AY Department of Medicine, Samuel and Jean A. Frankel Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan Health System and Medical School, MI, - - 2014
Acute type B aortic dissection comprises approximately one-third of all aortic dissection cases. Although this catastrophic cardiovascular condition was first described in the medical literature over two centuries ago, data on the optimal diagnostic and treatment modalities for type B dissection was slow to evolve throughout the latter half of ...
Lodi Y Y Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology, Upstate Medical University, Johnson City, NY, - - 2014
To prevent thromboembolic events in stent-assisted coiling of aneurysm, 5 to 7 days of being on both aspirin and clopidogrel is considered acceptable. For ruptured cases a loading doses of aspirin and clopidogrel is required at least two hours prior to stent placement. However, antiplatelet regimen in stent-assisted treatment of ...
Yamasaki Manabu M Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, St. Luke's International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
A 34-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of sudden respiratory failure caused by massive pulmonary embolism. After arrival in the hospital, the patient experienced cardiopulmonary arrest, and we promptly initiated percutaneous cardiopulmonary support, in addition to sternal compressions for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Computed tomography revealed massive pulmonary embolisms and ...
Imoto Yutaka Y Department of Cardiovascular and Gastroenterological Surgery, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
We encountered 2 cases of a very rare type of anomalous pulmonary venous drainage associated with infracardiac type of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection. The pulmonary vein from the entire left lung traversed the posterior mediastinum and joined the right pulmonary vein at the hilum. Furthermore, a large drainage vein ...
Pulivarthi Swaroopa S Department of Research, Health East Care System, Saint Paul, Minnesota, - - 2014
Neurofibromatosis is generally a benign disease, but has the potential for rare and fatal complications, such as spontaneous hemothorax. We report a case of massive hemothorax due to neurofibroma in a 49-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis type 1. The configuration of the radiological opacity and frank blood withdrawn on thoracentesis should ...
Treasure Tom T Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London, London, - - 2014
Elective root replacement in Marfan syndrome has improved life expectancy in affected patients. Three forms of surgery are now available: total root replacement (TRR) with a valved conduit, valve sparing root replacement (VSRR) and personalised external aortic root support (PEARS) with a macroporous mesh sleeve. TRR can be performed irrespective ...
Rwegerera G M GM School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Botswana, Gaborone; Princess Marina Hospital, Gaborone, - - 2014
Pulmonary thromboembolism occurring either abruptly or insidious poses a greater challenge in diag-nosis. A high index of suspicion is required to proceed with proper investigations in patients with nonspecific cardiac or respiratory presentation to make the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). Early diagnosis of PE with prompt initiating of anticoagulation ...
Thakkar Bhavesh M BM UNM Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, 09, Shreedher Tenament, Bapunagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380024, India. - - 2014
A direct-fistula type communication between branch pulmonary artery (PA) to left atrium (LA), particularly left PA to LA, is a very rare congenital cardiopulmonary disorder. Although surgical repair is the conventional treatment, transcatheter device or coil closure is feasible in selected cases of a relatively frequent variant - right PA ...
Adam Gürhan G Department of Radiology, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale, Turkey. - - 2014
Ergotamine toxicity is an important and rare condition, including tachycardia, arterial spasm which occurring as a result of accidental overdosing or drug interactions. We assessed the consequences of delayed diagnosis of peripheral arterial vasoconstriction occurring after simultaneous macrolide use by a 35-year-old woman using an ergot-derived drug for migraine. Diagnosis ...
Martínez-Ríos Marco Antonio MA Interventional Cardiology, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez, Mexico City, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to establish the role of ACE gene polymorphisms in the risk of developing in-stent restenosis and/or coronary artery disease (CAD). Eight ACE gene polymorphisms were genotyped by 5' exonuclease TaqMan genotyping assays in 236 patients with CAD who underwent coronary artery stenting. Basal ...
Daruwalla V V Department of Radiology, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, - - 2014
We describe a case of subarachnoid haemorrhage caused by a high grade dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF) with an identifiable venous rupture site on CT Angiography (CTA) in a patient with a remote history of recurrent severe dural sinus thrombosis requiring lifelong anticoagulation. The fistula was completely shut down by transarterial ...
Huang Qiang Q Department of Interventional Radiology, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Chaoyang, Beijing 100020, P.R. - - 2014
Endovascular treatment for hemorrhagic complications following surgery has recently gained wide acceptance due to its minimal invasiveness compared to surgery. A 56-year-old male patient underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. There were two episodes of late intraperitoneal hemorrhage and endovascular treatment was performed. Transcatheter coil embolization of the gastroduodenal artery ...
Aguiar Guilherme Brasileiro de - - 2014
The treatment of lesions which compromise the cavernous sinus has always constituted a challenge. The endovascular treatment of these lesions has presented diverse alterations over the last years. This study aims to evaluate the endovascular treatment of vascular lesions in the internal carotid artery (ICA), cavernous segment, performed at our ...
Hochstrasser Léa L 1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery,University - - 2014
Objectives: To evaluate long-term outcome of initial aortic valve intervention in a paediatric population with congenital aortic stenosis, and to determine risk factors associated with reintervention. Patients and methods: From 1985 to 2009, 77 patients with congenital aortic stenosis and a mean age of 5.8±5.6 years at diagnosis were followed ...
Lodi Y Y Neurology, Neurosurgery & Radiology, Upstate Medical University/UHS-Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY, - - 2014
The incidence and the relationship between the symptomatic cervical internal carotid artery dissecting pseudoaneurysm (DP) and the presence of intracranial aneurysm in the same ICA distribution is unknown. To describe two patients who underwent treatment of their both symptomatic cervical DP and intracranial aneurysm using endovascular strategies. Retrospective review from ...
Carreon Chrystalle Katte CK From the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Lake Success, New - - 2014
Eosinophilic coronary monoarteritis is an unfamiliar cause of acute myocardial ischemia. Most commonly, it presents as a left-sided chest pain or sudden death in middle-aged women with no traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease. Because the abrupt onset leaves almost no time for intervention, the symptoms readily lead to ...
Kuy SreyRam S Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Louisiana State University at Shreveport, - - 2014
We performed a national population-based study examining the incidence of both venous and arterial thromboembolic events in patients hospitalized with inflammatory bowel disease over the past decade. A retrospective cross-sectional analysis using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database was performed. Patients hospitalized with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis were identified using ...
Ali Liaqat L Liaqat Ali, FCPS (Medicine), Department of Cardiology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, - - 2014
Critical stenosis of left main coronary artery (LMCA) has always remained a challenge for interventional cardiologists. Conventionally Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) is done for these patients but recently Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is also being tried more frequently, but data of PCI is scarce in this regard. Our objective ...
Parikh Geeta P GP Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Smt. K. M. Mehta and Smt. G.R. Doshi Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Center , Dr. H. L. Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, - - 2014
Venous air embolism during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) following air pyelogram or saline irrigation has been occasionally reported. We present a case of suspected venous air embolism during air pyelogram in a patient undergoing PCNL. The clinical diagnosis of air embolism was made by fall in end tidal carbon dioxide, blood ...
Maranhão Raul Cavalcante RC Instituto do Coração, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
The chemical structure of lipoprotein (a) is similar to that of LDL, from which it differs due to the presence of apolipoprotein (a) bound to apo B100 via one disulfide bridge. Lipoprotein (a) is synthesized in the liver and its plasma concentration, which can be determined by use of monoclonal ...
Ozcan Turkay T Department of Cardiology, Mersin University, School of Medicine, Mersin, - - 2014
Standard treatment method of the aortic arch pathologies is surgical replacement which requires cardiopulmonary bypass and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. However, this approach is associated with major operative risks. Combination of debranching and thoracic endovascular aortic arch repair (TEVAR) has emerged as an alternative treatment modality in high-risk patients. This ...
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