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Ortega G G Neurovascular Unit, Department of Neurology, Hospital Universitario Vall d'Hebrón, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
The relationship between carotid artery stenosis and cognitive function in individuals without a history of stroke is not clear. The possible pathomechanisms of cognitive impairment include silent embolization and hypoperfusion. In this study the aim was to assess cognitive changes after transcervical carotid artery stenting with proximal cerebral protection by ...
Juan Yu-Hsiang YH Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, College of Medicine, Institute for Radiological Research, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, 333, - - 2014
To study the role of 320-detector coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in assessing native coronary arteries in patients treated with coronary stents. 123 patients with coronary stenting received both CTA and conventional coronary angiography (CCA) within 1 day. The clinical parameters, coronary calcium scoring, CTA and CCA were analyzed to determine ...
Hernández María M 1 Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Joan XXIII Tarragona, Tarragona, - - 2014
We present a case of congenital multiple coronary artery-left ventricle micro-fistulas, which were treated with propranolol disappearing within 6 months. She had a malformative syndrome associated with a chromosomal abnormality. The treatment for coronary artery fistula includes surgical ligation and transcatheter closure, but they are not indicated in congenital micro-fistulas. ...
Llorente-Cortés V V Cardiovascular Research Center, CSIC-ICCC, IIB-Sant Pau, Barcelona, - - 2014
Peripheral arterial disease is a relevant public health problem associated with increased risk of morbimortality. Most of the patients with this condition are asymptomatic. Therefore, the development of accessible biochemical markers seems to be necessary to anticipate diagnosis. Our hypothesis is that asymptomatic subjects with objectively confirmed femoral artery atherosclerosis ...
Narayan Pradeep P Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, - - 2014
An increase in the incidence of intraoperative aortic dissection has been reported recently, attributed to the increasingly elderly patient population undergoing cardiac surgery and more off-pump coronary artery bypass. We performed this study to examine current trends, identify risk factors for iatrogenic dissection, and compare iatrogenic intraoperative aortic dissection with ...
Batheeb Nabil A NA Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi - - 2014
Patients with a right aortic arch frequently develop an aneurysm at the origin of the left subclavian artery, called Kommerell's diverticulum; it is a remnant of the left fourth aortic arch. These variants may occur in combination with congenital heart defects or they may be isolated. We report an extremely ...
Azari Ali A Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ghaem Hospital, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2014
Anomalous origin of the circumflex artery of the right sinus of Valsalva is a rare finding which may be present with other cardiac malformations. A 19-year-old man presented with syncope. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed discrete subaortic stenosis with a small defect just below the aortic valve, suggesting a ventricular septal ...
Tamim Muhammed M Cardiac Center, King Fahd Military Medical Complex, Dhahran, Saudi - - 2014
Coronary artery spasm is rare after coronary artery bypass surgery. We describe a case of intraoperative severe native coronary artery and graft spasm after successful off-pump coronary bypass surgery in a 55-year-old man, which was detected by suspicious electrocardiographic changes, and documented postoperatively by coronary angiography.
Tourmousoglou Christos C Cardiothoracic Department, University Hospital of Patra, Patra, - - 2014
Traumatic injury to the chest and internal thoracic artery is a perplexing problem that is difficult to diagnose and open to different treatment options. Internal thoracic artery pseudoaneurysms are an extremely rare vascular abnormality. We report the case of a patient with a pseudoaneurysm of the musculophrenic artery, a branch ...
Yang Jian J Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510282, Guangdong, People's Republic of - - 2014
Our main aim was to evaluate the value of medical image three-dimensional visualization system (MI-3DVS) in pancreaticoduodenctomy patients with hepatic artery variance. 114 patients who had undergone pancreatoduodenectomy were retrospectively summarized and analyzed. Clinical data of 64-slice multidetector CT angiography (64-MDCTA) scanning was introduced into MI-3DVS for procedural segmentation, registration ...
Wang Yang - - 2014
The relationship between circulating microRNA-223 and pathogenesis of acute ischemic stroke is unknown. Here we investigated the roles and possible targets of circulating microRNA-223 in human ischemic stroke within the first 72 hours. Blood samples were collected from patients within 72 hours after cerebral ischemia (n = 79) and compared ...
Tossios Paschalis P Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Aristotle University Medical School, AHEPA University Hospital , Thessaloniki , - - 2014
Abstract In 2001, a novel sutureless magnetic anastomotic device (MVP) for coronary anastomosis was introduced in Europe for both on-pump and off-pump procedures. The device has been implanted in more than 150 patients with encouraging short-term but less favorable mid-term results. However, to date long-term patency outcomes of those recipients ...
Takagi Toshio T Department of Urology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
We systematically examined the incidence and potential implications of renal artery pseudoaneurysm occurring after partial nephrectomy detected by computed tomography screening in the early postoperative period. Between January and December 2012, 117 patients underwent enhanced screening computed tomography on the fourth postoperative day after partial nephrectomy to evaluate for renal ...
Colby Geoffrey P GP Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, - - 2014
Flow diversion is an effective and increasingly accepted method for endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms. Additionally, the public has heightened concerns regarding radiation exposure from medical procedures. This study analyzes radiation dose and fluoroscopy time during treatment of large and giant proximal internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms with the pipeline ...
Vanhaverbeke Maarten - - 2014
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is increasingly being diagnosed as the cause of an acute coronary syndrome, especially in young patients. We report the case of a 32-year-old woman with postpartum SCAD of the left main and left anterior descending coronary artery which required the implantation of two drug-eluting stents. ...
Paramasivam Srinivasan S Hyman Newman Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Centre for Endovascular Surgery, Roosevelt Hospital, Mount Sinai Health Stystem, New York, New York, - - 2014
Endovascular embolization of intracranial vascular malformations with N-butyl cyanoacrylate (nBCA) using a detachable tip microcatheter allows prolonged injection and decreases the risk of catheter retention. Between March and December 2013, the Apollo 1.5 cm detachable tip microcatheter was used in five patients after being approved by both the Food and ...
Goehre Felix F 1Department of Neurosurgery, Bergmannstrost Hospital, Halle, Germany 2Department of Neurosurgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland 3Department of Neurosurgery, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt 4Department of Neurosurgery, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, - - 2014
Posterior cerebral artery (PCA) aneurysms are rare lesions. Due to their low incidence, the individual or institutional experience is usually limited. To identify specific anatomical features related to PCA aneurysms, based on the analyses of pretreatment angiograms. We performed a detailed angiographic study of 81 patients diagnosed with 93 PCA ...
Ketai Loren H LH *Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM †Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA ‡Cleveland Clinic, Weston ∥∥Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL §Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI ∥National Jewish Health, Denver, CO ¶Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN #Department of Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Columbia University, New York ##The American College of Chest Physicians, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn ***North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY **Department of Radiology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN ††Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA ‡‡University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI §§University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL ¶¶Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC †††Department of Radiology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA ‡‡‡Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Although hemoptysis is often self-limited and benign in origin, it can be an indicator of serious disease including bronchiectasis, granulomatous infection, and malignancy. Hemoptysis severity can be graded on the basis of the quantity of expectorated blood: <30 mL of hemoptysis as minor, 30 to 300 mL as moderate to ...
Dres Martin M 1Service de réanimation médicale, Hôpital de Bicêtre, Hôpitaux universitaires Paris-Sud, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France. 2EA4533, Université Paris-Sud, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, - - 2014
We tested whether the changes in extravascular lung water indexed for ideal body weight could detect weaning-induced pulmonary edema. We also studied the diagnostic value of blood volume contraction indices and B-type natriuretic peptide variations. Prospective study. Twenty-one patients who failed a first spontaneous breathing trial. None. We performed a ...
Said Sameh M SM Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
Surgical correction of complex aortic coarctation can be associated with significant risks. Extraanatomic bypass may represent a safer alternative. Between January 1985 and December 2012, 80 consecutive patients with complex coarctation underwent ascending-to-descending aortic bypass through a median sternotomy. Patients were a median age of 42 years (range, 15 to ...
Randall Craig C Emergency Department, Affinity Medical Center, Massillon, Ohio; Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, - - 2014
Femoral venous access is an essential part of patient care in the emergency department (ED). However, current medical literature and texts have not dealt with it much using actual patient anatomy. This study aimed to show that manipulation of the lower extremities may alter the anatomy to a more favorable ...
Humphries Misty D MD Division of Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif. Electronic address: - - 2014
Randomized trials and retrospective data suggest that covered balloon-expandable (CBE) stents have better short-term patency compared with balloon-expandable bare-metal stents (BMSs) in the treatment of iliac artery disease. This study evaluated midterm outcomes of BMSs vs CBE stents placed in the common iliac artery (CIA) for aortoiliac occlusive disease. All ...
Zhou Hai-Bo HB Hai-Bo Zhou, Department of Gastroenterology, Second Hospital of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, Zhejiang Province, - - 2014
Hemobilia accounts for approximately 3% of all major percutaneous liver biopsy complications, and rarely results from arterioportal fistula. We report a patient who suffered from four complications over 11 d after ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy: hemobilia, acute pancreatitis, acute cholecystitis, and multiple stomach ulcers. Digital subtraction angiography was done after ...
Kono Kenichi K Department of Neurosurgery, Wakayama Rosai Hospital, 93-1 Kinomoto, Wakayama 640-8505, - - 2014
Hemodynamic parameters, such as wall shear stress (WSS), WSS gradient (WSSG), aneurysm formation indicator (AFI), or gradient oscillatory number (GON), have been proposed to be linked to initiation of cerebral aneurysms. However, how such conditions occur in humans is unclear. We encountered a rare and interesting case to address this ...
Guo Xin-Bin XB Department of Interventional Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, 1 Jianshe Road, Zhengzhou, 450052, - - 2014
To explore the safety and opportunity of the "waffle-cone" technique for the treatment of intracranial aneurysm. From November 2009 and May 2012, consecutive data were collected from 136 patients with aneurysms treated by the stent-assisted coiling procedure. Six of these patients were treated using the "waffle-cone" technique. All the 6 ...
Guerrero Antonio Méndez AM Stroke Unit, Department of Neurology, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, - - 2014
We report the case of a 59-year-old woman who presented with several episodes of transient ischemic attack (TIA) caused by pathologically confirmed giant cell arteritis. She continued suffering from TIAs during admission despite immunosuppressant and antithrombotic therapy. Sudden neurological deterioration with paraparesis and cognitive impairment developed. A brain magnetic resonance ...
Li Shuang - - 2014
We present a successful combined endovascular repair of a rare huge spontaneous pseudoaneurysm in a patient troubled solely with fever of unknown origin. A 79-year-old Chinese man complained of repeated episodes of fever for 10 days. His medical history, physical examination and laboratory tests were not significant. Routine antibiotics were ...
Saouti Nabil N Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, - - 2014
Intentional covering of the left subclavian artery (LSA) as part of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) can cause (posterior) strokes or left arm malperfusion. LSA revascularization can be done as prophylaxis against, or as treatment of, these complications. We report our experience with the surgical technique, indications and the results ...
Maffè Stefano S Division of Cardiology, SS Trinità Borgomanero Hospital, Novara, - - 2014
Isolated supravalvular pulmonary stenosis is a rare finding, usually evidenced in the pediatric age. Here, we report a case of a 76-year-old patient with isolated, severely obstructive, pulmonary supravalvular stenosis. The peculiarity of the present case is the paucity of symptoms and lack of changes in right heart sections, despite ...
McClellan Nathaniel R NR Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, - - 2014
To describe successful transarterial coil embolization of a palatine artery pseudoaneurysm that extended into the caudal maxillary sinus of a gelding. Clinical report. A 24-year-old Morgan gelding with right-sided epistaxis. The right maxillary sinus was imaged by radiography, computed tomography, and sinoscopy. Angiography was performed to locate the source of ...
Zhong Yu-Min YM Department of Radiology, Shanghai Children's Medical Center and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Medical School, Shanghai, - - 2014
Absent pulmonary valve is a rare cardiovascular anomaly that can result in profound tracheobronchial compression. To demonstrate the advantage of multi-slice CT in diagnosing tracheobronchial compression, its severity as related to the adjacent dilated pulmonary arteries, and associated lung and cardiac lesions. We included children with absent pulmonary valve who ...
Baxa J J Department of Imaging Methods, University Hospital and Charles University Medical School Pilsen, alej Svobody 80, 306 40, Pilsen, Czech Republic, - - 2014
To assess the benefit of 4D-CT angiography (4D-CTA) in determination and precise measurement of middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion in comparison to CTA. Possible relationship of measured occlusion lengths with recanalization after intravenous thrombolysis was analysed as a second objective. Detailed evaluation of complete MCA occlusions in 80 patients before ...
Kokotsakis John - - 2014
Ruptured Penetrating Ulcer and aortic arch pseudo-aneurysm is a rare condition but one which carries a high risk of rupture. We report the case of a 74-year-old man with aortic arch pseudo-aneurysm, in which a Frozen Elephant Trunk procedure was successfully performed. There were no postoperative complications at 6 months ...
Kazumata Ken K Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, North 15 West 7, Kita, 060-8638, Japan, - - 2014
Strategic cervical internal carotid occlusion is employed either temporarily or permanently in various neurosurgical procedures. The aim of the present study was to assess changes in cortical arterial pressure during cervical internal carotid cross-clamping before and after the placement of radial artery (RA) graft bypass in the treatment of complex ...
Haas Nikolaus A NA Department of Congenital Heart Defects, Heart and Diabetes Centre North Rhine Westphalia, Ruhr University Bochum, Georgstrasse 11, 32545, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, - - 2014
Stenting of vascular, extracardiac or lately intracardiac stenosis has become an established interventional treatment for a variety of problems in congenital or acquired heart disease. Most stent procedures are completed successfully and the long-term outcome is favorable in the majority of cases. Stent collapse or deformation is a well recognized ...
SzymaƄski Piotr P Echocardiographic Laboratory, Valvular Heart Disease Department, Warsaw, - - 2014
Few studies describe diastolic (presystolic) tricuspid regurgitation (DTR) mainly in the context of atrioventricular conduction abnormalities. Little is known about its occurrence in the other clinical settings. We identified patients with DTR recorded during routine echocardiographic examinations. DTR was defined as low velocity backward flow through the tricuspid valve orifice ...
Miranda Joana O JO 1 Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Centro Hospitalar São João, Porto, - - 2014
We report a rare case of pulmonary prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Aspergillus fumigatus, associated with septic pulmonary embolism and secondary pulmonary hypertension, in a 4-year-old boy with surgically corrected tetralogy of Fallot. The diagnosis and treatment of Aspergillus endocarditis remains highly challenging. The best therapeutic option for chronic thromboembolic ...
Al-Ammouri Iyad I 1 Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, - - 2014
We present a case of severe aortic coarctation in a donor of twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Patients underwent two angioplasty procedures at age 7 and 47 days, weighing 900 and 1500 g, respectively. Umbilical artery approach was used in the first procedure, and femoral artery approach was used in the second. ...
Kusa Jacek J Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Medical University of Silesia, ul. Medyków, - - 2014
Aim: Evaluation of possibilities of percutaneous closure of recanalised left superior caval vein after total cavopulmonary connection. Methods and Results: We analysed 19 patients after total cavopulmonary connection catheterised because of a sudden increase of desaturation. In four of them, the recanalisation of the left superior caval vein was identified. ...
Foreman Paul M PM Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, - - 2014
Object Traumatic aneurysms occur in 10% of extracranial blunt traumatic cerebrovascular injuries (TCVI). The clinical consequences and optimal management of traumatic aneurysms are poorly understood. Methods A prospective study of TCVI at a Level I trauma center identified 7 patients with 19 extracranial traumatic carotid artery or vertebral artery aneurysms. ...
Groves Elliott M EM Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of California, Irvine, Calif; Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, - - 2014
Ruptured aortic aneurysm is a condition with a high rate of mortality that requires prompt surgical intervention. It has been noted that in some conditions requiring such prompt intervention, in-hospital mortality is increased in patients admitted on the weekends compared with patients admitted on weekdays. We sought to determine if ...
Arsicot Matthieu M Département de chirurgie vasculaire, CHRU Trousseau, Tours, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
The long-term follow-up of patients with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and a normal surgical risk was defined by the French National Authority for Health (Haute Autorité de Santé, HAS) in 2009. The monitoring of the volume of the aneurysm sac theoretically avoids the bias related to the measurement of its ...
Walen Stefan S Department of Pulmonology, Isala, Dr. van Heesweg 2, 8025 AB, Zwolle, The Netherlands, - - 2014
To determine the diagnostic yield of computed tomography scanning of the pulmonary arteries (CTPA) in our centre and factors associated with it. Differences between specialties as well as adherence to protocol were investigated. All patients receiving a first CTPA for pulmonary embolism (PE) in 2010 were included. Data about relevant ...
Yamamoto Satoshi S Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8655, - - 2014
To investigate the features of non-anastomotic aneurysms (NAAs) of implanted prosthetic grafts through our case series and present a general review of NAAs. We studied retrospectively, a series of NAAs of seven grafts in six patients treated between 2001 and 2010, and reviewed the data on NAAs reported between 1962 ...
Uchida Naomichi N Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Akane-Foundation Tsuchiya General Hospital, 3-30 Nakajimacho, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 730-8655, Japan, - - 2014
The incidence of spinal cord injury in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has been 3-5 % from recent major papers where sacrifice of the critical intercostal arteries is inevitable by a stent graft. Hemodynamic stability, which depends on a network of blood vessels around the cord is most important not only ...
Yang Dong Hyun DH From the Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology (D.H.Y., J.W.K., T.H.L.), Health Screening and Promotion Center (H.K.K., J.C.), Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (S.B.), Department of Preventive Medicine (S.H.K.), and Department of Cardiology (G.M.P., Y.H.K.), Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asanbyeongwon-gil 86, Seoul 138-736, South Korea; Department of Radiology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, University of Yonsei, Seoul, South Korea (T.H.K.); and Center for Optoelectronic Biomedicine and Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan - - 2014
Purpose To determine whether C-reactive protein is associated with the type of coronary plaque seen at computed tomographic (CT) angiography. Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study, and the need for informed consent was waived. C-reactive protein levels were measured in 2653 asymptomatic subjects (mean age ...
Behme Daniel D Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology, Klinikum-Vest, Knappschaftskrankenhaus, Recklinghausen, - - 2014
The focus of this study was to determine ease of deployment, safety and effectiveness of the LVIS Jr device. A retrospective analysis was performed of 32 cases comprising 34 aneurysms in which the LVIS Jr device was used for stent-assisted coil embolization of intracranial aneurysms from February to October 2012, ...
Andrási T B TB Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Clinic, Essen Germany - - - 2014
Eversion endarterectomy (EEA) of the internal carotid artery requires less distal surgical exposure than conventional patch reconstruction endarterectomy. However, the technical success after EEA was tremendously contradictive especially with respect to the external carotid artery (ECA) patency rate. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of elliptical ...
Yilmaz Betul B Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York, United States of - - 2014
We present the case of a newborn with tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary atresia, with a right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta, and a left pulmonary artery arising from the right coronary artery via an indirect aortopulmonary collateral. The embryogenesis of this unusual combination of pulmonary blood supply has ...
Yang Tao T Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fu Wai Hospital and Cardiovascular Institute, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, - - 2014
The optimal management of patients with concomitant carotid and coronary artery disease remains controversial currently. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of hybrid or staged revascularization by carotid artery stenting (CAS) and off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) in the treatment of these patients. From ...
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