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Nezic Dusko G DG Department of Cardiac Surgery, "Dedinje" Cardiovascular Institute, Belgrade, - - 2014
In order to expand the revascularization of the left anterior descending coronary artery, we have applied the inverted left internal thoracic artery (left internal thoracic artery [LITA] transected near its origin, thus supplied by retrograde flow from superior epigastric and musculophrenic arteries) in carefully selected cases (four patients). The 64-slice ...
Maoz-Metzl Daniel D Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, - - 2014
A central coaptation stitch (Park's stitch) is a simple surgical option in the management of aortic insufficiency in patients with left ventricular assist devices. We describe a 66-year-old male with aortic insufficiency and a bicuspid aortic valve undergoing left ventricular assist device implantation. His aortic insufficiency was successfully addressed with ...
Hisatomi Kazuki K Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nagasaki University Hospital, 1-7-1 Sakamoto, Nagasaki, 852-8501, Japan, - - 2014
A free-floating thrombus in the left atrium without attachment to either the atrial wall or the mitral valve is extremely rare. We describe a case in a 79-year-old woman with chronic atrial fibrillation and a recent stroke who had undergone mitral valve replacement 25 years previously and coronary artery bypass grafting ...
Biller José - - 2014
Cervical artery dissections (CDs) are among the most common causes of stroke in young and middle-aged adults. The aim of this scientific statement is to review the current state of evidence on the diagnosis and management of CDs and their statistical association with cervical manipulative therapy (CMT). In some forms ...
Acosta Stefan S Stefan Acosta, Vascular Centre, Malmö, Skåne University Hospital, S205 02 Malmö, - - 2014
Diagnosis of acute arterial mesenteric ischemia in the early stages is now possible using modern computed tomography with intravenous contrast enhancement and imaging in the arterial and/or portal phase. Most patients have acute superior mesenteric artery (SMA) occlusion, and a large proportion of these patients will develop peritonitis prior to ...
Alawami Mohammed M aCardiology Department, Green Lane Cardiovascular Service bFaculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand cFaculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, - - 2014
We report a case of a 79-year-old man with hemolytic anemia caused by a small paravalvular leak after aortic valve replacement with mechanical prosthesis. The defect was successfully treated with a vascular plug.
Kim Seung-Seob SS Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 120-752, South - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the diagnostic capability of single-phase dual-energy CT (DECT) angiography to differentiate acute and chronic pulmonary thromboembolism (APTE, CPTE). We prospectively enrolled 26 patients (M:F = 9:17; mean age, 61 years old) with a filling defect in the pulmonary artery on DECT angiography. They were ...
Schmidt Eric E College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, - - 2014
Moyamoya disease is characterized by progressive narrowing of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Symptomatic patients typically undergo cerebrovascular intervention via extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass, most often with the use of the superficial temporal artery. This case of Moyamoya disease is of particular interest as the patient presented with a unilateral atherosclerotic ...
Komar Monika - - 2014
The study aimed to assess the level of plasma Endothelin-1 (ET-1) in patients before and after transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) and to evaluate the usefulness of measuring ET-1 levels for the diagnosis and selection of candidates for ASD closure. 80 patients (55 F, 25 M), mean age ...
O'Donnell Mark E ME Divisions of Vascular and Endovascular - - 2014
Complications attributed to central venous stenosis and subsequent thrombosis are increasing in frequency and are most commonly associated with neointimal fibroplasia as well as neoplastic, fibrotic, and traumatic pathologies. We present the successful venous bypass and thoracic wall reconstruction of a fifty-eight year old female with chronic atypical symptoms secondary ...
Mei Fei F Department of Vascular Surgery, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China; Department of General Surgery, Yichang Central People's Hospital, the First College of Clinical Medical Science, China Three Gorges University, Yi Chang, 443003, - - 2014
This study presented a rare case of fast-growing multiple aneurysms. A male patient rapidly developed multiple aneurysms involving the aortic arch and the carotid, internal iliac, right femoral, and left popliteal arteries over a period of 2 months, accompanied by fever, hyperfibrinogenemia, thrombocythemia, and folliculitis-like skin lesions. He underwent aneurysmectomy ...
Patel Sanjay D - - 2014
Cystic adventitial disease (CAD) is a recognised cause of chronic lower limb ischaemia. We present a case of CAD presenting as acute lower limb ischaemia. A 54 year old lady presented with a 48hr history of sudden onset right leg and foot pain associated with parasthesia and weakness. Duplex ultrasound ...
Francesco Mongelli M Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, University Hospital IRCCS San Martino-IST, University of Genoa, - - 2014
Open thoracoadbominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) treatment presents an high complications rate such as spinal cord ischemia. Surgical technique includes the temporary occlusion of intercostal arteries with a balloon. In rare cases the arterial injury can lead to development of an intercostal artery aneurysms (ICAA), probably due to a thin artery ...
Ayad Micheal M Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 111 S. 10th St, Suite 6270, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Electronic address: - - 2014
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has emerged as a safe and effective alternative to open surgery for treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms. It has recently been reported that stent graft coverage of the celiac artery (CA) during TEVAR is associated with a low risk of acute mesenteric ischemia. However, the ...
Paludetto Gustavo G Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Institute of Cardiology of Federal District - ICDF, Brasília, DF, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
The successful use of customized branched or fenestrated devices to treat elective thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAAA) has already been described. However the device customization is a lengthy process that necessitates a delay in treatment of more than a month. This case reports an emergency treatment of TAAA, in a 80 years ...
Almeida Inês I Serviço de Cardiologia do Hospital Geral, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2014
The authors report the case of a 53-year-old man, with a long-standing history of mild mitral stenosis, admitted for worsening fatigue. Transthoracic echocardiography (limited by poor image quality) showed mitral annular calcification, leaflets that were difficult to visualize and an estimated mitral valve area of 1.8 cm(2) by the pressure ...
Villafañe Juan J Department of Pediatrics (Cardiology), University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Electronic address: - - 2014
This paper aims to update clinicians on "hot topics" in the management of patients with D-loop transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) in the current surgical era. The arterial switch operation (ASO) has replaced atrial switch procedures for D-TGA, and 90% of patients now reach adulthood. The Adult Congenital and Pediatric ...
Fadel Bahaa M BM King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi - - 2014
Pulsed-wave Doppler interrogation of the hepatic veins (HVs) provides a window to right heart hemodynamics and function. Various pathologies that involve the right heart are manifested on the HV Doppler depending on the location and severity of the involvement and its hemodynamic consequences. Pulmonary hypertension (PHTN), a common finding on ...
Zhang Duan-Zhen DZ From the Department of Congenital Heart Disease, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area Command, Shenyang, People's Republic of China. - - 2014
No method is available to predict whether patients with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) will show persistent postprocedural PAH (PP-PAH) after PDA closure. This study evaluated the usefulness of trial occlusion for predicting PP-PAH after transcatheter PDA closure in patients with severe PAH. Trial occlusion ...
Phumyoo Thirawass T From The Chula Soft Cadaver Surgical Training Center and Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to locate the course of the facial artery and to propose "the danger line" vulnerable to vascular complications following filler injection.The entire facial soft tissues were harvested from 14 Thai soft embalmed cadavers as a facial flap specimen. Measurements of the distance, the depth, ...
Stegemann Emilia E Medical Faculty, University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany - - 2014
Radial artery (RA) intima-media thickness (IMT) could be used to study short- and long-term structural vascular adaptation following transradial cardiac catheterization. We aimed at assessing the reliability and reproducibility of RA-IMT measurement. Using high-resolution ultrasound, we studied RA-IMT in 17 patients, who underwent transradial catheterization via the right RA 1 ...
Munck Anne A Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Robert Debré, Paediatric Gastroenterology and Respiratory Department, CF Centre, Université Paris 7, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Catheter venous thrombosis may result in life-threatening embolic complications. Recently, a thrombophilic tendency was described in cystic fibrosis (CF), the significance of which remains unclear. The aims of this study were to (1) document the frequency of catheter venous thrombosis detected by colour-Doppler-ultrasound (Doppler-US), (2) assess genetic and acquired thrombophilia ...
Gouaillier-Vulcain Flora F Vascular Surgery Unit, CHU de Tours, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
A 32-year-old with neurofibromatosis type 1 was diagnosed with a left vertebral artery aneurysm of 4 centimeters maximal diameter. A hybrid procedure was conducted associating the exclusion of the origin of the left vertebral artery with a covered stent in the left subclavian artery and a cervical incision for ligation ...
Shrestha Malakh M Cardiothoracic, Transplantation, and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The Perceval (Sorin Group, Milan, Italy) is a self-anchoring sutureless aortic valve prosthesis. We report the short- to midterm results of combined aortic valve replacement (AVR) with concomitant procedures in elderly patients undergoing operation as part of 3 consecutive prospective multicenter European studies. From April 2007 to February 2013, 243 ...
Albuquerque Felipe C FC Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phenix, Arizona, - - 2014
Use of the Pipeline embolization device (PED) in the posterior circulation is of some controversy. Recent publications have described adverse outcomes associated with the PED for vertebral and/or basilar artery pathology. We assessed our results in the treatment of this challenging subset of aneurysms after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
Nienaber Christoph A CA Department of Cardiology, University Heart Centre Rostock, University of Rostock, Rostock, - - 2014
: The management of type B aortic dissection is undergoing profound changes with timely TEVAR accepted as first-line strategy in the setting of complicated dissection; with recent technological advances and in experienced hands this intervention is considered safe and life-saving. With the ability to remodel the dissected aorta as a ...
Rodríguez-Cordero M - - 2014
Splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) is uncommon, but it is the most frequent visceral artery aneurysm. It is more common in women, especially during pregnancy. SAA is usually asymptomatic, but abdominal pain and rupture may develop. At present, computerized tomography (CT) angiogram is the best diagnostic test but not the only. ...
Uchida Hajime H Transplantation Center, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, - - 2014
CACS is rare, although it has been reported to be a potential risk factor for hepatic artery thrombosis following LT. We herein present the case of a 14-yr-old male with stenosis of the origin of the celiac trunk. Preoperative CT and color ultrasonography showed narrowing of the proximal celiac artery. ...
Xie Mingxing M Department of Ultrasonography, Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging, Wuhan 430022, - - 2014
Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is a rare congenital anomaly, which is conventionally diagnosed by coronary arteriography; however, the relation of the coronary artery fistulas to other structures, their origin and course may not be always apparent. The echocardiograms of 63 patients with coronary artery fistulas, who had undergone coronary arteriography ...
Park Jaechan J Department of Neurosurgery, Research Center for Neurosurgical Robotic Systems, Kyungpook National University, 50, Samduk 2-Ga, Jung-Gu, Daegu, 700-721, Republic of Korea, - - 2014
An intra-arterial (IA) mechanical thrombectomy has increased the recanalization rates for acute occlusion of proximal intracranial arteries. However, the current failure rate of endovascular recanalization remains at approximately 10 %, resulting in the need for surgical rescue treatment. The authors applied a minimally invasive and rapid surgical embolectomy (MIRSE) as a ...
Nakamura Shunichi S Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nippon Medical School, 1-1-5, Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0022, Japan, - - 2014
Some recent studies have reported the role of cholesterol crystals (ChCs) in plaque rupture in patients with coronary artery disease. We used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to investigate the characteristics of coronary plaques that were associated with derived ChCs. We evaluated 101 subjects with stable coronary artery disease who underwent ...
Thankavel Poonam P PP Division of Pediatric Cardiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, 1935 Medical District Dr, Dallas, TX, 75235, USA, - - 2014
Anomalous aortic origin of coronaries from the contralateral sinus (AAOCA) is rare but an important cause of cardiac death in the otherwise healthy young athlete. This necessitates prompt, accurate identification; transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) remains the primary screening tool. Assessment of accuracy is difficult since the true prevalence of the disease ...
Chen Liang-Wan - - 2014
BackgroundIn total arch repair with open placement of a triple-branched stent graft for acute type A aortic dissection, the diameters of the native arch vessels and the distances between 2 neighboring arch vessels did not always match the available sizes of the triple-branched stent grafts, and insertion of the triple-branched ...
Zaqout Mahmoud M 1Department of Pediatric Cardiology,Abd Al Aziz Al Rantisi Specialist Pediatric - - 2014
Crossed pulmonary arteries is a rare, benign congenital anomaly. Both pulmonary arteries cross each other on their course to each respective lung, thus forming a crisscross pattern. We report an infant with crossed pulmonary arteries and a complete vascular ring formed by double aortic arch.
Sloovere Veerle Tineke De VT Department of Anesthesia, University Hospitals Leuven, KU Leuven, - - 2014
In the last decade, there has been a rapid development in new endovascular treatment options for cerebral aneurysms. These techniques have their own inherent risk and can be challenging for the attending anesthetist. The recent developments of stent-assisted aneurysm coiling, flow-diverting stents and gel embolization, have implications for the attending ...
Anselmino Matteo M aDivision of Cardiology, Department of Medical Sciences, Città della Salute e della Scienza Hospital, University of Torino, Turin, Italy bDivision of Cardiology, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, Asti, - - 2014
Persistent left superior vena cava (LPSVC) is a rare congenital anomaly of the thoracic venous system that can trigger paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The role of this venous anomaly must be carefully considered in patients undergoing conventional atrial fibrillation transcatheter ablation by pulmonary vein isolation to avoid unnecessary lesions, left atrium ...
Kara H - - 2014
Objectives: The D-dimer level, fibrinogen level, and D-dimer/fibrinogen ratio are used in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, but results vary. We evaluated these parameters in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in emergency clinic patients. Methods: In this prospective study, 200 patients (pulmonary embolism, 100 patients; no pulmonary embolism, 100 patients) ...
Sun Liang L Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Pingjin Hospital, Logistics University of the Chinese People's Armed Police Forces, Tianjin 300162, P.R. - - 2014
The present study retrospectively analyzed 170 patients diagnosed with paraquat (PQ) poisoning with the aim of clarifying whether the arterial lactate-time (arterial lactate concentration × time between ingestion and arterial lactate measurement) was a good predictor of mortality in patients with acute PQ poisoning. The results indicated that there was ...
Günday Murat M Baskent University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara, - - 2014
BACKGROUNDd: The long-term results of coronary artery bypass surgery depend mostly on the type of the grafts. For a long time, it has been accepted that arterial grafts are superior to venous grafts. In this study, we evaluated the angiographic patency rates of arterial and venous grafts. The study took ...
Kim Shin-Jae SJ Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC; Division of Cardiology, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, South Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
The introduction of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in clinical practice has widened options for symptomatic patients at high surgical risk; however, it is not known whether TAVR has equivalent or prolonged benefits in terms of left ventricular (LV) remodeling. To explore the relative hemodynamic benefits and postoperative LV remodeling ...
Efendić Alma A 1Department of Radiology, Cantonal Hospital Zenica, 2Department of Anatomy, Medical School, University of Tuzla, 3Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Clinical Centre, University of Tuzla; Bosnia and - - 2014
Aim To examine a possible relationship between the variable vascular geometry of vertebrobasilar joint angle and basilar bifurcation angle as well as the diameters of these blood vessels. Methods The study included 60 adult patients, of both sexes, who were divided into two groups. One group (30) consisted of patients ...
Kovindha A A Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, - - 2014
CASE REPORT. To present and discuss a case of a chronic paraplegic patient who presented with difficulty in moving around in a wheelchair. Rehabilitation Ward, Maharaj Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. A chronic complete paraplegic T4 man complained of difficulty in moving around in a wheelchair. He ...
Hofmann Britt B Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital Halle, - - 2014
Arterial stiffness is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease and mortality. Carotid to femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) as a measure of arterial stiffness was obtained in 155 (47 women; 67.2±9.1 years, range 44-87 years) patients with detected coronary artery disease (CAD) scheduled for coronary artery bypass surgery. The authors set ...
Lin Li-Mei LM http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6963-9799 Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, - - 2014
Flow diverters are increasingly used for the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms. A rare complication from flow diversion is delayed aneurysm rupture, which can lead to carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) in the setting of cavernous carotid aneurysms (CCAs). Direct CCFs pose unique management challenges, given the lack of transarterial access to ...
Feezor Robert J RJ Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, - - 2014
We report a case of a woman who presented with a symptomatic penetrating aortic ulcer of the descending aorta and prohibitive aortoiliac occlusive disease. The thoracic stent graft was delivered using surgical exposure of the ascending aorta.
Izumi Kenta K Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Heart Center Dresden, Dresden, - - 2014
Anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery (AAOCA) is a rare cardiac anomaly associated with myocardial ischemia, infarction, and even sudden death. We report 2 patients presenting with AAOCA of the right coronary artery originating from the left coronary sinus with an initial intramural course. In both patients, we performed ...
Trivedi Kalyani R KR Department of Pediatrics, Biological Sciences Division, The University of Chicago, Chicago, - - 2014
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is a rare congenital anomaly that usually presents in infancy with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. Surgical reimplantation of the anomalous left coronary artery is offered as definitive treatment in infancy. We describe the case of a 26-year-old man ...
Atianzar Kimberly K Heart & Vascular Institute, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, - - 2014
We describe the endovascular treatment of a type A thoracic aortic dissection (TAAD) in a patient deemed unfit for surgical repair with a commercially available thoracic endograft. A patient with a symptomatic acute TAAD, multiple medical comorbidities, and ascending thoracic aortic and arch dilation underwent successful endovascular repair with the ...
Worku Berhane B Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York Methodist Hospital, New York, New York. Electronic address: - - 2014
Thrombus straddling a patent foramen ovale, namely, a paradoxical embolus in transit, is a rarely identified entity signifying impending arterial embolism. We report a series of 3 patients with preoperatively or intraoperatively identified paradoxical embolus in transit. All patients underwent surgical evacuation and had unremarkable postoperative courses with no episodes ...
Roselli Eric E EE Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Electronic address: - - 2014
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is effective in treating acute complicated dissection, but in the chronic state it is frequently complicated by persistent retrograde false lumen perfusion that results in treatment failure. We describe a novel endovascular technique and present an illustrative case of a patient with chronic dissection for ...
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