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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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lee Jin Hwa JH Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Channing Division of Network Medicine, United States ; - - 2014
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is associated with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) though pulmonary vascular changes occur early in the course of the disease. Pulmonary artery enlargement (PAE) measured by computed tomography (CT) correlates with PH and COPD exacerbation frequency. Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) of PAE in COPD subjects have ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Biousse Valérie - - 2014
This review focuses on aspects of retinal and optic nerve ischemia that may be encountered by neurologists. Recent guidelines have emphasized the similarities between cerebral and retinal ischemia in terms of etiologic workup, acute management, and subsequent stroke risk. However, although ischemic optic neuropathies reflect optic nerve ischemia, they result ...
Maqsood Khawar K Departments of Medicine (Drs. Maqsood and Sarwar) and Interventional Cardiology (Drs. Eftekhari and Lotfi), Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts - - 2014
Coronary embolization is a potentially fatal sequela of endocarditis. We report a case of Candida endocarditis with septic embolism to the left anterior descending coronary artery. This embolism was successfully treated with aspiration thrombectomy followed by balloon angioplasty. The treatment of acute coronary syndrome in the presence of septic embolism ...
Kawamura Hideki H Department of Gastroenterological Surgery I, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, - - 2014
We successfully executed laparoscopic distal gastrectomy in two patients who had previously undergone coronary artery bypass grafting using the right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA). A laparoscopic distal gastrectomy preserving the RGEA graft with Roux-en-Y reconstruction was performed on two men, one 69 years of age and one 73 years of age. In both ...
Marino Mario M Vascular Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, San Francesco Hospital, Nuoro, - - 2014
A 76-year-old woman presented with symptomatic contained-ruptured thoracoabdominal aneurysm at the level of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and the hepatic artery origin from the SMA. The chimney technique for celiac trunk, SMA, and right renal artery (periscope configuration) was performed. An endovascular leak from the distal landing zone of ...
Bahia Sandeep S SS St George's Vascular Institute, London - - - 2014
True brachial artery aneurysms are rare, typically occurring secondary to trauma. In this report, we describe two recent cases of patients who presented acutely with upper limb ischaemia due to brachial artery aneurysms. Both patients presented many years after brachiocephalic arteriovenous (AV) fistula ligation in the ipsilateral limb. Two male ...
Azhar Bilal B Department of Outcomes Research, St George's Vascular Institute, St George's Hospital NHS Trust, London, - - 2014
Purpose : To quantitatively summarize the incidence of misdiagnosis of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA), the most common presenting features, and the commonest incorrect differential diagnoses. Methods : A systematic search according to PRISMA guidelines was performed using EMBASE and MEDLINE databases to identify studies reporting the initial rate of ...
Kasashima Satomi S 1 Department of Pathology, National Hospital Organization, Kanazawa Medical Center, Kanazawa, - - 2014
Purpose : To report a rare and complicated case of immunoglobulin (Ig) G4-related periaortitis involving both the aortic wall and the retroperitoneum without aneurysmal formation. Case Report : A 79-year-old man with IgG4-related periaortitis suffered aortic rupture despite a normal caliber aorta after 6 months of steroid therapy (20 mg/d). ...
Mishra Shakti Bedanta SB Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2014
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is not an uncommon condition in the intensive care unit (ICU), and having high morbidity and mortality. Upper limb DVT also is increasingly being recognized as a clinical entity. The presence of the indwelling catheter in neck veins is a risk for developing venous thrombus, which ...
O'Keefe Kathryn L KL Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University, OH, - - 2014
Pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular dysfunction can complicate lung transplant. Pulmonary artery pressures affect outcome are uncertain during wait list. We evaluated changes in wait list pulmonary artery pressures on survival after lung transplant. We queried the United Network for Organ Sharing/Standard Transplant Analysis and Research registry from 1987 to ...
Donas Konstantinos P KP 1 Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Franziskus Hospital Münster and Münster University Hospital, Münster, - - 2014
Purpose : To report a novel indication for the use of chimney grafts to preserve flow to the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) in patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for aortobi-iliac aneurysms with coexistent bilateral occlusion of the internal iliac arteries (IIA). Technique : Via a cutdown over the left ...
Dijkstra Martijn L ML 1 Department of Surgery, Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, The - - 2014
Purpose : To show the feasibility of the Nellix device in conjunction with a chimney technique for treating juxtarenal aneurysms in two patients who were deemed unsuitable for fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair or open surgery. Case Reports : Two men aged 83 and 81 years were referred with a juxtarenal ...
Durmaz Tahir T Department of Cardiology (Drs. Akcay, Ayhan, Bozkurt, Durmaz, and Keles), Faculty of Medicine, Yildirim Beyazit University; and Departments of Cardiology (Drs. Aslan, Bilen, and Sari) and Cardiovascular Surgery (Dr. Erdogan), Ankara Ataturk Education and Research Hospital, 06800 Ankara, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement can be an effective, reliable treatment for severe aortic stenosis in surgically high-risk or ineligible patients. However, various sequelae like coronary artery obstruction can occur, not only in the long term, but also immediately after the procedure. We present the case of a 78-year-old woman whose ...
Moon Karam - - 2014
Intracranial aneurysms, especially those of the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA), can present with cranial nerve palsies. Few studies exist reporting the outcomes of cranial neuropathies following treatment with the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED). A prospectively maintained endovascular database was reviewed for all patients treated with the ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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