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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 ...
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 ...
Banerjee Subhash S University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75216 USA. - - 2014
Crossing of lower-extremity arterial chronic total occlusion (CTO) can be challenging. Use of the Viance peripheral CTO crossing device (Covidien) in the superficial femoral (SFA), popliteal, and below-the knee (BTK) arterial locations has received limited study. Fifty-eight patients from the Excellence in Peripheral Artery Disease (XLPAD) registry (NCT01904851) were treated ...
Bowers Bruce B Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Institute, Dallas, Texas, USA. - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of temporary distal aortic occlusion (TDAO) for facilitated large-bore arterial closure during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Ipsilateral iliac artery occlusion and TDAO have been used to facilitate TAVR delivery sheath access-site closure, but ipsilateral iliac artery occlusion has been associated with arterial complications ...
Halapas A A The Department of Transcatheter Heart Valves, Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece. - - 2014
Bioprosthetic heart valves are often preferred over mechanical valves as they may preclude the need for anticoagulation. Reoperation is the standard treatment for structural failure of bioprosthetic valves; however, it carries significant risk especially in inoperable elderly patients. Valve-in-valve (ViV) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) seems to be an effective ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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). ...
Bisdas Theodosios T Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Franziskus Hospital and University Clinic of Münster, - - 2014
Purpose : To assess the feasibility and midterm outcomes of iliac branch devices (IBD) for the treatment of aneurysmal distal seal zones after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Methods : Between January 2005 and January 2014, 188 patients with aortic aneurysms involving the iliac bifurcation underwent IBD implantation; of these, 18 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Malkawi Amir H AH St George's Vascular Institute, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, London, - - 2014
Purpose : To present treatment of a juxtarenal aneurysm using the Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing system (EVAS) and a chimney stent. Case Report : A 79-year-old woman was diagnosed with a 6-cm juxtarenal aneurysm. Standard endovascular aneurysm repair was not possible due to lack of an adequate infrarenal landing zone, ...
Watanabe Yoshiki Y 1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, - - 2014
Purpose : To assess the significance of aortic remodeling in the prevention of the late aortic events after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for aortic dissection. Methods : The study involved 52 patients (41 men; mean age was 59.7±13.3 years) with type B aortic dissections and patent false lumens treated ...
Uysal Fahrettin F Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Uludag, 16059 Bursa, - - 2014
Persistent 5th aortic arch, originally called double-lumen aortic arch, is a rarely reported cardiac developmental anomaly that results in systemic-to-systemic or systemic-to-pulmonary shunting. When this malformation occurs, other intracardiac defects are almost always present. We report the case of a 7-month-old girl who presented with a heart murmur; she was ...
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 ...
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