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Charlton-Ouw Kristofer M KM Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Tex; Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Tex. Electronic address: - - 2014
We report on our experience with treatment of adults requiring de novo or redo open aortic coarctation repair mostly by a resection and interposition graft technique. We retrospectively reviewed all patients older than 16 years requiring open repair of aortic coarctation. Indications for repair, operative details, and outcomes were analyzed. Between ...
Lami Donatella D Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Few studies investigated the relationship between fibrinolysis abnormalities and residual pulmonary perfusion defects after acute pulmonary embolism (PE). To assess the fibrinolytic profile in patients with prior PE in relation to the extent of scintigraphically detectable residual perfusion abnormalities. We studied 71 consecutive patients with a prior episode of PE, ...
Deb Saswata S Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
The study objective was to determine the impact of diabetes on radial artery and saphenous vein graft occlusion and clinical outcomes more than 5 years after coronary artery bypass surgery in the multicenter Radial Artery Patency Study (NCT00187356). A total of 529 patients aged less than 80 years with triple-vessel ...
Buxton Brian F BF Victorian Heart Centre, Epworth Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Cardiac Surgery, Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
We sought to evaluate our experience with total arterial revascularization and compare it with the traditional approach of a single internal thoracic artery supplemented by saphenous veins. From 1995 to 2010, 6059 patients with triple-vessel coronary artery disease underwent primary isolated coronary artery bypass grafting at 8 centers. A study ...
Amat-Santos Ignacio J IJ Department of Cardiology, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, - - 2014
The SAPIEN 3 valve (S3V) is a new-generation transcatheter valve with enhanced anti-paravalvular leak properties, but no data comparing with earlier transcatheter valve systems are available. We aimed to compare the hemodynamic performance of the S3V and the SAPIEN XT valve (SXTV) in a case-matched study with echo core laboratory ...
Yano Mariko M Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, - - 2014
Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) has played a limited role in the management of patients with severe aortic stenosis. However, BAV is being performed more frequently these days with the emergence of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We previously described a technique named "looped Inoue balloon technique" to simplify the antegrade ...
Moza Ankush A Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, 3000 Arlington Avenue, MS #1118, Toledo, OH, 43614-2598, USA, - - 2014
Patients with coronary artery disease often have concurrent peripheral vascular disease. The presence of concurrent vascular pathologies can pose unique challenges among patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass grafting utilizing the left internal mammary artery. We describe a patient with peripheral vascular disease and prior history of coronary artery ...
Kaufmann Tim A S - - 2014
Abstract Retinal artery occlusion (RAO) is a common ocular vascular occlusive disorder that may lead to partial or complete retinal ischemia with sudden visual deterioration and visual field defects. Although RAO has been investigated since 1859, the main mechanism is still not fully understood. While hypoperfusion of the ophthalmic artery ...
Fang Zhen-Fei ZF Department of Cardiology, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South - - 2014
Background:Transcatheter closure (TCC) of ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSVA) is an alternative strategy to surgery, but there is a lack of long-term outcome data.Methods and Results:From 2004 to 2012, 17 patients (8 males, 9 females) were treated with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occluders by antegrade venous approach and were followed for ...
Circo Sebastian S Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to present the latest advances and recommendations in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary vascular complications associated with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT): pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs), pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), pulmonary hypertension associated with high output cardiac failure or liver vascular malformations, haemoptysis, haemothorax ...
Foocharoen Chingching C From the Divisions of *Allergy-Immunology-Rheumatology and †Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, - - 2014
Annual echocardiographic screening has been recommended for early detection of pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patient; however, the cost benefit for cases with no pulmonary symptoms is not well established. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and clinical predictors of echocardiographic diagnosis of PHT ...
Farivar Behzad S BS Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgical Services, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Carotid blowout is a rare fatal complication most commonly observed in head and neck cancer patients, especially after radiation therapy. Traditional surgical approaches carry extremely high morbidity and mortality rates. We present a case of acute hemorrhage from extracranial carotid artery in a 64-year-old man with history of total laryngectomy, ...
Mulrooney Daniel A DA Department of Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee; Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee; Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee; Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Memphis, - - 2014
Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) have significant cardiovascular risk and require long-term surveillance. The current study assessed the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in adult survivors of childhood HL. Thirty-one survivors of HL, 13 of whom (42%) were treated with radiotherapy (RT) only ...
Masaki Nobuyuki N Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Endothelial dysfunction causes vasomotor dysregulation and vascular stiffening in addition to structural changes. By influencing NO synthesis, deficiency of l-arginine relative to asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), which is an l-arginine derivative that acts as a competitive NO synthase inhibitor, may lead to the promotion of arterial stiffness. This study investigated the ...
DeSimone Christopher V CV Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
Pulmonary vein isolation is an established therapeutic procedure for symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). This approach involves ablation of atrial tissue just outside the pulmonary veins. However, patient outcomes are limited because of a high rate of arrhythmia recurrence. Ablation of electrically active tissue inside the pulmonary vein may improve procedural ...
Boulate David D Laboratoire de Recherche Chirurgicale, Centre Chirurgical Marie Lannelongue, Le - - 2014
Pulmonary microvascular disease (PMD) develops in both occluded and non-occluded territories in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and may cause persistent pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary endarterectomy. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) are potential PMD severity biomarkers, but it remains unknown whether they are related to occluded or non-occluded ...
Culp William T N WT Departments of Veterinary Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA - - 2014
Case Description-An 11-year-old castrated male Tibetan Mastiff was evaluated because of a visibly enlarged blood vessel and progressively worsening swelling of the right hind limb. Clinical Findings-On physical examination, the right hind limb was markedly larger than the left hind limb and the dog was minimally weight bearing on the ...
Yamada Shigeki S Department of Neurosurgery & Stroke Center, Rakuwakai Otowa Hospital, Otowachinji-cho 2, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto, 607-8602, Japan, - - 2014
Several risk factors for arterial calcification have been reported but controversial. The aim of this study was to clarify the interactions among chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, and dyslipidemia in altering the risk of arterial calcification in the three different arterial locations and the intramural location at ...
Kim Min Jeong MJ Division of Pediatric Cardiology,College of Medicine,University of Ulsan,Songpa-gu,Seoul,South - - 2014
An indexed offset distance of the tricuspid septal leaflet ⩾8 mm/m2 is a quantitative criterion for the diagnosis of Ebstein's anomaly. The purpose of this study was to investigate the validity of this criterion for the discrimination of Ebstein's anomaly from pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum in neonatal patients. ...
Mancini Federico F Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Viale Oxford, 81, 00133, Rome, - - 2014
Osteolytic vertebral erosion is usually related to tumours, spondylitis or spondylodiscitis. Few reports in the literature describe lytic lesions of anterior lumbar vertebral bodies resulting from abdominal aortic aneurysm or false aneurysm. We report a case of abdominal aortic false aneurysm that caused lytic lesions of the second and third ...
Chandra Naveen N Department of Cardiology,Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research,Kolkata,West - - 2014
Coronary arteriovenous fistula is an uncommon clinical entity. The right coronary artery is the most common site of origin, and the fistula commonly drains into the right-sided cardiac chambers. Very rarely it can arise from the left main coronary artery, and fistulas draining into the superior vena cavity are extremely ...
Yan Shenqiang S From the Department of Neurology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China (S.Y., H.H., X.Z., S.Z., M.L.); Department of Neurology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China (Z.S.); and University of California-Los Angeles Stroke Center - - 2014
We aimed to evaluate the predictive value of susceptibility vessel sign (SVS) burden and morphology in middle cerebral artery recanalization. We retrospectively examined clinical and imaging data from 72 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke with middle cerebral artery occlusion and examined the association of recanalization with SVS length and ...
Nota Hiromitsu H Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan - - 2014
Previous studies have reported a high incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) after thoracic aortic surgery. However, the incidence of AKI in patients undergoing total arch replacement (TAR) with selective cerebral perfusion (SCP) and mild hypothermic lower body circulatory arrest (mild HLBCA) with a tympanic temperature of 25°C remains unknown. ...
Okamoto Yuki Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tachikawa Medical Center, Niigata, Japan - - 2014
We encountered an extremely rare case of a renal arteriovenous fistula (AVF) with 2 giant renal artery aneurysms (RAAs) in a 75-year-old woman who presented with congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. A chest x-ray revealed cardiomegaly with a cardiothoracic ratio (CTR) of 65%. Computed tomography showed 2 giant left ...
Ishii Yoichiro Y Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Osaka, Japan Department of Cardiology, Gunma Children's Medical Center, Gunma, Japan Department of Pediatrics, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma, Japan - - 2014
Bilateral pulmonary artery banding is considered as 'first-stage' palliation for neonates who have hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This study aimed to identify risk factors that influence outcome before the bidirectional Glenn operation. This retrospective evaluation involved 30 consecutive patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, or a variant, who underwent bilateral ...
Aust Hansjörg H Phillips-University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate if subcutaneous continuous glucose monitoring (sCGM) is feasible in cardiac surgery and if reliable glucose values are reported under hypothermic extracorporeal circulation. Feasibility trial. University hospital. Ten consecutive patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Prior to surgery, during hypothermic extracorporeal bypass, and 48 hours postoperatively, arterial blood glucose ...
Nakashima Kouki K Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Sagamihara, - - 2014
In tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), it is well known that postoperative pulmonary regurgitation reduces right ventricular function during long-term follow-up. Complete repair without a transannular patch should help avoid pulmonary regurgitation. Recently, primary complete repair has been preferred to the staged repair with use of a Blalock-Taussig shunt (BTS) even ...
Liu Ya-Qi YQ Department of Neurosurgery, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 253 Industry Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510282, China; The National Key Clinic Specialty, The Neurosurgery Institute of Guangdong Province, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory on Brain Function Repair and Regeneration, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, - - 2014
Aneurysm recurrence is a principle limitation of endovascular coiling procedures, especially in posterior communicating artery aneurysms, with reported recurrence rates of >30%. The adjunctive use of self-expandable stents has revolutionised the treatment of intracranial aneurysms, especially for complex morphologies, wide necks, or unfavourable dome-to-neck ratios. However, there are limited data ...
Sharma Vikas V Division of Surgery, Wellspan York Hospital, York, - - 2014
Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) has been associated with myocardial ischemia and sudden death. The optimal management of patients with AAOCA is controversial. We examined our experience with surgical unroofing of AAOCA to determine the midterm effect of surgical repair. From October 1992 through December 2011, 75 ...
Mannacio Vito V Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Federico II, School of Medicine, Naples, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
This retrospective cohort study investigated the functional and hemodynamic mid-term results over 3-years follow up of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) conduit in composite Y-graft configuration with radial artery (RA) in a population of patients who underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). 148 patients who underwent off-pump CABG ...
Judson Marc A MA aDivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York bUniversity of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, - - 2014
Despite the frequent occurrence of worsening pulmonary symptoms in pulmonary sarcoidosis patients, there is little available information concerning this topic. In this review, we outline the various causes for these symptoms. We propose to partition the various causes for these symptoms into specific categories. We believe that these categories will ...
Araujo Júnior E E Pregnancy Research Centre, Department of Perinatal Medicine, Royal Women's Hospital and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne , Melbourne, Victoria , - - 2014
To examine the association between isolated single umbilical artery (SUA) and congenital heart disease/adverse perinatal outcome in an Australian tertiary centre. The study population is comprised of fetuses diagnosed with SUA at the mid-trimester scan between May 2003 and March 2009 during detailed ultrasound examination at The Royal Women's Hospital ...
Shibahashi Keita K Department of Neurosurgery, NTT Medical Center - - 2014
The surgical procedure used to treat an unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA) has controversial effects on cognitive function. From January 2010 through December 2012, we enrolled patients who underwent surgical clipping for a UIA. Patients were tested within one week prior to surgery and again postoperatively (6.8 ± 2.3 days) using ...
Filleul O - - 2014
Antineutrophil-cytoplasm antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis are severe inflammatory pathologies that, although rare, may induce significant morbidity or death. Their impact on multiple organ systems implies an important variability in their clinical presentation, which might delay the diagnosis. In this setting we report on a case of ANCA-negative-associated vasculitis, initially presenting as ...
Kobayashi Yuhei Y Kawasaki Medical - - 2014
Background:Stent underexpansion remains a concern as a cause of drug-eluting stent (DES) failure. Although coronary calcification is considered to be a contributing factor in stent underexpansion, previous intravascular ultrasound studies have failed to demonstrate this relationship. We investigated whether stent expansion could be predicted by coronary calcification as assessed by ...
Medvedofsky Diego D The Heart Center, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel; Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become the treatment of choice for the symptomatic patients with aortic stenosis (AS) and high surgical risk. Pulmonary hypertension (PHTN) has been shown to be associated with worse early and late outcomes after aortic valve surgery. Data regarding the effect of TAVI on PHTN ...
Osada Hiroaki H Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mitsubishi Kyoto Hospital, Kyoto, - - 2014
We report a patient with giant right atrium and severe pulmonary dysfunction who underwent successful surgical volume reduction with significant improvement of pulmonary function studies.
López-Farré A J AJ Cardiovascular Research, Hospital Clínico San Carlos. Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Hospital Clínico San Carlos (IdISSC), Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Complutense. Madrid., - - 2014
Further to its pivotal role in hemostasis, FXa promotes effects on the vascular wall. The purpose of the study was to evaluate if FXa modifies the expression level of energy metabolism and oxidative stress-related proteins in femoral arteries obtained from type-2 diabetic patients with end-stage vasculopathy. Femoral arteries were obtained ...
John Elizabeth S - - 2014
Sinus of Valsalva-right atrial fistulas are abnormal connections between the aorta and the right atrium, and present challenging surgical conditions. An extremely rare etiology of aorto-right atrial fistula is infective endocarditis. This case report presents a 21 year old Caucasian female patient who had native aortic valve Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis ...
Unosawa Satoshi S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Hospital Organization Disaster Medical Center, 3256, Midori-chou, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo, 190-0014, Japan, - - 2014
A persistent sciatic artery is a rare vascular anomaly in which the sciatic artery, which involutes in the embryonic stage, persists as the blood supply to the lower limb. This vascular anomaly is often associated with aneurysm formation. A persistent sciatic artery aneurysm is a rare cause of peripheral arterial ...
Kawasaki Ryota R Department of Radiology, Hyogo Brain and Heart Center at Himeji, 520, Saisho-Ko, Himeji, Hyogo, 670-0981, Japan, - - 2014
We report three cases of hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm, which were all treated successfully using a combination of coil embolization and a side-holed 5F indwelling catheter for maintaining minimal hepatic artery blood flow with exclusion of the pseudoaneurysm. The tip of an infusion catheter was placed in the right hepatic artery ...
El-Mawardy Mohamed M Heart Center, Segeberger Kliniken GmbH (Academic Teaching Hospital of the Universities of Kiel and Hamburg), Bad Segeberg, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become the preferred treatment option for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who are inoperable or at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement. TAVI has shown a clear mortality benefit compared to conservative treatment in inoperable patients, and is at least non-inferior to ...
Kim Min Kyung MK Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Apolipoprotein B/Apolipoprotein A-1 ratio (Apo B/Apo A-1) is known to be associated with atherosclerotic vascular disease. However, few studies have investigated the relationship between Apo B/Apo A-1 ratio and arterial stiffness, thus we investigated the relationships between Apo B/Apo A-1 and arterial stiffness in patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS). 1252 ...
Hung Sheng-Che SC Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, - - 2014
Moyamoya disease (MMD) is an uncommon cerebrovascular disorder characterized by idiopathic progressive stenosis or the occlusion of the intracranial arteries. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is the reference diagnostic imaging modality for MMD. Use of the conventional Suzuki grading remains the gold standard for evaluating the severity of MMD. In this ...
Xiao Yangjie Y Department of Ultrasound, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, No. 36, Sanhao Street, Heping District, Shenyang, - - 2014
In a 37-year-old patient, ultrasonography showed and CT confirmed the presence of single ventricle, single atrium, azygos continuation of inferior vena cava, anomalous hepatic vein drainage, and persistent left superior vena cava. Such a constellation of cardiovascular anomalies is exceptionally diagnosed in adulthood. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin ...
Karapetyan Anushavan - - 2014
Combined branch retinal artery and central retinal vein occlusion is a rare condition that has been infrequently reported. This case report, aside from reporting the above-mentioned condition, highlights the importance of performing spectral domain optical coherence tomography in establishing a complete diagnosis, especially in uncertain and complicated cases. We also ...
Amagasaki Kenichi K Departments of Neurosurgery - - 2014
This 31-year-old woman presented with typical right trigeminal neuralgia caused by a trigeminocerebellar artery, manifesting as pain uncontrollable with medical treatment. Preoperative neuroimaging studies demonstrated that the offending artery had almost encircled the right trigeminal nerve. This finding was confirmed intraoperatively, and decompression was completed. The neuralgia resolved after the ...
Bradac O O Department of Neurosurgery, Military University Hospital and Charles University, First Medical Faculty, Prague, Czech Republic, - - 2014
We analysed the results of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis treatment at our institution over the last 10 years according to treatment modalities (carotid endarterectomy [CEA] vs carotid artery stenting [CAS]). Furthermore, we compared our results of treatment prior to the EVA-3S study being implemented into our practice (2003-2007) and after ...
Jaipersad Anthony S AS University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital , Birmingham, B18 7QH, England , United - - 2014
Aim. To characterize blood monocyte subsets in patients with different degrees of carotid atherosclerosis and pathological carotid plaque neovascularization. Methods. Assessment of carotid plaque neovascularization using contrast ultrasonography and flow cytometric quantification of monocyte subsets and their receptors involved in inflammation, angiogenesis, and tissue repair was done in 40 patients ...
Bourron Olivier O Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Department, AP-HP, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, - - 2014
Context: Calcification of the arterial wall in diabetes contributes to the arterial occlusive process occurring below the knee level. The osteoprotegerin(OPG)/RANKL system is suspected to be involved in the calcification process. Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate if there is a link between arterial calcification in type ...
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