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Lee C M CM Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, 143-701, South - - 2014
A seven-month-old, entire, male miniature schnauzer dog was referred with acute vomiting, inappetence and depression primarily as a result of a gastric foreign body (pine cones). During investigations, thoracic radiographs revealed increased volume of the right lung lobes, deviated cardiomediastinal structures and elevation of the heart from the sternum. Thoracic ...
Potaris Konstantinos K Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sotiria General Hospital for Chest Diseases, Athens, - - 2014
We aimed to consolidate our clinical observations regarding the development of pulmonary hypertension following pneumonectomy for lung cancer. Sixty-nine of 82 initially selected patients without pulmonary or cardiac comorbidities, who underwent pneumonectomy for lung cancer between October 2009 and October 2011, accomplished our protocol. Mean patient age was 60.6 years ...
Patel Rusha R Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, - - 2014
Hemoptysis in the pediatric population may be caused by foreign body aspiration, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, or infection. Vascular causes are uncommon. We present a rare cause of hemoptysis related to a bronchial artery pseudoaneurysm. We report the case of a child with a bronchial artery pseudoaneurysm causing hemoptysis and describe ...
van Petersen André S AS Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical Spectrum Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands; Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Bernhoven Hospital, Oss-Uden-Veghel, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
The mesenteric circulation has an extensive collateral network. Therefore, stenosis in one or more mesenteric arteries does not necessarily lead to symptoms. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of collateral flow on celiac artery (CA) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) duplex parameters. Between 1999 and 2007, ...
Iimuro Yuji Y Department of Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, 663-8501, Japan, - - 2014
Aneurysms in the portal venous system are relatively rare. We report the case of an extrahepatic portal venous aneurysm, detected incidentally by ultrasonography. The patient, a 75-year-old woman, was initially observed over 18 months, during which time, the aneurysm grew from 36 mm × 32 mm to 51 mm × 37 mm in size, without symptoms. Hemodynamic analysis employing ...
Zamorano José L JL Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Coronary artery disease is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The objective of the CLARIFY registry is to study the treatment of outpatients with coronary artery disease in the setting of daily clinical practice. The CLARIFY registry is a prospective registry conducted in 41 countries that included outpatients with stable ...
Bertrand M M MM Laboratory of Experimental Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine Montpellier-Nîmes, University Montpellier I, 30 rue Lunaret, 34090, Montpellier, France, - - 2014
Curative surgery is the standard treatment for colorectal cancer. The ligation level of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) is still debated, as neither low tie (LT) nor high tie ligation (HT) has shown any benefit on the patients' overall survival. We examined whether LT is standardizable and easily reproducible from ...
Vegsundvåg Johnny - - 2014
Our aim was to assess whether anterograde flow velocities in septal perforating branches could identify an occluded contralateral coronary artery, and to assess the feasibility and accuracy of diagnosing occlusions in the three main coronary arteries by the combined use of several noninvasive parameters indicating collateral flow. A total of ...
Hayashi Shogo S Department of Anatomy, Tokyo Medical University, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-8402, Japan, - - 2014
Scimitar syndrome is a rare anomaly involving a pulmonary vein flowing into the inferior vena cava (scimitar vein) and is commonly associated with lung hypoplasia wherein a scimitar vein drains the entire lung. We report a rare case of a scimitar vein draining only the right inferior lobe found in ...
Hayakawa Masato M Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, - - 2014
Quadricuspid aortic valve is rare, with an estimated incidence of 0.008% to 1.46%. Most cases are encountered incidentally during aortic valve surgery or autopsy. The condition frequently progresses to aortic regurgitation, which can manifest in adulthood and may require surgical treatment. This anomaly may sometimes be associated with other malformations, ...
Tinto H R HR Radiology Department, Hospital de São José, Rua José António Serrano, 1150 Lisboa, Portugal; Radiology Department, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2014
Partial nephrectomy (PN) is an accepted alternative to radical nephrectomy for nephron sparing surgery to treat renal tumors. Although complications are relatively rare after PN, they may include renal hemorrhage that can be massive and life threatening. Artery embolization can have a major role in the management of these cases ...
Mahnken Andreas H AH Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital, Philipps-Marburg, Baldingerstraße, D-35043, Marburg, Germany, - - 2014
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) as an advanced stage of chronic venous disease is a common problem that occurs in approximately 1-5 % of the adult population. CVI has either a nonthrombotic (primary) or postthrombotic (secondary) cause involving reflux, obstruction, or a combination of both. The role of venous obstruction is increasingly ...
Kiessling Arndt-Holger AH Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, - - 2014
Patients undergoing cardiac surgery presenting with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher 30-day mortality risk. In these patients, pulmonary dysfunction linked to an inflammatory response is frequent after cardiac operations using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), which causes pulmonary hypoperfusion. We hypothesize that selective pulmonary perfusion (sPP) of the lungs ...
Werner Nikos N Heart Center Bonn, Department of Medicine II, University Hospital - - 2014
Paravalvular aortic regurgitation (AR) negatively affects prognosis following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). As transcatheter heart valves (THV) are anchored using a certain degree of oversizing at the level of the aortic annulus, incomplete stent frame expansion because of heavily annular calcifications, suboptimal placement of the prosthesis, and/or annulus-prosthesis size-mismatch ...
Agac M T MT Department of Cardiology, Ahi Evren Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Trabzon, - - 2014
Association of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) with increased incidence of hypertension, a strong risk factor for coronary artery disease, has been suggested. However, there are no data on arterial stiffness measures of asymptomatic young adults with AGA. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association of the AGA with arterial ...
Yoshimura Shinichi S Department of Neurosurgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Recently, use of mechanical clot retrievers for acute stroke has gradually spread. However, 3 recent randomized controlled trials failed to show superiority of endovascular treatment compared to intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rt-PA) alone or standard care. On the other hand, a Japanese nationwide survey demonstrated the efficacy of ...
Spruijt Onno A OA Department of Pulmonary Diseases, VU University Medical Center, ZH-4A-48, 1000 SN Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Irrespective of its cause, pulmonary hypertension (PH) leads to an increase in pulmonary vascular resistance. Failing adaption of the right ventricle (RV) to the increased afterload is the main cause of death in PH patients and therefore monitoring RV function during treatment is essential. However, consensus on the optimal method ...
Hastaoglu Ismail Oral IO Department of Cardiovascular Surgeon, Private Erdem Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
We report a 59-year old patient with a double J ureteral catheter displaced out of the ureter through the inferior vena cava and right ventricle. The catheter was removed successfully under cardiopulmonary bypass.
Son Seungnam S Department of Neurology, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, - - 2014
The feasibility, safety and effectiveness of emergency carotid artery stenting (eCAS) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) due to proximal internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis or occlusion are still controversial. In this study we analyzed our experience with eCAS in patients with AIS. Twenty-two eCAS procedures for proximal ICA ...
Fischer Anja A From the *Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen; †Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, University Duisburg-Essen; and ‡Clinic for Vascular Surgery, Elisabeth Hospital Essen, Essen, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to achieve initial experience with non-contrast-enhanced (ne) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the lower leg arteries in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) at 7 T. Seven patients with PAOD were examined on a 7-T whole-body magnetic resonance system. A custom-built 16-channel transmit/receive ...
Mine Takahiko T Department of Radiology, Center for Advanced Medical Technology, Nippon Medical School, 1-1-5 Sendagi, Bunkyou-ku, Tokyo 113-8602, - - 2014
To retrospectively evaluate proper hepatic artery embolization, with respect to the development of extrahepatic collaterals. Proper hepatic artery embolization was performed in 18 patients with hemorrhagic arterial lesions in the hepatic hilum. Post-procedural development of extrahepatic collaterals was evaluated by computed tomography or angiography. Embolization data and liver function tests ...
Koike Yuya Y Department of Interventional Radiology, Kawasaki Saiwai Hospital, 31-27, Omiya-cho, Saiwai-Ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, 212-0014, Japan, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate a sac angiography technique and evaluate the feasibility of N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) embolization of the ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) sac in emergency endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in hemodynamically unstable patients. A retrospective case series of three patients in whom sac angiography ...
Rostamian Armand A Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, - - 2014
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) during ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS). Although the reported incidence of PVS has fallen in recent years, the precise rate of PVS is unknown. Coherent guidelines for screening and treatment of PVS are not established. We reviewed literature to ...
Nombela-Franco Luis L Quebec Heart & Lung Institute, Quebec city, Quebec, Canada; Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, - - 2014
Significant mitral regurgitation (MR) is frequent in patients with severe aortic stenosis. In these cases, concomitant mitral valve repair or replacement is usually performed at the time of surgical aortic valve replacement. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has recently been consolidated as an alternative for patients at high or prohibitive ...
Aykan Ahmet Çağrı AC Department of Cardiology, Ahi Evren Chest Cardiovascular Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Trabzon, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and Ankle brachial index (ABI) are associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). The SYNTAX score (SS) reflects the complexity of CAD. We aimed to evaluate the relation of EFT and ABI with CAD complexity. We enrolled 197 patients undergoing coronary angiography. In all patients, ABI and ...
Pregowski Jerzy J Institute of Cardiology, Alpejska 42, 04-628, Warsaw, Poland, - - 2014
To assess the anatomical background and significance of incomplete invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and to evaluate the value of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in this scenario. The current study is an analysis of high volume center experience with prospective registry of coronary CTA and ICA. The target population was ...
Sato Kaori K Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To report a case of unexpected pulmonary hypertensive crisis caused by endothelin release from melanoma cells after surgery for choroidal melanoma. A 56-year-old man suddenly developed dyspnea after resection of choroidal melanoma. Worsening hypoxia required intensive treatment, including percutaneous cardiopulmonary support, after which a series of tests were immediately performed. ...
Stapleton Christopher J CJ Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, ACC-745, Boston, MA 02114, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Pseudoaneurysms of the superficial temporal artery (STA) are rare vascular lesions of the external carotid artery system and are most often incurred after blunt head trauma. Diagnosis can be made on clinical grounds, and is confirmed by ultrasonography (US) or CT angiography. Surgical ligation and excision of the aneurysm remains ...
Gory B B Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, hôpital neurologique Pierre-Wertheimer, hospices civils de Lyon, 59, boulevard Pinel, 69677 Bron, - - 2014
Ischemic stroke is the primary cause of acquired disability in the world and its treatment is still a challenge. Intravenous (IV) thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) administered within 4½ hours of the onset of the symptoms is the only approved medical treatment in the acute phase of cerebral ...
Beraud E E Service d'imagerie anténatale et pédiatrique, université de Rennes 1, centre hospitalier universitaire hôpital Sud, 16, boulevard Bulgarie, BP 90347, 35203 Rennes cedex 2, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Foetal intra-abdominal umbilical vein varix is rare. Colour Doppler ultrasonography helps distinguish this vascular anomaly. A detailed anatomic scan must be performed to exclude associated anomalies: forms associated with additional complications are found in 29 to 35% of the cases. Intra-uterine foetal demise (IUFD) is a complication of umbilical vein ...
Fukui Shigefumi S National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, - - 2014
Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) has been reported to improve haemodynamics and functional capacity, with an acceptable risk, in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) who are not candidates for pulmonary endarterectomy. However, right ventricular (RV) function, an important predictor in CTEPH, remains to be elucidated. We aimed to examine ...
Lau Edmund M T - - 2014
Stress-testing of the pulmonary circulation (via increasing pulmonary blood flow) can reveal abnormal mean pulmonary artery pressure-cardiac output (mPpa-Q) responses, which may facilitate early diagnosis of pulmonary vascular disease. We investigated the application of dobutamine stress echocardiography for the non-invasive assessment of pulmonary mPpa-Q relationships. Dobutamine stress echocardiography using an ...
Lankeit Mareike M University Medical Center Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, - - 2014
The optimal N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) cut-off value for risk stratification of pulmonary embolism remains controversial. In this study we validated and compared different proposed NT-proBNP cut-off values in 688 normotensive patients with pulmonary embolism.During the first 30 days, 28 (4.1%) patients reached the primary outcome (pulmonary embolism-related death ...
Fraisse Alain A Service de Cardiologie Pédiatrique et Congénitale, Hôpital de la Timone-Enfants, 264 rue St Pierre, 13385, Marseille, Cedex, 05, - - 2014
Objectives. Evaluate the incidence, diagnosis and outcome of coronary compression during right-ventricular outflow tract interventions. Background. The incidence, risk factors, diagnosis and outcomes of coronary compression during percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation are poorly defined. Methods. One-hundred consecutive patients(May 2008-January 2012) undergoing transcatheter right-ventricular outflow tract treatment in 2 institutions were ...
Hirono Keiichi K Department of pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, University of - - 2014
Successful surgical palliation with the Fontan procedure allows survival into adulthood for many patients born with single ventricle physiology, but the limited studies reported incidence of perioperative and long-term complications including thromboembolic events. Chronic pulmonary embolism is a common complication in patients with Fontan circulation, and may have serious consequences. ...
Martin Mary Hunt MH Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Utah at Primary Children's Medical - - 2014
Percutaneous transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement with the Melody Valve is fast becoming an important adjunct in the treatment of older children and adults with failing right ventricular outflow tract conduits. Recently, the Melody Valve has also been successfully implanted in the tricuspid, mitral, and aortic positions, typically within a failing ...
Vincze Melinda M Division of Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Debrecen, Móricz Zs. st. 22, Debrecen, H-4032, Hungary, - - 2014
Several autoimmune rheumatic diseases have been associated with accelerated atherosclerosis or other different types of vasculopathy depending on the underlying disease, leading to increased cardio- and cerebrovascular disease risk. Polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM), members of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs), a group of systemic autoimmune diseases are also associated with ...
Spencer Julianne H JH Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, - - 2014
Characterize where the circumflex artery crosses between the coronary sinus and mitral valve in order to minimize the occurrence of coronary compression during percutaneous indirect mitral valve interventions. Treatment of mitral valve regurgitation using an indirect percutaneous approach via access through the coronary sinus remains under active research and development. ...
Wardlaw Joanna M JM From the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (J.M.W., F.N.D., M.V.H., Z.M., M.B., M.S.D.) and Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (M.A., M.V.H., A.J.G., M.B., J.M.S., I.J.D.), University of Edinburgh, - - 2014
To determine the magnitude of potentially causal relationships among vascular risk factors (VRFs), large-artery atheromatous disease (LAD), and cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMH) in 2 prospective cohorts. We assessed VRFs (history and measured variables), LAD (in carotid, coronary, and leg arteries), and WMH (on structural MRI, visual scores and volume) ...
Folkmann Sandra S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hietzing Hospital, Vienna, - - 2014
To evaluate the feasibility and the outcomes of second-stage thoracoabdominal (TA) repair after previous frozen elephant trunk (FET) implantation. Between 2005 and 2013, 41 patients underwent open TA aortic repair in our institution. Of these, 9 patients (78% male) underwent second-stage TA repair after previous FET implantation. Feasibility and outcomes ...
Sonesson B B Vascular Center Malmö-Lund, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, - - 2014
The purpose was to estimate the proportion of current open aortic arch reconstructions that might be feasible for endovascular repair. From all elective repair made in Southern Sweden in one center between 2005 and 2012, 129 open and eight endovascular aortic arch repairs were identified. The anatomy of the ascending ...
Stetler William R WR Jr Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, - - 2014
Endovascular treatment of small intracranial aneurysms has historically been technically challenging and has been associated with high rates of complications and intraprocedural rupture. In this study, we compared complication and recurrence rates for treatment of small aneurysms (≤4 mm) versus large aneurysms in the context of the advent of improvements ...
Hamamoto Masaki M Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, JA Hiroshima General Hospital, Hiroshima, - - 2014
We describe the rare case of a 76-year-old man with left partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection with intact atrial septum. He experienced dyspnea due to significant aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation, and required valve repair. Preoperative computed tomography revealed connection of the left upper pulmonary vein to the innominate vein. ...
Högberg D D Department of Surgical Sciences, Section of Vascular Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden; Department of Surgery, NU-Hospital Organization, Trollhättan, - - 2014
There are limited contemporary epidemiological data on the prevalence of carotid atherosclerosis in the general population. The aim was to determine the prevalence of and risk factors associated with carotid artery atherosclerosis among 65-year-old men. This was a population-based screening study. All 65-year-old men in the County of Uppsala, Sweden, ...
Cho Yang Hyun YH From thte *Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, †Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Cardiac arrest caused by acute pulmonary embolism is associated with high patient mortality. We reviewed patients who had cardiac arrest by acute pulmonary embolism. Between January 2001 and September 2013 we identified 20 patients at our institution with a confirmative diagnosis of acute pulmonary thromboembolism and cardiac arrest. Percutaneous cardiopulmonary ...
Caplan Justin M JM Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2014
The pterional craniotomy is well established for microsurgical clipping of most anterior circulation aneurysms. The incision and temporalis muscle dissection impacts postoperative recovery and cosmetic outcomes. The minipterional (MPT) craniotomy offers similar microsurgical corridors, with a substantially shorter incision, less muscle dissection, and a smaller craniotomy flap. To report our ...
Ferrari Gabriele G aSection of Cardiac Surgery bSection of Pathology, University Hospital, Pisa, - - 2014
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease of the connective tissue, which can involve the cardiac valves, with the mitral valve being more frequently affected, although involvement of the aortic valve has been rarely described. We report a patient with aortic stenosis and systemic sclerosis who required aortic ...
Ellims Andris H AH Heart Centre, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, - - 2014
The optimal management of asymptomatic subjects at intermediate risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) is often uncertain. Re-stratification to a high- or low-risk category may enable optimization of preventative strategies. Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) enables a minimally invasive assessment of coronary artery plaque quantity and composition. Non-calcified plaque by ...
Fefer Paul P Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, - - 2014
The presence of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) is a common consideration in favour of surgical revascularization. However, studies have shown that not all patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have a bypass graft placed on the CTO vessel. The aim of this study was to determine the ...
Werner Gerald S GS Medizinische Klinik I (Cardiology & Intensive Care), Klinikum Darmstadt GmbH, Grafenstrasse 9, D-64283 Darmstadt, Germany. - - 2014
A chronic total occlusion (CTO) describes a completely occluded coronary artery. This type of lesion is found in about 18% of all significant lesions in patients with coronary artery disease. A system of collateral connections are observed in almost all of these lesions, which have the capacity to prevent myocardial ...
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