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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 ...
Moon Karam - - 2014
Ruptured anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysms represent a heterogeneous subset of intracranial aneurysms, often with morphological features that influence treatment modality. All patients with ruptured ACoA aneurysms enrolled in the Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial (BRAT), a prospective randomized clinical trial, from 2003 to 2007 were included in this subset study. ...
Bruneau Michael - - 2014
The treatment of unruptured very small intracranial aneurysms (UVSIAs), defined as less than or equal to 3 mm, can be indicated in rare circumstances. Recent publications have examined the feasibility and outcomes of endovascular therapy for UVSIAs. However, the efficacy and complication rate related to surgical clipping of UVSIAs has ...
Chalouhi Nohra - - 2014
In most series, the pipeline embolization device (PED) is used for the treatment of large, giant, complex, and fusiform aneurysms. Little is known about the use of the PED in small aneurysms. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the PED in small aneurysms ...
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 ...
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 ...
Windecker Stephan S Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Paradoxical embolism is an important clinical entity among patients with venous thromboembolism in the presence of intracardiac or pulmonary shunts. The clinical presentation is diverse and potentially life-threatening. Although the serious nature and complications of paradoxical embolism are recognized, the disease entity is still rarely considered and remains under-reported. This ...
Mou Yun - - 2014
Uterine artery pseudoaneurysms are dangerous and can lead to severe hemorrhage. We report an uncommon cause of a giant pseudoaneurysm in a missed miscarriage in a woman with a cesarean scar pregnancy. The patient was a 25-year-old Chinese woman with a missed miscarriage in a cesarean scar pregnancy. Curettage was ...
Chen Xinxin X Department of Cardiac Surgery, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, Guangzhou Medical University, 9# Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, 510623, - - 2014
Intramural coronary artery is known to be a risk factor for early death after an arterial switch operation (ASO). We evaluated the early and mid-term results of ASO for patients with intramural coronary artery. From September 2008 to March 2012, seven patients with an intramural coronary artery underwent ASO at ...
Emmungil Hakan H Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. - - 2014
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic, multisystemic disorder characterised by recurrent oral aphtous ulcers, genital ulcers and ocular inflammation. Vasculitis and thrombotic events are the most important causes of mortality. Vena cava thrombosis, pulmonary artery aneurysms, Budd-Chiari syndrome, peripheral artery aneurysms, dural sinus thrombosis and abdominal aorta aneurysms are the ...
Unai Shinya S Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson - - 2014
Coronary artery spasm after coronary artery bypass surgery may result in life-threatening arrhythmias, circulatory collapse, or death. We report two cases of coronary artery spasm after coronary artery bypass surgery, one of which developed ventricular fibrillation requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support. Both patients were discharged in good condition and are ...
Ayhan Hüseyin H Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Yıldırım Beyazıt - - 2014
The prevalence of aortic stenosis (AS) increases in the elderly. They present high surgical risk due to comorbid factors that increase with age. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an effective method in patients who present with severe aortic stenosis with a higher surgical risk or who cannot undergo surgical ...
Nicolini Francesco F Cardiac Surgery Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of - - 2014
It is well known that graft patency determines prognosis in coronary artery bypass grafting. Numerous reports over the past 20 years have documented superior patency and prognosis when multiple arterial grafts are used. The use of the left internal thoracic artery to graft the left anterior descending artery has been ...
Kim Denise S DS Departments of *Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, †Internal Medicine, and ‡Radiology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, - - 2014
The authors describe the first report in the literature of central retinal artery occlusion as the presenting manifestation of sarcoidosis. A 33-year-old man with asthma, headache, and 6 days of intermittent, transient vision loss in the OS presented with persistent vision loss in the OS. Ophthalmic examination was consistent with ...
Shakti Divya D 1Department of Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. 2Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. 3Department of Respiratory Care, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
Increased pulmonary dead space fraction (VD/VT) has been associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation after surgery for congenital heart disease. The association of VD/VT with clinical outcomes in neonates undergoing stage 1 palliation for single ventricle congenital heart disease has not been reported. We describe changes in VD/VT, differences in VD/VT ...
Biscotti Mauer M * New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center, 177 Fort Washington Ave., New York, NY, 10032, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery ¶ New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center, 177 Fort Washington Ave., New York, NY, 10032, Department of Anesthesiology & Carnegie Mellon University, 700 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Department of Biomedical Engineering # Columbia University Medical Center, 3959 Broadway, New York, NY, 10032, Department of Pediatric - - 2014
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a challenging disease process to manage. Respiratory and hemodynamic changes that accompany general anesthesia lead to a significant risk of cardiovascular collapse. Certain cases of decompensated PH require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support as either a bridge to lung transplantation or bridge to recvery. Performing ECMO ...
Rojas-Moscoso Julio Alejandro JA Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas-UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, - - 2014
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is associated with pulmonary hypertension which is often difficult to manage, and a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. In this study, we have used a rabbit model of CDH to evaluate the effects of BAY 60-2770 on the in vitro reactivity of left pulmonary artery. ...
Tsai Chung-Lin CL From the Section of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taichung Veterans General - - 2014
Studies have associated diabetes mellitus (DM) with the reduced risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) and dissection (TAAD). We used the national insurance data of Taiwan to examine these correlations for an Asian population. The association was also evaluated by DM severity. We identified 160,391 patients ...
Gitsioudis Gitsios G Gitsios Gitsioudis, Hugo A Katus, Grigorios Korosoglou, Department of Cardiology, University of Heidelberg, 69120 Heidelberg, - - 2014
Chronic inflammatory mechanisms in the arterial wall lead to atherosclerosis, and include endothelial cell damage, inflammation, apoptosis, lipoprotein deposition, calcification and fibrosis. Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has been shown to be a promising tool for non-invasive assessment of theses specific compositional and structural changes in coronary arteries. This review ...
Barsoum Emad A EA Emad A Barsoum, Faisal B Saiful, Rewais Morcus, Georges Khoueiry, James Lafferty, Donald A McCord, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, New York, NY 10305, United - - 2014
Coronary artery fistulas are abnormal connections between coronary artery territories and cardiac chambers or major vessels, most of them are congenital. Patients with coronary artery fistula can be asymptomatic or present with different symptoms like angina. Cardiac computed tomography (CT) is one of the best modalities for diagnosis. We present ...
Kozakova Michaela M Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, - - 2014
Context Hyperglycemia is associated with a higher carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), however it is not established whether this increase reflects early atherosclerotic changes or adaptive remodeling responding to hyperglycemia-induced alteration in mechanical properties of the arterial wall. Objective Aim of this study was to compare carotid geometry and circumferential wall ...
Brinster Derek R DR Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, - - 2014
There is still significant disagreement among surgeons about the best method for arterial cannulation to institute cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in patients with acute type A aortic dissection (STAADs). This study aimed to provide support for central aortic cannulation as a viable and preferable option, as it reduces time to institute ...
Gailloud Philippe P Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bloomberg 7218, 1800 E Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA, - - 2014
This article proposes that the "arrow-tipped" loop or anastomosis classically described as an anatomic variant represents in fact a pathological phenomenon resulting from the partial thrombosis of a radiculomedullary vein (RMV) with a duplicated origin (double-rooted RMVs). The arrow-tip loop concept proposed in this report is illustrated with angiographic observations ...
Bax Jeroen J JJ Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands - - 2014
An exponential increase in the use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with severe aortic stenosis has been witnessed over the recent years. The current article reviews different areas of uncertainty related to patient selection. The use and limitations of risk scores are addressed, followed by an extensive ...
Healy Andrew T AT Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, - - 2014
Bow hunter's syndrome is a condition in which vertebrobasilar insufficiency is resultant from head rotation, clinically manifested by presyncopal sensation, syncope, dizziness, and nausea. It is usually diagnosed clinically, with supporting vascular imaging demonstrating an occluded or at the very least compromised unilateral vertebral artery, while the dominant vertebral artery ...
Saba Luca L 1Department of Radiology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria (A.O.U.) , di Cagliari - Polo di Monserrato s.s. 554 Monserrato (Cagliari) 09045 , - - 2014
ABSTRACT Purpose: Previous publications demonstrated that multi-detector-row computed tomography Angiograpy (MDCTA) can evaluate the carotid artery wall thickness (CAWT). The purpose of this work was to compare the asymmetry of CAWT between carotids in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Material and Methods: Sixty consecutive symptomatic (males 44; median age 64) and ...
Poggio Paolo P From the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (P.P., E.B., J.B.G., E.K.L., R.C.G., J.H.G., J.E.B., G.F.); Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS, Milan, Italy (P.P.); Columbia University-Valley Heart Center, Ridgewood, NJ (J.B.G.); and Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin - - 2014
The activation of valve interstitial cells (VICs) toward an osteogenic phenotype characterizes aortic valve sclerosis, the early asymptomatic phase of calcific aortic valve disease. Osteopontin is a phosphorylated acidic glycoprotein that accumulates within the aortic leaflets and labels VIC activation even in noncalcified asymptomatic patients. Despite this, osteopontin protects VICs ...
Bartolini B B From the Department of Interventional and Functional Neuroradiology, Foundation Rothschild Hospital, Paris, France. - - 2014
Stent-assisted coiling with two stents has been described in some series for the treatment of complex and wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms. Our aim was to report our experience of a stent-assisted coiling technique with double stents in "Y" and "X" configurations, with emphasis on safety, feasibility, and efficacy. Clinical and angiographic ...
Lader Joshua M JM Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New - - 2014
A 48-year-old male with history of chronic arthritis and uveitis presented with 1 year of progressively reduced exercise capacity and nonexertional chest pain. Physical examination was consistent with severe aortic insufficiency. An electrocardiogram demonstrated sinus rhythm with first degree atrioventricular block. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated severe lone central aortic insufficiency ...
Mihos Christos G CG From the Divisions of *Cardiology, and †Cardiac Surgery, Mount Sinai Heart Institute, Columbia University, Miami Beach, FL - - 2014
We present our experience of concomitant right coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and aortic valve replacement performed via a right minithoracotomy in patients with coronary lesions not amenable to percutaneous intervention. A total of 17 patients underwent concomitant aortic valve replacement and right CABG between April 2008 and July 2013. ...
Safouris Apostolos A Stroke Unit, Department of Neurology, Brugmann University Hospital, Brussels, - - 2014
A 62-year-old patient presented with persistent cognitive deficits 3 months after a right temporal ischemic stroke due to ipsilateral carotid occlusion. Work-up disclosed hemodynamically significant contralateral carotid artery stenosis and left subclavian steal phenomenon. Brain SPECT imaging revealed bihemispheric chronic brain hypoperfusion that substantially improved on repeat imaging when the ...
Khawaja Muhammed Zeeshan - - 2014
Current guidelines recommend treatment of significant coronary artery disease by concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement. However there is no consensus as to how best to treat coronary disease in high-risk patients requiring transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The percutaneous coronary intervention prior ...
Prasad Vikram V Department of Diagnostic / Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 S. Greene St, Baltimore, Maryland, - - 2014
Venous congestive encephalopathy is a rare complication of central venous occlusion in hemodialysis patients with upper extremity dialysis created shunts. We describe the clinical presentation and endovascular management of an end-stage renal disease patient with a left upper extremity arteriovenous graft who developed intracranial venous hypertension, left-sided subdural and subarachnoid ...
Kimball David D Department of Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, St. George's University, St. George, Grenada, West - - 2014
The trigeminal artery is one of four primitive anastomoses between the internal carotid artery and vertebrobasilar system that regresses in the sixth week of fetal development. A persistent trigeminal artery (PTA) is generally an incidental finding but may also be associated with intracranial vascular pathologies such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, ...
Greer M M Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hanover Medical School, Hanover, - - 2014
Airway stenosis represents the commonest airway complication following lung transplantation, affecting between 7% and 18% of patients. Existing treatment options offer limited efficacy and can cause additional patient morbidity. Paclitaxel-coated balloons (PCB) have proved effective in managing postinterventional coronary artery re-stenosis. In a first-in-man study, we evaluated similar PCBs in ...
Patelis Nikolaos N First Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece - - 2014
This case report describes an atypical and unique presentation of mesenteric arteries occlusive disease. The patient presented with typical symptoms of chronic mesenteric ischemia, as well as with an atypical new symptom; postprandial buttock and lower limbs pain. Pain followed the time curve of the postprandial abdominal discomfort, starting 30 min ...
Wolff Valérie V Unité Neuro-Vasculaire, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg (HUS), Strasbourg, - - 2014
Background: Leading aetiologies of ischaemic stroke in young adults are cervico-cerebral arterial dissections and cardio-embolism, but the causes remain undetermined in a considerable proportion of cases. In a few reports, intracranial arterial stenosis has been suggested to be a potential cause of ischaemic stroke in young adults. The aim of ...
Brown Kevin K Department of Vascular Surgery, Emory University/Atlanta VA Medical Center, Atlanta, - - 2014
The external carotid artery (ECA) can be an important source of cerebral blood flow in cases of high-grade internal carotid artery stenosis or occlusion. However, the treatment of the ECA is fundamentally different between carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS). CEA is routinely associated with endarterectomy of the ...
Chamsi-Pasha Mohammed A MA Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, - - 2014
The incidence of bioprosthetic valve thrombosis and related embolic complications is extremely rare, obviating the need for long-term anticoagulation. As a result, experience in the diagnosis and treatment of bioprosthetic valve thrombosis is fairly limited. We report the first case of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome presenting as bioprosthetic mitral valve thrombosis, ...
von Allmen R S RS Vascular Surgery Research Group, Imperial College London, London, UK; Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, University Hospital Berne and University of Berne, Berne, - - 2014
The population-based effectiveness of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) versus open surgery for descending thoracic aortic aneurysm remains in doubt. Patients aged over 50 years, without a history of aortic dissection, undergoing repair of a thoracic aortic aneurysm between 2006 and 2011 were assessed using mortality-linked individual patient data from Hospital ...
Zeina Abdel-Rauf AR Department of Radiology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, P.O.B. 169, 38100, Hadera, Israel, - - 2014
Isolated spontaneous dissection of the celiac trunk or superior mesenteric artery is rarely considered in patients with acute abdominal pain. However, with advances in computed tomography (CT) technology, more cases are being detected. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical manifestation and the classical CT features of ...
Zanaty Mario M From the Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Philadelphia, PA (M.Z., N.C., G.B., M.P.S., E.W.S., N.A., S.I.T., R.H.R., P.J.); Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (R.M.S.); and Department of Neurosurgery, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City - - 2014
Several endovascular treatment options are available for cavernous carotid aneurysms. We compared pipeline embolization device (PED) versus conventional endovascular treatment in terms of evolution of mass effect, complications, recurrence, and retreatment rate. One hundred fifty-seven patients harboring 167 cavernous carotid aneurysms were treated using PED placement, coiling, stent-assisted coiling, and ...
Fruchter Oren O The Pulmonary Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqwa, Israel Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel - - 2014
Bronchial artery angiography with embolization has become a mainstay in the treatment of massive hemoptysis. Whereas the immediate success rate is high, the reported long-term success rate varies widely among different groups. We aimed to explore the long-term outcome and clinical predictors associated with recurrent bleeding following bronchial artery embolization. ...
Saha Kamales Kumar KK Private practice in multiple private hospitals in Mumbai, India Fortis SL Raheja Hospital, Mumbai, India MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai, - - 2014
Off-pump coronary artery bypass techniques have evolved in the past decade, but there are some concerns about hemodynamic decompensation requiring conversion to cardiopulmonary bypass. These conversions are associated with higher morbidity and mortality. We use an intraaortic balloon pump to treat ischemia-induced hemodynamic instability and arrhythmias during off-pump coronary artery ...
Dworakowski Rafal R Kings College Hospital, London, - - 2014
The aim of the current study was to identify predictors of paraprosthetic aortic regurgitation (AR) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and examine its influence on short/medium-term mortality using the UK TAVI Registry. TAVI is an effective treatment for high-risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS), but paraprosthetic AR ...
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