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International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142496/precipitous-resolution-of-type-a-intramural-hematoma-with-medical-management-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-stage-4-renal-cell-carcinoma
#1
Camilo A Velasquez, Syed Usman Bin Mahmood, Mohammad A Zafar, Adam J Brownstein, Ayman Saeyeldin, Bulat A Ziganshin, John A Elefteriades
Intramural hematoma (IMH) is a variant form of aortic dissection characterized by involvement of the aortic media without the presence of an overt intimal flap. Surgical extirpation is the standard of care for type-A IMH in the Western world. However, a conservative approach with anti-impulse therapy has been advocated especially in Japan as a viable alternative. Here, we report a case of an elderly male patient with a history of metastatic stage 4 renal cell carcinoma who was treated with anti-impulse therapy for an acute type-A IMH...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142495/thoracic-origin-of-single-right-renal-artery-some-interesting-facets
#2
Karthik Gadabanahalli, Venkatraman Bhat
Two cases of thoracic origin of the right renal artery, arising from the level of D11 vertebrae detected on an incidental computed tomography examination are reported. A brief review of embryology is presented. Simultaneous variation of the origin of the right inferior phrenic artery is highlighted as a unique feature of our cases. The importance of this relatively uncommon anomaly in the clinical context is discussed.
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142494/endovascular-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-with-complete-iliac-occlusion-case-series-and-literature-review
#3
Randall W Franz, M Taha Ibrahim, Christopher F Tanga, David A Epstein
In patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and complete iliac occlusion, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) using a bifurcated stent graft has clear advantages over aortouniiliac stent grafts. Bifurcated stent grafts had improved hemodynamic flow and increased primary and secondary patency rates compared with aortouniiliac stent grafts. The use of aortouniiliac stent grafts with femorofemoral crossover bypass is associated with complications including infection of the prosthesis, steal phenomenon, and the associated difficulties for further endovascular access at the site of the femoral anastomosis...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142493/cervical-arterial-fibromuscular-dysplasia-in-a-biethnic-population-a-retrospective-study-in-the-u-s-mexican-border
#4
Ihtesham A Qureshi, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Tatiana Chacon-Quesada, Gavito-Higuera Jose, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Alberto Maud
Background  There have been studies trying to characterize Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD); however, most of them are based in mainly non-Hispanic sample. The objective of this study is to better understand the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of craniocervical FMD in the Hispanic population. Methods  We retrospectively reviewed the cerebral angiograms performed in our center in a period of 3.5 years under any indication looking for angiographic patterns of FMD. Exclusion criteria consisted of cases in which the first angiogram was done when the patients were younger than 18 years...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142492/early-changes-in-platelet-size-and-number-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#5
Zora Sušilović Grabovac, Darija Baković, Mislav Lozo, Irena Pintarić, Željko Dujić
A strong relationship exists between acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and platelets (PLTs) volume. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a parameter of PLT functions and a marker for increased PLT activation. The aim of this study was to determine early changes in number of total PLT and MPV in different manifestation of ACS and to find out predictive value of MPV in the spectrum of ACS. This was a prospective study. One hundred thirty-four ACS patients were enrolled, 76 of them finished the study. PLT and MPV in patients with unstable angina, non-ST elevation, and ST elevation myocardial infarctions were determined on arrival and 1, 3, 72 hours, and 7 days after the admission to hospital...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142491/impact-of-remote-ischemic-postconditioning-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-on-left-ventricular-remodeling-after-anterior-wall-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-single-center-experience
#6
Ayman Elbadawi, Omar Awad, Ramy Raymond, Haytham Badran, Ahmad E Mostafa, Marwan Saad
The role of remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPostC) in improving left ventricular (LV) remodeling after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is not well established. To determine the efficacy and safety of RIPostC in improving LV remodeling and cardiovascular outcomes after primary PCI for anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Seventy-one patients with anterior STEMI were randomized to primary PCI with RIPostC protocol ( n  = 36) versus conventional primary PCI ( n  = 35)...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142490/postoperative-elevated-resistive-indices-do-not-predict-hepatic-artery-thrombosis-in-extended-criteria-donor-livers
#7
Eric J Siskind, Fauzia Vandermeer, Tamar R Siskind, David A Bruno, Samuel Sultan, Josue Alvarez-Casas, Arielle Stafford, Barton Lane, John C Lamattina, Rolf N Barth, Steven I Hanish
Postoperative transplant liver ultrasounds were analyzed in standard criteria donor (SCD), extended criteria donor (ECD), and donation after cardiac death (DCD) liver allografts to determine if elevated resistive indices (RIs) are consistently present and if they are pathological. Postoperative transplant liver ultrasounds were reviewed from 115 consecutive patients. Hepatic arterial RIs were stratified based on the type of donor: DCD, macrosteatosis (>30%), or standard criteria. In all patients with elevated RI, subsequent ultrasounds were reviewed to demonstrate RI normalization...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142489/correlation-between-osteoprotegerin-serum-level-and-coronary-calcification-using-coronary-artery-calcium-score-in-patient-with-moderate-severe-cardiovascular-risk-factor
#8
J Nugroho, Widorini Widorini
Coronary artery calcification is a part of atherosclerosis process associated with coronary heart disease. Recently, coronary artery calcification assessment using computed tomography (CT) is still the best noninvasive imaging with high sensitivity and specificity. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is one of vascular calcification marker that through its role to bind receptor activator of nuclear factor-κβ ligand and inhibit osteoclastogenesis is suspected of playing a role for coronary calcification in atherosclerosis process...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142488/usefulness-of-a-nonsuture-closure-device-in-patients-undergoing-diagnostic-coronary-and-peripheral-angiography
#9
John T Owens, Shaun Bhatty, Robert J Donovan, Andrea Tordini, Peter Danyi, Kalpesh Patel, Jacob A Wegelin, Ion S Jovin
Vascular access site complications can follow diagnostic coronary and peripheral angiography. We compared the complication rates of the Catalyst vascular closure device, with the complication rates after manual compression in patients undergoing diagnostic angiographic procedures via femoral access. We studied 1,470 predominantly male patients undergoing diagnostic coronary and peripheral angiography. Catalyst closure devices were used in 436 (29.7%) patients and manual compression was used in 1,034 (70.3%) patients...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142487/preliminary-investigations-showing-venous-thromboembolism-recurrence-in-patients-with-residual-venous-obstruction-in-singaporean-population
#10
Ashish Anil Sule, Chaozer Er, Claudia Y X Chong, Han Xin Chin, Tay Jam Chin
This study aims to determine the association of residual venous obstruction (RVO) with recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE). A retrospective cohort study was conducted determining if RVO on ultrasonography is associated with recurrent VTE in a Singaporean population. The subjects were identified from the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory patients' record of Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Singapore between 2008 and 2013. All the patients included had RVO after 3 months of anticoagulation. Data such as age, gender, race, thrombus location, etiology, history of malignancy, thrombophilia screen, treatment duration, and follow-up were recorded for analysis...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142486/vitronectin-and-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-gene-expression-levels-are-increased-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-in-stent-restenosis
#11
S M Shafiee, F Noorabad-Ghahroodi, A Amirfarhangi, S R Hosseini-Fard, Z Sharifi, M Najafi
Neointimal hyperplasia is known as a main factor contributing to in-stent restenosis (ISR). Monocytes may play a central role in vessel restenosis process after stent implantation. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between the urokinase-type plasminogen activator (PLAU) and vitronectin (Vtn) gene expression levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cell samples isolated from whole blood of 66 patients undergoing coronary artery angiography (22 controls, stenosis < 0.05%; 22 with stent no-restenosis and stenosis < 70%; and 22 with ISR and stenosis > 70%)...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142485/unexpected-inflammation-in-the-sympathetic-ganglia-in-thromboangiitis-obliterans
#12
Mahdi Farzadnia, Hassan Ravari, Mitra Masoudian, Narges Valizadeh, Bahare Fazeli
The aim of this study was to inspect more closely the microscopic and molecular sympathetic ganglia histology in thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO). The paraffin block and frozen RNAlater-treated tissue of the lumbar sympathetic ganglia of 19 TAO Caucasian male patients were evaluated. The gene expression of cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) and cluster of differentiation 8 (CD8) markers in the frozen RNAlater-treated sympathetic ganglia tissues were evaluated by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Unexpectedly, lymphocyte infiltration was observed in all of the histological sections, ranging from scattered to moderate lymphocyte infiltration...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142484/contemporary-management-of-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations
#13
REVIEW
Nicholas Rauh, John Gurley, Sibu Saha
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are atypical vascular structures involving a direct connection between the pulmonary arterial and venous circulations. While PAVMs are a relatively uncommon disorder, unmanaged cases are at risk for the development of serious complications including embolization and infection. Since their first description in 1897, PAVMs have been identified and treated in a variety of ways. Advancements in diagnostic methods and operative techniques have allowed for more effective treatment of the disease...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924344/the-return-of-the-vulnerable-plaque-optical-coherence-tomography-imaging-of-a-case-of-a-late-in-stent-restenotic-chronic-total-occlusion
#14
Dilbahar S Mohar, Pranav M Patel, Alisha K Grewal, Prabhsimran Mohar, Morton J Kern
Although the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) has dramatically decreased the incidence of in-stent restenosis (ISR), concerns regarding the late manifestations of ISR remain. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging provides unique insights into characteristics and patterns of ISR. We report a case of late DES ISR with unusual heterogeneous intracoronary luminal characteristics suggestive of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque activity by OCT imaging. This case demonstrates that late ISR after DES may involve more than mere neointimal hyperplasia with lesion-associated craters, septae, and neoatherosclerosis...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804239/iatrogenic-great-cardiac-vein-anastomosis-during-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
#15
Alireza Bagherli, Hilary Bews, Minh Vo, John Ducas, Davinder S Jassal, Amir Ravandi
Inadvertent anastomosis of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) or a saphenous vein graft (SVG) to the great cardiac vein (GCV) is a rare complication of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We present two cases with a LIMA to GCV and a SVG to GCV anastomosis, respectively, resulting in angina and dyspnea in the postoperative state. As an alternative to repeat CABG, both patients underwent percutaneous coronary intervention with percutaneous coil embolization or implantation of an Amplatzer vascular plug within the bypass graft to GCV conduit...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804238/percutaneous-closure-of-the-aorto-ostial-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-saphenous-bypass-graft-with-a-large-pseudoaneurysm-using-the-amplatzer-muscular-ventricular-septal-defect-occluder
#16
Nicolas W Shammas, Majid Z Chammas, Jon Robken, Dale Geiss
We report the case of a 76-year-old male patient with a history of coronary artery bypass graft surgery presented with a large pseudoaneurysm emerging from a previously occluded saphenous bypass graft (SVG). A largely contained hematoma is seen in the mediastinum on computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the chest. Flow was seen from the ascending aorta into the pseudoaneurysm through the aorto-ostial opening of the bypass graft. Closure of the aorto-ostial origin of the graft was performed using the AMPLATZER muscular ventricular septal defect (VSD) occluder (St Jude's Medical, St...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804237/aneurysmal-degeneration-of-the-brachial-artery-after-vascular-access-creation-surgical-treatment-results
#17
Sérgio Teixeira, Pedro Sá Pinto, Carlos Veiga, Ivone Silva, Rui Almeida
True peripheral artery aneurysms proximal to a longstanding arteriovenous fistula is a well-recognized complication. Late aneurysmal degeneration is rare. This study analyzed the characteristics, therapeutic options, and outcomes of true donor brachial artery aneurysms (DBAA) after arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis. We retrospectively collected the data of patients with DBAA after AVF creation, surgically repaired between January 2001 and September 2015. We excluded patients with pseudoaneurysms, anastomotic aneurysms, and infected aneurysms...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804236/discrepancies-in-prevalence-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-between-lower-extremities-at-rest-and-postexercise
#18
Kevin P Cohoon, Guillaume Mahe, David A Liedl, Thom W Rooke, Paul W Wennberg
Background  Lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common medical condition causing substantial morbidity. Limited data exist on whether discrepancies in PAD prevalence exist between the lower extremities using resting ankle-brachial indices (ABIs) and postexercise pressures. Objective  We predicted the prevalence of PAD between the lower extremities. Methods and Results  Consecutive patients who had undergone a noninvasive arterial lower extremity study at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, between January 1996 and December 2012 with suspected PAD were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804235/management-of-varicose-veins-and-chronic-venous-insufficiency-in-a-comparative-registry-with-nine-venoactive-products-in-comparison-with-stockings
#19
G Belcaro, M Dugall, R Luzzi, M Corsi, A Ledda, A Ricci, L Pellegrini, M R Cesarone, M Hosoi, B M Errichi, U Cornelli, R Cotellese, G Agus, B Feragalli
The aim of this registry study was to compare products used to control symptoms of CVI. Endpoints of the study were microcirculation, effects on volume changes, and symptoms (analogue scale). Pycnogenol, venoruton, troxerutin, the complex diosmin-hesperidin, Antistax, Mirtoselect (bilberry), escin, and the combination Venoruton-Pycnogenol (VE-PY) were compared with compressions. No safety or tolerability problems were observed. At inclusion, measurements in the groups were comparable: 1,051 patients completed the registry...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804234/nitric-oxide-link-between-inflammation-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Nidhi Garg, Ashit Syngle, Pawan Krishan
Nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role in inflammatory joint disease and endothelial function. Endothelial dysfunction has been attributed to a reduction in NO bioactivity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the relationship of NO with inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in RA has not yet been investigated. To investigate the relationship of nitrite with inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in RA. Total 28 patients satisfying 2010 Rheumatoid Arthritis Classification Criteria were recruited for the study...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
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