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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042100/limited-root-repair-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-is-safe-but-results-in-increased-risk-of-reoperation
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Peter Chiu, Jeffrey Trojan, Sarah Tsou, Andrew B Goldstone, Y Joseph Woo, Michael P Fischbein
OBJECTIVE: Management of the aortic root is a challenge for surgeons treating acute type A aortic dissection. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the acute type A aortic dissection experience at Stanford Hospital between 2005 and 2015 and identified patients who underwent either limited root repair or aortic root replacement. Differences in baseline characteristics were balanced with inverse probability weighting to estimate the average treatment effect on the controls...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042092/quality-of-life-after-surgical-treatment-of-coarctation-in-long-term-follow-up-coafu-predictive-value-of-clinical-variables
#2
Pinar Bambul Heck, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Harald Kaemmerer, Peter Ewert, Alfred Hager
BACKGROUND: We sought to analyze the quality of life and the predictive value of clinical variables from previous follow-up study in patients late after surgical treatment of aortic coarctation on the quality of life. METHODS: All patients, who have participated in the prospective cross-sectional COALA Study in 2000 with a structural clinical investigation including blood pressure measurement and symptom-limited exercise test were contacted for the health-related quality of life questionnaire SF-36 from January 2013 through December 2014...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041893/-transcatheter-implantation-of-mitral-valve-prostheses-current-status-of-the-problem
#3
M A Karaskov, Y I Zhuravleva, V A Bogachev-Prokophiev, P D Demidov
Mitral valve disease is highly prevalent and quickly leads to development of severe heart failure. Mitral valve disease of degenerative or ischemic etiology affects 7.5 and 9.3% of population older than 65 and 75 years, respectively. "Open" (with cardiopulmonary bypass) surgical repair or valve replacement are not possible in almost half of affected patients because of their complications and concomitant diseases responsible for extremely high risk of these interventions. In the last decade, minimally invasive endovascular technology - transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) - has been widely introduced for correction of aortic valve disease in similar category of patients...
August 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038706/thoracic-aortic-involvement-in-cystic-echinococcosis-a-case-report
#4
Mohammad Mahdi Kamyar, Hassan Ravari
Cystic echinococcosis is a common parasitic disease in some areas and involves different organs with different presentations. Rural areas in our country are endemic with this disease. We present a case of echinococcal aortic involvement that was diagnosed incidentally by a routine chest radiogram as a mediastinal mass. Cystic echinococcosis was established as final diagnosis after magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ELISA studies. The patient was treated surgically through a thoracotomy and her aortic defect was repaired during the operation...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038411/-emergent-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-and-subxiphoid-pericardiotomy-for-retrograde-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection-with-cardiac-tamponade-report-of-a-case
#5
Masatoshi Sunada, Yusuke Suzuki, Takashi Takano, Hirofumi Midorikawa, Megumu Kanno
Type A acute aortic dissection has a high rate of mortality. Emergent surgical repair is the gold standard treatment, but some patients cannot tolerate the open surgery. Here, we report an 82-year-old patient with a history of cerebral infarction and cerebral bleeding who presented with a depressed level of consciousness and who was in a state of shock. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed cardiac tamponade associated with retrograde type A aortic dissection(RAAD), with a primary entry tear at a distal site of the left subclavian artery...
October 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038407/-technique-to-reinforce-double-barreled-distal-aortic-anastomosis-in-the-repair-of-aortic-dissection
#6
Yoshiei Shimamura, Kazuma Maisawa
We describe a technique to reinforce a double-barreled aortic anastomosis in the repair of chronic aortic dissection. After distal aortic resection was carried out, an intimal flap was incised lineally 1 cm in width along with its margin. This intimal band was reapproximated to the adventitia which supported the false lumen. The wedge-shaped excision was made on the residual intimal flap to maintain blood flow to both the true and false lumens. Two felt strips were circumferentially placed inside and outside of the aortic edge, and the layers were sandwiched together with monofilament sutures...
October 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034833/drug-therapy-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-utilizing-omega-3-unsaturated-fatty-acids-and-their-derivatives
#7
Daisuke Akagi, Katsuyuki Hoshina, Toshiaki Watanabe, Micheal S Conte
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are life-threatening because of the potential for rupture, resulting in death. The current standard treatment for AAA is surgery, comprising laparotomic graft replacement and endovascular repair. However, because surgery carries the risk of major complications and re-intervention, medical therapies are desirable because they may reduce the occurrence of enlargement and rupture. Recent research shows that the progression of AAA is related to inflammatory reactions, especially those in the NF-kB pathway...
October 13, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034780/mortality-in-endovascular-and-open-abdominal-aneurysm-repair-trends-in-germany
#8
Olga von Beckerath, Sebastian Schrader, Marcus Katoh, Bernd Luther, Frans Santosa, Knut Kröger
BACKGROUND: We analysed trends in mortality of endovascular (EVAR) and open aortic repair (OAR) in patients hospitalized for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in Germany from 2005 to 2015. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used national statistics published by the Federal Statistical Office in Germany to calculate mortality rate of patients hospitalized with ruptured (rAAA, n = 2,448 in 2005, n = 2,180 in 2015) and non-ruptured (iAAA, n = 11,626 in 2005, n = 14,205 in 2015) AAA...
October 16, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034225/the-perception-of-a-three-dimensional-printed-heart-model-from-the-perspective-of-different-stakeholders-a-complex-case-of-truncus-arteriosus
#9
Giovanni Biglino, Sarah Moharem-Elgamal, Matthew Lee, Robert Tulloh, Massimo Caputo
The case of an 11-year-old male patient with truncus arteriosus is presented. The patient has a right aortic arch, a repaired truncus arteriosus, pulmonary artery stenosis, as well as conduit stenosis, with a complex surgical plan being discussed. In order to gather additional insight into the patient's anatomy prior to the surgery and to facilitate communication with the patient's parents, a three-dimensional (3D) model of his heart and main vessels was created from computed tomography data. Feedback was collected from different stakeholders...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034042/description-of-the-surgical-strategy-used-for-the-treatment-of-a-complex-disease-report-of-a-case
#10
Kazuki Kihara, Miwa Tashiro, Kohei Miyashita, Masaki Yamamoto, Hironobu Hirose, Takashi Fukutomi, Hideaki Nishimori, Kazumasa Orihashi
We report a rare case in which a patient required three surgeries with competing priorities. In a 68-year-old man diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), computed tomography (CT) revealed an infrarenal AAA, unusual thickening of the sigmoid colon that suggested cancer, and a filling defect in the left atrium. We considered the disease stage, which affects prognosis, and the risk of complications that could interfere with the treatment of the other pathologies and developed a three-stage surgical strategy: (i) endovascular aortic repair, (ii) sigmoid colectomy, and (iii) resection of the left atrial mass...
June 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034041/successful-endovascular-repair-of-mycotic-aortic-pseudoaneurysm-followed-by-aortoesophageal-fistula
#11
Seiichi Yamaguchi, Hideki Ueda, Hisanori Fujita, Shigeyasu Takeuchi
Mycotic aneurysm of the aorta is a rare, but life-threatening pathology. In recent years, endovascular stent graft placement has been introduced as an effective alternative for treating infected aortic aneurysms. A 64-year-old woman with a history of paraplegia due to spinal cord injury was referred to our institute with fever and blood-tinged sputum. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed an 11-cm pseudoaneurysm arising from the proximal descending aorta, which was normal 1 month ago at the previous CT scan...
June 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034037/characteristics-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-japanese-patients-aged-50-years-or-younger
#12
Mitsunori Nakano, Naoyuki Kimura, Harunobu Matsumoto, Tomoyasu Hirano, Koichi Adachi, Koichi Yuri, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hideo Adachi
Objective: We investigated the characteristics and surgical outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), which typically occurs in elderly persons, in Japanese patients aged 50 years or younger. Materials and Methods: Clinical records of 999 patients who underwent open or endovascular repair for AAA at our hospital between 2007 and 2015 were reviewed to identify the clinical characteristics and surgical outcomes of young patients with AAA. The cohort included 14 patients aged 50 years or younger (mean, 40.4 years; young group) and 985 patients aged older than 50 years (mean, 72...
June 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034026/invaginated-graft-insertion-anastomosis-for-a-type-ib-endoleak-at-the-supraceliac-aorta-following-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#13
Takashi Yamauchi, Suguru Kubota, Kosei Hasegawa
Open surgery for a type Ib endoleak after thoracic endovascular aortic repair is associated with some knacks and pitfalls, particularly in cases wherein the distal edge of a stent graft is located at just supraceliac aorta and the renovisceral segment and infrarenal aorta do not require surgical intervention. Here we describe the invaginated graft insertion technique to provide an easy and secure anastomosis in such clinical situations. This procedure may be feasible for anastomosis between a prosthetic vascular graft and a previously deployed stent graft when the location of the anastomosis is distant from the surface of the skin incision with a narrow and limited surgical view...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034025/replacement-of-the-thoracoabdominal-aorta-after-endovascular-abdominal-aneurysm-repair-for-ruptured-infected-aneurysm-a-case-report
#14
Nobuo Kondo, Kentaro Tamura, Taichi Sakaguchi, Genta Chikazawa, Hidenori Yoshitaka
A 73-year-old man underwent emergency endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR) for a ruptured infected abdominal aortic aneurysm. Two years after EVAR, he was admitted with a spiking fever and left lower back pain. Computed tomography scan revealed not only recurrent graft infection with psoas abscess but also infection around the orifice of the superior mesenteric artery. Because conservative medical therapy with antibiotics could not control the infection, we performed complete removal of the infected stent graft, debridement of psoas abscess, and in situ replacement of the thoracoabdominal aorta using rifampicin-soaked prosthetic grafts, followed by the omental flap...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034023/retrograde-ascending-aortic-dissection-after-stent-grafting-for-stanford-type-b-aortic-dissection-with-severe-limb-ischemia
#15
Yoshiro Higuchi, Masato Tochii, Yoshiyuki Takami, Akihiro Kobayashi, Tsutomu Yanagisawa, Kentaro Amano, Yusuke Sakurai, Michiko Ishida, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Koji Hattori, Yasushi Takagi
We report a rare case of retrograde Stanford type A aortic dissection after endovascular repair for complicated Stanford type B aortic dissection. A 45-year-old man presented with a sudden onset of back pain and was transferred to our hospital. Computed tomography demonstrated acute Stanford type B aortic dissection with lower limb ischemia. Emergency endovascular surgery was planned for repair of the Stanford type B aortic dissection. The patient suddenly developed recurrent chest pain 10 days after the initial procedure...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034021/endovascular-repair-for-kommerell-s-diverticulum-and-right-sided-aortic-arch
#16
Kei Kazuno, Seiichiro Murata
A 74-year-old man with hoarseness was diagnosed with a right-sided aortic arch and Kommerell's diverticulum by computed tomography (CT). The diverticulum had a maximum diameter of 33 mm, and surgical intervention was chosen because of the possibility of rupture. A right common carotid to right subclavian artery bypass was constructed, stent-graft was placed after the branching of the right common carotid artery, and coil embolization of the diverticulum was performed via left brachial artery. No leaks were found on postoperative CT...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034019/hybrid-repair-of-an-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-debranching-with-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-in-a-patient-with-horseshoe-kidney
#17
Keiwa Kin, Hiroshi Takano, Takaya Nakagawa, Yukitoshi Shirakawa
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with associated horseshoe kidney (HSK) poses a technical challenge when performing conventional open surgical repair because of possible complications including renal infarction, neuralgia, and collecting system disruption. Endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) is considered the first-line treatment for this pathology, allowing for aneurysm repair without isthmus bisection. However, whether to sacrifice commonly presenting aberrant renal arteries during EVAR is a point of controversy...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034018/bailout-endovascular-stent-grafting-for-an-ascending-aortic-pseudoaneurysm-using-an-infrarenal-aortic-extension-cuff
#18
Yasushi Matsumoto, Fuminori Kasashima, Kengo Kawakami, Masamitsu Endo
We report successful thoracic endovascular repair of a pseudoaneurysm rupture in the ascending aorta using infrarenal endovascular devices after an aortic valve replacement. Complete exclusion of the pseudoaneurysm was achieved with no endoleak or postoperative complications. Despite limitations of the current technology, this endovascular technique was a relatively less invasive, feasible lifesaving surgical option for the repair of a pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta with a diameter ≤32 mm.
March 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034017/surgical-management-of-mycotic-aortic-aneurysms
#19
Chikashi Aoki, Wakako Fukuda, Norihiro Kondo, Masahito Minakawa, Satoshi Taniguchi, Kazuyuki Daitoku, Ikuo Fukuda
Purpose: A mycotic aneurysm is an uncommon disease associated with a high mortality rate when managed surgically. This study reviewed our experiences in the surgical management of mycotic aortic aneurysms. Methods: In total, 26 patients who underwent surgery for a mycotic aneurysm were retrospectively reviewed. The mycotic aneurysms involved the thoracic aorta in 9 patients, the thoracoabdominal aorta in 4 patients, and the abdominal aorta in 13 patients. An overt aortic rupture in the mediastinum or retroperitoneal space was detected in 4 patients...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034016/improved-outcomes-for-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-using-integrated-management-involving-endovascular-clamping-endovascular-replacement-and-open-abdominal-decompression
#20
Chikashi Aoki, Norihiro Kondo, Yoshiaki Saito, Satoshi Taniguchi, Wakako Fukuda, Kazuyuki Daitoku, Ikuo Fukuda
Objective: Endovascular repair has become the treatment of choice for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAAs). To improve surgical outcomes, preoperative management is important. In 2011, we introduced integrated management, which involves endovascular aneurysm repair, stabilization of hemodynamics by endovascular clamping, and open abdominal decompression to address abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). Methods: To evaluate the efficacy of this management strategy, 62 patients who had undergone emergency surgery for an RAAA were analyzed retrospectively: group A (n=39), where an old strategy was used, and group B (n=23), where integrated management was introduced...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
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