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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904928/prenatal-sonographic-diagnosis-of-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
#1
Raghu Teja Sadineni, B Santh Kumar, N B Chander, Durga Mahita Boppana
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) represents a variety of cardiac malformations that may result from errors in the early stages of cardiac development. HLHS includes a wide spectrum of cardiac malformations including hypoplasia of the left ventricle, ascending aorta, hypoplasia, or atresia of the aortic and mitral valves. Over the recent years, the improved resolution of advanced equipment with awareness and increased performance of second-trimester ultrasound examinations for the assessment of fetal anomalies have helped in understanding the spectrum and have expanded our knowledge of HLHS...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893830/assessment-of-paravalvular-leakage-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-add-clinical-signs-to-echocardiographic-data
#2
Corstiaan A den Uil, Mihai Strachinaru, Ben van der Hoven, J Han J Meeder
A 62-year old male with pulmonary fibrosis and aortic valve stenosis underwent TAVI (Corevalve Evolut XL 34 mm) in the build-up for lung transplantation (LuTx). Following post-dilation for a large annular perimeter, moderate paravalvular aortic regurgitation (AR) was observed. After 6 weeks, he was admitted to the ICU with respiratory failure(A). TTE demonstrated residual mild AR (based on a small excentric paravalvular AR jet, <10% circumferential extent, pressure half-time was not reliably measured) and together with borderline elevated NT-pro-BNP, the consultant cardiologist authorized LuTx listing...
September 11, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890304/hemodynamic-parameters-that-may-predict-false-lumen-growth-in-type-b-aortic-dissection-after-endovascular-repair-a-preliminary-study-on-long-term-multiple-follow-ups
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Huanming Xu, Zhenfeng Li, Huiwu Dong, Yilun Zhang, Jianyong Wei, Paul N Watton, Wei Guo, Duanduan Chen, Jiang Xiong
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is commonly applied in type-B aortic dissection. For patients with dissection affects descending aorta and extends downward to involve abdominal aorta and possibly iliac arteries, false lumen (FL) expansion might occur post-TEVAR. Predictions of dissection development may assist in medical decision on re-intervention or surgery. In this study, two patients are selected with similar morphological features at initial presentation but with different long-term FL development post-TEVAR (stable and enlarged FL)...
September 7, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883542/longitudinal-micro-ultrasound-assessment-of-the-ob-ob-mouse-model-evaluation-of-cardiovascular-renal-and-hepatic-parameters
#4
N Di Lascio, C Kusmic, F Stea, F Lenzarini, C Barsanti, A Leloup, F Faita
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions and is associated with increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Leptin-deficient mice (ob/ob) are widely employed to investigate obesity. Aim of this study was to provide a micro-ultrasound (μUS) longitudinal evaluation of the ob/ob mouse model in terms of cardiovascular effects, consequences for renal microcirculation and liver fat accumulation. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Sixteen wild-type (wt) and eleven ob/ob male mice were studied at 8 (T0) and 25 (T1) weeks of age with a μUS system (Vevo2100) and B-mode and Doppler images were acquired...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869455/influence-of-ultrasound-microbubbles-on-kidney-oxygen-tension
#5
P Lamby, L Prantl, A Krüger-Genge, R P Franke, E M Jung, F Jung
Ultrasound contrast agents (USCA) allows the dynamic detection of blood flow of both the macro and microvasculature. An obvious prerequisite for USCAs is the unhindered passage of clinically relevant dose levels through the microcirculation especially of the lungue, where they have to pass capillaries with diameters of around 4 μm. While smaller microbubbles rapidly passed through the microcirculation along with the red blood cells, larger microbubbles, however, were observed to coalesce and interrupt the blood flow...
August 28, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845003/-diagnosis-of-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-and-intraoperative-lesion-in-patients-with-right-coronary-artery-sinus-rupture-by-transthoracic-echocardiography
#6
Xiongfei Liang, Yifeng Yang, Wei Lin
To investigate the role of thoracic echocardiography in diagnosis and differential diagnosis of the right ventricular outflow tract into the right aorta with right ventricular aneurysm rupture. 
 Methods: A total of 19 patients with sinus rupture caused by ventricular septal defect in the right ventricular outflow road were reviewed. These patients were diagnosed as aortic right coronary sinus by preoperative transthoracic echocardiography from February 2010 to September 2016 in Xiangya Second Hospital and Xiangya Medical College Affiliated Haikou Hospital...
July 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843859/aortic-pseudoaneurysm-after-endarterectomy-for-small-aorta-syndrome
#7
M Domanin, D Bissacco, S Romagnoli, A Buora
INTRODUCTION: Small Aorta Syndrome (SAS) or hypoplastic aorto-iliac syndrome is a rare pathology of the aorta that affects almost exclusively young or middle-aged women and is characterized by smaller dimension of the aorta and iliac axes. Etiopathogenesis is unclear and many factors have been invoked. The smaller caliber of the aorta and iliac arteries may predispose to aorto-iliac occlusive disease development. In the past aorto-iliac endarterectomy (AE) with patch closure was utilized as an alternative to surgical bypass in order to correct steno-obstructive syndromes affecting carriers of SAS...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835063/-process-of-the-degradation-in-vivo-and-biosafety-of-biodegradable-magnesium-alloy-stent
#8
D Yang, Y G Li, L Wang, J Y Lü, D Yu, S J Xin
Objective: To observe the degradation process of biodegradable magnesium alloy stent (BMAS) in vivo in order to evaluate its degradation time and biological safety. Methods: Twenty-four male New Zealand white rabbits were divided into two groups: group A (n=12) and group B (n=12). The BMAS (a total of 12) was implanted in the infrarenal aorta of each rabbit in group A, while group B was the control group, without treatment. Color Doppler ultrasound was used at the 1, 2, 3, 4 months postoperatively to observe the degradation process of stents in group A...
August 22, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818306/time-harmonic-ultrasound-elastography-of-the-descending-abdominal-aorta-initial-results
#9
Lars-Arne Schaafs, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Markus van der Giet, Alexander Reshetnik, Ingo G Steffen, Bernd Hamm, Jürgen Braun, Ingolf Sack, Thomas Elgeti
Stiffening of central large vessels is considered a key pathophysiologic factor within the cardiovascular system. Current diagnostic parameters such as pulse wave velocity (PWV) indirectly measure aortic stiffness, a hallmark of coronary diseases. The aim of the present study was to perform elastography of the proximal abdominal aorta based on externally induced time-harmonic shear waves. Experiments were performed in 30 healthy volunteers (25 young, 5 old, >50 y) and 5 patients with longstanding hypertension (PWV >10 m/s)...
August 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809063/color-and-power-doppler-combined-with-fetal-intelligent-navigation-echocardiography-fine-to-evaluate-the-fetal-heart
#10
L Yeo, R Romero
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of color and bidirectional power Doppler ultrasound combined with Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography (FINE) in examining the fetal heart. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted of fetuses in the second and third trimesters with a normal heart or with congenital heart disease (CHD). One or more spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) volume datasets, combined with color or bidirectional power Doppler (S-flow) imaging, were acquired in the apical four-chamber view...
August 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782135/ultrasound-evaluation-of-left-ventricular-and-aortic-fibrosis-after-pre-eclampsia
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Rossana Orabona, Edoardo Sciatti, Enrico Vizzardi, Ivano Bonadei, Federico Prefumo, Adriana Valcamonico, Marco Metra, Tiziana Frusca
OBJECTIVES: Myocardial fibrosis is linked with adverse clinical outcomes in adults. The objective was to investigate the presence of myocardial and/or aortic fibrosis in asymptomatic women with a history of early-onset (EO) or late-onset (LO) pre-eclampsia (PE) by echocardiographic calibrated integrated backscatter (cIBS). METHODS: 30 women who experienced pregnancies complicated by EOPE, 30 with a previous LOPE and 30 controls were retrospectively selected from our electronic database and then recalled from 6 months to 4 years after delivery...
August 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776457/-validation-of-ultrasound-examinations-performed-by-general-practitioners
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Karsten Lindgaard, Lars Riisgaard
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic agreement when a general practitioner and subsequently a specialist (radiologist/gynecologist) performed point-of-care ultrasound examinations for certain abdominal and gynecological conditions of low to moderate complexity. DESIGN: A prospective study of inter-rater reliability and agreement. SETTING: Patients were recruited and initially scanned in general practice. The validation examinations were conducted in a hospital setting...
September 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762684/-the-retroperitoneal-space
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Andrea Mancini, Mario Meola, Giuseppe Tarantino, Ilaria Petrucci, Giovanna Berardi, Cristoforo Cuzzola
We describe the case of a 45-year-old woman with a clinical history of breast cancer presenting with anuric renal failure, metabolic acidosis and bilateral grade 2-3 hydronephrosis. Following insertion of bilateral ureteral stents, urinary output was 5000 ml in the subsequent 24 hours with frankly bloody urine, after which anuria recurred. A new ultrasound examination showed hydronephrotic kidneys with properly positioned stents, a distended bladder free of clots and a hypo-anechoic, well-demarcated mass enveloping the aorta...
August 1, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721530/-imaging-representation-of-the-aorta
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REVIEW
C Reeps, S Schellong, R T Hoffmann
Depending on the type and acuteness, diseases of the aorta can be imaged by a variety of techniques. Modalities and quality of imaging have developed rapidly in recent years. In combination with the clinical assessment of patients, the results obtained by imaging determine the further management. They not only establish the underlying diagnosis but provide the information essential for indications, planning and reassessment of therapy, as well as for evaluation of the clinical course and surveillance. Whereas conventional catheter-guided angiography and intravascular ultrasound are only used in exceptional cases and then in conjunction with interventional therapy, cross-sectional imaging modalities, such as contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) angiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are nowadays the mainstay of diagnostics...
August 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714317/prospective-observational-study-to-determine-the-accuracy-of-first-trimester-serum-biomarkers-and-uterine-artery-dopplers-in-combination-with-maternal-characteristics-and-arteriography-for-the-prediction-of-women-at-risk-of-preeclampsia-and-other-adverse-pregnancy
#15
Rebecca Allen, Joseph Aquilina
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of biomarkers, arteriography and uterine artery Dopplers for predicting hypertensive disease of pregnancy, small for gestational age (SGA) and stillbirth. METHODS: This was a prospective first-trimester study. Ultrasound was used to assess uterine artery Doppler. Maternal arteriography was performed and serum was taken for the measurement of placental growth factor (PlGF), alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), pregnancy-associated plasma protein (PAPP-A) and beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin levels...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702183/induction-of-autoimmune-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-pigs-a-novel-large-animal-model
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Sara Schødt Riber, Mulham Ali, Sara Hveding Bergseth, Jane Stubbe, Michael Stenger, Carsten Behr-Rasmussen, Jes Sanddal Lindholt
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common disease with a high mortality. Many animal models have been developed to further understand the pathogenesis of the disease, but no large animal model has been developed to investigate the autoimmune aspect of AAA formation. The aim of this study was to develop a large animal model for abdominal aortic aneurysm induction through autoimmunity by performing sheep-to-pig xenotransplantation. METHODS: Six pigs underwent a xenotransplantation procedure where the infrarenal porcine aorta was replaced by a decellularized sheep aorta...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697490/the-influence-of-blood-pressure-on-fetal-aortic-distensibility-an-animal-validation-study
#17
Christoph Wohlmuth, Kenneth J Moise, Ramesha Papanna, Ciprian Gheorghe, Anthony Johnson, Yisel Morales, Helena M Gardiner
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Aortic distension waveforms describe the change in diameter or cross-sectional area over the cardiac cycle. We aimed to validate the association of aortic fractional area change (AFAC) with blood pressure (BP) in a fetal lamb model. METHODS: Four pregnant ewes underwent open fetal surgery under general anesthesia at 107-120 gestational days. A 4-Fr catheter was introduced into the fetal femoral artery and vein, or the carotid artery and jugular vein...
July 12, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689953/the-significance-of-the-angle-between-superior-mesenteric-artery-and-aorta-in-spontaneous-isolated-superior-mesenteric-artery-dissection
#18
Zhongyin Wu, Jie Yi, Huanming Xu, Wei Guo, Lijun Wang, Duanduan Chen, Jiang Xiong
OBJECTIVE: To assess the significance of the angle between superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and distal aorta in spontaneous isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection (SISMAD) by clinical and biomechanical analyses. METHODS: 37 patients with SISMAD (one asymptomatic) and 148 controls (1:4 matched for age [mean, 50.2 years], gender [92% male], and body mass index; and being ruled out for arterial disease) underwent aortic computed tomography angiography. SMA-distal aorta angle, measured on sagittal plane, was compared along with baseline characteristics (body mass index, smoking history and comorbidities) between groups; and assessed as tool to evaluate SISMAD risk after stratification into four angle-interval categories...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672932/intravascular-application-of-electrocautery-in-a-rabbit-model-of-abdominal-aortic-endarterectomy
#19
Chuan Wang, Yi Xin, Na Li, Diankun Li, Jingxing Li, Chengxiong Gu
Effective therapies for preventing perioperative complications such as thrombosis and inflammation after coronary endarterectomy (CE) are lacking. Electrocoagulation electrotomes have been routinely used in surgery for their cutting, clotting, and hemostatic properties. As strong flattening tools, their electrocautery function may prevent mechanical intimal-adventitial injury to arterial circulation and attenuate stenosis. The present study investigated the effects of intravascular application of electrocautery on ameliorating inflammation and thrombosis in a rabbit model of abdominal aortic endarterectomy...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665206/primary-aorto-enteric-fistula-as-a-rare-cause-of-massive-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage
#20
Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Sabine Wipper, Sebastian E Debus, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Klaus Püschel, Michael Kammal, Anna Kammal
The incidence of primary aorto-enteric fistula (PAEF) is low with only few case reports and case series published. Depending on the location of the PAEF, the perforation leads to upper or lower gastrointestinal haemorrhages. We conducted a MEDLINE search according to the PRISMA statement. Articles with publication dates from 2000 to 2016 were included and present an own case report. We considered all case reports and series reporting on PAEF and identified 85 individual patients from 32 case reports and five case series...
June 30, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
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