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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805011/bicuspid-and-unicuspid-aortic-valves-different-phenotypes-of-the-same-disease-insight-from-the-gentac-registry
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Joseph M Krepp, Mary J Roman, Richard B Devereux, Adrienne Bruce, Siddharth K Prakash, Shaine A Morris, Dianna M Milewicz, Kathryn W Holmes, William Ravekes, Ralph V Shohet, Reed E Pyeritz, Cheryl L Maslen, Barbara L Kroner, Kim A Eagle, Liliana Preiss, Federico M Asch
BACKGROUND: Unicuspid aortic valve (UAV) is a rare disorder, often difficult to distinguish from bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). BAV and UAV share valve pathology such as the presence of a raphe, leaflet fusion, aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, and/or ascending aortic dilatation, but a comprehensive echocardiographic comparison of patients with UAV and BAV has not been previously performed. METHODS: We investigated UAV and BAV patients at an early stage of disease included in GenTAC, a national registry of genetically related aortic aneurysms and associated cardiac conditions...
August 14, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803508/hybrid-repair-for-ascending-aortic-dissections-and-aneurysms
#2
Ralf Kolvenbach, Ziwei Gao, Ron Karmeli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803167/igg4-related-disease-a-new-etiology-underlying-diffuse-intracranial-dilating-vasculopathy
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Evan S Marlin, Davis Dornbos, Daniel S Ikeda, Norman L Lehman, Ciarán J Powers
BACKGROUND: Diffuse intracranial aneurysmal vasculopathy is a rare condition, previously described in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. IgG4 related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recognized inflammatory disease of systemic organs, leading to fibrosis of connective tissues. It has also been linked to inflammatory dilating aortic aneurysms, coronary vascular disease, hypophysitis, orbital pseudotumor and pachymeningitis. It has not yet been described as a cause of diffuse intracranial dilating vasculopathy...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802510/aortic-dilatation-associated-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve-relation-to-sex-hemodynamics-and-valve-morphology-the-national-heart-lung-and-blood-institute-sponsored-national-registry-of-genetically-triggered-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms-and-cardiovascular-conditions
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Mary J Roman, Norma L Pugh, Richard B Devereux, Kim A Eagle, Kathryn Holmes, Scott A LeMaire, Rita K Milewski, Shaine A Morris, Siddharth K Prakash, Reed E Pyeritz, William J Ravekes, Ralph V Shohet, Howard K Song, Federico M Asch
This study analyzed the impact of sex, hemodynamic profile, and valve fusion pattern on aortopathy associated with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute-sponsored National Registry of Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Cardiovascular Conditions (GenTAC) provided comprehensive information on a large population of well-characterized patients with BAV. Of 969 enrolled patients with BAV, 551 (57%, 77% male) had already undergone valvular and/or aortic surgery...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802250/a-population-based-study-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-treatment-in-finland-2000-2014
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Matti T Laine, Sani J Laukontaus, Reijo Sund, Pekka S Aho, Ilkka Kantonen, Anders Albäck, Maarit Venermo
Background -In the event of rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), mortality is very high. AAA prevalence and incidence of ruptures has been reported to be decreasing. The treatment of AAA has also undergone a change in recent decades with a shift towards endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Our aim was to evaluate how these changes have affected the elective and emergency treatment of AAA and their results in Finland. Methods -All patients treated for AAA in Finland, a country with a population of 5...
August 11, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800994/perioperative-management-of-endovascular-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Alexander C P Fort, Lori A Rubin, Andrew J Meltzer, Darren B Schneider, Adam D Lichtman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800983/gastrointestinal-complications-after-cardiac-surgery-a-nationwide-population-based-analysis-of-morbidity-and-mortality-predictors
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Rabail Chaudhry, John Zaki, Robert Wegner, Greesha Pednekar, Alex Tse, Roy Sheinbaum, George W Williams
OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of gastrointestinal (GI) complications in cardiac and aortic surgery using recent versions of the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) to provide clinicians with a better understanding of these uncommon but potentially serious complications. DESIGN: Population-based study. SETTING: NIS database 2010-2012. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing cardiac and aortic aneurysm repair surgeries...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799316/mirror-aneurysm-with-right-frontal-ich-in-a-patient-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Vijay Sardana, Sumit Kamble, Sunil K Sharma, Dilip Maheshwari, Bharat Bhushan
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders that occur owing to the abnormalities in type 1 collagen, and is characterized by increased bone fragility and other extraskeletal manifestations. OI may be associated with vascular complications such as aortic and cervical artery dissection, carotid cavernous fistula, and coronary artery aneurysms but unlike other connective tissue diseases, the cerebrovascular system is less frequently involved. We report rare case of 50 year female patient who was diagnosed with OI following right frontal haemorrhage secondary to a ruptured middle cerebral artery mirror aneurysm...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798988/hemodynamic-assessments-of-the-ascending-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-using-fluid-structure-interaction-approach
#9
Han Hung Yeh, Simon W Rabkin, Dana Grecov
Current assessment and management of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm (ATAA) rely heavily on the diameter of the ATAA and blood pressure rather than biomechanical and hemodynamic parameters such as arterial wall deformation or wall shear stress. The objective of the current study was to develop an accurate computational method for modeling the mechanical responses of the ATAA to provide additional information in patient evaluations. Fully coupled fluid structure interaction simulations were conducted using data from cases with ATAA with measured geometrical parameters in order to evaluate and analyze the change in biomechanical responses under normotensive and hypertensive conditions...
August 11, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796436/the-impact-of-personalized-probabilistic-wall-thickness-models-on-peak-wall-stress-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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J Biehler, W A Wall
If computational models are ever to be used in high stakes decision making in clinical practice, the use of personalized models and predictive simulation techniques is a must. This entails rigorous quantification of uncertainties as well as harnessing available patient-specific data to the greatest extent possible. Although researcher are beginning to realize that taking uncertainty in model input parameters into account is a necessity, the predominantly used probabilistic description for these uncertain parameters are based on elementary random variable models...
August 10, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795978/update-on-bicuspid-aortic-valve-aortopathy
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Evaldas Girdauskas, Johannes Petersen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The appropriate treatment of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)-associated aortopathy is still controversial. We aimed to summarize recent evidence from the literature that focused on the prediction of aortopathy progression and adverse aortic events. RECENT FINDINGS: Following the detailed description of valvulo-aortic phenotypes in BAV disease in the previous imaging studies, the most current research focused on the definition of hemodynamic markers that may affect the progression of BAV-associated aortopathy and search for blood-born biomarkers to improve the prediction of adverse aortic events...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795108/data-for-the-oxford-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-study-international-survey-of-vascular-surgery-professionals
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Regent Lee, Amy Jones, Felicity Woodgate, Nicholas Killough, Kirthi Bellamkonda, Matthew Williams, Katherine Hurst, Lucy Fulford-Smith, Ismail Cassimjee, Ashok Handa
As part of the Oxford Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (OxAAA) Study, we conducted an international survey of vascular surgery professionals. One aspect of the survey is as published in the International Journal of Cardiology: "International Opinion on Priorities in Research for Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and the Potential Path for Research to Impact Clinical Management". This Data-in-Brief article contains a detailed method for the conduct of this survey and additional original data. In this survey, we also provided vascular surgery colleagues with contemporary epidemiologic and surgical outcome data...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795036/delayed-type-iii-endoleak-caused-by-fabric-erosion-after-endovascular-repair-of-an-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#13
Jae Hang Lee, Eung-Joong Kim, Jin-Ho Choi
A 74-year-old patient presented with recurrent aneurysms in the infrarenal abdominal aorta and right common iliac artery 6 years after endovascular aortic repair using endografts in the same location. The patient underwent an aorto-bi-iliac replacement with removal of the stent graft. Two holes measuring 2 mm each were found in the removed graft, and they appeared to have been caused by wear from continuous friction between the endograft and the aortic wall.
August 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795035/aortopulmonary-fistula-presenting-without-an-endoleak-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#14
Giacomo Sica, Gaetano Rea, Giorgio Bocchini, Romilda Lombardi, Massimo Muto, Tullio Valente
Herein, we report the case of a 60-year-old man, a smoker with a history of arterial hypertension and diabetes mellitus. After computed tomography (CT) for an episode of hemoptysis, the patient underwent elective thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) because of a degenerative aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta. The area of perianeurysmal pulmonary atelectasis reported on the CT scan was not considered. Three months later, he developed an aortopulmonary fistula without endoleaks. Although TEVAR is a relatively safe procedure, no detail should be overlooked in the preoperative evaluation in order to avoid life-threatening complications...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795031/a-comparative-study-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-versus-open-repair
#15
Miju Bae, Sung Woon Chung, Chung Won Lee, Seunghwan Song, Eunji Kim, Chang Won Kim
BACKGROUND: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has dramatically changed the management of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) as the number of open aneurysm repairs have declined over time. This report compares AAA-related demographics, operative data, complications, and mortality after treatment by open aneurysm repair or EVAR. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 136 patients with AAAs who were treated over an 8-year time period with open aneurysm repair or EVAR...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794826/incidental-extravascular-findings-in-computed-tomographic-angiography-for-planning-or-monitoring-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-smoker-patients-increased-lung-cancer-prevalence
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Maria Antonietta Mazzei, Susanna Guerrini, Francesco Gentili, Giuseppe Galzerano, Francesco Setacci, Domenico Benevento, Francesco Giuseppe Mazzei, Luca Volterrani, Carlo Setacci
AIM: To validate the feasibility of high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the lung prior to computed tomography angiography (CTA) in assessing incidental thoracic findings during endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) planning or follow-up. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study among 181 patients (143 men, mean age 71 years, range 50-94) referred to our centre for CTA EVAR planning or follow-up. HRCT and CTA were performed before or after 1 or 12 mo respectively to EVAR in all patients...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794660/a-renal-colic-fast-track-pathway-to-improve-waiting-times-and-outcomes-for-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department
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Omar Al Kadhi, Kate Manley, Madhavi Natarajan, Valmiki Lutchmedial, Abbi Forsyth, Kate Tabrett, Jonathan Betteridge, William Finch, Heinrich Hollis
INTRODUCTION: Renal colic is commonly encountered in the emergency department (ED). We validated a fast track renal colic (FTRC) initiative to decrease patient waiting times and streamline patient flow. METHOD: The FTRC pathway was devised according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence clinical summary criteria for the management of patients with suspected renal colic. ED triage nurses use the pathway to identify patients with likely renal colic suitable for fast track to analgesia, investigation and management...
2017: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793343/a-new-approach-for-the-pre-clinical-optimization-of-a-spatial-configuration-of-bifurcated-endovascular-prosthesis-placed-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#18
Andrzej Polanczyk, Aleksandra Piechota-Polanczyk, Ludomir Stefańczyk
Complexity of the spatial configuration of an aortic implant with bifurcation in the distal part is related to changes in blood hemodynamic in the area of bifurcation which may disturb blood flow and lead to thrombus formation. This study was designed to characterize parameters which define spatial configuration of an aortic implant for which the risk of thrombus formation is the smallest. We used AngioCT data from 74 patients, aged 55 ±10 years, after endovascular procedure to prepare 3D geometries of stent-grafts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792970/targeting-hepatic-heparin-binding-egf-like-growth-factor-hb-egf-induces-anti-hyperlipidemia-leading-to-reduction-of-angiotensin-ii-induced-aneurysm-development
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Seonwook Kim, Lihua Yang, Seongu Kim, Richard G Lee, Mark J Graham, Judith A Berliner, Aldons J Lusis, Lei Cai, Ryan E Temel, Debra L Rateri, Sangderk Lee
OBJECTIVE: The upregulated expression of heparin binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) in the vessel and circulation is associated with risk of cardiovascular disease. In this study, we tested the effects of HB-EGF targeting using HB-EGF-specific antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) on the development of aortic aneurysm in a mouse aneurysm model. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) deficient mice (male, 16 weeks of age) were injected with control and HB-EGF ASOs for 10 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791384/curcumin-attenuates-the-development-of-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-by-inhibiting-vegf-expression-and-inflammation
#20
Xiang Li, Qin Fang, Xiaohong Tian, Xiaohong Wang, Qiang Ao, Weijian Hou, Hao Tong, Jun Fan, Shuling Bai
Angiogenesis is an important process in the pathogenesis of aortic aneurysm. The aim of the present study was to investigate the angiogenic balance and the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). A previous study demonstrated that curcumin exerts a marked effect on aortic aneurysm development. Therefore, the present study determined whether curcumin is able to modulate angiogenesis and inflammatory signaling in TAA by collecting human TAA samples and establishing a rat TAA model using periaortic application of CaCl2...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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