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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345099/aortic-versus-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-impact-of-aortic-valve-disease
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Johan Petrini, Margareta Ring, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Kenneth Caidahl, Maria J Eriksson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Intima-media thickness is a marker for atherosclerosis but is also influenced by shear stress and flow. We evaluated the relation between intima-media thickness of the descending aorta (AoIMT) and the common carotid artery (CIMT) in patients with and without severe aortic valve disease (sAVD). METHODS: A total of 310 patients (233 with sAVD, 77 without) were examined with regard to AoIMT and CIMT using transesophageal echocardiography and carotid ultrasound, respectively, before valvular and/or aortic surgery...
January 17, 2018: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342430/tissue-expander-stimulated-lengthening-of-arteries-for-the-treatment-of-midaortic-syndrome-in-children
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Heung Bae Kim, Gabriel J Ramos-Gonzalez, Khashayar Vakili, Deborah R Stein, Michael A Ferguson, Diego Porras, James E Lock, Gulraiz Chaudry, Ahmad Alomari, Steven J Fishman
BACKGROUND: Midaortic syndrome (MAS) is a rare condition characterized by stenosis of the abdominal aorta. Patients with disease refractory to medical management will usually require either endovascular therapy or surgery with use of prosthetic graft material for bypass or patch angioplasty. We report our early experience with a novel approach using a tissue expander (TE) to lengthen the normal native arteries in children with MAS, allowing primary aortic repair without the need for prosthetic graft material...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339694/aortic-%C3%AE-smooth-muscle-actin-expressions-in-aortic-disorders-and-coronary-artery-disease-an-immunohistochemical-study
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Shi Min Yuan, Ning Wu
OBJECTIVE: The is to report immunohistochemical observations of aortic α-smooth muscle actin (SMA) expressions in patients with aortic aneurysm, acute aortic dissection, and coronary artery disease and to discuss phenotypic switching of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) of these lesions. METHODS: Forty-nine consecutive patients scheduled for surgical treatment for acute type A aortic dissection (20 patients), aortic aneurysm (9 patients), and coronary artery disease (20 patients) were included...
January 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338298/coronary-and-arch-hybrid-surgery-in-a-patient-with-infrarenal-aortic-occlusion
#4
Teng Kiat Koh, Jocelyn Zi Lin Ting, Bernard Wee, Rustem Khamitov, Kristine Teoh, Julian Wong, Vitaly A Sorokin
A 65-year-old gentleman with claudication underwent contrast-enhanced computed tomography. The scan showed occlusion of the infrarenal abdominal aorta and a 6.0 × 3.7 cm saccular zone-3 arch aneurysm. The left ventricular ejection fraction was 35% and a coronary angiogram revealed triple-vessel disease. In view of the patient's high risk with EuroSCORE II 20.34%, coronary artery surgery was combined with hybrid type I arch aneurysm repair. An endovascular stent was delivered in an antegrade manner. Open heart surgery and a hybrid type I arch intervention can be performed simultaneously through a midline sternotomy approach...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336364/mechanism-of-chronic-stress-induced-reduced-atherosclerotic-medial-area-and-increased-plaque-instability-in-rabbit-models-of-chronic-stress
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Ze-Mou Yu, Xiao-Tao Deng, Ruo-Mei Qi, Lu-Yan Xiao, Chong-Qing Yang, Tao Gong
BACKGROUND: Chronic stress contributes to increased risks of atherosclerotic diseases including heart disease, stroke, and transient ischemic attack. However, its underline mechanisms are poorly understood. This study aimed to elucidate the mechanism via which chronic stress exerts its effect on atherosclerosis (AS). METHODS: Fifty male New Zealand white rabbits were used. Aortic balloon-injury model was applied. Both social stress and physical stress methods were adopted to establish chronic stress models...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334490/differential-impact-of-local-and-regional-aortic-stiffness-on-left-ventricular-remodeling-a-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-study
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Thiago Quinaglia, Mourad Z Bensalah, Emilie Bollache, Nadjia Kachenoura, Gilles Soulat, Pierre Boutouyrie, Stéphane Laurent, Elie Mousseaux
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) remodeling and aortic stiffness have independent predictive value for all causes and cardiovascular mortality. Because elastic properties of the arterial wall vary along the aortic pathway, we hypothesized that local and regional aortic stiffness could differently impact on LV remodeling. METHODS AND RESULTS: Regional aortic stiffness was determined from carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) measured by aplanation tonometry...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332573/torsades-de-pointes-in-patients-with-polymyalgia-rheumatica
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Pietro Enea Lazzerini, Iacopo Bertolozzi, Maurizio Acampa, Rosella Fulceri, Franco Laghi-Pasini, Pier Leopoldo Capecchi
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) represents the most common inflammatory rheumatic disease of the elderly. It is characterized by synovitis of proximal joints and extra-articular synovial structures, along with chronic high-grade systemic inflammation. PMR is closely related to giant cell arteritis (GCA), a large-vessel vasculitis that involves the major branches of the aorta, particularly the extracranial branches of carotid artery including temporal arteries. It is currently believed that PMR and GCA may represent different manifestations of the same disease process...
January 10, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324491/validation-of-a-second-generation-near-infrared-spectroscopy-monitor-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Viviane G Nasr, Lisa T Bergersen, Hung-Mo Lin, Paul B Benni, Rachel S Bernier, Michelle E Anderson, Barry D Kussman
BACKGROUND: Cerebral oximetry using near-infrared spectroscopy is a noninvasive optical technology to detect cerebral hypoxia-ischemia and develop interventions to prevent and ameliorate hypoxic brain injury. Cerebral oximeters are calibrated and validated by comparison of the near-infrared spectroscopy-measured cerebral O2 saturation (SctO2) to a "field" or reference O2 saturation (REF CX) calculated as a weighted average from arterial and jugular bulb oxygen saturations. In this study, we calibrated and validated the second-generation, 5 wavelength, FORE-SIGHT Elite with the medium sensor (source-detector separation 12 and 40 mm) for measurement of SctO2 in children with congenital heart disease...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323747/comprehensive-intraoperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-of-anomalous-left-coronary-artery-from-pulmonary-artery-what-to-look-for-and-where-to-look
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Keerthi Chigurupati, Subin Sukesan, Pravin S Lovhale, Baiju S Dharan, Thomas Koshy
Anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) accounts for 0.4% of the congenital heart diseases. Comprehensive 2D and 3D transesophageal echocardiographic imaging of a well-collateralized subset of ALCAPA is described. A nonstandard short-axis view of both aorta and pulmonary arteries showed the origin of left coronary artery from the posterior sinus of the pulmonary artery and right coronary artery in its usual position. Pulse-wave interrogation of the coronary arteries showed the direction of flow in opposite directions...
January 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321946/clinical-and-radiologic-considerations-for-idiopathic-superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome
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Mina S Makary, Anand Rajan, Anthony M Aquino, Suresh K Chamarthi
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome often occurs in the setting of rapid weight loss and scoliosis corrective spinal surgery. A reduction of fat around the third part of the duodenum can predispose the duodenum to compression and obstruction by the SMA as it emerges from the abdominal aorta. In this report, we describe this underdiagnosed condition in a previously healthy young female presenting with progressive post-prandial emesis, non-specific abdominal pain, and weight loss. A critical review of this disease process is explored to highlight pathology, imaging characteristics, and essential alternative diagnostic considerations...
November 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321037/acute-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease-during-percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-in-the-setting-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-case-report
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Anthony H Kashou, Nabil Braiteh, Ali Zgheib, Hisham E Kashou
BACKGROUND: Aortoiliac occlusive disease, which is also referred to as Leriche syndrome, is a chronic atherosclerotic occlusive disease that occurs at the level of the aortic bifurcation. It is often thought to present with a triad of clinical symptoms: (1) intermittent lower extremity vascular claudication, (2) impotence, and (3) weak/absent femoral pulses. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 47-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with an acute inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320845/subcutaneous-administration-of-tocilizumab-is-effective-in-myointimal-hyperplasia-remodelling-in-refractory-takayasu-arteritis
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A Lo Gullo, G Mandraffino, C O Aragona, A Molica Colella, A Saitta, E Imbalzano
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown origin that involves large and mediumsized arteries, primarily the aorta and its major branches. TA is a therapeutic challenge because corticosteroids and conventional immunosuppressive agents are not always effective or safe. Interleukin 6 (IL-6) has emerged as a key cytokine in the pathogenesis of TA and its serum levels have been shown to well correlate with disease activity. We report a 19 years old female patient with TA refractory to conventional immunosuppressive agents, successfully treated with subcutaneous tocilizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against IL-6 receptor, in which ultrasonography (US) was used as imaging tool to follow up the patient...
December 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317977/stemi-due-to-big-ostial-left-main-thrombus-extending-into-aorta-challenging-situation-with-no-clear-guidelines
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Mohammady Shahin, Oliver Gaemperli, Patrick Siegrist, Jasmina Alibegovic
Extensive left main (LM) coronary artery thrombus is a rare and life-threatening angiographic finding with usual dramatic clinical presentation including hemodynamic instability and sudden cardiac death. The proper management of a big LM thrombus extending into aorta remains a challenging issue with no clear guidelines. In the following case report we present a 45-year-old patient with no apparent risk factors for coronary artery disease who presented with acute infero-lateral ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
December 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317589/successful-treatment-in-a-patient-with-sudden-cardiac-arrest-due-to-anomalous-left-coronary-artery-arising-from-pulmonary-artery
#14
Liping Zhou, Xiaogang Li, Min Qi, Aimin Wang
To enhance the understanding of the left coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery, we report a case of sudden cardiac arrest during exercise. After successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the patient underwent echocardiography and selective coronary angiography, and the disease was firmly diagnosed. Consequently, a thoracic surgery was performed. During the operation, the left coronary artery was transplanted to the root of the aorta and the pulmonary valve and artery were reconstructed. Finally, the surgery was successful...
December 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317531/melanocortin-overexpression-limits-diet-induced-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-in-ldlr-mice
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Salla Nuutinen, Liisa Ailanen, Eriika Savontaus, Petteri Rinne
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the arteries. The disease is initiated by endothelial dysfunction that allows the transport of leukocytes and low-density lipoprotein into the vessel wall forming atherosclerotic plaques. The melanocortin system is an endogenous peptide system that regulates, for example, energy homeostasis and cardiovascular function. Melanocortin treatment with endogenous or synthetic melanocortin peptides reduces body weight, protects the endothelium and alleviates vascular inflammation, but the long-term effects of melanocortin system activation on atheroprogression remain largely unknown...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313113/epidemiology-and-contemporary-management-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#16
Brant W Ullery, Richard L Hallett, Dominik Fleischmann
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is most commonly defined as a maximal diameter of the abdominal aorta in excess of 3 cm in either anterior-posterior or transverse planes or, alternatively, as a focal dilation ≥ 1.5 times the diameter of the normal adjacent arterial segment. Risk factors for the development of AAA include age > 60, tobacco use, male gender, Caucasian race, and family history of AAA. Aneurysm growth and rupture risk appear to be associated with persistent tobacco use, female gender, and chronic pulmonary disease...
January 9, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305642/feasibility-and-validity-of-printing-3d-heart-models-from-rotational-angiography
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Manoj Parimi, John Buelter, Vignan Thangundla, Sri Condoor, Nadeem Parkar, Saar Danon, Wilson King
Rotational angiography (RA) has proven to be an excellent method for evaluating congenital disease (CHD) in the cardiac cath lab, permitting acquisition of 3D datasets with superior spatial resolution. This technique has not been routinely implemented for 3D printing in CHD. We describe our case series of models printed from RA and validate our technique. All patients with models printed from RA were selected. RA acquisitions from a Toshiba Infinix-I system were postprocessed and printed with a Stratasys Eden 260...
January 5, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295855/the-%C3%AE-2-agonist-terbutaline-specifically-decreases-pulmonary-arterial-pressure-under-normoxia-and-hypoxia-via-%C3%AE-adrenoceptor-antagonism
#18
Vanessa Neumann, Ralf Knies, Alexander Seidinger, Annika Simon, Kristina Lorenz, Michaela Matthey, Johannes Breuer, Daniela Wenzel
Pulmonary hypertension is a severe, incurable disease with a poor prognosis. Although treatment regimens have improved during the last 2 decades, current pharmacologic strategies are limited and focus on the modulation of only a few pathways related to endothelin, NO, and prostacyclin signaling. Therefore, the identification of novel molecular targets is urgently needed. We found that the β2 adrenoceptor (AR) agonists terbutaline (TER) and salbutamol induced a dose-dependent vasorelaxation in large pulmonary arteries but not aortas of mouse...
January 2, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289533/ldl-receptor-gene-ablated-hamsters-a-rodent-model-of-familial-hypercholesterolemia-with-dominant-inheritance-and-diet-induced-coronary-atherosclerosis
#19
Xin Guo, Mingming Gao, Yunan Wang, Xiao Lin, Liu Yang, Nathan Cong, Xiangbo An, Feng Wang, Kai Qu, Liqing Yu, Yuhui Wang, Jinjie Wang, Haibo Zhu, Xunde Xian, George Liu
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant genetic disease caused mainly by LDL receptor (Ldlr) gene mutations. Unlike FH patients, heterozygous Ldlr knockout (KO) mice do not show a dominant FH trait. Hamsters, like humans, have the cholesteryl ester transfer protein, intestine-only ApoB editing and low hepatic cholesterol synthesis. Here, we generated Ldlr-ablated hamsters using CRISPR/Cas9 technology. Homozygous Ldlr KO hamsters on a chow diet developed hypercholesterolemia with LDL as the dominant lipoprotein and spontaneous atherosclerosis...
December 15, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281034/concomitant-surgical-treatment-of-coronary-artery-disease-and-coarctation-of-the-aorta-in-a-patient-with-dextrocardia
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Evan G Starr, John R Doty
We report the case of a 43-year-old woman with severe coronary artery disease, coarctation of the aorta and dextrocardia. Concomitant repair was achieved by coronary artery bypass grafting and ascending-descending bypass of the proximal descending thoracic aorta.
December 20, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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