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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346530/quantification-of-left-coronary-bifurcation-angles-and-plaques-by-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-for-prediction-of-significant-coronary-stenosis-a-preliminary-study-with-dual-source-ct
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Yue Cui, Wenjuan Zeng, Jie Yu, Jing Lu, Yuannan Hu, Nan Diao, Bo Liang, Ping Han, Heshui Shi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of left coronary bifurcation angles and plaque characteristics for prediction of coronary stenosis by dual-source CT. METHODS: 106 patients suspected of coronary artery disease undergoing both coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and invasive coronary angiography (CAG) within three months were included. Left coronary bifurcation angles including the angles between the left anterior descending artery and left circumflex artery (LAD-LCx), left main coronary artery and left anterior descending artery (LM-LAD), left main coronary artery and left circumflex artery (LM-LCx) were measured on CT images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346468/endoluminal-dilatation-for-embedded-hemodialysis-catheters-a-case-control-study-of-factors-associated-with-embedding-and-clinical-outcomes
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Hari Talreja, Stephen Edward Ryan, Janet Graham, Manish M Sood, Adnan Hadziomerovic, Edward Clark, Swapnil Hiremath
BACKGROUND: With the increasing frequency of tunneled hemodialysis catheter use there is a parallel increase in the need for removal and/or exchange. A small but significant minority of catheters become embedded or 'stuck' and cannot be removed by traditional means. Management of embedded catheters involves cutting the catheter, burying the retained fragment with a subsequent increased risk of infections and thrombosis. Endoluminal dilatation may provide a potential safe and effective technique for removing embedded catheters, however, to date, there is a paucity of data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345540/epidemiological-features-of-nontraumatic-spontaneous-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-china-a-nationwide-hospital-based-multicenter-study
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Jian-Ping Song, Wei Ni, Yu-Xiang Gu, Wei Zhu, Liang Chen, Bin Xu, Bin Leng, Yan-Long Tian, Ying Mao
BACKGROUND: Nontraumatic spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is associated with a high mortality. This study was conducted to investigate the epidemiological features of nontraumatic spontaneous SAH in China. METHODS: From January 2006 to December 2008, the clinical data of patients with nontraumatic SAH from 32 major neurosurgical centers of China were evaluated. Emergent digital subtraction angiography (DSA) was performed for the diagnosis of SAH sources in the acute stage of SAH (≤3 days)...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345516/a-case-of-bilateral-megaducts-diagnostic-and-treatment-methods
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L Vatin, J M Foletti, C Collet, A Varoquaux, C Chossegros
INTRODUCTION: The pathology of the saliva glands comprises both tumoral and obstructive disorders. The latter include lithiasis, stenosis and megaduct. In this paper, we describe a clinical case of bilateral megaduct, a rare pathology, using sialo-MRI imaging and a conservative diagnostic-cum-therapeutic technique, sialendoscopy with dilation followed by catheterization. CLINICAL CASE: Our female patient presented oversized parotids with an unsightly deformation of the face (parotid ducts visible beneath the skin) and itchy cheeks, from which she had suffered for several years...
February 17, 2017: J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345303/arterial-ageing-from-endothelial-dysfunction-to-vascular-calcification
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M Tesauro, A Mauriello, V Rovella, M Annicchiarico-Petruzzelli, C Cardillo, G Melino, N Di Daniele
Complex structural and functional changes occur in the arterial system with advancing age. The aged artery is characterized by changes in microRNA expression patterns, autophagy, smooth muscle cell migration and proliferation, and arterial calcification with progressively increased mechanical vessel rigidity and stiffness. With age the vascular smooth muscle cells modify their phenotype from contractile to 'synthetic' determining the development of intimal thickening as early as the second decade of life as an adaptive response to forces acting on the arterial wall...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345243/dehiscence-of-a-pulmonary-bioprosthesis-with-a-focal-dissection-of-the-pulmonary-artery-in-a-patient-with-congenital-pulmonic-stenosis
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Evin Yucel, Ami Bhatt, Christos G Mihos, Brian B Ghoshhajra, Doreen DeFaria Yeh
Pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) is the most common adult congenital cardiac operation performed. Valve degeneration leading to prosthetic stenosis and/or regurgitation is a long-term risk in this population and may be associated with paravalvular leak (PVL). Complications involving the proximal pulmonary artery, including dissection, are less clearly defined. Herein, we report the case of a 30-year-old patient with a history of multiple pulmonary valve interventions secondary to congenital pulmonic stenosis, who developed dehiscence of a bioprosthetic PVR associated with significant paravalvular leak (PVL) and further complicated by a focal dissection of the proximal pulmonary artery...
March 27, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345211/3d-echocardiographic-analysis-of-aortic-annulus-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-using-novel-aortic-valve-quantification-software-comparison-with-computed-tomography
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Anuj Mediratta, Karima Addetia, Diego Medvedofsky, Robert J Schneider, Eric Kruse, Atman P Shah, Sandeep Nathan, Jonathan D Paul, John E Blair, Takeyoshi Ota, Husam H Balkhy, Amit R Patel, Victor Mor-Avi, Roberto M Lang
BACKGROUND: With the increasing use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS), computed tomography (CT) remains the standard for annulus sizing. However, 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has been an alternative in patients with contraindications to CT. We sought to (1) test the feasibility, accuracy, and reproducibility of prototype 3DTEE analysis software (Philips) for aortic annular measurements and (2) compare the new approach to the existing echocardiographic techniques...
March 27, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345156/evolving-new-concepts-in-the-assessment-of-aortic-stenosis
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REVIEW
Peerawut Deeprasertkul, Masood Ahmad
Echocardiography has been pivotal in evaluating aortic stenosis (AS) over the past several decades. Recent experience has shown a wide spectrum in the clinical presentation of AS. A better understanding of the underlying hemodynamic principles has resulted in emergence of new subtypes of AS. New treatment modalities have also been introduced, requiring precise evaluation of aortic valve (AV) pathology for implementation of these therapies. This review will discuss new concepts and indices in the use of echocardiography in patients with AS...
March 27, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344618/patient-and-lesion-tailored-algorithm-of-endovascular-treatment-for-arterial-occlusive-disease-of-extracranial-arteries-supplying-the-brain-safety-of-the-treatment-at-30-day-follow-up
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Paweł Latacz, Marian Simka, Paweł Brzegowy, Piotr Janas, Marek Kazibudzki, Piotr Pieniążek, Andrzej Ochała, Tadeusz Popiela, Tomasz Mrowiecki
INTRODUCTION: Although surgical endarterectomy remains the treatment of choice for carotid artery stenosis, stenting plays an important role as an alternative treatment modality, especially in high-risk patients. The actual safety profile associated with stenting procedures is probably better than that reported by randomized controlled trials. AIM: To assess the safety of stent implantations in extracranial arteries supplying the brain, and also to identify risk factors associated with this procedure...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344614/do-we-need-invasive-confirmation-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-results
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Paweł Siastała, Jacek Kądziela, Łukasz A Małek, Mateusz Śpiewak, Katarzyna Lech, Adam Witkowski
INTRODUCTION: Coronary artery revascularization is indicated in patients with documented significant obstruction of coronary blood flow associated with a large area of myocardial ischemia and/or untreatable symptoms. There are a few invasive or noninvasive methods that can provide information about the functional results of coronary artery narrowing. The application of more than one method of ischemia detection in one patient to reevaluate the indications for revascularization is used in case of atypical or no symptoms and/or borderline stenosis...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344613/anp-and-bnp-plasma-levels-in-patients-with-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis-after-percutaneous-balloon-mitral-valvuloplasty
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Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Witold Rużyłło, Zbigniew Chmielak, Ewa Opalińska-Ciszek, Jadwiga Janas, Piotr Hoffman, Tomasz Hryniewiecki, Jacek Grzybowski
INTRODUCTION: Atrial (ANP) and B-type (BNP) natriuretic peptides are hormones secreted by the heart as a response to volume expansion and pressure overload. AIM: To assess the changes of ANP and BNP after percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) and to investigate factors associated with endpoints. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 96 patients (90.7% females, age 51.6 ±12.2 years) with rheumatic mitral valve stenosis (mitral valve area (MVA) 1...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344612/the-polish-interventional-cardiology-tavi-survey-picts-adoption-and-practice-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-poland
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Radosław Parma, Maciej Dąbrowski, Andrzej Ochała, Adam Witkowski, Dariusz Dudek, Zbigniew Siudak, Jacek Legutko
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have assessed the development of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in Poland since its introduction in 2008, and data on current TAVI activity or practice are missing. AIM: To assess the dynamics of TAVI adoption in Poland and to detect differences among Polish centres in TAVI practice and decision-making. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Polish Interventional Cardiology TAVI Survey (PICTS) was approved by the Polish Association of Cardiovascular Interventions and presented to all 21 national TAVI centres...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344201/stenotic-bicuspid-and-tricuspid-aortic-valves%C3%A3-micro-computed-tomography-and-biological-indices-of-calcification
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Piotr Mazur, Ewa Wypasek, Bogusław Gawęda, Dorota Sobczyk, Przemysław Kapusta, Joanna Natorska, Krzysztof Piotr Malinowski, Jacek Tarasiuk, Maciej Bochenek, Sebastian Wroński, Katarzyna Chmielewska, Bogusław Kapelak, Anetta Undas
BACKGROUND: Valve calcification is well estimated by ex-vivo micro-computed tomography (micro-CT). The objective of this study was to investigate the associations between micro-CT findings and biological indices of calcification in aortic stenosis (AS), as well as differences between bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and tricuspid aortic valve (TAV).Methods and Results:Aortic valves and plasma were obtained from patients undergoing valve surgery. Valves were dissected and underwent micro-CT, genetic analyses, and calcium content assessment...
March 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343785/pericardial-mesothelioma-presenting-as-a-suspected-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Ana Sofia Barroso, Sérgio Leite, Fernando Friões, Mariana Vasconcelos, Daniela Azevedo, Helena Baldaia, Mário Jorge Amorim, Paula Dias
Primary cardiac and pericardial tumors are rare entities with an autopsy frequency of 0.001-0.03%. Metastases to the heart and pericardium are much more common than primary tumors. Malignant pericardial mesotheliomas account for up to 50% of primary pericardial tumors. We report the case of a 75-year-old woman with hypertension, dyslipidemia and atrial fibrillation who went to the emergency department due to nonspecific thoracic discomfort of over six hours duration associated with syncope. Physical examination revealed a low-amplitude arrhythmic pulse, no heart murmurs and no signs of pulmonary congestion...
March 23, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343609/very-late-onset-dabigatran-induced-esophageal-injury
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Ko Fujikawa, Nobuhiro Takasugi, Tadao Goto, Shinya Minatoguchi
An 87-year-old man with persistent atrial fibrillation experienced heartburn and dysphagia at 2 years 9 months after initiation of dabigatran. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy demonstrated multiple longitudinal white plaques with ulcers in the narrowed midesophagus compressed between the left atrium and the tortuous aorta. We speculate that the esophageal stenosis contributed to stasis of dabigatran within the esophagus, resulting in prolonged mucosal contact with the caustic contents of the drug. Progressive enlargement of the left atrium may have led to the late onset of the potentially serious complication...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343599/presence-characteristics-and-volumes-of-coronary-plaque-determined-by-computed-tomography-angiography-in-young-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Negin Nezarat, Matthew J Budoff, Yanting Luo, Sirous Darabian, Rine Nakanishi, Dong Li, Nasim Sheidaee, Michael Kim, Anas Alani, Suguru Matsumoto, Sina Rahmani, Mitsuru Kanisawa, Indre Ceponiene, Kazuhiro Osawa, Hong Qi, Sajad Hamal, Pieter Kitslaar, Alexander Broersen, Ferdinand Flores, Eli Ipp, Bahram Khazai
Prevention and management of coronary artery disease (CAD) is of great concern in patients with diabetes mellitus. Although the impact of coronary atherosclerosis is described well for subjects older than 40 years, the prevalence and types of coronary atherosclerosis in young patients are not well known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, extent, severity, and volumes of coronary plaque in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) population younger than of 40 years. This prospective study enrolled 181 subjects (25-40 year old) undergoing coronary computed tomography angiography, with 86 T2DM and 95 nondiabetic age/gender-matched subjects...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343259/numerical-and-experimental-analysis-of-the-transitional-flow-across-a-real-stenosis
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R Agujetas, C Ferrera, A C Marcos, J P Alejo, J M Montanero
In this paper, we present a numerical study of the pulsatile transitional flow crossing a severe real stenosis located right in front of the bifurcation between the right subclavian and right common carotid arteries. The simulation allows one to determine relevant features of this subject-specific flow, such as the pressure waves in the right subclavian and right common carotid arteries. We explain the subclavian steal syndrome suffered by the patient in terms of the drastic pressure drop in the right subclavian artery...
March 25, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343148/de-novo-mutations-in-cbl-causing-early-onset-paediatric-moyamoya-angiopathy
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Stéphanie Guey, Lou Grangeon, Francis Brunelle, Françoise Bergametti, Jeanne Amiel, Stanislas Lyonnet, Audrey Delaforge, Minh Arnould, Béatrice Desnous, Céline Bellesme, Dominique Hervé, Jan C Schwitalla, Markus Kraemer, Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve, Manoelle Kossorotoff
BACKGROUND: Moyamoya angiopathy (MMA) is characterised by a progressive stenosis of the terminal part of the internal carotid arteries and the development of abnormal collateral deep vessels. Its pathophysiology is unknown. MMA can be the sole manifestation of the disease (moyamoya disease) or be associated with various conditions (moyamoya syndrome) including some Mendelian diseases. We aimed to investigate the genetic basis of moyamoya using a whole exome sequencing (WES) approach conducted in sporadic cases without any overt symptom suggestive of a known Mendelian moyamoya syndrome...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342532/shear-scaling-based-approach-for-irreversible-energy-loss-estimation-in-stenotic-aortic-flow-an-in-vitro-study
#19
Utku Gülan, Christian Binter, Sebastian Kozerke, Markus Holzner
Today, the functional and risk assessment of stenosed arteries is mostly based on ultrasound Doppler blood flow velocity measurements or catheter pressure measurements, which rely on several assumptions. Alternatively, blood velocity including turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) may be measured using MRI. The aim of the present study is to validate a TKE-based approach that relies on the fact that turbulence production is dominated by the flow's shear to determine the total irreversible energy loss from MRI scans...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342101/myocardial-segmentation-based-on-coronary-anatomy-using-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-development-and-validation-in-a-pig-model
#20
Mi Sun Chung, Dong Hyun Yang, Young-Hak Kim, Soo-Jin Kang, Joonho Jung, Namkug Kim, Seung-Ho Heo, Seunghee Baek, Joon Beom Seo, Byoung Wook Choi, Joon-Won Kang, Tae-Hwan Lim
OBJECTIVES: To validate a method for performing myocardial segmentation based on coronary anatomy using coronary CT angiography (CCTA). METHODS: Coronary artery-based myocardial segmentation (CAMS) was developed for use with CCTA. To validate and compare this method with the conventional American Heart Association (AHA) classification, a single coronary occlusion model was prepared and validated using six pigs. The unstained occluded coronary territories of the specimens and corresponding arterial territories from CAMS and AHA segmentations were compared using slice-by-slice matching and 100 virtual myocardial columns...
March 24, 2017: European Radiology
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