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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146107/cardiovascular-anatomy-in-children-with-bidirectional-glenn-anastomosis-regarding-the-transcatheter-fontan-completion
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Aleksander Sizarov, Francesca Raimondi, Damien Bonnet, Younes Boudjemline
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter stent-secured completion of total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) after surgical preparations during the Glenn anastomosis procedure has been reported, but complications from this approach have precluded its clinical acceptance. AIMS: To analyse cardiovascular morphology and dimensions in children with bidirectional Glenn anastomosis, regarding the optimal device design for transcatheter Fontan completion without special surgical "preconditionings"...
November 13, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143089/surgical-treatment-of-gastro-pulmonary-fistula-following-bariatric-surgery-possible-and-safe
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Alon Ben Nun, David Simansky, Merav Rokah, Nona Zeitlin, Nir Golan, Ramez Abu Khalil, Michalle Soudack
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a common surgical management of morbid obesity. Major complication rate is 3-8%. Staple line leak is one of the most serious complications. In a small group of patients, a gastro-pulmonary fistula is formed. Endoscopic and minimally invasive measures are the first line of treatment with considerable success rate. There are very poor data in the literature what should be done in cases of failure. In this paper, we report our positive experience with definitive surgical repair...
November 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142816/unilateral-pulmonary-edema-in-a-patient-with-worsening-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-a-secret-inside-pulmonary-veins
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Elvira Resciniti, Ilaria Caso, Iside Scarfò, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Giovanni La Canna
We present the case of a 69-year-old patient who was referred to the Department of Echocardiography for surgical treatment of severe tricuspid valve regurgitation (TVR) with advanced congestive heart failure. In 2013 the patient underwent unsuccessful percutaneous ablation for permanent atrial fibrillation. In 2015, following numerous episodes of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure with left pleural effusion, the patient was admitted to another center. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed severe TVR and moderate precapillary pulmonary hypertension, confirmed at right cardiac catheterization...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127709/pulmonary-damage-following-right-ventricular-outflow-tachycardia-ablation-in-a-child-when-electroanatomical-mapping-isn-t-good-enough
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Neha Bansal, Daisuke Kobayashi, Peter P Karpawich
A 14-year-old female was referred for severe pulmonary valve insufficiency after undergoing radiofrequency ablation for a right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia that originated in the proximal pulmonary artery at 10 years of age. Clinical records indicated that ablation was guided solely by electrograms and electroanatomical mapping. Due to myocardial tissue extensions, mapping failed to identify the level of the pulmonary valve annulus, which resulted in delivery of energy on the valve proper and into the pulmonary artery...
November 11, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126167/outcome-of-long-term-complications-after-permanent-metallic-left-bronchial-stenting-in-children
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Paola Serio, Raffaella Nenna, Marco Di Maurizio, Stefano Avenali, Roberto Leone, Roberto Baggi, Luigi Arcieri, Bruno Murzi, Andrea Quarti, Marco Pozzi, Lorenzo Mirabile, Fabio Midulla
OBJECTIVES: We describe the way we treated 7 children with critical long-term complications after metallic balloon-expandable stenting in the left mainstem bronchus. METHODS: Endoscopic follow-up included a first bronchoscopy 3 weeks after stenting, then monthly for 3 months, every 4-6 months up to 1 year and at scheduled times to calibrate stent diameter up to final calibration. When major complications occurred, patients underwent chest computed tomographic angiography...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123447/endovascular-stent-graft-repair-of-localized-acute-aortic-intramural-hematoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ugur Kaya, Abdurrahim Colak, Necip Becit, Munacettin Ceviz, Hikmet Kocak
Aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) is a variant of acute aortic syndrome, which can be life-threatening. Ascending aorta IMHs, particularly accompanied by penetrating aortic ulcer (PAU), can cause dissection, rupture, and cardiac tamponade. Therefore, early surgical treatment is recommended for IMHs of the ascending aorta. Herein, we present the case of a 60-year-old male patient who was on warfarin sodium treatment and in whom an IMH localized to the arcus aorta was detected incidentally via computed tomography, with the suspicion of pulmonary embolism, and an endovascular stent graft was inserted into the arcus aorta...
October 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118803/multimodal-therapy-for-non-superacute-vertebral-basilar-artery-occlusion
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Xiongjun He, Liang Zhang, Juan Yang, Hui Zheng, Kaifeng Li, Yajie Liu
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of multimodal therapy for patients with non-superacute vertebral basilar artery occlusion. Method: We performed a retrospective analysis of multimodal therapy for patients with vertebral basilar artery occlusion. All patients who were beyond the time window to receive intravenous thrombolysis and who had deterioration of symptoms after drug treatment received small-balloon dilatation of the occlusive artery to estimate vascular occlusion aetiology...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112944/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-affects-the-angiographic-presentation-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-interventions
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Rafał Januszek, Zbigniew Siudak, Artur Dziewierz, Tomasz Rakowski, Dariusz Dudek, Stanisław Bartuś
INTRODUCTION    The incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients treated with percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) is underestimated, and the effect of COPD on PCI and atherosclerosis is not fully understood.  OBJECTIVES    The aim of this study was to assess the impact of COPD on periprocedural outcomes of PCIs and its relationship with clinical presentation and type of coronary artery lesions.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    Data were prospectively collected using the National PCI Registry (ORPKI) electronic database of all PCI procedures performed in Poland...
November 7, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110739/urgent-hybrid-palliation-for-interrupted-aortic-arch-in-a-preterm-infant
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Ryan A Romans, Aimee K Armstrong, Ranjit Aiyagari
In patients with ductal-dependent CHD, ductal restriction can be life-threatening. We present the use of urgent hybrid palliation involving placement of bilateral pulmonary artery bands and ductus arteriosus stent implantation in a 1.5 kg premature infant with interrupted aortic arch and ductal restriction.
November 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106605/surgical-treatment-of-a-pericardio-oesophageal-fistula-using-a-right-lower-lobe-pulmonary-tissue-patch
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Geraud Galvaing, Nicolas D'Ostrevy, Olivier Rouquette, Kasra Azarnoush
A 58-year-old man presented with fever and chest pain 11 days after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation. The diagnosis of pericardio-oesophageal fistula was made. Aggressive surgical management was decided. The patient was managed using extracorporeal life support, aortic valve replacement and a pulmonary patch, as well as an oesophageal stent. The patient was discharged from hospital approximately 2 months later. The use of a pulmonary patch is a rare but a highly effective technique that can be used in this indication...
July 4, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101894/computational-fluid-dynamics-evaluation-of-excessive-dynamic-airway-collapse
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Shahab Taherian, Hamid Rahai, Bernardo Gomez, Thomas Waddington, Farhad Mazdisnian
BACKGROUND: Excessive dynamic airway collapse, which is often caused by the collapse of the posterior membrane wall during exhalation, is often misdiagnosed with other diseases; stents can provide support for the collapsing airways. The standard pulmonary function tests do not necessarily show change in functional breathing condition for evaluation of these type of diseases. METHODS: Flow characteristics through a patient's airways with excessive dynamic airway collapse have been numerically investigated...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098350/reintervention-burden-and-vessel-growth-after-surgical-reimplantation-of-a-pulmonary-artery-during-childhood
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Stephan J Wu, Tacy Downing, Christopher Mascio, Matthew J Gillespie, Yoav Dori, Jonathan J Rome, Andrew C Glatz
Children requiring reimplantation of a branch pulmonary artery (PA) are at risk for postoperative stenosis and impaired growth of the reimplanted PA. Outcomes and risk factors for reintervention and impaired growth are incompletely described. We reviewed data on patients who underwent reimplantation of a branch PA between 1/1/99 and 5/1/15 at a single center. The primary outcome was reintervention to treat postoperative stenosis. The secondary outcome was "catch-up" growth (faster diameter growth of the affected PA compared with the unaffected PA from the preoperative to follow-up measurements...
November 2, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093247/-clinical-analysis-for-bronchopleural-fistula-after-lung-resections
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Yun Chen, Xiong Peng, Yanqing Wang, Yuan Zhou, Kun Xia, Wei Zhuang
To explore the risk factors, preventive measures and therapeutic methods for bronchopleural fistula (BPF) after lung resections.
 Methods: A restrospective analysis for 11 patients with BPF after pneumonectomy from April 2012 to June 2016 in Department of Thoracic Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University was performed. Their clinical characteristics, treatment and prognosis were analyzed, and the risk factors and effective therapeutic strategies were summarized.
 Results: Among the 11 patients with BPF, 10 cases were cured finally, and 1 case with conservative treatment was dead...
October 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082329/a-rare-case-report-of-hydronephrosis-and-acute-kidney-injury-secondary-to-gonadal-vein-thrombosis-in-a-young-male
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Jason M Sandberg, Raymond B Dyer, Majid Mirzazadeh
Background: Gonadal vein thrombosis (GVT) has been reported in association with malignancy and pelvic inflammatory conditions. Patients who develop GVT often require systemic anticoagulation to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism and other local and distant thromboembolic effects. As the gonadal vein courses from the pelvis toward its outlet in the upper abdomen, its intimate relationship to the ureter in the setting of vascular pathology may pose a risk for urinary obstruction in the adult. We are reporting a rare case of GVT leading to ureteral obstruction and acute kidney injury (AKI) in a young otherwise healthy male and provide a review of similar literature...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076080/-recurrent-pain-and-swelling-of-the-left-leg-in-a-49-year-old-male-patient
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A T Aschoff, M Pech, F Fischbach, S Harbauer-Gurguta, R Braun-Dullaeus, J Herold
A 49-year-old male patient presented due to recurrent pain and swelling in the left leg. The patient had had deep venous thrombosis with pulmonary embolism 5 years previously. Since then, he had been treated with Vit-k-antagonists. Pronounced paraumbilical collateral circulation of unknown origin was striking. Doppler sonographic evaluation pointed to May-Thurner syndrome. This was confirmed by phlebography. Venous stenting of the stenosis in the left iliac vein achieved long-term symptom improvement. This case report is intended to draw attention to the rare May-Thurner syndrome as an important differential diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and, at the same time, identify diagnostic and therapeutic treatment strategies...
October 26, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069364/pulmonary-vein-stenosis-or-occlusion-after-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-long-term-comparison-of-drug-eluting-versus-large-bare-metal-stents
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Thomas Fink, Michael Schlüter, Christian-Hendrik Heeger, Christine Lemes, Tina Lin, Tilman Maurer, Andreas Metzner, Shibu Mathew, Bruno Reissmann, Peter Wohlmuth, Andreas Rillig, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Roland Richard Tilz
Aims: Pulmonary vein stenosis or occlusion (PVS/O) following catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is a rare but potentially severe complication. Treatment options include angioplasty with or without stent implantation, but data on outcome and optimal treatment strategy are limited. We report long-term results after catheter-based treatment of patients with symptomatic PVS/O. Methods and results: Retrospective analysis was performed in patients undergoing pulmonary vein (PV) angiography for suspected PVS/O...
October 24, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057003/stenting-of-narrow-pulmonary-artery-banding-in-a-patient-with-univentricular-heart
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Michal Galeczka, Sebastian Smerdzinski, Roland Fiszer, Malgorzata Szkutnik, Pawel Banaszak, Jacek Bialkowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049662/flexible-mechanoprosthesis-made-from-woven-ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene-fibres-proof-of-concept-in-a-chronic-sheep-model
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Amir Basir, Remco B Grobben, Maarten Jan Cramer, Joost A van Herwaarden, Aryan Vink, Gerard Pasterkamp, Jolanda Kluin, Paul F Gründeman
OBJECTIVES: Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibres are flexible, have high tensile strength, and platelet and bacterial adhesion is low. Therefore, UHMWPE may overcome limitations of current mechanical valves and bioprostheses. In this study, the biocompatibility and functionality of prototype handmade stented valves from woven UHMWPE (U-valve) was assessed in a chronic sheep model with acetylsalicylic acid monotherapy. METHODS: Native pulmonary valves of 23 sheep were replaced by U-valves ( n  = 18) or Perimount bovine bioprostheses (reference group, n  = 5)...
July 26, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049090/pharmacomechanical-thrombolysis-for-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-may-thurner-syndrome
#19
Mayank Roy, Morris Sasson, Armando Rosales-Velderrain, Savannah Moon, Mark Grove, Terry King
OBJECTIVE: Patients with May-Thurner syndrome presenting with acute deep vein thrombosis benefit from early lysis of clot and endovascular treatment. We evaluated the outcome of patients with May-Thurner syndrome who presented with deep vein thrombosis, managed with pharmacomechanical thrombolysis as the primary mode of intervention, in combination with angioplasty and stent placement. METHODS: We reviewed all patients with May-Thurner syndrome managed in our institution between January 2009 to December 2015...
October 19, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042354/a-comparison-between-patent-ductus-arteriosus-stent-and-modified-blalock-taussig-shunt-as-palliation-for-infants-with-ductal-dependent-pulmonary-blood-flow-insights-from-the-congenital-catheterization-research-collaborative
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Andrew C Glatz, Christopher J Petit, Bryan H Goldstein, Michael S Kelleman, Courtney E McCracken, Alicia McDonnell, Timothy Buckey, Christopher E Mascio, Subi Shashidharan, R Allen Ligon, Jingning Ao, Wendy Whiteside, W Jack Wallen, Christina M Metcalf, Varun Aggarwal, Hitesh Agrawal, Athar M Qureshi
Background -Infants with ductal-dependent pulmonary blood flow may undergo palliation with either a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) stent or modified Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt. A balanced multi-center comparison of these two approaches is lacking. Methods -Infants with ductal-dependent pulmonary blood flow, palliated with either PDA stent or BT shunt from 1/08 to 11/15, were reviewed from the four member centers of the Congenital Catheterization Research Collaborative. Outcomes were compared using propensity score adjustment to account for baseline differences between groups...
October 17, 2017: Circulation
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