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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323232/suspected-giant-cell-aortitis-from-multiple-aortic-structural-damage-to-fatal-listeria-sepsi-a-case-report
#1
Valeria Silvestri, Giacomo Isernia
Giant cell arteritis ( GCA) is an inflammatory vasculopathy affecting large and middle-sized vessels , specifically cranial arteries derived from carotid artery. Isolated extracranial vessel involvement can occur. Interest in extravascular manifestations is recently increasing because of diffusion of sensitive and specific imaging tools such as 18FDG PET TC . Patients have an increased relative risk of severe infection. Listeria monocytogenes infection risk is increased, and vascular system involvement and graft infection have been, even though rarely, reported...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288887/transapical-endovascular-repair-of-thoracic-aortic-pathology
#2
Takashi Murakami, Shinsuke Nishimura, Mitsuharu Hosono, Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Etsuji Sohgawa, Yukimasa Sakai, Toshihiko Shibata
BACKGROUND: Alternative access for thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has been explored for patients with unsuitable femoral and iliac access, but few cases of transapical access have been described. We report our experience with transapical access for various aortic pathologies. METHODS: We reviewed six cases undergoing transapical access for endovascular repair of thoracic aortic pathology between December 2013 and August 2015. Five patients had an aortic arch aneurysm and 1 patient presented with Stanford type A subacute aortic dissection...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285931/flow-and-wall-shear-stress-characterization-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-and-endovascular-aneurysm-sealing-in-an-infrarenal-aneurysm-model
#3
Johannes T Boersen, Erik Groot Jebbink, Michel Versluis, Cornelis H Slump, David N Ku, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Michel M P J Reijnen
BACKGROUND: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with a modular endograft has become the preferred treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms. A novel concept is endovascular aneurysm sealing (EVAS), consisting of dual endoframes surrounded by polymer-filled endobags. This dual-lumen configuration is different from a bifurcation with a tapered trajectory of the flow lumen into the two limbs and may induce unfavorable flow conditions. These include low and oscillatory wall shear stress (WSS), linked to atherosclerosis, and high shear rates that may result in thrombosis...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279653/comparison-of-renal-complications-between-endografts-with-suprarenal-and-infrarenal-fixation
#4
S L Zettervall, P A Soden, S E Deery, K Ultee, K E Shean, F Shuja, R L Amdur, M L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVES: Surgeons have multiple grafts options available for the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR), and some hypothesize that suprarenal fixation endografts may result in higher rates of renal complications than infrarenal endografts. This study aimed to compare the outcomes of contemporary suprarenal and infrarenal endografts. METHODS: The Targeted Vascular Module of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project was utilised to identify patients undergoing EVAR for infrarenal aneurysm from 2011 to 2013...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274751/predictors-of-early-aortic-neck-dilatation-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-with-endoanchors
#5
Apostolos K Tassiopoulos, Spyridon Monastiriotis, William D Jordan, Bart E Muhs, Kenneth Ouriel, Jean Paul De Vries
OBJECTIVE: Dilatation of the aorta within the proximal neck after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) can be associated with late endoleaks and migration. This study was designed to identify predictors of early neck dilation in patients undergoing EVAR with Heli-FX EndoAnchors (Medtronic, Santa Rosa, Calif) measured perioperatively to 1 year at different longitudinal levels of neck length. METHODS: The study group of Aneurysm Treatment Using the Heli-FX Aortic Securement System (ANCHOR) comprises 257 consecutive patients prospectively enrolled between April 2012 and September 2014 undergoing EVAR with Heli-FX EndoAnchor implantation at 38 investigational sites...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259824/endovascular-management-of-proximal-fixation-loss-using-parallel-stent-grafting-techniques-to-preserve-visceral-flow
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Adam Tanious, Mathew Wooster, Andrew Jung, Peter Nelson, Martin R Back, Murray Shames
INTRODUCTION: and Objectives: Proximal fixation loss following endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) creates a clinical dilemma. Typically endovascular salvage requires adequate aortic neck below the renal arteries, in cases with no infrarenal neck proximal extension into the paravisceral aorta using parallel grafts provides an alternative to open graft explant. We present our experience at a tertiary care center with endovascular management of proximal fixation loss following EVAR using parallel stent grafting techniques to preserve renal and visceral branches...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255495/early-and-late-endograft-limb-proximal-migration-with-resulting-type-1b-endoleak-following-an-evar-for-ruptured-aaa
#7
Patrick T Jasinski, Demetri Adrahtas, Spyridon Monastiriotis, Apostolos K Tassiopoulos
Introduction. Seal zone failure after EVAR leads to type 1 endoleaks and increases the risk of delayed aortic rupture. Type 1b endoleaks, although rare, represent a true risk to the repair. Case Presentation. We report the case of a 65-year-old female who underwent emergent endovascular repair for a ruptured infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm and developed bilateral type 1b endoleaks following proximal migration of both endograft limbs. The right-side failure was diagnosed within 48 hours from the initial repair and the left side at the 1-year follow-up...
2017: Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254395/trends-in-use-of-the-only-food-and-drug-administration-approved-commercially-available-fenestrated-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-device-in-the-united-states
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Jessica P Simons, Bing Shue, Julie M Flahive, Francesco A Aiello, Robert C Steppacher, Elizabeth A Eaton, Louis M Messina, Andres Schanzer
BACKGROUND: Fenestrated endografts are customized, patient-specific, endovascular devices with potential to significantly reduce morbidity and mortality of short-neck infrarenal and juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. The Zenith fenestrated endovascular graft (ZFEN) for abdominal aortic aneurysms (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind), Food and Drug Administration-approved in 2012, remains the only fenestrated device available in the United States. This technology is among the most technically complex catheter-based procedures and, therefore, inherently associated with serious risk for device-related complications...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245643/planning-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-standard-and-fenestrated-branched-endografts
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Giuliano de Almeida Sandri, Mauricio S Ribeiro, Thanila A Macedo, Terri Vrtiska, Gustavo S Oderich
Endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has been accepted as the first treatment option in most patients with infrarenal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. Advantages include its minimal invasive approach and lower risk of mortality and morbidity compared to open surgical repair. In patients with complex aneurysms involving side branches, novel techniques of parallel, fenestrated and branched endografts have expanded the indications of EVAR. Preoperative planning is of paramount importance to achieve technical success and to minimize risks of these procedures...
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242408/a-rare-entity-traumatic-thoracic-aortic-injury-in-a-patient-with-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery
#10
Hiten Mohanbhai Patel, Shubhabrata Banerjee, Shahzad Bulsara, Tapish Sahu, Virender K Sheorain, Tarun Grover, Rajiv Parakh
BACKGROUND: Aberrant right subclavian artery is an uncommon entity incidence ranging from 0.5-2.5%. Management of thoracic aortic injury in the presence of such anomalies can be a challenge. We present here a case of traumatic aortic injury which was incidentally found to have an asymptomatic aberrant right subclavian artery. The patient was managed by an endovascular repair of thoracic aortic injury with an endograft and a right carotid to subclavian artery bypass as a hybrid procedure...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242400/endovascular-management-of-a-ruptured-aortic-arch-pseudoaneurysm-using-the-snorkel-technique-and-coil-embolization
#11
Tao Ma, Zhi-Hui Dong, Wei-Guo Fu, Bin Chen, Jun Hao Jiang, Yun Shi
We report a reoperation case of a ruptured infectious aortic arch pseudoaneurysm, which was stabilized with thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and snorkel bypass of the innominate artery (IA) and the left common carotid artery (LCCA). A 57-year old Chinese woman with multiple comorbidities and previous open repair for Stanford type A aortic dissection 5 years ago presented with a ruptured 10.7cm×7.3cm aortic arch pseudoaneurysm involving the origins of the LCCA and the left subclavian artery. The patient underwent emergent endovascular aortic repair with placement of a stent-grafts in both IA and LCA coursing parallel to the aortic arch endograft...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242397/damage-control-endografting-for-the-unstable-or-unfit-patient
#12
Jonathan B Imran, Shirling Tsai, Carlos H Timaran, Rawson James Valentine, John Gregory Modrall
BACKGROUND: In the elective setting, both open surgical and endovascular therapies may be reasonable treatment options for many vascular conditions. However, an unstable or unfit patient with a vascular emergency may be less able to tolerate a definitive open vascular operation. We now report the outcomes for "damage control" endografting for unstable or unfit patients with vascular emergencies as bridge therapy before definitive open therapy. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who underwent damage control endografting over a 9-year period (2005-2014) was performed...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219551/concomitant-endografting-of-a%C3%A2-type-b-aortic-dissection-during-transfemoral-aortic-valve-replacement
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Arman Kilic, Mary A Siki, Wilson Y Szeto, Joseph E Bavaria, Saif Anwaruddin, Nimesh D Desai
An 87-year-old woman with severe aortic stenosis underwent a transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated a well-seated valve with no paravalvular leak; however, a new acute type B aortic dissection was identified. Endografts were delivered through the TAVR sheath and deployed, effectively treating the dissection. The patient did well postoperatively, with imaging at 2 years demonstrating a well-functioning aortic valve and no migration or endoleak of the thoracic endografts...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216363/durable-outcomes-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-zenith-tx1-and-tx2-devices
#14
Jocelyn M Beach, Yuki Kuramochi, Corey Brier, Eric E Roselli, Matthew J Eagleton
OBJECTIVE: Long-term data regarding the safety and durability of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) are limited. The study objective was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of TEVAR in high-risk patients with descending thoracic aortic pathology. METHODS: High-risk patients were treated with thoracic endografts (2001-2011) under a prospective, physician-sponsored, investigational device exemption trial. Three-dimensional reconstructions and measurements were performed on computed tomography scans acquired before discharge, at 1, 6, and 12 months, and then yearly thereafter...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216360/the-influence-of-prototype-testing-in-three-dimensional-aortic-models-on-fenestrated-endograft-design
#15
Fadi Taher, Juergen Falkensammer, Jamie McCarte, Johann Strassegger, Miriam Uhlmann, Philipp Schuch, Afshin Assadian
OBJECTIVE: The fenestrated Anaconda endograft (Vascutek/Terumo, Inchinnan, UK) is intended for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms with an insufficient infrarenal landing zone. The endografts are custom-made with use of high-resolution, 1-mm-slice computed tomography angiography images. For every case, a nonsterile prototype and a three-dimensional (3D) model of the patient's aorta are constructed to allow the engineers as well as the physician to test-implant the device and to review the fit of the graft...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216344/perioperative-outcome-of-endovascular-repair-for-complex-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#16
Klaas H J Ultee, Sara L Zettervall, Peter A Soden, Jeremy Darling, Hence J M Verhagen, Marc L Schermerhorn
BACKGROUND: As endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) continues to advance, eligibility of patients with anatomically complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) for EVAR is increasing. However, whether complex EVAR is associated with favorable outcome over conventional open repair and how outcomes compare with infrarenal EVAR remains unclear. This study examined perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing complex EVAR, focusing on differences with complex open repair and standard infrarenal EVAR...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215108/antithrombotic-therapy-in-aortic-diseases-a-narrative-review
#17
Francois Caron, Sonia S Anand
Aortic diseases are a heterogeneous group of disorders, including atherothrombotic conditions like aortic atheroma, cholesterol embolization syndrome, aortic mural thrombus, thrombus within an aneurysm, and large vessel vasculitis. In this review, we provide a summary of the current evidence regarding atherothrombotic diseases of the aorta, focusing on therapeutic avenues. In patients with previous stroke, aortic arch atheroma is recognized as a strong predictor of recurrent atheroembolism, and antiplatelet therapy alone is still associated with a high (11...
February 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215061/innovation-four-year-safety-and-effectiveness-of-the-incraft%C3%A2-aaa-stent-graft-for-endovascular-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#18
Giovanni Pratesi, Carlo Pratesi, Roberto Chiesa, Gioacchino Coppi, Dierk Scheinert, Jan S Brunkwall, Stefaan Van der Meulen, Giovanni Torsello
BACKGROUND: This paper reports the 4-year safety and effectiveness of the INCRAFT® AAA Stent Graft system (Cordis Corp, Milpitas, CA), an ultra-low-profile device for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. METHODS: The INNOVATION Trial is the prospective, first-in-human, multicenter trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the INCRAFT® System. Patients underwent annual clinical and CTA examination as part of the study protocol. The INCRAFT® AAA Stent Graft System is a customizable tri-modular design, with an ultra-low profile (14Fr) delivery system...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205454/graft-complexity-related-outcomes-of-fenestrated-endografting-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#19
Kyriakos Oikonomou, Piotr Kasprzak, Wilma Schierling, Reinhard Kopp, Karin Pfister
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) and compare early and midterm results in relation to stent-graft complexity. METHODS: Between August 2006 and December 2014, 141 consecutive patients (mean age 72±7.6 years, range 50-89; 120 men) were treated electively with FEVAR for short-neck, juxtarenal, or suprarenal aortic aneurysms. Forty-five patients treated with stent-grafts featuring renal-only fenestrations were assigned to group A, while 96 patients receiving additional fenestrations for the superior mesenteric and/or celiac arteries were assigned to group B...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203407/thoracoabdominal-aortic-replacement-for-crawford-extent-ii-aneurysm-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#20
Haiou Hu, Tie Zheng, Junming Zhu, Yongmin Liu, Ruidong Qi, Lizhong Sun
BACKGROUND: The surgical treatment of Crawford extent II aneurysms after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) remains challenging, because of the need to remove the failed endograft and the complexity of the aortic reconstruction. We retrospectively reviewed our experience with surgical management of Crawford extent II aneurysms after TEVAR using thoracoabdominal aortic replacement (TAAR). METHODS: Eleven patients (10 males, 1 female) with Crawford extent II aneurysm after TEVAR were treated with TAAR between August 2012 and May 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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