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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550590/exome-sequencing-identifies-candidate-genetic-modifiers-of-syndromic-and-familial-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-severity
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Benjamin J Landis, Jeffrey A Schubert, Dongbing Lai, Anil G Jegga, Amy R Shikany, Tatiana Foroud, Stephanie M Ware, Robert B Hinton
Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is a genetic disease predisposing to aortic dissection. It is important to identify the genetic modifiers controlling penetrance and expressivity to improve clinical prognostication. Exome sequencing was performed in 27 subjects with syndromic or familial TAA presenting with extreme phenotypes (15 with severe TAA; 12 with mild or absent TAA). Family-based analysis of a subset of the cohort identified variants, genes, and pathways segregating with TAA severity among three families...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550176/mechanical-behavior-and-matrisome-gene-expression-in-aneurysm-prone-thoracic-aorta-of-newborn-lysyl-oxidase-knockout-mice
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Marius Catalin Staiculescu, Jungsil Kim, Robert P Mecham, Jessica Wagenseil
Mutations in lysyl oxidase (LOX) are associated with thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD). Mice that do not express Lox (Lox(-/-)) die soon after birth and have 60% and 40% reductions in elastin- and collagen-specific crosslinks, respectively. LOX inactivation could also change the expression of secreted factors, structural matrix, and matrix-associated proteins that constitute the aortic matrisome. We hypothesize that the absence of Lox will change the mechanical behavior of the aortic wall due to reduced elastin and collagen crosslinking and alter the expression levels of matrisome and smooth muscle cell (SMC) genes in a vascular location-specific manner...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548474/aortic-aneurysm-endovascular-treatment-with-the-parallel-graft-technique-from-the-aortic-arch-to-the-iliac-axis
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Gian F Fadda, Mario Marino, Holta Kasemi, Costantino L DI Angelo, Carlo P Dionisi, Valeria Cammalleri, Carlo Setacci
BACKGROUND: The chimney technique has been developed for the treatment of complex aortic aneurysms. We analyzed the midterm to long-term outcomes of this approach from a single- centre experience. METHODS: From October 2008 to July 2016, 58 patients underwent endovascular aortic aneurysm repair using the chimney technique. Indications for treatment were thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) (n = 11), thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) (n = 2), pararenal aortic aneurysm (PAAA) (n= 15), aortoiliac/isolated hypogastric artery aneurysm (n = 25), type I endoleak after previous TEVAR/EVAR (n=4), proximal pseudoaneurysm after AAA open repair (n = 1)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547126/endovascular-management-of-native-postcoarctation-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms
#4
Ziheng Wu, Xiangtao Zheng, Xin Fang, Yangyan He, Donglin Li, Chengfei Zheng, Hongkun Zhang
PURPOSE: Postcoarctation thoracic aortic aneurysm formation is one of the most serious complications for coarctation of aorta. Open surgery to repair these aneurysms is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Endovascular therapy is an attractive alternative to open surgery. We have studied the efficacy and safety of endovascular therapy for postcoarctation thoracic aortic aneurysms, and will share our findings and experience through this document. METHODS: The data was retrospectively collected on consecutive patients who were presented with postcoarctation thoracic aortic aneurysms at our medical center...
May 25, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545719/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-rupture-what-lies-beneath
#5
Marta Nataya Solís Marquínez, Juan Francisco López Caleya, Laura Martín Rodrigo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544242/percutaneous-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-repair-through-transcaval-aortic-access
#6
Zaher Fanari, Sumaya Hammami, Nilesh J Goswami, Jeffrey A Goldstein
Transcaval aortic access has been used for deployment of transcatheter aortic valves in patients in whom conventional arterial approaches are not feasible. This access can be vital in other situation when large bore access is needed. We described a case of 65-year-old man who had large thoracic descending aortic aneurysm with diffuse bilateral iliac disease precluding the arterial access required for the procedure. The patient underwent successful transcaval access with placement of 22-Fr balloon expandable sheath followed with successful deployments of 32 mm × 32 mm × 150 mm Valiant stent graft (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN)...
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540077/role-of-molecular-imaging-with-positron-emission-tomographic-in-aortic-aneurysms
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Parmanand Singh, Zaid Almarzooq, Brian Salata, Richard B Devereux
Aortic aneurysms (AA) are often asymptomatic before the occurrence of acute, potentially fatal complications including dissection and/or rupture. Beyond aortic size, the ability to assess aortic wall characteristics and processes contributing to aneurysm development may allow improved selection of patients who may benefit from prophylactic surgical intervention. Current risk stratification for aneurysms relies upon routine noninvasive imaging of aortic size without assessing the underlying pathophysiologic processes, including features such as inflammation, which may be associated with aneurysm development and progression...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540066/cine-cmr-partial-voxel-segmentation-demonstrates-increased-aortic-stiffness-among-patients-with-marfan-syndrome
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Parmanand Singh, Zaid Almarzooq, Noel C F Codell, Yi Wang, Mary J Roman, Richard B Devereux, Jonathan W Weinsaft
BACKGROUND: Standard cine-cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging is commonly used to evaluate cardiac structure, geometry and function. Prior studies have shown that automated segmentation via partial voxel interpolation (PVI) accurately quantifies phantom-based cardiac chamber volumes and necropsy left ventricular myocardial mass. Despite this, the applicability and usefulness of PVI in the determination of physiologic parameters of the aorta such as aortic stiffness has yet to be investigated...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539414/moderately-elevated-homocysteine-does-not-contribute-to-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-in-mice
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Jasmin Roohi, Benjamin Kang, David Bernard, Djahida Bedja, Harry C Dietz, Lawrence C Brody
Background: Moderate hyperhomocysteinemia is an attractive target for intervention because it is present in 5-7% of the population and can be reversed by diet. This approach presupposes that hyperhomocysteinemia is directly involved in the disease process. Epidemiologic studies have indicated that moderately elevated homocysteine may contribute to thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) dilatation and dissection in humans. In vitro, elevated homocysteine disrupts the structure and function of extracellular matrix components, suggesting that moderate hyperhomocysteinemia may contribute to the development and/or progression of TAA...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536892/patient-specific-stress-analyses-in-the-ascending-thoracic-aorta-using-a-finite-element-implementation-of-the-constrained-mixture-theory
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S Jamaleddin Mousavi, Stéphane Avril
It is now a rather common approach to perform patient-specific stress analyses of arterial walls using finite-element models reconstructed from gated medical images. However, this requires to compute for every Gauss point the deformation gradient between the current configuration and a stress-free reference configuration. It is technically difficult to define such a reference configuration, and there is actually no guarantee that a stress-free configuration is physically attainable due to the presence of internal stresses in unloaded soft tissues...
May 23, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528280/aortic-involvement-in-relapsing-polychondritis
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Maëlle Le Besnerais, Laurent Arnaud, Jonathan Boutémy, Boris Bienvenu, Hervé Lévesque, Zahir Amoura, Isabelle Marie
OBJECTIVE: To assess prevalence of aortic involvement in relapsing polychondritis (RP) patients; to evaluate clinical features and long-term outcome of RP patients exhibiting aortitis, aortic ectasia and/or aneurysm. METHODS: 172 RP patients underwent aortic computed tomography (CT)-scan; they were seen in 3 medical centers. RESULTS: 11 patients (6.4%) had aortic involvement, occurring within a median time of 2 years after RP diagnosis. CT-scan showed isolated aortitis (n=2); the 9 other patients exhibited: aortitis and aortic aneurysm (n=2) or ectasia (n=1), isolated aortic aneurysm (n=4) or ectasia (n=2); aortic localizations were as follows: thoracic (n=6), abdominal (n=2), thoracic and abdominal (n=4) aorta...
May 17, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528073/simple-identification-of-the-adamkiewicz-artery-in-extended-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#12
Kyokun Uehara, Hitoshi Matsuda, Yosuke Inoue, Atsushi Omura, Yoshimasa Seike, Hiroaki Sasaki, Kenji Minatoya, Junjiro Kobayashi
Spinal cord injury remains a major adverse event of extended thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic surgical procedures. Preoperative identification of the Adamkiewicz artery and prompt reattachment of the targeted intercostal arteries during operation should contribute to preventing spinal cord injury. In this report, we describe a simple and definite identification of the critical intercostal artery during extended descending and thoracoabdominal aortic surgical procedures.
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528055/pseudoachalasia-secondary-to-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm
#13
Jorind Beqari, Anthony Lembo, Jon Critchlow, Allen Hamden, Michael S Kent
Pseudoachalasia is known to be associated with malignancy involving the gastroesophageal junction and after esophageal operations. We present a case of pseudoachalasia secondary to an aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta and describe successful operative management.
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528045/endovascular-fenestration-for-distal-aortic-sealing-after-frozen-elephant-trunk-with-thoraflex
#14
Randolph H L Wong, Peter S Y Yu, Micky W T Kwok, Simon C Y Chow, Jacky Y K Ho, Malcolm J Underwood, Simon C H Yu
We describe a case of total arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk for chronic type B aortic dissecting aneurysm, which resulted in inadvertent landing of the frozen elephant trunk into the false lumen. A radiofrequency puncture system-assisted controlled endovascular fenestration of the dissection flap was performed at the upper abdominal aorta and subsequent thoracic endovascular stenting, successfully redirecting the blood flow from the false to the true lumen. Our case illustrated a possible way to seal distal reentry in chronic type B aortic dissection...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527933/silent-balanced-double-aortic-arch-with-descending-thoracic-aneurysm-in-an-elderly-patient
#15
Yasunori Iida, Tsutomu Ito, Takahiko Misumi, Hideyuki Shimizu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527926/initial-and-midterm-results-of-the-bolton-relay-thoracic-aortic-endovascular-pivotal-trial
#16
Mark A Farber, W Anthony Lee, Wilson Y Szeto, Jean M Panneton, Christopher J Kwolek
OBJECTIVE: To report the initial and midterm results of the Bolton Relay Thoracic Stent Graft for the endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic lesions [thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)]. METHODS: The Bolton Relay Thoracic Aortic Endovascular Pivotal Trial was a prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter, U.S. Investigational Device Exemption study conducted at 27 U.S. investigational sites. One hundred twenty TEVAR subjects were treated with the Relay device between January 2007 and May 2010, with 13 patients enrolled during the continued access phase through September 2012...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516097/asymmetric-dimethylarginine-in-patients-with-ascending-aortic-aneurysms
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Natalia D Gavriliuk, Tatiana A Druzhkova, Olga B Irtyuga, Alexandr A Zhloba, Tatiana F Subbotina, Vladimir E Uspenskiy, Nina P Alexeyeva, Olga M Moiseeva
BACKGROUND: Ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm (aTAA) is a heterogeneous group of disorders that involve impaired endothelial function. The nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitor asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) serves as an endothelial dysfunction marker. Thus, we investigated ADMA levels in patients with aTAA. METHODS: Eighty-six patients with aTAA and 18 healthy individuals were enrolled. All patients underwent echocardiography. Plasma ADMA levels were measured using high-performance liquid chromatography...
December 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516094/combined-transapical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-arch-aneurysm
#18
Yuanjia Zhu, Eric E Roselli, Jay J Idrees, Samir Kapadia, Lars G Svensson
An 83-year-old male with multiple comorbidities presented with critical aortic stenosis and a saccular aortic arch aneurysm. Through a mini thoracotomy, a balloon expandable transcatheter aortic valve was delivered transapically. A thoracic stent graft was then delivered through the prosthetic valve and deployed in the arch, while a covered stent was deployed in the left common carotid artery. Three-year postoperative computed tomography showed a thrombosed arch aneurysm with decreased size. This case demonstrates the feasibility of using combined transapical transcatheter technologies to treat multicomponent disease in a high-risk patient during a single operation...
October 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513124/definitive-endovascular-repair-of-a-brucellar-descending-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm
#19
Inbal Fuchs, Jonathan Taylor, Anna Malev, Victor Ginsburg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511923/igg4-aortopathy-an-underappreciated-cause-of-non-infectious-thoracic-aortitis
#20
Victor Aguirre, Catherine Connolly, Robert Stuklis
IgG4 related thoracic aortitis is a recent addition to the differential diagnosis for inflammatory aortic disease - a condition which is often underappreciated until complications arise such as aneurysmal formation or aortic dissection. Currently, IgG4 aortitis remains a post-surgical diagnosis reliant on positive immunohistochemistry findings. Management is guided by the extent of disease involvement, which can be gauged by serum IgG4 levels and radiological findings. Options include surgical resection, corticosteroid therapy and steroid-sparing agents to prevent relapses...
April 19, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
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