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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432156/epidemiology-of-valvular-heart-disease-in-a-swedish-nationwide-hospital-based-register-study
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Pontus Andell, Xinjun Li, Andreas Martinsson, Charlotte Andersson, Martin Stagmo, Bengt Zöller, Kristina Sundquist, J Gustav Smith
OBJECTIVE: Transitions in the spectrum of valvular heart diseases (VHDs) in developed countries over the 20th century have been reported from clinical case series, but large, contemporary population-based studies are lacking. METHODS: We used nationwide registers to identify all patients with a first diagnosis of VHD at Swedish hospitals between 2003 and 2010. Age-stratified and sex-stratified incidence of each VHD and adjusted comorbidity profiles were assessed...
April 21, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432073/in-situ-laser-fenestration-is-a-feasible-method-for-revascularization-of-aortic-arch-during-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Jinbao Qin, Zhen Zhao, Ruihua Wang, Kaichuang Ye, Weimin Li, Xiaobing Liu, Guang Liu, Chaoyi Cui, Huihua Shi, Zhiyou Peng, Fukang Yuan, Xinrui Yang, Min Lu, Xintian Huang, Mier Jiang, Xin Wang, Minyi Yin, Xinwu Lu
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of the aortic major branches during thoracic endovascular aortic repair is complicated because of the complex anatomic configuration and variation of the aortic arch. In situ laser fenestration has shown great potential for the revascularization of aortic branches. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of in situ laser fenestration on the three branches of the aortic arch during thoracic endovascular aortic repair. METHODS AND RESULTS: Before clinical application, the polytetrafluoroethylene and Dacron grafts were fenestrated by an 810-nm laser system ex vivo, which did not damage the bare metal portion of the endografts and created a clean fenestration while maintaining the integrity of the endografts...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428528/-challenge-of-treating-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms-with-hybrid-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#3
Takashi Shuto, Shinji Miyamoto
The treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms in great vessels is still challenging, as the early results of the operation are not very promising compared with other aortic operations, and the incidence of spinal cord ischemia is relatively high. In Japan, which is becoming a super-aging society, the method of performing minimally invasive operations remains a major issue. At our facility, we have been performing abdominal debranching thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) to resolve these issues...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428526/-strategy-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-uncomplicated-type-b-aortic-dissection-in-subacute-and-chronic-phase-interval-from-onset-and-maximum-diameter
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Masatoshi Sunada, Kyohei Ueno, Rie Kageyama, Satoru Maeba, Hirofumi Midorikawa, Megumu Kanno
We classified 59 patients who underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair for uncomplicated type B aortic dissection from April 2008 to April 2016 into 3 groups based on time from onset and maximum aortic diameter:SA (2weeks to 1 year since onset;n=29), C (>1 year since onset;n=17), and D(maximum aneurysm size≥60 mm;n=13). We used the Kaplan-Meier method tso analyze survival, major adverse cardiovascular event and the need for additional treatment. There was no significant difference in outcomes between the SA and C groups (p=0...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428524/-hybrid-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-total-debranching-of-supra-aortic-trunks
#5
Yoshimasa Seike, Hiroshi Tanaka, Hitoshi Matsuda
The method of hybrid arch thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) to treat aneurysm with zone 0 landing has changed according to its invasiveness and complications. The real chimney technique allows supra-aortic bypass from ascending aorta without side clamp is the current choice of treatment. The comprehensive strategy to prevent stroke during hybrid arch TEVAR consisting of magnetization-prepared rapid acquisition with gradient-echo for evaluation of the atheromatous change and balloon protection of the left subclavian artery has contributed for the marked reduction of stroke...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428523/-efficacy-of-total-debranching-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-the-re-operation-of-aortic-arch-aneurysm
#6
Kyohei Ueno, Megumu Kanno, Hirofumi Midorikawa, Gaku Takinami, Rie Kageyama
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) combined with all-neck-branch reconstruction (total debranching TEVAR)[td TEVAR] is applied to aortic arch aneurysms as a minimally invasive procedure to improve treatment results. We report the initial and long-term results of td TEVAR for the reoperation of aortic arch aneurysm. By September 2016, td TEVAR for reoperation had been applied in 5 cases. The reasons for the reoperation were dilation of the arch aneurysm after ascending aorta replacement in 4 cases and localized dissection of the proximal landing zone after zone 2 TEVAR in 1 case...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428522/-surgeon-modified-fenestrated-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-the-treatment-of-aortic-aneurysm
#7
Kenichi Hashizume, Hideyuki Shimizu
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair( TEVAR) for thoracic aortic aneurysm has been established as a 1st-line therapy, especially in high-risk cases, with device improvements and the appearance of various procedures, but there are still cases of anatomical adaptation. On the other hand, several countermeasures have been developed, but there are no commercially available devices for fenestrated or branched stent grafts in Japan. Moreover, complications such as cerebral infarction, organ ischemia and bypass occlusion and infection are pointed out in popular debranch TEVAR...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428521/-simple-evaluation-of-left-hand-function-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-obstruction-of-left-subclavian-artery
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Ryo Onishi, Nobuhiro Kataoka, Tomomi Nakajima, Masami Kuramochi, Mayumi Shinonaga, Setsuo Kuraoka
We evaluated left hand function with or without obstruction of left subclavian artery for 29 cases of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). 18 cases of distal true aortic aneurysm were undergone surgery with simple direct closure of left subclavian artery (LSCA). The other 11 cases of true arch aneurysm were revascularized by axilla-carotid-axilla bypass grafting with TEVAR. Later 26 cases were evaluated by blood pressure, maximal grasping power, persisting duration of 60% maximal grasping power, circumferential length of upper and forearms, and simple test for evaluating hand function (STEF)...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428520/-prevention-of-spinal-cord-ischemia-during-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#9
Shinya Takahashi, Taijiro Sueda
Spinal cord ischemia(SCI) has been devastating complication of endovascular thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair. Spinal cord blood supply arises from not only segmental artery, subclavian artery, hypogastric artery and these branches, but also perivertebral vasculature and paravertebral muscle and small arterial network, and risk factors of SCI were multifactorial. There are several adjuncts/strategies which are utilized to minimize the incidence of SCI: cerebrospinal fluid drainage, perioperative management of high mean arterial pressure, intraoperative evoked potential monitoring, and staged thoracoabdominal aortic repair...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428519/-current-status-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-in-our-institution
#10
Daisuke Fukui, Kenji Okada
Within 8-year period between 2009 and 2016, we treated 215 patient with a strategy of primary thoracic endovascular aortic repair( TEVAR). In-hospital mortality was 4.4%( 8 cases). Thirty-two emergency cases was included and we treated 23 cases of zone 0 debranching TEVAR with chimney techinique in this period. In recent 2-year period between 2015 and 2016, we treated 44 cases of TEVAR without type I a endoleaks with 0% mortality(most of the them was zone 2~3 TEVAR in this period) on the one hand, and the number of open surgery for thoracic aorta was 80 on the other...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425970/aneurysm-specific-mir-221-and-mir-146a-participates-in-human-thoracic-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Premakumari Venkatesh, Julie Phillippi, Sasanka Chukkapalli, Mercedes Rivera-Kweh, Irina Velsko, Thomas Gleason, Paul VanRyzin, Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili, Ravi Kiran Ghanta, Thomas Beaver, Edward Kar Leung Chan, Lakshmyya Kesavalu
Altered microRNA expression is implicated in cardiovascular diseases. Our objective was to determine microRNA signatures in thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs) and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) compared with control non-aneurysmal aortic specimens. We evaluated the expression of fifteen selected microRNA in human TAA and AAA operative specimens compared to controls. We observed significant upregulation of miR-221 and downregulation of miR-1 and -133 in TAA specimens. In contrast, upregulation of miR-146a and downregulation of miR-145 and -331-3p were found only for AAA specimens...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422344/use-of-blood-pool-agents-with-steady-state-mri-to-assess-the-vascular-system
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Avnesh S Thakor, John Chung, Premal Patel, Anthony Chan, Amdad Ahmed, Graeme McNeil, David M Liu, Bruce Forster, Darren Klass
Over the past two decades there have been significant advances in the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess the vascular system. New imaging sequences and improvements in magnet design have enabled the creation of higher spatial resolution images. MRI is now a viable alternative imaging modality when compared to both invasive angiography and computed tomographic angiography. The use of blood pool agents has further facilitated the use of MR angiography (MRA); their high molecular weight allows for lower doses of contrast medium administration while their prolonged presence in the blood stream allows for repeated high-quality volumetric imaging of both the arterial and venous circulation...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413030/the-role-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-the-production-of-aortic-aneurysm
#13
Simon W Rabkin
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of aortic aneurysm because the histology of thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is characterized by the loss of smooth muscle cells in the aortic media and the destruction of extracellular matrix (ECM). Furthermore, AAA have evidence of inflammation and the cellular elements involved in inflammation such as macrophages can produce and/or activate MMPs This chapter focuses on human aortic aneurysm that are not due to specific known genetic causes because this type of aneurysm is the more common type...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411526/endovascular-repair-of-a-ruptured-thoracic-aortic-dissection-with-a-right-sided-aortic-arch-a-case-report
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Jeremy L Irvan, James R Elmore, Sarah L Flora, Evan J Ryer
BACKGROUND: Emergency treatment of complex aortic pathology is challenging in the setting of a right-sided aortic arch. We report the successful treatment of a ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) in the setting of a Stanford type B aortic dissection (TBAD) and right-sided aortic arch. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is a 66-year-old male with chronic kidney disease (CKD) admitted with right sided chest pain and hypotension. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) revealed a 5cm ruptured TAA in the setting of a TBAD and right-sided aortic arch...
March 28, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408933/endovascular-stent-grafting-for-aortic-arch-aneurysm-in-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease-following-aortic-arch-debranching-and-aortobifemoral-reconstruction
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Didem Melis Oztas, Cagla Canbay, Yilmaz Onal, Metin Onur Beyaz, Omer Ali Sayin, Mehmet Barburoglu, Mehmet Buget, Mesut Yornuk, Aziz Ari, Murat Ugurlucan, Bulent Acunas, Ufuk Alpagut, Enver Dayioglu
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms constitutes high mortality and morbidity rates despite improvements in surgery, anesthesia, and technology. Endovascular stent grafting may be an alternative therapy with lower risks when compared with conventional techniques. However, sometimes the branches of the aortic arch may require transport to the proximal segments prior to successful thoracic aortic endovascular stent grafting. Atherosclerosis is accounted among the etiology of both aneurysms and occlusive diseases that can coexist in the same patient...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405208/a-case-of-atypical-kawasaki-disease-with-giant-coronary-artery-aneurysm-containing-thrombus
#16
Eynaud S Micallef, Montalto S Attard, V Grech
INTRODUCTION: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile, systemic vasculitic syndrome of unknown etiology, occurring primarily in children younger than 5 years of age. Administration of IVIG within the first 10 days after onset of fever in combination with high dose aspirin reduces the risk of coronary artery damage in KD. Though rare, giant aneurysms of the coronary arteries may develop in untreated cases and prove extremely challenging to manage. CASE PRESENTATION: A 9-month-old Caucasian boy presented to our paediatric emergency department with a 4-week history of intermittent pyrexia and irritability...
July 2016: Images in Paediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400556/precise-treatment-of-aortic-aneurysm-by-three-dimensional-printing-and-simulation-before-endovascular-intervention
#17
Ding Yuan, Han Luo, Hongliu Yang, Bin Huang, Jingqiang Zhu, Jichun Zhao
In this study, three-dimensional printing (3Dp) models and simulation surgeries (SSs) were applied in two challenging aortic cases. The first was an abdominal aortic aneurysm with a complex neck, and the second was a thoracic aortic dissection aneurysm (TADA) with an angled arch. In order to avoid unpredictable obstacles and difficulties, we made optimal surgical plans by using 3D models and virtual simulations. Based on preoperative evaluation system, the surgical plans seemed more reasonable and time-saving...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400216/high-mortality-rates-after-both-open-surgical-and-endovascular-thoracic-aortic-interventions-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#18
Nathan L Liang, Theodore H Yuo, Georges E Al-Khoury, Eric S Hager, Michel S Makaroun, Michael J Singh
BACKGROUND: Morbidity and mortality have improved with the evolution of endovascular techniques (thoracic endovascular aortic repair [TEVAR]) for thoracic aortic disease, but results after aortic intervention in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remain unclear. The objective of this study was to evaluate outcomes of open and endovascular descending thoracic aortic repair in dialysis-dependent patients. METHODS: We identified 352 patients with ESRD on dialysis undergoing open repair (n = 136) or TEVAR (n = 216) of the thoracic aorta from 2005 to 2008 using the United States Renal Data System database...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398537/intima-migration-from-the-iliac-artery-to-a-debranched-graft-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#19
Kazuki Kihara, Miwa Tashiro, Hideaki Nishimori, Kazumasa Orihashi
An 84-year-old woman underwent single-debranched thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic aneurysm. A few hours later, malperfusion of the left upper extremity occurred. Surgical exploration revealed a tubular-shaped intima packed in the debranched graft. As computed tomography showed localized dissection in the right external iliac artery probably due to access route injury, the intima roll was thought to have migrated from the iliac artery. This extremely rare case is described in detail with a discussion of the potential mechanism...
April 6, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391405/postmortem-genetic-testing-should-be-recommended-in-sudden-cardiac-death-cases-due-to-thoracic-aortic-dissection
#20
Marina Gago-Díaz, Eva Ramos-Luis, Silvia Zoppis, Esther Zorio, Pilar Molina, Aitana Braza-Boïls, Juan Giner, Beatriz Sobrino, Jorge Amigo, Alejandro Blanco-Verea, Ángel Carracedo, María Brion
BACKGROUND: Acute thoracic aortic dissections and ruptures, the main life-threatening complications of the corresponding aneurysms, are an important cause of sudden cardiac death. Despite the usefulness of the molecular diagnosis of these conditions in the clinical setting, the corresponding forensic field remains largely unexplored. The main goal of this study was to explore and validate a new massive parallel sequencing candidate gene​ assay as a diagnostic tool for acute thoracic aortic dissection autopsy cases...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
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