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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925321/an-unusual-combination-of-truncus-arteriosus-interrupted-aortic-arch-and-hypoplastic-left-ventricle
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Supreet P Marathe, Sanjeev H Naganur, Sabarinath Menon, Yishay Orr, Stephen G Cooper, David S Winlaw
Truncus arteriosus (common arterial trunk) is known to be associated with interrupted aortic arch in 10% to 15% of cases. However, the association of either of these lesions with a hypoplastic left ventricle is rare. The combination of all three of these lesions along with an intact interventricular septum is virtually unknown with only two cases reported in the literature. We report such a case with its anatomical and surgical management aspects.
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923506/straight-deep-hypothermic-circulatory-arrest-for-aortic-arch-surgery-going-the-way-of-the-dinosaurs
#2
EDITORIAL
Nicholas T Kouchoukos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 30, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922454/surgery-for-t4-lung-cancer-invading-the-thoracic-aorta-do-we-push-the-limits
#3
Giuseppe Marulli, Erino A Rendina, Walter Klepetko, Reinhold Perkmann, Davide Zampieri, Giulio Maurizi, Thomas Klikovits, Francesco Zaraca, Federico Venuta, Egle Perissinotto, Federico Rea
BACKGROUND: Few investigators have described en bloc resection of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) invading the aorta. AIM OF STUDY: Analysis of outcome and prognostic factors for en bloc resections of NSCLC invading the aorta. METHODS: Thirty-five patients (27 males, 8 females; mean age 63 ± 8.6 years) were operated between 1994 and 2015 in four European Centers. HISTOLOGY: 12 (34.3%) squamous cell carcinoma, and 6 (17...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918209/treatment-of-postoperative-distal-anastomotic-endoleak-with-the-amplatzer-vascular-plug-ii-in-chronic-aortic-arch-dissection-a-case-report
#4
Iskander Bouassida, Olivier Meyrignac, Bertrand Marcheix, Paul Revel-Mouroz, Hervé Rousseau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918205/direct-closure-of-ventricular-septal-defect-for-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-in-interrupted-aortic-arch
#5
Jerome Soquet, Melissa G Y Lee, Christian P Brizard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916212/hybrid-reconstruction-of-the-aortic-arch-a-15-year-follow-up
#6
Charles A Dietl, Mark Langsfeld, Adriana M Sánchez, Von G Samedi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916127/open-thoracic-and-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-repair-in-patients-with-connective-tissue-disease
#7
Paula R Keschenau, Drosos Kotelis, Jeroen Bisschop, Mohammad E Barbati, Jochen Grommes, Barend Mees, Alexander Gombert, Arnoud G Peppelenbosch, Geert Willem H Schurink, Johannes Kalder, Michael J Jacobs
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The aim is to present current results of open complex aortic repair in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD). METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-border, single centre study. From February 2000 to April 2016 72 aortic operations were performed on 65 patients with CTD (41 male, median age 41 years [range 19-70 years]). Fifty-six patients (86%) underwent at least one previous aortic repair (71 open, four endovascular), including 33 patients (51%) operated before at the site of the procedure reported here...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905268/fluid-and-biomechanical-analysis-of-ascending-thoracic-aorta-aneurysm-with-concomitant-aortic-insufficiency
#8
F Condemi, S Campisi, M Viallon, T Troalen, G Xuexin, A J Barker, M Markl, P Croisille, O Trabelsi, C Cavinato, A Duprey, S Avril
We present a comprehensive and original framework for the biomechanical analysis of patients affected by ascending thoracic aorta aneurysm and aortic insufficiency. Our aim is to obtain crucial indications about the role played by deranged hemodynamics on the ATAAs risk of rupture. Computational fluid dynamics analysis was performed using patient-specific geometries and boundary conditions derived from 4D MRI. Blood flow helicity and wall shear stress descriptors were assessed. A bulge inflation test was carried out in vitro on the 4 ATAAs after surgical repair...
September 13, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903940/secondary-open-aortic-procedure-following-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-meta-analytic-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Ivancarmine Gambardella, George A Antoniou, Francesco Torella, Cristiano Spadaccio, Aung Y Oo, Mario Gaudino, Francesco Nappi, Matthew A Shaw, Leonard N Girardi
BACKGROUND: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair is characterized by a substantial need for reintervention. Secondary open aortic procedure becomes necessary when further endoluminal options are exhausted. This synopsis and quantitative analysis of available evidence aims to overcome the limitations of institutional cohort reports on secondary open aortic procedure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Electronic databases were searched from 1994 to the present date with a prospectively registered protocol...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902822/assessing-the-effect-of-endoprosthetic-repair-of-the-thoracic-portion-on-aortic-remodelling-after-surgical-correction-for-debakey-type-i-dissection
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V V Bazylev, M G Shmatkov, D A Zakharov, Z A Morozov
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the influence of endoprosthetic repair of the aortic thoracic portion on remodelling of the descending aorta in patients after the surgical stage of correction for DeBakey type I aortic dissection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors retrospectively analysed a group of 12 patients (9 men and 3 women) subjected to endoprosthetic repair of the aortic thoracic portion after previously performed surgical correction of the ascending aorta and its braches...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902094/reference-values-for-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-and-fluorine-18-sodium-fluoride-uptake-in-human-arteries-a-prospective-evaluation-of-89-healthy-adults
#11
Björn A Blomberg, Anders Thomassen, Pim A de Jong, Marnix G E H Lam, Søren Hess, Michael H Olsen, Willem P T M Mali, Abass Alavi, Poul F Høilund-Carlsen
OBJECTIVE: Reference values of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) and fluorine-18-sodium fluoride (F-NaF) uptake in human arteries are unknown. The aim of this study was to determine age-specific and sex-specific reference values of arterial F-FDG and F-NaF uptake. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Uptake of F-FDG and F-NaF was determined in the ascending aorta, aortic arch, and descending thoracic aorta. In addition, F-FDG uptake was determined in the carotid arteries and F-NaF uptake was determined in the coronary arteries...
September 8, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899499/mechanisms-underlying-antiatherosclerotic-properties-of-an-enriched-fraction-obtained-from-ilex-paraguariensis-a-st-hil
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Patrícia Gonçalves Santiago, Francielly Mourão Gasparotto, Karimi Sater Gebara, Flavia Barbieri Bacha, Francislaine Aparecida Dos Reis Lívero, Maria Angélica Strapazon, Euclides Lara Cardozo Junior, Cândida Aparecida Leite Kassuya, Lauro Mera de Souza, Arquimedes Gasparotto Junior
BACKGROUND: Ilex paraguariensis A. St. Hil. var. paraguariensis (Aquifoliaceae) popularly known as 'mate' is an important species native to South America. Despite numerous studies showing significant antioxidant and lipid lowering properties, the antiatherosclerotic mechanisms of this species remain unknown. PURPOSE: To evaluate the possible antiatherosclerotic effects of a butanolic fraction (n-BFIP) obtained from I. paraguariensis and to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in this activity...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890066/ascending-aorta-endovascular-repair-of-a-symptomatic-penetrating-atherosclerotic-ulcer-with-a-custom-made-endo-graft
#13
Theodoros Kratimenos, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Dimitrios Tomais, Michalis Argiriou
BACKGROUND: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has become lately the procedure of choice in the treatment of most pathologies of descending thoracic aorta. Aortic arch aneurysms also came to be treated by TEVAR with various hybrid techniques or custom made scalloped/fenestrated stent-grafts. Zone 0; ascending TEVAR is more challenging than TEVAR of the descending thoracic aorta or aortic arch because of the more complex pathology, hemodynamics, and anatomy. Ascending TEVAR can be a lifesaving treatment in selected high surgical risk patients...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889824/differences-in-clinical-outcomes-and-cost-between-complex-and-simple-arterial-switches
#14
Eric R Griffiths, Nelangi M Pinto, Aaron W Eckhauser, Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, Angela P Presson, David K Bailly, Phillip T Burch
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the morbidity, mortality, and cost differences between patients who underwent either a simple or a complex arterial switch operation. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients undergoing an arterial switch operation at a single institution was performed. Simple cases were defined as patients with d-transposition of the great arteries with usual coronary anatomy or circumflex artery originating from the right with either intact ventricular septum or ventricular septal defect...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887263/changes-in-geometry-and-cardiac-deformation-of-the-thoracic-aorta-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-tevar
#15
Kelsey Hirotsu, Ga-Young Suh, Jason T Lee, Michael D Dake, Dominik Fleischmann, Christopher P Cheng
BACKGROUND: TEVAR has dramatically expanded treatment options for patients with thoracic aortic pathology. The interaction between endografts and the dynamic anatomy of the thoracic aorta is not well characterized for repetitive physiologic stressors and subsequent issues related to long-term durability. Through 3D modeling we sought to quantify cardiac-induced aortic deformation before and after TEVAR to assess the impact of endografts on dynamic aortic anatomy. METHODS: Eight patients with acute (n = 4) or chronic (n = 3) Type B dissections, or chronic arch aneurysm (n = 1), underwent TEVAR with a single (n = 5) or multiple (n = 3) Gore C-TAG(s)...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885101/association-between-the-maximal-distance-of-atrial-septal-protrusion-and-cryptogenic-stroke
#16
Keisuke Tokunaga, Masahiro Yasaka, Takahiro Kuwashiro, Seiji Gotoh, Asako Nakamura, Go Takaguchi, Tetsuro Ago, Masahiro Kamouchi, Takanari Kitazono, Yasushi Okada
Background and purpose Previous studies have suggested that atrial septal aneurysm is a potential risk factor for cerebral embolism. However, the association between the level of atrial septal protrusion and cerebral embolism is still unclear. The purpose of the present study was to assess the association between the maximal distance of atrial septal protrusion and cryptogenic stroke. Methods A total of 588 consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients (70 ± 11 (mean ± SD) years, 401 men) who underwent transesophageal echocardiography were enrolled...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884922/congenital-heart-defects-in-molecularly-proven-kabuki-syndrome-patients
#17
Maria Cristina Digilio, Maria Gnazzo, Francesca Lepri, Maria Lisa Dentici, Elisa Pisaneschi, Anwar Baban, Chiara Passarelli, Rossella Capolino, Adriano Angioni, Antonio Novelli, Bruno Marino, Bruno Dallapiccola
The prevalence of congenital heart defects (CHD) in Kabuki syndrome ranges from 28% to 80%. Between January 2012 and December 2015, 28 patients had a molecularly proven diagnosis of Kabuki syndrome. Pathogenic variants in KMT2D (MLL2) were detected in 27 patients, and in KDM6A gene in one. CHD was diagnosed in 19/27 (70%) patients with KMT2D (MLL2) variant, while the single patient with KDM6A change had a normal heart. The anatomic types among patients with CHD included aortic coarctation (4/19 = 21%) alone or associated with an additional CHD, bicuspid aortic valve (4/19 = 21%) alone or associated with an additional CHD, perimembranous subaortic ventricular septal defect (3/19 = 16%), atrial septal defect ostium secundum type (3/19 = 16%), conotruncal heart defects (3/19 = 16%)...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882865/prevalence-of-intracranial-aneurysms-in-patients-with-aortic-dissection
#18
W S Jung, J H Kim, S J Ahn, S-W Song, B M Kim, K-D Seo, S H Suh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is an uncertainty about the association between intracranial aneurysms and aortic dissection. We aimed to determine the prevalence of intracranial aneurysms in patients with aortic dissection and evaluate the independent risk factors for the presence of intracranial aneurysms in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-one patients with a confirmed aortic dissection who underwent additional brain imaging were enrolled as the aortic dissection group, and 2118 healthy individuals with brain imaging, as controls...
September 7, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880466/enhanced-hemostasis-with-a-sealant-consisting-of-hydrofit-and-surgicel
#19
Hikaru Ishii, Hidehito Endo, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Kubota
Bleeding is a serious concern during surgery for acute aortic dissections. We have used Hydrofit and Surgicel together to achieve hemostasis at the graft anastomotic sites during replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic arch. Complete hemostasis was achieved without further need for any additional sutures.
September 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878100/a-time-to-act-and-a-time-to-watch-severe-guide-catheter-induced-proximal-coronary-dissection-with-extensive-ascending-aorta-and-arch-dissection-managed-by-immediate-coronary-stenting-and-watchful-waiting
#20
Jerrett K Lau, Probal Roy, Rong Bing, Paul G Bannon, Harry C Lowe
In this case, prompt stenting of the dissection entry flap allowed for stabilization and eventual healing of a severe catheter-induced aortic dissection, without resort to surgical intervention.
September 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
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