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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099976/vasculature-characterization-of-a-multiterritory-perforator-flap-an-experimental-study
#1
Long Wang, Zong-Wei Zhou, Liang-Hui Yang, Xian-Yao Tao, Xiao-Liang Feng, Jian Ding, Wei-Yang Gao
Background Tip necrosis in the perforator flap is a significant problem in clinical practice. This study aimed to characterize the vasculature of a multiterritory perforator flap using a rat model and to investigate the impact of the vasculature on flap survival. Methods In total, 105 Sprague Dawley rats were divided into seven groups, including the control, 3 hours postoperative (PO), 12 hours PO, 1 day PO, 3 days PO, 5 days PO, and 7 days PO. A perforator flap with three territories based on the deep iliac circumflex artery was performed...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099289/orthogonal-views-of-coronary-vessels-a-method-for-imaging-the-delivery-of-blood-cardioplegia-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
#2
Luiz F Maracaja Neto, Raj Modak, Robert B Schonberger
Coronary blood flow can be disrupted during cardiac interventions such as mitral valve surgeries, left atrial appendage ligation, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, and aortic procedures involving reimplantation of coronary buttons. Although difficult to accomplish, coronary imaging using transesophageal echocardiography can be performed by the use of orthogonal imaging with the ability for real-time tilt for angle adjustment. The technique described herein allows imaging of the right coronary artery, left main coronary artery bifurcation, left anterior descending, and circumflex coronary arteries...
January 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096838/a-rare-case-of-myocardial-bridge-involving-left-anterior-descending-obtuse-marginal-and-ramus-intermediate-coronary-arteries
#3
Tuncay Kiris, Diyar Koprulu, Muzaffer Elmali, Gonul Zeren, Guney Erdogan
Myocardial bridging, a congenital coronary anomaly, is a cluster of myocardial fibers crossing over the epicardial coronary arteries. It is most frequently seen in the left anterior descending artery (LAD), and rarely involves the circumflex (CX) and right coronary artery (RCA). We report a patient with an unusual coronary bridge crossing over the left anterior descending, obtuse marginal and ramus intermediate branches. The patient presented with exercise-induced angina pectoris that was relieved with medical therapy...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092292/epicardial-collaterals-spasm-as-a-cause-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#4
Vincenzo Vetrugno, Francesco Fracassi, Osama Shoeib, Domenico D'Amario, Giampaolo Niccoli, Filippo Crea
ST elevation myocardial infarction in a 61-year-old man with a history of previous coronary artery bypass grafts. Spasm of collaterals to the circumflex coronary artery was the cause of acute presentation and was successfully treated by intracoronary nitrates. Chronic therapy with calcium channel blockers was added in the discharge medications chart.
January 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089170/iliolumbar-artery-a-useful-pedicle-for-the-iliac-crest-free-flap-in-maxillofacial-reconstruction
#5
T Singh, K Andi
The iliac crest free flap is commonly used in maxillofacial reconstruction, and is typically supplied by the deep circumflex iliac artery (DCIA). However, the iliolumbar artery is an alternative blood supply that can potentially be used in such reconstructions. We describe the anatomy of the iliolumbar artery and review publications about its clinical use. We raised four cadaveric iliac crest free flaps using both the DCIA and the iliolumbar artery to illustrate its use in reconstructing maxillofacial defects...
January 11, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065691/difference-in-vascular-response-between-sirolimus-eluting-and-everolimus-eluting-stents-in-ostial-left-circumflex-artery-after-unprotected-left-main-as-observed-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#6
Yusuke Fujino, Guilherme F Attizzani, Satoko Tahara, Toru Naganuma, Kensuke Takagi, Hiroto Yabushita, Wei Wang, Kentaro Tanaka, Takahiro Matsumoto, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Yuya Yamada, Shinnosuke Amano, Yusuke Watanabe, Takayuki Warisawa, Tomohiko Sato, Satoru Mitomo, Naoyuki Kurita, Hisaaki Ishiguro, Koji Hozawa, Takahiro Tsukahara, Masahiro Motosuke, Hiram G Bezerra, Shotaro Nakamura, Sunao Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Kissing-balloon technique (KBT) is commonly performed during percutaneous coronary intervention of distal unprotected left main coronary artery (ULM) aiming at obtaining optimal opening of the side branch (left circumflex artery; LCX) ostium. Nonetheless, detailed evaluation of vascular response to stents in LCX ostium is lacking. We therefore evaluated the vascular response to different drug-eluting stents (DES) in ostial LCX after ULM by means of optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057282/culprit-vessel-versus-multivessel-versus-in-hospital-staged-intervention-for-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial%C3%A2-infarction-and-multivessel-disease-stratified-analyses-in-high-risk-patient-groups-and-anatomic%C3%A2-subsets-of-nonculprit-disease
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M Bilal Iqbal, Imad J Nadra, Lillian Ding, Anthony Fung, Eve Aymong, Albert W Chan, Steven Hodge, Anthony Della Siega, Simon D Robinson
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated revascularization strategies for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel disease. BACKGROUND: In patients with STEMI and multivessel disease, it is unclear whether multivessel intervention (MVI), culprit vessel intervention (CVI) only (CVI-O) or CVI with staged revascularization (CVI-S) is associated with improved outcomes. Whether MVI at primary percutaneous coronary intervention may benefit specific patient groups is unclear...
January 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048492/th-cd-206-07-determination-of-patient-specific-myocardial-mass-at-risk-using-computed-tomography-angiography
#8
L Hubbard, B Ziemer, S Malkasian, J Lipinski, B Sadeghi, H Javan, B Dertli, E Groves, S Molloi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of a patient-specific coronary perfusion territory assignment algorithm that uses CT angiography (CTA) and a minimum-cost-path approach to assign coronary perfusion territories on a voxel-by-voxel basis for determination of myocardial mass at risk. METHODS: Intravenous (IV) contrast (370 mg/mL iodine, 25 mL, 7 mL/s) was injected centrally into five swine (35-45 kg) and CTA was performed using a 320-slice CT scanner at 100 kVp and 200 mA...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047154/su-f-t-405-development-of-a-rapid-cardiac-contouring-tool-using-landmark-driven-modeling
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C Pelletier, E Mosher, C Lee, C Lee, J Jung
PURPOSE: This study aims to develop a tool to rapidly delineate cardiac substructures for use in dosimetry for large-scale clinical trial or epidemiological investigations. The goal is to produce a system that can semi-automatically delineate nine cardiac structures to a reasonable accuracy within a couple of minutes. METHODS: The cardiac contouring tool employs a Most Similar Atlas method, where a selection criterion is used to pre-select the most similar model to the patient from a library of pre-defined atlases...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045411/comparison-of-coronary-artery-dimensions-in-patients-with-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-or-stenosis
#10
Hamza Sunman, Mehmet Erat, Kadriye Gayretli Yayla, Engin Algül, Mehmet Aytürk, Lale Dinç Asarcıklı, Murat Bilgin, Tolga Çimen, Ahmet Akyel, Sadık Açıkel, Mehmet Doğan, Ekrem Yeter
OBJECTIVE: Effects of various conditions on coronary artery dimensions is an important research topic, and data regarding effect of aortic valvular diseases are limited. Aim of the present study was to investigate effects of aortic regurgitation (AR) and aortic stenosis (AS) on coronary artery dimensions. METHODS: Coronary dimensions of 95 patients (35 with isolated AR, 30 with isolated AS, and 30 without any valvular disease) were calculated. Patients with severe coronary artery disease and concurrent moderate to severe additional valvular disease were excluded...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035135/complete-revascularization-of-simultaneous-multiple-culprit-lesions-in-a-septuagenarian-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#11
Ikechukwu A Ifedili, Tamunoinemi Bob-Manuel, Oluwaseyi Bolorunduro, Raza Askari, Uzoma N Ibebuogu
BACKGROUND ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is usually caused by rupture of unstable plaque with thrombus formation and abrupt cessation of blood flow through a single coronary artery that is deemed the culprit. The simultaneous thrombotic occlusions of multiple coronary arteries in the setting of STEMI is a rare occurrence with implications for patient management and outcome not fully addressed in the current STEMI guidelines, although more recent studies suggest a benefit of complete revascularization compared to culprit vessel-only treatment in the setting of STEMI...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030655/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-bioresorbable-scaffolds-in-a-young-child
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Tamim M Nazif, Sanjog Kalra, Ziad A Ali, Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, Mariel E Turner, Thomas J Starc, Yang Cao, Charles C Marboe, Michael B Collins, Martin B Leon, Ajay J Kirtane
Importance: Although much less frequent than in adults, coronary artery disease requiring revascularization may develop in children because of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or other underlying conditions. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with a bioresorbable scaffold (BRS) may have advantages over metallic coronary stents in this population. Objective: To present a case of the successful treatment of unstable, multivessel coronary artery disease in a child with PCI with BRS implantation...
December 28, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028450/syntax-score-in-patients-with-high-computed-tomography-coronary-calcium-score
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Madhav Hegde, Ravindran Rajendran
OBJECTIVES: To study the conventional coronary angiogram ( CA) findings in patients with high coronary calcium on multidetector computed tomogram. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with coronary calcium high enough in its extent and location to interfere with the interpretation of a contrast-filled coronary artery for a significant lesion were studied with conventional CA. Framingham risk score (FRS), computed tomography (CT) coronary calcium score (CCS), and SYNTAX score (SS) from the CA were calculated by separate investigators who were blinded to other scores...
2016: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025267/coronary-artery-aneurysms-detected-by-computed-tomography-coronary-angiography
#14
Ernesto Forte, Marco Aiello, Marianna Inglese, Teresa Infante, Andrea Soricelli, Carlo Tedeschi, Marco Salvatore, Carlo Cavaliere
AIMS: Coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) are incidentally revealed by coronary angiography and consist in a localized dilation of a coronary artery. Although invasive coronary angiography (ICA) is the gold standard imaging technique, it can lead to the underestimation of CAAs diameter in presence of parietal thrombi. Computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) is a very sensitive tool in CAAs detection and provides a clear visualization of coronary lumen highlighting intraluminal thrombi...
December 26, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024857/calpain-inhibition-decreases-inflammatory-protein-expression-in-vessel-walls-in-a-model-of-chronic-myocardial-ischemia
#15
Brittany A Potz, Ashraf A Sabe, Nassrene Y Elmadhun, Sharif A Sabe, Benedikt J V Braun, Richard T Clements, Anny Usheva, Frank W Sellke
BACKGROUND: Emerging data suggest a link between calpain activation and the enhanced inflammatory response of the cardiovascular system. We hypothesize that calpain activation associates with altered inflammatory protein expression in correlation with the proinflammatory profile of the myocardium. Our pig hypercholesterolemic model with chronic myocardial ischemia was treated with calpain inhibitors to establish their potential to improve cardiac function. METHODS: Yorkshire swine, fed a high cholesterol diet for 4 weeks then underwent placement of an ameroid constrictor on the left circumflex artery...
December 23, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007392/donor-site-morbidity-and-quality-of-life-after-microvascular-head-and-neck-reconstruction-with-free-fibula-and-deep-circumflex-iliac-artery-flaps
#16
Christopher Schardt, Angela Schmid, Jens Bodem, Johannes Krisam, Jürgen Hoffmann, Christian Mertens
PURPOSE: Bone defects after resective tumor surgeries often require the use of microvascular reanastomized bone grafts for reconstruction. The decision as to which specific flap is most suitable for the particular patient is dependent on various factors. The aspects donor site morbidity and quality of life are rarely taken into account in this connection. The aim of this study was to analyze whether these factors, in the future, should influence the choice of donor site. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, the donor sites of 46 patients with respect to deep-circumflex iliac artery (DCIA) and fibula flaps were analyzed using subjective and objective parameters...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000492/successful-thrombolytic-therapy-in-a-patient-with-congenital-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#17
Selcuk Ozturk, Fatma Erdem, Serkan Ozturk, Selim Ayhan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this report is to emphasize the importance of thrombolytic therapy in selected patients, such as those with congenital heart defects in whom a coronary artery anomaly can be observed. CASE REPORT: We present here a 63 year-old female patient who was admitted to our emergency department with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and a history of a congenital heart defect. We treated the patient successfully with thrombolytic therapy instead of primary percutaneous intervention, because of the suspicion of a coronary artery anomaly...
November 2016: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993757/percutaneous-intervention-in-chronic-total-coronary-occlusions-caused-by-in-stent-restenosis-procedural-results-and-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-the-toro-spanish-registry-of-chronic-total-occlusion-secondary-to-an-occlusive-in-stent-restenosis-multicenter
#18
José M de la Torre Hernandez, José R Rumoroso, Asier Subinas, Nieves Gonzalo, Soledad Ojeda, Manuel Pan, Victoria Martín Yuste, Alfonso Suárez, Felipe Hernández, Luis Teruel, José Moreu, José M Cubero, José D Cascón, Hugo Vinhas, Íñigo Lozano, Javier Martin Moreiras, Armando Pérez de Prado, Javier Goicolea, Javier Escaned
AIMS: Limited data exist on the treatment and outcomes of patients with chronic total occlusions due to in-stent restenosis (CTO-ISR). We sought to evaluate results and clinical outcomes in percutaneous interventions over CTO-ISR. METHODS AND RESULTS: Registry in 16 centers involving consecutive patients undergoing attempt of percutaneous intervention over CTO-ISR. A total of 233 patients were included, 192 (82.4%) with successful acute result. Success rate was significantly lower in patients with: lesion in circumflex artery, ostial lesion, J score > 3 and no femoral access...
December 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991695/application-of-extended-bi-pedicle-anterolateral-thigh-free-flaps-for-reconstruction-of-large-defects-a-case-series
#19
Michele Maruccia, Georgios Orfaniotis, Pedro Ciudad, Fabio Nicoli, Emanuele Cigna, Giuseppe Giudice, Kidakorn Kiranantawat, Diego Ribuffo, Hung-Chi Chen
BACKGROUND: The anterolateral thigh flap is a workforce flap in reconstructive surgery, however, variations in it is vascular anatomy are not uncommon. These variations may affect flap design and survival, especially when large flaps are required. In some anatomical variants the anterolateral thigh flap is supplied by two separate dominant pedicles, and in these cases a bi-pedicle modification may be necessary to ensure complete flap viability. The aim of this report is to evaluate the outcomes, and present our approach in using bi-pedicle anterolateral thigh flaps as a method to reduce the risk of partial flap necrosis when reconstructing sizeable soft tissue defects...
December 19, 2016: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989056/sutureless-aortic-valve-replacement-an-easy-and-safe-approach-for-patients-with-anomalous-left-circumflex-coronary-artery
#20
Alfredo Giuseppe Cerillo, Dorela Haxhiademi, Sergio Berti, Marco Solinas
An anomalous origin of the left circumflex coronary artery (LCx) from the right sinus of Valsalva is a frequent coronary problem. This particular condition, though usually silent, is associated with an increased incidence of serious complications during surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) and transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Here, the cases are described of four patients with an anomalous origin of the LCx from the right sinus of Valsalva who underwent sutureless AVR with the Sorin Perceval S prosthesis...
March 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
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