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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297907/-combined-left-atrial-appendage-percutaneous-closure-and-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-a-single-center-experience
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Elisa Pelissero, Marco Giuggia, Maria Chiara Todaro, Giuseppe Trapani, Benedetta Giordano, Gaetano Senatore
BACKGROUND: We evaluated long-term safety and efficacy of concomitant left atrial appendage (LAA) closure and atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS: From February 2013 to June 2017, all patients referred for AF ablation and LAA closure (group 1) were enrolled in the study and compared with a matched control group undergoing AF ablation only (group 2). Pulmonary vein isolation was achieved in all cases with radiofrequency or cryoballoon. LAA was occluded with Watchman or Amplatzer Cardiac Plug or Amulet (ACP) devices...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296061/feasibility-of-percutaneous-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects-in-adults-under-transthoracic-echocardiography-guidance-using-the-figulla-atrial-septal-defect-occluder-device
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Mahmoud Ali, Hesham Salah El-Din, Sameh Bakhoum, Amal El-Sisi, Kareem Mahmood, Heba Farouk, Hossam Kandil
Background: Closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) among adults under transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) guidance using devices other than the Amplatzer Septal Occluder has not been extensively tested. Aim of work: Assessment of the safety and efficiency of secundum ASD closure using the Occlutech Figulla ASD Occluder under TTE guidance in adult patients with hemodynamically significant secundum ASD. Methods: Twenty patients (mean age, 32...
January 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279534/transcatheter-retrieval-of-embolized-atrial-septal-defect-occluder-device-by-waist-capture-technique
#3
Ae-Young Her, Kyung-Hun Lim, Eun-Seok Shin
This case study describes the successful percutaneous transcatheter retrieval of an embolized Amplatzer occluder device using the "waist capture technique" in a patient with an atrial septal defect. This technique allowed for stability of the Amplatzer device, compression of the atrial discs for easier removal, prevention of further embolization, and minimal injury to vasculature during device retrieval. This novel and effective technique can be used safely for the retrieval of Amplatzer devices in the venous system...
December 27, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259515/intravascular-ultrasound-guided-cardiac-intervention-in-a-fontan-patient-with-allergy-to-contrast-media
#4
Jun Muneuchi, Seigo Okada, Yusaku Nagatomo, Chiaki Iida, Ryouhei Matsuoka, Masamitsu Shirozu, Mamie Watanabe
Allergy to contrast media is hazardous in patients who need multiple cardiac catheterizations. We describe the case of a 16-year-old boy who presented with fatigue and cyanosis. He had undergone a Fontan operation 14 years previously, after which he developed an allergy to iodinated contrast media. Contrast echocardiograms by manual injection of microbubbles suggested the presence of a venovenous collateral vessel from the brachiocephalic vein draining into the pulmonary vein. We used intravascular ultrasound as the sole imaging method to identify the target vessel and to guide deployment of an Amplatzer Vascular Plug II...
October 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258627/transcatheter-therapy-of-anomalous-systemic-venous-drainage
#5
Shahnawaz M Amdani, Thomas J Forbes, Daisuke Kobayashi
Anomalous drainage of the right superior caval vein into the left atrium is a rare congenital anomaly that causes cyanosis and occult infection owing to right-to-left shunting. Transcatheter management of this anomaly is unique and rarely reported. We report a 32-year-old man with a history of brain abscess, who was diagnosed with an anomalous right superior caval vein draining to the left atrium; right upper pulmonary vein and right middle pulmonary vein draining into the inferior portion of the right superior caval vein; and a left superior caval vein draining into the right atrium through the coronary sinus without a bridging vein...
December 20, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250321/recent-advances-in-managing-septal-defects-atrial-septal-defects
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REVIEW
P Syamasundar Rao, Andrea D Harris
The purpose of this review is to discuss the management of atrial septal defects (ASD), paying particular attention to the most recent developments. There are four types of ASDs: ostium secundum, ostium primum, sinus venosus, and coronary sinus defects. The fifth type, patent foramen ovale-which is present in 25 to 30% of normal individuals and considered a normal variant, although it may be the seat of paradoxical embolism, particularly in adults-is not addressed in this review. The indication for closure of the ASDs, by and large, is the presence of right ventricular volume overload...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250246/leaks-after-left-atrial-appendage-ligation-with-lariat-device-incidence-pathophysiology-clinical-implications-and-methods-of-closure-a-case-based-discussion
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Bharath Yarlagadda, Valay Parikh, Tawseef Dar, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
Catheter based left atrial appendage (LAA) closure techniques are emerging as a promising alternative for stroke prevention in patients who cannot tolerate oral anticoagulation. Lariat procedure involves percutaneous catheter based epicardial ligation of the LAA with a suture via an endo-epicardial hybrid approach. It offers the advantage of not leaving behind a focus for thrombus formation or embolization. Similar to surgical ligation of the left atrial appendage, Lariat ligation is limited by leaks in a small percentage of patients...
October 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241685/fenestrated-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-using-physician-modified-stent-grafts-for-acute-type-b-aortic-dissection-with-unfavourable-landing-zone
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Jiechang Zhu, Lujing Zhao, Xiangchen Dai, Yudong Luo, Hailun Fan, Zhou Feng, Yiwei Zhang, Fanguo Hu
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to evaluate the early results of fenestrated thoracic endovascular aortic repair (fTEVAR) using physician modified stent grafts (PMSGs) to revascularise aortic branches for acute type B aortic dissection (ABAD) with unfavourable proximal landing zone. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients who underwent fenestrated TEVAR using PMSGs between November 2015 and December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Pre-, intra-, and post-operative clinical data were recorded...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233213/transcatheter-closure-of-congenital-perimembranous-ventricular-septal-defect-using-the-amplatzer-duct-occluder-2
#9
Li-Jian Zhao, Bo Han, Jian-Jun Zhang, Ying-Chun Yi, Dian-Dong Jiang, Jian-Li Lyu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the clinical effect of the transcatheter closure of congenital perimembranous ventricular septal defect using the Amplatzer duct occluder 2. METHODS: Between February 2012 and December 2016, 51 patients were subjected to Amplatzer duct occluder 2 for transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect. A total of 51 patients with perimembranous ventricular septal defect who underwent transcatheter closure by the conventional membranous ventricular septal occluder comprised the control group...
December 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219253/first-experience-of-the-usage-of-a-gore-cardioform-septal-occluder-device-for-treatment-of-a-significant-residual-commissural-mitral-regurgitation-jet-following-a-mitraclip-procedure
#10
Yoshifumi Nakajima, Saibal Kar
The MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA) procedure has emerged as a safe and effective treatment option for treatment of selected patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) who are at high risk for surgery. Effective reduction of MR is important to ensure an optimal clinical outcome. We present here the first case report of a significant commissural leak after a MitraClip procedure treated with a GORE CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder device (WL Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, AZ). CASE REPORT: An 81-year-old male presented with symptomatic recurrent MR following a MitraClip procedure using two clips...
December 8, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194654/safety-and-efficacy-analysis-of-one-stop-intervention-for-treating-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#11
Hongde Hu, Kaijun Cui, Jian Jiang, Hua Fu, Rui Zeng
BACKGROUND: Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia. The treatment strategy for AF mainly includes controlling symptoms and decreasing the rate of complications. Our study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of combination treatment of catheter ablation and left atrial appendage (LAA) closure (one-stop intervention) in patients with nonvalvular AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-four patients with symptomatic AF (mean CHA2 DS2 -VASc score 4...
November 30, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191325/percutaneous-closure-of-patent-foramen-ovale-in-patients-with-migraine-the-premium-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jonathan M Tobis, Andrew Charles, Stephen D Silberstein, Sherman Sorensen, Brijeshwar Maini, Phillip A Horwitz, John C Gurley
BACKGROUND: Migraine is a prevalent and disabling disorder. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been associated with migraine, but its role in the disorder remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: This study examined the efficacy of percutaneous PFO closure as a therapy for migraine with or without aura. METHODS: The PREMIUM (Prospective, Randomized Investigation to Evaluate Incidence of Headache Reduction in Subjects With Migraine and PFO Using the AMPLATZER PFO Occluder to Medical Management) was a double-blind study investigating migraine characteristics over 1 year in subjects randomized to medical therapy with a sham procedure (right heart catheterization) versus medical therapy and PFO closure with the Amplatzer PFO Occluder device (St...
December 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162025/atypical-endoleak-associated-with-inadvertent-cannulation-of-the-ipsilateral-gate-in-an-ovation-trimodular-stent-graft
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Geert Maleux, Sabrina Houthoofd, Lien Poorteman, Inge Fourneau
We report on a 54-year-old man who presented with an atypical, proximal, intraoperative endoleak after endovascular aortic repair with an Ovation endograft for a 65-mm-diameter abdominal aortic aneurysm. The endografting was complicated by inadvertent bilateral iliac limb insertion into the right gate without cannulation of the left gate. The endoleak was treated by brachial approach: Through the open left gate, the outflow inferior mesenteric artery was coil embolized and the inflow left gate was closed with an Amplatzer plug...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160390/left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-amplatzer-cardiac-plug-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-safety-and-long-term-outcome
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Marcio José Montenegro da Costa, Esmeralci Ferreira, Edgard Freitas Quintella, Bernardo Amorim, Alexandre Fuchs, Ricardo Zajdenverg, Hugo Sabino, Denilson Campos de Albuquerque
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac arrhythmia with high risk for thromboembolic events, specially stroke. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety of left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with nonvalvular AF. METHODS: This study included 15 patients with nonvalvular AF referred for LAAC, 6 older than 75 years (mean age, 69.4 ± 9.3 years; 60% of the male sex)...
November 13, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153807/thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-using-vascular-plug-for-chronic-type-iiib-aortic-dissection
#15
Up Huh, Seunghwan Song, Eunji Kim, Chang Won Kim
A 72-year-old man previously treated for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) was diagnosed with the 70-mm-sized type IIIb aortic dissection. Endovascular repair was considered, but there was no stent graft passing through the 8-mm iliac graft that was used for open repair of the AAA. We sealed the 5-mm-sized intimal tear site, using an Amplatzer Vascular Plug, which successfully repaired. The patient was discharged and had no complications. Serial follow-up computerized tomography scans showed that the vascular plug was positioned without migration, and the size of the aorta decreased...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153509/transcatheter-embolization-of-a-giant-coronary-artery-pseudoaneurysm
#16
Pratik Dalal, Divyashree Varma, Ripa Chakravorty, Salil Sethi, Steven Bailey, Anand Prasad
A 53-year-old diabetic male with sternal dehiscence presented with recurrent staphylococcus bacteremia 2years after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). He was found to have a giant right coronary artery (RCA) pseudoaneurysm and a coronary cameral fistula on imaging. Due to excessive surgical risk, the patient underwent percutaneous treatment with a 5mm Amplatzer vascular plug 4 (St. Jude Medical, St.Paul, MN). Post-procedure imaging showed successful cessation of flow into the pseudoaneurysm and follow-up CT scan demonstrated significant improvement in the size of the pseudoaneurysm...
November 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140425/annular-rupture-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-novel-treatment-with-amplatzer-vascular-plugs
#17
Mohamad Alkhouli, Elizabeth Carpenter, Abdul Tarabishy, Partho Sengupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138879/predictive-factors-for-patients-undergoing-asd-device-occlusion-who-crossover-to-surgery
#18
Venkatachalam Mulukutla, Athar M Qureshi, Ricardo Pignatelli, Frank F Ing
The aim of this study was to define characteristics of those patients who are referred for device closure of an Atrial septal defect (ASD), but identified to "crossover" surgery. All patients who underwent surgical and device (Amplatzer or Helex occluder) closures of secundum ASDs from 2001 to 2010 were reviewed and organized into three groups: surgical closure, device closure, and "crossover" group. 369 patients underwent ASD closure (265 device, 104 surgical). 42 of the 265 patients referred for device closure "crossed over" to the surgical group at various stages of the catheterization procedure...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130854/transarterial-embolization-of-a-renal-artery-aneurysm-concomitant-with-renal-arteriovenous-fistula
#19
Keerati Hongsakul, Kittipitch Bannangkoon, Ussanee Boonsrirat, Boonprasit Kritpracha
Congenital renal artery aneurysm is uncommon. Moreover, renal artery aneurysm concomitant with a congenital renal arteriovenous fistula is extremely rare. Transarterial embolization is the first-line treatment for these conditions. We report a case of a patient with congenital renal artery aneurysm concomitant with a congenital renal arteriovenous fistula of the upper polar left renal artery which was successfully treated by transarterial embolization with coil, glue, and Amplatzer vascular plug.
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122135/transseptal-puncture-through-amplatzer-atrial-septal-occluder-for-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#20
Steffen Gloekler, Samera Shakir, Bernhard Meier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
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