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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211168/the-medtronic-micro-vascular-plug%C3%A2-for-vascular-embolization-in-children-with-congenital-heart-diseases
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Shyam Sathanandam, Henri Justino, B Rush Waller, Srinath T Gowda, Wolfgang Radtke, Athar M Qureshi
OBJECTIVES: To describe the early multi-center, clinical experience with the Medtronic Micro Vascular Plug™ (MVP) in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing vascular embolization. BACKGROUND: The MVP is a large diameter vascular occlusion device that can be delivered through a microcatheter for embolization of abnormal blood vessels. METHODS: A retrospective review of embolization procedures using the MVP in children with CHD was performed in 3-centers...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198520/twelve-month-follow-up-of-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-amplatzer-amulet
#2
Caroline Kleinecke, Jai-Wun Park, Martin Gödde, Konstantin Zintl, Steffen Schnupp, Johannes Brachmann
BACKGROUND: The Amplatzer Amulet (St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN, USA) is a second generation Amplatzer device for left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation. This research sought to assess the clinical performance of the Amplatzer Amulet device and in follow up for 12 months. METHODS: In this single-center registry patients with atrial fibrillation and contraindication to oral anticoagulation underwent left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with the Amplatzer Amulet device...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197029/stepwise-case-selection-using-guy-s-stone-score-reduces-complications-during-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-training
#3
Jiten Jaipuria, Manav Suryavanshi, Amitsinh P Desai, Sanjay Goyal, Kaushal Patel, Sandip S Parhad, Santosh K Subudhi, Chandrashekar V Rao, Satish P Kumar, Tridib K Sen
INTRODUCTION: Traditional percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) training involved subjective award of cases to the trainee. We restructured this according to the Guy's stone score (GSS) such that each trainee stepwise completed 25 cases of each grade before progressing. This study compares the outcomes of training with traditional versus stepwise approach. METHODS: Four hundred consecutive cases equally distributed for two trainees in each group were compared in terms of complications (Clavien-Dindo), stone free rate (SFR), operative and fluoroscopy time...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180104/late-migration-of-amplatzer-septal-occluder-device-to-the-descending-thoracic-aorta
#4
Hyo-Hyun Kim, Gi-Jong Yi, Suk-Won Song
Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) has become an increasingly common procedure. Serious complications of the procedure, such as cardiac migration, are rare, and usually occur <72 hours after device placement. In this report, we present the case of a patient who underwent successful surgical treatment for the migration of an ASD occluder device to the thoracic aorta 12 months after ASD closure.
February 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163441/transcatheter-closure-of-aortopulmonary-window-with-amplatzer-duct-occluder-ii
#5
Hemant Kumar Nayak, Nurul Islam, Bhanu Kumar Bansal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163430/surgical-repair-of-tricuspid-valve-leaflet-tear-following-percutaneous-closure-of-perimembranous-ventricular-septal-defect-using-amplatzer-duct-occluder-i-report-of-two-cases
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Saatchi Mahesh Kuwelker, Devi Prasad Shetty, Bharat Dalvi
Tricuspid valve (TV) injury following transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect (PMVSD) with Amplatzer ductal occluder I (ADO I), requiring surgical repair, is rare. We report two cases of TV tear involving the anterior and septal leaflets following PMVSD closure using ADO I. In both the patients, the subvalvular apparatus remained unaffected. The patients presented with severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) 6 weeks and 3 months following the device closure. They underwent surgical repair with patch augmentation of the TV leaflets...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163181/treatment-of-an-aortic-arch-aneurysm-with-scalloped-and-fenestrated-thoracic-stent-graft-and-left-carotid-to-subclavian-artery-bypass
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Cheow Soon Chia, Luke Tay Hsien Tsung, John Wang Chaw Chian, Tze Tec Chong, Kiang Hiong Tay, Edward Choke Tieng Chek
We report a successful treatment of thoracic arch aneurysm using a combination of hybrid approach and a customized stent graft in a frail patient with challenging anatomy and concomitant large retrosternal goiter. The patient is an 82-year-old lady with multiple comorbidities who presented to her general practitioner for anorexia and significant weight loss. She was incidentally found to have a 6.6 cm saccular distal aortic arch aneurysm, a 5.5 cm infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm, and a large goiter adjacent to the left common carotid artery with retrosternal extension...
February 2, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154290/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-after-transcatheter-vs-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery-closure-for-atrial-septal-defect
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Masaki Kodaira, Akio Kawamura, Kazuma Okamoto, Hideaki Kanazawa, Yugo Minakata, Mitsushige Murata, Hideyuki Shimizu, Keiichi Fukuda
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous closure has replaced surgery for the majority of cases of secundum atrial septal defect (ASD). However, technological advances have made contemporary minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) less invasive than conventional surgery. The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes of percutaneous closure of secundum ASD with those of contemporary MICS.Methods and Results:We conducted a single-center retrospective study of 354 patients with ASD treated either with the Amplatzer Septal Occluder (134 patients) or MICS (220 patients) between 2000 and 2013...
February 1, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145040/device-associated-thrombus-formation-after-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-a-systematic-review-of-events-reported-with-the-watchman-the-amplatzer-cardiac-plug-and-the-amulet
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Mathieu Lempereur, Adel Aminian, Xavier Freixa, Sameer Gafoor, Joelle Kefer, Apostolos Tzikas, Victor Legrand, Jacqueline Saw
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to provide a systematic review of device-associated thrombosis (DAT) after left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with the Watchman, Amplatzer Cardiac Plug, and Amulet devices. BACKGROUND: DAT is known as a complication of LAAO but data about its clinical impact is scarce. METHODS: A systematic review of studies evaluating the incidence, treatment and clinical implications of DAT from January 2008 to September 2015 was conducted...
February 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143993/transcatheter-closure-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-adolescents-and-adults-a-case-series
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Sukman Tulus Putra, Mulyadi M Djer, Nikmah S Idris, Sudigdo Sastroasmoro
During 11 years period from January 2005 to December 2015 there were 18 adolescent and adult patients  who underwent transcatheter closure of PDA using PDA Amplatzer Duct Occluder (ADO). There were 9 cases with age of 14 to 18 years and 9 cases with age of more than 18 years where the oldest case was 46 years old. Two cases were male and 16 cases were female. Prior to procedures, clinical assessment, ECG, chest x-ray and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) were performed to confirm the diagnosis of PDA. The procedures of device implantation was performed under conscious sedation in adults and using general anesthesia in adolescents...
October 2016: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118180/transcatheter-treatment-of-complex-malfunction-of-tricuspid-valve-prosthesis
#11
Giuseppe Santoro, Giancarlo Scognamiglio, Maria T Palladino, Heba T Mahmoud, Maria G Russo
A 45-year-old man with Ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve, previously submitted for tricuspid valve replacement and plication of the atrialized part of the right ventricle, was referred because of signs of increased systemic venous pressure and low output symptoms. Clinical picture was due to severe prosthetic valve stenosis and significant paravalvular regurgitation across an aneurismal dilatation of the atrialized right ventricle. A combined transcatheter approach by Melody valve implantation and Amplatzer Vascular Plug occlusion of the paravalvular leak completely relieved the hemodynamic and clinical findings...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116640/a-comparison-of-amplatz-dilators-and-metal-dilators-for-tract-dilatation-in-mini-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Burak Arslan, Mehmet Fatih Akbulut, Ozkan Onuk, Onur Küçüktopçu, Nusret Can Çilesiz, Arif Ozkan, Gökhan Yazıcı
PURPOSE: Our aim was to compare the different characteristics and outcomes of the Amplatz sheaths and single-step metallic dilators which were used for mini-PCNL procedure in a single institution. METHODS: Retrospective medical records of 236 patients who underwent mini-PCNL were reviewed and divided into Amplatz (n = 151) and metal (n = 85) groups. Perioperative and postoperative data including operative time, fluoroscopy time, hemoglobin decrease, blood transfusion, hospital stay, stone-free rate and any postoperative complication were recorded...
January 23, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110757/arch-of-the-azygos-vein-varix-a-source-of-pulmonary-emboli-excluded-with-amplatzer-plug-occlusion
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Brady S Davis, Max R Cretcher, David D Gover, Andrew A Thoreson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109875/a-novel-percutaneous-technique-using-lasso-catheters-for-retrieval-of-an-embolized-amplatzer-atrial-septal-occluder-device
#14
Santosh K Padala, Aditya Saini, Zachary M Gertz, Gordon S Morano, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Jayanthi N Koneru
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108573/transcatheter-mitral-valve-implantation-a-percutaneous-transapical-system
#15
Huangdong Dai, Katharina Huenges, Saskia Pokorny, Gunther Fischer, Jochen Cremer, Anja Metzner, Derk Frank, Georg Lutter
OBJECTIVES: Despite recent achievements, implantation of a transcatheter mitral valved stent remains challenging. In this study, we present a different approach for implantation of a percutaneous mitral valved stent. METHODS: Percutaneous transapical access is combined with, respectively, a left-transatrial, right-transatrial/transseptal or transfemoral/transseptal approach for mitral valve stent implantation and secure fixation. The apical fixation and occlusion are ensured with an Amplatzer occluder...
January 19, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103753/anchor-balloon-technique
#16
Kei Shibuya, Norimasa Koike, Jun Mohara, Toru Takahashi, Yoshito Tsushima
Occlusion of an internal iliac artery or its branches is sometimes required prior to abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair. The Amplatzer vascular plug (AVP) is a useful device for this purpose, but it requires a large lumen catheter or guiding sheath to place it in the intended artery. We propose an anchor balloon technique for advancing this guiding sheath/catheter through a tortuous or angulated iliac artery for AVP placement.
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100979/late-cardiac-rupture-after-amplatzer-septal-occluder-implantation
#17
Ahmet Arnaz, Yasemin Turkekul, Yusuf Yalcinbas, Arda Saygili, Tayyar Sarioglu
Transcatheter device implantation has become an attractive alternative to surgery in the closure of atrial septal defects in selected patients. However, it can lead to early and late sequelae, some of them life threatening. For example, 79 days before her admission to our emergency department with sudden-onset respiratory distress and respiratory arrest (leading to cardiac tamponade and rupture), a 22-year-old woman had undergone percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect. We describe the damage and its treatment...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065447/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-followed-by-single-antiplatelet-therapy-short-and-mid-term-outcomes
#18
Zakaria Jalal, Marie-Lou Dinet, Nicolas Combes, Xavier Pillois, Pauline Renou, Igor Sibon, Xavier Iriart, Jean-Benoît Thambo
BACKGROUND: After left atrial appendage closure (LAAC), various antithrombotic protocols have been suggested, but the optimal post-procedural antithrombotic strategy is still under debate. AIMS: To investigate the efficacy and safety of LAAC with an AMPLATZER™ Cardiac Plug (ACP) device (St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN, USA) followed by single antiplatelet therapy. METHODS: Consecutive patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and a contraindication for oral anticoagulants who underwent LAAC with an ACP device between 2012 and 2014 in two French centres were included...
January 3, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064303/popliteal-artery-pseudoaneurysm-successfully-treated-with-amplatzer-vascular-plug
#19
K W Liew, B D K Leong
Popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm is uncommon. They usually result from penetrating or blunt trauma, arterial reconstructive surgery, invasive diagnostic or surgical orthopedic procedures. They can cause arterial thrombosis and limb ischeamia. We report a 53 year old Chinese gentleman with popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm who presented with right lower limb numbness and paralysis in toes extension. He gave a history of acupuncture treatment around the popliteal fossa of the affected limb. Clinical examination revealed a pulsatile mass in the popliteal fossa...
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062629/unraveling-the-molecular-complexity-of-o-glycosylated-endogenous-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-forms-in-blood-plasma-of-patients-with-severe-heart-failure
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Bernhard Halfinger, Angelika Hammerer-Lercher, Benno Amplatz, Bettina Sarg, Leopold Kremser, Herbert H Lindner
BACKGROUND: Currently, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and its physiologically active counterpart, BNP, are most frequently used as biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, and disease monitoring of heart failure (HF). Commercial NT-proBNP and BNP immunoassays cross-react to varying degrees with unprocessed proBNP, which is also found in the circulation. ProBNP processing and immunoassay response are related to O-linked glycosylation of NT-proBNP and proBNP. There is a clear and urgent need to identify the glycosylation sites in the endogenously circulating peptides requested by the community to gain further insights into the different naturally occurring forms...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
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