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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232299/the-axillary-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-as-a-bridge-to-recovery-allows-early-ambulation-in-long-term-use-case-series-and-literature-review
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Nnamdi Nwaejike, Andre Y Son, Chetan B Patel, Jacob N Schroder, Carmelo A Milano, Mani A Daneshmand
We evaluated the feasibility, tolerability, and efficacy of a strategy for transaxillary artery intra-aortic balloon pump placement for extended mechanical circulatory support of patients with postcardiotomy shock as a bridge to recovery. Patients requiring prolonged intra-aortic balloon pump support for postcardiotomy heart failure were identified. Intra-aortic balloon pump was tunneled through a 6-mm Dacron graft anastomosed to the right axillary artery. The intra-aortic balloon pump catheter is advanced under fluoroscopic guidance into the descending thoracic aorta...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223418/should-diabetes-be-a-contraindication-to-bilateral-internal-mammary-artery-grafting
#2
Alexander Iribarne, Benjamin M Westbrook, David J Malenka, Joseph D Schmoker, Jock N McCullough, Bruce J Leavitt, Paul W Weldner, Joseph DeSimone, Robert S Kramer, Reed D Quinn, Elaine M Olmstead, John D Klemperer, Gerald L Sardella, Cathy S Ross, Anthony W DiScipio
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the influence of bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) versus single internal mammary artery (SIMA) grafting on postoperative morbidity and long-term survival among diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective analysis of 47,984 consecutive CABGs performed from 1992 to 2014 at 7 medical centers was conducted. Among the study population, 1,482 CABGs with BIMA were identified, and 1,297 BIMA patients were propensity-matched to 1,297 SIMA patients...
December 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221333/successful-treatment-of-a-ruptured-left-internal-mammary-artery-aneurysm-with-a-delayed-diagnosis-of-type-i-neurofibromatosis
#3
Do Wan Kim, In Seok Jeong, Kook Joo Na, Bong Suk Oh, Byung Hee Ahn, Sang Yun Song
Neurofibromatosis type I (NF-1) induced vasculopathy is rare but catastrophic complication after aneurysmal rupture. We present the case of a 55-year-old female who developed hypovolemic shock because of left internal mammary artery (IMA) pseudoaneurysm rupture associated with NF-1. Even she was not detected NF-1 at the time of arrival in emergency room. We decided to perform percutaneous embolization instead of surgical approach. In this case, after intervention, the ruptured left IMA aneurysm was well treated...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210019/pathology-of-stent-implantation-in-internal-mammary-artery
#4
Hiroyoshi Mori, Ryan Braumann, Sho Torii, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Emanuel Harari, Robert Kutys, Maria Romero, Renu Virmani, Aloke Finn
The internal mammary artery (IMA) is the most durable conduit for bypassing the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). However, little is known about how the IMA reacts histologically to stent implantation. From CVPath stent registry (1048 lesions, 614 cases), we obtained 4 stent lesions (2 bare metal stents, 2 drug-eluting stents) involving IMA grafts. The mean age of our patients was 63 years and the duration of stent implantation in the IMA ranged from 5 days to 5 years...
December 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164559/effects-of-carvedilol-on-vascular-reactivity-in-human-left-internal-mammary-artery
#5
M Guzeloglu, E Ertuna, M Z Arun, B Reel
OBJECTIVE: Surgical treatment choice for coronary artery disease is coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Left internal mammary artery (LIMA) is frequently used as an arterial graft in CABG operations. Perioperative spasm of LIMA can result in increased morbidity and mortality. Pharmacological interventions are routinely used for prevention and treatment of LIMA spasm. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of carvedilol, an alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptor blocker, on responses to endogenous vasoconstrictors which play a role in graft spasm and the possible interaction between carvedilol and diltiazem/papaverine which are vasodilators commonly used in CABG surgery...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163653/axial-pattern-flaps-using-the-deep-circumflex-iliac-artery-superficial-brachial-and-cranial-superficial-epigastric-direct-cutaneous-arteries-in-the-dog
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M Shafiuzama, M S Sabarish Babu, A Mohamed, P Sankar, G N Sindhu, S Hemalatha, G Ravi Sundar
Three dogs (Boxer, Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd) between the age of 7-10 years were presented with the history of tumour masses on right caudo-lateral thigh, right cranial forearm and left cranial and caudal thoracic mammary gland region, respectively. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the tumour masses and the sentinel regional lymph nodes were done. Plain radiography was done to rule out distant metastasis. In all the three cases the tumour masses were large in size, firmly adherent to the tissues underneath and sufficient loose skin was not available to close the skin defect following surgery...
2017: Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153868/-transposition-of-the-cephalic-vein-in-free-flap-breast-reconstruction-technical-note
#7
T Silhol, T Suffee, M Hivelin, L Lantieri
Free flaps have become a reliable practice for breast reconstruction. However, the venous congestion is still the most frequent reason of flap failure. It is due to bad quality of the internal mammary veins, a preferential superficial venous outflow of the flap or due to venous thrombosis. The transposition of the cephalic vein could useful in some cases. We describe the surgical technique and suggest an intraoperative algorithm. Seventeen patients (15 DIEP and 2 PAP) were included. Twenty nine point four percent had an unusable internal mammary vein, 23...
November 16, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153808/redo-robotic-endoscopic-beating-heart-coronary-bypass-tecab-after-previous-tecab
#8
Sarah Nisivaco, Mackenzie McCrorey, Dorothy Krienbring, Brooke Patel, Sudhir Srivastava, Husam H Balkhy
Redo-totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB) after previous TECAB to our knowledge has never been reported in the literature. We present a case report of a 65-year-old gentleman who underwent a second beating-heart TECAB with the right internal mammary artery (IMA) to the obtuse marginal branch, following previous TECAB (left IMA-diagonal/left anterior descending). An extensive experience in robotic coronary operation and anastomotic devices contributed to the successful outcome in this patient. We conclude that prior TECAB is not a contraindication to redo-TECAB as long as an IMA conduit is available and left lung adhesions are not prohibitive...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147480/a-rare-case-of-late-onset-saphenous-vein-graft-spasm
#9
Nirmal Guragai, Upamanyu Rampal, Rahul Vasudev, Hiten Patel, Meherwan B Joshi, Fayez Shamoon
Spasm following coronary artery bypass graft surgery has been well established in arterial grafts, especially in grafts utilizing the internal mammary. Venous graft spasms are uncommon and are only observed in vein grafts during or soon after the coronary artery bypass surgery. It is exceedingly rare to see spasm of venous graft beyond one year of surgery. We report a 72-year-old female who had coronary artery bypass graft three years ago and presented with new onset chest pain for one month. The coronary angiogram revealed severe spasm of the proximal aspect of a patent saphenous venous graft which was relieved by intracoronary nitroglycerine...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138364/retrograde-cto-pci-of-native-coronary-arteries-via-left-internal-mammary-artery-grafts-insights-from-a-multicenter-u-s-registry
#10
Peter Tajti, Aris Karatasakis, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Khaldoon Alaswad, Farouc A Jaffer, Robert W Yeh, Mitul Patel, Ehtisham Mahmud, James W Choi, Anthony H Doing, Catalin Toma, Barry Uretsky, Santiago Garcia, Jeffrey W Moses, Manish Parikh, Ajay Kirtane, Ziad A Ali, Raja Hatem, Judit Karacsonyi, Barbara A Danek, Bavana V Rangan, Subhash Banerjee, Imre Ungi, Emmanouil S Brilakis
BACKGROUND: Retrograde percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of native coronary artery chronic total occlusion (CTO) via left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft has received limited study. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared the clinical and procedural characteristics and outcomes of retrograde CTO-PCI through LIMA grafts vs other conduits in a contemporary multicenter CTO registry. The LIMA was used as the collateral channel in 20 of 990 retrograde CTO-PCIs (2...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126818/composite-y-grafts-from-the-left-internal-mammary-artery-current-considerations
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EDITORIAL
Hugh S Paterson, Paul G Bannon
The use of composite coronary artery bypass grafts from the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) has increased over the last 20 years. Total arterial revascularisation can be achieved with two arterial conduits and is associated with a reduced risk of stroke. However, the traditional coronary bypass graft configurations of the in situ LIMA and aorto-coronary saphenous vein grafts remain as the mainstay of coronary bypass surgery in most centres. Concerns regarding composite Y grafts relate to (1) the adequacy of a single inflow for all coronary bypass grafts; (2) the risk of compromising the LIMA flow to the left anterior descending coronary artery; (3) the effects of competitive flow on graft patency; and (4) the use of sequential coronary anastomoses...
October 28, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126457/chest-compression-related-fatal-internal-mammary-artery-injuries-manifesting-after-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-case-series
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Toshinobu Yamagishi, Masahiro Kashiura, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Kazuha Nakamura, Takuto Ishida, Takahiro Yukawa, Kazuki Miyazaki, Takahiro Tanabe, Yuichi Hamabe
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation-related bleeding, especially internal mammary artery injuries, can become life-threatening complications after initiating venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation owing to the frequent involvement of concomitant anticoagulant treatment, antiplatelet treatment, targeted temperature management, and bleeding coagulopathy. We report the cases of five patients who experienced this complication and discuss their management. CASE PRESENTATION: We retrospectively evaluated five patients with cardiopulmonary resuscitation-related internal mammary artery injuries who were treated between February 2011 and February 2016 at our institution...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122958/a-comparison-of-postoperative-morphometric-and-hemodynamic-changes-between-saphenous-vein-and-left-internal-mammary-artery-grafts
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Tingting Fan, Yundi Feng, Feng Feng, Zhongjie Yin, Dayou Luo, Yuan Lu, Yingjin Xu, Wenchang Tan, Yunlong Huo
There is higher long-term failure of the saphenous vein graft (SVG) compared with the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft, which is affected by the hemodynamic environment. A comprehensive analysis of postoperative structure-function changes is important to study the atherogenesis in the SVG A comparison of morphometric and hemodynamic parameters was carried out between LIMA grafts and SVGs and between different time points postoperatively. Various parameters were obtained from the image reconstruction and flow simulation in patients, who underwent CT exams for ~1 year, 5 and 10 years after revascularization...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102303/national-trends-and-geographic-variation-in-bilateral-internal-mammary-artery-use-in-the-united-states
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Alexander Iribarne, Philip P Goodney, Alyssa M Flores, Joseph DeSimone, Anthony W DiScipio, Andrea Austin, Jock N McCullough
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to characterize the adoption rate and regional variation in bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) use during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the United States. METHODS: Observational study of 100% sample of fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years or older, continuously enrolled in Parts A and B from 2009 to 2014 (n = 162,860,439). Rates of beneficiaries receiving a BIMA versus single internal mammary artery (SIMA) during CABG are expressed per 1,000 beneficiaries and aggregated by Hospital Referral Region (HRR)...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096831/endothelial-function-and-gene-expression-in-perivascular-adipose-tissue-from-internal-mammary-arteries-of-obese-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Maria Cybularz, Heike Langbein, Birgit Zatschler, Coy Brunssen, Andreas Deussen, Klaus Matschke, Henning Morawietz
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity is a risk factor for endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. However, perivascular adipose tissue can release adipokines and other unknown adipose-derived relaxing factors. Therefore, we investigated the impact of obesity on vascular function and expression of genes in perivascular adipose tissue from internal mammary arteries of patients with coronary artery disease undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS: The vessel function was compared between groups of patients with a body-mass index (BMI) between 25 and 30 kg/m(2)...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069885/internal-mammary-artery-perforator-flap-for-immediate-volume-replacement-following-wide-local-excision-of-breast-cancer
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Martine A van Huizum, J Joris Hage, Hester A Oldenburg, Marije J Hoornweg
BACKGROUND: Breast-conserving therapy is defined as a breast-conserving wide local excision (WLE) of a mammary tumour combined with postoperative radiotherapy. Immediate restoration of the mammary shape by use of breast reduction techniques (volume displacement) or tissue replacement techniques (volume replacement) is gaining popularity to prevent breast malformation. METHODS: To date, using the internal mammary artery perforator (IMAP) flap has been suggested for immediate volume replacement after WLE, but has never been evaluated in a published study...
November 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068920/five-steps-to-internal-mammary-vessel-preparation-in-less-than-15-minutes
#17
Nicholas T Haddock, Sumeet S Teotia
BACKGROUND: Modern breast reconstruction often involves microvascular reconstruction. The most common recipient vessels are the internal mammary artery and vein. Recently, there has been great focus on efficiency, but much of this emphasis has been directed to faster flap harvest or recovery protocols for expeditious discharge. An equally important aspect is internal mammary vessel preparation. METHODS: Breast reconstruction was performed in 415 patients (715 breasts) using autologous tissue (850 flaps) from 2012 to 2016...
November 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062616/association-of-internal-mammary-artery-flow-with-different-comorbidities-and-post-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-complications
#18
Mudassir Iqbal Dar, Asim Hassan Dar, Muhammad Bilal, Mansoor Ahmad, Abdul Haseeb
Objective The internal mammary artery (IMA) is commonly used arterial graft for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). The IMA has a better patency and survival. This study considers different comorbidities and conditions where IMA flow may be low. Therefore, the main objective is to determine the flow of IMA in different diseases, its relation to gender, age, and in different blood groups in order to prevent possible complications. Methods A prospective study was conducted at the Cardiac Surgery Unit, Civil Hospital Karachi from January 2013 to December 2015...
August 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061389/mid-term-graft-patency-of-right-versus-left-internal-mammary-artery-as-arterial-conduit-usage-for-left-anterior-descending-artery-revascularisation-insights-from-a-single-centre-study-of-propensity-matched-data
#19
Qiang Ji, LiMin Xia, YunQing Shi, RunHua Ma, JinQiang Shen, Hao Lai, WenJun Ding, ChunSheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies reported the strategy of in situ skeletonised right internal mammary artery (RIMA) grafting to the left anterior descending artery (LAD). However, few reports have focused on assessing RIMA graft patency rate after grafting to the LAD. This study aimed to assess mid-term graft patency of in situ skeletonised RIMA grafting to the LAD versus in situ skeletonised left internal mammary artery (LIMA) grafting to the LAD in a single-centre propensity-matched study...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058975/true-congenital-atresia-of-the-left-main-coronary-ostium-delayed-presentation
#20
Varadaraju Raju, Ramesh Chandrashekar Hebbale, Chandra Sena Muniswamy, Umesh Sivanna, Sunil Kumar Kondethimmanahally Rangaiah
Congenital atresia of the left main coronary ostium is a rare coronary anomaly presenting in adulthood. A 48-year-old man presented with unstable angina. Coronary angiography showed an absent left coronary ostium with a super-dominant right coronary artery retrogradely filling the left system. Computed tomography-angiography with 3-dimensional reconstruction confirmed the absence of the left main coronary artery. In view of ongoing chest pain, the patient was offered coronary artery bypass surgery. Total arterial revascularization was performed with a left internal mammary artery-left radial artery Y-graft...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
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