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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784568/assessment-of-failure-to-rescue-after-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-using-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-procedure-targeted-data-set
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Hanaa Dakour-Aridi, Nawar Z Paracha, Satinderjit Locham, Besma Nejim, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: Open aortic repair (OAR) is associated with higher risk of mortality compared with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). The aim of this study was to compare failure to rescue (FTR) after major predischarge complications in patients undergoing OAR and EVAR. METHODS: Patients who underwent OAR or EVAR in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program between 2011 and 2015 were selected. Patients with ruptured aneurysm and those with type IV thoracoabdominal aneurysms were excluded...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780725/total-aortic-repair-for-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-a-new-paradigm
#2
George Matalanis, Shoane Ip
The currently accepted guidelines of open surgical repair for acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) include the resection of the primary entry tear, replacement of the ascending aorta and "hemi-arch" with an open distal anastomosis, and aortic valve resuspension and some form of obliteration of the aortic root false lumen. The principal aim being protection against aortic rupture, aortic regurgitation, and coronary ischemia and restoration of antegrade preferential true lumen perfusion. Proponents argue that this operation is tailored to be in the armamentarium of most cardiac surgeons and deliver the lowest early operative risk, while leaving the infrequent long-term sequelae to be dealt with electively by experienced aortic centres...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778613/evar-first-strategy-for-ruptured-aneurysm-focuses-on-fitzgerald-classification-and-vein-thrombosis
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Yuri Murakami, Naoki Toya, Soichiro Fukushima, Eisaku Ito, Tadashi Akiba, Takao Ohki
BACKGROUND: We report on the results of our endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)-first strategy for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAAs) focuses on Fitzgerald classification and vein thrombosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2011 to 2017, 31 patients with RAAA underwent EVAR at our hospital. We compared Fitzgerald (F)-1 patients (group A) with F-2-4 patients with obvious retroperitoneal hematoma (group B). RESULTS: The baseline characteristics in group A (n=9) and group B (n=22) were similar...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771155/cardiac-events-within-one-year-after-a-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-the-predictive-value-of-troponin-elevation-after-aneurysm-occlusion
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Annemarie Akkermans, Linda M Peelen, Judith A van Waes, Gabriël J Rinkel, Wilton A van Klei
Background Patients who survive after an aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (ASAH) have an increased incidence of cardiovascular events compared with the general population. We assessed whether troponin elevation after aneurysm occlusion, as marker of myocardial injury, can predict long-term cardiac events. Methods We analysed a prospectively collected cohort of 159 patients with ASAH and early aneurysm occlusion, in whom routine post-intervention troponin I (TnI) measurements were performed. With competing risk regression modelling we estimated the association between TnI elevation after aneurysm occlusion and major adverse cardiac events within one year...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755623/main-considerations-of-cardiogenic-shock-and-its-predictors-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maria Christiane Valeria Braga Braile-Sternieri, Eliana Migliorini Mustafa, Victor Rodrigues Ribeiro Ferreira, Sofia Braile Sabino, Giovanni Braile Sternieri, Lucia Angelica Buffulin de Faria, Bethina Canaroli Sbardellini, Cibele Olegario Vianna Queiroz, Domingo Marcolino Braile, Idiberto Jose Zotarelli Filho
The mortality rate of post-infarction cardiogenic shock (CS) was 80.0-90.0%. Recent studies show a significant reduction of hospital mortality to approximately 50.0%. CS is defined as systemic tissue hypoperfusion resulting from systolic and/or diastolic heart dysfunction, the main cause of which is acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The main predictors are biological markers such as troponin, CKMB and lactate. A systematic literature review and meta-analysis is performed in order to present and correlate the main literary findings on CS and its evolution with possible changes in biomarkers such as troponin, lactate and CKMB...
April 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753686/pharmacological-inhibition-of-the-mitochondrial-nadph-oxidase-4-pkc%C3%AE-gal-3-pathway-reduces-left-ventricular-fibrosis-following-myocardial-infarction
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Maria Del Carmen Asensio-Lopez, Antonio Lax Perez, Maria Josefa Fernandez Del Palacio, Yassine Sassi, Roger J Hajjar, Domingo A Pascual-Figal
Although the initial reparative fibrosis after myocardial infarction (MI) is crucial for preventing rupture of the ventricular wall, an exaggerated fibrotic response and reactive fibrosis outside the injured area are detrimental. Although metformin prevents adverse cardiac remodeling, as well as provides glycemic control, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly documented. This study describes the effect of mitochondrial NADPH oxidase 4 (mitoNox) and protein kinase C-alpha (PKCα) on the cardiac fibrosis and galectin 3 (Gal-3) expression...
April 23, 2018: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735336/dose-dependent-inhibitory-effect-of-rosuvastatin-in-japanese-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-on-serum-concentration-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-invitation-trial
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Koichiro Fujisue, Takuhiro Shirakawa, Shinichi Nakamura, Nobuyasu Yamamoto, Shuichi Oshima, Toshiyuki Matsumura, Ryusuke Tsunoda, Nobutaka Hirai, Shinji Tayama, Natsuki Nakamura, Toyoki Hirose, Hideki Maruyama, Kazuteru Fujimoto, Ichiro Kajiwara, Tomohiro Sakamoto, Koichi Nakao, Naritsugu Sakaino, Seiji Hokimoto, Yasuhiro Nagayoshi, Jun Hokamaki, Hideki Shimomura, Kenji Sakamoto, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Koichi Kaikita, Hisao Ogawa, Kenichi Tsujita
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is mainly characterized by the rupture of lipid-rich vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been shown to play a critical role in inflammatory processes underlying plaque rupture. Some reports suggested statins inhibit the increased MMP levels after AMI. However, there are a few comparison studies between the different dosages of the same statin and circulating levels of MMPs. PURPOSE: This study will preliminarily investigate the potential effects of appropriate or low dose of rosuvastatin on circulating MMPs levels in AMI patients...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731423/evaluation-of-a-new-continuous-mononuclear-cell-collection-procedure-in-a-single-transplant-center-cohort-enriched-for-al-amyloidosis-patients
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Anita Pudusseri, India Smith, Diane Sarnacki, Dina Brauneis, Anthony Shelton, Vaishali Sanchorawala, J Mark Sloan, Shayna Sarosiek, Karen Quillen
BACKGROUND: The Spectra Optia continuous mononuclear cell (CMNC) program is newly available, and herein validated in a single-center cohort enriched with AL amyloidosis patients to collect a target CD34+ yield of 2.5 × 106 cells/kg within 2 days. METHODS: Consecutive autologous transplant patients in 2016 are included. Patients undergo leukapheresis with Optia CMNC and Spectra v4.7 over a 2-day cycle. Data collection includes collection efficiency, adverse events and engraftment kinetics...
April 26, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730525/inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-cardiovascular-evaluation-in-patients-with-autoimmune-diseases
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REVIEW
Ricardo O Escárcega, Michael J Lipinski, Mario García-Carrasco, Claudia Mendoza-Pinto, Jose Luis Galvez-Romero, Ricard Cervera
Evidence now indicates that inflammation contributes considerably to the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis and active inflammatory processes may trigger plaque rupture and enhance the risk of coronary thrombosis leading to a clinical ischemic event. Interest in characterizing inflammatory markers that predict clinical events have dominated clinical investigation. Such markers include C-reactive protein, Fibrinogen and a number of interleukins. Human macrophages avidly phagocytize cholesterol crystals...
May 3, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725818/thoracic-trauma-in-fatal-falls-from-height-traumatic-pneumopericardium-correlates-with-height-of-fall-and-severe-injury
#10
Jakob Heimer, Dominic Gascho, Michael J Thali, Wolf Schweitzer
Pneumopericardium (PPC) describes the collection of gas in the pericardial sac. In tension Pneumopericardium (tPPC), this collection of gas may lead to cardiac tamponade. PPC following blunt trauma is considered a rare finding, as reflected by the low number of case reports on the topic. We analyzed the prevalence and pathophysiology of PPC and the associated trauma in 44 cases of falls from height. We retrospectively analyzed postmortem CT data and autopsy reports of fatal falls in the period March 2014-2017...
May 3, 2018: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723894/anxiety-related-bleeding-and-thrombosis
#11
Silvia Hoirisch-Clapauch
Anxiety, a normal response to stressful situations, is characterized by increased levels of factor VIII, fibrinogen, and von Willebrand factor, and by enhanced platelet aggregability. One would expect acute anxiety to be a prothrombotic state, but since acute mental stress induces tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) release from endothelial and chromaffin cells, fibrinolysis counteracts procoagulant stimuli. It could be said that procoagulant changes accompanying the fight-or-flight response reduce the risk of bleeding in case of potential injuries, while activation of fibrinolysis counteracts activation of hemostasis to prevent intravascular thrombus formation before injuries occur...
May 3, 2018: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721672/outcomes-of-patients-requiring-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-clinical-case-series
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Ryosuke Higuchi, Tetsuya Tobaru, Kenichi Hagiya, Mike Saji, Itaru Takamisawa, Jun Shimizu, Nobuo Iguchi, Shuichiro Takanashi, Morimasa Takayama, Mitsuaki Isobe
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been established as a low-invasive therapy for aortic stenosis, but circulatory collapse necessitating mechanical circulatory support could occur during TAVI due to procedure itself or procedural complications. The purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes of patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in TAVI. Among 384 consecutive patients undergoing TAVI from April 2010 to July 2017 in Sakakibara Heart Institute, we evaluated seven patients (1...
May 2, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717990/-minoca-in-iceland-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-patients-with-normal-or-nonobstructive-coronary-arteries
#13
Saevar Thor Vignisson, Ingibjorg Jona Gudmundsdottir, Thorarinn Gudnason, Ragnar Danielsen, Marianna Gardarsdottir, Karl Andersen
INTRODUCTION: The classical pathophysiological process underlying acute coronary syndromes has been considered to be plaque rup-ture followed by platelet activation and aggregation and subsequent thrombus formation leading to myocardial ischemia and infarction. A substantial number of patients with acute coronary syndromes appear to have normal or near normal (<50% stenosis) coronary arteries on angiography. Recently, this clinical entity has been coined MINOCA (Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries)...
May 2018: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717986/aortic-dissecting-aneurysm-associated-with-systemic-arterial-hypertension-in-a-cat
#14
V Gouni, S Papageorgiou, J Debeaupuits, C Damoiseaux, J Pouchelon, V Chetboul
Aortic dissection is characterized by a tear in the aortic wall resulting in blood from the aortic lumen penetrating into the media, which causes dissection. When aortic dissection does not cause rupture, it provokes localized dilation of the aorta or aneurism, also called dissecting aortic aneurism (DAA). This case report describes a DAA in a cat associated with systemic arterial hypertension (SAHT). A 10-year-old male Domestic shorthair cat was presented for cardiac evaluation. Anamnestic clinical complaints were a syncope associated with paraparesis and weak femoral pules...
May 2018: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716732/different-nuss-procedures-and-risk-management-for-pectus-excavatum-after-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
#15
Chenghao Chen, Xiaofeng Li, Na Zhang, Jie Yu, Dong Yan, Changqi Xu, Qi Zeng, Zhongzhi Li
PURPOSE: In Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum (PE) after surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD), retrosternal adhesion may increase the risk of cardiac injury. This study aimed to explore different Nuss procedures and their implications for reducing the incidence of serious complications and improving surgical safety. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 49 cases (29 male and 20 female) of Nuss procedures for PE after surgery for CHD that were performed between April 2003 and December 2016...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715123/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-developed-after-two-stage-surgery-for-double-primary-lung-cancer
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Fumihiko Kinoshita, Gouji Toyokawa, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Taichi Matsubara, Yuka Kozuma, Naoki Haratake, Shinkichi Takamori, Takaki Akamine, Fumihiko Hirai, Yoshihiko Maehara
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a syndrome characterized by transient local systolic dysfunction of the left ventricle with no evidence of coronary artery disease or acute plaque rupture. We present the case of 71-year-old woman who developed TC after two-stage surgery for double primary lung cancer. On computed tomography, lung nodules were identified in the left upper and right middle lobes. Based on the diagnosis of double primary lung cancer, we performed two-stage surgery (left upper lobectomy followed by right middle lobectomy)...
May 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712757/defective-flux-of-thrombospondin-4-through-the-secretory-pathway-impairs-cardiomyocyte-membrane-stability-and-causes-cardiomyopathy
#17
Matthew J Brody, Davy Vanhoutte, Tobias G Schips, Justin G Boyer, Chinmay V Bakshi, Michelle A Sargent, Allen J York, Jeffery D Molkentin
Thrombospondins are stress-inducible secreted glycoproteins with critical functions in tissue injury and healing. Thrombospondin-4 (Thbs4) is protective in cardiac and skeletal muscle where it activates an adaptive endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-response, induces expansion of the ER, and enhances sarcolemmal stability. However, it is unclear if Thbs4 has these protective functions from within the cell, from the extracellular matrix, or from the secretion process itself. Here we generated transgenic mice with cardiac-specific overexpression of a secretion-defective mutant of Thbs4 to evaluate its exclusive intracellular and secretion-dependent functions...
April 30, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702994/a-case-report-regarding-general-anesthesia-management-of-a-patient-with-pulmonary-vein-stenosis-that-underwent-balloon-dilatation-and-stent-implantation
#18
Fangzhou Li, Guoyan Qiao, Peng Liang, Jin Liu
RATIONALE: Pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) is a rare cardiovascular deformity that can lead to high mortality if left untreated. Patients frequently experience multiple complications such as hemoptysis, pulmonary hypertension, bronchial venous rupture and cardiac insufficiency. Currently, pulmonary vein stenosis balloon dilatation (stent implantation) is the only treatment, and this can be performed under local or general anesthesia. However, a case report on the general anesthesia management of PVS has not been previously reported...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701394/ascending-aorta-aneyrysms-over-70mm
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Jorge Pinheiro Santos, Álvaro Laranjeira, António Cruz Tomás, Daniela Varela-Afonso, José Fragata
INTRODUCTION: Current guidelines suggest that patients with aortic diameter over 55-60 mm should undergo ascending aorta replacement, depending on associated valve pathology and other comorbidities. Studies show that the risk of aortic rupture over 60 mm is over 30%. Even though, we still receive in our practice patients that present with aneurysms of greater dimensions. The aim of our study is to evaluate the surgical outcomes of patients presenting with ascending aorta with diameter larger than 70 mm...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701381/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-women-retrospective-analysis-of-the-cases-that-undergo-surgical-repair
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Bárbara Pereira, André Marinho, Roger Rodrigues, Mário Moreira, Mafalda Correia, Pedro Lima, Joana Silva, João Alegrio, Óscar Gonçalves
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of infra-renal aortic abdominal aneurysms (AAA) is about 3 to 4 times higher in men, with a recommendation I 1a for screening men > 65y. Althoug women only represente 20% of the total AAAs they have a significant higher rupture rate - threefold higher - and a worse outcome after ruptured AAA repair. Screening is not consensual but can be recommended for women > 65y who have smoked or have a family history of AAA. Against screening is the fact that the AAA in women have not only a lower incidence but also a late presentation (>80y) but references have been made to the fact that smoking became popular more than 30 years after than men and so the effects just now can start to be seen...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
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