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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428523/-efficacy-of-total-debranching-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-the-re-operation-of-aortic-arch-aneurysm
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Kyohei Ueno, Megumu Kanno, Hirofumi Midorikawa, Gaku Takinami, Rie Kageyama
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) combined with all-neck-branch reconstruction (total debranching TEVAR)[td TEVAR] is applied to aortic arch aneurysms as a minimally invasive procedure to improve treatment results. We report the initial and long-term results of td TEVAR for the reoperation of aortic arch aneurysm. By September 2016, td TEVAR for reoperation had been applied in 5 cases. The reasons for the reoperation were dilation of the arch aneurysm after ascending aorta replacement in 4 cases and localized dissection of the proximal landing zone after zone 2 TEVAR in 1 case...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423127/evaluation-of-anomalous-coronary-arteries-from-the-pulmonary-artery
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Alper Guzeltas, Erkut Ozturk, Ibrahim Cansaran Tanidir, Taner Kasar, Sertac Haydin
Objective: This study evaluated clinical and diagnostic findings, treatment methods, and follow-up of cases of anomalous coronary arteries from the pulmonary artery. Methods: The study included all cases diagnosed with anomalous coronary arteries from the pulmonary artery between January 2012 and January 2016. Data from patients' demographic characteristics, electrocardiography, echocardiography, angiographic findings, operation, intensive care unit stay, and follow-up were evaluated...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413030/the-role-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-the-production-of-aortic-aneurysm
#3
Simon W Rabkin
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of aortic aneurysm because the histology of thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is characterized by the loss of smooth muscle cells in the aortic media and the destruction of extracellular matrix (ECM). Furthermore, AAA have evidence of inflammation and the cellular elements involved in inflammation such as macrophages can produce and/or activate MMPs This chapter focuses on human aortic aneurysm that are not due to specific known genetic causes because this type of aneurysm is the more common type...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399937/specific-circulating-microrna-signature-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-disease
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Neus Martínez-Micaelo, Raúl Beltrán-Debón, Isabel Baiges, Marta Faiges, Josep M Alegret
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the circulating miRNA expression profile associated with BAV and aortic dilation to provide diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for BAV and/or aortic dilation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We applied a miRNome-wide microarray approach using plasma samples (n = 24) from healthy tricuspid aortic valve individuals, BAV patients and BAV patients with aortic dilation to compare and identify the specific miRNAs associated with BAV and aortic dilation...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399420/dietary-rose-hip-exerts-antiatherosclerotic-effects-and-increases-nitric-oxide-mediated-dilation-in-apoe-null-mice
#5
Michele Cavalera, Ulrika Axling, Catarina Rippe, Karl Swärd, Cecilia Holm
Atherosclerosis is a disease in which atheromatous plaques develop inside arteries, leading to reduced or obstructed blood flow that in turn may cause stroke and heart attack. Rose hip is the fruit of plants of the genus Rosa, belonging to the Rosaceae family, and it is rich in antioxidants with high amounts of ascorbic acid and phenolic compounds. Several studies have shown that fruits, seeds and roots of these plants exert antidiabetic, antiobesity and cholesterol-lowering effects in rodents as well as humans...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399041/accuracy-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-in-the-assessment-of-proximal-aortic-diameter-in-hypertensive-patients-comparison-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Dario Leone, Francesco Tosello, Riccardo Faletti, Giulia Schivazappa, Giulia Bruno, Eleonora Avenatti, Agnese Ravera, Franco Veglio, Alberto Milan
BACKGROUND: Accurate and reproducible measurements of proximal thoracic aorta diameters are essential in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with aortic dilatation, a condition particularly common in hypertensive patients. AIM: to evaluate the accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for the assessment of proximal thoracic aorta diameters in a cohort of hypertensive patients. METHODS: A total of 75 essential hypertensive outpatients previously evaluated by TTE and than by CMR were included in the study...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397961/the-association-between-wedging-of-the-aorta-and-cardiac-structural-anatomy-as-revealed-using-multidetector-row-computed-tomography
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Shumpei Mori, Robert H Anderson, Tomofumi Takaya, Takayoshi Toba, Tatsuro Ito, Sei Fujiwara, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Tatsuya Nishii, Atsushi K Kono, Ken-Ichi Hirata
The aortic root is wedged within the cardiac base. The precise extent of aortic wedging, however, and its influence on the surrounding cardiac structures, has not been systematically investigated. We analysed 100 consecutive patients, who underwent coronary arterial computed tomographic angiography. We assessed the extent of aortic wedging by measuring the vertical distance between the non-adjacent aortic sinus and the inferior epicardium. A shorter distance indicates deeper aortic wedging. We assessed the tilt angle and diameter of the ascending aorta, the relative heights of the left atrial roof and the oval fossa, the shape of the proximal right coronary artery, the angle of the aorta relative to the left ventricular axis, and the lung volume...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390180/valve-mediated-hemodynamics-and-their-association-with-distal-ascending-aortic-diameter-in-bicuspid-aortic-valve-subjects
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Vrishank Raghav, Alex J Barker, Daniel Mangiameli, Lucia Mirabella, Michael Markl, Ajit P Yoganathan
PURPOSE: Valve mediated hemodynamics have been postulated to contribute to pathology of the ascending aorta (AAo). The objective of this study is to assess the association of aortic valve morphology and hemodynamics with downstream AAo size in subjects with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four-dimensional flow MRI at 1.5 or 3 Tesla was used to evaluate the hemodynamics in the proximal AAo of 52 subjects: size-matched controls with tricuspid aortic valves (n = 24, mid ascending aorta [MAA] diameter = 38...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389774/takayasu-arteritis-presenting-as-isolated-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#9
Guohong Tian, Qian Chen, Wenji Wang
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology that affects the aorta and its primary branches or large arteries in the proximal upper or lower extremities. Ocular manifestations of TA include microaneurysm formation, small-vessel dilation, arteriovenous anastomosis, retinal ischemia, and neovascular glaucoma. We herein report a case involving a 23-year-old Asian woman who presented with isolated acute anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and was initially misdiagnosed with optic neuritis...
April 7, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389251/five-year-natural-history-of-screening-detected-sub-aneurysms-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-in-70-year-old-women-and-systematic-review-of-repair-rate-in-women
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P Söderberg, A Wanhainen, S Svensjö
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report on the natural history of a population based cohort of 70 year old women with screening detected dilated aortas, and to systematically review publications reporting the rate of intact infrarenal aneurysm repair in women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a previous study, 5140 (74%) of 6925 invited women attended an ultrasound (US) examination of the abdominal aorta at age 70 years. All 52 women with screening detected sub-aneurysms (SA, diameter 25-29 mm) and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA, diameter ≥30 mm), were followed for 5 years with US...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389186/a-second-look-at-dilation-of-the-ascending-aorta
#11
Yanick Baribeau, Rabia Amir, Robina Matyal, Feroze Mahmood
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February 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386143/palpable-mass-of-the-neck-in-the-course-of-takayasu-arteritis
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Karolina Andrzejewska, Aleksandra Starba, Maria Misterska-Skóra, Piotr Wiland, Maciej Guziński
Takayasu arteritis is a rare, idiopathic inflammatory disease of the aorta and its major branches, usually affecting young women of Asian descent. In the course of the disease stenosis, occlusions as well as dilatations and aneurysms of vessels occur. Because of many possible localizations of pathological changes, the symptoms have a wide range, but the most common are a weak pulse or its absence on the brachial artery and a difference in systolic pressure above 10 mm Hg between the upper extremities. Here we present a case report of a young woman with Takayasu arteritis, who presented a palpable mass in the back of her neck, significantly diminished after treatment with glucocorticoids...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381776/pathological-analysis-of-the-ruptured-vascular-wall-of-hypoperfusion-induced-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-animal-model
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Hirona Kugo, Nobuhiro Zaima, Hiroki Tanaka, Keisuke Hashimoto, Chie Miyamoto, Ayaka Sawaragi, Tetsumei Urano, Naoki Unno, Tatsuya Moriyama
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a vascular disease that results in the gradual dilation of the abdominal aorta and has a high rupture-related mortality rate. However, the mechanism of AAA rupture remains unknown. In our previous study, we established a novel AAA animal model (hypoperfusion-induced AAA rat model) with spontaneous AAA rupture. Using the hypoperfusion-induced AAA rat model, we demonstrated that the abnormal appearance of adipocytes in the vascular wall is associated with AAA rupture. However, pathological analysis of the rupture area has not been performed because it is particularly difficult to identify the rupture point...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367857/rate-of-stenotic-bicuspid-aortic-valve-aortic-dilatation-after-aortic-valve-replacement-calculated-using-a-3-dimensional-reconstruction-tool
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Kaoru Hattori, Ikuo Fukuda, Kazuyuki Daitoku, Masahito Minakawa, Hiroyuki Itaya
BACKGROUND: Progression of asymmetric dilated aorta associated with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is difficult to evaluate conventionally. The aim of the study was to calculate the rate of progression of the dilated BAV aorta after aortic valve replacement (AVR) using a 3-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction tool.Methods and Results:Fourteen stenotic BAV and 14 stenotic tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) patients with mildly dilated ascending aorta were reviewed. A patient-specific 3-D aortic model was reconstructed from preoperative and postoperative computed tomography data (BAV, 2...
March 31, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360209/preclinical-evaluation-of-rym1-a-novel-mmp-targeted-tracer-for-imaging-aneurysm
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Jakub Toczek, Yunpeng Ye, Kiran Gona, Hye-Yeong Kim, Jinah Han, Mahmoud Razavian, Reza Golestani, Jiasheng Zhang, Terence Wu, Jae-Joon Jung, Mehran Sadeghi
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play a key role in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) development. Accordingly, MMP-targeted imaging provides important information regarding vessel wall biology in the course of aneurysm development. Given the small size of the vessel wall and its proximity with blood, molecular imaging of aneurysm optimally requires highly sensitive tracers with rapid blood clearance. To this end, we developed a novel hydrosoluble zwitterionic MMP inhibitor, RYM, based on which a pan-MMP tracer, RYM1, was designed...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358604/infundibular-pulmonic-stenosis-in-a-moluccan-cockatoo-cacatua-moluccensis
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Graham Zoller, David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, Noémie Summa, Krista A Keller, Sarah J Silverman, Joshua A Stern
A 31-year-old female Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) was examined for intermittent foot clenching of 4 months' duration. Physical examination revealed feather-destructive behavior and clinical findings compatible with hypovitaminosis A. Neurologic examination was unremarkable. Results of radiographs, hematologic testing, plasma biochemical analyses, and measurement of lead and trace element blood concentrations were unremarkable, except for degenerative joint disease of several thoracic intervertebral joints and a low blood copper concentration...
March 2017: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356339/nicotinamide-phosphoribosyltransferase-in-smooth-muscle-cells-maintains-genome-integrity-resists-aortic-medial-degeneration-and-is-suppressed-in-human-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-disease
#17
Alanna Watson, Zengxuan Nong, Hao Yin, Caroline O'Neil, Stephanie Fox, Brittany Balint, Ray Guo, Oberdan Leo, Michael W Chu, Robert Gros, J G Pickering
Rationale: The thoracic aortic wall can degenerate over time with catastrophic consequences. Vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) can resist and repair artery damage but their capacities decline with age and stress. Recently, cellular production of NAD(+) via nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt) has emerged as a mediator of cell vitality. However, a role for Nampt in aortic SMCs in vivo is unknown. Objective: To determine if a Nampt-NAD(+) control system exists within the aortic media and is required for aortic health...
March 29, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355762/-clinical-analysis-of-different-root-treatment-methods-in-acute-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection
#18
Y X Xue, Q Zhou, J Pan, Q Wang, H L Cao, F D Fan, D J Wang
Objective: To discuss the perioperative and follow-up results of different surgical methods for acute Stanford type A aortic dissection patients and analyzed the results. Methods: The clinic data of 351 acute Stanford type A aortic dissection patients received surgical therapy at Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Nanjing University Medical School Affiliated Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital from January 2008 to December 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. There were 272 male and 79 female patients, aging from 22 to 83 years with a mean age of (52±13) years...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347539/a-novel-murine-model-of-marfan-syndrome-accelerates-aortopathy-and-cardiomyopathy
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Nicholas B Cavanaugh, Lan Qian, Nicole M Westergaard, William J Kutschke, Ella J Born, Joseph W Turek
BACKGROUND: Marfan syndrome (MFS) represents a genetic disorder with variable phenotypic expression. The main cardiovascular sequelae of MFS include aortic aneurysm/dissection and cardiomyopathy. Although significant advances in the understanding of transforming growth factor beta signaling have led to promising therapeutic targets for the treatment of aortopathy, clinical studies have tempered this optimism. In particular, these studies suggest additional signaling pathways that play a significant role in disease progression...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341575/the-use-of-a-colapinto-tips-needle-under-cone-beam-computed-tomography-guidance-for-true-lumen-re-entry-in-subintimal-recanalization-of-chronic-iliac-artery-occlusion
#20
Huei-Lung Liang, Ming-Feng Li, Chia-Ling Chiang, Matt Chiung-Yu Chen, Chieh-Jen Wu, Huay-Ben Pan
BACKGROUND: To report the technique and clinical outcome of subintimal re-entry in chronic iliac artery occlusion by using a Colapinto transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) needle under rotational angiography (cone-beam computed tomography; CT) imaging guidance. METHODS: Patients with chronic iliac artery occlusion with earlier failed attempts at conventional percutaneous recanalization during the past 5 years were enrolled in our study. In these patients, an ipsilateral femoral access route was routinely utilized in a retrograde fashion...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
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