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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431600/assessment-of-on-treatment-platelet-reactivity-and-relationship-with-cerebral-micro-embolic-signals-in-asymptomatic-and-symptomatic-carotid-stenosis
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Justin A Kinsella, W Oliver Tobin, Sean Tierney, Timothy M Feeley, Bridget Egan, Tara Coughlan, D Ronan Collins, Desmond O'Neill, Joseph A Harbison, Colin P Doherty, Prakash Madhavan, Dermot J Moore, Sean M O'Neill, Mary-Paula Colgan, Maher Saqqur, Raymond P Murphy, Niamh Moran, George Hamilton, Dominick J H McCabe
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between on-treatment platelet reactivity and cerebral micro-embolic signals (MES) is unknown, and has not been previously simultaneously assessed in asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid stenosis patients. METHODS: Consecutive eligible patients with ≥50% asymptomatic or recently symptomatic carotid stenosis (≤4weeks following TIA/ischaemic stroke) were recruited to this pilot study. Symptomatic patients were followed up to the 'late' phase (≥3months) following symptom onset or carotid intervention; longitudinal data were analysed from symptomatic patients with data available at both time-points...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428899/watershed-infarct-in-beta-thalassemia-major-patient
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Behnaz Ansari, Mohammad Saadatnia, Ali Asghar Okhovat
Background. The mechanism of stroke in beta-thalassemia was reported previously as cardioembolic and hypercoagulable state. However, there is no report of watershed infarct in beta-thalassemia anemia. Method. We present an adult β-thalassemia major patient with manifest asymptomatic chronic left carotid occlusion who suffered watershed infarct. Result. In the presence of asymptomatic chronic left internal carotid occlusion, we assumed that severe anemia (hemoglobin = 3) at admission leads to watershed infarct...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424012/internal-carotid-artery-agenesis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Shuo Li, Kusum Hooda, Nishant Gupta, Yogesh Kumar
Congenital agenesis of the internal carotid artery is a very rare anomaly. Intracranial circulation in the involved internal carotid artery territory is maintained by collateral circulation from the contralateral internal carotid artery through the anterior communicating artery and from the vertebrobasilar system through the posterior communicating artery. Usually, patients with internal carotid artery agenesis are asymptomatic due to collateral circulation, but they may present with headache, seizures, or transient ischemic attack...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420817/association-of-kidney-dysfunction-with-asymptomatic-cerebrovascular-abnormalities-in-a-japanese-population-with-health-checkups
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Kaori Hayashi, Michiyo Takayama, Takeshi Kanda, Kazuhiro Kashiwagi, Akihito Hishikawa, Yasushi Iwao, Hiroshi Itoh
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular disease is a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is prevalent in stroke patients. This study evaluated the correlation between kidney dysfunction and asymptomatic findings on carotid ultrasonography (US) and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a Japanese population with health checkups.Methods and Results:In total, 1,716 subjects aged 40-80 years, who received health checkups from January 1 to December 31, 2015, were included...
April 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387611/thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-single-double-chimney-technique-for-aortic-arch-pathologies
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Tun Wang, Chang Shu, Ming Li, Quan-Ming Li, Xin Li, Jian Qiu, Kun Fang, Alan Dardik, Chen-Zi Yang
PURPOSE: To summarize a single-center experience using the single/double chimney technique in association with thoracic endovascular aortic repairs (TEVAR) for aortic arch pathologies. METHODS: From November 2007 to March 2016, 122 patients (mean age 50.4±12.7 years, range 29-80; 92 men) with aortic arch pathologies underwent TEVAR combined with single (n=101) or double (n=21) chimney grafts to reconstruct the supra-aortic branches: 21 innominate arteries, 114 left common carotid arteries, and 8 left subclavian arteries (LSA)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385501/percutaneous-embolization-of-delayed-external-carotid-artery-pseudoaneurysm-eight-years-after-partial-parathyroidectomy
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Antonella Laurito, Holta Kasemi, Andrea Monti, Mauro Maselli, Paola Manzo, Valeria Tavolini, Andrea Gaggiano
External carotid artery pseudoaneurysm (ECAP) is very rare. The usual mechanism is trauma or iatrogenic. We report a case of a patient with an asymptomatic, chronic ECAP secondary to partial parathyroidectomy. Percutaneous injection of the two-component Fibrin Sealant (Tisseel, Baxter int., Deerfield, IL) with the two active ingredients (Sealer Protein Solution and Thrombin Solution) was carried out with successful occlusion of the pseudoaneurysmal sac. The six-month follow up CT scan confirmed the ECAP thrombosis...
April 3, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380656/early-results-of-surgical-simultaneous-therapy-for-significant-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-heart-disease
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Marc Irqsusi, Alessandro Vannucchi, Julius Beckers, Stefan Kasseckert, Stefan Waldhans, Sebastian Vogt, Rainer G H Moosdorf
Background The purpose of this single-center, retrospective study was to review the early outcome with defined endpoints of myocardial infarction, brain injury, and death after coronary bypass grafting and simultaneous carotid endarterectomy with or without combined valve replacement. Methods During the preoperative investigation 52 (44 males, 8 females) patients were examined by cardiac catheterization within the scope of their coronary status. In addition, all patients underwent echocardiography, CT angiography of the supra-aortic vessels, and full description of their neurologic status...
April 5, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379549/asymptomatic-extracranial-vertebral-artery-disease-in-patients-with-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Adnan I Qureshi, Saqib A Chaudhry, Henning Eckstein, Olav Jansen, Peter A Ringleb
BACKGROUND: Extracranial vertebral artery disease is seen in patients with internal carotid artery stenosis, although the clinical significance is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and natural history of extracranial vertebral artery disease in patients with recently symptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis. METHODS: We analyzed data collected for patients with recently symptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis in the Stent-Protected Angioplasty vs Carotid Endarterectomy trial...
March 30, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377040/subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-assessment-and-its-relationship-with-cardiovascular-risk-score-in-a-healthy-adult-population-a-cross-sectional-community-based-study
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Ovidiu Mitu, Mihai Roca, Mariana Floria, Antoniu Octavian Petris, Mariana Graur, Florin Mitu
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship and the accuracy of SCORE (Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation Project) risk correlated to multiple methods for determining subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a healthy population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 120 completely asymptomatic subjects, with an age range 35-75 years, and randomly selected from the general population. The individuals were evaluated clinically and biochemical, and the SCORE risk was computed...
April 1, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367862/asymptomatic-plaques-of-lower-peripheral-arteries-and-their-association-with-cardiovascular-disease-an-autopsy-study
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Eriko Nakamura, Yuichiro Sato, Takashi Iwakiri, Atsushi Yamashita, Sayaka Moriguchi-Goto, Kazunari Maekawa, Toshihiro Gi, Yujiro Asada
AIM: Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have a high prevalence of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality; however, majority of patients with PAD are asymptomatic. This study aimed to histologically evaluate whether asymptomatic, lower extremity artery plaques are associated with systemic atherosclerosis and the onset of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events using autopsy cases. METHODS: We histologically investigated the atherosclerotic plaques of the common iliac, common carotid, coronary, and renal arteries from 121 autopsy cases without symptoms of PAD (mean age:67...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366305/off-the-shelf-multibranched-endograft-for-urgent-endovascular-repair-of-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Enrico Gallitto, Mauro Gargiulo, Antonio Freyrie, Rodolfo Pini, Chiara Mascoli, Stefano Ancetti, Gianluca Faggioli, Andrea Stella
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to report early and midterm results of endovascular repair of urgent thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by the off-the-shelf multibranched Zenith t-Branch endograft (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind). METHODS: Between January 2014 and April 2016, all patients with urgent TAAAs (asymptomatic with diameter >8 cm, symptomatic, or ruptured TAAAs) and aortoiliac anatomic feasibility underwent endovascular repair by t-Branch and were prospectively enrolled...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363431/restenosis-after-carotid-interventions-and-its-relationship-with-recurrent-ipsilateral-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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R Kumar, A Batchelder, A Saratzis, A F AbuRahma, P Ringleb, B K Lal, J L Mas, M Steinbauer, A R Naylor
OBJECTIVE: Do asymptomatic restenoses > 70% after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid stenting (CAS) increase the risk of late ipsilateral stroke? METHODS: Systematic review identified 11 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) reporting rates of restenosis > 70% (and/or occlusion) in patients who had undergone CEA/CAS for the treatment of primary atherosclerotic disease, and nine RCTs reported late ipsilateral stroke rates. Proportional meta-analyses and odds ratios (OR) at end of follow-up were performed...
March 28, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362929/metastatic-liposarcoma-of-the-skull-base-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Nirmeen Zagzoog, Greta Ra, Alex Koziarz, John Provias, Doron Sommer, Saleh A Almenawer, Kesava Reddy
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Myxoid liposarcoma is not an uncommon form of sarcoma. However, it usually affects the lower extremity long bones. Scapular involvement is extremely rare, as is a metastasis to the parasellar region. We present a case of liposarcoma of the skull base originating in the scapular region and metastasizing to the sellar and parasellar regions and provide a review of the pertinent literature. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old female patient diagnosed with left scapular myxoid liposarcoma was treated with surgical resection...
April 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359719/regional-variation-in-patient-selection-and-treatment-for-carotid-artery-disease-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
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Katie E Shean, John C McCallum, Peter A Soden, Sarah E Deery, Joseph R Schneider, Brian W Nolan, Caron B Rockman, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies involving large administrative data sets have revealed regional variation in the demographics of patients selected for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) but lacked clinical granularity. This study aimed to evaluate regional variation in patient selection and operative technique for carotid artery revascularization using a detailed clinical registry. METHODS: All patients who underwent CEA or CAS from 2009 to 2015 were identified in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI)...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344618/patient-and-lesion-tailored-algorithm-of-endovascular-treatment-for-arterial-occlusive-disease-of-extracranial-arteries-supplying-the-brain-safety-of-the-treatment-at-30-day-follow-up
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Paweł Latacz, Marian Simka, Paweł Brzegowy, Piotr Janas, Marek Kazibudzki, Piotr Pieniążek, Andrzej Ochała, Tadeusz Popiela, Tomasz Mrowiecki
INTRODUCTION: Although surgical endarterectomy remains the treatment of choice for carotid artery stenosis, stenting plays an important role as an alternative treatment modality, especially in high-risk patients. The actual safety profile associated with stenting procedures is probably better than that reported by randomized controlled trials. AIM: To assess the safety of stent implantations in extracranial arteries supplying the brain, and also to identify risk factors associated with this procedure...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341501/normal-lower-extremity-duplex-findings-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-a-basis-for-vascular-laboratory-interpretation
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Sheena K Harris, Matthew Roos, Jeffrey Crawford, Erica L Mitchell, Gregory Landry, Gregory L Moneta
INTRODUCTION: and Objectives: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have been shown to cause changes in carotid artery duplex-derived flow velocity waveforms; however, possible effects on lower extremity arterial duplex (LEAD) findings have not been characterized. We sought to characterize LEAD findings in patients with LVADs to establish a basis for vascular laboratory interpretation of LEAD in patients with LVADs. METHODS: Retrospective single institution review of all patients with LEAD performed after LVAD implantation from 2003-2014...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335706/transcarotid-artery-revascularization-with-flow-reversal
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Alper Alpaslan, Max Wintermark, László Pintér, Sumaira Macdonald, Richard Ruedy, Ralf Kolvenbach
PURPOSE: To report a study evaluating the safety and efficacy of stenting via direct carotid access with flow reversal using the ENROUTE Transcarotid Neuroprotection System. METHODS: Between March 2009 and June 2012, 75 patients (mean age 72.6 years; 45 men) underwent carotid artery stenting with the ENROUTE System; the majority of patients (63, 84%) were asymptomatic. The primary safety endpoint was the composite of major stroke, myocardial infarction, or death at 30 days...
April 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329380/subclinical-thyroid-dysfunction-and-cardiovascular-diseases-2016-update
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Carmen Floriani, Baris Gencer, Tinh-Hai Collet, Nicolas Rodondi
Subclinical thyroid dysfunction comprises subclinical hypothyroidism (SHypo), defined as elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) by normal free thyroxine (FT4), and subclinical hyperthyroidism (SHyper) with decreased or undetectable TSH and normal FT4. Up to 10% of the elderly have SHypo, which is usually asymptomatic. Individual participant data (IPD) analyses of prospective cohort studies from the international Thyroid Studies Collaboration show that SHypo is associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality [hazard ratio (HR) 1,58 for TSH ≥ 10 mIU/L, 95% CI 1...
February 27, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323231/carotid-endarterectomy-in-the-southern-california-vascular-outcomes-improvement-collaborative
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Kaelan Chan, Ahmed Abouzamzam, Karen Woo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine the variation in practice patterns and associated outcomes for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) within the Southern California Vascular Outcomes Improvement Collaborative (So Cal VOICe), a regional quality group of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). METHODS: All cases entered in the CEA registry by the So Cal VOICe were included in the study. RESULTS: From September 2010 through September 2015, 1110 CEA cases were entered by nine centers in the So Cal VOICe...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319050/extracellular-matrix-proteomics-identifies-molecular-signature-of-symptomatic-carotid-plaques
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Sarah R Langley, Karin Willeit, Athanasios Didangelos, Ljubica Perisic Matic, Philipp Skroblin, Javier Barallobre-Barreiro, Mariette Lengquist, Gregor Rungger, Alexander Kapustin, Ludmilla Kedenko, Chris Molenaar, Ruifang Lu, Temo Barwari, Gonca Suna, Xiaoke Yin, Bernhard Iglseder, Bernhard Paulweber, Peter Willeit, Joseph Shalhoub, Gerard Pasterkamp, Alun H Davies, Claudia Monaco, Ulf Hedin, Catherine M Shanahan, Johann Willeit, Stefan Kiechl, Manuel Mayr
BACKGROUND: The identification of patients with high-risk atherosclerotic plaques prior to the manifestation of clinical events remains challenging. Recent findings question histology- and imaging-based definitions of the "vulnerable plaque," necessitating an improved approach for predicting onset of symptoms. METHODS: We performed a proteomics comparison of the vascular extracellular matrix and associated molecules in human carotid endarterectomy specimens from 6 symptomatic versus 6 asymptomatic patients to identify a protein signature for high-risk atherosclerotic plaques...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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