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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424013/anterior-spinal-artery-aneurysm-in-aortic-stenosis-of-different-etiology-report-of-three-cases
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Vivek Singh, Suprava Naik, Sanjeev K Bhoi, R V Phadke
Isolated aneurysms of spinal arteries are rare. Spinal artery aneurysms are commonly found in association with spinal cord arteriovenous malformation and coarctation of aorta and rarely with aortic arch interruption and Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. Spinal angiograms are the gold standard for diagnosing these spinal artery aneurysms but with the advances in computed tomography technology these aneurysms can also be very well demonstrated in computed tomography angiograms. We describe three cases of anterior spinal artery aneurysm, those are flow related aneurysms, associated with coarctation of aorta and with Takayasu arteritis...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410945/diagnostic-approach-in-fetal-coarctation-of-the-aorta-a-cost-utility-analysis
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Patrick D Evers, Daksha Ranade, Mark Lewin, Bhawna Arya
BACKGROUND: Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is difficult to diagnose by fetal echocardiogram (F-Echo), often requiring multiple F-Echos during gestation and neonatal echocardiograms (N-Echos) after birth. Furthermore, CoA is the most common ductal-dependent lesion missed on routine physical exam. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the most cost-effective diagnostic approach in caring for infants in whom an initial F-Echo is concerning for CoA. METHODS: Four paradigms for management after initial F-Echo could not rule out CoA were compared, with a single paradigm involving additional F-Echos: (1) multiple F-Echos for diagnostic clarity and performance of N-Echo on neonates with remaining high suspicion for CoA on F-Echos (prenatal-multiple), (2) no further F-Echo and performance of N-Echo on neonates with high suspicion for CoA on initial F-Echo (postnatal-selective), (3) no further F-Echo and performance of N-Echo on all neonates (postnatal-all), and (4) no further F-Echo or N-Echo with reliance on routine physical exam to identify afflicted infants (postnatal-none)...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405206/aortic-stenting-for-neonatal-coarctation-of-the-aorta-when-should-this-be-considered
#3
J Bugeja, D Cutajar, C Zahra, R Parascandalo, V Grech, J V DeGiovanni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Images in Paediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401193/intravascular-treatment-of-left-subclavian-artery-aneurysm-coexisting-with-aortic-coarctation-in-an-adult-patient
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Ryszard Pogorzelski, Tomasz Wołoszko, Sadegh Toutounchi, Patryk Fiszer, Ewa Krajewska, Wawrzyniec Jakuczun, Małgorzata M Szostek, Krzysztof Celejewski, Zbigniew Gałązka
Coexistence of aortic coarctation with aneurysm of subclavian artery is a uncommon situation and may require unusual treatment in patients. A 40-year-old patient diagnosed incidentally with left subclavian artery aneurysm coexisting with aortic coarctation. Patient was initially referred for hybrid treatment. Initially ostium of the left subclavian artery was covered with a stent-graft. Over a 30-month follow-up period aneurysm became thrombosed all the way up to the ostium of internal mammary artery. The patient did not present with neurological symptoms or signs of upper limb ischemia...
January 2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396934/clinical-impact-of-stent-implantation-for-coarctation-of-the-aorta-with-associated-hypoplasia-of-the-transverse-aortic-arch
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W H Lu, Chun-Po Steve Fan, Rajiv Chaturvedi, Kyong-Jin Lee, Cedric Manlhiot, Lee Benson
The aim of this study was to explore the clinical impact of transverse aortic arch hypoplasia (TAH) after stent implementation for isthmal coarctation of the aorta (CoA). From a retrospective chart review, 51 children (median age 11.1 years) were identified who had TAH and a CoA stent implanted between 10/1995 and 4/2015. Arm-leg cuff blood pressure measurements, echocardiographic arch imaging, and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, prior to and after stent implantation, were reviewed. At catheterization, peak systolic gradients across the CoA's were 25 mmHg before and 4 mmHg after stent implantation...
April 10, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395657/avoidable-costs-of-stenting-for-aortic-coarctation-in-the-united-kingdom-an-economic-model
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Maximilian Salcher, Alistair Mcguire, Vivek Muthurangu, Marcus Kelm, Titus Kuehne, Huseyin Naci
BACKGROUND: Undesirable outcomes in health care are associated with patient harm and substantial excess costs. Coarctation of the aorta (CoA), one of the most common congenital heart diseases, can be repaired with stenting but requires monitoring and subsequent interventions to detect and treat disease recurrence and aortic wall injuries. Avoidable costs associated with stenting in patients with CoA are unknown. METHODS: We developed an economic model to calculate potentially avoidable costs in stenting treatment of CoA in the United Kingdom over 5 years...
April 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391520/neonatal-repair-of-left-atrial-diverticulum-with-gigantic-thrombus-without-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Akihiko Higashida, Takaya Hoashi, Heima Sakaguchi, Hajime Ichikawa
A 5-day-old neonate with coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic aortic arch, large apical muscular ventricular septal defect, and patent ductus arteriosus developed pulmonary over-circulation and systemic hypoperfusion underwent bilateral pulmonary artery banding through median sternotomy as a part of hybrid stage I palliation. At operation, left atrial diverticulum with gigantic thrombus formation at the base of the left atrial appendage was incidentally detected by intraoperative direct echocardiography, and therefore, was successfully resected with the whole thrombus inside it without use of cardiopulmonary bypass...
April 8, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386503/coarctation-of-the-aorta-as-a-complication-of-surgical-ligation-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-a-premature-infant
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Amna Qasim, Soham Dasgupta, Sunil K Jain, Amyn K Jiwani, Ashraf M Aly
Surgical ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a commonly performed procedure. Complications are infrequent and most commonly include recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and rarely ligation of left pulmonary artery. We report a case of accidental ligation of the descending thoracic aorta leading to a clinically significant coarctation.
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377475/diagnosis-imaging-and-clinical-management-of-aortic-coarctation
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Elles J Dijkema, Tim Leiner, Heynric B Grotenhuis
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a well-known congenital heart disease (CHD), which is often associated with several other cardiac and vascular anomalies, such as bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus and aortic arch hypoplasia. Despite echocardiographic screening, prenatal diagnosis of CoA remains difficult. Most patients with CoA present in infancy with absent, delayed or reduced femoral pulses, a supine arm-leg blood pressure gradient (>20 mm Hg), or a murmur due to rapid blood flow across the CoA or associated lesions (BAV)...
April 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373622/long-term-results-after-open-mitral-commissurotomy-for-a-one-month-old-infant-with-mitral-stenosis
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Takashi Kitaichi, Mikio Sugano, Hiroki Arase, Yohei Kawatani, Kanako Kameta, Hirotsugu Kurobe, Eiki Fujimoto, Akemi Ono, Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Hiroshi Fujita, Hitoshi Sogabe, Tetsuya Kitagawa
The strategy for an infant with congenital mitral stenosis should be determined by three important factors: left ventricular volume, the degree of the systemic outflow tract obstruction, and the type of mitral valve dysfunction. A successful staged biventricular repair in early infancy for a patient who had congenital mitral stenosis with short chordae, hypoplastic left ventricle and coarctation of the aorta, and the long-term results are described. There were the following important hemodynamic factors that led to the successful biventricular repair in the patient...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373593/maternal-antihypertensive-medication-use-and-congenital-heart-defects-updated-results-from-the-national-birth-defects-prevention-study
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Sarah C Fisher, Alissa R Van Zutphen, Martha M Werler, Angela E Lin, Paul A Romitti, Charlotte M Druschel, Marilyn L Browne
Previous NBDPS (National Birth Defects Prevention Study) findings from 1997 to 2003 suggested that maternal antihypertensive use was associated with congenital heart defects (CHDs). We re-examined associations between specific antihypertensive medication classes and specific CHDs with additional NBDPS data from 2004 to 2011. After excluding mothers missing hypertension information or who reported pregestational diabetes mellitus, a multiple birth, or antihypertensive use but no hypertension, we compared self-reported maternal exposure data on 10 625 CHD cases and 11 137 nonmalformed controls...
April 3, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369301/hybrid-treatment-of-a-huge-complex-aortic-pseudo-aneurysm-subsequent-to-a-coarctation
#12
Antonio Rizza, Valentina Barletta, Cataldo Palmieri, Sergio Berti
Endovascular treatment of pseudo-aneurysms subsequent to a pre-existing aortic coarctation is becoming a well-accepted technical solution especially in patients presenting anatomical challenges involving the aortic arch. We report the case of a 65-year-old woman with a huge pseudo-aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta. Diagnostic imaging assessment documented also the presence of an aneurysmatic aberrant right subclavian artery. Due to patient's anatomical arterial condition, we decided to treat the aneurysm applying a hybrid approach...
March 20, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367436/severe-aortic-stenosis-and-severe-coarctation-of-the-aorta-a-hybrid-approach-to-treatment
#13
Daniel McLennan, Massimo Caputo, Demetris Taliotis
Hybrid surgery is becoming more popular in the treatment of children with congenital heart disease, particularly small infants and neonates. We report a case of a patient with aortic stenosis (AS) and coarctation of the aorta (CoA). CASE: a 1-month-old baby presented with severe AS and CoA. The decision was made to perform a hybrid surgical procedure. The patient underwent a lateral thoracotomy for repair of the CoA and carotid cutdown for aortic balloon valvuloplasty (AoVP).
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366040/how-often-an-isolated-cardiac-disproportion-predicts-a-coarctation-of-the-aorta-single-center-experience-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Tullio Ghi, Andrea Dall'Asta, Claudio Cavalli, Letizia Galli, Adi Weiss, Giuseppe Pedrazzi, Christine Tita Kaihura, Nicola Volpe, Aldo Agnetti, Tiziana Frusca
BACKGROUND: Cardiac disproportion is considered as an indirect sign of coarctation of the aorta (CoA). In this review, we have reassessed the positive predictive value (PPV) of such finding for a postnatal confirmation of CoA. DATA SOURCES: All cases of isolated cardiac disproportion diagnosed in the four-chamber and/or three-vessel/three-vessel and trachea views (right/left sections >1.5) were included. Postnatal cardiac findings were recorded. Additionally, a systematic literature search (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, and the reference lists of identified articles) regarding the association between antenatally detected cardiac disproportion and postnatal confirmation of CoA was performed...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329462/preoperative-use-of-ct-angiography-in-infants-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Kirsten Rose-Felker, Joshua D Robinson, Carl L Backer, Cynthia K Rigsby, Osama M Eltayeb, Michael C Mongé, Karen Rychlik, Christina L Sammet, Jeffrey G Gossett
BACKGROUND: Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and echocardiography (echo) are used preoperatively in coarctation of the aorta to define arch hypoplasia and great vessel branching. We sought to determine differences in quantitative measurements, as well as surgical utility, between modalities. METHODS: Infants (less than six months) with both CTA and echo prior to coarctation repair from 2004 to 2013 were included. Measurements were compared and correlated with surgical approach...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317794/how-should-i-treat-an-asymptomatic-aortic-coarctation-with-a-concomitant-dissection-of-the-descending-aorta
#16
Livia Luciana Gheorghe, Dabit Arzamendi, Chi Hion Li, Antonio J Barros-Membrilla, Jaime Felix Dilme Muñoz, Antonio Serra Peñaranda, Sherif Sultan, Mark S Spence, Anton Collins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298946/tissue-doppler-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-abdominal-aortic-pulsatility-a-useful-tool-for-the-neonatologist
#17
Enrico Valerio, Alessandra Grison, Anna Capretta, Rosanna Golin, Paola Ferrarese, Massimo Bellettato
Sonographic cardiac evaluation of newborns with suspected aortic coarctation (AoC) should tend to demonstrate a good phasic and pulsatile flow and the absence of pressure gradient along a normally conformed aortic arch from the modified left parasternal and suprasternal echocardiographic views; these findings, however, may not necessarily rule out a more distal coarctation in the descending aorta. For this reason, the sonographic exam of newborns with suspected AoC should always include a Doppler evaluation of abdominal aortic blood flow from the subcostal view...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283363/tevar-for-adult-coarctation-of-the-aorta
#18
A Chaudhuri, R Dey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270208/aortic-length-measurements-for-pulse-wave-velocity-calculation-manual-2d-vs-automated-3d-centreline-extraction
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Arna van Engelen, Miguel Silva Vieira, Isma Rafiq, Marina Cecelja, Torben Schneider, Hubrecht de Bliek, C Alberto Figueroa, Tarique Hussain, Rene M Botnar, Jordi Alastruey
BACKGROUND: Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a biomarker for the intrinsic stiffness of the aortic wall, and has been shown to be predictive for cardiovascular events. It can be assessed using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) from the delay between phase-contrast flow waveforms at two or more locations in the aorta, and the distance on CMR images between those locations. This study aimed to investigate the impact of different distance measurement methods on PWV. We present and evaluate an algorithm for automated centreline tracking in 3D images, and compare PWV calculations using distances derived from 3D images to those obtained from a conventional 2D oblique-sagittal image of the aorta...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269039/does-the-degree-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta-influence-wall-shear-stress-focal-heterogeneity
#20
John Gounley, Rafeed Chaudhury, Madhurima Vardhan, Michael Driscoll, Girish Pathangey, Kevin Winarta, Justin Ryan, David Frakes, Amanda Randles
The development of atherosclerosis in the aorta is associated with low and oscillatory wall shear stress for normal patients. Moreover, localized differences in wall shear stress heterogeneity have been correlated with the presence of complex plaques in the descending aorta. While it is known that coarctation of the aorta can influence indices of wall shear stress, it is unclear how the degree of narrowing influences resulting patterns. We hypothesized that the degree of coarctation would have a strong influence on focal heterogeneity of wall shear stress...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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