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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165599/direct-axillary-cannulation-with-open-seldinger-guided-technique-is-it-safe
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Davide Carino, Makoto Mori, Philip Y K Pang, Mrinal Singh, Sherif Elkinany, Maryann Tranquilli, Bulat A Ziganshin, John A Elefteriades
OBJECTIVES: Axillary artery cannulation is commonly used in thoracic aortic surgery, often utilizing a sidearm graft. Although our institutional preference is femoral cannulation, we use axillary cannulation in select cases with a 'dirty' aorta on computed tomography scan or intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography. Since 2011, we have routinely used an open Seldinger-guided approach for axillary cannulation. Here, we report our experience with open Seldinger-guided technique, evaluating its safety and efficacy...
November 20, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163748/transradial-approach-for-deployment-of-a-flow-diverter-for-an-intracranial-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-a-type-3-aortic-arch
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Geoffrey W Peitz, Bhavani Kura, Jeremiah N Johnson, Ramesh Grandhi
Background: Flow diversion with the Pipeline embolization device (PED) is an effective treatment for giant and wide-neck intracranial aneurysms, but the standard transfemoral approach may not be feasible in patients with Type-3 aortic arches. Case Report: An 84-year-old woman presented with a right internal carotid artery (ICA) giant aneurysm and a Type-3 aortic arch, necessitating a transradial approach for access to the right common carotid artery. A triaxial catheter system made for a stable platform for the deployment of two telescoping PEDs to treat the patient's right ICA giant aneurysm...
October 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153441/complex-endovascular-repair-of-postdissection-arch-and-thoracoabdominal-aneurysms
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Rafaëlle Spear, Adrien Hertault, Katrien Van Calster, Nicla Settembre, Matthieu Delloye, Richard Azzaoui, Jonathan Sobocinski, Dominique Fabre, Mark Tyrrell, Stéphan Haulon
OBJECTIVE: We report our experience of the treatment of postdissection arch aneurysms and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by endovascular repair using fenestrated and branched endografts. METHODS: This study includes all patients presenting with chronic postdissection aneurysms >55 mm in diameter deemed unfit for open surgery and treated by complex endografting between October 2011 and April 2017. Where appropriate, staged management strategies including left subclavian artery revascularization, thoracic endografting, dissection flap fenestration, and tear enlargement were performed before the complex endovascular repair...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147918/aortic-arch-aneurysm-surgery-what-is-the-gold-standard-temperature-in-the-absence-of-randomized-data
#4
Amer Harky, Mohamad Bashir, Giovanni Mariscalco
In the absence randomized data for assessing the best and optimal temperature for managing open aortic arch surgery patients, cerebral protection method is still performed through hypothermic circulatory arrest with or without the use of adjuncts. A recent consensus has emerged setting to define the temperature levels. In an attempt, this was aimed to establish a solid ground for future trials in aortic arch surgery. This article reviews the current literature and the evidences behind using different temperature methods and their outcomes in patients undergoing open aortic arch surgery...
November 16, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147154/successful-embolization-therapy-through-reentry-tear-in-the-right-subclavian-artery-for-treating-patent-false-lumen-in-the-aortic-arch-formed-after-type-a-dissection-repair
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Hirohito Ishii, Kunihide Nakamura, Eisaku Nakamura, Koji Furukawa, Kouichiro Ochiai
A 73-year-old woman had undergone hemiarch replacement with primary entry resection for treating acute type A dissection 6 years ago. Postoperative computed tomography (CT) showed a patent false lumen (FL) in the aortic arch and a reentry tear in the right subclavian artery. The remaining aortic arch enlarged, which resulted in formation of a 55-mm-diameter aneurysm. We performed reentry occlusion using embolization with glue and coil. The patient's clinical course after the procedure was uneventful, and subsequent CT showed that FL was thrombosed and had decreased in size...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147152/pulmonary-stenosis-caused-by-ductus-arteriosus-aneurysm-a-case-report
#6
Yasushi Tashima, Naoyuki Kimura, Koichi Tamai, Kenichiro Sato, Koichi Yuri, Harunobu Matsumoto, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hideo Adachi, Toshiyuki Kobinata
A 76-year-old woman with a 2-week history of dyspnea on exertion was admitted to our hospital. A computed tomography scan showed a 70-mm diameter aortic arch aneurysm containing a large thrombus that was compressing the pulmonary artery. Echocardiography showed severe pulmonary stenosis and no shunt flow. Operative findings revealed an aneurysmal thrombus protruding into the lumen of the pulmonary artery through a foramen. A ductus arteriosus aneurysm was diagnosed. After the thrombus removal, arch replacement and ductus closure with a prosthetic patch were performed...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136132/aortic-events-and-reoperations-after-elective-arch-surgery-incidence-surgical-strategies-and-outcomes
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Maximilian Luehr, Sven Peterss, Andreas Zierer, Davide Pacini, Christian D Etz, Malakh Lal Shrestha, Konstantinos Tsagakis, Bartosz Rylski, Giampiero Esposito, Klaus Kallenbach, Ruggero De Paulis, Paul P Urbanski
OBJECTIVES: The true incidence of aortic events (AEs) and reoperations (REDO) following elective total aortic arch replacement remains unknown. The aim of this study was to review the incidence of AEs and surgical REDO, and its respective outcomes after 1232 elective arch repairs at 11 European aortic centres. METHODS: Retrospective chart review (in the absence of prospective data collection) was performed for statistical analysis. Follow-up was conducted during routine clinical examination or in a telephone interview with patients and/or their respective physicians...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129420/surgical-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-aortoesophageal-fistula
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Takahiro Yamazato, Tetsu Nakamura, Noriyuki Abe, Koki Yokawa, Yuki Ikeno, Yojiro Koda, Soichiro Henmi, Hidekazu Nakai, Yasuko Gotake, Takashi Matsueda, Takeshi Inoue, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Yutaka Okita
OBJECTIVE: To present a surgical strategy for aortoesophageal fistula (AEF). METHODS: From October 1999 to May 2017, 27 patients with AEF were treated at Kobe University Hospital. After 9 patients with malignancies or fish bone penetration were excluded, 18 patients who had AEF secondary to aortic lesions were investigated. The mean age was 67.2 ± 10.4 years, and the male/female ratio was 16:2. Twelve patients had a nondissection thoracic aneurysm, and 6 patients had a chronic aortic dissection...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119448/total-aortic-arch-replacement-using-frozen-elephant-trunk-technique-with-j-graft-open-stent-graft-for-distal-aortic-arch-aneurysm
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Shigeki Koizumi, Atsushi Nagasawa, Tadaaki Koyama
OBJECTIVES: The J Graft Open Stent Graft, the first commercialized stent graft in Japan, has been available since February 2014, and we have used this new device as a frozen elephant trunk technique for distal aortic arch aneurysm. Here, we present our surgical method and result with this new device. METHODS: Between October 2014 and October 2016, 30 patients (26 males, mean age 74.3 ± 9.7 years) underwent total aortic arch replacement using the frozen elephant trunk technique with the J Graft Open Stent Graft for distal aortic arch aneurysm...
November 8, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100641/retrograde-cerebral-perfusion-is-effective-for-prolonged-circulatory-arrest-in-arch-aneurysm-repair
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Christopher Lau, Mario Gaudino, Erin Mills Iannacone, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Monica Munjal, Lucas B Ohmes, Benjamin C Degner, Leonard N Girardi
BACKGROUND: The optimal brain protection strategy for prolonged periods of circulatory arrest is still controversial. This study evaluated whether retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP) provides adequate brain protection for prolonged periods of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA). METHODS: From January 1997 to December 2014, 1,043 patients underwent aortic arch operations using RCP and DHCA at 18°C. The DHCA time for 993 patients was 49 minutes or less and the DHCA time for the remaining 50 patients was 50 minutes or more...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093405/mycotic-aneurysm-mimicking-atheroma-in-aortic-arch
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Yueh-An Lu, Wen-Hung Huang, Tzung-Hai Yen, Ching-Wei Hsu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059361/surgical-treatment-of-an-extracranial-carotid-artery-aneurysm-in-a-child-by-an-arterial-autograft
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Marine Gaudry, Abdallah Al Farai, Virginie Fouilloux, Philippe Piquet
We report a symptomatic aneurysm of the left common carotid artery (LCCA) in a 6-year-old boy. The patient had been diagnosed and treated 3 years earlier for an isolation of the LCCA with a right-sided aortic arch. At the age of 3 years, the LCCA was reimplanted in the ascending aorta. Three years later, the patient developed a voluminous aneurysm of the LCCA complicated by stroke. An arterial graft was used for the carotid reconstruction with good long-term patency and no aneurysm evolution.
November 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054233/managing-a-mycotic-thoracoabdominal-aneurysm-the-importance-of-molecular-diagnostics
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Christopher D Bayliss, Karen L Booth, Robin Williams, John H Dark, Kate F Gould
Pneumococcal mycotic aneurysms are rare and associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Early intravenous antibiotic therapy and surgical intervention is the mainstay of treatment. Pneumococci frequently autolyze in blood cultures, making microbiological diagnosis challenging. We present the case of a man in his mid 70s with multiple thoracoabdominal mycotic aneurysms. Surgery was performed to a threatening saccular aortic arch aneurysm. Samples were sent for microbiological analysis and all were culture negative...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042101/machine-learning-phenotypic-classification-of-bicuspid-aortopathy
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Charles M Wojnarski, Eric E Roselli, Jay J Idrees, Yuanjia Zhu, Theresa A Carnes, Ashley M Lowry, Patrick H Collier, Brian Griffin, John Ehrlinger, Eugene H Blackstone, Lars G Svensson, Bruce W Lytle
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valves (BAV) are associated with incompletely characterized aortopathy. Our objectives were to identify distinct patterns of aortopathy using machine-learning methods and characterize their association with valve morphology and patient characteristics. METHODS: We analyzed preoperative 3-dimensional computed tomography reconstructions for 656 patients with BAV undergoing ascending aorta surgery between January 2002 and January 2014. Unsupervised partitioning around medoids was used to cluster aortic dimensions...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038409/-total-arch-replacement-for-distal-arch-aneurysm-with-isolated-left-vertebral-artery-report-of-a-case
#15
Motonori Uchino, Masaru Yoshikai, Hisashi Sato, Jun Osaki
We herein present a case of distal aortic arch aneurysm with an isolated left vertebral artery(LVA). In surgery, after establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, the LVA was anastomosed to the left common carotid artery (LCCA) while under moderate hypothermia. Selective cerebral perfusion (SCP) was then initiated by inserting catheters into the brachiocephalic artery( BCA), the LCCA and the left subclavian artery (LSA). The aorta was transected between the BCA and the LCCA, and an open stent graft was deployed into the descending aorta during circulatory arrest...
October 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026622/lower-extremity-mycotic-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-listeria-monocytogenes-associated-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
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Elham Rahmati, P Jan Geiseler, Rosemary C She
Introduction.Listeria monocytogenes is a rare etiology of infectious endocarditis with only 30 cases of prosthetic valve and about twice as many native valve infections described in the literature. We describe an unusual presentation of an endovascular embolic phenomenon with associated lower extremity mycotic aneurysm due to Listeria monocytogenes prosthetic aortic valve and aortic endograft infection. Case presentation. This is a case of an elderly gentleman with prior history of bioprosthetic aortic valve placement and aortic arch repair who was admitted with several weeks of constitutional symptoms and left lower leg pain...
May 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022854/single-center-mid-term-experience-with-chimney-graft-technique-for-the-preservation-of-flow-to-the-supra-aortic-branches
#17
Robert Shahverdyan, Spyridon Mylonas, Michael Gawenda, Jan Brunkwall
Objectives To investigate the feasibility and the mid-term outcomes of the chimney-graft technique for the revascularization of supra-aortic branches in patients with thoracic aortic pathologies involving the aortic arch. Methods A retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database between January 2010 and July 2016 was performed. Primary endpoints were 30-day and overall mortality. Secondary endpoints were technical success, target vessel patency, stroke/transitory ischemic attack and type I/III endoleak rate...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987735/endovascular-aortic-repair-of-a-chronic-ascending-and-arch-aortic-aneurysm
#18
Thomas Gandet, Pierre Alric, Sebastien Bommart, Ludovic Canaud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977406/modified-reverse-aortoplasty-versus-extended-anastomosis-in-patients-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta-and-distal-arch-hypoplasia
#19
Ilya Soynov, Yuriy Sinelnikov, Yuriy Gorbatykh, Alexander Omelchenko, Igor Kornilov, Nataliya Nichay, Alexander Bogachev-Prokophiev, Alexander Karaskov
OBJECTIVES: The aim of our prospective randomized study was to compare modified reverse aortoplasty (MRA) and extended end-to-end anastomosis (EEA). METHODS: We have assessed the operative correction results in 54 infants with coarctation of the aorta and distal aortic arch hypoplasia who underwent primary repair in our institute between July 2013 and February 2014. All of the patients were <12 months old when they had the operation. Patients were randomly assigned to 2 arms: modified reverse subclavian flap angioplasty (MRA group; n  = 27) or extended end-to-end anastomosis (EEA group; n  = 27)...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960425/two-cases-of-prenatally-diagnosed-membranous-and-muscular-ventricular-septal-aneurysms
#20
Olga Ivanitskaya, Elena Andreeva, Natalia Odegova
A ventricular septal aneurysm is a rare heart defect located in the muscular or membranous part of the septum. Muscular ventricular septal aneurysms are usually isolated, with a favorable prognosis. Membranous ventricular septal aneurysms are often associated with other heart anomalies, could result in serious complications, and may require surgical treatment. We describe 2 cases of prenatally diagnosed ventricular septal aneurysms: an isolated membranous ventricular septal aneurysm with a good outcome, which was initially misdiagnosed as an atrioventricular septal defect; and a muscular ventricular septal aneurysm associated with a hypoplastic aortic arch and severe hydrocephaly, which resulted in termination of the pregnancy...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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