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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435302/in-situ-detection-of-chlamydia-pneumoniae-c-trachomatis-and-cytokines-among-cardiovascular-diseased-patients-from-the-amazon-region-of-brazil
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Larissa S Freitas, Núbia Caroline C Almeida, Maria Alice Freitas Queiroz, Marcelo M Zaninotto, Hellen T Fuzii, Alfredo Ribeiro-Silva, Antonio Cr Vallinoto, Marluísa Og Ishak, Juarez As Quaresma, Ricardo Ishak
BACKGROUND: Chronic coronary artery disease has been associated, as a consequence of the local inflammatory reaction with previous or persistent infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae, which led to the investigation of the association of cardiovascular disease and previous infection with C. trachomatis and the role of cytokine profile (in situ) markers in the vascular system tissues. METHODS: Sixty-nine biopsies were collected for immunohistochemical analysis for the presence of IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α, IFN-γ, TGF-β, and IL-10, in 16 fragments from atheromatous plaques, 32 aorta fragments, and 21 valve fragments, using a tissue microarray technique for paraffin embedded tissues...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433350/open-repair-of-chronic-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-aortic-dissection-using-deep-hypothermia-and-circulatory-arrest
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Joel Corvera, Hannah Copeland, David Blitzer, Adam Hicks, Joshua Manghelli, Philip Hess, John Fehrenbacher
BACKGROUND: Chronic dissection of the thoracic and thoracoabdominal aorta as sequela of a prior type A or B dissection is a challenging problem that requires close radiographic surveillance and prompt operative intervention in the presence of symptoms or aneurysm formation. Open repair of chronic thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic dissection using deep hypothermia has been our preferred method to treat this complex pathology. The advantages of this technique include organ and spinal cord protection, the flexibility to extend the repair proximally into the arch, and the ability to limit ischemia to all vascular beds...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431717/chronic-periaortitis-of-ascending-aorta-with-bilateral-ostial-coronary-stenosis-in-a-young-female
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Gauranga Majumdar, Aditya Kapoor, Surendra K Agarwal, Navneet Srivastava, Ram Nawal Rao, Neetu Soni
An 18-year-old woman without any risk factors for coronary artery disease or systemic vasculitis and infection presented with recurrent angina at rest. Coronary angiography revealed 100% occlusion of the ostial left main coronary artery and severe ostial right coronary artery stenosis. She underwent successful coronary artery bypass graft surgery. At surgery, the external surface of the ascending aorta was covered with a soft-tissue thickened mass; histopathology of the mass revealed chronic nonspecific inflammatory aortitis...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428519/-current-status-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-in-our-institution
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Daisuke Fukui, Kenji Okada
Within 8-year period between 2009 and 2016, we treated 215 patient with a strategy of primary thoracic endovascular aortic repair( TEVAR). In-hospital mortality was 4.4%( 8 cases). Thirty-two emergency cases was included and we treated 23 cases of zone 0 debranching TEVAR with chimney techinique in this period. In recent 2-year period between 2015 and 2016, we treated 44 cases of TEVAR without type I a endoleaks with 0% mortality(most of the them was zone 2~3 TEVAR in this period) on the one hand, and the number of open surgery for thoracic aorta was 80 on the other...
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/28423119/importance-of-serca2a-on-early-isolated-diastolic-dysfunction-induced-by-supravalvular-aortic-stenosis-in-rats
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C F S M P Silveira, D H S Campos, P P Freire, A F Deus, K Okoshi, C R Padovani, A C Cicogna
Cardiac remodeling is defined as changes in shape and function of the heart in response to aggression (pressure overload). The sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase cardiac isoform 2a (SERCA2a) is a known factor that influences function. A wide spectrum of studies report a decrease in SERCA2a in heart failure, but none evaluate it's the role in early isolated diastolic dysfunction in supravalvular aortic stenosis (AoS). Our hypothesis was that SERCA2a participates in such dysfunction. Thirty-day-old male Wistar rats (60-80 g) were divided into AoS and Sham groups, which were submitted to surgery with or without aorta clipping, respectively...
April 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420669/a-possible-early-biomarker-for-bicuspid-aortopathy-circulating-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-to-soluble-endoglin-ratio
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Amalia Forte, Ciro Bancone, Gilda Cobellis, Marianna Buonocore, Giuseppe Santarpino, Theodor Fischlein, Marilena Cipollaro, Marisa De Feo, Alessandro Della Corte
Rationale: The pathogenesis of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)-associated aortopathy is poorly understood and no prognostic biomarker is currently available. Objective: We aimed to identify putative circulating biomarkers pathogenetically and prognostically linked to bicuspid aortopathy. Methods and Results: By RT-PCR, we evaluated gene expression variations (versus normal aorta) of transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1), connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), MMP-14, endoglin (ENG) and superoxide dismutase 3 (SOD3) in ascending aorta samples from 50 tricuspid and 70 BAV patients undergoing surgery for aortic stenosis (aorta diameter ≤45mm: BAVnon-dil or >45mm: BAVdil)...
April 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414674/a-clot-possibly-due-to-loss-of-tnf-%C3%AE-supression
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J Broussard, M Berlinger, D Lauret
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation and venous thrombosis enjoy a close Relationship. We present a patient who had multiple DVTs following the discontinuation of anti- TNF-α therapy. CASE: A 34 year old African American female with a history of multiple DVT's, miscarriages, and reported Crohn's disease presented with shortness of breath. In the Emergency Department, CTA showed bilateral pulmonary emboli. The patient had been off adalimumab for one year and reported abdominal pain with 6-7 non-bloody bowel movements daily...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411747/the-impact-of-carotid-or-intracranial-atherosclerosis-on-perioperative-stroke-in-patients-undergoing-open-aortic-arch-surgery
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Ken-Ichi Imasaka, Eiki Tayama, Yukihiro Tomita
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to clarify the impact of carotid or intracranial atherosclerosis on perioperative stroke in patients undergoing open aortic arch surgery. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, 200 consecutive patients underwent elective aortic arch surgery with selective antegrade cerebral perfusion and moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest. Nonselective screening for carotid or intracranial atherosclerosis was performed using carotid ultrasonography or magnetic resonance angiography...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409155/preservation-of-myocardial-perfusion-and-function-by-keeping-hypertrophied-heart-empty-and-beating-for-valve-surgery-an-in-vivo-mr-study-of-pig-hearts
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Jian Wang, Bo Xiang, Jixian Deng, Hung-Yu Lin, Darren H Freed, Rakesh C Arora, Ganghong Tian
Objectives. Normothermic hyperkalemic cardioplegia arrest (NHCA) may not effectively preserve hypertrophied myocardium during open-heart surgery. Normothermic normokalemic beating perfusion (NNBP), keeping hearts empty-beating, was utilized as an alternative to evaluate its cardioprotective role. Materials and Methods. Twelve hypertrophied pig hearts at 58.6 ± 7.2 days after ascending aorta banding underwent NNBP and NHCA, respectively. Near infrared myocardial perfusion imaging with indocyanine green (ICG) was conducted to assess myocardial perfusion...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398536/remnant-aortic-remodelling-in-younger-patients-after-acute-type-i-aortic-dissection-surgery
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Jihoon Kim, Sun Kyun Ro, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee, Suk Jung Choo
OBJECTIVES: To study the influence of age on remnant aortic remodelling after acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection (AD) surgery. METHODS: Between January 1999 and December 2013, 118 acute type I AD patients (26 aged <50 years, Group A; 92 aged  ≥ 50 years, Group B) with either ascending or ascending hemiarch replacement in whom preoperative and >1-month postoperative chest computed tomography (CT) were available were included. RESULTS: At median CT follow-up of 35...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394009/anatomical-variations-of-testicular-artery-a-review
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Ilangovan Kayalvizhi, Ravi Kant Narayan, Piyush Kumar
The testicular arteries (TAs) also known as Internal spermatic arteries are long and slender arteries usually arising from the anterolateral aspect of the abdominal aorta (AA), 2.5 cm to 5 cm caudal to the renal arteries (RA). The variation in testicular arteries may be found with respect to their origin, number or course. They can originate from the abdominal aorta itself at an abnormal level. If not arising from abdominal aorta the TA variants may arise from renal artery, supra renal artery or any one of the lumbar arteries...
April 10, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
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/28386812/a-novel-technique-of-total-debranching-tevar-with-inflow-from-the-descending-aorta
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Saiki Munehiro, Yunoki Keiji, Sakoda Naoya, Hattori Shigeru, Uchino Gaku, Kawabata Takuya, Fujita Yasufumi, Hisamochi Kunikazu, Yoshida Hideo
An 82-year-old male with TAA was considered high risk for conventional surgery because of previous CABG. Therefore, a hybrid repair was performed. First, the arch vessels were debranched extra-anatomical bypass. Second, left thoracotomy was performed. The proximal side of a bifurcated graft was anastomosed to the descending aorta. To arch vessels' debranch graft, two bifurcated graft distal limbs were anastomosed with a 10-mm distance. Two stentgrafts were deployed from the ascending to descending aorta. Postoperative CT did not reveal any endoleak, and all debranch grafts were patent...
April 6, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386491/multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-mycotic-pseudoaneurysm-following-cardiac-transplant-bridged-by-ventricular-assistant-device
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C Aye, M Williams, R Horvath
Mycotic pseudoaneurysm of aorta following cardiac surgery is rare but is highly fatal if it is unrecognized and untreated. Here, we report a case of a 45-year-old male patient who presented with rapidly progressive multiple pseudoaneurysms of the ascending aorta infected with multidrug resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa at 5 weeks after cardiac transplantation, on a background of prior bridging therapy with left ventricular assistant device (LVAD). The patient was successfully treated with the newer cephalosporin, Ceftolozane/Tazobactam, in combination with surgery...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385296/17%C3%AE-estradiol-prevents-mesenteric-injury-induced-by-occlusion-of-the-proximal-descending-aorta-in-male-rats
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Paulo Thales Rocha de Sousa, Ana Cristina Breithaupt-Faloppa, Cristiano de Jesus Correia, Raif Restivo Simão, Sueli Gomes Ferreira, Alfredo Inácio Fiorelli, Luiz Felipe Pinho Moreira, Paulina Sannomiya
OBJECTIVE: In surgical aortic repair or cardiac surgery with aorta occlusion, the occurrence of mesenteric ischemia and bowel injury has been associated with higher short-term mortality. The vascular protection of estrogens has been investigated and is mainly mediated by increasing the availability of nitric oxide (NO). Therefore, this study investigated the role of 17β-estradiol on visceral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury after descending aorta occlusion in male rats. METHODS: Mesenteric ischemia was induced in male Wistar rats by placing a 2F Fogarty arterial embolectomy catheter (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, Calif) in the descending aorta, which remained occluded for 15 minutes, followed by reperfusion for up to 2 hours...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379514/outcomes-of-patients-who-declined-surgery-for-acute-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection-with-patent-false-lumen-of-the-ascending-aorta%C3%A2
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Tadashi Kitamura, Shinzo Torii, Tetsuya Horai, Koichi Sughimoto, Yusuke Irisawa, Hidenori Hayashi, Takuya Matsushiro, Yurie Miyata, Yuta Tsuchida, Kagami Miyaji
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of patients who did not undergo initial aortic surgery for acute Stanford type A aortic dissection with a patent false lumen of the ascending aorta. METHODS: Inpatient and outpatient records were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: We identified 195 patients with acute type A aortic dissection with a patent ascending false lumen between January 1998 and March 2016. Of these, 137 underwent aortic surgery, 16 died before surgery and 42 declined aortic surgery...
April 3, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376720/dynamic-changes-of-paraoxonase-1-activity-towards-paroxon-and-phenyl-acetate-during-coronary-artery-surgery
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Anna Wysocka, Marek Cybulski, Henryk Berbeć, Andrzej Wysokiński, Janusz Stążka, Jadwiga Daniluk, Tomasz Zapolski
BACKGROUND: Serum paraoxonase 1 (PON1), an enzyme associated with high - density lipoproteins (HDL) particles, inhibits the oxidation of serum lipoproteins and cell membranes. PON1 activity is lower in patients with atherosclerosis and in inflammatory diseases. The systemic inflammatory response provoked during cardiopulmonary bypass grafting may contribute to the development of postoperative complications. The aim of the present study was to estimate the dynamic changes in paraoxonase 1 (PON1) activity towards paraoxon and phenyl acetate during and after coronary artery surgery...
April 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376705/a-double-nellix-and-chimney-covered-stents-challenging-treatment-of-pararenal-aortic-aneurysm
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Nazzareno Stella, Roberta Ficarelli, Raffaele Dito, Domitilla Brancadoro, Michele Rossi, Maurizio Taurino
A 77-year-old male patient presented with a symptomatic, 66-mm pararenal aortic aneurysm. The patient was classified as unsuitable for open surgery due to significant comorbidities. Fenestrated or branched endografts were contraindicated due to the poor iliac access (6 mm diameter). A double Nellix with chimney endovascular aneurysm sealing (ChEVAS) technique was selected to exclude the pararenal aortic aneurysm and to preserve renal arteries and the superior mesenteric artery. Technical preplanning considered the ideal proximal landing zone to be close to the origin of the almost occluded celiac trunk and the distal common iliac arteries as the ideal distal landing zone...
May 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374413/beneficial-effects-of-leptin-treatment-in-a-setting-of-cardiac-dysfunction-induced-by-transverse-aortic-constriction-in-mouse
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Nieves Gómez-Hurtado, Alejandro Domínguez-Rodríguez, Philippe Mateo, Maria Fernandez-Velasco, Almudena Val-Blasco, Rafael Aizpún, Jessica Sabourin, Ana Maria Gómez, Jean-Pierre Benitah, Carmen Delgado
KEY POINTS: Leptin, is a 16 kDa pleiotropic peptide, primary secreted by adipocytes, but also produced by other tissues including the heart. Controversy exists regarding the adverse and beneficial effects of Leptin on the heart We analysed the effect of a non-hypertensive dose of leptin on cardiac function, [Ca(2+) ]i handling and cellular electrophysiology, which participate in the genesis of pump failure and related arrhythmias both in control mice and in mice subjected to chronic pressure-overload by transverse aorta constriction We find that Leptin activates mechanisms that contribute to cardiac dysfunction in physiological conditions...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Physiology
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