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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320201/analysis-of-never-events-following-adult-cardiac-surgical-procedures-in-the-united-states
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Michael P Robich, Brianna M Krafcik, Nishant K Shah, Alik Farber, Denis Rybin, Jeffrey J Siracuse
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the risk factors, nature, and outcomes of "never events" following open adult cardiac surgical procedures. Understanding of these events can reduce their occurrence, and thereby improve patient care, quality metrics, and cost reduction. METHODS: "Never events" for patients included in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample who underwent coronary artery bypass graft, heart valve repair/replacement, or thoracic aneurysm repair between 2003-2011 were documented...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317478/homocysteine-and-non-cardiac-vascular-disease
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Niki Katsiki, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
Elevated homocysteine (Hcy) levels are predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Hyperhomocysteinemia has also been associated with total and CVD mortality. However, whether Hcy is just a marker or plays a causal role in CVD remains to be elucidated. In this narrative review, we discuss the associations between Hcy and non-cardiac vascular diseases, namely stroke, peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid artery disease, chronic kidney disease (CKD), atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and erectile dysfunction (ED)...
March 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315148/a-case-of-cardiac-tamponade-due-to-an-isolated-abscess-in-the-ascending-aorta-of-a-pregnant-woman-with-a-history-of-intravenous-substance-abuse
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Brandy Shattuck, John Livingstone
We describe the case of a 23-year-old white female, 10-12 weeks pregnant, with a history of intravenous drug use and a recently diagnosed pneumonia, who was found deceased in her bed after a night of sleep. Although postmortem serum toxicology tested positive for alprazolam, tetrahydrocannabinol, and morphine, the ultimate cause of death was determined to be cardiac tamponade secondary to an isolated abscess in the ascending aorta. The patient had several risk factors for aortic rupture and cardiac tamponade including intravenous drug use, pneumonia, and pregnancy...
March 17, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298800/a-case-of-subclavian-artery-aneurysm-with-history-of-ischemic-heart-disease-operated-under-cervical-epidural-anesthesia
#4
Amrita Rath, J Abhinay, Sandeep Loha, Atul Kumar Singh
Subclavian artery aneurysm is usually operated under general anesthesia (GA), but in specific situations, it can also be conducted under regional anesthesia (RA) such as cervical epidural anesthesia (CEA). A 48-year-old male presented with chief complaint of progressive swelling in the right side of the neck for the past 3 months following trauma. He was diagnosed as subclavian artery aneurysm, and surgical intervention was advised. He had previous history of angina 4 months back for which tablet aspirin 75 mg and tablet clopidogrel 75 mg once daily was prescribed...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293009/-ruptured-left-ventricular-pseudoaneurysm-representing-cardiac-tamponade-report-of-a-case
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Masatoshi Komooka, Shinichi Higashiue, Satoshi Kuroyanagi, Onichi Furuya, Masahide Enomoto, Saburo Kojima, Naohiro Wakabayashi
A 64-year-old woman was followed by the other hospital because of left ventricular false aneurysm after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction of which culprit lesion was left circumflex artery. She admitted to the hospital suffering from nausea and dyspnea. Echocardiography showed huge pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade due to ruptured left ventricular false aneurysm and transferred to our hospital under pericardial drainage. She presented with symptoms such as shock, so we performed emergent left ventricular reconstruction...
March 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293003/-surgical-repair-of-coronary-pulmonary-artery-fistulae-with-giant-coronary-aneurysm
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Naoki Hashiyama, Yusuke Katayama, Makoto Mo, Munetaka Masuda
A 69-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to dyspnea on exertion and a heart murmur. A chest X-ray showed a bulge at the left 3rd arch and chest computed tomography( CT) revealed a giant mass adjacent to the right ventricular outflow. Multidetector-row CT and coronary angiography showed a giant coronary aneurysm (55×45 mm) and fistulae arising from the left main coronary trunk and entering into the main pulmonary artery (PA). The pulmonary to systemic flow ratio was 1.84. She was diagnosed with coronary-pulmonary artery fistulae with giant coronary aneurysm...
March 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274249/difficult-diagnosis-of-atypical-kawasaki-disease-in-an-infant-younger-than-six-months-a-case-report
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L Petrarca, R Nenna, P Versacci, A Frassanito, G Cangiano, A Nicolai, F Scalercio, L Lo Russo, P Papoff, C Moretti, F Midulla
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute inflammatory vasculitis of unknown origin. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 5-month-old child with an atypical form of KD, characterized by undulating symptoms, who developed an aneurysm of the right coronary artery and an ectasia of the left anterior descending coronary artery. CONCLUSION: This case report underlines the difficulties in recognizing incomplete forms of the illness in young infants, who are at higher risk of cardiac complications...
March 8, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258964/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-spontaneous-coronary-artery-pseudoaneurysm-rare-anomaly-with-potentially-significant-clinical-implications
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Subrata Kar, Richard R Webel
Spontaneous coronary artery pseudoaneurysm (PSA, false aneurysm) is an extremely rare occurrence with the precise incidence unknown. It is defined as an outwardly bulging monolayer or double layer within the coronary artery that lacks all 3 layers (intima, media, and adventitia) of the arterial wall. Coronary PSA commonly occurs from arterial dissection or perforation induced by catheter intervention, infection, pregnancy, or trauma. Traumatic dissection or perforation of the coronary artery after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains the most common cause...
March 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236162/regression-and-complications-of-z-score-based-giant-aneurysms-in-a-dutch-cohort-of-kawasaki-disease-patients
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S M Dietz, I M Kuipers, J C D Koole, J M P J Breur, Z Fejzic, S Frerich, M Dalinghaus, A A W Roest, B A Hutten, T W Kuijpers
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a pediatric vasculitis. Its main complication is the development of coronary artery aneurysms (CAA), with giant CAA at the end of the spectrum. We evaluated regression and event-free rates in a non-Asian cohort of patients with giant CAA using the current z-scores adjusted for body surface area instead of absolute diameters. KD patients with giant CAA (z-score ≥10) visiting our outpatient clinic between January 1999 and September 2015 were included. Patient characteristics and clinical details were extracted from medical records...
February 24, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198997/randomized-clinical-trial-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-and-optimization-in-vascular-surgery
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J S L Partridge, D Harari, F C Martin, J L Peacock, R Bell, A Mohammed, J K Dhesi
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of older patients are undergoing vascular surgery. Inadequate preoperative assessment and optimization may contribute to increased postoperative morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Patients aged at least 65 years scheduled for elective aortic aneurysm repair or lower-limb arterial surgery were enrolled in an RCT of standard preoperative assessment or preoperative comprehensive geriatric assessment and optimization. Randomization was stratified by sex and surgical site (aorta/lower limb)...
February 15, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197281/prediction-of-symptomatic-embolism-in-filipinos-with-infective-endocarditis-using-the-embolic-risk-french-calculator
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Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Maria Teresa B Abola, Maria Margarita O Balabagno, Lauro L Abrahan, Jose Donato A Magno, Paul Ferdinand M Reganit, Felix Eduardo R Punzalan
BACKGROUND: Cardioembolic events are life-threatening complications of infective endocarditis (IE). The embolic risk French calculator estimates the embolic risk in IE computed on admission. Variables in this tool include age, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, prior embolism, vegetation length, and Staphylococcus aureus on culture. A computed risk of > 7% was considered high in the development of this tool. Knowledge of this risk applied in our local setting is important to guide clinicians in preventing such catastrophic complications...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190713/transient-atrial-fibrillation-after-open-abdominal-aortic-revascularization-surgery-is-associated-with-increased-length-of-stay-mortality-and-readmission-rates
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Barbara A Blanco, Anai N Kothari, Pegge M Halandras, Robert H Blackwell, Dawn M Graunke, Paul C Kuo, Jae S Cho
BACKGROUND: It is well established that transient postoperative atrial fibrillation (TPAF) is associated with adverse postoperative outcomes after major cardiac and noncardiac operations. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the incidence, impact, and risk factors associated with the development of TPAF in patients undergoing revascularization surgery for occlusive diseases of the abdominal aorta and its branches (AAB). METHODS: By use of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Database from Florida and California, patients who underwent open revascularization of AAB between 2006 and 2011 were identified...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180030/serial-measurement-of-superior-vena-cava-flow-in-evaluation-of-the-clinical-severity-of-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-in-an-infant
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Mako Ago, Kenichi Masumoto, Atsushi Uchiyama, Yasuo Aihara, Yoshikazu Okada, Satoshi Kusuda
Background Pial arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is composed of one or more direct arterial feeding vessels with a single draining vein without nidus. A patient with the disease with high-flow AV shunting in the neonatal period not only suffers from high-output cardiac failure but also shows secondary neurological sequelae. In vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation, superior vena cava (SVC) flow measurements provide useful prognostic information. Case Presentation We measured serial SVC flow in a male infant with pial AVF...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153625/ruptured-mycotic-aneurysm-and-cerebral-vasospasm-in-the-setting-of-endocarditis-and-heart-failure-requiring-cardiothoracic-surgery-case-report-and-literature-review
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Chih-Ta Lin, Bruce Tranmer, Susan Durham, David Johnson, Mark Hamlin, R Morton Bolman
BACKGROUND: Ruptured mycotic aneurysm in the setting of cardiac failure and cerebral vasospasm presents unique management challenges. CASE DESCRIPTION: A patient with a ruptured mycotic aneurysm with subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral vasospasm, and endocarditis with heart failure successfully underwent craniotomy, neuroendovascular treatment, and cardiopulmonary bypass for mitral valve replacement while in cerebral vasospasm. This case highlights clinical management strategies for a patient with a ruptured mycotic aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral vasospasm, endocarditis, and heart failure...
January 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147325/emerging-role-of-exosome-mediated-intercellular-communication-in-vascular-remodeling
#15
Sheng-An Su, Yao Xie, Zurong Fu, Yaping Wang, Jian-An Wang, Meixiang Xiang
Vascular remodeling refers to the alternations of function and structure in vasculature. A complex autocrine/paracrine set of cellular interaction is involved in vascular remodeling. Exosome, a newly identified natural nanocarrier and intercellular messenger, plays a pivotal role in regulating cell-to-cell communication. Exosome emerges as an important mediator in the process of vascular remodeling, showing the most prognostic and therapeutic potent in vascular diseases. Benefiting from exosomal trafficking, the vasculature can not only maintain its function and structure in physiological condition, but also adapt itself in pathological status...
January 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116756/branch-pulmonary-artery-peel-operation-in-a-patient-without-a-native-intrapericardial-pulmonary-artery
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Hyungtae Kim, Si Chan Sung, Kwang Ho Choi, Hyoung Doo Lee, Gil Ho Ban, Geena Kim, Hee Young Kim
A patient with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries without an intrapericardial pulmonary artery (PA) underwent a one-stage total correction, including both branch PA reconstructions, with a bovine pericardial roll at the age of 42 months. She was readmitted 54 months after the operation because of extracardiac conduit bacterial endocarditis and pulmonary infarction. The bovine pericardial roll between the right and left PAs was enucleated, and the surrounding fibrotic tissue (peel) was used as a new branch PA vascular conduit...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113333/machine-learning-approach-for-predicting-wall-shear-distribution-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-and-carotid-bifurcation-models
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Milos Jordanski, Milos Radovic, Zarko Milosevic, Nenad Filipovic, Zoran Obradovic
Computer simulations based on the finite element method (FEM) represent powerful tools for modeling blood flow through arteries. However, due to its computational complexity, this approach may be inappropriate when results are needed quickly. In order to reduce computational time, in this paper we proposed an alternative machine learning based approach for calculation of wall shear stress (WSS) distribution, which may play an important role in mechanisms related to initiation and development of atherosclerosis...
December 14, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102102/impact-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-on-pulsatile-circumferential-and-longitudinal-strain-in-patients-with-aneurysm
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Foeke J H Nauta, Guido H W van Bogerijen, Chiara Trentin, Michele Conti, Ferdinando Auricchio, Frans L Moll, Joost A van Herwaarden, Santi Trimarchi
PURPOSE: To quantify both pulsatile longitudinal and circumferential aortic strains before and after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), potentially clarifying TEVAR-related complications. METHODS: This retrospective study assessed the impact of TEVAR on pulsatile aortic strains through custom developed software and cardiac-gated computed tomography imaging of 8 thoracic aneurysm patients (mean age 71.0±8.2 years; 6 men) performed before TEVAR and during follow-up (median 0...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088517/osborne-mendel-rats-simultaneously-develop-cardiac-and-renal-dysfunction-left-atrial-thrombosis-peripheral-artery-occlusion-and-ascending-aortic-dissection
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Makoto Asahina, Hideki Matsumoto, Yoshitaka Yasuhara, Noriko Suzuki, Ritsuko Takami, Michiyasu Takeyama, Ryuichi Tozawa
Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) is strongly associated with onsets of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the pathogenic mechanism between these diseases has not been fully understood. To develop and validate new therapeutic strategies for this complication, appropriate experimental models that reflect the complexity of the underlying pathophysiology are needed. The Osborne-Mendel (OM) rat was identified as an atherosclerosis-prone and a premature-death rat strain among 16 inbred rat strains when fed high-cholesterol containing diet...
April 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087184/clinical-characteristics-of-ruptured-distal-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysms-review-of-the-literature
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Keiji Tsutsumi, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Alhusain Nagm, Yasuyuki Toba, Kazuhiro Hongo
Middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms usually arise at the primary MCA bifurcation or trifurcation. Distal MCA aneurysms are rarely considered as sources of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). It has been reported that ruptured distal MCA aneurysms are associated with head trauma, neoplastic emboli, arterial dissection, or bacterial infection. We experienced five cases of ruptured distal MCA aneurysms and evaluated their clinical characteristics. Retrospective analysis of aneurysmal SAH at Kobayashi Neurosurgical Neurological Hospital was performed from January, 2004 to December, 2014...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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