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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898501/off-label-use-of-amplatzer-duct-occluder-ii-additional-sizes
#1
Heba T Mahmoud, Giuseppe Santoro, Cristina Capogrosso, Maria G Russo
OBJECTIVE: To report our experience on novel, off-label use of Amplatzer Duct Occluder type II additional sizes (ADO II-AS) device (St. Jude Medical, Inc.; St. Paul, Minnesota, USA) to manage nonduct shunt lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among the 114 patients submitted to ADO II-AS implantation at our institution, 12 received this device as off-label treatment of paravalvular leak (n = 5), sinus of Valsalva fissuration (n = 2), accessory atrial septal defect (n = 2), muscular ventricular septal defect (n = 1), bleeding bronchial artery aneurysm (n = 1) and reverse shunt due to abnormal origin of left subclavian artery from pulmonary artery (n = 1)...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886800/beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-how-to-diagnose-and-treat-vascular-involvement
#2
REVIEW
Emire Seyahi
Behçet's disease is a multisystem disorder with unknown etiology and a unique geographic distribution. The disease is characterized by recurrent skin-mucosa lesions and sight-threatening panuveitis. Vascular involvement, which is more common and more severe among males, has also equally characteristic features such as affecting mostly veins, having a significant tendency for thrombosis, and running a relapsing course. Lower extremity vein thrombosis (LEVT) is the most frequent manifestation, followed by vena cava inferior thrombosis...
April 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885318/multiscale-opening-of-conjoined-fuzzy-objects-theory-and-applications
#3
Punam K Saha, Subhadip Basu, Eric A Hoffman
Theoretical properties of a multi-scale opening (MSO) algorithm for two conjoined fuzzy objects are established, and its extension to separating two conjoined fuzzy objects with different intensity properties is introduced. Also, its applications to artery/vein (A/V) separation in pulmonary CT imaging and carotid vessel segmentation in CT angiograms (CTAs) of patients with intracranial aneurysms are presented. The new algorithm accounts for distinct intensity properties of individual conjoined objects by combining fuzzy distance transform (FDT), a morphologic feature, with fuzzy connectivity, a topologic feature...
October 2016: IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems: a Publication of the IEEE Neural Networks Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864249/positive-predictive-value-of-cardiovascular-diagnoses-in-the-danish-national-patient-registry-a-validation-study
#4
Jens Sundbøll, Kasper Adelborg, Troels Munch, Trine Frøslev, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Morten Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: The majority of cardiovascular diagnoses in the Danish National Patient Registry (DNPR) remain to be validated despite extensive use in epidemiological research. We therefore examined the positive predictive value (PPV) of cardiovascular diagnoses in the DNPR. DESIGN: Population-based validation study. SETTING: 1 university hospital and 2 regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region, 2010-2012. PARTICIPANTS: For each cardiovascular diagnosis, up to 100 patients from participating hospitals were randomly sampled during the study period using the DNPR...
November 18, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863365/preoperative-evaluation-of-coronary-artery-fistula-using-dual-source-computed-tomography
#5
Ke Shi, Hong-Ling Gao, Zhi-Gang Yang, Qin Zhang, Xi Liu, Ying-Kun Guo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) in assessing the morphological features, quantitative features, and associated coronary artery lesions among patients with coronary artery fistula (CAF) before surgery. METHODS: We enrolled 34 patients with CAF that were morphologically and quantitatively analyzed by DSCT and compared the analyses with surgical results (reference standard). The associated coronary artery lesions were also assessed...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853079/development-of-pulmonary-artery-aneurysms-due-to-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-and-resolution-after-treatment
#6
Hidenori Kage, Yasushi Goto, Yosuke Amano, Kosuke Makita, Hideaki Isago, Kouichi Kobayashi, Osamu Narumoto, Reiko Okudaira, Goh Tanaka, Kazutaka Takami, Nobuya Ohishi, Takahide Nagase
We herein describe a patient with Behçet's disease in whom we followed the development and resolution of pulmonary artery aneurysms. He presented with intermittent hemoptysis, pulmonary thromboembolism was initially diagnosed, and anticoagulant therapy was started. Over the next several months, the expansion of pulmonary arteries was noted. Five months after his initial admission, he was readmitted for massive hemoptysis, and further examinations revealed that he had Behçet's disease. Corticosteroids and intravenous cyclophosphamide were started...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851290/1655-hemoptysis-due-to-pulmonary-artery-mycotic-aneurysm-in-an-iv-drug-abuser
#7
Jennifer Hall, Suresh Uppalapu, Thomas Ardiles
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843764/management-of-asymptomatic-pulmonary-vein-aneurysm
#8
Jason Coffman, Kristi Pence, Puja G Khaitan, Edward Y Chan, Min P Kim
Aneurysm of a pulmonary vein is a rare vascular anomaly that is usually discovered incidentally as a pulmonary nodule or mediastinal mass. Most patients do not have any symptoms but some patients can present with dyspnea, hemoptysis, or cerebral thromboembolism. Proper diagnosis is crucial as to avoid unnecessary testing or surgical procedures. We highlight a case of an asymptomatic 59-year-old female with a pulmonary vein aneurysm presenting as a 1.5 cm right infrahilar nodule on contrast-enhanced CT during evaluation for acute cholecystitis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834169/persistent-fever-with-chills-and-an-endocardial-mass-in-a-child-an-unusual-presentation-of-hughes-stovin-syndrome
#9
Marianna Fabi, Francesca Lami, Maurizio Zompatori
A 12-year-old boy with a right atrium endocardial mass was initially diagnosed as having Lemierre's syndrome on the basis of previous mastoiditis and jugular vein and cerebral venous thrombosis. Lack of response to antibiotics, persistent high fever with chills, acute-phase reactants, and peripheral arterial pseudoaneurysms made us reconsider the diagnosis. Only after the late appearance of radiological pulmonary lesions and recognition of pulmonary artery aneurysms, Hughes-Stovin syndrome was diagnosed. Hughes-Stovin syndrome is an exceedingly rare vasculitis, especially in childhood, consisting of multiple pulmonary artery aneurysms and deep venous thromboses...
November 11, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790548/osteochondroma-complicated-by-a-popliteal-vein-aneurysm-a-rare-case-report
#10
Sonali Sethi, Meenakshi Prakash, Anil Dhal, Sunil Kumar Puri
Osteochondroma is the most common benign skeletal tumour. It frequently causes pain and local symptoms, however, vascular complications are rare. The popliteal artery is more commonly affected and there are isolated case reports of popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm in literature. However, venous complications are extremely rare. We hereby report a case of 21-year-old male patient with distal femoral osteochondroma complicated by a popliteal venous aneurysm and deep vein thrombosis. This association has not been described in the past...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776659/ct-pulmonary-angiography-of-adult-pulmonary-vascular-diseases-technical-considerations-and-interpretive-pitfalls
#11
Bedros Taslakian, Larry A Latson, Mylene T Truong, Eric Aaltonen, Maria C Shiau, Francis Girvin, Jeffrey B Alpert, Maj Wickstrom, Jane P Ko
Computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) has become the primary imaging modality for evaluating the pulmonary arteries. Although pulmonary embolism is the primary indication for CTPA, various pulmonary vascular abnormalities can be detected in adults. Knowledge of these disease entities and understanding technical pitfalls that can occur when performing CTPA are essential to enable accurate diagnosis and allow timely management. This review will cover a spectrum of acquired abnormalities including pulmonary embolism due to thrombus and foreign bodies, primary and metastatic tumor involving the pulmonary arteries, pulmonary hypertension, as well as pulmonary artery aneurysms and stenoses...
November 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768631/coronary-pulmonary-artery-fistulas-a-systematic-review
#12
Daniel Verdini, Daniel Vargas, Anderson Kuo, Brian Ghoshhajra, Phillip Kim, Horacio Murillo, Jacobo Kirsch, Michael Lane, Carlos Restrepo
PURPOSE: Coronary-pulmonary arterial fistulas (CPAFs) are rare coronary artery anomalies that have been described only in limited case reports. This study aims to evaluate the clinical presentation and imaging findings of CPAFs collected from 6 participating medical centers along with CPAFs reported in the literature, to discern any general trends present in CPAFs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 25 cases of CPAF diagnosed by coronary computed tomography angiography were collected across 6 participating institutions...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766819/rasmussen-aneurysm
#13
A K Singh, Varun Gupta, Bindu Rani, Manish Kumar, Saurabh Kaushik
Angiographic findings in tuberculosis patients presenting with hemoptysis include hypervascularity, hypertrophy of systemic arteries, aneurysm, systemic to pulmonary anastomosis, and rarely, contrast extravasation. Bronchial arteries are the source of hemorrhage in majority of cases with non-bronchial systemic or pulmonary arteries being less common as the source. Rasmussen's Aneurysm is a very rare sequalae of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. We present one such case of Rasmussen's aneurysm and review of the relevant literature...
October 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747927/pulmonary-artery-aneurysm-associated-with-a-unicuspid-pulmonary-valve
#14
Ken Yamanaka, Norihiko Shiiya, Katsushi Yamashita, Naoki Washiyama, Daisuke Takahashi, Naoko Sakagami, Kayoko Natsume
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728062/giant-pulmonary-artery-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-pulmonic-valve-stenosis-case-report
#15
Siva Nageswara Rao Guttikonda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694192/yacoub-procedure-to-treat-giant-pulmonary-artery-aneurysm
#16
Giorgio Franciosi, Rafael Trunfio, Enrico Ferrari, Stefanos Demertzis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688893/recurrent-anti-gbm-disease-with-pulmonary-artery-aneurysms
#17
John Dixon, Hannah Wilkinson, Kamran Iqbal, Virginia Quan
We present the first known case of pulmonary artery aneurysms as a feature of Recurrent Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane disease.
September 2016: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688032/treatment-of-simultaneously-discovered-lung-cancer-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-20-year-single-institution-experience
#18
Ryu Kanzaki, Toru Kimura, Tomohiro Kawamura, Soichiro Funaki, Yasushi Shintani, Masato Minami, Shigeru Miyagawa, Koichi Toda, Yoshiki Sawa, Meinoshin Okumura
PURPOSE: To propose a treatment strategy for simultaneously discovered non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Of 1302 patients who underwent surgery for NSCLC, CVD requiring invasive treatment was simultaneously discovered in 33 (3 %). The details of the treatments as well as the short- and long-term outcomes of pulmonary resection were analyzed. RESULTS: CVD included coronary artery disease in 20 patients, valvular disease in 6, abdominal aortic aneurysm in 5, and congenital heart disease in 2...
September 29, 2016: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686517/a-case-of-recent-myocardial-infarction-with-cardiac-failure
#19
Anishkumar Nair, Chakanalil Govindan Sajeev, Kader Muneer
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 50-year-old hypertensive smoker presented with a typical angina of 2 days duration. An urgent ECG revealed extensive anterior wall myocardial infarction. In view of the delayed presentation, the patient was conservatively managed with heparin. In-hospital echocardiogram showed akinesia of entire left anterior descending artery (LAD) territory with severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. He was discharged with a plan for early coronary intervention. However, he presented a fortnight later with acute pulmonary oedema...
September 29, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676438/tissue-engineering-of-acellular-vascular-grafts-capable-of-somatic-growth-in-young-lambs
#20
Zeeshan Syedain, Jay Reimer, Matthew Lahti, James Berry, Sandra Johnson, Robert T Tranquillo
Treatment of congenital heart defects in children requiring right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction typically involves multiple open-heart surgeries because all existing graft materials have no growth potential. Here we present an 'off-the-shelf' vascular graft grown from donor fibroblasts in a fibrin gel to address this critical unmet need. In a proof-of-concept study, the decellularized grafts are implanted as a pulmonary artery replacement in three young lambs and evaluated to adulthood. Longitudinal ultrasounds document dimensional growth of the grafts...
September 27, 2016: Nature Communications
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