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The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of four-dimensional computed tomography angiography (4D-CTA) for unclassified endoleaks by conventional computed tomography angiography (C-CTA) in patients after thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an evolving diagnostic alternative to contrast-enhanced computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and fluorescence angiography for the evaluation of vascular diseases. Microbubble contrast material allows imaging of blood flow in microvasculature beyond the resolution of standard imaging techniques and demonstrates potential for the evaluation of tissue perfusion. Several authors have investigated the application of CEUS in the evaluation of myocardial or skeletal muscle perfusion and tumor characterization.
Functional popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (FPAES) is a rare disorder described in young, physically active adults that can be limb or performance threatening if untreated. We used provocative computed tomography angiography (CTA) in these patients to guide partial debulking of the anterolateral quadrant of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle for FPAES and reviewed the outcomes of this technique in this highly specialized cohort.
The objective of this study was to establish the incidence of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with severe carotid stenosis. Complete endovascular therapy has been reported. A total of 150 patients (63 ± 7 years of age; 96 men and 54 women) with critical carotid stenosis were studied and treated for 1 year. Carotid disease was screened with Doppler echocardiography and confirmed by carotid angiography.
The aim of this pilot study was to identify multidetector computed tomography angiography features that may help identify carotid atherosclerotic plaques (CAPs) with severe histologic heterogeneity.
ConclusionsThree arteries emerging from the superior mesenteric artery exist: the ICA, the RCA and the MCA. The ICA and the MCA are the most constant. Knowledge of this vascular anatomy is essential for performing right-sided colectomies.
AbstractObstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is strongly associated with adverse cardiovascular events. In these patients, increased oxidative stress has been associated with accelerated coronary atherosclerosis. However, it is unclear if OSA is associated with significant coronary artery plaque burden. Our aim is to determine whether OSA and/or markers of hypoxemia are associated with coronary plaque burden (CPB). Patients who had coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and a polysomnogram within 1 year of each other between 2011 and 2016 were analyzed. Apnea–Hypopnea Index (AHI) and hypoxemic burden (ODI3%, ...
Authors: Holmes DR, Alkhouli M PMID: 31625912 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Walsh JL, AlJaroudi WA, Lamaa N, Abou Hassan OK, Jalkh K, Elhajj IH, Sakr G, Isma'eel H Abstract Objectives. In heart failure, invasive angiography is often employed to differentiate ischaemic from non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy. We aim to examine the predictive value of echocardiographic strain features alone and in combination with other features to differentiate ischaemic from non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy, using artificial neural network (ANN) and logistic regression modelling. Design. We retrospectively identified 204 consecutive patients with an ejection fraction
AbstractRed blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a marker of variability in red blood cell size, and is routinely reported as part of a patient ’s complete blood count. RDW has been shown to be associated with the prediction, severity and prognosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) in recent studies. The underlying biomolecular mechanism of the relationship of RDW to PE is largely unknown, but is thought to be due to the relationship of RDW with acute inflammatory markers and variations in blood viscosity. This review substantiates that a high RDW level, defined using either an arbitrary number or according to receiver op...