Interdisciplinary Management of Visceral Artery Aneurysms and Visceral Artery Pseudoaneurysms.

Conclusions. The choice of the method of treating visceral artery aneurysms and visceral artery pseudoaneurysms depends on the location, size, anatomic features of the visceral arteries and the clinical course of the disease. Both endovascular and surgical treatment demonstrate good postoperative outcomes. Visceral ischemia is one of the most serious complications in the postoperative period, which can complicate both the diagnosis and the choice of treatment tactics. PMID: 32422115 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Medica: Hradec Kralove - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove) Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Early SVG failure occurred in approximately one-third of patients. Prasugrel did not decrease prevalence of SVG thrombus 12 months after CABG. PMID: 32961528 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Using propensity score-matched analysis we showed that pharmacological thromboprophylaxis after EVLA seems to be equally effective with 3 days or 10 days of treatment with a similar success rate and safety profile. Undoubtedly, a large randomised control trial, ideally including a group without pharmacological thromboprophylaxis, is needed to draw more definitive conclusions on the optimal duration of pharmacological post-EVLA thromboprophylaxis. PMID: 31869428 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Swiss Med Wkly Source Type: research
A 40-something male presents to the stabilization room for evaluation following head on motor vehicle collision (MVC).  Pt was reported restrained driver, hit at city speeds,  with + airbag deployment.The MVC was unquestionably caused by the other car, not by this driver.The patient complained to EMS of chest pain and a prehospital EKG en route was concerning for STEMI.The patient was at all times hemodynamically stable, without evidence of any profuse bleeding.He had an ECG recorded on arrival to the ED:Anterior and Inferior STEMI with diffuse hyperacute T-waves. This ECG really can't be anything else. ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Abstract An 87-year-old man with diabetes mellitus was admitted to control recurrent bleeding from hemodialysis puncture sites. He was a smoker and had been diagnosed with arteriosclerosis obliterans. His PT and APTT were markedly prolonged, and all coagulation factors were markedly decreased (factor V [FV] activity 
Source: International Journal of Hematology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Int J Hematol Source Type: research
AbstractThe number and complexity of endovascular procedures performed via either arterial or venous access are steadily increasing. Albeit associated with higher morbidity compared to the radial approach, the traditional common femoral artery remains the preferred access site in a variety of cardiac, aortic, oncologic and peripheral vascular procedures. Both transarterial and venous cannulation (for electrophysiology, intravenous laser ablation and central catheterisation) at the groin may result in potentially severe vascular access site complications (VASC). Furthermore, vascular and soft-tissue groin infections may dev...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions CDUA thrombolysis for acute PE effectively reduced mean PAPs. Given the low incidence of major bleeding complications, even in those deemed to be clinically at high risk for bleeding, we additionally conclude that this procedure can be performed safely. Although larger studies with longer follow-up are necessary, CDUA pulmonary thrombolysis for the management of acute submassive PE appears to be effective in decreasing right-sided heart strain and can be performed with an acceptable risk profile.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Case 1.An elderly patient had sudden onset of severe hemiplegia. He had no chest symptoms. Head CT was negative. tPA (alteplase) was started and an ECG wassubsequently recorded:There are well formed QS-waves in V2 and V3, suggestive of old MI with LV aneurysm.Is the ST elevation due to LV aneurysm?Unlikely: there is too much ST elevation.V3 especially has a high T/QRS ratio, with 4 mm of T-wave divided by 7.5 mm of QRS, for a ratio of 0.55. A value in any of leads V1-V4 greater than 0.36 makes acute STEMI far more likely than LV aneurysm.However, there is alsoT-wave inversion, suggesting an open ar...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusions UAP may not be so rare and not associated with traumatic delivery/abortion. Some UAP may resolve, and, thus, may not require TAE, at least immediately.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions Although rare, bleeding caused by liver injury due to chest compressions can be life-threatening after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Reported mortality is high after surgical intervention, and patients may benefit from less invasive treatment strategies such as those presented in this case report.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research
Conclusions Our preliminary experience suggests that placement of IVC filters for treatment of venous thrombotic events in an office-based facility is safe and efficacious with basic endovascular equipment. Long-term outcome cannot be determined at this point.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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