Measurement of Ejection Fraction by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Echocardiography to Monitor Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiotoxicity
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1697921Doxorubicin is a standard treatment option for breast cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia, but its benefits are limited by its potential for cardiotoxicity. The primary objective of this study was to compare cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) versus echocardiography (ECHO) to detect a reduction in left ventricular ejection function, suggestive of doxorubicin cardiotoxicity. We studied eligible patients who were 18 years or older, who had breast cancer or lymphoma, and who were offered treatment with doxorubicin with curative intent dosing of 240 to 300 mg/m2 body surface are...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - October 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tak, Tahir Jaekel, Camilla M. Gharacholou, Shahyar M. Dworak, Marshall W. Marshall, Scott A. Tags: Rapid Communication Source Type: research

Author's Rebuttal
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1695782 Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - September 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Radhakrishnan, Nair George, Deepu Jayakrishnan, Radhakrishnan Sumi, Surendran Kartha, Chandrasekharan Cheranellore Tags: Reply to Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Comment On “Vein Size and Disease Severity in Chronic Venous Disease” by Radhakrishnan et al
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1695781 Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - September 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ozturk, Selcuk Çuğlan, Bilal Turhan, Hasan Yetkin, Ertan Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Stroke Complicating Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction —Current Concepts
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1695049Myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the leading causes of mortality today both in developed and developing countries alike. Advancement in the pharmacotherapy and revascularization techniques has resulted in drastic improvement in survival. Most of the complications of MI can be managed adequately resulting in reduced mortality from MI in the recent years. However, mortality from stroke following acute MI remains high even today. Here, we discuss the incidence, risk factors, and management of stroke following acute ST elevation MI. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue,...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - September 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bhandari, Monika Vishwakarma, Pravesh Sethi, Rishi Pradhan, Akshyaya Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Medical Therapy for Eisenmenger Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Literature
We report a case of a 35-year-old female of ostium secundum atrial septal defect with ES, started on upfront combination therapy of ambrisentan and tadalafil who showed marked improvement after 3 months of medical therapy. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - September 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pradhan, Akshyaya Vohra, Shweta Vishwakarma, Pravesh Sethi, Rishi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Uncommon Coronary Abnormalities in a Patient with Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1696978A 43-year-old male presented with shortness of breath and palpitations. Physical examination was significant for skin lichenification, an erythematous maculopapular rash with annular plaques, a fissured tongue, and digital clubbing. Electrocardiogram captured a supraventricular tachycardia and right bundle branch block. Left heart catheterization found several proximal left coronary artery branch aneurysms, a right coronary–pulmonary artery fistula, venous–luminal vessels between the right heart chambers and cardiac veins, and thebesian venous lakes. Functional cardiac ca...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - September 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Valencia, Damian Linares, Juan Das, Sulagna Valencia, Victor Yatsynovich, Yan Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Fragmented QRS and QRS Duration As a Marker of Myocardial Reperfusion Measured by Myocardial Blush Grade in Reperfusion Therapy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1694790Myocardial blush grade (MBG) is an indicator of microvascular perfusion and patency and an independent predictor of cardiac outcomes. QRS duration and fragmented QRS (fQRS) before reperfusion and its changes after reperfusion are shown to be associated with MBG. We aimed to assess the latest evidence on the association between fQRS and QRS duration with MBG in reperfusion therapy.We performed a comprehensive search on the association between fQRS and QRS duration in successful/impaired reperfusion measured by MBG.There were a total of 1,311 patients from six studies. A shorter QRS du...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - August 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pranata, Raymond Yonas, Emir Chintya, Veresa Alkatiri, Amir Aziz Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Successful Treatment of Recurrent Thrombosis Associated with Malignancy with Apixaban and Follow-up for 1 Year
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1694780This case report aims to highlight a successful example of using novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), such as apixaban, to prevent recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with solid-organ malignancy, as an alternative to low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH). Discussed is the case of a 67-year-old woman diagnosed with recurrent thrombosis in the upper-right limb and malignancy of right breast with metastasis to the axillary lymph nodes. Over a follow-up period of more than 1 year, there was no recurrence of VTE and D-dimer decreased, illuminating the possibility of apix...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - August 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Boey, Timothy Sule, Ashita Ashish Sule, Ashish Anil Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Prognostic Value of Late Gadolinium Enhancement in Postoperative Morbidity following Mitral Valve Surgery in Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Conclusion More extensive myocardial fibrosis is associated with postoperative morbiditiy after mitral valve surgery in patients with rheumatic MS. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Putra, Teuku Muhammad Haykal Sukmawan, Renan Elen, Elen Atmadikoesoemah, Celly A. Desandri, Dwita Rian Kasim, Manoefris Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Glomuvenous Malformation of the Neck
Conclusions Despite absence of previous reports, GVM can occur in neck. Surgical excision can lead to complete resolution of symptoms. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Khan, Muhammad Salman Sohail, Amir Humza Hilal, Kiran Maan, Muhammad Hassaan Arif Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Erratum to: Venous Malformation of the Parotid Gland
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1694758 Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - July 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zareena, Shifa Dinesh, K.B. Narayanasami, Bharath Marunraj, G. Rekha, Arcot Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Challenges in Treating Extensive Deep Vein Thrombosis with Severe Thrombocytopenia in Patients with Antiphospholipid Syndrome —A Follow-up of 2 Years
We describe a patient with APS and moderate-to-severe thrombocytopenia and the challenges of balancing anticoagulation with thrombocytopenia. A 19-year-old male patient presented with right lower limb swelling to the emergency department with a history of gradually worsening right leg swelling for 1 week and was diagnosed with right leg proximal deep vein thrombosis. Ultrasound Doppler of the right lower limb revealed complete venous thrombosis from the level of the popliteal vein to the distal superficial femoral vein. Subsequently, he was found to have triple-positive APS and moderate-to-severe immune thrombocytop...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - July 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wei, Lee Kai Sule, Ashish Anil Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Novel Therapeutic Interventions-Present and Future
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693430 Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - July 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prasad, Kailash Elefteriades, John A. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Venous Malformation of the Parotid Gland
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1694296Vascular malformations of the parotid gland are extremely rare. A 23-year-old female presented with tender parotid swelling with mild compressibility. Diagnosis was made by ultrasonogram and confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Facial nerve preserving surgical excision of the superficial parotid gland with infiltration of foam sclerosant was done. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - July 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zareenan, Shifa Dinesh, K.B. Narayanasami, Bharath Marunraj, G. Rekha, Arcot Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Novel Therapeutic Approaches of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692140Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is an uncommon disease characterized progressive remodeling of pulmonary vasculature. Although treatment for PAH have improved in last two decades but the outcome remains fatal. Currently, the therapies for PAH target three well-established pathways the nitric oxide (NO) pathway, endothelin receptors, and prostanoids. There are multiple potential targets for development of newer drugs in PAH which requires meticulous research and clinical trials. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJourna...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - July 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tyagi, Sanjay Batra, Vishal Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Micro-Lightguide Spectrophotometry (O2C) for Lower Limb Perfusion: Effects of Exercise Walking in Claudicants
Conclusion The findings suggest that O2C may be used to study microcirculatory changes. However, it is best suited for the study of phenomena resulting in major changes as it eliminates some inherent variability. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - July 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gyldenl øve, Thomas J ørgensen, Lise P. Schroeder, Torben V. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Temporal Vascular Changes in Leg with Ulcer Due to Autonomic Neuropathy
Conclusions We suggest that reduced sympathetic activity due to small fiber neuropathy causes temporal variations in leg blood flow. There was a nonlinear relationship between vascular functional changes and stages of disease with increased, intermediate, and decreased blood flow, respectively. DUS assessment of pedal arteries contributed to differentiation of clinical stages and permitted vascular evaluation in the course of peripheral autonomic neuropathy. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract &...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - July 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ener, Beh çet K. U çankale, Handan S ürmeli, Reyhan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Combination Therapy in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Gleaning a Practical Approach from the Randomized Trials
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1691791In the past decade, combination therapy in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has evolved from something PAH practitioners felt almost compelled to do, notwithstanding the absence of data, to a strategy proven by well-conducted randomized clinical trials. Whereas in the past, PAH treatment was limited to parenteral epoprostenol; today multiple drugs administrable either parenterally, inhaled, or orally have expanded the options for treating PAH patients. The SERIPHIN, AMBITION, and GRIPHON trials and emerging findings in FREEDOM-EV confirm the validity of a combined-therapy approa...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - July 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Booth, David C. Tags: Invited Papers Source Type: research

Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Contemporary Approach to Diagnosis, Risk-Stratification, and Management
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692636Pulmonary embolism (PE) affects over 300,000 individuals each year in the United States and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Improvements in the diagnostic performance and availability of computed tomographic pulmonary angiography and D-dimer testing have facilitated the evaluation of patients with suspected PE. High clinical suspicion is required in those with risk factors and/or those that manifest signs or symptoms of venous thromboembolic disease, with validated clinical risk scores such as the Wells and modified Wells score or the PE rule-out criteria help...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - July 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tak, Tahir Karturi, Swetha Sharma, Umesh Eckstein, Lee Poterucha, Joseph T. Sandoval, Yader Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Anterograde Amnesia as a Manifestation of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
Conclusions Transient amnesia, usually considered a benign syndrome, may be more common than generally recognized in aortic dissection. The suspicion for aortic dissection or other cardiovascular emergencies is substantiated when amnesia is associated with sudden onset of chest pain, leukocytosis, and elevated D-dimer levels. Computed tomography of the aorta with contrast medium is the imaging method of choice to confirm or exclude the diagnosis. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  | ...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - July 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: St öllberger, Claudia Koller, Julia Finsterer, Josef Schauer, Dominic Ehrlich, Marek Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Is Anticoagulant Necessary in Patients with Coronary Artery Ectasia Presenting with Acute Coronary Syndrome? A Systematic Review of Case Reports
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692706Coronary artery ectasia is found in 3 to 8% of patient's undergoing angiography and may sometimes induce acute myocardial infarction. Some articles reported a recurrence of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the presence of coronary artery ectasia (CAE). Our study aims to summarize the latest evidence on whether the use of anticoagulant in addition to SAPT/DAPT (single antiplatelet/dual antiplatelet) treating ACS with CAE patients is necessary. Since the trials concerning our objectives were scarce, we pooled case reports/series. We performed a comprehensive search on case reports/seri...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pranata, Raymond Yonas, Emir Chintya, Veresa Alkatiri, Amir Aziz Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Therapeutic Interventions
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692452Pulmonary hypertension is an uncommon disease that carries a significant morbidity and mortality. Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a subtype of pulmonary hypertension that describes a group of disease entities that lead to an elevation in precapillary pulmonary artery pressure. Despite advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, it remains a difficult disease to recognize and manage. In this review article, we will discuss the definition and diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Additionally, we will discuss the ever-expanding management opti...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ishak Gabra, Nader B. Mahmoud, Omar Ishikawa, Oki Shah, Varun Altshul, Erica Oron, Maly Mina, Bushra Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Current Controversies in Large-Vessel Inflammatory Vasculitis and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Disease
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692448Large-vessel vasculitis encompasses the spectrum of vasculitides, which pathologically cause chronic granulomatous inflammatory changes, primarily in the aorta and its major branches. These patients are at risk of developing life-threatening aortic lesions that, without recognition and prompt treatment, can cause detrimental effects. Many provocative issues surrounding large-vessel vasculitis and its surgical treatment still remain, spanning from recognition to management. In this review, we discuss the main large-vessel vasculitides, Takayasu's arteritis and giant cell arteritis. We...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Harky, Amer Fok, Matthew Howard, Callum Bashir, Mohamad Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Association of Hyperglycemia and Final TIMI Flow with One-Year Mortality of Patients with Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary PCI
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1691811The association of hyperglycemia at admission and final thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) flow with 1-year mortality of patient with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has not much been explored. We evaluated the association of hyperglycemia and final TIMI flow with 1-year mortality in patients with acute STEMI who underwent primary PCI.We retrospectively analyzed 856 patients with STEMI who underwent primary PCI in a tertiary care academic center between January 2014 and July 2016. Based on ...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - June 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dharma, Surya Mahavira, Andi Haryono, Nur Sukmawan, Renan Dakota, Iwan Siswanto, Bambang B. Rao, Sunil V. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Head-Up Tilt Test in Risk Stratification of Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1688983Conflicting results have been published considering the role of head-up tilt test (HUTT) positivity as a prognostic factor in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The relationship between HCM patients' genotype and their HUTT results has not been previously reported.The aim of this study was to evaluate patients with HCM and their HUTT results in regard to its value for outcome prediction and to investigate the relation of patients' genotype and their HUTT results.Seventy-four (51 ± 15 years; 42% women; median follow-up 72 months) HCM patients were di...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - June 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sediva, Hana Hnat, T. Bonaventura, J. Slesarenko, J. Veselka, J. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Repeated Peripheral Embolisms associated with Chronic Aortic Dissection
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692144A male patient developed acute type B aortic dissection (AD) extending to the right external iliac artery (EIA) and left common femoral artery at the age of 56 years. Two months after the diagnosis of AD, he developed right renal infarction suggesting embolism, as the right renal artery arose from a false lumen containing a mural thrombus. Seven years later, at the age of 63 years, the patient was readmitted for acute onset of intermittent claudication in the right leg. On admission, arterial pulses distal to the right femoral artery were absent. The right ankle-brachial pressure ind...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - June 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Aoyagi, Shigeaki Amako, Mau Wada, Kumiko Kosuga, Tomokazu Yasunaga, Hiroshi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Simplified Rapid Protocol for Assessing the Thoracic Aortic Dimensions and Pathology with Noncontrast MR Angiography
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1688473Contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) is limited by long acquisition time and contrast exposure in aortic emergencies. To compare the effcacy of dark blood (DB) and bright blood (BB) noncontrast sequences with the gold standard CE-MRA using a novel protocol for performing consistent thoracic aortic measurements and thoracic aortic pathologies identifications. A total of 66 patients with suspected or known thoracic aortic pathology who underwent CE-MRA underwent DB and BB imaging prior to CE-MRA for planning purposes. Aortic dimension was measured at 10 standard re...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - May 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Verma, Megha Yarlagadda, Bharath Hendrani, Aditya Bhat, Ambarish P. Kumar, Senthil Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

AGE –RAGE Stress in the Pathophysiology of Pulmonary Hypertension and its Treatment
In conclusion, AGE–RAGE stress may be involved in the pathogenesis of PH and the therapeutic targets should be the AGE–RAGE axis. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - April 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prasad, Kailash Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Management of Buerger's Disease in Endovascular Era
This study was aimed to report data on the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of endovascular procedures in a thromboangiitis obliterans diagnosed patients presenting with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Prospective study conducted on patients affected by Buerger's disease who presented to our center along 2 years. Clinical, radiological, and patient-based outcomes were recorded at 3, 6, and 12 months after the intervention. Total 39 patients were included in the study. Fifteen (38.5%) patients underwent percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, another 15 patients (38.5%) underwent follow-up on medical treatment, there are...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - April 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ghoneim, Baker M. Karmota, Ahmed G. Abuhadema, Ahmed M. Shaker, Ahmed A. Abdelmawla, Hany M. Nasser, Mahmoud M. Elmahdy, Hossam Y. Mostafa, Hesham A. Khairy, Hussein M. Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Restenosis of a Polytetrafluoroethylene-Covered Stent Visualized by Coronary Angioscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography: A Case Report
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1685510An expandable polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent graft is beneficial for the treatment of coronary perforations. However, several reports have shown that restenosis and thrombotic occlusion occasionally occur in the stented segment after PTFE-covered stent implantation. A restenosis case after treatment with PTFE-covered stent against saphenous vein graft (SVG) perforation has never been evaluated with optical coherence tomography (OCT) or coronary angioscopy (CAS). This case report presents a 75-year-old man treated with a PTFE-covered stent after he suffered from SVG perf...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - April 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Araki, Makoto Hikita, Hiroyuki Sudo, Yuta Hishikari, Keiichi Takahashi, Atsushi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Wound Complications after Open Femoral Artery Exposure for Elective Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1683898We identified factors that would lead to wound complications after open femoral exposure for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (oEVAR).Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program dataset (2005–2014), we examined the patients who underwent oEVAR. Patients were stratified on whether they developed postoperative wound complications. Comparisons were made between group with wound complications and those without and adjusted analyses performed to identify variables that independently increased the risk of wound complications.There were 14,868 patients in the ...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Trinidad, Bradley Rybin, Denis Doros, Gheorghe Eslami, Mohammad Tan, Tze-Woei Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Author's Rebuttal
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1679873 Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Manetta, Frank Tags: Reply of Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Endovascular Treatment of Aorta-Iliac Aneurysms with a Flared Iliac Limb
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1683411Endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR) relies on the quality of the proximal and distal landing zone. Reinterventions are higher in patients with suboptimal landing zone. The study aimed to evaluate reintervention rate after endovascular treatment of an aorta-iliac aneurysm using the flared iliac limbs.The retrospective study included 179 patients treated with EVAR at a single university hospital institution from January 2011 to January 2014 of which 75 patients (42%) were treated with flared iliac limb stent graft and 104 patients (58%) were treated with a nonflared iliac lim...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Duvnjak, Stevo Balezantis, Tomas Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Comment on: Indications for Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR): A Brief Review by Frank Manetta, MD, Joshua Newman, MS, Allan Mattia, MD. Int J Angiol 2018; 28:177 –184
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1679872 Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bohan, Patrick Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Carotid Aneurysm Review
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1677675Aneurysms of the carotid artery are rare with multiple underlying etiologies. Treatment is largely open surgery but medical and endovascular therapies have been used based on presentation, anatomy, and etiology. There is a moderate amount of retrospective case series data on surgical results but no prospective data or data comparing open versus endovascular therapy exists. Much research is still needed but difficult to obtain in this rare disease process. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents &n...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - February 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kraemer, Cody Jo K. Zhou, Wei Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Importance of Flaxseed and its Components in the Management of Hypertension
In conclusion, the data at present suggest that flaxseed, flax oil, and FLC cannot serve as therapeutic agents for the treatment of hypertension. However, they can be used as an adjunct in the treatment of hypertension. A clinical trial should be conducted of these agents with higher doses which would be given twice daily for long duration. Pure SDG and FPS may serve as therapeutic agents for the treatment of hypertension but they have not been tried in humans. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract &nb...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - February 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prasad, Kailash Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

(r)Alpha Lipoic Acid Is a Safe, Effective Pharmacologic Therapy of Chronic Orthostatic Hypotension Associated with Low Sympathetic Tone
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676957Chronic orthostatic hypotension (OH), affecting 10 to 30% of the elderly, is associated with falls, and increased morbidity and mortality. Current pharmacologic therapy can cause or worsen hypertension and fluid retention. (r)α lipoic acid (ALA), a powerful natural antioxidant, avoids those complications and may assist management of chronic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH). The purpose of this study is to demonstrate improvement in the symptoms of orthostatic dysfunction with r-ALA, including improved sympathetic (S) and blood pressure (BP) responses to head-up postural...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - February 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Murray, Gary L. Colombo, Joseph Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Management of Peripheral Vascular Aneurysms: Present and Future Options
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1677529 Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - February 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prasad, Kailash Elefteriades, John A. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Continuous Suture Technique for Aortic Valve Replacement: Technical Considerations and Controversies
We describe our technique for AVR using CST in 100 patients with low complication rate and no perioperative paravalvular aortic insufficiency. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stamou, Sotiris C. Moeller, Ellie A. Nores, Marcos A. Tags: Rapid Communication Source Type: research

Pseudoaneurysms of the Peripheral Arteries
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1677676Peripheral arterial pseudoaneurysm, while relatively rare, are encountered by most vascular specialists. This review evaluates the epidemiology, diagnosis, natural history, and treatment of pseudoaneurysm in the peripheral arteries. Most of this review concentrates on iatrogenic peripheral pseudoaneurysms, but pseudoaneurysms of other etiologies will also be discussed. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Henry, Jon C. Franz, Randall W. Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Ruptured Deep Femoral Artery Aneurysm Confused with an Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia: a Case of an Elderly Patient
We report a very rare case of a treatment of an advanced elderly patient with an isolated ruptured DFA aneurysm that was preoperatively confused with an incarcerated inguinal hernia.A 97-year-old man was admitted to a neighboring hospital due to a painful mass of the right groin after transient consciousness loss and the patient was diagnosed with right incarcerated inguinal hernia by a nonenhanced computed tomography (CT). Although he was observed for 3 days, he suddenly lost consciousness again with a decrease in blood pressure. Thus, he was referred to our hospital due to the painful pulsatile inguinal mass after resusc...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nishimura, Kengo Hamasaki, Takafumi Ota, Rikako Matsuoka, Yuki Kodama, Wataru Fukino, Syunsuke Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Visceral Artery Aneurysms: Decision Making and Treatment Options in the New Era of Minimally Invasive and Endovascular Surgery
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676958The abdominal viscera blood supply is derived from anterior branches of the abdominal aorta. Visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs) include aneurysms of the following arteries and their branches: the celiac artery, the hepatic artery, the splenic artery, the superior mesenteric artery, the inferior mesenteric artery, the pancreaticoduodenal artery, and the gastroduodenal artery. Overall VAAs comprise 
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hosn, Maen Aboul Xu, Jun Sharafuddin, Mel Corson, John D. Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Exercise Training Improved Longitudinal Intrinsic Left Ventricle Function in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676836Exercise improves morbidity, fatality rate, and quality of life in heart failure with low ejection fraction, but fewer data available in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF).The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that exercise training might improve the longitudinal intrinsic left ventricular (LV) function in HFPEF patients.This quasi-experimental study had recruited 30 patients with HFPEF. Exercise training program had been performed for a month with a total of 20 times exercise sessions and evaluated every 2 weeks. Echocardiography was performed befor...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Santoso, Anwar Purwowiyoto, Sidhi Laksono Purwowiyoto, Budhi Setianto Soesanto, Amiliana Mardiana Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Erratum to: Advanced Glycation End Products: Receptors for Advanced Glycation End Products Axis in Coronary Stent Restenosis: A Prospective Study
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676383 Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pearce, Colin Islam, Naorin Bryce, Rhonda McNair, Erick Donnell Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Management of Asymptomatic Popliteal Artery Aneurysms
This article delineates many of the differences between open and endovascular repair of asymptomatic PAA, and highlights several key articles comparing open and endovascular repair to guide decision making. Proper diagnosis and choice of repair can lead to good outcomes in the treatment of asymptomatic PAA. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kim, Tanner I. Sumpio, Bauer E. Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Results of Graft Removal and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Management of Graft Infection
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676798Graft infections are a challenging complication in lower extremity bypass surgery with poor outcome, even when treated with graft removal (Gr-R) as a gold standard therapy. The efficacy of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for graft infections has been reported recently, but it is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of NPWT and Gr-R for treating graft infections. Twelve consecutive patients with graft infections from 2008 to 2014, treated with Gr-R or NPWT, were enrolled. Those procedures were assessed in complete wound healing, reinfection,...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Miyake, Keisuke Sakagoshi, Nobuo Kitabayashi, Katsukiyo Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Diabetics have Inferior Long-Term Survival and Quality of Life after CABG
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676791A prevalence of diabetes is increasing among the patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Data on whether health-related quality of life improves similarly after CABG in diabetics and nondiabetics are limited. We assessed long-term mortality and changes in quality of life (RAND-36 Health Survey) after CABG.Seventy-four of the 508 patients (14.6%) operated on in a single institution had a history of diabetes and were compared with nondiabetics. The RAND-36 Health Survey was used as an indicator of quality of life. Assessments were made preoperatively and repeated 1 ...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: J ärvinen, Otso Hokkanen, Matti Huhtala, Heini Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Ultrasound Diagnosed Rare Partial Nephrectomy Complication
We report a case of severe bleeding with massive hematuria due to RAP, which was detected with duplex sonography. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - December 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ettorre, Almut Alejandre-Lafont, Enrique Syed, Faeq Husain Most, Astrid Hamm, Christian W. Bauer, Pascal Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

The Impella Device: Historical Background, Clinical Applications and Future Directions
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676369The Impella device is a catheter-based miniaturized ventricular assist device. Using a retrograde femoral artery access, it is placed in the left ventricle across the aortic valve. The device pumps blood from left ventricle into ascending aorta and helps to maintain a systemic circulation at an upper rate between 2.5 and 5.0 L/min. This results in almost immediate and sustained unloading of the left ventricle, while increasing overall systemic cardiac output. The most common indications for using the Impella device are in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction complicated by ca...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - December 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Glazier, James J. Kaki, Amir Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Elevated Levels of Apelin-36 in Heart Failure Due to Chronic Systemic Hypoxia
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676340Apelin is a novel adipokine identified as an endogenous ligand of the specific orphan receptor APJ. Among the various isoforms of apelin, an increase in the apelin-36 plasma level has been associated with oxidative stress, and this isoform has various biological effects, such as positive inotropic, vasodilatory, and antiatherosclerotic effects. Therefore, apelin-36 may be used as a biomarker of heart failure (HF). Advances in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying HF cannot be achieved without the use of animal models. However, it is unclear whether chronic systemic...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - December 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ferdinal, Frans Limanan, David Rini, Retno Dwi Alexsandro, Rio Helmi, Rizal Tags: Original Article Source Type: research