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

L. Michael Graver, MD, FICA February 5, 1953 –September 15, 2018
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676459 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 - December 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Molmenti, Ernesto P. Tags: In Memoriam Source Type: research

Carina Bifurcation Angle and Side Branch Occlusion in Coronary Bifurcation Lesions Intervention: Angiographic Lesions Characteristic Role in Determining Its Relation
This study aims to assess the correlation between carina bifurcation angles as one of the characteristics of the coronary bifurcation lesions and side branch occlusion in elective percutaneous coronary intervention. This is a cross-sectional study which utilizes CAAS 5.1 software to measure carina bifurcation angle. We collected 113 lesions in 108 patients that met the inclusion criteria from January 2016 to October 2016. Side branch occlusion occurred in 15 lesions (13.3%), with median carina bifurcation angle 19.17 degrees (p 
Source: International Journal of Angiology - November 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Palinggi, Bogie Putra Firman, Doni Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Symptoms Matter: A Symptomatic but Radiographically Elusive Ascending Aortic Dissection
We present the case of a 56-year-old female with a history of a thoracic ascending aortic aneurysm (TAAA) and four other heart and arch vessel abnormalities who presented to us with chest pain radiating to her back. Computed Tomography and echocardiography showed no evidence of a dissection and revealed a maximal ascending aortic diameter of 4.2 cm. The patient subsequently underwent root-sparing ascending aortic and hemiarch replacement due to her threatening symptomatology. A focal dissection was discovered intraoperatively, resembling a similar case previously reported by our team. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Se...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - November 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Papanikolaou, Dimitra Zafar, Mohammad A. Tanweer, Maryam Imran, Mahnoor Abdelbaky, Mohamed Ziganshin, Bulat A. Elefteriades, John A. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Role of Moderate Hypothermia and Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion during Repair of Type A Aortic Dissection
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1675204The goal of this study was to compare early postoperative outcomes and actuarial survival between patients who underwent repair of acute type A aortic dissection with deep or moderate hypothermia.A total of 132 consecutive patients from a single academic medical center underwent repair of acute type A aortic dissection between January 2000 and June 2014. Of those, 105 patients were repaired under deep hypothermia (
Source: International Journal of Angiology - October 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stamou, Sotiris C. McHugh, Michael A. Conway, Brian D. Nores, Marcos Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Advanced Glycation End Products: Receptors for Advanced Glycation End Products Axis in Coronary Stent Restenosis: A Prospective Study
This study was aimed to correlate the pre- and 6-month postpercutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) serum concentrations of advanced glycation end products (AGE), soluble receptors for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE), AGE/sRAGE ratio, and serum malondialdehyde (MDA) levels with in-stent restenosis (ISR) among patients receiving either a drug-eluting stent (DES) or a bare-metal stent (BMS).In-stent restenosis remains as an adverse outcome following PCI. Sixty consecutive nondiabetic, Caucasian male patients, diagnosed with a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction who received either a DES or BMS via PCI, were enroll...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - October 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pearce, Colin Islam, Naorin Bryce, Robyn McNair, Erick Donnell Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Results of Ten-Year Follow-Up of Alcohol Septal Ablation in Patients with Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
This study looks at 10-year follow-up outcomes of alcohol septal ablation in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.Between 2000 and 2008, 40 patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (27 males, 13 females) underwent alcohol septal ablation. The median follow-up period was 123 (2–179) months. The mean age ran to 43.8 + 13.9 years. The initial dose of ethanol (3 mL) was chosen for ablation in all cases.The hospital mortality was 0%. Permanent pacemakers were implanted in 3 of 40 (7.5%) cases in the hospital period. The median clinical follow-up was 123 (2–179) months. Sur...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - October 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kashtanov, Maksim Rzhannikova, Anastasiya Chernyshev, Sergey Kardapoltsev, Lev Idov, Eduard Berdnikov, Sergey Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Sarcolemmal Alterations in Unloaded Rat Heart after Heterotopic Transplantation
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1673646Following heterotopic transplantation, the rat heart undergoes atrophy and exhibits delayed cardiac relaxation without any changes in contraction and systolic Ca2+ transients. Furthermore, the sarcoplasmic reticular Ca2+ uptake and release activities were reduced and Ca2+ influx through L-type Ca2+ channels was increased in the atrophied heart. Since Ca2+ movements at sarcolemma are intimately involved in the regulation of intracellular Ca2+ concentration, the present study was undertaken to test if sarcolemma plays any role to maintain cardiac function in the atrophied heart.The cha...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - October 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Makino, Naoki Ganguly, Paul Elimban, Vijayan Dhalla, Naranjan S. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

When Pedal Access Is the Only Way to Save a Limb!
We present three cases to illustrate how pedal access can be the last frontier to save a leg. [...] 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 - October 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Radaideh, Qais Shammas, Nicolas W. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Acute Aortocaval Fistula Secondary to Chronic Type 1 B Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Endoleak
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1669455Aortocaval fistula (ACF) is a rare complication of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), involving less than 1% of all AAA and is associated with high morbidity and mortality; it is even more uncommon, following endovascular aneurysm repair. The clinical presentation can be variable and making the diagnosis can be difficult. It can present with symptoms and signs of an abdominal emergency or systemic hypoperfusion. The traditional method of repair has been open surgery, which is associated with a high mortality rate. Endovascular repair has become more common, but results are difficult t...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - September 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mouawad, Nicolas J. Quarrie, Ricardo Starr, Jean Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Renal Transplantation after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Case Report
We present the case of a successful renal transplant procedure, performed within a year following a TAVR, in a 52-year-old man who suffered from multiple comorbidities. [...] 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 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gangadharan, Keerthana Parameswaranunni, Reshmibhat Merzkani, Massini Molmenti, Ernesto Bhaskaran, Madhu Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Balloon-Anchored CoKatte ® for Successfully Delivering Balloons for an Occluded Anomalous Right Coronary Artery
This report describes the method we used. Although, delivering the balloon was difficult in short of the guiding catheter's backup force, we finally succeeded by using one more guiding catheter and the balloon-anchored CoKatte®, a novel, straight 4.5-French child catheter, to strengthen the backup force. [...] 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 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Araki, Makoto Hikita, Hiroyuki Hishikari, Keiichi Takahashi, Atsushi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Indications for Thoracic EndoVascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR): A Brief Review
Conclusions TEVAR continues to rapidly evolve and is being applied to a growing number of aortic pathologies. Given the perioperative, short- and mid-term morbidity and mortality rates, TEVAR is quickly surpassing traditional open surgical intervention as the ideal procedure for patients undergoing intervention of the descending thoracic aorta and applicability to ascending and arch pathologies is being explored. However, as more data becomes available TEVAR may be associated with higher rates of reoperative requirements. Data remains limited on the long-term efficacy of the intervention and should continue to be inve...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - August 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Manetta, Frank Newman, Joshua Mattia, Allan Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Successful Treatment of Left Ventricular Perforation Occurring After Insertion of an Impella Device
We report a patient who, following insertion of an Impella device, developed angiographically documented left ventricular perforation with marked hemodynamic instability. Our successful management of this patient is described and potential mechanisms responsible for the perforation are 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 - July 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Glazier, James J. Kaki, Amir Baciewicz, Frank Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Association of High Blood Homocysteine and Risk of Increased Severity of Ischemic Stroke Events
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1667141Stroke is the leading cause of death and disability in the world as well as in Indonesia. Initial stroke severity is an important factor that affects short- and long-term stroke outcomes. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital from July 2017 to January 2018 to investigate the factors that affect stroke severity. A total of 77 acute ischemic stroke patients were divided into three groups, which include low blood homocysteine levels ( 15 μmol/L). The acquired data were analyzed using Kruskal–Wallis test and a significant difference of initial N...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - July 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Harris, Salim Rasyid, Al Kurniawan, Mohammad Mesiano, Taufik Hidayat, Rakhmad Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Cardiomyopathy Associated with Zinc Deficiency after Bariatric Surgery
We describe a 30-year-old female, 6 weeks after delivery and 5 years after bariatric surgery, who was admitted to the cardiology department because of dyspnea and clinical evidence of heart failure, as well as an echocardiogram that demonstrated reduced systolic left ventricular function. Standard antifailure regimen shows mild benefit. Zinc supplements added to treatment lead to significant clinical and echocardiographic improvement. [...] 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 - July 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yahalom, Malka Koren, Ofir Rozner, Ehud Turgeman, Yoav Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

“Contrecoup” Paravalvular Leak Closure
We describe a case where two different leaks around an aortic prosthesis improved with closure of one defect. [...] 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 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Agbor-Etang, Brian B. Rao, Ravi M. Mukherjee, Ashis Sethi, Prabhdeep S. Pai, Ramdas G. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Landmark Trials in Cardiology in 2017 —Celebrating 40 Years of Angioplasty
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1661376Cardiovascular (CV) diseases continue to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Significant progress has been made in the management of coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) over the past 3 decades. The year 2017 marks 40th anniversary of the first coronary angioplasty performed by Andreas Gruentzig in the year 1977. Evidence-based medicine and research has been the key driving force of these positive outcomes. The year 2017 witnessed presentation of several landmark studies at major meetings and many of them getting published in literatu...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pradhan, Akshyaya Vishwakarma, Pravesh Sethi, Rishi Tags: Rapid Communication Source Type: research

Temporal Evolution and Management of Fast Flow Vascular Anomalies in PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1661377Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS) is characterized by formation of recurrent benign tumors described as PTEN hamartoma of soft tissue that may contain fast flow vascular anomalies (FFVA). The purpose of this study is to review the temporal evolution and management of FFVA in PHTS. A retrospective review of 22 patients (9 males), age 1 to 18 (median 9) years diagnosed with PHTS at a tertiary care pediatric hospital between October 2002 and August 2017 revealed 4 patients with FFVA. Imaging, management, and treatment complications were reviewed. Duri...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - June 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pimpalwar, Sheena Yoo, Raphael Chau, Alex Ashton, Daniel Margolin, Judith Iacobas, Ionela Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Parallel Stenting for Treatment of an In-stent Chronic Total Occlusion after Successful Dissection Reentry Technique
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1661375Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) for chronic total occlusions (CTO) are the most challenging type of procedure in interventional cardiology and are traditionally associated with increased complexity and reduced procedural success rates. New techniques, such as retrograde approach and dissection reentry technique, offer alternatives in case of traditional antegrade wiring failure. In this paper, we present a successful implantation of a stent parallel to other existing stent in an in-stent CTO (IS-CTO) using dissection reentry technique. The technical details involved and the...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - June 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Koutouzis, Michael Kintis, Konstantinos Kontopodis, Eleftherios Nikitas, Georgios Lazaris, Efstathios Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Digital Arteriovenous Fistula Formation Associated with Bone Fracture Induced Blunt Trauma
We report an extremely rare case of a traumatic arteriovenous formation in a finger that developed 5 years after the patient received a blunt trauma in conjunction with a phalangeal bone fracture. Successful management was achieved by direct surgical resection of the arteriovenous fistula without any complication. [...] 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 - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Miyake, Keisuke Kikuchi, Shinsuke Koya, Atsuhiro Sawa, Yoshiki Azuma, Nobuyoshi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis in May –Thurner's Syndrome with a Novel Oral Anticoagulant: A Case Report
Conclusion This case report shows that rivaroxaban is a safe agent that can be successfully used in the treatment of MTS after stenting. [...] 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 - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Han, Toh Ching Sule, Ashish Anil Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Distal-to-Snuffbox Arteriovenous Fistula
Conclusion The creation of radiocephalic AVFs in the first web space, distal to the tendon of the extensor pollicis longus, serves as a viable option with acceptable success rates. This allows the surgeon more options with proper patient selection for this procedure. [...] 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 - June 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Maharaj, Dale Ramdass, Michael James Baksh, Rayaad Oladiran, Adedapo Budhoo, Emerson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Successful Endovascular Treatment of Acute Thromboembolic Upper Limb Ischemia in a Patient with Atrial Fibrillation
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1660804Acute limb ischemia represents a medical emergency that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment to preserve the viability of the affected tissue. The majority of the ischemic events are thrombotic in nature, especially in patients with atrial fibrillation. To date, surgical thrombectomy is usually used for the treatment of acute thromboembolic upper limb ischemia. Herein, we present a case of an 88-year-old patient who presented with right upper limb pain, pulselessness, and paresthesia. Duplex sonography revealed thrombotic occlusion and the absence of flow in both the ulnar and rad...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - June 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Giusca, Sorin Schueler, Melanie Willersinn, Eckhard Korosoglou, Grigorios Tags: Case Report Source Type: research