External Stenting (Exostenting) to Correct Vascular Torsion and Angulation
In this report, we describe the use of an external stent, also called exostenting, to correct a severe torsion/angulation of the external iliac artery in a kidney transplant recipient where all other measures were unsuccessful. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - May 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Silva, Michael B. Shoaib, Muhammad Miyara, Santiago J. Guevara, Sara McCann-Molmenti, Alexia Silva, H. Colleen Watt, Stacey Zafeiropoulos, Stefanos Hayashida, Kei Takegawa, Ryosuke Shinozaki, Koichiro Choudhary, Rishabh C. Cho, Young Min Kressel, Adam M. Tags: Rapid Communication Source Type: research

The Potential of AFX Iliac Extension in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms with High Iliac Tortuosity
Conclusion The AFX iliac extension can reduce iliac limb complications in cases of high iliac tortuosity. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - May 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kikuchi, Yuta Ohtani, Norifumi Kamiya, Hiroyuki Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Coronary Artery Disease: Part I-Medical
Int J Angiol 2021; 30: 001-003 DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723943 Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - May 17, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prasad, Kailash Elefteriades, John A. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Colorectal Resection in Transplant Centers Benefits Kidney But Not Pancreas Transplant Recipients
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1727137As graft and patient survival rates improve, transplant recipients are likely to undergo colorectal surgery in their lifetime. Current literature on the surgical outcomes of colorectal resection in kidney and pancreas transplant recipients is sparse.This investigation identifies areas of surgical risk for kidney, pancreas, and pancreas–kidney transplant recipients undergoing colorectal resection at transplant and teaching centers.Multivariate logistic regression and linear regression tests computed odds ratios (OR) and coefficients of the linear regression using National Inpati...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - May 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Weaver, Lauren Parsikia, Afshin Ortiz, Jorge Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

l-Arginine Can Enhance the Beneficial Effect of Losartan in Patients with Chronic Aortic Regurgitation and Isolated Systolic Hypertension
This study planned to test the hypothesis that l-arginine could further enhance the beneficial effect of an ARB, losartan, and provide a favorable effect on the natural history of CAR and ISH. Methods Sixty patients with CAR and ISH were enrolled in a randomized, double-blind trial comparing hemodynamic and ultrasonic change in two treatment arms: losartan + l-arginine and losartan-only treated groups. Serial echocardiographic and hemodynamic studies were evaluated before and after treatment. Results Both groups had a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood p...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - May 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lin, Shoa-Lin Lin, Mike Wang, Kuei-Liang Kuo, Hsien-Wen Tak, Tahir Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment and Thromboprophylaxis Practice in General Medical Patients Requiring Admissions to General Wards: A Singapore's Perspective
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1727135 Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - May 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Er, Chaozer Kuthiah, Navin Adamjee, Thofique Tay, Jam Chin Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Relationship between Mean Platelet Volume and Critical Limb Ischemia in Diabetes Mellitus Patients
This article investigates the relationship between MPV and the incidence of CLI in diabetes mellitus patients. Method This case–control study was conducted using the vascular registry of Dr. Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from January 2016 to December 2016. The relationship between MPV and the incidence of CLI was analyzed using bivariate and multivariate analysis. Result There was a significant association between MPV and incidence of CLI in diabetes mellitus patient both on bivariate analysis (p = 0.035) and multivariate analysis (p = 0.029). Diabetes mellitus ...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - April 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rachmanadi, Muhammad Berian Ismail, Muhamad Taufik Anggraeni, Vita Yanti Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Performance of Primary Angioplasty for STEMI during the COVID-19 Outbreak
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1727133There has been concern whether the declining cases of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak associate with primary angioplasty performance.We assessed the performance of primary angioplasty in a tertiary care hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, by comparing the door-to-device (DTD) time and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) flow after angioplasty between two periods of admission: during the outbreak of COVID-19 (March 1 to May 31, 2020) and before the outbreak (March 1, to May 31, 2019).Overall, there was a r...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - April 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dharma, Surya Dakota, Iwan Firdaus, Isman Danny, Siska Suridanda Zamroni, Dian Yudha, Ardi Susanto, Agus Siswanto, Bambang Budi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

An “Occult” Popliteal Vein Aneurysm Causing Pulmonary Embolism
We report the case of an otherwise fit, 64-year-old male who had a history of sudden onset of dyspnea on exercise with near syncope.A computed tomography pulmonary angiogram confirmed filling defects in the lung bases in keeping with pulmonary emboli. He was anticoagulated and a venous duplex scan revealed a fusiform suprageniculate PVA with no evidence of thrombus in the lumen. He underwent resection of the aneurysm with lateral vein patch graft repair and was placed on anticoagulation for 6 months with no recurrence after 2 years of follow-up.PVAs are rare and can either be symptomatic or asymptomatic. We advise early su...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - April 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Oladiran, Adedapo Maharaj, Dale Ariyanayagam, Dinesh Darling, Ralph Clement Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Management of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in Different Settings
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723944ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a life-threatening condition that requires emergent, complex, well-coordinated treatment. Although the primary goal of treatment is simple to describe—reperfusion as quickly as possible—the management process is complicated and is affected by multiple factors including location, patient, and practitioner characteristics. Hence, this narrative review will discuss the recommended management and treatment strategies of STEMI in the circumstances. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New Yo...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Partow-Navid, Rod Prasitlumkum, Narut Mukherjee, Ashish Varadarajan, Padmini Pai, Ramdas G. Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Aortic Delamination —A Possible Precursor of Impending Catastrophe
We present the case and surgical video of a 73-year-old man with chest pain and an increased AWT, who underwent ascending aortic repair and deep hemiarch placement under deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. Surgical pathology demonstrated evidence of aortic delamination and medial separation, indicative of an impending dissection. The patient recovered uneventfully, and his chest pain ultimately resolved after open repair. In this patient, increased AWT was felt to be the precursor to a potential aortic catastrophe. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thie...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Saeyeldin, Ayman Zafar, Mohammad A. Baldassarre, Lauren A. Mojibian, Hamid Ziganshin, Bulat A. Mukherjee, Sandip K. Elefteriades, John A. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Repeated Cerebral Infarction Immediately after Bypass Graft Angiography: A Case Report
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1725182A cerebral infarction (CI) is a common complication of coronary angiography (CAG); however, repeated CIs in the immediate period after a CAG have not been reported yet. The patient in the present study experienced left upper quadrant blindness immediately after internal thoracic arteriography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a high-intensity area in the right occipital lobe. Despite the administration of antithrombotic therapy, the patient became transiently comatose for 6 hours. MRI showed a new high-intensity area in the left thalamus. A noninvasive assessment sh...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Monden, Masaki Murata, Nobuhiro Takahashi, Kurara Fukamachi, Daisuke Okumura, Yasuo Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Stents as Bridge to Arterial Switch Operation for D-Transposition of Great Arteries Late Presenter
We report a 5-month-old infant with dextro-transposition of great arteries (D-TGA) with intact ventricular septum (IVS) who had low left ventricular mass index, small patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), and stretched patent foramen ovale. The patient had respiratory failure due to pneumonia. The surgical intervention was considered very high risk. Thus, the patient underwent PDA stenting with balloon predilation technique followed by atrial septal stenting with false impression of dislodgement—“pseudo-dislodgement” because of inadvertent retraction of patent foramen ovale that was confirmed by transthoracic e...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Liman, Novita Gemalasari Prakoso, Radityo Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

COVID-19 in an Asymptomatic Renal Transplant Recipient Employed in the Health Care Setting: A Case Report
We report the case of an elderly renal transplant recipient working in a long-term health care facility who was being monitored by weekly surveillance testing and tested positive for COVID-19 by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, despite having no clinical symptoms. He recovered with supportive care, despite being on multiple long-term immunosuppressant drugs and having multiple comorbidities. Additionally, it was found that he did not mount an antibody response, when he tested negative by serologic testing. Through this case, we wish to highlight the unique clinical scenario of asymptomatic patients who may have an ...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Adnani, Harsha Khatri, Akshay Agrawal, Nirav Molmenti, Ernesto Bhaskaran, Madhu Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Coronary No-Reflow Phenomenon
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1725979Coronary no-reflow phenomenon is a lethal mechanism of ongoing myocardial injury, following successful revascularization of an infarct-related coronary artery. Incidence of this phenomenon is high following percutaneous intervention, and is associated with adverse in-hospital and long-term outcomes. Several mechanisms such as ischemia-reperfusion injury and distal microthromboembolism in genetically susceptible patients and those with preexisting endothelial dysfunction have been implicated. However, the exact mechanism in humans is still poorly understood. Several investigative and ...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kaur, Gagan Baghdasaryan, Patrick Natarajan, Balaji Sethi, Prabhdeep Mukherjee, Ashis Varadarajan, Padmini Pai, Ramdas G. Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Myocardial Infarction with Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease —Definition, Etiopathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1724040Myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) is a complex clinical syndrome that is characterized by evidence of acute myocardial infarction in the absence of significant epicardial coronary artery disease on angiography. The term “MINOCA” encompasses a group of heterogeneous diseases with varying underlying mechanisms and each with its own pathophysiology. Overlooked plaque rupture or erosion and coronary vasospasm are the most common causes of MINOCA and can be diagnosed by routine intracoronary imaging and vasoreactivity testing, respectively. C...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Baghdasaryan, Patrick Natarajan, Balaji Nalbandian, Madlena Varadarajan, Padmini Pai, Ramdas G. Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Erratum to: Reliability of the Mangled Extremity Severity Score in the Management of Peripheral Vascular Injuries in Children: A Retrospective Review
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723815 Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mousa, Ahmed Zakaria, Ossama M. Elkalla, Mai A. Abdelsattar, Lotfy A. Al-Game'a, Hamad Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Thrombus Aspiration Device Stuck in the Stent
We describe a 74-year-old male, in whom a used thrombuster device got stuck in struts of an already deployed stent in the right coronary artery. The device could not be retrieved via various percutaneous maneuvers, necessitating an emergency surgical device retrieval and concomitant coronary bypass. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gupta, Himanshu Rajan, Palanivel Singh, Harkant Agstam, Sourabh Revaiah, Pruthvi C. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Erratum to: Efficacy of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography for the De Novo Detection of Chronic Total Occlusion Prior to Coronary Angiography: A Preliminary and Retrospective Study
Int J Angiol 2020; 29: e1-e1 DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723814 Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - March 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lee, Dae Hyun Kambhampati, Swetha Mohammed, Mahad Goli, Rakesh Thiemann, David Lawson, Barbara D. Resar, Jon R. Mohanty, Bibhu D. Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Effect of PCSK9 E670G and R46L Polymorphisms on Major Adverse Cardio-Cerebrovascular Events in Patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1722875Major adverse cardio-cerebrovascular events (MACCE) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are still high, although there have been advances in pharmacology and interventional procedures. Proprotein convertase subtilisin/Kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is a serine protease regulating lipid metabolism associated with inflammation in acute coronary syndrome. The MACCE is possibly related to polymorphisms in PCSK9. A prospective cohort observational study was designed to confirm the association between polymorphism of E670G and R46L in the PCSK9 gene with MACCE in STEMI. The Cox pro...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - February 18, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Santoso, Anwar Yulianto, Yulianto Simarmata, Hendra Putra, Abhirama Nofandra Listiyaningsih, Erlin Tags: Invited Paper Source Type: research

Optical Coherence Tomography of Coronary Arteries
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1724019Intravascular imaging, particularly optical coherence tomography, has brought significant improvement in diagnostic and therapeutical approaches to coronary artery disease and has offered superior high-resolution visualization of coronary arteries. The ability to obtain images of intramural and transmural coronary structures allows the study of the process of atherosclerosis, effect of therapies, mechanism of acute coronary syndrome and stent failure, and performance of new devices and enables the interventional cardiologist to optimize the effect of percutaneous coronary interventio...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Roland, Robert Veselka, Josef Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in High-Risk Settings
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723941Despite the widespread adoption of primary percutaneous intervention and modern antithrombotic therapy, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains the leading cause of death in the United States and remains one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Certain high-risk patients present a challenge for diagnosis and treatment. The widespread adoption of primary percutaneous intervention in addition to modern antithrombotic therapy has resulted in substantial improvement in the short- and long-term prognosis following STEMI. In this review, we ...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Omer, Mohamed A. Exaire, Jose E. Jentzer, Jacob C. Sandoval, Yader B. Singh, Mandeep Cagin, Charles R. Elgendy, Islam Y. Tak, Tahir Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Functional Assessment of Coronary Artery Lesions —Old and New Kids on the Block
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723942Angiography is inaccurate in assessing functional significance of coronary lesions, and often stenoses deemed severe on angiographic assessment do not restrict coronary blood flow at rest or with maximal dilatation. Angiography-guided revascularization has not shown improvement in hard clinical outcomes in stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). Most current guidelines for SIHD recommend invasive functional assessment of lesions to guide revascularization if prior evidence of ischemia is not available. There has been several recent advances and development of novel methods in this aren...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Patel, Prashant Rao, Ravi Sethi, Prabhdeep Mukherjee, Ashis Varadarajan, Padmini Pai, Ramdas G. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Therapeutic Options for Left Main, Left Main Equivalent, and Three-Vessel Disease
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723977Patients with left main, left main equivalent, and three-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD) represent an overlapping spectrum of patients with advanced CAD that is associated with an adverse prognosis. Guideline-directed medical therapy is a necessary but often insufficient treatment option, as such patients frequently need mechanical revascularization by either coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In patients with advanced CAD presenting with acute myocardial infarction, PCI, of course, is the preferred treatment option. For stab...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Glazier, James J. Ramos-Parra, Bayoan Kaki, Amir Tags: Invited Paper Source Type: research

Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Recipients Experience Higher Risk of Complications Compared to the General Population after Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721680This retrospective analysis aims to identify differences in surgical outcomes between pancreas and/or kidney transplant recipients compared with the general population undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Using Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data from 2005 to 2014, patients who underwent CABG were stratified by either no history of transplant, or history of pancreas and/or kidney transplant. Multivariate analysis was used to calculate odds ratio (OR) to evaluate in-hospital mortality, morbidity, length of stay (LOS), and total hospital charge in all centers. The anal...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - February 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Perdue, Jordyn M. Ortiz, Alejandro C. Parsikia, Afshin Ortiz, Jorge Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Isolated Spontaneous Mesenteric Artery Dissection: A Rare Entity
We report a case of a young female with isolated spontaneous mesenteric artery dissection with thrombus, which did not improve with medical therapy and was managed promptly by surgery due to the presence of bowel ischemia. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - February 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pradhan, Akshyaya Bhandari, Monika Vishwakarma, Pravesh Kumar, Shailendra Rai, Anurag Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Curcumin's Effect on Inflammatory Response following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Adult Patients with Stable Coronary Heart Disease
This article determines the efficacy of oral administration of curcumin in reducing inflammatory response post-PCI with stable CHD. A double-blind randomized controlled trial on 50 adult patients comparing curcumin and placebo was performed in Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital and Jakarta Heart Center within April and June 2015. Either curcumin (45 mg/day) or placebo was given 7 days prior to PCI until 2 days after PCI. Inflammatory markers (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein [hsCRP] and soluble CD40 ligand [sCD40L]) were measured in three phases (7 days prior PCI, 24 hours post-PCI, and 48 hours po...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Silalahi, Todung Alwi, Idrus Suyatna, Frans Sartika, Katarina D. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Angiotensin-Receptor Blockade Improves Inflammation and Endothelial Dysfunction in Ankylosing Spondylitis: ARB-AS Study
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1722738Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the leading cause of premature death in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Atherosclerosis and AS share similar pathogenic mechanisms. The proven benefits of angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and their role in immune mediation provide strong rationale to investigate its impact with olmesartan on inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in AS. To investigate the effect of olmesartan on inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in AS. 40 AS patients were randomized to receive 24 weeks of treatment with olmesartan (10&...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Garg, Nidhi Krishan, Pawan Syngle, Ashit Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Variceal Veins Embolization and Left Renal Vein Stenting in a Patient with Combined Nutcracker and May –Thurner Syndrome
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721704Nutcracker syndrome is defined as a compression of left renal vein leading to symptomatic hematuria and flank pain. There are very few reports about its association with May–Thurner syndrome that is related to compression of left iliac vein causing severe leg edema. We are reporting a rare case of a patient having both conditions successfully treated with sequential percutaneous interventions. This case and treatment options are discussed in detail. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Aghdasi, Sina Serati, Ali Reza Moosavi, Jamal Emami, Sepideh Movahed, Mohammad Reza Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

AGE –RAGE Stress and Coronary Artery Disease
In conclusion, AGE–RAGE stress would initiate the development and progression of atherosclerosis. Treatment modalities would prevent, regress, and slow the progression of CAD. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prasad, Kailash Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The Swollen Calf of Reperfusion Injury. An Addition to the Spectrum of Pseudothrombophlebitis
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721805 Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Naschitz, Jochanan E. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Medical and Revascularization Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: An Overview
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1722739Stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) affects approximately 10 million Americans with 500,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Patients with SIHD are primarily managed in the outpatient setting with aggressive cardiovascular risk factor modification via medical therapy and lifestyle changes. Currently, this approach is considered as the mainstay of treatment. The recently published ISCHEMIA trial has established the noninferiority of medical therapy in comparison to coronary revascularization in patients with moderate to severe ischemia. Percutaneous coronary intervention is currently r...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Radaideh, Qais Shammas, Nicolas W. Daher, Ghassan E. Rachwan, Rayan Jo Tags: Invited Article Source Type: research

Relationship between Whole Blood Viscosity and Lesion Severity in Coronary Artery Disease
This article investigates the relationship of fractional flow reserve (FFR) with whole blood viscosity (WBV) in patients who were diagnosed with chronic coronary syndrome and significant stenosis in the major coronary arteries and underwent the measurement of FFR. Material and Method In the FFR measurements performed to evaluate the severity of coronary artery stenosis, 160 patients were included in the study and divided into two groups as follows: 80 with significant stenosis and 80 with nonsignificant stenosis. WBVs at low shear rate (LSR) and high shear rate (HSR) were compared between the patients in the signif...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ceyhun, G ökhan Birdal, O ğuzhan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Ventricular Septal Rupture Complicating an Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction during the COVID-19 Pandemic
We described a case of VSR complicating an anterior wall MI in a patient who admitted to our hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic that was treated successfully by surgical closure of the VSR and CABG. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - January 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tanto, Ines V. Dharma, Surya Juzar, Dafsah A. Bono, Arinto A.H. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Will Remdesivir Reshape Cardiovascular Practice in COVID 19 Era?
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721403Infection with the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV2, produces the clinical syndrome COVID-19. COVID-19 is a systemic illness inducing hyperinflammation and cytokine storm affecting multiple organs including the myocardium which is reflected in elevated cardiac biomarkers such as troponin, lactate dehydrogenase, and creatinine kinase MB. Furthermore, COVID-19 has been implicated in increased predilection to thromboembolic phenomena. Hence, mortality in patients with associated cardiovascular disease has been higher compared with the cohort with no cardiovascular comorbidity. It is entirel...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - December 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Idhrees, A. Mohammed Suthakaran, Prasanna Karthik Valooran, George Jose Bashir, Mohamad Tags: Rapid Communication Source Type: research

Management of Chronic Total Occlusion of Coronary Artery
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721478Chronic total occlusion (CTO) of a coronary artery is typically defined as a completely occluded artery without any antegrade flow and a duration of at least 3 months. We reviewed the current literature describing the optimal management of CTO including the role of revascularization and choice of modality, i.e., percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Databases (PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Embase, EBSCO, Web of Science, and CINAHL) were searched and relevant studies of patients with CTO were selected for review. The prevalence of coronary a...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - December 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mares, Adriana Mukherjee, Debabrata Tags: Invited Paper Source Type: research

Reliability of the Mangled Extremity Severity Score in the Management of Peripheral Vascular Injuries in Children: A Retrospective Review
This study was aimed to evaluate different management modalities for peripheral vascular trauma in children, with the aid of the Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS). A single-center retrospective analysis took place between 2010 and 2017 at University Hospitals, having emergencies and critical care centers. Different types of vascular repair were adopted by skillful vascular experts and highly trained pediatric surgeons. Patients were divided into three different age groups. Group I included those children between 5 and 10 years; group II involved pediatrics between 11 and 15 years; while children between 16 and 21 yea...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - November 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mousa, Ahmed Zakaria, Ossama M. Elkalla, Mai A. Abdelsattar, Lotfy A. Al-Game'a, Hamad Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Free-Floating Thrombus in the Distal Internal Carotid Artery Causing a Stroke
We report some important treatment strategies that have been used in the literature, emphasizing the anticoagulation as the mainstay of therapy. Immediate surgical and interventional manipulations carry the risk of thrombus dislodgement and embolization and should be considered if there are recurrent symptoms despite medical management. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - November 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Papadoulas, Spyros Moulakakis, Konstantinos Kouri, Natasa Zampakis, Petros Kakkos, Stavros K. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

An Unusual Presentation of Mycotic Popliteal Artery Pseudoaneurysm due to Pasteurella multocida Infection
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718545 Pasteurella multocida, a zoonotic infectious pathogen, is a rare cause of mycotic aneurysms in human hosts. A 76-year-old man was admitted at our emergency unit for a superinfection of his right limb. The patient was initially treated for a knee arthritis. After a first-line antibiotherapy, the patient was referred to the vascular department for the management of a right acute limb ischemia. The work-up revealed a ruptured pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery. The ruptured artery was surgically explanted, and a femoropopliteal bypass was then performed. Pasteurella multocida wa...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - November 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Orgiu, Antoni Zanier, Thomas Kashi-Dakhil, Mahine Zaimi, Rym Dakhil, Bassel Longuet, Pascale Bagan, Patrick Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Acute Embolic Occlusion of Renal Artery after the Bentall Procedure: the Role of Primary Renal Angioplasty
We presented a case of acute thromboembolic renal artery occlusion in patient who had a history of Bentall's surgery. Renal infarction and artery occlusion were clearly visualized by computed tomography angiogram (CTA). The patient was successfully treated with angioplasty and stenting of main renal artery with complete disappearance of symptoms and recovery of his renal function. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - November 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Indriani, Suci Adiarto, Suko Andriantoro, Hananto Sunu, Ismoyo Siddiq, Taofan Dakota, Iwan Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Thomas F. Whayne, Jr., MD, PhD, FICA (1937 –2020)
Int J Angiol 2020; 29: 215-215 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1719150 Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: International Journal of Angiology)
Source: International Journal of Angiology - November 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Saha, Sibu P. Tags: In Memorium Source Type: research

The Half-Century Mark: Explant of Ball and Cage Valve after 50 Years
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1720967This is a case report of a 69-year-old man with chronic hemolysis and worsening diastolic heart failure, secondary to known periprosthetic leak, who underwent a reoperative mitral valve replacement 50 years following initial implantation of a Starr–Edwards ball and cage valve. [...] 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 - November 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pupovac, Stevan S. Koss, Elana Hartman, Alan R. Manetta, Frank Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis Revascularization: Common Distal External Iliac Bypass
This study was aimed to evaluate a novel surgical approach to renal allograft revascularization, taking into consideration the length of time elapsed since transplantation. We describe an arterial bypass using a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft from the common iliac artery (proximal to the renal artery implantation) to the external iliac artery (distal to the renal artery implantation) that allows the adequate revascularization of both the transplant kidney, as well as the lower extremity. This technique provides several advantages when compared with previously described procedures to revascularize a transplanted kidne...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - September 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Miyara, Santiago J. Ortiz, Christopher C. Guevara, Sara Molmenti, Alexia Tamayo-Enriquez, Gerardo Cho, Young Min Cagliani, Joaquin A. Molinas, Jorge Hayashida, Kei Shinozaki, Koichiro Takegawa, Ryosuke Krishnasastry, K. V. Becker, Lance B. Molmenti, Ernes Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Efficacy of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography for the De Novo Detection of Chronic Total Occlusion Prior to Coronary Angiography: A Preliminary and Retrospective Study
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716328Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) offers high-resolution anatomic characterization of the coronary vasculature but may be suboptimal for lesions dependent on real-time visualization of flow including chronic total occlusion (CTO). In CTOs, heavy calcification and distal vessel opacification from collateralization may confound luminal assessment. Several studies have examined the role of CCTA in characterizing known CTOs to guide percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, the efficacy of CCTA in the de novo diagnosis of CTOs prior to coronary angiography (CAG) ha...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - September 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lee, Dae Hyun Kambhampati, S. Mohammed, M. Goli, R. Thiemann, D. Lawson, B. Resar, J. Mohanty, B. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Use of a Novel Device in Reconstructive Venous Surgery: Preliminary Results
In conclusion, although our data needs further confirmation, OSES device might represents a new interesting opportunity for reconstructive venous surgery. [...] 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 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Camilli, Daniele Platone, Alessandro Ruggeri, Massimo Furgiuele, Sergio Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Asymptomatic Females Are at Higher Risk for Perioperative TIA/Stroke and Males Are at Higher Risk for Long-Term Mortality after Carotid Artery Stenting: A Vascular Quality Initiative Analysis
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1712506The study aims to review the sex differences with respect to transient ischemic attack (TIA)/stroke and death in the perioperative period and on long-term follow-up among asymptomatic patients treated with carotid stenting (CAS) in the vascular quality initiative (VQI). All cases reported to VQI of asymptomatic CAS (ACAS) patients were reviewed. The primary end point was risk of TIA/stroke and death in the in-hospital perioperative period and in the long-term follow-up. The secondary end point was to evaluate predictors of in-hospital perioperative TIA/stroke and mortality on long-te...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - September 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Erben, Young Li, Yupeng Da Rocha-Franco, Joao A. Tawk, Rabih G. Barrett, Kevin M. Freeman, William D. Lin, Michelle Huang, Josephine F. Miller, David Farres, Houssam Brott, Thomas G. Meschia, James F. Hakaim, Albert G. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A New Technique to Puncture and Remove a PTCA Balloon that Fails to Deflate
We present the first clinical report and describe the technique of using a modified Heartrail II guiding catheter to successfully puncture and remove a coronary angioplasty balloon that failed to deflate after stent implantation. [...] 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 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pasamanickam, Kannan Rajadurai, Jeyamalar Choo, Gim-Hooi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Life-Threatening Hematuria as Initial Presentation of a Complicated Transplant Renal Artery Pseudoaneurysm
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716327In this case report, we describe the clinical course of a complicated transplant renal artery (TRA) pseudoaneurysm, clinically featured by gross and massive hematuria one month after a kidney transplant was performed on a 50 year-old male patient. TRA pseudoaneurysm is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication that may result in bleeding, infection, graft dysfunction/loss, lower limb ischemia/loss, hemorrhagic shock, and death. TRA pseudoaneurysm treatment remains challenging as it needs to be tailored to the patient characteristics including hemodynamic stability, graft f...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - September 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Miyara, Santiago J. Becker, Lance B. Guevara, Sara Lau, Lawrence Nair, Vinay V. Jandovitz, Nicholas Fahmy, Ahmed E. Grodstein, Elliot Winnick, Aaron M. Kirsch, Claudia Rolston, Daniel M. Bhaskaran, Madhu C. Hayashida, Kei Shinozaki, Koichiro Takegawa, Ryo Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

New Horizons in Lower Limb Ischemia- Pathophysiology and Management
Int J Angiol 2020; 29: 141-142 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716437 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 - August 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prasad, Kailash Elefteriades, John A. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Single versus Multiple Vessel Endovascular Tibial Artery Revascularization for Critical Limb Ischemia: A Review of the Literature
Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714662Vascular interventionalists have long debated on whether one or multiple patent tibial arteries (run-off) are necessary to treat critical limb ischemia, including ischemic rest pain and tissue loss. This review article seeks to clarify data surrounding this topic by including literature from retrospective studies, prospective studies, meta-analyses, and randomized controlled trials. Our conclusion is that revascularizing a single tibial artery to the foot is adequate for wound healing. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJour...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - August 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Anand, Gautam M. Conway, Allan M. Giangola, Gary Tags: Review Article Source Type: research