Objectives: There is still much controversy about whether meteorological conditions influence the occurrence of acute aortic dissection (AAD). The aim of the present study is to investigate the possible correlation between atmospheric pressure, temperature, lunar cycle and the event of aortic dissection in our patient population.
Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2016
Patency of Reverse Saphenous Vein Graft for Revascularization of Lower Limbs in Diabetic Patients
Objectives: Diabetic patients are prone to early development of vasculopathy, resulting in lower limb ischemia, which can lead to non-healing ulcers, foot infection, loss of limb, and even death.
The use of Cilostazol in Diabetic Patients
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reported that the global prevalence of diabetes (DM) in adults was 8.3% in 2013 expecting to rise beyond 592 million by 2035 with a 10.1% global prevalence .
An Atypical Giant Right Atrial Myxoma Presented with Minimal Symptoms
Myxomas are the most common primary cardiac tumors, rarely found in the right atrium. Myxomas usually seen in women, typically between the ages of 40 and 60.
Ex Situ Repair of Pre-Hilar Aneurysmal Lesion of the Renal Artery
We report a case of a 54-year-old-man with a renal artery aneurysm, treated by ex-situ repair.
Carotid Artery Stenting and Concomitant Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting or other Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Almost 8% to 14% of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have significant internal carotid artery stenosis requiring treatment .
Bronchial Artery Embolization for Moderate to Massive Hemoptysis
Purpose of study: Hemoptysis is a common emergency coming to the pulmonary medicine and general Medicine department. Massive hemoptysis has high mortality even after surgical treatment. Bronchial artery embolization is an effective alternative to surgery for controlling hemoptysis, with high success rate.
Staged Ultrasound-Assisted Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis for Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism: "All with one Catheter-Technique"
A 70-year-old male presented with two days increasing dyspnea. His past medical history was notable for deep venous thrombosis with consecutive pulmonary embolism (PE). Diagnostic workup showed normal blood pressure (130/80mmHg), sinus tachycardia with SIQIII-pattern on electrocardiogram, and elevation of troponin (0.22ng/nl).
Infra-Inguinal Aneurysms - Threat to Life and Limb?
Objectives: To assess the outcomes of infra-inguinal aneurysms admitted to a regional vascular unit.
Methods: All patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of infra inguinal aneurysms were identified from clinical coding lists over a four-year period (January 2008-May 2012). All patients were identified through clinical coding and records were checked to confirm diagnosis, management and outcome, with data analysed using SPSS v18.
Volume 1 Issue 1 - 2015
Celiac Arterioenteric Fistula after Open Repair of Celiac Artery Aneurysm - Case Report
In a patient with a known history of aortic surgery, presence of upper gastrointestinal bleeding requires a high index suspicion for the possibility of aorto-enteric fistula. Aorto-enteric fistula is an uncommon but known complication occurring after abdominal aortic reconstruction. However, there are few reported cases of enteric fistulas arising after splanchnic artery aneurysm repair.
Popliteal Artery Pseudoaneurysm after Prolonged Stress Position
A 56-year-old man with past medical history of hypertension on treatment with valsartan and left fibula fracture 15 years ago, presented with a 2-month history of paresthesia on the left lower limb after working many hours on a vineyard in a squatting position.
Herpes Zoster Masquerading as Acute Coronary Syndrome
A 65 year old male presented to the causality department of our hospital with one day history of burning chest pain in the right upper half of the chest radiating to the right axilla & the left precordial region associated with diaphoresis.
Management of a Common Iliac Artery Aneurysm Causing Contralateral Iliac Venous Thrombosis
A 73-year-old male patient was diagnosed with thrombotic obstruction of the left common iliac vein (LCIV). Computed tomography imaging revealed a known -under follow-up- isolated aneurysm of the right common iliac artery that seemed to directly obstruct the LCIV. Given the patient's renal insufficiency as well as the size and anatomy of the aneurysm, the patient underwent open repair.
Endovascular Interventions for Infra-Inguinal Arterial Disease: Collecting Evidence to Expand Indications
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common manifestation of atherosclerosis, with a prevalence of 29% in those older than 70 years or aged 50-70 years who are either smokers or diabetic [1,2]. The majority of persons with this condition are asymptomatic, and less a fifth report typical intermittent claudication .
Effective Percutaneous Repositioning of an Active Fixation ICD Lead
We report a case of effective trans catheter repositioning of an ICD lead that was displaced during a trans venous extraction procedure of another malfunctioning ICD lead. This original technique was effective also in screwing-in the active fixation tip of the lead. Skilled operators could take into account this technique to avoid the re-opening of the device pocket, when dealing with specific situations at high risk of infection.
Absent Inferior Vena Cava with Recurrent Deep Venous Thrombosis
Introduction: A congenitally absent inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare condition that is recognized to be associated with deep venous thrombosis (DVT), especially in young adults. It may be not apparent until later in life.
Case presentation: a previously healthy 24 years old male presented with left leg swelling and pain during walking, two years ago. During this admission he was investigated and diagnosed as absent IVC. He developed same manifestation but this time of the right side one year later.
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