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VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten

Paul Gressenberger
Administration of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the treatment of venous thrombotic events (VTE) or non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is now standard of care and has demonstrated clinical efficacy and safety in numerous clinical studies. Usually these substances have lower overall mortality and less risk of cerebral hemorrhage, but depending on the substance and study, they are more likely to cause gastrointestinal bleeding than vitamin K antagonists (VKA), the medication that used to be standard for VTE and AF...
February 5, 2019: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Tim Sebastian, Rolf P Engelberger, David Spirk, Lawrence O Hakki, Frederic A Baumann, Rebecca S Spescha, Nils Kucher
BACKGROUND: The optimal duration of anticoagulation therapy (AT) following catheter-based therapy of acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (IFDVT) with stent placement is unknown. Theoretically, resolving the underlying obstructive iliac vein lesion by a stent may eliminate the main trigger for recurrence, the post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), and the need for extended-duration AT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 113 patients with acute IFDVT who underwent endovascular thrombus removal and stent placement, we compared patency rates and clinical outcomes between 58 patients on limited-duration AT (3-12 month) and 55 patients on extended-duration AT (> 12 months)...
January 22, 2019: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Vasileios Rafailidis, Konstantinos Notas, Evangelos Destanis, Konstantinos Kouskouras, Ioannis Chryssogonidis, Chrysostomos Xerras, Afroditi Charitanti-Kouridou, Thomas Tegos
BACKGROUND: Carotid dissection is a rare disease, mainly affecting young and middle-aged patients potentially ending up in stroke. Multimodality imaging plays an essential role, both in terms of prompt and accurate diagnosis and follow-up of this entity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We herein present a case series of patients with internal carotid artery dissection and compare the various imaging findings of ultrasonography, multidetector computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiography, with a purpose to illustrate the value of multimodality imaging in the diagnosis of carotid dissection...
December 12, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Jonathan Bath, Jamie B Smith, Robin L Kruse, Todd R Vogel
BACKGROUND: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of thirty-day readmission after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Inpatients (2009-2016) undergoing elective AAA repair were selected from the multicenter Cerner Health Facts® database using ICD-9 procedure codes. We identified characteristics associated with 30-day readmission with chi-square analysis and logistic regression. RESULTS: 4,723 patients undergoing elective AAA procedures were identified; 3,101 endovascular aneurysm repairs (EVAR) and 1,622 open procedures...
December 12, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Vinko Boc, Mojca Božic Mijovski, Maja Pohar Perme, Ales Blinc
BACKGROUND: The role of genetic polymorphisms in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is incompletely understood. We tested whether selected single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were associated with PAD and with adverse events in an observational study cohort. Also, the role of diabetes and smoking was studied. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 742 patients with PAD and 713 age- and gender-matched control subjects were subjected to yearly physical and laboratory investigations and were managed for 5 years according to the European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention...
December 11, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Michael Lichtenberg, Rick de Graaf, Wilhelm F Stahlhoff, Ahmet Özkapi, Maria Simon, Frank Breuckmann
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the patency and clinical symptom relief following the usage of the sinus-Obliquus venous stent in the endovascular treatment of venous obstruction of the ilio-femoral track in short-term. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 48 patients (62 % female, mean age 57 years) with chronic unilateral post-thrombotic obstruction (PTO) and non-thrombotic iliac vein obstructive lesions (NIVL) without involvement of inferior vena cava receiving a sinus-Obliquus venous stent was included in the analysis...
December 10, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Sara Manzocchi Besson, Nicole Jastrow Meyer, Henri Bounameaux, Giorgio C La Scala, Anne-Marie Calza, Hasan Yilmaz, Marc Righini, Helia Robert-Ebadi
Pregnancy can influence the development and progression of congenital arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and thus lead to life-threatening complications for the mother and fetus like high output cardiac failure and premature delivery. The simultaneous presence of a capillary malformation and AVM strongly suggests a RASA1 related disorder. Keywords: Arteriovenous malformations, capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation, capillaries/abnormalities, port-wine stain, pregnancy, RASA1 protein.
December 10, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Tilo Kölbel, Thea Schwaneberg, Holger Diener, Ralf Hohnhold, Eike Sebastian Debus, Henrik Christian Rieß
BACKGROUND: Worldwide prevalence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is increasing and peripheral vascular intervention (PVI) has become the primary invasive treatment. There is evidence that multidisciplinary team decision-making (MTD) has an impact on in-hospital outcomes. This study aims to depict practice patterns and time changes regarding MTD of different medical specialties. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study design. 20,748 invasive, percutaneous PVI of PAD conducted in the metropolitan area of Hamburg (Germany) were consecutively collected between January 2004 and December 2014...
December 10, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Theodore G Papaioannou, Evangelos Oikonomou, George Lazaros, Evangelia Christoforatou, Georgia Vogiatzi, Sotiris Tsalamandris, Christos Chasikidis, Aimilios Kalambogias, Timoleon Mavratzas, Eythymia Stofa, Vasiliki-Chara Mystakidi, George Latsios, Spyridon Deftereos, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: The 2017 ACC/AHA blood pressure (BP) guidelines generated controversies due to the new proposed BP cut-off values defining hypertension. We aimed to assess aortic stiffness of subjects who are reclassified as stage 1 hypertensive according to the new guidelines and compare them with the subjects of "elevated BP" category. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from the "Corinthia" study, an observational, cross-sectional survey of 2,043 participants were analyzed...
December 10, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Michael K W Lichtenberg, Rick de Graaf, Wilhelm F Stahlhoff, Ahmet Özkapi, Tienush Rassaf, Frank Breuckmann
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the patency and clinical symptom relief of the Venovo venous stent in the endovascular treatment of non-thrombotic (NIVL) or post-thrombotic venous obstruction (PTO) of the iliofemoral track over a period of 6 months. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 80 patients (45 female, mean age 57 years) treated in 2016 and 2017 were included in the Arnsberg venous registry. Clinical improvement was determined by the revised venous clinical severity score (rVCSS) as well as the clinical, etiologic, anatomic and pathophysiologic (CEAP) score...
November 19, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Joël Constans, Alessandra Bura-Rivière, Adriana Visona, Marianne Brodmann, Pierre Abraham, Dan-Mircea Olinic, Juraj Madaric, Sabine Steiner, Isabelle Quéré, Lucia Mazzolai, Jill Belch, Christian Heiss, Zsolt Pécsvárady, Karel Roztocil, Mary-Paula Colgan, Dragan Vasic, Anders Gottsäter, Evangelos Dimakakos, Ali Chraim, Pavel Poredoš, Patrick H Carpentier, Jean-Claude Wautrecht, Agata Stanek, Vinco Boc
Chronic critical lower limb ischemia (CLI) has been defined as ischemia that endangers the leg. An attempt was made to give a precise definition of CLI, based on clinical and hemodynamic data (Second European Consensus). CLI may be easily defined from a clinical point of view as rest pain of the distal foot or gangrene or ulceration. It is probably useful to add leg ulcers of other origin which do not heal because of severe ischemia, and to consider the impact of frailty on adverse outcome. From a hemodynamic viewpoint there is no consensus and most of the existing classifications are not based upon evidence...
November 19, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Aleksandra Tuleja, Christoph Thalhammer
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January 2019: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Sasan Partovi, Brian B Ghoshajjra
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January 2019: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Andreas S Peters, Markus Wortmann, Thomas H Fleming, Peter P Nawroth, Thomas Bruckner, Dittmar Böckler, Maani Hakimi
BACKGROUND: The enzyme glyoxalase1 (GLO1) is the main opponent in the degradation of the reactive metabolite methylglyoxal (MG), which by glycation of macromolecules is involved in atherogenesis. Reduced GLO1-activity in atherosclerotic tissue is known to be associated with diabetes. It has been shown that treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes with metformin leads to increased GLO1-activity in peripheral-blood-cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether metformin treatment increases GLO1-activity in atherosclerotic lesions of patients with type 2 diabetes...
November 13, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Richard Shemilt, Hala Bagabir, Chim Lang, Faisel Khan
Far-infrared (FIR) is a form of thermal radiation, which may have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health. Clinical studies suggest that FIR irradiation may have therapeutic effects in heart failure, myocardial ischaemia and may improve flow and survival of arteriovenous fistula. Animal studies have suggested a wide range of potential mechanisms involving endothelial nitric oxide synthase and nitric oxide bioavailability, oxidative stress, heat shock proteins and endothelial precursor cells. However, the exact cellular and molecular mechanism of FIR on the cardiovascular system remains elusive...
November 13, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Stephen Hofmeister, Matthew B Thomas, Joseph Paulisin, Nicolas J Mouawad
The management of vascular emergencies is dependent on rapid identification and confirmation of the diagnosis with concurrent patient stabilization prior to immediate transfer to the operating suite. A variety of technological advances in diagnostic imaging as well as the advent of minimally invasive endovascular interventions have shifted the contemporary treatment algorithms of such pathologies. This review provides a comprehensive discussion on the current state and future trends in the management of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms as well as acute aortic dissections...
November 8, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Giovanna Negrão de Figueiredo, Katharina Müller-Peltzer, Vincent Schwarze, Johannes Rübenthaler, Dirk-André Clevert
Conventional ultrasound is worldwide the first-line imaging modality for the prompt diagnosis in the daily practice because it is a cost-effective and easy to perform technique. The additional application of contrast media has been used to enhance the intravascular contrast and to improve the imaging diagnostic accuracy in the detection, classification and follow-up of vascular pathologies. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound has the advantage of being a safe, fast and dynamic non-invasive imaging tool with excellent results in the diagnosis of acute aortic pathologies, especially the detection of endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair...
November 7, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Mirko Hirschl, Michael Kundi
BACKGROUND: In randomized controlled trials (RCTs) direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) showed a superior risk-benefit profile in comparison to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Patients enrolled in such studies do not necessarily reflect the whole target population treated in real-world practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: By a systematic literature search, 88 studies including 3,351,628 patients providing over 2.9 million patient-years of follow-up were identified...
November 5, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Alex Wallace, Yash Pershad, Aman Saini, Sadeer Alzubaidi, Sailendra Naidu, Grace Knuttinen, Rahmi Oklu
Acute limb ischemia (ALI), a subclass of critical limb ischemia, is a medical emergency. The cause of ALI is usually thrombotic or embolic in nature, and the specific etiology often dictates the appropriate therapy. While the diagnosis is a clinical with common presenting symptoms, advances in ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance technology have impacted the diagnosis and subsequent therapy. In ALI, the time to revascularization is critical and computed tomography angiography (CTA) provides a highly sensitive and specific technique for rapidly identifying occlusions and precisely defining vascular anatomy prior to interventions...
October 30, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
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