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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Cardiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acute Cardiac Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Adipositas - Ursachen, Folgeerkrankungen, Therapie     Hybrid Journal  
AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Aktuelle Kardiologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
American Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
American Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anatolian Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription  
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angéiologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
AORTA     Open Access  
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivos de cardiología de México     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argentine Journal of Cardiology (English edition)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ASEAN Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aswan Heart Centre Science & Practice Services     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atherosclerosis : X     Open Access  
Bangladesh Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Basic Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiac Electrophysiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiac Failure Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cardiocore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiogenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cardiology in Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Cardiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CardioVasc     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders - Drug Targets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Diabetology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cardiovascular Endocrinology & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cardiovascular Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular System     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Ultrasound     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra     Open Access  
Chest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 103)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 267)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Circulation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Cirugía Cardiovascular     Open Access  
Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis     Full-text available via subscription  
Clínica e Investigación en arteriosclerosis (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical and Experimental Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical Trials and Regulatory Science in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Congenital Heart Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Congestive Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cor et Vasa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Coronary Artery Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
CorSalud     Open Access  
Critical Pathways in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Cardiology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Cardiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Current Heart Failure Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Hypertension Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Hypertension Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Opinion in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Current Problems in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Research : Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Vascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CVIR Endovascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Der Kardiologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Echo Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Echocardiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Egyptian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
ESC Heart Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Cardiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart Journal : Acute Cardiovascular Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Stroke Organisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Folia Cardiologica     Open Access  
Forum Zaburzeń Metabolicznych     Hybrid Journal  
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Future Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Global Cardiology Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart and Vessels     Hybrid Journal  
Heart Failure Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Heart Failure Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heart International     Full-text available via subscription  
Heart Rhythm     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HeartRhythm Case Reports     Open Access  
Hellenic Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Herz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Hypertension Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal     Open Access  
IJC Heart & Vessels     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Heart & Vasculature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Metabolic & Endocrine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women WINCARS     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovations : Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Insuficiencia Cardíaca     Open Access  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Cardiovascular Forum Journal     Open Access  
International Journal of Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Cardiology Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
International Journal of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Hyperthermia     Open Access  
International Journal of Stroke     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access  
Interventional Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Interventional Cardiology Review     Open Access  
JACC : Basic to Translational Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
JACC : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
JACC : Heart Failure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
JAMA Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)

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  • Autoimmunity in the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and its Association with

    • Authors: Tilson; M. David
      Pages: 159 - 167
      Abstract: Smoking increases the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in both humans and mice, although the underlying mechanisms are not completely understood. An adventitial aortic antigen, AAAP-40, has been partially sequenced. It has motifs with similarities to all three fibrinogen chains and appears to be connected in evolution to a large family of proteins called fibrinogen-related proteins. Fibrinogen may undergo non-enzymatic nitration, which may result from exposure to nitric oxide in cigarette smoke. Nitration of proteins renders them more immunogenic. It has recently been reported that anti-fibrinogen antibody promotes AAA development in mice. Also, anti-fibrinogen antibodies are present in patients with AAA. These matters are reviewed in the overall context of autoimmunity in AAA. The evidence suggests that smoking amplifies an auto-immune reaction that is critical to the pathogenesis of AAA.
      Citation: Aorta 2017; 05: 159-167
      PubDate: 2018-09-24T00:00:00+01:00
      DOI: 10.12945/j.aorta.2017.17.693
      Issue No: Vol. 05, No. 06 (2018)
  • Diagnostic Utility of Chest Radiography in Predicting Long-Standing
           Systemic Arterial Hypertension

    • Authors: Sahin; Hakan, Stark, Paul
      Pages: 168 - 172
      Abstract: Purpose: To investigate the association between aortic arch width on frontal chest radiography and systemic hypertension. Methods: A total of 200 consecutive patients were included. Relationships between aortic arch width measurement on chest radiography and blood pressure measurement were investigated using Student’s t -tests and Fisher’s exact tests. Results: Twenty-five patients were normotensive (< 130/90 mmHg), and 175 were hypertensive. Using cut-off values, 136 patients had an aortic arch width ≥ 3.5 cm, and 65 had an aortic arch width ≥ 4 cm. We found a significant relationship between aortic arch width and hypertension (p < 0.001) as well between aortic arch width cut-off values of 3.5 cm and 4 cm and hypertension (p < 0.001 and p < 0.005, respectively). An aortic arch width ≥ 3.5 cm was associated with a positive likelihood ratio (LR) of 2.3, negative LR of 0.39, sensitivity of 73, specificity of 68, positive predictive value of 94, negative predictive value of 26.6, pretest odds of 7, posttest odds of 16, and posttest probability of 94%. An aortic arch width ≥ 4 cm was associated with a positive LR of 4.50, negative LR of 0.70, sensitivity of 36, specificity of 92, positive predictive value of 97, negative predictive value of 17, pretest odds of 7, posttest odds of 31.5, and posttest probability of 97%. Conclusions: Aortic arch width measurement on chest radiography can be used to predict the presence of long-standing systemic arterial hypertension.
      Citation: Aorta 2017; 05: 168-172
      PubDate: 2018-09-24T00:00:00+01:00
      DOI: 10.12945/j.aorta.2017.17.092
      Issue No: Vol. 05, No. 06 (2018)
  • Persistent Buttock Claudication after Endovascular Abdominal Aortic
           Aneurysm Repair

    • Authors: Robaldo; Alessandro, Pagliari, Stefano, Piaggio, Filippo, Colotto, Patrizio
      Pages: 173 - 176
      Abstract: We describe the successful surgical treatment of a 71-year-old man affected by right buttock claudication after a right internal iliac artery (IIA) coil embolization as an adjunct to endovascular iliac artery aneurysm repair. Computed tomography angiography revealed extensive aortoiliac calcifications and thrombus in the vessel walls. Despite patency of the contralateral IIA and preservation of right distal collateral flow through ipsilateral hypogastric branches, the symptom was persistent and disabling. The high-risk patient underwent an “open” repair of the infrarenal abdominal aneurysm with removal of the entire stent-graft and concomitant revascularization of the right IIA. Post-operative recovery was uneventful, and the patient remained asymptomatic during a 30-month follow-up. This case underscores the importance of considering all potential solutions, including open surgery, to preserve pelvic inflow after aortoiliac stent grafting, particularly for high-risk patients with vulnerable plaque and higher risk of thrombus embolization.
      Citation: Aorta 2017; 05: 173-176
      PubDate: 2018-09-24T00:00:00+01:00
      DOI: 10.12945/j.aorta.2017.17.036
      Issue No: Vol. 05, No. 06 (2018)
  • Single-stage Endovascular Treatment of a Penetrating Aortic Ulcer with a
           Concomitant “Isolated” Iliac Aneurysm

    • Authors: Hu; Haidi, Guo, Jianming, Bai, Hualong, Dardik, Alan
      Pages: 177 - 180
      Abstract: Penetrating aortic ulcer (PAU) is an acute aortic syndrome that can proceed to life-threatening aortic dissection or even aortic rupture. Isolated iliac aneurysms are relatively rare and often asymptomatic due to their deep pelvic location but are frequently associated with high mortality with rupture. We report a case of a 68-year-old man with a symptomatic penetrating ulcer in the descending aorta and an asymptomatic right iliac aneurysm involving the common and internal iliac arteries. The patient was successfully treated by endovascular repair in a single-stage manner using stent grafts in the descending aorta and right common iliac artery after coil embolization of the right internal iliac artery. Follow-up imaging showed complete resolution of the PAU and exclusion of the right iliac aneurysm without endoleak. Aggressive endovascular treatment for a symptomatic PAU with an asymptomatic isolated iliac aneurysm is feasible and allows complete treatment of vascular pathology at a single time.
      Citation: Aorta 2017; 05: 177-180
      PubDate: 2018-09-24T00:00:00+01:00
      DOI: 10.12945/j.aorta.2017.17.040
      Issue No: Vol. 05, No. 06 (2018)
  • Use of Iliac Branch Device for Endovascular Treatment for Abdominal Aorta
           Aneurysm with Small Diameter Neck

    • Authors: Rossi; Umberto G., Santuari, Davide, Dallatana, Raffaello, Cariati, Maurizio
      Pages: 181 - 183
      Abstract: We present the case of a 78-year-old woman with a 4.5-cm symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm with a small diameter (13-mm diameter) infrarenal aortic neck who underwent endovascular treatment using an iliac branch device as a bifurcated aortic stent-graft.
      Citation: Aorta 2017; 05: 181-183
      PubDate: 2018-09-24T00:00:00+01:00
      DOI: 10.12945/j.aorta.2017.17.056
      Issue No: Vol. 05, No. 06 (2018)
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      DOI: 10.12945/j.aorta.2017.17.115

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  • Distribution of Thoracic Aortic Calcifications in Patients Undergoing
           Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

    • Authors: Diken; Adem Ilkay, Yalçınkaya, Adnan, Özyalçın, Sertan
      Pages: 132 - 138
      Abstract: Background: In procedures involving surgical maneuvers such as cannulation, clamping, or proximal anastomosis where aortic manipulation is inevitable, a preliminary assessment of atherosclerotic plaques bears clinical significance. In the present study, our aim was to evaluate the frequency and distribution of aortic calcifications in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery to propose a morphological classification system. Methods: A total of 443 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease were included in this study. Preoperative non-contrast enhanced computed tomography images, in-hospital follow-up data, and patient characteristics were retrospectively evaluated. Results: Whereas 33% of patients had no calcifications at any site in the aorta, 7.9%, 75.4%, and 16.7% had calcifications in the ascending aorta, aortic arch, and descending aorta, respectively. Focal small calcifications were the most common type of lesions in the ascending aorta (3.9%), whereas 9 patients (1.4%) had porcelain ascending aorta. We defined four types of patients with increasing severity and extent of calcifications. Conclusions: Based on the frequency and distribution of calcifications in the thoracic aorta, we propose a classification system from least to most severe for coronary artery disease patients who are candidates for CABG.
      Citation: Aorta 2017; 05: 132-138
      PubDate: 2018-09-24T00:00:00+01:00
      DOI: 10.12945/j.aorta.2017.17.035
      Issue No: Vol. 05, No. 05 (2018)
  • Surgical Treatment of Annuloaortic Ectasia – Replace or Repair'

    • Authors: Martino; Andrea De, Re, Federico Del, Blasi, Stefania, Celiento, Michele, Ravenni, Giacomo, Pratali, Stefano, Milano, Aldo D., Bortolotti, Uberto
      Pages: 139 - 147
      Abstract: Background: Patients with annuloaortic ectasia may be surgically treated with modified Bentall or David I valve-sparing procedures. Here, we compared the long-term results of these procedures. Methods: A total of 181 patients with annuloaortic ectasia underwent modified Bentall (102 patients, Group 1) or David I (79 patients, Group 2) procedures from 1994 to 2015. Mean age was 62 ± 11 years in Group 1 and 64 ± 16 years in Group 2. Group 1 patients were in poorer health, with a lower ejection fraction and higher functional class. Results: Early mortality was 3% in Group 1 and 2.5% in Group 2. Patients undergoing a modified Bentall procedure had a higher incidence of thromboembolism and hemorrhage, whereas those undergoing a David I procedure had a higher incidence of endocarditis. Actuarial survival was 70 ± 6% at 15 years in Group 1 and 84 ± 7% at 10 years in Group 2. Actuarial freedom from reoperation was 97 ± 2% at 15 years in Group 1 and 84 ± 7% at 10 years in Group 2. In Group 2, freedom from procedure-related reoperations was 98 ± 2% at 10 years. At last follow-up, no cases of moderate or severe aortic regurgitation were observed. Conclusions: The modified Bentall and David I procedures showed excellent early and late results. The modified Bentall procedure with a mechanical conduit was associated with thromboembolic and hemorrhagic complications, whereas the David I procedure was associated with unexplained occurrences of endocarditis. Thus, the David I procedure appears to be safe, reproducible, and capable of achieving stable aortic valve repair and is therefore our currently preferred solution for patients with annuloaortic ectasia. However, the much shorter follow-up for David I patients limits the strength of our comparison between the two techniques.
      Citation: Aorta 2017; 05: 139-147
      PubDate: 2018-09-24T00:00:00+01:00
      DOI: 10.12945/j.aorta.2017.17.044
      Issue No: Vol. 05, No. 05 (2018)
  • Factors Affecting Follow-Up Compliance in Patients After Endovascular
           Aneurysm Repair

    • Authors: Jasinski; Patrick T., Labropoulos, Nicos, Christoforatos, Olympia G., Tassiopoulos, Apostolos K.
      Pages: 148 - 156
      Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate potential factors affecting patient non-compliance after endovascular aneurysm repair. Method: We performed a retrospective review of patients undergoing elective or emergency endovascular repair for thoracic, abdominal aorta, or iliac artery aneurysm at a single institution from November 2007 to March 2014. Compliance to follow-up at 1, 6, and 12 months was assessed. Factors evaluated included patient demographics, size of aneurysm, distance between the patient’s residence and outpatient clinic, urgency of surgery, and time of year in which the follow-up visits were scheduled. Results: During the study period, 205 patients (75% male and 25% female) fulfilled the inclusion criteria. One-month mortality was 1.1% for elective procedures and 16.1% for emergency procedures (p = 0.001). Overall mortality at 12 months was 6.3% and 32.3% for elective and emergency procedures, respectively (p = 0.0002). Highest compliance was observed at 1 month, with 184 patients (93%) attending. A significant decrease was seen at 6 (n = 102, 54%) and 12 (n = 89, 48%) months. At the 12-month mark, a larger proportion of minority patients were non-compliant compared with Caucasian patients. Confounders for non-compliance were analyzed using multivariate analysis, and statistical significance was found for widowed marital status (p = 0.008), travel distance>25 miles to the outpatient clinic (p = 0.032), and emergency repair of aneurysms (p = 0.022). Conclusion: Despite emphasizing the importance of follow-up after endovascular aortic procedures, almost half of the treated patients were non-compliant. Our study identified travel distance, marital status, and urgency of surgery as factors that may affect patients’ compliance to scheduled follow-up visits.
      Citation: Aorta 2017; 05: 148-156
      PubDate: 2018-09-24T00:00:00+01:00
      DOI: 10.12945/j.aorta.2017.17.046
      Issue No: Vol. 05, No. 05 (2018)
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      DOI: 10.12945/j.aorta.2017.17.097

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  • Therapeutic Alternatives in the Management of Late Complications of
           Surgery for Isolated Coarctation of the Aorta

    • Authors: Tabry; Imad, Rush, Michael
      Abstract: Despite initial technical success in the treatment of coarctation of aorta, late recurrence and/or development of aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms frequently prompt reintervention. The authors hereby present such a patient whose management required more than a single intervention to treat his complex anatomy, and they discuss the therapeutic alternatives under similar circumstances.
      Citation: Aorta ; : -
      PubDate: 2018-09-12T00:00:00+01:00
      DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1669435
  • Aortic Dysfunction in Mitral Regurgitation Due to Floppy Mitral
           Valve/Mitral Valve Prolapse

    • Authors: Mowafy; Hatem, Lilly, Scott, Orsinelli, David A., Rushing, Gregory, Crestanello, Juan, Boudoulas, Konstantinos Dean
      Abstract: Background Floppy mitral valve/mitral valve prolapse (FMV/MVP), a heritable disorder of connective tissue, often leads to mitral regurgitation (MR) and is the most common cause for mitral valve surgery in developed countries. Connective tissue disorders may affect aortic function, and a stiff aorta may increase the severity of MR. Aortic function, however, has not been studied in FMV/MVP with MR. Methods A total of 17 patients (11 men, 6 women) with FMV/MVP and significant MR were compared with 20 controls matched for age and gender. Aortic diameters (AoD) were measured from left ventriculogram at 2 and 4 cm above the aortic valve. Aortic pressures were measured directly using fluid-filled catheters. Aortic distensibility was calculated using the formula: 2(systolic AoD—diastolic AoD)/(diastolic AoD x pulse pressure). Results Aortic distensibility was significantly lower in FMV/MVP compared with control at 2 cm above the aortic valve (1.00 ± 0.19 versus 3.78 ± 1.10 10−3 mm Hg−1, respectively; p = 0.027) and 4 cm above the aortic valve (0.89 ± 0.16 versus 3.22 ± 0.19 10−3 mm Hg−1, respectively; p = 0.007). FMV/MVP patients had greater left ventricular (LV) end-systolic (88 ± 72 mL versus 35 ± 15 mL, p = 0.002) and end-diastolic (165 ± 89 mL versus 100 ± 41 mL, p = 0.005) volumes, and lower LV ejection fraction, compared with control (50 ± 12% versus 57 ± 6%, p = 0.034). Conclusion Aortic distensibility is decreased (consistent with a stiff aorta) in patients with FMV/MVP and MR. A stiff aorta may increase the severity of MR. Thus, abnormal aortic function, which also deteriorates with age, may play an important role in the natural history of MR due to FMV/MVP.
      Citation: Aorta ; : -
      PubDate: 2018-09-12T00:00:00+01:00
      DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1669417
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