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A study of 80 patients with ruptured aortic aneurysms admitted over an eight-year period to the Intensive Care Unit of the authors' hospital was undertaken. All the information was introduced to a data base and processed for statistical treatment by use of a software program. Most patients...
From 1977 to 1989, 28 patients, 18 men and 10 women, underwent 29 proximal vertebral artery reconstructions. Indications were vertebrobasilar insufficiency in 17 patients and TIA or stroke in 6. Five were asymptomatic. Procedures performed were endarterectomy in 20, reimplantation in 5, venous...
The authors present their experience with cardiomyoplasty in 25 patients. They describe the early and late results, control of hemodynamic changes, and the optimal regimen for stimulation of the muscular graft.
A fifty-two-year-old woman presented with an acute abdomen. Operation revealed hemorrhagic infarction of the small intestine from the duodenojejunal flexure to the ileocecal junction, the gut being deeply blue. Weak pulses were palpable in the upper mesenteric artery, but no blood flow was...
For the evaluation of the severity of varicose veins, foot venous pressure (FVP) measurements utilizing manual calf compression were applied to 52 limbs with varicose veins (group V) and 12 limbs of healthy volunteers (group C). Group V was divided into three groups: group V1 comprising 37 limbs...
Extrinsic compression of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) by the median arcuate ligament (MAL) is an uncommon entity. The authors report a case of compression of the SMA by the MAL in a patient with celiac artery occlusion and intestinal angina. Arteriography and computerized tomography were...
A sixty-five-year-old woman had an inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm that was complicated by acute dissection of the descending thoracic aorta. The authors emphasize the diagnostic value of dynamic computed tomographic scanning in inflammatory aneurysms and discuss the possible mechanisms...
Endovascular placement of stents lined with prosthetic vascular graft materials offers promise in the treatment of dissections, aneurysms, and atherosclerotic occlusive disease. This study reports the development of and initial experience with polytetraflu oroethylene (PTFE) graft-stent devices...
Tears of the aortic annulus occur occasionally when the aortic valve prosthesis is seated into the annulus. If a Hall Medtronic valve or other disk-type valve is used, this tear can be visualized and repaired easily by use of a subannular suturing technique.
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