Aim: The use of shockwave lithotripsy for the treatment of heavily calcified atherosclerotic plaques before stenting showed great results in terms of feasibility and safety with favorable initial success. Evidence suggests that it is a useful tool to treat calcified lesions in peripheral and coronary arteries. Here, we describe the case of a patien...
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology
Background: Atherosclerosis progresses later and with fewer complicated plaques in cerebral arteries than in peripheral arteries. The internal elastic lamina has been proposed to be important for the migration of smooth muscle cells into the intima during intimal thickening and atherosclerosis. Methods: A total of 280 segments were retrieved from 1...
VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten
Rotarex thrombectomy has excellent immediate results with a low rate of failures and complications. In comparison to thrombolysis, it enables the fast and efficient treatment of acute and subacute occlusions of peripheral arteries in one session.
Magnetic resonance in medicine
Simultaneous static and cine NEMRA of the peripheral arteries is feasible. Multi-shot acquisition and HYPR reconstruction can be used to improve arterial conspicuity and temporal resolution.
Cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an important tool for the clinical evaluation of patients with cardiovascular disease. Since its introduction in the late 1980s, 2-dimensional phase contrast MRI (2D PC-MRI) has become a routine part of standard-of-care cardiac MRI for the assessment of regional blood flow in the heart and great vessels. ...
Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI
To prospectively compare single dose gadobenate dimeglumine with double dose gadopentetate dimeglumine for CE-MRA in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) using an intra-individual crossover study design in which all patients received both contrast agents in otherwise identical CE-MRA examinations. Institutional review board an...
Biomedical signal processing and control
Synchronization of the contrast bolus peak and CT imaging aperture is a crucial issue for computed tomography angiography (CTA). It affects the CTA image quality and the amount of contrast dose. A whole-body CTA procedure means to scan from the abdominal aorta to pedal arteries. In this context, the synchronization is much more difficult with the a...
Heart (British Cardiac Society)
British journal of clinical pharmacology
In normal subjects, rizatriptan 10 mg orally had only a small transient vasoconstrictor effect on peripheral arteries compared with the sustained and more pronounced effect of 0.25 mg i.v. ergotamine. Furthermore, rizatriptan exerted no additional effect on ergotamine-induced constriction of peripheral arteries when the two drugs were given in comb...
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
Purpose. The SARIS study (effect of Statin on Atherosclerosis and vascular Remodeling assessed with Intravascular Sonography) is a prospective randomized multicenter trial designed to assess both morphological and functional cardiovascular effects of atorvastatin. Methods. Participating centers will include 50 patients with normal to mildly elevate...