Learn More
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Giant/large peripheral cerebral aneurysms beyond the circle of Willis and middle cerebral artery (MCA) bifurcation are rare lesions, their etiopathogenesis is not completely elucidated, and their treatment is often difficult. We reviewed the etiopathologic findings available in the literature and report the results and long-term(More)
Sinus tachycardia has been reported after radiofrequency catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardia. Frequently, these patients require beta-blocking agents for symptomatic control. The purpose of this study was to evaluate prospectively the incidence of inappropriate sinus tachycardia and heart rate variability after ablation of atrioventricular(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Endovascular coiling is a well-established therapy for treating intracranial aneurysms. Nonetheless, postoperative hemodynamic changes induced by this therapy remain not fully understood. The purpose of this work is to assess the influence of coil configuration and packing density on intra-aneurysmal hemodynamics. MATERIALS AND(More)
Dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) can cause cerebral venous hypertension (VHT). The most common mechanism is due to the fact that some dAVFs can drain retrogradelly in cortical (better defined as leptomeningeal) veins (directly or after drainage in a dural sinus) causing venous engorgement and consequently an impairment of the cerebral venous drainage.(More)
SUMMARY Treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms based on critical size and predictive risk factors is generally accepted, but several factors contribute to the clinical outcome in a patient with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) secondary to a ruptured aneurysm. We decided to evaluate other parameters that might contribute to the clinical outcome of(More)
Neurotoxicity from contrast media used in angiography is a rare complication from these procedures. The infrequency with which it is encountered makes it a diagnostic challenge. We present the case of a 51-year-old male who, 30 min after successful angiography for treatment of a right carotid-ophthalmic fusiform aneurysm with a stent, developed psychomotor(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The most frequent and serious complications of endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms with Guglielmi detachable coils (GDCs) are ischemic lesions caused by thromboembolic events. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging appears to be the most sensitive technique for detecting early ischemic phenomena. We evaluated this technique for(More)
PURPOSE Morphological descriptors are practical and essential biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment selection for intracranial aneurysm management according to the current guidelines in use. Nevertheless, relatively little work has been dedicated to improve the three-dimensional quantification of aneurysmal morphology, to automate the analysis, and hence(More)
PURPOSE In this article, the authors studied the feasibility of estimating regional mechanical properties in cerebral aneurysms, integrating information extracted from imaging and physiological data with generic computational models of the arterial wall behavior. METHODS A data assimilation framework was developed to incorporate patient-specific(More)
INTRODUCTION Direct carotid artery puncture (DCP) is employed in patients with tortuous anatomy and peripheral vascular disease when the peripheral arteries are not available for vascular access. Manual compression is the only method of achieving hemostasis following DCP and, till date, the use of a closure device for DCP has been reported in only one(More)