Jeffrey S Danetz

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BACKGROUND Penetrating injuries to the axillary and subclavian vessels are a source of significant morbidity and mortality. Although the endovascular repair of such injuries has been increasingly described, an algorithm for endovascular versus conventional surgical repair has yet to be clearly defined. On the basis of institutional endovascular experience(More)
Two patients developed acute pancreatitis after mechanical thrombolysis with use of the AngioJet system. Patient 1 had undergone a remote complex revascularization of the lower extremities and presented with acute ischemia after thrombosis of his composite distal bypass. Patient 2 presented with superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome and had thrombosis of the(More)
We describe a complex case of obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract in one of Dr. Noonan's original patients. Intraoperative findings revealed pathology at the valvar, subvalvar and supravalvar positions. Patients with Noonan syndrome are traditionally described as having right-sided cardiac pathology. Review of the literature revealed(More)
OBJECTIVE We undertook this study to determine whether additional use of selective venography, compared with nonselective venography alone, reveals more abnormal anatomic venous findings that lead to changes in vena cava filter (VCF) position. METHODS From January 1998 to June 2002, 94 patients underwent VCF placement by vascular surgeons at a university(More)
PURPOSE To determine intraobserver and interobserver variability of carotid arteriography interpretation as well as the reliability of simple visual interpretation (SVI) or "eyeballing" of arteriography in the measurement of internal carotid artery stenoses. METHODS Intraobserver and interobserver measurements of 200 carotid arteriograms were performed in(More)
The preservation of internal iliac artery (IIA) flow during endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (er-AAA) remains a controversial area. Ectasia and aneurysmal disease of the iliac arteries represent a formidable challenge to the endovascular surgeon, particularly when aortic neck length and diameter are suitable for er-AAA. We describe a(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate complications after diagnostic and therapeutic endovascular procedures (DTEPs) and determine what factors are predictive. METHODS From December 2002 to December 2003, all patients undergoing DTEPs performed by university vascular surgeons in a catheterization laboratory were prospectively evaluated. Medical(More)
Nissen fundoplication is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Esophageal and gastric perforations most commonly occur in the perioperative period and carry significant morbidity. We describe a unique case of intrathoracic gastric wrap perforation and its suspected pathophysiology almost two(More)
OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that the cell volume of ventricular myocytes isolated from hearts in volume-overload congestive failure would respond differently to hypothermic cardioplegia than would sham-operated cohorts. METHODS Adult rabbits underwent either valvotomy and aortic regurgitation-induced heart failure or sham surgery. Congestive failure was(More)