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BACKGROUND Atherosclerotic renovascular disease is increasingly recognized as an important cause of renal failure in patients over 60 years of age but the processes leading to renal dysfunction have not been defined. We have examined the relationship between renal artery stenosis and individual renal function in patients with atherosclerotic renal artery(More)
The first case of non-operative occlusion of a large coronary to bronchial anastomosis is described. The patient who had severe angina had also a critical stenosis of the anterior descending coronary artery which was successfully dilated by an angioplasty procedure. An occluding balloon was detached in the large distal circumflex coronary artery, beyond all(More)
S ystolic blood pressure (SBP) is amplified along conduit arteries such that peripheral SBP (pSBP) measured at the brachial or radial artery usually exceeds central aortic sys-tolic pressure (cSBP) at the aortic root. 1 By contrast, mean arterial pressure (MAP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) are almost identical at central and peripheral sites. 2 In(More)
To the Editor: We would like to congratulate Milne et al, 1 because they conducted this study, which covers a great gap about the validity and feasibility of devices for noninvasive estimation of central blood pressure (c-BP) in children. This will be a reference article and thus it is critical to clarify a few issues. Both ART.LAB and SphygmoCor(More)
BACKGROUND The erosion of the early mortality advantage of elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) compared with open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm remains without a satisfactory explanation. METHODS An individual-patient data meta-analysis of four multicentre randomized trials of EVAR versus open repair was conducted to a prespecified analysis(More)