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BACKGROUND Myocardial and renal injury commonly contribute to perioperative morbidity and mortality after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a phenomenon whereby brief periods of ischemia followed by reperfusion in one organ provide systemic protection from prolonged ischemia. To investigate whether remote(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Inflammation is a recognized risk factor for the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. The study explores the relationship between the degree of Magnetic Resonance (MR)-defined inflammation using Ultra Small Super-Paramagnetic Iron Oxide (USPIO) particles and the severity of luminal stenosis in asymptomatic carotid plaques. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES There is considerable evidence that patients with carotid artery stenosis treated immediately after the ischaemic cerebrovascular event have a better clinical outcome than those who have delayed treatment. Biomechanical assessment of carotid plaques using high-resolution MRI can help examine the relationship between the timing of carotid plaque(More)
BACKGROUND Visceral artery aneurysms although rare, have very high mortality if they rupture. CASE PRESENTATION An interesting case of a bleeding inferior pancreaticduodenal artery aneurysm is reported in a young patient who presented with hypovolemic shock while being treated in the hospital after undergoing total knee replacement. Endovascular(More)
Low-molecular weight heparin has theoretical advantages over aspirin and dipyridamole in maintaining vascular-graft patency by virtue of its better antithrombotic effect and antiproliferative activity on vascular, smooth-muscle cells. We tested the hypothesis that low-molecular weight heparin would be more effective than aspirin and dipyridamole in(More)
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