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OBJECTIVES The objective of the present study was to evaluate short- and mid-term outcomes of the left subclavian artery (LSA) chimney stent implantation (LSACSI) during thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), and to summarize our experience with this technique. METHODS From June 2010 to September 2012, 59 patients (49 men; mean age of 57.4 ± 13.3(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the outcome of patients with perimembranous ventricular septal defects (VSD) after transcatheter closure. METHODS Follow up data were analyzed in 445 VSD patients [203 males, (14.2 +/- 6.8) years] underwent transcatheter closure (TCVSD) using Amplatzer occluder or homemade occluder in Fu Wai hospital from November 2002 to November(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize the clinical experience and effectiveness of endovascular stent-graft placement for the treatment of penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the descending thoracic aorta. METHODS From August 2002 to February 2006, 14 patients with penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer accepted endovascular stent-grafts placement. All patients were men,(More)
BACKGROUND Femoral artery thrombosis is one of the most common complications of catheterizations in infants and young children. This study was conducted to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of thrombolytic therapy for femoral artery thrombosis after left cardiac catheterization in children. METHODS Thrombolytic therapy with urokinase was(More)
Correspondence To the Editor: We report a strategy for an asymptomatic anastomotic pseudoaneurysm that occurred 30 years after aorta surgery. A 45-year-old male was admitted because the angiograph showed a pseudoaneurysm during an atrial fibrillation radiofrequency procedure. The patient did not have hypertension or chest pain. He had a history of thoracic(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the anesthetic effects of repeated administration of propofol combined with vitamin C in mice. METHODS Forty mice were subjected to daily intraperitoneal injections of 80 mg/kg propofol (P80 group), 70 mg/kg propofol and 50 mg/kg vitamin C (P70+Vc50 group), 55 mg/kg propofol and 100 mg/kg vitamin C (P55+Vc100 group), or 50 mg/kg(More)
BACKGROUND Endovascular aneurysm repair has revolutionized the therapeutic strategy for abdominal aortic aneurysm. However, hostile proximal aneurysmal neck and tortuosity of access vessels remain challenges in selecting optimal stent-grafts in abdominal aortic aneurysms with difficult anatomy. CASE PRESENTATION A 65-year-old woman complained of(More)