Michael H. Salinger

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An 85-year-old man was found to have a 9 cm diameter true aneurysm of an obtuse marginal saphenous vein graft. The graft was fed by a relatively narrow neck from the proximal remnant of the obtuse marginal graft 10 years after prior coronary artery bypass graft surgery. An Amplatzer vascular plug was used successfully to occlude the neck of the aneurysm.(More)
BACKGROUND Paravalvular leak (PVL) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is associated with less good outcomes. The use of percutaneous plugs is among the strategies to treat PVL after TAVR. Plugs have been limited by the need to pass 4-6 F delivery sheaths between the TAVR stent frame and the native valve leaflets. METHODS The study(More)
BACKGROUND Little has been reported regarding the utility or outcomes of femoral venous vascular closure using arterial suture closure devices. We describe results using a pre-closure approach with a 6 French (Fr) Perclose Closer S device in patients who underwent antegrade aortic valvuloplasty using 14 Fr percutaneous femoral venous access catheters. (More)
The success of organ transplantation is related to advances in immunosuppressive therapy. These medications are associated with medical complications including bone damage. The objective of this study was to estimate and compare age, gender-specific fracture incidence between transplant recipients, and a large sample representative of the civilian(More)
Transient left ventricular apical hypokinesis results in a typical ampullary shape and has been described as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM). We report a case of TCM with the rare complication of left ventricular thrombus formation. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging aided the diagnosis by characterizing the non-enhancing mass and evaluating the surrounding(More)
Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) has been limited predominantly to a palliative treatment for poor surgical candidates with critical aortic stenosis and multiple high-risk or comorbid conditions. The most commonly used technique for BAV is the retrograde approach, in which the balloon is passed via the femoral artery using 12-14 Fr sheaths.(More)
Aortic insufficiency (AI) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is difficult to manage when associated with congestive heart failure. AI after balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) may be catastrophic, especially in patients who are not candidates for TAVR. We describe the use of urgent temporary pacing, followed by permanent pacing, to increase(More)
We describe percutaneous closure of an unusual paravalvular leak, with a communication from the noncoronary cusp of the aortic valve to the left atrium adjacent to a St. Jude mitral valve prosthesis, in the absence of an infection. The patient presented with worsening dyspnea and edema. The anatomic location of the valve annulus adjacent to the noncoronary(More)
Donor sinus node dysfunction is an uncommon event after orthotopic heart transplantation. In the past treatment of persistent symptomatic bradycardia in the setting of orthotopic heart transplantation has been accomplished by implantation of a single transvenous lead system with loss of atrioventricular synchrony and rate responsiveness or by implantation(More)