Robert L. McGregor

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A 35 year-old asymptomatic Caucasian female with a family history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) was referred for cardiologic evaluation. The electrocardiogram and transthoracic echocardiogram were normal. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) was performed for further assessment of myocardial function and presence of myocardial scar. CMR showed(More)
PURPOSE To determine prospectively the safety and efficacy of the blood-pool contrast agent gadofosveset trisodium in renal artery magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Gadofosveset (0.03 mmol/kg) was administered to adult patients with known or suspected renal arterial disease in a multi-center phase 3 single dose study. The drug(More)
With the latest high-end computing nodes combining shared-memory multiprocessing with hardware multithreading, new scheduling policies are necessary for workloads consisting of multithreaded applications. The use of hybrid multiprocessors presents schedulers with the problem of job pairing, i.e. deciding which specific jobs can share each processor with(More)
Further to the rapid enlargement of an aneurysm to 5.6 cm in diameter after 3 years of surveillance, a 79-year-old patient was fitted with a Vanguard modular stent graft and monitored on a regular basis for 6 years. Two years later, the aneurysmal sac ruptured. The patient died 1 month after an open surgery. The device was devoid of any encapsulation and(More)
Numerous endovascular stent grafts to treat intrarenal aortic aneurysms are now commercially available, and many new concepts are currently in development worldwide. In order to objectively quantify their outcomes, we propose a detailed protocol to examine a reference device that was harvested from a patient who died a few hours after endovascular(More)
Six Talent stent-grafts were harvested at reoperations (N=5) and autopsy (N=1). The explants were observed nondestructively, including gross morphology, X-rays, CT scans and closed pressure system analysis. The Nitinol frames in three devices harvested at reoperations and another harvested at autopsy were intact. One had a stent fracture of the proximal(More)
Cardiac tamponade (CT) is a pathophysiologic continuum where hemodynamic embarrassment occurs as a result of progressive, decreased venous return that impairs diastolic ventricular filling, which in turn, when uncorrected, severely compromises cardiac output. While CT is classically associated with high intrapericardial pressures due to rapidly accumulating(More)
Severely angulated (> 60 degrees ) or short (< 15 mm) proximal necks remain significant anatomical limitations for endovascular stent-graft repairs for abdominal aortic aneurysms. Ensuring proper proximal fixation of the stent-graft to the host artery without the short-or long-term risks of endoleak or migration represents a particular technical challenge(More)
A patient was fitted with an Anaconda stent graft for which there was a persistent type II endoleak. Two subsequent attempts at embolization were unable to resolve the endoleak. The diameter of the aneurysm varied initially from 5.5 cm in diameter down to 4.8 cm but then later re-dilated to 6.1 cm, with evidence of persistent flow into the aneurysmal sac(More)