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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a rare inherited disease of connective tissue. Patients with type IV Ehlers-Danlos syndrome are likely to present with arterial disorders such as aneurysm or dissection. We report a 20-year-old man with type IV Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in whom a subclavian arterial rupture was successfully treated with transcatheter coil embolization.
The rapid progress of information technology (IT) may provide us new insights into understanding traffic phenomena, and could help mitigate traffic problems. One of the key applications of IT to traffic and transport analysis is the identification of the location of moving objects using the global positioning system (GPS). It is expected that detailed(More)
Cardiac hemangiomas are extremely rare benign tumors. These tumors are usually asymptomatic but they can present symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath, and arrythmia. We report the case of a 73-year-old man who presented with an abnormal shadow on chest computed tomography during follow-up for lung metastatic tumor after resection of his rectal(More)
Naked plasmid DNA (pDNA) and short interfering RNA (siRNA) duplexes were transduced into adult murine heart by means of sonoporation using the third-generation microbubble, BR14. Plasmid DNAs carrying luciferase, beta-galactosidase (beta-gal), or enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) reporter genes were mixed with BR14 and injected percutaneously into(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography (CT) for the detection of myocardial fibrosis, we compared the frequency of abnormal late enhancement (LE) in left ventricular myocardium (LVM) on CT with that on gadolinium-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients with various myocardial diseases. METHODS Fifty-six patients(More)
Isolated noncompaction of the ventricular myo-cardium (INVM) is a rare congenital disorder characterized by an arrest of myocardial morphogenesis. We experienced a case of a 23-year-old man, referred to our emergency room, whose symptoms included shortness of breath. ECG-gated cardiac magnetic resonance imaging depicted distinctive features of INVM in both(More)
To minimize surgical invasiveness for extensive aortic aneurysms and expand the indications for thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), we evaluated outcomes of hybrid procedures combining conventional surgical aortic repair and TEVAR for thoracic aortic aneurysms. The following hybrid procedures were performed: second-stage TEVAR after total aortic(More)
Bleeding from the distal anastomosis suture line in total arch replacement is a serious and major concern for surgeons. We present a simple, flanged elephant trunk technique to reduce or eliminate bleeding from the distal anastomosis suture line in total arch replacement using a multibranched arch graft. This method allows not only a secure and reinforced(More)
We report on a case of a 65-year-old man who was admitted for anterior chest pain on effort. He had received coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery 20 years ago with saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) to the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and right coronary artery (RCA). An angiography demonstrated large aneurysmal dilatation of both grafts and a(More)
Inflammation and angiogenesis are important contributors to vascular disease. We evaluated imaging both of these biological processes, using Arg–Gly–Asp (RGD)-conjugated human ferritin nanoparticles (HFn), in experimental carotid and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease. Macrophage-rich carotid lesions were induced by ligation in hyperlipidemic and(More)