Zelimir D Antonic

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To study the initial and long-term results of angioplasty and primary stenting for the treatment of chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the subclavian artery (SA). From January 1999 to February 2010, 56 patients (25 men with a mean age of 58 ± 8 years) underwent endovascular treatment for CTO of the SA. Duplex scans and arteriograms confirmed occlusion in all(More)
OBJECTIVES Multiple areas of stenosis and different levels of obstruction of internal jugular and azygous veins (a condition known as cronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency) recently emerged as an additional theory to the well-known autoimmune concept, explaining etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of our study was to evaluate internal jugular(More)
AIM To compare clinical efficacy and safety of stents eluting limus drugs from biodegradable polymer - Nobori, or durable polymer - Cypher. METHODS AND RESULTS From May to August 2006, 107 patients with 142 coronary artery lesions were treated with either Nobori, Biolimus A9 eluting stent (54) or Cypher, Sirolimus eluting stent (53) in five centres. The(More)
Cardiac involvement by non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is not uncommon, however rarely diagnosed during life due to nonspecific clinical presentation. We report a case of secondary cardiac lymphoma in patient who presented with new-onset atrial fibrillation. Cardiac lymphoma was in a form of bulky right atrial mass, infiltrating the atrial septum and cavo-atrial(More)
Different internal jugular vein (IJV) abnormalities can be found in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS): stenoses, complete occlusion, distortions and intraluminal structures, such as membranes, webs and inverted valves. IJV duplication is a very rare phenomenon. We report a case of right IJV duplication as an incidental finding during IJV morphological(More)
INTRODUCTION Combined endovascular interventions on carotid and coronary arteries are rare. Stenting of the unprotected coronary left main stem is a high risk procedure. We presented hemodynamically unstable patient with combined carotid artery and left main stem coronary artery stenting. CASE REPORT A 78-year-old female patient was admitted to our(More)
BACKGROUND The ventricular partitioning device (VPD) (Cardiokinetix Inc., Redwood City, Calif) is a novel device that is deployed percutaneously in the left ventricle in patients with anteroapical regional wall motion abnormalities after a myocardial infarction (MI) to partition the ventricle and segregate the dysfunctional region. In this case report we(More)
OBJECTIVES Condition known as chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is characterized by insufficient cerebral vein drainage in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and internal jugular vein (IJV), vertebral and/or azygos veins stenoses. However, external compression on the IJV was not clearly described as a potential cause of CCSVI. We aim to(More)
We report a case of successful transcatheter arterial embolization of a pancreaticoduodenal artery pseudoaneurysm (PSA) caused by erosion of the pancreatic pseudocyst content near pancreaticoduodenal arteries. A 55-year-old man was admitted to a local hospital for investigation of severe, stabbing epigastric pain confined to the upper abdomen. He had a(More)
The established superiority of the internal thoracic artery as a coronary arterial conduit has led to its mandatory use in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Therefore, the damage of the internal thoracic artery during harvesting is an abysmal complication, after which the conduit is usually discarded. An alternative approach is presented here, which(More)