Aortic Stenosis


Author: Yu Zhou Background: The treatment of large(10-25 mm) or giant(>=25 mm) cerebral aneurysms remains technically challenging, with a much higher complication and recanalization rate than that is observed for smaller aneurysms. The use of a flow diverter seems to facilitate the treatment of this special entity. In a previous […]

Parent artery reconstruction for large or giant cerebral aneurysms using ...


Author: Georg M Fröhlich Background: The role of drug-eluting balloons (DEB) is unclear. Increasing evidence has shown a benefit for the treatment of in-stent restenosis. Its effect on de novo coronary lesions is more controversial. Several smaller randomized trials found conflicting results. Methods: This is a systematic review and meta-analysis […]

Drug eluting balloons for <it>de novo</it> coronary lesions – a ...



Author: Jin Chen Crossed pulmonary arteries are a quite rare form of pulmonary arterial malposition. In this anomaly, the left pulmonary artery originates from the pulmonary trunk to the right and usually above the origin of the right pulmonary artery. Both pulmonary arteries cross each other on their course to […]

A rare case of crossed pulmonary arteries in an infant ...


Author: Penelope Schofield Background: Women who undergo radiotherapy for gynaecological cancer (GC) can experience distressing side effects which impact on psychosocial functioning and intimate relationships. Cancer-related distress may be ameliorated by comprehensive preparation for treatment and addressing women’s informational, physical, psychological and psychosexual needs. This paper describes the protocol for […]

A nurse- and peer-led support program to assist women in ...



Author: Yifei Mo Background: The contribution of glycemic variability to macrovascular complications remains unclear. We therefore investigated the association between glycemic variability and cervical and/or intracranial atherosclerosis in Chinese type 2 diabetic patients. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study in 216 type 2 diabetic patients with a hemoglobin A1c of […]

Glycemic variability is associated with subclinical atherosclerosis in Chinese type ...


Author: Enrico Ferrari Transapical aortic valve replacement is an established technique performed in high-risk patients with symptomatic aortic valve stenosis and vascular disease contraindicating trans-vascular and trans-aortic procedures. The presence of a left ventricular apical diverticulum is a rare event and the treatment depends on dimensions and estimated risk of […]

Feasibility of transapical aortic valve replacement through a left ventricular ...