Cardiac Surgery Presentations and Research

This quarterly report is a summary of the monthly Faculty Research Newsletter. Journal links may require subscriptions or a log-in through the Columbia library while PubMed links are accessible to all.

Presentations

October 2017

Joint Conference on Advances in Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease Management
Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 29-October 1, 2017

  • Stephens E, Han J, Ginns J, Rosenbaum M, Chai P, Bacha E, Kalfa D. Outcomes and Prognostic Factors for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients Undergoing Primary or Reoperative Systemic Atrioventricular Valve Surgery.

Heart Failure Society of America, 21st Annual Scientific Meeting
Grapevine, Texas, September 16-19, 2017

  • Zhao Q, Wang L, Kurlansky PA, Schein J, Baser O, Berger JS. Impact of coronary artery disease on clinical outcomes among patients with newly-diagnosed heart failure with systolic dysfunction: Is it changing over time?

July 2017

American Diabetes Association's 77th Scientific Sessions
San Diego, CA, June 9-13, 2017

  • Goland, Robin S.; Camacho-Rivera, Johanna; Raza, Syed T.; Kurlansky, Paul A. Positive influence of weekly diabetes workshops for health care providers managing patients recovering after coronary bypass graft surgery (CABG): Its potential role in reducing the surgical site infections.

Adult Congenital Heart Association
Orlando, FL, June 2, 2017

  • Invited Lecture: Kalfa D. 3D printing and how it impacts, diagnoses, interventions and surgical outcomes.

June 2017

American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Centennial Meeting
Boston, May 1-3, 2017

  • Blackstone EH, Chang HL, Rajeswaran J, Parides MK, Ishwaran H, Li L, Ehrlinger J, Gelijns AC, Moskowitz AJ, Miller MA, Argenziano MA, DeRose JJ, Dagenais F, Ailawadi G, Smith PK, Acker MA, Mack MJ, O’Gara PT, Gillinov AM. Biatrial Maze procedure versus pulmonary vein isolation in the CTSN randomized trial of surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation during mitral valve surgery.
  • Fukuhara S, Tran, Han J, Takeda K, Naka Y, Takayama H. Posttransplant outcomes in patients on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: A comparison with population on continuous-flow left ventricular assist device support.
  • Malaisrie SC, Hodson RW, McAndrew T, Davidson C, Swanson J, Hahn RT, Pibarot P, Jaber W, Quader N, Zajarias A, Svensson L, George I, Trento A, Thourani VH, Szeto WY, Dewey T, Smith CR, Leon MB, Webb JG. Outcomes after transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement in intermediate risk patients with preoperative mitral regurgitation: Analysis of PARTNER IIA randomized cohort.
  • Kalfa D, Belli E, Bacha E, Lambert V, di Carlo D, Kostolny M, Nosal M, Horer J, Salminen J, Rubay J, Yemets I, Hazekamp M, Maruszewski B, Sarris G, Berggren H, Lacour-Gayet F. Outcomes and prognostic factors for acquired pulmonary vein stenosis in the current era.
  • Nees SN, Flyer JN, Chelliah A, Dayton JD, Kalfa D, Chai PJ, Bacha EA, Anderson BR. Patients with anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery remain at risk even after surgical repair.
  • Salna M, Chai PJ, Kalfa DM, Nakamura Y, Krishnamurthy, Najjar M, Shah A, Levasseur S, Anderson BR, Bacha EA. Outcomes of arterial switch operation in <2.5kg neonates: A 10-year study.
  • Takeda K, Garan AR, Topkara VK, Han J, Kurlansky P, Yuzefpolskaya M, Farr MA, Colombo PC, Naka Y, Takayama H. Ten-year experience with continuous-flow external ventricular assist device: Evolution and improving outcomes in the treatment
    of refractory cardiogenic shock.
  • Zwishenberger J, Gleason T, Argenziano M, Bavaria J, Kane L, Coselli J, Engelman R, Tanaka K, Awady A, Sekela M. Use of a novel hemoadsorption technology to reduce plasma free hemoglobin during complex cardiac surgery: Results for the randomized controlled safety and feasibility REFRESH I trial.

American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Sessions
Washington, DC, March, 2017

  • Brinkman M, Patel A, Chen CH, Nazif T, Khalique O, Liao M, Vahl T, George I, Codner P, Kouz R, Terre J, Jantz J, Leon M, Kodali S, Hahn R. Redefining the classification of severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis using flow and gradient measurements to predict outcomes post-transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
  • Chen CH, Brinkman M, Khalique OK, Nazif T, Vahl T, George I, Patel A, Codner P, Kouz R, Terre J, Jantz J, Liao M, Leon MB, Kodali SK, Hahn RT. High Baseline Valvuloarterial Impedance Portends Worse 1-Year Outcomes after Transcatheter Valve Replacement.

Society of Thoracic Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting
Houston, Texas, January, 2017

  • Brevetti ER, George I, Hasting R, Spellman J. A Technique for Supra-Sternal Access for Aortic Valve Replacement.
  • Langer NB, van Boxtel B, Sorabella RA, Takayama H, Borger MA, Naka Y, Smith CR, George I, Argenziano M. Mitral valve repair versus replacement in patients with functional mitral regurgitation undergoing complex cardiac surgery.

International Stroke Conference, American Heart Association
Houston, Texas, February 23, 2017

  • Valenzuela IA, Klein B, Dunn L, Sorabella R, Han SM, Willey J, George I, Gutierrez J. Predictors of Stroke in Patients with Infective Endocarditits.

May 2017

American Transplant Congress
Chicago, May 1, 2017

  • Is the Current Heart Allocation System Just and Fair for Blood Type O Recipients? Propensity-Matched Analysis of 34353 Patients in the UNOS Registry, M. Ando, K. Takeda, P.A. Kurlansky, M. Wright, C.L. Lee, J. Han, A.R. Garan, V.K. Topkara, M. Yuzefpolskaya, P.C. Colombo, M. Farr, Y. Naka, H. Takayama.

International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions
San Diego, April 5-7, 2017

  • Severe PGD and Post-Operative Vasoplegia: Complications on the Same Spectrum or Different Entities? H. Takayama.
  • Gastro-Intestinal Dysmotility in Thoracic Organ Transplantation Revisited: Importance, Evaluation, Treatment, F. D'Ovidio.
  • The Impact of Age, Sex, Therapeutic Intent and Severity of Advanced Heart Failure on Outcomes in the Multicenter Study of Maglev Technology in Patients Undergoing Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy with Heartmate 3 (Momentum 3) Pivotal Trial, D. Goldstein, M. R. Mehra, Y. Naka, C.T. Salerno, N. Uriel, D. Dean, A. Itoh, F. D. Pagani, E. R. Skipper, G. Bhat, N. Raval, B.A. Bruckner, J. Estep, R. Cogswell, C.A. Milano, L. Fendelander, J. B. O'Connell, J. Cleveland.
  • Is There a Rationale for an "Old-for-Old" Program in Lung Transplantation? A Comparative Study Using the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Database, A.M. Bernhardt, A.P. Levin, J. Stehlik, C. Benden, L. Edwards, F.M. Wagner, H. Reichenspurner.
  • Outcomes of Multiple Concomitant Valve Procedures in Patients Receiving Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device J. Han, H. Takayama, P.A. Kurlansky, A.R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, V.K. Topkara, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka, K. Takeda.
  • Successful Use of Temporary Percutaneous Right Ventricular Assist Devices in Acute Right Ventricular Failure After Acute Myocardial Infarction or LVAD Implantation, E. Coromilas, K. Takeda, A. Kirtane, V, K. Topkara, H. Takayama, M. Yuzefpolskaya, D. Karmpaliotis, Y. Naka, P. C. Colombo, A.R. Garan.
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support for Patients in Cardiogenic Shock After Right Ventricular Infarction: A Single-Center Experience, K. Patel, K. Takeda, L. Truby, C. Eckhardt, K. Ross, D. Karmpaliotis, Y. Naka, V.K. Topkara, M. Yuzefpolskaya, P.C. Colombo, A. Kirtane, H. Takayama, A.R. Garan.
  • Minimally Invasive versus Sternotomy Approach for Centrimag Biventricular Support in Refractory Cardiogenic Shock, K. Takeda, A.R. Garan, V.K. Topkara, J. Han, P. Kurlansky, M. Yuzefpolskaya, M.A. Farr, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka, H. Takayama.
  • Genotype Guided Warfarin Protocol Improves Anticoagulation Quality Early After LVAD Implantation, D.L. Jennings, M. Yuzefpolskaya, A.R. Garan, A. Eisenberger, K. Takeda, H. Takayama, Y. Naka, P. Colombo, V. Topkara.
  • Quality of Life and Functional Capacity Assessment in the Multicenter Study of Maglev Technology in Patients Undergoing Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy with Heartmate 3 (Momentum 3) Pivotal Trial, J.A. Cowger, Y. Naka, K. Aaronson, D. Horstmanshoff, S. Gulati, D. Rinde-Hoffman, S. Pinney, S. Adatya, D.J. Farrar, U.P. Jorde.
  • Advanced Theranostics in Ex-Vivo Lung Bioengineering, B.A. Guenthart, J.D. O'Neill, J. Kim, G. Vunjak-Novakovic, M.
    Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 Alpha Mediates Apoptotic Cell Death in the DCD Heart Following Prolonged Exposure to Warm Ischemia, A.A. Ali, P. Downey, A. Zalewski, K.J. Clerkin, I. George, P.C. Colombo, S. Messer, S.R. Large, Z.A. Ali.
  • Extending the Boundaries of DCD Heart Transplantation: Improved Functional Recovery of DCD Hearts Exposed to Prolonged Warm Ischemia by Inhibition of Histone Deacetylase, A.A. Ali, P. Downey, A. Zalewski, K.J. Clerkin, I. George, P.C. Colombo, S. Messer, S. Large, Z.A. Ali.
  • Impact of Center Volume on Bridging to Transplantation with Contemporary Left Ventricular Assist Devices, L.K. Truby, R. Givens, A.R. Garan, R.A. Blum, A. Clemons, R. Te-Frey, M. Yuzefpolskaya, F. Latif, S. Restaino, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, D.M. Mancini, M. Farr, Y. Naka, P.C. Colombo, V.K. Topkara.
  • Circadian Variation of Blood Pressure and Hemodynamics in Outpatients with Heart Mate II, F. Castagna1, A. Pinsino, E. J. Stöhr, B. McDonnell, M. Yuzefpolskaya, M. Flannery, D.L. Brunjes, N. Akter, R.T. TeFrey, M. F. Pineda, E. Royzman, V.K. Topkara, A.R. Garan, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, Y. Naka, J. Cockcroft, P.C. Colombo.
  • Prolonged Support Is Associated with Increased Risk of Cellular Rejection in Patient's Bridged to Transplantation with Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices, L.K. Truby, A.R. Garan, R. Givens, M. Yuzefpolskaya, A. Clemons, R.A. Blum, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, F. Latif, S. Restaino, M. Maurer, D. M. Mancini, Y. Naka, M. Farr, P.C. Colombo, V.K. Topkara.
  • Bridging to Transplantation with Contemporary Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Decade Experience, L.K. Truby, R. Givens, A.R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, M. Flannery, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, J. Haythe, F. Latif, S. Restaino, M. Maurer, D.M. Mancini, Y. Naka, M. Farr, P.C. Colombo, V.K. Topkara.
  • Effects of Hospital Characteristics on In-Hospital Mortality and Hospitalization Costs for Mechanical Circulatory Support Device (MCSD) Therapy: Results from the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS), L. Sridharan, R. Givens, A.R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, K. Takeda, F. Latif, S. Restaino, J. Haythe, M. Maurer, D.M. Mancini, M. Farr, Y. Naka, P.C. Colombo, V.K. Topkara.
  • Endoscopic Evaluation in Patients with CF-LVADs with Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Are We Ready for a Paradigm Shift to Improve Care? J. Axelrad, A. Pinsino, C. Brooks, P. Trinh, B. Cagliostro, F. Castagna, V.K. Topkara, A.R. Garan, L.A. Effner, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, Y. Naka, P.C. Colombo, M. Yuzefpolskaya, T. Gonda.
  • Trends in Simultaneous Heart-Kidney Transplantation: An Analysis of UNOS/OPTN Data from 2000 to 2015, R.C. Givens, V.K. Topkara, S.W. Restaino, F. Latif, Y. Naka, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, P.C. Colombo, M.A. Farr.
  • The New Heart Allocation System: Implications on Patients with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy in the UNOS Registry, L. Sridharan, R. Givens, K. Takeda, A.R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, F. Latif, S. Restaino, J. Haythe, J. Ginns, D. Mancini, Y. Naka, P. Colombo, M. Maurer, H. Takayama, V.K. Topkara.
  • Hemodynamic Effects and Clinical Response to Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump in Chronic Heart Failure Patients with Cardiogenic Shock, J. Fried, A. Nair, V.K. Topkara, A. Masoumi, K. Clerkin, P.C. Colombo, M. Yuzefpolskaya, K. Takeda, H. Takayama, Y. Naka, A.R. Garan.
  • Contemporary ECMO Therapy for Postcardiotomy Shock: From REgiStry for Cardiogenic Shock: Utility and Efficacy of Device Therapy (RESCUE), H. Takayama, J. Han, M. Baltazar-Garcia, M. Lucas, M. Kai, M. Camacho, B. Sun, D. Ranney, M.A. Daneshmand, A. Itoh.
  • Vasoactive-Inotropic Score Is Associated with In-Hospital Mortality in Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients, J. Han, H. Takayama, P.A. Kurlansky, A.R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, V.K. Topkara, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka, K. Takeda.
  • Extended Donation After Circulatory Death (DCD) Cat 3 Lung Donor Agonal and Post-Mortem Warm Ischemic Times (WIT) Do Not Affect Early Mortality, B. Levvey, L. Edwards, A. Robinson, S. Keshavjee, M. Erasmus, A. Glanville, P. Hopkins, M. Musk, A. Patterson, M. Hertz, F. D'Ovidio, K. McCurry, P. Camp, B. Carrico, J. Stehlik, D. Van Raemdonck, G. Snell.
  • Attenuation of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy in Dual Organ Transplantation, K.J. Clerkin, S.W. Restaino, F. Latif, M.A. Farr, E. Zorn, D.M. Mancini, K. Takeda, H. Takayama, Y. Naka, P.C. Colombo, V.K. Topkara.
  • The Impact of Blood Pressure Control on the Development of Left Ventricular Distension with VAECMO: A Comparison of Vasodilation vs. Diuresis, J. Han, H. Takayama, D. Burkhoff, M.L. Dickstein.
  • Novel Palliative Care Integration Program increases Days Alive and Out of Hospital and Reduces Inpatient Direct Costs Among Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients, S. Nakagawa, J.M. Luna, V.K. Topkara, M. Yuzefpolskaya, D. Vawdrey, A.R. Garan, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka, C.D. Blinderman.
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Reduces Mortality and Cardiovascular Readmissions in Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients, A.R. Garan, X. Mai, V.K. Topkara, K. Takeda, K.J. Clerkin, R. Demmer, M. Yuzefpolskaya, H. Takayama, Y. Naka, J. Chyou, H.M. Spotnitz, N. Uriel, J. Dizon, P.C. Colombo.
  • Comparison of Survival and Modes of Death by ICD Status Among LVAD Recipients, X. Mai, K. Clerkin, V.K. Topkara, K. Takeda, R. Demmer, M. Yuzefpolskaya, M. Tiburcio, H. Takayama, Y. Naka, H.M. Spotnitz, J. Dizon, P.C. Colombo, A.R. Garan.
  • How Old Is Too Old? The Influence of Advanced Age on VA-ECMO Outcomes, M. Salna, K. Takeda, P. Kurlansky, H. Ikegami, J. Han, S. Stein, V. Topkara, M. Yuzefpolskaya, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka, A.R. Garan, H. Takayama.
  • Is the ISHLT-Suggested Inotrope Score a Predictor of In-Hospital Mortality After Heart Transplantation? M. Wright, K. Takeda, C. Mauro, P. Kurlansky, J. Han, L. Truby, M. Salna, V. Topkara, A.R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, P. Colombo, Y. Naka, M. Farr, H. Takayama.
  • Bridge-to-Transplant LVAD or Primary Heart Transplantation in Young Patients? Both Offer Similar MidTerm Survival M. James, K. Takeda, P. Kurlansky, M. Ando, C. Lee, J. Han, M. Wright, V. Topkara, A.R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, M. Farr, P. Colombo, Y. Naka, H. Takayama.
  • VA ECMO as a Bridge to Transplantation: Emergent Eligibility and Outcomes, M.V. Habal, A.R. Garan, V.K. Topkara, K. Takeda, F. Latif, S. Restaino, M. Yuzefpolskaya, R. Bijou, P. Colombo, H. Takayama, Y. Naka, M. Farr.
  • Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Is Not an Independent Predictor of Post-Transplant Outcome in Bridge-to Transplant Patients; It's Time to Re-Evaluate Our Current Heart Transplant Eligibility, M. Ando, K. Takeda, P.A. Kurlansky, M. Wright, C. Lee, J. Han, A.R. Garan, V.K. Topkara, M. Yuzefpolskaya, P.C. Colombo, M. Farr, Y. Naka, H. Takayama.
  • Use of Pre-Device Exchange Computed Tomography Angiography for Left Ventricular Assist Device Thrombosis, S.N. Yu, J. Han, K. Takeda, J.N. Ginns, P.A. Kurlansky, A.R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, V.K. Topkara, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka, H. Takayama.
  • Medical Management of Device Thrombosis in Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients: Success Rate and Outcomes, E. Coromilas, R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, M. Farr, Y. Naka, P.C. Colombo, V.K. Topkara.
  • Prospective Evaluation of Urine Dipstick for Detection of Moderate and Severe Hemolysis in Outpatients on CF-LVAD Support, M.V. Gavalas, A. Breskin, P.N. Trinh, H. Rosenblum, M. Yuzefpolskaya, A. Eisenberger, A.R. Garan, A. Pinsino, B. Cagliostro, M. Flannery, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, Y. Naka, V.K. Topkara, P.C. Colombo.
  • Use of an Investigational Left Ventricular Assist Device Through a Left Thoracotomy Approach in a Patient with Complex Congenital Heart Disease, H. Ilias Basha, K. Takeda, H. Takayama, J. Ginns, N. Persaud, M.F. Pineda, M. Flannery, V.K. Topkara, M. Yuzefpolskaya, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka, A.R. Garan.
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices (MSCD) Therapy in the Era of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): National Trends in Hospitalization Costs and In-Hospital Mortality, L. Sridharan, R. Givens, A. R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, K. Takeda, H. Takayama, F. Latif, J. Haythe, S. Restaino, M. Maurer, D. Mancini, M.J. Farr, Y. Naka, P. Colombo, V.K. Topkara.
  • Variability in Gene Expression Profiling (GEP) Identifies Heart Transplant Recipients at Risk for Acute Cellular Rejection but Not Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy, L.K. Truby, A.R. Garan, R. Givens, K. Takeda, H. Takayama, M. Yuzefpolskaya, S. Restaino, E. Zorn, D. Mancini, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka, M. Farr, F. Latif, V.K. Topkara.
  • Predictors of Ventricular Recovery After Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock; C. Eckhardt, K. Takeda, H. Takayama, V.K. Topkara, A. Masoumi, J. Fried, K. Clerkin, M. Yuzefpolskaya, R. Te-Frey, A. Kirtane, D. Karmpaliotis, Y. Naka, P.C. Colombo, A.R. Garan.
  • Predictors of Mortality in Cardiogenic Shock Patients Treated with Extra-Corporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, S.J. Stein, H. Takayama, A.R. Garan, V.K. Topkara, M. Salna, J. Han, P.A. Kurlansky, M. Yuzefpolskaya, M.A. Farr, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka, K. Takeda.
  • Effect of Arterial Cannulation Site on Cerebral Blood Flow During Peripheral Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, H. Ikegami, J. Z. Willey, D. Yoshioka, P.A. Kurlansky, A.R. Garan, V.K. Topkara, M. Yuzefpolskaya, H. Takayama, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka, K. Takeda.
  • Dose-Dependent Association Between Amiodarone and Primary Graft Dysfunction in Heart Transplantation, M. Wright, K. Takeda, C. Mauro, D. Jennings, P. Kurlansky, J. Han, L. Truby, S. Stein, V. Topkara, A.R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, P. Colombo, Y. Naka, M. Farr, H. Takayama.
  • The Short-to-Shield Phenomenon in Heartmate II Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Single Center Experience, H. Ilias Basha, R.C. Givens, B. Cagliostro, G. Parkins, M. Flannery, R. Te-Frey, A.R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, Y. Naka, M.A. Farr, P.C. Colombo, V.K. Topkara.
  • Circadian Variation in Hemodynamics and Device Parameters in HeartMate II, Patients A. Pinsino, F. Castagna, E. J. Stöhr, B. McDonnell, M. Yuzefpolskaya, A. Clemons, M. Tiburcio, M. Pineda, K. Ross, V.K. Topkara, A.R. Garan, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, Y. Naka, J. Cockcroft, P. C. Colombo.
  • Concomitant Tricuspid Valve Replacement with a Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device in Patients with Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation and Marginal Right Ventricular Function, K. Takeda, H. Takayama, J. Han, A.R. Garan, V.K. Topkara, P. Kurlansky, M. Yuzefpolskaya, M.A. Farr, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka.
  • Use of Abciximab and Heparin Can Safely Facilitate LVAD Implantation in Patients with Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia, C. Lee, P.C. Colombo, D. Jennings, J. Han, M.P. Salna, M.A. Wright, K. Takeda, P.A. Kurlansky, M. Yuzefpolskaya, A.R. Garan, C. Chan, Y. Naka, H. Takayama.
  • A Case Study of LVAD Withdrawal in an Ambulatory Patient, S. Nakagawa, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka, C.D. Blinderman.
  • Management Challenges for 'Crash and Burn' Patients: 'Shock Team' Approach to MCS, H. Takayama.

April 2017

Heart Valve Society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
Monaco, March 2-4, 2017

  • Borger M. Neurological Complications: Is it Contraindicated to do Surgery?
  • Borger M Should All Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve Surgery be Treated with Tricuspid Annuloplasty or Should We Make a Selective Approach?
  • Stephens EH, Han J, Trawick E, Dimartino E, Akkiraju H, Brown LM, K. JGrandeAllen J, Connell J, Vunjak-Novakovic G, Takayama H. Aortic Valve Mechanical, Compositional and Structural Changes with Left-Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Implantation.
  • Pontailler M, Ahmad B, Blanch M, Voisin A, Villermain O, Menashe P, Williams G, Kalfa D. TPU/PCL polymer as a candidate for tissue engineered heart valve replacement scaffold.

American College of Cardiology, 66th Annual Scientific Session
Washington, D.C., March 17-19, 2017

  • Bacha E. A Night at the Movies with Some Congenital Heart Surgeons—How Do They Actually Do That? Joint Symposium of the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology, Panelist.
  • Bacha E. Engage @ ACC.17 Studio: The Newlywed Game for Pediatric Cardiac Providers, Participant.
  • Borger M. Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair: Neochord Chordal Replacement: Case and Overview.
  • Borger M. Mitral Valve Guidelines: Closing Knowledge Gaps; How Should We Be Treating Secondary MR in 2017?
  • Forrest JK, Mangi A, Popma J, Khabbaz K, Reardon M, Kleiman N, Yakubov S, Watson D, Kodali S, George I, Tadros P, Zorn G, Brown J, ipperman R, Staniloae C, Williams M.1 Initial Use of the Evolut Pro Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve.
  • Mehta RH, Leimberger JD, van Diepen S, Meza J, Wang A, Jankowich R, Harrison RW, Hay D, Fremes S, Duncan A, Soltesz EG, Luber J, Park S, Argenziano M, Murphy E, Marcel R, Kalavrouziotis D, Nagpal D, Bozinovski J, Toller W, Heringlake M, Goodman SG, Levy JH, Harrington RA, Anstrom KJ, Alexander JH; LEVO-CTS Investigators.
  • Levosimendan in Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction Undergoing Cardiac Surgery. Simultaneous publication in New England Journal of Medicine, citation below.
  • Cerebral Embolic Protection in Patients Undergoing Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR)—Cerebral Embolic Protection Devices During SAVR. Presented by Michael J Mack on behalf of CTSNet—Dr Argenziano participating.

Inventions

  • David Kalfa—A Provisional patent was filed by Columbia Technology Ventures on his invention of a Microfluidics-based heart valve prosthesis.
  • David Kalfa—A Provisional patent was filed by Columbia Technology Ventures for his invention of a Self-expandable growing heart valve prosthesis.

February 2017

Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Houston
January 21-25, 2017

  • Michael Borger, MD, PhD
    Aortic/Endovascular Surgery
    Rapid Deployment Valves
  • A Prospective Multi-Institutional Cohort Study of Mediastinal Infection After Cardiac Surgery L. P. Perrault, K. A. Kirkwood , H. Chang, J. C. Mullen, M. A. Miller, B. Gulack, K. Doud, M. Argenziano, R. K. Ghanta, B. A. Whitson, D. Williams, N. M.
    Sledz-Joyce, B. Lima, G. Greco, N. Fumakia, E. Rose, J. Puskas, R. D. Weisel, M. E. Bowdish.
  • Mitral Valve Repair vs Replacement in Patients With Functional Mitral Regurgitation Undergoing Complex Cardiac Surgery N. B. Langer1, B. S. Van Boxtel, R. A. Sorabella, Y. Wu, J. Park, H. Takayama, M. A. Borger, Y. Naka, C. Smith, I. George, M. Argenziano.
  • Neuropsychological Functioning And Psychosocial Outcomes In Adults With Dtransposition Of The Great Arteries Corrected With The Arterial Switch Operation. L Kasmi, M Montreuil, J Calderon, N Geronikola, V Lambert, E Belli, D Bonnet, D Kalfa.
  • Primary Pulmonary Vein Stenosis: Outcomes, Prognostic Factors, and Severity Score in a Multicenter Study D. Kalfa , E. Belli, E. A. Bacha, V. Lambert, D. di Carlo, M. Kostolny, J. Salminen, M. Nosal, J. Hörer, H. Berggren, I. Yemets, M. Hazekamp, B. Maruszewski, G. E. Sarris, T. Ebels, L. Francois.
  • Current Status of Endovascular Training for Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents in the United States P. N. Vardas, A. C. Stefanescu Schmidt, A. B. Goldstone, A. A. Shah, D. LaPar, W. F. DeNino, E. A. Gillaspie, A. G. Fiedler, M. S. Halbreiner, A. L. Eilers, D. M. Walters, E. H. Stephens, V. Tchantchaleishvili.
  • Two-Year Echocardiographic and Clinical Outcomes in 937 Intermediate Patients Undergoing Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement From the PARTNER 2A Study.
  • V. H. Thourani, W. Y. Szeto, S. Kodali, E. Blackstone, A. Lowry, R. Makkar, M. Williams, J. E. Bavaria, H. C. Herrmann, H. S. Maniar, V. Babaliaros, C. Smith, A. Trento, P. J. Corso, A. Pichard, D. Miller, L. G. Svensson, S. R. Kapadia, G. Ailawadi, R. M. Suri, K. L. Greason, R. Hahn, W. Jaber, J. Forcillo, M. Alu, M. B. Leon, M. J. Mack.
  • Aortic Root Enlarging Procedures and Aortic Valve Leaflet Reconstruction Course Directors: S. Adil Husain, San Antonio, TX, and Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Philadelphia, PA Faculty: Emile A. Bacha, New York, NY, Arminder Singh Jassar, Boston, MA, Alberto Pochettino, Rochester, MN, Edward Y. Sako, San Antonio, TX, Ibrahim Sultan, Pittsburgh, PA, and James S. Tweddell, Cincinnati.
  • A Comparison of Operative Outcomes Following Multi-Arterial versus Single Arterial Bypass Grafting: An Analysis of the STS Database 2004-2015 Thomas A. Schwann, Robert H. Habib, John Puskas, Paul Kurlansky, Jeffery P. Jacobs, Sean O'Brien, Amelia Wallace, Milo C. Engoren, Mark R. Bonnell, Robert Tranbaugh, Ritu Chakravarti.
  • Axillary Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation With Transapical Left Ventricular Vent in Refractory Cardiogenic Shock. K. Takeda, H. Takayama, Y. Naka.
  • Significance of Intraoperative Revision During the Arterial Switch Operation in the Current Era. Y. Nakamura, D. Kalfa, P. Chai, A. Chelliah, L. Freud, J. Quaegebeur, E. A. Bacha.
  • Scimitar Syndrome in Children and Adults: Natural History, Outcomes, and Risk Analysis H. Wang, D. Kalfa, M. Rosenbaum, J. Ginns, M. Lewis, J. Glickstein, E. A. Bacha, P. Chai.

December 2016

Workshop on Regenerative Medicine, Bordeaux, France
Oct 27-29th, 2016

  • Voisin A, Blancy M, Foulc MP, Pouponneau P, Mbélé G, Menasche P, Kalfa D Improving the biointegration of polymeric scaffolds via their surface functionalization: RGD peptides grafting through low-pressure plasma treatment.

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), Washington, DC
October 29-November 2, 2016

  • Craig R Smith, MD
    Discussant, Live Case
    Discussant, Late-breaking Clinical Trials 2
  • Michael Argenziano, MD
    Presentation, How good can surgical outcomes be in secondary MR?
    Presentation, Repair or replacement for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Discussant, Mitral Regurgitation: Evolution of Surgical Therapy
  • Michael Borger, MD
    Moderator, Intermediate risk patients with severe aortic stenosis
    Moderator, Management of isolated severe TR postcardiac surgery
    Presentation, The case for sutureless/rapid deployment valves
    Live Case Operator
    Discussant, Structural heart disease technologies
  • Yoshifumi Naka, MD, PhD
    Presentation, Jarvik: Has the problem of driveline infections been solved?
    Discussant, Durable LVADs
  • Hiroo Takayama, MD
    Presentation, Flash perspectives on percutaneous circulatory support: ECMO and ECMO circuit modifications are the best methods to achieve true maximalcirculatory support!
    Discussant, Interventional heart failure
    Discussant. Ventricular dysfunction and hemodynamics in the CHIP patient
    Discussant, Focus Session: Rediscovering cardiovascular hemodynamics
  • Isaac George, MD
    Live Case Operator x4
    Presentation, Leaflet thrombosis following transcatheter valve-in-valve: Could it have been prevented?
    Presentation/Debate, TAVR for low risk patients—Is it time? NO, We don't yet know if it's as durable as surgical AVR!
    Discussant, Frequently used TAVR systems
    Discussant. Live Cases

TCT Abstracts

  • Baron S, Alu M, Thourani V, Kodali S, Arnold S, Chinnakondepali K, Magnuson E, Wang K, Pichard A, Babaliaros V, George I, Miller DC, Tuzcu M, Greason K, Hermann H, Smith CR, Leon M, Dohen D. Effect of Sapien-3 Transcatheter Valve Implant on Health Status in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis at Intermediate Surgical Risk: Results from the PARTNER S3i Trial, J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016; 68(18_S):B14-B14. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.09.056.
    Link
  • Nouri SN, Takeda K, Topkara V, Kalra S, Garber L, Doshi D, Karmpaliotis D, Yuzefpolskaya M, Takayam H, Naka Y, Colombo P, Kirtane A, Garan AR. Use of a Micro-axial Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Device (pLVAD) for Patients with Cardiogenic Shock.
    Link
  • Popma J, Dibu G, Hughes GC, Kodali S, George I, Oh J, Slater J, Williams M. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement with a Repositionable Self-expanding Bioprosthesis in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis at High Risk for Surgery: OneYear Results from the Evolut R US Pivotal Study.
    Link
  • Szerlip M, Gualano S, Squiers J, White J, Doshi D, George I, Vazquez N, Dimaio JM, Makkar R, Williams M, Hermann H, Svensson L, Webb J, Han R, Kirtane A, Babaliaros V, Thourani V, Alu M, Kodali, Leon M, Mack M. Sex Specific Outcomes of TAVR with the Sapien 3 Valve: Insights From The PARTNER 2 S3 High-Risk and Intermediate-Risk Cohorts.
    Link
  • White J, Doshi D, Williams M, Szerlip M, Squiers J, Webb J, Hahn R, Kirtane A, Litherland C, Cohen D, Tuzcu EM, Szeto W, Zajarias A, Malaisrie SC, Alu M, Smith C, Leon M, Mack M, Kodali S. Sex-Specific Differences After Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Intermediate Risk Patients: An Analysis from the PARTNER 2 Randomized Trial in Valvular Disease: Aortic November 01, 2016 Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
    Link

American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA
November 14-16, 2016

  • Mehra MR, Naka Y, Uriel N, Goldstein DJ, Cleveland JC, Colombo PC, Walsh MN, Milano CA, Patel CB, Jorde UP, Pagani FD, Aaronson KD, Dean DA, McCants K, Itoh A, Ewald GA, Horstmanshof D, Long JW, Salerno C, for the MOMENTUM 3 (Heartmate 3) Investigators. A Fully Magnetically Levitated Circulatory Pump for Advanced Heart Failure. November 16, 2016DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1610426.
    Link
  • Anderson BR, Wallace AS, Hill KD, Gulack BC, Matsouaka R, Jacobs JP, Bacha EA, Glied SA, Jacobs ML. The Impact of Surgeon Experience on Congenital Heart Surgery Outcomes. Circulation. 2016;134:A19400.
    Link
  • Castillero E, Ji R, Kheysin N, Patel S, Leung D, Hegde S, Park JS, Stein S, Cuenca C, Akashi H, Wang C, Ali ZA, Colombo PC, Sweeney HL, Schulze PC, George I. Bone Morphogenetic Protein 1/Tolloid-Like Metalloproteinase (BMP-1/TLD) is Increased in Heart Failure and Regulates MMP12 and TIMP1 Levels in Cardiomyocytes. Circulation. 2016;134:A16584.
    Link
  • Chyou JY, Whang W, Dizon J, Biviano A, Garan H, Naka Y, Colombo P, Garan AR. Characteristics, Therapeutic Efficacy, and Clinical Implications of Ventricular Tachycardias Detected Early After Implant of Continuous-flow Left Ventricular Assist Device. Circulation. 2016;134:A17132.
    Link
  • Kurlansky, P, Baser O, Nemeth S, Tingley J, Argenziano, Smith C. East Meets West in the Assessment of Cardiac Risk: A Multicenter Comparative Study of the Influence of Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Risk Factors on Cardiac Surgical Risk Model Performance. Circulation. 2016;134:A12044.
    Link
  • Rubin G, Bayne J, Givens R, Noonavath M, Takayama H, Takeda K, Naka Y, Garan H, Farr M, Wan E. Increased Cardiac Conduction Abnormalities After Tricuspid Annuloplasty During Cardiac Transplantation: A Single Center 3 Year Retrospective Review. Circulation. 2016;134:A14021.
    Link
  • Venkatesh P, Maw AM, Evans AT, Patel AD, Pashun RA, Fujikura K, Minhas I, Kim LK, Swaminathan RV, Feldman DN, Minutello RM, Bergman G, Wong SC, Bacha E, Singh HS. Sudden cardiac death after atrial switch repair for D-transposition of the great arteries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Circulation. 2016;134:A20647.
    Link
  • Wang L, Baser O, Wells P, Peacock WF, Coleman C, Fermann GJ, Schein J, Crivera C. Benefit of early discharge among patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism: Focus on net clinical impact. Circulation. 2016;134:A13112.
    Link
  • Wang L, Baser O, Wells P, Peacock WF, Coleman C, Fermann GJ, Schein J, Crivera C. Effectiveness of Rivaroxaban among patients diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. Circulation. 2016;134:A13140.
    Link

October 2016

European Health Psychology Society, 29th Annual Meeting, Cyprus
September 1-5, 2016

  • L. Kasmi, D. Kalfa, E. Murzi, N. Geronikola, M. Montreuil Neuropsychological outcome and quality of life in adults after neonatal surgery for congenital heart disease.

European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery, EACTS 30th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain
October 1-5, 2016

  • D Kalfa, B Ahmad, M Pontailler, P Pouponneau, M Blanchy, K.Thibaut, P Menasché, G Williams Electrospinning of a bioresorbable polymeric anisotropic valved arterial conduit for pediatric cardiac surgery.
  • Kalfa D, Pontailler M, Ahmad B, Pouponneau P, Blanchy M, Neffe A, Vanneaux V, Menashe P. Recent progress of the TEH-TUBE program: Tissue Engineering of a biofunctionalized bioresorbable polymeric Heart valved TUBE.
  • M Padalino, M Comisso, A Frigo, M Kostolny, C Schreiber, J Samprec, D Barron, B Meyns, V Hraska, B Maruszewski, M Kozlowski, LA Vricella, N Hibino, S Collica, H Berggren, M Synnergren, S Lazarov, D Kalfa, E Bacha, C Pizarro, M Hazenkamp, V Sojak, J Jacobs, M Nosal, J Fragata, S Cicek, GE Sarris, P Zografos, V Vida, G Stellin. Early and late outcomes after surgical repair of congenital supravalvar aortic stenosis. A ECHSA multicentric study.

Publications

October 2017

  • Kennel PJ, Saha A, Maldonado DA, Givens R, Brunjes DL, Castillero E, Zhang X, Ji R, Yahi A, George I, Mancini DM, Koller A, Fine B, Zorn E, Colombo PC, Tatonetti N, Chen EI, Schulze PC. Serum exosomal protein profiling for the non-invasive detection of cardiac allograft rejection. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Jul 19. pii: S1053-2498(17)31903-4. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2017.07.012. [Epub ahead of print]
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Praz F, George I, Kodali S, Koulogiannis KP, Gillam LD, Bechis MZ, Rubenson D, Li W, Duncan A. Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve-in-Valve Intervention for Degenerative Bioprosthetic Tricuspid Valve Disease. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Aug 23. pii: S0894-7317(17)30473-X.
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September 2017

  • Allen KB, Thourani VH, Naka Y. Sternal healing comes from stable beginnings. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep;154(3):943-944.
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Anderson BR, Wallace AS, Hill KD, Gulack BC, Matsouaka R, Jacobs JP, Bacha EA, Glied SA, Jacobs ML. Association of Surgeon Age and Experience With Congenital Heart Surgery Outcomes. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Jul;10(7).
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Bacha E. Intervention on Surgical Systemic-to-Pulmonary Artery Shunts. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Aug 9. pii: S1936-8798(17)31295-5.
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Gillespie MJ, Benson LN, Bergersen L, Bacha EA, Cheatham SL, Crean AM, Eicken A, Ewert P, Geva T, Hellenbrand WE, Hor KN, Horlick EM, Jones TK, Mayer J, McHenry BT, Osten MD, Powell AJ, Zahn EM, Cheatham JP. Patient Selection Process for the Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Early Feasibility Study. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Jul 26. pii: S0002-9149(17)31199-2.
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Fukuhara S, Takeda K, Chiuzan C, Han J, Kurlansky PA, Takayama H, Naka Y. Concomitant mitral repair and continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices: Is it warranted? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 22. pii: S0022-5223(17)30840-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.04.021. [Epub ahead of print]
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Han SM, Sorabella RA, Vasan S, Grbic M, Lambert D, Prasad R, Wang C, Kurlansky P, Borger MA, Gordon R, George I. Influence of Staphylococcus aureus on Outcomes after Valvular Surgery for Infective Endocarditis. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Jul 20;12(1):57.
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Kurlansky P, Arterial grafting for coronary revascularisation and the illusive search for truth. Heart 2017;103:1394–1395.
    Journal link
  • Kurlansky P. Postoperative atrial fibrillation: The truth is stranger than fiction. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Aug;154(2):499-500. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.057.
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Salna M, Takayama H, Garan AR, Kurlansky P, Farr MA, Colombo PC, Imahiyerobo T, Morrissey N, Naka Y, Takeda K. Incidence and risk factors of groin lymphocele formation after venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in cardiogenic shock patients. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Aug 16. pii: S0741-5214(17)31763-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.127.
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Takeda K, Garan AR, Ando M, Han J, Topkara VK, Kurlansky P, Yuzefpolskaya M, Farr MA, Colombo PC, Naka Y, Takayama H. Minimally invasive CentriMag ventricular assist device support integrated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in cardiogenic shock patients: a comparison with conventional CentriMag biventricular support configuration.Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Jun 22. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx189.
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Truby LK, Takeda K, Farr M, Beck J, Yuzefpolskaya M, Colombo PC, Tokpara V, Mancini D, Naka Y, Takayama H. Incidence and Impact of On-Cardiopulmonary Bypass Vasoplegia During Heart Transplantation. ASAIO J. 2017 Aug 2. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000623.
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Weerahandi H, Goldstein N, Gelfman LP, Jorde U, Kirkpatrick JN, Meyerson E, Marble J, Naka Y, Pinney S, Slaughter MS, Bagiella E, Ascheim DD. The Relationship between Psychological Symptoms and Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Aug 11. pii: S0885-3924(17)30337-8.
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Welch D, Randers-Pehrson G, Spotnitz HM, Brenner DJ. Measurement of UV Emission from a Diffusing Optical Fiber Using Radiochromic Film (PHP-2017-04-RA-0064). Photochem Photobiol. 2017 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print].
    Journal link | PubMed link

July 2017

  • Anderson BR, Blancha VL, Duchon JM, Chai PJ, Kalfa D, Bacha EA, Krishnamurthy G, Ratner V. The effects of postoperative hematocrit on shunt occlusion for neonates undergoing single ventricle palliation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr;153(4):947-955.
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Hommes-Schattmann PJ, Neffe AT, Ahmad B, Williams GR, M'Bele G, Vanneaux V, Menasché P, Kalfa D, Lendlein A. RGD constructs with physical anchor groups as polymer co-electrospinnable cell adhesives. Polymers for Advanced Technologies. 10 NOV 2016, DOI: 10.1002/pat.3963.
    Journal link
  • Abadeer AI, Kurlansky P, Chiuzan C, Truby L, Radhakrishnan J, Garan R, Topkara V, Yuzefpolskaya M, Colombo P, Takeda K, Naka Y, Takayama H. Importance of stratifying acute kidney injury in cardiogenic shock resuscitated with mechanical circulatory support therapy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)30862-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.04.042. [Epub ahead of print]
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Kalfa D, Belli E, Bacha E, Lambert V, di Carlo D, Kostolny M, Salminen J, Nosal M, Poncelet A, Horer J, Berggren H, Yemets I, Hazekamp M, Maruszewski B, Sarris G, Pozzi M, Ebels T, Lacour-Gayet F; European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association. Primary Pulmonary Vein Stenosis: Outcomes, Risk Factors, and Severity Score in a Multicentric Study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jul;104(1):182-189.
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Song J, Ascherman B, Eudailey KW, Mohar M, Argenziano M, Takayama H, George I. Long-term failure of Amplatzer plugs in the treatment of aortic pathology. J Card Surg. 2017 Jun 23. doi: 10.1111/jocs.13166. [Epub ahead of print]
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Wright M, Takeda K, Mauro C, Jennings D, Kurlansky P, Han J, Truby L, Stein S, Topkara V, Garan AR, Yuzefpolskaya M, Colombo P, Naka Y, Farr M, Takayama H. Dose-dependent association between amiodarone and severe primary graft dysfunction in orthotopic heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 May 20. pii: S1053-2498(17)31806-5. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2017.05.025. [Epub ahead of print]
    Journal link | PubMed link

June 2017

  • Fukuhara S, Ikegami H, Polanco AR, Song JJ, Han J, Takeda K, Kurlansky PA, Takayama H, Naka Y. Concomitant repair for mild aortic insufficiency and continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 May 23. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx150. [Epub ahead of print]
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Gerrah R, Haller SJ, George I. Mechanical Concepts Applied in Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiac Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun;103(6):2005-2014.
    Journal link | PubMed
  • Ji R, Akashi H, Drosatos K, Liao X, Jiang H, Kennel PJ, Brunjes DL, Castillero E, Zhang X, Deng LY, Homma S, George I, Takayama H, Naka Y, Goldberg IJ, Schulze PC. Increased de novo ceramid synthesis and accumulation of ceramides in failing
    myocardium. JCI Insight 2017;4:2(9). pii: 82922. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.82922. [Epub ahead of print]
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  • George I, Guglielmetti LC, Bettinger N, Moss A, Wang C, Kheysin N, Hahn R, Kodali S, Leon M, Bapat V, Borger MA, Williams M, Smith C, Khalique OK. Aortic Valve Annular Sizing: Intraoperative Assessment Versus Preoperative Multidetector Computed Tomography. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 May;10(5). pii: e005968. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.005968.
    PubMed link
  • Bettinger N, Khalique OK, Krepp JM, Hamid NB, Bae DJ, Pulerwitz TC, Liao M, Hahn RT, Vahl TP, Nazif TM, George I, Leon MB, Einstein AJ, Kodali SK. Practical determination of aortic valve calcium volume score on contrast-enhanced computed tomography prior to transcatheter aortic valve replacement and impact on paravalvular regurgitation: Elucidating optimal threshold cutoffs. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2017 Apr 22. pii: S1934-5925(17)30107-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2017.04.009. [Epub ahead of print]
    Journal link | PubMed link
  • Blanke P, Pibarot P, Hahn R, Weissman N, Kodali S, Thourani V, Parvataneni R, Dvir D, Naoum C, Nørgaard BL, Douglas P, Jaber W, Khalique OK, Jilaihawi H, Mack M, Smith C, Leon M, Webb J, Leipsic J. Computed Tomography-Based Oversizing Degrees and Incidence of Paravalvular Regurgitation of a New Generation Transcatheter Heart Valve. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Apr 24;10(8):810-820. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2017.02.021.
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  • Paradis JM, White JM, Généreux P, Urena M, Doshi D, Nazif T, Hahn R, George I, Khalique O, Harjai K, Lasalle L, Labbé BM, DeLarochellière R, Doyle D, Dumont É, Mohammadi S, Leon MB, Rodés-Cabau J, Kodali S. Impact of Coronary Artery Disease Severity Assessed With the SYNTAX Score on Outcomes Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Feb 20;6(2). pii: e005070. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.005070.
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  • Langer NB, Hamid NB, Nazif TM, Khalique OK, Vahl TP, White J, Terre J, Hastings R, Leung D, Hahn RT, Leon M, Kodali S, George I. Injuries to the Aorta, Aortic Annulus, and Left Ventricle During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Management and Outcomes. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Jan;10(1). pii: e004735. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.116.004735.
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  • Khalique OK, Hamid NB, White JM, Bae DJ, Kodali SK, Nazif TM, Vahl TP, Paradis JM, George I, Leon MB, Hahn RT. Impact of Methodologic Differences in ThreeDimensional Echocardiographic Measurements of the Aortic Annulus Compared with Computed Tomographic Angiography Before Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Apr;30(4):414-421. doi:
    10.1016/j.echo.2016.10.012. Epub 2016 Dec 6.
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  • Kalfa D. Pulmonary vasodilator therapy in the Fontan circulation: A world of uncertainties. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun;153(6):1466-1467.
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  • Kurlansky P. Saphenous vein graft patency and fountain of youth. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 4. pii: S0022-5223(17)30631-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.112. [Epub ahead of print]
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  • Popma JJ, Reardon MJ, Khabbaz K, Harrison JK, Hughes GC, Kodali S, George I, Deeb GM, Chetcuti S, Kipperman R, Brown J, Qiao H, Slater J, Williams MR. Early Clinical Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Using a Novel SelfExpanding Bioprosthesis in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis Who Are Suboptimal for Surgery: Results of the Evolut R U.S. Study. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Feb 13;10(3):268-275.
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  • Stephens EH, Han J, Ginns J, Rosenbaum M, Chai P, Bacha E, Kalfa D. Outcomes and Prognostic Factors for Adult Patients With Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Primary or Reoperative Systemic Atrioventricular Valve Surgery. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 May;8(3):346-353.
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  • Welch D, Randers-Pehrson G, Spotnitz HM, Brenner DJ. Unlaminated GAFchromic EBT3 film for ultraviolet radiation monitoring. Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2017 1-6. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncx016.
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May 2017

  • Kalfa D, Kasmi L, Geronikola N, Calderon J, Lambert V, Beili E, Bonnet D, Montreuil M. Cognitive outcomes and health-related quality of life in adults two decades after the arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017.
    Journal link
  • Salna M, Khalique OK, chiuzan C, Kurlansky P, Borger MA, Hahn RT, Leon MB, Smith CR, Kodali SK, George I. Impact of small prosthesis size on transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement outcomes. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.2017. Epub ahead of publication; doi: 10.1002/ccd.27120.
    Journal link
  • Stephens EH, Walters DM, Eilers AL, Tchantchaleishvili V, Goldstone AB, Gillaspie EA, Fiedler A, LaPar DJ. Variability in Integrated Cardiothoracic Training Program Curriculum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Apr 24. pii: S0003-4975(17)30193-5. doi:
    10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.01.079. [Epub ahead of print]
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  • Welch D, Randers-Pehrson G, Spotnitz HM, Brenner DJ. Unlaminated gafchromic EBT3 film for ultraviolet radiation monitoring. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2017 Feb 27:1-6. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncx016. [Epub ahead of print]
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April 2017

  • Kalfa D. Postoperative pulmonary artery stenosis: current options and future directions. Transl Pediatr. 2017 Jan;6(1):57-58.
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  • Kalfa D. Pulmonary vasodilator therapy in the Fontan circulation: a world of uncertainties. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017; doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.029
    Journal link
  • Kasmi L, Bonnet D, Montreuil M, Kalfa D, Geronikola N, Bellinger D, Calderon J. Neuropsychological and Psychiatric Outcomes in Dextro-Transposition of the Great Arteries across the Lifespan: A State-of-the-Art Review Front. Pediatr., 24 March 2017 doi.org/10.3389/fped.2017.00059.
    Journal link
  • Kurlansky P. Postoperative atrial fibrillation: the truth is stranger than fiction. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017; 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.057.
    Journal link
  • Kurlansky P. Saphenous vein graft patency and the fountain of youth. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017; 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.112.
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February 2017

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December 2016

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  • Takeda K, Garan AR, Topkara VK, Kirtane AJ, Karmpaliotis D, Kurlansky P, Yuzefpolskaya M, Colombo PC, Naka Y, Takayama H. Novel minimally invasive surgical approach using an external ventricular assist device and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in refractory cardiogenic shock. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Nov 6. pii: ezw349. [Epub ahead of print]
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November 2016

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October 2016

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