Silvana Marasco

Summary

Affiliation: Alfred Hospital
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cardiac tamponade due to coronary artery erosion
    Silvana Marasco
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Heart Surg Forum 8:E173-4. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Heterotopic heart transplantation: an expanding role in the twenty-first century?
    Andrew E Newcomb
    Heart and Lung Transplantation Service, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1345-50; discussion 1350-1. 2004
  3. pmc Ecstasy-associated pneumomediastinum
    Silvana F Marasco
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Prahran 3181, Victoria, Australia
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 89:389-93. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Pilot study of operative fixation of fractured ribs in patients with flail chest
    Silvana Marasco
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, The Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 79:804-8. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Molecular markers of programmed cell death in donor hearts before transplantation
    Silvana F Marasco
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne Department of Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne Electronic address
    J Heart Lung Transplant 33:185-93. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Prospective randomized controlled trial of operative rib fixation in traumatic flail chest
    Silvana F Marasco
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    J Am Coll Surg 216:924-32. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Donor brain death time and impact on outcomes in heart transplantation
    S Marasco
    Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Transplant Proc 45:33-7. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Structural integrity of intramedullary rib fixation using a single bioresorbable screw
    Silvana F Marasco
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, The Alfred Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:668-73. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Impact of warm ischemia time on survival after heart transplantation
    S F Marasco
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Transplant Proc 44:1385-9. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Cadaveric lobar lung transplantation: technical aspects
    Silvana F Marasco
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital, Prahan, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1836-42. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Cardiac tamponade due to coronary artery erosion
    Silvana Marasco
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Heart Surg Forum 8:E173-4. 2005
    ..In one patient the foreign body had been ingested and in the other patient, the cause was iatrogenic. This report highlights varied and unusual causes of cardiac tamponade...
  2. ncbi request reprint Heterotopic heart transplantation: an expanding role in the twenty-first century?
    Andrew E Newcomb
    Heart and Lung Transplantation Service, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1345-50; discussion 1350-1. 2004
    ..We also anticipated an increased cardiac allograft utilization, and improvement of our waiting list times...
  3. pmc Ecstasy-associated pneumomediastinum
    Silvana F Marasco
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Prahran 3181, Victoria, Australia
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 89:389-93. 2007
    ..Ecstasy, also known as MDMA (3,4, methylenedioxymethamphetamine), is a popular illicit party drug amongst young adults. The drug induces a state of euphoria secondary to its stimulant activity in the central nervous system...
  4. doi request reprint Pilot study of operative fixation of fractured ribs in patients with flail chest
    Silvana Marasco
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, The Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 79:804-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the safety of operative fixation of broken ribs in flail chest using absorbable prostheses...
  5. doi request reprint Molecular markers of programmed cell death in donor hearts before transplantation
    Silvana F Marasco
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne Department of Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne Electronic address
    J Heart Lung Transplant 33:185-93. 2014
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  6. doi request reprint Prospective randomized controlled trial of operative rib fixation in traumatic flail chest
    Silvana F Marasco
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    J Am Coll Surg 216:924-32. 2013
    ..Longer-term sequelae of pain, deformity, and physical restriction are well described. This study investigated the impact of operative fixation in these patients...
  7. doi request reprint Donor brain death time and impact on outcomes in heart transplantation
    S Marasco
    Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Transplant Proc 45:33-7. 2013
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Structural integrity of intramedullary rib fixation using a single bioresorbable screw
    Silvana F Marasco
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, The Alfred Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:668-73. 2012
    ..In this article, we analyze and model the physiologic forces acting on posterior rib fractures and assess the suitability of an intramedullary screw fixation technique in this site...
  9. doi request reprint Impact of warm ischemia time on survival after heart transplantation
    S F Marasco
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Transplant Proc 44:1385-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze our results in cardiac transplantation with specific focus on the impact of WIT...
  10. doi request reprint Cadaveric lobar lung transplantation: technical aspects
    Silvana F Marasco
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital, Prahan, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1836-42. 2012
    ..However, despite these advantages, the techniques have not been widely adopted. We outline the surgical and sizing issues associated with this technique...
  11. doi request reprint Institution of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation late after lung transplantation - a futile exercise?
    Silvana F Marasco
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Clin Transplant 26:E71-7. 2012
    ..Late institution of ECMO in lung transplant recipients for causes other than primary graft failure is associated with such poor survival that its use should be considered only in very select cases...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prolonged cardiac allograft ischemic time--no impact on long-term survival but at what cost?
    Silvana F Marasco
    The Alfred, CJOB Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Transplant 21:321-9. 2007
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  13. doi request reprint Mode of failure of rib fixation with absorbable plates: a clinical and numerical modeling study
    Silvana F Marasco
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Trauma 68:1225-33. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to review our plating failures and to create a numerical model of muscle forces on fractured ribs to identify the mechanism by which these rib fixations have failed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Correction of posteromedial papillary muscle displacement in repair of ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Silvana F Marasco
    CJOB Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    J Heart Valve Dis 17:620-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this animal-based study was to evaluate a novel technique to effect such a repair...
  15. doi request reprint Effect of donor preservation solution and survival in lung transplantation
    Silvana F Marasco
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Melbourne, Australia
    J Heart Lung Transplant 30:414-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to determine whether the type of preservation solution significantly alters outcomes in lung transplantation, with particular emphasis on primary graft dysfunction and mortality...
  16. doi request reprint No improvement in neurocognitive outcomes after off-pump versus on-pump coronary revascularisation: a meta-analysis
    Silvana F Marasco
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Department, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran 3181, Victoria, Australia
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:961-70. 2008
    ..The results of this meta-analysis show that there are no significant neurocognitive benefits when comparing off-pump versus on-pump CABG...
  17. doi request reprint Review of ECMO (extra corporeal membrane oxygenation) support in critically ill adult patients
    Silvana F Marasco
    Cardiothoracic Department, Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Australia
    Heart Lung Circ 17:S41-7. 2008
    ..In this review, the technical aspects of ECMO cannulation, maintenance and weaning are outlined. Complication rates and outcomes are reviewed and our experience at The Epworth Hospital is summarized...
  18. ncbi request reprint Early institution of mechanical support improves outcomes in primary cardiac allograft failure
    Silvana F Marasco
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:2037-42. 2005
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  19. ncbi request reprint Public disclosure of surgeon-specific report cards: current status of the debate
    Silvana F Marasco
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Alfred and Royal Melbourne Hospitals, Victoria, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 75:1000-4. 2005
    ..This review outlines the events in the USA and UK and looks into the possible impact of the introduction of report cards in Australia...
  20. doi request reprint Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in primary graft failure after heart transplantation
    Silvana F Marasco
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1541-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this review was to analyze our results with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support for primary graft failure (PGF) in heart transplant recipients...
  21. doi request reprint Ischaemic mitral regurgitation and the role of surgical intervention
    Silvana F Marasco
    Cardiothoracic Department, The Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
    Heart Lung Circ 17:S14-20. 2008
    ..Although there is no clear answer to the question of optimal management of IMR at present, what is clear is that a prospective trial is urgently needed to guide us with the treatment of this clinical problem...
  22. ncbi request reprint Thoracotomy in adults while on ECMO is associated with uncontrollable bleeding
    Silvana F Marasco
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Perfusion 22:23-6. 2007
    ..This experience has led us to review the literature of anticoagulation management of patients on ECMO so we can alter our own protocols and allow safer operative intervention in the future...
  23. ncbi request reprint Coenzyme Q10 therapy before cardiac surgery improves mitochondrial function and in vitro contractility of myocardial tissue
    Franklin Rosenfeldt
    The Cardiac Surgical Research Unit, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:25-32. 2005
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  24. doi request reprint Perioperative metabolic therapy improves redox status and outcomes in cardiac surgery patients: a randomised trial
    Jee Yoong Leong
    Cardiac Surgical Research Unit, Alfred Hospital, Department of Surgery Monash University, Baker IDI Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Heart Lung Circ 19:584-91. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effect of perioperative metabolic therapy at a biochemical, clinical and economic level in cardiac surgical patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint The effects of ageing on the response to cardiac surgery: protective strategies for the ageing myocardium
    Franklin L Rosenfeldt
    Cardiac Surgical Research Unit, Alfred Hospital, Baker Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Biogerontology 3:37-40. 2002
    ..4) Oral CoQ10 therapy before cardiac surgery improves efficiency of mitochondrial energy production, improves post-operative heart function, reduces intra-operative myocardial damage and shortens hospital stay...
  26. doi request reprint Influence of atrial fibrillation on microRNA expression profiles in left and right atria from patients with valvular heart disease
    Nicola Cooley
    Molecular Cardiology Laboratory, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne 8008, Victoria, Australia
    Physiol Genomics 44:211-9. 2012
    ..We conclude that VHD and AF influence miRNA expression patterns in LA and RA, but these are affected differently by disease progression and by the development of AF. These findings provide new insights into the progression of VHD...
  27. ncbi request reprint Techniques of reconstruction for inadequate donor left atrial cuff in lung transplantation
    Takahiro Oto
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1199-204. 2006
    ..This study aims to describe the incidence, efficacy, and various techniques of LA cuff reconstruction in lung transplantation...
  28. ncbi request reprint Response of the senescent heart to stress: clinical therapeutic strategies and quest for mitochondrial predictors of biological age
    Franklin Rosenfeldt
    Cardiac Surgical Research Unit, Alfred Hospital and Baker Heart Research Institute Wynn Domain, Melbourne, Prahran Victoria 3181, Australia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1019:78-84. 2004
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  29. doi request reprint Selective activation of the "b" splice variant of phospholipase Cbeta1 in chronically dilated human and mouse atria
    Elizabeth A Woodcock
    Molecular Cardiology Laboratory, Baker IDI, Heart and Diabetes Institute, PO Box 6492, St Kilda Road Central, Melbourne, 8008, Victoria, Australia
    J Mol Cell Cardiol 47:676-83. 2009
    ..The activation of PLCbeta1b is a possible therapeutic target to limit atrial remodelling in VHD patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Fast-track cardiac surgery: application in an Australian setting
    Julian Gooi
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Department, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 15:139-43. 2007
    ..We concluded that this policy accurately identifies the low-risk cardiac surgery patients suitable for less intensive postoperative recovery...
  31. ncbi request reprint A practical approach to clinical lung transplantation from a Maastricht Category III donor with cardiac death
    Takahiro Oto
    Lung Transplant Service, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:196-9. 2007
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  32. doi request reprint Survival following resuscitative thoracotomy for combined left ventricle and left atrium ruptures secondary to blunt trauma
    Mark Fitzgerald
    Emergency and Trauma Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Injury 39:1089-92. 2008
    ..This case emphasises the contribution of such a Trauma System in achieving a favourable outcome for a severely injured trauma patient with injuries previously considered non-survivable...
  33. doi request reprint Tranexamic Acid in cardiac surgery and postoperative seizures: a case report series
    David Bell
    Department of Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Heart Surg Forum 13:E257-9. 2010
    ..Data from the neurosurgical literature show a well-established link between this antifibrinolytic and seizures. There is now increasing awareness of this association in cardiac surgery, particularly when high TxA doses are used...
  34. doi request reprint Cardiac surgery in patients with a history of malignancy: increased complication rate but similar mortality
    Justin Chan
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Unit, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria 3181, Australia
    Heart Lung Circ 21:255-9. 2012
    ..Our aim was to investigate in our unit the population of patients with a known malignancy and compare their outcomes to a matched population without malignancy...
  35. ncbi request reprint A reinforced sternal wiring technique for transverse thoracosternotomy closure in bilateral lung transplantation: from biomechanical test to clinical application
    Takahiro Oto
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplant Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:218-24. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to investigate the biomechanical and clinical efficacy of the proposed reinforced sternal closure technique...
  36. doi request reprint Skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvesting reduces chest wall dysesthesia after coronary bypass surgery
    Phuong L Markman
    Cardiac Surgical Research Unit, CJ Officer Brown Cardiothoracic Unit, Alfred Hospital, Australia
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:674-9. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that its incidence and severity might be reduced by using skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvesting rather than pedicled harvesting...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prehospital intubation and chest decompression is associated with unexpected survival in major thoracic blunt trauma
    Nathan Bushby
    Emergency and Trauma Centre, The Alfred, Prahran, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 17:443-9. 2005
    ..Further analysis determined prehospital interventions that appeared to contribute to 'unexpected survival'...
  38. ncbi request reprint Definitive management of acute cardiac tamponade secondary to blunt trauma
    Mark Fitzgerald
    National Trauma Research Institute, The Alfred, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 17:494-9. 2005
    ..Two cases of survival from blunt traumatic cardiac trauma are described in the present paper to demonstrate survivability in the context of rapid assessment and intervention...
  39. ncbi request reprint Coenzyme Q10 protects the aging heart against stress: studies in rats, human tissues, and patients
    Franklin L Rosenfeldt
    Cardiac Surgical Research Unit, Alfred Hospital and Baker Institute, Prahran 3181, Australia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 959:355-9; discussion 463-5. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that CoQ10 pretreatment prior to stress could improve the recovery of the myocardium after stress...
  40. ncbi request reprint Paediatric lobar lung transplantation: addressing the paucity of donor organs
    Dominic T Keating
    Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:173-5. 2008
    ..This approach, while it cannot address the lack of donor organs, may enable us to redress any size bias limiting paediatric lung transplantation...
  41. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes of cadaveric lobar lung transplantation: helping to maximize resources
    Dominic T Keating
    Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Heart Lung Transplant 29:439-44. 2010
    ..The widespread use of CLLTx is hindered by the paucity of outcome data with respect to early complications and long-term lung function and survival...
  42. doi request reprint Twelve-hour reanimation of a human heart following donation after circulatory death
    Franklin Rosenfeldt
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgical Research Unit, Alfred Hospital and the Department of Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Heart Lung Circ 23:88-90. 2014
    ..This report describes the first application of this technique to a human DCD heart with good functional metabolic recovery over 12h on an ex vivo rig. ..
  43. ncbi request reprint An alternative scoring system to predict risk for surgical site infection complicating coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    N Deborah Friedman
    Victorian Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1162-8. 2007
    ..To analyze the risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) complicating coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and to create an alternative SSI risk score based on the results of multivariate analysis...
  44. doi request reprint Misleading turbulent flow through pulmonary venous anastomoses during lung transplantation
    Paul S Myles
    Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia
    Anesth Analg 107:1504-5. 2008
  45. ncbi request reprint Patterns of postoperative systemic vascular resistance in a randomized trial of conventional on-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    James Tatoulis
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1436-44. 2006
    ..We studied systemic vascular resistance (SVR) as a physiologic response to systemic inflammatory response to determine any differences between OPCAB and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (ONCAB) in a prospective randomized trial...
  46. ncbi request reprint A novel method for performing sequential grafts with the radial artery
    Silvana Marasco
    CJOB Cardiothoracic Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:1262-3. 2002
    ..It also avoids the problem of picking up the back wall of this often thick-walled muscular artery given the better visibility afforded by the technique...
  47. doi request reprint Protective role of coenzyme Q10 in two models of rat lung injury
    Hou Kiat Lim
    The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran, VIC 3181, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 80:265-70. 2010
    ..However, its protective effect in the lung is unknown. We therefore set out to study the impact of Coenzyme Q(10) pretreatment in a model of mild and severe lung injury...
  48. doi request reprint Smad2-dependent glycosaminoglycan elongation in aortic valve interstitial cells enhances binding of LDL to proteoglycans
    Narin Osman
    Discipline of Pharmacy, School of Medical Sciences and Diabetes Complications Group, Health Innovations Research Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria 3083, Australia
    Cardiovasc Pathol 22:146-55. 2013
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  49. pmc Reduced phosphoinositide 3-kinase (p110alpha) activation increases the susceptibility to atrial fibrillation
    Lynette Pretorius
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, St Kilda Rd Central, Melbourne, Victoria 8008, Australia
    Am J Pathol 175:998-1009. 2009
    ..Finally, in atrial appendages from patients with AF, PI3K activation was lower compared with tissue from patients in sinus rhythm. These results suggest a link between PI3K(p110alpha) and AF...
  50. doi request reprint Targeting oxidative stress in surgery: effects of ageing and therapy
    Salvatore Pepe
    CJOB Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Alfred Hospital, PO Box 315 Prahran, Melbourne VIC 318, Australia
    Exp Gerontol 43:653-7. 2008
    ..We conclude that simultaneously targeting a number of key deficiencies with a metabolic formulation prior to surgery results in peri- and post-operative clinical and economic benefits...
  51. ncbi request reprint Beating-heart surgery for the management of right coronary artery aneurysm
    Silvana F Marasco
    Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Heart Surg Forum 7:E126-7. 2004
    ..We describe a case of right coronary artery aneurysm in a patient presenting with exertional angina. The aneurysm was successfully managed using beating-heart surgical techniques...
  52. ncbi request reprint Coenzyme Q10 in cardiovascular disease
    Salvatore Pepe
    CJOB Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Mitochondrion 7:S154-67. 2007
    ..3. Presently, due to the notable absence of clinically significant side effects and likely therapeutic benefit, CoQ(10) can be considered a safe adjunct to standard therapies in cardiovascular disease...