Saina Attaran

Summary

Affiliation: King's College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Do all patients with prosthetic valve endocarditis need surgery?
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:1057-61. 2012
  2. pmc Is coronary artery bypass grafting an acceptable alternative to myotomy for the treatment of myocardial bridging?
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 16:347-9. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Does the outcome improve after radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery? A propensity-matched comparison
    Saina Attaran
    Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:806-10; discussion 810-1. 2012
  4. doi request reprint A propensity-matched comparison of survival after lung resection in patients with a high versus low body mass index
    Saina Attaran
    Thoracic Department, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:653-8. 2012
  5. pmc Does surgical debulking for advanced stages of thymoma improve survival?
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:494-7. 2012
  6. pmc Which stages of thymoma benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy post-thymectomy?
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:273-5. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Choice of conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting in poor ventricles
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Thomas Drive, Liverpool L14 3PE, UK
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 20:392-7. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Aortic valve endocarditis with splenic and brain abscesses: difficult management issues
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, London Chest Hospital, London, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 14:E139-41. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Retropharyngeal angiomyxoma presenting with transoral intussusception
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 13:96-7. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Do patients in congestive cardiac failure undergoing cardiac surgery demonstrate worse outcomes compared with those with a history of cardiac failure?
    Saina Attaran
    Cardiothoracic Department, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 14:E178-82. 2011

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  1. pmc Do all patients with prosthetic valve endocarditis need surgery?
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:1057-61. 2012
    ..This option is reserved for selected patients only and we conclude that as soon as the diagnosis of prosthetic valve endocarditis is made, cardiac surgeons should be involved...
  2. pmc Is coronary artery bypass grafting an acceptable alternative to myotomy for the treatment of myocardial bridging?
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 16:347-9. 2013
    ..In conclusion, in extensive and deep myocardial bridgings, CABG may be the treatment of choice that carries low risk, limited complications and excellent symptomatic relief...
  3. doi request reprint Does the outcome improve after radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery? A propensity-matched comparison
    Saina Attaran
    Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:806-10; discussion 810-1. 2012
    ..In this study we aimed to assess whether radiofrequency (RF) ablation during cardiac surgery in these patients improves the survival...
  4. doi request reprint A propensity-matched comparison of survival after lung resection in patients with a high versus low body mass index
    Saina Attaran
    Thoracic Department, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:653-8. 2012
    ..An inverse relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of lung cancer has been reported in several studies. In this study, we aimed to assess whether BMI can affect survival after lung resection for cancer...
  5. pmc Does surgical debulking for advanced stages of thymoma improve survival?
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:494-7. 2012
    ..In these cases, however, the risks of surgery followed by radiotherapy or radiotherapy alone should carefully be assessed prior to the initiation of treatment...
  6. pmc Which stages of thymoma benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy post-thymectomy?
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:273-5. 2012
    ..In patients with extra-radiation field disease, however, the use of chemotherapy can potentially improve survival but no follow-up data on this group of patients are available...
  7. doi request reprint Choice of conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting in poor ventricles
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Thomas Drive, Liverpool L14 3PE, UK
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 20:392-7. 2012
    ..advantages in the use of arterial grafts for coronary artery revascularizations have been reported previously...
  8. doi request reprint Aortic valve endocarditis with splenic and brain abscesses: difficult management issues
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, London Chest Hospital, London, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 14:E139-41. 2011
    ..We present a complex case of aortic valve endocarditis in a critically ill patient, highlight the difficult management issues, and report a good outcome...
  9. doi request reprint Retropharyngeal angiomyxoma presenting with transoral intussusception
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 13:96-7. 2011
    ..We report on a 66-year-old female who presented with a massive lesion protruding from her mouth and obstructing her airway, which was found to be an angiomyxoma arising from the retropharyngeal tissue...
  10. doi request reprint Do patients in congestive cardiac failure undergoing cardiac surgery demonstrate worse outcomes compared with those with a history of cardiac failure?
    Saina Attaran
    Cardiothoracic Department, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 14:E178-82. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the consequences of cardiac surgery in patients with acute decompensated heart failure and to compare their outcomes with the results of the operation in patients with previous CCF...
  11. doi request reprint Polypoid pseudomyxoma of ascending aorta after replacement with a Dacron graft
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:338-9. 2011
    ..We report a 58-year-old man who had a multi-lobulated pseudomyxomatous lesion in his ascending aorta 6 months after his root and ascending aorta was replaced by a Dacron graft...
  12. doi request reprint A comparison of outcome in patients with preoperative atrial fibrillation and patients in sinus rhythm
    Saina Attaran
    Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:1391-5. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effect of preoperative AF on the immediate postoperative outcome of patients undergoing cardiac surgery as well as in the midterm and long-term outcomes...
  13. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation postcardiac surgery: a common but a morbid complication
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool L14 3PE, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 12:772-7. 2011
    ..Postoperative AF is often a short-lived and a self-limiting condition, but can result in debilitating and even lethal consequences. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of AF on patients postcardiac surgery...
  14. doi request reprint The use of cell salvage in routine cardiac surgery is ineffective and not cost-effective and should be reserved for selected cases
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Thomas Drive, Liverpool L18 8FE, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 12:824-6. 2011
    ..We conclude that the routine use of cell savers in all cardiac operations affords no benefit and consumes additional revenue. We recommend that the system only be considered in selected high-risk cases or complex procedures...
  15. doi request reprint Use of three-dimensional computed tomographic reconstruction in the diagnosis of a rare case of angina
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, King s College Hospital, London, England
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1812. 2008
  16. doi request reprint Does stopping amiodarone after successfully treating atrial fibrillation occurring after cardiac surgery increase the risk of recurrence?
    Saina Attaran
    Cardiothoracic Department, King s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 11:E272-5. 2008
    ..Inadvertent long-term administration of the drug could be harmful. This study assessed the risk of AF recurrence under 2 different regimens of amiodarone treatment...
  17. doi request reprint Brain natriuretic peptide a predictive marker in cardiac surgery
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic, King s College NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:662-6. 2009
    ..In this study, we have tested its usefulness and predictive value in the outcome post cardiac surgery...
  18. doi request reprint Randomised high- and low-dose heparin prophylaxis in patients undergoing thoracotomy for benign and malignant disease: effect on thrombo-elastography
    Saina Attaran
    The London Chest Hospital, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 37:1384-90. 2010
    ..In this study, we assess the coagulation status of patients undergoing thoracic surgery with TEG, and the effectiveness of administered LMWH for thromboprophylaxis...
  19. doi request reprint Avoiding the use of helmet continuous positive airway pressure after surgery on thoracic aorta
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool L14 3PE, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 11:378-9. 2010
    ..We report a rare case that developed a temporary paraplegia postoperatively, associated with the use of helmet continuous positive airway pressure...
  20. doi request reprint Successful reversal of delayed paraplegia associated with chronic type A aortic dissection using a spinal drain
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Service, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool L14 3PE, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 11:374-5. 2010
    ..We report a rare case where cerebrospinal fluid drainage reversed DND that happened 18 months following type A dissection repair...
  21. doi request reprint Comparing the outcome of on-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with preoperative atrial fibrillation
    Saina Attaran
    Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Thomas Drive, Liverpool L14 3PE, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 13:288-92. 2011
    ..This is a benign arrhythmia but can affect the outcome of the surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of PAF on the immediate postoperative course of patients undergoing on-pump (ONCAB) vs. off-pump (OPCAB) CABG...
  22. doi request reprint Does off-pump coronary artery revascularization improve the long-term survival in patients with ventricular dysfunction?
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool L14 3PE, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 11:442-6. 2010
    ..Off-pump CABG (OPCAB) has been proposed to result in a better outcome, but mid- and long-term survival rates have never been compared. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of cardiopulmonary bypass on this group of patients...
  23. doi request reprint Single-stage repair of aneurysm of the ascending aorta associated with aortic coarctation
    Saina Attaran
    The London Chest Hospital, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 13:E265-6. 2010
    ..We report an elective single-stage operation in which the ascending aorta was replaced and an extracardiac bypass from the ascending to the descending aorta was performed with excellent results...
  24. doi request reprint Mitral valve involvement in Wegener's granulomatosis
    Saina Attaran
    Cardiothoracic Division, Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:996-7. 2010
    ..However, involvement of cardiac valves is extremely rare. We present a patient with Wegener's granulomatosis with an extensive mitral mass extending to the aortic valve...
  25. doi request reprint True aneurysm of a Dacron tube graft 19 years after repair of coarctation of the aorta
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1000-1. 2010
    ..Imaging studies showed an aneurysm had developed in the tube graft. The aneurysmal tube graft was replaced during an open repair...
  26. doi request reprint Identification of low circulatory transforming growth factor beta-1 in patients with degenerative heart valve disease
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, King s College Hospital, London SE9 5RS, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 11:791-3. 2010
    ..It is possible that the lower plasma concentration of TGF-β1 in patients with valvular heart disease and the lack of its regulatory effect results in the increased inflammation and calcification seen in DHVs...
  27. pmc Are frozen sections of mediastinoscopy samples as effective as formal paraffin assessment of mediastinoscopy samples for a decision on a combined mediastinoscopy plus lobectomy?
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 16:872-4. 2013
    ..In conclusion, the current evidence in the literature suggests that a combined procedure of mediastinal node FS followed by lung resection can be a safe alternative to a staged approach to this disease...
  28. pmc Can lungs be taken for transplantation from donors with a significant smoking history?
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 17:163-5. 2013
    ..Patients should, however, be fully informed of the risks involved with these lungs and the worse outcome compared with those receiving non-smoker lungs...
  29. doi request reprint Management of a chronic Stanford type B dissection in a patient with a right-sided aortic arch
    Rachel Smith
    Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Service, Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 13:523-5. 2011
    ..He underwent staged repair of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta with the elephant trunk procedure - two operations one year apart, each time making a good postoperative recovery...
  30. pmc Does coronary artery bypass grafting improve quality of life in elderly patients?
    Kamran Baig
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 17:542-53. 2013
    ..In order to overcome previous methodological limitations, future work must clearly define and stringently follow-up this elderly population, to develop a more robust, sensitive and specialty-specific HRQOL tool. ..
  31. doi request reprint Surgical revascularisation of the acute coronary artery syndrome
    Marco Moscarelli
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 12:393-402. 2014
    ..Here risk stratification and intervention according to the expert consensus may be rapidly implemented in order to improve both morbidity and mortality. ..
  32. doi request reprint Cannulating a dissecting aorta using ultrasound-epiaortic and transesophageal guidance
    Saina Attaran
    Cardiothoracic Division, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 14:E373-5. 2011
    ..We describe a technique of cannulating the ascending aorta in patients with acute aortic dissection that can be performed rapidly in hemodynamically unstable patients under ultrasound-epiaortic and transesophageal (TEE) guidance...
  33. doi request reprint Clinical and potential use of pharmacological agents to reduce radial artery spasm in coronary artery surgery
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kings College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1483-9. 2008
    ..It can be argued that verapamil-glycerine tri-nitrate solution represents the optimum agent when used in the perioperative period...
  34. doi request reprint Contained rupture of the sinus of valsalva associated with infective endocarditis and untreated congenital ventricular septal defect
    Marco Moscarelli
    Cardiothoracic Department, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
    World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 4:312-4. 2013
    ..In the light of this case, we believe that even small VSDs should be assessed regularly and treated before such drastic complications occur. ..
  35. ncbi request reprint Videothoracoscopic repair of diaphragm and pleurectomy/abrasion in patients with catamenial pneumothorax: a 9-year experience
    Saina Attaran
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, England
    Chest 143:1066-9. 2013
    ..We report our experience with a totally videothoracoscopic approach involving diaphragmatic repair, pleurectomy/abrasion, and hormonal treatment in patients with proven CP...