Faisal Bakaeen

Summary

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint On-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in a cohort of 63,000 patients
    Danny Chu
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1820-6; discussion 1826-7. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Trends in use of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Results from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Tex Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 148:856-864.e1. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Conduits in coronary artery bypass grafting
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas The Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 25:273-9. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Performing coronary artery bypass grafting off-pump may compromise long-term survival in a veteran population
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:1952-8; discussion 1959-60. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Establishment of a transcatheter aortic valve program and heart valve team at a Veterans Affairs facility
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 204:643-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Coronary artery bypass graft patency: residents versus attending surgeons
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, and Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:482-8; discussion 488. 2012
  7. pmc Posterior lung herniation after a coughing spell: a case report
    Kenneth M Jastrow
    Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E, DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cases J 2:86. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Does the level of experience of residents affect outcomes of coronary artery bypass surgery?
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1127-33; discussion 1133-4. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Outcomes after surgical resection of cardiac sarcoma in the multimodality treatment era
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1454-60. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Cardiac surgery in patients with major lower extremity amputation: a single institution experience
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 156:161-6. 2009

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. doi request reprint On-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in a cohort of 63,000 patients
    Danny Chu
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1820-6; discussion 1826-7. 2009
    ..We compared outcomes of conventional on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) by using a nonvoluntary national database...
  2. ncbi request reprint Trends in use of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Results from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Tex Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 148:856-864.e1. 2014
    ..Recent national trends in off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting have not been reported...
  3. ncbi request reprint Conduits in coronary artery bypass grafting
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas The Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 25:273-9. 2013
    ..In addition, we put our report in perspective relative to prevailing practice, professional societal guidelines, and future directions in coronary artery bypass grafting. ..
  4. doi request reprint Performing coronary artery bypass grafting off-pump may compromise long-term survival in a veteran population
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:1952-8; discussion 1959-60. 2013
    ..There are ample data regarding the short-term outcomes of on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), but little is known about the long-term survival associated with these approaches...
  5. doi request reprint Establishment of a transcatheter aortic valve program and heart valve team at a Veterans Affairs facility
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 204:643-8. 2012
    ..The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved a transcatheter aortic valve for patients for whom open heart surgery is prohibitively risky...
  6. doi request reprint Coronary artery bypass graft patency: residents versus attending surgeons
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, and Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:482-8; discussion 488. 2012
    ..Data are limited regarding the patency of coronary artery bypass grafts performed by residents versus attending surgeons...
  7. pmc Posterior lung herniation after a coughing spell: a case report
    Kenneth M Jastrow
    Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E, DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cases J 2:86. 2009
    ..We present a 72-year-old male who developed a spontaneous posterior lung hernia after a severe coughing episode. We describe the evaluation and surgical management of this unusual condition and provide a brief review of the literature...
  8. doi request reprint Does the level of experience of residents affect outcomes of coronary artery bypass surgery?
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1127-33; discussion 1133-4. 2009
    ..We evaluated the influence of surgical seniority on outcomes...
  9. doi request reprint Outcomes after surgical resection of cardiac sarcoma in the multimodality treatment era
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1454-60. 2009
    ..Primary cardiac sarcomas are rare tumors carrying poor prognosis. Resection remains the primary therapy. Especially in recent years, chemotherapy and radiation have been used adjunctively...
  10. doi request reprint Cardiac surgery in patients with major lower extremity amputation: a single institution experience
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 156:161-6. 2009
    ..Cardiac surgery patients with lower-extremity amputations pose a challenge in terms of medical comorbidities and functional recovery...
  11. ncbi request reprint The July effect: impact of the beginning of the academic cycle on cardiac surgical outcomes in a cohort of 70,616 patients
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:70-5. 2009
    ..Because surgical residents' level of experience may be at its nadir early in the academic year, academic seasonality-or the "July effect"-could affect cardiac surgical outcomes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Severe aortic stenosis in a veteran population: treatment considerations and survival
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:453-8. 2010
    ..We examined factors affecting the choice of surgical versus medical treatment of severe aortic stenosis and evaluated associated patient survival...
  13. doi request reprint Is an age of 80 years or greater an important predictor of short-term outcomes of isolated aortic valve replacement in veterans?
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:769-74. 2010
    ..There is a popular perception that aortic valve replacement (AVR) in octogenarians carries a high risk related primarily to advanced age...
  14. doi request reprint Outcomes of circulatory arrest procedures for the treatment of thoracic aortic disease at a veterans facility
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 200:581-4. 2010
    ..The outcomes of thoracic aortic surgery involving hypothermic circulatory arrest at a US Department of Veterans Affairs medical center were evaluated...
  15. doi request reprint Perceptions regarding cardiothoracic surgical training at Veterans Affairs hospitals
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine and The Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:1107-13. 2011
    ..With cardiothoracic education going through a critical phase of reevaluation and adaptation, we investigated perceptions of Veterans Affairs hospitals in cardiothoracic training...
  16. pmc Hurricane Katrina: impact on cardiac surgery case volume and outcomes
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 35:273-8. 2008
    ..We conclude that, although Hurricane Katrina caused a sudden, dramatic increase in the number of cardiac operations that were performed at our facility, good surgical outcomes were maintained...
  17. ncbi request reprint Use of aprotinin in extrapleural pneumonectomy: effect on hemostasis and incidence of complications
    Faisal Bakaeen
    The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:982-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of aprotinin on blood loss in extrapleural pneumonectomy and to identify potential treatment-related complications...
  18. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of exposure to blood borne pathogens on a surgical service
    Faisal Bakaeen
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 192:e18-21. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to analyze the type and mechanism of blood exposure injuries on the surgical service in order to develop appropriate preventative strategies...
  19. ncbi request reprint Does the use of bilateral internal mammary artery grafts impact survival of veterans undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery?
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 196:726-31. 2008
    ..The impact of bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) versus single left internal mammary artery (LIMA) grafts on long-term survival in veterans after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is unknown...
  20. doi request reprint Aortic valve replacement: mortality predictions of surgeons versus risk model
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 163:1-6. 2010
    ..We compared the abilities of surgeons and of an established risk model to predict operative mortality after aortic valve replacement (AVR), and we investigated scenarios that give rise to discrepancies between these predictions...
  21. ncbi request reprint Continued aortic aneurysmal expansion after thoracic endovascular stent-grafting
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1007-8. 2007
    ..Continued aneurysmal dilatation after stenting of the thoracic aorta can lead to repair failure and therefore underscores the need for careful follow-up of patients after endografting...
  22. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of sternoclavicular joint infections in cirrhotic patients
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 195:130-3. 2008
    ..Cirrhotic patients with sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) infection pose a unique challenge for which there are no management guidelines. We reviewed our experience with this unusual infection in this high-risk patient population...
  23. doi request reprint Utility of detailed preoperative cardiac testing and incidence of post-thoracotomy myocardial infarction
    Dawn E Jaroszewski
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:648-55. 2008
    ..Recent literature has questioned the efficacy of routine detailed preoperative cardiac ischemia testing and preoperative cardiac intervention before noncardiac surgical procedures...
  24. doi request reprint The impact of peripheral vascular disease on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Danny Chu
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1175-80. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the impact of peripheral vascular disease on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting...
  25. doi request reprint Impact of transfusion policy on acute coronary syndrome after major vascular reconstruction
    Panagiotis Kougias
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 200:606-9. 2010
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  26. doi request reprint Lung myeloid dendritic cells coordinately induce TH1 and TH17 responses in human emphysema
    Ming Shan
    Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Sci Transl Med 1:4ra10. 2009
    ..This mechanism may underlie disease in other elastin-rich organs and tissues...
  27. doi request reprint Transverse sternal plating in secondary sternal reconstruction
    Joseph Huh
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:1476-80. 2008
    ..Transverse rib-to-rib stabilization with titanium plates designed for sternal fixation is a recent option. We evaluated the clinical utility of the transverse plating system in a cardiothoracic practice...
  28. ncbi request reprint The impact of resident work-hour restrictions on outcomes of cardiac operations
    Raja R Gopaldas
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 157:268-74. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the resident work-hour restriction on outcomes of cardiac operations...
  29. doi request reprint Video-assisted thoracoscopic versus open thoracotomy lobectomy in a cohort of 13,619 patients
    Raja R Gopaldas
    the Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1563-70. 2010
    ..However, the issue of whether VATS or open thoracotomy is better remains controversial. We compared outcomes of open and VATS lobectomy in a national database...
  30. ncbi request reprint Heart valve replacement: which valve for which patient?
    Joseph Huh
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center 112, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 8:109-16. 2006
    ..We review currently available heart valve prostheses and the clinical factors that are involved in selection of a heart valve substitute...
  31. doi request reprint Superior nationwide outcomes of endovascular versus open repair for isolated descending thoracic aortic aneurysm in 11,669 patients
    Raja R Gopaldas
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:1001-10. 2010
    ..Little is known about TEVAR's nationwide effect on patient outcomes. We evaluated nationwide data regarding the short-term outcomes of TEVAR and open aortic repair (OAR) procedures performed in the United States during a 2-year period...
  32. doi request reprint Impact of ACGME work-hour restrictions on the outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting in a cohort of 600,000 patients
    Raja R Gopaldas
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 163:201-9. 2010
    ..Since the resident physician 80-h/wk restriction was implemented on July 1, 2003, little has been learned about the impact of this reform on patient outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  33. doi request reprint Surgical intervention for infective endocarditis in a veteran population
    Lorraine D Cornwell
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 200:596-600. 2010
    ..Surgical management of infective endocarditis can be challenging. Veteran patients are unique because they often have significant comorbidities, and surgical management of endocarditis in this population has not been well described...
  34. ncbi request reprint The July effect and cardiac surgery: the effect of the beginning of the academic cycle on outcomes
    Amandeep S Dhaliwal
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 196:720-5. 2008
    ..The effect of the time of the academic year on cardiac surgical outcomes is unknown...
  35. pmc Autonomic cardiovascular dysregulation as a potential mechanism underlying depression and coronary artery bypass grafting surgery outcomes
    Tam K Dao
    University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    J Cardiothorac Surg 5:36. 2010
    ..Second, we investigated the impact of depression and autonomic nervous system activity on CABG outcomes...
  36. doi request reprint Outcomes of aortic valve replacement performed by residents in octogenarians
    Shuab Omer
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 156:139-44. 2009
    ..Aortic valve replacement (AVR) traditionally carries a significant risk in elderly patients. We evaluated the outcomes of AVR in octogenarian patients in the context of surgical education...
  37. ncbi request reprint Contemporary outcomes of open thoracic aortic surgery in a veteran population: do risk models exaggerate mortality?
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 198:889-94. 2009
    ..We evaluated contemporary outcomes of open thoracic aortic surgery at a Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center affiliated with a major academic aortic program and examined the predictive value of 2 established cardiac risk models...
  38. doi request reprint Endovascular repair of thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysms and patch aneurysms
    Simon Schwill
    Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Vasc Surg 52:1034-7. 2010
    ..All patients recovered without major complications, and computed tomography performed after a mean follow-up of 51.5 ± 19.7 months showed that the repairs remained intact...
  39. ncbi request reprint Surgical outcome in 85 patients with primary cardiac tumors
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 77030 2761, USA
    Am J Surg 186:641-7; discussion 647. 2003
    ..We present a large, single institution experience with adult cardiac tumors and address factors affecting outcome...
  40. ncbi request reprint Stentless bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement after a homograft root replacement: Toronto SPV implantation after a homograft root
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1397-9. 2005
    ..The rationale for our approach is outlined in the context of current surgical trends...
  41. ncbi request reprint Does the duration of surgery affect outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting?
    Danny Chu
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 196:652-6. 2008
    ..Numerous predictors of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) outcomes have been identified. We aimed to determine whether the duration of surgery independently predicts outcome in patients undergoing CABG...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prognostic impact of intra-aortic balloon pump insertion before versus after cardiac surgical intervention in a veteran population
    Amandeep S Dhaliwal
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 198:628-32. 2009
    ..The relative prognostic impact of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) placement before versus after cardiac surgery is not well defined...
  43. pmc Papillary fibroelastoma of the aortic valve: operative approaches upon incidental discovery
    Raja R Gopaldas
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 36:160-3. 2009
    ..We discuss the pathophysiology of fibroelastomas of the aortic valve and operative approaches to the management of these tumors when they are discovered incidentally...
  44. ncbi request reprint Antielastin autoimmunity in tobacco smoking-induced emphysema
    Seung Hyo Lee
    Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Nat Med 13:567-9. 2007
    ..These findings link emphysema to adaptive immunity against a specific lung antigen and suggest the potential for autoimmune pathology of other elastin-rich tissues such as the arteries and skin of smokers...
  45. doi request reprint Outcomes of coronary surgery at a Veterans Affairs hospital versus other hospitals
    Justin C Choi
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 156:150-4. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) operations at a VA hospital and non-VA hospitals...
  46. doi request reprint The impact of obesity on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Jennifer C Del Prete
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Surg Res 163:7-11. 2010
    ..Obesity is a well-known risk factor for coronary artery disease. The objective of our study was to examine the impact of obesity on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  47. doi request reprint The impact of placing multiple grafts to each myocardial territory on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Danny Chu
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:60-4. 2009
    ..We aimed to determine the impact on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting of placing multiple grafts to each myocardial territory...
  48. ncbi request reprint Predictors of surgical mortality and discharge status after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients 80 years and older
    Raja R Gopaldas
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 198:633-8. 2009
    ..Little is known about the outcomes and predictors of discharge status (DCS) in elderly patients after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Open-heart operations in patients with a spinal cord injury
    Danny Chu
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, OCL 112, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 194:663-7. 2007
    ..The objective of our study was to evaluate the outcomes of open-heart surgery in patients with a spinal cord injury...
  50. ncbi request reprint Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia associated with bilateral adrenal hemorrhage after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1388-90. 2005
    ..Thrombocytopenia, abdominal pain, and signs of adrenal insufficiency in the context of heparin treatment should raise suspicion of this unusual complication...