Victor O Morell

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Affiliation: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Wound complications associated with the submammary incision for repair of congenital heart defects in female patients
    Victor O Morell
    Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:1475-6. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Aortic translocation for the management of transposition of the great arteries with a ventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, and hypoplasia of the right ventricle
    Victor O Morell
    Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgical Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:552-4. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of transposition with ventricular septal defect and obstruction to the left ventricular outflow tract
    Victor O Morell
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cardiol Young 15:102-5. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Experience with bovine pericardium for the reconstruction of the aortic arch in patients undergoing a Norwood procedure
    Victor O Morell
    Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgical Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1312-5. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Aortic translocation in the management of transposition of the great arteries with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis: results and follow-up
    Victor O Morell
    Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:2089-92; discussion 2092-3. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Ventricular assist device support in children and adolescents as a bridge to heart transplantation
    Mahesh S Sharma
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:926-32. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Short- and intermediate-term survival after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in children with cardiac disease
    Constantinos Chrysostomou
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 146:317-25. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Electrocardiographic effects of dexmedetomidine in patients with congenital heart disease
    Constantinos Chrysostomou
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Division of Cardiac Intensive Care, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
    Intensive Care Med 36:836-42. 2010
  9. pmc Critical congenital heart disease--utility of routine screening for chromosomal and other extracardiac malformations
    Kimberly Baker
    Critical Care Medicine, Akron Children s Hospital, Akron, PA, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 7:145-50. 2012
  10. pmc Perioperative use of dexmedetomidine is associated with decreased incidence of ventricular and supraventricular tachyarrhythmias after congenital cardiac operations
    Constantinos Chrysostomou
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:964-72; discussion 972. 2011

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Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Wound complications associated with the submammary incision for repair of congenital heart defects in female patients
    Victor O Morell
    Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:1475-6. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Aortic translocation for the management of transposition of the great arteries with a ventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, and hypoplasia of the right ventricle
    Victor O Morell
    Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgical Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:552-4. 2007
    ..Advantages of this surgical repair over the Rastelli procedure in the management of this complex congenital heart lesion are discussed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of transposition with ventricular septal defect and obstruction to the left ventricular outflow tract
    Victor O Morell
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cardiol Young 15:102-5. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Experience with bovine pericardium for the reconstruction of the aortic arch in patients undergoing a Norwood procedure
    Victor O Morell
    Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgical Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1312-5. 2007
    ..We report our experience using bovine pericardium for the reconstruction of the aortic arch in patients undergoing a Norwood procedure...
  5. ncbi request reprint Aortic translocation in the management of transposition of the great arteries with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis: results and follow-up
    Victor O Morell
    Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:2089-92; discussion 2092-3. 2005
    ..The objective in this retrospective study was to review our experience using aortic translocation and biventricular outflow tract reconstruction as an alternative surgical procedure for the management of these patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Ventricular assist device support in children and adolescents as a bridge to heart transplantation
    Mahesh S Sharma
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:926-32. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of standard adult VADs in adolescents and children as well as report our early experience with miniaturized VADs in small children...
  7. doi request reprint Short- and intermediate-term survival after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in children with cardiac disease
    Constantinos Chrysostomou
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 146:317-25. 2013
    ..Despite established acceptance, ECMO outcomes are suboptimal with a survival between 38% and 55%. We evaluated factors associated with significantly increased survival in cardiac patients requiring ECMO...
  8. doi request reprint Electrocardiographic effects of dexmedetomidine in patients with congenital heart disease
    Constantinos Chrysostomou
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Division of Cardiac Intensive Care, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
    Intensive Care Med 36:836-42. 2010
    ..Assessment of electrocardiographic (ECG) effects of dexmedetomidine...
  9. pmc Critical congenital heart disease--utility of routine screening for chromosomal and other extracardiac malformations
    Kimberly Baker
    Critical Care Medicine, Akron Children s Hospital, Akron, PA, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 7:145-50. 2012
    ..Universal screening for these abnormalities with ultrasonographic and genetic testing maybe warranted because early detection could impact short and long-term outcomes...
  10. pmc Perioperative use of dexmedetomidine is associated with decreased incidence of ventricular and supraventricular tachyarrhythmias after congenital cardiac operations
    Constantinos Chrysostomou
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:964-72; discussion 972. 2011
    ..Whether routine perioperative use of DEX decreases the incidence of supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias was studied...
  11. doi request reprint Effect of dexmedetomidine on pulmonary artery pressure after congenital cardiac surgery: A pilot study
    Judith P Lazol
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 11:589-92. 2010
    ..To characterize the effects of dexmedetomidine on the pulmonary artery pressure in patients after congenital cardiac surgery...
  12. doi request reprint Diagnosis of abnormal diaphragm motion after cardiothoracic surgery: ultrasound performed by a cardiac intensivist vs. fluoroscopy
    Joan Sanchez De Toledo
    Division of Cardiac Intensive Care, Department of Pediatrics and Critical Care Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Penn 15224, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 5:565-72. 2010
    ....
  13. pmc Tolerance to incompatible ABO blood group antigens is not observed following homograft implantation
    Brian Feingold
    Pediatric Cardiology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    Hum Immunol 72:835-40. 2011
    ..These data suggest that tolerance to incompatible A and B blood group antigens does not occur following placement of ABO-incompatible homografts in childhood...
  14. doi request reprint Total cavopulmonary connection in patients with apicocaval juxtaposition: optimal conduit route using preoperative angiogram and flow simulation
    Masahiro Yoshida
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 44:e46-52. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify a preoperative method for optimal conduit position using the IVC anatomy and computational fluid dynamics (CFD)...
  15. doi request reprint Right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction with bicuspid valved polytetrafluoroethylene conduit
    Masahiro Yoshida
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1235-8; discussion 1239. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to review our early experience with this conduit...
  16. doi request reprint Dexmedetomidine: therapeutic use for the termination of reentrant supraventricular tachycardia
    Constantinos Chrysostomou
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 8:48-56. 2013
    ..Dexmedetomidine has recently been shown to have potential antiarrhythmic effects, and here we describe our experience in the acute termination of reentrant SVT...
  17. doi request reprint Activated partial thromboplastin time is a better trending tool in pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
    Timothy M Maul
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 13:e363-71. 2012
    ..To determine whether activated partial thromboplastin times are a better heparin management tool than activated clotting times in pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
  18. doi request reprint Pulsatile venous waveform quality in Fontan circulation-clinical implications, venous assists options and the future
    Ergin Kocyildirim
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 12:420-6. 2012
    ..In phase 2, the effect of enhanced external counter pulsation on Fontan circulation flow rates is monitored...
  19. doi request reprint In vitro evaluation of right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction with bicuspid valved polytetrafluoroethylene conduit
    Onur Dur
    Biomedical Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Artif Organs 34:1010-6. 2010
    ..These findings benchmark the baseline performance of the bicuspid valved conduit and will be used for future designs to improve valve competency...
  20. doi request reprint Expression of A and B blood group antigens on cryopreserved homografts
    Brian Feingold
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:211-4. 2009
    ..It has been shown that there is lack of expression of A and B blood group antigens on fresh and cryopreserved homograft valves. However, expression of these antigens on the homograft vessel conduit has not been reported...
  21. doi request reprint Dexmedetomidine use in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit: can we use it in infants after cardiac surgery?
    Constantinos Chrysostomou
    Department of Pediatrics and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Cardiac Intensive Care, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 10:654-60. 2009
    ..To assess clinical response of dexmedetomidine alone or in combination with conventional sedatives/analgesics after cardiac surgery...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cerebral regional oxygen saturation and serum neuromarkers for the prediction of adverse neurologic outcome in pediatric cardiac surgery
    Joan Sanchez-de-Toledo
    Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neurocrit Care 21:133-9. 2014
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Pulsatile venous waveform quality affects the conduit performance in functional and "failing" Fontan circulations
    Onur Dur
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
    Cardiol Young 22:251-62. 2012
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Do neonates, infants and young children need a higher dose of enoxaparin in the cardiac intensive care unit?
    Joan Sanchez De Toledo
    Division of Cardiac Intensive Care, Department of Pediatrics and Critical Care Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Penn Avenue 45th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
    Cardiol Young 20:138-43. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether children less than 2 years old admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit require a higher enoxaparin dose than that currently recommended to achieve target anti-factor Xa levels...
  25. doi request reprint Dexmedetomidine: a novel drug for the treatment of atrial and junctional tachyarrhythmias during the perioperative period for congenital cardiac surgery: a preliminary study
    Constantinos Chrysostomou
    Department of Cardiology, Cardiac ICU, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Anesth Analg 107:1514-22. 2008
    ..Though some animal data have shown that it can prevent certain types of ventricular tachycardia, its therapeutic role during these types of arrhythmias has not been studied...
  26. ncbi request reprint Pulsatile paracorporeal assist devices in children and adolescents with biventricular failure
    Mahesh S Sharma
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    ASAIO J 51:490-4. 2005
    ..These results warrant consideration of using available miniaturized technology in the United States for the support of smaller children with intractable biventricular failure...
  27. ncbi request reprint The management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome with a right aortic arch
    Gregory H Tatum
    Division of Cardiology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, United States of America
    Cardiol Young 16:504-6. 2006
    ..We believe that the conduit placed from the right ventricle provides the most reliable source of flow of blood to the lungs at the time of initial palliation in this usual combination of cardiac lesions...
  28. doi request reprint Aortopexy for innominate artery tracheal compression in children
    Todd M Wine
    Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 149:151-5. 2013
    ..2) Assess the significance of synchronous airway lesions in the treatment of innominate artery tracheal compression...
  29. doi request reprint Lobar displacement following pediatric heart-lung transplantation: case report and review of literature
    Lokesh Guglani
    Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    Pediatr Transplant 16:E94-7. 2012
    ..Assessment of pulmonary perfusion and weighing the risk of surgical repair may be considered for optimal patient management of this condition...
  30. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic guidelines for design and control of a turbodynamic pediatric ventricular assist device
    Bronwyn E Uber
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    ASAIO J 52:471-8. 2006
    ..The recommended pump range was optimized to include the most patients, while considering the design constraints. This study identifies a significant population of patients who would benefit from a device providing 0.52 to 1.92 l/min...
  31. doi request reprint Nikaidoh operation for transposition of the great arteries with a ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis
    Victor O Morell
    Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgical Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Room 2820, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg 2008:mmcts.2006.002337. 2008
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Feasibility of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication after pediatric lung or heart-lung transplantation: should this be the standard?
    Chi Zheng
    Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, One Children s Hospital Drive, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:249-54. 2011
    ..We have examined the safety and possible benefits of laparoscopic antireflux surgery in pediatric patients following lung (LTxp) and heart-lung transplantation (HLTxp)...
  33. doi request reprint Dexmedetomidine as the primary sedative during invasive procedures in infants and toddlers with congenital heart disease
    Kristin P Barton
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 9:612-5. 2008
    ..In this report, we describe the use of dexmedetomidine as the primary sedative agent while performing invasive procedures in infants and toddlers with congenital heart disease who are breathing spontaneously...
  34. ncbi request reprint Pediatric cardiac transplantation in children with high panel reactive antibody
    Jeffrey P Jacobs
    The Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, All Children s Hospital, University of South Florida, St Petersburg, Florida, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1703-9. 2004
    ..We retrospectively reviewed our management strategy and outcome data for children undergoing heart transplantation with high PRA (> 10%)...
  35. doi request reprint Management of 239 patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related malformations from 1993 to 2007
    Jeffrey P Jacobs
    The Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, All Children s Hospital, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Cardiac Surgical Associates, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1691-6; discussion 1697. 2008
    ..We reviewed our entire programmatic operative experience with children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and related malformations...
  36. ncbi request reprint The modern approach to patent ductus arteriosus treatment: complementary roles of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and interventional cardiology coil occlusion
    Jeffrey P Jacobs
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, All Children s Hospital University of South Florida College of Medicine, St Petersburg, Florida 33701, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1421-7; discussion 1427-8. 2003
    ..In an effort to analyze our experience and develop treatment guidelines, we reviewed all our patients with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) treated with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) or interventional cardiology coil occlusion...
  37. ncbi request reprint Late replacement of the pulmonary valve: when and what type of valve?
    James A Quintessenza
    Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, All Children s Hospital, University of South Florida, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701, United States of America
    Cardiol Young 15:58-63. 2005
  38. ncbi request reprint The role of aortic translocation in the management of complex transposition of the great arteries
    Victor O Morell
    Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Children s Hospital of Tampa, Tampa, FL 33607, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu 7:80-4. 2004
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Biventricular repair in the management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    Victor O Morell
    Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa Children s Hospital, Tampa, Florida 33607, USA
    Cardiol Young 14:101-4. 2004
  40. ncbi request reprint Achieving a balance in the current approach to the surgical treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    James A Quintessenza
    Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, University of South Florida College of Medicine, All Children s Hospital, St Petersburg, Florida 33701, USA
    Cardiol Young 14:127-30. 2004
    ..These goals will be achieved by capitalizing on current advances in the field, and continuing to "push the envelope", with research into new advances...
  41. ncbi request reprint Right postpneumonectomy syndrome and severe pectus excavatum in a child: surgical management
    Victor O Morell
    Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Tampa Children s Hospital, Tampa, FL 33607, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:203-4. 2002
  42. ncbi request reprint Initial experience with a bicuspid polytetrafluoroethylene pulmonary valve in 41 children and adults: a new option for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction
    James A Quintessenza
    The Congenital Heart Institute of Florida CHIF, All Children s Hospital, University of South Florida, St Petersburg 33701, United States
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:924-31. 2005
    ..We report our initial experience in 41 consecutive patients treated with placement of a surgically created polytetrafluoroethylene bicuspid pulmonary valve...
  43. ncbi request reprint Creating a database with cardioscopy and intra-operative imaging
    Jeffrey P Jacobs
    The Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, University of South Florida, St Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
    Cardiol Young 15:184-9. 2005
  44. ncbi request reprint The role of Fontan's procedure and aortic translocation in the surgical management of patients with discordant atrioventricular connections, interventricular communication, and pulmonary stenosis or atresia
    Marshall L Jacobs
    Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Christopher s Hospital For Children, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134, USA
    Cardiol Young 16:97-102. 2006