D D Glower

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Port-access approach for combined aortic and mitral valve surgery
    Alan P Kypson
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:1657-8. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Surgical approaches to mitral regurgitation
    Donald D Glower
    Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:1315-22. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Aortic valve replacement through right minithoracotomy in 306 consecutive patients
    Donald D Glower
    Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Innovations (Phila) 5:326-30. 2010
  4. doi request reprint EVEREST II randomized clinical trial: predictors of mitral valve replacement in de novo surgery or after the MitraClip procedure
    Donald Glower
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:S60-3. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
    Donald D Glower
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Surg 238:S104-9. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Patient survival characteristics after routine mitral valve repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Donald D Glower
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:860-8. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of outcome in a multicenter port-access valve registry
    D D Glower
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 70:1054-9. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary
    Donald Glower
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3851, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:963. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of direct aortic and femoral cannulation for port-access cardiac operations
    D D Glower
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 68:1529-31. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Determinants of 15-year outcome with 1,119 standard Carpentier-Edwards porcine valves
    D D Glower
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:S44-8. 1998

Detail Information

Publications66

  1. ncbi request reprint Port-access approach for combined aortic and mitral valve surgery
    Alan P Kypson
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:1657-8. 2002
    ..A technique is described for combined aortic and mitral valve operation utilizing the minimally invasive Port-Access technique. Two patients are repaired with excellent chest wall healing and avoidance of sternotomy...
  2. doi request reprint Surgical approaches to mitral regurgitation
    Donald D Glower
    Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:1315-22. 2012
    ..Rapidly evolving technology will continue to be a dominant driver of surgical approaches to MR, with increasing overlap and interaction with percutaneous approaches...
  3. ncbi request reprint Aortic valve replacement through right minithoracotomy in 306 consecutive patients
    Donald D Glower
    Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Innovations (Phila) 5:326-30. 2010
    ..To define the role and early results of aortic valve surgery through a right minithoracotomy...
  4. doi request reprint EVEREST II randomized clinical trial: predictors of mitral valve replacement in de novo surgery or after the MitraClip procedure
    Donald Glower
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:S60-3. 2012
    ..The present study analyzed the patient characteristics and treatment effects on mitral repair versus replacement...
  5. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
    Donald D Glower
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Surg 238:S104-9. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Patient survival characteristics after routine mitral valve repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Donald D Glower
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:860-8. 2005
    ..Conversion from mitral valve replacement to valve repair has improved prognosis, but it is unclear whether ischemic mitral regurgitation remains an independent predictor of outcome after mitral valve repair...
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of outcome in a multicenter port-access valve registry
    D D Glower
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 70:1054-9. 2000
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the predictors of outcome in patients undergoing isolated valve operation using port-access techniques...
  8. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary
    Donald Glower
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3851, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:963. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of direct aortic and femoral cannulation for port-access cardiac operations
    D D Glower
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 68:1529-31. 1999
    ..Differences in outcome after direct aortic cannulation (AORT) in the chest versus standard femoral arterial cannulation (FEM) have not been defined for minimally invasive cardiac operations utilizing the port-access approach...
  10. ncbi request reprint Determinants of 15-year outcome with 1,119 standard Carpentier-Edwards porcine valves
    D D Glower
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:S44-8. 1998
    ..The determinants of long-term outcome 15 years or more after porcine valve replacement are poorly documented...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comparison of open mitral commissurotomy with mitral valve replacement with or without chordal preservation in patients with mitral stenosis
    D D Glower
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Circulation 98:II120-3. 1998
    ..Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty and durable mitral prostheses have made the role of open mitral commissurotomy (OMC) uncertain...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mitral valve operation via Port Access versus median sternotomy
    D D Glower
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 14:S143-7. 1998
    ..A study was therefore designed to delineate differences in outcome from mitral operation via Port Access versus sternotomy in comparable patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint The Ross procedure: shorter hospital stay, decreased morbidity, and cost effective
    J Jaggers
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 65:1553-7; discussion 1557-8. 1998
    ..In this retrospective study we compared a consecutive group of patients undergoing the Ross procedure with an age- and disease-matched group of patients who underwent mechanical aortic valve replacement...
  14. ncbi request reprint Comparison of survival after mitral valve replacement with biologic and mechanical valves in 1139 patients
    Y Y Cen
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 122:569-77. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Choice of biologic or mechanical prosthesis does not significantly affect long-term patient survival after mitral valve replacement...
  15. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of the internal mammary artery in combined aortic valve replacement-coronary artery bypass grafting
    S Gall
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 69:524-30. 2000
    ..While internal mammary artery (IMA) use predicts improved survival after coronary bypass grafting (CABG), it remains unknown whether patients undergoing concomitant aortic valve replacement (AVR) realize a similar benefit...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of mitral valve regurgitation evaluated by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography on long-term outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Jacob N Schroder
    Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27703, USA
    Circulation 112:I293-8. 2005
    ..We sought to determine the long-term effect of uncorrected MR, measured by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), in CABG patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Predictors of operative time in multicenter port-access valve registry: institutional differences in learning
    D D Glower
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 4:40-6. 2001
    ..This data provides a model to understand learning of new surgical procedures, and this data suggests that port-access valve procedures can be mastered by a variety of institutions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Minitransseptal versus left atrial approach to the mitral valve: a comparison of outcomes
    Jeffrey J Nienaber
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:834-9; discussion 839. 2006
    ..Left atriotomy is more commonly used, but TS offers better mitral visualization in difficult cases. While TS has been associated with more atrial arrhythmias, heart block, and difficulty in repair, strong data are lacking...
  19. ncbi request reprint Early postoperative changes in regional systolic and diastolic left ventricular function after transmyocardial laser revascularization: a comparison of holmium:YAG and CO2 lasers
    G C Hughes
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 35:1022-30. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the short-term effects of transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR) on regional left ventricular systolic and diastolic function, myocardial blood flow (MBF) and myocardial water content (MWC)...
  20. doi request reprint Influence of patient age on procedural selection in mitral valve surgery
    Mani A Daneshmand
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1479-85; discussion 1485-6. 2010
    ..However, few direct comparison data are available, and this study evaluated the effects of patient age on risk-adjusted survival after mitral procedures...
  21. pmc Metabolomic profiling reveals distinct patterns of myocardial substrate use in humans with coronary artery disease or left ventricular dysfunction during surgical ischemia/reperfusion
    Aslan T Turer
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 31297, Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Circulation 119:1736-46. 2009
    ..Furthermore, the effect of preexisting ventricular state on ischemia-induced metabolic derangements has not been established...
  22. pmc Randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled study of neuroprotection with lidocaine in cardiac surgery
    Joseph P Mathew
    Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Stroke 40:880-7. 2009
    ..Based on experimental and clinical evidence, this study assessed the potential of intravenously administered lidocaine to reduce postoperative cognitive dysfunction after cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass...
  23. ncbi request reprint Single versus multiple internal mammary artery grafting for coronary artery bypass: 15-year follow-up of a clinical practice trial
    William R Burfeind
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Circulation 110:II27-35. 2004
    ..This study was designed to test the hypothesis that multiple IMA grafts would provide better 15-year outcomes when compared with single IMA and vein grafts...
  24. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics and in-hospital outcomes of patients with cardiogenic shock undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: insights from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Database
    Rajendra H Mehta
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Circulation 117:876-85. 2008
    ..There exist few studies that characterize contemporary clinical features and outcomes or risk factors for operative mortality in cardiogenic shock (CS) patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  25. ncbi request reprint The "sandblasting" effect of aortic cannula on arch atheroma during cardiopulmonary bypass
    Madhav Swaminathan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Anesth Analg 104:1350-1. 2007
  26. doi request reprint Survival prognosis and surgical management of ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Carmelo A Milano
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:735-44. 2008
    ..This study reviewed a 20-year series of IMR patients managed with multiple approaches to assess and refine surgical strategies...
  27. ncbi request reprint Isolated mitral valve repair in patients with depressed left ventricular function
    Ashish S Shah
    Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1309-14; discussion 1314. 2005
    ..The purpose of the present study is to review a modern experience with isolated MV repair in patients with depressed left ventricular function and to examine intermediate outcomes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Lung isolation during port-access cardiac surgery: double-lumen endotracheal tube versus single-lumen endotracheal tube with a bronchial blocker
    Hilary P Grocott
    Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3094, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 17:725-7. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the use of a double-lumen endotracheal tube to a single-lumen tube combined with a bronchial blocker for lung isolation during Port-Access cardiac surgery...
  29. doi request reprint Impact of early surgery on survival of patients with severe mitral regurgitation
    Zainab Samad
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3254, DUMC, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Heart 97:221-4. 2011
    ..The impact of current ACC/AHA guideline recommendations about optimal timing of surgery on outcomes is untested and contemporary data are lacking...
  30. doi request reprint Mitral valve repair for degenerative disease: a 20-year experience
    Mani A Daneshmand
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1828-37. 2009
    ..This study was designed to compare survival characteristics of mitral valve repair versus prosthetic replacement for degenerative disorders during a 20-year period...
  31. doi request reprint Intraoperative systolic blood pressure variability predicts 30-day mortality in aortocoronary bypass surgery patients
    Solomon Aronson
    Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA parallel
    Anesthesiology 113:305-12. 2010
    ..We tested the hypothesis that intraoperative systolic blood pressure variability outside a targeted blood pressure range predicts 30-day mortality in patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
  32. ncbi request reprint Survival after coronary revascularization, with and without mitral valve surgery, in patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Benjamin H Trichon
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Circulation 108:II103-10. 2003
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Pure annular dilation as a cause of mitral regurgitation: a clinically distinct entity of female heart disease
    Donald D Glower
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 18:284-8. 2009
    ..Pure annular dilation (PAD) is a recognized etiology of mitral regurgitation, yet few data exist to define the prognostic profile of this disorder relative to other etiologies, such as ischemia or myxomatous prolapse...
  34. ncbi request reprint Unexpected transesophageal echocardiographic finding after septal myectomy
    Madhav Swaminathan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology, Duke Heart Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 16:384-5. 2002
  35. pmc Cognitive function after major noncardiac surgery, apolipoprotein E4 genotype, and biomarkers of brain injury
    David L McDonagh
    Department of Anesthesiology and Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Anesthesiology 112:852-9. 2010
    ..Identified risk factors are largely limited to demographic characteristics. We hypothesized that POCD was associated with apolipoprotein E4 (APOE4) genotype and plasma biomarkers of brain injury and inflammation...
  36. doi request reprint The relationship of plasma transfusion from female and male donors with outcome after cardiac surgery
    Ian J Welsby
    Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:1353-60. 2010
    ..We examined whether plasma donor gender is related to postcardiac surgery pulmonary dysfunction and death or prolonged hospitalization...
  37. ncbi request reprint Mitral surgery after prior cardiac operation: port-access versus sternotomy or thoracotomy
    William R Burfeind
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:S1323-5. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of minimally invasive thoracotomy in reoperation for mitral valve disease...
  38. doi request reprint Mitral gradients and frequency of recurrence of mitral regurgitation after ring annuloplasty for ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Matthew L Williams
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1197-201. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that surgical revascularization and annuloplasty lead to a durable repair, but may also lead to increased mitral gradients that could limit the benefit of the repair technique...
  39. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of early postoperative results after bicaval versus standard cardiac transplantation and review of the literature
    C A Milano
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am Heart J 140:717-21. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether clinically significant benefits support utilization of the bicaval technique...
  40. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive tricuspid operation using port access
    Alan P Kypson
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:43-5. 2002
    ..However, reports of tricuspid valve operations using the port-access approach are rare. A technique for minimally invasive tricuspid valve operation using port access is described...
  41. doi request reprint Results of 141 consecutive minimally invasive tricuspid valve operations: an 11-year experience
    Teng C Lee
    Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1845-50. 2009
    ..Reports of minimally invasive tricuspid valve operations are rare. We reviewed our experience and results of tricuspid valve operation using mini-thoracotomy during an 11-year period...
  42. ncbi request reprint Mitral valve surgery and acute renal injury: port access versus median sternotomy
    Brian J McCreath
    Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:812-9. 2003
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Comparison of port access to sternotomy in tricuspid or mitral/tricuspid operations
    Henry F Tripp
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 5:136-40. 2002
    ..Outcomes for a port-access (PA) approach for tricuspid valve operations have not been reported or compared to those using median sternotomy (MS)...
  44. ncbi request reprint The effects of acute afterload change on systolic ventricular function in conscious dogs with normal vs. failing hearts
    Richard B Thompson
    Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Box 3851, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Eur J Heart Fail 5:741-9. 2003
    ..To date, no data exist on the linearity and, therefore, the usefulness of the preload recruitable stroke work (PRSW) and end-systolic pressure-volume (ESPVR) relationships during acute afterload changes in heart failure...
  45. doi request reprint Glycosylated hemoglobin levels and outcome in non-diabetic cardiac surgery patients
    Christopher C C Hudson
    Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Can J Anaesth 57:565-72. 2010
    ..Therefore, in a cohort of non-diabetic patients, we tested the hypothesis that preoperative HbA1c is associated with early mortality risk after cardiac surgery...
  46. ncbi request reprint Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography to construct clinically ready, load-independent indices of myocardial contractile performance
    B Zane Atkins
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 16:922-30. 2003
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Intracardiac transplantation of a mixed population of bone marrow cells improves both regional systolic contractility and diastolic relaxation
    Richard B Thompson
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:205-14. 2005
    ..Therefore, we used our model of cryoinfarcted rabbit myocardium for intracardiac transplantation of a mixed population of bone marrow-derived cells and assessed both regional function and myogenic conversion of the cells...
  48. doi request reprint Intraoperative device closure of postinfarction ventricular septal defects
    Michael S Lee
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:e48-50. 2010
    ..We report the novel technique of deploying Amplatzer VSD devices in the operating room under direct vision through a right atriotomy with and without aortotomy in 2 patients with large inferobasal VSDs after myocardial infarction...
  49. ncbi request reprint Catheter-based intracoronary myocardial adenoviral gene delivery: importance of intraluminal seal and infusion flow rate
    Sitaram M Emani
    Department of Surgery, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Mol Ther 8:306-13. 2003
    ..Excessive flow rate is associated with greater myocardial injury. Thus, conditions can be established and controlled to improve future investigational and clinical application of catheter-based intracoronary myocardial gene therapy...
  50. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular diastolic relaxation in conscious dog models of pressure overload, volume overload, and ischemia
    Ares D Pasipoularides
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and the Duke Center for Emerging Cardiovascular Technologies, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:964-72. 2002
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular diastolic function in canine models of pressure overload, volume overload, and ischemia
    Ares Pasipoularides
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 283:H2140-50. 2002
    ..0102), with no change in P(MCmax). We conclude that the sigmoidal model quantifies important changes in RV diastolic function in alert dog models of pressure overload, volume overload, and ischemia...
  52. ncbi request reprint CABG for chronic disease during repair of traumatic ascending aortic rupture
    Matthew G Hartwig
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Trauma 59:1492-4. 2005
  53. ncbi request reprint Short-term and intermediate-term outcomes of aortic root replacement with St. Jude mechanical conduits and aortic allografts
    Brian Lima
    Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:579-85; discussion 585. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide a detailed description of outcomes in a large series of aortic root replacements performed with either St. Jude mechanical conduits or aortic allografts...
  54. ncbi request reprint An unexpected intraoperative finding
    George N Djaiani
    Departments of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Surgery, and Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 16:382-3. 2002
  55. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular gene therapy with a beta-adrenergic receptor kinase inhibitor improves survival after pulmonary artery banding
    S M Emani
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1657-61. 2001
    ..03). CONCLUSIONS: Selective RV expression of betaARKct improves survival and morbidity after PA banding. This represents a novel therapeutic modality for clinical situations involving increased RV afterload...
  56. ncbi request reprint RV instantaneous intraventricular diastolic pressure and velocity distributions in normal and volume overload awake dog disease models
    Ares Pasipoularides
    Department of Surgery, Division of Carediac and Thoracic Surgery, PO Box 3851, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 285:H1956-65. 2003
    ..The augmentation of CDL by ventriculoannular disproportion may contribute to E wave and E-to-A ratio depression with chamber dilatation...
  57. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracoscopic transplantation of myoblasts into the heart
    Richard B Thompson
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:303-7. 2004
    ..In this study, we examine the feasibility of cell transplantation into myocardium using a minimally invasive thoracoscopic approach...
  58. ncbi request reprint Systolic contraction within aneurysmal rabbit myocardium following transplantation of autologous skeletal myoblasts
    Sitaram M Emani
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Surg Res 135:202-8. 2006
    ..We hypothesize that CCM, performed early after myocardial infarction, prevents the progression of dyskinetic wall motion...
  59. ncbi request reprint Several new considerations in mitral valve repair
    J Scott Rankin
    Centennial Medical Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 13:399-409. 2004
    ..iii) Are valve procedures in ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) still associated with less satisfactory early and late outcomes?; and (iv) Is prophylactic amiodarone therapy safe and effective in reducing postoperative arrhythmias?..
  60. ncbi request reprint The risk of valve surgery for endocarditis in patients with dialysis-dependent renal failure
    J Scott Rankin
    Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 16:617-22; discussion 622. 2007
    ..The study aim was to develop a simple risk scoring system to identify high-risk dialysis patients undergoing valve surgery for endocarditis...
  61. ncbi request reprint "Adjustable" artificial chordal replacement for repair of mitral valve prolapse
    J Scott Rankin
    Centennial Hospital, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1526-8. 2006
    ..9%) experienced late failure, and this patient was re-repaired with artificial chords. Thus, "adjustable" artificial chordal replacement facilitates uniform repair of mitral valve prolapse with a low late failure rate...
  62. ncbi request reprint Transesophageal echocardiography of the quadricuspid aortic valve
    Marek Brzezinski
    Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, VA Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Anesth Analg 103:1414-5. 2006
  63. ncbi request reprint Immunotherapy for refractory pulmonary infection after adult cardiac surgery: immune dysregulation syndrome
    J Scott Rankin
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Vanderbilt University, 2400 Patterson Street, Suite 103, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 14:783-91. 2005
    ..Moreover, the incidence of PD/MF may be increasing due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens...
  64. ncbi request reprint Techniques and benefits of multiple internal mammary artery bypass at 20 years of follow-up
    J Scott Rankin
    Centennial Heart Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1008-14; discussion 1014-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess 20-year clinical benefits of MIMA grafting and to evaluate the possible effects of two different MIMA configurations...
  65. ncbi request reprint Calcium antagonists and good results: association or causation?
    Donald D Glower
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:625-6. 2004
  66. ncbi request reprint Determinants of operative mortality in valvular heart surgery
    J Scott Rankin
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:547-57. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate risk factors for operative mortality comprehensively across the entire spectrum of cardiac valvular procedures over the past decade...