John D Puskas

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Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting is associated with significantly improved long-term survival, even among diabetic patients
    John D Puskas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:710-5; discussion 715-6. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Off-pump techniques disproportionately benefit women and narrow the gender disparity in outcomes after coronary artery bypass surgery
    John D Puskas
    Emory Heart Center, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Clinical Research Unit, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Circulation 116:I192-9. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the PAS-Port Proximal Anastomosis System in coronary artery bypass surgery (the EPIC trial)
    John D Puskas
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:125-32. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Off-pump techniques benefit men and women and narrow the disparity in mortality after coronary bypass grafting
    John D Puskas
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1447-54; discussion 1454-6. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Off-pump coronary artery bypass disproportionately benefits high-risk patients
    John D Puskas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1142-7. 2009
  6. doi request reprint The society of thoracic surgeons 30-day predicted risk of mortality score also predicts long-term survival
    John D Puskas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:26-33; discussion 33-5. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Off-pump coronary bypass provides reduced mortality and morbidity and equivalent 10-year survival
    John D Puskas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1139-46; discussion 1146. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Neurocognitive and neuroanatomic changes after off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: long-term follow-up of a randomized trial
    John D Puskas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:1116-27. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting are associated with similar graft patency, myocardial ischemia, and freedom from reintervention: long-term follow-up of a randomized trial
    John D Puskas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1836-42; discussion 1842-3. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Prediction of new onset atrial fibrillation after cardiac revascularization surgery
    Mikhael F El-Chami
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:649-54. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting is associated with significantly improved long-term survival, even among diabetic patients
    John D Puskas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:710-5; discussion 715-6. 2012
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Off-pump techniques disproportionately benefit women and narrow the gender disparity in outcomes after coronary artery bypass surgery
    John D Puskas
    Emory Heart Center, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Clinical Research Unit, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Circulation 116:I192-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether off-pump CABG (OPCAB) alters this gender-based disparity...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the PAS-Port Proximal Anastomosis System in coronary artery bypass surgery (the EPIC trial)
    John D Puskas
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:125-32. 2009
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Off-pump techniques benefit men and women and narrow the disparity in mortality after coronary bypass grafting
    John D Puskas
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1447-54; discussion 1454-6. 2007
    ..It is controversial whether off-pump CABG (OPCAB) alters this gender-based disparity...
  5. doi request reprint Off-pump coronary artery bypass disproportionately benefits high-risk patients
    John D Puskas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1142-7. 2009
    ..It is not known which patient subgroups may benefit most from off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) rather than coronary artery bypass grafting on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
  6. doi request reprint The society of thoracic surgeons 30-day predicted risk of mortality score also predicts long-term survival
    John D Puskas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:26-33; discussion 33-5. 2012
    ..The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Predicted Risk of Mortality (PROM) score is a well-validated predictor of 30-day mortality after cardiac procedures. This study investigated the ability of PROM to predict longer-term survival...
  7. doi request reprint Off-pump coronary bypass provides reduced mortality and morbidity and equivalent 10-year survival
    John D Puskas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1139-46; discussion 1146. 2008
    ..This study compared in-hospital major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and long-term survival after off-pump (OPCAB) vs on-pump (CPB) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  8. doi request reprint Neurocognitive and neuroanatomic changes after off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: long-term follow-up of a randomized trial
    John D Puskas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:1116-27. 2011
    ..It is unknown whether avoidance of cardiopulmonary bypass during coronary artery bypass grafting affects cerebral injury or long-term neuropsychological function...
  9. doi request reprint Off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting are associated with similar graft patency, myocardial ischemia, and freedom from reintervention: long-term follow-up of a randomized trial
    John D Puskas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1836-42; discussion 1842-3. 2011
    ..The goal of this follow-up study was to compare long-term survival, graft patency, myocardial ischemia, and clinical outcomes among survivors who volunteered to return for clinical evaluation and imaging studies...
  10. doi request reprint Prediction of new onset atrial fibrillation after cardiac revascularization surgery
    Mikhael F El-Chami
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:649-54. 2012
    ..This risk index can be used clinically to identify patients at high risk for the development of AF...
  11. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes after isolated aortic valve replacement in octogenarians: a modern perspective
    Vinod H Thourani
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1458-64; discussion 1464-5. 2008
    ..This study compares the short- and long-term survival outcomes of octogenarians after AVR with younger age groups in the modern surgical era...
  12. ncbi request reprint Elevated preoperative hemoglobin A1c level is associated with reduced long-term survival after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Michael E Halkos
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1431-7. 2008
    ..The predictive role of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) on long-term outcomes after coronary artery bypass surgery has not been evaluated...
  13. doi request reprint Aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis in patients with left ventricular dysfunction
    Michael E Halkos
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:746-51. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of left ventricular dysfunction and other risk factors on short- and mid-term outcomes after aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis...
  14. doi request reprint The impact of body mass index on morbidity and short- and long-term mortality in cardiac valvular surgery
    Vinod H Thourani
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:1052-61. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between body mass index and morbidity and mortality after valvular surgery...
  15. doi request reprint Impact of preoperative renal dysfunction in patients undergoing off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass
    Bryon J Boulton
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:595-601; discussion 602. 2011
    ..The impact of the degree of renal dysfunction (RD) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) ranging from normal to dialysis-dependence is not well defined...
  16. doi request reprint Ventricular arrhythmia after cardiac surgery: incidence, predictors, and outcomes
    Mikhael F El-Chami
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:2664-71. 2012
    ..This study sought to investigate the prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of patients with post-operative ventricular arrhythmia (POVA) in a large cohort of patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Postoperative warfarin following mitral valve repair or bioprosthetic valve replacement
    Vinod H Thourani
    Structural Heart and Valve Program, Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 22:716-23. 2013
    ..The study aim was to compare the short- and long-term outcomes of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery with or without short-term postoperative warfarin...
  18. doi request reprint Impact of preoperative chronic lung disease on survival after surgical aortic valve replacement
    Rebecca L Gunter
    Clinical Research Unit, Structural Heart and Valve Center, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:1322-8. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare patients who had a range of COPD from normal to severe and were undergoing SAVR...
  19. ncbi request reprint The impact of specific preoperative organ dysfunction in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement
    Vinod H Thourani
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:838-45. 2013
    ..This study sought to determine the relative effect that OD in particular systems has on short- and long-term outcomes...
  20. doi request reprint Short- and long-term outcomes in patients undergoing valve surgery with end-stage renal failure receiving chronic hemodialysis
    Vinod H Thourani
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:117-23. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of chronic preoperative hemodialysis for end-stage renal failure in patients undergoing valve surgery...
  21. doi request reprint Risk factors for conversion to cardiopulmonary bypass during off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    Ritam Chowdhury
    Rollins School of Public Health, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1936-41; discussion 1942. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify preoperative risk factors for intraoperative conversion in nonemergent patients undergoing isolated OPCAB...
  22. doi request reprint Expanding the indications for the David V aortic root replacement: early results
    Bradley G Leshnower
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:879-84. 2012
    ..To examine the early results of the David V valve-sparing aortic root replacement procedure in expanded, higher risk clinical scenarios with appropriately selected patients...
  23. doi request reprint Impact of preoperative renal dysfunction on long-term survival for patients undergoing aortic valve replacement
    Vinod H Thourani
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1798-806; discussion 1806-7. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare patients undergoing AVR with a range of renal function from normal to dialysis-dependence...
  24. doi request reprint Long-term survival for patients with preoperative renal failure undergoing bioprosthetic or mechanical valve replacement
    Vinod H Thourani
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1127-34. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to assess short-term and long-term outcomes after valve replacement with biologic or mechanical prostheses in patients with preoperative end-stage renal disease on chronic dialysis...
  25. doi request reprint Impact of preoperative neurologic events on outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Michael E Halkos
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:504-10; discussion 510. 2008
    ..This study assessed the impact of a history of preoperative neurologic events on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) vs conventional coronary artery bypass (CCAB)...
  26. pmc Trends in aortic clamp use during coronary artery bypass surgery: effect of aortic clamping strategies on neurologic outcomes
    William T Daniel
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:652-7. 2014
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of different clamping strategies during coronary artery bypass grafting on the incidence of postoperative stroke...
  27. doi request reprint Hybrid coronary revascularization versus off-pump coronary artery bypass for the treatment of left main coronary stenosis
    Michael E Halkos
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:2155-60. 2011
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Racial disparity persists after on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
    William A Cooper
    Department of Biostatistics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Circulation 120:S59-64. 2009
    ..This study sought to determine the extent to which race is a risk factor for adverse events, long-term mortality, and whether off-pump surgery (OPCAB) modifies that risk...
  29. ncbi request reprint Selective antegrade cerebral perfusion via right axillary artery cannulation reduces morbidity and mortality after proximal aortic surgery
    Michael E Halkos
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:1081-9. 2009
    ..This study investigated whether selective antegrade cerebral perfusion is associated with improved outcomes in both emergency and elective settings compared with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest alone...
  30. ncbi request reprint The impact of hybrid coronary revascularization on hospital costs and reimbursements
    Michael E Halkos
    Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:1610-5; discussion 1615-6. 2014
    ..The financial implications of HCR have not been compared with off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) through sternotomy...
  31. doi request reprint Early clinical and angiographic outcomes after robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass surgery
    Michael E Halkos
    The Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:179-85. 2014
    ..However, the safety and efficacy of this minimally invasive procedure have not been established in large series...
  32. doi request reprint Elevated preoperative hemoglobin A1c level is predictive of adverse events after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Michael E Halkos
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:631-40. 2008
    ..Hemoglobin A1c is a reliable measure of long-term glucose control. It is unknown whether adequacy of diabetic control, measured by hemoglobin A1c, is a predictor of adverse outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting...
  33. doi request reprint What happens after discharge? An analysis of long-term survival in cardiac surgical patients requiring prolonged intensive care
    K Miriam Elfstrom
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Card Surg 27:13-9. 2012
    ..Cardiac surgical patients with postoperative complications frequently require prolonged intensive care yet survive to hospital discharge...
  34. doi request reprint The effect of diabetes mellitus on in-hospital and long-term outcomes after heart valve operations
    Michael E Halkos
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:124-30. 2010
    ..Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with adverse in-hospital and long-term outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. This study evaluated outcomes in patients with DM undergoing isolated heart valve operations...
  35. doi request reprint Clinical and angiographic results after hybrid coronary revascularization
    Michael E Halkos
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Clinical Research Unit, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:484-90. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the short-term clinical and angiographic results in one of the largest HCR series to date...
  36. doi request reprint Outcomes of off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Impact of preoperative risk
    Marek Polomsky
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 145:1193-8. 2013
    ..It is unknown whether purported benefits of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting are patient-specific within the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Database or dependent on center volume or operating surgeon...
  37. doi request reprint Hybrid coronary revascularization for the treatment of left main coronary stenosis: a feasibility study
    S Tanveer Rab
    Division of Cardiology, Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center of Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 80:238-44. 2012
    ..To determine the feasibility of a hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR) approach for the treatment of left main (LM) coronary artery stenosis...
  38. doi request reprint Sternotomy versus nonsternotomy LIMA-LAD grafting for single-vessel disease
    Michael E Halkos
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:1469-77. 2012
    ..Nonsternotomy approaches are used in the hope of achieving a less invasive operation. It is unknown whether nonsternotomy approaches impact in-hospital or midterm outcomes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Impact of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia on postoperative outcomes after cardiac surgery
    Faraz Kerendi
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1548-53; discussion 1554-5. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study are to determine the effect of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) on postoperative morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery and to identify preoperative risk factors for HIT...
  40. ncbi request reprint Pretreatment with phenoxybenzamine attenuates the radial artery's vasoconstrictor response to alpha-adrenergic stimuli
    Joel S Corvera
    Cardiothoracic Research Laboratroy, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Carlyle Fraser Heart Center at Crawford Long Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1549-54. 2003
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Off-pump coronary bypass surgery for high-risk patients: only in expert centers?
    Faraz Kerendi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 23:573-8. 2008
    ..This review will summarize the recent literature examining outcomes of OPCAB versus on-pump coronary artery bypass in high-risk subgroups, and will examine the safety of routine application of OPCAB in these patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint Influence of on-pump versus off-pump techniques and completeness of revascularization on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass
    Omar M Lattouf
    Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Research Unit, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:797-805. 2008
    ..In this study, we report the influence of surgery type, number of grafts, and the Index of Completeness of Revascularization (ICOR), namely, the number of grafts/number diseased vessel systems, on long-term survival...
  43. doi request reprint New-onset atrial fibrillation predicts long-term mortality after coronary artery bypass graft
    Mikhael F El-Chami
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:1370-6. 2010
    ..We sought to investigate the association between new-onset atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) (post-operative atrial fibrillation [POAF]) and long-term mortality in patients with no history of atrial fibrillation...
  44. doi request reprint Hemiarch replacement at 28°C: an analysis of mild and moderate hypothermia in 500 patients
    Bradley G Leshnower
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1910-5; discussion 1915-6. 2012
    ..This study examined the use of mild hypothermia in conjunction with unilateral selective antegrade cerebral perfusion (uSACP) for hemiarch replacement for proximal aortic arch reconstruction...
  45. ncbi request reprint Does the number of grafts influence surgeon choice and patient benefit of off-pump over conventional on-pump coronary artery revascularization in multivessel coronary artery disease?
    Omar M Lattouf
    Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1485-94; discussion 1494-5. 2007
    ....
  46. doi request reprint The accuracy of transit time flow measurement in predicting graft patency after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Patrick F Walker
    From the Divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA USA
    Innovations (Phila) 8:416-9. 2013
    ..Angiography represents the criterion standard for the assessment of graft patency after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The purpose of this study was to compare flow measurements from TTFM to diagnostic angiography...
  47. ncbi request reprint The impact of clopidogrel therapy on postoperative bleeding after robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass surgery
    William T Daniel
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 46:e8-e13. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether patients undergoing robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) on clopidogrel had an increased risk of bleeding complications compared with those not on clopidogrel...
  48. doi request reprint Acute type a dissection: impact of antegrade cerebral perfusion under moderate hypothermia
    George M Comas
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:2135-41. 2013
    ..Moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest (MHCA) and unilateral selective antegrade cerebral perfusion (uSACP) is effective in the elective setting. In this study, the impact of MHCA and uSACP on outcomes for type A repair was evaluated...
  49. ncbi request reprint Propensity-score analysis of early outcomes after bilateral versus single internal thoracic artery grafting
    Sorin V Pusca
    From the Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine and Department of Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    Innovations (Phila) 3:19-24. 2008
    ..It is controversial whether BITA grafting alters in-hospital adverse events after CABG...
  50. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery
    Michael E Halkos
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:210-5; discussion 215-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of unipolar radiofrequency ablation in patients with AF undergoing open heart surgery...
  51. ncbi request reprint Early administration of clopidogrel is safe after off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    Michael E Halkos
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory Crawford Long Hospitals, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:815-9. 2006
    ..Clopidogrel may be indicated in these patients to prevent recurrent ischemic events. The purpose of this observational study was to determine the safety of early clopidogrel administration after OPCAB...
  52. ncbi request reprint Moderate hypothermia and unilateral selective antegrade cerebral perfusion: a contemporary cerebral protection strategy for aortic arch surgery
    Bradley G Leshnower
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:547-54. 2010
    ..It is unclear whether unilateral selective antegrade cerebral perfusion (uSACP) in the setting of moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest (MHCA) constitutes an effective cerebral protective strategy during aortic arch reconstruction...
  53. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of the endoscopic atraumatic coronary artery bypass
    Thomas A Vassiliades
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:979-84; discussion 984-5. 2007
    ..This retrospective study was undertaken to determine the long-term angiographic patency and clinical outcomes of the endoscopic atraumatic coronary artery bypass (endoACAB) procedure...
  54. ncbi request reprint Antifibrinolytic agents in cardiac surgery: current controversies
    Daniel L Serna
    Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 17:52-8. 2005
    ..In addition, the issues of vein graft patency and hypersensitivity reaction in the presence of antifibrinolytic agents are examined...
  55. ncbi request reprint Incidence of postoperative stroke using the Heartstring device in 1,380 coronary artery bypass graft patients with mild to severe atherosclerosis of the ascending aorta
    Vinod H Thourani
    Structural Heart and Valve Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:2066-72; discussion 2072. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the incidence of postoperative stroke in CABG utilizing the Heartstring (Maquet Cardiovascular, San Jose, CA) proximal anastomotic device...
  56. ncbi request reprint Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting--the current state
    Marek Polomsky
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Circ J 76:784-90. 2012
    ..The purpose of this review is to outline the recent literature comparing OPCAB with ONCAB, and to demonstrate efficacy of OPCAB as a useful technique for coronary revascularization...
  57. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term outcomes in octogenarian patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting compared with on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
    Eric L Sarin
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Innovations (Phila) 6:110-5. 2011
    ..The aim of our study was to compare short- and long-term outcomes in octogenarian patients undergoing off-pump CAB (OPCAB) versus on-pump CAB (ONCAB)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Long-term left internal mammary artery graft patency for coronary artery disease associated with pseudoxanthoma elasticum
    Howard K Song
    Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Division of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:691-3. 2004
    ..We present a patient with PXE-related coronary artery disease who has had long-term patency of a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft after an off-pump CABG procedure in which LIMA and bilateral radial artery conduits were used...
  59. ncbi request reprint Emergency coronary artery bypass grafting can be performed safely without cardiopulmonary bypass in selected patients
    Faraz Kerendi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:801-6. 2005
    ..Patients requiring emergency surgical revascularization are often not considered for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB)...
  60. doi request reprint Management of patients with a calcified aorta or low ejection fraction undergoing multivessel coronary revascularization
    W Brent Keeling
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 22:250-2. 2010
    ..In patients with left ventricular dysfunction, OPCAB techniques allow for revascularization without the need for global myocardial ischemia associated with cardioplegic arrest...
  61. ncbi request reprint Controlled intermittent asystole cardiac therapy induced by pharmacologically potentiated vagus nerve stimulation in normal and hibernating myocardium
    Russell S Ronson
    Cardiothoracic Research Laboratory, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Carlyle Fraser Heart Center of Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30308 2225, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1929-36. 2003
    ..The present study examined pathophysiologic consequences of repetitive intermittent asystoles on contractile function, myocardial blood flow, and vagus nerve function and morphology...
  62. ncbi request reprint Heparin anticoagulation in patients undergoing off-pump and on-pump coronary bypass surgery
    Kenichi A Tanaka
    Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1364 Clifton Road, N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Anesth 21:297-303. 2007
    ..The authors analyzed the coagulation data of patients who underwent on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB) in a randomized prospective trial...
  63. doi request reprint Long-term survival for patients with metabolic syndrome after bioprosthetic or mechanical valve replacement
    Marek Polomsky
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    J Card Surg 29:26-34. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine whether long-term survival of post-valve replacement patients is affected by the presence of metabolic disease, and whether choice of tissue versus mechanical prosthesis impacts survival...
  64. doi request reprint Off-pump and on-pump coronary revascularization in patients with low ejection fraction: a report from the society of thoracic surgeons national database
    W Brent Keeling
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:83-8: discussion 88-9. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of patients with low ejection fraction who underwent surgical coronary revascularization with or without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
  65. pmc Avoiding the clamp during off-pump coronary artery bypass reduces cerebral embolic events: results of a prospective randomized trial
    Hisham El Zayat
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Clinical Research Unit, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 14:12-6. 2012
    ..Among patients with a low burden of aortic atherosclerosis, partial clamping of the ascending aorta during OPCAB was associated with more cerebral embolic events compared with an anastomosis with a CFD...
  66. doi request reprint Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
    Michael E Halkos
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University School of Medicine, 550 Peachtree Street, Medical Office Tower, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 89:913-22, ix. 2009
    ..This article reviews the available literature comparing outcomes of patients undergoing on- and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery...
  67. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary outcomes of off-pump vs on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in a randomized trial
    Gerald W Staton
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Medical Director, Wesley Woods Long Term Hospital, 1821 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Chest 127:892-901. 2005
    ....
  68. doi request reprint Hybrid coronary revascularization versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for the treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease
    Michael E Halkos
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:1695-701; discussion 1701-2. 2011
    ..We compared outcomes of HCR versus traditional off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) for the treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Is routine use of temporary epicardial pacing wires necessary after either OPCAB or conventional CABG/CPB?
    John D Puskas
    Divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 6:E103-6. 2003
    ..The resurgence of off-pump CAB (OPCAB) prompted a reexamination of this practice...
  70. ncbi request reprint Perfusion-assisted direct coronary artery bypass provides early reperfusion of ischemic myocardium and facilitates complete revascularization
    William A Cooper
    The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1132-9. 2003
    ..This case series outlines intraoperative findings and clinical outcomes of our first year clinical experience with PADCAB...
  71. doi request reprint Long-Term Outcomes After CABG With Concomitant CO2 Transmyocardial Revascularization in Comparison With CABG Alone
    Shady M Eldaif
    From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Clinical Research Unit, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA USA
    Innovations (Phila) 5:103-8. 2010
    ....
  72. doi request reprint Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is Associated With Reduced Operative Mortality and In-Hospital Adverse Events in Patients With Left Main Coronary Artery Disease
    Eric L Sarin
    From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Research Unit and Department of Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Innovations (Phila) 4:80-5. 2009
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Preoperative hemoglobin a1c predicts sternal wound infection after coronary artery bypass surgery with bilateral versus single internal thoracic artery grafts
    Michael E Halkos
    From the Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Department of Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    Innovations (Phila) 3:131-8. 2008
    ..It is unknown whether preoperative hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a measure of long-term glucose control, predicts deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) after BITA grafting...
  74. doi request reprint Intraoperative epiaortic ultrasound scanning guides operative strategies and identifies patients at high risk during coronary artery bypass grafting
    Jefferson M Lyons
    From the Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Innovations (Phila) 4:99-105. 2009
    ..Our objective was to delineate if EU-guided intervention improved outcomes...
  75. ncbi request reprint The use of the SonoSite ultrasound device for intraoperative evaluation of the aorta
    James R Staples
    Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 18:715-8. 2004
    ..This new device was compared with the Hewlett-Packard Sonos 5550 ultrasound device (currently manufactured by Philips, Andover, MA) to determine suitability for this purpose...
  76. ncbi request reprint Safe evolution towards routine off-pump coronary artery bypass: negotiating the learning curve
    Howard K Song
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road, NE Suite 2223, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 24:947-52. 2003
    ..We examined trends in patient selection over time as a single surgeon's practice evolved to routine OPCAB...
  77. ncbi request reprint Revascularization in heart failure: coronary bypass or percutaneous coronary intervention?
    Sorin V Pusca
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Heart Fail Clin 3:211-28. 2007
    ..This is important for patients who have a limited life span that they could spend with a good functional status rather than being hospitalized for multiple repeat PCIs or symptomatic deterioration...
  78. ncbi request reprint "Spot" ECGs Underestimate Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence After Surgical Ablation
    John D Puskas
    From the Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine and Emory Atrial Fibrillation Center, Atlanta, Georgia
    Innovations (Phila) 3:7-11. 2008
    ..The concordance of measurements of freedom from AF by these two techniques has not been reported after surgical ablation...
  79. ncbi request reprint Off-pump vs conventional coronary artery bypass grafting: early and 1-year graft patency, cost, and quality-of-life outcomes: a randomized trial
    John D Puskas
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine and Emory Center for Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 291:1841-9. 2004
    ..A preliminary report showed OPCAB achieved improved inhospital outcomes, similar completeness of revascularization, and shorter lengths of stay compared with conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  80. doi request reprint Teaching off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    Michael E Halkos
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Clinical Research Unit, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 21:224-8. 2009
    ....
  81. doi request reprint Why randomized clinical trials are important to cardiac surgeons
    Bradley G Leshnower
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 26:536-40. 2011
    ..The purpose of this review is to critically analyze RCTs involving cardiac surgery and demonstrate how RCTs have impacted cardiac surgeons over the past two decades...
  82. doi request reprint Off-pump coronary surgery: where do we stand in 2010?
    Michael E Halkos
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 25:583-8. 2010
    ..In this review, we will highlight recent studies comparing off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with traditional on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery...
  83. ncbi request reprint Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting through sternotomy: for whom?
    Joseph Noora
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 21:573-7. 2006
    ..Both surgeon-specific and patient-related factors are believed to play roles in the success of off-pump coronary artery bypass. This review sought to elucidate these factors...
  84. doi request reprint Are all bileaflet mechanical valves equal?
    Michael E Halkos
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 550 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 24:136-41. 2009
    ..Four different bileaflet mechanical prostheses are currently utilized for valve replacement in the United States. We reviewed the different designs, hemodynamic features, and long-term outcomes of each of these prostheses...
  85. doi request reprint Current outcomes of simultaneous carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass graft surgery in North America
    Sunil M Prasad
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 840 South Wood, CSB 417, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    World J Surg 34:2292-8. 2010
    ..Although no strict comparison group is available, this study defines current outcomes of SCC, compared qualitatively to two reference categories...
  86. ncbi request reprint Preserved myocardial blood flow and oxygen supply-demand balance with active coronary perfusion during simulated off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
    Satoshi Muraki
    Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308 2225, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:53-62. 2002
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Recommendations of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Working Group on Future Direction in Cardiac Surgery
    William A Baumgartner
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Circulation 111:3007-13. 2005
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Off-pump coronary revascularization: current state of the art
    James C Hart
    Capital Area Cardiovascular Surgical Institute, Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, PA, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 14:70-81. 2002
    ..Certain high-risk groups may be better treated with OPCAB, but further studies are necessary to elucidate which patients should be offered OPCAB and which should receive standard CABG...
  89. ncbi request reprint Would you like some cardiopulmonary bypass with your coronary revascularization?
    John D Puskas
    Circulation 116:1756-8. 2007