Vinod H Thourani

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Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Does mitral valve repair offer an advantage over replacement in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement?
    Vinod H Thourani
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 98:598-604. 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint Use of transaortic, transapical, and transcarotid transcatheter aortic valve replacement in inoperable patients
    Vinod H Thourani
    Structural Heart and Valve Center, Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:1349-57. 2013
  5. 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
  6. doi request reprint Repair of prosthetic mitral valve paravalvular leak using an off-pump transapical approach
    Vinod H Thourani
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:275-8. 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Outcomes of off-pump aortic valve bypass surgery for the relief of aortic stenosis in adults
    Vinod H Thourani
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Clinical Research Unit, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:131-6. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Does mitral valve repair offer an advantage over replacement in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement?
    Vinod H Thourani
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 98:598-604. 2014
    ..We utilized the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD) to evaluate outcomes for patients undergoing combined aortic valve replacement (AVR) and MV repair or replacement...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. doi request reprint Use of transaortic, transapical, and transcarotid transcatheter aortic valve replacement in inoperable patients
    Vinod H Thourani
    Structural Heart and Valve Center, Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:1349-57. 2013
    ..This study evaluated the early experience with the posttrial application of TAVR, with specific focus on non-transfemoral (TF) access...
  5. 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...
  6. doi request reprint Repair of prosthetic mitral valve paravalvular leak using an off-pump transapical approach
    Vinod H Thourani
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:275-8. 2012
    ..All 3 patients experienced decreased regurgitation at the site of the closure as well as symptomatic improvement in their heart failure...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. doi request reprint Outcomes of off-pump aortic valve bypass surgery for the relief of aortic stenosis in adults
    Vinod H Thourani
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Clinical Research Unit, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:131-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess outcomes after the use of an aortic valve bypass performed without cardiopulmonary bypass...
  11. 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...
  12. doi request reprint Outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement in high-risk patients: a multiinstitutional study
    Vinod H Thourani
    Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:49-55; discussion 55-6. 2011
    ..This study analyzes the short-term and midterm outcomes of AVR in this patient cohort in the current surgical era...
  13. doi request reprint Impact of varying degrees of renal dysfunction on transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement
    Tom C Nguyen
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Structural Heart and Valve Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 146:1399-406; discussion 13406-7. 2013
    ..Renal impairment portends adverse outcomes in patients undergoing valvular heart surgery. The relationship between renal dysfunction in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is incompletely understood...
  14. 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...
  15. 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)...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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)...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Carotid artery access for transcatheter aortic valve replacement
    Robert A Guyton
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery and Division of Cardiology, Emory University Hospitals, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 82:E583-6. 2013
    ..Antegrade carotid perfusion and retrograde insertion of the delivery sheath maintained cerebral blood flow without sequelae. Carotid access for TAVR is an option for unusual patients without other access...
  29. 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)...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. doi request reprint Can balloon aortic valvuloplasty help determine appropriate transcatheter aortic valve size?
    Vasilis C Babaliaros
    Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 1:580-6. 2008
    ..We sought to study the potential role of balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) in sizing the aortic annulus in patients before transcatheter heart valve (THV) implantation...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint Impact of renal dysfunction on outcomes of coronary artery bypass surgery: results from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Adult Cardiac Database
    William A Cooper
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Circulation 113:1063-70. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes in patients undergoing CABG with a range from normal renal function to dependence on dialysis...
  38. 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Outcomes and long-term survival for patients undergoing mitral valve repair versus replacement: effect of age and concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting
    Vinod H Thourani
    Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Circulation 108:298-304. 2003
    ..A paucity of literature is available on the effects of age and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on the outcomes of patients undergoing mitral valve (MV) repair versus replacement...
  40. 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)...
  41. 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
    ....
  42. pmc Comparison of artificial neochordae and native chordal transfer in the repair of a flail posterior mitral leaflet: an experimental study
    Muralidhar Padala
    Structural Heart Disease Research and Innovation Laboratory, Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:629-33. 2013
    ..In this study, we sought to investigate the efficacy of the 2 techniques to correct posterior leaflet prolapse and reduce mitral regurgitation, and quantify the acute post repair leaflet kinematics...
  43. ncbi request reprint Twenty-six years of experience with the modified eloesser flap
    Vinod H Thourani
    The Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:401-5; discussion 405-6. 2003
    ..The modified Eloesser flap (MEF) is one means of dealing with this problem in selected complicated patients. The purpose of this study is to report our 26-year experience with the MEF...
  44. doi request reprint Elevated parathyroid hormone predicts mortality in dialysis patients undergoing valve surgery
    Huan Yan
    Emory Healthcare and Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Surgery 150:1095-101. 2011
    ..This study assesses the impact of PTH levels on mortality in dialysis patients undergoing valve operations...
  45. 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...
  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 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...
  48. pmc Outcomes following redo sternotomy for aortic surgery
    William B Keeling
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:63-8. 2012
    ..Reoperative proximal aortic surgery can be performed with acceptable morbidity and mortality. These data also suggest that HCA represents a safe operative strategy for this patient population...
  49. 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...
  50. 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
    ....
  51. 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...
  52. doi request reprint Transapical beating heart cardioscopy technique for off-pump visualization of heart valves
    Muralidhar Padala
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:231-4. 2012
    ..In the present study, we demonstrate the use of a novel transapical cardioscopy system to visualize intracardiac structures in a porcine model...
  53. 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
    ....
  54. 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...
  55. 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
    ....
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. doi request reprint Effects of targeted papillary muscle relocation on mitral leaflet tenting and coaptation
    Jean Pierre Rabbah
    Wallace H Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 0535, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:621-8. 2013
    ..Ischemic mitral valve (MV) repair for patients with severe left ventricular dilation remains challenging. The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of papillary muscle (PM) relocation to restore physiologic MV function...
  59. ncbi request reprint Preoperative risk assessment for marginal patients requiring pulmonary resection
    J Ryan Burke
    Department of Surgery, Emory University, School of Medicine, Georgia, Atlanta, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1767-73. 2003
    ..This review will define the marginal patients who can safely undergo pulmonary resection...
  60. 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint Adenosine in myocardial protection in on-pump and off-pump cardiac surgery
    Jakob Vinten-Johansen
    The Cardiothoracic Research Laboratory, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308 2225, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:S691-9. 2003
    ..Clinical studies in cardiology and cardiac surgery show cardioprotective trends with adenosine treatment but the effects are not as dramatic as those reported by experimental studies...
  62. doi request reprint Mitral valve hemodynamics after repair of acute posterior leaflet prolapse: quadrangular resection versus triangular resection versus neochordoplasty
    Muralidhar Padala
    Wallace H Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 0535, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:309-15. 2009
    ..Minimizing resection and preserving leaflet tissue may be an optimal surgical strategy. We examined the importance of the leaflet preservation concept by comparing resective and nonresective surgical procedures in practice today...
  63. ncbi request reprint Intrathoracic splenosis
    Vinod H Thourani
    Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1934-6. 2005
    ..The process is benign and can be generally followed with serial chest radiographs. We herein discuss a 34-year-old male who presented with sharp chest pains...
  64. ncbi request reprint Innovations in therapies for heart valve disease
    Muralidhar Padala
    Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, GA, USA
    Circ J 75:1028-41. 2011
    ..The expected outcome of this review is to provide the clinical reader with a reasonable scientific basis to enable appropriate adoption of these technologies into their clinical practice...
  65. doi request reprint Altered right ventricular papillary muscle position and orientation in patients with a dilated left ventricle
    Erin M Spinner
    Wallace H Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 0535, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:744-9. 2011
    ..To investigate the impact of left ventricular dilatation on right ventricular papillary muscle displacement...
  66. pmc Preferential activation of SMAD1/5/8 on the fibrosa endothelium in calcified human aortic valves--association with low BMP antagonists and SMAD6
    Randall F Ankeny
    Wallace H Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e20969. 2011
    ..Here, we tested the hypothesis that side-dependent activation of bone morphogenic protein (BMP) pathway in the endothelium of the ventricularis and fibrosa is associated with human AV calcification...
  67. ncbi request reprint Physicians assistants in cardiothoracic surgery: a 30-year experience in a university center
    Vinod H Thourani
    Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:195-9; discussion 199-200. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate our 30 years of experience with the use of physician assistants (PAs) on a cardiothoracic surgery (CTS) service...
  68. ncbi request reprint Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) in pediatric cardiac support
    Vinod H Thourani
    Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:138-44; discussion 144-5. 2006
    ..Resuscitation extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (R-ECMO) was introduced at our institution in July 2002. We reviewed the use of venoarterial (VA)-ECMO for cardiac diagnoses at our institution...
  69. ncbi request reprint Thirty-year experience with repair of pectus deformities in adults
    Kamal A Mansour
    Joseph B Whitehead Department of Surgery, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:391-5; discussion 395. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to review our 30-year experience with surgical repair of pectus deformities in adults...
  70. doi request reprint Cerebral Emboli Generation During Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting With a Clampless Device versus Partial Clamping of the Ascending Aorta
    Shady M Eldaif
    From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA USA
    Innovations (Phila) 5:7-11. 2010
    ..It is not known whether use of a clampless facilitating device during proximal graft anastamosis decreases intraoperative cerebral emboli in patients with mild atherosclerotic ascending aorta (AAA) having off-pump coronary artery bypass...
  71. ncbi request reprint Modified Nissen fundoplication combined with Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy
    Maria C Russell
    Subsection of General Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1780-2. 2007
    ..We propose a modification of the Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy that has resulted in two anastomotic leaks in a series of more than 500 patients...