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Affiliation: Inova Fairfax Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The concomitant cryosurgical Cox-Maze procedure using Argon based cryoprobes: 12 month results
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    Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 52:593-9. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Prediction of sinus rhythm in patients undergoing concomitant Cox maze procedure through a median sternotomy
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    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 148:881-7. 2014
  3. pmc The surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation: ablation technology and surgical approaches
    Linda Henry
    Cardiac Surgery Research Department, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Rambam Maimonides Med J 4:e0021. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Should surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation be performed in patients with a significantly enlarged left atrium?
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:236-41. 2014
  5. doi request reprint The effect of the Cox-maze procedure for atrial fibrillation concomitant to mitral and tricuspid valve surgery
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 146:1426-34; discussion 1434-5. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint The association between early atrial arrhythmia and long-term return to sinus rhythm for patients following the Cox maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 44:295-300; discussion 300-1. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Minimally invasive stand-alone Cox-maze procedure for patients with nonparoxysmal atrial fibrillation
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:792-8; discussion 798-9. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Results of the Cox-Maze III/IV procedure in patients over 75 years old who present for cardiac surgery with a history of atrial fibrillation
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    Department of Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 54:281-8. 2013
  9. doi request reprint The state of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation in patients with mitral valve disease
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    Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 28:170-80. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Do we increase the operative risk by adding the Cox Maze III procedure to aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery?
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    Inova Hear and Vascular Institute, Cardiac Surgery Research, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:936-44. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint The concomitant cryosurgical Cox-Maze procedure using Argon based cryoprobes: 12 month results
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    Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 52:593-9. 2011
    ..In this report we present data related to our experience with Argon based cryoablation system in patients having first time concomitant CryoCox-Maze III procedure and other cardiac surgical procedures...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prediction of sinus rhythm in patients undergoing concomitant Cox maze procedure through a median sternotomy
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    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 148:881-7. 2014
    ..The purpose of the present study was to develop a scoring system using well-established clinical factors to predict the probability of sinus rhythm (SR) after surgery...
  3. pmc The surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation: ablation technology and surgical approaches
    Linda Henry
    Cardiac Surgery Research Department, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Rambam Maimonides Med J 4:e0021. 2013
    ..The purpose of this paper is to review the current available technology for the ablation of atrial fibrillation as well as the different procedural approaches for the surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation. ..
  4. doi request reprint Should surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation be performed in patients with a significantly enlarged left atrium?
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:236-41. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether a larger left atrial size carries a prohibitive risk for failure and embolic events after surgical ablation...
  5. doi request reprint The effect of the Cox-maze procedure for atrial fibrillation concomitant to mitral and tricuspid valve surgery
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 146:1426-34; discussion 1434-5. 2013
    ..The purpose of our study was to assess the effect of the Cox-maze procedure on operative and follow-up outcomes...
  6. ncbi request reprint The association between early atrial arrhythmia and long-term return to sinus rhythm for patients following the Cox maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 44:295-300; discussion 300-1. 2013
    ..ii) Identify the variables associated with discharge rhythm. (iii) Identify the effects of discharge rhythm on health-related quality of life (HRQL) post-CM procedure...
  7. doi request reprint Minimally invasive stand-alone Cox-maze procedure for patients with nonparoxysmal atrial fibrillation
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:792-8; discussion 798-9. 2013
    ..This study assessed the safety and efficacy of a stand-alone on-pump Cox-Maze procedure for non-PAF...
  8. ncbi request reprint Results of the Cox-Maze III/IV procedure in patients over 75 years old who present for cardiac surgery with a history of atrial fibrillation
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    Department of Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 54:281-8. 2013
    ..This study explored the impact of the Cox-Maze III/IV procedure on elderly patients experiencing AF who present for cardiac surgery...
  9. doi request reprint The state of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation in patients with mitral valve disease
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    Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 28:170-80. 2013
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  10. doi request reprint Do we increase the operative risk by adding the Cox Maze III procedure to aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery?
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    Inova Hear and Vascular Institute, Cardiac Surgery Research, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:936-44. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the potential impact of the addition of the Cox Maze III procedure on short- and long-term outcomes of patients when combined with AVR or CABG...
  11. doi request reprint Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation trends and outcomes in North America
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:1051-60. 2012
    ..We examined the national trends of surgical ablation and perioperative outcomes for stand-alone surgical ablation of AF...
  12. doi request reprint Current role for surgery in treatment of lone atrial fibrillation
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    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 24:42-50. 2012
    ..This article will review the current state of surgery for the ablation of lone atrial fibrillation...
  13. doi request reprint The impact of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation in high-risk patients
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1897-903; discussion 1903-4. 2012
    ..We investigated perioperative and long-term outcomes in high-risk patients who underwent open heart surgery with or without surgical ablation for AF...
  14. doi request reprint Does preoperative atrial fibrillation increase the risk for mortality and morbidity after coronary artery bypass grafting?
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:901-6. 2009
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  15. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic versus direct vision for saphenous vein graft harvesting in coronary artery bypass surgery
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 52:739-48. 2011
    ..We explored the impact of this technique performed by experienced operators on postoperative morbidities, MI and death in our CABG patients...
  16. doi request reprint The impact of surgical ablation in patients with low ejection fraction, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:70-6. 2011
    ..This study explored the potential impact of the Cox-Maze III/IV procedure on patients with low ejection fraction (EF<40%) and symptoms of heart failure experiencing atrial fibrillation (AF) who present for cardiac surgery...
  17. doi request reprint The outcome of the Cox Maze procedure in patients with previous percutaneous catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1371-7; discussion 1377. 2011
    ..Surgical ablation may be performed on symptomatic patients who failed catheter ablation. We investigated the outcomes of patients who presented for Cox Maze III/IV procedure (CM III/IV) after failing at least one left-sided ablation...
  18. doi request reprint The use of spirometry testing prior to cardiac surgery may impact the Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk prediction score: a prospective study in a cohort of patients at high risk for chronic lung disease
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    Department of Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd, Suite 109 B, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:686-91. 2010
    ..We sought to compare the chronic lung disease classification captured by the 2 methods...
  19. doi request reprint The CHADS score role in managing anticoagulation after surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Cardiac Surgery Research, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1257-62. 2010
    ..A score of 2 or greater is an indication for a patient to be placed on warfarin unless otherwise contraindicated...
  20. doi request reprint The implementation of a comprehensive clinical protocol improves long-term success after surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
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    Cardiac Surgery Research Department, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:1146-52. 2010
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  21. ncbi request reprint Patient disposition and long-term outcomes after valve surgery in octogenarians
    Linda Henry
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:744-50. 2012
    ..Valve surgery is performed routinely in octogenarians. This study explored variables affecting patient discharge disposition (home versus other facility) and whether patient disposition was related to long-term survival...
  22. doi request reprint Impact of clinical presentation and surgeon experience on the decision to perform surgical ablation
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:763-8; discussion 768-9. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the impact of clinical presentation and surgeon experience when making the decision to treat AF concomitantly with another cardiac surgical procedure...
  23. doi request reprint Survival and quality of life following elective open-heart surgery
    Linda S Halpin
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 23:369-74. 2008
    ..Clinical care should extend beyond the immediate postoperative period...
  24. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery and the role of gender
    Lisa M Martin
    Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 13:321-7. 2012
    ..It was hypothesized that female gender would be an independent predictor for lower HRQL at six months following CABG surgery...
  25. doi request reprint The Maze procedure: a surgical intervention for ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Linda Henry
    Cardiac Surgery Research, Suite B 109, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    Heart Lung 37:432-9. 2008
    ..This article discusses the past and present state of the Maze procedure and briefly addresses the postoperative care of the patient who has undergone the Maze procedure...
  26. ncbi request reprint The Cox-Maze III procedure success rate: comparison by electrocardiogram, 24-hour holter monitoring and long-term monitoring
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    Department of Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:101-5. 2009
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  27. ncbi request reprint Impact of follow-up on the success rate of the cryosurgical maze procedure in patients with rheumatic heart disease and enlarged atria
    Niv Ad
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, The Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:1073-9. 2006
    ..The aims of this study are to assess the effectiveness of the maze procedure and late cardioversion (pharmacologic or electrical) in patients wtih an increased risk for procedure failure...
  28. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life following isolated aortic valve surgery: is earlier intervention better?
    Alan Speir
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 22:270-5. 2013
    ..In these times of healthcare change, quality measures of the success of a procedure go beyond clinical outcomes, with patient reports of HRQL considered important...
  29. doi request reprint A quality improvement project to optimize patient outcomes following the maze procedure
    Linda L Henry
    Inova Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 24:160-5. 2009
    ..Unnecessary pharmacologic management for AF was found in 44 patients with normal sinus rhythm. A postdischarge protocol was developed that improved outcomes...
  30. ncbi request reprint The association between early outcome, health-related quality of life, and survival following elective open-heart surgery
    Lisa M Martin
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:432-42. 2008
    ..4% vs 95.5%, P < .001) domains showed a reduced survival compared with patients with positive HRQL gains at 2 to 5 years after surgery. Perioperative complications had minimal or no effect on HRQL at 1 year after cardiac surgery...
  31. doi request reprint Are there gender differences in outcomes after the Cox-Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation?
    Linda Henry
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    Innovations (Phila) 8:190-8. 2013
    ..The study purpose was to compare the sex-based outcomes for patients who undergo the Cox-Maze procedure for AF...
  32. doi request reprint Minimally invasive fibrillating heart surgery: a safe and effective approach for mitral valve and surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Paul S Massimiano
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:520-7. 2013
    ..We present our experience with MI fibrillatory cardiac operations without aortic cross-clamping for MVS and AF ablation...
  33. doi request reprint Percutaneous catheter ablation treatment of recurring atrial arrhythmias after surgical ablation
    Linda Henry
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1227-31; discussion 1231-2. 2010
    ..This study explores a single-center experience with catheter ablation to treat late failures (>3 months) after surgery...
  34. doi request reprint Outcome of concomitantCox-maze III procedure using an argon-based cryosurgical system: a single-center experience with 250 patients
    Bobby Yanagawa
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Cardiac Surgery Research, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:1633-9. 2013
    ..The Cox-Maze procedure (CM) for atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a high rate of sinus restoration. This study assessed the safety and efficacy of concomitant CM using an argon-based cryosurgical platform only...
  35. doi request reprint Bispectral index monitoring to facilitate early extubation following cardiovascular surgery
    Jennifer Anderson
    Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Inova Health Systems, Falls Church, Virginia 22032, USA
    Clin Nurse Spec 24:140-8. 2010
    ..In this study, the BIS monitor did not facilitate earlier extubation in the stable patient after cardiac surgery...
  36. ncbi request reprint The performance of the EuroSCORE and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons mortality risk score: the gender factor
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    Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:192-5. 2007
    ..Combined with the ease of use, we conclude that the EuroSCORE is another viable, bedside instrument for surgeons looking for a preoperative assessment of mortality risk, particularly in female patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
  37. doi request reprint Surgery for aortic and mitral valve disease in the United States: a trend of change in surgical practice between 1998 and 2005
    Scott D Barnett
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1422-9. 2009
    ..The National Inpatient Sample was used to document national trends of primary isolated aortic and mitral valve surgical procedures...
  38. ncbi request reprint Institutional and national trends in isolated mitral valve surgery over the past decade
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 23:99-104. 2008
    ..To review trends in practice for mitral valve surgery in the US over the past decade...
  39. ncbi request reprint Strict versus liberal target range for perioperative glucose in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: a prospective randomized controlled trial
    Shalin P Desai
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:318-25. 2012
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  40. doi request reprint Comparison of blood glucose management strategies to achieve control following cardiac surgery (computerized versus paper)
    Linda Halpin
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
    AACN Adv Crit Care 21:146-51. 2010
    ..Blood glucose control can be time-consuming and difficult to achieve. We hypothesized that a computerized system to obtain glucose control would enable faster "time to target" and produce less variability in blood glucose levels...
  41. ncbi request reprint Gender differences for Rapid After Bypass Back Into Telemetry tract following cardiac surgery
    Linda S Halpin
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 21:277-82. 2006
    ..We believe that any candidate for cardiac surgery should be screened for eligibility to participate in the program with special focus on female patients to further improve their outcomes...
  42. ncbi request reprint Performance of four risk algorithms in predicting intermediate survival in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement
    Henry A Tran
    From the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA USA and Department of Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC USA
    Ann Surg 5:407-12. 2010
    ..We sought to evaluate the performance of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Predicted Risk of Mortality (STS-PROM) model in accurately identifying patients at high risk for aortic valve replacement (AVR)...
  43. doi request reprint Steps for successful implementation of proteomic research in the OR
    Chidima Tsion Martin
    Cardicac Surgery Research Department, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
    AORN J 91:257-64. 2010
    ..Steps in establishing and maintaining a successful specimen collection program include implementing and evaluating a protocol, developing good communication, and keeping all participants up to date on the progress of the study...
  44. doi request reprint Combined heart transplantation and thoracic endovascular aortic repair for heart failure secondary to tricuspid atresia palliated with Potts shunt
    Bobby Yanagawa
    Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    Innovations (Phila) 8:242-4. 2013
    ..The surgical management and its principles as well as postoperative follow-up are described. ..
  45. doi request reprint Using multiple databases to produce comprehensive follow-up in an effort to enhance evaluation of outcome measurements: surgical ablation (Maze) exemplar
    Sharon Hunt
    Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
    J Healthc Qual 33:50-63. 2011
    ..Furthermore, we discuss how these data have changed our practice and go beyond the reporting of just numbers...
  46. doi request reprint Public health reporting: the United States perspective
    Linda S Halpin
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22046, USA
    Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 12:191-202. 2008
    ..Will the cost and focus of achieving perfection with performance standards overshadow any real improvement in clinical outcomes?..
  47. doi request reprint Ventilator-associated pneumonia among cardiac surgery patients: what can we do for prevention?
    Linda Halpin
    Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 28:345-51. 2013
    ..Efforts should be directed to developing strategies to minimize the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia in emergent intubations, decrease reintubations, and reduce the use of blood products. ..
  48. ncbi request reprint Surgical ablation as treatment for the elimination of atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis
    Scott D Barnett
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:1029-35. 2006
    ..For this study, we evaluated the evidence regarding the effectiveness of the surgical ablation procedures (biatrial and left atrial) in reducing postoperative atrial fibrillation and subsequent survival...
  49. doi request reprint The effect of previous coronary artery stenting on short- and intermediate-term outcome after surgical revascularization in patients with diabetes mellitus
    Henry A Tran
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:316-23. 2009
    ..In this study we sought to examine the effect of previous percutaneous intervention on the rate of adverse perioperative outcome and intermediate-term survival in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery...
  50. ncbi request reprint Serial development of pulmonary hypertension in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Steven D Nathan
    Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    Respiration 76:288-94. 2008
    ..Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a disease with very high mortality...
  51. doi request reprint The Cox-Maze procedure: history, results, and predictors for failure
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 20:65-71. 2007
    ..In this report, the history, results, and predictors for failure of the Cox-Maze procedure and its modifications are discussed...
  52. ncbi request reprint The multi-purse string maze procedure: a new surgical technique to perform the full maze procedure without atriotomies
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    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:717-22. 2007
    ..In this article a new surgical approach is presented using a full maze IV lesion set, without atriotomies...
  53. ncbi request reprint Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery: A Consensus Statement of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) 2009
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    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA USA
    Innovations (Phila) 5:74-83. 2010
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  54. ncbi request reprint The effect of the cryosurgical cox-maze procedure on pulmonary veins diameter and left atrial size: computed tomography angiographic assessment
    Naama R Bogot
    From the Departments of Radiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hebrew University Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel and Department of Cardiac Surgery, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Innovations (Phila) 4:209-16. 2009
    ..The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effect of the Cox-Maze procedure on left atrial and pulmonary vein size using computed tomography angiogram (CTA). An additional aim was to evaluate pulmonary vein anatomic variability...
  55. ncbi request reprint Long-term monitoring for patients after surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: are all devices the same?
    Linda Henry
    Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
    Innovations (Phila) 5:259-64. 2010
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  56. ncbi request reprint Surgery for atrial fibrillation
    Patricia C Seifert
    Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
    AORN J 86:23-40; quiz 41-4. 2007
    ..These procedures can be performed with or without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass, through either traditional sternotomy or minimally invasive thoracotomy incisions...