Christina M Vassileva

Summary

Affiliation: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of hospital annual mitral procedural volume on mitral valve repair rates and mortality
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL 62794 9638, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 21:41-7. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Mitral procedure selection in patients on dialysis: Does mitral repair influence outcomes?
    Christina M Vassileva
    Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 148:144-150.e1. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Type A intramural hematoma in the setting of acute type B aortic dissection
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:1868-70. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Gender differences in long-term survival of Medicare beneficiaries undergoing mitral valve operations
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:1367-73. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Relationship between patient income level and mitral valve repair utilization
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL 62794, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 16:E89-95. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Long-term survival of patients undergoing mitral valve repair and replacement: a longitudinal analysis of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 701 N First St, PO Box 19638, Springfield, IL 62794 9638, USA
    Circulation 127:1870-6. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Mitral valve procedure selection and outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Christina M Vassileva
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Springfield, Illinois 62794 9638, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 22:14-9. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Mitral valve repair is underused in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois 62794 9638, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 14:E376-9. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Tricuspid valve surgery: the past 10 years from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 701 N First St Room D318, Springfield, IL 62794 9638, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:1043-9. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Cost analysis of isolated mitral valve surgery in the United States
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:1429-36. 2012

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of hospital annual mitral procedural volume on mitral valve repair rates and mortality
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL 62794 9638, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 21:41-7. 2012
    ..The aim of this investigation was to examine the impact of hospital annual mitral volume on mitral valve (MV) repair rates and mortality...
  2. ncbi request reprint Mitral procedure selection in patients on dialysis: Does mitral repair influence outcomes?
    Christina M Vassileva
    Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 148:144-150.e1. 2014
    ..To examine the likelihood of mitral valve repair among dialysis patients and the influence of mitral procedure selection on surgical outcomes in this cohort...
  3. doi request reprint Type A intramural hematoma in the setting of acute type B aortic dissection
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:1868-70. 2013
    ..We present a case of type A IMH in the setting of acute type B aortic dissection with suspicion for malperfusion syndrome and discuss the treatment algorithm of this uncommon entity...
  4. doi request reprint Gender differences in long-term survival of Medicare beneficiaries undergoing mitral valve operations
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:1367-73. 2013
    ..Gender disparities in outcomes have been documented in cardiac surgery. Gender differences in long-term survival after mitral valve operations, especially in the elderly, are less well studied...
  5. doi request reprint Relationship between patient income level and mitral valve repair utilization
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL 62794, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 16:E89-95. 2013
    ..The relationship between patient income level and the selection of MV procedure (repair versus replacement) has not been studied...
  6. doi request reprint Long-term survival of patients undergoing mitral valve repair and replacement: a longitudinal analysis of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 701 N First St, PO Box 19638, Springfield, IL 62794 9638, USA
    Circulation 127:1870-6. 2013
    ..We present the long-term survival of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries undergoing mitral valve repair and replacement over a 10-year period...
  7. ncbi request reprint Mitral valve procedure selection and outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Christina M Vassileva
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Springfield, Illinois 62794 9638, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 22:14-9. 2013
    ..Whether RA is an additional risk factor for patients undergoing mitral surgery has not been studied. The study aim was to examine procedure selection and outcome in patients with RA compared to that in patients without RA...
  8. doi request reprint Mitral valve repair is underused in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois 62794 9638, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 14:E376-9. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to use the largest all-payer database in the United States to examine the strategy most commonly used for the correction of mitral valve pathology in the setting of HOCM...
  9. doi request reprint Tricuspid valve surgery: the past 10 years from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 701 N First St Room D318, Springfield, IL 62794 9638, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:1043-9. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the trends in tricuspid valve surgery over time...
  10. doi request reprint Cost analysis of isolated mitral valve surgery in the United States
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:1429-36. 2012
    ..Limited data are available on cost analysis within the field of mitral valve surgery. The purpose of our investigation was to analyze cost differences between mitral valve repair and replacement...
  11. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation in procedure selection and hospital mortality in mitral valve surgery
    Christina Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 701 N First St, Room D318, Springfield, IL 62794 9638, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 21:48-55. 2012
    ..There is paucity of data relating to the geographic variation in mitral valve (MV) repair trends and outcomes of patients undergoing MV surgery...
  12. ncbi request reprint Morgagni hernia presenting as a right middle lobe compression
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Illinois, USA
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 18:79-81. 2012
    ..The diaphragmatic defect was successfully treated with a laparoscopic repair. The patient was discharged home on the first postoperative day after tolerating regular diet...
  13. doi request reprint Influence of systemic lupus erythematosus on procedure selection and outcomes of patients undergoing isolated mitral valve surgery
    Christina M Vassileva
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL 62794 9638, USA
    J Card Surg 27:29-33. 2012
    ..SLE as a risk factor for adverse outcomes during mitral surgery has not been studied. The purpose of this investigation was to compare procedure selection and outcomes of patients with and without SLE...
  14. doi request reprint Sex differences in procedure selection and outcomes of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery
    Christina M Vassileva
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois 62794 9638, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 14:E276-82. 2011
    ..There is a paucity of data on sex differences in procedure selection and outcomes of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery...
  15. doi request reprint Repair of left atrial-esophageal fistula following percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Christina M Vassileva
    Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Springfield, Illinois 62794 9638, USA
    J Card Surg 26:556-8. 2011
    ..We present a patient who was diagnosed with this complication in a delayed fashion and successfully treated with primary repair via left thoracotomy. The details of the surgical approach are discussed. ..
  16. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of short-term and long-term survival following repair versus replacement for ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL 62794 9638, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:295-303. 2011
    ..In the absence of any published randomized studies, mitral procedure selection should be individualized...
  17. doi request reprint Impact of race on mitral procedure selection and short-term outcomes of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery
    Christina M Vassileva
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 701 N First Street, Springfield, IL 62794 9638, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 14:E221-6. 2011
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  18. pmc Sternotomy or bilateral thoracoscopy: pain and postoperative complications after lung-volume reduction surgery
    Theresa M Boley
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 701 N, First Street, Springfield, IL 62794 9638, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:14-8. 2012
    ..Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and median sternotomy (MS) are two approaches in lung-volume reduction surgery (LVRS). This study focused on the two surgical approaches with regard to postoperative pain...
  19. doi request reprint Is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease an independent risk factor for transfusion in coronary artery bypass graft surgery?
    Lacey M Stelle
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:1285-90. 2011
    ..One reason may be lack of objective criteria to define COPD in previously published reports. We examined the role of COPD as a risk factor for transfusion using a strict definition based on objective pulmonary function test (PFT) data...