Firstenberg M, Blais D, Rea G, Bush C. Post-infarct ventricular septal defect following thrombolytic intracranial bleed. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009;8:379-81 pubmed publisher
..We describe a patient with a post-infarction ventricular septal defect and an intraventricular hemorrhage following thrombolytic therapy for an acute myocardial infarction. ..
Firstenberg M, Blais D, Abel E, Louis L, Sun B, Mangino J. Fulminant Neisseria meningitidis: role for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Heart Surg Forum. 2010;13:E376-8 pubmed publisher
..We report a successful case of complicated Neisseria meningitidis septic shock with disseminated intravascular coagulopathy requiring extracorporeal support. ..
Firstenberg M, Sai Sudhakar C, Sirak J, Crestanello J, Sun B. Intestinal ischemia complicating ascending aortic dissection: first things first. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007;84:e8-9 pubmed
..We present a case of acute ascending aortic dissection associated with an intra-abdominal vascular and enteric catastrophe that was successfully managed prior to aortic repair...
Firstenberg M, Hasan A, Abel E, Blais D, Sun B. Aortic rupture in a heart transplant patient following recent blunt aortic trauma. J Card Surg. 2010;25:240-2 pubmed publisher
..We report a case of a patient who developed an aortic dissection with rupture. This presumably was a delayed injury following blunt thoracic trauma and highlights that concerns for aortic pathology even in this patient population...