Ralph J Damiano

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Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The long-term outcome of patients with coronary disease and atrial fibrillation undergoing the Cox maze procedure
    Ralph J Damiano
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:2016-21. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Hyperkalemic cardioplegia-induced myocyte swelling and contractile dysfunction: prevention by diazoxide
    Shinichi Mizutani
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:154-9. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint A novel bioengineered small-caliber vascular graft incorporating heparin and sirolimus: excellent 6-month patency
    Yosuke Ishii
    Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:1237-45; discussion 1245-6. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Predictors and risk of pacemaker implantation after the Cox-maze IV procedure
    Jason O Robertson
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:2015-20; disussion 2020-1. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Recurrent mitral regurgitation and risk factors for early and late mortality after mitral valve repair for functional ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Traves D Crabtree
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1537-42; discussion 1542-3. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation: predictors of late recurrence
    Sydney L Gaynor
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:104-11. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Outcomes of tricuspid valve repair and replacement: a propensity analysis
    Robert J Moraca
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:83-8; discussion 88-9. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Efficacy of a novel bipolar radiofrequency ablation device on the beating heart for atrial fibrillation ablation: a long-term porcine study
    Rochus K Voeller
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:203-8. 2010
  9. pmc Performance of a novel bipolar/monopolar radiofrequency ablation device on the beating heart in an acute porcine model
    Lindsey L Saint
    From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO USA
    Innovations (Phila) 8:276-83. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint The effect of ablation technology on surgical outcomes after the Cox-maze procedure: a propensity analysis
    Shelly C Lall
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:389-96. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint The long-term outcome of patients with coronary disease and atrial fibrillation undergoing the Cox maze procedure
    Ralph J Damiano
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:2016-21. 2003
    ..This study examined the long-term outcome of patients with ischemic heart disease who underwent the Cox maze procedure at our institution...
  2. ncbi request reprint Hyperkalemic cardioplegia-induced myocyte swelling and contractile dysfunction: prevention by diazoxide
    Shinichi Mizutani
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:154-9. 2006
    ..This study evaluated the hypothesis that a KATP opener would prevent hyperkalemic cardioplegia-induced myocyte swelling and reduced contractility...
  3. ncbi request reprint A novel bioengineered small-caliber vascular graft incorporating heparin and sirolimus: excellent 6-month patency
    Yosuke Ishii
    Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:1237-45; discussion 1245-6. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the in vivo biological performance and biomechanical characteristics of this graft...
  4. doi request reprint Predictors and risk of pacemaker implantation after the Cox-maze IV procedure
    Jason O Robertson
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:2015-20; disussion 2020-1. 2013
    ..This study characterized the incidence, indications, and risk factors for PPM after the Cox-maze IV (CMIV) procedure when performed as either a lone or a concomitant procedure...
  5. doi request reprint Recurrent mitral regurgitation and risk factors for early and late mortality after mitral valve repair for functional ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Traves D Crabtree
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1537-42; discussion 1542-3. 2008
    ..Data regarding risk factors, progression of MR, and cause of death in this subgroup are limited...
  6. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation: predictors of late recurrence
    Sydney L Gaynor
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:104-11. 2005
    ..The Cox maze procedure was introduced in 1987 for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. This study evaluated the predictors of late atrial fibrillation recurrence in 276 consecutive patients who underwent this procedure at our institution...
  7. doi request reprint Outcomes of tricuspid valve repair and replacement: a propensity analysis
    Robert J Moraca
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:83-8; discussion 88-9. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare operative mortality and long-term outcome of patients undergoing tricuspid valve replacement versus tricuspid valve repair...
  8. doi request reprint Efficacy of a novel bipolar radiofrequency ablation device on the beating heart for atrial fibrillation ablation: a long-term porcine study
    Rochus K Voeller
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:203-8. 2010
    ..This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of a new bipolar radiofrequency ablation device for atrial ablation in a long-term porcine model...
  9. pmc Performance of a novel bipolar/monopolar radiofrequency ablation device on the beating heart in an acute porcine model
    Lindsey L Saint
    From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO USA
    Innovations (Phila) 8:276-83. 2013
    ..This study evaluated the performance of a novel suction-assisted radiofrequency device that uses both bipolar and monopolar energy to create lesions from an epicardial approach on the beating heart...
  10. ncbi request reprint The effect of ablation technology on surgical outcomes after the Cox-maze procedure: a propensity analysis
    Shelly C Lall
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:389-96. 2007
    ..This study compared surgical outcomes of patients undergoing the Cox-maze III procedure versus those of patients undergoing the Cox-maze IV procedure by using propensity analysis...
  11. ncbi request reprint Microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation: dose-response curves in the cardioplegia-arrested and beating heart
    Sydney L Gaynor
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:72-6. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop dose-response curves for the Flex 10 (Guidant, Inc) microwave device in both the acute cardioplegia-arrested heart and on the beating heart...
  12. ncbi request reprint Progress towards a more physiologic approach to donor heart preservation: the advantages of hyperpolarized arrest
    Michael D Diodato
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:1362-8. 2005
    ..This study compared our extracellular solution (WashU) with the UW intracellular depolarizing solution and quantified the protective effect of pinacidil in both solutions...
  13. doi request reprint Animal studies of epicardial atrial ablation
    Richard B Schuessler
    Barnes Jewish Hospital and Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:S41-5. 2009
    ..Future development of unidirectional energy sources should be directed at increasing the maximum depth and the consistency of penetration...
  14. pmc Vagal denervation and reinnervation after ablation of ganglionated plexi
    Shun ichiro Sakamoto
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:444-52. 2010
    ..This experimental canine study examined electrophysiologic attenuation and recovery of atrial vagal effects after ganglionated plexi ablation alone or with standard surgical lesion sets for atrial fibrillation...
  15. pmc Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation: the efficacy of a novel bipolar pen device in the cardioplegically arrested and beating heart
    Shun ichiro Sakamoto
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:1295-301. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of a pen-type bipolar radiofrequency ablation device on both arrested and beating hearts...
  16. pmc Incremental risk of the Cox-maze IV procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing mitral valve surgery
    Lindsey L Saint
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 146:1072-7. 2013
    ..The purpose of the present study was to quantify the additional risk of performing the Cox-maze IV procedure for patients undergoing mitral valve surgery...
  17. ncbi request reprint Clostridium difficile in cardiac surgery: risk factors and impact on postoperative outcome
    Traves Crabtree
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1396-402. 2007
    ..Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) is a potentially preventable and often troublesome gastrointestinal complication after cardiac surgery...
  18. ncbi request reprint Radial artery free and T graft patency as coronary artery bypass conduit over a 15-year period
    Hendrick B Barner
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Louis University, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Circulation 126:S140-4. 2012
    ..Little is known about the differences in long-term patency between radial free and T grafts. This study was performed to determine long-term radial artery patency over a 15-year period...
  19. ncbi request reprint Late-onset driveline infections: the Achilles' heel of prolonged left ventricular assist device support
    Andreas Zierer
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 62236, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:515-20. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that late onset driveline infections have serious implications on the anticipated application of LVAD as permanent therapy...
  20. pmc The impact of previous catheter-based ablation on the efficacy of the Cox-maze IV procedure
    Shoichi Okada
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:786-91; discussion 791. 2013
    ..Many patients are referred for the Cox-maze IV procedure with recurrent atrial fibrillation after a previous catheter-based ablation, but the efficacy and safety of surgical management in these patients remains unclear...
  21. ncbi request reprint Laser assistance for extraction of chronically implanted endocardial leads: infectious versus noninfectious indications
    Sydney L Gaynor
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:1352-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop an algorithm to better predict which patients are likely to benefit from these devices...
  22. ncbi request reprint Successful performance of Cox-Maze procedure on beating heart using bipolar radiofrequency ablation: a feasibility study in animals
    Sydney L Gaynor
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1671-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility and safety of performing the Cox-Maze procedure using bipolar radiofrequency ablation on the beating heart without cardiopulmonary bypass...
  23. pmc Atrial fibrillation propagates through gaps in ablation lines: implications for ablative treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Spencer J Melby
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:1296-301. 2008
    ..It has been hypothesized that atrial lesions must be transmural to successfully cure atrial fibrillation (AF). However, ablation lines often do not extend completely across the atrial wall...
  24. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes in valve replacement surgery for infective endocarditis
    Scott P Kaiser
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:30-5. 2007
    ..However, few studies have reported results of surgical treatment on this population. We present 19.5 years of experience with surgically treated patients with infective endocarditis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of patients readmitted after cardiac surgery: analysis of outcomes and identification of risk factors
    Hersh S Maniar
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:1013-8. 2014
    ..Patients who had undergone cardiac surgery were studied to develop strategies that may diminish the need for hospital readmission...
  26. doi request reprint Isolating the entire posterior left atrium improves surgical outcomes after the Cox maze procedure
    Rochus K Voeller
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:870-7. 2008
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint A prospective multicenter trial of bipolar radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation: early results
    Nahush A Mokadam
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1665-70. 2004
    ..The safety and efficacy of bipolar radiofrequency to electrically isolate the pulmonary veins was evaluated in a prospective multi-center trial...
  28. pmc Importance of atrial surface area and refractory period in sustaining atrial fibrillation: testing the critical mass hypothesis
    Anson M Lee
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 146:593-8. 2013
    ..This study evaluated the effect of tissue area and effective refractory period (ERP) on the probability of sustaining AF in an in vivo model...
  29. doi request reprint The impact of CHADS2 score on late stroke after the Cox maze procedure
    Mitchell Pet
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 146:85-9. 2013
    ..This study determined the impact of CHADS2 score on risk of late stroke or transient ischemic attack after the performance of a surgical Cox maze procedure...
  30. pmc Cox-Maze IV results for patients with lone atrial fibrillation versus concomitant mitral disease
    Lindsey L Saint
    Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:789-94; discussion 794-5. 2012
    ..This study compared Cox-Maze IV (CMIV) outcomes for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with lone AF vs those with AF and mitral valve (MV) disease...
  31. ncbi request reprint Prosthesis-patient mismatch after aortic valve replacement: impact of age and body size on late survival
    Marc R Moon
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:481-8; discussion 489. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify patient subgroups in which prosthesis-patient mismatch most influenced late survival...
  32. ncbi request reprint Epicardial microwave ablation on the beating heart for atrial fibrillation: the dependency of lesion depth on cardiac output
    Spencer J Melby
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:355-60. 2006
    ..This study was designed to determine the effect of cavitary blood flow on transmurality of acute atrial lesions with the FLEX 10 (Guidant Corporation, Santa Clara, Calif) microwave device...
  33. pmc Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators improve survival after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with severely impaired left ventricular function
    Ashraf S Al-Dadah
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, USA
    J Cardiothorac Surg 2:6. 2007
    ..We compared the survival impact of ICD implantation in patients with severe LV dysfunction who underwent CABG...
  34. doi request reprint POINT: Prosthesis-patient mismatch does not affect survival for patients greater than 70 years of age undergoing bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement
    Marc R Moon
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:278-83. 2009
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Aortic valve replacement in octogenarians: risk factors for early and late mortality
    Spencer J Melby
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1651-6; discussion 1656-7. 2007
    ..This study analyzed risk factors for mortality in patients aged 80 years and older undergoing AVR with or without concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  36. doi request reprint Factors affecting survival after mitral valve replacement in patients with prosthesis-patient mismatch
    Abdulhameed Aziz
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1202-10; discussion 1210-1. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch on long-term survival after mitral valve replacement...
  37. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of myocyte volume homeostasis during stress by diazoxide is cardioprotective
    Ashraf S Al-Dadah
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:857-62. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of diazoxide on myocyte swelling and reduced contractility after metabolic inhibition and to attempt to summarize the potential mechanisms involved...
  38. pmc Ablation technology for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Spencer J Melby
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    ASAIO J 59:461-8. 2013
    ....
  39. pmc Pulmonary vein isolation and the Cox maze procedure only partially denervate the atrium
    Shelly C Lall
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:894-900. 2008
    ..This study examined the effects of radiofrequency ablation on atrial autonomic innervation and compared pulmonary vein isolation and the biatrial Cox maze procedure...
  40. pmc A new era in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation: the impact of ablation technology and lesion set on procedural efficacy
    Spencer J Melby
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Ann Surg 244:583-92. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine results using bipolar radiofrequency in 130 patients undergoing a full Cox-Maze procedure, a limited Cox-Maze procedure, or pulmonary vein isolation alone...
  41. pmc Differential impact of short periods of rapid atrial pacing on left and right atrial mechanical function
    Timo Weimar
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 302:H2583-91. 2012
    ..011 LA, P = 0.045 RA). These data suggest that even short periods of RAP have a differential impact on RA and LA function, which was sustained for 1 h after conversion to SR...
  42. ncbi request reprint The Cox maze III procedure for atrial fibrillation: long-term efficacy in patients undergoing lone versus concomitant procedures
    Sunil M Prasad
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1822-8. 2003
    ..This study examined the long-term outcome of patients who underwent this procedure either as a lone operation or as a concomitant procedure...
  43. ncbi request reprint Repair of ischemic mitral regurgitation does not increase mortality or improve long-term survival in patients undergoing coronary artery revascularization: a propensity analysis
    Michael D Diodato
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:794-9; discussion 794-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare operative mortality and midterm outcome of patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) undergoing either coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) alone or CABG with mitral valve (MV) repair...
  44. ncbi request reprint Atrial tachyarrhythmias after the maze procedure: incidence and prognosis
    Yosuke Ishii
    Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Louis, MO, USA
    Circulation 110:II164-8. 2004
    ..However, atrial tachyarrhythmias (ATA) are a common early complication after the operation. The purpose of this study was to define the incidence and natural history of ATA after the Maze procedure...
  45. ncbi request reprint Aortic enlargement and late reoperation after repair of acute type A aortic dissection
    Andreas Zierer
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Center for Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:479-86; discussion 486-7. 2007
    ..The natural history of the residual aorta after repair of acute type A aortic dissection is incompletely understood...
  46. ncbi request reprint Radial artery grafts in women: utilization and results
    Jennifer S Lawton
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:559-63. 2005
    ....
  47. pmc Impact of pulmonary hypertension on outcomes after aortic valve replacement for aortic valve stenosis
    Spencer J Melby
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:1424-30. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether pulmonary hypertension remains a risk factor in the modern era for adverse outcomes after aortic valve replacement for aortic valve stenosis...
  48. pmc The Cox maze IV procedure: predictors of late recurrence
    Ralph J Damiano
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:113-21. 2011
    ..The study examined multiple preoperative and perioperative variables to determine predictors of late recurrence...
  49. ncbi request reprint Role of the sarcolemmal adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channel in hyperkalemic cardioplegia-induced myocyte swelling and reduced contractility
    Sandip M Prasad
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:148-53. 2006
    ..To examine whether the mitochondrial or sarcolemmal KATP channel might be involved, volume and contractility in isolated myocytes from wild-type mice and mice lacking the sarcolemmal KATP channel (Kir6.2-/-) were evaluated...
  50. pmc The effects of inflammation on heart rate and rhythm in a canine model of cardiac surgery
    Richard B Schuessler
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Heart Rhythm 9:432-9. 2012
    ..This study tests the hypothesis that the inflammation caused by cardiac surgery is an underlying mechanism for postoperative changes in HR, rhythm, and HR variability (HRV)...
  51. pmc The cox-maze procedure for lone atrial fibrillation: a single-center experience over 2 decades
    Timo Weimar
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:8-14. 2012
    ....
  52. pmc The effects of the Cox maze procedure on atrial function
    Rochus K Voeller
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:1257-64, 1264.e1-3. 2008
    ..The effects of the Cox maze procedure on atrial function remain poorly defined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a modified Cox maze procedure on left and right atrial function in a porcine model...
  53. ncbi request reprint Importance of geometry and refractory period in sustaining atrial fibrillation: testing the critical mass hypothesis
    Gregory D Byrd
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Circulation 112:I7-13. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the association among the probability of maintaining AF and the width, area, weight, effective refractory period (ERP), and wavelength in atrial tissue...
  54. ncbi request reprint Inflammation of atrium after cardiac surgery is associated with inhomogeneity of atrial conduction and atrial fibrillation
    Yosuke Ishii
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Circulation 111:2881-8. 2005
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common after cardiac surgery. Abnormal conduction is an important substrate for AF. We hypothesized that atrial inflammation alters atrial conduction properties...
  55. ncbi request reprint A prospective, single-center clinical trial of a modified Cox maze procedure with bipolar radiofrequency ablation
    Sydney L Gaynor
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 128:535-42. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to examine a simplified Cox maze III procedure that uses bipolar radiofrequency energy as an ablative source...
  56. pmc Epicardial ablation performance of a novel radiofrequency device on the beating heart in pigs
    Yoshiyuki Watanabe
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:673-8. 2014
    ..Only bipolar clamps create reliable transmural lesions on the beating heart. This study evaluated the performance of a new radiofrequency (RF) device on the beating heart in an acute porcine model...
  57. pmc Noninvasive characterization of epicardial activation in humans with diverse atrial fibrillation patterns
    Phillip S Cuculich
    Cardiac Bioelectricity Center, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, MO 63130 4899, USA
    Circulation 122:1364-72. 2010
    ..In this article, we present continuous biatrial epicardial activation sequences of AF in humans using noninvasive electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI)...
  58. pmc Chronic performance of a novel radiofrequency ablation device on the beating heart: Limitations of conduction delay to assess transmurality
    Anson M Lee
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:859-65. 2012
    ..The study also examined the reliability of using acute intraoperative conduction delay to evaluate lesion integrity...
  59. ncbi request reprint Dose response curves for microwave ablation in the cardioplegia-arrested porcine heart
    Sydney L Gaynor
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 8:E331-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine dosimetry curves for the Flex 4 and Flex 10 microwave devices in an acute cardioplegia-arrested porcine model...
  60. ncbi request reprint Impact of complete revascularization on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting in octogenarians
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:112-6; discussion 116-7. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine how complete revascularization influenced long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting in octogenarians...
  61. ncbi request reprint Impact of perfusion strategy on neurologic recovery in acute type A aortic dissection
    Andreas Zierer
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Center for Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:2122-8; discussion 2128-9. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of retrograde cerebral perfusion during hypothermic circulatory arrest on short-term and long-term outcome in this specific patient population...
  62. ncbi request reprint Multivariate analysis of risk factors for deep and superficial sternal infection after coronary artery bypass grafting at a tertiary care medical center
    Traves D Crabtree
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 16:53-61. 2004
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Does functional mitral regurgitation improve with isolated aortic valve replacement?
    Nader Moazami
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Card Surg 19:444-8. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the change in severity of MR following isolated AVR, and to determine survival benefit...
  64. ncbi request reprint Long-term neurologic hand complications after radial artery harvesting using conventional cold and harmonic scalpel techniques
    Marc R Moon
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Queeny Tower, One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:535-8; discussion 535-8. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of neurologic hand complications after radial artery harvesting and to compare the harmonic scalpel versus conventional cold scalpel technique...
  65. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of right and left atrial ablations on the beating heart with irrigated bipolar radiofrequency energy: a long-term animal study
    Spencer J Melby
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:853-60. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to simplify the procedure by using an irrigated bipolar radiofrequency ablation device on the beating heart without cardiopulmonary bypass...
  66. ncbi request reprint Chronic transmural atrial ablation by using bipolar radiofrequency energy on the beating heart
    Sunil M Prasad
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:708-13. 2002
    ..This study tested the ability of bipolar radiofrequency energy to create chronic transmural lesions on the beating heart that isolated atrial myocardium...
  67. ncbi request reprint Myocyte volume and function in response to osmotic stress: observations in the presence of an adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channel opener
    Shinichi Mizutani
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Circulation 112:I219-23. 2005
    ..This study evaluated the hypothesis that a KATP channel opener (diazoxide) would benefit volume homeostasis by limiting volume and subsequent contractility changes during osmotic stress...
  68. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and mortality of cardiac surgery following renal transplantation
    Nader Moazami
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Card Surg 21:245-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to review the morbidity, mortality, and allograft function in renal transplant patients undergoing major cardiac surgery...
  69. pmc Evaluation of revascularization subtypes in octogenarians undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting
    Abdulhameed Aziz
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo 63110 1013, USA
    Circulation 120:S65-9. 2009
    ..Discriminating between variable definitions of "complete" complicates interpretation of survival data. We aimed to clarify octogenarian long-term survival rates by stratifying revascularization subtypes...
  70. pmc The persistent problem of new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation: a single-institution experience over two decades
    Jeanne Shen
    Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University in Saint Louis, School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:559-70. 2011
    ..The incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation was evaluated in a group of 10,390 patients undergoing cardiac surgery among a comprehensive range of risk factors to identify reliable predictors of postoperative atrial fibrillation...
  71. doi request reprint Absence of deterioration of vascular function of the donor limb at late follow-up after radial artery harvesting
    Stefano Schena
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:298-301. 2011
    ..Previous midterm Doppler ultrasonographic results are inconsistent regarding ulnar arterial effects. Flow-mediated vasodilatation more sensitively measures response to shear stress as index of arterial reactivity and function...
  72. ncbi request reprint Comparison of skill training with robotic systems and traditional endoscopy: implications on training and adoption
    Hersh S Maniar
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Surg Res 125:23-9. 2005
    ..This study compared the learning curve for a robotic surgical system with that of traditional endoscopy in the performance of two standardized skill drills...
  73. ncbi request reprint Novel bioengineered small caliber vascular graft with excellent one-month patency
    Yosuke Ishii
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:517-25. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the biological performance and biomechanical characteristics of this graft...
  74. ncbi request reprint Mechanical support for isolated right ventricular failure in patients after cardiotomy
    Nader Moazami
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 23:1371-5. 2004
    ..Patients with acute right ventricular (RV) failure after cardiotomy have a poor prognosis. We evaluated the surgical and long-term outcomes of patients with isolated RV failure that required right ventricular assist device (RVAD) support...
  75. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and survival after transmyocardial laser revascularization with the holmium:YAG laser
    Kristine J Guleserian
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1842-7; discussion 1847-8. 2003
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to assess postoperative survival and quality of life with transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR) in high-risk patients...
  76. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous atrioventricular groove disruption during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
    Jennifer S Lawton
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:339-41. 2005
    ..Significant distortion of the mitral annulus and elevation of pulmonary artery pressures in the beating heart likely contributed to the spontaneous tear...
  77. ncbi request reprint Radial artery patency: are aortocoronary conduits superior to composite grafting?
    Hersh S Maniar
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1498-503; discussion 1503-4. 2003
    ..The radial artery (RA) can be used as either an aortocoronary (RA-Ao) or composite graft (T graft). Optimum use for the RA has yet to be established. We compared RA patency with these two techniques...
  78. ncbi request reprint Strategies for temporary mechanical support: contemporary experience with pulsatile and non-pulsatile support systems
    Nader Moazami
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 8:E216-20. 2005
    ..For refractory pump failure, improved survival was achieved by using intermediate-term pulsatile devices with early transition to a chronic device and/or heart transplantation...
  79. ncbi request reprint Bartonella species-induced prosthetic valve endocarditis associated with rapid progression of valvular stenosis
    Daniel Kreisel
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:567-8. 2005
  80. doi request reprint Mortality associated with bloodstream infection after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Margaret A Olsen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1093, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1537-46. 2008
    ..Mortality attributable to bloodstream infection (BSI) is still controversial. We studied the impact of BSI on mortality after coronary artery bypass surgery, including the specific impact of different etiologic organisms...
  81. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Left ventricular apical pseudoaneurysm: echocardiographic and intraoperative findings
    Jason H Rogers
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Circulation 105:e51-2. 2002
  82. ncbi request reprint Robotics in surgery
    Michael D Diodato
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Curr Probl Surg 41:752-810. 2004
  83. ncbi request reprint Epicardial ablation on the beating heart: progress towards an off-pump maze procedure
    Sunil M Prasad
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 5:100-4. 2002
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the potential advantages of bipolar RF energy and its ability to create transmural linear lesions on the beating heart...
  84. ncbi request reprint Nesiritide (BNP) in the management of postoperative cardiac patients
    Nader Moazami
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1974-6. 2003
    ..We believe this agent to be useful in the treatment of the postcardiac surgery patients with left ventricular dysfunction and mild to moderate renal insufficiency. This report summarizes our experience in 2 patients...
  85. ncbi request reprint Effect of a cardiac-specific didactic course on thoracic surgery in-training examination performance
    Marc R Moon
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1128-31; discussion 1131. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine which factors influenced performance on the Thoracic Surgery In-Training Examination (TSITE) and whether the addition of a cardiac-specific didactic study course improved scores...
  86. ncbi request reprint Robotic cardiac surgery: overview
    Michael D Diodato
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 83:1351-67, ix. 2003
    ..This article summarizes the use of robotics in cardiac surgery and discusses its potential in our specialty...
  87. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for leg harvest surgical site infections after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Margaret A Olsen
    Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 660 South Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8051, St Louis, MO 63110 1093, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:992-9. 2003
    ..We sought to determine independent risk factors for leg surgical site infections using our institutional Society of Thoracic Surgeons database...
  88. ncbi request reprint Use of an apical heart suction device for exposure in lung transplantation
    Christine L Lau
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1524-5. 2006
    ..This technique has decreased the need for cardiopulmonary bypass when bypass is indicated due to difficult operative exposure...
  89. doi request reprint Biatrial lesion sets
    Ralph J Damiano
    Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 20:95-9. 2007
    ..Initial operative results with this new procedure have been good, with a freedom from atrial fibrillation of 90% at 1 year. The success rate is not significantly different from the traditional cut-and-sew procedure...
  90. ncbi request reprint Spatial and temporal stability of the dominant frequency of activation in human atrial fibrillation
    Richard B Schuessler
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Electrocardiol 39:S7-12. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether mapping in the frequency domain during AF can be used to rapidly locate the region and assess the stability of the dominant frequency...
  91. ncbi request reprint Management of arterial injuries caused by laser extraction of indwelling venous pacemaker and defibrillator leads
    Jennifer S Lawton
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:917-20. 2006
    ..This report documents two cases of iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula created by laser lead extraction. Endovascular repair of these fistulas provides an effective and less invasive alternative to open repair...
  92. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation: a look into the future
    Ralph J Damiano
    Department of Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 19:39-45. 2007
    ..Future progress will require a better understanding of this arrhythmia and continued research into the safety and efficacy of ablation devices...
  93. doi request reprint Mechanisms of human atrial fibrillation: Lessons learned from 20 years of atrial fibrillation surgery
    Richard B Schuessler
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 20:59-64. 2007
    ..These data, plus the results of surgical and catheter ablation, suggest a patient-specific approach to the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation...
  94. ncbi request reprint A minimally invasive surgical treatment for inappropriate sinus tachycardia
    Daniel Kreisel
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:598-9. 2005
  95. pmc The surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Jeanne Shen
    Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:S45-50. 2009
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint Surgical ablation devices for atrial fibrillation
    Shelly C Lall
    Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 20:73-82. 2007
    ..It is important that surgeons develop accurate dose-response curves for new devices in clinically relevant models on both the arrested and beating heart. This will allow the appropriate use of technology to facilitate AF surgery...
  97. ncbi request reprint Donor heart preservation with pinacidil: the role of the mitochondrial K ATP channel
    Michael D Diodato
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:620-6; discussion 626-7. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to compare pinacidil solution with University of Wisconsin (UW) solution and to determine if the protective effect of pinacidil involved mitochondrial or sarcolemmal K(ATP) channels...
  98. ncbi request reprint HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert Consensus Statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for personnel, policy, procedures and follow-up. A report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on catheter and surgical ablation of
    Hugh Calkins
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:816-61. 2007
  99. ncbi request reprint HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for personnel, policy, procedures and follow-up. A report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of
    Hugh Calkins
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA
    Europace 9:335-79. 2007
  100. ncbi request reprint Alternative energy sources for atrial ablation: judging the new technology
    Ralph J Damiano
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:329-30. 2003
  101. ncbi request reprint Outcome of lung transplantation for patients requiring concomitant cardiac surgery
    Kalpaj Parekh
    University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Resident Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:859-63. 2005
    ..Our aim was to review the operative results and long-term survival in this group of patients...