Brian Kogon

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Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The Evolution of an Adult Congenital Heart Surgery Program: The Emory System
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu 20:28-32. 2017
  2. doi request reprint Congenital cardiac surgery fellowship training: A status update
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 151:1488-95. 2016
  3. doi request reprint Current Readings: Issues Surrounding Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot
    Brian E Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 27:57-64. 2015
  4. doi request reprint Leaving Moderate Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation Alone at the Time of Pulmonary Valve Replacement: A Worthwhile Approach
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 99:2117-22; discussion 2122-3. 2015
  5. doi request reprint Is the liberal use of preoperative 3-dimensional imaging and presternotomy femoral cutdown beneficial in reoperative adult congenital heart surgery?
    Brian E Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:1799-804. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Assessing surgical risk for adults with congenital heart disease: are pediatric scoring systems appropriate?
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:666-71. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Tricuspid valve replacement through a left atriotomy and transseptal approach in a congenitally malformed heart
    Brian E Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 8:E49-51. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Surgery in adults with congenital heart disease: risk factors for morbidity and mortality
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:1377-82; discussion 1382. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Risk factors associated with readmission after pediatric cardiothoracic surgery
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:865-73. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Nonanatomical mitral valve replacement in the pulmonary venous confluence for heavily calcified aortic or mitral annulus
    Brian E Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30306, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 23:339-41. 2011

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Publications57

  1. doi request reprint The Evolution of an Adult Congenital Heart Surgery Program: The Emory System
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu 20:28-32. 2017
    ..While numerous obstacles have been overcome and great progress has been made, additional challenges remain...
  2. doi request reprint Congenital cardiac surgery fellowship training: A status update
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 151:1488-95. 2016
    ..We highlight the strengths and weaknesses in the current system of accredited training...
  3. doi request reprint Current Readings: Issues Surrounding Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot
    Brian E Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 27:57-64. 2015
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Leaving Moderate Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation Alone at the Time of Pulmonary Valve Replacement: A Worthwhile Approach
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 99:2117-22; discussion 2122-3. 2015
    ..Our aims were to (1) analyze tricuspid valve function after pulmonary valve replacement through midterm follow-up and (2) determine the benefits, if any, of concomitant tricuspid annuloplasty...
  5. doi request reprint Is the liberal use of preoperative 3-dimensional imaging and presternotomy femoral cutdown beneficial in reoperative adult congenital heart surgery?
    Brian E Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:1799-804. 2014
    ..We evaluated the utility of preoperative 3-dimensional imaging and presternotomy femoral cutdown in reoperative adult congenital heart disease surgery...
  6. doi request reprint Assessing surgical risk for adults with congenital heart disease: are pediatric scoring systems appropriate?
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:666-71. 2014
    ..Our objective was to determine if commonly used pediatric congenital heart disease surgery risk scores are also applicable to adults...
  7. doi request reprint Tricuspid valve replacement through a left atriotomy and transseptal approach in a congenitally malformed heart
    Brian E Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 8:E49-51. 2013
    ..Three-dimensional preoperative imaging allowed for successful surgical planning...
  8. doi request reprint Surgery in adults with congenital heart disease: risk factors for morbidity and mortality
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:1377-82; discussion 1382. 2013
    ..We aimed to identify risk factors associated with adverse events in adults with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery and establish long-term survival data...
  9. doi request reprint Risk factors associated with readmission after pediatric cardiothoracic surgery
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:865-73. 2012
    ..With hopes to reduce the potential impact, we analyzed patients undergoing congenital heart surgery at our institution in order to identify risk factors for readmission...
  10. doi request reprint Nonanatomical mitral valve replacement in the pulmonary venous confluence for heavily calcified aortic or mitral annulus
    Brian E Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30306, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 23:339-41. 2011
    ..We present a case of nonanatomical mitral valve replacement in the pulmonary venous confluence as a salvage operation. This can provide adequate hemodynamics and survival until a subsequent care plan can be established...
  11. doi request reprint Primary congenital infantile fibrosarcoma of the heart: the first confirmed case
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1276-80. 2011
    ..More significantly, this emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for successful treatment of congenital infantile fibrosarcoma...
  12. doi request reprint Konno aortoventriculoplasty following arterial switch operation requires pulmonary valve disruption and right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction
    Thomas Daniel
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 8:E115-8. 2013
    ..Specifically, the Konno aortoventriculoplasty following arterial switch operation requires pulmonary valve disruption and right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction. ..
  13. doi request reprint Transcatheter Versus Surgical Closure of Atrial Septal Defects in Children: A Value Comparison
    Yinn Khurn Ooi
    Division of Cardiology, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 9:79-86. 2016
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether a transcatheter procedure or surgical closure offers a better value proposition for atrial septal defect (ASD) closure...
  14. doi request reprint Influence of Morphology and Initial Surgical Strategy on Survival of Infants With Tricuspid Atresia
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 100:1403-9; discussion 1409-10. 2015
    ..We report current era palliation outcomes and examine whether morphologic and, subsequently, surgical factors influence survival...
  15. doi request reprint Results of palliation with an initial pulmonary artery band in patients with single ventricle associated with unrestricted pulmonary blood flow
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 149:213-20. 2015
    ..We report current-era results after pulmonary artery banding in patients with single ventricle anomalies, including those with arch obstruction...
  16. pmc Left ventricular function improves after pulmonary valve replacement in patients with previous right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction and biventricular dysfunction
    Colin Kane
    Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 38:234-7. 2011
    ..Prospective studies are needed to verify this finding...
  17. doi request reprint Selective management strategy of interrupted aortic arch mitigates left ventricular outflow tract obstruction risk
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 151:412-20. 2016
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Impact of Patient Characteristics and Anatomy on Results of Norwood Operation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 100:591-8. 2015
    ..We sought to review current-era experience with multistage palliation of neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and to examine the patients' anatomic, and surgical risk factors influencing outcomes...
  19. doi request reprint Risk factors for early pulmonary valve replacement after valve disruption in congenital pulmonary stenosis and tetralogy of Fallot
    Brian Kogon
    Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:103-8. 2009
    ..We analyze potential factors that are related to the interval between pulmonary valve disruption and pulmonary valve replacement...
  20. ncbi request reprint Era effect on survival following paediatric heart transplantation
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 50:742-751. 2016
    ..We report our institutional experience with focus on examining era effect on early and late survival...
  21. doi request reprint Outcomes of multistage palliation of infants with functional single ventricle and heterotaxy syndrome
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 151:1369-77.e2. 2016
    ..Management of infants with heterotaxy syndrome and functional single ventricle is complicated due to associated cardiac and extracardiac anomalies. We report current era palliation results...
  22. doi request reprint Outcomes of neonates requiring prolonged stay in the intensive care unit after surgical repair of congenital heart disease
    Makoto Mori
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 152:720-727.e1. 2016
    ..Those patients require tremendous resources and strain the capacity of cardiac units. To date, little knowledge of early and late survival for this challenging population exists...
  23. doi request reprint Current Outcomes of Surgical Management of Aortopulmonary Window and Associated Cardiac Lesions
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 102:608-14. 2016
    ..Aortopulmonary window (APW) is a rare congenital defect that is often associated with other cardiac lesions. We analyzed our operative strategy to determine whether this had any relationship with outcomes...
  24. doi request reprint The Impact of Dominant Ventricle Morphology on Palliation Outcomes of Single Ventricle Anomalies
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 102:593-601. 2016
    ..We examined the effect of dominant ventricle morphology on single ventricle palliation outcomes...
  25. doi request reprint The Effect of Noncardiac and Genetic Abnormalities on Outcomes Following Neonatal Congenital Heart Surgery
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 28:105-14. 2016
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Outcomes of heart transplantation in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome previously palliated with the Norwood procedure
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 151:167-74, 175.e1-2. 2016
    ..We studied transplantation outcomes in those patients using the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database...
  27. doi request reprint Results of heart transplantation following failed staged palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related single ventricle anomalies
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 48:792-8; discussion 798-9. 2015
    ..We report our institutional outcomes following HT in children who had a prior Norwood operation...
  28. doi request reprint Outcomes and risk factors for heart transplantation in children with congenital heart disease
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 150:1455-62.e3. 2015
    ..Heart transplantation in children with underlying congenital heart disease has traditionally been associated with inferior outcomes. We report our single institution experience...
  29. doi request reprint Outcomes and risk factors for heart transplantation in children with end-stage cardiomyopathy†
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 49:85-92. 2016
    ..We aim to report our single institution results of HT in children with cardiomyopathy, and explore variables affecting survival and the need for heart retransplantation (RHT)...
  30. doi request reprint Results of palliation with an initial modified Blalock-Taussig shunt in neonates with single ventricle anomalies associated with restrictive pulmonary blood flow
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 99:1639-46; discussion 1646-7. 2015
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Predicting functional capacity in patients with a systemic right ventricle: subjective patient self-assessment is better than B-type natriuretic peptide levels and right ventricular systolic function
    Wendy Book
    Department of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 8:550-5. 2013
    ..We aimed to identify predictors of poor functional status in those patients with a systemic right ventricle...
  32. doi request reprint Right atrial fibroma requiring emergent intervention in an 8-week-old infant
    Matthew Oster
    Department of Cardiology, Sibley Heart Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 4:190-2. 2009
    ..To our knowledge, ours is the youngest patient to survive complete resection of a right atrial fibroma...
  33. doi request reprint Palliation Outcomes of Neonates Born With Single-Ventricle Anomalies Associated With Aortic Arch Obstruction
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 103:637-644. 2017
    ..We reviewed characteristics and outcomes of neonates who underwent those two surgical strategies at our institution...
  34. doi request reprint Fontan conversion with hepatic vein exclusion: a means for hepatic preservation in single ventricle heart disease
    Brian Kogon
    1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    Cardiol Young 26:582-5. 2016
    ..Instead of exposure to elevated Fontan pressures, the liver and intestines will be exposed to lower common atrial pressures. We hope that this modification will minimise the abdominal complications of Fontan anatomy and physiology. ..
  35. doi request reprint Factors affecting death and progression towards next stage following modified Blalock-Taussig shunt in neonates
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 50:169-77. 2016
    ..We aim in the current study to report palliation outcomes of neonates with BTS and to examine factors affecting death and progression to the subsequent stage of palliation or repair...
  36. doi request reprint Results of Primary Repair Versus Shunt Palliation in Ductal Dependent Infants With Pulmonary Atresia and Ventricular Septal Defect
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 100:639-46. 2015
    ..Each approach is associated with specific benefits and drawbacks. We report outcomes of those 2 different strategies...
  37. doi request reprint Current outcomes of the Norwood operation in patients with single-ventricle malformations other than hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 6:46-52. 2015
    ..We describe current palliation outcomes in this group of SV patients...
  38. doi request reprint Single ventricle palliation in low weight patients is associated with worse early and midterm outcomes
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 99:668-76. 2015
    ..We examined current-era effects of low weight at time of surgery on hospital mortality, progression through palliative stages, and survival...
  39. doi request reprint AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy in a neonate with pulmonary artery thrombus
    George T Nicholson
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 82:E704-7. 2013
    ..Although thrombotic events resulting in respiratory and hemodynamic compromise are rare in infants, recognition is important and treatment using mechanical thrombectomy can be life saving...
  40. doi request reprint Management of moderate functional tricuspid valve regurgitation at the time of pulmonary valve replacement: is concomitant tricuspid valve repair necessary?
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Pediatr Cardiol 31:843-8. 2010
    ..29 vs. 1.31; P = 0.81). We conclude that following PVR, improvement in TV regurgitation and RV size occurs primarily in the first postoperative month. TV function improved to a similar degree with or without annuloplasty...
  41. doi request reprint The role of intraoperative indocyanine green fluorescence angiography in pediatric cardiac surgery
    Brian Kogon
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:632-6. 2009
    ..Indocyanine green fluorescence angiography offers potential for a reliable and rapid method of intraoperative assessment. We sought to determine its feasibility in congenital heart surgery...
  42. doi request reprint Extracorporeal membrane oxygenator support in infants with systemic-pulmonary shunts
    Phil Botha
    Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 152:912-8. 2016
    ..We have used a strategy of increased flow without surgical reduction of the shunt diameter, and here report our results with this strategy...
  43. doi request reprint The risk associated with concomitant procedures performed during adult congenital heart surgery
    Makoto Mori
    1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    Cardiol Young 26:909-14. 2016
    ..The aims of our study were as follows: to characterise concomitant procedures performed during adult congenital cardiac surgery, and to better define the risk involved with performing concomitant procedures during a single operation...
  44. ncbi request reprint Utility of intravenous catheters for femoral arterial cannulation in infants having complicated sternal re-entry
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:746-9. 2007
    ..Using a model, we evaluated the feasibility of using peripheral intravenous catheters for establishing cardiopulmonary support...
  45. doi request reprint Pediatric intracardiac thrombus: a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma
    Katherine Fay
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 8:E157-60. 2013
    ..More significantly, it emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for successful treatment of intracardiac thrombus. ..
  46. ncbi request reprint Occlusion of the modified Blalock-Taussig shunt: unique methods of treatment and review of catheter-based intervention
    Brian Kogon
    Emory University Cardiothoracic Surgery, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 2:185-90. 2007
    ..To report unique methods of treatment and review catheter-based intervention for occluded modified Blalock-Taussig shunts (BTS)...
  47. doi request reprint "Frontiers in Fontan failure: A summary of conference proceedings"
    Camden Hebson
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    Congenit Heart Dis . 2016
    ..The health of the liver after Fontan palliation was a particular point of emphasis, as were quality of life and future directions...
  48. ncbi request reprint A 30-year experience with mixed-type total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: a word of caution
    Brian Kogon
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    Cardiol Young . 2016
    ..We aimed to describe a cohort of patients with mixed-type anomalous drainage, highlighting the treatment challenges, and identifying risk factors for poor outcome...
  49. doi request reprint Reducing readmissions following paediatric cardiothoracic surgery: a quality improvement initiative
    Brian Kogon
    1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    Cardiol Young 25:935-40. 2015
    ..We hypothesised that these changes would decrease readmissions...
  50. doi request reprint Low-weight infants are at increased mortality risk after palliative or corrective cardiac surgery
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 148:2508-14.e1. 2014
    ..Low weight is an established risk factor for mortality after congenital cardiac surgery. Given the advances in the care of neonates and infants after surgery, we sought to examine the effect of low weight on outcomes in the current era...
  51. doi request reprint Late outcomes of infants supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation following the Norwood operation
    Bahaaldin Alsoufi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 6:9-17. 2015
    ..However, little is known about late outcomes of hospital survivors and their ability to progress through subsequent palliative stages...
  52. doi request reprint Relation of prenatal diagnosis with one-year survival rate for infants with congenital heart disease
    Lydia K Wright
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Seattle Children s Hospital, Seattle, Washington
    Am J Cardiol 113:1041-4. 2014
    ..Prenatal diagnosis likely captures patients with more severe phenotypes within given surgical risk categories and even within diagnoses and thus may be an important prognostic factor when counseling families...
  53. doi request reprint Bloodstream infections increased after delayed sternal closure: cause or coincidence
    Srikant Das
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:793-7. 2011
    ..We sought to evaluate the practice of delayed sternal closure after neonatal cardiac surgery to determine its role as a risk factor for postoperative bloodstream infection...
  54. doi request reprint Extra-anatomic right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit: the apical-aortic equivalent for complex right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction
    Makoto Mori
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
    Ann Thorac Surg 99:1058-60. 2015
    ..Herein, we present a patient who underwent successful placement of an extra-anatomic valved right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit in the setting of complex right ventricular outflow tract obstruction. ..
  55. doi request reprint Lower extremity edema in a child due to pectus excavatum
    Glen J Iannucci
    Emory University, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Sibley Heart Center, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 99:e29-30. 2015
    ..This study demonstrated compression of the inferior vena cava. She underwent uneventful pectus repair with use of a modified Ravitch procedure and experienced complete resolution of her lower extremity edema. ..
  56. doi request reprint Split-thickness cartilage grafts for chest wall reconstruction in pentalogy of Cantrell
    Joanna Grudziak
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 303322, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 8:62-5. 2013
    ..This technique provides a robust reconstruction, gives immediate and excellent cosmetic results, allows for skeletal and tissue growth, and avoids the use of synthetic material...
  57. doi request reprint Epicardial ablation of ventricular tachycardia in a child on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
    Vincent Thomas
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Cardiol 31:901-4. 2010
    ..Despite a reasonable long-term outcome in this child, epicardial ablation in young patients should be reserved for similarly dire circumstances...