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2018 Publications

  1. Afifi RO, Sandhu HK, Zaidi ST, Trinh E, Tanaka A, Miller CC, et al. Intercostal artery management in thoracoabdominal aortic surgery: To reattach or not to reattach? J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Apr;155(4):1372-1378.e1.
  2. Alhafez BA, Truong VTT, Ocazionez D, Sohrabi S, Sandhu H, Estrera A, et al. Aortic arch tortuosity, a novel biomarker for thoracic aortic disease, is increased in adults with bicuspid aortic valve. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Oct 17;
  3. Behem CR, Graessler MF, Pinnschmidt HO, Duprée A, Sandhu HK, Debus ES, et al. Volume Based Resuscitation and Intestinal Microcirculation after Ischaemia/Reperfusion Injury: Results of an Exploratory Aortic Clamping Study in Pigs. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 9;
  4. Charlton-Ouw KM, Afaq S, Leake SS, Sandhu HK, Sola CN, Saqib NU, et al. Indications and Outcomes of Open Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Jan;46:205.e5-205.e11.
  5. Charlton-Ouw KM, Estrera AL. Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Aneurysm: How I Teach It. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Sep;106(3):646–50.
  6. Charlton-Ouw KM, Sandhu HK, Leake SS, Miller CC, Afifi RO, Azizzadeh A, et al. New type A dissection after acute type B aortic dissection. J Vasc Surg. 2018;67(1):85–92.
  7. Debus ES, Kölbel T, Duprée A, Daum G, Sandhu HK, Manzoni D, et al. Feasibility Study of a Novel Thoracoabdominal Aortic Hybrid Device (SPIDER-graft) in a Translational Pig Model. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018;55(2):196–205.
  8. Dhoble A, Bhise V, Nevah MI, Balan P, Nguyen TC, Estrera AL, et al. Outcomes and readmissions after transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with cirrhosis: A propensity matched analysis. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 01;91(1):90–6.
  9. Estrera AL. Location, location, location. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 14;
  10. Estrera AL. Paving the Right Road? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 9;
  11. Estrera AL. Size still matters. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 14;
  12. Estrera AL. To reattach or not to reattach, that is not the question. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 May;155(5):1968–9.
  13. Estrera AL, Tanaka A. When push comes to shove. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Mar;155(3):e85–6.
  14. Firstenberg MS, Nguyen TC, Roberts H, Levinson MM, Rudez I. Report of the Third Heart Surgery Forum Scientific Sessions: Zagreb, Croatia December 6-8, 2017: Conference Highlights. Heart Surg Forum. 2018 26;21(1):E059–62.
  15. Gould KL, Johnson NP, Roby A, Nguyen TT, Kirkeeide RL, Haynie M, et al. Regional Artery Specific Thresholds Of Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion By PET Associated With Reduced MI and Death After Revascularization In Stable CAD. J Nucl Med. 2018 Aug 16;
  16. Hamilton EC, Miller CC, Joseph M, Huh WW, Hayes-Jordan AA, Austin MT. Retroperitoneal lymph node staging in paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma-are we meeting expectations? J Surg Res. 2018 Apr;224:44–9.
  17. Hatton GE, Tanaka A, Estrera AL. Ascending aortic aneurysm repair 44 years after Starr-Edwards caged-ball aortic valve replacement. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Nov 1;54(5):962–3.
  18. Kress RL, Dalwadi SM, Irani AD. R0 resection and reconstruction for a large, rapidly progressive chest wall sarcoma. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Dec 17;13(1):127.
  19. Loyalka P, Ansari MZ, Cheema FH, Miller CC, Rajagopal S, Rajagopal K. Surgical pulmonary embolectomy and catheter-based therapies for acute pulmonary embolism: A contemporary systematic review. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec;156(6):2155–67.
  20. Nguyen TC. Gazing into the crystal ball: Preventing the inevitable shortage of cardiothoracic surgeons. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb;155(2):830–1.
  21. Nguyen TC. Hemostatic patch for coronary sinus rupture: An efficient solution for a complicated problem? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Aug 3;
  22. Nguyen TC. No “Freebies” With the Freestyle, but Valve-in-Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Does Offer a Reasonable Option. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;30(3):269–70.
  23. Nguyen TC, Charitakis K. Wearing a full metal jacket should not be en vogue. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jan;155(1):227–8.
  24. Nguyen TC, Umana-Pizano JB, Landinez GP, Balan P. Minimally Invasive SAPIEN in Mitral Annular Calcification Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Feasibility and Lessons Learned. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;30(3):290–2.
  25. Nissen AP, Lamelas J, George I, Umana-Pizano J, Nguyen TC. Minimally invasive transatrial mitral valve replacement in mitral annular calcification. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Nov;7(6):827–9.
  26. Nissen AP, Nguyen S, Abreu J, Nguyen TC. The first 5 years: Building a minimally invasive valve program. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 22;
  27. Prakash SK, Estrera AL. Not “Z” end of the story: Do Z scores help to guide surgical decisions about the ascending aorta in patients with bicuspid aortic valve? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb;155(2):560–1.
  28. Ray HM, Besho JM, Au J, Charlton-Ouw KM, Estrera AL, Miller CC, et al. The role of ascending aortic size in outcomes of patients with uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissection. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Oct 6;
  29. Ray HM, Estrera AL. Stent Graft-Induced Pseudoaneurysms in a Patient with Vasculo-Behcet’s Disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Oct 23;
  30. Regalado ES, Mellor-Crummey L, De Backer J, Braverman AC, Ades L, Benedict S, et al. Clinical history and management recommendations of the smooth muscle dysfunction syndrome due to ACTA2 arginine 179 alterations. Genet Med. 2018;20(10):1206–15.
  31. Sandhu HK, Charlton-Ouw KM, Jeffress K, Leake S, Perlick A, Miller CC, et al. Risk of Mortality After Resolution of Spinal Malperfusion in Acute Dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Aug;106(2):473–81.
  32. Sandhu HK, Leonard SD, Perlick A, Saqib NU, Miller CC, Charlton-Ouw KM, et al. Determinants and outcomes of nonoperative management for blunt traumatic aortic injuries. J Vasc Surg. 2018;67(2):389–98.
  33. Sandoval NF, Acevedo CV, Umaña JB, Pineda I, Guerrero A, Obando C, et al. Wide Dissection and Intercostal Vessel Division Allows for Repair of Hypoplastic Aortic Arch Through Thoracotomy. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018;9(6):659–64.
  34. Spratt JR, Brunsvold M, Joyce D, Nguyen T, Antonoff M, Loor G. Prospective Trial of Low-Fidelity Deliberate Practice of Aortic and Coronary Anastomoses (TECoG 002). J Surg Educ. 2018 Oct 23;
  35. Tanaka A, Estrera A. Endovascular Treatment Options for the Aortic Arch. Interv Cardiol Clin. 2018 Oct;7(4):503–12.
  36. Tanaka A, Estrera AL. Awake TEVAR for Ruptured Thoracic Aneurysms: Less Is More? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;30(1):40–1.
  37. Tanaka A, Estrera AL. Infectious aortitis: A bridge too far. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Mar;155(3):e93–4.
  38. Tanaka A, Estrera AL. Simple retrograde cerebral perfusion is as good as complex antegrade cerebral perfusion for hemiarch replacement. J Vis Surg. 2018;4:50.
  39. Tanaka A, Perlick A, Miller CC, Sandhu HK, Afaq S, Safi HJ, et al. Metabolic Syndrome but not Obesity Adversely Affects Outcomes after Open Aortoiliac Bypass Surgery. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Jan;46:155–61.
  40. Tanaka A, Safi HJ, Estrera AL. Current strategies of spinal cord protection during thoracoabdominal aortic surgery. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jun;66(6):307–14.
  41. Tanaka A, Sandhu HK, Al Rstum Z, Afifi RO, Miller CC, Charlton-Ouw KM, et al. Preoperative Sarcopenia Portends Worse Outcomes After Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Nov;106(5):1333–9.
  42. Tanaka A, Sandhu HK, Pratt WB, Afifi R, Miller CC, Charlton-Ouw K, et al. Risk Modeling to Optimize Patient Selection for Management of the Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Mar;105(3):724–30.
  43. Tjaden BL, Sandhu H, Miller C, Gable D, Trimarchi S, Weaver F, et al. Outcomes from the Gore Global Registry for Endovascular Aortic Treatment in patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair for type B dissection. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Nov;68(5):1314–23.
  44. Wipper S, Kölbel T, Sandhu HK, Manzoni D, Duprée A, Estrera AL, et al. Impact of hybrid thoracoabdominal aortic repair on visceral and spinal cord perfusion: The new and improved SPIDER-graft. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 15;
  45. Wu SJ, Huddin JC, Wanger A, Estrera AL, Buja LM. A case of Brucella aortitis associated with development of thoracic aortic aneurysm and aortobronchial fistula. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2018 Nov 7;39:5–7.

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