2019 Publications, to date:

Last Update: June 28, 2019

  1. Al Rstum Z, Tanaka A, Safi HJ, Estrera AL. Extra-anatomical ascending-thoraco-abdominal bypass for aortic fistula after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 May 18;
  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. 2019 Jun 1;284:84–9.
  3. Allen KB, Chhatriwalla AK, Saxon JT, Cohen DJ, Nguyen TC, Webb J, et al. Bioprosthetic valve fracture: Technical insights from a multicenter study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 31;
  4. Antonoff MB, Nguyen S, Nguyen TC, Odell DD. Conducting high-quality research in cardiothoracic surgical education: Recommendations from the Thoracic Education Cooperative Group. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb;157(2):820-827.e1.
  5. 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. 2019 Feb;57(2):284–91.
  6. Besho JM, Tanaka A, Safi HJ, Estrera AL. Pseudoaneurysm of the Thoracoabdominal Aortic Graft due to Intercostal Nerve Block. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar 11;
  7. Charitakis K, Nguyen TC. Severe Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis? Check Troponin, Too. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Mar 19;8(6):e012156.
  8. Charlton-Ouw KM, Nissen AP, Ocasio L, Tjaden BL Jr, Sandhu HK, Riascos RF, Safi HJ, Estrera AL. Imaging characteristics of acute type A aortic dissection and candidacy for repair with ascending aortic endografts. J Vasc Surg. 2019 May 27.
  9. Dhoble A, Zhao Y, Vejpongsa P, Loghin C, Smalling RW, Estrera A, et al. National 10-year trends and outcomes of isolated and concomitant tricuspid valve surgery. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2019 Feb;60(1):119–27.
  10. Duan X-Y, Guo D-C, Regalado ES, Shen H, University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics, Coselli JS, et al. SMAD4 rare variants in individuals and families with thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. Eur J Hum Genet. 2019 Feb 26;
  11. Estrera AL. Paving the Right Road? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Summer;31(2):187.
  12. Estrera AL. Commentary: It’s all about the distal. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 26;
  13. Estrera AL. Commentary: Building bridges, not walls. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 31;
  14. Estrera AL. Loeys-Dietz syndrome: We have come a (Fur)long way. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb;157(2):453–4.
  15. Gould KL, Johnson NP, Roby AE, Nguyen T, Kirkeeide R, Haynie M, et al. Regional, Artery-Specific Thresholds of Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion by PET Associated with Reduced Myocardial Infarction and Death After Revascularization in Stable Coronary Artery Disease. J Nucl Med. 2019 Mar;60(3):410–7.
  16. Harky A, Fok M, Bashir M, Estrera AL. Brain protection in aortic arch aneurysm: antegrade or retrograde? Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan;67(1):102–10.
  17. Kolte D, Parikh SA, Piazza G, Shishehbor MH, Beckman JA, White CJ, et al. Vascular Teams in Peripheral Vascular Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 May 21;73(19):2477–86.
  18. Kwak MJ, Bhise V, Warner MT, Balan P, Nguyen TC, Estrera AL, et al. National trend of utilization, clinical and economic outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Curr Med Res Opin. 2019 14;1–9.
  19. Madjid M, Connolly AT, Nabutovsky Y, Safavi-Naeini P, Razavi M, Miller CC. Effect of High Influenza Activity on Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmias Requiring Therapy in Patients With Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Apr 10;
  20. Nguyen S, Umana-Pizano JB, Donepudi R, Dhoble A, Nguyen TC. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair for Acute Papillary Muscle Rupture During Pregnancy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Feb;107(2):e93–5.
  21. Nguyen TC. Commentary: Hemostatic patch for coronary sinus rupture: An efficient solution for a complicated problem? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr;157(4):e193.
  22. Nguyen TC, Tang GHL, Nguyen S, Forcillo J, George I, Kaneko T, et al. The train has left: Can surgeons still get a ticket to treat structural heart disease? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 15;
  23. Nissen AP, Nguyen TC. Commentary: Tissue is the issue-Bioprosthetic versus mechanical valves in dialysis-dependent patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 11;
  24. Poon SS, Tian DH, Yan T, Harrington D, Nawaytou O, Kuduvalli M, et al. Frozen elephant trunk does not increase incidence of paraplegia in patients with acute type A aortic dissection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 14;
  25. 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. 2019 Apr;69(4):1011–20.
  26. Ray HM, Estrera AL. Stent Graft-Induced Pseudoaneurysms in a Patient With Vasculo-Behçet Disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May;107(5):e301–3.
  27. Rommens KL, Estrera AL. Contemporary Management of Aortic Arch Aneurysm. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 10;
  28. Russo MJ, McCabe JM, Thourani VH, Guerrero M, Genereux P, Nguyen T, et al. Case Volume and Outcomes After TAVR With Balloon-Expandable Prostheses: Insights From TVT Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Feb 5;73(4):427–40.
  29. Shalhub S, Byers PH, Hicks KL, Charlton-Ouw K, Zarkowsky D, Coleman DM, et al. A multi-institutional experience in the aortic and arterial pathology in individuals with genetically confirmed vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. J Vasc Surg. 2019 May 21;
  30. Tanaka A, Leonard SD, Sandhu HK, Afifi RO, Miller CC, Charlton-Ouw KM, et al. Open Descending and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Repairs in Patients Younger than 50 Years Old. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Apr 19;
  31. Tanaka A, Sandhu HK, Perlick A, Miller CC, Saqib NU, Safi HJ, et al. Superficial Femoral Artery Occlusion Reduces Aortofemoral Bypass Graft Patency. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 22;
  32. Tchantchaleishvili V, Nguyen T. What got you here won’t keep you there: Differences between cardiac- and thoracic-oriented applicants. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery [Internet]. 2019 Jan 11 [cited 2019 Feb 18];0(0). Available from: https://www.annalsthoracicsurgery.org/article/S0003-4975(19)30067-0/abstract
  33. Tjaden BL, Estrera AL, Afifi RO. Intercostal Artery Stent Grafting to Prevent Paraplegia During Endovascular Treatment of an Intercostal Loop Graft Aneurysm After Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery [Internet]. 2019 Apr 8 [cited 2019 Apr 30];0(0). Available from: https://www.jtcvs.org/article/S0022-5223(19)30781-0/abstract
  34. Umana-Pizano JB, Nissen AP, Nguyen S, Hoffmann C, Guercio A, De La Guardia G, et al. Phase of Care Mortality Analysis According to Individual Patient Risk Profile. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar 2;
  35. 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. 2019 Apr;39:5–7

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