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Volume 40, Number 5 • December 2013
Website Features and Table of Contents

Website features include the following full-text articles and associated motion images. Links to the PDFs are provided below and within the table of contents.


The Next Big Step for the Texas Heart Institute Journal
[Website Feature

Images in Cardiovascular Medicine

Bilateral Coronary Ostial Lesions in Cardiovascular Syphilis Treated by Means of Percutaneous Coronary Stent
[Website Feature includes motion images] 

Texas Heart Institute Journal

Full-text electronic versions of past issues (including website features) of the Texas Heart Institute Journal (ISSN 0730-2347) are available online at PMC.


The Next Big Step for the Texas Heart Institute Journal
James T. Willerson, MD
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):507)  
The Late Forties and Early Fifties: A Memorable Time in Medicine
Herbert L. Fred, MD, MACP
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):508-9)

Peabody's Corner   

House Call
Nicholas Demos, MD, FACS 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):510)

Laboratory Investigation 

Induction of Early Biomarkers in a Thrombus-Induced Sheep Model of Ischemic Heart Failure 
Aluganti N. Chandrakala, PhD; Pawel Kwiatkowski, MD; Chittoor B. Sai-Sudhakar, MD; Benjamin Sun, MD; Angela Phillips, RVT; Sampath Parthasarathy, PhD, MBA 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):511-20)

Clinical Investigation

Low Serum Triglyceride Levels as Predictors of Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Patients 
Guliz Kozdag, MD; Gokhan Ertas, MD; Ender Emre, MD; Yasar Akay, MD; Umut Celikyurt, MD; Tayfun Sahin, MD; Gozde Gorur, MD; Kurtulus Karauzum, MD;
Irem Yilmaz, MD; Dilek Ural, MD; Mira Sarsekeyeva, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):521-8) 

Predictors of Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation in Patients with Permanent Pacemaker or Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Leads 
Mohammad Q. Najib, MD; Satya S. Vittala, MBBS; Suresh Challa, MD; Amol Raizada, MD; Fernando J. Tondato, MD; Howard R. Lee, MD, PhD;
Hari P. Chaliki, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):529-33)  

Perventricular Device Closure of Residual Muscular Ventricular Septal Defects after Repair of Complex Congenital Heart Defects in Pediatric Patients 
Da Zhu, MD; Kaiyu Tao, MD; Qi An, MD; Shuhua Luo, MD; Changping Gan, MD;
Ke Lin, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):534-40)

9th Current Trends

9th Current Trends in Aortic & Cardiovascular Surgery & Interventions:
CME Information
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):541-2)

Introduction: 9th Current Trends in Aortic & Cardiovascular Surgery & Interventions 
Joseph S. Coselli, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):543)  

Can the Bicuspid Aortic Valve Be Spared? The Con Position, with Caveats and Nuances 
Joseph E. Bavaria, MD; Caroline M. Komlo, BS; Tyler Rhode; Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD, MS 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):544-6) 

Cusp Repair in Aortic Valve Procedures: Advanced Techniques 
Tirone E. David, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):547-8) 

Personalized External Aortic Root Support 
Tom Treasure, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):549-52)  

Endovascular Repair First for Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms 
Justin Galovich, MD; Carlos Donayre, MD; John Lin, MD; Irwin Walot, MD;
Rodney A. White, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):553-5)  

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Is Not the Treatment of Choice in Most Patients with Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 
James J. Livesay, MD; Oscar G. Talledo, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):556-9)  

Totally Percutaneous Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: 30-Day Results from the Independent Access-Site Closure Study of the
Zvonimir Krajcer, MD; Jesus M. Matos, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):560-1) 

U.S. Naval Air Training and Operational Excellence 
William G. Sizemore II, Rear Admiral (Ret.), U.S. Navy 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):562-3) 

Cerebral Protection in Aortic Arch Surgery: Hypothermia Alone Suffices 
Julia Dumfarth, MD; Bulat A. Ziganshin, MD; Maryann Tranquilli, RN; John A. Elefteriades, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):564-5)  

Hypothermia Alone Might Not Be Enough for Cerebral Protection in Aortic Arch Surgery 
Gilbert H.L. Tang, MD, MSc; David Spielvogel, MD; Steven L. Lansman, MD, PhD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):566-7)  

Hybrid Techniques for Complex Aortic Arch Surgery 
Ourania Preventza, MD; Muhammad Aftab, MD; Joseph S. Coselli, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):568-71)  

Update on Repairs of the Thoracoabdominal Aorta 
Joseph S. Coselli, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):572-4) 

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery: Current Status 
Lawrence H. Cohn, MD; John G. Byrne, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):575-6)  

Nontraumatic Rupture of Thoracic Aorta: Delayed Treatment under
Local Anesthesia
Luis Bechara-Zamudio, MD, FACS 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):577-80)  

Cardiac Cellular Reprogramming 
Todd K. Rosengart, MD, FACS 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):581-2)  

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Indications and Beyond the Clinical Trials 
Michael J. Reardon, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):583-6)  

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart: Update and Future 
Jack G. Copeland, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):587-8)  

Carotid Artery Stenting Remains Inferior to Carotid Endarterectomy for
Most Patients
William D. Jordan, Jr., MD, FACS 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):589-90)  

Paravalvular Leaks and Ventricular Septal Defects: Endovascular Approaches to Treatment 
Chad Kliger, MD, MS 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):591-4)  

CME Assessment Questions 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):595) 

Case Reports 

Staged Approach to Mechanical Circulatory Support and Recovered Allograft Function after Transplantation Rejection with Cardiogenic Shoc
Manuel Caceres, MD; Lawrence S.C. Czer, MD; Fardad Esmailian, MD; Daniel Luthringer, MD; Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD; Jaime Moriguchi, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):596-9) 

Editorial Commentary  

Acute Pump Failure of the Transplanted Heart: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges   
L. Maximilian Buja, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):600-1)  

Case Reports  

Cor Triatriatum Sinister in a 43-Year-Old Man with Syncope 
Janet L. Eichholz, MD; Samer S. Hodroge, MD; Jerry J. Crook II, MD; John W. Mack, Jr., MD; Dale C. Wortham, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):602-5)  

A Case of Swallow Syncope 
Peter K. Moore, MD; Jenny K. Lee, MD; Joel A. Garcia, MD; Mori J. Krantz, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):606-7)  

Purulent Pericarditis Caused by Haemophilus parainfluenzae 
Yevgeniy Latyshev, MD; Aswin Mathew, MD; Jeffrey M. Jacobson, MD;
Eron Sturm, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):608-11)  

Surgical Treatment for a Complex Congenital Arteriovenous Malformation of the Lower Limb 
Ali Vefa Ozcan, MD; Emre Boysan, MD; Osman Yasar Isikli, MD; Ibrahim Goksin, MD
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):612-4)

Isolated Cardiac Involvement in Primary Amyloidosis Presenting as Sick Sinus Syndrome and Heart Failure 
Deepak J. Pattanshetty, MD, MRCP; Pradeep K. Bhat, MD, MRCP; Wendy A. Chamberlain, MD; Matthew R. Lyons, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):615-8) 

Mural Thrombus in the Normal-Appearing Descending Thoracic Aorta of a Chronic Smoker 
Habib Habib, MD; Judy Hsu, DO; Patricia Jo Winchell, BSN, CCRN; Joseph Daoko, MD, FACC 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):619-22)  

Anakinra for Myocarditis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis 
Rajesh Movva, MD, MRCP; Suzanne B. Brown, MD; D. Lynn Morris, MD; Vincent M. Figueredo, MD, FACC 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):623-5)  

Transient, High-Grade Atrioventricular Block from High-Dose Cyclophosphamide 
Nayan Agarwal, MD; Thomas A. Burkart, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):626-7) 

Images in Cardiovascular Medicine

Natural "Y" Venous Graft for Coronary Revascularization 
Mario Lusini, MD; Francesco Pollari, MD; Pietro Sedati, MD; Massimo Chello, MD; Elvio Covino, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):628-9) 

Bilateral Coronary Ostial Lesions in Cardiovascular Syphilis Treated by Means of Percutaneous Coronary Stenting 
Ravindranath K. Shankarappa, DM; Nagaraja Moorthy, DM; Arunkumar Panneerselvam, DM; Satish Karur, DM; Ramesh Dwarakaprasad, DM; Manjunath Cholenahalli Nanjappa, DM 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):630-2) 
[Website Feature includes motion images]


Surgical Declaration of Independence 
Leo A. Gordon, MD, FACS 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):633) 

Historical Remarks on the Original Trendelenburg Operation for Massive Pulmonary Embolism 
Giovanni Saeed, MD; Rainer Gradous, MD, PhD; Jörg Neuzner, MD, PhD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):633-4)  

Cardiac Manifestations of Mitochondrial Disorders 
Josef Finsterer, MD, PhD; Sinda Zarrouk-Mahjoub, PhD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):634-5)  

With reply by Deborah E. Meyers, MD, FACC; Haseeb Ilias Basha, MD;
Mary Kay Koenig, MD 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):635-6) 

Index of Authors 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):637-9)  

Index of Subjects 
(Tex Heart Inst J 2013;40(5):640-9) 

Continuing Medical Education 


Saturday, February 1, 2014
4th Annual DERC Diabetes Symposium
Diabetes and Its Complications: An Update

Marriott Medical Center • Houston, TX 

Saturday, February 22, 2014 
Fifteenth Symposium on Cardiac Arrhythmias 
Practical Approach to Heart Rhythm Disorders
Houstonian Hotel • Houston, TX  


  • Coronary Physiology in the Cardiac Cath Lab  
  • Cardiac BioInterventions: Gene Therapy and Cellular Reprogramming  
  • 9th Current Trends in Aortic & Cardiovascular Surgery & Interventions [selected presentations] 


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