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Cardiovascular Pathology Publications
Dr. Buja:
  • Guo D-C, Pannu H, Tran-Fadulu V, Papke CL, Yu RK, Avidan N, Bourgeois S, Estrera AL, Safi HJ, Sparks E, Amor D, Ades L, McConnell V, Willoughby CE, Abuelo D, Willing M, Lewis RA, Kim DH, Scherer S, Tung PP, Ahn C, Buja LM, Raman CS, Shete SS, Milewicz DM. Mutations in smooth muscle alpha-actin (ACTA2) lead to thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections and occlusive vascular diseases. Nat Genet. 2007;39:1488-1493. (Erratum in Nat Genet. 2008;40:255.)
  • Hickson-Bick DL, Jones C, Buja LM. Stimulation of mitochrondrial biogenesis and autophagy by lipopolysaccharide in the neonatal rat cardiomyocyte protects against programmed cell death. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2008;44:411-418.
  • Klein G, Enkhbataar P, Traber D, Buja LM, Jonkam C, Poindexter B, Bick R.   Cardiovascular distribution of the calcium sensing receptor before and after burns.  Burns. 2008;34:370-375.
  • Irani AD, Estrera AL, Buja LM, Safi JH.  Biatrial myxoma: a case report and review of the literature. J Card Surg. 2008;23:385-390.
  • Ibrahim M, Iliescu C, Safi H, Buja LM, McPherson DD, Fuentes F. Biatrial myxoma and cerebral ischemia: successfully treated with intravenous thrombolytic therapy and surgical resection. Tex Heart Inst J 2008;35:193-5.
  • He R, Guo D-C, Sun W, Papke C, Duraswami S, Estrera AL, Safi HJ, Ahn C, Buja LM, Arnett F, Zhang J, Geng Y-J, Milewicz DM.  Characterization of the inflammatory cells in ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms in patients with Marfan syndrome, familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and sporadic aneurysms.  J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2008;136:922-929.
  • Schnee PM, Shah N, Bergheim M, Poindexter BJ, Buja LM, Gemmato C, Radovancevic B, Letson GV, Frazier OH, Bick RJ.  Location and density of alpha- and beta-adrenoreceptor sub-types in myocardium after mechanical left ventricular unloading. J Heart Lung Transplant 2008;27:710-717.
  • Krueger GFR, Rojo J, Buja LM, Lassner, D, and Kuehl U.  Human Herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) is a possible cardiac pathogen: an immunopathological and ultrastructural study. Revista Médica del Hospital General de México. 2008;71:187-191.
  • Guo DC, Papke CL, Tran-Fadulu V, Regalado ES, Avidan N, Johnson RJ, Kim DH, Pannu H, Willing MC, Sparks E, Pyeritz RE, Singh MN, Dalman RL, Grotta JC, Marian AJ, Boerwinkle EA, Frazier LQ, Lemaire SA, Coselli JS, Estrera AL, Safi HJ, Veeraraghavan S, Myzny DM, Wheeler DA, Willerson JT, Yu RK, Shete SS, Scherer SE, Raman CS, Buja LM, Milewicz DM.  Mutations in Smooth Muscle Alpha-Actin (ACTA2) Cause Coronary Artery Disease, Stroke, and Myoamoya Disease, Along with Thoracic Aortic Disease. Am J Hum Genet. 2009 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Sanon S, Phung MK, Lentz R, Buja LM, Tung PP, McPherson DD, Fuentes F.  Floating, non-occlusive, mobile aortic thrombus and splenic infarction associated with protein C deficiency. JAm Soc Echocardiogr. In press.
Editorials and Review Articles:
  • Vela D, Buja LM. Quest for the cardiovascular holy grail: mammalian myocardial regeneration (editorial). Cardiovasc Pathol 2008; 17:1-5.
  • Buja LM, Weerasinghe P. Unresolved issues in myocardial reperfusion injury.  Cardiovasc Pathol. 2008  {Epub ahead of print} [doi:10.1016/carpath.2008.10.001]
  • Buja LM, Vela D. Cardiomyocyte death and renewal in the normal and diseased heart (Review article). Cardiovasc Pathol. 2008;17:349-374.
  • Xiao J, Krueger GRF, Buja LM, Covinsky M.  The impact of declining clinical autopsy: need for revised healthcare policy. Am J Med Sci. 2009:337:41-46.
  • Buja LM.  Evaluation of Recombinant Alpha-Galactosidase A Therapy for Amelioration of the Cardiovascular Manifestations of Fabry Disease: An Important Role for Endomyocardial Biopsy. (editorial) Circulation. 2009;119:2539-2541.
  • Krueger GRF, Xiao J, Buja LM (Editors). Photographic Atlas of Anatomic Pathology: A Fundamental Diagnostic Companion. Chengdu, China: Sichuan University Press; 2008.
Book Chapters:
  • Buja LM. Pathobiology of myocardial ischemic injury: implication for pharmacology and toxicology (Chapter 6). In: Cardiovascular Toxicology, Fourth Edition. D Acosta, editor. London & New York, Taylor & Francis, 2008, pp.27-65.
  • Krueger GRF, Buja LM.  Abnormal variation of the immune response as related to cancer (Chapter 12). In: Selected Aspects of Cancer Progression: Metastasis, Apoptosis and Immune Response, First Edition. Kaiser HE and Nasir A, editors. Springer; 2008, pp.193-222.
  • Buja LM. Clinical anatomy and pathology of the aorta (Section 1, Chapter 1). In: Houston Aortic Symposium: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Diseases, First Edition. Safi HJ and McPherson DD, editors. Greenwood Academic; 2009, pp. 3-21.
Dr. Vela:
  • Taegtmeyer H, Sen S, Vela D. Return to the fetal gene program: A suggested metabolic link to gene expression and cardioprotection. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 2009 (in press)
  • Kassiotis C, Ballal K, Wellnitz K, Vela D, Gong M, Salazar R, Frazier OH, Taegtmeyer H. Markers of Autophagy Are Downregulated in Failing Human Heart after Mechanical Unloading. Circulation 2009 (in press)
  • Vela D, Silva GV, Assad JA, Sousa AL, Coulter S, Fernandes MR, Perin EC, Willerson JT, Buja LM. Histopathologic Study of Healing After Allogenic Mesenchymal Stem Cell Delivery in Myocardial Infarction in Dogs. J Histochem Cytochem. 2009 Feb;57(2):167-76.
  • Perin EC, Silva GV, Assad JAR, Vela D, Buja LM, Sousa ALS, Litovsky S, Lin J, Vaughn WK, Coulter S, Fernandes MR, Willerson JT. Comparison of intracoronary and transendocardial delivery of allogenic mesenchymal cells in a canine model of acute myocardial infarction. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2008 Mar;44(3):486-95. Epub 2007 Oct 4.
Dr. Aboshady:
  • Aboshady I, Cody DD, Elayda MA, Vela D, DuPont HL, Willerson JT, Buja LM, Gladish GW. Noninvasive Quantification of the Atherosclerotic Aorta Component with Flat-Panel Computed Tomography in Rabbits. Circulation 2008;118:S_777. 
  • Aboshady I, Cody D, Elayda MA, Vela D, DuPont HL, Willerson JT, Buja LM, Gladish GW. Flat-panel Computed Tomography for Quantification of Aortic Atherosclerosis. Am J Cardiol 2008; 102 (Suppl. 8A): 97I.  
  • Ahmed A, Aboshady I, Munir SM, Gondi S, Brewer A, Gertz SD, Lai D, Shaik NA, Shankar KJ, Deswal A, Casscells SW. Decreasing Body Temperature Predicts Early Rehospitalization in Congestive Heart Failure. J Card Fail 2008;14:489-96.
Dr. Segura:
  • Gregoric I, Radovancevic R, Cohn WE, Bogaev R, Segura AM, Frazier OH. Removal of HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device Following Improved Native Ventricular Function. ASAIO J 2008; 54(2):36A. 
  • Segura AM; Frazier OH; Buja LM. Histological Markers of Myocardial Improvement during Left Ventricular Assist Device Support. Circulation 2008;118: S799-S800 
  • Segura AM; Frazier OH; Buja LM. Myocardial Hypertrophy at Implantation Correlates with duration of Left Ventricular Assist Device Support. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2009; 28 (2S):S305. 
  • Frazier OH, Segura AM, Gregoric ID, Cohn WE, Demirozu ZT, LaFrancesca S, Buja LM. Echocardiographic, Clinical and Histologic Characteristics of Patients with Improved Cardiac Function Allowing Removal of Left Ventricular Assist Device. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2009; 28 (2S):S130.

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Updated June 2009
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