Dr. Ourania Preventza partners with renowned surgeons and the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery

This past year, Texas Heart Institute surgeon Dr. Ourania Preventza—the first female cardiac surgeon to be granted the title of Professor of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine—was invited to be Guest Editor of three consecutive issues of the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery. ACS is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the field of cardiothoracic surgery. It is indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, and PubMed and has an impact factor of 4.1.


All three issues are focused on endovascular treatments for cardiovascular disease. The first issue, published in September 2021, was dedicated to transcatheter valve-in-valve interventional procedures; the second and third issues, from November 2021 and January 2022, focused on endovascular treatments for thoracic aortic disease. The issue included articles written by Dr. Preventza and other THI surgeons and cardiologists. Also included are systematic reviews, Keynote Lecture Series, featured articles, editorials, and Masters of Cardiothoracic Surgery videos that Dr. Preventza solicited from experts around the world. Already, the issues have drawn significant media attention in the cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiology community, drawing substantial praise.


Also, in October 2021, Dr. Preventza became the first woman president of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists. The ISEVS is a multidisciplinary society of cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons, cardiologists, and interventional radiologists. It was founded by revolutionary cardiac surgeon Edward B. Diethrich in 1992. Under Dr. Preventza’s leadership, ISEVS continues to enhance global education and clinical expertise in the treatment of cardiac and vascular diseases around the world. One of her most important accomplishments in the ISEVS has been establishing the society’s ninth chapter, in Lagos, Nigeria, with Dr. Herbert Oye as chapter president.

Articles by Dr. Preventza and THI Professional Staff
Hemodynamic outcomes after valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a single-center experience
Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for degenerated stentless aortic bioroots
Open transcatheter valve replacement for prosthesis-patient mismatch at redo surgical aortic valve replacement
Transcatheter pulmonic valve implantation in adult patients with prior congenital heart surgery
Endovascular repair of acute type B thoracic aortic dissection
Perioperative management of patients undergoing thoracic endovascular repair
Thoracic endovascular repair of chronic type B aortic dissection: a systematic review
Endovascular therapy for patients with heritable thoracic aortic disease
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