Sharing Science Globally to Advance Medicine

Texas Heart Institute has been at the forefront of cardiovascular discovery and innovation since its formation. It continues to relentlessly pursue solutions for preventing, diagnosing, and treating heart and vascular disease. Sharing scientific discoveries advance the Institute’s mission and contribute to knowledge globally that can ultimately improve outcomes. In 2019, over 75 Texas Heart Institute members published 187 articles in reputable scientific and medical journals around the world with the help of the Texas Heart Institute Scientific Publications support teams who provide the researchers with professional, scientific editorial services.


  1. Yutao Xi.  Effects of Rosuvastatin and Aspirin on Retinal Vascular Structures in Hypercholesterolemic Patients with Low-to-Moderate Risk of Coronary Artery Disease. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs.
  2. Zvonimir Krajcer and Dhaval Parekh. Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation: It’s not like the aortic valve.Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.
  3. James T. Willerson. Genomic Reorganization of Lamin-Associated Domains in Cardiac Myocytes is Associated with Differential Gene Expression and DNA Methylation in Human Dilated CardiomyopathyCirc Res.
  4. Zvonimir Krajcer and Dhaval Parekh – Percutaneous atrial septal occluders: Are we there yet? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.
  5. Mendel Chen . Association between Negatively Charged Low-Density Lipoprotein L5 and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. J Clin Med.
  6. Andrew Civitello, Masashi Kawabori, and Sugiura T. Severe LVAD-related infections requiring surgical treatment: Incidence, predictors, effect on survival, and impact of device selection. J Card Surg.
  7. Carlo E. Uribe and Paolo E. Angelini. Symptomatic right coronary anomaly with dynamic systolic intramural obliteration and isolated right ventricular ischemia. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.



  1. Paolo AngeliniWhat can we learn from animal models of Takotsubo syndrome? Int J Cardiol.
  2. Maximillian BujaCardiac repair and the putative role of stem cellsJ Mol Cell Cardiol.Joseph S. CoselliA fascinating technique searching for a clinical problemSemin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  3. Joseph S. CoselliScott LeMaire, and Dianna MilewiczSMAD4 rare variants in individuals and families with thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissectionsEuropean Journal of Human Genetics.
  4. Doris TaylorPerspectives on directions and priorities for future preclinical studies in regenerative medicineCirc Res.
  5. Todd Rosengart and Joseph S. CoselliMitral valve repair rate at a Veterans Affairs hospital utilizing a multidisciplinary heart teamSeminars in Thoracic Cardiovasc Surgery.
  6. Mendel ChenAn updated review of lysophosphatidylcholine metabolism in human diseasesInt J Mol Sci.Gabriel LoorEVLP: ready for prime time?Seminars in Thoracic Cardiovasc Surgery.
  7. Daniel Tolpin and James M. AntonCon: patients receiving venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation should not always have a left ventricular vent placedJ Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth.
  8. David Burkland and Nilesh MathuriaIsolated hemopericardium after initiation of rivaroxaban: Implications and potential mechanismsClin Pract.
  9. Fernanda P. MesquitaCamila Hochman-MendezJacquelynn MorrisseyLuiz Sampaio, and Doris TaylorLaminin as a potent substrate for large-scale expansion of human induced pluripotent stem cells in a closed cell expansion systemStem Cells Int.
  10. Dhaval Parekh and Zvonimir KrajcerBranch pulmonary artery stenting in children by using premounted stents: Can we benefit from slenderization? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.
  11. Wassim Shatila and Zvonimir KrajcerTAVI: How to best predict postprocedural outcomes? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.
  12. Wassim Shatila and Zvonimir KrajcerDoes single-valve surgery cause ischemia? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.
  13. Andrew CivitelloTodd K. Rosengart, and O.H. FrazierConcomitant valve procedures in patients undergoing continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation: A single-center experienceJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  14. Paolo AngeliniEmbryology of coronary arteries and anatomy/pathophysiology of coronary anomalies. A comprehensive updateInt J Cardiol.
  15. O.H. FrazierThe hemopump, the first intravascular ventricular assist deviceASAIO J.
  16. Joseph S. CoselliReview: perspectives on renal and visceral protection during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repairIndian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  17. Mendel Chen. A potential new approach for treating systemic sclerosis: Dedifferentiation of SSc fibroblasts and change in the microenvironment by blocking store-operated Ca2+ entryPLoS One.



  1. Ourania Preventza and Kim I. De la CruzCommentary: When time is brain-In type A aortic dissection, team approach prevails over cannulation strategyJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  2. Yochai BirnbaumThe significance of electrocardiographic changes without echocardiographic evidence of segmental wall motion abnormalities in patients undergoing dobutamine stress echocardiographyJ Electrocardiol.
  3. Zvonimir KrajcerSafety of EndoAnchors in real-world use: A report from the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience databaseVascular.
  4. Joseph LamelasA Synthetic Cardiocel Tube for Minimally Invasive Superior Vena Cava BypassAnn Thorac Surg.
  5. Joseph S. Coselli and Alice Le HuuCommentary: Horseshoes and hand grenadesJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  6. Andrew CivitelloGastrointestinal Bleeding After HeartMate II or HVAD Implantation: Incidence, Location, Etiology, and Effect on SurvivalASAIO J.
  7. Paolo E. AngeliniCoronary artery anomalies: Why should we diagnose them in young athletes, by what means, and for what aims?Eur J Prev Cardiol.
  8. Ying H. Shen and Scott LeMaireElastin-Specific Autoimmunity in Smokers with Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection is Independent of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseJ Am Heart Assoc.
  9. Ourania PreventzaBenjamin CheongKim De La CruzScott LeMaire, and Joseph S. CoselliAcute type I aortic dissection with or without antegrade stent delivery: Mid-term outcomesJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  10. Mendel ChenA Novel Cell-Free, Non-Fluorescent Method to Measure Lox-1-Binding Activity Corresponding to The Functional Activity of HDLJ Atheroscler Thromb.
  11. Ourania PreventzaKim De La CruzScott LeMaire, and Joseph S. CoselliTracheostomy After horacoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: Risk Factors and OutcomesAnn Thorac Surg.
  12. Yutao Xi and Jie ChengEssential roles of EphrinB2 in mammalian heart: from development to diseasesCell Commun Signal.
  13. Ourania PreventzaCommentary: Respect the brain, and please perfuse mine bilaterally during arch surgeryJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  14. Joseph S. CoselliOurania PreventzaKim De La Cruz, and Scott LeMaireSpinal cord deficit after 1114 extent II open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repairsJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  15. Joseph S. CoselliTarget in range-repair of acute type A aortic dissectionJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  16. Jie Cheng and Yochai Birnbaum. Tachycardia with alternating pacemaker spikes: Is it pacemaker malfunction? J Electrocardiol.
  17. Andrew Civitello, O.H. Frazier. Fatal neurologic dysfunction during continuous-flow left ventricular assist device supportAnn Thorac Surg.
  18. Ourania PreventzaTodd RosengartSuccessful conservative management of a large splenic abscess secondary to infective endocarditisAnn Thorac Surg.
  19. Rosalinda Madonna . Diagnostic and prognostic relevance of red blood cell distribution width for vascular aging and cardiovascular diseasesRejuvenation Res.
  20. Mehdi RazaviAn Energy Harvesting Wireless Leadless Multisite Pacemaker PrototypeIEEE Xplore.



  1. Payam Safavi-Naeini and Mehdi Razavi. Effect of high influenza activity on risk of ventricular arrhythmias requiring therapy in patients with implantable cardiac defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillatorsAm J Cardiol.
  2. Mahboob Alam and Yochai BirnbaumUpsloping ST depression: Is it acute ischemia? Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol.
  3. Scott LeMaireOurania PreventzaKim I. de la Cruz, and Joseph S. CoselliEarly-stage acute kidney injury adversely affects thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair outcomesAnn Thorac Surg. 2018.
  4. Rosalinda Madonna. From molecular mechanisms to clinical management of antineoplastic drug-induced cardiovascular toxicity: a translational overviewAntioxid Redox Signal.
  5. Maximillan Buja, and Deborah C. VelaAutomated detection of superficial macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques using autofluorescence lifetime imagingAtherosclerosis.
  6. Wassim Shatila and Zvonimir KrajcerMyocardial fibrosis and MitraClip: Does it even matter? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.
  7. Paul G. Swinton and James F MartinThe hippo pathway blocks mammalian retinal Muller glial cell reprogrammingCell Rep.
  8. Vishal ParikhUpdate in recent clinical trials in heart failureCurr Opin Cardiol. 2019.
  9. James F. MartinTranscriptomic and epigenetic regulation of hair cell regeneration in the mouse utricle and its potentiation by Atoh1Elife.
  10. Alex Smith and William E. CohnDietrich JE. Can we improve vaginal tissue healing using customized devices: 3D printing and biomechanical changes in vaginal tissueGynecol Obstet Invest.
  11. Kawabori M, Kurihara C, Conyer RT, Critsinelis AC, Sugiura T,and Todd RosengartMorgan JA. Effect of concomitant mitral valve procedures for severe mitral regurgitation during left ventricular assist device implantationJ Artif Organs.
  12. William E. CohnEvaluation of the CorInnova heart assist device in an acute heart failure modelJ Cardiovasc Transl Res.
  13. Joanna Molina Razavi and Yochai BirnbaumAtrial pacing every other beat: Is it pacemaker malfunction? J Electrocardiol.
  14. Benjamin Cheong and Raja MuthupillaiHigh frame rate cardiac cine MRI for the evaluation of diastolic function and its direct correlation with echocardiographyJ Magn Reson Imaging. 2019.
  15. Chatterjee S. Commentary: Enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery: A game changer, passing fad, or somewhere in between?J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  16. Joseph S. CoselliWitness protection for authors of controversial guidelinesJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  17. Alice Le Huu and Joseph S. CoselliCommentary: To be or not to be: The guidelines are the questionJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  18. Ourania PreventzaKim I. de la Cruz and Coselli JSCommentary: In surgery for acute type A aortic dissection, follow the principles and do what you need to doJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  19. James F MartinOptical coherence elastography reveals the changes in cardiac tissue biomechanical properties after myocardial infarction in a mouse modelProc SPIE.
  20. James F MartinAssessment of the biomechanical changes in cardiac tissue after myocardial infarction with optical coherence elastographyProc SPIE.
  21. Joseph S. Coselli. Hemoadsorption to reduce plasma free hemoglobin during cardiac surgery: Results of REFRESH I pilot studySemin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019.
  22. Yochai BirnbaumHepatocellular carcinoma involving the left ventricleTex Heart Inst J.
  23. Mark Pollet and Yochai BirnbaumTachycardia in the presence of ventricular pacingTex Heart Inst J.



  1. Swami Gnanashanmugam and Joseph LamelasTranscatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Alkaptonuria-Associated Aortic StenosisAnn Thorac Surg.
  2. Doris TaylorSex-Based Differences in Outcomes After Mitral Valve Surgery for Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: From the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials NetworkJACC Heart Fail.
  3. Todd R. HeallenJong Hwan KimJames F. MartinStimulating Cardiogenesis as a Treatment for Heart FailureCirc Res.
  4. O.H. FrazierUse of Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplantation for Advanced Heart FailureCirc Res.
  5. James T. WillersonThe Medical and Device-Related Treatment of Heart FailureCirc Res.
  6. Yochai BirnbaumCirculating Blood Cells and Extracellular Vesicles in Acute CardioprotectionCardiovasc Res.
  7. Joseph S. CoselliCommentary: Does the Risk of Paraplegia Leave You Cold?J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  8. Paolo E. AngeliniAnother Typical ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Elderly?Open Heart.
  9. Joseph S. CoselliCommentary: Despite Global Warming, Frozen Has Its PlaceJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  10. Dhaval ParekhGuidewire pacing during transcatheter aortic valve implantation in a patient with complex congenital heart diseasePacing Clin Electrophysiol.
  11. Robert J. SchwartzDiscovery of Vascular Rho Kinase (ROCK) Inhibitory PeptidesExp Biol Med (Maywood).
  12. Corinne TanInferior mesenteric artery aneurysm in the setting of celiac and superior mesenteric artery occlusionJ Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech.
  13. James F. MartinA Cellular Atlas of Pitx2-Dependent Cardiac DevelopmentDevelopment.
  14. Alice Le Huu and Joseph S. CoselliThoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: From an Era of Revolution to an Era of EvolutionSemin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  15. Darren G. WoodsideNanoparticle Imaging of Vascular Inflammation and Remodeling in Atherosclerotic DiseaseCurr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep.
  16. Wassim Shatila and Guilherme V. SilvaTransapical Implantation of Edwards Sapien XT Valve to Close a Left Ventricular Outflow Tract PseudoaneurysmTex Heart Inst J.
  17. Yochai BirnbaumST-Segment Elevation Soon after Coronary Artery Bypass GraftingTex Heart Inst J.
  18. Paolo AngeliniAn Unusual Case of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in PheochromocytomaTex Heart Inst J.
  19. Zvonimir KrajcerMinimally Invasive Endovascular Repair of Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm with Use of Local Anesthesia and Conscious SedationTex Heart Inst J.
  20. James T. Willerson and Toban DvoretzkyIn Memoriam: Herbert L. Fred, MD (1929–2018)Tex Heart Inst J.



  1. Camila Hochman MendezThe microstructure of laminin-111 compensates for dystroglycan loss in mammary epithelial cells in downstream expression of milk proteinsBiomaterials.
  2. Emerson PerinPhase 3 DREAM-HF trial of mesenchymal precursor cells in chronic heart failureCirc Res.
  3. Paolo E. Angelini and Carlo E. UribeIs transient takotsubo syndrome associated with cancer? Why, and with what implications for oncocardiology? J Am Heart Assoc.
  4. Sourav Chatterjee. Commentary: The enhanced recovery train is leaving the station-Compliance with phase of care guidelines is associated with earlier extubation and shorter length of stay as part of an enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery programJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  5. Maria G. Cabreira, James T. Willerson, and Emerson PerinLabeling stem cells with a new hybrid bismuth/carbon nanotube contrast agent for x-ray imaging. Contrast Media Mol Imaging.
  6. Joseph S. CoselliYou can’t always get what you wantJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  7. Marin MJ, Joggy K. George and Reynolds Delgado IIIA coronary cameral fistula treated with coil embolizationJRSM Cardiovasc Dis.
  8. Peter Vanderslice and Richard A. F. DixonInteractions between structural remodeling and volumetric growth in right ventricle in response to pulmonary arterial hypertensionJ Biomech Eng.
  9. Ourania PreventzaJames M. Anton and Arthur W. BraceyCommentary: Can we make autologous blood transfusion a reality in high-risk cardiac surgery cases? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  10. Joseph S. CoselliKeep the arm in armamentariumJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  11. Maximillan Buja. Pathobiology of cardiovascular diseases: an updateCardiovasc Pathol.
  12. Sourav Chatterjee. Commentary: The way to a patient’s heart is through the stomachJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  13. Gabriel LoorEvaluation of the INSPIRE trial and its implications for lung transplantation with normothermic portable ex vivo lung perfusionJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  14. Scott LeMaireThoracic aortic, aortic valve and mitral valve surgery in pediatric and young adult patients with Marfan Syndrome: Characteristics and outcomes. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  15. Mohammad Saeed and Yochai BirnbaumAn interesting ECG in a patient with a dual chamber pacemakerJ Electrocardiol.
  16. Rosalinda Madonna . Developmental programming of adult haematopoiesis systemAgeing Res Rev.
  17. Ourania PreventzaTemperature selection in antegrade cerebral perfusion for aortic arch surgery: A meta-analysisAnn Thorac Surg.




  1. Doris A. TaylorPedro Brugada and Peter Schwartz share the Lefoulon-Delalande Foundation Scientific Prize 2019Eur Heart J.
  2. Ourania PreventzaThe importance of a diverse specialty – Introducing the STS Workforce on Diversity and InclusionAnn Thorac Surg.
  3. James F. MartinLeading progress in heart regeneration and repairCurr Opin Cell Biol.
  4. Madjid Mirzai, Juliette Dean, Richard A. F. Dixon and Mendel ChenCombined LDL and VLDL electronegativity correlates with coronary heart disease risk in asymptomatic individualsJ Clin Med.
  5. Mendel ChenImmunoregulatory effects of very low density lipoprotein from healthy individuals and metabolic syndrome patients on glial cellsImmunobiology.
  6. Michael McCauley, Brian GreetAbdelmotagaly Mohamed ElgaladMathews M. JohnDoris A. TaylorLuiz Sampaio, and Mehdi RazaviIn vivo restoration of myocardial conduction with carbon nanotube fibersCirc Arrhythm Electrophysiol.
  7. Alon AzaresSui ZhangJoseph S. CoselliYing H. Shen, and Scott LeMaireActivation of bone marrow-derived cells and resident aortic cells during aortic injuryJ Surg Res.
  8. Yochai BirnbaumDPP-4 inhibition by linagliptin prevents cardiac dysfunction and inflammation by targeting the Nlrp3/ASC inflammasomeBasic Res Cardiol.
  9. Scott LeMaireType B aortic dissection in young individuals with confirmed and presumed heritable thoracic aortic diseaseAnn Thorac Surg.
  10. Paolo AngeliniImaging approaches for coronary artery anomalies: Purpose and techniquesCurr Cardiol Rep.
  11. James F. MartinDepletion of endothelial prolyl hydroxylase domain protein 2 and 3 promotes cardiomyocyte proliferation and prevents ventricular failure induced by myocardial infarctionCirculation.
  12. Ourania PreventzaInvited commentaryAnn Thorac Surg.
  13. James F. MartinPRDM16s transforms megakaryocyte-erythroid progenitors into myeloid leukemia-initiating cells. Blood
  14. William “Billy” Cohnand Andrew CivitelloLong-term continuous-flow left ventricular assist device support after left ventricular outflow tract closureASAIO J.
  15. Payam Safavi-NaeniHigh prevalence of cholesterol-rich atherosclerotic lesions in ancient mummies: A near-infrared spectroscopy studyAm Heart J.
  16. Dhaval ParekhGuilherme V. Silva David Fish, and Raymond StainbackForme fruste cor triatriatum dexter by transesophageal echocardiography and its impact on percutaneous heart procedures: A case seriesCase.
  17. Andrew CivitelloReynolds Delgado, and OH FrazierAccuracy of postoperative risk scores for survival prediction in iInteragency registry for mechanically assisted circulatory support profile 1 continuous-flow left ventricular assist device recipientsASAIO J.
  18. Swami GnanashanmugamLeveraging multiple schools into a multidisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship program at an academic medical center: The NUvention modelSpringer Link.
  19. Doris A. TaylorCamila Hochman MendezAbdelmotagaly Mohamed ElgaladLuiz SampaioWhole-heart scaffolds—how to build a heartScience Direct.



  1. Masashi KawaboriChitaru KuriharaAndre Critsinelis, and Andrew CivitelloEffect of cardiac arrest with aortic cross-clamping during left ventricular assist device implantationInteract Cardiovasc Thorac Surg.
  2. Masashi Kawaboriand Chitaru KuriharaStroke on LVAD: moving from the preoperative patient stratification to the postoperative prevention (Reply)Ann Thorac Surg.
  3. Ourania PreventzaRepresentation of women in Society of Thoracic Surgeons authorship and leadership positionsAnn Thorac Surg.
  4. Salman BandealiMeta-analysis of catheter directed ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis in pulmonary embolismAm J Cardiol.
  5. Daniel A. TolpinRight ventricular dysfunction and the “D”-shaped left ventricleAnesthesiology.
  6. Mendel Chen.p38 MAP-kinase inhibitor protects against platelet-activating factor-induced death in miceFree Radic Biol Med.
  7. Nandan Kumar MondalManagement of antiplatelet therapy during continuous-flow left ventricular assist device support after thrombotic hemorrhagic eventsASAIO J.
  8. Wassim Shatilaand Zvonimir KrajcerDelivery catheters: Do they truly make a difference in transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.
  9. Nicholas Greatrex, Matthias Kleinheyer, Frank Nestler and Daniel Timms. The Maglev heartIEEE Spectr.
  10. Joseph CoselliCommentary: Keep the head cool. Keep the spine coolerJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  11. Arthur BraceyEvaluation of a heparin monitoring protocol for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and review of the literatureJ Thorac Dis.



  1. Jie ChengDifferences in transient thermal response of commercial esophageal temperature probes: insights from an experimental studyJACC Clin Electrophysiol.
  2. James F. MartinLong-range Pitx2c enhancer–promoter interactions prevent predisposition to atrial fibrillationProc Natl Acad Sci U S A.
  3. James F. MartinIdentification of atrial fibrillation associated genes and functional non-coding variantsNat Commun.
  4. Todd R. Heallenand James F. MartinDeterminants of cardiac growth and sizeCold Spring Harb Perspect Biol.
  5. Ourania PreventzaCommentary: Fenestration in static malperfusion for acute type B aortic dissection: Teamwork can be the Holy Grail, but concerns remainJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  6. Subhasis ChatterjeeCommentary: “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future”-Use of the Prognostic Nutritional Index for cardiac surgery outcomesJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  7. Maximillan Bujaand Deborah C. VelaIntravascular optical coherence tomography method for automated detection of macrophage infiltration within atherosclerotic coronary plaquesAtherosclerosis.
  8. Scott LeMaireOurania PreventzaKim I. De La Cruz, and Joseph S. CoselliIs incidental splenectomy during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair associated with reduced survival?J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  9. Mendel ChenElectronegative low-density lipoprotein of patients with metabolic syndrome induces pathogenesis of aorta via disruption of STRA6 cascadeJ Diabetes Investig.
  10. Abdi RasekhLong-term clinical outcomes from real-world experience of left atrial appendage exclusion with LARIAT deviceJ Cardiovasc Electrophysiol.
  11. Joseph S. Coselliand Scott LeMaireOpen thoracoabdominal aortic repair in patients with heritable aortic disease in the GenTAC RegistryAnn Thorac Surg.
  12. James F MartinHippo pathway deletion in adult resting cardiac fibroblasts initiates a cell state transition with spontaneous and self-sustaining fibrosisGenes Dev.
  13. Ying H. Shenand Scott LeMaireUnfolding the story of proteoglycan accumulation in thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissectionArterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol.
  14. James F MartinTet inactivation disrupts YY1 binding and long-range chromatin interactions during embryonic heart developmentNat Commun.
  15. Ourania PreventzaKim I. De La Cruz, and Joseph S. CoselliIn the endovascular era, is elective open aortic arch surgery in elderly patients still justified? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.



  1. O.H. FrazierMasashi Kawabori, and Gabriel LoorOutcomes in patients who underwent a concomitant tricuspid valve procedure during left ventricular assist device implantationJ Card Surg.
  2. Arthur W. BraceyAndrew CivitelloReynolds Delgado IIIH. FrazierAjith P. Nairand Leo SimpsonPlasmapharesis in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia requiring ventricular assist DeviceAnn Thorac Surg.
  3. Paolo E. Angelini and Carlo E. UribeLow origin of the coronary arteries and a small aortic annulus complicating aortic valve replacementTex Heart Inst J.
  4. O.H. FrazierThe man with 2 hearts: 25 years from heterotopic to orthotopic heart transplantationTex Heart Inst J.
  5. Eduardo Hernandez-Vila and Zvonimir KrajcerEndoAnchors minimize endoleaks in chimney-graft endovascular repair of juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysmsTex Heart Inst J.
  6. William E. CohnAnand GanapathyH. FrazierGeorge V. Lesouand Gabriel LoorLow incidence of pump-related infections in Jarvik 2000 ventricular assist device recipients with a subcostal driveline exit siteTex Heart Inst J.
  7. Dhaval Parekh and Zvonimir KrajcerTransapical transcatheter aortic valves. Down but definitely not out for the countCatheter Cardiovasc Interv.
  8. Jie (Jay) ChengDirect current cardioversion of atrial fibrillation in patients with left atrial appendage occlusion devicesJ Am Coll Cardiol.
  9. Zvonimir KrajcerClinical and economic outcomes of PrGlide compared with surgical repair of large bore arterial accessJ Comp Eff Res.
  10. Doris A. TaylorCamila Hochman Mendez, and Luiz SampaioAre we close to bioengineering a human-sized, functional heart?J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  11. Salman BandealiPrescription patterns of clopidogrel, prasugrel, and ticagrelor after percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation (from the NCDR PINNACLE Registry)Am J Cardiol.
  12. Joseph S. CoselliCommentary: Bringing life to the golden yearsJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  13. Ziad A. TaimehAssessment and treatment of the failing right heart: considerations for transplantation referralJ Thorac Dis.
  14. Parikh V, Ajith P. NairPharmacotherapy for pulmonary arterial hypertensionJ Thorac Dis.
  15. Bhoumesh Patel and Michael S. ArcaroBedside troubleshooting during venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)J Thorac Dis.
  16. Bhoumesh Pateland James P HerlihyExtracorporeal membrane oxygenation as rescue therapy for severe hypoxemic respiratory failureJ Thorac Dis.
  17. Joseph S. CoselliInvited commentaryAnn Thorac Surg.
  18. Doris A. TaylorMeta-analysis of short- and long-term efficacy of mononuclear cell transplantation in patients with myocardial infarctionAm Heart J.
  19. Camila Hochman MendezThe manufacture of GMP-grade bone marrow stromal cells with validated in vivo bone-forming potential in an orthopedic clinical center in BrazilStem Cells Int.
  20. Joseph CoselliScott Anthony LeMaire and Ourania PreventzaNeurologic complications after the frozen elephant trunk procedure: A meta-analysis of more than 3000 patientsJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.



  1. Joseph S. CoselliSystematic review and meta-analysis of surgical outcomes comparing mechanical valve replacement and bioprosthetic valve replacement in infective endocarditisAnn Cardiothorac Surg.
  2. Ying H. ShenTwenty novel disease group-specific and 12 new shared macrophage pathways in eight groups of 34 diseases including 24 inflammatory organ diseases and 10 types of tumorsFront Immunol.
  3. Robert J. SchwartzBeta-adrenergic stimuli and rotating suspension culture enhance conversion of human adipogenic mesenchymal stem cells into highly conductive cardiac progenitorsJ Tissue Eng Regen Med.
  4. Yochai Birnbaum and Luiz SampaioTicagrelor improves remodeling, reduces apoptosis, inflammation and fibrosis and increases the number of progenitor stem cells after myocardial infarction in a rat model of ischemia reperfusionCell Physiol Biochem.
  5. Gabriel LoorNeed for tracheostomy after lung transplant predicts decreased mid- and long-term survivalClin Transplant.
  6. Jay ChengSafety and efficacy of catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation patients with left ventricular dysfunctionClin Cardiol.
  7. Wassim Shatila and Zvonimir KrajcerAscending aortic dissection: Can we treat it without surgery? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.
  8. James F MartinAwakening the regenerative potential of the mammalian retinaDevelopment.
  9. Subhasis Chatterjee. Reply: Is hyperoxia full of hot air?J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
  10. Mendel ChenNociceptive transient receptor potential canonical 7 (TRPC7) mediates aging-associated tumorigenesis induced by ultraviolet BAging Cell.
  11. Jun Wang. Spectrum of thalassemia mutations in fetuses of Han and Li ethnicities in Hainan province, China. Asian Pac J Trop Med.
  12. Robert J. SchwartzCRISPRCas9–induced IGF1 gene activation as a tool for enhancing muscle differentiation via multiple isoform expressionFASEB J.
  13. Deborah C. VelaStabilizing peri-stent restenosis using a novel therapeutic carrierJACC Basic Transl Sci.
  14. Alon Azaresand Darren G. WoodsideChemical functionality of multidomain peptide hydrogels governs early host immune responseBiomaterials.
  15. Wassim ShatilaThe bioresorbable vascular scaffolds: Actual knowledge and future prospectsJ Heart Stroke.