Texas Heart Institute Journal: Volume 46, Issue 2

We are excited to share the newest issue of the Texas Heart Institute Journal, now available online.

The Texas Heart Institute Journal is a peer-reviewed journal published bimonthly by the Texas Heart Institute as part of its medical education program. The purpose of the Journal is to educate, with emphasis on the dissemination of information to physicians in practice. For more information, visit the THI Journal pages on our website.

Our medical and scientific experts bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that make the THI Journal possible. Members of this group deserve our continuing gratitude and recognition.

Volume 46, Issue 2 of the Journal features the following articles:


In Memoriam: Herbert L. Fred, MD (1929–2018)
James T. Willerson and Toban Dvoretzky

Herb Fred’s Coda

Herbert L. Fred
Herbert L. Fred
Peabody’s Corner

The Last Word
Fady Joudah


Texas Heart Institute Medal and the Ray C. Fish Award for Scientific Achievement in Cardiovascular Diseases

Clinical Investigation

Effectiveness of Artificial Neochordae Implantation in Tricuspid Valve Repair
Salih SalihiH. Tarik KiziltanAhmad HuraibatAskin Ali KorkmazIbrahim Kara and Mustafa Guden

Dual-Energy Computed Tomography-Enabled Material Separation in Diagnosing Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus
Yu-Quan He, Lin Liu, Meng-Chao Zhang, Hong Zeng and Ping Yang

Case Series

Effect of Percutaneous Suction Thromboembolectomy on Improved Right Ventricular Function
Akbarshakh Akhmerov, Heidi Reich, James Mirocha and Danny Ramzy

Case Reports

Minimally Invasive Endovascular Repair of Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm with Use of Local Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation
Abdelkader Almanfi and Zvonimir Krajcer

Pheochromocytoma-Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
Majed Afana, Rishi J. Panchal, Rebecca M. Simon, Amal Hejab, Sharon W. Lahiri, Akshay K. Khandelwal and Michael P. Hudson

Editorial Commentary

Case Reports

Adjunctive Ischemic Lower-Limb Perfusion during Aortic Repair with Cardiopulmonary Bypass Prevents Fatal Reperfusion Injury
Kazuhiro Kurisu, Satoshi Kimura, Hiroshi Mitsuo and Yasutaka Ueno

Surgical Repair of a Giant Aorto–Left Ventricular Fistula
Charles Mve Mvondo, Marta Pugliese and Ellen M. Dailor

Unconventional 2:1 Ventricular Pacing in a Neonate with Congenital Heart Block and Biventricular Noncompaction
Andrew E. Schneider and Philip L. Wackel

Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome Associated with Coronary Artery Vasospasm
Rida Laeeq, Jeffrey S. Berman, Umair Khalid, Nasser M. Lakkis and Rashed Tabbaa

Use of a Covered CP Stent to Exclude an Aortic–Brachiocephalic Conduit Pseudoaneurysm
Ronnie C. Chen, Murray Kwon, Daniel Levi and John M. Moriarty

Mirko Muretti, Walid Elmahdy, Iakovos Ttofi, David Mozalbat, Michael Murphy, George Asimakopoulos and Ulrich Rosendahl
Wayne W. Zhong, Matthew Blue and Andrew D. Michaels
Focus on ECGs: Case #18

ST-Segment Elevation Soon after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Sanket Borgaonkar and Yochai Birnbaum

Images in Cardiovascular Medicine

Jorge Peñalver, Wassim Shatila, Francisco Y. Macedo and Guilherme V. Silva


About the Texas Heart Institute Journal

The Texas Heart Institute Journal is published bimonthly by Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas (ISSN 1526-6702). The Journal was printed under the name of Cardiovascular Diseases from 1974 through 1981 (ISSN 0093-3546). The name was changed to Texas Heart Institute Journal in 1982, and the Journal was printed through 2013 (ISSN 0730-2347). It is indexed by Index Medicus/MEDLINE and by other indexing and abstracting services worldwide.

The statements and opinions expressed in the Texas Heart Institute Journal are those of their authors and are not necessarily those of the Texas Heart Institute Journal, the Texas Heart Institute, the Texas Heart Institute Foundation, or affiliated institutions.

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