Texas Heart Institute Members & Fellows Share Knowledge Globally to Advance the Field


Sharing scientific discoveries advance the Texas Heart Institute’s mission and contributes important knowledge globally to the field. The ultimate goal is to improve further discovery and share outcomes to advance patient care.

In 2020, Texas Heart Institute members published articles in reputable scientific and medical journals around the world with the help of the Texas Heart Institute Scientific Publications, Visual Communications, Library & Learning Resource Center and Continuing Medical Education support teams who provide the researchers with professional, scientific editorial and multimedia services.



Andrew CivitelloReynolds Delgado, IIIO.H. FrazierAjith P. NairSelby ObertonTodd RosengartLeo Simpson, and Ziad A. TaimehOutcomes of repeat left ventricular assist device exchangeASAIO J.

Joseph S. CoselliCommentary: We still do not know what we do not knowJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Ali J. MarianKnock down of plakophillin 2 dysregulates adhesion pathway through upregulation of miR200b and alters the mechanical properties in cardiac cellsCells.

Abdi RasekhExclusion of electrical and mechanical function of the left atrial appendage in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation: differences in efficacy and safety between endocardial ablation vs epicardial LARIAT ligation (the EXCLUDE LAA study)J Interv Card Electrophysiol.

Arthur W. BraceyLong-term experience with rapid screening for platelet bacterial contamination in a high-volume transfusion serviceAnn Clin Lab Sci.

Alon AzaresJoseph S. CoselliScott LeMaire, and Ying H. ShenCritical role of cytosolic DNA and Its sensing adaptor STING in aortic degeneration, dissection, and ruptureCirculation.

Maximilian Bujaand Ana Maria SeguraClinicopathological manifestations of myocarditis in a heart failure populationCardiovasc Pathol.

O.H. Frazier and William E. CohnInvestigation of the inherent left-right flow balancing of rotary total artificial hearts by means of a resistance boxArtif Organs.

Robert J. SchwartzA highly conductive 3D cardiac patch fabricated using cardiac myocytes reprogrammed from human adipogenic mesenchymal stem cellsCardiovasc Eng Technol.

Scott LeMaire and Joseph S. CoselliClinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of mid-aortic syndromeAnn Vasc Surg.

Ourania PreventzaCommentary: Patients with descending and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms need expert centers and expert surgeonsJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Mendel ChenDetection of a high ratio of soluble to membrane-cound LOX-1 in aspirated coronary thrombi from patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarctionJ Am Heart Assoc.

Wassim Shatila and Zvonimir KrajcerTranscatheter aortic valve implantation: Do leaks matter? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.

Abdi RasekhThromboembolism in atrial fibrillation: Role of the left atrial appendageCard Electrophysiol Clin.

Wassim ShatilaThe bioresorbable vascular scaffolds: Actual knowledge and future prospectsJ Heart Stroke.


Louis Maximilian Buja. Innovators in atherosclerosis research: A historical reviewInt J Cardiol.

Payam Safavi-Naeini and Abdi RasekhThromboembolism in atrial fibrillation: Role of the left atrial appendage. Card Electrophysiol Clin.

Dhaval Parekh and Zvonimir KrajcerBalloon expandable covered stents for aortic injury: It’s a thing. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.

Deborah C. Vela.  Stabilizing peri-stent restenosis using a novel therapeutic carrier. JACC Basic Transl Sci.

Dhaval Parekh and Zvonimir KrajcerImplantable hemodynamic monitors: New hope or old hype? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.

Mathews M. JohnAllison Post, and Mehdi RazaviSynchronized biventricular heart pacing in a closed-chest porcine model based on wirelessly powered leadless pacemakers. Sci Rep.

Briana Costello. Use of social media at cardiovascular congresses: Opportunities for education and dissemination. Curr Cardiol Rev.

Jose L. Diaz-Gomez. Perioperative management of patients with sepsis and septic shock, Part II: Ultrasound support for resuscitationAnesthesiol Clin.

Joseph S. Coselli. Commentary: Risk of overlapping surgery in cardiac surgery? Much ado about nothingJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Richard A. F. Dixon and Mendel ChenRole of low-density lipoprotein in early vascular aging associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheumatol.

Scott LeMaire and Ying H. ShenAmerican Heart Association Vascular Disease Strategically Focused Research NetworkArterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol.

Mohammad Saeed. QT prolongation in HIV-positive patients: Review articleIndian Heart J.

Wilson LamEpicardial unipolar lead loss of ventricular capture during radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation. Case Rep Cardiol.


Zvonimir Krajcer and Briana CostelloEditorial for: Outcomes after endovascular mechanical thrombectomy in occluded vascular access used for dialysis purposes. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.

Payam Safavi-Naeini and Abdi RasekhLeft atrial appendage closure and pulmonary vein isolation. Tex Heart Inst J.

Payam Safavi-Naeini and Mehdi RazaviPostural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Tex Heart Inst J.

David BurklandZero-fluoroscopy ablation at the Texas Heart InstituteTex Heart Inst J.

Nilesh MathuriaImplantable cardioverter-defibrillators and wearable defibrillators: Guidelines and updates. Tex Heart Inst J.

The Ali Massumi Cardiac Arrhythmia Symposium: (CME Information). Tex Heart Inst J.

Yochai BirnbaumTall R waves in precordial electrocardiogram leads. Tex Heart Inst J.

Ourania PreventzaJoseph S. Coselli, and Kim I. de la CruzProximal descending thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm in a 24-year-old man after 2 childhood repairs of interrupted aortic arch. Tex Heart Inst J.

Yutao Xi, Qi Chen, and Jie ChengBenefit of contact force-guided catheter ablation for treating premature ventricular contractionsTex Heart Inst J.

Ying H. Shen and Scott LeMaireAortic aneurysms and dissections seriesArterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol.

Kawabori, A. Critsinelis, C. Kurihara, and T. Sugiura T. Sternum-sparing HVAD implantation with attachment of the outflow graft to the descending aortaASAIO J.

Yochai Birnbaum. PR depression with multilead ST elevation and ST depression in aVR by left circumflex artery occlusion: How to differentiate from acute pericarditis. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol.

Wilson LamEpicardial unipolar lead loss of ventricular capture during radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation. Case Rep Cardiol.

Jeanie F. Woodruff. The treatment-induced neuropathy assessment scale (TNAS): a psychometric update following qualitative enrichment. J Patient Rep Outcomes.

Wei PanOutcome impact of different tranexamic acid regimens in cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (OPTIMAL): Rationale, design, and study protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Am Heart J.

Mark PolletBenjamin Jenny, Austin Howard, and Nilesh MathuriaAblation of refractory papillary muscle ventricular tachycardia warranting multiple adjunctive ablation techniques: A combined approach for success. J Innov Card Rhythm Manag.


Zachary D. HaleBrian D. GreetDavid A. BurklandMehdi RazaviAbdi RasekhJoanna E. Molina Razavi, and Mohammad SaeedSlow-pathway visualization by using voltage-time relationship: A novel technique for identification and fluoroless ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol.

Alexander SchutzWei Pan, and Gabriel LoorDel Nido cardioplegia in coronary surgery: a propensity-matched analysis. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg.

Darrell WuJoseph S. CoselliDianna M. MilewiczYing H. Shen, and Scott LeMaireTargeting the NLRP3 inflammasome with inhibitor MCC950 prevents aortic aneurysms and dissections in mice. J Am Heart Assoc.

Mohammad Madjid and Payam Safavi-NaeiniPotential effects of coronaviruses on the cardiovascular system: A review. JAMA Cardiol.

Ying H. Shen and Scott LeMaireAortic aneurysms and dissections series: Part II: Dynamic signaling responses in aortic aneurysms and dissections. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol.

Yochai BirnbaumDifferent ECG patterns of left main coronary artery occlusion signifying varying degrees of ischemic severity. J Electrocardiol.

Ourania A. PreventzaRepresentation of women in the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association: Evidence for positive change. Ann Thorac Surg.

Ana Maria Segura and Jun WangContribution of increased expression of Yin Yang 2 to development of cardiomyopathy. Front Mol Biosci.

George V. LetsouGabriel LoorTodd Rosengart, and O.H. FrazierHeterotopic cardiac transplantation: Long-term results and fate of the native heart. Ann Thorac Surg.

Zvonimir Krajcer and Neil StrickmanPivotal clinical study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the MANTA vascular closure device during percutaneous EVAR and TEVAR procedures. J Endovasc Ther.

Scott LeMaireOurania Preventza, and Joseph S. CoselliPerioperative care after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: The Baylor College of Medicine experience. Part 2: Postoperative management. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Scott LeMaireOurania Preventza, and Joseph S. CoselliPerioperative care after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: The Baylor College of Medicine experience. Part 1: Preoperative considerations. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Raja Muthupillai and Benjamin CheongMultidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography in the pre-procedural assessment of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Eurasian J Med.

Paolo AngeliniRaja MuthupillaiBenjamin Cheong, and Robert PaisleyWe have plenty of reasons to propose new, updated policies for preventing sudden cardiac death in young athletes. J Am Heart Assoc.

Mendel ChenRole of apolipoprotein E in electronegative low-density lipoprotein-induced mitochondrial dysfunction in cardiomyocytes. Metabolism.

Austin HowardJie Cheng, and Nilesh MathuriaComplete AV block induced by right coronary artery spasm following radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. J Atr Fibrillation.



Alice Le HuuTranscatheter valve replacement: a revolutionFuture Cardiol.

Ernesto Jimenez. Low left ventricular ejection fraction, complication rescue, and long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

José L. Díaz-Gómez. Focused ultrasonography for septic shock resuscitation. Curr Opin Crit Care.

Mathews M. JohnAllison PostDavid BurklandBrian GreetJordan Chaisson, George HebertonMohammad SaeedAbdi Rasekh, and Mehdi RazaviConfirming pericardial access by using impedance measurements from a micropuncture needlePacing Clin Electrophysiol.  

Joggy K. GeorgeReynolds DelgadoAjith P. Nair, and O.H. FrazierFactor Xa inhibitors in patients with continuous flow left ventricular assist devicesGen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 

Juan MarcanoEn-bloc thymectomy with aortic arch reconstruction under circulatory arrest for invasive malignant thymomaInteract Cardiovasc Thorac Surg.

Subhasis Chatterjee. State of the art: contemporary management of acute pulmonary embolismSemin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 

Lin Zhang, Wei Luo, and Ying H. ShenAKT2 regulates endothelial-mediated coagulation homeostasis and promotes intrathrombotic recanalization and thrombus resolution in a mouse model of venous thrombosis. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 

Ourania PreventzaCommentary: Call for teamwork to be a class I, evidence-level A recommendation in all guidelinesJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 

Joseph S. CoselliCommentary: The benefits of going big: Cost savings and reduced mortality in a national study of proximal aortic repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 

Joseph S. CoselliCommentary: It’s not how you drive – It’s how you arrive! J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Su PanRichard A.F. Dixon, and Qi LiuAspirin is associated with reduced rates of venous thromboembolism in older patients with cancerJ Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther.

Wassim Shatila and Zvonimir KrajcerThoracic aortic disease: Can we safely cover the branches? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.



Abdelmotagaly Elgalad and Luiz Sampaio. Surgery for active infective endocarditis of the aortic valve with infection extending beyond the leaflets. Heart Lung Circ.

Joseph CoselliDiscussions in cardiothoracic treatment and care: The contemporary management of acute type A aortic dissection. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Austin A. HowardJie Cheng, and Nilesh MathuriaComplete AV block induced by right coronary artery spasm following radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. J Atr Fibrillation.

Ahmed Alnajar, Corinne Aberle and Joseph LamelasMinimally invasive, simplified double-layer left atrial appendage closure. J Card Surg.

Camila Hochman – MendezType IV collagen conforms to the organization of polylaminin adsorbed on planar substrata. Acta Biomater.

James F. MartinOrgan of Corti size is governed by Yap/Tead-mediated progenitor self-renewal. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.

Liang-Yin Ke, Hua-Chen Chan, and Mendel ChenIncreased APOE glycosylation plays a key role in the atherogenicity of L5 low-density lipoprotein. FASEB J.

Todd K. Rosengart and  Scott A. LeMaireA multifaceted research engagement program improved the academic productivity of general surgery residents. J Surg Educ.

Mehdi RazaviSafety and accuracy of a novel bioimpedance system for real-time detection and monitoring of endovascular procedure-related bleeding in a porcine modelJ Invasive Cardiol.

Joseph S. Coselli. Commentary: Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

Anand V. GanapathyAlireza NazeriPayam Safavi-NaeiniMohammad SaeedAbdi Rasekh, and Mehdi Razavi. Contact-force recovery predicts the absence of cardiac perforation during steam popsJ Interv Card Electrophysiol. 

Zvonimir Krajcer and  Alexander PostalianPeripheral arterial disease and transcatheter valve replacement outcomes. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.

Ourania PreventzaPredictors of high impact articles in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg.

Davut Cekmecelioglu, Joseph S. Coselli and Scott LeMaire. Aortic arch repair with frozen elephant trunk versus conventional elephant trunk. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 

Scott LeMaireBuilding on a genetic framework: Can we personalize the timing of surgical repair for patients with heritable thoracic aortic disease? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 



Mathews M. JohnAshley RookAllison Post, and Mehdi RazaviBipolar ablation’s unique paradigm: Duration and power as respectively distinct primary determinants of transmurality and steam pop formationHeart Rhythm O2.

James F. Martin. Epigenetic and transcriptional networks underlying atrial fibrillation. Circ Res.

Ana Maria Segura and L. Maximilian BujaExtracellular vesicles influence the pulmonary arterial extracellular matrix in congenital diaphragmatic herniaPediatr Pulmonol.

Todd Rosengart. Development of a risk score to predict 90-day readmission after coronary artery bypass graft. Ann Thorac Surg.

Yochai BirnbaumThe de Winter ECG pattern: Distribution and morphology of ST depression. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol.

Briana Costello and George YounisAcute coronary syndrome in women: An overviewTex Heart Inst J.

Paolo Angelini. In syncope or sudden death from coronary artery anomalies, hypotension and bradycardia are more frequent than ventricular fibrillationTex Heart Inst J.

Andres MesaChronic inferior vena cava filter thrombosis: endovascular treatment and one-year follow-up with intravascular ultrasonography. Tex Heart Inst J. 

Ourania PreventzaJoseph S. Coselli, and Kim I. De La CruzEndovascular repair of a pseudoaneurysm after multiple open repairs of aortic coarctationTex Heart Inst J. 

Yochai BirnbaumConduction disorders in the setting of acute STEMI. Curr Cardiol Rev. 

Ourania Preventza and Joseph S. CoselliContemporary Surgical Strategies for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Subhasis Chatterjee. Commentary: To epi or not to epi-that is the question. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Briana Costello and Zvonimir KrajcerAssessing atherothrombotic burden with optical coherence tomography analysis may facilitate post-PCI prognostication and antiplatelet therapy. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.

Wilson LamNilesh MathuriaMehdi Razavi, and Mohammad SaeedMeta-analysis comparing Watchman TM and Amplatzer devices for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Front Cardiovasc Med.

Javid Alakbarli, Subhasis Chatterjee, Joggy K. George, and Leo Simpson. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Coronavirus Disease 2019-associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: An Initial US Experience at a High-volume Centre. Card Fail Rev.

Dianna MilewiczReport of a Delphi exercise to inform the design of a research programme on screening for thoracic aortic disease. Trials.

Ourania Preventza. The cardiothoracic surgery trainee experience during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: Global insights and opportunities for ongoing engagementJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Subhasis Chatterjee. Commentary: How to say goodbye. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 

Ana Maria Segura and L. Maximilian BujaThe terrible triad of checkpoint inhibition: A Case report of myasthenia gravis, myocarditis, and myositis induced by cemiplimab in a patient with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinomaCase Reports Immunol.



Yochai BirnbaumUncommon sense: What does this aberrant pacing spike indicate? Tex Heart Inst J.

Robert J. Schwartz3D bioprinting the cardiac Purkinje system using human adipogenic mesenchymal stem cell derived Purkinje cells. Cardiovasc Eng Technol.

Chu-Huang ChenEffect of acyl and alkyl analogs of platelet-activating factor on inflammatory signaling. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 

Scott LeMaire. Commentary: Genetics and surgical planning in heritable aortic disease-moving from “when to operate” to “how to operate”. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Su PanRichard A. F. Dixon, and Qi LiuDiagnosis and treatment of transthyretin-related amyloidosis cardiomyopathy. Clin Cardiol.

Camila Hochman Mendez, Luiz C Sampaio , and Doris A Taylor. Tissue-engineered human embryonic stem cell-containing cardiac patches: evaluating recellularization of decellularized matrix. J Tissue Eng.

Mendel ChenClinical Significance of Electronegative Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in AtherothrombosisBiomedicines.

Guilherme V. Silva, and Mahboob AlamTargeting inflammation after myocardial infarctionCurr Cardiol Rep.

Zachary HaleAustin Howard, and Nilesh MathuriaTechniques for percutaneous access. Card Electrophysiol Clin.

Joseph S. Coselli. Open vs. endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: tale of the tape. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann.

Juan Carlos PlanaThe cancer patient and cardiology. Eur J Heart Fail.

Mendel Chen. Association of electronegative LDL with macrophage foam cell formation and CD11c expression in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Int J Mol Sci.

Camila Hochman MendezErnesto Curty da Costa, and Doris A. Taylor. Change the laminin, change the cardiomyocyte: Improve untreatable heart failure. Int J Mol Sci. 

Junping SunShahrzad Abbasi, and Mendel Chen. Atherogenic L5 LDL induces cardiomyocyte apoptosis and inhibits K(ATP) channels through CaMKII activation. Lipids Health Dis.

Shiladitya SenguptaLigand-induced gene activation is associated with oxidative genome damage whose repair is required for transcription. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.

Ourania Preventza. Trends in female authorship: A bibliometric analysis of the annals of thoracic surgeryAnn Thorac Surg.

Camila Hochman-Mendez, and Qian XiangGelatin promotes cell retention within decellularized heart extracellular matrix vasculature and parenchymaCell Mol Bioeng.

Subhasis Chatterjee. Goal-directed therapy for cardiac surgery. Crit Care Clin.

Subhasis Chatterjee. Prevention of acute kidney injuryCrit Care Clin.

Ourania PreventzaUS women in thoracic surgery:  Reflections on the past and opportunities for the future. J Thorac Dis. 

Joseph S. Coselli. The frozen elephant trunk technique in acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection. Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg. 



Lourdes Chacon-Alberty and Doris Taylor. Impaired therapeutic efficacy of bone marrow cells from post-myocardial infarction patients in the TIME and LateTIME clinical trials. PLoS One.

James F. MartinEpigenetic assays in purified cardiomyocyte nuclei. Methods Mol Biol.

Subhasis Chatterjee. Prevention of Acute Kidney InjuryCrit Care Clin.

Subhasis Chatterjee. Goal-directed therapy for cardiac surgeryCrit Care Clin.

Doug FarmerRe-evaluating the role of CABG in acute coronary syndromes. Curr Cardiol Rep.

James F. MartinEmbryonic ECM protein SLIT2 and NPNT promote postnatal cardiomyocyte cytokinesis. Circ Res.

Joseph S. Coselli. Commentary: Measure twice, cut onceJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Vicente Orozco-Sevilla. Commentary: Has revascularization MET its matchJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Subhasis Chatterjee. Cardiac surgery-enhanced recovery programs modified for COVID-19: Key steps to preserve resources, manage caseload backlog, and improve patient outcomesJ Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth.

Ralph M. NicholsCorrelation of light microscopic findings with transmission electron microscopy within a vascular occlusion device. Cardiovasc Pathol.

Mendel Chen. Activation of acid-sensing ion channel 3 by lysophosphatidylcholine 16:0 mediates psychological stress-induced fibromyalgia-like pain. Ann Rheum Dis.

Subhasis Chatterjee. Treatment with angiotensin II is associated with rapid blood pressure response and vasopressor sparing in patients with vasoplegia after cardiac surgery: A post-hoc analysis of angiotensin II for the treatment of high-output shock (ATHOS-3) study. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth.

Qi Chen, Juliette Dean, Jennifer ParentiJie Cheng, and Nilesh MathuriaDelayed removal of a percutaneous left ventricular assist device for patients undergoing catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia is associated with increased 90-day mortality. J Interv Card Electrophysiol.

Yaxin WangJeff L. Conger, Gil Costas, Abdelmotagaly Elgalad, and  Luiz C. Sampaio. In vivo hemodynamic evaluation of an implantable left ventricular assist device in a long-term anti-coagulation regimen. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc.

Yaxin WangShweta KarnikAbdelmotagaly Elgalad, and O.H. FrazierNumerical and experimental approach to characterize a BLDC motor with different radial-gap to improve hemocompatibility performanceAnnu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc.

Paolo Angelini. Left main-like bifurcation primary percutaneous coronary intervention case report: anomalous right coronary artery ostium from the left anterior descendingEur Heart J Case Rep.

Juan Marcano, Aladdein Mattar, and Jeffrey A. Morgan. Overview of mechanical circulatory support devices and conceptsMechanical Support for Heart Failure (Cham: Springer, 2020).

Harveen K. Lamba and Jeffrey A. Morgan. Emerging continuous-flow blood pump technologiesMechanical Support for Heart Failure (Cham: Springer, 2020).



[JTW in memorium]. James. T. Willerson, MD; In Memoriam. Circulation.

[JTW in memorium]. In Memoriam: James T. Willerson, 1939 to 2020. J Am Coll Cardiol.

Subhasis Chatterjee. Commentary: The need for better identification of postoperative delirium. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Subhasis Chatterjee, Todd Rosengart, and Joseph S. CoselliCardiac surgery during the COVID-19 sine wave: Preparation once, preparation twice. The view from HoustonJ Card Surg.

Carlo UribeBenjamin Cheong, and Barry R. DavisLeft ventricular noncompaction detected by cardiac magnetic resonance screening: A reexamination of diagnostic criteriaTex Heart Inst J.

Benjamin CheongOurania Preventza, and Raja MuthupillaiCoronary artery calcium scoring: an evidence-based guide for primary care physicians. J Intern Med.

Camila Hochman MendezOptimizing the decellularized porcine liver scaffold protocol. Cells Tissues Organs.

Camila Hochman MendezGenerating a fractal microstructure of laminin-111 to signal to cells. J Vis Exp.

Scott LeMaireOurania Preventza, and Joseph S. Coselli. Differential presentation in acuity and outcomes based on socioeconomic status in patients who undergo thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Joseph S CoselliYing H Shen and Scott A LeMaire. Single-cell transcriptome analysis reveals dynamic cell populations and differential gene expression patterns in control and aneurysmal human aortic tissueCirculation.

Qi Liu, Su Pan, and Richard A F DixonCardiopulmonary bypass induces acute lung injury via the high-mobility group Box 1/toll-like receptor 4 pathwayDis Markers.

Wei Luo, Ying H Shen, and Scott A LeMaireMonosomy X in female mice influences the regional formation and augments the severity of angiotensin II-induced aortopathies. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol.

Yuka Morikawa and James F MartinERBB2 drives YAP activation and EMT-like processes during cardiac regeneration. Nat Cell Biol.

Ourania PreventzaKeep the pipeline open for women applying to cardiothoracic surgeryAm Surg.

Ourania Preventza and Davut Cekmecelioglu. Commentary: Endovascular solutions for chronic type B aortic dissection: Keep pushing the envelope in a safe way and helping our patientsJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.



Alexander Postalian and Zvonimir KrajcerChronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention: The Latin American experienceCatheter Cardiovasc Interv.

Vicente Orozco-Sevilla VOurania PreventzaSubhasis Chatterjee, and  Joseph S. CoselliAcute DeBakey type II dissection mimics left ventricle outflow tract obstruction. Ann Thorac Surg.

Ourania PreventzaScott LeMaire,  Subhasis ChatterjeeTodd Rosengart, and Joseph S. CoselliSex, racial, and ethnic disparities in US cardiovascular trials in more than 230,000 patients. Ann Thorac Surg.

Subhasis Chatterjee. Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Virtual Conference Taskforce: Recommendations for hosting a virtual surgical meeting. Ann Thorac Surg.

Ana Maria Segura and Mehdi RazaviBiocompatibility studies of macroscopic fibers made from carbon nanotubes: Implications for carbon nanotube macrostructures in biomedical applicationsCarbon.

Emerson Perin. Allogeneic mesenchymal cell therapy in anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy heart failure patients: The CCTRN SENECA Trial. JACC CardioOncol.

Paolo E. Angelini. How to work up a case of sudden cardiac arrest in a young sportsman. JACC Case Rep.

Scott LeMaireJoseph S. Coselli, and Ying H. ShenCiprofloxacin accelerates aortic enlargement and promotes dissection and rupture in Marfan mice. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Jay ChengThe lncRNA H19 alleviates muscular dystrophy by stabilizing dystrophin. Nat Cell Biol.

Abdelmotagaly Mohamed ElgaladAn epicardial bioelectronic patch made from soft rubbery materials and capable of spatiotemporal mapping of electrophysiological activity. Nat Electron.

[JTW in memorium]. Ali J. Marian. A tribute to James Thornton Willerson, M.D. November 16, 1939–September 16, 2020. Cardiovasc Res.

Mendel ChenLectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1): a crucial driver of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Eur Heart J.

James F. MartinPredicting unrecognized enhancer-mediated genome topology by an ensemble machine learning model. Genome Res.

Joseph S. Coselli and Ourania PreventzaThe dos and don’ts of open and endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Innovations (Phila).

Mendel ChenAdiponectin forms a complex with atherogenic LDL and inhibits its downstream effectsJ Lipid Res.


AHA Meeting Abstracts

Emerson PerinAbstract 15258: Higher unipolar voltage at cell injection sites correlates with better outcomes after transendocardial Cd34+ cell transplantation in patients with chronic heart failure. Circulation: Abstracts From the American Heart Association’s 2020 Scientific Sessions.

Ambar A. Afshar. Abstract 13484: Acute coronary syndrome: A unique presentation of Libman Sacks endocarditis. Circulation: Abstracts From the American Heart Association’s 2020 Scientific Sessions.

Emerson PerinAbstract 14080: A phase II randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of combined mesenchymal stromal cells and C-kit+ cardiac progenitor cells in ischemic heart failure: The CCTRN CONCERT-HF Trial. Circulation: Abstracts From the American Heart Association’s 2020 Scientific Sessions.

Dianna MilewiczAbstract 17084: Nuclear smooth muscle α-actin participates in chromatin remodeling at smooth muscle contractile gene promoters. Circulation: Abstracts From the American Heart Association’s 2020 Scientific Sessions.

Milad El HajjAbstract 15762: Intensive weight management improves functional capacity in heart failure with preserved ejection fractionCirculation: Abstracts From the American Heart Association’s 2020 Scientific Sessions.

Dianna MilewiczAbstract 13562: COQ8B: A candidate genetic modifier of thoracic aortic aneurysm severity. Circulation: Abstracts From the American Heart Association’s 2020 Scientific Sessions.

Andrew CivitelloAbstract 15628: HeartCare: Improving clinical practice through comprehensive cardiovascular genetic testingCirculation: Abstracts From the American Heart Association’s 2020 Scientific Sessions.

Su PanQi Liu, and Richard A. F. DixonAbstract 14875: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease negatively affects in-hospital outcomes in patients with takotsubo cardiomyopathyCirculation: Abstracts From the American Heart Association’s 2020 Scientific Sessions.



Camila Hochman Mendez and Qian XiangGelatin promotes cell retention within decellularized heart extracellular matrix vasculature and parenchyma. Cell Mol Bioeng.

Gabriel LoorCommentary: The 250-mile radius rule in lung transplant donation: Even the best intentions have untoward consequences. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

James F MartinEnhancing pace: Identifying and validating the cis-regulatory landscape of the sinoatrial nodeCirc Res.

Joseph Lamelas. Current surgical risk scores overestimate risk in minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. Innovations (Phila).

Mendel Chen. An increased plasma level of apoCIII-rich electronegative high-density lipoprotein may contribute to cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease. Biomedicines.

Su PanRichard A. F. Dixon, and Qi LiuIdentifying different phenotypes in takotsubo cardiomyopathy by latent class analysis. ESC Heart Fail.

Vicente Orozco-Sevilla and Joseph S. Coselli. Commentary: Occam’s razor: The simplest solution is always the best. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

James F. MartinA steroid receptor coactivator stimulator (MCB-613) attenuates adverse remodeling after myocardial infarction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.

Ying H. ShenPlasminogen activator inhibitor-2 inhibits pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell proliferation in pulmonary arterial hypertension via PI3K/Akt and ERK signaling. Exp Cell Res.

Deborah C. Vela and L. Maximilian BujaLabel-free visualization and quantification of biochemical markers of atherosclerotic plaque progression using intravascular fluorescence lifetime. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging.

Ourania PreventzaScott LeMaire, and Joseph S. CoselliEarly gastrointestinal complications after open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Thorac Surg.

Alexander Postalian and Zvonimir KrajcerPreventing tricuspid valve injury during transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.

Joseph S. Coselli and Vicente Orozco-Sevilla. Commentary: A situation where time is of the essence except when it is not. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Joseph S. CoselliThe patient said he would rather die: Should you let him? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Ourania PreventzaStent use in patients with Marfan syndrome: Not so crazy after all. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

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