Faculty Publications

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is dedicated to the principles of vision, perseverance, and rigorous scientific investigation in its commitment to conducting well-conceived, cutting-edge research. The department generates dozens of peer-reviewed journal publications annually in its efforts to maintain its respected status among cardiothoracic research groups worldwide.

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Featured Publications

Endovascular Aortic Repair for Early Complications following implantation of the Thoraflex® Hybrid Graft.

Watkins AC, Huasen B, Hill A, Nand P, Holden A.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Sep 25. pii: S0003-4975(18)31309-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.061. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 30266611 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Heart-lung transplantation over the past 10 years: an up-to-date concept.

Shudo Y, Kasinpila P, Lingala B, Kim FY, Woo YJ.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Sep 27. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezy253. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 30260389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Rehabilitative exercise and spatially patterned nanofibrillar scaffolds enhance vascularization and innervation following volumetric muscle loss.

Nakayama KH, Alcazar C, Yang G, Quarta M, Paine P, Doan L, Davies A, Rando TA, Huang NF.

NPJ Regen Med. 2018 Sep 17;3:16. doi: 10.1038/s41536-018-0054-3. eCollection 2018.

PMID: 30245849 [PubMed] Free PMC Article


Preoperative Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Slashes Risk Score in Advanced Structural Heart Disease.

Watkins AC, Maassel NL, Ghoreishi M, Dawood MY, Pham SM, Kon ZN, Taylor BS, Griffith BP, Gammie JS.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Sep 17. pii: S0003-4975(18)31272-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.038. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 30236527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Acute aortic dissections with entry tear in the aortic arch: International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection to the rescue.

Mitchell RS.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Aug 14. pii: S0022-5223(18)32095-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.08.008. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID: 30217634 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Yellow nail syndrome with chylothorax after coronary artery bypass grafting.

Waliany S, Chandler J, Hovsepian D, Boyd J, Lui N.

J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Sep 11;13(1):93. doi: 10.1186/s13019-018-0784-8.

PMID: 30201014 [PubMed - in process] Free PMC Article


One-Year Analysis of the Prospective Multicenter SENTRY Clinical Trial: Safety and Effectiveness of the Novate Sentry Bioconvertible Inferior Vena Cava Filter.

Dake MD, Murphy TP, Krämer AH, Darcy MD, Sewall LE, Curi MA, Johnson MS, Arena F, Swischuk JL, Ansel GM, Silver MJ, Saddekni S, Brower JS, Mendes R; SENTRY Trial Investigators.

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 Oct;29(10):1350-1361.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2018.05.009. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

PMID: 30177423 [PubMed - in process]


Characteristics of deposits and pump exchange in the Berlin Heart EXCOR ventricular assist device: Experience with 67 cases.

Maeda K, Almond C, Hollander SA, Rosenthal DN, Kaufman B, Gowen MM, Murray J, Shuttleworth P, Reinhartz O.

Pediatr Transplant. 2018 Jun;22(4):e13181. doi: 10.1111/petr.13181. Epub 2018 Apr 10.

PMID: 29635728 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Ventricular Assist Devices for Neonates and Infants.

Maeda K, Rosenthal DN, Reinhartz O.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2018 Mar;21:9-14. doi: 10.1053/j.pcsu.2017.11.005. Review.

PMID: 29425530 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Comprehensive Management of Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals in the Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot.

Ma M, Mainwaring RD, Hanley FL.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2018 Mar;21:75-82. doi: 10.1053/j.pcsu.2017.11.002. Review.

PMID: 29425528 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Drs. Y. Joseph Woo and Bruce A. Reitz in Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

One Hundred Years of History at Stanford University: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Woo YJ, Reitz BA.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Winter; 27(4):388-97. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2015.10.014. Epub 2015 Nov 11.

Dr. Olaf Reinhartz featured on cover of ASAIO

Hemodynamic monitoring of large animal chronic studies after median sternotomy: experiences with different telemetric physiological devices

Fujii Y, Pitsillides K, Ferro G, Kagawa H, Centola L, Kinouchi K, Zhu L, Ferrier WT, Talken L, Nasirov T, Riemer RK, Reinhartz O.

ASAIO J. 2015 May-Jun;61(3):332-8

Dr. Michael Fischbein featured on cover of ATVB

Enhanced caspase activity contributes to aortic wall remodeling and early aneurysm development in a murine model of Marfan syndrome.

Emrich FC, Okamura H, Dalal AR, Penov K, Merk DR, Raaz U, Hennigs JK, Chin JT, Miller MO, Pedroza AJ, Craig JK, Koyano TK, Blankenberg FG, Connolly AJ, Mohr FW, Alvira CM, Rabinovitch M, Fischbein MP.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 Jan;35(1):146-54.