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

Aligned Nanofibrillar Scaffolds for Controlled Delivery of Modified mRNA.

Zaitseva T, Alcazar C, Zamani M, Hou L, Sawamura S, Yakubov E, Hopkins M, Woo YJ, Paukshto M, Huang NF.

Tissue Eng Part A. 2018 May 2. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2017.0494. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29717619 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Deterioration of functional abilities in children surviving the Fontan operation.

Ricci MF, Martin BJ, Joffe AR, Dinu IA, Alton GY, Guerra GG, Robertson CMT; Western Canadian Complex Pediatric Therapies Follow-Up Program.

Cardiol Young. 2018 Apr 25:1-8. doi: 10.1017/S1047951118000537. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29690942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Diagnosing Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma with Pericardial Involvement.

Balansay BE, Zhang X, Loftus PD, Valenzuela JA, Zambrano E, Lee AM.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Apr 21. pii: S0003-4975(18)30540-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.03.045. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29689240 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


An alternative cannulation approach for venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in children for long-term ambulatory support.

Maeda K, Ryan K, Conrad CK, Yarlagadda VV.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Apr 3. pii: S0022-5223(18)30880-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.03.099. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID: 29685584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Repair of Ductus or Hemi-Truncus to One Lung and Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals to the Other Lung.

Mainwaring RD, Rosenblatt TR, Patrick WL, Ma M, Peng L, Hanley FL.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Apr 20. pii: S0003-4975(18)30534-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.03.041. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29684371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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 Apr 10:e13181. doi: 10.1111/petr.13181. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29635728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Ambulating femoral venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation bridge to heart-lung transplant.

Shudo Y, Kasinpila P, Lee AM, Rao VK, Woo YJ.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Mar 8. pii: S0022-5223(18)30622-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.03.002. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID: 29628344 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Emergency valve-sparing aortic root replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting for giant left sinus of Valsalva aneurysm presenting as acute coronary syndrome.

Pedroza AJ, Brewer ZE, Lee AM.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Mar 10. pii: S0022-5223(18)30699-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.03.009. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID: 29615334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Immediate operation for acute type A aortic dissection complicated by visceral or peripheral malperfusion.

Chiu P, Tsou S, Goldstone AB, Louie M, Woo YJ, Fischbein MP.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb 21. pii: S0022-5223(18)30406-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.01.096. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29615333 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Free Article

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.