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

Smooth Muscle Cell Klf4 Expression Is Not Required for Phenotype Modulation or Aneurysm Formation in Marfan Syndrome Mice.

Pedroza AJ, Dalal AR, Shad R, Yokoyama N, Nakamura K, Mitchel O, Gilles C, Hiesinger W, Fischbein MP.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2023 Apr 27. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.122.318509. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 37128911

The 170°/190° commissure positioning technique for bicuspid aortic valve repair using valve-sparing aortic root replacement.

Zhu Y, Woo YJ.

JTCVS Tech. 2023 Jan 23;18:37-39. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2023.01.012. eCollection 2023 Apr.

PMID: 37096113 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

Remodeling valve-sparing pulmonary root replacement repair of giant pulmonary artery aneurysm. 

Paulsen MJ, Aranda-Michel EC, Berry GJ, Woo YJ.

JTCVS Tech. 2023 Feb 8;18:60-62. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2023.01.018. eCollection 2023 Apr.

PMID: 37096108 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

Lineage-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Smooth Muscle Cell Modeling Predicts Integrin Alpha-V Antagonism Reduces Aortic Root Aneurysm Formation in Marfan Syndrome Mice.

Nakamura K, Dalal AR, Yokoyama N, Pedroza AJ, Kusadokoro S, Mitchel O, Gilles C, Masoudian B, Leipzig M, Casey KM, Hiesinger W, Uchida T, Fischbein MP.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2023 Apr 20. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.122.318448. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 37078287

Surgical resection of mediastinal ectopic thyroid tissue: a case series. 

Motlaghzadeh Y, Nesbit S, Guo HH, Yang E, Desai K, Lui NS.

J Thorac Dis. 2023 Mar 31;15(3):1473-1481. doi: 10.21037/jtd-22-479. Epub 2023 Mar 1.

PMID: 37065554 Free PMC article.

Outcomes after concomitant arch replacement at the time of aortic root surgery. 

Krishnan A, Dalal AR, Pedroza AJ, Nakamura K, Yokoyama N, Tognozzi E, Woo YJ, Fischbein M, MacArthur JW.

JTCVS Open. 2023 Jan 21;13:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2022.12.014. eCollection 2023 Mar.

PMID: 37063158 Free PMC article.

Blood transfusion in aortic root surgery impairs midterm survival. 

Dalal AR, Pedroza AJ, Krishnan A, Min Y, Tognozzi E, Yokoyama N, Nakamura K, Mitchel OR, Baiocchi M, Woo YJ, MacArthur JW, Fischbein MP.

JTCVS Open. 2023 Jan 16;13:9-19. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2023.01.006. eCollection 2023 Mar.

PMID: 37063152 Free PMC article.

Analysis of risk factors associated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after surgical repair of peripheral pulmonary artery stenoses.

Felmly LM, Mainwaring RD, Algaze C, Martin E, Ma M, Hanley FL.

JTCVS Open. 2023 Jan 31;13:344-356. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2023.01.011. eCollection 2023 Mar.

PMID: 37063146 Free PMC article.

World's first en bloc heart-lung transplantation using the paragonix lungguard donor preservation system.

Neto D, Guenthart B, Shudo Y, Currie ME.

J Cardiothorac Surg. 2023 Apr 11;18(1):131. doi: 10.1186/s13019-023-02281-7.

PMID: 37041582 Free PMC article.

Shaggy Aorta: How much thrombus is too much? 

Watkins AC.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2023 Apr 6:S0003-4975(23)00363-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2023.04.001. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 37030429 No abstract available.

Serial Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy After Unifocalization and Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot With Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals.

Wise-Faberowski L, Long J, Ma M, Nadel HR, Shek J, Feinstein JA, Martin E, Hanley FL, McElhinney DB.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2023 May;14(3):261-272. doi: 10.1177/21501351231162959. Epub 2023 Mar 27.

PMID: 36972512 Review.

Elastin-like protein hydrogels with controllable stress relaxation rate and stiffness modulate endothelial cell function.

Shayan M, Huang MS, Navarro R, Chiang G, Hu C, Oropeza BP, Johansson PK, Suhar RA, Foster AA, LeSavage BL, Zamani M, Enejder A, Roth JG, Heilshorn SC, Huang NF.

J Biomed Mater Res A. 2023 Jul;111(7):896-909. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.37520. Epub 2023 Mar 2.

PMID: 36861665

Outcomes of Heart Transplantation Using a Temperature-controlled Hypothermic Storage System. 

Zhu Y, Shudo Y, He H, Kim JY, Elde S, Williams KM, Walsh SK, Koyano TK, Guenthart B, Woo YJ.

Transplantation. 2023 May 1;107(5):1151-1157. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000004416. Epub 2023 Apr 22.

PMID: 36510359

The impact of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery on National Institutes of Health grant funding for cardiothoracic surgeons.

Mehaffey JH, Wang H, Narahari AK, Bajaj SS, Chandrabhatla AS, Krupnick AS, Sellke FW, Rosengart TK, Woo YJ.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 May;165(5):1885-1896.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.10.031. Epub 2021 Oct 28.

PMID: 34809972

Midterm outcomes of aortic root surgery in patients with Marfan syndrome: A prospective, multicenter, comparative study.

Coselli JS, Volguina IV, LeMaire SA, Connolly HM, Sundt TM, Milewicz DM, Dietz HC, Amarasekara HS, Green SY, Zhang Q, Schaff HV, Miller DC; Aortic Valve Operative Outcomes in Marfan Patients Study Group.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 May;165(5):1790-1799.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.08.064. Epub 2021 Sep 4.

PMID: 34629178

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