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Cardiovascular Publications

Physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth use their expertise to pioneer leading-edge cardiovascular research for renowned medical journals. Recent publications are listed below:

American Society for Artificial Internal Organs

Left Ventricular Assist Device Driveline Infection and Obesity

Akay M, Nathan S, Radovancevic R, Loyalka P, O.H. Frazier, Gregoric I. Left Ventricular Assist Device Driveline Infection and Obesity. ASAIO J 2017, 61(2):162.

Short-Term Experience with Off-Pump Versus On-Pump Implantation of the HeartWare Left Ventricular Assist Device.

Gregoric ID, Radovancevic R, Akay MH, Jezovnik MK, Nathan S, Patel M, Patel JA, Nedelcu E, Nguyen ND, Loyalka P, Kar B. ASAIO J. 2017 Jan/Feb;63(1):68-72

Mathematical Modeling of Ventricular Assist Device Function and Blood Flow Generation: Assembling the Heap of Stones.

Rajagopal K. ASAIO J. 2017 Jan/Feb;63(1):5-6

Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery | Oxford Academic

Coronary sinus injury resulting from endarterectomy during multivessel bypass surgery.

Akay MH, Patel MK, Gregoric ID. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan 30

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Protection Against Cerebral Embolism During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. 

Kapadia SR, Kodali S, Makkar R, Mehran R, Lazar RM, Zivadinov R, Dwyer MG, Jilaihawi H, Virmani R, Anwaruddin S, Thourani VH, Nazif T, Mangner N, Woitek F, Krishnaswamy A, Mick S, Chakravarty T, Nakamura M, McCabe JM, Satler L, Zajarias A, Szeto WY, Svensson L, Alu MC, White RM, Kraemer C, Parhizgar A, Leon MB, Linke A; SENTINEL Trial Investigators. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jan 31;69(4):367-377.

Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation

von Willebrand factor proteolysis by ADAMTS-13 in patients on left ventricular assist device support.

Nascimbene A, Hilton T, Konkle BA, Moake JL, Frazier OH, Dong JF. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Apr;36(4):477-479.

PREVENtion of HeartMate II Pump Thrombosis Through Clinical Management: The PREVENT multi-center study.

Maltais S, Kilic A, Nathan S, Keebler M, Emani S, Ransom J, Katz JN, Sheridan B, Brieke A, Egnaczyk G, Entwistle JW 3rd, Adamson R, Stulak J, Uriel N, O'Connell JB, Farrar DJ, Sundareswaran KS, Gregoric I; PREVENT Study Investigators. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Jan;36(1):1-12

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Management of Aortic Insufficiency in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Device Support

Kar B.  Prathipati P,  Macedo F, Nathan S, Radovancevic R, Loyalka P, Gregoric I.  J Heart Lung Transplant 2017;36 (4S):1344 

Total Artificial Heart Salvage of a Heterotopic Heart Transplant Patient with Chronic Rejection and Biventricular Failure

Salas I, Akay M, Nathan S, Radovancevic R, Loyalka P, O.H. Frazier, Gregoric I. J Heart Lung Transplant 2017;36 (4S):154 

Early Antibody Mediated Rejection Post Orthotopic Heart transplantation: A Single Center Experience

Rajapreyar I, Nathan S, Ghotra A, Nolan M, Weeks P, Sieg A, Kar B, Loyalka P, Paruthi C, Gregoric I. J Heart Lung Transplant 2017;36 (4S):903

Bivalirudin for Suspected Pump Thrombosis in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Single Center Experience

Weeks P, Sieg A, Rajapreyar I, Nathan S. J Heart Lung Transplant 2017;36 (4S):1132 

Journal of Invasive Cardiology 

The Society of Thoracic Surgery Risk Score asa Predictor of 30-Day Mortality in Transcatheter vsSurgical Aortic Valve Replacement:A Single-Center Experience and its Implications forthe Development of a TAVR Risk-Prediction Model.

Prakash Balan, MD, JD, Yelin Zhao, MS, Sarah Johnson, Salman Arain, MD,Abhijeet Dhoble, MD Anthony Estrera, MD, Richard Smalling, MD, PhD, Tom C. Nguyen, MD, The Society of Thoracic Surgery Risk Score as a Predictor of 30-Day Mortality in Transcatheter vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Single-Center Experience and its Implications for the Development of a TAVR Risk-Prediction Model, JIC March 2017, Volume 29, Issue 3.

The Syntax Score for Chronic Total Occlusions: Building a Better Mousetrap

Arain, Salman and Anderson, H. Vernon, The Syntax Score for Chronic Total Occlusions: Building a Better Mousetrap, JIC April 2017, Volume 29, Issue 4. 

New England Journal of Medicine 

Long-Term Outcomes of Patent Foramen Ovale Closure or Medical Therapy after Stroke

Jeffrey L. Saver, M.D., John D. Carroll, M.D., David E. Thaler, M.D., Ph.D., Richard W. Smalling, M.D., Ph.D., Lee A. MacDonald, M.D.,David S. Marks, M.D., and David L. Tirschwell, M.D.,for the RESPECT Investigators*, Long-Term Outcomes of Patent Foramen Ovale Closure or Medical Therapy after Stroke, The New England Journal of Medicine, September 2017, 377, 11.

Intrapericardial Left Ventricular Assist Device for Advanced Heart Failure.

Rogers JG, Pagani FD, Tatooles AJ, Bhat G, Slaughter MS, Birks EJ, Boyce SW, Najjar SS, Jeevanandam V, Anderson AS, Gregoric ID, Mallidi H, Leadley K, Aaronson KD, Frazier OH, Milano CA. N Engl J Med. 2017 Feb 2;376(5):451-460