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Texas Heart Institute Professional Staff
2006 Published Articles
Research Affiliation: Texas Heart Institute, Texas Children's Hospital,
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
(2005 Collected Papers)

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Engler, David

Greenlee KJ, Corry DB, Engler DA, Matsunami RK, Tessier P, Cook RG, Werb Z, Kheradmand F. Proteomic identification of in vivo substrates for matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 reveals a mechanism for resolution of inflammation. J Immunol. Nov 15 2006;177(10):7312-7321.

Fenrich, Arnold L., Jr.

Texter KM, Kertesz NJ, Friedman RA, Fenrich AL, Jr. Atrial flutter in infants. J Am Coll Cardiol. Sep 5 2006;48(5):1040-1046. 

Cannon BC, Friedman RA, Fenrich AL, Fraser CD, McKenzie ED, Kertesz NJ. Innovative techniques for placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads in patients with limited venous access to the heart. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. Feb 2006;29(2):181-187.

Ferguson, James J. III

Ferguson JJ. The role of oral antiplatelet agents in atherothrombotic disease. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs. 2006;6(3):149-157.

Ferguson JJ, Idelchik GM. OASIS-5: how do fondaparinux and enoxaparin compare in patients with acute coronary syndromes? Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2006;3(9):474-475.

White HD, Kleiman NS, Mahaffey KW, Lokhnygina Y, Pieper KS, Chiswell K, Cohen M, Harrington RA, Chew DP, Petersen JL, Berdan LG, Aylward PEG, Nessel CC, Ferguson Iii JJ, Califf RM. Efficacy and safety of enoxaparin compared with unfractionated heparin in high-risk patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the Superior Yield of the New Strategy of Enoxaparin, Revascularization and Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors (SYNERGY) trial. Am Heart J. 2006;152(6):1042-1050.

Cantor WJ, Mahaffey KW, Huang Z, Das P, Ducas J, Cohen M, Antman EM, Kleiman NS, White HD, Ferguson JJ, Califf RM, Goodman SG. Bleeding Complications in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes Undergoing Early Invasive Management Can Be Reduced With Radial Access, Smaller Sheath Sizes, and Timely Sheath Removal. Catheter Cardiov Interv 2006;69:13-83.

Cohen M, Mahaffey KW, Pieper KS, Traylor L, Pollack CV Jr, Antman EM, Hoekstra J, Goodman SG, Langer A, Col JJ, White HD, Califf RM, Ferguson JJ. Consistent Therapy with Enoxaparin Is Associated with Improved Outcomes Compared to Unfractionated Heparin in Non–ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Subgroup Analysis of the Impact of Prerandomization Antithrombin Therapy on Outcomes in the SYNERGY Trial. J Am Coll Cardiol 2006;48:1346-54.

White HD, Kleiman NS, Mahaffey KW, Lokhnygina Y, Pieper KS, Chiswell K, Cohen M, Harrington RA, Chew D, Petersen JL, Berdan LG, Aylward PE, Nessel CC, Ferguson JJ, Califf RM. Efficacy and Safety of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in High-Risk Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes Treated With Enoxaparin or Unfractionated Heparin in the Superior Yield of the New Strategy of Enoxaparin, Revascularization and Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors (SYNERGY) Trial. Am Heart J 2006;152:1042-50.

Ferguson JJ. Remaining up-to-date in the rapidly changing environment of Cardiology. CME Forum 2006;6:5-6.

Cohen M, Diez J, Fry E, Rao SV, Ferguson JJ, Zidar J, Levine G, Shani J. Strategies for optimizing outcomes in the NSTE-ACS patient: The CATH (cardiac catheterization and antithrombotic therapy in the hospital) Clinical Consensus Panel Report. J Invasive Cardiol 2006;18:617-39.

Fish, David R.

Agarwal R, Diaz-Ortiz P, Reddy R, Lenge V, Fish RD, Ott DA, Connelly J, Flamm SD. Asymptomatic incomplete left ventricular apical rupture diagnosed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(1):93-95.

Paniagua D, Condado JA, Mejia C, Induni E, Fish RD. Paniagua heart valve preclinical testing and transcatheter implantation of an aortic valve prosthesis. Eurointerv. 2006;Supplement(1):xx-xx.

Packer M, Abraham WT, Mehra MR, Yancy CW, Lawless CE, Mitchell JE, Smart FW, Bijou R, O'Connor CM, Massie BM, Pina IL, Greenberg BH, Young JB, Fishbein DP, Hauptman PJ, Bourge RC, Strobeck JE, Murali S, Schocken D, Teerlink JR, Levy WC, Trupp RJ, Silver MA. Utility of impedance cardiography for the identification of short-term risk of clinical decompensation in stable patients with chronic heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. Jun 6 2006;47(11):2245-2252.

Flamm, Scott D.

Ortiz PD, Agarwal R, Reddy R, Lenge VV, Civitello AB, Flamm SD. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia: Initial presentation in a middle-aged woman. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(3):386-388.

Agarwal R, Diaz-Ortiz P, Reddy R, Lenge V, Fish RD, Ott DA, Connelly J, Flamm SD. Asymptomatic incomplete left ventricular apical rupture diagnosed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(1):93-95.

Abad P, Cheong B, Flamm SD. Diagnosis of Marfan syndrome by computed tomography. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(4):536-538.

Huber S, Muthupillai R, Lambert B, Pereyra M, Napoli A, Flamm SD. Tissue characterization of myocardial infarction using T1rho: influence of contrast dose and time of imaging after contrast administration. J Magn Reson Imaging. Nov 2006;24(5):1040-1046.

Mascarenhas NB, Muthupillai R, Cheong B, Pereyra M, Flamm SD. Fast 3D cine steady-state free precession imaging with sensitivity encoding for assessment of left ventricular function in a single breath-hold. AJR Am J Roentgenol. Nov 2006;187(5):1235-1239.

Muthupillai R, Smink J, Hong S, Ravindran R, Lee VV, Flamm SD. SENSE or k-MAG to accelerate free breathing navigator-guided coronary MR angiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. Jun 2006;186(6):1669-1675.

Pednekar A, Kurkure U, Muthupillai R, Flamm S, Kakadiaris IA. Automated left ventricular segmentation in cardiac MRI. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. Jul 2006;53(7):1425-1428.

Pednekar AS, Muthupillai R, Lenge VV, Kakadiaris IA, Flamm SD. Automatic identification of the left ventricle in cardiac cine-MR images: dual-contrast cluster analysis and scout-geometry approaches. J Magn Reson Imaging. May 2006;23(5):641-651.

Miller LR, Nemeth M, Flamm SD, Sung C, Stainback RF. Supracristal ventricular septal defect. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(1):96-97.

Mojibian H, Flamm SD. Congenital heart disease evaluation by MRI. Appl Radiol. 2006;35(5 SUPPL.):48-55.

Fraser, Charles D., Jr

LeMaire SA, Ochoa LN, Conklin LD, Widman RA, Clubb FJ, Jr., Undar A, Schmittling ZC, Wang XL, Fraser CD, Jr., Coselli JS. Transcutaneous near-infrared spectroscopy for detection of regional spinal ischemia during intercostal artery ligation: preliminary experimental results. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Nov 2006;132(5):1150-1155.

Gottlieb EA, Fraser CD, Jr., Andropoulos DB, Diaz LK. Bilateral monitoring of cerebral oxygen saturation results in recognition of aortic cannula malposition during pediatric congenital heart surgery. Paediatr Anaesth. Jul 2006;16(7):787-789.

Morales DL, Fraser CD, Jr. Surgical strategies for the failing systemic ventricle. In: Chang AC, Towbin JA, eds. Heart failure in children and young adults: from molecular mechanisms to medical and surgical strategies. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:591-606.

Arora G, Fraser CD, Kearney DL, Vincent JA. Severe Supravalvar Aortic Stenosis in Familial Homozygous Hypercholesterolemia. Pediatr Cardiol. 2006;27(2):282-285.

Eble BK, Fraser CD, Jr., Nihill MR, Grifka RG, Chang AC. Complex pulmonary atresia in a neonate: successful surgical palliation for right pulmonary artery arising from the right main coronary artery. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(2):225-228.

Fraser Jr CD. "Lateral" Approach to Surgical Repair of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return. Oper Tech Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006;11(4):275-285.

Havemann L, McMahon CJ, Ganame J, Price J, Fraser CD, Eidem BW, Pignatelli RH. Rapid Ventricular Remodeling with Left Ventricular Unloading Postventricular Assist Device Placement: New Insights with Strain Imaging. J Am Soc Echo. 2006;19(3):355.e351-355.e354.

Koudieh M, McKenzie ED, Fraser Jr CD. Outcome of Glenn anastomosis for heterotaxy syndrome with single ventricle. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals. 2006;14(3):235-238.

Morales DLS, Scully PT, Braud BE, Booth JH, Graves DE, Heinle JS, McKenzie ED, Fraser JCD. Interrupted Aortic Arch Repair: Aortic Arch Advancement Without a Patch Minimizes Arch Reinterventions. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;82(5):1577-1584.

Morales DLS, Gunter KS, Fraser CD. Pediatric mechanical circulatory support. Int J Artif Organs. 2006;29(10):920-937.

Morales DLS, Braud BE, Gunter KS, Carberry KE, Arrington KA, Heinle JS, McKenzie ED, Fraser Jr CD. Encouraging results for the Contegra conduit in the problematic right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery connection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006;132(3):665-671.

Xu Z, Chang AC, Fraser Jr CD, McKenzie ED. Autologous Ross operation for congenital aortic stenosis. Pediatr Cardiol. 2006;27(6):750-754.

Cannon BC, Friedman RA, Fenrich AL, Fraser CD, McKenzie ED, Kertesz NJ. Innovative techniques for placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads in patients with limited venous access to the heart. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. Feb 2006;29(2):181-187.

Kim JJ, Denfield SW, McKenzie ED, Fraser CD, Jr., Heinle JS, Goldstein S, Towbin JA, Dreyer WJ. Mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to combined dual organ transplantation in children. J Heart Lung Transplant. Dec 2006;25(12):1480-1482.

Morales DL, Braud BE, Booth JH, Graves DE, Heinle JS, McKenzie ED, Fraser CD, Jr. Heterotaxy patients with total anomalous pulmonary venous return: improving surgical results. Ann Thorac Surg. Nov 2006;82(5):1621-1627; discussion 1627-1628.

Frazier, O.H.

Delgado RM, 3rd, Nawar M, Loghin C, Myers TJ, Gregoric ID, Pool T, Scroggins N, Radovancevic B, Frazier OH. Catheterization of the AbioCor implantable replacement heart: Evaluation of the unique physiology created by the device. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(3):359-360.

Cooper JR, Jr., Abrams J, Frazier OH, Radovancevic R, Radovancevic B, Bracey AW, Kindo MJ, Gregoric ID. Fatal pulmonary microthrombi during surgical therapy for end-stage heart failure: possible association with antifibrinolytic therapy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. May 2006;131(5):963-968.

Bourque K, Dague C, Farrar D, Harms K, Tamez D, Cohn W, Tuzun E, Poirier V, Frazier OH. In vivo assessment of a rotary left ventricular assist device-induced artificial pulse in the proximal and distal aorta. Artif Organs. Aug 2006;30(8):638-642.

Forrester MD, Myers TJ, Gregoric ID, Frazier OH. Saphenous vein graft flow during left ventricular assistance with an axial-flow pump. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(2):222-224.

Frazier OH, Gregoric ID, Cohn WE. Initial experience with non-thoracic, extraperitoneal, off-pump insertion of the Jarvik 2000 Heart in patients with previous median sternotomy. J Heart Lung Transplant. May 2006;25(5):499-503.

Letsou GV, Frazier OH. Successful ventricular remodeling with coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve repair in a patient with severe heart failure. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(2):229-231.

Schnee PM, Shah N, Bergheim M, Poindexter BJ, Buja LM, Myers TJ, Radovancevic B, Frazier OH, Bick RJ. Reversal of myocyte hypertrophy by ventricular unloading: cardiac improvement without adrenergic receptor up-regulation and relocalization. MedGenMed. 2006;8(2):45.

Siegenthaler MP, Frazier OH, Beyersdorf F, Martin J, Laks H, Elefteriades J, Khaghani A, Kjellman U, Koul B, Pepper J, Jarvik R, Westaby S. Mechanical reliability of the Jarvik 2000 Heart. Ann Thorac Surg. May 2006;81(5):1752-1758; discussion 1758-1759.

Gertz SD, Cherukuri P, Bodmann BG, Gladish G, Wilner WT, Conyers JL, Aboshady I, Madjid M, Vela D, Lukovenkov S, Papadakis M, Kouri D, Mazraeshahi RM, Frazier L, Zarrabi A, Elrod D, Willerson JT, Casscells SW. Usefulness of multidetector computed tomography for noninvasive evaluation of coronary arteries in asymptomatic patients. Am J Cardiol. Jan 15 2006;97(2):287-293.

Westaby S, Frazier OH, Banning A. Six years of continuous mechanical circulatory support. N Engl J Med. Jul 20 2006;355(3):325-327.

Frazier OH, Tuzun E, Cohn WE, Conger JL, Kadipasaoglu KA. Total heart replacement using dual intracorporeal continuous-flow pumps in a chronic bovine model: a feasibility study. ASAIO J. Mar-Apr 2006;52(2):145-149.

Letsou GV, Connelly JH, Delgado RM, 3rd, Myers TJ, Gregoric ID, Smart FW, Frazier OH. Is native aortic valve commissural fusion in patients with long-term left ventricular assist devices associated with clinically important aortic insufficiency? J Heart Lung Transplant. Apr 2006;25(4):395-399.

Myers TJ, Frazier OH, Mesina HS, Radovancevic B, Gregoric ID. Hemodynamics and patient safety during pump-off studies of an axial-flow left ventricular assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. Apr 2006;25(4):379-383.

Smith RD, Jr., Radovancevic B, Gregoric ID, Cohn WE, Frazier OH. Orthotopic retransplantation in heterotopic transplant recipients: 3 case reports. J Heart Lung Transplant. Feb 2006;25(2):245-247.

Harting MT, Frazier OH. Future of mechanical support devices in children and young adults. In: Chang AC, Towbin JA, eds. Heart failure in children and young adults: from molecular mechanisms to medical and surgical strategies. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:700-706.

Cohn WE, Frazier OH. Off-pump insertion of an extracorporeal LVAD through a left upper-quadrant incision. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(1):48-50.

Letsou GV, Sdringola S, Gregoric ID, Patel V, Myers TJ, Delgado RM, Frazier OH. Myocardial perfusion as assessed by positron emission tomography during long-term mechanical circulatory support. Congest Heart Fail. Mar-Apr 2006;12(2):69-74.

Razeghi P, Buksinska-Lisik M, Palanichamy N, Stepkowski S, Frazier OH, Taegtmeyer H. Transcriptional regulators of ribosomal biogenesis are increased in the unloaded heart. Faseb J. Jun 2006;20(8):1090-1096.

La Francesca S, Smith R, Gregoric ID, Kar B, Myers TJ, Price J, Kennedy D, Frazier OH. Replacement of a malfunctioning HeartMate II left ventricular assist device in a 14-year-old after a sudden fall. J Heart Lung Transplant. Jul 2006;25(7):862-864.

Frazier OH, Macris M. Diseases of the thoracic aorta. In: Miller TA, ed. Modern Surgical Care: Physiologic Foundations and Clinical Applications. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Informa Healthcare; 2006.

Frazier OH, Bergheim M, Kadipasaoglu KA. Scientific and historic precedents. In: Bridges CR, Horvath KA, Chiu RCJ, eds. Myocardial Laser Revascularization. Malden, Mass: Blackwell Futura; 2006.

Harting MT, Frazier OH. Future of mechanical support devices in children and young adults. In: Chang AC, Towbin JA, eds. Heart Failure in Children and Young Adults: from Molecular Mechanisms to Medical and Surgical Strategies. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:700-706.

Myers T, Frazier OH, Delgado R. Use of mechanical devices in treating heart failure. In: Hosenpud J, Greenberg B, eds. Congestive Heart Failure. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006:776-781.

Kirkland JK, Frazier OH. Developmental history of mechanical circulatory support. In: Frazier OH, Kirklin JK, eds. ISHLT Monograph Series: Mechanical Circulatory Support. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2006:1-8.

Goldstein D, Zucker M, Pagani FD, Frazier OH. Rotary ventricular assist devices. In: Frazier OH, Kirklin JK, eds. ISHLT Monograph Series: Mechanical Circulatory Support. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2006:77-104.

Friedman, Richard A.

Texter KM, Kertesz NJ, Friedman RA, Fenrich AL, Jr. Atrial flutter in infants. J Am Coll Cardiol. Sep 5 2006;48(5):1040-1046.

Arora G, Friedman R. Cardiac resynchronization therapy and heart failure. In: Chang AC, Towbin JA, eds. Heart failure in children and young adults: from molecular mechanisms to medical and surgical strategies. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:552-562.

Moffett BS, Cannon BC, Friedman RA, Kertesz NJ. Therapeutic levels of intravenous procainamide in neonates: a retrospective assessment. Pharmacotherapy. Dec 2006;26(12):1687-1693.

Cannon BC, Friedman RA, Fenrich AL, Fraser CD, McKenzie ED, Kertesz NJ. Innovative techniques for placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads in patients with limited venous access to the heart. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. Feb 2006;29(2):181-187.

Ge, Shuping

Yang Z, Bowles NE, Scherer SE, Taylor MD, Kearney DL, Ge S, Nadvoretskiy VV, DeFreitas G, Carabello B, Brandon LI, Godsel LM, Green KJ, Saffitz JE, Li H, Danieli GA, Calkins H, Marcus F, Towbin JA. Desmosomal dysfunction due to mutations in desmoplakin causes arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Circ Res. Sep 15 2006;99(6):646-655. 

Frazer J, Ge S. The Chromosome 22q11 Microdeletion Syndrome. Pediatric Ultrasound Today. 2006; 11(3):35-50.

Pemberton J, Ge S, Thiele K, Jerosch-Herold M, Sahn DJ. Real-time three-dimensional color Doppler echocardiography overcomes the inaccuracies of spectral Doppler for stroke volume calculation. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2006 Nov;19(11):1403-10.

Geng, Yong-Jian

Madonna R, Rinaldi L, Rossi C, Geng YJ, De Caterina R. Prostacyclin improves transcoronary myocardial delivery of adipose tissue-derived stromal cells. Eur Heart J. Sep 2006;27(17):2054-2061.

Casscells SW, Lal BN, Madjid M, Tewatia T, Aboshady I, Geng YJ, Willerson JT. Thermal stablilization of vulnerable plaques. In: Virami R, Narula J, Leon M, Willerson JT, eds. The Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque. Malden, Mass: Blackwell Futura; 2006:331-342.

Geng YJ. The basics of embryonic stem cells in comparison to adult stem cells. In: Perin EC, Silva GV, Willerson JT, eds. An essential guide to cardiac cell therapy. Abingdon: Informa UK Limited; 2006:13-21.

Geng YJ, Yang YJ, Casscells SW, Willerson JT. Vascular stem cells: A new concept in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and interventions for coronary heart disease. Future Cardiology. 2006;2(5):585-592.

Zhang Q, Madonna R, Shen W, Perin E, Angeli FS, Murad F, Yeh E, Buja LM, De Caterina R, Willerson JT, Geng YJ. Stem cells and cardiovascular tissue repair: Mechanism, methods, and clinical applications. Journal of Cardiothoracic-Renal Research. 2006;1(1):3-14.

Gentry, Layne O.

Lai T, Babb Y, Ning Q, Reyes L, Dao T, Lee VV, Mitchell L, Gentry LO, Reul RM, Ott DA. The transition from open to endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting and its clinical impact: The Texas Heart Institute experience. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(3):316-320.

Garey KW, Dao T, Chen H, Amrutkar P, Kumar N, Reiter M, Gentry LO. Timing of vancomycin prophylaxis for cardiac surgery patients and the risk of surgical site infections. J Antimicrob Chemother. Sep 2006;58(3):645-650.

Garey KW, Neuhauser MM, Bearden DT, Cannon JP, Lewis RE, Gentry LO, Kontoyiannis DP. Evaluation of antifungals in the surgical intensive care unit: a multi-institutional study. Mycoses. May 2006;49(3):226-231.

Tam VH, Adams S, LaRocco MT, Gerard LN, Gentry LO, Garey KW. An integrated pharmacoeconomic approach to antimicrobial formulary decision-making. Am J Health Syst Pharm. Apr 15 2006;63(8):735-739.

Kachroo S, Dao T, Zabaneh F, Reiter M, Larocco MT, Gentry LO, Garey KW. Tolerance of vancomycin for surgical prophylaxis in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus colonization. Ann Pharmacother. Mar 2006;40(3):381-385.

Amrutkar P, Rege M, Chen H, LaRocco M, Gentry L, Garey K. Comparison of Risk Factors for Candidemia Versus Bacteremia in Hospitalized Patients. Infection. 2006;34(6):322-327.

Garey KW, Kumar N, Dao T, Tam VH, Gentry LO. Risk factors for postoperative chest wound infections due to Gram-negative bacteria in cardiac surgery patients. J Chemother. 2006;18(4):402-408.

Gregoric, Igor D.

Delgado RM, 3rd, Nawar M, Loghin C, Myers TJ, Gregoric ID, Pool T, Scroggins N, Radovancevic B, Frazier OH. Catheterization of the AbioCor implantable replacement heart: Evaluation of the unique physiology created by the device. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(3):359-360.

Cooper JR, Jr., Abrams J, Frazier OH, Radovancevic R, Radovancevic B, Bracey AW, Kindo MJ, Gregoric ID. Fatal pulmonary microthrombi during surgical therapy for end-stage heart failure: possible association with antifibrinolytic therapy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. May 2006;131(5):963-968.

Takach TJ, Reul GJ, Cooley DA, Duncan JM, Livesay JJ, Ott DA, Gregoric ID. Myocardial thievery: the coronary-subclavian steal syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. Jan 2006;81(1):386-392.

Amir O, Delgado RM, 3rd, Kar B, Gregoric ID, Radovancevic B, Smart F, Cohn W. Recovery from multi-organ failure in a patient with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. Jan 2006;25(1):148.

DeFrain M, Strickman NE, Ljubic BJ, Dougherty KG, Gregoric ID. Endovascular repair of a ruptured descending thoracic aortic aneurysm. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(2):241-245.

Forrester MD, Myers TJ, Gregoric ID, Frazier OH. Saphenous vein graft flow during left ventricular assistance with an axial-flow pump. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(2):222-224.

Frank CM, Palanichamy N, Kar B, Wilson JM, Gregoric ID, Loyalka P, Civitello AB. Use of a percutaneous ventricular assist device for treatment of cardiogenic shock due to critical aortic stenosis. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(4):487-489.

Frazier OH, Gregoric ID, Cohn WE. Initial experience with non-thoracic, extraperitoneal, off-pump insertion of the Jarvik 2000 Heart in patients with previous median sternotomy. J Heart Lung Transplant. May 2006;25(5):499-503.

Kar B, Adkins LE, Civitello AB, Loyalka P, Palanichamy N, Gemmato CJ, Myers TJ, Gregoric ID, Delgado RM, 3rd. Clinical experience with the TandemHeart percutaneous ventricular assist device. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(2):111-115.

Palanichamy N, Gregoric ID, La Francesca S, Smart FW. Mycotic pseudo-aneurysm of the ascending thoracic aorta after cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. Jun 2006;25(6):730-733.

Younis G, Messner G, Gregoric I, Krajcer Z. Aortic wrap as a novel technique of type I endoleak repair. Ann Vasc Surg. Sep 2006;20(5):690-695.

Letsou GV, Connelly JH, Delgado RM, 3rd, Myers TJ, Gregoric ID, Smart FW, Frazier OH. Is native aortic valve commissural fusion in patients with long-term left ventricular assist devices associated with clinically important aortic insufficiency? J Heart Lung Transplant. Apr 2006;25(4):395-399.

Myers TJ, Frazier OH, Mesina HS, Radovancevic B, Gregoric ID. Hemodynamics and patient safety during pump-off studies of an axial-flow left ventricular assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. Apr 2006;25(4):379-383.

Potaris K, Gregoric ID, Radovancevic B. Prognosis of lung cancer in heart transplant recipient. Ann Thorac Surg. Jan 2006;81(1):409; author reply 409.

Smith RD, Jr., Radovancevic B, Gregoric ID, Cohn WE, Frazier OH. Orthotopic retransplantation in heterotopic transplant recipients: 3 case reports. J Heart Lung Transplant. Feb 2006;25(2):245-247.

Vrtovec B, Ryazdanbakhsh AP, Pintar T, Collard CD, Gregoric ID, Radovancevic B. QTc interval prolongation predicts postoperative mortality in heart failure patients undergoing surgical revascularization. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(1):3-8.

Letsou GV, Sdringola S, Gregoric ID, Patel V, Myers TJ, Delgado RM, Frazier OH. Myocardial perfusion as assessed by positron emission tomography during long-term mechanical circulatory support. Congest Heart Fail. Mar-Apr 2006;12(2):69-74.

La Francesca S, Smith R, Gregoric ID, Kar B, Myers TJ, Price J, Kennedy D, Frazier OH. Replacement of a malfunctioning HeartMate II left ventricular assist device in a 14-year-old after a sudden fall. J Heart Lung Transplant. Jul 2006;25(7):862-864.

La Francesca S, Palanichamy N, Kar B, Gregoric ID. First use of the TandemHeart® percutaneous left ventricular assist device as a short-term bridge to cardiac transplantation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(4):490-491.

Grifka, Ronald G.

Leonard G, Jr., Justino H, Grifka R. Assessment of heart failure by cardiac catheterization. In: Chang AC, Towbin JA, eds. Heart failure in children and young adults: from molecular mechanisms to medical and surgical strategies. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:182-193.

Kim JJ, Dreyer WJ, Chang AC, Breinholt JP, 3rd, Grifka RG. Arterial pulse wave analysis: An accurate means of determining cardiac output in children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. Nov 2006;7(6):532-535.

Eble BK, Fraser CD, Jr., Nihill MR, Grifka RG, Chang AC. Complex pulmonary atresia in a neonate: successful surgical palliation for right pulmonary artery arising from the right main coronary artery. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(2):225-228.

Stapleton GE, Eidem BW, Pignatelli RH, Carlson KM, Mullins CE, Grifka RG. Impact of transcatheter occlusion of a patent ductus arteriosus on atrial septal defect diameter in children. Congenit Heart Dis. 2006;1(3):116-119.

Grigore, Alina M.

Bracey AW, Grigore AM, Nussmeier NA. Impact of Platelet Testing on Presurgical Screening and Implications for Cardiac and Noncardiac Surgical Procedures. Am J Cardiol. Nov 20 2006;98(10S1):S25-S32.

Sethi M, Grigore AM, Davison JK. Pro: It Is Safe to Proceed With Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery After Encountering a Bloody Tap During Cerebrospinal Fluid Catheter Placement. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2006;20(2):269-272.

Guttin, Jorge F.

Restrepo L, Guttin JF. Acute spinal cord ischemia during aortography treated with intravenous thrombolytic therapy. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(1):74-77.

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