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Luca Vricella

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InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentSurgery-Cardiac
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Stanford Hospital and ClinicsFellowship
    George Washington University School Of MedicineResidency
    Western Pennsylvania HospitalInternship
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, RomeMD

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    1. Abdulkarim M, Karikari Y, Loomba RS, Anderson RH, Vricella L, El-Zein C. A Unique Case of Middle Aorta Syndrome With a "Corkscrew" Descending Aorta. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2019 Nov; 10(6):799-800. PMID: 31701825.
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    2. Schoenhoff FS, Alejo DE, Black JH, Crawford TC, Dietz HC, Grimm JC, Magruder JT, Patel ND, Vricella LA, Young A, Carrel TP, Cameron DE. Management of the aortic arch in patients with Loeys-Dietz syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 09. PMID: 31627951.
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    3. Elzein C, Abdulkarim M, Abbas U, Vricella L, Ilbawi M. Repair of Superior Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect Using a Modified Two-Patch Technique. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Aug 28. PMID: 31472131.
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    4. Parker DM, Everett AD, Stabler ME, Vricella L, Jacobs ML, Jacobs JP, Parikh CR, Pasquali SK, Brown JR. Novel Biomarkers Improves Prediction of 365-Day Readmission After Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jul 16. PMID: 31323208.
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    5. Brown JR, Stabler ME, Parker DM, Vricella L, Pasquali S, Leyenaar JK, Bohm AR, MacKenzie T, Parikh C, Jacobs ML, Jacobs JP, Everett AD. Biomarkers improve prediction of 30-day unplanned readmission or mortality after paediatric congenital heart surgery. Cardiol Young. 2019 Aug; 29(8):1051-1056. PMID: 31290383.
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    6. Parker DM, Everett AD, Stabler ME, Leyenaar J, Vricella L, Jacobs JP, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Parikh C, Greenberg JH, Brown JR. The Association Between Cardiac Biomarker NT-proBNP and 30-Day Readmission or Mortality After Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2019 07; 10(4):446-453. PMID: 31307305.
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    7. Vricella LA, Razzouk AJ. In Memoriam-Leonard Lee Bailey, MD (1942-2019). World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2019 07; 10(4):397-399. PMID: 31307312.
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    8. Binka E, Baschat A, Jelin AC, Lui C, Hibino N, Vricella L, Sekar P. Foetal right atrial aneurysm and aortic coarctation with left ventricular dysfunction. Cardiol Young. 2019 Jul; 29(7):1002-1004. PMID: 31221232.
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    9. Fraser CD, Grimm JC, Zhou X, Lui C, Giuliano K, Suarez-Pierre A, Crawford TC, Magruder JT, Hibino N, Vricella LA. Children's Heart Assessment Tool for Transplantation (CHAT) Score: A Novel Risk Score Predicts Survival After Pediatric Heart Transplantation. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2019 05; 10(3):296-303. PMID: 31084316.
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    10. Parker DM, Everett AD, Stabler ME, Vricella L, Jacobs ML, Jacobs JP, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Parikh CR, Brown JR. Biomarkers associated with 30-day readmission and mortality after pediatric congenital heart surgery. J Card Surg. 2019 May; 34(5):329-336. PMID: 30942505.
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    11. Nelson-McMillan K, Vricella LA, Stewart D, Young J, Shah AS, Hibino N, Coulson JD. Recovery from Total Acute Lung Failure After 20 Months of Extracorporeal Life Support. ASAIO J. 2019 Mar 19. PMID: 30908288.
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    12. Fraser CD, Zhou X, Grimm JC, Suarez-Pierre A, Crawford TC, Lui C, Bush EL, Hibino N, Jacobs ML, Vricella LA, Merlo C. Size Mismatching Increases Mortality After Lung Transplantation in Preadolescent Patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 07; 108(1):130-137. PMID: 30763559.
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    13. Medikonda R, Ong CS, Wadia R, Goswami D, Schwartz J, Wolff L, Hibino N, Vricella L, Nyhan D, Barodka V, Steppan J. Trends and Updates on Cardiopulmonary Bypass Setup in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Oct; 33(10):2804-2813. PMID: 30738750.
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    14. Fukunishi T, Ong CS, Lui C, Pitaktong I, Smoot C, Harris J, Gabriele P, Vricella L, Santhanam L, Lu S, Hibino N. Formation of Neoarteries with Optimal Remodeling Using Rapidly Degrading Textile Vascular Grafts. Tissue Eng Part A. 2019 04; 25(7-8):632-641. PMID: 30382009.
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    15. Beasley GS, Nelson-McMillan K, Vricella L, Thompson WR, Ravekes W. Direct Echocardiographic Imaging of Berlin Heart Valves Can Aid in Early Detection of Berlin Heart Valve Dysfunction. ASAIO J. 2019 01; 65(1):e4-e6. PMID: 29384755.
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    16. Vricella LA. Introduction. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2019; 22:1. PMID: 31027556.
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    17. Nelson McMillan K, Hibino N, Brown EE, Wadia R, Hunt EA, Marshall C, Alvarez-Machado M, Alejo D, Coulson JD, Ravekes W, Vricella LA. HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device Implantation for Pediatric Heart Failure-A Single Center Approach. Artif Organs. 2019 Jan; 43(1):21-29. PMID: 30084490.
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    18. Fraser CD, Liu RH, Zhou X, Patel ND, Lui C, Pierre AS, Jacobs ML, Dietz HC, Habashi J, Hibino N, Cameron DE, Vricella LA. Valve-sparing aortic root replacement in children: Outcomes from 100 consecutive cases. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar; 157(3):1100-1109. PMID: 30982542.
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    19. Fraser CD, Hill KD, Wallace A, Chiswell K, Zhou X, Jelin EB, Kays D, Jacobs JP, Hibino N, Jacobs ML, Vricella LA. The Prevalence and Impact of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Among Patients Undergoing Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019; 31(1):69-77. PMID: 30267752.
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    20. Baban A, Magliozzi M, Loeys B, Adorisio R, Alesi V, Secinaro A, Corica B, Vricella L, Dietz HC, Drago F, Novelli A, Amodeo A. First evidence of maternally inherited mosaicism in TGFBR1 and subtle primary myocardial changes in Loeys-Dietz syndrome: a case report. BMC Med Genet. 2018 09 15; 19(1):170. PMID: 30219046.
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    21. Shah S, Asante-Korang A, Ghazarian SR, Stapleton G, Herbert C, Decker J, Almodovar MC, Karl TR, Do NL, Quintessenza JA, Mavroudis C, Vricella LA, van Gelder HM, Kartha V, Alexander P, Carapellucci J, Krasnopero D, Hanson J, Amankwah E, Roth J, Jacobs JP. Risk Factors for Survival After Heart Transplantation in Children and Young Adults: A 22-Year Study of 179 Transplants. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 09; 9(5):557-564. PMID: 30157732.
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    22. Medikonda R, Ong CS, Wadia R, Goswami D, Schwartz J, Wolff L, Hibino N, Vricella L, Barodka V, Steppan J. A Review of Goal-Directed Cardiopulmonary Bypass Management in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 09; 9(5):565-572. PMID: 30157729.
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    23. Lehenbauer DG, Fraser CD, Crawford TC, Hibino N, Aucott S, Grimm JC, Patel N, Magruder JT, Cameron DE, Vricella L. Surgical Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Premature Neonates Weighing Less Than 1,000 grams: Contemporary Outcomes. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 07; 9(4):419-423. PMID: 29945507.
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    24. Chen SA, Ong CS, Malguria N, Vricella LA, Garcia JR, Hibino N. Digital Design and 3D Printing of Aortic Arch Reconstruction in HLHS for Surgical Simulation and Training. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 07; 9(4):454-458. PMID: 29945510.
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    25. Liu RH, Fraser CD, Zhou X, Cameron DE, Vricella LA, Hibino N. Pseudoaneurysm formation after valve sparing root replacement in children with Loeys-Dietz syndrome. J Card Surg. 2018 Jun; 33(6):339-343. PMID: 29726037.
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    26. Fraser CD, Zhou X, Palepu S, Lui C, Suarez-Pierre A, Crawford TC, Magruder JT, Jacobs ML, Cameron DE, Hibino N, Vricella LA. Tricuspid Valve Detachment in Ventricular Septal Defect Closure Does Not Impact Valve Function. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 07; 106(1):145-150. PMID: 29625102.
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    27. Bishop JC, Blakemore K, Vricella L, Sekar P, Sagaser K, Crino J, Ness P, Kogutt BK, Boyd J, Aucott S, Jelin AC, Chiu J, Gehrie E, McMillan KN. Prenatal ABO/RHD Genotyping: A New Paradigm to Allow for Fresh Whole Blood for Cardiopulmonary Bypass in the Immediate Newborn Period. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018; 44(2):156-159. PMID: 29539628.
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    28. Ong CS, Krishnan A, Huang CY, Spevak P, Vricella L, Hibino N, Garcia JR, Gaur L. Role of virtual reality in congenital heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018 May; 13(3):357-361. PMID: 29399969.
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    29. Fraser CD, Zhou X, Liu RH, Lui C, Cameron DE, Jacobs ML, Vricella LA, Hibino N. Coronary Button Pseudoaneurysms After Aortic Root Replacement in a Child With Loeys-Deitz Syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb; 105(2):e63-e65. PMID: 29362194.
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    30. Siallagan D, Loke YH, Olivieri L, Opfermann J, Ong CS, de Zélicourt D, Petrou A, Daners MS, Kurtcuoglu V, Meboldt M, Nelson K, Vricella L, Johnson J, Hibino N, Krieger A. Virtual surgical planning, flow simulation, and 3-dimensional electrospinning of patient-specific grafts to optimize Fontan hemodynamics. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 04; 155(4):1734-1742. PMID: 29361303.
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    31. Do N, Hill KD, Wallace AS, Vricella L, Cameron D, Quintessenza J, Goldenberg N, Mavroudis C, Karl T, Pasquali SK, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML. Shunt Failure-Risk Factors and Outcomes: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 03; 105(3):857-864. PMID: 28987392.
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    32. Padalino MA, Frigo AC, Comisso M, Kostolny M, Omeje I, Schreiber C, Pabst von Ohain J, Cleuziou J, Barron DJ, Meyns B, Hraska V, Maruszewski B, Kozlowski M, Vricella LA, Hibino N, Collica S, Berggren H, Synnergren M, Lazarov S, Kalfa D, Bacha E, Pizarro C, Hazekamp M, Sojak V, Jacobs JP, Nosal M, Fragata J, Cicek S, Sarris GE, Zografos P, Vida VL, Stellin G. Early and late outcomes after surgical repair of congenital supravalvular aortic stenosis: a European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association multicentric study. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Oct 01; 52(4):789-797. PMID: 29156017.
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    33. Seravalli V, Jelin EB, Miller JL, Tekes A, Vricella L, Baschat AA. Fetoscopic tracheal occlusion for treatment of non-isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Prenat Diagn. 2017 Oct; 37(10):1046-1049. PMID: 28891233.
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    34. Vida VL, Zanotto L, Zanotto L, Stellin G. Left-Sided Reoperations After Arterial Switch Operation: A European Multicenter Study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Sep; 104(3):899-906. PMID: 28709661.
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    35. Ong CS, Fukunishi T, Zhang H, Huang CY, Nashed A, Blazeski A, DiSilvestre D, Vricella L, Conte J, Tung L, Tomaselli GF, Hibino N. Biomaterial-Free Three-Dimensional Bioprinting of Cardiac Tissue using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes. Sci Rep. 2017 07 04; 7(1):4566. PMID: 28676704.
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    36. Ong CS, Fukunishi T, Nashed A, Blazeski A, Zhang H, Hardy S, DiSilvestre D, Vricella L, Conte J, Tung L, Tomaselli G, Hibino N. Creation of Cardiac Tissue Exhibiting Mechanical Integration of Spheroids Using 3D Bioprinting. J Vis Exp. 2017 07 02; (125). PMID: 28715377.
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    37. Kaushal S, Wehman B, Pietris N, Naughton C, Bentzen SM, Bigham G, Mishra R, Sharma S, Vricella L, Everett AD, Deatrick KB, Huang S, Mehta H, Ravekes WA, Hibino N, Difede DL, Khan A, Hare JM. Study design and rationale for ELPIS: A phase I/IIb randomized pilot study of allogeneic human mesenchymal stem cell injection in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Am Heart J. 2017 Oct; 192:48-56. PMID: 28938963.
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    38. Ong CS, Loke YH, Opfermann J, Olivieri L, Vricella L, Krieger A, Hibino N. Virtual Surgery for Conduit Reconstruction of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 05; 8(3):391-393. PMID: 28520540.
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    39. Patel ND, Alejo D, Crawford T, Hibino N, Dietz HC, Cameron DE, Vricella LA. Aortic Root Replacement for Children With Loeys-Dietz Syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 May; 103(5):1513-1518. PMID: 28366467.
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    40. Vricella LA. Nonsyndromic proximal aortic aneurysms: What size matters? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 07; 154(1):207-209. PMID: 28342537.
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    41. Vricella LA, Cameron DE. Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement in Pediatric Patients: Lessons Learned Over Two Decades. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2017 Jan; 20:56-62. PMID: 28007066.
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    42. Nelson-McMillan K, Ravekes WJ, Thompson WR, Brown KM, Wolff L, Wadia RS, McNamara LM, Shaffner DH, Berkowitz ID, Jacobs ML, Vricella LA. Membrane Oxygenator Use With Biventricular Assist Device: Facilitation of Support and Lung Recovery. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 01; 9(1):105-109. PMID: 27923944.
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    43. Patel ND, Crawford T, Magruder JT, Alejo DE, Hibino N, Black J, Dietz HC, Vricella LA, Cameron DE. Cardiovascular operations for Loeys-Dietz syndrome: Intermediate-term results. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 02; 153(2):406-412. PMID: 27955909.
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    44. Nelson-McMillan K, Hornik CP, He X, Vricella LA, Jacobs JP, Hill KD, Pasquali SK, Alejo DE, Cameron DE, Jacobs ML. Delayed Sternal Closure in Infant Heart Surgery-The Importance of Where and When: An Analysis of the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Nov; 102(5):1565-1572. PMID: 27720371.
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    45. Vricella LA, Ravekes WA, Arbustini E, Jaquiss RD, Mavroudis C, Dietz HC, Jacobs ML, Hibino N, Cameron DE. Simplified mitral valve repair in pediatric patients with connective tissue disorders. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 02; 153(2):399-403. PMID: 28104197.
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    46. Jacobs JP, He X, Mayer JE, Austin EH, Quintessenza JA, Karl TR, Vricella L, Mavroudis C, O'Brien SM, Pasquali SK, Hill KD, Husain SA, Overman DM, St Louis JD, Han JM, Shahian DM, Cameron D, Jacobs ML. Mortality Trends in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct; 102(4):1345-52. PMID: 27590683.
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    47. Ong CS, Kasai Y, Fukushima S, Hibino N, Magruder T, Suarez-Pierre A, Cameron D, Vricella L. Single-Stage Total Arch Replacement Including Resection of Kommerell Diverticulum in a Patient With Loeys-Dietz Syndrome. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Sep; 7(5):651-4. PMID: 27521346.
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    48. Dearani JA, Jacobs JP, Bolman RM, Swain JD, Vricella LA, Weinstein S, Farkas EA, Calhoon JH. Humanitarian Outreach in Cardiothoracic Surgery: From Setup to Sustainability. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Sep; 102(3):1004-1011. PMID: 27319988.
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    49. Magruder JT, Hibino N, Collica S, Zhang H, Harness HL, Heitmiller ES, Jacobs ML, Cameron DE, Vricella LA, Everett AD. Association of nadir oxygen delivery on cardiopulmonary bypass with serum glial fibrillary acid protein levels in paediatric heart surgery patients. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2016 10; 23(4):531-7. PMID: 27316657.
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    50. Rizzo S, Stellin G, Milanesi O, Padalino M, Vricella LA, Thiene G, Cameron DE, Basso C, Vida VL. Aortic and Pulmonary Root Aneurysms in a Child With Loeys-Dietz Syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Mar; 101(3):1193-5. PMID: 26897209.
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    51. Price J, Magruder JT, Young A, Grimm JC, Patel ND, Alejo D, Dietz HC, Vricella LA, Cameron DE. Long-term outcomes of aortic root operations for Marfan syndrome: A comparison of Bentall versus aortic valve-sparing procedures. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb; 151(2):330-6. PMID: 26704057.
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    52. Grimm JC, Magruder JT, Do N, Spinner JA, Dungan SP, Kilic A, Patel N, Nelson KL, Jacobs ML, Cameron DE, Vricella LA. Modified Model for End-Stage Liver Disease eXcluding INR (MELD-XI) Score Predicts Early Death After Pediatric Heart Transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb; 101(2):730-5. PMID: 26347119.
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    53. Lui C, Grimm JC, Magruder JT, Dungan SP, Spinner JA, Do N, Nelson KL, Cameron DE, Vricella LA, Jacobs ML. The Effect of Institutional Volume on Complications and Their Impact on Mortality After Pediatric Heart Transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct; 100(4):1423-31. PMID: 26298167.
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    54. Ajuba-Iwuji CC, Puttreddy S, Maxwell BG, Bembea M, Vricella L, Heitmiller E. Effect of preoperative angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin II receptor blocker use on hemodynamic variables in pediatric patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Oct; 5(4):515-21. PMID: 25324247.
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    55. Maxwell BG, Sheikh AY, Ajuba-Iwuji CC, Heitmiller ES, Vricella LA. Pulmonary vascular resistance index and mortality after paediatric heart transplant. Cardiol Young. 2015 Aug; 25(6):1141-7. PMID: 25245660.
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    56. Caldarone LA, Caldarone CA, Vricella LA. Retroesophageal total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in a neonate. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug; 148(2):e143-5. PMID: 24930610.
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    57. Shenje LT, Andersen P, Halushka MK, Lui C, Fernandez L, Collin GB, Amat-Alarcon N, Meschino W, Cutz E, Chang K, Yonescu R, Batista DA, Chen Y, Chelko S, Crosson JE, Scheel J, Vricella L, Craig BD, Marosy BA, Mohr DW, Hetrick KN, Romm JM, Scott AF, Valle D, Naggert JK, Kwon C, Doheny KF, Judge DP. Mutations in Alström protein impair terminal differentiation of cardiomyocytes. Nat Commun. 2014 Mar 04; 5:3416. PMID: 24595103.
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    58. Coselli JS, Volguina IV, LeMaire SA, Sundt TM, Connolly HM, Stephens EH, Schaff HV, Milewicz DM, Vricella LA, Dietz HC, Minard CG, Miller DC. Early and 1-year outcomes of aortic root surgery in patients with Marfan syndrome: a prospective, multicenter, comparative study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jun; 147(6):1758-66, 1767.e1-4. PMID: 24655904.
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    59. Jacobs JP, Mavroudis C, Quintessenza JA, Chai PJ, Pasquali SK, Hill KD, Vricella LA, Jacobs ML, Dearani JA, Cameron D. Reoperations for pediatric and congenital heart disease: an analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) congenital heart surgery database. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2014; 17(1):2-8. PMID: 24725711.
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    60. Vricella LA, Jacobs ML, Cameron DE. The birth of a new era: the introduction of the systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt for the treatment of cyanotic congenital heart disease. Cardiol Young. 2013 Dec; 23(6):852-7. PMID: 24401258.
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    61. Jacobs ML, Vricella LA. Surgical management of tetralogy of Fallot: where are we now and what is yet to come. Cardiol Young. 2013 Dec; 23(6):933-7. PMID: 24401269.
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    62. Sacco Casamassima MG, Wong LL, Papandria D, Abdullah F, Vricella LA, Cameron DE, Colombani PM. Reply: To PMID 23312791. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Oct; 96(4):1527-1528. PMID: 24088485.
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    63. Kilic A, Nelson K, Scheel J, Ravekes W, Cameron DE, Vricella LA. Outcomes of heart transplantation in small children bridged with ventricular assist devices. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Oct; 96(4):1420-1427. PMID: 23972933.
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    64. Brunetti MA, Jennings JM, Easley RB, Bembea M, Brown A, Heitmiller E, Schwartz JM, Brady KM, Vricella LA, Everett AD. Glial fibrillary acidic protein in children with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Cardiol Young. 2014 Aug; 24(4):623-31. PMID: 23845562.
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    65. Sacco Casamassima MG, Wong LL, Papandria D, Abdullah F, Vricella LA, Cameron DE, Colombani PM. Modified nuss procedure in concurrent repair of pectus excavatum and open heart surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Mar; 95(3):1043-9. PMID: 23312791.
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    66. Vricella LA, Redett R, Thompson WR, Nelson K, Jacobs JP, Cameron DE. "All is not lost": management of intra-operative coronary injury during the arterial switch operation. Cardiol Young. 2012 Dec; 22(6):745-7. PMID: 23331597.
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    67. Nagy CD, Alejo DE, Corretti MC, Ravekes WJ, Crosson JE, Spevak PJ, Ringel R, Carson KA, Khalil S, Dietz HC, Cameron DE, Vricella LA, Traill TA, Holmes KW. Tetralogy of Fallot and aortic root dilation: a long-term outlook. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Apr; 34(4):809-16. PMID: 23080541.
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    68. Kilic A, Cameron DE, Vricella LA. Use of cryopreserved saphenous vein grafts in congenital heart surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Dec; 144(6):1520-2. PMID: 23020945.
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    69. Okamoto Y, Vricella LA, Moss WJ, Griffin DE. Immature CD4+CD8+ thymocytes are preferentially infected by measles virus in human thymic organ cultures. PLoS One. 2012; 7(9):e45999. PMID: 23029357.
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    70. Kilic A, Allen JG, Arnaoutakis GJ, George TJ, Cameron DE, Vricella LA, Weiss ES. Adult-derived Index for Mortality Prediction After Cardiac Transplantation (IMPACT) risk score predicts short-term mortality after pediatric heart transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Apr; 93(4):1228-34; discussion 1234-5. PMID: 22385820.
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    71. Satpute MD, Donohue PK, Vricella L, Aucott SW. Cardiovascular instability after patent ductus arteriosus ligation in preterm infants: the role of hydrocortisone. J Perinatol. 2012 Sep; 32(9):685-9. PMID: 22094490.
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    72. Patel ND, Arnaoutakis GJ, George TJ, Allen JG, Alejo DE, Dietz HC, Cameron DE, Vricella LA. Valve-sparing aortic root replacement in Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Aug; 92(2):556-60; discussion 560-1. PMID: 21801912.
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    73. Spaeder MC, Carson KA, Vricella LA, Alejo DE, Holmes KW. Impact of the viral respiratory season on postoperative outcomes in children undergoing cardiac surgery. Pediatr Cardiol. 2011 Aug; 32(6):801-6. PMID: 21479907.
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    74. Patel ND, Arnaoutakis GJ, George TJ, Allen JG, Alejo DE, Dietz HC, Cameron DE, Vricella LA. Valve-sparing aortic root replacement in children: intermediate-term results. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Mar; 12(3):415-9, discussion 419. PMID: 21118834.
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    75. Brady KM, Mytar JO, Lee JK, Cameron DE, Vricella LA, Thompson WR, Hogue CW, Easley RB. Monitoring cerebral blood flow pressure autoregulation in pediatric patients during cardiac surgery. Stroke. 2010 Sep; 41(9):1957-62. PMID: 20651273.
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    76. Mukherjee D, Zhang Y, Chang DC, Vricella LA, Brenner JI, Abdullah F. Outcomes analysis of necrotizing enterocolitis within 11 958 neonates undergoing cardiac surgical procedures. Arch Surg. 2010 Apr; 145(4):389-92. PMID: 20404291.
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    77. Martin JP, Allen JG, Weiss ES, Vricella LA, Russell SD, Conte JV. Glenn shunt facilitated weaning of right ventricular mechanical support. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep; 88(3):e16-7. PMID: 19699877.
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    78. Patel ND, Weiss ES, Allen JG, Russell SD, Shah AS, Vricella LA, Conte JV. Heart transplantation for adults with congenital heart disease: analysis of the United network for organ sharing database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep; 88(3):814-21; discussion 821-2. PMID: 19699904.
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    79. Cameron DE, Alejo DE, Patel ND, Nwakanma LU, Weiss ES, Vricella LA, Dietz HC, Spevak PJ, Williams JA, Bethea BT, Fitton TP, Gott VL. Aortic root replacement in 372 Marfan patients: evolution of operative repair over 30 years. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 May; 87(5):1344-9; discussion 1349-50. PMID: 19379862.
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    80. Lloyd JA, Weiss ES, Vricella LA. Left anterior descending coronary aneurysm. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2009 Jan; 17(1):82-3. PMID: 19515889.
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    81. Patel ND, Weiss ES, Scheel J, Cameron DE, Vricella LA. ABO-incompatible heart transplantation in infants: analysis of the united network for organ sharing database. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Oct; 27(10):1085-9. PMID: 18926398.
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    82. Vricella LA, Cameron DE. Patients with truncus arteriosus do not have a patent arterial duct: true or false? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Nov; 136(5):1376. PMID: 19026836.
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    83. Patel ND, Weiss ES, Alejo DE, Nwakanma LU, Williams JA, Dietz HC, Spevak PJ, Gott VL, Vricella LA, Cameron DE. Aortic root operations for Marfan syndrome: a comparison of the Bentall and valve-sparing procedures. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jun; 85(6):2003-10; discussion 2010-1. PMID: 18498810.
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    84. Brothers JA, Stephens P, Gaynor JW, Lorber R, Vricella LA, Paridon SM. Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery with an interarterial course: should family screening be routine? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 May 27; 51(21):2062-4. PMID: 18498963.
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    85. Brady KM, Koehler RC, Vricella LA, Jallo GI, Thompson WR, Guerguerian AM, Shaffner DH, Easley RB. A dynamic association between cavopulmonary shunt pressure and cerebrovascular autoregulation in an infant with congenital heart disease and intracranial hemorrhage. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2009 Apr; 23(2):215-8. PMID: 18834776.
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    86. Devanagondi R, Brenner J, Vricella L, Ravekes W. A tale of two brothers: anomalous coronary arteries in two siblings. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Jul; 29(4):816-9. PMID: 18301858.
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    87. Zanotti G, Vricella L, Cameron D. Thoracic aortic aneurysm syndrome in children. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2008; 11-21. PMID: 18396220.
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    88. Williams JA, Bansal AK, Kim BJ, Nwakanma LU, Patel ND, Seth AK, Alejo DE, Gott VL, Vricella LA, Baumgartner WA, Cameron DE. Two thousand Blalock-Taussig shunts: a six-decade experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Dec; 84(6):2070-5; discussion 2070-5. PMID: 18036938.
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    89. MacKnight BM, Stearns JD, Vricella LA, Resar JR. Migration of an embolized patent foramen ovale closure device to the left ventricular outflow tract. Anesth Analg. 2007 Nov; 105(5):1229-30. PMID: 17959947.
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    90. MacLean AA, Vricella LA, Freischlag JA. Innominate artery aneurysm. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Nov; 32(5):803. PMID: 17768062.
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    91. Cameron DE, Vricella LA. What is the proper place of the Ross procedure in our modern armamentarium? Curr Cardiol Rep. 2007 Apr; 9(2):93-8. PMID: 17430675.
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    92. Barreiro CJ, Ellison TA, Williams JA, Durr ML, Cameron DE, Vricella LA. Subclavian flap aortoplasty: still a safe, reproducible, and effective treatment for infant coarctation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Apr; 31(4):649-53. PMID: 17276693.
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    93. Williams JA, Loeys BL, Nwakanma LU, Dietz HC, Spevak PJ, Patel ND, François K, DeBacker J, Gott VL, Vricella LA, Cameron DE. Early surgical experience with Loeys-Dietz: a new syndrome of aggressive thoracic aortic aneurysm disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Feb; 83(2):S757-63; discussion S785-90. PMID: 17257922.
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    94. Vricella LA, Cameron DE. Facile conversion from mechanical to bioprosthetic composite aortic root replacement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Feb; 133(2):565-7. PMID: 17258603.
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    95. Schwartz JM, Vricella LA, Jeffries MA, Heitmiller ES. Cerebral oximetry guides treatment during Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2008 Feb; 22(1):95-7. PMID: 18249339.
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    96. Toomasian JM, Vricella LA, Black MD. Modification of an extracorporeal life support circuit for intraoperative correction of complex congenital heart disease. Perfusion. 2007 Jan; 22(1):35-40. PMID: 17633133.
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    97. Nwakanma LU, Vricella LA, Conte JV, Robbins RC. Aortic root aneurysm due to donor cystic medial degeneration after heart-lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Oct; 25(10):1273-5. PMID: 17045942.
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    98. Patel ND, Williams JA, Barreiro CJ, Bethea BT, Fitton TP, Dietz HC, Lima JA, Spevak PJ, Gott VL, Vricella LA, Cameron DE. Valve-sparing aortic root replacement: early experience with the De Paulis Valsalva graft in 51 patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Aug; 82(2):548-53. PMID: 16863761.
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    99. Holmes KW, Bluemke DA, Vricella LA, Ravekes WJ, Kling KM, Spevak PJ. Magnetic resonance imaging of a distorted left subclavian artery course: an important clue to an unusual type of double aortic arch. Pediatr Cardiol. 2006 May-Jun; 27(3):316-20. PMID: 16565909.
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    100. Peddy SB, Vricella LA, Crosson JE, Oswald GL, Cohn RD, Cameron DE, Valle D, Loeys BL. Infantile restrictive cardiomyopathy resulting from a mutation in the cardiac troponin T gene. Pediatrics. 2006 May; 117(5):1830-3. PMID: 16651346.
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    101. Taube JM, Hutchins GM, Carroll KC, Vricella LA, Scheel J, Halushka MK. Haemophilus influenzae serotype f purulent pericarditis: a cause of death in a child with Down syndrome. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2006 Sep; 56(1):87-9. PMID: 16626910.
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    102. McKee CT, Vricella LA, Harris ZL, Easley RB. Abdominal compartment syndrome contributing to failure of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in an infant with congenital heart disease and sepsis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 Mar; 7(2):180-2. PMID: 16446598.
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    103. Neri E, Barabesi L, Buklas D, Vricella LA, Benvenuti A, Tucci E, Sassi C, Massetti M. Limited role of aortic size in the genesis of acute type A aortic dissection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2005 Dec; 28(6):857-63. PMID: 16275113.
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    104. Vricella LA, Williams JA, Ravekes WJ, Holmes KW, Dietz HC, Gott VL, Cameron DE. Early experience with valve-sparing aortic root replacement in children. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov; 80(5):1622-6; discussion 1626-7. PMID: 16242427.
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    105. Cameron DE, Vricella LA. Valve-sparing aortic root replacement in Marfan syndrome. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2005; 103-11. PMID: 15818365.
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    106. Vricella LA, Samankatiwat P, de Leval MR, Tsang VT, Vouhé PR. Simplified antegrade cerebral perfusion and myocardial protection during stage I Norwood procedure. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2004 Dec; 12(4):372-3. PMID: 15585713.
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    107. Vricella LA, Kanani M, Cook AC, Cameron DE, Tsang VT. Problems with the right ventricular outflow tract: a review of morphologic features and current therapeutic options. Cardiol Young. 2004 Oct; 14(5):533-49. PMID: 15680076.
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    108. Pike NA, Vricella LA, Feinstein JA, Black MD, Reitz BA. Regression of severe pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after Fontan revision and "hepatic factor" rerouting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Aug; 78(2):697-9. PMID: 15276554.
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    109. Vricella LA, Crosson JE, Cameron DE. Use of a saphenous venous homograft for constructing a conduit from the right ventricle to the pulmonary arteries in the Norwood procedure. Cardiol Young. 2004 Jun; 14(3):325-7. PMID: 15680029.
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    110. Vricella LA, Gundry SR, Izutani H, Kuhn MA, Mulla N, Bailey LL. Fate of polytetrafluoroethylene monocusp pulmonary valves in an animal model. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2003 Dec; 11(4):280-4. PMID: 14681084.
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    111. Vricella LA, Khambadkone S, Yates R, Tsang VT. Right ventricular inflow obstruction from massive fungal vegetation presenting as neonatal circulatory collapse. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2003 Aug; 24(2):323-4. PMID: 12895637.
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    112. Karamichalis JM, Vricella LA, Murphy DJ, Reitz BA. Simplified technique for correction of anomalous origin of left coronary artery from the anterior aortic sinus. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Jul; 76(1):266-7. PMID: 12842554.
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    113. Shinghal R, Vricella LA, Mitchell RS, Presti J. Cavoatrial tumor thrombus excision without circulatory arrest. Urology. 2003 Jul; 62(1):138-40. PMID: 12837443.
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    114. Vricella LA, Coady MA, Black MD. Initial experience with a stentless porcine bioprosthesis for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction in children. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Mar; 125(3):727-8. PMID: 12658219.
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    115. Vricella LA, Reitz BA. Reoperative aortic valve replacement with patent internal thoracic artery and venous grafts. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Feb; 75(2):637; author reply 637-8. PMID: 12607702.
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    116. Kown MH, Vricella L, Salerno CT, Rosenthal DN, Black MD. Adult presentation of complete atrioventricular septal defect. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2002 Dec; 10(4):356-8. PMID: 12538289.
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    117. Vricella LA, Karamichalis JM, Ahmad S, Robbins RC, Whyte RI, Reitz BA. Lung and heart-lung transplantation in patients with end-stage cystic fibrosis: the Stanford experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Jul; 74(1):13-7; discussion 17-8. PMID: 12118744.
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    118. Vricella LA, Black MD. Aortic arch reconstruction in neonates without hypothermic circulatory arrest. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Jun; 123(6):1221; author reply 1221-2. PMID: 12063475.
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    119. Hammer GB, Harrison TK, Vricella LA, Black MD, Krane EJ. Single lung ventilation in children using a new paediatric bronchial blocker. Paediatr Anaesth. 2002 Jan; 12(1):69-72. PMID: 11849579.
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    120. Vricella LA, Trachiotis GD. Heimlich valve in the management of pneumothorax in patients with advanced AIDS. Chest. 2001 Jul; 120(1):15-8. PMID: 11451809.
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    121. Izutani H, Gundry SR, Vricella LA, Xu H, Bailey LL. Right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction using a Goretex membrane monocusp valve in infant animals. ASAIO J. 2000 Sep-Oct; 46(5):553-5. PMID: 11016505.
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    122. Vricella LA, Gundry SR, Larsen RL, Bailey LL. Successful myocardial volume reduction in a 9-month-old infant. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Apr; 69(4):1253-5. PMID: 10800832.
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    123. Vricella LA, Dearani JA, Gundry SR, Razzouk AJ, Brauer SD, Bailey LL. Ultra fast track in elective congenital cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Mar; 69(3):865-71. PMID: 10750774.
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    124. Vricella LA, Barrett WL, Tannebaum IR. Intestinal obstruction from midgut volvulus after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A report of an unusual complication. Surg Endosc. 1999 Dec; 13(12):1234-5. PMID: 10594273.
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    125. Vricella LA, Razzouk AJ, del Rio M, Gundry SR, Bailey LL. Heart transplantation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: modified technique for reducing circulatory arrest time. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1998 Dec; 17(12):1167-71. PMID: 9883756.
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    126. Vricella LA, Razzouk AJ, Gundry SR, Larsen RL, Kuhn MA, Bailey LL. Heart transplantation in infants and children with situs inversus. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1998 Jul; 116(1):82-9. PMID: 9671901.
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    127. Trachiotis GD, Vricella LA, Aaron BL, Hix WR. As originally published in 1988: Reexpansion pulmonary edema. Updated in 1997. Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Apr; 63(4):1206-7. PMID: 9124946.
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    128. Trachiotis GD, Vricella LA, Alyono D, Aaron BL, Hix WR. Management of AIDS-related pneumothorax. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Dec; 62(6):1608-13. PMID: 8957359.
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    129. Vricella LA, de Begona JA, Gundry SR, Vigesaa RE, Kawauchi M, Bailey LL. Aggressive peritoneal dialysis for treatment of acute kidney failure after neonatal heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1992 Mar-Apr; 11(2 Pt 1):320-9. PMID: 1576138.
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