Luca A. Vricella
University of Chicago
Internal medicineSurgeryCardiothoracic surgeryCardiologyRetrospective cohort studyAneurysmAortic aneurysmHeart failureValve-sparing aortic root replacementCardiac surgeryHeart transplantationCardiopulmonary bypassVentricleAortaHeart diseaseLoeys–Dietz syndromeMarfan syndromeTransplantationAnesthesiaMedicine
Publications 176
#1Mubeena Abdulkarim (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 1
#2Julia Weld (Boston Children's Hospital)
Last. Narutoshi Hibino (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 32
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Abstract: Many instances of coronary artery anomalies are documented in the literature; however, the detection and treatment of an asymmetric, large aortic cusp causing obstruction of a coronary ostium in a symptomatic infant remains unreported. We present a case of a two-month-old infant with an enlarged right coronary cusp obstructing the left coronary ostium, requiring emergent repair by relocating the left coronary button and reconstructing the sinus of Valsalva with autologous pericardium. ...
#1Luca A. Vricella (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 29
#2Chawki El-Zein (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 6
Last. Michel N. Ilbawi (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 40
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Abstract Background Failure of the pulmonary autograft (PVA) following the Ross procedure (RP) has discouraged its widespread use and led to modifications or alternatives to the procedure. We sought to analyze whether certain technical modifications could improve results of the RP in children. Methods Sixty-nine patients (median age 12 years, range 0.25 to 17.9) underwent the RP between 01/1996 and 12/2018. Concomitant Konno procedure was performed on 20/69 (29%). Prior interventions included ba...
#1Ryan Hoang (U of C: University of Chicago)
#2William Cohen (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 5
Last. Narutoshi Hibino (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 32
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A full-term, female presented on her date of birth with severe pulmonary hypertension (PH) and mitral regurgitation (MR), requiring veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. After the treatment, her PH and MR were resolved with no anatomic abnormality present. We propose a positive feedback loop of PH causing right ventricular dilation and interventricular septal shifts, worsening MR, and elevated left atrial, and potentially pulmonary, pressures.
#1Willa Li (U of C: University of Chicago)
#2William Cohen (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 5
Last. Narutoshi Hibino (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 32
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Loeys-Dietz syndrome is a connective tissue disorder known to cause aggressive aortopathy in paediatric patients, but it is extremely rare for cardiovascular events to present during infancy. We report the first successful aortic repair in a neonate with LDS presenting in extremis with an early onset, massive aortic aneurysm.
#1Genevieve C. Tuite (Johns Hopkins University)
#2James A. Quintessenza (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 24
Last. Jeffrey P. Jacobs (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 16
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Background:To assess changes in patterns of practice and outcomes over time, we reviewed all patients who underwent heart transplantation (HTx) at our institution and compared two consecutive eras ...
#1Rohit Loomba (RFUMS: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)H-Index: 91
#2Brian P. Lee (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 3
Last. Joshua Wong (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 3
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We report a case of two-month old with a functionally univentricular heart and parallel circulation who presented to the emergency department with Covid-19 and subsequently developed acute respiratory distress syndrome. The course of illness, clinical values, and laboratory markers are characterized in this report.
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#1William Cohen (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 5
#2Pamela Combs (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 6
Last. Narutoshi Hibino (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 32
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Infants are a unique transplant population due to a suspected immunologic advantage, in addition to differences in size and physiology. Consequently, we expect infants to have significantly different diagnoses, comorbidities, and outcomes than pediatric transplant recipients. In this study, we compare patterns and trends in pediatric and infant heart transplantation during three decades. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database was queried for transplants occurring between January 19...
#1Florian S. Schoenhoff (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 19
#2Diane E. Alejo (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 24
Last. Duke E. Cameron (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 55
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Abstract Objectives We sought to develop strategies for management of the aortic arch in patients with Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) through a review of our clinical experience with these patients and a comparison with our experience in Marfan syndrome patients (MFS). Methods We reviewed hospital and follow-up records of 79 LDS patients and compared them with 256 Marfan syndrome patients who served as reference controls. Results In the LDS group, 16% of patients presented initially with acute aorti...
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