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Renowned heart surgeon, inventor, and 21CCSS Member Billy Cohn to lead J&J innovation center
Cardiothoracic Surgeons from the USA and Canada Travel to Cuba for First Ever Academic Exchange
21CCSS Member Billy Cohn on TEDMed
James Gammie's Baltimore-based Harpoon Medical acquired for $100 million
Mani Daneshmand appointed new director of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support and ECMO at Emory
21CCSS Member Eric Roselli leads CCF course on Care of Aortic Dissection
21CCSS member Bob Kiaii performs world-first robotic cardiac surgery
21CCSS Members Vinod Thourani, Mark Russo, and S. Chris Malaisrie Coauthor Landmark New England Journal of Medicine Publication on the Treatment of Aortic Stenosis
Meet the ace Canadian heart surgeon and 21CCSS member who 'does the stuff other doctors are too scared to do
21CCSS member Steve Boyce talks about his patient alive 25 years after heart transplant
21CCSS members Edward Boyle, MD, Louis P. Perrault, MD, Ph.D., Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD, Eric Roselli, MD, and Seenu Reddy, MD coauthor ERAS Guidelines for Cardiac Surgery
21CCSS Members Vinod Thourani, Sloane Guy, Tom Nguyen serve as faculty for 2019 STS Structural Heart Symposium

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Seenu Reddy, MD - Interview with Local Television Station

New Advances Before and After Heart Surgery - 9-17-19

Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery - Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society Recommendations

Daniel T. Engelman, MD;Walid Ben Ali, MD; Judson B. Williams, MD, MHS; Louis P. Perrault, MD, PhD; V. Seenu Reddy, MD; Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD; Eric E. Roselli, MD; Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD; Marc Gerdisch, MD; Jerrold H. Levy, MD; Kevin Lobdell, MD; Nick Fletcher, MD, MBBS; Matthias Kirsch, MD; Gregg Nelson, MD; Richard M. Engelman, MD; Alexander J. Gregory, MD; Edward M. Boyle, MD


Aortic Stenosis: Watchful Waiting Works Only for So Long
MedPage Today-Mar 22, 2019
... S. Chris MalaisrieMD, of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, ... surgery (one transcatheter aortic valve replacement [TAVR] among ...

Dad of 10's minimally invasive heart surgery cuts recovery time
KTRK-TV-Jun 25, 2019
"Every time the heart squeezes, the blood is supposed to go to the rest of the body," explained Dr. Tom Nguyen, a cardiovascular surgeon ..

Opioid Use Does Not Impart Higher In-Hospital Mortality for Cardiac ...
TCTMD-Dec 6, 2018
... reviews of this patient population despite the fact that it's an increasing problem,” Edward G. Soltesz, MD (Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH), ...

21CCSS Members Vinod Thourani, Mark Russo, and S. Chris Malaisrie Coauthor Landmark New England Journal of Medicine Publication on the Treatment of Aortic Stenosis

Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Balloon-Expandable Valve in Low-Risk Patients.  N Engl J Med. 2019 May 2;380(18):1695-1705. 

21CCSS Member Billy Cohn: Renowned heart surgeon and inventor to lead J&J innovation center

Dec 3, 2016 - World-renowned heart surgeon and inventor to lead innovation centerDevice ... invention, Johnson & Johnson Innovation will open a center next year ..

Baltimore Sun  Dec 6, 2017

Baltimore-based Harpoon Medical acquired for $100 million

The device's inventor, Dr. James. S. Gammie, is the chief of cardiac surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a professor at the ...


Early AVR bests 'watchful waiting' in asymptomatic patients
Cardiovascular Business-Mar 25, 2019
... AVR,” senior author S. Chris MalaisrieMD, and colleagues wrote. ... TAVR is at least as good as SAVR for low-risk patients, if not better.

Past SAVR Outcomes Matter More Than Volume in Determining Future Performance

MedPage Today
“In the era of the changing role of AVR and the management of aortic valve disease, there should be continued vigilance in improving valve surgery outcomes,” said lead researcher Vinod Thourani, MD ...

Dramatic Surge in Opioid Use Among Cardiac Surgery Patients
Medscape-Dec 17, 2018
... associated with elevated complication rates and greater resource utilization compared with cardiac surgery patients overall," Edward Soltesz, ...

Is There a Volume-Outcome Relationship With Newer TAVR Valves ...
TCTMD-Jan 30, 2019
Use of newer balloon-expandable valves for TAVR may weaken the ... and Sapien 3—researchers led by Mark RussoMD (Robert Wood ..

Survival Better With Early AVR for Severe Asymptomatic Aortic ...
TCTMD-Mar 29, 2019
Senior author S. Chris MalaisrieMD (Northwestern University Feinberg ... Généreux is the principal investigator for EARLY TAVR, which is ...

TAVR-Heavy Centers Cutting Back on SAVR

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implies that higher risk patients are most likely appropriately undergoing TAVR rather than SAVR," said one group led by Vinod Thourani, MD, of MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute and Georgetown ...

21CCSS Member Billy Cohn on TEDMed

TEDMed.com - If you have an artificial heart, does that make you heartless?

Knowledge sharing, device improvements may shrink TAVR learning ...
Cardiovascular Business-Jan 29, 2019
Lead author Mark J. RussoMD, MS, and colleagues used the Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) registry to study nearly 62,000 TAVR ...

TCTMD  Jul 25, 2018

STS Data: Mitral Valve Cases Are Fastest-Growing CV Surgical ...

“It gives us a really good snapshot of what's going on with mitral valve surgery,” the study's lead author, James S. Gammie, MD (University of ...

Edwards Lifesciences buys Harpoon Medical for up to $250M ...

Cardiovascular Business Dec 7, 2017

we believe can benefit from Harpoon's therapy during a minimally invasive, beating-heart procedure," said device inventor James S. Gammie, professor and chief of cardiac ...

Aortic Stenosis: Watchful Waiting Works Only for So Long
MedPage Today-Mar 22, 2019
... S. Chris MalaisrieMD, of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, ... surgery (one transcatheter aortic valve replacement [TAVR] among ...

Science Daily Nov 1, 2017

Innovative heart device is safe and effective, study finds: Device may 

... device was found to be remarkably safe and effective," says the study's principal investigator and an inventor of the device, James S. Gammie ...

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NCDR-Derived Risk Model to Predict Inhospital Stroke After TAVR

The study was published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Vinod H. Thourani, MD, FACC, et al., identified 97,600 patients who underwent TAVR procedures at 521 sites from July 2014 to June 2017.

Past SAVR Outcomes Matter More Than Volume in Determining Future Performance

“In the era of the changing role of AVR and the management of aortic valve disease, there should be continued vigilance in improving valve surgery outcomes,” said lead researcher Vinod Thourani, MD ...

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In study, TAVR is superior to surgery for low-risk patients with aortic valve stenosis

The authors are Michael Mack (Baylor, Scott and White, Plano, TX), Vinod Thourani (Georgetown University, Washington, DC), Martin Leon (Columbia University Irving Medical Center and ...

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Isolated SAVR Volumes Slide as TAVR Numbers Mount in the US

Tom Cahill In an accompanying editorial, Vinod Thourani, MD (MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, Washington, DC), and colleagues argue for additional data to home in on the exact relationship ...

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PCI vs CABG at 10 Years: MAIN-COMPARE and SYNTAXES Shine Light on Long-term Outcomes

Vinod Thourani, MD (MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, Washington, DC), who was not involved in the studies, congratulated investigators for completing 10-year follow-up in the trials, noting that ..

Long-term Off-Pump CABG Results Deflate in Large, Real-world Study

In an accompanying editorial, Faisal G. Bakaeen, MD (Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, OH) and Vinod H. Thourani, MD (MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, Washington, DC), say the ...

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TCT: MitraClip Saves Lives in Functional Mitral Regurgitation

"For such patients, the MitraClip should be the standard of care." "This in a lot of way in my mind trumps the neutrality of results that MITRAL-FR had," commented Vinod Thourani, MD, of MedStar Heart ...

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UMB News Jul 24, 2018

The Risks of Delaying Mitral Valve Surgery

The study, led by James S. Gammie, MD, professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and chief of cardiac ..

Prosthetic valve mismatches common in transcatheter valve replacement, ups risk of death

Kosinski PhD, of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, David J. Malenka MD, FACC, of Dartmouth-Hitchock, and Vinod H. Thourani MD, FACC, of MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute and Georgetown ...

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 Should Surgical Risk Be 'Off the Table' When Deciding on Eligibility for ...
TCTMD-Jun 19, 2019
And while eliminating surgical risk as a deciding factor for TAVR might ... MarkRussoMD (Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New ...

In study, TAVR is superior to surgery for low-risk patients with aortic ...
Science Daily-Mar 17, 2019
Today's findings suggest that TAVR may be superior to surgery, even for patients with low operative risk," said Martin B. Leon, MD, a professor ..

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New Insights into Heart Valve Disease

With all of the latest technologies available to us in the numerous trials, we have the capability to sometimes treat patients who are otherwise untreatable," added Vinod H. Thourani, MD, chairman of ...

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Vast Numbers of Severe Symptomatic AS Patients Untreated? A Plea ...
TCTMD-Jun 14, 2019
Over the past decade, TAVR has made inroads into the large .... This kind of problem marks a sea change for TAVRMark RussoMD (Robert ...

WOULD YOU LET A ROBOT OPERATE ON YOUR HEART? IT'S NOW AN OPTION AT ...

Modesto Bee-Jun 20, 2019
Dr. T. Sloane Guy, director of minimally invasive cardiac surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, said there are not ...


Z-Medica Appoints Vinod Thourani, M.D. to Board of Directors

Renowned Chairman of Cardiac Surgery for MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Brings Extensive Cardiothoracic Expertise to Z-Medica's Board of Directors WALLINGFORD, Ct., Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb ...

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TAVR-Heavy Centers Cutting Back on SAVR

implies that higher risk patients are most likely appropriately undergoing TAVR rather than SAVR," said one group led by Vinod Thourani, MD, of MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute and Georgetown ...

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  • 13 Aug 2019 7:24 PM | Mark Russo (Administrator)

    Would you let a robot operate on your heart? It's now an option at ...
    Modesto Bee-Jun 20, 2019
    Dr. T. Sloane Guy, director of minimally invasive cardiac surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, said there are not ...

  • 12 Aug 2019 3:05 PM | Todd Demmy (Administrator)

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