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Health Care Professionals' Attitudes About Physician-Assisted Death: An Analysis of Their Justifications and the Roles of Terminology and Patient Competency.

Derek W Braverman, Brian S Marcus, Paul G Wakim, Mark R Mercurio, Gary S Kopf,

CONTEXT:Health care professionals (HCPs) are crucial to physician-assisted death (PAD) provision. OBJECTIVES:To quantitatively assess the favorability of justifications for or against PAD legalization among HCPs, the effect of the terms "suicide" and "euthanasia" on their views and their support for three forms of PAD. METHODS:Our questionnaire presented three cases: physician-assisted ... Read more >>

J Pain Symptom Manage (Journal of pain and symptom management)
[2017, 54(4):538-545.e3]

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Left main coronary artery occlusion in an asymptomatic patient: late complication after arterial switch operation.

Ricardo Quarrie, Gary S Kopf, Sabet Hashim,

Long-term complications of the arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries include coronary artery stenosis and occlusion. We present a patient with high-grade left main coronary artery stenosis 18 years following the arterial switch procedure who was successfully treated with a left internal mammary artery to left anterior ... Read more >>

J Card Surg (Journal of cardiac surgery)
[2016, 31(9):599-600]

Cited: 4 times

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Minimalist' Trans-Aneurysmal Approach to Coronary Button Pseudoaneurysm.

John A Elefteriades, Gary S Kopf, Bulat A Ziganshin,

Aorta (Stamford) (Aorta (Stamford, Conn.))
[2016, 4(6):248-250]

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Quality of Life for Historic Cavopulmonary Shunt Survivors.

Margaret M Steele, Riad Abou Zahr, Paul M Kirshbom, Gary S Kopf, Mohsen Karimi,

Beginning with Dr William Glenn in 1958, 90 patients with congenital heart lesions underwent cavopulmonary (Glenn) shunts over a 30-year period. In 2015, the follow-up data on this original cohort were reported. The study focuses on the current quality of life of this cohort.Of the original 91 cavopulmonary shunt survivors, ... Read more >>

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg (World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery)
[2016, 7(5):630-634]

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Half a Century's Experience With the Superior Cavopulmonary (Classic Glenn) Shunt.

Riad Abou Zahr, Paul M Kirshbom, Gary S Kopf, Sandeep Sainathan, Margaret M Steele, Robert W Elder, Mohsen Karimi,

Five decades after its introduction, the Glenn shunt remains an integral step for patients undergoing single-ventricle palliation. We performed a longitudinal follow-up of the original cohort of patients who underwent Glenn shunt.We performed a retrospective study of the original cohort of patients who underwent Glenn shunt at Yale between 1958 ... Read more >>

Ann. Thorac. Surg. (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2016, 101(1):177-182]

Cited: 6 times

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Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in a Neonate With Transposition of Great Arteries and Intact Ventricular Septum: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Mohsen Karimi, Paul M Kirshbom, Gary S Kopf, Margaret M Steele, Jill M Sullivan,

Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with intact ventricular septum (IVS) has very favorable short- and long-term surgical outcome. Although rare, when associated with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPH), it exhibits significant mortality risk and management challenges. We report the case of a neonate with TGA with IVS and PPH who ... Read more >>

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg (World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery)
[2015, 6(3):462-465]

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Modified Starnes procedure in a neonate with severe tricuspid regurgitation.

Ashok Muralidaran, Richard W Kim, Gary S Kopf, Nicholas P Pietris, Bevin P Weeks, Vaughn A Starnes, Toshiharu Shinoka,

We report a modification of the Starnes technique for palliating severe tricuspid regurgitation associated with a dysplastic right ventricle in a neonate, using a fenestrated pericardial patch allowing for unidirectional flow. The patient eventually underwent a successful Glenn shunt construction with a persistent reduction in right ventricle size at 1 ... Read more >>

Ann. Thorac. Surg. (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2012, 93(2):658-659]

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Litigation in nontraumatic aortic diseases--a tempest in the malpractice maelstrom.

John A Elefteriades, Peter W Barrett, Gary S Kopf,

OBJECTIVES: Physicians are vulnerable to highly litigated thoracic aortic diseases. On the basis of a review of litigated cases, we aim to determine legally protective strategies for physicians and methods to improve treatment. METHODS: Thirty-three nontraumatic, thoracic aorta-related legal cases were analyzed. RESULTS: Twenty-three patients (69.7%) had dissections (21 ascending, ... Read more >>

Cardiology (Cardiology)
[2008, 109(4):263-272]

Cited: 28 times

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Repair of aortic-left atrial fistula following the transcatheter closure of an atrial septal defect.

Dennis M Mello, John Fahey, Gary S Kopf,

We describe the surgical treatment of an aortic-left atrial fistula that appeared 6 months after the placement of an Amplatzer septal occluder for closure of a large secundum atrial septal defect. Successful repair of the fistula was accomplished by a combined transatrial-transaortic approach similar to that used to repair the ... Read more >>

Ann. Thorac. Surg. (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2005, 80(4):1495-1498]

Cited: 13 times

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Early postoperative arrhythmias after pediatric cardiac surgery.

Jeffrey W Delaney, Jose M Moltedo, James D Dziura, Gary S Kopf, Christopher S Snyder,

OBJECTIVE: Early postoperative arrhythmias are a known complication of cardiac surgery; however, little data exists specific to pediatrics. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors associated with the development of arrhythmias immediately after surgery in a pediatric population. METHODS: Data were collected in a ... Read more >>

J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. (The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
[2006, 131(6):1296-1300]

Cited: 58 times

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Novel measurement of relative aortic size predicts rupture of thoracic aortic aneurysms.

Ryan R Davies, Amy Gallo, Michael A Coady, George Tellides, Donald M Botta, Brendan Burke, Marcus P Coe, Gary S Kopf, John A Elefteriades,

BACKGROUND: Optimal operative decision making in thoracic aortic aneurysms requires accurate information on the risk of complications during expectant management. Cumulative and yearly risks of rupture, dissection, and death before operative repair increase with increasing aortic size, but previous work has not addressed the impact of relative aortic size on ... Read more >>

Ann. Thorac. Surg. (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2006, 81(1):169-177]

Cited: 189 times

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Femoral cannulation is safe for type A dissection repair.

Daniel S Fusco, Richard K Shaw, Maryann Tranquilli, Gary S Kopf, John A Elefteriades,

BACKGROUND: Recently, surgeons have embraced axillary artery cannulation for type A aortic dissection repair out of concern for malperfusion phenomena with traditional femoral artery cannulation. My colleagues and I sought to determine whether these concerns are justified. METHODS: Records of 86 consecutive patients (51 men and 35 women; age, 30 ... Read more >>

Ann. Thorac. Surg. (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2004, 78(4):1285-9; discussion 1285-9]

Cited: 69 times

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Right ventricle-sparing heart transplantation effective against iatrogenic pulmonary hypertension.

Constantinos Lovoulos, Shawn Tittle, Lee Goldstein, David J Austin, Simran Singh, Edward Rocco, James Keane, Ping Tang, Gary S Kopf, John A Elefteriades,

BACKGROUND: Right heart failure is the predominant cause of death following heart transplantation, occurring with disturbingly high frequency in patients with severe antecedent pulmonary hypertension. We have recently reported a novel technique of heart transplantation that spares the recipient right ventricle, excising only the recipient left ventricle. The resulting model ... Read more >>

J. Heart Lung Transplant. (The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation)
[2004, 23(2):236-241]

Cited: 4 times

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Surgery for congenital heart disease in low-birth weight neonates: a comprehensive statewide Connecticut program to improve outcomes.

Gary S Kopf, Dennis M Mello,

Low-birth weight (LBW) remains a significant risk factor in surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD). The timing of surgery and the choice of complete repair vs palliative measures are controversial issues. Delay of surgery to achieve weight gain may result in poorer outcomes. The results of a statewide, cardiac surgery ... Read more >>

Conn Med (Connecticut medicine)
[2003, 67(6):327-332]

Cited: 9 times

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Late recovery of surgically-induced atrioventricular block in patients with congenital heart disease.

Elchanan Bruckheimer, Charles I Berul, Gary S Kopf, Sharon L Hill, Kenneth A Warner, Charles S Kleinman, Lynda E Rosenfeld, Rodrigo A Nehgme,

OBJECTIVES:To assess the incidence and establish possible predictors of late recovery of post-surgical heart block, treated with pacemaker implantation, in patients with congenital heart defects. BACKGROUND:The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force has recommended pacemaker implantation for advanced second or third degree atrioventricular block which persists for 7 ... Read more >>

J Interv Card Electrophysiol (Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing)
[2002, 6(2):191-195]

Cited: 13 times

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Alternate technique for implantation of left ventricular assist system: left thoracotomy for reoperative cases.

Shawn L Tittle, Divakar Mandapati, Gary S Kopf, John A Elefteriades,

Reoperation for Novacor left ventricular assist device placement after prior cardiac surgery is fraught with multiple technical challenges. We have found that a thoracotomy approach obviates these dangers very favorably. The technique is performed off bypass except for apical coring and apical connection. Novacor outflow is to the descending aorta. ... Read more >>

Ann. Thorac. Surg. (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2002, 73(3):994-996]

Cited: 3 times

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Revascularization alone (without mitral valve repair) suffices in patients with advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy and mild-to-moderate mitral regurgitation.

George A Tolis, Dimitris P Korkolis, Gary S Kopf, John A Elefteriades,

BACKGROUND:Whether or not to perform adjunctive mitral repair in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy with moderately severe mitral regurgitation (MR) remains controversial. METHODS:We examine the clinical and echocardiographic outcome after isolated CABG in 49 patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and 1+ to 3+ MR undergoing ... Read more >>

Ann. Thorac. Surg. (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2002, 74(5):1476-80; discussion 1480-1]

Cited: 56 times

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Yearly rupture or dissection rates for thoracic aortic aneurysms: simple prediction based on size.

Ryan R Davies, Lee J Goldstein, Michael A Coady, Shawn L Tittle, John A Rizzo, Gary S Kopf, John A Elefteriades,

BACKGROUND:Prior work has clarified the cumulative, lifetime risk of rupture or dissection based on the size of thoracic aneurysms. Ability to estimate simply the yearly rate of rupture or dissection would greatly enhance clinical decision making for specific patients. Calculation of such a rate requires robust data. METHODS:Data on 721 ... Read more >>

Ann. Thorac. Surg. (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2002, 73(1):17-27; discussion 27-8]

Cited: 341 times

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Intraoperative radiofrequency ablation of the atrium: effectiveness for treatment of supraventricular tachycardia in congenital heart surgery.

Gary S Kopf, Dennis M Mello, Katherine M Kenney, Jose Moltedo, Nancy R Rollinson, Christopher S Snyder,

BACKGROUND:Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is common in surgical patients with congenital heart disease. Ablation and maze operations have been shown to be effective in treating SVT, but these procedures can be complex and time-consuming because of variable anatomy and a thickened right atrium. To simplify and shorten these procedures, we used ... Read more >>

Ann. Thorac. Surg. (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2002, 74(3):797-804; discussion 804]

Cited: 9 times

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Midterm follow-up of penetrating ulcer and intramural hematoma of the aorta.

Shawn L Tittle, Raymond J Lynch, Patricia E Cole, Harsimran S Singh, John A Rizzo, Gary S Kopf, John A Elefteriades,

OBJECTIVE:Most studies on variant forms of aortic dissection--penetrating ulcer and intramural hematoma--have focused on the initial presenting episode, with scant follow-up. This investigation provides midterm follow-up of penetrating ulcer and intramural hematoma to determine whether the aorta shows healing according to radiography, goes on to dilate, or tends to rupture ... Read more >>

J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. (The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
[2002, 123(6):1051-1059]

Cited: 103 times

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Management of aortic intramural hematoma.

John A Elefteriades, Shawn L Tittle, Gary S Kopf,

J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)
[2002, 39(1):180-181]

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