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BISWAJIT KAR

TitleAdjunct Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
Address6410 Fannin, Suite 920
HOUSTON TX 77030
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    1. Loyalka P, Nascimbene A, Schechter M, Petrovic M, Sundara Raman A, Gregoric ID, Kar B. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation with a Sapien 3 Commander 20 mm valves in patients with degenerated 19 mm bioprosthetic aortic valve. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Oct 3. PMID: 27696659.
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    2. Loyalka P, Schechter M, Nascimbene A, Raman AS, Ilieascu CA, Gregoric ID, Kar B. Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement in a Carcinoid Heart. Tex Heart Inst J. 2016 Aug; 43(4):341-4. PMID: 27547148; PMCID: PMC4979396.
    3. Ma TS, Paniagua D, Denktas AE, Jneid H, Kar B, Chan W, Bozkurt B. Usefulness of the Sum of Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure and Right Atrial Pressure as a Congestion Index that Prognosticates Heart Failure Survival (from the Evaluation Study of Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Artery Catheterization Effectiveness Trial). Am J Cardiol. 2016 Sep 15; 118(6):854-9. PMID: 27474338.
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    4. Thangam M, Nathan S, Kar B, Petrovic M, Patel M, Loyalka P, Buja LM, Gregoric ID. Primary Cardiac Sarcoidosis with Syncope and Refractory Atrial Arrhythmia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Tex Heart Inst J. 2016 Jun; 43(3):236-40. PMID: 27303240; PMCID: PMC4894703.
    5. Raman AS, Shabari FR, Kar B, Loyalka P, Hariharan R. No Electromagnetic Interference Occurred in a Patient with a HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System and a Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator. Tex Heart Inst J. 2016 Apr; 43(2):183-5. PMID: 27127441; PMCID: PMC4845567.
    6. Ottaviani G, Segura AM, Rajapreyar IN, Zhao B, Radovancevic R, Loyalka P, Kar B, Gregoric I, Buja LM. Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy in end-stage heart failure patients undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2016 Jul-Aug; 25(4):293-9. PMID: 27135206.
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    7. Akkanti B, Hussain R, Nathan S, Gentry B, Young AY, Raissi F, Nascimbene A, Rajapreyar IN, Banjac ID, Patel K, Janowiak L, Patel M, Patel JA, Loyalka P, Gregoric ID, Kar B. Prolonged Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Patient With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. ASAIO J. 2016 Mar-Apr; 62(2):e13-4. PMID: 26720734.
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    8. Akkanti B, Gentry B, Kesavan R, Kar B. Acute eosinophilic pneumonia. BMJ Case Rep. 2016; 2016. PMID: 26891699.
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    9. Basra SS, Virani SS, Paniagua D, Kar B, Jneid H. Acute Coronary Syndromes: Unstable Angina and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Heart Fail Clin. 2016 Jan; 12(1):31-48. PMID: 26567973.
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    10. Banjac I, Petrovic M, Akay MH, Janowiak LM, Radovancevic R, Nathan S, Patel M, Loyalka P, Kar B, Gregoric ID. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Procedural Rescue Strategy for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Cardiac Complications. ASAIO J. 2016 Jan-Feb; 62(1):e1-4. PMID: 26309098.
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    11. Nascimbene A, Loyalka P, Gregoric ID, Kar B. Percutaneous coronary intervention with the TandemHeart™ percutaneous left ventricular assist device support: Six years of experience and outcomes. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 May; 87(6):1101-10. PMID: 26589637.
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    12. Oh JK, Little SH, Abdelmoneim SS, Reardon MJ, Kleiman NS, Lin G, Bach D, Gillam L, Kar B, Coselli J, Sengupta PP, Grewal K, Chang J, Chang Y, Boulware M, Adams DH, Popma JJ. Regression of Paravalvular Aortic Regurgitation and Remodeling of Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve: An Observation From the CoreValve U.S. Pivotal Trial. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Dec; 8(12):1364-75. PMID: 26508386.
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    13. Jneid H, Paniagua D, Kar B, Denktas A. Paravalvular Regurgitation After TAVR: Time Heals, or Not? J Invasive Cardiol. 2015 Oct; 27(10):E226-8. PMID: 26429856.
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    14. Quintana-Quezada RA, Vahdat KK, Postalian A, Nathan S, Kar B, Loyalka P. Coronary artery fistula causing angina pectoris after cardiac surgery - An interesting pathophysiologic link. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Dec 15; 201:85-7. PMID: 26298349.
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    15. Briceño DF, Fernando RR, Nathan S, Loyalka P, Kar B, Gregoric ID. TandemHeart as a Bridge to Recovery in Legionella Myocarditis. Tex Heart Inst J. 2015 Aug; 42(4):357-61. PMID: 26413019.
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    16. Shah SK, Gregoric ID, Nathan SS, Akkanti BH, Kar B, Bajwa KS. Simultaneous left ventricular assist device placement and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a bridge to transplant for morbidly obese patients with severe heart failure. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Nov; 34(11):1489-91. PMID: 26215331.
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    17. Ottaviani G, Radovancevic R, Kar B, Gregoric I, Buja LM. Pathological assessment of end-stage heart failure in explanted hearts in correlation with hemodynamics in patients undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 24(5):283-9. PMID: 26129629.
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    18. Thangam M, Nathan S, Petrovica M, Kar B, Patel M, Loyalka P, Buja LM, Gregoric ID. Procainamide-induced pulmonary fibrosis after orthotopic heart transplantation: a case report and literature review. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2015 Jul-Aug; 24(4):250-3. PMID: 25770749.
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    19. Huang RS, Nedelcu E, Bai Y, Wahed A, Klein K, Tint H, Gregoric I, Patel M, Kar B, Loyalka P, Nathan S, Radovancevic R, Nguyen AN. Post-operative bleeding risk stratification in cardiac pulmonary bypass patients using artificial neural network. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2015; 45(2):181-6. PMID: 25887872.
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    20. Gregoric ID, Kar B, Mesar T, Nathan S, Radovancevic R, Patel M, Loyalka P. Perioperative use of TandemHeart percutaneous ventricular assist device in surgical repair of postinfarction ventricular septal defect. ASAIO J. 2014 Sep-Oct; 60(5):529-32. PMID: 25010911.
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    21. Basra SS, Virani SS, Paniagua D, Kar B, Jneid H. Acute coronary syndromes: unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. Cardiol Clin. 2014 Aug; 32(3):353-70. PMID: 25091963.
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    22. Tuluca A, Omer S, Cornwell L, Blaustein A, Kar B, Weldon S, Bakaeen FG. Aortic valve leaflet entrapment by a percutaneous closure device. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jul; 98(1):e23-5. PMID: 24996746.
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    23. Welsh KJ, Nedelcu E, Bai Y, Wahed A, Klein K, Tint H, Gregoric I, Patel M, Kar B, Loyalka P, Nathan S, Loubser P, Weeks PA, Radovancevic R, Nguyen AN. How do we manage cardiopulmonary bypass coagulopathy? Transfusion. 2014 Sep; 54(9):2158-66. PMID: 24942083.
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    24. Huang RS, Nedelcu E, Bai Y, Wahed A, Klein K, Gregoric I, Patel M, Kar B, Loyalka P, Nathan S, Loubser P, Weeks PA, Radovancevic R, Nguyen AN. Mobile computing platform with decision support modules for hemotherapy. Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 Jun; 141(6):834-40. PMID: 24838328.
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    25. Nusbaum DM, Bassett ST, Gregoric ID, Kar B. A case of survival after cardiac arrest and 3½ hours of resuscitation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Apr; 41(2):222-6. PMID: 24808789; PMCID: PMC4004494.
    26. Rogers PA, Daye J, Huang H, Blaustein A, Virani S, Alam M, Kumar A, Paniagua D, Kar B, Bozkurt B, Ballantyne CM, Deswal A, Jneid H. Revascularization improves mortality in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Mar 1; 172(1):239-41. PMID: 24462137.
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    27. Negi SI, Loyalka P, Gregoric I, Kar B. Retrieval of ruptured valves and their accessories during transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Card Surg. 2014 Mar; 29(2):209-12. PMID: 24417302.
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    28. Fernando R, Briceno DF, Loyalka P, Kar B. Transapical closure of mitral paravalvular leak over a surgically constructed mitral annulus. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Feb 1; 171(2):302-4. PMID: 24365619.
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    29. Omer S, Kar B, Cornwell LD, Blaustein A, Levine GN, Ali N, Jneid H, Paniagua D, Atluri PV, Bechara CF, Kougias P, Ruma M, Preventza O, Bozkurt B, Carabello BA, Bakaeen FG. Early experience of a transcatheter aortic valve program at a Veterans Affairs facility. JAMA Surg. 2013 Dec; 148(12):1087-93. PMID: 24048246.
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    30. Negi SI, Patel J, Patel M, Loyalka P, Kar B, Gregoric I. Successful repair of aortic annulus rupture during transcatheter aortic valve replacement using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep; 63(9):514-7. PMID: 23990118.
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    31. Hira RS, Thamwiwat A, Kar B. TandemHeart placement for cardiogenic shock in acute severe mitral regurgitation and right ventricular failure. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Feb; 83(2):319-22. PMID: 23907937.
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    32. Huang HD, Alam M, Hamzeh I, Virani S, Deswal A, Aguilar D, Rogers P, Kougias P, Birnbaum Y, Paniagua D, Kar B, Ballantyne C, Bozkurt B, Jneid H. Patients with severe chronic kidney disease benefit from early revascularization after acute coronary syndrome. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 9; 168(4):3741-6. PMID: 23845772.
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    33. Shah NR, Bieniarz MC, Basra SS, Paisley RD, Loyalka P, Gregoric ID, Mann DL, Kar B. Serum biomarkers in severe refractory cardiogenic shock. JACC Heart Fail. 2013 Jun; 1(3):200-6. PMID: 24621870.
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    34. Gregoric ID, Mesar T, Kar B, Nathan S, Radovancevic R, Patel M, Loyalka P. Percutaneous ventricular assist device and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support in a patient with postinfarction ventricular septal defect and free wall rupture. Heart Surg Forum. 2013 Jun; 16(3):E150-1. PMID: 23803239.
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    35. Abdel-Karim AR, Da Silva M, Lichtenwalter C, de Lemos JA, Obel O, Addo T, Roesle M, Haagen D, Rangan BV, Makke L, Jeroudi OM, Raghunathan D, Saeed B, Bissett JK, Sachdeva R, Voudris VV, Karyofillis P, Kar B, Rossen J, Fasseas P, Berger P, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Prevalence and outcomes of intermediate saphenous vein graft lesions: findings from the stenting of saphenous vein grafts randomized-controlled trial. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 3; 168(3):2468-73. PMID: 23561918.
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    36. Jneid H, Kar B, Paniagua D, Blaustein A, Cornwell L, Levine GN, Ali N, Bechara CF, Kougias P, Atluri PV, Pawlak C, Carabello B, Bozkurt B, Bakaeen FG. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement as a treatment for late apicoaortic conduit obstruction in a patient with severe aortic stenosis. Circulation. 2013 Mar 19; 127(11):e491-4. PMID: 23509034.
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    37. Negi SI, Kar B, Gregoric I, Loyalka P. Supporting the failing myocardium: is intra-aortic balloon pump enough? The IABP-SHOCK II trial. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2013 Feb; 11(2):147-9. PMID: 23405835.
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    38. Kar B, Nascimbene A, Loyalka P, Kikec J, Nathan S, Gregoric ID, Frazier OH. Concomitant transapical mitral valvuloplasty and CentriMag assist device placement: in a "no-option" patient. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013; 40(4):445-8. PMID: 24082376; PMCID: PMC3783148.
    39. Fernando R, Koranne K, Loyalka P, Kar B, Gregoric I. Patent ductus arteriosus closure using an Amplatzer(™) ventricular septal defect closure device. Exp Clin Cardiol. 2013; 18(1):e50-4. PMID: 24294051; PMCID: PMC3716504.
    40. Kneitz A, Clifton W, Kar B, Delgado RM. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in a nonagenarian. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013; 40(2):196-7. PMID: 23678222; PMCID: PMC3649784.
    41. Alam M, Huang HD, Shahzad SA, Kar B, Virani SS, Rogers PA, Paniagua D, Bozkurt B, Palacios I, Kleiman NS, Jneid H. Percutaneous coronary intervention vs. coronary artery bypass graft surgery for unprotected left main coronary artery disease in the drug-eluting stents era--an aggregate data meta-analysis of 11,148 patients. Circ J. 2013; 77(2):372-82. PMID: 23123552.
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    42. Bakaeen FG, Kar B, Chu D, Cornwell LD, Blaustein A, Levine GN, Paniagua D, Jneid H, Jensen C, Atluri PV, Bechara CF, Kougias P, Pawlak C, Bozkurt B, Burdon TA, Carabello BA. Establishment of a transcatheter aortic valve program and heart valve team at a Veterans Affairs facility. Am J Surg. 2012 Nov; 204(5):643-8. PMID: 22921150.
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    43. Kar B, Basra SS, Shah NR, Loyalka P. Percutaneous circulatory support in cardiogenic shock: interventional bridge to recovery. Circulation. 2012 Apr 10; 125(14):1809-17. PMID: 22492948.
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    44. Alam M, Bandeali SJ, Virani SS, Jneid HM, Shahzad SA, Ramanathan KB, Kar B, Kleiman NS, Lakkis N. Clinical outcomes of percutaneous interventions in saphenous vein grafts using drug-eluting stents compared to bare-metal stents: a comprehensive meta-analysisof all randomized clinical trials. Clin Cardiol. 2012 May; 35(5):291-6. PMID: 22488047.
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    45. Bhattacharyya A, Basra SS, Sen P, Kar B. Peripartum cardiomyopathy: a review. Tex Heart Inst J. 2012; 39(1):8-16. PMID: 22412221; PMCID: PMC3298938.
    46. Loyalka P, Cevik C, Nathan S, Gregoric ID, Kar B. Closure of post-myocardial infarction ventricular septal defect with use of intracardiac echocardiographic imaging and percutaneous left ventricular assistance. Tex Heart Inst J. 2012; 39(3):454-6. PMID: 22719172; PMCID: PMC3368451.
    47. Kar B, Gholkar G, Gregoric ID, Jain SK, Loyalka P. Percutaneous closure of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm in a high-risk surgical candidate. Tex Heart Inst J. 2012; 39(5):680-2. PMID: 23109767; PMCID: PMC3461682.
    48. Khan N, Husain SA, Husain SI, Khalaf N, George J, Raissi F, Segura AM, Kar B, Bogaev RC, Frazier OH. Remission of chronic anthracycline-induced heart failure with support from a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. Tex Heart Inst J. 2012; 39(4):554-6. PMID: 22949777; PMCID: PMC3423291.
    49. Loyalka P, Cevik C, Nathan S, Gregoric ID, Kar B, Parulekar A, Scheinin SA, Seethamraju H. Percutaneous stenting to treat pulmonary vein stenosis after single-lung transplantation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2012; 39(4):560-4. PMID: 22949779; PMCID: PMC3423294.
    50. Jeroudi OM, Abdel-Karim AR, Michael TT, Lichtenwalter C, de Lemos JA, Obel O, Addo T, Roesle M, Haagen D, Rangan BV, Raghunathan D, DaSilva M, Saeed B, Bissett JK, Sachdeva R, Voudris VV, Karyofillis P, Kar B, Rossen J, Fasseas P, Berger P, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Paclitaxel-eluting stents reduce neointimal hyperplasia compared to bare metal stents in saphenous vein grafts: intravascular ultrasonography analysis of the SOS (Stenting of Saphenous Vein Grafts) trial. EuroIntervention. 2011 Dec; 7(8):948-54. PMID: 22157480.
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    51. Basra SS, Loyalka P, Kar B. Current status of percutaneous ventricular assist devices for cardiogenic shock. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2011 Nov; 26(6):548-54. PMID: 21926617.
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    52. Moyé LA, Henry TD, Baran KW, Bettencourt J, Bruhn-Ding B, Caldwell E, Chambers J, Flood K, Francescon J, Bowman S, Kappenman C, Kar B, Lambert C, LaRock J, Lerman A, Mazzurco S, Prashad R, Raveendran G, Simon D, Westbrook L, Simari RD. Cell therapy and satellite centers: the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network experience. Contemp Clin Trials. 2011 Nov; 32(6):841-7. PMID: 21767663; PMCID: PMC3202446.
    53. Michael TT, Abdel-karim AR, Papayannis A, Lichtenwalter C, de Lemos JA, Obel O, Addo T, Roesle M, Haagen D, Rangan BV, Saeed B, Bissett JK, Sachdeva R, Voudris VV, Karyofillis P, Kar B, Rossen J, Fasseas P, Berger PB, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Recurrent cardiovascular events with paclitaxel-eluting versus bare-metal stents in saphenous vein graft lesions: insights from the SOS (Stenting of Saphenous Vein Grafts) trial. J Invasive Cardiol. 2011 Jun; 23(6):216-9. PMID: 21646644.
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    54. Demirozu ZT, Radovancevic R, Hochman LF, Gregoric ID, Letsou GV, Kar B, Bogaev RC, Frazier OH. Arteriovenous malformation and gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011 Aug; 30(8):849-53. PMID: 21530318.
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    55. Brilakis ES, Lichtenwalter C, Abdel-karim AR, de Lemos JA, Obel O, Addo T, Roesle M, Haagen D, Rangan BV, Saeed B, Bissett JK, Sachdeva R, Voudris VV, Karyofillis P, Kar B, Rossen J, Fasseas P, Berger P, Banerjee S. Continued benefit from paclitaxel-eluting compared with bare-metal stent implantation in saphenous vein graft lesions during long-term follow-up of the SOS (Stenting of Saphenous Vein Grafts) trial. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Feb; 4(2):176-82. PMID: 21349456.
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    56. Gregoric ID, Kar B, Gholkar G, Patel S, Crane T, Nathan S, Loyalka P. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with hemoconcentration: in a hypervolemic patient with critical aortic stenosis. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(5):565-7. PMID: 22163137; PMCID: PMC3231535.
    57. Loyalka P, Hariharan R, Gholkar G, Gregoric ID, Tamerisa R, Nathan S, Kar B. Left stellate ganglion block for continuous ventricular arrhythmias during percutaneous left ventricular assist device support. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(4):409-11. PMID: 21841870; PMCID: PMC3147196.
    58. Ma TS, Bozkurt B, Paniagua D, Kar B, Ramasubbu K, Rothe CF. Central venous pressure and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure: fresh clinical perspectives from a new model of discordant and concordant heart failure. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(6):627-38. PMID: 22199422; PMCID: PMC3233309.
    59. Kar B, Gregoric ID, Basra SS, Idelchik GM, Loyalka P. The percutaneous ventricular assist device in severe refractory cardiogenic shock. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Feb 8; 57(6):688-96. PMID: 20950980.
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    60. Brilakis ES, Wang TY, Rao SV, Banerjee S, Goldman S, Shunk K, Kar B, Holmes DR, Dai D, Chin CT, Harding TM, Roe MT. Frequency and predictors of drug-eluting stent use in saphenous vein bypass graft percutaneous coronary interventions: a report from the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data CathPCI registry. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Oct; 3(10):1068-73. PMID: 20965466.
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    61. Badhey N, Lichtenwalter C, de Lemos JA, Roesle M, Obel O, Addo TA, Haagen D, Abdel-Karim AR, Saeed B, Bissett JK, Sachdeva R, Voudris VV, Karyofillis P, Kar B, Rossen J, Fasseas P, Berger PB, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Contemporary use of embolic protection devices in saphenous vein graft interventions: Insights from the stenting of saphenous vein grafts trial. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Aug 1; 76(2):263-9. PMID: 20665875.
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    62. Gregoric ID, Loyalka P, Radovancevic R, Jovic Z, Frazier OH, Kar B. TandemHeart as a rescue therapy for patients with critical aortic valve stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Dec; 88(6):1822-6. PMID: 19932242.
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    63. Lichtenwalter C, de Lemos JA, Roesle M, Obel O, Holper EM, Haagen D, Saeed B, Iturbe JM, Shunk K, Bissett JK, Sachdeva R, Voudris VV, Karyofillis P, Kar B, Rossen J, Fasseas P, Berger P, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Clinical presentation and angiographic characteristics of saphenous vein graft failure after stenting: insights from the SOS (stenting of saphenous vein grafts) trial. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Sep; 2(9):855-60. PMID: 19778774.
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    64. Omer S, Chu D, Huh J, Coselli JS, Lemaire SA, Sansgiry S, Kar B, Paniagua D, Carabello BA, Bakaeen FG. Outcomes of aortic valve replacement performed by residents in octogenarians. J Surg Res. 2009 Sep; 156(1):139-44. PMID: 19592019.
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    65. Gregoric ID, Bruckner BA, Jacob L, Loyalka P, Kar B, La Francesca S, Myers T, Frazier OH. Techniques and complications of TandemHeart ventricular assist device insertion during cardiac procedures. ASAIO J. 2009 May-Jun; 55(3):251-4. PMID: 19357499.
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    66. Amir O, Delgado RM, Kar B, Smart FW. The value of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of isolated non-compaction of the left ventricle. Isr Med Assoc J. 2009 May; 11(5):313-4. PMID: 19637513.
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    67. Myers TJ, Bolmers M, Gregoric ID, Kar B, Frazier OH. Assessment of arterial blood pressure during support with an axial flow left ventricular assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 May; 28(5):423-7. PMID: 19416768.
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    68. Brilakis ES, Lichtenwalter C, de Lemos JA, Roesle M, Obel O, Haagen D, Saeed B, Gadiparthi C, Bissett JK, Sachdeva R, Voudris VV, Karyofillis P, Kar B, Rossen J, Fasseas P, Berger P, Banerjee S. A randomized controlled trial of a paclitaxel-eluting stent versus a similar bare-metal stent in saphenous vein graft lesions the SOS (Stenting of Saphenous Vein Grafts) trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Mar 17; 53(11):919-28. PMID: 19281920.
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    69. Dixon SR, Henriques JP, Mauri L, Sjauw K, Civitello A, Kar B, Loyalka P, Resnic FS, Teirstein P, Makkar R, Palacios IF, Collins M, Moses J, Benali K, O'Neill WW. A prospective feasibility trial investigating the use of the Impella 2.5 system in patients undergoing high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (The PROTECT I Trial): initial U.S. experience. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Feb; 2(2):91-6. PMID: 19463408.
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    70. Morris CD, Smith RD, Kar B, Ghodsizad A, Reverdin S, Frazier OH, Gregoric ID. Successful cardiac transplantation in a patient with elevated pulmonary vascular resistance: a relative contraindication to transplantation. Heart Surg Forum. 2009 Jan; 12(1):E59-60. PMID: 19233769.
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    71. Herlihy JP, Loyalka P, Gnananandh J, Gregoric ID, Dahlberg CG, Kar B, Delgado RM. PleurX catheter for the management of refractory pleural effusions in congestive heart failure. Tex Heart Inst J. 2009; 36(1):38-43. PMID: 19436784; PMCID: PMC2676536.
    72. Herlihy JP, Loyalka P, Jayaraman G, Kar B, Gregoric ID. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation using the TandemHeart System's catheters. Tex Heart Inst J. 2009; 36(4):337-41. PMID: 19693311; PMCID: PMC2720287.
    73. Dhaliwal AS, Deswal A, Pritchett A, Aguilar D, Kar B, Souchek J, Bozkurt B. Reduction in BNP levels with treatment of decompensated heart failure and future clinical events. J Card Fail. 2009 May; 15(4):293-9. PMID: 19398076.
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    74. Gregoric ID, Poglajen G, Span M, Frazier OH, Loyalka P, Kar B. Percutaneous ventricular assist device support during off-pump surgical coronary revascularization. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Aug; 86(2):637-9. PMID: 18640347.
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    75. Arora HS, Loyalka P, Kar B, Delgado R. Devices for heart failure: the future is now. Congest Heart Fail. 2008 May-Jun; 14(3):141-8. PMID: 18550925.
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    76. Gregoric ID, Bruckner BA, Jacob L, Kar B, Cohn WE, La Francesca S, Frazier OH. Clinical experience with sternotomy versus subcostal approach for exchange of the HeartMate XVE to the HeartMate II ventricular assist device. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 May; 85(5):1646-9. PMID: 18442556.
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    77. Gregoric ID, Chandra D, Myers TJ, Scheinin SA, Loyalka P, Kar B. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to emergency heart-lung transplantation in a patient with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Apr; 27(4):466-8. PMID: 18374886.
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    78. Gregoric ID, La Francesca S, Myers T, Cohn W, Loyalka P, Kar B, Gemmato C, Frazier OH. A less invasive approach to axial flow pump insertion. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Apr; 27(4):423-6. PMID: 18374879.
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    79. Gregoric ID, Jacob LP, La Francesca S, Bruckner BA, Cohn WE, Loyalka P, Kar B, Frazier OH. The TandemHeart as a bridge to a long-term axial-flow left ventricular assist device (bridge to bridge). Tex Heart Inst J. 2008; 35(2):125-9. PMID: 18612448; PMCID: PMC2435454.
    80. Idelchik GM, Simpson L, Civitello AB, Loyalka P, Gregoric ID, Delgado R, Kar B. Use of the percutaneous left ventricular assist device in patients with severe refractory cardiogenic shock as a bridge to long-term left ventricular assist device implantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Jan; 27(1):106-11. PMID: 18187095.
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