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George V. Letsou

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
DivisionSurgery-Cardio/Thoracic Surgery
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    Dr. George V. Letsou maintains active investigational programs in both clinical and basic science research. He was on the medical school faculties at Yale and the University of Texas, where he was tenured Professor of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, before rejoining the Baylor College of Medicine as Professor of Surgery. He has published more than 100 articles concerning cardiothoracic surgery and speaks across the United States as well as internationally on these topics.

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    1. Baldwin AC, Sandoval E, Letsou GV, Mallidi HR, Cohn WE, Frazier OH. Surgical approach to continuous-flow left ventricular assist device explantation: A comparison of outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan; 151(1):192-8. PMID: 26344685.
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    2. Letsou GV. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Feb; 97(2):623. PMID: 24484801.
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    3. Letsou GV, Reverdin S, Frazier OH. Thyrotoxicosis-facilitated bridge to recovery with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Sep; 44(3):573-4. PMID: 23456013.
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    4. 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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    5. Feldman T, Foster E, Glower DD, Glower DG, Kar S, Rinaldi MJ, Fail PS, Smalling RW, Siegel R, Rose GA, Engeron E, Loghin C, Trento A, Skipper ER, Fudge T, Letsou GV, Massaro JM, Mauri L. Percutaneous repair or surgery for mitral regurgitation. N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 14; 364(15):1395-406. PMID: 21463154.
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    6. Letsou GV, Wu YX, Grunkemeier G, Rampurwala MM, Kaiser L, Salaskar AL. Off-pump coronary artery bypass and avoidance of hypothermic cardiac arrest improves early left ventricular function in patients with systolic dysfunction. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Jul; 40(1):227-32. PMID: 21273086.
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    7. Letsou GV, Forrester M, Frazier OH. Long-term results of complex left ventricular reconstruction surgery: case report. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(4):418-20. PMID: 21841873.
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    8. Letsou GV, Pate TD, Gohean JR, Kurusz M, Longoria RG, Kaiser L, Smalling RW. Improved left ventricular unloading and circulatory support with synchronized pulsatile left ventricular assistance compared with continuous-flow left ventricular assistance in an acute porcine left ventricular failure model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Nov; 140(5):1181-8. PMID: 20546799.
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    9. Letsou GV, Grunkemeier GL, Salaskar AL, Bavare C, Wu Y, Rampurwala MM. Selective left anterior descending shunting provides effective off-pump myocardial protection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jan; 89(1):24-9. PMID: 20103200.
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    10. Argenziano M, Skipper E, Heimansohn D, Letsou GV, Woo YJ, Kron I, Alexander J, Cleveland J, Kong B, Davidson M, Vassiliades T, Krieger K, Sako E, Tibi P, Galloway A, Foster E, Feldman T, Glower D. Surgical revision after percutaneous mitral repair with the MitraClip device. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jan; 89(1):72-80; discussion p 80. PMID: 20103209.
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    11. Schnee PM, Shah N, Bergheim M, Poindexter BJ, Buja LM, Gemmato C, Radovancevic B, Letsou GV, Frazier OH, Bick RJ. Location and density of alpha- and beta-adrenoreceptor sub-types in myocardium after mechanical left ventricular unloading. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Jul; 27(7):710-7. PMID: 18582798.
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    12. Palanichamy N, Letsou GV, Cohn W, La Francesca S, Kar B, Gregoric ID. High cardiac output due to fistula after cardiac transplantation. Congest Heart Fail. 2007 Jul-Aug; 13(4):237-9. PMID: 17673877.
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    13. Giesler GM, Gomez JS, Letsou G, Vooletich M, Smalling RW. Initial report of percutaneous right ventricular assist for right ventricular shock secondary to right ventricular infarction. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2006 Aug; 68(2):263-6. PMID: 16819772.
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    14. Letsou GV, Connelly JH, Delgado RM, Myers TJ, Gregoric ID, Smart FW, Frazier OH. Is native aortic valve commissural fusion in patients with long-term left ventricular assist devices associated with clinically important aortic insufficiency? J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Apr; 25(4):395-9. PMID: 16563967.
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    15. Letsou GV, Sdringola S, Gregoric ID, Patel V, Myers TJ, Delgado RM, Frazier OH. Myocardial perfusion as assessed by positron emission tomography during long-term mechanical circulatory support. Congest Heart Fail. 2006 Mar-Apr; 12(2):69-74. PMID: 16596039.
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    16. Letsou GV, Frazier OH. Successful ventricular remodeling with coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve repair in a patient with severe heart failure. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006; 33(2):229-31. PMID: 16878634.
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    17. Kar B, Delgado RM, Radovancevic B, Myers TJ, Wadia Y, Letsou GV, Riaz I, Metcalfe R, Gregoric I, Harting MT. Vascular thrombosis during support with continuous flow ventricular assist devices: correlation with computerized flow simulations. Congest Heart Fail. 2005 Jul-Aug; 11(4):182-7. PMID: 16106119.
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    18. Baumgartner WA, Burrows S, del Nido PJ, Gardner TJ, Goldberg S, Gorman RC, Letsou GV, Mascette A, Michler RE, Puskas JD, Rose EA, Rosengart TK, Sellke FW, Shumway SJ, Wilke N. Recommendations of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Working Group on Future Direction in Cardiac Surgery. Circulation. 2005 Jun 07; 111(22):3007-13. PMID: 15939834.
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    19. Ferrari M, Kadipasaoglu KA, Croitoru M, Conger J, Myers T, Gregoric I, Radovancevic B, Letsou GV, Frazier OH. Evaluation of myocardial function in patients with end-stage heart failure during support with the Jarvik 2000 left ventricular assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Feb; 24(2):226-8. PMID: 15701442.
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    20. Letsou GV, Shah N, Gregoric ID, Myers TJ, Delgado R, Frazier OH. Gastrointestinal bleeding from arteriovenous malformations in patients supported by the Jarvik 2000 axial-flow left ventricular assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Jan; 24(1):105-9. PMID: 15653390.
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    21. Letsou GV, Myers TJ, Gregoric ID, Delgado R, Shah N, Robertson K, Radovancevic B, Frazier OH. Continuous axial-flow left ventricular assist device (Jarvik 2000) maintains kidney and liver perfusion for up to 6 months. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Oct; 76(4):1167-70. PMID: 14530006.
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    22. Letsou GV, Carter JE, Shenaq S, Gregoric ID, Delgado R, Frazier OH. Orthotopic cardiac transplantation 30 months after successful dynamic cardiomyoplasty. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Oct; 76(4):1289-91. PMID: 14530033.
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    23. Letsou GV, Breznock EM, Whitehair J, Kurtz RS, Jacobs R, Leavitt ML, Sternberg H, Shermer S, Kehrer S, Segall JM, Voelker MA, Waitz HD, Segall PE. Resuscitating hypothermic dogs after 2 hours of circulatory arrest below 6 degrees C. J Trauma. 2003 May; 54(5 Suppl):S177-82. PMID: 12768122.
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    24. Murtagh B, Frazier OH, Letsou GV. Diagnosis and management of bacterial endocarditis in 2003. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2003 Mar; 18(2):106-10. PMID: 12652214.
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    25. Shimoni S, Frangogiannis NG, Aggeli CJ, Shan K, Verani MS, Quinones MA, Espada R, Letsou GV, Lawrie GM, Winters WL, Reardon MJ, Zoghbi WA. Identification of hibernating myocardium with quantitative intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography: comparison with dobutamine echocardiography and thallium-201 scintigraphy. Circulation. 2003 Feb 04; 107(4):538-44. PMID: 12566363.
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    26. Shimoni S, Frangogiannis NG, Aggeli CJ, Shan K, Quinones MA, Espada R, Letsou GV, Lawrie GM, Winters WL, Reardon MJ, Zoghbi WA. Microvascular structural correlates of myocardial contrast echocardiography in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular dysfunction: implications for the assessment of myocardial hibernation. Circulation. 2002 Aug 20; 106(8):950-6. PMID: 12186799.
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    27. Li Q, Gupta D, Schroth G, Loghin C, Letsou GV, Buja LM. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Eosinophilic pericarditis and myocarditis. Circulation. 2002 Jun 25; 105(25):3066. PMID: 12082004.
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    28. Elefteriades JA, Quin JA, Hogan JF, Holcomb WG, Letsou GV, Chlosta WF, Glenn WW. Long-term follow-up of pacing of the conditioned diaphragm in quadriplegia. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2002 Jun; 25(6):897-906. PMID: 12137341.
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    29. Frangogiannis NG, Shimoni S, Chang SM, Ren G, Dewald O, Gersch C, Shan K, Aggeli C, Reardon M, Letsou GV, Espada R, Ramchandani M, Entman ML, Zoghbi WA. Active interstitial remodeling: an important process in the hibernating human myocardium. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002 May 01; 39(9):1468-74. PMID: 11985909.
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    30. Frangogiannis NG, Shimoni S, Chang SM, Ren G, Shan K, Aggeli C, Reardon MJ, Letsou GV, Espada R, Ramchandani M, Entman ML, Zoghbi WA. Evidence for an active inflammatory process in the hibernating human myocardium. Am J Pathol. 2002 Apr; 160(4):1425-33. PMID: 11943726.
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    31. Letsou GV. Mitral valve repair and the anterior leaflet. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2002 Mar; 17(2):179-82. PMID: 11981252.
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    32. Letsou GV, Hogan JF, Miller CC, Elefteriades JA, Francischelli D, Baldwin JC, Safi HJ. Physiologic characteristics of canine skeletal muscle: implications for timing skeletal muscle cardiac assist devices. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Oct; 72(4):1336-42; discussion 1343. PMID: 11603457.
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    33. Estrera AL, Rubenstein FS, Miller CC, Huynh TT, Letsou GV, Safi HJ. Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm: surgical approach and treatment using the adjuncts cerebrospinal fluid drainage and distal aortic perfusion. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Aug; 72(2):481-6. PMID: 11515886.
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    34. Yong Y, Nagueh SF, Shimoni S, Shan K, He ZX, Reardon MJ, Letsou GV, Howell JF, Verani MS, Quiñones MA, Zoghbi WA. Deceleration time in ischemic cardiomyopathy: relation to echocardiographic and scintigraphic indices of myocardial viability and functional recovery after revascularization. Circulation. 2001 Mar 06; 103(9):1232-7. PMID: 11238266.
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    35. Rubenstein F, Reichart B, Letsou GV. Alternatives in selection of rings for mitral annuloplasty. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2001 Mar; 16(2):136-9. PMID: 11224646.
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    36. Shan K, Bick RJ, Poindexter BJ, Nagueh SF, Shimoni S, Verani MS, Keng F, Reardon MJ, Letsou GV, Howell JF, Zoghbi WA. Altered adrenergic receptor density in myocardial hibernation in humans: A possible mechanism of depressed myocardial function. Circulation. 2000 Nov 21; 102(21):2599-606. PMID: 11085963.
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    37. Shan K, Bick RJ, Poindexter BJ, Shimoni S, Letsou GV, Reardon MJ, Howell JF, Zoghbi WA, Nagueh SF. Relation of tissue Doppler derived myocardial velocities to myocardial structure and beta-adrenergic receptor density in humans. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2000 Sep; 36(3):891-6. PMID: 10987616.
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    38. Ferguson E, Reardon MJ, Letsou GV. The surgical management of bacterial valvular endocarditis. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2000 Mar; 15(2):82-5. PMID: 10963143.
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    39. Letsou GV, Safi HJ, Reardon MJ, Ergenoglu M, Li Z, Klonaris CN, Baldwin JC, Gilbert BE, Waldrep JC. Pharmacokinetics of liposomal aerosolized cyclosporine A for pulmonary immunosuppression. Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Dec; 68(6):2044-8. PMID: 10616974.
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    40. Reardon MJ, Conklin LD, Letsou GV, Safi HJ, Espada R, Baldwin JC. Methods of acute postcardiotomy left ventricular assistance. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 1999 Oct; 40(5):627-31. PMID: 10596993.
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    41. Nagueh SF, Mikati I, Weilbaecher D, Reardon MJ, Al-Zaghrini GJ, Cacela D, He ZX, Letsou G, Noon G, Howell JF, Espada R, Verani MS, Zoghbi WA. Relation of the contractile reserve of hibernating myocardium to myocardial structure in humans. Circulation. 1999 Aug 03; 100(5):490-6. PMID: 10430762.
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    42. Nosé Y, Nakata K, Yoshikawa M, Letsou GV, Fujisawa A, Wolner E, Schima H. Development of a totally implantable biventricular bypass centrifugal blood pump system. Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Aug; 68(2):775-9. PMID: 10475487.
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    43. Ohtsuka G, Nakata K, Yoshikawa M, Takano T, Glueck J, Sankai Y, Takami Y, Mueller J, Sueoka A, Letsou G, Schima H, Schmallegger H, Wolner E, Koyanagi H, Fujisawa A, Baldwin JC, Nosé Y. Long-term in vivo left ventricular assist device study for 284 days with Gyro PI pump. Artif Organs. 1999 Jun; 23(6):504-7. PMID: 10392274.
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    44. Letsou GV. Selection of appropriate patients with heart failure for aortocoronary bypass surgery. Curr Opin Cardiol. 1999 May; 14(3):230-3. PMID: 10358795.
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    45. Reardon MJ, Conklin LD, Fabre J, Reardon PR, Letsou GV. Thoracoscopic approach to posterior mediastinal neurogenic tumors in the adult. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 1999 Apr; 9(2):187-92. PMID: 10235359.
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    46. Reardon MJ, Letsou GV, Anderson JE, Safi HJ, Espada R, Baldwin JC. Orthotopic cardiac transplantation after minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1999 Feb; 117(2):390-1. PMID: 9918982.
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    47. Engle J, Safi HJ, Miller CC, Campbell MP, Harlin SA, Letsou GV, Lloyd MD KS, Root DB. The impact of diaphragm management on prolonged ventilator support after thoracoabdominal aortic repair. J Vasc Surg. 1999 Jan; 29(1):150-6. PMID: 9882799.
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    48. Reardon MJ, Conklin LD, Philo R, Letsou GV, Safi HJ, Espada R. The anatomical aspects of minimally invasive cardiac valve operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Jan; 67(1):266-8. PMID: 10086574.
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    49. Safi HJ, Miller CC, Subramaniam MH, Campbell MP, Iliopoulos DC, O'Donnell JJ, Reardon MJ, Letsou GV, Espada R. Thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair using cardiopulmonary bypass, profound hypothermia, and circulatory arrest via left side of the chest incision. J Vasc Surg. 1998 Oct; 28(4):591-8. PMID: 9786251.
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    50. Ohtsuka G, Nakata K, Yoshikawa M, Mueller J, Takano T, Yamane S, Gronau N, Glueck J, Takami Y, Sueoka A, Letsou G, Schima H, Schmallegger H, Wolner E, Koyanagi H, Fujisawa A, Baldwin JC, Nosé Y. Long-term in vivo left ventricular assist device study with a titanium centrifugal pump. ASAIO J. 1998 Sep-Oct; 44(5):M619-23. PMID: 9804509.
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    51. Safi HJ, Miller CC, Reardon MJ, Iliopoulos DC, Letsou GV, Espada R, Baldwin JC. Operation for acute and chronic aortic dissection: recent outcome with regard to neurologic deficit and early death. Ann Thorac Surg. 1998 Aug; 66(2):402-11. PMID: 9725376.
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    52. Reardon MJ, Conklin LD, Letsou GV, Safi HJ, Espada R, Baldwin JC. Mitral valve injury from blunt trauma. J Heart Valve Dis. 1998 Jul; 7(4):467-70. PMID: 9697073.
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    53. Letsou GV, Reardon MJ. Minimally invasive valve surgery. Curr Opin Cardiol. 1998 Mar; 13(2):105-10. PMID: 9593549.
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    54. Safi HJ, Miller CC, Yawn DH, Iliopoulos DC, Subramaniam M, Harlin S, Letsou GV. Impact of distal aortic and visceral perfusion on liver function during thoracoabdominal and descending thoracic aortic repair. J Vasc Surg. 1998 Jan; 27(1):145-52; discussion 152-3. PMID: 9474092.
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    55. Reardon MJ, Hedrick TD, Letsou GV, Safi HJ, Espada R, Baldwin JC. CT reconstruction of an unusual chronic posttraumatic aneurysm of the thoracic aorta. Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Nov; 64(5):1480-2. PMID: 9386733.
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    56. Reardon MJ, Carr CL, Diamond A, Letsou GV, Safi HJ, Espada R, Baldwin JC. Ischemic left ventricular free wall rupture: prediction, diagnosis, and treatment. Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Nov; 64(5):1509-13. PMID: 9386744.
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    57. Safi HJ, Miller CC, Iliopoulos DC, Letsou GV, Baldwin JC. Staged repair of extensive aortic aneurysm: improved neurologic outcome. Ann Surg. 1997 Nov; 226(5):599-605. PMID: 9389393.
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    58. Reardon MJ, Espada R, Letsou GV, Safi HJ, McCollum CH, Baldwin JC. Minimally invasive coronary artery surgery--a word of caution. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1997 Sep; 114(3):419-20. PMID: 9305194.
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    59. Safi HJ, Campbell MP, Miller CC, Iliopoulos DC, Khoynezhad A, Letsou GV, Asimacopoulos PJ. Cerebral spinal fluid drainage and distal aortic perfusion decrease the incidence of neurological deficit: the results of 343 descending and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repairs. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 1997 Aug; 14(2):118-24. PMID: 9314854.
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    60. Safi HJ, Letsou GV, Iliopoulos DC, Subramaniam MH, Miller CC, Hassoun H, Asimacopoulos PJ, Baldwin JC. Impact of retrograde cerebral perfusion on ascending aortic and arch aneurysm repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Jun; 63(6):1601-7. PMID: 9205156.
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    61. Safi HJ, Harlin SA, Miller CC, Iliopoulos DC, Joshi A, Mohasci TG, Zippel R, Letsou GV, Tabor M. Predictive factors for acute renal failure in thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery. J Vasc Surg. 1996 Sep; 24(3):338-44; discussion 344-5. PMID: 8808955.
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    62. McNulty PH, Ng C, Liu WX, Jagasia D, Letsou GV, Baldwin JC, Soufer R. Autoregulation of myocardial glycogen concentration during intermittent hypoxia. Am J Physiol. 1996 Aug; 271(2 Pt 2):R311-9. PMID: 8770128.
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    63. Ukoha OO, Braxton JH, Letsou GV, Hogan JF, Ariyan S, Elefteriades JA. Skeletal muscle ventricles in continuity with the bloodstream. J Card Surg. 1996 Jul-Aug; 11(4):271-9. PMID: 8902641.
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    64. Braxton JH, Higgins RS, Schwann TA, Sanchez JA, Dewar ML, Kopf GS, Hammond GL, Letsou GV, Elefteriades JA. Reoperative mitral valve surgery via right thoracotomy: decreased blood loss and improved hemodynamics. J Heart Valve Dis. 1996 Mar; 5(2):169-73. PMID: 8665010.
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    65. Reardon MJ, Letsou GV, Reardon PR, Baldwin JC. Left ventricular rupture following mitral valve replacement. J Heart Valve Dis. 1996 Jan; 5(1):10-15. PMID: 8834718.
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    66. Braxton JH, Hammond GL, Letsou GV, Franco KL, Kopf GS, Elefteriades JA, Baldwin JC. Optimal timing of coronary artery bypass graft surgery after acute myocardial infarction. Circulation. 1995 Nov 01; 92(9 Suppl):II66-8. PMID: 7586463.
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    67. al-Abdulla NA, Cole G, Braxton JH, Letsou GV, Liu W, Eisen RN, el-Gamel A, Baldwin JC. The effects of supercooling chemicals on myocardial ultrastructure: a transmission electron microscopy case study. Conn Med. 1995 Jul; 59(7):387-99. PMID: 7671597.
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    68. Quin JA, Letsou GV, Tanoue LT, Matthay RA, Higgins RS, Baldwin JC. Use of neodymium yttrium aluminum garnet laser in long-term palliation of airway obstruction. Conn Med. 1995 Jul; 59(7):407-12. PMID: 7545564.
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    69. Letsou GV, Braxton JH, Elefteriades JA, Ariyan S. Skeletal muscle for cardiac assist. Cardiol Clin. 1995 Feb; 13(1):125-35. PMID: 7796427.
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    70. Elefteriades JA, Lee FA, Letsou GV. Advanced treatment options for the failing left ventricle. Introduction. Cardiol Clin. 1995 Feb; 13(1):1-3. PMID: 7796423.
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    71. Letsou GV, Austin L, Grandjean PA, Braxton JH, Elefteriades JA. Dynamic cardiomyoplasty. Cardiol Clin. 1995 Feb; 13(1):121-4. PMID: 7796426.
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    72. Elefteriades JA, Letsou GV, Lee FA. Symposium on advanced treatment options for the failing left ventricle. Synthesis. Guidelines for selection among treatment options. Cardiol Clin. 1995 Feb; 13(1):137-43. PMID: 7796428.
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    73. McNulty PH, Liu WX, Luba MC, Valenti JA, Letsou GV, Baldwin JC. Effect of nonworking heterotopic transplantation on rat heart glycogen metabolism. Am J Physiol. 1995 Jan; 268(1 Pt 1):E48-54. PMID: 7840181.
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    74. Letsou GV, Zarif A, Smith A, Hogan J, Lee P, Ariyan S, Baldwin JC, Elefteriades JA. Latency of skeletal muscle contraction after pulse train stimulation: an important factor in correct timing of skeletal muscle cardiac assist devices. J Surg Res. 1994 Dec; 57(6):672-6. PMID: 7996844.
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    75. Braxton JH, Letsou GV, Schwann TA, Liu WX, Al-Abdulla N, Cole G, El-Gamel A, Baldwin JC. Effect of supercooling solutions on electromechanical activity. Transplant Proc. 1994 Aug; 26(4):2428-30. PMID: 8066797.
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    76. Letsou GV. In response to Dr. King's article. Conn Med. 1993 Oct; 57(10):702. PMID: 8275692.
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    77. Higgins RS, Letsou GV, Sanchez JA, Eisen RN, Smith GJ, Franco KL, Hammond GL, Baldwin JC. Improved ultrastructural lung preservation with prostaglandin E1 as donor pretreatment in a primate model of heart-lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1993 Jun; 105(6):965-71. PMID: 8501946.
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    78. Letsou GV, Franco KL, Detmer W, Condos S, Wolvek S, Smith GJ, Baldwin JC. Pulmonary artery balloon counterpulsation: safe after peripheral placement. Ann Thorac Surg. 1993 Mar; 55(3):741-6. PMID: 8452441.
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    79. Letsou GV, Hogan JF, Lee P, Kim JH, Ariyan S, Dewar ML, Baldwin JC, Elefteriades JA. Comparison of 180-degree and 360-degree skeletal muscle nerve cuff electrodes. Ann Thorac Surg. 1992 Nov; 54(5):925-31. PMID: 1417288.
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    80. Widmann MD, Letsou GV, Phan S, Baldwin JC, Sumpio BE. Isolation and characterization of rabbit cardiac endothelial cells: response to cyclic strain and growth factors in vitro. J Surg Res. 1992 Oct; 53(4):331-4. PMID: 1405613.
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    81. Letsou GV, Kopf GS, Elefteriades JA, Carter JE, Baldwin JC, Hammond GL. Is cardiopulmonary bypass effective for treatment of hypothermic arrest due to drowning or exposure? Arch Surg. 1992 May; 127(5):525-8. PMID: 1575622.
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    82. Letsou GV, Rosales O, Maitz S, Vogt A, Sumpio BE. Stimulation of adenylate cyclase activity in cultured endothelial cells subjected to cyclic stretch. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 1990 Sep-Oct; 31(5):634-9. PMID: 2229164.
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    83. Mills I, Letsou G, Rabban J, Sumpio B, Gewirtz H. Mechanosensitive adenylate cyclase activity in coronary vascular smooth muscle cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1990 Aug 31; 171(1):143-7. PMID: 2393388.
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    84. Letsou GV, Franco KL, Kopf GS, Dewar ML, Elefteriades JA, Hammond GL, Baldwin JC. Heart-lung transplantation: initial experience in New England. Conn Med. 1990 Aug; 54(8):419-24. PMID: 2225808.
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    85. Letsou GV, Gusberg R. Isolated bilateral renal artery thrombosis: an unusual consequence of blunt abdominal trauma--case report. J Trauma. 1990 Apr; 30(4):509-11. PMID: 2325185.
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    86. Letsou G, Gertler JP, Baker CC, Hammond GL. Blunt innominate injury: a report of three cases. J Trauma. 1989 Jan; 29(1):104-8. PMID: 2642971.
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    87. Letsou G, Ballantyne GH, Zdon MJ, Zucker KA, Modlin IM. Screening for colorectal neoplasms. A comparison of the fecal occult blood test and endoscopic examination. Dis Colon Rectum. 1987 Nov; 30(11):839-43. PMID: 3677957.
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    88. Letsou G, Ballantyne GH, Zdon IM, Cambria RM, Modlin IM. Rectal carcinoma in a renal transplant patient. Long-term complication of immunosuppression? Dis Colon Rectum. 1986 Feb; 29(2):133-5. PMID: 3510835.
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    89. Mower GD, Caplan CJ, Letsou G. Behavioral recovery from binocular deprivation in the cat. Behav Brain Res. 1982 Feb; 4(2):209-15. PMID: 7059378.
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