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Muhammad Aftab

TitleAsst Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-SRG

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    1. Reece TB, Aftab M. Commentary: Preparing for the worst, expecting the worst can make it better. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 19. PMID: 33341275.
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    2. Venardos N, Aftab M, Reece TB. Simple Surveillance Is Not So Simple. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 02; 111(2):621-622. PMID: 33080232.
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    3. Venardos N, Reece TB, Cleveland JC, Aftab M, Pal J, Fullerton DA, Rove JY. Training for Multiple Arterial Grafting: A Thoracic Surgery Resident Survey. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct 14. PMID: 33068541.
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    4. Krause M, Douin DJ, Tran TT, Fernandez-Bustamante A, Aftab M, Bartels K. Association between procalcitonin levels and duration of mechanical ventilation in COVID-19 patients. PLoS One. 2020; 15(9):e0239174. PMID: 32946466.
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    5. Vigneshwar NG, Kohtz PD, Lucas MT, Bronsert M, J Weyant M, F Masood M, Itoh A, Rove JY, Reece TB, Cleveland JC, Pal JD, Fullerton DA, Aftab M. Clinical predictors of in-hospital mortality in venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Card Surg. 2020 Oct; 35(10):2512-2521. PMID: 32789912.
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    6. Lin Y, Aftab M, Reece TB. Commentary: Obviously Malperfusion in Dissection Is Bad, But Severe Acidosis May Be Unsurmountable. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; 32(4):681-682. PMID: 32610189.
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    7. Griffin BR, Bronsert M, Reece TB, Pal JD, Cleveland JC, Fullerton DA, Faubel S, Aftab M. Creatinine elevations from baseline at the time of cardiac surgery are associated with postoperative complications. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 26. PMID: 32739165.
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    8. Aftab M, Reece TB. Commentary: Like politics, transfusion practice is local. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 14. PMID: 33268111.
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    9. Ghincea CV, Ikeno Y, Weyant MJ, Mitchell JD, Aftab M, Reece TB. Right Thoracoscopic Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery Division and Subclavian-Carotid Transposition. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 11; 110(5):e431-e433. PMID: 32407854.
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    10. Ghincea CV, Reece TB, Aftab M, Cleveland JC, Pal JD. Noteworthy Cardiac Literature 2019: Cerebral Protection, Zone 2 Arch, Intravascular Ultrasonography in Dissection, Heart Allocation, and Mitral Durability. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Jun; 24(2):187-191. PMID: 32342759.
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    11. Reece TB, Aftab M. Commentary: Dissection in the elderly-do the right thing, fix them! J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 11. PMID: 32362387.
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    12. Mesher AL, Aftab M, Reece TB. Commentary: Beauty, and durability, is in the eye of the needle holder. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 02; 161(2):479-480. PMID: 32387161.
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    13. Aleong RG, Zipse MM, Tompkins C, Aftab M, Varosy P, Sauer W, Kao D. Analysis of Outcomes in 8304 Patients Undergoing Lead Extraction for Infection. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 04 07; 9(7):e011473. PMID: 32192410.
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    14. Griffin BR, Reece TB, Aftab M. Postoperative Thrombocytopenia: A Novel Prognostic Factor: Reply. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 08; 110(2):752-753. PMID: 32147417.
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    15. Ghincea CV, Anderson DA, Ikeno Y, Roda GF, Eldeiry M, Bronsert MR, Aunkst K, Fullerton DA, Reece TB, Aftab M. Utility of neuromonitoring in hypothermic circulatory arrest cases for early detection of stroke: Listening through the noise. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. PMID: 32204911.
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    16. Griffin BR, Bronsert M, Reece TB, Pal JD, Cleveland JC, Fullerton DA, Gist KM, Jovanovich A, Jalal D, Faubel S, Aftab M. Thrombocytopenia After Cardiopulmonary Bypass Is Associated With Increased Morbidity and Mortality. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 07; 110(1):50-57. PMID: 31816284.
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    17. Griffin BR, Kohtz PD, Bronsert M, Reece TB, Cleveland JC, Fullerton DA, Faubel S, Aftab M. Postoperative Complications Are Not Elevated in Well-Compensated ESRD Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: End-Stage Renal Disease Cardiac Surgery Outcomes. J Surg Res. 2020 03; 247:136-143. PMID: 31785887.
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    18. Griffin BR, Teixeira JP, Ambruso S, Bronsert M, Pal JD, Cleveland JC, Reece TB, Fullerton DA, Faubel S, Aftab M. Stage 1 acute kidney injury is independently associated with infection following cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 25. PMID: 32007252.
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    19. Mesher A, Aftab M, Gleason TG, Reece TB. Commentary: Steps toward understanding the root of the issue. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 05; 159(5):1764-1765. PMID: 31530370.
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    20. Venardos N, Reece TB, Aftab M. Commentary: Aortitis Prognosis: Pathologic Diagnosis Independently Adversely Affects Long-Term Survival. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019; 31(4):761-762. PMID: 31271853.
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    21. Aftab M, Reece TB, Cleveland JC, Pal JD. Noteworthy Cardiac Surgical Literature 2018: Value-Based Bundled Payments, Opioid Crisis and Cardiac Surgery, Percutaneous Suction Thrombectomy for Intracardiac/Caval Thrombus and Vegetations, and Minimally Invasive Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Jun; 23(2):164-170. PMID: 31064318.
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    22. Aftab M, Reece TB, Svensson LG. Heart Transplantation in Patients With Loeys-Dietz Syndrome: Is It a Novel Cardiomyopathy? Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 01; 109(1):306. PMID: 31077663.
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    23. Ghincea CV, Reece TB, Eldeiry M, Roda GF, Bronsert MR, Jarrett MJ, Pal JD, Cleveland JC, Fullerton DA, Aftab M. Predictors of Acute Kidney Injury Following Aortic Arch Surgery. J Surg Res. 2019 10; 242:40-46. PMID: 31063910.
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    24. Aftab M, Reece TB. Commentary: Direct spinal cord perfusion: You need it when you need it. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 10; 158(4):e131-e132. PMID: 31160118.
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    25. Chatfield KC, Sparagna GC, Chau S, Phillips EK, Ambardekar AV, Aftab M, Mitchell MB, Sucharov CC, Miyamoto SD, Stauffer BL. Elamipretide Improves Mitochondrial Function in the Failing Human Heart. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2019 Apr; 4(2):147-157. PMID: 31061916.
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    26. Aftab M, Reece TB. Commentary: NO matter what you call it, "conditioning" the spinal cord preventing paraplegia is worthwhile. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 03; 159(3):825-826. PMID: 31126640.
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    27. Halpern AL, Kohtz PD, Helmkamp L, Eldeiry M, Hodges MM, Scott CD, Mitchell JD, Aftab M, Pal JD, Cleveland JC, Reece TB, Meguid RA, Fullerton DA, Weyant MJ. Improved Mortality Associated With the Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 08; 108(2):350-357. PMID: 31009629.
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    28. Eldeiry M, Aftab M, Bergeron E, Pal J, Cleveland JC, Fullerton D, Reece TB. The Buffalo Trunk Technique for Aortic Arch Reconstruction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 09; 108(3):680-686. PMID: 30981849.
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    29. Songdechakraiwut T, Aftab M, Chatterjee S, Green SY, Price MD, Preventza O, de la Cruz KI, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS. Tracheostomy After Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: Risk Factors and Outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 09; 108(3):778-784. PMID: 30928555.
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    30. Abrams B, Hoffman J, Aftab M, Evers J, Seres T. A Rare Case of Stenosis at the Inferior Vena Cava to Right Atrium Anastomosis After Bicaval Orthotopic Heart Transplantation. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Dec; 23(4):418-421. PMID: 30810093.
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    31. Ghincea CV, Ikeno Y, Aftab M, Reece TB. Spinal Cord Protection for Thoracic Aortic Surgery: Bench to Bedside. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Winter; 31(4):713-720. PMID: 30825587.
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    32. Reece TB, Aftab M. Commentary: More is more: Root stabilization for regurgitant aortic valve repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 07; 158(1):24. PMID: 31109710.
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    33. Yamanaka K, Eldeiry M, Aftab M, Ryan TJ, Roda G, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Pretreatment With Diazoxide Attenuates Spinal Cord Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Through Signaling Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 Pathway. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 03; 107(3):733-739. PMID: 30395862.
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    34. Yamanaka K, Eldeiry M, Roda G, Aftab M, Reece TB. Potential benefit of pharmacological induction of beta common receptor. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 11; 156(5):1796-1797. PMID: 30336913.
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    35. Venardos N, Reece TB, Aftab M. Perioperative Statins for Ascending Aortic Repairs: Helpful or Hurtful? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018; 30(4):427-428. PMID: 30278266.
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    36. Yamanaka K, Eldeiry M, Aftab M, Ryan TJ, Mares J, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Synergistic Reduction of Apoptosis With Diazoxide and Erythropoietin in Spinal Cord Ischemic Injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 12; 106(6):1751-1758. PMID: 30193997.
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    37. Yamanaka K, Eldeiry M, Aftab M, Ryan TJ, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Synergetic Induction of NGF With Diazoxide and Erythropoietin Attenuates Spinal Cord Ischemic Injury. J Surg Res. 2019 01; 233:124-131. PMID: 30502238.
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    38. Eldeiry M, Ghincea C, Aftab M, Cleveland JC, Fullerton D, Reece TB. Innominate Versus Axillary Artery Cannulation for the Hemiarch Repair. J Surg Res. 2018 12; 232:234-239. PMID: 30463723.
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    39. Reece TB, Aftab M. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 09; 106(3):776-777. PMID: 29800540.
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    40. Ambardekar AV, Weiser-Evans MCM, Li M, Purohit SN, Aftab M, Reece TB, Moulton KS. Coronary Artery Remodeling and Fibrosis With Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support. Circ Heart Fail. 2018 05; 11(5):e004491. PMID: 29724722.
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    41. Aftab M, Cikach FS, Zhu Y, Idrees JJ, Rigelsky CM, Kalahasti V, Roselli EE, Svensson LG. Loeys-Dietz syndrome: Intermediate-term outcomes of medically and surgically managed patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 02; 157(2):439-450.e5. PMID: 30669217.
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    42. Yamanaka K, Eldeiry M, Aftab M, Mares J, Ryan TJ, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Optimized induction of beta common receptor enhances the neuroprotective function of erythropoietin in spinal cord ischemic injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 06; 155(6):2505-2516. PMID: 29523405.
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    43. Reece TB, Aftab M. No need to tailor: Paraplegia risk is intrinsic to complex aortic intervention. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 04; 155(4):1357. PMID: 29370909.
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    44. Roselli EE, Hasan SM, Idrees JJ, Aftab M, Eagleton MJ, Menon V, Svensson LG. Inoperable patients with acute type A dissection: are they candidates for endovascular repair? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 10 01; 25(4):582-588. PMID: 28962505.
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    45. Aftab M, Idrees JJ, Cikach F, Navia JL, Hammer D, Roselli EE. Open Distal Fenestration of Chronic Dissection Facilitates Endovascular Elephant Trunk Completion: Late Outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Dec; 104(6):1960-1967. PMID: 28939200.
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    46. El-Sayed Ahmed MM, Hussain O, Ott DA, Aftab M. Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis Due to Alkaptonuric Ochronosis. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Dec; 21(4):364-366. PMID: 28709382.
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    47. Eldeiry M, Yamanaka K, Reece TB, Aftab M. Spinal Cord Neurons Isolation and Culture from Neonatal Mice. J Vis Exp. 2017 07 11; (125). PMID: 28745627.
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    48. Zanotti G, Reece TB, Aftab M. Aortic Arch Pathology: Surgical Options for the Aortic Arch Replacement. Cardiol Clin. 2017 Aug; 35(3):367-385. PMID: 28683908.
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    49. Bergeron EJ, Mosca MS, Aftab M, Justison G, Reece TB. Neuroprotection Strategies in Aortic Surgery. Cardiol Clin. 2017 Aug; 35(3):453-465. PMID: 28683913.
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    50. Javadikasgari H, Roselli EE, Aftab M, Suri RM, Desai MY, Khosravi M, Cikach F, Isabella M, Idrees JJ, Raza S, Tappuni B, Griffin BP, Svensson LG, Gillinov AM. Combined aortic root replacement and mitral valve surgery: The quest to preserve both valves. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 05; 153(5):1023-1030.e1. PMID: 28262292.
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    51. Aftab M, Cleveland JC, Reece TB. Noteworthy Literature Published in 2016 for Cardiac Surgery. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Mar; 21(1):30-35. PMID: 28134010.
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    52. Aftab M, Plichta R, Roselli EE. Acute DeBakey Type I Dissection Repair Using Frozen Elephant Trunk: The Cleveland Clinic Technique. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Sep; 21(3):200-205. PMID: 28758558.
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    53. Levack MM, Aftab M, Roselli EE, Johnston DR, Soltesz EG, Gillinov AM, Pettersson GB, Griffin B, Grimm R, Hammer DF, Al Kindi AH, Albacker TB, Sepulveda E, Thuita L, Blackstone EH, Sabik JF, Svensson LG. Outcomes of a Less-Invasive Approach for Proximal Aortic Operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb; 103(2):533-540. PMID: 27788942.
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    54. Aftab M, Reece TB. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 08; 102(2):532-3. PMID: 27449426.
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    55. Stephens EH, Robich MP, Walters DM, DeNino WF, Aftab M, Tchantchaleishvili V, Eilers AL, Rice RD, Goldstone AB, Shlestad RC, Malas T, Cevasco M, Gillaspie EA, Fiedler AG, LaPar DJ, Shah AA. Gender and Cardiothoracic Surgery Training: Specialty Interests, Satisfaction, and Career Pathways. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul; 102(1):200-6. PMID: 27157051.
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    56. Stephens EH, Shah AA, Robich MP, Walters DM, DeNino WF, Aftab M, Tchantchaleishvili V, Eilers AL, Rice RD, Goldstone AB, Shelstad RC, Malas T, Cevasco M, Gillaspie EA, LaPar DJ. The Future of the Academic Cardiothoracic Surgeon: Results of the TSRA/TSDA In-Training Examination Survey. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Aug; 102(2):643-50. PMID: 27131899.
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    57. Shah AA, Aftab M, Tchantchaleishvili V, LaPar DJ, Stephens EH, Walters DM, DeNino WF, Odell DD, Robich M, Cevasco M, Eilers AL, Gillaspie EA, Goldstone A, Malas T, Rice RD, Shelstad RC, Andersen ND. Characterizing the Operative Experience of Cardiac Surgical Trainees: What Are Residents Really Doing in the Operating Room? Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun; 101(6):2341-9. PMID: 27021035.
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    58. Plichta RP, Aftab M, Roselli EE. Current management of aortic arch lesions with hybrid procedures: a tailored approach to a progressive disease. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2016 Jun; 57(3):437-47. PMID: 26939046.
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    59. Tariq H, Khan OA, Aftab MT. Augmentation of oral submucous fibrosis by NSAIDs in the presence of risk factors. Pak J Pharm Sci. 2016 Mar; 29(2):461-5. PMID: 27087073.
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    60. Ghanta RK, Green SY, Price MD, Arredondo CC, Wainwright D, Preventza O, de la Cruz KI, Aftab M, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS. Midterm Survival and Quality of Life After Extent II Thoracoabdominal Aortic Repair in Marfan Syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr; 101(4):1402-9; discussion 1409. PMID: 26794897.
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    61. Robich MP, Flagg A, LaPar DJ, Odell DD, Stein W, Aftab M, Berfield KS, Eilers AL, Groth SS, Lazar JF, Shah AA, Smith DA, Stephens EH, Stock CT, DeNino WF, Tchantchaleishvili V, Soltesz EG. Understanding Why Residents May Inaccurately Log Their Role in Operations: A Look at the 2013 In-Training Examination Survey. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan; 101(1):323-8. PMID: 26453419.
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    62. Idrees JJ, Roselli EE, Wojnarski CM, Feng K, Aftab M, Johnston DR, Soltesz EG, Sabik JF, Svensson LG. Prophylactic stage 1 elephant trunk for moderately dilated descending aorta in patients with predominantly proximal disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Nov; 150(5):1150-5. PMID: 26433635.
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    63. Stephens EH, Odell D, Stein W, LaPar DJ, DeNino WF, Aftab M, Berfield K, Eilers AL, Groth S, Lazar JF, Robich MP, Shah AA, Smith DA, Stock C, Tchantchaleishvili V, Mery CM, Turek JW, Salazar J, Nguyen TC. A Decade of Change: Training and Career Paths of Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents 2003 to 2014. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct; 100(4):1305-13; discussion 1313-4. PMID: 26169046.
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    64. Tchantchaleishvili V, LaPar DJ, Odell DD, Stein W, Aftab M, Berfield KS, Eilers AL, Groth SS, Lazar JF, Robich MP, Shah AA, Smith DA, Stephens EH, Stock CT, DeNino WF, Nguyen TC. Predictors of Career Choice Among Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov; 100(5):1849-54; discussion 1853. PMID: 26163358.
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    65. Nguyen TC, Terwelp MD, Stephens EH, Odell DD, Loor G, LaPar DJ, DeNino WF, Wei B, Aftab M, Macke RA, Nelson JS, Berfield KS, Lazar JF, Stein W, Youssef SJ, Tchantchaleishvili V. Resident Perceptions of 2-Year Versus 3-Year Cardiothoracic Training Programs. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun; 99(6):2070-5; discussion 2075-6. PMID: 25863731.
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    66. Aftab M, Coselli JS. Reprint of: Renal and visceral protection in thoracoabdominal aortic surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb; 149(2 Suppl):S130-3. PMID: 25726074.
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    67. Aftab M, Songdechakraiwut T, Green SY, Zarda S, Price MD, Nalty CC, Preventza O, de la Cruz KI, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS. Contemporary outcomes of open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair in octogenarians. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb; 149(2 Suppl):S134-41. PMID: 25439781.
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    68. El-Sayed Ahmed MM, Aftab M, Singh SK, Mallidi HR, Frazier OH. Left ventricular assist device outflow graft: alternative sites. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Sep; 3(5):541-5. PMID: 25452918.
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    69. El-Sayed Ahmed MM, Aftab M, Singh SK, Mallidi HR, Frazier OH. Triple bridge to simultaneous heart and kidney transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug; 98(2):e45-6. PMID: 25087831.
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    70. Aftab M, Coselli JS. Renal and visceral protection in thoracoabdominal aortic surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Dec; 148(6):2963-6. PMID: 25135232.
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    71. Preventza O, Aftab M, Coselli JS. Hybrid techniques for complex aortic arch surgery. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013; 40(5):568-71. PMID: 24391324.
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    72. Agaba EA, Zaidi RM, Ramzy P, Aftab M, Rubach E, Gecelter G, Ravikumar TS, DeNoto G. Laparoscopic Hartmann's procedure: a viable option for treatment of acutely perforated diverticultis. Surg Endosc. 2009 Jul; 23(7):1483-6. PMID: 19263127.
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