Our primary focus at The Baird Institute is to encourage and fund research to improve the surgical outcomes and quality of life for patients facing heart or lung surgery. The funds we raise go directly to research that improves the surgical procedures associated with heart and lung surgery. Improvements can include less intrusive procedures as well as techniques that improve survival rates.
Below you will find a list of publications that our surgeons and research fellows have been involved in writing.
Minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery with bilateral internal thoracic arteries: Early outcomes and angiographic patency.
Objective: Multivessel minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting, performed chiefly with left internal thoracic artery and saphenous vein grafts through a left anterolateral thoracotomy, has recently emerged as an alternative to conventional coronary artery bypass grafting. The present study involves our initial experience with respect to early postoperative and angiographic outcomes after total arterial multivessel off-pump
Loop neochord versus leaflet resection techniques for minimally invasive mitral valve repair: long-term results.
Objectives: Non-leaflet resection techniques including loop chordal replacement are being used with increasing frequency, but the long-term results of these techniques are still unknown. The aim of this study was to compare the long-term results of loop neochord replacement with leaflet resection techniques in patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve (MV) repair for MV prolapse. Methods: Between
Propensity score matched comparison of isolated, elective aortic valve replacement with and without concomitant septal myectomy: is it worth it?
Background: Septal myectomy during open aortic valve replacement (AVR) is an effective surgical treatment for asymmetric secondary basal septal hypertrophy. Concerns regarding higher rates of complications associated with this procedure have been raised – such as permanent pacemaker implantation. The aim of this study was to compare outcomes and complications of patients with and without concomitant
Background: We analyzed the results of the modified Bentall procedure in a high-risk group of patients presenting with acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD). Methods: ATAAD patients undergoing a modified Bentall between 1996 and 2018 (n = 314) were analyzed. Mechanical composite conduits were used in 45%, and biological ones using either a bioprosthesis implanted into an
Objective: The objective of this study was to report midterm clinical outcomes with a self-expandable sutureless aortic valve. Methods: Between 2010 and 2013, 658 patients at 25 European institutions received the Perceval sutureless valve (LivaNova Plc, London, United Kingdom). Mean follow-up was 3.8 years; late cumulative follow-up was 2325.2 patient-years. Results: The mean age of the population was
Twenty-year outcomes of minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery: The Leipzig experience
Objective: Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) surgery involving left anterior descending coronary artery grafting with the left internal thoracic artery through a left anterior small thoracotomy is being routinely performed in some specified centers for patients with isolated complex left anterior descending coronary artery disease, but very few reports regarding long-term outcomes exist in
Postoperative outcome after reoperative isolated tricuspid valve surgery-is there a predictor for survival?
Objectives: Reoperative tricuspid valve (TV) surgery is considered high risk even in the absence of additional concomitant cardiac procedures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate preoperative clinical parameters as predictors for survival after isolated reoperative TV surgery. Methods: From January 2005 to January 2019, 85 patients (mean age: 66.7 ± 10.3 years, 34 male) with
Background: The objective was to provide initial data from our prospective valve-sparing aortic root replacement (V-SARR) registry and reasons for conversion to prosthetic aortic valve replacement. Methods: Six centers established an intention-to-treat-design V-SARR-registry (the German Aortic Root Repair Registry; first patient in October 2016); the main inclusion criterion was being scheduled for V-SARR as plan A. Clinical