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.
Background: Aortic valve surgery (AVS) is the gold standard treatment for symptomatic aortic valve (AV) disease patients. We report the temporal trends in the incidence of patients requiring isolated AVS in an unselected statewide population and their mortality outcomes over 17-years. Methods: Patients were identified from the New South Wales, Australia, Admitted-Patient-Data-Collection registry between 1-July-2001 and 31-December-2018.
New Onset Atrial Fibrillation Following Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Background: New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) is a well-recognised, although variably reported complication following surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Rates of NOAF following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) seem to be notably less than SAVR, even though this population is typically older and of higher risk. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of
Appraisals and coping mediate the relationship between resilience and distress among significant others of persons with spinal cord injury or acquired brain injury: a cross-sectional study
Background: Many significant others of persons with serious conditions like spinal cord injury (SCI) and acquired brain injury (ABI) report high levels of psychological distress. In line with the stress-coping model, the aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between personal resource resilience and psychological distress, and whether appraisals of threat and loss,
Bicuspid aortic valve: different clinical profiles for subjects with versus without repaired aortic coarctation
Objectives: A small proportion of patients undergoing bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) intervention have had prior repair of aortic coarctation (CoA). We aimed to describe phenotypic differences between BAV patients, comparing those with versus those without previous coarctation repair. Methods: 556 adults with BAV who had undergone aortic valve and/or ascending aortic surgery were identified, and relevant clinical
Operative outcome of patients at low, intermediate, high and ‘very high’ surgical risk undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement with sutureless and rapid deployment prostheses: results of the SURD-IR registry
Objectives: The ideal strategy for the treatment of severe aortic valve stenosis in patients of varying risk categories has become a debated topic in the last years: should the transcatheter or surgical approach be adopted? The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of low-, intermediate-, high- and very high-risk patients undergoing sutureless, rapid
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement with sutureless and rapid deployment valves: a report from an international registry (Sutureless and Rapid Deployment International Registry)†
Objectives: The impact of sutureless and rapid deployment (SURD) valves on the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (MI-AVR) has still to be defined. The aim of this study was to assess clinical characteristics and in-hospital results of patients receiving SURD-AVR through less invasive approaches in the large population of the Sutureless
Aortic valve replacement using stented or sutureless/rapid deployment prosthesis via either full-sternotomy or a minimally invasive approach: a network meta-analysis.
Background: New technologies such as sutureless or rapid deployment prosthetic valves and access via minimally invasive incisions offer alternatives to traditional full-sternotomy aortic valve replacement (SAVR). However, a comprehensive comparison of these surgical techniques along with alternative valve prosthesis has not been completed. Methods: Electronic databases were searched for studies comparing outcomes for SAVR, minimally invasive AVR