Diyar Saeed

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BACKGROUND Several risk factors for early mortality after intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) implantation have been described. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis in 120 patients receiving peri- or postoperative IABP support. Univariate and multivariate analyses were carried out to assess variables potentially influencing 30-day mortality in order(More)
BACKGROUND Tricuspid regurgitation is common in patients with advanced heart failure. The ideal operative strategy for managing tricuspid valve regurgitation (TR) in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is unclear. This study was designed to evaluate the effect on outcomes of concomitant tricuspid valve repair (TVR) for(More)
OBJECTIVE Occlusion of the left atrial appendage is proposed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. The third-generation atrial exclusion device, modified to provide uniform distribution of pressure at appendage exclusion, was assessed for safety and effectiveness in a canine model and compared with a surgical stapler. METHODS(More)
The DexAide right ventricular assist device (RVAD) is a magnetically and hydrodynamically levitated implantable centrifugal pump. Recent progress includes 1) redesign of the inflow/outflow conduits, which yielded two successful 3-month experiments, 2) development of alternative journal bearing materials, and 3) completion of an 18-month duration of in vitro(More)
The fitting of implantable ventricular assist devices (VADs) is a particular challenge for pediatric patients and patients with small body surface area. The purpose of this study was to determine optimal placement of the PediPump, a pediatric VAD currently under development at the Cleveland Clinic, using virtual three-dimensional (3D) on-screen models.(More)
BACKGROUND Blood accumulating inside chest cavities can lead to serious complications if it is not drained properly. Because life-threatening conditions can result from chest tube occlusion after thoracic surgery, large-bore tubes are generally employed to optimize patency. AIMS The aim of this study was to better define problems with current paradigms(More)
OBJECTIVE : Chest-tube clogging can lead to complications after heart and lung surgery. Surgeons often choose large-diameter chest tubes or place more than one chest tube when concerned about the potential for clogging. The purpose of this report is to describe the design and function of a proprietary active tube clearance system, a novel device that clears(More)
An implantable biventricular assist device offers a considerable opportunity to save the lives of patients with combined irreversible right and left ventricular failure. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hemodynamic and physiologic performance of the combined implantation of the CorAide left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and the DexAide right(More)
BACKGROUND Although some continuous-flow left ventricular assist device algorithms have been created to respond to varying patient physiology, very little research has been conducted on control of right ventricular support in uni- or biventricular application. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a simple and reliable fixed-flow algorithm(More)
BACKGROUND The hemodynamic vascular consequences of implanting left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have not been studied in detail. We investigated the effect of LVAD implantation compared with heart transplant (HTx) on microvascular and macrovascular function in patients with end-stage heart failure and evaluated whether microparticles may play a role(More)