Robert L. Hannan

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Heparin and nitric oxide (NO) attenuate changes to the pulmonary vasculature caused by prolonged hypoxia. Heparin may increase NO; therefore, we hypothesized that heparin may attenuate hypoxia-induced pulmonary vascular remodeling via a NO-mediated mechanism. In vivo, rats were exposed to normoxia (N) or hypoxia (H; 10% O(2)) with or without heparin (1,200(More)
BACKGROUND Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical techniques have been widely adopted as a means to reduce surgical trauma. By adapting pediatric thoracoscopic instrumentation, we have developed a technique for video-assisted cardioscopy (VAC). We report our experience and describe the technical feasibility of VAC. METHODS Since June 1995, 409 consecutive(More)
The PediBooster external cardiac compression device is a minimally invasive, non-blood contacting Biventricular Assist Device (BiVAD) intended for pediatric use. It is being developed as a palliative therapy for acute Postcardiotomy Shock (PCS). The PediBooster extracardiac wrap is pneumatically actuated to circumferentially compress the heart, providing(More)
Our programmatic approach to the Fontan operation has evolved to include using an extracardiac conduit with aggressive presumptive treatment of associated lesions either in the catheterization laboratory or the operating room. Fenestration is used selectively based on hemodynamics, anatomy, and presence of associated lesions. We reviewed our experience to(More)
Heparin and nitric oxide (NO) attenuate changes to the pulmonary vasculature caused by prolonged hypoxia. Heparin may increase NO; therefore, we hypothesized that heparin may attenuate hypoxia-induced pulmonary vascular remodeling via a NO-mediated mechanism. In vivo, rats were exposed to normoxia (N) or hypoxia (H, 10% O 2) with or without heparin (1200(More)
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