Salil V. Deo

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BACKGROUND Anti-platelet therapy is an important component of medical therapy post coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). While aspirin administration is a Class I indication after CABG, the benefit of concomitant clopidogrel is a controversial issue. METHODS We searched OVID Medline, Cochrane, Scopus, and EMBASE for randomized control trials and(More)
BACKGROUND A competent aortic valve is essential to providing effective left ventricular assist device support. We have adopted a practice of central aortic valve closure by placing a simple coaptation stitch at left ventricular assist device implantation in patients with significant aortic insufficiency. We conducted a follow-up study to evaluate the(More)
INTRODUCTION Levosimendan is implemented in patients with low cardiac output after cardiac surgery. However, the strength of evidence is limited by randomized controlled trials enrolling a small number of patients. Hence we have conducted a systematic review to determine the role of levosimendan in adult cardiac surgery. METHODS PUBMED, WoS, Cochrane(More)
BACKGROUND Infection is one of the major limitations to successful long-term support after ventricular assist device implantation. There are limited data specifically examining the incidence and predictors of driveline infections (DLI), with a changing treatment paradigm toward destination therapy (DT) and longer duration of support. METHODS Between(More)
BACKGROUND We compared early adverse events and midterm survival between primary coronary artery bypass grafting (pCABG) and CABG in patients with percutaneous intervention (secondary CABG, sCABG) because data on this topic are very limited. METHODS A systematic review of published literature was done to obtain original studies fulfilling the search(More)
Statin therapy has demonstrated a beneficial effect in patients with chronic heart failure. While the majority of patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy are prescribed these drugs, studies have demonstrated that less than one fifth of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy are on regular statin therapy. We have performed a meta-analysis of 4500 patients from(More)
BACKGROUND Adults with congenital heart disease may present with end-stage heart failure necessitating orthotopic heart transplant (OHT). We sought to review the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) experience with this unique cohort focusing on surgical outcomes and survival. METHODS From the UNOS registry, 737 adult congenital heart disease(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (mAVR) is increasingly preferred over conventional AVR (cAVR). However, data comparing these procedures present conflicting results. Hence, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing clinical results in these cohorts. METHOD Only randomized controlled trials (RCT) and(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an important cause of heart failure in children, but there are limited data addressing outcome of myectomy in children. Our objective was to evaluate the early and late results of septal myectomy in pediatric HCM. METHODS We reviewed 127 consecutive patients (62% male) who underwent transaortic(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is superior to percutaneous intervention in diabetic patients with multivessel disease. The use of bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITA) may provide better long-term graft patency, but the risk of postoperative deep sternal wound infection has limited its use in diabetic patients. However, studies have(More)