Sanjeevan Sriskandarajah

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A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. We addressed the following question: in patients who are diagnosed with carcinoid heart disease (CHD), do valvular surgeries improve their prognosis? Fifty percent of the patients with clinically diagnosed carcinoid syndrome had cardiac involvement which was present(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the long-term survival rates of patients undergoing isolated first-time coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) by off-pump CABG with the long-term survival rates in patients undergoing CABG using cardioplegic cardiopulmonary bypass techniques. METHODS All patients undergoing isolated CABG at a single center(More)
Cardiac reoperation carries additional risks compared with surgery in patients who are sternotomy-naïve. To identify if preoperative computerized tomography (CT) can reduce this risk, we performed a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis. Literature search identified 178 studies of which 4 retrospective cohort studies incorporating 900(More)
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