Sitaram Emani, MD

Sitaram Emani, MD

Associate in Cardiac Surgery; Surgical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program; Director, Complex Biventricular Repair Program; Surgical Director, Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care

Associate Professor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

"A patient with CHD can recover to do amazing things, and this has motivated me to dedicate my life to such warriors. "

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiac Intensive Care

Departments

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Program
  • Adult Congenital Heart Service

Programs

  • Complex Biventricular Repair Program
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Congenital Heart Valve Program
  • Adult Congenital Heart Service
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Sitaram Emani, MD

Although originally an engineer by training, I found my true inspiration to be children and adults with congenital heart disease. 

With just a little help from doctors and surgeons, a patient with CHD can recover to do amazing things, and this has motivated me to dedicate my life to such “warriors”.  I try to combine my experience as an engineer to bring new technology and innovative solutions to difficult problems, but find the greatest satisfaction in seeing a child run, laugh, and play even after major surgery. My adult patients with congenital heart disease were the trailblazers for our field as they were among the first to undergo many of the surgeries we perform today.  But they may need further surgeries later in adulthood, and have unique needs that we address with our combined adult congenital heart program.   My research and device development work is totally motivated by my CHD warriors young and old, as we find ways to solve complex problems together.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate Degree

Northwestern University, 1993

Evanston, IL

Medical Degree

Harvard Medical School, 1997

Boston, MA

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 2006-2007

Boston, MA

Residency

General and Thoracic Surgery - Duke University Medical Center, 2001-2005

Durham, NC

Residency

Cardiothoracic Surgery - Duke University Medical Center, 2004-2006

Durham, NC

Certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery Congenital Certification

  • Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Professional History

Following completion of training in adult cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, I joined the staff at Boston Children’s Hospital.  I am the surgical director for the complex biventricular repair program, and adult congenital heart program.  My clinical expertise also includes valve repair and replacement strategies, neonatal heart surgery, and minimally invasive surgery for children.  My research efforts include strategies to “grow” a left heart – including stem cell therapy - in patients with borderline left heart who otherwise would undergo single ventricle palliation.  A major problem in children with heart valve disease is the lack of a valve that can grow as a child grows.  This motivated me to pursue a design of expandable valve technologies, to reduce the need for reoperation in children.  Additional research interests include use of 3-D printing for surgical planning and understanding the clotting system in children after heart surgery. 

Publications

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  1. Myers PO, Emani SM, Baird CW. Ring-reinforced Sano right ventricular to pulmonary artery conduit at Norwood stage I. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2016; 2016.
  2. Emani SM, Marx GR. Operations for improving left ventricular diastolic function. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2016 Jan; 31(1):101-8.
  3. Ravi Y, Campagna R, Rosas PC, Essa E, Hasan AK, Higgins RS, Emani S, Sai-Sudhakar CB. Successful heart transplantation using a donor heart afflicted by takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2016 Jan; 29(1):73-4.
  4. Roberts EG, Quinonez L, Piekarski B, Baird CW, Emani SM. Expandable Valve for Pediatric Application Constructed From Human Venous Valved Conduit Within a Stent. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec; 100(6):2320-4.
  5. Myers PO, Baird CW, Del Nido PJ, Pigula FA, Lang N, Marx GR, Emani SM. Neonatal Mitral Valve Repair in Biventricular Repair, Single Ventricle Palliation, and Secondary Left Ventricular Recruitment: Indications, Techniques, and Mid-Term Outcomes. Front Surg. 2015; 2:59.
  6. Porras D, Gurvitz M, Marshall AC, Emani SM. Hybrid Approach for Off-Pump Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Patients With a Dilated Right Ventricular Outflow Tract. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov; 100(5):e99-e101.
  7. Emani SM. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun; 99(6):2164-5.
  8. Emani S, Kaza AK, Almodovar M, Thiagarajan R, Emani SM. Intravenous GPIIb/IIIa Inhibitor for Secondary Prevention of Shunt Thrombosis in a Pediatric Patient. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun; 99(6):e151-3.
  9. Friedman KG, Freud L, Escobar-Diaz M, Banka P, Emani S, Tworetzky W. Left Ventricular Remodeling and Function in Children with Biventricular Circulation After Fetal Aortic Valvuloplasty. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Oct; 36(7):1502-9.
  10. Gellis L, Banka P, Marshall A, Emani S, Porras D. Transcatheter balloon dilation for recurrent right ventricular outflow tract obstruction following valve-sparing repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Oct; 86(4):692-700.
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  12. Myers PO, Del Nido PJ, Bautista-Hernandez V, Marx GR, Emani SM, Pigula FA, Borisuk M, Baird CW. Biventricular repair for common atrioventricular canal defect with parachute left atrioventricular valve†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Feb; 49(2):546-52.
  13. Wesley MC, Pereira LM, Scharp LA, Emani SM, McGowan FX, DiNardo JA. Pharmacokinetics of tranexamic acid in neonates, infants, and children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. Anesthesiology. 2015 Apr; 122(4):746-58.
  14. Schidlow DN, Zaidi A, Gauvreau K, Emani SM, Geva T. Echocardiographic characteristics of annulo-leaflet mitral ring. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 May; 28(5):541-8.
  15. Bergersen L, Brennan A, Gauvreau K, Connor J, Almodovar M, DiNardo J, David S, Triedman J, Banka P, Emani S, Mayer JE. A method to account for variation in congenital heart surgery charges. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Mar; 99(3):939-46.
  16. Nathan M, Marshall AC, Kerstein J, Liu H, Fynn-Thompson F, Baird CW, Mayer JE, Pigula FA, del Nido PJ, Emani S. Technical performance score as predictor for post-discharge reintervention in valve-sparing tetralogy of Fallot repair. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014; 26(4):297-303.
  17. Williams C, Budina E, Stoppel WL, Sullivan KE, Emani S, Emani SM, Black LD. Cardiac extracellular matrix-fibrin hybrid scaffolds with tunable properties for cardiovascular tissue engineering. Acta Biomater. 2015 Mar; 14:84-95.
  18. Baird CW, Myers PO, Borisuk M, Pigula FA, Emani SM. Ring-reinforced Sano conduit at Norwood stage I reduces proximal conduit obstruction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan; 99(1):171-9.
  19. Raju V, Myers PO, Quinonez LG, Emani SM, Mayer JE, Pigula FA, del Nido PJ, Baird CW. Aortic root translocation (Nikaidoh procedure): Intermediate follow-up and impact of conduit type. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 May; 149(5):1349-55.
  20. Banka P, Schaetzle B, Komarlu R, Emani S, Geva T, Powell AJ. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance parameters associated with early transplant-free survival in children with small left hearts following conversion from a univentricular to biventricular circulation. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014; 16:73.
  21. Wu FM, Emani SM, Landzberg MJ, Valente AM. Rare case of undiagnosed supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous return in an adult. Circulation. 2014 Sep 30; 130(14):1205-7.
  22. Freud LR, McElhinney DB, Marshall AC, Marx GR, Friedman KG, del Nido PJ, Emani SM, Lafranchi T, Silva V, Wilkins-Haug LE, Benson CB, Lock JE, Tworetzky W. Fetal aortic valvuloplasty for evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome: postnatal outcomes of the first 100 patients. Circulation. 2014 Aug 19; 130(8):638-45.
  23. Buber J, Assenza GE, Huang A, Valente AM, Emani SM, Gauvreau K, Marshal AC, McElhinney DB, Landzberg MJ. Durability of large diameter right ventricular outflow tract conduits in adults with congenital heart disease. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Aug 20; 175(3):455-63.
  24. Emani S, Trainor B, Zurakowski D, Baird CW, Fynn-Thompson FE, Pigula FA, Emani SM. Aspirin unresponsiveness predicts thrombosis in high-risk pediatric patients after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Sep; 148(3):810-4; discussion 814-6.
  25. Escobar-Diaz MC, Friedman K, Salem Y, Marx GR, Kalish BT, Lafranchi T, Rathod RH, Emani S, Geva T, Tworetzky W. Perinatal and infant outcomes of prenatal diagnosis of heterotaxy syndrome (asplenia and polysplenia). Am J Cardiol. 2014 Aug 15; 114(4):612-7.
  26. Baird CW, Myers PO, Borisuk M, Kalish B, Hofferberth S, Nathan M, Emani SM, del Nido PJ. Takedown of cavopulmonary shunt at biventricular repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct; 148(4):1506-11.
  27. Zaidi AH, Nathan M, Emani S, Baird C, del Nido PJ, Gauvreau K, Harris M, Sanders SP, Padera RF. Preliminary experience with porcine intestinal submucosa (CorMatrix) for valve reconstruction in congenital heart disease: histologic evaluation of explanted valves. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Nov; 148(5):2216-4, 2225.e1.
  28. Myers PO, del Nido PJ, Emani SM, Marx GR, Baird CW. Valve-sparing aortic root replacement and remodeling with complex aortic valve reconstruction in children and young adults with moderate or severe aortic regurgitation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jun; 147(6):1768-74.
  29. Quiñonez LG, Breitbart R, Tworetsky W, Lock JE, Marshall AC, Emani SM. Stented bovine jugular vein graft (Melody valve) for surgical mitral valve replacement in infants and children. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct; 148(4):1443-9.
  30. Myers PO, Bautista-Hernandez V, Baird CW, Emani SM, Marx GR, del Nido PJ. Tricuspid regurgitation or Ebsteinoid dysplasia of the tricuspid valve in congenitally corrected transposition: is valvuloplasty necessary at anatomic repair? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Feb; 147(2):576-80.
  31. Emani S, Zurakowski D, Baird CW, Pigula FA, Trenor C, Emani SM. Hypercoagulability panel testing predicts thrombosis in neonates undergoing cardiac surgery. Am J Hematol. 2014 Feb; 89(2):151-5.
  32. Nathan M, Karamichalis J, Liu H, Gauvreau K, Colan S, Saia M, Pigula F, Fynn-Thompson F, Emani S, Baird C, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ. Technical Performance Scores are strongly associated with early mortality, postoperative adverse events, and intensive care unit length of stay-analysis of consecutive discharges for 2 years. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan; 147(1):389-94, 396.e1-396.e3.
  33. Allan CK, Pigula F, Bacha EA, Emani S, Fynn-Thompson F, Thiagarajan RR, Imprescia A, Hayes G, Weinstock P. An extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation curriculum featuring a novel integrated skills trainer leads to improved performance among pediatric cardiac surgery trainees. Simul Healthc. 2013 Aug; 8(4):221-8.
  34. Kalish BT, Banka P, Lafranchi T, Tworetzky W, Del Nido P, Emani SM. Biventricular conversion after single ventricle palliation in patients with small left heart structures: short-term outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Oct; 96(4):1406-12.
  35. Myers PO, del Nido PJ, Geva T, Bautista-Hernandez V, Chen P, Mayer JE, Emani SM. Impact of age and duration of banding on left ventricular preparation before anatomic repair for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug; 96(2):603-10.
  36. Chen PC, Cubberley AT, Reyes K, Zurakowski D, Baird CW, Pigula FA, Geva T, Emani SM. Predictors of reintervention after repair of interrupted aortic arch with ventricular septal defect. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug; 96(2):621-8.
  37. Emani S, Zurakowski D, Baird CW, Pigula FA, Trenor C, Emani SM. Hypercoagulability markers predict thrombosis in single ventricle neonates undergoing cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug; 96(2):651-6.
  38. Nathan M, Pigula FA, Liu H, Gauvreau K, Colan SD, Fynn-Thompson F, Emani S, Baird CA, Mayer JE, Del Nido PJ. Inadequate technical performance scores are associated with late mortality and late reintervention. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug; 96(2):664-9.
  39. Madenci AL, Stoffan AP, Rajagopal SK, Blinder JJ, Emani SM, Thiagarajan RR, Weldon CB. Factors associated with survival in patients who undergo peritoneal dialysis catheter placement following cardiac surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun; 48(6):1269-76.
  40. Nathan M, Liu H, Pigula FA, Fynn-Thompson F, Emani S, Baird CA, Marx G, Mayer JE, Del Nido PJ. Biventricular conversion after single-ventricle palliation in unbalanced atrioventricular canal defects. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun; 95(6):2086-95; discussion 2095-6.
  41. Eckman PM, Dhungel V, Mandras S, Brisco MA, Emani S, Duval S, Lindenfeld J, Sulemanjee N, Sokos GG, Feldman J. Sexual function after left ventricular assist device. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 May 14; 61(19):2021-2.
  42. Emani SM, del Nido PJ. Strategies to maintain biventricular circulation in patients with high-risk anatomy. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2013; 16(1):37-42.
  43. Emani S, Sista R, Loyola H, Trenor CC, Pamula VK, Emani SM. Novel microfluidic platform for automated lab-on-chip testing of hypercoagulability panel. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2012 Dec; 23(8):760-8.
  44. Emani S, Brewer RJ, John R, Slaughter MS, Lanfear DE, Ravi Y, Sundareswaran KS, Farrar DJ, Sai-Sudhakar CB. Patients with low compared with high body mass index gain more weight after implantation of a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Jan; 32(1):31-5.
  45. Madenci AL, Thiagarajan RR, Stoffan AP, Emani SM, Rajagopal SK, Weldon CB. Characterizing peritoneal dialysis catheter use in pediatric patients after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Aug; 146(2):334-8.
  46. Emani SM, McElhinney DB, Tworetzky W, Myers PO, Schroeder B, Zurakowski D, Pigula FA, Marx GR, Lock JE, del Nido PJ. Staged left ventricular recruitment after single-ventricle palliation in patients with borderline left heart hypoplasia. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Nov 6; 60(19):1966-74.
  47. Abdullah I, Ramirez FB, McElhinney DB, Lock JE, del Nido PJ, Emani S. Modification of a stented bovine jugular vein conduit (melody valve) for surgical mitral valve replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Oct; 94(4):e97-8.
  48. Nathan M, Karamichalis JM, Liu H, Emani S, Baird C, Pigula F, Colan S, Thiagarajan RR, Bacha EA, Del Nido P. Surgical technical performance scores are predictors of late mortality and unplanned reinterventions in infants after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Nov; 144(5):1095-1101.e7.
  49. Karamichalis JM, Colan SD, Nathan M, Pigula FA, Baird C, Marx G, Emani SM, Geva T, Fynn-Thompson FE, Liu H, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ. Technical performance scores in congenital cardiac operations: a quality assessment initiative. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Oct; 94(4):1317-23; discussion 1323.
  50. Yuki K, Emani S, DiNardo JA. A mathematical model of transitional circulation toward biventricular repair in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Anesth Analg. 2012 Sep; 115(3):618-26.
  51. Myers PO, del Nido PJ, Marx GR, Emani S, Mayer JE, Pigula FA, Baird CW. Improving left ventricular outflow tract obstruction repair in common atrioventricular canal defects. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Aug; 94(2):599-605; discussion 605.
  52. McElhinney DB, Lacro RV, Gauvreau K, O'Brien CM, Yaroglu Kazanci S, Vogel M, Emani S, Brown DW. Dilation of the ascending aorta after balloon valvuloplasty for aortic stenosis during infancy and childhood. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Sep 1; 110(5):702-8.
  53. Batlivala SP, Emani S, Mayer JE, McElhinney DB. Pulmonary valve replacement function in adolescents: a comparison of bioprosthetic valves and homograft conduits. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jun; 93(6):2007-16.
  54. Carr M, Bergersen L, Marshall AC, Keane JF, Lock JE, Emani SM, McElhinney DB. Bare metal stenting for obstructed small diameter homograft conduits in the right ventricular outflow tract. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jan 1; 81(1):E44-52.
  55. Williams C, Xie AW, Emani S, Yamato M, Okano T, Emani SM, Wong JY. A comparison of human smooth muscle and mesenchymal stem cells as potential cell sources for tissue-engineered vascular patches. Tissue Eng Part A. 2012 May; 18(9-10):986-98.
  56. Emani SM. Options for prosthetic pulmonary valve replacement. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2012; 15(1):34-7.
  57. Chen PC, Sager MS, Zurakowski D, Pigula FA, Baird CW, Mayer JE, Del Nido PJ, Emani SM. Younger age and valve oversizing are predictors of structural valve deterioration after pulmonary valve replacement in patients with tetralogy of Fallot. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Feb; 143(2):352-60.
  58. Yaroglu Kazanci S, Emani S, McElhinney DB. Outcome after repair of cor triatriatum. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Feb 1; 109(3):412-6.
  59. Cheng HH, Almodovar MC, Laussen PC, Wypij D, Polito A, Brown DW, Emani SM, Pigula FA, Allan CK, Costello JM. Outcomes and risk factors for mortality in premature neonates with critical congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2011 Dec; 32(8):1139-46.
  60. Karamichalis JM, del Nido PJ, Thiagarajan RR, Jenkins KJ, Liu H, Gauvreau K, Pigula FA, Fynn-Thompson FE, Emani SM, Mayer JE, Bacha EA. Early postoperative severity of illness predicts outcomes after the stage I Norwood procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Aug; 92(2):660-5.
  61. Emani S, Mayer JE, Emani SM. Gene regulation of extracellular matrix remodeling in human bone marrow stem cell-seeded tissue-engineered grafts. Tissue Eng Part A. 2011 Oct; 17(19-20):2379-88.
  62. Matte GS, Kussman BD, Wagner JW, Boyle SL, Howe RJ, Pigula FA, Emani SM. Massive air embolism in a Fontan patient. J Extra Corpor Technol. 2011 Jun; 43(2):79-83.
  63. Friedman KG, Margossian R, Graham DA, Harrild DM, Emani SM, Wilkins-Haug LE, McElhinney DB, Tworetzky W. Postnatal left ventricular diastolic function after fetal aortic valvuloplasty. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Aug 15; 108(4):556-60.
  64. Polito A, Patorno E, Costello JM, Salvin JW, Emani SM, Rajagopal S, Laussen PC, Thiagarajan RR. Perioperative factors associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation after complex congenital heart surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 May; 12(3):e122-6.
  65. Lund AM, Vogel M, Marshall AC, Emani SM, Pigula FA, Tworetzky W, McElhinney DB. Early reintervention on the pulmonary arteries and right ventricular outflow tract after neonatal or early infant repair of truncus arteriosus using homograft conduits. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Jul 1; 108(1):106-13.
  66. Nathan M, Emani S, Marx G, Pigula F. Anomalous left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery in hypoplastic left hearts: case series and review of literature. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jul; 142(1):225-7.
  67. Bautista-Hernandez V, Scheurer M, Thiagarajan R, Salvin J, Pigula FA, Emani S, Fynn-Thompson F, Loyola H, Schiff J, del Nido PJ, Bacha EA. Right ventricle and tricuspid valve function at midterm after the Fontan operation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: impact of shunt type. Pediatr Cardiol. 2011 Feb; 32(2):160-6.
  68. Emani S, Binkley PF. Mind-body medicine in chronic heart failure: a translational science challenge. Circ Heart Fail. 2010 Nov; 3(6):715-25.
  69. Kane DA, Thiagarajan RR, Wypij D, Scheurer MA, Fynn-Thompson F, Emani S, del Nido PJ, Betit P, Laussen PC. Rapid-response extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to support cardiopulmonary resuscitation in children with cardiac disease. Circulation. 2010 Sep 14; 122(11 Suppl):S241-8.
  70. Shuhaiber JH, Bergersen L, Pigula F, Emani S, McElhinney D, Marshall A, Fynn-Thompson F, Bacha EA. Intraoperative assessment after pediatric cardiac surgical repair: initial experience with C-arm angiography. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Jul; 140(1):e1-3.
  71. Czosek RJ, Atallah J, Emani S, Hasan B, del Nido P, Berul CI. Electrical dyssynchrony and endocardial fibroelastosis resection in the rehabilitation of hypoplastic left cardiac syndrome. Cardiol Young. 2010 Oct; 20(5):516-21.
  72. Rajagopal SK, Emani SM, Roy N, Westgate L, Bacha EA. Acute kidney injury and regional abdominal perfusion during neonatal aortic arch reconstruction. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug; 140(2):453-8.
  73. Gottlieb D, Kunal T, Emani S, Aikawa E, Brown DW, Powell AJ, Nedder A, Engelmayr GC, Melero-Martin JM, Sacks MS, Mayer JE. In vivo monitoring of function of autologous engineered pulmonary valve. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Mar; 139(3):723-31.
  74. Emani SM, Bacha EA, McElhinney DB, Marx GR, Tworetzky W, Pigula FA, del Nido PJ. Primary left ventricular rehabilitation is effective in maintaining two-ventricle physiology in the borderline left heart. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Dec; 138(6):1276-82.
  75. Bautista-Hernandez V, Thiagarajan RR, Fynn-Thompson F, Rajagopal SK, Nento DE, Yarlagadda V, Teele SA, Allan CK, Emani SM, Laussen PC, Pigula FA, Bacha EA. Preoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to cardiac surgery in children with congenital heart disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Oct; 88(4):1306-11.
  76. Emani SM, Beroukhim R, Zurakowski D, Pigula FA, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ, Geva T, Bacha EA. Outcomes after anatomic repair for d-transposition of the great arteries with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Circulation. 2009 Sep 15; 120(11 Suppl):S53-8.
  77. Teele SA, Emani SM, Thiagarajan RR, Teele RL. Catheters, wires, tubes and drains on postoperative radiographs of pediatric cardiac patients: the whys and wherefores. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Oct; 38(10):1041-53; quiz 1151.
  78. Emani SM, Ellis MJ, Dibernardo LR, Colgrove S, Glower DD, Taylor DA. Systolic contraction within aneurysmal rabbit myocardium following transplantation of autologous skeletal myoblasts. J Surg Res. 2006 Sep; 135(1):202-8.
  79. Parsa CJ, Reed RC, Walton GB, Pascal LS, Thompson RB, Petrofski JA, Emani SM, Folgar F, Riel RU, Nicchitta CV, Koch WJ. Catheter-mediated subselective intracoronary gene delivery to the rabbit heart: introduction of a novel method. J Gene Med. 2005 May; 7(5):595-603.
  80. Emani SM, Shah AS, Bowman MK, White DC, Emani S, Glower DD, Koch WJ. Right ventricular targeted gene transfer of a beta-adrenergic receptor kinase inhibitor improves ventricular performance after pulmonary artery banding. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Mar; 127(3):787-93.
  81. Thompson RB, Emani SM, Davis BH, van den Bos EJ, Morimoto Y, Craig D, Glower D, Taylor DA. Comparison of intracardiac cell transplantation: autologous skeletal myoblasts versus bone marrow cells. Circulation. 2003 Sep 9; 108 Suppl 1:II264-71.
  82. Emani SM, Shah AS, Bowman MK, Emani S, Wilson K, Glower DD, Koch WJ. Catheter-based intracoronary myocardial adenoviral gene delivery: importance of intraluminal seal and infusion flow rate. Mol Ther. 2003 Aug; 8(2):306-13.
  83. Emani SM, Shah AS, White DC, Glower DD, Koch WJ. Right ventricular gene therapy with a beta-adrenergic receptor kinase inhibitor improves survival after pulmonary artery banding. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Nov; 72(5):1657-61.
  84. Davidson MJ, Jones JM, Emani SM, Wilson KH, Jaggers J, Koch WJ, Milano CA. Cardiac gene delivery with cardiopulmonary bypass. Circulation. 2001 Jul 10; 104(2):131-3.
  85. Shah AS, White DC, Emani S, Kypson AP, Lilly RE, Wilson K, Glower DD, Lefkowitz RJ, Koch WJ. In vivo ventricular gene delivery of a beta-adrenergic receptor kinase inhibitor to the failing heart reverses cardiac dysfunction. Circulation. 2001 Mar 6; 103(9):1311-6.
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