Ravi Thiagarajan, MD, MPH

Ravi Thiagarajan, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of Cardiac Critical Care

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7866

  • Fax: 617-713-3808

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology

Departments

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Program

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate

University of Madras, 1987

Coimbatore, India

Medical School

University of Madras, Coimbatore Medical College, 1987

Coimbatore, India

Master in Public Health Graduate School

Harvard School of Public Health, 2005

Boston, MA

Internship

Coimbatore Medical College, 1985-1988

Coimbatore, India

Residency

University Medical Center, 1993-1994

Stonybrook, NY

Fellowship

Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, 1995-1998

Seattle , WA

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 1998-2001

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care

Publications

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  1. Thiagarajan RR. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Cardiac Indications in Children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug; 17(8 Suppl 1):S155-9.
  2. Kaza AK, Thiagarajan RR. Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction: Coarctation of the Aorta, Interrupted Aortic Arch, and Borderline Left Ventricle. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug; 17(8 Suppl 1):S315-7.
  3. Nasr VG, Faraoni D, DiNardo JA, Thiagarajan RR. Association of Hospital Structure and Complications With Mortality After Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Jul; 17(7):684-91.
  4. DeWitt ES, Black KJ, Thiagarajan RR, DiNardo JA, Colan SD, McGowan FX, Kheir JN. Effects of commonly used inotropes on myocardial function and oxygen consumption under constant ventricular loading conditions. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Jul 1; 121(1):7-14.
  5. Burke CR, Chan T, Brogan TV, Lequier L, Thiagarajan RR, Rycus PT, McMullan DM. Extracorporeal life support for victims of drowning. Resuscitation. 2016 Jul; 104:19-23.
  6. Mah DY, Cheng H, Alexander ME, Sleeper L, Newburger JW, Del Nido PJ, Thiagarajan RR, Rajagopal SK. Heart block following stage 1 palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul; 152(1):189-94.
  7. Aydin SI, Duffy M, Rodriguez D, Rycus PT, Friedman P, Thiagarajan RR, Weinstein S. Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for patients with single-ventricle anatomy: A registry report. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun; 151(6):1730-6.
  8. Rossano JW, Hoffman TM, Jefferies JL, Lorts A, Kirsch RE, Thiagarajan RR. Clinical Issues and Controversies in Heart Failure and Transplantation. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Jan; 7(1):63-71.
  9. Lasa JJ, Rogers RS, Localio R, Shults J, Raymond T, Gaies M, Thiagarajan R, Laussen PC, Kilbaugh T, Berg RA, Nadkarni V, Topjian A. Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (E-CPR) During Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Arrest Is Associated With Improved Survival to Discharge: A Report from the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation (GWTG-R) Registry. Circulation. 2016 Jan 12; 133(2):165-76.
  10. Faraoni D, Nasr VG, DiNardo JA, Thiagarajan RR. Hospital Costs for Neonates and Children Supported with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 169:69-75.e1.
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  12. Brooks SC, Anderson ML, Bruder E, Daya MR, Gaffney A, Otto CW, Singer AJ, Thiagarajan RR, Travers AH. Part 6: Alternative Techniques and Ancillary Devices for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2015 Nov 3; 132(18 Suppl 2):S436-43.
  13. Thiagarajan RR, Nathan M. Pediatric Index of Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Mortality: A New Severity of Illness Score for Cardiac Surgical Patients in ICUs. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov; 16(9):885-6.
  14. Gaies M, Tabbutt S, Schwartz SM, Bird GL, Alten JA, Shekerdemian LS, Klugman D, Thiagarajan RR, Gaynor JW, Jacobs JP, Nicolson SC, Donohue JE, Yu S, Pasquali SK, Cooper DS. Clinical Epidemiology of Extubation Failure in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU: A Report From the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov; 16(9):837-45.
  15. Axelrod DM, Alten JA, Berger JT, Hall MW, Thiagarajan R, Bronicki RA. Immunologic and Infectious Diseases in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care: Proceedings of the 10th International Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Conference. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2015 Oct; 6(4):575-87.
  16. Werho DK, Pasquali SK, Yu S, Donohue J, Annich GM, Thiagarajan RR, Hirsch-Romano JC, Gaies M. Epidemiology of Stroke in Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Patients Supported With Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov; 100(5):1751-7.
  17. Truog RD, Thiagarajan RR, Harrison CH. Ethical dilemmas with the use of ECMO as a bridge to transplantation. Lancet Respir Med. 2015 Aug; 3(8):597-8.
  18. 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.
  19. Schmidt M, Burrell A, Roberts L, Bailey M, Sheldrake J, Rycus PT, Hodgson C, Scheinkestel C, Cooper DJ, Thiagarajan RR, Brodie D, Pellegrino V, Pilcher D. Predicting survival after ECMO for refractory cardiogenic shock: the survival after veno-arterial-ECMO (SAVE)-score. Eur Heart J. 2015 Sep 1; 36(33):2246-56.
  20. Cashen K, Thiagarajan RR, Collins JW, Rycus PT, Backer CL, Reynolds M, Costello JM. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Pediatric Trisomy 21: 30 Years of Experience from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry. J Pediatr. 2015 Aug; 167(2):403-8.
  21. Diddle JW, Almodovar MC, Rajagopal SK, Rycus PT, Thiagarajan RR. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for the support of adults with acute myocarditis. Crit Care Med. 2015 May; 43(5):1016-25.
  22. Esch JJ, Salvin JM, Thiagarajan RR, Del Nido PJ, Rajagopal SK. Acute kidney injury after Fontan completion: Risk factors and outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul; 150(1):190-7.
  23. Bairdain S, Betit P, Craig N, Gauvreau K, Rycus P, Wilson JM, Thiagarajan R. Diverse Morbidity and Mortality Among Infants Treated with Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Cureus. 2015 Apr; 7(4):e263.
  24. Werho DK, Pasquali SK, Yu S, Donohue J, Annich GM, Thiagarajan RR, Hirsch-Romano JC, Gaies MG. Hemorrhagic complications in pediatric cardiac patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an analysis of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Mar; 16(3):276-88.
  25. Eastaugh LJ, Thiagarajan RR, Darst JR, McElhinney DB, Lock JE, Marshall AC. Percutaneous left atrial decompression in patients supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiac disease. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan; 16(1):59-65.
  26. Polito A, Barrett CS, Rycus PT, Favia I, Cogo PE, Thiagarajan RR. Neurologic injury in neonates with congenital heart disease during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an analysis of extracorporeal life support organization registry data. ASAIO J. 2015 Jan-Feb; 61(1):43-8.
  27. Balkin EM, Wolfe J, Ziniel SI, Lang P, Thiagarajan R, Dillis S, Fynn-Thompson F, Blume ED. Physician and parent perceptions of prognosis and end-of-life experience in children with advanced heart disease. J Palliat Med. 2015 Apr; 18(4):318-23.
  28. Shakti D, McElhinney DB, Gauvreau K, Yarlagadda VV, Laussen PC, Betit P, Myrer ML, Thiagarajan RR. Pulmonary deadspace and postoperative outcomes in neonates undergoing stage 1 palliation operation for single ventricle heart disease. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct; 15(8):728-34.
  29. Rajagopal SK, Thiagarajan RR. More does not mean better: modified ultrafiltration and outcomes after cardiac surgery*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep; 15(7):670-1.
  30. Gaies M, Cooper DS, Tabbutt S, Schwartz SM, Ghanayem N, Chanani NK, Costello JM, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC, Shekerdemian LS, Donohue JE, Willis GM, Gaynor JW, Jacobs JP, Ohye RG, Charpie JR, Pasquali SK, Scheurer MA. Collaborative quality improvement in the cardiac intensive care unit: development of the Paediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4). Cardiol Young. 2015 Jun; 25(5):951-7.
  31. Bennett TD, Spaeder MC, Matos RI, Watson RS, Typpo KV, Khemani RG, Crow S, Benneyworth BD, Thiagarajan RR, Dean JM, Markovitz BP. Existing data analysis in pediatric critical care research. Front Pediatr. 2014; 2:79.
  32. Jolley M, Yarlagadda VV, Rajagopal SK, Almodovar MC, Rycus PT, Thiagarajan RR. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation-supported cardiopulmonary resuscitation following stage 1 palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul; 15(6):538-45.
  33. Gaies MG, Jeffries HE, Niebler RA, Pasquali SK, Donohue JE, Yu S, Gall C, Rice TB, Thiagarajan RR. Vasoactive-inotropic score is associated with outcome after infant cardiac surgery: an analysis from the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium and Virtual PICU System Registries. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul; 15(6):529-37.
  34. MacLaren G, Brown KL, Thiagarajan RR. What's new in paediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation? Intensive Care Med. 2014 Sep; 40(9):1355-8.
  35. Thiagarajan RR. Best on time, not a little early: gestational age and outcomes for neonates with congenital heart disease. Circulation. 2014 Jun 17; 129(24):2495-6.
  36. Teele SA, Salvin JW, Barrett CS, Rycus PT, Fynn-Thompson F, Laussen PC, Thiagarajan RR. The association of carotid artery cannulation and neurologic injury in pediatric patients supported with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 May; 15(4):355-61.
  37. Blume ED, Balkin EM, Aiyagari R, Ziniel S, Beke DM, Thiagarajan R, Taylor L, Kulik T, Pituch K, Wolfe J. Parental perspectives on suffering and quality of life at end-of-life in children with advanced heart disease: an exploratory study*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 May; 15(4):336-42.
  38. Jolley M, Thiagarajan RR, Barrett CS, Salvin JW, Cooper DS, Rycus PT, Teele SA. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients undergoing superior cavopulmonary anastomosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct; 148(4):1512-8.
  39. Paden ML, Rycus PT, Thiagarajan RR. Update and outcomes in extracorporeal life support. Semin Perinatol. 2014 Mar; 38(2):65-70.
  40. Odegard KC, Bergersen L, Thiagarajan R, Clark L, Shukla A, Wypij D, Laussen PC. The frequency of cardiac arrests in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac catheterization. Anesth Analg. 2014 Jan; 118(1):175-82.
  41. McMullan DM, Thiagarajan RR, Smith KM, Rycus PT, Brogan TV. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation outcomes in term and premature neonates*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Jan; 15(1):e9-e16.
  42. 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.
  43. Barrett C, Thiagarajan R. Reply: To PMID 22921236. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul; 96(1):376-7.
  44. Polito A, Barrett CS, Wypij D, Rycus PT, Netto R, Cogo PE, Thiagarajan RR. Neurologic complications in neonates supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. An analysis of ELSO registry data. Intensive Care Med. 2013 Sep; 39(9):1594-601.
  45. 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.
  46. Brown KL, Ichord R, Marino BS, Thiagarajan RR. Outcomes following extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in children with cardiac disease. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Jun; 14(5 Suppl 1):S73-83.
  47. MacLaren G, Dodge-Khatami A, Dalton HJ, MacLaren G, Dodge-Khatami A, Dalton HJ, Adachi I, Almodovar M, Annich G, Bartlett R, Bronicki R, Brown K, Butt W, Cooper D, Demuth M, D'Udekem Y, Fraser C, Guerguerian AM, Heard M, Horton S, Ichord R, Jaquiss R, Laussen P, Lequier L, Lou S, Marino B, McMullan M, Ogino M, Peek G, Pretre R, Rodefeld M, Schmidt A, Schwartz S, Shekerdemian L, Shime N, Sivarajan B, Stiller B, Thiagarajan R. Joint statement on mechanical circulatory support in children: a consensus review from the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society and Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Jun; 14(5 Suppl 1):S1-2.
  48. Paden ML, Conrad SA, Rycus PT, Thiagarajan RR. Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry Report 2012. ASAIO J. 2013 May-Jun; 59(3):202-10.
  49. Barrett CS, Jaggers JJ, Cook EF, Graham DA, Yarlagadda VV, Teele SA, Almond CS, Bratton SL, Seeger JD, Dalton HJ, Rycus PT, Laussen PC, Thiagarajan RR. Pediatric ECMO outcomes: comparison of centrifugal versus roller blood pumps using propensity score matching. ASAIO J. 2013 Mar-Apr; 59(2):145-51.
  50. Thiagarajan RR. Collect, wash, and reuse: the case for use of cell saver salvaged blood in infants undergoing cardiac surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb; 14(2):224-5.
  51. Thiagarajan RR. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Feb; 95(2):662.
  52. Kazanci SY, McElhinney DB, Thiagarajan R, Bergersen L, Wilson JM, Marshall AC, Lock JE, Mullen MP. Obstruction of the superior vena cava after neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: association with chylothorax and outcome of transcatheter treatment. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Jan; 14(1):37-43.
  53. 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.
  54. Taylor ML, Carmona F, Thiagarajan RR, Westgate L, Ferguson MA, del Nido PJ, Rajagopal SK. Mild postoperative acute kidney injury and outcomes after surgery for congenital heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jul; 146(1):146-52.
  55. 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.
  56. Barrett CS, Jaggers JJ, Cook EF, Graham DA, Rajagopal SK, Almond CS, Seeger JD, Rycus PT, Thiagarajan RR. Outcomes of neonates undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support using centrifugal versus roller blood pumps. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Nov; 94(5):1635-41.
  57. Morell E, Wolfe J, Scheurer M, Thiagarajan R, Morin C, Beke DM, Smoot L, Cheng H, Gauvreau K, Blume ED. Patterns of care at end of life in children with advanced heart disease. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Aug; 166(8):745-8.
  58. Barrett CS, Thiagarajan RR. Centrifugal pump circuits for neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul; 13(4):492-3.
  59. Brogan TV, Zabrocki L, Thiagarajan RR, Rycus PT, Bratton SL. Prolonged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for children with respiratory failure. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul; 13(4):e249-54.
  60. Costello JM, O'Brien M, Wypij D, Shubert J, Salvin JW, Newburger JW, Laussen PC, Arnold JH, Fynn-Thompson F, Thiagarajan RR. Quality of life of pediatric cardiac patients who previously required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul; 13(4):428-34.
  61. Schlingmann TR, Thiagarajan RR, Gauvreau K, Lofgren KC, Zaplin M, Connor JA, del Nido PJ, Lock JE, Jenkins KJ. Cardiac medical conditions have become the leading cause of death in children with heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 Nov-Dec; 7(6):551-8.
  62. Thiagarajan RR. Venvenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiac failure? Use with caution. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 May; 13(3):356-7.
  63. Sherwin ED, Gauvreau K, Scheurer MA, Rycus PT, Salvin JW, Almodovar MC, Fynn-Thompson F, Thiagarajan RR. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after stage 1 palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Dec; 144(6):1337-43.
  64. Thiagarajan RR. Can the number of intensive care unit beds required be accurately predicted? Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr; 40(4):1342-3.
  65. Thiagarajan RR, Teele SA, Teele KP, Beke DM. Physical therapy and rehabilitation issues for patients supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2012; 5(1):47-52.
  66. Thiagarajan RR, Almond CS, Cooper DS, Morales DL. Ventricular assist devices for mechanical circulatory support in children. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2012 Jan 1; 3(1):104-9.
  67. Betit P, Matte GS, Howe R, Iudiciani P, Barrett C, Thiagarajan R, Fynn-Thompson F. The addition of a membrane oxygenator to a ventricular assist device in a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome. J Extra Corpor Technol. 2011 Dec; 43(4):264-6.
  68. Rajagopal SK, Yarlagadda VV, Thiagarajan RR, Singh TP, Givertz MM, Almond CS. Pediatric heart failure and worsening renal function: association with outcomes after heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Mar; 31(3):252-8.
  69. Rajagopal SK, Thiagarajan RR. Perioperative care of children with tetralogy of fallot. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2011 Oct; 13(5):464-74.
  70. Nathan M, Karamichalis JM, Liu H, del Nido P, Pigula F, Thiagarajan R, Bacha EA. Intraoperative adverse events can be compensated by technical performance in neonates and infants after cardiac surgery: a prospective study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Nov; 142(5):1098-107, 1107.e1-5.
  71. Almond CS, Buchholz H, Massicotte P, Ichord R, Rosenthal DN, Uzark K, Jaquiss RD, Kroslowitz R, Kepler MB, Lobbestael A, Bellinger D, Blume ED, Fraser CD, Bartlett RH, Thiagarajan R, Jenkins K. Berlin Heart EXCOR Pediatric ventricular assist device Investigational Device Exemption study: study design and rationale. Am Heart J. 2011 Sep; 162(3):425-35.e6.
  72. Faustino EV, Patel S, Thiagarajan RR, Cook DJ, Northrup V, Randolph AG. Survey of pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis in critically ill children. Crit Care Med. 2011 Jul; 39(7):1773-8.
  73. Barrett CS, Thiagarajan RR. Teaching extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to adult intensive care providers. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Jul; 12(4):476-7.
  74. 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.
  75. Almond CS, Singh TP, Gauvreau K, Piercey GE, Fynn-Thompson F, Rycus PT, Bartlett RH, Thiagarajan RR. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for bridge to heart transplantation among children in the United States: analysis of data from the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network and Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry. Circulation. 2011 Jun 28; 123(25):2975-84.
  76. Polito A, Claveria C, Forbes Morrow D, Springmuller D, Graham D, Yarlagadda V, Costello JM, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC. Children's Cardiology Up-to-Date Online Resources for Education (CUORE) project: remote education for training in pediatric critical care medicine. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jun; 32(6):628-9.
  77. 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.
  78. Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC. Mortality as an outcome measure following cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease in the current era. Paediatr Anaesth. 2011 May; 21(5):604-8.
  79. Madden K, Thiagarajan RR, Rycus PT, Rajagopal SK. Survival of neonates with enteroviral myocarditis requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 May; 12(3):314-8.
  80. Shuhaiber J, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC, Fynn-Thompson F, del Nido P, Pigula F. Survival of children requiring repeat extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after congenital heart surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jun; 91(6):1949-55.
  81. Rood KL, Teele SA, Barrett CS, Salvin JW, Rycus PT, Fynn-Thompson F, Laussen PC, Thiagarajan RR. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support after the Fontan operation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Sep; 142(3):504-10.
  82. Gandhi R, Almond C, Singh TP, Gauvreau K, Piercey G, Thiagarajan RR. Factors associated with in-hospital mortality in infants undergoing heart transplantation in the United States. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Feb; 141(2):531-6, 536.e1.
  83. Kipps AK, Wypij D, Thiagarajan RR, Bacha EA, Newburger JW. Blood transfusion is associated with prolonged duration of mechanical ventilation in infants undergoing reparative cardiac surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Jan; 12(1):52-6.
  84. Salvin JW, Scheurer MA, Laussen PC, Wypij D, Polito A, Bacha EA, Pigula FA, McGowan FX, Costello JM, Thiagarajan RR. Blood transfusion after pediatric cardiac surgery is associated with prolonged hospital stay. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan; 91(1):204-10.
  85. Thiagarajan RR. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to support cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Useful, but for whom? Crit Care Med. 2011 Jan; 39(1):190-1.
  86. Teele SA, Allan CK, Laussen PC, Newburger JW, Gauvreau K, Thiagarajan RR. Management and outcomes in pediatric patients presenting with acute fulminant myocarditis. J Pediatr. 2011 Apr; 158(4):638-643.e1.
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. Costello JM, Polito A, Brown DW, McElrath TF, Graham DA, Thiagarajan RR, Bacha EA, Allan CK, Cohen JN, Laussen PC. Birth before 39 weeks' gestation is associated with worse outcomes in neonates with heart disease. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug; 126(2):277-84.
  90. Allan CK, Thiagarajan RR, Beke D, Imprescia A, Kappus LJ, Garden A, Hayes G, Laussen PC, Bacha E, Weinstock PH. Simulation-based training delivered directly to the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit engenders preparedness, comfort, and decreased anxiety among multidisciplinary resuscitation teams. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Sep; 140(3):646-52.
  91. Almond CS, Gauvreau K, Thiagarajan RR, Piercey GE, Blume ED, Smoot LB, Fynn-Thompson F, Singh TP. Impact of ABO-incompatible listing on wait-list outcomes among infants listed for heart transplantation in the United States: a propensity analysis. Circulation. 2010 May 4; 121(17):1926-33.
  92. Scheurer MA, Thiagarajan RR. Vasoactive-inotropic score as a measure of pediatric cardiac surgical outcomes. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Mar; 11(2):307-8.
  93. Rajagopal SK, Almond CS, Laussen PC, Rycus PT, Wypij D, Thiagarajan RR. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for the support of infants, children, and young adults with acute myocarditis: a review of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry. Crit Care Med. 2010 Feb; 38(2):382-7.
  94. Karamichalis JM, Thiagarajan RR, Liu H, Mamic P, Gauvreau K, Bacha EA. Stage I Norwood: optimal technical performance improves outcomes irrespective of preoperative physiologic status or case complexity. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Apr; 139(4):962-8.
  95. Singh TP, Gauvreau K, Thiagarajan R, Blume ED, Piercey G, Almond CS. Racial and ethnic differences in mortality in children awaiting heart transplant in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2009 Dec; 9(12):2808-15.
  96. 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.
  97. Mah D, Singh TP, Thiagarajan RR, Gauvreau K, Piercey GE, Blume ED, Fynn-Thompson F, Almond CS. Incidence and risk factors for mortality in infants awaiting heart transplantation in the USA. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Dec; 28(12):1292-8.
  98. Brogan TV, Thiagarajan RR, Rycus PT, Bartlett RH, Bratton SL. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adults with severe respiratory failure: a multi-center database. Intensive Care Med. 2009 Dec; 35(12):2105-14.
  99. Braudis NJ, Curley MA, Beaupre K, Thomas KC, Hardiman G, Laussen P, Gauvreau K, Thiagarajan RR. Enteral feeding algorithm for infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome poststage I palliation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Jul; 10(4):460-6.
  100. Barrett CS, Bratton SL, Salvin JW, Laussen PC, Rycus PT, Thiagarajan RR. Neurological injury after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use to aid pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Jul; 10(4):445-51.
  101. Yu DC, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC, Laussen JP, Jaksic T, Weldon CB. Outcomes after the Ladd procedure in patients with heterotaxy syndrome, congenital heart disease, and intestinal malrotation. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun; 44(6):1089-95; discussion 1095.
  102. Thiagarajan RR, Brogan TV, Scheurer MA, Laussen PC, Rycus PT, Bratton SL. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to support cardiopulmonary resuscitation in adults. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Mar; 87(3):778-85.
  103. Almond CS, Thiagarajan RR, Piercey GE, Gauvreau K, Blume ED, Bastardi HJ, Fynn-Thompson F, Singh TP. Waiting list mortality among children listed for heart transplantation in the United States. Circulation. 2009 Feb 10; 119(5):717-27.
  104. Salvin JW, Laussen PC, Thiagarajan RR. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for postcardiotomy mechanical cardiovascular support in children with congenital heart disease. Paediatr Anaesth. 2008 Dec; 18(12):1157-62.
  105. Bacha EA, Cooper D, Thiagarajan R, Franklin RC, Krogmann O, Deal B, Mavroudis C, Shukla A, Yeh T, Barach P, Wessel D, Stellin G, Colan SD. Cardiac complications associated with the treatment of patients with congenital cardiac disease: consensus definitions from the Multi-Societal Database Committee for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. Cardiol Young. 2008 Dec; 18 Suppl 2:196-201.
  106. Polito A, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC, Gauvreau K, Agus MS, Scheurer MA, Pigula FA, Costello JM. Association between intraoperative and early postoperative glucose levels and adverse outcomes after complex congenital heart surgery. Circulation. 2008 Nov 25; 118(22):2235-42.
  107. Chan T, Thiagarajan RR, Frank D, Bratton SL. Survival after extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in infants and children with heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Oct; 136(4):984-92.
  108. Salvin JW, Scheurer MA, Laussen PC, Mayer JE, Del Nido PJ, Pigula FA, Bacha EA, Thiagarajan RR. Factors associated with prolonged recovery after the fontan operation. Circulation. 2008 Sep 30; 118(14 Suppl):S171-6.
  109. Scheurer MA, Salvin JW, Vida VL, Fynn-Thompson F, Bacha EA, Pigula FA, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ, Wessel DL, Laussen PC, Thiagarajan RR. Survival and clinical course at Fontan after stage one palliation with either a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt or a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Jul 1; 52(1):52-9.
  110. 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.
  111. Burmester MK, Dionne R, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC. Interventions to reduce medication prescribing errors in a paediatric cardiac intensive care unit. Intensive Care Med. 2008 Jun; 34(6):1083-90.
  112. Gorson KC, Herrmann DN, Thiagarajan R, Brannagan TH, Chin RL, Kinsella LJ, Ropper AH. Non-length dependent small fibre neuropathy/ganglionopathy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2008 Feb; 79(2):163-9.
  113. Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC, Rycus PT, Bartlett RH, Bratton SL. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to aid cardiopulmonary resuscitation in infants and children. Circulation. 2007 Oct 9; 116(15):1693-700.
  114. Thiagarajan RR, Bird GL, Harrington K, Charpie JR, Ohye RC, Steven JM, Epstein M, Laussen PC. Improving safety for children with cardiac disease. Cardiol Young. 2007 Sep; 17 Suppl 2:127-32.
  115. Peddy SB, Hazinski MF, Laussen PC, Thiagarajan RR, Hoffman GM, Nadkarni V, Tabbutt S. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: special considerations for infants and children with cardiac disease. Cardiol Young. 2007 Sep; 17 Suppl 2:116-26.
  116. Cooper DS, Jacobs JP, Moore L, Stock A, Gaynor JW, Chancy T, Parpard M, Griffin DA, Owens T, Checchia PA, Thiagarajan RR, Spray TL, Ravishankar C. Cardiac extracorporeal life support: state of the art in 2007. Cardiol Young. 2007 Sep; 17 Suppl 2:104-15.
  117. Almond CS, Mayer JE, Thiagarajan RR, Blume ED, del Nido PJ, McElhinney DB. Outcome after Fontan failure and takedown to an intermediate palliative circulation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Sep; 84(3):880-7.
  118. Odegard KC, DiNardo JA, Kussman BD, Shukla A, Harrington J, Casta A, McGowan FX, Hickey PR, Bacha EA, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC. The frequency of anesthesia-related cardiac arrests in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg. 2007 Aug; 105(2):335-43.
  119. Connor JA, Thiagarajan R. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2007; 2:23.
  120. Lai L, Laussen PC, Cua CL, Wessel DL, Costello JM, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE, Thiagarajan RR. Outcomes after bidirectional Glenn operation: Blalock-Taussig shunt versus right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 May; 83(5):1768-73.
  121. Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC. Negative pressure pulmonary edema in children--pathogenesis and clinical management. Paediatr Anaesth. 2007 Apr; 17(4):307-10.
  122. Millar KJ, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC. Glucocorticoid therapy for hypotension in the cardiac intensive care unit. Pediatr Cardiol. 2007 May-Jun; 28(3):176-82.
  123. Allan CK, Thiagarajan RR, del Nido PJ, Roth SJ, Almodovar MC, Laussen PC. Indication for initiation of mechanical circulatory support impacts survival of infants with shunted single-ventricle circulation supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Mar; 133(3):660-7.
  124. Almond CS, Harrington J, Thiagarajan R, Duncan CN, LaPierre R, Halwick D, Blume ED, Del Nido PJ, Neufeld EJ, McGowan FX. Successful use of bivalirudin for cardiac transplantation in a child with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Nov; 25(11):1376-9.
  125. Yeager SB, Horbar JD, Greco KM, Duff J, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC. Pretransport and posttransport characteristics and outcomes of neonates who were admitted to a cardiac intensive care unit. Pediatrics. 2006 Sep; 118(3):1070-7.
  126. Guleserian KJ, Armsby LB, Thiagarajan RR, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE. Natural history of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and right-ventricle-dependent coronary circulation managed by the single-ventricle approach. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Jun; 81(6):2250-7; discussion 2258.
  127. Nathan M, Baird C, Fynn-Thompson F, Almond C, Thiagarajan R, Laussen P, Blume E, Pigula F. Successful implantation of a Berlin heart biventricular assist device in a failing single ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Jun; 131(6):1407-8.
  128. Allan CK, Thiagarajan RR, Armsby LR, del Nido PJ, Laussen PC. Emergent use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during pediatric cardiac catheterization. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 May; 7(3):212-9.
  129. Cua CL, Thiagarajan RR, Gauvreau K, Lai L, Costello JM, Wessel DL, Del Nido PJ, Mayer JE, Newburger JW, Laussen PC. Early postoperative outcomes in a series of infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome undergoing stage I palliation operation with either modified Blalock-Taussig shunt or right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 May; 7(3):238-44.
  130. Thiagarajan RR, Bratton SL. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiac arrest: when to use it, and what are the outcomes? Crit Care Med. 2006 Apr; 34(4):1285-6.
  131. Costello JM, Thiagarajan RR, Dionne RE, Allan CK, Booth KL, Burmester M, Wessel DL, Laussen PC. Initial experience with fenoldopam after cardiac surgery in neonates with an insufficient response to conventional diuretics. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 Jan; 7(1):28-33.
  132. Kussman BD, Madril DR, Thiagarajan RR, Walsh EP, Laussen PC. Anesthetic management of the neonate with congenital complete heart block: a 16-year review. Paediatr Anaesth. 2005 Dec; 15(12):1059-66.
  133. McElhinney DB, Salvin JW, Colan SD, Thiagarajan R, Crawford EC, Marcus EN, del Nido PJ, Tworetzky W. Improving outcomes in fetuses and neonates with congenital displacement (Ebstein's malformation) or dysplasia of the tricuspid valve. Am J Cardiol. 2005 Aug 15; 96(4):582-6.
  134. Cua CL, Thiagarajan RR, Taeed R, Hoffman TM, Lai L, Hayes J, Laussen PC, Feltes TF. Improved interstage mortality with the modified Norwood procedure: a meta-analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Jul; 80(1):44-9.
  135. Hancock Friesen CL, Zurakowski D, Thiagarajan RR, Forbess JM, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE, Jonas RA. Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: an analysis of current management strategies in a single institution. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Feb; 79(2):596-606; discussion 596-606.
  136. Thiagarajan RR, Nelson DP. Should we be satisfied with current outcomes for cardiac extracorporeal life support? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2005 Jan; 6(1):89-90.
  137. Thiagarajan RR, Coleman DM, Bratton SL, Watson RS, Martin LD. Inspiratory work of breathing is not decreased by flow-triggered sensing during spontaneous breathing in children receiving mechanical ventilation: a preliminary report. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2004 Jul; 5(4):375-8.
  138. Booth KL, Roth SJ, Thiagarajan RR, Almodovar MC, del Nido PJ, Laussen PC. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support of the Fontan and bidirectional Glenn circulations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Apr; 77(4):1341-8.
  139. Collins KK, Thiagarajan RR, Chin C, Dubin AM, Van Hare GF, Robbins RC, Mayer JE, Bernstein D, Berul CI, Blume ED. Atrial tachyarrhythmias and permanent pacing after pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2003 Oct; 22(10):1126-33.
  140. Thiagarajan RR, Roth SJ, Margossian S, Mackie AS, Neufeld EJ, Laussen PC, Forbess JM, Blume ED. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to cardiac transplantation in a patient with cardiomyopathy and hemophilia A. Intensive Care Med. 2003 Jun; 29(6):985-8.
  141. Brandt J, Wong C, Mihm S, Roberts J, Smith J, Brewer E, Thiagarajan R, Warady B. Invasive pneumococcal disease and hemolytic uremic syndrome. Pediatrics. 2002 Aug; 110(2 Pt 1):371-6.
  142. Keenan HT, Thiagarajan R, Stephens KE, Williams G, Ramamoorthy C, Lupinetti FM. Pulmonary function after modified venovenous ultrafiltration in infants: a prospective, randomized trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2000 Mar; 119(3):501-5; discussion 506-7.
  143. Thiagarajan RR, Bratton SL, Martin LD, Brogan TV, Taylor D. Predictors of successful extubation in children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999 Nov; 160(5 Pt 1):1562-6.
  144. Thiagarajan RR, Bratton SL, Gettmann T, Ramamoorthy C. Efficacy of peripherally inserted central venous catheters placed in noncentral veins. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998 May; 152(5):436-9.
  145. Patel SS, Thiagarajan R, Willerson JT, Yeh ET. Inhibition of alpha4 integrin and ICAM-1 markedly attenuate macrophage homing to atherosclerotic plaques in ApoE-deficient mice. Circulation. 1998 Jan 6-13; 97(1):75-81.
  146. Chuang PI, Young BA, Thiagarajan RR, Cornejo C, Winn RK, Harlan JM. Cytoplasmic domain of E-selectin contains a non-tyrosine endocytosis signal. J Biol Chem. 1997 Oct 3; 272(40):24813-8.
  147. Thiagarajan RR, Winn RK, Harlan JM. The role of leukocyte and endothelial adhesion molecules in ischemia-reperfusion injury. Thromb Haemost. 1997 Jul; 78(1):310-4.
  148. Thiagarajan RR, Ramamoorthy C, Gettmann T, Bratton SL. Survey of the use of peripherally inserted central venous catheters in children. Pediatrics. 1997 Feb; 99(2):E4.
  149. Thiagarajan R, La Gamma E, Dey S, Blethen S, Wilson TA. Hyponatremia caused by a reset osmostat in a neonate with cleft lip and palate and panhypopituitarism. J Pediatr. 1996 Apr; 128(4):561-3.
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