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Temporal Frame of Immune Cell Infiltration during Heart Failure Establishment: Lessons from Animal Models.

Int J Mol Sci 2018 Nov 22;19(12). Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Cátedra de Cardiología y Medicina Vascular, Monterrey, Nuevo León 64849, Mexico.

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November 2018

Melding a High-Risk Patient for Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device into a Low-Risk Patient.

ASAIO J 2017 Nov/Dec;63(6):704-712

From the *Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas; †Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, Texas; and ‡Catedra de Cardiología y Medicina Vascular, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, México.

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May 2018

The use of cardiac CT as a roadmap for resolving coronary stent dislodgement.

Arch Cardiol Mex 2018 Oct - Dec;88(4):318-319

Instituto de Cardiología y Medicina Vascular, TEC Salud, San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, Mexico; Centro de Investigación Biomédica, Hospital Zambrano Hellion, TEC Salud, Escuela de Medicina, Tecnológico de Monterrey, San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, Mexico. Electronic address:

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February 2018

Small Interfering RNA Targeting Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter Improves Cardiomyocyte Cell Viability in Hypoxia/Reoxygenation Injury by Reducing Calcium Overload.

Oxid Med Cell Longev 2017 27;2017:5750897. Epub 2017 Feb 27.

Cátedra de Cardiología y Medicina Vascular, Escuela de Medicina, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico; Centro de Investigación Biomédica, Hospital Zambrano-Hellion, San Pedro Garza-García, NL, Mexico.

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April 2017

Role of Adaptive Immunity in the Development and Progression of Heart Failure: New Evidence.

Arch Med Res 2017 Jan;48(1):1-11

Cátedra de Cardiología y Medicina Vascular, Escuela de Medicina, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, México; Centro de Investigación Biomédica, Hospital Zambrano Hellion, Tecnologico de Monterrey, San Pedro Garza-García, México; Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

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January 2017

Combination of angiotensin II and l-NG-nitroarginine methyl ester exacerbates mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress to cause heart failure.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2016 Mar 8;310(6):H667-80. Epub 2016 Jan 8.

Center for Bioenergetics, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston, Texas;

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March 2016

Rnd3/RhoE Modulates Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1α/Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Signaling by Stabilizing Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1α and Regulates Responsive Cardiac Angiogenesis.

Hypertension 2016 Mar 18;67(3):597-605. Epub 2016 Jan 18.

From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China (X.Y., Y.Y.); Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Houston (X.Y., X.L., T.Y., X.Y., Y.D., K.C.A., J.C.); Department of Cardiology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China (X.Y., X.J., X.L.); Cardiovascular Disease and Research Institute, Affiliated Hospital of Hainan Medical College, Haikou, Hainan, China (T.L., J.G.); Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis (J.S., L.W.); and Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX (K.A.Y., G.T.-A.).

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March 2016

Differential Mitochondrial Function in Remodeled Right and Nonremodeled Left Ventricles in Pulmonary Hypertension.

J Card Fail 2016 Jan 12;22(1):73-81. Epub 2015 Sep 12.

Bioenergetics Program, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston, Texas; Department of Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston, Texas. Electronic address:

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January 2016

Impact of pre-operative coronary artery disease on cardiovascular events following lung transplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2016 Jan 4;35(1):115-21. Epub 2015 Sep 4.

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas; Escuela de Medicina, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.

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January 2016

Full Expression of Cardiomyopathy Is Partly Dependent on B-Cells: A Pathway That Involves Cytokine Activation, Immunoglobulin Deposition, and Activation of Apoptosis.

J Am Heart Assoc 2016 Jan 14;5(1). Epub 2016 Jan 14.

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, TX (A.M.C.R., K.A.Y., J.H.F.A., C.M.O., A.B., J.D.E., G.T.A.) Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX (A.M.C.R., K.A.Y., D.J.H., J.D.E., G.T.A.) Catedra de Cardiologia y Medicina Vascular, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico (G.T.A.).

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January 2016

Impaired oxidative metabolism and calcium mishandling underlie cardiac dysfunction in a rat model of post-acute isoproterenol-induced cardiomyopathy.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2015 Mar 19;308(5):H467-77. Epub 2014 Dec 19.

Endowed Chair in Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, School of Medicine, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey México; Basic and Translational Research Center, Hospital Zambrano-Hellion, TEC Salud, San Pedro, Garza-García, México; and

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March 2015

Persistent blood stream infection in patients supported with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device is associated with an increased risk of cerebrovascular accidents.

J Card Fail 2015 Feb 6;21(2):119-25. Epub 2014 Nov 6.

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas; Houston Methodist JC Walter Jr. Transplant Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

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February 2015

Use of stem cells in heart failure treatment: where we stand and where we are going.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2013 Oct-Dec;9(4):195-200

Cátedra de Cardiología y Medicina Vascular, Escuela de Medicina, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, México.

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December 2014

Effects of spironolactone treatment in elderly women with heart failure and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction.

J Card Fail 2014 Aug 4;20(8):560-8. Epub 2014 Jun 4.

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Houston, Texas.

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August 2014

Atrial arrhythmias after lung transplant: underlying mechanisms, risk factors, and prognosis.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2014 Jul 4;33(7):734-40. Epub 2014 Mar 4.

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, USA; Catedra de Cardiologia y Medicina Vascular, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.

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July 2014

Spinal cord stimulation is safe and feasible in patients with advanced heart failure: early clinical experience.

Eur J Heart Fail 2014 Jul 24;16(7):788-95. Epub 2014 Jun 24.

Catedra de Cardiologia y Medicina Vascular, Escuela de Medicina, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México; Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, TX, USA.

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July 2014

Mechanical unloading promotes myocardial energy recovery in human heart failure.

Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2014 Jun 13;7(3):266-76. Epub 2014 May 13.

From the Methodist Diabetes and Metabolism Institute, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX (A.A.G., D.J.H., C.J.L., W.A.H.); Department of Systems Medicine and Bioengineering, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX (Z.Y., S.T.C.W.); Center for Biostatistics, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX (L.E.P.); Department of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX (D.J.H., W.A.H.), Department of Radiology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX (S.T.C.W.); Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, TX (A.M.C.-R., K.A.Y., J.D.E., M.L., G.T.-A.); Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY (A.A.G., D.J.H., A.M.C.-R., K.A.Y., Z.Y., J.D.E., M.L., L.E.P., C.J.L., S.T.C.W., G.T.-A., W.A.H.); Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center and Departments of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology and Medicine, Duke University Medical Center (R.D.S., B.W., O.L., C.B.N.); Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY (S.T.C.W.); Catedra de Cardiologia, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (G.T.-A.); The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX (H.T.).

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June 2014

Molecular and cellular correlates of cardiac function in end-stage DCM: a study using speckle tracking echocardiography.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2014 May 9;7(5):441-52. Epub 2014 Apr 9.

Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. Electronic address:

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May 2014

Freshly isolated mitochondria from failing human hearts exhibit preserved respiratory function.

J Mol Cell Cardiol 2014 Mar 9;68:98-105. Epub 2014 Jan 9.

Bioenergetics Program, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA; Houston Methodist Hospital Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA. Electronic address:

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March 2014

Percutaneous placement of an intra-aortic balloon pump in the left axillary/subclavian position provides safe, ambulatory long-term support as bridge to heart transplantation.

JACC Heart Fail 2013 Oct 11;1(5):382-8. Epub 2013 Sep 11.

The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Department of Cardiology, Houston, Texas; Catedra de Cardiologia y Medicina Vascular, Escuela de Medicina, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.

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October 2013

Heart failure: an illness at the juncture of molecular medicine and new technology.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2013 Jan-Mar;9(1)

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.

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September 2013

The role of B-cells in heart failure.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2013 Jan-Mar;9(1):15-9

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.

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September 2013

Comparison of transendocardial and intracoronary CD34+ cell transplantation in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.

Circulation 2013 Sep;128(11 Suppl 1):S42-9

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center (B.V., G.P.), Department of Nuclear Medicine (L.L., A.S.), and Department of Hematology (M.S., P.C.), University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; National Blood Transfusion Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia (D.D.); Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Houston, TX (G.T.-A.); Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (F.H., J.C.W.) and Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology (B.V., F.H., J.C.W.), Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

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September 2013

Effects of intracoronary CD34+ stem cell transplantation in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy patients: 5-year follow-up.

Circ Res 2013 Jan 12;112(1):165-73. Epub 2012 Oct 12.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Zaloska 7, Ljubljana, MC SI-1000, Slovenia.

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January 2013

Usefulness of routine surveillance endomyocardial biopsy 6 months after heart transplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2012 Aug 17;31(8):845-9. Epub 2012 May 17.

Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX, USA.

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August 2012

Imaging for ventricular function and myocardial recovery on nonpulsatile ventricular assist devices.

Circulation 2012 May;125(18):2265-77

Weill Cornell Medical College, Heart Transplant and LVAD Program, Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center at The Methodist Hospital, 6550 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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May 2012

Molecular, cellular, and functional characterization of myocardial regions in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2012 May;5(3):419-22

Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, 6550 Fannin, SM-677, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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May 2012

Relationship of right- and left-sided filling pressures in patients with advanced heart failure: a 14-year multi-institutional analysis.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2012 Jan 9;31(1):67-72. Epub 2011 Nov 9.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390-9047, USA.

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January 2012

Allograft coronary artery thrombosis: a case report of early cardiac allograft left ventricular myocardial infarction.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2012 Jan;8(1):46-8

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.

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January 2012

Cellular evidence of reverse cardiac remodeling induced by cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Congest Heart Fail 2011 May-Jun;17(3):140-6. Epub 2011 May 23.

Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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September 2011

Therapeutic plasma exchange a potential strategy for patients with advanced heart failure.

J Clin Apher 2010 24;25(6):323-30. Epub 2010 Sep 24.

Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.

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June 2011

Effects of intracoronary stem cell transplantation in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.

J Card Fail 2011 Apr 24;17(4):272-81. Epub 2010 Dec 24.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Zaloska 7, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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April 2011

Immune modulation in heart failure: past challenges and future hopes.

Curr Heart Fail Rep 2011 Mar;8(1):28-37

Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, 6550 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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March 2011

Heart failure in search of a cure.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2009 ;5(3)

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

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May 2010

Abnormal mitochondrial function during ischemia reperfusion provides targets for pharmacological therapy.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2009 ;5(3):2-7

Escuela de Medicina CITES, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Instituto de Cardiología y Medicina Vascular, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, México.

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May 2010

Heart failure research: translating basic science into therapies.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2009 ;5(3):38-41

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

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May 2010

Reversal of secondary pulmonary hypertension by axial and pulsatile mechanical circulatory support.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2010 Feb 26;29(2):195-200. Epub 2009 Sep 26.

The Department of Cardiology, The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.

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February 2010

Early worsening heart failure in patients admitted for acute heart failure: time course, hemodynamic predictors, and outcome.

J Card Fail 2009 Oct 13;15(8):639-44. Epub 2009 Jun 13.

Winters Center for Heart failure research, The Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.

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October 2009

Assessment of left ventricular relaxation by untwisting rate based on different algorithms.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2009 Sep 23;22(9):1040-6. Epub 2009 Jun 23.

Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, and the Department of Cardiology at The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.

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September 2009

The role of multimodality cardiac imaging in the transplanted heart.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2009 Sep;2(9):1126-40

Department of Cardiology, Section of Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation, and Cardiovascular Imaging Institute, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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September 2009

TandemHeart insertion via a femoral arterial GORE-TEX graft conduit in a high-risk patient.

Tex Heart Inst J 2008 ;35(4):462-5

Department of Surgery, Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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August 2009

Left atrial function in diastolic heart failure.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2009 Jan;2(1):10-5

Department of Cardiology, The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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January 2009

Effect of the soluble TNF-antagonist etanercept on tumor necrosis factor bioactivity and stability.

Clin Transl Sci 2008 Sep;1(2):142-5

Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA.

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September 2008

Evidence for activation of immune system in heart failure: is there a role for anti-inflammatory therapy?

Curr Opin Cardiol 2008 May;23(3):254-60

Department of Cardiology, The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center at the Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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May 2008

Preserved left ventricular twist and circumferential deformation, but depressed longitudinal and radial deformation in patients with diastolic heart failure.

Eur Heart J 2008 May 2;29(10):1283-9. Epub 2008 Apr 2.

Department of Cardiology, Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 77030-2717, USA.

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May 2008

Off-pump exchange of short-term percutaneous ventricular assist device (VAD) to long-term implantable VAD in severe coagulopathy and multi-organ failure.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2008 May 10;27(5):572-4. Epub 2008 Mar 10.

M.E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030-2707, USA.

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May 2008

The role of mast cells after solid organ transplantation.

Transplantation 2008 May;85(10):1365-71

Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant and Assist Devices, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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May 2008

Cytokines and acute heart failure.

Crit Care Med 2008 Jan;36(1 Suppl):S9-16

Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA.

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January 2008

Left ventricular untwisting rate by speckle tracking echocardiography.

Circulation 2007 Nov 12;116(22):2580-6. Epub 2007 Nov 12.

Department of Cardiology, The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex 77030, USA.

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November 2007

Mast cell-derived cathepsin g: a possible role in the adverse remodeling of the failing human heart.

J Surg Res 2007 Jun 9;140(2):199-203. Epub 2007 Apr 9.

Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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June 2007

Cardiac improvement during mechanical circulatory support: a prospective multicenter study of the LVAD Working Group.

Circulation 2007 May 7;115(19):2497-505. Epub 2007 May 7.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Center for Advanced Cardiac Therapy, 3400 Bainbridge Ave, 7th Floor, Bronx, NY 10467-2490, USA.

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May 2007

Global diastolic strain rate for the assessment of left ventricular relaxation and filling pressures.

Circulation 2007 Mar 5;115(11):1376-83. Epub 2007 Mar 5.

Department of Cardiology and Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex 77030, USA.

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March 2007

Systolic and diastolic dyssynchrony in patients with diastolic heart failure and the effect of medical therapy.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2007 Jan 1;49(1):88-96. Epub 2006 Nov 1.

Department of Cardiology and Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.

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January 2007

Decorin-mediated transforming growth factor-beta inhibition ameliorates adverse cardiac remodeling.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2007 Jan 30;26(1):34-40. Epub 2006 Nov 30.

Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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January 2007

Novel therapies for heart failure: focus on anti-inflammatory strategies.

Congest Heart Fail 2006 May-Jun;12(3):153-9; quiz 160-1

Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

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July 2006

Dynamic expression of the membrane attack complex (MAC) of the complement system in failing human myocardium.

Am J Cardiol 2006 Jun 19;97(11):1626-9. Epub 2006 Apr 19.

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

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June 2006

Impact of left ventricular assist device (LVAD)-mediated humoral sensitization on post-transplant outcomes.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2005 Dec 15;24(12):2054-9. Epub 2005 Sep 15.

Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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December 2005

Immune activation in chronic heart failure.

Am J Cardiol 2005 Jun;95(11A):3C-8C; discussion 38C-40C

Heart Transplant Service, Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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June 2005

Broad modulation of tissue responses (immune activation) by celacade may favorably influence pathologic processes associated with heart failure progression.

Am J Cardiol 2005 Jun;95(11A):30C-37C; discussion 38C-40C

Heart Transplant Service, Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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June 2005

Cellular and hemodynamics responses of failing myocardium to continuous flow mechanical circulatory support using the DeBakey-Noon left ventricular assist device: a comparative analysis with pulsatile-type devices.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2005 May;24(5):566-75

Department of Medicine, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Section of Cardiology, Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Baylor College of Medicine and the Methodist Hospital, Houston 77030, USA.

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May 2005

Placement of a left ventricular assist device in a patient with dextrocardia.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2005 Mar;24(3):338-9

Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery and Assist Devices, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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March 2005

Effects of a novel immune modulation therapy in patients with advanced chronic heart failure: results of a randomized, controlled, phase II trial.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2004 Sep;44(6):1181-6

Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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September 2004