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Surgical results for prosthetic versus native valve endocarditis: A multicenter analysis.

Weber C, Petrov G, Luehr M, Aubin H, Tugtekin SM, Borger MA, Akhyari P, Wahlers T, Hagl C, Matschke K, Misfeld M; study group Clinical, Multicenter Project of Analysis of Infective Endocarditis in Germany.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)32380-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.09.186. [Epub ahead of print]


Levosimendan Reduces Mortality and Low Cardiac Output Syndrome in Cardiac Surgery.

Weber C, Esser M, Eghbalzadeh K, Sabashnikov A, Djordjevic I, Maier J, Merkle J, Choi YH, Madershahian N, Liakopoulos O, Deppe AC, Wahlers TCW.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 26. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3400496. [Epub ahead of print]


Treatment of cardiogenic shock in peripartum cardiomyopathy: Case series from a tertiary ECMO center.

Djordjevic I, Rahmanian P, Zeriouh M, Eghbalzadeh K, Sangsari S, Merkle J, Kuhn E, Deppe AC, Weber C, Sabashnikov A, Liakopoulos O, Wahlers T.

J Card Surg. 2019 Nov 9. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14324. [Epub ahead of print]


Single center experience with patients on veno arterial ECMO due to postcardiotomy right ventricular failure.

Djordjevic I, Eghbalzadeh K, Sabashnikov A, Deppe AC, Kuhn EW, Seo J, Weber C, Merkle J, Adler C, Rahmanian PB, Liakopoulos OJ, Mader N, Kuhn-Regnier F, Zeriouh M, Wahlers T.

J Card Surg. 2019 Nov 6. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14332. [Epub ahead of print]


Compromised Anti-inflammatory Action of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in PAD4-Deficient Mice Contributes to Aggravated Acute Inflammation After Myocardial Infarction.

Eghbalzadeh K, Georgi L, Louis T, Zhao H, Keser U, Weber C, Mollenhauer M, Conforti A, Wahlers T, Paunel-Görgülü A.

Front Immunol. 2019 Oct 1;10:2313. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.02313. eCollection 2019.


Early and long-term outcomes comparing neonates, infants, and preadolescents requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for heart failure.

Sabashnikov A, Merkle J, Azizov F, Djordjevic I, Eghbalzadeh K, Tunggal I, Weber C, Weixler V, Rustenbach C, Zeriouh M, Kröner A, Wahlers T, Bennink G.

Perfusion. 2019 Oct 14:267659119876800. doi: 10.1177/0267659119876800. [Epub ahead of print]


Risk Factors Associated with In-Hospital Mortality for Patients with Acute Abdomen After Cardiac Surgery.

Djordjevic I, Eghbalzadeh K, Heinen S, Schlachtenberger G, Gerfer S, Sabashnikov A, Merkle J, Weber C, Kuhn E, Zeriouh M, Rahmanian P, Mader N, Liakopoulos OJ, Wahlers T.

World J Surg. 2019 Oct 11. doi: 10.1007/s00268-019-05227-0. [Epub ahead of print]


Early and long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass surgery with and without use of heart-lung machine and with special respect to renal function - A retrospective study.

Merkle J, Sunny J, Ehlscheid L, Sabashnikov A, Weber C, Eghbalzadeh K, Djordjevic I, Liakopoulos O, Choi YH, Wahlers T, Zeriouh M.

PLoS One. 2019 Oct 10;14(10):e0223806. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223806. eCollection 2019.


Invited author response to editorial commentary: hypoalbuminemia in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: culprit or surrogate?

Gassa A, Borghardt JH, Maier J, Michel M, Mader N, Baldus S, Wahlers T.

J Thorac Dis. 2019 Aug;11(8):E125-E126. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2019.08.28. No abstract available.


Timely extracorporeal membrane oxygenation assist reduces mortality after bypass surgery in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

Hamiko M, Slottosch I, Scherner M, Gestrich C, Wahlers T, Putensen C, Mellert F, Treede H, Dewald O, Duerr GD.

J Card Surg. 2019 Nov;34(11):1243-1255. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14258. Epub 2019 Sep 16.


SAVR versus TAVI: What about the Hemodynamic Performance? An In Vivo and In Vitro Analysis.

Eghbalzadeh K, Rahmanian PB, Giese D, Kuhn EW, Djordjevic I, Kaya S, Weber C, Baldus S, Mader N, Wahlers TCW.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 10. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1695779. [Epub ahead of print]


Sex matters: impact of sex on surgery for infective endocarditis (Reply).

Weber C, Liakopoulos OJ, Wahlers T.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Aug 24. pii: S0003-4975(19)31219-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.06.097. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Minimally invasive resection of a giant left atrial myxoma: a case report.

Gaisendrees C, Mader N, Sabashnikov A, Schlachtenberger G, Suhr L, Wahlers T.

Perfusion. 2019 Aug 1:267659119865125. doi: 10.1177/0267659119865125. [Epub ahead of print]


High levels of cell-free DNA accurately predict late acute kidney injury in patients after cardiac surgery.

Merkle J, Daka A, Deppe AC, Wahlers T, Paunel-Görgülü A.

PLoS One. 2019 Jun 18;14(6):e0218548. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218548. eCollection 2019.


Current clinical use of intravenous fosfomycin in ICU patients in two European countries.

Putensen C, Ellger B, Sakka SG, Weyland A, Schmidt K, Zoller M, Weiler N, Kindgen-Milles D, Jaschinski U, Weile J, Lindau S, Kieninger M, Faltlhauser A, Jung N, Teschendorf P, Adamzik M, Gründling M, Wahlers T, Gerlach H, Litty FA.

Infection. 2019 Oct;47(5):827-836. doi: 10.1007/s15010-019-01323-4. Epub 2019 Jun 12.


Monitoring of adult patient on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in intensive care medicine.

Merkle J, Azizov F, Fatullayev J, Weber C, Maier J, Eghbalzadeh K, Sabashnikov A, Pfister R, Wahlers T, Michels G.

J Thorac Dis. 2019 Apr;11(Suppl 6):S946-S956. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.10.29. Review.


The role of extracorporeal life support in the management with severe idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension undergoing lung transplantation: are those patients referred too late?

Sabashnikov A, Mohite PN, Zeriouh M, Zych B, García-Sáez D, Maier J, Weymann A, Fatullayev J, Mahesh B, Popov AF, Stock U, De Robertis F, Bahrami T, Wahlers T, Carby M, Simon AR, Reed A.

J Thorac Dis. 2019 Apr;11(Suppl 6):S929-S937. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2019.04.58.


Outcomes and factors associated with early mortality in pediatric and neonatal patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for heart and lung failure.

Azizov F, Merkle J, Fatullayev J, Eghbalzadeh K, Djordjevic I, Weber C, Saenko S, Kroener A, Zeriouh M, Sabashnikov A, Bennink G, Wahlers T.

J Thorac Dis. 2019 Apr;11(Suppl 6):S871-S888. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.11.107.


Prediction of survival on the waiting list for heart transplantation and of posttransplant nonadherence-Results of a prospective longitudinal study.

Vitinius F, Reklat A, Hellmich M, Klask E, Wahlers T, Rahmanian PB, Pfister R, Müller-Ehmsen J, Albus C.

Clin Transplant. 2019 Jul;33(7):e13616. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13616. Epub 2019 Jun 19.


Pediatric patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in heart failure: 30-day outcomes; mid- and long-term survival. A single center experience.

Merkle J, Azizov F, Sabashnikov A, Weixler V, Weber C, Djordjevic I, Eghbalzadeh K, Kröner A, Zeriouh M, Wahlers T, Bennink G.

Artif Organs. 2019 Oct;43(10):966-975. doi: 10.1111/aor.13501. Epub 2019 Jul 3.


Dysregulation of proangiogeneic factors in pressure-overload left-ventricular hypertrophy results in inadequate capillary growth.

Zeriouh M, Sabashnikov A, Tenbrock A, Neef K, Merkle J, Eghbalzadeh K, Weber C, Liakopoulos OJ, Deppe AC, Stamm C, Cowan DB, Wahlers T, Choi YH.

Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2019 Jan-Dec;13:1753944719841795. doi: 10.1177/1753944719841795.


Early Clinical Outcomes of Surgical Myocardial Revascularization for Acute Coronary Syndromes Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock: A Report From the North-Rhine-Westphalia Surgical Myocardial Infarction Registry.

Liakopoulos OJ, Schlachtenberger G, Wendt D, Choi YH, Slottosch I, Welp H, Schiller W, Martens S, Welz A, Neuhäuser M, Jakob H, Wahlers T, Thielmann M.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 May 21;8(10):e012049. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.012049.


Anomalous course of coronary artery challenging mitral valve surgery.

Djordjevic I, Eghbalzadeh K, Boensch M, Weber C, Sabashnikov A, Mader N, Wahlers T.

J Card Surg. 2019 Jun;34(6):522-524. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14064. Epub 2019 Apr 29.


Experimental Studies for Small Diameter Grafts in an In Vivo Sheep Model-Techniques and Pitfalls.

Eghbalzadeh K, Guschlbauer M, Weber C, Wacker MT, Reinhardt S, Djordjevic I, Sabashnikov A, Maul A, Sterner-Kock A, Wahlers TCW, Scherner M, Wippermann J.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 28. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1687887. [Epub ahead of print]


Constrictive pericarditis with a life-threatening giant pericardial cyst and pectus excavatum as unusual cause for malign cardiac arrhythmias.

Gerfer S, Schlachtenberger G, Eghbalzadeh K, Wippermann J, Wahlers T.

Perfusion. 2019 Feb 13:267659119826827. doi: 10.1177/0267659119826827. [Epub ahead of print]


Effect of preoperative low serum albumin on postoperative complications and early mortality in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Gassa A, Borghardt JH, Maier J, Kuhr K, Michel M, Ney S, Eghbalzadeh K, Sabashnikov A, Rudolph T, Baldus S, Mader N, Wahlers T.

J Thorac Dis. 2018 Dec;10(12):6763-6770. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.11.30.


Risk factors associated with 30-day mortality for out-of-center ECMO support: experience from the newly launched ECMO retrieval service.

Djordjevic I, Sabashnikov A, Deppe AC, Kuhn E, Eghbalzadeh K, Merkle J, Maier J, Weber C, Azizov F, Sindhu D, Wahlers T.

J Artif Organs. 2019 Jun;22(2):110-117. doi: 10.1007/s10047-019-01092-9. Epub 2019 Jan 23.


Factors predictive for early and late mortality after surgical repair for Stanford A acute aortic dissection.

Merkle J, Sabashnikov A, Liebig L, Weber C, Eghbalzadeh K, Liakopoulos O, Zeriouh M, Kuhn-Régnier F, Wahlers T.

Perfusion. 2019 Jul;34(5):375-383. doi: 10.1177/0267659118822947. Epub 2019 Jan 11.


Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft surgery versus percutaneous coronary intervention of the LAD: costs and long-term outcome.

Merkle J, Zeriouh M, Sabashnikov A, Azizov F, Hohmann C, Weber C, Eghbalzadeh K, Said Y, Wahlers T, Michels G.

Perfusion. 2019 May;34(4):323-329. doi: 10.1177/0267659118820771. Epub 2018 Dec 21. Erratum in: Perfusion. 2019 May;34(4):348.


Large Saccular Aneurysm at the Ostium of the Coronary Sinus Mimicking a Right-Atrial Myxoma.

Bunck AC, Eghbalzadeh K, Naehle CP, Ten Freyhaus H, Maintz D, Wahlers T.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Nov;11(11):e008297. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.008297. No abstract available.


Predictors of Outcome for Aortic Valve Reimplantation Including the Surgeon-A Single-Center Experience.

Tkebuchava S, Tasar R, Lehmann T, Faerber G, Diab M, Breuer M, Franke U, Kirov H, Gummert J, Lichtenberg A, Wahlers T, Doenst T.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 28. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675594. [Epub ahead of print]


Severity of Presentation, Not Sex, Increases Risk of Surgery for Infective Endocarditis.

Weber C, Gassa A, Rokohl A, Sabashnikov A, Deppe AC, Eghbalzadeh K, Merkle J, Hamacher S, Liakopoulos OJ, Wahlers T.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Apr;107(4):1111-1117. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.10.033. Epub 2018 Nov 23.


Preconditioning of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells highly strengthens their potential to promote IL-6-dependent M2b polarization.

Philipp D, Suhr L, Wahlers T, Choi YH, Paunel-Görgülü A.

Stem Cell Res Ther. 2018 Oct 25;9(1):286. doi: 10.1186/s13287-018-1039-2.


Investigating the impact of early valve surgery on survival in Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis using a marginal structural model approach - results of a large prospectively evaluated cohort.

Rieg S, von Cube M, Kaasch A, Bonaventura B, Bothe W, Wolkewitz M, Peyerl-Hoffmann G, Deppe AC, Wahlers T, Beyersdorf F, Seifert H, Kern WV.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 22. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy908. [Epub ahead of print]


Impact of ascending aortic, hemiarch and arch repair on early and long-term outcomes in patients with Stanford A acute aortic dissection.

Merkle J, Sabashnikov A, Deppe AC, Zeriouh M, Maier J, Weber C, Eghbalzadeh K, Schlachtenberger G, Shostak O, Djordjevic I, Kuhn E, Rahmanian PB, Madershahian N, Rustenbach C, Liakopoulos O, Choi YH, Kuhn-Régnier F, Wahlers T.

Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2018 Dec;12(12):327-340. doi: 10.1177/1753944718801568. Epub 2018 Oct 8.


Impact of meteorological conditions on the incidence of acute aortic dissection.

Majd P, Madershahian N, Sabashnikov A, Weber C, Ahmad W, Weymann A, Heinen S, Merkle J, Eghbalzadeh K, Wippermann J, Brunkwall J, Wahlers T.

Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2018 Dec;12(12):321-326. doi: 10.1177/1753944718801559. Epub 2018 Sep 23.


Impact of preoperative elevated serum creatinine on long-term outcome of patients undergoing aortic repair with Stanford A dissection: a retrospective matched pair analysis.

Eghbalzadeh K, Sabashnikov A, Weber C, Zeriouh M, Djordjevic I, Merkle J, Shostak O, Saenko S, Majd P, Liakopoulos O, Rahmanian PB, Madershahian N, Choi YH, Kuhn-Régnier F, Wippermann J, Wahlers T.

Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2018 Nov;12(11):289-298. doi: 10.1177/1753944718798345. Epub 2018 Sep 19.


Impact of age on early outcomes and long-term survival of patients undergoing aortic repair with Stanford A dissection.

Merkle J, Sabashnikov A, Weber C, Schlachtenberger G, Maier J, Spieker A, Eghbalzadeh K, Deppe AC, Zeriouh M, Rahmanian PB, Madershahian N, Rustenbach C, Choi YH, Kuhn-Régnier F, Liakopoulos O, Wahlers T.

Perfusion. 2018 Nov;33(8):687-695. doi: 10.1177/0267659118786332. Epub 2018 Jul 11.


Outcomes of a Rapid Deployment Aortic Valve Versus Its Conventional Counterpart: A Propensity-Matched Analysis.

Wahlers TCW, Andreas M, Rahmanian P, Candolfi P, Zemanova B, Giot C, Ferrari E, Laufer G.

Innovations (Phila). 2018 May/Jun;13(3):177-183. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000509.


Impact of Different Aortic Entry Tear Sites on Early Outcomes and Long-Term Survival in Patients with Stanford A Acute Aortic Dissection.

Merkle J, Sabashnikov A, Deppe AC, Weber S, Mader N, Choi YH, Liakopoulos O, Kuhn-Régnier F, Wahlers T.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug;67(5):363-371. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1649511. Epub 2018 Jun 13.


Preoperative intraaortic balloon pump before urgent coronary bypass grafting.

Slottosch I, Liakopoulos O, Scherner M, Kuhn E, Deppe AC, Wacker M, Wippermann J, Wahlers T.

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2018 Jun;26(5):353-360. doi: 10.1177/0218492318782066. Epub 2018 Jun 4.


Treating the severely diseased tricuspid valve: Is spiral suspension of the papillary muscles the answer?

Liakopoulos OJ, Wahlers T.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Aug;156(2):653-654. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.03.073. Epub 2018 Mar 29. No abstract available.


Impact of hypertension on early outcomes and long-term survival of patients undergoing aortic repair with Stanford A dissection.

Merkle J, Sabashnikov A, Deppe AC, Zeriouh M, Eghbalzadeh K, Weber C, Rahmanian P, Kuhn E, Madershahian N, Kroener A, Choi YH, Kuhn-Régnier F, Liakopoulos O, Wahlers T.

Perfusion. 2018 Sep;33(6):463-471. doi: 10.1177/0267659118768147. Epub 2018 Apr 9.



Liakopoulos OJ, Choi YH, Wahlers T.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Aug;106(2):640. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.02.077. Epub 2018 Apr 4. No abstract available.


Determination of risk factors for pacemaker requirement following rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement.

Rahmanian PB, Eghbalzadeh K, Kaya S, Menghesha H, Gerfer S, Liakopoulos OJ, Choi YH, Wahlers T.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2018 Aug 1;27(2):215-221. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivy056.


Preoperative Short-Term Calorie Restriction for Prevention of Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label, Pilot Trial.

Grundmann F, Müller RU, Reppenhorst A, Hülswitt L, Späth MR, Kubacki T, Scherner M, Faust M, Becker I, Wahlers T, Schermer B, Benzing T, Burst V.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Mar 13;7(6). pii: e008181. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.008181.


"Vascular Outlining": Augmented Imaging for Transfemoral Access-A Preclinical Investigation.

Eghbalzadeh K, Kuhn EW, Sabashnikov A, Weber C, Sahyoun C, Rudolph T, Baldus S, Wahlers TCW, Mader N.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb 28. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1629922. [Epub ahead of print]


Angiosarcoma of the Left Atrium: A Case Report.

Schlachtenberger G, Gerfer S, Kröner A, Wahlers T.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep. 2018 Jan;7(1):e4-e6. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1627443. Epub 2018 Feb 20.


Acute kidney injury following percutaneous edge-to-edge vs. minimally invasive surgical mitral valve repair: incidence, predictors and prognostic value.

Körber MI, Scherner M, Kuhr K, Kasisada H, Ney S, Pfister R, Rahmanian P, Wippermann J, Wahlers T, Baldus S, Rudolph V.

EuroIntervention. 2018 Feb 20;13(14):1645-1651. doi: 10.4244/EIJ-D-17-00131.



Liakopoulos OJ, Choi YH, Wahlers T.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jul;106(1):312. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.12.022. Epub 2018 Feb 2. No abstract available.


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