Publications

Vascular Grafts

  1. Cooley BC, Nevado J, Mellad J, Yang D, St Hilaire C, Negro A, Fang F, Chen G, San H, Walts AD, Schwartzbeck RL, Taylor B, Lanzer JD, Wragg A, Elagha A, Beltran LE, Berry C, Feil R, Virmani R, Ladich E, Kovacic JC, Boehm M. TGF-β signaling mediates endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) during vein graft remodeling.  Sci Transl Med. 2014 Mar 12;6(227):227ra34. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3006927.  PMID: 24622514
  2. Sakakura K, Nakano M, Otsuka F, Yahagi K, Kutys R, Ladich E, Finn AV, Kolodgie FD, Virmani R. Comparison of pathology of chronic total occlusion with and without coronary artery bypass graft.  Eur Heart J. 2014 Jul 1;35(25):1683-93. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/eht422. Epub 2013 Oct 14.  PMID: 24126875
  3. Ali ZA, Roleder T, Narula J, Mohanty BD, Baber U, Kovacic JC, Mintz GS, Otsuka F, Pan S, Virmani R, Sharma SK, Moreno P, Kini AS. Increased thin-cap neoatheroma and periprocedural myocardial infarction in drug-eluting stent restenosis: multimodality intravascular imaging of drug-eluting and bare-metal stents.  Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Oct 1;6(5):507-17. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.112.000248. Epub 2013 Sep 24.  PMID: 24065447
  4. Yazdani SK, Farb A, Nakano M, Vorpahl M, Ladich E, Finn AV, Kolodgie FD, Virmani R. Pathology of drug-eluting versus bare-metal stents in saphenous vein bypass graft lesions.  JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Jun;5(6):666-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2011.12.017.   PMID: 22721663
  5. Yazdani SK, Otsuka F, Nakano M, Finn AV, Virmani R. Do animal models of vein graft atherosclerosis predict outcomes in man?  Atherosclerosis. 2012 Jul;223(1):102-5. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2012.04.028. Epub 2012 May 12. No abstract available.   PMID: 22658552
  6. Larsen K, Cheng C, Tempel D, Parker S, Yazdani S, den Dekker WK, Houtgraaf JH, de Jong R, Swager-ten Hoor S, Ligtenberg E, Hanson SR, Rowland S, Kolodgie F, Serruys PW, Virmani R, Duckers HJ. Capture of circulatory endothelial progenitor cells and accelerated re-endothelialization of a bio-engineered stent in human ex vivo shunt and rabbit denudation model.  Eur Heart J. 2012 Jan;33(1):120-8. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehr196. Epub 2011 Jul 6.  PMID: 21733913
  7. Kappert U, Ouda A, Virmani R, Mettler D, Matschke K, Demertzis S. The C-Port xV® vascular anastomosis system: results from an animal trial.  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jun;59(4):222-6. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1270959. Epub 2011 Mar 25.  PMID: 21442578
  8. Killer M, Kallmes D, Jones R, Ding Y, Vestal M, Hauser T, Virmani R, Cruise G. Long-term angiographic and histological results of a new hydrogel-containing filling coil in experimental rabbit aneurysms.  Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2010 Jun;53(3):97-105. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1252059. Epub 2010 Aug 31.  PMID: 20809449
  9. Tempe DK, Dutta D, Garg M, Minhas H, Tomar A, Virmani S. Myocardial protection with isoflurane during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: a randomized trial.  J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2011 Feb;25(1):59-65. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2010.03.002. Epub 2010 Jun 26.  PMID: 20580572
  10. Waxman S, Freilich MI, Suter MJ, Shishkov M, Bilazarian S, Virmani R, Bouma BE, Tearney GJ. A case of lipid core plaque progression and rupture at the edge of a coronary stent: elucidating the mechanisms of drug-eluting stent failure.  Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Apr;3(2):193-6. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.109.917955. No abstract available.   PMID: 20407116
  11. Schwartz RS, Edelman E, Virmani R, Carter A, Granada JF, Kaluza GL, Chronos NA, Robinson KA, Waksman R, Weinberger J, Wilson GJ, Wilensky RL. Drug-eluting stents in preclinical studies: updated consensus recommendations for preclinical evaluation.  Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Oct;1(2):143-53. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.108.789974.  PMID: 20031669
  12. Ishii Y, Sakamoto S, Kronengold RT, Virmani R, Rivera EA, Goldman SM, Prechtel EJ, Hill JG, Damiano RJ Jr.  A novel bioengineered small-caliber vascular graft incorporating heparin and sirolimus: excellent 6-month patency.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Jun;135(6):1237-45; discussion 1245-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2007.09.077. Epub 2008 May 23.  PMID: 18544361
  13. Ribichini F, Pugno F, Ferrero V, Wijns W, Vacca G, Vassanelli C, Virmani R. Long-term histological and immunohistochemical findings in human venous aorto-coronary bypass grafts.  Clin Sci (Lond). 2008 Feb;114(3):211-20.  PMID: 17848140
  14. Kolodgie FD, Nakazawa G, Sangiorgi G, Ladich E, Burke AP, Virmani R. Pathology of atherosclerosis and stenting.  Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2007 Aug;17(3):285-301, vii. Review.  PMID: 17826632
  15. Margolis J, McDonald J, Heuser R, Klinke P, Waksman R, Virmani R, Desai N, Hilton D.  Systemic nanoparticle paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel) for in-stent restenosis I (SNAPIST-I): a first-in-human safety and dose-finding study.  Clin Cardiol. 2007 Apr;30(4):165-70.  PMID: 17443649
  16. Ishii Y, Kronengold RT, Virmani R, Rivera EA, Goldman SM, Prechtel EJ, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Novel bioengineered small caliber vascular graft with excellent one-month patency.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Feb;83(2):517-25.  PMID: 17257981
  17. Waksman R, Pakala R, Baffour R, Hellinga D, Seabron R, Kolodgie F, Virmani R. Optimal dosing and duration of oral everolimus to inhibit in-stent neointimal growth in rabbit iliac arteries.  Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2006 Jul-Sep;7(3):179-84.  PMID: 16945826
  18. Kay IP, Ligthart JM, Virmani R, van Beusekom HM, Kozuma K, Carter AJ, Sianos G, van der Giessen WJ, Wardeh AJ, de Feyter PJ, Serruys PW. The black hole: echolucent tissue observed following intracoronary radiation.  Int J Cardiovasc Intervent. 2003;5(3):137-42.  PMID: 12959730
  19. Oesterle SN, Reifart N, Hayase M, Hauptmann E, Low R, Erbel R, Haude M, Dirsch O, Schuler GC, Virmani R, Yeung AC. Catheter-based coronary bypass: a development update.  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Feb;58(2):212-8.  PMID: 12552547
  20. Sperry JL, Deming CB, Bian C, Walinsky PL, Kass DA, Kolodgie FD, Virmani R, Kim AY, Rade JJ. Wall tension is a potent negative regulator of in vivo thrombomodulin expression.  Circ Res. 2003 Jan 10;92(1):41-7.  PMID: 12522119
  21. Virmani R, Liistro F, Stankovic G, Di Mario C, Montorfano M, Farb A, Kolodgie FD, Colombo A. Mechanism of late in-stent restenosis after implantation of a paclitaxel derivate-eluting polymer stent system in humans.  Circulation. 2002 Nov 19;106(21):2649-51.  PMID: 12438288
  22. Farb A, John M, Acampado E, Kolodgie FD, Prescott MF, Virmani R. Oral everolimus inhibits in-stent neointimal growth.  Circulation. 2002 Oct 29;106(18):2379-84.   PMID: 12403670
  23. Popma JJ, Cox N, Hauptmann KE, Reifart N, Virmani R, Emira K, Murphy S, Gibson CM, Grube E. Initial clinical experience with distal protection using the FilterWire in patients undergoing coronary artery and saphenous vein graft percutaneous intervention.   Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2002 Oct;57(2):125-34.  PMID: 12357506
  24. Kim AY, Walinsky PL, Kolodgie FD, Bian C, Sperry JL, Deming CB, Peck EA, Shake JG, Ang GB, Sohn RH, Esmon CT, Virmani R, Stuart RS, Rade JJ.  Early loss of thrombomodulin expression impairs vein graft thromboresistance: implications for vein graft failure.   Circ Res. 2002 Feb 8;90(2):205-12.  PMID: 11834714
  25. Hill AC, Maroney TP, Virmani R. Facilitated coronary anastomosis using a nitinol U-Clip device: bovine model.   J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 May;121(5):859-70.  PMID: 11326229
  26. Cejna M, Virmani R, Jones R, Bergmeister H, Losert U, Xu Z, Yang P, Schoder M, Lammer J.  Biocompatibility and performance of the Wallstent and several covered stents in a sheep iliac artery model.  J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2001 Mar;12(3):351-8.  PMID: 11287514
  27. Turk AS, Rappe AH, Villar F, Virmani R, Strother CM. Evaluation of the TriSpan neck bridge device for the treatment of wide-necked aneurysms: an experimental study in canines. Stroke. 2001 Feb;32(2):492-7.  PMID: 11157188
  28. Carter AJ, Farb A, Gould KE, Taylor AJ, Virmani R. The degree of neointimal formation after stent placement in atherosclerotic rabbit iliac arteries is dependent on the underlying plaque.  Cardiovasc Pathol. 1999 Mar-Apr;8(2):73-80.  PMID: 10724504
  29. Webb JG, Carere RG, Virmani R, Baim D, Teirstein PS, Whitlow P, McQueen C, Kolodgie FD, Buller E, Dodek A, Mancini GB, Oesterle S. Retrieval and analysis of particulate debris after saphenous vein graft intervention.  J Am Coll Cardiol. 1999 Aug;34(2):468-75.  PMID: 10440161
  30. Burke AP, Mezzetti T, Farb A, Zech ER, Virmani R. Multiple coronary artery graft occlusion in a fatal case of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.  Chest. 1998 Nov;114(5):1492-5. PMID: 9824039
  31. Carter AJ, Scott D, Laird JR, Bailey L, Kovach JA, Hoopes TG, Pierce K, Heath K, Hess K, Farb A, Virmani R. Progressive vascular remodeling and reduced neointimal formation after placement of a thermoelastic self-expanding nitinol stent in an experimental model.  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1998 Jun;44(2):193-201.  PMID: 9637443
  32. Dunn PF, Newman KD, Jones M, Yamada I, Shayani V, Virmani R, Dichek DA. Seeding of vascular grafts with genetically modified endothelial cells. Secretion of recombinant TPA results in decreased seeded cell retention in vitro and in vivo.  Circulation. 1996 Apr 1;93(7):1439-46.  PMID: 8641034
  33. Chun PK, Virmani R, Mason TE, Johnson F.  Bone wax granuloma causing saphenous vein graft thrombosis.   Am Heart J. 1988 Jun;115(6):1310-3. No abstract available.   PMID: 3287874
  34. Shelton ME, Forman MB, Virmani R, Bajaj A, Stoney WS, Atkinson JB.  A comparison of morphologic and angiographic findings in long-term internal mammary artery and saphenous vein bypass grafts.  J Am Coll Cardiol. 1988 Feb;11(2):297-307.  PMID: 2892871
  35. Virmani R, Atkinson JB, Forman MB.  Aortocoronary saphenous vein bypass grafts.  Cardiovasc Clin. 1988;18(2):41-62. Review. No abstract available.   PMID: 3275420
  36. Virmani R, Ursell PC, Fenoglio JJ. Examination of the heart.  Hum Pathol. 1987 May;18(5):432-40. No abstract available.   PMID: 3494658
  37. Atkinson JB, Virmani R. Coronary bypass: not a cure-all.  Compr Ther. 1986 Jun;12(6):48-56. Review. No abstract available.   PMID: 2941214
  38. Atkinson JB, Forman MB, Vaughn WK, Robinowitz M, McAllister HA, Virmani R. Morphologic changes in long-term saphenous vein bypass grafts.  Chest. 1985 Sep;88(3):341-8.  PMID: 3875453
  39. Atkinson JB, Forman MB, Perry JM, Virmani R.  Correlation of saphenous vein bypass graft angiograms with histologic changes at necropsy.  Am J Cardiol. 1985 Apr 1;55(8):952-5.  PMID: 3872590
  40. Roberts WC, Lachman AS, Virmani R.  Twisting of an aorta-coronary bypass conduit: a complication of coronary surgery.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1978 May;75(5):772-6.  PMID: 305984