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Clinical Trial of the On-X Valve Using Low Dose Anticoagulation (PI: Alfredo Rasi)

Compassionate use of Medos VAD system device (PI: Anees Razzouk)

Compassionate use of pediatric ventricular assist devices (PI: Anees Razzouk)

Humanitarian Use Device (HUD): Contegra Pulmonary Conduit for correction or reconstruction of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract (RVOT) (PI: Anees Razzouk)

To examine if the use of coseal reduces adhesions on re-operation in pediatric cardiac surgeries (PI: N. Hasaniya)



Long-Term Follow-Up of Pediatric Patients After the Extracardiac Lateral Tunnel Fontan Procedure (PI: Anees Razzouk)

To Compare the Cost Effectiveness of Fontan Procedure and Heart Transplant Procedure In Congenital Heart Disease Patients (PI: Anees Razzouk)

Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society (CHSS) Studies in Congenital Heart Disease (PI: Anees Razzouk)

To Assess the Effect of Non-Medical Factors Post Transplant on Short and Intermediate Term Outcomes of Pediatric Heart Transplants (PI: Anees Razzouk)

If the Modification in the medical management protocols and surgical strategy can improve the early and interstage survival after Norwood operation in pediatric patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) (PI: Anees Razzouk)

To evaluate the performance of the logistic EuroSCORE and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons mortality risk score in adult cardiac surgery patients (PI: Nahidh Hasaniya)

Modification of the sano shunt procedure may minimize the proximal conduit obstruction in pediatic patients with Hypoplastic heart syndrome (PI: Nahidh Hasaniya)

Immediate survival and risk factors for mortality after CABG and mitral valvuloplasty for functional ischemic mitral regurgitation (PI: Nahidh Hasaniya)

LLU Cancer Center biospecimen laboratory- specimens collection protocol (PI: CS Chen)



Gordon BM, Hasaniya NW, Newcombe JB, Daher NS, Jodhka U, Razzouk AJ, Bailey LL. Blake drains: a novel method of chest drainage after extracardiac fontan operation with autologous pericardium. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Oct; 94 (4): 1289-94

Montalvo J, Razzouk A, Wang N, Bansal R, Rasi A, Hasaniya N, Floridia R, Bailey L. Aortic root surgery does not increase the operative risk of acute type A aortic dissection. Am Surg. 2011 Jan;77(1):88-92.

Sachdeva A, Bansal R, Bailey L, Razzouk A.  Late outcome after repair of mitral valve rupture during balloon atrial septostomy in a neonate.  Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(4):412-4. 

Hasaniya, NW, Premaratne S, Zhang WW, Razzouk A, Abdul-Ghani AA, Dashwood RH, Eklof B, Tinsley L, McNamara JJ. Amelioration of ischemia-reperfusion injury in an isolated rabbit lung model using OXANOH. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011 Oct; 45

Lin T, Hasaniya NW, Krider S, Razzouk A, Wang N, Chiong JR. Mortality reduction with beta-blockers in ischemic cardiomyopathy patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Congest Heart Fail. 2010 Jul;16(4):170-4.

Perez L, Razzouk A, Bansal RC. Real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic evaluation of a sinus venous atrial septal defect. Echocardiography. 2010 Sep 26

Hasaniya NW, Razzouk AJ, Mulla NF, Larsen RL, Bailey LL. In situ pericardial extracardiac lateral tunnel fontan operation:  fifteen-year experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Nov;140(5):1076-83.

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Hasaniya NW, Shattuck H, Razzouk A, Bailey L. Modification of ventricular-to-pulmonary shunt to minimize proximal conduit obstruction after stage I Norwood reconstruction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jan;89(1):e4-6.

Bansal R, Perez L, Razzouk A, Wang N, Bailey L. Pericardial constriction after cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Mar;29(3):371-7. Epub 2009 Oct 4. Review.

Bailey LL, Razzouk AJ, Hasaniya NW, Chinnock RE. Pediatric transplantation using hearts refused on the basis of donor quality. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Jun;87(6):1902-8; discussion 1908-9.

Bansal RC, Lin T, Shaker R, Rasi A, Jutzy KR, Razzouk A. A unique complication of a broken heart. Am J Med. 2009 Oct;122(10):910-2.

Endovascular Treatment of Aortic Disease. 21st Annual Cardiology Symposium, Loma Linda, CA, March 4 – 5, 2009.

AORTIC ROOT SURGERY DOES NOT INCREASE THE OPERATIVE RISK OF ACUTE TYPE A AORTIC DISSECTION Presented at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting, January 17, 2009, Santa Barbara, California.

Dionigi B, Razzouk AJ, Hasaniya NW, Chinnock RE, Bailey LL. Late outcomes of pediatric heart transplantation are independent of pre-diagnosis and prior cardiac surgical intervention. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Oct;27(10):1090-5.

Abou-Zamzam AM Jr, Zhang W, Wang N, Razzouk A. Endovascular repair of a ruptured descending aortic aneurysm in a patient with an ascending aortic aneurysm: hybrid open arch reconstruction with simultaneous thoracic stent-graft deployment within elephant trunk. Ann Vasc Surg. 2008 Mar;22(2): 168-72.

Pai RG, Varadarajan P, Razzouk A. Survival benefit of aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis with low ejection fraction and low gradient with normal ejection fraction. Ann Thoracic Surg. 2008 Dec;86(6):1781-9.

Asano M, Razzouk A, Chinnock RE, Bailey LL. Geometric Disproportion of Cardiac Structure and Graft Ischemia Affect Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation Early After Neonatal Heart Transplantation.  Ann Thorac Surg 2007 May; 83: 1774-80.



Gordon BM, Tse T, Souza AT, Newcombe JB, Daher NS, Hasaniya NW, Bailey LL, Razzouk AJ. Extracardiac fontan completion with autologous pericardial pedicle: feasibility and outcome in children less than 2 years of age. ACC.12 March 24 – 27, 2012. Chicago, Illinois.

Razzouk AJ. Surgical options for patients with heart failure. Sir Run Run Shaw Academic Week 2012. Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Hangzhou, China. October 21, 2012.

Razzouk AJ. Evolving strategies in the treatment of congenital heart disease: outcomes and challenges. Zhejiang University Children’s Hospital, Hangzhou, China. October 19, 2012.

Please add: Razzouk AJ. Current affairs of the heart. Leoni Meadows Medical/Dental Retreat 2012. Grizzly Flats, California. August 7 – 12, 2012.

Larson C, Razzouk A, Bansal R, Hasaniya N, Bailey L. Aortic root operations for unusual complications of previous aortic valve surgery: an echocardiographic-based approach.  Loma Linda University Annual Postgraduate Convention- Scientific Poster Session. March 4, 2012. Loma Linda, California.

Razzouk AJ VADs:  Evolution and Indications.  24th Annual Cardiology Symposium – The Future is Now! Cardiology 2012. Loma Linda, California. March 1, 2012.

Larson C, Razzouk A, Bansal R, Hasaniya N, Bailey L. Aortic root operations for unusual complications of previous aortic valve surgery: an echocardiographic-based approach.  Southern California Chapter of American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting. January 20-22, 2012. Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara, California

Haskins AL, Razzouk AJ, Stoletniy L. Is heart transplantation contraindicated for a young patient in acute renal failure, with empyema, LVAD, and tracheostomy? ISHLT 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 13-16, 2011. San Diego, California.

Razzouk AJ CABG:  The real deal. 23rd Annual Cardiology Symposium. Loma Linda, California. March 3, 2011.

Razzouk AJ Congenital Heart Surgery:  Evolving Strategies and Future Challenges. Loma Linda University Medical Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds. Loma Linda, California, September 17, 2010.

Razzouk AJ Presentation to Loma Linda University School of Medicine Surgical Interest Group.  Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Loma Linda, California. April 12, 2010. 

Razzouk AJ Surgical Approaches of Aortic Valve. 22nd Annual Cardiology Symposium – Valvular Heart Disease: State of the Art.  Loma Linda, California, March 4, 2010.

Rasi, A “Mitral Valve Replacement for MS and MR.” 22nd Annual Cardiology Symposium – Valvular Heart Disease: State of the Art.  Loma Linda, California. March 4, 2010. 

Razzouk AJ Kaiser-Dyer S. Stories and Images From the Heart. Loma Linda University Compassion in Action Lecture Series. Loma Linda, California, February 2010.

Razzouk AJ Ruptured Ventricular Septum and Papillary Muscle. 21st Annual Cardiology Symposium – CAD: State of the Art Evaluation and Management. Loma Linda, California, March 5, 2009.

Razzouk AJ Keynote Address Pre-Professional Conference. La Sierra University. La Sierra, California, April 5, 2009.

Floridia, R. Aortic Dissection Surgical Approach. Presented at the 21st Annual Cardiology Symposium, Loma Linda, California, March 4 – 5, 2009.

Jutzy KR, Chiong JR, Mandani NM, Razzouk AJ Case Discussion: Imaging Approaches to Patients with Suspected CAD. 21st Annual Cardiology Symposium – CAD: State of the Art Evaluation and Management. Loma Linda, California, March 4, 2009.

Razzouk A, Montalvo J, Wang N, Bansal R, Hasaniya N, Rasi A, Floridia R, El Tayeb O, Bailey L. Aortic root replacements does not increase the operative risk of acute aortic dissection. Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting. January 16 - 18, 2009. Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara, California.

Razzouk AJ  Management of Mitral Valve Regurgitation in Patients Undergoing Re-Operation for Coronary Artery Disease.  7th International Symposium on Redo Cardiac Surgery in Adults, Washington, DC, May 4 – 5, 2007.

Razzouk, AJ  Bridging Patients with Heart Failure to Transplantation.  19th Annual Cardiology Symposium – Heart Failure Updates, Loma Linda, California, February 28 – March 1, 2007. 

Floridia R, Wang N, Rasi A  Razzouk AJ Bailey L Outcome of Repair for Type A Acute Aortic Dissection:  A Comparison of Two Eras In A Single Institution.” Pacific Coast Surgical Association Scientific Meeting San Francisco, California February 2006.

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