• 578 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
20082019
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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 578 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 84 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 2 Letter
2019

Structured review of post-cardiotomy extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Part 2-pediatric patients

Lorusso, R., Raffa, G. M., Kowalewski, M., Alenizy, K., Sluijpers, N., Makhoul, M., Brodie, D., McMullan, M., Wang, I-W., Meani, P., MacLaren, G., Dalton, H., Barbaro, R., Hou, X., Cavarocchi, N., Chen, Y-S., Thiagarajan, R., Alexander, P., Alsoufi, B., Bermudez, C. A. & 6 others, Shah, A. S., Haft, J., Oreto, L., D'Alessandro, D. A., Boeken, U. & Whitman, G., Jul 17 2019, In : Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Pediatrics
Heart Diseases
Catheterization
Patient Selection

The AVIATOR Registry: The right way to change perspective

Di Mauro, M., Raffa, G. M., Foschi, M. & Calafiore, A. M., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical complications during veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxigenation in post-cardiotomy and non post-cardiotomy shock: still the achille's heel

Lo Coco, V., Lorusso, R., Raffa, G. M., Malvindi, P. G., Pilato, M., Martucci, G., Arcadipane, A., Zieliński, K., Suwalski, P. & Kowalewski, M., Dec 2018, In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 10, 12, p. 6993-7004 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Heel
Shock
Membranes
Inventions
14 Citations (Scopus)

Heart valve scaffold fabrication: Bioinspired control of macro-scale morphology, mechanics and micro-structure

D'Amore, A., Luketich, S. K., Raffa, G. M., Olia, S., Menallo, G., Mazzola, A., D'Accardi, F., Grunberg, T., Gu, X., Pilato, M., Kameneva, M. V., Badhwar, V. & Wagner, W. R., Jan 1 2018, In : Biomaterials. 150, p. 25-37 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electroplating
Heart Valve Diseases
Heart Valves
Mechanics
Photons
Erythrocyte Transfusion
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Erythrocytes
Catheterization
Respiratory Insufficiency
10 Citations (Scopus)

Meta-Analysis of Peripheral or Central Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Postcardiotomy and Non-Postcardiotomy Shock

Raffa, G. M., Kowalewski, M., Brodie, D., Ogino, M., Whitman, G., Meani, P., Pilato, M., Arcadipane, A., Delnoij, T., Natour, E., Gelsomino, S., Maessen, J. & Lorusso, R., Jun 28 2018, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 107, 1, p. 311-321 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Meta-Analysis
Shock
Catheterization
Hemofiltration
7 Citations (Scopus)

MiR34 inhibition induces human heart progenitor proliferation article

Iannolo, G., Sciuto, M. R., Raffa, G. M., Pilato, M. & Conaldi, P. G., Mar 1 2018, In : Cell Death and Disease. 9, 3, 368.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stem Cells
Specimen Handling
Pharmacology
Wounds and Injuries
Growth
2 Citations (Scopus)
Thoracic Surgery
Case-Control Studies
Stroke
Length of Stay
Carotid Stenosis
10 Citations (Scopus)
Tricuspid Valve
MicroRNAs
Dilatation
Biomarkers
Aortic Valve
3 Citations (Scopus)
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Mitral Valve
Heart Ventricles
Chordae Tendineae
Papillary Muscles
2 Citations (Scopus)
Heart-Assist Devices
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Heart Ventricles
Heart Failure
Hemodynamics

Prognostic Value of the 6-Min Walk Test After Open-Heart Valve Surgery: EXPERIENCE OF A CARDIOVASCULAR REHABILITATION PROGRAM

Vitale, G., Sarullo, S., Vassallo, L., Di Franco, A., Mandalà, G., Marazia, S., Raffa, G. M., Giallauria, F. & Sarullo, F. M., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 38, 5, p. 304-308 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Valves
Thoracic Surgery
Hospitalization
Stroke Volume
Confounding Factors (Epidemiology)

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: the great pretender

La Franca, E., Falletta, C., Raffa, G. M., Gentile, G., Di Gesaro, G., Baravoglia, C. M. H., Gandolfo, C., Frenda, A., Caramanno, G., Clemenza, F. & Pilato, M., Nov 2018, In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 10, Suppl 33, p. S4179-S4182

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Vancomycin paste in sternal wound infection prophylaxis—a genuine debate or futile attempts to justify flawed study?

Kowalewski, M., Raffa, G. M., Lorusso, R., Anisimiowicz, L., Lazar, H. L. & Suwalski, P., Sep 1 2018, In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 156, 3, p. 1128-1130 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2017
4 Citations (Scopus)

Antihypertensive treatments in patients affected by aortic valve stenosis

Poggio, P., Folesani, G., Raffa, G. M., Songia, P., Valenti, V., Myasoedova, V. & Parolari, A., Mar 1 2017, In : Current Pharmaceutical Design. 23, 8, p. 1188-1194 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Aortic Valve Stenosis
Antihypertensive Agents
Hypertension
Therapeutics
Sclerosis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Aortic surgery in Marfan patients with severe pectus excavatum

Raffa, G. M., Kowalewski, M., Malvindi, P. G., Bertani, A., Romano, G., Sciacca, S., Turrisi, M., Armaro, A., Stringi, V., Montalbano, G., Mattiucci, G., Follis, F. & Pilato, M., May 2017, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine. 18, 5, p. 305-310 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Funnel Chest
Publications
Mortality
PubMed
MEDLINE
23 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical relevance of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation consensus classification of primary graft dysfunction after heart transplantation: Epidemiology, risk factors, and outcomes

Sabatino, M., Vitale, G., Manfredini, V., Masetti, M., Borgese, L., Maria Raffa, G., Loforte, A., Martin Suarez, S., Falletta, C., Marinelli, G., Clemenza, F., Grigioni, F. & Potena, L., Nov 1 2017, In : Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 36, 11, p. 1217-1225 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Graft Dysfunction
Heart Transplantation
Epidemiology
Tissue Donors
Transplants
11 Citations (Scopus)

Comparative performance of transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation versus conventional surgical redo aortic valve replacement in patients with degenerated aortic valve bioprostheses: systematic review and meta-analysis

Gozdek, M., Raffa, G. M., Suwalski, P., Kolodziejczak, M., Anisimowicz, L., Kubica, J., Navarese, E. P., Kowalewski, M. & SIRIO-TAVI group, Sep 8 2017, In : European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bioprosthesis
Aortic Valve
Meta-Analysis
Surgical Instruments
Confidence Intervals
10 Citations (Scopus)

In-hospital outcome of post-cardiotomy extracorporeal life support in adult patients: The 2007–2017 maastricht experience

Raffa, G. M., Gelsomino, S., Sluijpers, N., Meani, P., Alenizy, K., Natour, E., Bidar, E., Johnson, D. M., Makhoul, M., Heuts, S., Lozekoot, P., Kats, S., Schreurs, R., Delnoij, T., Montalti, A., Sels, J. W., Van De Poll, M., Roekaerts, P., Maessen, J. & Lorusso, R., Oct 1 2017, In : Critical Care and Resuscitation. 19, p. 53-61 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Coronary Artery Bypass
Catheterization
Cardiogenic Shock
Weaning
9 Citations (Scopus)
Aortic Valve
Computer Simulation
Aorta
Dilatation
Bicuspid Aortic Valve
5 Citations (Scopus)

In Vivo Strain Analysis of Dilated Ascending Thoracic Aorta by ECG-Gated CT Angiographic Imaging

Pasta, S., Agnese, V., Di Giuseppe, M., Gentile, G., Raffa, G. M., Bellavia, D. & Pilato, M., Dec 1 2017, In : Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 45, 12, p. 2911-2920 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tomography
Imaging techniques
Angiography
Blood pressure
Medical imaging
8 Citations (Scopus)

Meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness of topically used vancomycin in reducing sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery

Kowalewski, M., Raffa, G. M., Szwed, K. A. & Anisimowicz, L., Oct 1 2017, In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 154, 4, p. 1320-1323.e3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Citations (Scopus)

Modalities and Effects of Left Ventricle Unloading on Extracorporeal Life support: a Review of the Current Literature

Meani, P., Gelsomino, S., Natour, E., Johnson, D. M., Rocca, H. P. B. L., Pappalardo, F., Bidar, E., Makhoul, M., Raffa, G., Heuts, S., Lozekoot, P., Kats, S., Sluijpers, N., Schreurs, R., Delnoij, T., Montalti, A., Sels, J. W., van de Poll, M., Roekaerts, P., Poels, T. & 4 others, Korver, E., Babar, Z., Maessen, J. & Lorusso, R., May 1 2017, In : European Journal of Heart Failure. 19, p. 84-91 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Heart Ventricles
Equipment and Supplies
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Cardiogenic Shock
46 Citations (Scopus)

Modalities and Effects of Left Ventricle Unloading on Extracorporeal Life support: a Review of the Current Literature

Meani, P., Gelsomino, S., Natour, E., Johnson, DM., Brunner-La Rocca, HB., Pappalardo, F., Bidar, E., Makhoul, M., Raffa, G., Heuts, S., Lozekoot, P., Kats, S., Sluijpers, N., Schreurs, R., Delnoij, T., Montalti, A., Sels, JW., Van De Poll, M., Roekaerts, P., Poels, T. & 4 others, Korver, E., Babar, Z., Maessen, J. & Lorusso, R., 2017, In : European Journal of Heart Failure. 19, Suppl 2, p. 84-91 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Heart Ventricles
Equipment and Supplies
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Cardiogenic Shock
4 Citations (Scopus)

Particle image velocimetry study of the celiac trunk hemodynamic induced by continuous-flow left ventricular assist device

Scardulla, F., Bellavia, D., D'Acquisto, L., Raffa, G. M. & Pasta, S., Sep 1 2017, In : Medical Engineering and Physics. 47, p. 47-54 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Left ventricular assist devices
Heart-Assist Devices
Rheology
Hemodynamics
Echocardiography
4 Citations (Scopus)

Three-dimensional parametric modeling of bicuspid aortopathy and comparison with computational flow predictions

Pasta, S., Gentile, G., Raffa, G. M., Scardulla, F., Bellavia, D., Luca, A., Pilato, M. & Scardulla, C., Sep 2017, In : Artificial Organs. 41, 9, p. E92-E102

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Angiography
Bicuspid
Tomography
Hemodynamics
Geometry
1 Citation (Scopus)

Training in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Tips and Tricks of the Trade

Raffa, G. M., Malvindi, P. G., Kowalewski, M., Sansone, F. & Menicanti, L., Aug 22 2017, In : Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 29, 2, p. 137-142 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coronary Artery Bypass
Internship and Residency
Surgeons
2016

A Case of Conservative Treatment of Postsurgical Aortic False Aneurysm

Follis, F., Raffa, G., Montalbano, G., Mamone, G. & Follis, M., 2016, In : International Cardiovascular Forum Journal. 9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

An in vitro phantom study on the role of the bird-beak configuration in endograft infolding in the aortic arch

Pasta, S., Scardulla, F., Rinaudo, A., Raffa, G. M., D'Ancona, G., Pilato, M. & Scardulla, C., Feb 1 2016, In : Journal of Endovascular Therapy. 23, 1, p. 172-181 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Beak
Thoracic Aorta
Birds
Equipment and Supplies
Pulsatile Flow

Antihypertensive Treatments In Patients Affected By Aortic Valve Stenosis

Poggio, P., Folesani, G., Raffa, G. M., Songia, P., Valenti, V., Myasoedova, V. & Parolari, A., Nov 23 2016, In : Current Pharmaceutical Design.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aortic Valve Stenosis
Antihypertensive Agents
Hypertension
Therapeutics
Sclerosis

Antihypertensive Treatments In Patients Affected By Aortic Valve Stenosis

Poggio, P., Folesani, G., Raffa, G. M., Songia, P., Valenti, V., Myasoedova, V. & Parolari, A., Nov 23 2016, In : Current Pharmaceutical Design.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aortic Valve Stenosis
Antihypertensive Agents
Hypertension
Therapeutics
Sclerosis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Aortic surgery in Marfan patient with severe pectus excavatum

Raffa, G. M., Kowalewski, M., Malvindi, P. G., Bertani, A., Romano, G., Sciacca, S., Turrisi, M., Armaro, A., Stringi, V., Montalbano, G., Mattiucci, G., Follis, F. & Pilato, M., Jun 30 2016, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Funnel Chest
Publications
Mortality
PubMed
MEDLINE
28 Citations (Scopus)

Cerebrovascular events after no-touch off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, conventional side-clamp off-pump coronary artery bypass, and proximal anastomotic devices: A meta-analysis

Pawliszak, W., Kowalewski, M., Raffa, G. M., Malvindi, P. G., Kowalkowska, M. E., Szwed, K. A., Borkowska, A., Kowalewski, J. & Anisimowicz, L., 2016, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 5, 2, e002802.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Touch
Coronary Artery Bypass
Meta-Analysis
Equipment and Supplies
Hydrodynamics
Aorta
Dissection
Tunica Intima
Aortic Aneurysm
17 Citations (Scopus)

Constitutive modeling of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms using microstructural parameters

Pasta, S., Phillippi, J. A., Tsamis, A., D'Amore, A., Raffa, G. M., Pilato, M., Scardulla, C., Watkins, S. C., Wagner, W. R., Gleason, T. G. & Vorp, D. A., Feb 1 2016, In : Medical Engineering and Physics. 38, 2, p. 121-130 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Collagen
Tricuspid Valve
Aortic Valve
Fibers

Early distal remodeling after elephant trunk repair of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms

Raffa, G. M., Pasta, S., Gentile, G., Scardulla, F., Wu, B., D'Ancona, G., Follis, F. & Pilato, M., Aug 16 2016, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 49, 12, p. 2398-404 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Repair
Hemodynamics
Transplants

Giant Right Atrium Syndrome

Armaro, A., Stringi, V., Raffa, G. & Follis, F., Jun 28 2016, In : Austin journal of cardiovascular desease and atheosclerosisr. 3, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
Transplants
Heart Transplantation
Tissue Donors
Membrane Oxygenators
Sicily
11 Citations (Scopus)

Meta-analysis of uninterrupted as compared to interrupted oral anticoagulation with or without bridging in patients undergoing coronary angiography with or without percutaneous coronary intervention

Kowalewski, M., Suwalski, P., Raffa, G. M., Słomka, A., Kowalkowska, M. E., Szwed, K. A., Borkowska, A., Kowalewski, J., Malvindi, P. G., Undas, A., Windyga, J., Pawliszak, W., Anisimowicz, L., Carrel, T., Paparella, D. & Lip, G. Y. H., Nov 15 2016, In : International Journal of Cardiology. 223, p. 185-194 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Coronary Angiography
Meta-Analysis
Hemorrhage
International Normalized Ratio
84 Citations (Scopus)

Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting improves short-term outcomes in high-risk patients compared with on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Meta-analysis

Kowalewski, M., Pawliszak, W., Malvindi, P. G., Bokszanski, M. P., Perlinski, D., Raffa, G. M., Kowalkowska, M. E., Zaborowska, K., Navarese, E. P., Kolodziejczak, M., Kowalewski, J., Tarelli, G., Taggart, D. P. & Anisimowicz, L., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 151, 1, p. 60-77e58

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Artery Bypass
Meta-Analysis
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals

Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting improves short-term outcomes in high-risk patients compared with on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Meta-analysis

Kowalewski, M., Pawliszak, W., Malvindi, P. G., Bokszanski, M. P., Perlinski, D., Raffa, G., Kowalkowska, M. E., Zaborowska, K., Navarese, E. P., Kolodziejczak, M., Kowalewski, J., Tarelli, G., Taggart, D. P. & Anisimowicz, L., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 151, 1, p. 60-77e58

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Artery Bypass
Meta-Analysis
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
5 Citations (Scopus)

PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) signatures in human cardiac progenitor cells

Vella, S., Alessia, G., Antonio, L. N., Daniele, G., Giuseppe Maria, R., Michele, P. & Pier Giulio, C., Jul 1 2016, In : International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. 76, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fibroblasts
Stem Cells
RNA
Bioinformatics
Regeneration
5 Citations (Scopus)

Risk of stroke with “no-touch” — As compared to conventional off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. An updated meta-analysis of observational studies

Kowalewski, M., Suwalski, P., Pawliszak, W., Benetti, F., Raffa, G. M., Malvindi, P. G., Carrel, T., Paparella, D. & Anisimowicz, L., Nov 1 2016, In : International Journal of Cardiology. 222, p. 769-771 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Robotics