Cardiovascular publications

Research studies are ongoing in all areas of the hospital and clinics. The cardiovascular team is actively publishing research and articles. In the past ten years, more than 40 articles have been published in peer reviewed publications.


Arad M, Maron BJ, Graham JM et al. (including Wright GB). Glycogen storage diseases presenting as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. N Engl J Med 2005; 352:362-372

Overman DM, Sutton T, Moga F. Transposition of the great arteries with coexisting sincus of Valsalva aneurysm. J Card Surg 2005; 20:469-471


Amin Z, Woo R, Danford D et al. (including Overman DM). Robotically assisted periventricular closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects: Preliminary results in Yucatan pigs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006; 131:427-432

Karamlou T, Blackstone E, Hawkins J et al. (including Pulmonary Conduit Working Group). Can pulmonary conduit dysfunction and failure be reduced in infants and children less than age two years at initial implantation? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006; 132:829-838


Menon SC, O’Leary PW, Wright GB, Rios R, et al. Fetal and neonatal presentation of noncompacted ventricular myocardium; expanding the clinical spectrum. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2007; 20:1344-1350

Hoff DS, Gremmels DB, Hall KM, Overman, DM, Moga FX. Dosage and effectiveness of intrapleural doxycycline for pediatric postcardotomy pleural effusions. Pharmacotherapy 2007; 27:995-1000

Burd L, Deal E, Rios R, Adickes E, Wynne J, Klug MG. Congenital heart defects and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Congenit Heart Dis 2007; 2:250-255


Overman DM, Baffa JM, Cohen MS, Mertens L, Gremmels DB, et al. Unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect: definition and decision making. Ann Thorac Surg 2009; 87:1494

Knickelbine T, Lesser J, Haas T, Brandenburg E, Gleason Han BK, et al. Identification of unexpected nonatherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with coronary CT angiography. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging 2009; 87:9

Maron BJ, Roberts WC, Arad M, et al. (including Wright GB). Clinical outcome and phenotypic expression in LAMP2 cardiomyopathy. JAMA 2009; 301:1253-1259

Overman DM. Invited commentary (Post-operative cerebral oxygenation in hypoplastic left heart syndrome after the Norwood procedure). Ann Thorac Surg 2009; 87:1494


Maron BJ, Roberts WC, Ho CY, et al. (including Wright GB). Profound left ventricular remodeling associated with LAMP2 cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol 2010; 106:11904-1196

Overman DM, Sutton TM, Moga FX. Transposition of the great arteries with coexisting sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. Circulation 2010; 122(11 Suppl):S209-215

Overman DM, Baffa J, Cohen M, et al. Unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect: Definition and decision making. World J Pediatric Congenit Heart Surg 2010; 1:91-96


Han BK, Lindberg J, Grant K, et al. Accuracy and safety of high pitch computed tomography imaging in young children with complex congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol 2011; 107:1941-1946

Valencia D, Overman DB, Lander T, et al. Surgical management of distal tracheal stenosis in children. Laryngoscope 2011; 121:2665-2671


Hills CB. A closer look at AAP’s recent guidelines: Pediatric lipid screening. Minnesota Pediatrician 2012; 10:10

Han BK, Grant K, Garberich, et al. Assessment of an iterative reconstruction algorithm (SAFIRE) on image quality in pediatric cardiac CT datasets. J Cardiovasc CT 2012; 6:200-204

Han BK, Lindberg J, Overman D, et al. Safety and accuracy of duel source coronary computed tomography angiography in the pediatric population. J Cardiovasc CT 2012; 6:252-259

Overman DM. Invited commentary (Long term results of reoperation for left atrioventricular valve regurgitation after correction of atrioventricular septal defect). Ann Thor Surg 2012; 93:849-855


Overman DM, Dummer KB, Moga FX, Gremmels DB. Unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect: defining the limits of biventricular repair. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu 2013; 16:32-36

Han BK, Lesser AM, Vezmar M, et al. Cardiovascular imaging trends in congenital heart disease: A single center experience. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2013; 7:361-366.

Han BK, Overman DM, Grant K, Rosenthal K, Rutten-Ramos S, Cook D, Lesser JR. Non-sedated, free breathing cardiac CT for evaluation of complex congenital heart disease in neonates. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2013; 7:354-360.

Han BK, Lesser JR. CT imaging in congenital heart disease: An approach to imaging and interpreting complex lesions after surgical intervention for tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries, and single ventricle heart disease. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2013; 7:338-353.

Han BK, Lesser JR. Cardiac CT in the diagnosis and postoperative assessment of congenital heart disease. Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports 2013; 6: 240-250.

Rios R, Dummer KB, Overman DM: Successful staged surgical repair using rapid pulmonary banding in a very-low-birth-weight premature infant who had d-transposition of the great arteries with an intact ventricular septum. Pediatr Cardiol 2013; 34:1935-1937.

Han BK, Overman DM, Grant K, Rosenthal K, et al. Non-sedated, free breathing cardiac CT for evaluation of complex congenital heart disease in neonates. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2013; 7:354-60.

Poynter JA, Eghtesady P, McCrindle BW, et al. (including Overman DM). Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society.: Association of pulmonary conduit type and size with durability in infants and young children. Ann Thorac Surg; 96:1695-1701; discussion 1701-1702.

Cohen MS, Jegatheeswaran A, Baffa JM, Gremmels DB, Overman DM, et al. Echocardiographic features defining right dominant unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect: a multi-institutional Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society study. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2013; 6:508-513.

George CL, Ameduri RK, Reed RC, Dummer KB, Overman DM, St Louis JD: Long-term use of ventricular assist device as a bridge to recovery in acute fulminant myocarditis. Ann Thorac Surg 2013; 95:e59-60.

Overman DM, Jacobs JP, Prager RL, et al. Report from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database Workforce: Clarifying the definition of operative mortality. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2013; 4:10-12.


Han BK, Lesser JM, Rosenthal K, Dummer K, Grant K, Newell M. Coronary computed tomographic angiographic findings in patients with Kawasaki disease. Am J Cardiol 2014; 114:1677-1681

Han BK, Vezmar M, Lesser JR, Michalak G, Grant K, Dassenko D, Maresh J, Overman DM. Selective use of cardiac computed tomography angiography: An alternative diagnostic modality before second-stage single ventricle palliation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014; 148:1548-1554.

Overman DM. Reoperation for left ventricular outflow tract obstruction after repair of atrioventricular septal defect. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu 2014;17:43-47.


Karamlou T, Overman DM, Hill KD, et al. Stage 1 hybrid palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome- Assessment of contemporary patterns of use: An analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015; 149:195-202

Overman DM. Invited commentary. (Intra-atrial conduit Fontan procedure: Indications, operative techniques, and clinical outcomes). Ann Thor Surg. 2015; 99:156-162.

Horvath R, Halbrooks EF, Olson JE, Overman DM, Friedrichsdorf SJ. Efficacy and safety of postoperative dexmedetomidine administration in infants and children undergoing open heart surgery: A retrospective cohort study. J Ped Intensive Care. In press.

Overman DM. Invited commentary. Intra-atrial conduit Fontan procedure. Ann Thorac Surg 2015; 99:161-162