Thomas Beaver, MD

Thomas M Beaver, MD, MPH

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Publications

Florida sleeve is a safe and effective technique for valve salvage in acute stanford type A aortic dissection.
Journal of cardiac surgery
2022

Vocal Fold Mobility Impairment After Cardiovascular Surgery: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Sequela.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2021

Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Bariatric Surgery: A Route to Transplantation in Morbidly Obese Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)
2021

Valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement to treat multijet paravalvular regurgitation: A case series and review.
Clinical cardiology
2021

Transseptal mitral valve-in-valve replacement of intra-atrial mitral prosthesis in a patient with severe mitral annular calcification.
JTCVS techniques
2021

Transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve and valve-in-ring replacement: Lessons learned from bioprosthetic surgical valve failures.
Journal of cardiac surgery
2021

Remodeling, Reintervention, and Survival After Endovascular Repair of Chronic Type B Dissection.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2021

Prognostic Value of Red Blood Cell Distribution Width in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patients.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.)
2021

Neuromonitoring and neuroprotection advances for aortic arch surgery.
JTCVS techniques
2021

Misdiagnosis of Thoracic Aortic Disease Occurs Commonly in Emergency Transfers.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2021

Dysphagia after cardiac surgery: Prevalence, risk factors, and associated outcomes.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2021

Commentary: Which Aortic Valve Prosthesis to Choose in End-Stage Renal Failure.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2021

Commentary: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair in Marfan syndrome-dancing with dogma.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2021

Commentary: The devil is in the details.
JTCVS techniques
2021

Commentary: The SINE of the times-vigilance in the era of frozen elephant trunk procedures.
JTCVS techniques
2021

Commentary: Stentless AVR in dialysis patients - another hand on the elephant.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2021

Commentary: Renin Angiotensin System Inhibitors and Cardiac Surgery-"More Than Meets the Eye".
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2021

Commentary: Protecting the artery of Adamkiewicz: Highest imperative.
JTCVS techniques
2021

Commentary: Pay Me Now and Pay Me Later.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2021

Commentary: Measurements That Matter Most.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2021

Commentary: Failure to rescue: What does it really measure?
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2021

Commentary: Data zenith.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2021

Commentary: Cerebral perfusion computed tomography scan imaging as a warning light.
JTCVS techniques
2021

Commentary: Beyond distal anastomosis new entry: Distal re-entry tears as well.
JTCVS techniques
2021

Commentary: Are we always ready for a challenging surprise?
JTCVS techniques
2021

Application of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in open left chest aortic aneurysm repair.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2021

Apples and Oranges and Bananas: Maze Surgery in the Real World.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2021

Utilizing the index for mortality prediction after cardiac transplantation risk score to predict hospital resource consumption.
Journal of cardiac surgery
2020

Successful bridge to lung transplantation with transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
2020

Safety and efficacy of a hybrid approach for repair of complicated aberrant subclavian arteries.
Journal of vascular surgery
2020

Pilot Investigation: Older Adults With Atrial Fibrillation Demonstrate Greater Brain Leukoaraiosis in Infracortical and Deep Regions Relative to Non-Atrial Fibrillation Peers.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience
2020

Percutaneous Inferior Vena Cava Valve Implantation May Improve Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation and Cardiac Output: Lessons Learned.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.)
2020

Paravalvular leak closure with real time transesophageal echocardiography and fluoroscopy fusion.
JRSM cardiovascular disease
2020

Outcomes of Florida Sleeve Procedure in Patients with Bicuspid Versus Tricuspid Aortic Valve.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.)
2020

Natriuretic peptides in acute kidney injury - A sojourn on parallel tracks?
European journal of internal medicine
2020

Impact of Secondary Aortic Interventions After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair on Long-Term Survival.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2020

Enhanced Mitochondrial DNA Repair Resuscitates Transplantable Lungs Donated After Circulatory Death.
The Journal of surgical research
2020

Endograft and external cinch to control hemorrhage in acute type A aortic dissection.
Journal of cardiac surgery
2020

Early versus standard renal replacement therapy after left ventricular assist device implantation.
Journal of cardiac surgery
2020

Complicated acute type B aortic dissection: update on management and results.
The Journal of cardiovascular surgery
2020

Comparative outcomes of open, hybrid, and fenestrated branched endovascular repair of extent II and III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.
Journal of vascular surgery
2020

Commentary: B-SAFER and reintervention rates: "das Kind nicht mit dem Bade ausschütten," or "don't throw the baby out with the bath water".
JTCVS techniques
2020

Trans-carotid endovascular repair of ascending aortic pseudoaneurysms.
Journal of cardiac surgery
2019

The Role of Uric Acid in Acute Kidney Injury

2019

The Role of Uric Acid in Acute Kidney Injury.
Nephron
2019

The Impact of Donor and Recipient Age: Older Lung Transplant Recipients Do Not Require Younger Lungs.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2019

The Florida Sleeve Procedure Is Durable and Improves Aortic Valve Function.
Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
2019

Outcomes of Direct Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Without Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty Using a New Generation Valve.
Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions
2019

Neurologic Outcomes in Aortic Arch Repair With Frozen Elephant Trunk Versus 2-Stage Hybrid Repair.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2019

Minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery is an effective approach for treating inappropriate sinus tachycardia.
Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology
2019

Implications of secondary aortic intervention after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for acute and chronic type B dissection.
Journal of vascular surgery
2019

Impact of Valve Size on Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch and Aortic Valve Gradient After Transcatheter versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement

2019

Impact of Valve Size on Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch and Aortic Valve Gradient After Transcatheter versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.)
2019

Even redo ascending aorta replacement has low mortality in elective setting.
The Journal of cardiovascular surgery
2019

Bioprosthetic valve fracture: Technical insights from a multicenter study
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
2019

Aortoventricular Index Predicts Long-Term Mortality After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
JACC. Cardiovascular interventions
2019

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Efficiency and Safety Improvements With Progressive Experience and Improved Technology.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.)
2018

Outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair in adult coarctation patients.
Journal of vascular surgery
2018

Outcomes of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Acute Type B Dissection in Patients With Intractable Pain or Refractory Hypertension.
Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists
2018

Effects of socioeconomic status on clinical outcomes with ventricular assist devices.
Clinical cardiology
2018

Early and midterm outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with bicuspid aortic valves.
Journal of cardiac surgery
2018

Catheter-directed guidance for ECMO cannulation with unfavorable caval anatomy.
Indian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2018

ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/EACTS/HVS/SCA/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2017 Appropriate Use Criteria for the Treatment of Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Heart Valve Society, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
2018

Two Decades of Lung Retransplantation: A Single-Center Experience.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2017

Outcomes of Antegrade Stent Graft Deployment During Hybrid Aortic Arch Repair.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2017

Management of Septic emboli in patients with infectious endocarditis.
Journal of cardiac surgery
2017

High-risk Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement in a Failed Freestyle Valve with Low Coronary Height: A Case Report.
Cardiology and therapy
2017

Florida Sleeve Procedure Is Durable and Improves Aortic Valve Function in Marfan Syndrome Patients.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2017

Comparison of periprocedural and mid-term stroke rates and outcomes between surgical aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients.
The Journal of cardiovascular surgery
2017

Comparison of Different Invasive Hemodynamic Measurements as a Prediction Tool for Mortality after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Men: A Retrospective Observational Study.
Cardiology and therapy
2017

Aneurysm-Specific miR-221 and miR-146a Participates in Human Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.
International journal of molecular sciences
2017

ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/EACTS/HVS/SCA/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2017 Appropriate Use Criteria for the Treatment of Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis A Report of the American College of Cardiology Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Heart Valve Society, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2017

Thoracoscopic Ablation With Appendage Ligation Versus Medical Therapy for Stroke Prevention: A Proof-of-Concept Randomized Trial.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.)
2016

Operative and Mid-Term Outcomes of Thoracic Aortic Operation in Octogenarians and Beyond.
Journal of cardiac surgery
2016

National treatment practices in the management of infectious intracranial aneurysms and infective endocarditis.
Journal of neurointerventional surgery
2016

Invited Commentary.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2016

Intraoperative hemidiaphragm electrical stimulation reduces oxidative stress and upregulates autophagy in surgery patients undergoing mechanical ventilation: exploratory study.
Journal of translational medicine
2016

Giant Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm and Surgical Repair
Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
2016

Acute Kidney Injury After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
Journal of cardiac surgery
2016

ABT-719 for the Prevention of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Undergoing High-Risk Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Phase 2b Clinical Trial.
Journal of the American Heart Association
2016

Percutaneous transfemoral closure of a pseudoaneurysm at the left ventricular apical access site for transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
The Journal of invasive cardiology
2015

Meta-analysis of 12 trials evaluating the effects of statins on decreasing atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting.
The American journal of cardiology
2015

Influence of Baseline Characteristics, Operative Conduct, and Postoperative Course on 30-Day Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Among Patients With Left Ventricular Dysfunction: Results From the Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure (STICH) Trial.
Circulation
2015

Impact of surgical ventricular reconstruction on sphericity index in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy: follow-up from the STICH trial.
European journal of heart failure
2015

Valve-sparing repair of aortic root aneurysms: an update on the Florida sleeve.
The heart surgery forum
2014

The authors reply.
Critical care medicine
2014

Sildenafil Attenuates Lung Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in a Rodent Model
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
2014

Safe sternal reentry in patients with large thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysms.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2014

Preoperative prediction of spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
Journal of vascular surgery
2014

Phrenic nerve stimulation increases human diaphragm fiber force after cardiothoracic surgery.
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
2014

Percutaneous thoracic endovascular aortic repair is not contraindicated in obese patients.
Journal of vascular surgery
2014

Microrna Expression Signature in Human Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Atherosclerosis
2014

Effect of intermittent phrenic nerve stimulation during cardiothoracic surgery on mitochondrial respiration in the human diaphragm.
Critical care medicine
2014

Close antiplatelet therapy monitoring and adjustment based upon thrombelastography may reduce late-onset bleeding in HeartMate II recipients.
Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
2014

Antegrade deployment of a thoracic endograft using a minithoracotomy.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2014

Acute and chronic cardiovascular effects of hyperkalemia: new insights into prevention and clinical management.
Reviews in cardiovascular medicine
2014

Safety of Percutaneous Tevar in Obese Patients
Journal of Vascular Surgery
2013

Fate of patients with spinal cord ischemia complicating thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
Journal of vascular surgery
2013

Effect of uric acid lowering therapy on the prevention of acute kidney injury in cardiovascular surgery.
International urology and nephrology
2013

A Non-Surgeon's Guide to Surgical Management of Atrial Fibrillation.
Journal of surgery (Northborough, Mass.)
2013

Trends in the management of atrial fibrillation: A neurologist's perspective.
Journal of cardiovascular disease research
2012

Preoperative prediction of mortality within 1 year after elective thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.
Journal of vascular surgery
2012

Outcomes for acute type A aortic dissection: effects of previous cardiac surgery.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2012

Midterm cost and effectiveness of thoracic endovascular aortic repair versus open repair.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2012

Late Surgical Conversion and Inappropriate Indications for Tevar Reply
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
2012

Implantation of a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator in a patient with bilateral deep brain stimulator: feasibility and technique.
Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing
2012

Immediate postoperative inflammatory response predicts long-term outcome in lung-transplant recipients.
Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
2012

Endovascular treatment of acute and chronic aortic pathology in patients with Marfan syndrome.
Journal of vascular surgery
2012

Elevated Incidence of Spinal Cord Ischemia Among Patients Undergoing Tevar for Type B Aortic Dissections
Journal of Vascular Surgery
2012

Technical pearls for swine lung transplantation.
The Journal of surgical research
2011

Late outcomes of a single-center experience of 400 consecutive thoracic endovascular aortic repairs.
Circulation
2011

Gene expression changes in the human diaphragm after cardiothoracic surgery.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2011

Early blood biomarkers predict organ injury and resource utilization following complex cardiac surgery.
The Journal of surgical research
2011

Arch debranching versus elephant trunk procedures for hybrid repair of thoracic aortic pathologies.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2011

The Florida Sleeve Repair: Letter 2 Reply
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
2010

Projecting the effect of nesiritide on dialysis and hospital mortality in cardiac surgery patients.
Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
2010

Practice patterns for thoracic aneurysms in the stent graft era: health care system implications.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2010

Paraganglioma resection requiring left atrial reconstruction.
Clinical Cardiology
2010

Minimally invasive ablation of a migrating focus of inappropriate sinus tachycardia.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2010

Long-term outcome of patients treated with prophylactic nesiritide for the prevention of acute kidney injury following cardiovascular surgery.
Clinical cardiology
2010

Lead astray: minimally invasive removal of a pacing lead in the left ventricle.
Clinical cardiology
2010

Invited commentary.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2010

First United States experience of the TX2 Pro-Form thoracic delivery system.
Journal of vascular surgery
2010

Cost of thoracic endovascular aortic repair versus open repair and implications for the US health care system.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2010

Brain natriuretic peptide is not reno-protective during renal ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rat.
The Journal of surgical research
2010

Uric acid: a novel risk factor for acute kidney injury in high-risk cardiac surgery patients?
American journal of nephrology
2009

Role of natriuretic peptides in cardiovascular surgery.
Expert review of cardiovascular therapy
2009

Prophylactic nesiritide does not prevent dialysis or all-cause mortality in patients undergoing high-risk cardiac surgery.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2009

Evolution in the management of the total thoracic aorta.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2009

Endovascular treatment of traumatic thoracic aortic injuries.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
2009

Early outcomes using the Florida sleeve repair for correction of aortic insufficiency due to root aneurysms.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2009

Early outcomes after endovascular management of acute, complicated type B aortic dissection.
Journal of vascular surgery
2009

Treating pulmonary hypertension post cardiopulmonary bypass in pigs: milrinone vs. sildenafil analog.
Perfusion
2008

Rifle Criteria in Aortic Arch Surgery: the Further Role of Surgical Subgroup - Reply
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
2008

Predicted Impact of Nesiritide On Dialysis and All-Cause Hospital Mortality in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery By Demonstrated Improvement in Post-Operative Glomerular Filtration Rate
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2008

Predicted Impact of Nesiritide On Dialysis and All-Cause Hospital Mortality in Cardiac Surgery Patients By Demonstrated Post-Operative Gfr Change
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
2008

Nesiritide following maze and mitral valve surgery.
Journal of cardiac surgery
2008

Extent of aortic coverage and incidence of spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2008

Early Blood Biomarkers Predict Organ Injury and Resource Utilization Following Complex Cardiac Surgery
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
2008

Closure of type I endoleaks and landing zone preparation of the thoracic aorta.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2008

The rise and fall of natriuretic peptides in acute kidney injury: a misunderstood relationship?
Reviews in cardiovascular medicine
2007

Risk factors for perioperative stroke during thoracic endovascular aortic repairs (TEVAR).
Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists
2007

RIFLE criteria for acute kidney injury in aortic arch surgery.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2007

Perioperative differences between endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic diseases.
Journal of vascular surgery
2007

Maldeployment of the TAG thoracic endograft.
Journal of vascular surgery
2007

Invited commentary.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2007

Impending aortic penetration following thoracolumbar spinal fixation: a case study.
Journal of long-term effects of medical implants
2007

Effect of sildenafil on pulmonary artery pressure, systemic pressure, and nitric oxide utilization in patients with left ventricular assist devices.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2007

Could uric acid have a role in acute renal failure?
Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN
2007

Using recurrence quantification analysis determinism for noise removal in cardiac optical mapping.
IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering
2006

Treatment with phosphodiesterase inhibitors type III and V: milrinone and sildenafil is an effective combination during thromboxane-induced acute pulmonary hypertension.
British journal of anaesthesia
2006

Managing the post-left ventricular assist device patient.
Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.)
2006

Effectiveness of nesiritide on dialysis or all-cause mortality in patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery.
Clinical cardiology
2006

Cytokine profile after lung transplantation: correlation with allograft injury.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2006

Transferring diagnosis versus actual diagnosis at a center for thoracic aortic disease.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2005

The Florida sleeve: a new technique for aortic root remodeling with preservation of the aortic valve and sinuses.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2005

Oral sildenafil reduces pulmonary hypertension after cardiac surgery.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2005

Battlefield surgery 2005.
International journal of surgery (London, England)
2005

Jehovah's Witnesses requiring complex urgent cardiothoracic surgery.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2004

Heme-oxygenase-1 expression correlates with severity of acute cellular rejection in lung transplantation.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
2004

Effects of sildenafil analogue UK 343-664 on a porcine model of acute pulmonary hypertension.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2004

Effects of a new phosphodiesterase enzyme type V inhibitor (UK 343-664) versus milrinone in a porcine model of acute pulmonary hypertension.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2004

Distal aortic perfusion during aortic arch reconstruction: another tool for the aortic surgeon.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2004

Single-stage transmediastinal replacement of the ascending, arch, and descending thoracic aorta.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2001

Intraoperative diagnosis of aortic pseudoaneurysm with transesophageal echocardiography.
Journal of clinical monitoring and computing
1999

Colon perforation after lung transplantation.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
1996

Research Interests

Dr. Beaver has a wide array of clinical interests including thoracic aortic surgery, the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation and minimally invasive mitral and aortic valve operations. Dr. Beaver also is active with the heart and lung transplantation programs.

Dr. Beaver's clinical research focuses on making cardiac and aortic surgery safer and easier for patients through minimally invasive techniques and improved postoperative management. He is involved in multiple clinical trials evaluating new technologies including "stent-grafting" or "Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR)" for thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections and kidney protection strategies during cardiac surgery.

Laboratory investigations include projects studying ways to attenuate reperfusion injury following lung transplantation and renal protection strategies for cardiovascular surgery.