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Anelechi Anyanwu

TitlePROFESSOR
InstitutionMount Sinai
DepartmentCardiothoracic Surgery
Address1190 Fifth Avenue
2nd Floor
New York NY 10029
Phone212-659-6811
Fax212-659-6818

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    1. Swartz TH, Huprikar S, Labombardi V, Pinney S, Anyanwu A, Lee M, Patel G. Heart transplantation in a patient with heteroresistant vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus ventricular assist device mediastinitis and bacteremia. Transpl Infect Dis. 2013 Oct; 15(5):E177-81.
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    2. Enriquez AD, Calenda B, Miller MA, Anyanwu AC, Pinney SP. The role of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in patients with continuous flow left ventricular assist devices. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2013 Aug; 6(4):668-74.
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    3. Huprikar S, Bosserman E, Patel G, Moore A, Pinney S, Anyanwu A, Neofytos D, Ketterer D, Striker R, Silveira F, Qvarnstrom Y, Steurer F, Herwaldt B, Montgomery S. Donor-derived Trypanosoma cruzi infection in solid organ recipients in the United States, 2001-2011. Am J Transplant. 2013 Sep; 13(9):2418-25.
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    4. Anyanwu AC, Odeniyi IA, Fasanmade OA, Adewunmi AJ, Adegoke O, Mojeed AC, Olofin KE, Ohwovoriole AE. Endocrine-related diseases in the emergency unit of a Tertiary Health Care Center in Lagos: A study of the admission and mortality patterns. Niger Med J. 2013 Jul; 54(4):254-7.
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    5. Varghese R, Itagaki S, Anyanwu AC, Trigo P, Fischer G, Adams DH. Predicting systolic anterior motion after mitral valve reconstruction: using intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography to identify those at greatest risk. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Jan; 45(1):132-8.
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    6. Pawale A, Milla F, Pinney S, Anyanwu AC. Successful use of a donor heart with quadricuspid aortic valve for orthotopic heart transplantation. J Card Surg. 2013 Jul; 28(4):467-8.
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    7. Castellano JM, Vaishnava P, Castillo JG, Anyanwu AC, Fuster V. Coronary vasospasm attributable to fibromuscular dysplasia: the long bridge to transplant. Circ Heart Fail. 2013 May; 6(3):e31-2.
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    8. Pawale A, El-Eshmawi A, Tang GH, Ellozy SH, Anyanwu AC. Emergency valve re-replacement for embolization of prosthetic mitral valve disc during catheterization procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May; 95(5):1784-7.
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    9. Castillo JG, Anyanwu AC, El-Eshmawi A, Adams DH. All anterior and bileaflet mitral valve prolapses are repairable in the modern era of reconstructive surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Jan; 45(1):139-45.
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    10. Breglio A, Anyanwu A, Itagaki S, Polanco A, Adams DH, Chikwe J. Does prior coronary bypass surgery present a unique risk for reoperative valve surgery? Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May; 95(5):1603-8.
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    11. Yang M, Fry MJ, Raikhelkar J, Chin C, Anyanwu A, Brand J, Scurlock C. A model to create an efficient and equitable admission policy for patients arriving to the cardiothoracic ICU. Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb; 41(2):414-22.
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    12. Pawale A, Pinney S, Ashley K, Flynn R, Milla F, Anyanwu AC. Implantable left ventricular assist devices as initial therapy for refractory postmyocardial infarction cardiogenic shock. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Aug; 44(2):213-6.
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    13. Castillo JG, Anyanwu AC, El-Eshmawi A, Gordon RE, Adams DH. Early rupture of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene neochord after complex mitral valve repair: an electron microscopic analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Mar; 145(3):e29-31.
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    14. El-Eshmawi A, Tang GH, Pawale A, Anyanwu AC, Adams DH. Unroofed coronary sinus in an adult. J Card Surg. 2013 Jan; 28(1):19-22.
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    15. Pawale A, Tang GH, Milla F, Pinney S, Adams DH, Anyanwu AC. Bench mitral valve repair of donor hearts before orthotopic heart transplantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2012 Nov; 5(6):e96-7.
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    16. Itagaki S, Adams DH, Anyanwu AC. Triggers for surgical referral in degenerative mitral valve regurgitation. Circ J. 2013; 77(1):28-34.
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    17. Tang GH, Kim MC, Pinney SP, Anyanwu AC. Failed repeated thrombolysis requiring left ventricular assist device pump exchange. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 May; 81(6):1072-4.
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    18. Anyanwu AC. Mitral valve repair for atrial functional mitral valve regurgitation due to atrial fibrillation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Oct; 42(4):638-9.
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    19. Krishan K, Pinney S, Anyanwu AC. Successful left ventricular assist device bridge to transplantation in a patient with end-stage heart failure and human immunodeficiency virus. Artif Organs. 2012 Aug; 36(8):759.
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    20. Castillo JG, Anyanwu AC, Fuster V, Adams DH. A near 100% repair rate for mitral valve prolapse is achievable in a reference center: implications for future guidelines. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Aug; 144(2):308-12.
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    21. Krishan K, Nair A, Pinney S, Adams D, Anyanwu AC. Low incidence of bleeding-related morbidity with left ventricular assist device implantation in the current era. Artif Organs. 2012 Aug; 36(8):746-51.
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    22. Milla F, Pinney SP, Anyanwu AC. Indications for heart transplantation in current era of left ventricular assist devices. Mt Sinai J Med. 2012 May-Jun; 79(3):305-16.
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    23. Varghese R, Anyanwu AC, Itagaki S, Milla F, Castillo J, Adams DH. Management of systolic anterior motion after mitral valve repair: an algorithm. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr; 143(4 Suppl):S2-7.
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    24. Anyanwu AC, Adams DH. Should complex mitral valve repair be routinely performed using a minimally invasive approach? Curr Opin Cardiol. 2012 Mar; 27(2):118-24.
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    25. Firstenberg MS, Sai-Sudhakar CB, Anyanwu A. Valvular disease in patients requiring long-term left ventricular assist devices: pathophysiology and therapeutic options. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2012 Feb; 10(2):205-13.
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    26. Milla F, Castillo JG, Varghese R, Chikwe J, Anyanwu AC, Adams DH. Rationale and initial experience with the Tri-Ad Adams tricuspid annuloplasty ring. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr; 143(4 Suppl):S71-3.
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    27. Chikwe J, Adams DH, Su KN, Anyanwu AC, Lin HM, Goldstone AB, Lang RM, Fischer GW. Can three-dimensional echocardiography accurately predict complexity of mitral valve repair? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Mar; 41(3):518-24.
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    28. Krishan K, Nair A, Pinney S, Adams DH, Anyanwu AC. Liberal use of tricuspid-valve annuloplasty during left-ventricular assist device implantation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Jan; 41(1):213-7.
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    29. Suma H, Anyanwu AC. Current status of surgical ventricular restoration for ischemic cardiomyopathy. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012; 24(4):294-301.
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    30. Tang GH, Pinney SP, Broumand SR, Adams DH, Anyanwu AC. Excellent outcomes with use of synthetic vascular grafts for treatment of mycotic aortic pseudoaneurysms after heart transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Dec; 92(6):2112-6.
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    31. Pinney SP, Balakrishnan R, Dikman S, Nair A, Hammond K, Domanski M, Anyanwu AC, Deboccardo G. Histopathology of renal failure after heart transplantation: a diverse spectrum. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Mar; 31(3):233-7.
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    32. Garcia-Alvarez A, Fernandez-Friera L, Lau JF, Sawit ST, Mirelis JG, Castillo JG, Pinney S, Anyanwu AC, Fuster V, Sanz J, Garcia MJ. Evaluation of right ventricular function and post-operative findings using cardiac computed tomography in patients with left ventricular assist devices. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011 Aug; 30(8):896-903.
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    33. Raikhelkar J, Anyanwu A, Krishnan SH, Kahn RA. Noncardiac entrapment of a pulmonary artery catheter during heart transplantation: inadvertent cannulation and perforation of the internal thoracic vein. J Clin Anesth. 2011 May; 23(3):238-40.
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    34. Adams DH, Chikwe J, Filsoufi F, Anyanwu AC. The year in cardiovascular surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Mar 29; 57(13):1425-44.
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    35. Goldstone AB, Chikwe J, Pinney SP, Anyanwu AC, Funt SA, Polanco A, Adams DH. Incidence, epidemiology, and prognosis of residual pulmonary hypertension after mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Mar 1; 107(5):755-60.
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    36. Goldstone AB, Bronster DJ, Anyanwu AC, Goldstein MA, Filsoufi F, Adams DH, Chikwe J. Predictors and outcomes of seizures after cardiac surgery: a multivariable analysis of 2,578 patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Feb; 91(2):514-8.
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    37. Anyanwu AC. Technique for less invasive implantation of Heartmate II left ventricular assist device without median sternotomy. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011; 23(3):241-4.
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    38. Anyanwu AC, Bridgewater B, Adams DH. The lottery of mitral valve repair surgery. Heart. 2010 Dec; 96(24):1964-7.
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    39. Chikwe J, Goldstone AB, Passage J, Anyanwu AC, Seeburger J, Castillo JG, Filsoufi F, Mohr FW, Adams DH. A propensity score-adjusted retrospective comparison of early and mid-term results of mitral valve repair versus replacement in octogenarians. Eur Heart J. 2011 Mar; 32(5):618-26.
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    40. Krishan K, Pinney S, Anyanwu AC. Management of giant left atrium in patient undergoing left ventricular assist device placement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Aug; 90(2):e17-9.
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    41. Anyanwu AC, Fischer GW, Kalman J, Plotkina I, Pinney S, Adams DH. Preemptive axillo-axillary placement of percutaneous transseptal ventricular assist device to facilitate high-risk reoperative cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun; 89(6):2053-5.
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    42. Anyanwu AC, Adams DH. Bileaflet repair for barlow syndrome. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010; 22(2):179-83.
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    43. Anyanwu AC, Adams DH. Functional tricuspid regurgitation in mitral valve disease: epidemiology and prognostic implications. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010; 22(1):69-75.
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    44. Fischer GW, Anyanwu AC, Adams DH. Change in surgical management as a consequence of real-time 3D TEE: assessment of left ventricular function. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2009 Dec; 13(4):238-40.
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    45. Krishan K, Pinney S, Anyanwu AC. Successful use of continuous flow ventricular assist device in a patient with mechanical mitral and aortic valve prosthesis without replacement or exclusion of valves. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 Feb; 10(2):325-7.
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    46. Anyanwu AC, Adams DH. Why do mitral valve repairs fail? J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Nov; 22(11):1265-8.
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    47. Castillo JG, Anyanwu AC, Adams DH, Nyirenda T, Fischer GW. Real-time 3-dimensional echocardiographic assessment of current continuous-flow rotary left ventricular assist devices. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2009 Oct; 23(5):702-10.
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    48. Raikhelkar J, Anyanwu A, Gist RS, Somal J, Mechanick JI, Scher C, Scurlock C. Pheochromocytoma presenting as severe biventricular failure requiring insertion of a biventricular assist device. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010 Dec; 24(6):985-7.
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    49. Harrison M, Anyanwu A, Pinney SP. The management of stage D heart failure. Mt Sinai J Med. 2009 Aug; 76(4):404-14.
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    50. Fischer GW, Anyanwu AC, Adams DH. Intraoperative classification of mitral valve dysfunction: the role of the anesthesiologist in mitral valve reconstruction. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2009 Aug; 23(4):531-43.
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    51. Shapiro M, Scurlock C, Raikhelkar J, Weiss A, Anyanwu A, Schachter EN. Use of inhaled epoprostenol in transition to extubation in a patient after implantation of a ventricular assist device. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010 Dec; 24(6):988-9.
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    52. Fischer GW, Garcia-Villanueva R, Anyanwu AC, Adams DH. Multimodal sonographic approach for assessing left ventricular outflow tract gradient. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Jul; 22(7):864.e1-3.
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    53. Adams DH, Anyanwu AC, Chikwe J, Filsoufi F. The year in cardiovascular surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Jun 23; 53(25):2389-403.
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    54. Adams DH, Anyanwu AC. Valve Disease: Asymptomatic mitral regurgitation: does surgery save lives? Nat Rev Cardiol. 2009 May; 6(5):330-2.
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    55. Kahn RA, Mittnacht AJ, Anyanwu AC. Systolic anterior motion as a result of relative "undersizing" of a mitral valve annulus in a patient with Barlow's disease. Anesth Analg. 2009 Apr; 108(4):1102-4.
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    56. Shapiro S, Pinney SP, Anyanwu AC, Garcia MJ. An atypical presentation of endomyocardial fibrosis diagnosed by cardiac MRI. Circ Heart Fail. 2009 Jan; 2(1):77-80.
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    57. Anyanwu AC, Adams DH. Ischemic mitral regurgitation: recent advances. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2008 Dec; 10(6):529-37.
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    58. Nagarsheth NP, Pinney S, Bassily-Marcus A, Anyanwu A, Friedman L, Beilin Y. Successful placement of a right ventricular assist device for treatment of a presumed amniotic fluid embolism. Anesth Analg. 2008 Sep; 107(3):962-4.
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    59. Salzberg SP, Gillinov AM, Anyanwu A, Castillo J, Filsoufi F, Adams DH. Surgical left atrial appendage occlusion: evaluation of a novel device with magnetic resonance imaging. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008 Oct; 34(4):766-70.
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    60. Adams DH, Anyanwu AC, Sugeng L, Lang RM. Degenerative mitral valve regurgitation: surgical echocardiography. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2008 May; 10(3):226-32.
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    61. Castillo JG, Filsoufi F, Rahmanian PB, Anyanwu A, Zacks JS, Warner RR, Adams DH. Early and late results of valvular surgery for carcinoid heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Apr 15; 51(15):1507-9.
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    62. Fischer GW, Anyanwu AC, Garcia MJ. Real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic imaging of endomyocardial fibrosis. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2008 Apr; 22(2):299-301.
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    63. Adams DH, Anyanwu AC. The cardiologist's role in increasing the rate of mitral valve repair in degenerative disease. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2008 Mar; 23(2):105-10.
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    64. Anyanwu AC, Fischer GW, Plotkina I, Pinney S, Adams DH. Off-pump implant of the Jarvik 2000 ventricular assist device through median sternotomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Oct; 84(4):1405-7.
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    65. Karlof E, Salzberg SP, Anyanwu AC, Steinbock B, Filsoufi F. How fast does an atrial myxoma grow? Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Oct; 82(4):1510-2.
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    66. Adams DH, Anyanwu AC, Rahmanian PB, Filsoufi F. Current concepts in mitral valve repair for degenerative disease. Heart Fail Rev. 2006 Sep; 11(3):241-57.
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    67. Salzberg SP, Filsoufi F, Anyanwu A, von Harbou K, Karlof E, Carpentier A, Dansky HM, Adams DH. Increased neointimal formation after surgical vein grafting in a murine model of type 2 diabetes. Circulation. 2006 Jul 4; 114(1 Suppl):I302-7.
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    68. Adams DH, Anyanwu A. Pitfalls and limitations in measuring and interpreting the outcomes of mitral valve repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Mar; 131(3):523-9.
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    69. Filsoufi F, Rahmanian PB, Anyanwu A, Adams DH. Physiologic basis for the surgical treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation. Am Heart Hosp J. 2006; 4(4):261-8.
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    70. Salzberg SP, Filsoufi F, Anyanwu A, von Harbou K, Gass A, Pinney SP, Carpentier A, Adams DH. High-risk mitral valve surgery: perioperative hemodynamic optimization with nesiritide (BNP). Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Aug; 80(2):502-6.
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    71. Anyanwu AC, Townsend ER, Banner NR, Burke M, Khaghani A, Yacoub MH. Primary lung carcinoma after heart or lung transplantation: management and outcome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Dec; 124(6):1190-7.
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    72. Bleasdale RA, Banner NR, Anyanwu AC, Mitchell AG, Khaghani A, Yacoub MH. Determinants of outcome after heterotopic heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2002 Aug; 21(8):867-73.
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    73. Anyanwu AC, Rogers CA, Murday AJ. Intrathoracic organ transplantation in the United Kingdom 1995-99: results from the UK cardiothoracic transplant audit. Heart. 2002 May; 87(5):449-54.
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    74. Saeed I, Anyanwu AC, Yacoub MH, Amrani M. Subjective patient outcomes following coronary artery bypass using the radial artery: results of a cross-sectional survey of harvest site complications and quality of life. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2001 Dec; 20(6):1142-6.
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    75. Anyanwu AC, McGuire A, Rogers CA, Murday AJ. Assessment of quality of life in lung transplantation using a simple generic tool. Thorax. 2001 Mar; 56(3):218-22.
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    76. Anyanwu AC, Saeed I, Bustami M, Ilsley C, Yacoub MH, Amrani M. Does routine use of the radial artery increase complexity or morbidity of coronary bypass surgery? Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Feb; 71(2):555-9; discussion 559-60.
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    77. Anyanwu AC, Rogers CA, Murday AJ. Does splitting the lung block into two single lung grafts equate to doubling the societal benefit from bilateral lung donors? Comparisons between two single versus one bilateral lung transplant. UK Cardiothoracic Transplant Audit Steering Group. Transpl Int. 2000; 13 Suppl 1:S201-2.
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    78. Anyanwu AC, Rogers CA, Murday J. Where are we today with pulmonary transplantation? Current results from a national cohort. UK Cardiothoracic Transplant Audit Steering Group. Transpl Int. 2000; 13 Suppl 1:S245-6.
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    79. Anyanwu AC, Rogers CA, Murday AJ. A simple approach to risk stratification in adult heart transplantation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 1999 Oct; 16(4):424-8.
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    80. Hunter KE, Blaxton TA, Bookheimer SY, Figlozzi C, Gaillard WD, Grandin C, Anyanwu A, Theodore WH. (15)O water positron emission tomography in language localization: a study comparing positron emission tomography visual and computerized region of interest analysis with the Wada test. Ann Neurol. 1999 May; 45(5):662-5.
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    81. Anyanwu AC, Rogers CA, Murday AJ. Variations in cardiac transplantation: comparisons between the United Kingdom and the United States. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1999 Apr; 18(4):297-303.
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    82. Anyanwu AC, Rogers CA, Murday AJ. Review of the current state of thoracic transplantation: a national prospective cohort study. UK Cardiothoracic Transplant Audit Steering Group. Transplant Proc. 1999 Feb-Mar; 31(1-2):165.
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    83. Anyanwu AC, Rogers CA, Murday AJ. Should recipient risk be a factor in choosing recipients for suboptimal donor hearts: a multi-institutional study. Transplant Proc. 1999 Feb-Mar; 31(1-2):1399-400.
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    84. Anyanwu A, O'Riordan D. Laparoscopic versus open mesh repair of inguinal hernia. Unblinded trails may not be more reliable than observational studies. BMJ. 1999 Jan 16; 318(7177):190.
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    85. Anyanwu AC. Palliative surgery in malignant obstructive jaundice: prognostic indicators of early mortality. J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1998 Oct; 43(5):358-9.
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    86. Anyanwu AC, Moalypour SM. Are abdominal radiographs still overutilized in the assessment of acute abdominal pain? A district general hospital audit. J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1998 Aug; 43(4):267-70.
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    87. Anyanwu AC, Hossain S, Williams A, Montgomery AC. Karydakis operation for sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease: experience in a district general hospital. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1998 May; 80(3):197-9.
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    88. Anyanwu A. Comparison of diclofenac sodium and morphine sulphate for postoperative analgesia after day case inguinal hernia surgery. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1997 Mar; 79(2):155.
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