Erik E. Suarez, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Implication of Ventricular Assist Devices in Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation Patients Listed for Heart Transplantation
Guha, A, Hannawi, B, Cruz-Solbes, AS, Nguyen, DT, Bruckner, BA, Trachtenberg, B, Graviss, EA, Bhimaraj, A, Park, M, Hussain, I, MacGillivray, TE, Suarez, EE & Estep, JD 2019, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, vol. 8, no. 5.

Retransplantation Outcomes at a Large Lung Transplantation Program
Ren, D, Kaleekal, TS, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Sinha, N, Goodarzi, A, Agboli, I, Suarez, EE, Loebe, M, Scheinin, SA & Bruckner, BA 2018, Transplantation Direct, vol. 4, no. 11, e404, pp. e404.,

IABP as a Bridge to Transplantation: Can we Identify Who May Benefit From a LVAD?
Guha, A, Ali, A, Nguyen, DT, Bruckner, B, Trachtenberg, B, Graviss, EA, Bhimaraj, A, Park, MH, Hussain, I, Suarez, EE, Torre-Amione, G & Estep, J 2018, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. S267.

Long-Term Survival in Bilateral Lung Transplantation for Scleroderma-Related Lung Disease
Chan, EY, Goodarzi, A, Sinha, N, Nguyen, DT, Youssef, JG, Suarez, EE, Kaleekal, T, Graviss, EA, Bruckner, BA, MacGillivray, TE & Scheinin, SA 2018, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 105, no. 3, pp. 893-900.

Melding a high-risk patient for continuous flow left ventricular assist device into a low-risk patient
Amione-Guerra, J, Cruz-Solbes, AS, Bonilla, HG, Estep, JD, Guha, A, Bhimaraj, A, Suarez, EE, Bruckner, BA, Torre-Amione, G, Park, MH & Trachtenberg, BH 2017, ASAIO Journal, vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 704-712.

The Lung Transplant Risk Model - A Nationally Validated Tool for Pre-Transplant Risk Assessment
Chan, EY, Nguyen, DT, Sinha, N, Kaleekal, TS, Goodarzi, A, Youssef, JG, Bruckner, BA, Suarez, EE, Scheinin, SA, Graviss, EA & Gaber, AO 2017, pp. S114-S115. DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2017.01.293

Risk Stratification of Patients With Current Generation Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices Being Bridged to Heart Transplantation
Guha, A, Nguyen, D, Cruz-Solbes, AS, Amione-Guerra, J, Schutt, RC, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, BH, Park, MH, Graviss, EA, Gaber, O, Suarez, E, Montane, E, Torre-Amione, G & Estep, JD 2017, ASAIO Journal, pp. 196-202.

Interventional Therapy for Pulmonary Embolism
Lumsden, AB & Suarez, E 2017, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 219-224.

Lung procurement from a donor on ECMO support
Dewei, R, Saleh, WKA, Jabbari, OA, Ramlawi, B, Bruckner, BA, Suarez, EE & Loebe, M 2015, ASAIO Journal, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. e40-e41.

Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation After Intracardiac Parachute Device Removal
Abu Saleh, WK, Al Jabbari, O, Bruckner, BA, Suarez, EE, Estep, JD & Loebe, M 2015, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 100, no. 2, pp. 720-722.

Persistent blood stream infection in patients supported with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device is associated with an increased risk of cerebrovascular accidents
Trachtenberg, BH, Cordero-Reyes, AM, Aldeiri, M, Alvarez, P, Bhimaraj, A, Guha, A, Elias, B, Suarez, EE, Bruckner, BA, Loebe, M, Harris, RL, Zhang, JY, Torre, G & Estep, JD 2015, Journal of Cardiac Failure, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 119-125.

Physiological impact of continuous flow on end-organ function: clinical implications in the current era of left ventricular assist devices
Bhimaraj, A, Uribe, C & Suarez, EE 2015, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 12-17.

Microporous polysaccharide hemosphere absorbable hemostat use in cardiothoracic surgical procedures
Bruckner, BA, Blau, LN, Rodriguez, L, Suarez, EE, Ngo, UQ, Reardon, MJ & Loebe, M 2014, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, vol. 9, no. 1, 134.

A simplified echocardiographic technique for detecting continuous-flow left ventricular assist device malfunction due to pump thrombosis
Estep, JD, Vivo, RP, Cordero-Reyes, AM, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, BH, Torre, G, Chang, S-M, Elias, B, Bruckner, BA, Suarez, EE & Loebe, M 2014, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 575-586.

Challenges in deactivating a total artificial heart for a patient with capacity
Bruce, C, Allen, NG, Fahy, BN, Gordon, HL, Suarez, EE & Bruckner, BA 2014, Chest, vol. 145, no. 3, pp. 625-631.

General Surgery Considerations in the Era of Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices
Rodriguez, LE, Suarez, EE, Loebe, M & Bruckner, BA 2013, Surgical Clinics of North America, vol. 93, no. 6, pp. 1343-1357.

Ventricular assist devices (VAD) therapy: new technology, new hope?
Rodriguez, LE, Suarez, EE, Loebe, M & Bruckner, BA 2013, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 32-37.

Transmyocardial revascularization to enhance myocardial vasculogenesis and hemodynamic function
Atluri, P, Panlilio, CM, Liao, GP, Suarez, EE, McCormick, RC, Hiesinger, W, Cohen, JE, Smith, MJ, Patel, AB, Feng, W & Woo, YJ 2008, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 135, no. 2.

Myocardial regeneration therapy for ischemic cardiomyopathy with cyclin A2
Woo, YJ, Panlilio, CM, Cheng, RK, Liao, GP, Suarez, EE, Atluri, P & Chaudhry, HW 2007, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 133, no. 4, pp. 927-933.

Combined DOR ventriculoplasty and aortic valve replacement in the treatment of post infarction ventricular aneurysm and aortic regurgitation
Suarez, EE, Keane, MG & Woo, YJ 2006, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 486-488.

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