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G Hossein Almassi MD

G Hossein Almassi MD


Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: Cardiothoracic
Program: Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • ROOBY trial data demonstrates revascularization had no impact on POAF. (Almassi GH, Shroyer AL, Collins JF, Grover FL) Future Cardiol 2014 Mar;10(2):157 PMID 24762239
  • Cardiovascular risk in patients without known cardiovascular disease. (Carbone RG, Algahim MF, Rizzo S, Monselise A, Dart RA, Almassi GH, Gutterman DD) Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2014;18(3):365-73 PMID 24563436
  • Effect of clopidogrel use post coronary artery bypass surgery on graft patency. (Ebrahimi R, Bakaeen FG, Uberoi A, Ardehali A, Baltz JH, Hattler B, Almassi GH, Wagner TH, Collins JF, Grover FL, Shroyer AL) Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Jan;97(1):15-21 PMID 24206971
  • Mechanism of torrential regurgitation in mitral valve endocarditis: the usual chordal rupture-leaflet flail or another more dramatic structural defect? (Wickliff EM, Weber CA, Wyler von Ballmoos MC, Dague HL, Novalija J, Almassi GH, Pagel PS) J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2014 Jun;28(3):854-6 PMID 24103714
  • A heart with six chambers: a remarkable anomaly or a late complication after cardiac surgery? (Pagel PS, Khotimsky I, Almassi GH) J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2014 Apr;28(2):435-7 PMID 24035450
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease impact upon outcomes: the veterans affairs randomized on/off bypass trial. (Almassi GH, Shroyer AL, Collins JF, Hattler B, Bishawi M, Baltz JH, Ebrahimi R, Grover FL) Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Oct;96(4):1302-9 PMID 23915589
  • Changes in health-related quality of life in off-pump versus on-pump cardiac surgery: Veterans Affairs Randomized On/Off Bypass trial. (Bishawi M, Shroyer AL, Rumsfeld JS, Spertus JA, Baltz JH, Collins JF, Quin JA, Almassi GH, Grover FL, Hattler B, Va #517 Randomized on/off Bypass (Rooby) Study Group) Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Jun;95(6):1946-51 PMID 23453761
  • Current and emerging management options for patients with Morquio A syndrome. (Algahim MF, Almassi GH) Ther Clin Risk Manag 2013;9:45-53 PMID 23413237
  • A unique hybrid approach to the treatment of an aberrant right subclavian artery aneurysm. (Southard NM, Seabrook GR, Tutton SM, Almassi GH, Lewis BD, Brown KR, Rossi PJ) Vasc Endovascular Surg 2013 Feb;47(2):128-30 PMID 23143227
  • 40-year-old externalized pacemaker lead: to extract or not to extract - that is the risk assessment question. (Gluncic V, Singh D, Almassi GH) Ann Card Anaesth 2012 Jul-Sep;15(3):252-3 PMID 22772525
  • The 33-year patency of a saphenous vein-to-coronary artery bypass graft. (Truong MN, Hossein Almassi G) Tex Heart Inst J 2012;39(3):440-1 PMID 22719165
  • A Bjork-Shiley valve 40 years in action. (Almassi GH) Ann Thorac Surg 2012 Apr;93(4):e105 PMID 22450106
  • Predictors and impact of postoperative atrial fibrillation on patients' outcomes: a report from the Randomized On Versus Off Bypass trial. (Almassi GH, Pecsi SA, Collins JF, Shroyer AL, Zenati MA, Grover FL) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Jan;143(1):93-102 PMID 22054659
  • Impact of endoscopic versus open saphenous vein harvest technique on late coronary artery bypass grafting patient outcomes in the ROOBY (Randomized On/Off Bypass) Trial. (Zenati MA, Shroyer AL, Collins JF, Hattler B, Ota T, Almassi GH, Amidi M, Novitzky D, Grover FL, Sonel AF) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011 Feb;141(2):338-44 PMID 21130476
  • Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest for a patient with known cold agglutinins. (Pecsi SA, Almassi GH, Langenstroer P) Ann Thorac Surg 2009 Oct;88(4):1326-7 PMID 19766831
  • Multiple giant coronary artery aneurysms. (Marla R, Ebel R, Crosby M, Almassi GH) Tex Heart Inst J 2009;36(3):244-6 PMID 19568397
  • Perioperative implications of Morquio syndrome in a 31-year-old woman undergoing aortic valve replacement. (Pagel PS, Almassi GH) J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2009 Dec;23(6):855-7 PMID 19201209
  • Atrial septal thickening in a patient with syncope: variant of lipomatous hypertrophy or cardiac neoplasm? (Markan S, Lindenbaum L, Iqbal Z, Novalija J, Almassi GH, Pagel PS) J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2009 Jun;23(3):424-6 PMID 18834808
  • A 2-day history of shortness of breath and intermittent dull substernal chest pain in a 42-year-old man: a case of acute insecticide toxicity or something more ominous? (Pagel PS, Gandhi SD, Shah JR, Butler EG, Almassi GH) J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2009 Oct;23(5):732-4 PMID 18834817
  • Incidental discovery of a large right atrial mass in a patient during evaluation for upper abdominal pain. (Novalija J, Lang T, Butler EG, Almassi GH, Pagel PS) J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2009 Oct;23(5):729-31 PMID 18834833
  • Progressive dyspnea on exertion in a patient with known coronary artery disease and a remote history of Hodgkin's lymphoma. (Braun AJ, Marla R, Schubert C, Iqbal Z, Markan S, Almassi GH, Pagel PS) J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2008 Dec;22(6):932-4 PMID 18834763
  • Pretty intraventricular rainbow or convincing evidence for a primary cause of heart failure? (Carroll B, Robinson DA, Markan S, Iqbal Z, Almassi GH, Pagel PS) J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2008 Aug;22(4):633-5 PMID 18662646
  • Circumferential intimal flap prolapsing into the left ventricle. (Almassi GH) Tex Heart Inst J 2008;35(2):227-8; author reply 228 PMID 18612495
  • Remote right ventricular rupture after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a catastrophic complication of occult right ventricular infarction in a patient with a sternal infection. (Pagel PS, Iqbal Z, Gandhi SD, Novalija J, Markan S, May JA, Almassi GH) J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2008 Apr;22(2):270-2 PMID 18375334
  • Massive retrograde acute type B aortic dissection in a postpartum woman with a family history of Marfan syndrome. (Gandhi SD, Iqbal Z, Markan S, Almassi GH, Pagel PS) J Clin Anesth 2008 Feb;20(1):50-3 PMID 18346611
  • Management of hereditary angioedema during off-pump coronary arterial surgery. (Pecsi SA, Almassi GH, Bojrab RB, Pagel PS) Ann Thorac Surg 2008 Mar;85(3):1079-81 PMID 18291204
  • Case 4-2007. Aprotinin-induced cardiovascular collapse after a negative test dose in a patient scheduled for repeat mitral valve surgery. (Beaulieu PL, Gandhi SD, Iqbal Z, Butler EG, Almassi GH, Pagel PS, Levy JH) J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2007 Aug;21(4):597-601 PMID 17678797
  • Invited commentary. (Almassi GH) Ann Thorac Surg 2007 May;83(5):1723 PMID 17462388
  • A circular structure in the aortic outflow tract during diastole: an unusual complication of cocaine abuse. (Alosman A, Bress JM, Bek E, Almassi GH, Pagel PS) J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2006 Jun;20(3):458-60 PMID 16750754
  • Internal thoracic vein aneurysm presenting as an anterior mediastinal mass. (Almassi GH) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006 Feb;131(2):500-1 PMID 16434298
  • Comparative in vitro antimicrobial activity of a novel quinolone, garenoxacin, against aerobic and anaerobic microbial isolates recovered from general, vascular, cardiothoracic and otolaryngologic surgical patients. (Edmiston CE Jr, Krepel CJ, Kehl KS, Seabrook GR, Somberg LB, Almassi GH, Smith TL, Loehrl TA, Brown KR, Lewis BD, Towne JB) J Antimicrob Chemother 2005 Nov;56(5):872-8 PMID 16186167
  • Determinants of mortality in stroke patients with right brain damage. (Helms AK, Torbey MT, Almassi GH) Curr Atheroscler Rep 2005 Jul;7(4):289-95 PMID 15975322
  • A novel approach to the management of tracheoinnominate artery fistula. (Gasparri MG, Nicolosi AC, Almassi GH) Ann Thorac Surg 2004 Apr;77(4):1424-6 PMID 15063280
  • Proximal prolapse of aortic intimal flap: a rare complication of acute type A aortic dissection. (Almassi GH) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003 Jun;125(6):1546-8 PMID 12830084
  • Oral hypoglycemic agents in coronary artery bypass grafting. (Almassi GH, Warltier D) Ann Thorac Surg 2001 Jun;71(6):2086 PMID 11426820
  • Surgery for tumors with cavoatrial extension. (Almassi GH) Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2000 Apr;12(2):111-8 PMID 10807433
  • Stroke in cardiac surgical patients: determinants and outcome. (Almassi GH, Sommers T, Moritz TE, Shroyer AL, London MJ, Henderson WG, Sethi GK, Grover FL, Hammermeister KE) Ann Thorac Surg 1999 Aug;68(2):391-7; discussion 397-8 PMID 10475402
  • Fibrous ball: a new manifestation of chronic defibrillator and pacemaker infection. (Almassi GH, Edmiston CE Jr, Olinger GN) Ann Thorac Surg 1999 Jun;67(6):1782-3 PMID 10391294
  • Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: a major morbid event? (Almassi GH, Schowalter T, Nicolosi AC, Aggarwal A, Moritz TE, Henderson WG, Tarazi R, Shroyer AL, Sethi GK, Grover FL, Hammermeister KE) Ann Surg 1997 Oct;226(4):501-11; discussion 511-3 PMID 9351718
  • Both dietary fish-oil supplementation and aspirin fail to inhibit atherosclerosis in long-term vein bypass grafts in moderately hypercholesterolemic nonhuman primates. (Boerboom LE, Olinger GN, Almassi GH, Skrinska VA) Circulation 1997 Aug 5;96(3):968-74 PMID 9264508
  • Single-channel and functional characteristics of a KCa channel in vascular muscle membranes of human saphenous veins. (Zhang H, Li P, Almassi GH, Nicolosi A, Olinger GN, Rusch NJ) J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 1996 Nov;28(5):611-7 PMID 8945673
  • Recognition of atrial and ventricular leads. (Gadhoke A, Roth JA, Almassi GH) Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 1996 Jul;19(7):1138-9 PMID 8823847
  • Mortality and neurologic morbidity after repair of traumatic aortic disruption. (Nocolosi AC, Almassi GH, Bousamra M 2nd, Haasler GB, Olinger GN) Ann Thorac Surg 1996 Mar;61(3):875-8 PMID 8619709
  • Endothelium and vascular smooth muscle function in internal mammary artery after cryopreservation. (Almassi GH, Farahbakhsh B, Wooldridge T, Rusch NJ, Olinger GN) J Surg Res 1996 Feb 1;60(2):355-60 PMID 8598668
  • Intraoperative epiaortic ultrasound during cardiac surgery. (Nicolosi AC, Aggarwal A, Almassi GH, Olinger GN) J Card Surg 1996 Jan-Feb;11(1):49-55 PMID 8775335
  • Combined valve replacement and coronary bypass grafting in osteogenesis imperfecta. (Almassi GH, Hughes GR, Bartlett J) Ann Thorac Surg 1995 Nov;60(5):1395-7 PMID 8526633
  • Reactivity of human saphenous veins at arterial perfusion pressures. (Rusch NJ, Wooldridge TA, Kulig CC, Almassi GH, Nicolosi AC, Olinger GN, Boerboom LE) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1995 Oct;110(4 Pt 1):1005-12 PMID 7475128
  • Comparison of saphenous vein graft relaxation between Plasma-Lyte solution and normal saline solution. (Sanchez AM, Wooldridge TA, Boerboom LE, Olinger GN, Almassi GH, Rusch NJ) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1994 Jun;107(6):1445-53 PMID 8196386
  • Spontaneous coronary artery embolus associated with calcific aortic stenosis. (Salka S, Almassi GH, Leitschuh ML) Chest 1994 Apr;105(4):1289-90 PMID 8162777
  • Cardiac tamponade secondary to giant lymph node hyperplasia (Castleman's disease) (Nicolosi AC, Almassi GH, Komorowski R) Chest 1994 Feb;105(2):637-9 PMID 8306790
  • Long-term complications of implantable cardioverter defibrillator lead systems. (Almassi GH, Olinger GN, Wetherbee JN, Fehl G) Ann Thorac Surg 1993 Apr;55(4):888-92 PMID 8466344
  • CT after reconstructive repair of the sternum and chest wall. (Maddern IR, Goodman LR, Almassi GH, Haasler GB, McManus RP, Olinger GN) Radiology 1993 Mar;186(3):665-70 PMID 8430171
  • Periaortic hematoma formation leading to aortic valve failure. A complication of homograft placement for second valve surgery. (Pochis WT, Cinquegrani MP, McManus RP, Almassi GH) Chest 1992 Oct;102(4):1299-301 PMID 1395795
  • Cryopreserved pulmonary homograft. (Almassi GH) J Card Surg 1992 Jun;7(2):192-3 PMID 1606372
  • Optimal lead positioning for postoperative atrial pacing. (Almassi GH, Wetherbee JN, Hoffmann RG, Olinger GN) Chest 1992 May;101(5):1194-6 PMID 1582269
  • Mediastinal involvement by myxoid liposarcoma. (McLean TR, Almassi GH, Hackbarth DA, Janjan NA, Potish RA) Ann Thorac Surg 1989 Jun;47(6):920-1 PMID 2757450
  • Chemical pleurodesis in the presence of persistent air leak. (Almassi GH, Haasler GB) Ann Thorac Surg 1989 May;47(5):786-7 PMID 2730204
  • Tunneling of defibrillator leads. (Almassi GH, Olinger GN) Ann Thorac Surg 1989 Mar;47(3):486 PMID 2930319
  • Long-term internal cardiac defibrillation threshold stability. (Wetherbee JN, Chapman PD, Troup PJ, Veseth-Rogers J, Thakur RK, Almassi GH, Olinger GN) Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 1989 Mar;12(3):443-50 PMID 2466270
  • Complications of automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators: radiographic, CT, and echocardiographic evaluation. (Goodman LR, Almassi GH, Troup PJ, Gurney JW, Veseth-Rogers J, Chapman PD, Wetherbee JN) Radiology 1989 Feb;170(2):447-52 PMID 2911667
  • Stratified application of the automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator. (Olinger GN, Chapman PD, Troup PJ, Almassi GH) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1988 Jul;96(1):141-9 PMID 3386288
  • Delayed infection of the automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Current recognition and management. (Almassi GH, Olinger GN, Troup PJ, Chapman PD, Goodman LR) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1988 May;95(5):908-11 PMID 3361938
  • Blood flow velocity of internal mammary artery and saphenous vein grafts to the coronary arteries. (Bandyk DF, Galbraith TA, Haasler GB, Almassi GH) J Surg Res 1988 Apr;44(4):342-51 PMID 2966261
  • Electrocautery for dissection of implantable defibrillator leads. (Almassi GH, Olinger GN) Ann Thorac Surg 1987 Nov;44(5):564 PMID 3675064
  • Constrictive pericarditis associated with patch electrodes of the automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. (Almassi GH, Chapman PD, Troup PJ, Wetherbee JN, Olinger GN) Chest 1987 Aug;92(2):369-71 PMID 3301224
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. (Almassi GH, Werner PH, Flemma RJ) Ann Thorac Surg 1987 May;43(5):574 PMID 3495243
  • A case of transdiaphragmatic wound of the heart repaired through the abdomen. (Parsa MH, Salami H, Almassi GH) Pahlavi Med J 1977 Apr;8(2):234-44 PMID 887284
  • Last update: 08/27/2014