Publications

Combined Off-Pump Mitral Valve Repair and Lung Malignancy Resection Through Left Thoracotomy

Matteo Marro MD, Stefano Salizzoni MD, Paolo Lausi MD, Walter Grosso Marra MD, Davide Ricci MD, Alessandro Vairo MD and Mauro Rinaldi MD.

MAY 2019              BIOMEDICAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL RESEARCH


The first four cases of successful NeoChord procedure in mainland China.

Li-han Wang MD, Zhao-xia Pu MD, Min-jian Kong MD, Ju-bo Jiang MD, Kai-da Ren MD, Feng Gao MD, Xin-ping Lin MD, Lei Yu, Wei He MD, Min Yan MD, Xian-bao Liu MD, and Jian-an Wang MD.

MAY 2019               WORLD JOURNAL OF EMERGING MEDICINE


Transapical beating heart mitral valve repair with the NeoChord system: early outcomes of a single-center experience

Krzysztof Wróbel MD, Katarzyna Kurnicka MD, Marcin Zygier MD, Dariusz Zielinski MD, Wojciech Dyk MD, Ryszard Wojdyga MD, Zbigniew Juraszynski MD, Piotr Pruszczyk MD, and Andrzej Biederman MD.

APRIL 2019            VIDEOSURGERY AND OTHER MINIINVASIVE TECHNIQUES


Transventricular off-pump anterior mitral leaflet augmentation: First in human

Stefano Salizzoni, MD, Matteo Marro MD, Alessandro Vairo MD, Walter Grosso Marra, MD, Giovanni Speziali MD, FECTS, and Mauro Rinaldi MD, PhD.

FEBRUARY 2019   JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY


Early echocardiographic results of transapical off-pump mitral valve repair with the NeoChord DS1000 device in patients with severe mitral regurgitation due to posterior leaflet prolapse: first experiences in Poland

Katarzyna Kurnicka MD, Krzysztof Wróbel MD, Olga Zdończyk MD, Maksymilian Bielecki MD, Zbigniew Juraszyński MD, Andrzej Biederman MD, and Piotr Pruszczyk MD.

JANUARY 2019      ADVANCES IN INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY


Transapical NeoChord Mitral Valve Repair.

Andreas Colli MD PhD, David Adams MD, Nicola Pradegan MD, Lorenzo Longinotti MD, Matteo Nadali MD, Dimosthenis Pandis MD, and Gino Gerosa MD.

NOVEMBER 2018      ANNALS OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY


One-Year Outcomes After Transapical Echocardiography-Guided Mitral Valve Repair

Andrea Colli MD, PhD, Erica Manzan MD, Laura Besola MD, Eleonora Bizzotto MD, Alessandro Fiocco MD, Fabio Zucchetta MD, Lorenzo Bagozzi MD, Roberto Bellu MD, Denas Gentian MD, Demetrio Pittarello, and Gino Gerosa MD.

AUGUST 2018      CIRCULATION


Learning curve analysis of transapical NeoChord mitral valve repair.

Andrea Colli MD, Lorenzo Bagozzi MD, Federico Banchellib MD, Laura Besola MD, Eleonora Bizzotto MD, Nicola Pradegan MD, Alessandro Fiocco MD, Erica Manzana MD, Fabio Zucchetta MD, Roberto Bellua MD, Demetrio Pittarello MD, and Gino Gerosa MD.

AUGUST 2018     EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY


Good 5-Year Durability of Transapical Beating Heart Off-Pump Mitral Valve Repair With Neochordae.

Philipp Kiefer MD, Sabine Meier MD, Thilo Noack MD, Michael Andrew Borger MD, PhD, Joerg Ender MD, PhD, Alexandro Hoyer MD, Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr MD, PhD, Joerg Seeburger MD, PhD.

AUGUST 2018    THE ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY


Transapical simultaneous edge-to-edge neochord repair: A new way to manage bileaflet prolapse?

Gilbert H. L. Tang MD, and Wilson Y. Szeto MD.

JULY 2018    THE JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY


Edge-to-edge mitral valve repair with transapical neochord implantation.

Andrea Colli MD, PhD, Laura Besola MD, Eleonora Bizzotto MD, Paolo Peruzzo PhD, Demetrio Pittarello MD, and Gino Gerosa MD.

JULY 2018    THE JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY


Preoperative Planning of Transapical Beating Heart Mitral Valve Repair for Safe Adaptation in Clinical Practice.

Samuel Heuts MD, Jean H.T. Daemen, BSc, Sebastian A.F. Streukens MD, Jules R. Olsthoorn, BSc,
Jindrich Vainer MD, Emile C. Cheriex MD, PhD, Jos G. Maessen MD, PhD, and Peyman Sardari Nia MD, PhD.

JUNE 2018      INNOVATIONS


Acute intraoperative echocardiographic changes after transapical off-pump mitral valve repair with NeoChord implantation.

Andrea Colli MD, PhD, Laura Besola MD, Montagner M, Nicola Soriani MD, Erica Manzan MD, Eleonora Bizzotto MD, Fabio Zucchetta MD, Danila Azzolina MD, Roberto Bellu MD, Cristiano Sarais MD, Demetrio Pittarello MD, Gino Gerosa, MD.

APRIL 2018     INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY


First in human transcatheter COMBO mitral valve repair with direct ring annuloplasty and neochord leaflet implantation to treat degenerative mitral regurgitation: feasibility of the simultaneous toolbox concept guided by 3D echo and computed tomography fusion imaging.

Ralph Stephan von Bardeleben MD, Andrea Colli MD, PHD, Eberhard Schulz MD, Tobias Ruf MD, Krzysztof Wrobel MD, Christian-Friedrich Vahl MD, Gino Gerosa MD, Christian Werner MD, Thomas Münzel MD, Andres Beiras-Fernandez MD.

APRIL 2018   EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL


An early European experience with transapical off-pump mitral valve repair with NeoChord implantation.

Andrea Colli, MD, PhD, Erica Manzan MD, Audrius Aidietis MD, Kestutis Rucinskas MD, Eleonora Bizzotto MD, Laura Besola MD, Nicola Pradegan MD, Demetrio Pittarello MD, Vilius Janusauskas MD, Diana Zakarkaitė MD, Agne Drasutiene MD, Arturas Lipnevicius MD, Bernhard Christoph Danner MD, Horst Sievert MD, Laura Vaskelyte MD, N. Schnelle MD, Stefano Salizzoni MD, PhD, Massimo Marro MD, Mauro Rinaldi MD, Katarzyna Kurnicka MD, Krzysztof Wrobel, MD, Mariano Ceffarelli MD, Carlo Savini MD, Davide Pacini MD, Gino Gerosa, MD.

MARCH 2018     EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY


Anesthetic Management and Procedural Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Off-Pump Transapical Implantation of Artificial Chordae to Correct Mitral Regurgitation: Case Series of 76 Patients.

Robertas Stasys Samalavicius MD, Ieva Norkiene MD, Agne Drasutiene MD, Arturas Lipnevicius,MD Vilius Janusauskas MD, Karolis Urbonas MD, Diana Zakarkaite MD, Audrius Aidietis MD, PhD, Kestutis Rucinskas MD.

MARCH 2018     ANESTHESIA & ANALGESIA


Transesophageal Echocardiographic-Guided Transapical Neochord Implantation.

Menachem M. Weiner MD, Himani V. Bhatt DO, and Alexander J. C. Mittnacht MD.

FEBRUARY 2018     ANESTHESIA & ANALGESIA


The dynamic cardiac biosimulator: A method for training physicians in beating-heart mitral valve repair procedures.

Alberto M. Leopaldi PhD, Krzysztof Wrobel MD, Giovanni Speziali MD, FECTS, Sjoerd van Tuijl BSc, Agne Drasutiene MD, and W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr. MD, FACS, FRCSE.

JANUARY 2018     THE JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY


Beating heart mitral valve repair with neochordae implantation: real-time monitoring of haemodynamic recovery.

Andrea Colli MD, PhD, Eleonora Bizzotto MD, Demetrio Pittarello MD, Gino Gerosa MD.

NOVEMBER 2017     EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY


CT for the Transapical Off-Pump Mitral Valve Repair With Neochord Implantation Procedure.

Andrea Colli MD, PhD, Fabio Zucchetta MD, Chad Kliger MD, Roberto Bellu MD, Marco Francone MD, Pietro Sedati MD, Vladmir Jelnin MD, Carlos Ruiz MD, Erica Manzan MD, Laura Besola MD, Eleonora Bizzotto MD, Gino Gerosa MD.

NOVEMBER 2017    JACC: CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING


Patient-Specific Ventricular Access Site Selection for the NeoChord Mitral Valve Repair Procedure.

Andrea Colli MD, PhD, Eleonora Bizzotto MD, Erica Manzan MD, Laura Besola MD, Nicola Pradegan MD, Roberto Bellu MD, Demetrio Pittarello MD, Gino Gerosa MD.

AUGUST 2017     THE ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY


Transcatheter Therapy for Mitral Regurgitation Clinical Challenges and Potential Solutions.

Paul Sorajja MD, Martin B. Leon MD, David H. Adams MD, John G. Webb MD, R. Saeid Farivar MD.

JULY 2017    CIRCULATION


Off-Pump NeoChord Mitral Valve Repair to Simultaneously Treat Posterior Leaflet Prolapse and Systolic Anterior Motion.

Stefano Salizzoni MD, PhD, Matteo Marro MD, Chiara Rovera MD, Giovanni Speziali MD, FECTS, and Mauro Rinaldi MD, PhD.

JANUARY 2017     THE ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY


Mitral valve repair facilitated with transapical beating heart NeoChord implantation in a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patient.

Ali Sait Kavakli MD, Raif Umut Ayoglu MD, Nilgin Kavrut Ozturk MD, Omer Haldun Tekinalp MD, Zehra Erkal MD, Kerem Inanoglu MD, Mustafa Emmiler MD.

DECEMBER 2016     JOURNAL OF ANESTHESIOLOGY


Anesthetic Management of Transapical Off-Pump Mitral Valve Repair With NeoChord Implantation.

Ali Kavakli MD, Nilgun Kavrut Ozturk MD, Ralf Umut Ayoglu MD, Mustafa Emmiler MD, Lutfi Ozyurek MD, Kerem Inanoglu MD, Sadik Ozmen MD.

DECEMBER 2016     JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC VASCULAR ANESTHESIOLOGY


Transapical off–pump mitral valve repair. First experience in Poland with Neochord system (Report of 2 cases).

Krzysztof Wróbel, MD, Katarzyna Kurnicka MD, Marcin Zygier MD, Wojciech Dyk MD, Ryszard Wojdyga MD, Dariusz Zieliński MD, Małgorzata Jarzębska MD, Zbigniew Juraszyński MD, Barbara Lichodziejewska MD, Piotr Pruszczyk MD, Andrzej Biederman MD, Giovanni Speziali, MD, FECTS, Uwe Kasten MD.

OCTOBER 2016     KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA


Transapical Off-pump Neochord Implantation for Mitral Regurgitation Recurrence.

Andrea Colli MD PhD, Laura Besola MD, Gino Gerosa MD.

MAY 2016     REV ESP CARDIOL (Engl Ed)


Transapical off-pump mitral valve repair with Neochord implantation: Early clinical results.

Andrea Colli MD PhD, Erica Manzan MD, Fabio Zucchetta MD, Eleonora Bizzotto MD Laura Besola MD, Lorenzo Bagozzi MD, Roberto Bellu MD, Cristiano Sarais MD, Demetrio Pittarello MD, Gino Gerosa MD.

FEBRUARY 2016     INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY


Transapical off-pump Neochord implantation on bileaflet prolapse to treat severe mitral regurgitation.

Andrea Colli MD PhD, Roberto Bellu MD, Demetrio Pittarello MD, Gino Gerosa MD.

OCTOBER 2015    INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR THORACIC SURGERY


One-Stage Off-Pump Transapical Mitral Valve Repair and Aortic Valve Replacement.

Gino Gerosa MD, Augusto D’Onofrio MD, Erica Manzan MD, Laura Besola MD, Eleonora Bizzotto MD, Fabio Zucchetta MD, Giuseppe Tarantini MD, Demetrio Pittarello MD, and Andrea Colli MD, PhD.

MAY 2015     CIRCULATION


Transapical off-pump mitral valve repair with Neochord Implantation (TOP-MINI): step-by-step guide.

Gino Gerosa MD, Augusto D’Onofrio MD, Erica Manzan MD, Laura Besola MD, Eleonora Bizzotto MD, Fabio Zucchetta MD, Giuseppe Tarantini MD, Demetrio Pittarello MD, and Andrea Colli MD, PhD.

MAY 2015     ANNALS OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY


Acute safety and efficacy of the NeoChord procedure.

Andrea Colli MD, PhD, Erica Manzan MD, Kestutis Rucinskas MD, Vilius Janusauskas MD, Fabio Zucchetta MD, Diana Zakarkaitė MD, Audrius Aidietis MD, Gino Gerosa, MD.

MAY 2015     INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR THORACIC SURGERY


Transesophageal echocardiography in NeoChord procedure.

Demetrio Pittarello MD, Andrea Colli MD, PhD, Falasco Gianclaudio MD, Marcassa Antonio MD, Gino Gerosa MD, Ori Carlo MD.

APRIL 2015    ANNALS OF CARDIAC ANAESTHESIA


Feasibility of anterior mitral leaflet flail repair with transapical beating-heart neochord implantation.

Andrea Colli, MD, PhD, Erica Manzan MD, Fabio Zucchetta MD, Cristiano Sarais MD, Demetrio Pittarello MD, Gino Gerosa, MD.

NOVEMBER 2014      JACC: CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS


TEE-Guided Transapical Beating-Heart NeoChord Implantation in MR.

Andrea Colli MD, PhD, Erica Manzan MD, Fabio Zucchetta MD, Cristiano Sarais MD, Demetrio Pittarello MD, Giovanni Speziali, MD, FECTS, Gino Gerosa, MD.

MARCH 2014     JACC: CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING


Off-pump transapical implantation of artificial neo-chordae: the TACT Trial (Transapical Artificial Chordae Tendinae) proof of concept.

Joerg Seeburger MD, PhD, Mauro Rinaldi MD, PhD, Sten Lyager Nielsen MD, Stefano Salizzoni MD, Ruediger Lange MD, Markus Schoenburg MD, Ottavio Alfieri MD, PhD, Michael Andrew Borger MD PhD, Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr MD, Audrius Aidietis MD.

MARCH 2014      JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY


Off-Pump Transapical Implantation of Artificial Chordae: Early results of a Single Center Experience.

Kestutis Rucinskas MD, Vilius Janusauskas MD, Diana Zakarkaitė MD, Sigita Aidietiene MD, Robertas Samalavicius MD, Giovanni Speziali, MD, FECTS, Audrius Aidietis MD.

JANUARY 2014     JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY