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Michael Swartz

TitleAssistant
InstitutionStrong Memorial Hospital
DepartmentCardiovascular Center APP
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 619-2
Rochester NY 14642
Other Positions
TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentSurgery
DivisionSurgery - Cardiac

 
 Overview
Despite surgical ingenuity to palliate the 1000 infants born annually in the United States with single ventricle (SV) physiology, the predicted life expectancy for these patients remains less than three decades without cardiac transplantation. Shortly after birth, infants undergo the first in a series of operations which ultimately diverts systemic venous return away from the heart, directly into the pulmonary vasculature. Although short and midterm results of this palliation are acceptable, the majority of patients succumb to heart failure. Cardiac transplantation is the optimal treatment; however, due to limited organ supply and an absence of circulatory support strategies, nearly 25% of failing SV patients die while awaiting cardiac transplant.
We have developed a survival, single ventricle, large animal model that we are currently using to test different strategies for mechanical circulatory support. These strategies developed at the URMC and from other vendors, may provide further options for single ventricle patients while awaiting transplant.

 
 Selected Publications
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  1. Lehoux J, Swartz MF, Atallah-Yunes N, Cholette JM, Alfieris GM. Regression of left ventricular hypertrophy in children following the Ross procedure. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2014 May; 18(5):607-10.
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  2. Martins RP, Kaur K, Hwang E, Ramirez RJ, Willis BC, Filgueiras-Rama D, Ennis SR, Takemoto Y, Ponce-Balbuena D, Zarzoso M, O'Connell RP, Musa H, Guerrero-Serna G, Avula UM, Swartz MF, Bhushal S, Deo M, Pandit SV, Berenfeld O, Jalife J. Dominant frequency increase rate predicts transition from paroxysmal to long-term persistent atrial fibrillation. Circulation. 2014 Apr 8; 129(14):1472-82.
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  3. Seltzer LE, Swartz M, Kwon JM, Burchfiel J, Alfieris GM, Guillet R. Intraoperative electroencephalography predicts postoperative seizures in infants with congenital heart disease. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Apr; 50(4):313-7.
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  4. Cheng A, Swartz MF, Massey HT. VADoscopy: A Novel Intraoperative Technique to Evaluate HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device Inflow Obstruction and Thrombosis. ASAIO J. 2013 Nov-Dec; 59(6):671-4.
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  5. Lazar JF, Swartz MF, Schiralli MP, Schneider M, Pisula B, Hallinan W, Hicks GL, Massey HT. Survival after left ventricular assist device with and without temporary right ventricular support. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Dec; 96(6):2155-9.
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  6. Cheng A, Swartz MF, Massey HT. Impella to unload the left ventricle during peripheral extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2013 Sep-Oct; 59(5):533-6.
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  7. Walters AM, Swartz MF, Patel S, Cholette JM, Atallah-Yunes N, Alfieris GM. Risk factors for a positive neoaortic arch gradient after stage I palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug; 96(2):645-50.
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  8. Swartz MF, Morrow D, Atallah-Yunes N, Cholette JM, Gensini F, Kavey RE, Alfieris GM. Hypertensive changes within the aortic arch of infants and children with isolated coarctation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul; 96(1):190-5.
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  9. Cholette JM, Powers KS, Alfieris GM, Angona R, Henrichs KF, Masel D, Swartz MF, Daugherty LE, Belmont K, Blumberg N. Transfusion of Cell Saver Salvaged Blood in Neonates and Infants Undergoing Open Heart Surgery Significantly Reduces RBC and Coagulant Product Transfusions and Donor Exposures: Results of a Prospective, Randomized, Clinical Trial*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb; 14(2):137-47.
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  10. Tchantchaleishvili V, Bush BS, Swartz MF, Day SW, Massey HT. Plutonium-238: an ideal power source for intracorporeal ventricular assist devices? ASAIO J. 2012 Nov; 58(6):550-3.
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  11. Swartz MF, Fink GW, Sarwar MF, Hicks GL, Yu Y, Hu R, Lutz CJ, Taffet SM, Jalife J. Elevated Pre-Operative Serum Peptides for Collagen I and III Synthesis Result in Post-Surgical Atrial Fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Oct 30; 60(18):1799-806.
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  12. Swartz MF, Sena A, Atallah-Yunes N, Meagher C, Cholette JM, Gensini F, Alfieris GM. Decreased incidence of supravalvar pulmonary stenosis after arterial switch operation. Circulation. 2012 Sep 11; 126(11 Suppl 1):S118-22.
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  13. Swartz MF, Schiralli MP, Angona R, Cholette JM, Gensini F, Alfieris GM. The Effect of Repeat Sternotomy during Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Reconstruction. Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 Mar; 8(2):142-8.
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  14. Cholette JM, Henrichs KF, Alfieris GM, Powers KS, Phipps R, Spinelli SL, Swartz M, Gensini F, Daugherty LE, Nazarian E, Rubenstein JS, Sweeney D, Eaton M, Lerner NB, Blumberg N. Washing red blood cells and platelets transfused in cardiac surgery reduces postoperative inflammation and number of transfusions: results of a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 May; 13(3):290-9.
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  15. Hsu CC, Wolfgang CL, Laheru DA, Pawlik TM, Swartz MJ, Winter JM, Robinson R, Edil BH, Narang AK, Choti MA, Hruban RH, Cameron JL, Schulick RD, Herman JM. Early mortality risk score: identification of poor outcomes following upfront surgery for resectable pancreatic cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Apr; 16(4):753-61.
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  16. Swartz MF, Atallah-Yunes N, Meagher C, Schiralli MP, Cholette J, Orie J, Gensini F, Kavey RE, Alfieris GM. Surgical strategy for aortic coarctation repair resulting in physiologic arm and leg blood pressures. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Nov-Dec; 6(6):583-91.
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  17. Swartz MF, Smith F, Byrum CJ, Alfieris GM. Transseptal catheter decompression of the left ventricle during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Jan; 33(1):185-7.
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  18. Schiralli MP, Cholette JM, Swartz MF, Vermilion R, Meagher C, Alfieris GM. Carpentier edwards porcine valved conduit for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction. J Card Surg. 2011 Nov; 26(6):643-9.
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  19. Alfieris GM, Gangemi JJ, Schiralli MP, Swartz MF, Cholette JM. Modified repair of truncus arteriosus to maintain pulmonary artery architecture. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Sep; 90(3):1038-9.
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  20. Swartz MF, Schiralli MP, Alfieris GM. Neonatal coronary revascularization: six-year follow-up period. Pediatr Cardiol. 2010 Oct; 31(7):1118.
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  21. Swartz MF, Fink GW, Lutz CJ, Taffet SM, Berenfeld O, Vikstrom KL, Kasprowicz K, Bhatta L, Puskas F, Kalifa J, Jalife J. Left versus right atrial difference in dominant frequency, K(+) channel transcripts, and fibrosis in patients developing atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Oct; 6(10):1415-22.
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  22. Harrison JW, Swartz MF, Fink GW. Novel treatment of an 11-cm saphenous vein graft aneurysm. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Apr; 87(4):1291-2.
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  23. Aron JH, Fink GW, Swartz MF, Ford B, Hauser MC, O'Leary CE, Puskas F. Cerebral oxygen desaturation after cardiopulmonary bypass in a patient with raynaud's phenomenon detected by near-infrared cerebral oximetry. Anesth Analg. 2007 May; 104(5):1034-6, tables of contents.
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  24. Swartz MF, Lutz CJ, Chandan VS, Landas S, Fink GW. Atrial myxomas: pathologic types, tumor location, and presenting symptoms. J Card Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug; 21(4):435-40.
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  25. Swartz MF, Halter JM, Fink GW, Pavone L, Zaitsev A, Lee HM, Steinberg JM, Lutz CJ, Sorsa T, Gatto LA, Landas S, Hare C, Nieman GF. Chemically modified tetracycline improves contractility in porcine coronary ischemia/reperfusion injury. J Card Surg. 2006 May-Jun; 21(3):254-60.
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  26. Swartz MF, El-Zammar O, Landas S, Battaglia J, Fink GW. Enteric cyst with epicardial attachment to the left ventricle. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2006 Mar-Apr; 15(2):113-5.
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  27. Swartz MF, Fink GW, Searles B. Aprotinin and hemostasis monitoring concerns during cardiac surgery. J Extra Corpor Technol. 2004 Dec; 36(4):375-83.
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  28. Swartz MF, Fink GW, Carhart RL. Use of a biventricular assist device in the treatment of acute doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. Congest Heart Fail. 2004 Jul-Aug; 10(4):197-9.
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