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Michael A. Acker, M.D.
Cardiovascular Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
6 Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Administrative Assistants:
Geri Iannelli and Lori Kirlin
Administrative Telephone: 215-349-8305
Administrative Fax: 215-349-5798
Patient Appointments: 215-349-8305

Clinical Offices:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Penn Heart and Vascular Center
East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
6 Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Contact Information (internal use only)

michael.acker@uphs.upenn.edu 

 

Michael A. Acker, M.D. is the Chief of the Cardiovascular Surgery Division at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and is the William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery. He maintains an active surgical practice focusing on the care of patients with end-stage heart failure, coronary artery disease and valvular disease. In addition, he has a special expertise in mitral valve repair for advanced myxomatous disease or in patients with end-stage heart failure. He is a national leader in the use of mechanical assist devices as a bridge to transplantation or as permanent therapy for end-stage heart failure. He is director of an active research laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania investigating both biologic and mechanical ventricular assistance.

 
Faculty Appointments
2006 - present William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - present Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1997 - 2004 Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1993 - 1997 Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1991 - 1993 Assistant Professor of Surgery
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
 
1982 - 1987 Assistant Instructor in Surgery
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2009 - present Director, Heart and Vascular Center
University of Pennsylvania Health Systems
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2009 - present  Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Health Systems

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2003 - present Director, Thoracic Residency Program
6 year Integrated Program and Cardiothoracic Track
 
2003 - present Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1997 - present Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Pennsylvania Hospital
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1996 - present Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Presbyterian Medical Center
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1994 - 2006 Surgical Director
Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Assist Program
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1994 - 1999 Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Veteran's Administration Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1993 - present Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1993 - 1996 Consulting Cardiothoracic Surgeon
The Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
 
1991 - 1993 Attending Cardiac Surgeon
Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
 
1991 - 1993 Attending Cardiac Surgeon
The Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
 
Education/Training
1977 - 1981 MD - Brown University
 
1974 - 1978 BS - Brown University
 

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments

1990 Visiting Cardiac Fellow, Hospital Brussais
Paris, France (January - June)
 
1988 - 1991 Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
 
1985 - 1987 Research Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Harrison Department of Surgical Research
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1985 Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Anatomy
University of Birmingham, School of Medicine
Birmingham, England (February - May)
 
1981 - 1988 Resident in Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1978 Research Fellow
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
 
1977 Research Fellow
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National Societies
2006 Fellow, American Surgical Association
 
2005 Member, Cardiac Surgery Biology Club 
 
2000 Member, American Association for Thoracic Surgery
 
1999 Member, Heart Failure Society of America
 
1999 Member, Society of University Surgeons
 
1998 International Society of Surgery/Societe Internationale de Chirurgie
 
1995 American Society of Transplant Surgeons
 
1994 International Society for Heart/Lung Transplantation  
 
1994 Fellow, American College of Surgeons
 
1994 Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
 
1993 Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
 
1993 Fellow, American College of Cardiology
 
1992 Member, Association for Academic Surgery
 
1992 American Cardiomyoplasty Group
 
1991 Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
 
1991 Member, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
 
Local Societies
1999 Medical Advisor Committee and Chair, Thoracic Organs Subcommittee
(Gift of Life Donor Program)
 
1995 Member, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
 
1994 Member, Greater Delaware Valley Society of Transplant Surgeons
 
1993 Member, Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery
 
Research
 
Research Laboratory
Inconjunction with the Gorman Research Laboratory
 
Principal Investigator of Grants
2007 - 2012 Network for Cardiothoracic Surgical Investigations in Cardiovascular Medicine
 
2001 Acorn Cardiovascular, Inc. “The effect of the Acorn CSD in a model of acute myocardial infarction”
 
2001 Arrow International, Inc. Sponsored Trial, LionHeart CUBS Trial
 
1999 Acorn Cardiovascular, Inc. Sponsored Research, “Evaluation of the Acorn Cardiovascular Jacket in a Large Animal Ventricular Infarction Model”
 
1995 Clinical Research Center, University of Pennsylvania, "Multi-Centered Prospective Randomized Study of Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty vs Standardized Medical Therapy for Congestive Heart Failure
 
1995 The Research Foundation Award, "Skeletal Myoblast Transplantation into the Rodent Heart"
 
1994 McCabe Fellowship Award, "Chronic Girdling Effects of Cardiomyoplasty on Diastolic Function In a Canine Model of Dilated Cardiomyopathy"
 
Publications
Original Papers
  1. Hilton CJ, Teuble W, Acker MA, Levinson H, Millard R, Riddle R, McEnany MT: "Inadequate Cardioplegic Protection with Obstructed Coronary Arteries", Ann Thorac Surg 28:3223-34, 1978.
  2. Acker MA, Hammond R, Mannion JD, Salmons S, Stephenson LW:  "An Autologous Biologic Pump Motor", J Thorac Cardiovasc  92(4):733-46, 1986.
  3. Mannion JD, Hammond R, Acker MA, Stephenson LW:  "Four Hour Circulatory Assistance with Canine Skeletal Muscle Ventricles", Surgical Forum  37:211-13, 1986.
  4. Acker MA, Stephenson LW:  "Skeletal Muscle:  A Potential Power Source for Cardiac Assist Devices", News in Physiological Sciences 236:223-226, 1987.
  5. Acker MA, Mannion JD, Brown WE, Salmons S, Henriksson J, Bitto T, Gale DR, Hammond R, Stephenson LW:  "Canine Diaphragm Muscle After One Year of Continuous Electrical Stimulation:  Its Potential as a Myocardial Substitute", J Appl Physiology 62(3):1264-70, 1987.
  6. Acker MA, Hammond R, Mannion JD, Salmons S, Stephenson LW:  "Skeletal Muscle as the Potential Power Source for a Cardiovascular Pump:  Assessment in vivo", Science 236(4799):324-27, 1987.
  7. Mannion JD, Acker MA, Hammond R, Faltemeyer W, Duckett S, Stephenson LW:  "Power Output of Skeletal Muscle Ventricles in Circulation:  Short-Term Studies", Circulation 76(1):155-62,1987.
  8. Acker MA, Anderson WA, Hammond R, Chin AJ, Buchanan JW, Morse CC, Kelly AM, Stephenson LW:  "Skeletal Muscle Ventricles in Circulation:  One to Eleven Weeks Experience", J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 94(2):163-74, 1987.  (Abstracted in 1988 edition of Science Year, World Book Encyclopedia pp. 277-279).
  9. Acker MA, Anderson WA, Hammond R, DiMeo F, McCullum J, Staum M, Velchik M, Brown WE, Gale D, Salmons S, Stephenson LW:  "Oxygen Consumption of Chronically Stimulated Skeletal Muscle", J Thorac Cardiovasc 94:702-09, 1987.
  10. Stephenson LW, Salmons S, Acker MA, Mannion JD: (Reply to Letter to the Editor) "Skeletal Muscle in the Repair of a Left Ventricular Aneurysm", J Thorac Cardiovasc 93:795-96, 1987.
  11. Clark BJ, Acker MA, McCully K, Subramanian H, Hammond R, Salmons S, Chance B, Stephenson LW:  "In vivo 31P-NMR Spectroscopy of Chronically Stimulated Canine Skeletal  Muscle", Am J of Physiol 254:C-258-66, 1988.
  12. Anderson WA, Andersen JS, Acker MA, Hammond R, Chin AJ, Douglas PS, Khalafalla AS, Salmons S, Stephenson LW:  "Skeletal Muscle Grafts Applied to the Heart:  A Word of Caution", Circulation 78:Suppl III 180-90, 1988.
  13. Anderson WA, Bridges CR, Chin AJ, Andersen JS, Acker MA, Hammond R, Stephenson LW:  "Pneumatic Aortic Counterpulsator Powered by Skeletal Muscle Ventricle:22 to 42 Day Experience", Surgical Forum 45:276-77, 1988.
  14. Bridges CR, Anderson JS, Anderson WA, Hammond RL, Acker MA, Chin A, Stephenson LW: “The Skeletal Muscle Ventricle:  An Autologous Biological Pump”, Cardio 5:104-13, 1988.
  15. Jebara VA, Acker MA, Acar C, Fabiani JN, Deloche A, Carpentier A:  "Inadequate Flow of the Internal Mammary Artery: Another Complication of Sternal Over-Retraction", (Letter to the Editor), Ann Thorac Surg 50(2):336-37, 1990.
  16. El Asmar B, Acker MA, Couteil JP, et al:  "Tricuspid Valve Myxoma: A Rare Indication for Tricuspid Valve Repair", Ann Thorac Surg 52:1315-17, 1991.
  17. El Asmar B, Acker MA, Couteil JP, et al:  "Mitral Valve Repair in the Extensively Calcified Mitral Valve Annulus", Ann Thorac Surg 52:66-69, 1991.
  18. Rosato EF, Acker MA, Curcillo PG II, Reilly R, Reynolds J:  "Transabdominal Esophagomyotomy and Partial Fundoplication for Treatment of Achalasia", Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics  173:137-41, 1991.
  19. Cho P, Levin H, Curtis W, Tsitlik J, DiNatale J, Kass D, Gardner T, Acker M:  "Pressure-Volume Loop Analysis of Changes in Cardiac Function in Chronic Cardiomyoplasty", Ann Thorac Surg 56(1):38-45, 1993. 
  20. Cho PW, Moore CC, Levin HR, Tsitlik JE, McVeigh ER, Sabbah HN, Gardner TJ, Acker MA:  "Mechanisms of Cardiomyoplasty: Dynamic Three-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Reconstructions in Chronic Heart Failure", Surgical Forum, 6:330-33, 1993.
  21. Redmond J, Zehr K, Gillinov M, Baughman K, Augustine S, Cameron D, Stuart S, Acker M, Gardner T, Reitz B, Baumgartner W:  "Use of Theophylline for Treatment of Prolonged Sinus Node Dysfunction in Human Orthotopic Heart Transplantation", J Heart Lung Transplant 12:133-39, 1993.
  22. Levin HR, Cho PW, Tsitlik J, Acker MA:  "Difficulties in the Assessment of Cardiac Function in Patients after Cardiomyoplasty":  Basic and Appl Myology, 3(4):313-16, 1993.
  23. Cho PW, Levin HR, Moore CC, Tsitlik JE, McVeigh ER, Gardner TJ, Acker MA:  "New Method of Mechanistic Studies of Cardiomyoplasty:  Three-Dimensional MRI Reconstructions", Ann Thorac Surg 57(6):1605-11, 1994.
  24. Cheung AT, Levin SK, Weiss SJ, Acker MA, Stenach N:  "Intracardiac Thrombus:  A Risk of Incomplete Anticoagulation for Cardiac Operations",  Ann Thorac Surg 58(2):541-2, 1994.
  25. Kass DA, Baughman KL, Pak PH, Cho PW, Levin HR, Gardner TJ, Halperin HR, Tsitlik JE, Acker MA:  "Reverse Remodeling from Cardiomyoplasty in Human Heart Failure:  External Constraint vs Active Assist",  Circulation 91(9):2314-18, 1995.
  26. Polidori DJ, DiPierro FV, Lankford EB, Doering E, Hanson WC, Gardner TJ, Loh E, Acker MA, "Pulmonary Selectivity of Inhaled Nitric Oxide in a Chronic Canine Model of Dilated Cardiomyopathy", Surgical Forum 46:262-65, 1995.
  27. Cho PW, Brock MV, Moore CC, McVeigh ER, Tsitlik JE, Acker MA: “Mechanism of Cardiomyoplasty: Comparison of Left Versus Right Cardiomyoplasty Using Three-Dimensional Tagged Magnetic Resonance Reconstruction in a Canine Model of Chronic Heart Failure”, Surgical Forum, 46:265-9, 1995.
  28. Polidori DJ, Lankford EB, Plappert T, Ferrari VA, St. John Sutton M, Kass DA, Acker MA:  "Acute Systolic and Diastolic Indices of Left Ventricular Function After Cardiomyoplasty in a Chronic Model of Heart Failure", ASAIO 41(3):484-49, 1995.
  29. Mandak JS, Pollack B, Fishman NO, Furth EE, Kochman ML, Acker MA, Lichtenstein GR: “Acalculous Candidal Cholecystitis:  A Previously Unrecognized Complication after Cardiac Transplantation”, Am J Gastroenterol 90(8):1333-7, 1996.
  30. Robinson SW, Cho PW, Levitski HI, Olson JL, Hruban RH, Acker MA, Kessler PD:  "Arterial Delivery of Genetically Labeled Skeletal Myoblasts to the Murine Heart: Long-term Survival and Phenotype Modification of Implanted Myoblasts", Cell Transplant 5(1):77-91, 1996.
  31. DiPierro FV, Bavaria JE, Lankford EB, Polidori DJ, Acker MA, Streicher JT, Gardner TJ:  "Triiodothyronine Optimizes Sheep Ventriculoarterial Coupling for Work Efficiency", Ann Thorac Surg 62(3):662-9, 1996.
  32. Bavaria JE, Woo YJ, Hall RA, Wahl PM, Acker MA, Gardner TJ:  "Circulatory Management with Retrograde Cerebral Perfusion for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection", Circulation 94(9):173-76, 1996.
  33. Patel HJ, Polidori DJ, Pilla JJ, Lankford EB, Acker MA:  "Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty Improves Left Ventricular Function", Surgical Forum 47:251-53, 1996.
  34. Drachman BM, DeNofrio D, Acker MA, Galetta S, Loh E:  "Cortical Blindness Secondary to Cyclosporine Following Orthotopic Heart Transplantation:  A Case Report and Review of the Literature", J Heart Lung Transplant 15(11):1158-64, 1996.
  35. Stecker MM, Barclay DK, Bridges CR, Acker MA, Cheung AT:  "Effect of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping on Cerebral Hemodynamics:  A Report of Two Cases", Journal of Neurovascular Disease, 1-5, Mar/Apr 1997. 
  36. Loh E, Couch FJ, Hendricksen C, Farid L, Kelly PF, Acker MA, Tomaszewski JE, Malkowicz SB, Weber BL:  "Brief Report:  Development of Donor-derived Prostate Cancer in a Recipient Following Orthotopic Heart Transplantation", JAMA 277(2)133-7, 1997.
  37. Patel HJ, Lankford EB, Polidori DJ, Pilla JJ, Acker MA:  "Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty: “Insights into the Mechanisms of its Success", Basic and Appl Myology, 7(1):5-7, 1997.
  38. Patel HJ, Lankford EB, Polidori DJ, Pilla JJ, Plappert T, St. John Sutton, M, Acker, MA:  "Dynamic Cardiomyopathy:  Its Chronic and Acute Effects on the Failing Heart", J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 114(2)169-78, 1997.
  39. Patel HJ, Polidori DJ, Pilla JJ, Plappert T, Kass D, St. John Sutton M, Lankford EB, Acker MA: "Stabilization of Chronic Remodeling by Asynchronous Cardiomyoplasty in Dilated Cardiomyopathy:  The Effects of a Conditioned Muscle Wrap", Circulation 96(10)3665-71, 1997.
  40. Bernstein MR, Malkowicz SB, Siegelman ES, Acker MA, Tomaszewski JE, Wein AJ: "Progressive Angiomyolipoma with Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombus": Urology 50(6):975-7, 1997.
  41. DeNofrio D, Rosengard BR, Reynolds C, Acker MA, Rook AH, Loh E:  "Rescue Photochemotherapy for the Treatment of Acute Cardiac Rejection in the Absence of Cyclosporine Maintenance Therapy",  J Heart Lung Transplant 17(10):1036-7, 1998.
  42. Chang G, DeNofrio D, Desai S, Kelley MP, Rader DJ, Acker MA, Loh E:  "Lipoprotein (a) Levels and Heart Transplantation Atherosclerosis", Amer Heart J 136(2)329-34, 1998.
  43. Patel HJ, Pilla JJ, Polidori DJ, St. John Sutton M, Lankford EB, Acker MA:  "Long Term Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty Improves Chronic and Acute Myocardial Energetics in a Model of Left Ventricular Dysfunction", Circulation 98(19):II346-51, 1998.
  44. Pusca SV, Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Patel HJ, Dougherty L, Yuan Q, Ferrari VA, Axel L, Acker MA: "Determination of Global Function and Regional Mechanics of Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging", ASAIO Journal 44(5):M491-95, 1998.
  45. Patel HJ, Pilla JJ, Pusca SV, Blom AS, Lankford EB, Acker MA: “Impact of Beat-to-Beat Skeletal Muscle Assistance on Chronic Left Ventricular Function in Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty”, Surgical Forum, 49:241-43, 1998.
  46. Patel HJ, Pilla JJ, Polidori DJ, Pusca SV, Plappert TA, St. John Sutton M, Lankford EB, Acker MA:  "Modified Rapid Ventricular Pacing:  A Chronic Model of Heart Failure for Evaluation of New Surgical Therapies", ASAIO Journal 44(6):799-803, 1998.
  47. Bavaria JE, Pochettino A, Wahl PM, Hall A, Acker M, Gardner TJ: "Aortic Arch Reconstruction with Retrograde Cerebral Perfusion", Journal of the Pennsylvania Association of Thoracic Surgery v6:16-25, 1998.
  48. Low DW, Carman-Dillon CA, Gaynor WJ, Acker MA:  "Management of Sternal and Abdominal Wounds in a Pediatric Heart Transplant Patient", J Plastic and Reconstruct Surg 102(6):2100-7, 1998.
  49. Acker MA:  "Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty:  At the Crossroads", Ann Thorac Surg 68(2):750-5, 1999.
  50. Smythe WR, Gorman RC, DeCampli WM, Spray TL, Kaiser LR, Acker MA: “Management of Exsanguinating Hemoptysis During Cardiopulmonary Bypass”, Ann Thorac Surg 67(5):1288-91, 1999.
  51. Loh E, Lankford EB, Polidori DJ, Doering-Lubit EB, Hanson CW, Acker MA:  “Cardiovascular Effects of Inhaled Nitric Oxide in a Canine Model of Cardiomyopathy”, Ann Thorac Surg 67(5):1380-5, 1999.
  52. DeNofrio D, Desai S, Rader DJ, Chang G, Kelley MP, Acker MA, Loh E:  “Changes in Lipoprotein(a) Concentrations Following Orthotopic Heart Transplantation”, Am Heart J 139(4):729-33, 2000.
  53. Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Milas BL, Acker MA: “Circulatory Management of the Unstable Cardiac Patient”, Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 12(4):316-25, 2000. Review
  54. Pusca SV, Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Patel HJ, Yuan Q, Ferrari VA, Prood C, Axel L, Acker MA:  “Assessment of Synchronized Direct Mechanical Ventricular Actuation in a Canine Model of Left Ventricular Dysfunction”, ASAIO 46(6):756-60, 2000.
  55. Blom AS, Pilla JJ, Pusca SV, Patel HJ, Dougherty L, Yuan Q, Ferrari VA, Axel L, Acker MA:  “Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty Decreases Myocardial Workload as Assessed by Tissue Tagged MRI”, ASAIO 46(5):556-62, 2000.
  56. Patel HJ, Pilla JJ, Polidori DJ, Pusca SV, Plappert TA, St. John Sutton M, Lankford EB, Acker         
    MA
    :  “Ten Weeks of Rapid Ventricular Pacing Creates a Chronic Model of Left Ventricular Dysfunction”, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 119(4):834-41, 2000.
  57. Kelley MP, Narula N, Loh E, Acker MA, Tomaszewski JE, DeNofrio D:  “Early post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease following heart transplantation in the absence of lymphocytolytic induction therapy”, J Heart Lung Transplant  19(8):805-6, 2000.
  58. Reilly MP, Wiegers SE, Cucchiara AJ, O’Hara ML, Plappert TJ, Loh E, Acker MA, St. John Sutton M. “Frequency, risk factors and clinical outcomes of left ventricular assist device-associated ventricular thrombus”, Am J of Cardiol 86(10):1156-9,A10, 2000.
  59. Pfau PR, Rho R, DeNofrio D, Loh E, Blumberg EA, Acker MA, Lucey MR. “Hepatitis C transmission and infection by orthotopic heart transplantation” J Heart Lung Transplant 19(4):350-4, 2000.
  60. DeNofrio D, Rho R, Morales FJ, Kamoun M, Kearns J, Dorozinsky C, Rosengard BR, Acker MA, Loh E. “Detection of anti-HLA antibody by flow cytometry in patients with a left ventricular assist device is associated with early rejection following heart transplantation” Transplantation 69(5):814-8, 2000.
  61. Acker MA. “Mechanical circulatory support for patients with acute/fulminant myocarditis”, Ann Thorac Surg 71(3 Suppl):S73-6; discussion S82-5, 2001.
  62. Pennington DG, Smedira NG, Samuels LE, Acker MA, Curtis JJ, Pagani FD. “Mechanical circulatory support for acute heart failure” Ann Thorac Surg 71(3 Suppl):S56-9; discussion S82-5, 2001.
  63. Pennington, DG, Acker MA, Curtis JJ, Pagani FD, Samuels LE, Smedira, NG. Discussion of acute heart failure, Ann Thorac Surg 71:82S-85S, 2001.
  64. Acker MA.  Invited Commentary, Ann Thorac Surg 71:1378-79, 2001.
  65. Acker MA. Invited Commentary, Ann Thorac Surg 71:810, 2001.
  66. Bowen FW, Carboni AF, O’Hara ML, Pochettino A, Rosengard BR, Morris RJ, Gorman RC, Gorman JH, Acker MA. “Application of ‘Double Bridge Mechanical Resuscitation for Profound Cardiogenic Shock Leading to Cardiac Transplantation” Ann Thorac Surg 72(1):86-90, 2001.
  67. McGovern PC, Chambers S, Blumberg EA, Acker MA, Tiwari S, Taubenberger JK, Carboni A, Twomey C, Loh E. “Successful Explantation of a Ventricular Assist Device Following Fulminant Influenza Type A Associated Myocarditis” J Heart Lung Transplantation 21(2):290-3, 2002.
  68. Stewart AS, Gorman RC, Pochettino A, Rosengard BR, Acker MA. “Left Ventricular Assist Device for Right Side Assistance in Patients with Transposition”, Ann Thorac Surg 74(3):912-4, 2002.
  69. Abrahams, JM, Reiter GT, Acker MA, Sinson GP. “Propofol”, J Neurosurg 96(6):1160-1, 2002.
  70. Krasinskas AM, Kreisel D, Acker MA, Bavaria JE, Pochettino A, Kotloff RM, Arcasoy S, Blumenthal N, Kamoun M, Moore JS, Rosengard BR. “CD3 Monitoring of Antithymocyte Globulin Therapy in Thoracic Organ Transplantation”, Transplantation 73(8):1339-41, 2002.
  71. Zeltsman D, Acker MA. “Surgical Management of Heart Failure: An Overview”, Annu Rev Med 53:383-91, 2002. Review
  72. Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Brockman DJ, Bowen F, Yuan Q, Giammarco J, Ferrari VA, Gorman JH,
    Gorman RC, Acker MA. “Ventricular Constraint Using the Acorn Cardiac Support Device (CSD) Reduces Myocardial Akinetic Area in an Ovine Model of Acute Infarction”. Circulation Sept 24;106(12 Suppl I):1207-11, 2002.
  73. Floyd TF, McGarvey M, Ochroch AE, Cheung AT, Augoustides JA, Bavaria JE, Acker MA, Pochettino A, Detre JA. “Perioperative Changes in Cerebral Blood Flow after Cardiac Surgery: Influence of Anemia and Aging”, Ann Thorac Surg 76(6):2037-42, 2003.
  74. Jeffery ME, Keane MG, Scott CH, Wiegers SE, Acker MA. “Presence of Mitral Annular Calcification Predicts Improvement in Mitral Regurgitation after Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Stenosis”, J Am Coll Cardiol, Mar 19; 41 (Suppl B):502, 2003.
  75. Oz MC, Konertz WF, Kleber FX, Mohr FW, Gummert JF, Ostermeyer J, Lass M, Raman J, Acker MA, Smedira N. “Global Surgical Experience with the Acorn Cardiac Support Device”, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Oct;126(4):983-91, 2003.
  76. Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Brockman DJ, Ferrari VA, Yuan Q, Acker MA. “Passive Ventricular Constraint Improves Left Ventricular Function and Mechanics in a Model of Heart Failure Secondary to Acute Myocardial Infarction”. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, Nov;126(5):1467-76, 2003.
  77. Chatterjee S, Williams NN, O’Hara ML, Twomey C, Morris JB, Acker MA. “Diaphragmatic Hernias Associated with Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplantation”, Ann Thorac Surg 77:2111-4, 2004.
  78. Mann DL, Acker MA, Jessup M, Sabbah HN, Starling RC, Kubo SH. “Rationale, Design and Methods for a Pivotal Randomized Clinical Trial for the Assessment of the CorCap Cardiac Support Device in Patients with New York Association Class III-IV Heart Failure”. J Cardiac Fail. Jun;10(3):185-92, 2004.
  79. Acker MA. “Surgical Therapies for Heart Failure”. J Card Fail. Dec;106(6Suppl):S200-4, 2004.
  80. Morris RJ, Pochettino A, O’Hara M, Gardner TJ, Acker MA. “Emergent Mechanical Support in the Community: Improvement with Early Transplant Center Referrel”. J Heart Lung Transplant. Jun;24(6):764-8, 2005.
  81. Blom AS, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC, Gorman JH, Mukherjee R, Spinale FG, Acker MA. “Infarct Size Reduction and Attentuation of Global Left Ventricular Remodeling with the Acorn Cardiac Support Device Following Acute Myocardial Infarction in Sheep”. Heart Fail Rev June;10(2);125-39, 2005.
  82. Blom AS, Mukherjee R, Pilla JJ, Lowry AS, Yarbrough WM, Mingoia JT, Hendrick JW, Stroud RE, McLean JE, Affuso J, Gorman RC, Gorman JH, Acker MA, Spinale FG. “Cardiac Support Device Modifies Left Ventricular Geometry and Myocardial Structure Following Myocardial Infarction”. Circulation Aug.30;112(9):1274-83, 2005.
  83. Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Gorman JH, Brockman DJ, Affuso J, Parish LM, Sakamoto K, Jackson BM, Acker MA, Gorman RC. “Early Post Infarction Ventricular Restraint Improves Borderzone Wall Thickening Dynamics during Remodeling”. Ann Thorac Surg Dec;80(6):2257-62, 2005.
  84. Acker MA. “Clinical Results with the Acorn Cardiac Restraint Device With and Without Mitral Valve Surgery”. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Winter;17(4):361-3, 2005.
  85. Augoustides JG, Kilbaugh T, Harris H, Glick JH, Acker M, Savino JS. “Fatal Thrombosis after Mitral Valve Replacement for Endocarditis: Aprotinin and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation”. Anesthesiology Jan;104(1):213, 2006.
  86. Leshnower BG, Gleason TG, O’Hara ML, Pochettino A, Woo YJ, Morris RJ, Gardner TJ, Acker MA. “Safety and Efficacy of Left Ventricular Assist Device Support in Postmyocardial Infarction Cardiogenic Shock”. Ann Thorac Surg Apr;81(4):1365-70, 2006.
  87. Szeto WY, Fairman RM, Acker MA, Skelly CL, Augoustides JG, McGarvey M, Woo EY, Velazquez OC. “Emergency Endovascular Deployment of Stent Graft in the Ascending Aorta for Contained Rupture of Innominate Artery Pseudoaneurysm in a Pediatric Patient”. Ann Thorac Surg May;81(5):1872-5, 2006.
  88. Floyd TF, Shah PN, Price CC, Harris F, McGarvey ML, Acker MA, Bavaria JE, Pochettino A, Woo J, Melhem ER. “Clinically Silent Cerebral Ischemic Events After Cardiac Surgery: Their Incidence, Regional Vascular Occurrence and Procedural Dependence”. Ann Thorac Surg Jun;81(6):2160-6, 2006.
  89. Acker MA, Bolling S, Shemin R, Kirklin J, Oh JK, Mann DL, Jessup M, Sabbah HN, Starling RC, Kubo SH. “Mitral Valve Surgery in Heart Failure: Insights from the Acorn Clinical Trial” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Sep;132(3):568-77,577el-4,Epub Jul 31 2006.
  90. Atluri P, Neligan PF, Acker MA, Bensall DL, Horak J. “Prone Positioning to Treat Acute Severe Pulmonary Edema in the Post-Cardiac Surgical Patient: A Case Report”. Heart Surg Forum 9(5):E762-4, 2006.
  91. Acker MA. “Introduction”. Heart Fail Rev Sep;11(3):203, 2006.
  92. Floyd TF, Ratcliffe SJ, Detre JA, Woo YJ, Wang JJ, Acker MA, Bavaria JE, Resh BF, Pochettino A, Eckenhoff RA. “Integrity of the Cerebral Blood Flow Response to Hyperoxia After Cardiopulmonary Bypass”. J Cardiothorac and Vasc Anes Apr;21(2):212-7, 2007.
  93. Singhal S, Cooper JM, Cheung AT, Acker MA. “Images in Cardiovascular Medicine. Rib Perforation from a Right Ventricular Pacemaker Lead”, Circulation Apr 10;115(14):e391-2, 2007.
  94. Mann DL, Acker MA, Jessup M, Sabbah HN, Starling RC, Kubo SH; Acorn Trial Principal Investigators and Study Coordinators. “Clinical Evaluation of the CorCap Cardiac Support Device in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy”. Ann Thorac Surg Oct;84(4):1226-35, 2007.
  95. Starling RC, Jessup M, Oh JK, Sabbah HN, Acker MA, Mann DL, Kubo SH. “Sustained Benefits of the CorCap Cardiac Support Device on Left Ventricular Remodeling: Three Year Follow-up Results from the Acorn Clinical Trail”. Ann Thorac Surg, Oct;84(4)L1236-4, 2007.
  96. Blom AS, Acker MA. “The Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Heart Failure”. Curr Prob Cardiol Oct;23(10):553-99, 2007. Review
  97. Blom A, Pilla J, Arkles J, Dougherty L, Ryan L, Gorman JH, Acker M, Gorman RC. “Ventricular Restraint Prevents Infarct Expansion and Improves Borderzone Function after MI”, Annals of Thorac Surg Dec;84(6):2004-10, 2007.
  98. Atluri P, Hiesinger W, Gorman RC, Pochettino A, Jessup M, Acker MA, Morris RJ, Woo YJ. “Cardiac Retransplantation is an Efficacious Therapy for Primary Cardiac Allograft Failure”, J Cardiothorac Surg May 7;3:26 2008.
  99. Reade CC, Morris RJ, Acker MA, Jessup M, Banbury MK, Woo YJ. “Acute Myocardial Infarction Requiring Mechanical Bridge to Transplantation in a Patient with Undiagnosed Anti-phospholipid Antibody Syndrome, J Heart Lung Transplant” Jun;27(6):682-4, 2008.
  100. Fitzpatrick JR, Frederick JR, Hsu VM, Kozin ED, O’Hara ML, Howell E, McCormick RC, Laporte CM, Cohen JE, Southerland KW, Howard JL, Jessup ML, Morris RJ, Acker MA, Woo YJ.  “Preoperative parameters at the time of left ventricular assist device placement predict the need for biventricular mechanical support.”  J of Heart and Lung Transplantation 27:1286-92, 2008.
  101. Zhang PJ, Brooks JS, Goldblum JR, Yoder B, Seethala R, Pawal B, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Huang JH, Acker M, Narula N. “Primary cardiac sarcomas: a clinicopathologic analysis of a series with follow-up information in 17 patients and emphasis on long-term survival”, Hum Pathol. Sept;39(9):1385-95, 2008.
  102. Acker MA. “Ventricular assist devices: introduction”, Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Fall;20(3):244, 2008.
  103. Fitzpatrick JR,  Frederick JR, Hsu VM, Kozin ED, O’Hara ML, Howell E, Dougherty D, McCormick RC, Laporte CA, Cohen JE, Southerland KW, Howard JL, Jessup ML, Morris RJ, Acker MA, Woo YJ. “Risk score derived from pre-operative data analysis predicts the need for biventricular mechanical circulatory support”, J Heart Lung Transplant Dec;27(12):1286-92, 2008.
  104. Fitzpatrick JR, Frederick JR, Hiesinger W, Hsu VM, McCormick RC, Elliott ED, Laporte CM, O’Hara ML, Howell E, Dougherty D, Cohen JE, Southerland KW, Howard, JL, Paulson EC, Acker MA, Morris RJ, Woo YJ. “Early planned institution of biventricular mechanical circulatory support results in improved outcomes compared with delayed conversion of a left ventricular assist device to a biventricular assist device”, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:971-77, 2009.
  105. Holman WL, Pae WE, Teutenberg JJ, Acker MA, Naftel, DC, Sun BC, Milano CA, Kirklin JK.
    INTERMACS:  Interval Analysis of Registry Date, J Am Coll Surg. 2009 May;208(5):755-61; discussion 761-2. Epub 2009 Feb 1.
  106. Lee AP, Acker M, Kubo SH, Bolling SF, Park SW, Bruce CJ, Oh JK. “Mechanisms of recurrent       
    functional mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy:
    Importance of distal anterior leaflet tethering”. Circulation, May 19;119(19):2606-14, 2009.
  107. Di Salvo TG, Acker MA, Dec GW, Byrne JG. “Mitral valve surgery in advanced heart failure”, J Am Coll Cardiol; 55(4): 271-82,January 2010.
  108. Anderson M, Smedira N, Samuels L, Madani M, Naka Y, Acker M, Hout M, Benali K. “Use of AB5000 ventricular assist device in cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction”, Ann Thorac Surg; 90:706-12, March 2010.
  109. Atluri P, Acker MA. “Pulsatile left ventricular assist devices:  what is the role in the modern era?”. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 22(2):106-08, Summer 2010.
  110. Foley PJ, Morris RJ, Woo EY, Acker MA, Wang GJ, Fairman RM, Jackson BM. “Limb ischemia during femoral cannulation for cardiopulmonary support”, J Vasc Surg Oct;52(4):850-3, 2010.
  111. Wang P, Acker MA, Bilello M, Melhem ER, Stambrook E, Ratcliffe SJ, Floyd TF: DENOVO (Determining Neurologic Outcomes from Valve Operations) Investigator. “Sex, aging and preexisting cerebral ischemic disease in patients with aortic stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg Oct;90(4):1230-6, 2010.
  112. Vergnat M, Jassar AS, Jackson BM, Ryan LP, Eperjesi TJ, Pouch AM, Weiss SJ, Cheung AT, Acker MA, Gorman JH, Gorman RC. “Ischemic mitral regurgitation: a quantitative three dimensional echocardiographic analysis”. Ann Thorac Surg Jan;91(1):157-64, 2011.
  113. Jassar AS, Brinster C, Vergnat M, Robb JD, Eperjesi TJ, Puch AM, Cheung, A, Weiss S, Acker, MA, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Jackson BM. “Quantitative mitral valve modeling using real time 3D echocardiograpyhy – technique and repeatability”, Ann Thorac Surg Jan;91(1):165-71, 2011.
  114. Woo YJ, Acker MA. “Implantable ventricular assist device exchange with focused intravascular deairing techniques”, Ann Thorac Surg Jan;91(1):306-7, 2011.
  115. Acker MA, Jessup M, Bolling SF, Oh J, Starling RC, Mann DL, Sabbah HN, Shemin R, Kirklin J, Kubo SH. “Mitral valve repair in heart failure: Five year follow-up from the mitral valve replacement stratum of the Acorn randomized trial”, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Jan 24, 2011.(Epub)
  116. Donnelly JP, Woo YJ, Morris RJ, Goldberg LR, Wald JW, Atluri P, O’Hara ML, Breuer KA, Marble JF, Avrahami NY, Arabia FA, Rogers, JG, Acker MA, Rame JE. “Does the {obesity paradox} in chronic heart failure fade after mechanical circulatory support with continuous flow devices: Analysis from the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support”, J Heart Lung Transplant April;30(4,S1):S33, 2011.
  117. Atluri P, Ullery BW, MacArthur JW, Kozin ED, Hiesinger W, Donnelly JP, Acker MA, Rame JE, Woo YJ. “Continuous flow ventricular assist devices improve functional tricuspid regurgitation and right ventricular function”, J Heart Lung Transplant April;30(4,S1):S19-20, 2011.
  118. Atluri P, Acker MA, Jessup M. “The next decade in mechanical assist: advances that will help the patient and the doctor”. Curr Opin Cardiol May;26(3):256-60, 2011.
  119. Mann DL, Kubo SH, Sabbah HN, Starling RC, Jessup M, Oh JK, Acker MA. Beneficial effect of the CorCap cardiac support device: Five-year results from the Acorn Trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg; July 13, 2011 (Epub)
  120. Anter E, Hutchinson MD, Deo R, Haqqani HM, Callans DJ, Gerstenfeld EP, Garcia F, Bala R, Lin D, Riley MP, Litt H, Woo YJ, Acker MA, Szeto WY, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE, Dixit S. “Surgical ablation of refractory ventricular tachycardia in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy”. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol  Aug 1;4(4):494-500, 2011.
  121. Gillinov AM, Argenziano M, Blackstone EH, Iribarne A, Derose JJ Jr, Ailawadi G, Russo MJ, Ascheim DD, Parides MK, Rodriguez E, Bouchard D, Taddei-Peters WC, Geller NL, Acker MA, Gelijns AC. “Designing comparative effectiveness trials of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation: Experience of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network”, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Aug;142(2):257-64 e2 2011.
  122. Vergnat M, Jackson B, Cheung A, Weiss S, Ratcliffe S, Gillespie M, Woo J, Bavaria J, Acker M, Gorman R, Gorman J. “Saddle shape annuloplasty increases mitral leaflet cooptation after repair or flail posterior leaflet”, Ann Thorac Surg Sept;92(3):797-803, 2011.
  123. Perrault LP, Moskowitz AJ, Kron IL, Acker MA, Miller MA, Horvath KA, Thourani VH, Argenziano M, D’Alessandro DA, Blackstone EH, Moy CS, Mathew JP, Hung J, Gardner Tj, Parides MK. “Optimal surgical management of severe ischemic mitral regurgitation: to repair or to replace?”, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Nov 3, 2011. (Epub)
  124. Sainger R, Grau J, Branchettu E, Poggio P, Seefried W, Field B, Acker M, Gorman R, Gorman J, Hargrove C, Bavaria J, Ferrari G. “Human myxomatous mitral valve prolapse: role of bone morphogenetic Protein 4 on valvular interstitial cell activation”, J of Cellular Physiol Nov 21,doi10.1002/jcp22999 2011.(Epub).
  125. Grau JB, Poggio P, Sainger R, Vernick WJ, Seefreid WF, Branchetti E, Field BC, Bavaria JE, Acker MA, Ferrari G. “Analysis of Osteopontin Levels for the Identification of Asymptomatic Patients with Calcific Aortic Valve Disease” Ann Thorac Surg Jan;93(1):79-86, 2012.
  126. Vergnat M, Levack MM, Jassar AS, Jackson BM, Acker MA, Woo YJ, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd. “The influence of saddle shaped annuloplasty on leaflet curvature in patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation”, Eur J Cardiovasc Surg Feb 20, 2012. (Epub)
  127. Javaheri A, Glassberg HL, Acker MA, Callans DJ, Goldberg LR. “Constrictive pericarditis presenting as a late complication of epicardial ventricular tachycardiac ablation”. Circ Heart Fail Mar 1;5(2):e2203, 2012.
  128. Atluri P, Acker MA. “Mitral valve surgery for dilated cardiomyopathy: current status and future roles”, Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Spring;24(1)51-8, 2012.
  129. Atluri P, Acker MA. “Diastolic ventricular support with cardiac support devices: an alternative approach to prevent adverse ventricular remodeling”, Heart Fail Rev Apr 15, 2012. (Epub)
  130. Atluri P, Ullery BW, Macarthur JW, Goldstone AB, Fairman AS, Jiesinger W, Acker MA, Woo YJ. “Rapid onset of fulminant myocarditis portends a favorable prognosis and the ability to bridge mechanical circulatory support to recovery”, Eur J Cardiothorac Surg May 7, 2012. (Epub)
  131. Tommaso CL, Bolman RM 3rd, Feldman T, Bavaria J, Acker MA, Aldea G. Cameron DE, Dean LS, Fullerton D, Hijazi ZM, Horlick E, Miller DC, Moon MR, Ringel R, Ruiz CE, Trento A, Weiner BH, Zahn EM, American Association for Thoracic Surgery; Society for Cardiovascular Angiographgy and Interventions; American College of Cardiology Foundation; Society of Thoracic Surgeons. “Multisociety (AATS, ACCF, SCAI, STS) Expert Concensus Statement: Operator and institutional requirements for transcatheter valve repair and replacement, Part 1: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement”, J Am Coll Cardiol May 29;59922):2028-42, 2012.
  132. Aaronson KD, Slaughter MS, Miller LW, McGee EC, Cotts WG, Acker MA, Jessup ML, Gregoric ID, Loyalka P, Frazier OH, Jeevanandam V, Anderson AS, Kormos RL, Teuteberg JJ, Levy WC, Naftel DC, Bittman RM, Pagani FD, Hathaway DR, Boyce SW for the HVAD Bridge to Transplant ADVANCE Trial Investigators. “Use of an intrapericardial, continuous flow, centrifugal pump in patients awaiting heart transplantatiaon”, Circulation Jun 26;125(25):3191-3200, 2012.
  133. Tommaso CL, Bolman RM 3rd, Feldman T, Bavaria J, Acker MA, Aldea G. Cameron DE, Dean
    LS, Fullerton D, Hijazi ZM, Horlick E, Miller DC, Moon MR, Ringel R, Ruiz CE, Trento A, Weiner BH, Zahn EM, American Association for Thoracic Surgery; Society for Cardiovascular Angiographgy and Interventions; American College of Cardiology Foundation; Society of Thoracic Surgeons. “Multisociety (AATS, ACCF, SCAI, STS) Expert Concensus Statement: Operator and institutional requirements for transcatheter valve repair and replacement, Part 1: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement”, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Jun;143(6):1254-63, 2012.
  134. Tommaso CL, Bolman RM 3rd, Feldman T, Bavaria J, Acker MA, Aldea G. Cameron DE, Dean
    LS, Fullerton D, Hijazi ZM, Horlick E, Miller DC, Moon MR, Ringel R, Ruiz CE, Trento A, Weiner BH, Zahn EM, American Association for Thoracic Surgery; Society for Cardiovascular Angiographgy and Interventions; American College of Cardiology Foundation; Society of Thoracic Surgeons. “Multisociety (AATS, ACCF, SCAI, STS) Expert Concensus Statement: Operator and institutional requirements for transcatheter valve repair and replacement, Part 1: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv Jul 1;80(1):1-17, 2012.
  135. Levack MM, Jassar AS, Shang EK, Vergnat M, Woo YJ, Acker MA, Jackson BM, Gorman JH, Gorman RC. “3D-echocardiographic analysis of mitral annular dynamics:  implication for annuloplasty selection” Circulation Sept 11;126(11 Suppl 1):S183-8, 2012.
  136. Badhwaw V, Damiano RJ, Acker MA, Veeragandham RS, Kress DC, Sundt TM. “Irrigated radiofrequency Cox-MAZE IV for persistent atrial fibrillation during isolated concomitant mitral surgery: A prospective multicenter experience from the CURE-AF Trial”, Ann Thorac Surg (in press).
  137. Acker MA, Pagani FD, Stough WG, Mann DL, Jessup M, Kormos R, Slaugher MS, Baldwin T, Stevenson L, Aaronson KD, Miller L, Naftel D, Yancy C, Rogers J, Teuteberg J, Starling RC, Griffith B, Boyce B, Westaby S, Blume E, Wearden P, Higgins R, Mack M. “Statement regarding the pre and post market assessment of durable, implantable ventricular assist devices in the United States”, Ann Thor Surg Dec. 94:2147-58, 2012.
  138. Acker MA, Pagani FD, Stough WG, Mann DL, Jessup M, Kormos R, Slaugher MS, Baldwin T, Stevenson L, Aaronson KD, Miller L, Naftel D, Yancy C, Rogers J, Teuteberg J, Starling RC, Griffith B, Boyce B, Westaby S, Blume E, Wearden P, Higgins R, Mack M. “Statement regarding the pre and post market assessment of durable, implantable ventricular assist devices in the United States:  Executive Summary”, Ann Thor Surg December 94:e163-e168, 2012.
  139. Levack MM, Vergnat M, Cheung AT, Acker MA, Gorman RC, Gorman JH. “Annuloplasty ring dehiscence in ischemic mitral regurgitation”, Ann Thorac Surg December 94(6):2132, 2012.
  140. Acker MA, Pagani FD, Stough WG, Mann DL, Jessup M, Kormos R, Slaugher MS, Baldwin T, Stevenson L, Aaronson KD, Miller L, Naftel D, Yancy C, Rogers J, Teuteberg J, Starling RC, Griffith B, Boyce B, Westaby S, Blume E, Wearden P, Higgins R, Mack M. “Statement regarding the pre and post market assessment of durable, implantable ventricular assist devices in the United States”, J Heart Lung Transplant Dec;31(12):1241-52, 2012.
  141. Acker MA, Pagani FD, Stough WG, Mann DL, Jessup M, Kormos R, Slaugher MS, Baldwin T, Stevenson L, Aaronson KD, Miller L, Naftel D, Yancy C, Rogers J, Teuteberg J, Starling RC, Griffith B, Boyce B, Westaby S, Blume E, Wearden P, Higgins R, Mack M. “Statement regarding the pre and post market assessment of durable, implantable ventricular assist devices in the United States: Endorsed by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the Interagency Registry of Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support”, Circ Heart Fail. November 12, 2012 (Epub).
  142. Acker MA, Pagani FD, Stough WG, Mann DL, Jessup M, Kormos R, Slaugher MS, Baldwin T, Stevenson L, Aaronson KD, Miller L, Naftel D, Yancy C, Rogers J, Teuteberg J, Starling RC, Griffith B, Boyce B, Westaby S, Blume E, Wearden P, Higgins R, Mack M. “Statement regarding the pre and post market assessment of durable, implantable ventricular assist devices in the United States: Executive Summary: Endorsed by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the Interagency Registry of Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support”, Circ Heart Fail. November 12, 2012 (Epub).
  143. Shreenivas SS, Lilly S, Desai N, Cheung AT, Acker MA, Herrmann HC, Anwaruddin S.  “Percutaneous closure of an aortic pseudoaneurysm due to saphenous vein graft dehisience with an Amplatzer vascular plug”, J Amer College Card (in press).
  144. Gordon RJ, Weinberg AD, Pagani FD, Slaughter MS, Pappas PS, Naka Y, Goldstein DJ, Dembitsky WP, Giacalone JC, Ferrante J, Ascheim DD, Moskowitz AJ, Rose EA, Gelijns AC, Lowy FD, VAD Infection Study Group. “A prospective, multicenter study of ventricular assist device infections”, Circulation 127:691-702, 2013.
  145. Atluri P, Acker MA. “Diastolic ventricular support with cardiac support devices:  an alternative approach to prevent adverse ventricular remodeling”, Heart Fail Rev Jan;18(1):55-63, 2013.
  146. Goldstone AB, Atluri P, Szeto WY, Trubelja A, Howard, JL, MacArthur JW, Newcomb C, Donnelly JP, Kobrin DM, Sheridan MA, Powers C, Gorman RC, Gorman JH, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE, Acker MA, Hargrove WC, Woo YJ. “Minimally invasive approach provides at least equivalent results for surgical correction of mitral regurgitation: A propensity matched comparison”, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Mar;145(3):748-56, 2013.
  147. Pagani FD, Acker MA, Camacho MT, Dewey TM, Force SD, McGee EC, McGrath MF, Meyers BF, Mokadam NA, Smedira NG, Toyoda Y, Wallace AF, Weyant MJ. “Clinical statement on the requirements for surgeon certification for implantation of durable ventricular assist devices (VADs)”, Ann Thorac Surg May;95(5):1834-9, 2013.
  148. Horvath KA, Acker MA, Chang H, Bagiella E, Smith PK, Iribarne A, Kron IL, Lackner P, Argenziano M, Ascheim DD, Gelijns AC, Michler RE, Van Patten D, Puskas JD, O’Sullivan K, Kliniewski D, Jeffries NO, O’Gara PT, Moskowitz AJ, Blackstone E. “Blood transfusion and infection after cardiac surgery”. Ann Thor Surg Jun;96(6):2194-201, 2013.
  149. Slaughter MS, Pagani FD, McGee EC, Birks EJ, Cotts WG, Gregoric I, Frazier HO, Icenogle T, Najjar SS, Boyce SW, Acker MA, Hathaway JR, Najarian KB, Aaronson KD. “HeartWare bridge to transplant ADVANCE Trial Investigators”. J Heart Lung Transplant Jul;32(7):675-83, 2013.
  150. Atluri P, Woo YJ, Goldstone AB, Fox J, Acker MA, Szeto WY, Hargrove WC. “Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery can be performed with optimal outcomes in the presence of left ventricular dysfunction”, Ann Thor Surg Nov;96(5):1596-601; discussion 1601-2, 2013.
  151. Atluri P, Goldstone AB, Fairman AS, MacArthur JW, Shudo Y, Cohen JE, Acker AL, Hiesinger W, Howard JL, Acker MA, Woo YJ. “Predicting right ventricular failure in the modern, continuous flow left ventricular assist device era”, Ann Thor Surg June 21, 2013 (Epub).
  152. Atluri P, Goldstone AB, Kobrin DM, Cohn JE, MacArthur JW, Howard JL, Jessup ML, Rame JE, Acker MA, Woo YJ. “Ventricular assist device implant in the elderly is associated with increased, but respectable risk: a multi-institutional study”. Ann Thor Surg Jul;96(1):141-7, 2013.
  153. Shreenivas SS, LLilly S, Desai NK, Farooki A, Cheung AT, Acker MA, Herrmann HC, Anwaruddin S. “Percutaneous closure of an aortic pseudoaneurysm due to saphenous vein graft dehiscence with an amplatzer vascular plug”, JACC Cardiovasc Interv. Oct;6(10):1103-04, 2013.
  154. Atluri P, Woo YJ, Goldstone AB, Fox J, Acker MA, Szeto WY, Hargrove WC. “Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery can be performed with optimal outcomes in the presence of left ventricular dysfunction”, Ann Thor Surg Nov;96(5):1596-601, 2013.
  155. Jassar AS, Vergnat M, Jackson BM, McGarvey JR, Cheung AT, Ferrari G, Woo YJ, Acker MA, Gorman RC, Gorman JH. “Regional annular geometry in patients with mitral regurgitation: implications for annuloplasty ring selection”, Ann Thor Surg Jan;97(1):64-70, 2014.
  156. Damiano RJ, Badhwar V, Acker MA,  Veeragandham RS, Kress DC, Robertson JO, Sundt TM. “The CURE-AF trial: A prospective, multicenter trial of irrigated radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery”, Heart rhythm Jan:11(1):39-45, 2014.
  157. Kirklin JK, Naftel DC, Kormoa RL, Pagani FD, Myers SL, Stevenson LW, Acker MA, Goldstein DL, Silvestry SC, Milano CA, Baldwin TJ, Pinney S, Rame EJ, Miller MA. “Interagency registry for mechanically assisted circulatory support (INTERMACS) analysis of pump thrombosis in the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device”, J Heart Lung Transplant Jan;33(1):12-22, 2014.
  158. Acker MA, Parides MK, Perrault LP, Moskowitz AJ, Gelijns AC, Voisine P, Smith PK, Hung JW, Blackstone EH, Puskas JD, Argenziano M, Gammie JS, mack M, Ascheim DD, Bagiella E, Moguete EG, Ferguson TB, Horvath KA, Geller NL, Miller MA, Woo YJ, D’Alessandro DA, Ailawadi G, Dagenais F, Gardner TJ, O’Gara PT, Michler RE, Kron IL; CTSN. “Mitral valve repair versus replacement for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation”, N Engl J Med. Jan 2;370(1):23-32, 2014.
  159. Starling RC, Moazami N, Silvestry SC, Ewald G, Rogers JG, Milano CA, Rame JE, Acker MA, Blackstone EH, Ehrlinger J, Thuita L, Mountis MM, Soltesz EG, Lytle BW, Smedira NG. “Unexpected abrupt increase in left ventricular assist device thrombosis”, N Engl J Med Jan2;370(1):33-40 2014.
  160. Shreenivas S, Hudock K, Myers S, Acker A, Atluri P, Acker M, El-Banayosy A, Pagani FD,  Kirklin JK, Rame JE. “ Outcomes after Ventricular Assist Device Support in Patients Bridged with Temporary Circulatory Support: Analysis from INTERMACS”, JACC Cardiovasc Interv. Jan;11(1):39-45, 2014.
  161. Messe SR, Acker MA, Kasner SE, Fanning M, Giovannetti R, Ratcliffe SJ, Bilello M, Szeto WY, Bavaria JE, Hargrove WC 3rd, Mohler ER 3rd, Floyd TF for the determining neurologic outcomes from valve operations (DeNOVO) investigators. “Stroke after aortic valve surgery: results from a prospective cohort”, Circulation Apr 1, 2014.  (Epub ahead of print).
  162. Fischer JP, Basta MN, Wink JD, Nelson JA, Serletti JM, Kovash SL, Low DW, Vallabhajosyula P, Acker MA, Kanchwals S. “ Abstract 48:  An internally validated risk model of deep sternal wound infection (DSWI): a review of 5,179 patients undergoing index median sternotomy procedures”, Plast Reconstr Surg Apr;1334(4 Suppl):1011-2, 2014.
  163. Acker MA, Gelijns AC, Kron IL. “Surgery for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation”, N Eng J Med Apr 10;370(15):1463, 2014.
  164. Rame JE, Atluri P, Acker MA. “Unexpected abrupt increase in LVAD thrombosis”, N Engl J Med, Letter to the Editor. (accepted)
  165. Teuteberg J, Slaughter M, Rogers J, McGee E, Pagani F, Gordon R, Rame E, Acker M, Kormos R, Salerno C, Schleeter TP, Goldstein D, Shin J, Starling R, Wozniak T, Malik A, Silvestry S, Eward GA, Jorde U, Birks E, Najarian K, Hathaway D, Aaronson, K for the ADVANCE Trial Investigators. “The HVAD left ventricular assist device: risk factors for neurologic events and preventive mitigation strategies”, JACC (submitted).
  166. Kron IL, Hung JW, Overbey JR, Bouchard D, Gelijns AC, Moskowitz AJ, Voisine P, O’Gara PT, Argenziano M, Michler RE, Gillinov M, Puskas JD, Gammie J, Mack MJ, Smith PK, Sai-Sudhakar C, Gardner TJ, Ailawasi G, Zeng X, O’Sullivan K, Parides MK, Swayze R, Thorani V, Rose EA, Perrault LP, Acker MA. “Predicting recurrent MR following MV repair for severe ischemic MR:  Insights from the CTSN Severe MR Trial”. J Thorac and Cardiovasc Surgery (submitted).
  167. Greco G, Wei S, Michler RE, Meltzer DO, Ailawadi G, Hohmann SF, Thourani V, Argenziano M, Alexander J, Sankovic K, Gupta L, Blackstone EH, Acker MA, Russo MJ, Lee A, Burks SG, Gelijns AC, Bagiella E, Moskowitz AJ, Gardner TJ. “Costs associated with healthcare-associated infections in cardiac surgery”, JACC(submitted).
Original Papers:  (Non-Peer Review)
  1. Acker MA, Hargrove WC, Stephenson LW:  "Multiple Valve Replacement", Cardiology Clinics 3:425-30, 1985.
  2. Mannion JD, Velchik M, Acker MA, Hammond R, Alavi A, Stephenson LW:  "Transmural Blood Flow to Multi-Layered Canine Latissimus Dorsi Pouches During Circulatory Assistance", Transactions of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs 32:454-60, 1986.
  3. Acker MA, Hammond R, Mannion JD, DiMeo F, Coury A, Khalafalla A, Salmons S, Stephenson LW:  "Latissimus Dorsi Pump Motor: One Year Experience", Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Artificial Organs, 4,Suppl2:18-19, 1986.
  4. Acker MA, Stephenson LW:  "Skeletal Muscle for Heart Repair or Assistance", Cardiac Chronicle, 1,No3:1-13, 1986.
  5. Acker MA, Hammond R, Mannion J, Cox J, Coun A, Khalafalla A, Salmons S, Stephenson LW: "Electrically Preconditioned Latissimus Dorsi Pump Motor:  One Month Experience", Clin. Prog. Electrophysiology & Pacing 4:83, 1986.
  6. Acker MA, Stephenson LW, Mannion JD, Salmons S:  "Cardiac Assist Devices Energized by Skeletal Muscle": Proceedings of the International Symposium of Biotelemetry, Dybruvnik, Yugoslavia, 1986.
  7. Acker MA, Stephenson LW:  "Skeletal Muscle for Heart Repair or Assistance", Medical Instrumentation 21:104-06, 1987.
  8. Anderson WA, Bridges CR, Chin AJ, Andersen JS, Acker MA, Hammond R, DiMeo F, Cahalan PT, Gale Dr, Brown WE, Stephenson LW:  "Long-Term Neurostimulation of Skeletal Muscle:  Its Potential for a Tether-Free Biologic Cardiac Assist Device", PACE 11:2128-34, 1988.
  9. Grandjean P, Acker M, Madoff R, Williams NS, Woloszko J, Kantor C:  "Dynamic Myoplasty:  Surgical Transfer and Stimulation of Skeletal Muscle for Functional Substitution or Enhancement", J Rehabilitation Research and Development 33(2):133-44, 1996.
  10. Floyd TF, Savino JS, Acker MA, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE, Woo J, Murphy JM, Eckenhoff RA. “Effect of Cardiopulmonary Bypass upon Cerebral Vasoconstriction with Hyperoxia”. Anesth Analg. 100:SCA-5, 2005.
Abstracts
  1. Acker MA, Clark BJ, Subramanian H, et al. In vivo P-NMR spectroscopy of electrically conditioned skeletal muscle. Circulation 74:415, 1986.
  2. Mannion JD, Acker MA, et al. Electrical pulse trains to actuate latissimus dorsi muscle chronically for potential cardiac augmentation. The American College of Cardiology, Atlanta, GA, February 1986.
  3. Levin HR, Curtis W, Tsitlik JE, Sullivan WD, Acker MA, Weisfelt ML, Halperin HR. Alterations in regional mechanics and blood flow can explain lack of benefit during cardiomyoplasty.  The American Heart Association, November 1991.
  4. Acker MA, Redmond JM, Gillinov AM, Zehr KJ, Augustine SM, Baughman KL, Stuart RS, Cameron DE, Gardner TJ, Reitz BA, Baumgartner WA.  Diminishing efficacy of OKT3 in the treatment of steroid resistant cardiac rejection occurring >90 days following transplantation. The American Society for Transplant Surgeons 18th Annual Scientific Meeting, 1992.
  5. Halperin HR, Levin H, McVeigh E, Cho P, Curtis W, Moore C, Acker MA, Tsitlik J.  New Techniques for the Study of Cardiomyoplasty.  The 14th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Paris, France, November 1992.
  6. Levin H, McVeigh ER, Cho P, Curtis W, Moore C, Acker MA, Halperin H, Tsitlik J. Cine phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging can quantitate beat-to-beat changes in flow during cardiomyoplasty.  The American College of Cardiology 42nd Annual Scientific Session, 1993).
  7. Kass DA, HR Levin, Cho PW, Rayburn B, Tsitlik JE, Gardner TJ, Baughman KL, Acker MA. Mechanisms of ventricular improvement after cardiomyoplasty: longitudinal report of a case studied by pressure-volume analysis.  The World Symposium Cardiomyoplasty and Biomechanical Assist, Palais des Congres de Paris, May 1993.
  8. Robinson SW, Cho PW, Levitsky, HI, Hruban RH, Acker MA, Kessler PD. Vascular delivery of recombinant skeletal myoblasts to the myocardium.  The American Heart Association 66th Scientific Sessions, Atlanta, GA, 1993.
  9. Cho PW, Moore CC, Levin HR, Tsitlik JE, McVeigh ER, Sabbah H, Gardner TJ, Acker MA.  Mechanisms of cardiomyoplasty: dynamic three-dimensional magnetic resonance reconstructions in chronic heart failure.  The American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 1993.
  10. The Phase II Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty Study Group.  Factors associated with acute hospital mortality following a latissimus dorsi cardiomyoplasty.  Maastricht, the Netherlands and Minneapolis 1994.
  11. Acker MA, Cho PW, Levin HR, Tsitlik JE, Gardner TJ, Kass DA, Baughman KL, Polidori D.  Mechanisms of cardiomyoplasty.  The American Society for Artificial Internal Organs-Cardiovascular Science and Technology Conference, Washington DC, 1994.
  12. Furnary AP, Moreira LP, Jessup M, American Cardiomyoplasty Group.  Dynamic cardiomyoplasty improves systolic ventricular function, Circulation 90:I309, 1994.
  13. Polidori DJ, Plappert T, Lankford EB, St. John Sutton M, Kass DA, Acker MA. Echocardiographic characterization of long-term recovery from prolonged rapid ventricular pacing.  J. Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, The International Society for Heart Research, 1995.
  14. Polidori DJ, DiPierro FV, Lankford EB, Doering EC, Hanson W, Acker MA, Loh E. Cardiovascular effects of nitric oxide in a canine model of cardiomyopathy.  The American Heart Association 68th Scientific Sessions, Anaheim, CA, 1995.
  15. Polidori DJ, Lankford EB, Plappert T, Sutton MS, Kass DA, Acker MA.  Evidence of reverse remodeling after cardiomyoplasty in a canine model of chronic dilated cardiomyopathy.  The Association of Academic Surgery 29th Annual Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI, 1995.
  16. Polidori DJ, DiPierro FV, Lankford EB, Doering E, Hanson W, Gardner TJ, Loh E, Acker MA. Cardiovascular effects of inhaled nitric oxide in a canine model of dilated cardiomyopathy.  The Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery 33rd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 1995.
  17. DiPierro FV, Pastuszko P, Polidori DJ, Bavaria JE, Acker MA, Weiss SJ, Gardner TJ.  A retrospective analysis of penetrating cardiac trauma: superiority of anatomic over physiologic assessment of injury severity.  The Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery 33rd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 1995.
  18. Bavaria JE, Woo YJ, Hall RA, Edmunds LH, Acker MA, Gardner TJ.  Circulatory management with retrograde cerebral perfusion for acute Type A aortic dissection.  The Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery 33rd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 1995.
  19. DiPierro FV, Bavaria JE, Polidori DJ, Lankford EB, Acker MA, Streicher J, Gardner TJ.  Improved cardiac output and enhanced cardiac mechanical efficiency with acute administration of triiodothyronine.  The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Orlando, FL, January 1996.
  20. Bavaria JE, Pochettino A, Hall RA, Woo YJ, Edmunds LH, Acker MA, Gardner TJ.  Aortic arch reconstruction: effect of retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP) on CVA, mortality, improved results in the elderly.  The Aortic Surgery Symposium [Poster] New York, NY, April 1996.
  21. DeNofrio D, Horwitz P, Wahl PM, Mahoney P, Acker MA, Loh E.  Elevated pulmonary vascular resistance in patients with advanced heart failure is associated with decreased survival.  Investigative Medicine, 45-3:215A, March 1997.
  22. DeNofrio D, Desai S, Kelley M, Rosengard B, Acker M, Loh E.  Azathioprine sensitivity associated with steroid withdrawal in orthotopic heart transplant recipients.  J Investigative Medicine, 45-3:215A, March 1997.
  23. Patel HJ, Pilla JJ, Polidori DJ, Plappert T, St. John Sutton M, Lankford EB, Acker MA.  Rapid ventricular pacing:  A long term model of heart failure.  The Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Quebec City, Canada, September 1997.
  24. Patel HJ, Pilla JJ, Polidori DJ, Plappert TS, St. John Sutton M, Lankford EB, Acker MA.  Long term effects of dynamic cardiomyoplasty in a chronic model of left ventricular dysfunction.   The American College of Surgeons 83rd Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL, October 1997.
  25. Patel HJ, Pilla JJ, Polidori DJ, Plappert TS, St John Sutton M, Lankford EB, Acker MA.  Beneficial effects of long term dynamic cardiomyoplasty on chronic and acute myocardial energetics.  The American Heart Association 70th Scientific Session (Poster), Orlando, FL, November 1997.
  26. Mahoney PD, DeNofrio D, Wahl PM, Acker MA, Loh E.  Atrial fibrillation is not associated with increased mortality in advanced heart failure. J Heart and Lung Transplantation 16:43, 1997.
  27. Horwitz PA, DeNofrio D, Wahl PM, Mahoney PD, Acker MA, Loh E.  Elevated pulmonary vascular resistance in patients with advanced heart failure is associated with decreased survival.  J Investigative Medicine 45:218A, 1997.
  28. DeNofrio D, DeSai S, Kelley MP, Rosengard BR, Acker MA, Loh E.  Azathioprine sensitivity associated with steroid withdrawal in orthotopic heart transplant recipients. J of Investigative Medicine 45:218A, 1997.
  29. Blom AS, Pilla JJ, Dougherty L, Patel HJ, Pusca SV, Yuan Q, Ferrari VA, Acker MA, Axel L.  Assessment of dynamic cardiomyoplasty mechanics using MRI with tissue tagging.  The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Collaboration with the American Heart Association Scientific Conference on the Application of Magnetic Resonance to the Cardiovascular System, Atlanta GA, January 1998.
  30. DeNofrio D, Rho R, Morales FJ, Kamoun M, Kearns J, Dorozinsky C, Rosengard BR, Acker, MA, Loh E.  Detection of anti-HLA antibody by flow cytometry in patients with a left ventricular assist device is associated with early rejection following heart transplantation.  American College of Cardiology (poster) Atlanta, GA, March 1998.
  31. Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Patel H, Pusca S, Ferrari V, Dougherty L, Yuan Q, Axel L, Acker M.  Determination of global function and regional mechanics of dynamic cardiomyoplasty using magnetic resonance imaging.  American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, (Poster) New York, April 1998.
  32. Patel HJ, Pilla JJ, Pusca S, Blom AS, Lankford EB, Acker MA.  Impact of Beat to Beat Skeletal Muscle Assistance on Chronic Left Ventricular Function in Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty. American College of Surgeons 84th Clinical Congress, Orlando FL, October 1998.
  33. Dougherty L, Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Pusca SV, Acker M.  3-D multiphase MR tagged imaging of canine cardiomyoplasty.  Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers Conference on Bioengineering, Hartford CT, December 1998.
  34. Pilla JJ, Patel HJ, Pusca SV, Blom AS, Ferrari VA, Yuan Q, Axel L, Acker M. MRI Cogating system for cardiac imaging.  Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Collaboration with the American Heart Association Scientific Conference on the Application of Magnetic Resonance to the Cardiovascular System, Atlanta, GA, January 1999.
  35. Blom AS, Pilla JJ, Dougherty L, Patel HJ, Yuan Q, Ferrari VA, Acker M, Axel L.  Effects of    skeletal muscle assistance on cardiac function as assessed by tissue-tagged MRI.  Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Collaboration with the American Heart Association Scientific Conference on the Application of Magnetic Resonance to the Cardiovascular System, Atlanta, GA, January 1999.
  36. Pusca SV, Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Patel HJ, Prood C, Yuan Q, Giammarco J, Ferrari VA, Axel L, Acker M.  Determination of the acute effects of direct mechanical ventricular activation (DMVA) on   the beating heart using MRI. Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Collaboration with    the American Heart Association Scientific Conference on the Application of Magnetic Resonance to   the Cardiovascular System, Atlanta, GA, January 1999.
  37. Chang G, Wilensky RL, Loh E, See V, Kao A, Acker MA, DeNofrio D. Elevated triglyceride levels  are associated with early endothelial dysfunction (ED) after heart transplantation.  1999 ASTP Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 1999.
  38. Pusca SV, Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Patel HJ, Yuan Q, Ferrari VA, Prood C, Axel L, Acker MA.  Direct mechanical ventricular actuation (DMVA) actions on the beating heart in chronic failure.  American Society for Artificial Internal Organs 45th Annual Conference (Poster), San Diego, CA, June 1999.
  39. Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Pusca SV, Patel HJ, Dougherty L, Yuan Q, Ferrari VA, Axel L, Acker MA.  Dynamic cardiomyoplasty decreases left ventricular long axis strain. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs 45th Annual Conference (Poster), San Diego, CA, June 1999.
  40. Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Pusca SV, Dougherty L, Yuan Q, Patel HJ, Axel L, Acker MA.  MR compatible gating system for imaging of dynamic cardiomyoplasty and cardiac pacing. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs 45th Annual Conference (Poster), San Diego, CA, June 1999.
  41. Stewart AS, Vavra ML, Pochettino A, Acker MA.  Treatment of septicemia in LVAD patients by explantation, cardiectomy and transplantation.  The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 13th Meeting, Glasgow Scotland, September 1999.
  42. O’Hara ML, Fu A, Wallace P, Carboni A, Acker MA, Loh E.  Development of a clinical pathway for the management of TCI vented electric ventricular assist device supported patients across the continum of care. Cleveland Clinic Foundation Heart Failure Summit V (Poster), Cleveland OH, October 1999.
  43. Reilley MP, Wiegers SE, Loh E, Acker MA, St. John Sutton MG. Intracardiac thrombosis associated with left ventricular assist devices.  The American Heart Association 72nd Scientific Session, Atlanta GA, November 1999.
  44. DeNofrio D, Goldberg LR, Loh E, Kao A, Korecka M, Acker MA, Shaw L. Reduced mycophenolic acid concentrations are associated with an increased risk of rejection following heart transplantation.  The American Heart Association 72nd Scientific Session, Atlanta GA, November 1999.
  45. Stewart A, O’Hara ML, Pochettino A, Rosengard BR, DeNofrio D, Loh E, Acker MA. Transplantation: a definitive therapy for assist device infection and septicemia.  ISHLT 20th Annual Meeting (Poster), Osaka Japan, April 2000.
  46. Pilla JJ, Pusca SV, Brockman DJ, Beal M, Bowen F, Plappert PA, St John Sutton M, Acker MA. Volume reduction surgery returns cardiac function to baseline in a chronic model of left ventricular function. ISHLT 20th Annual Meeting (Poster), Osaka Japan, April 2000.
  47. DeSai SS, DeNofrio D, Kao A, Frank TA, Acker MA, Loh E. Mycophenolate mofetil improves early steroid withdrawal in orthotopic heart transplantation recipients. ISHLT 20th Annual Meeting (Poster), Osaka Japan, April 2000.
  48. Blumberg E, Olthoff K, Acker M, Markmann J, Rossino A, Borghei H, Knob C, Farimow H. Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium causing severe soft tissue infections in solid organ transplant recipients.  Conference for Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), Toronto, Canada, September 2000.
  49. Pilla JJ, Brockman DJ, Bowen FW, Plappert TA, St. John Sutton M, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Edmunds LH, Acker MA. Passive ventricular constraint preserves left ventricular function in an ovine model of acute myocardial infarction.  The Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Bermuda, October 2000.
  50. Bowen FW, Carboni AF, O’Hara ML, Jobes C, Rosengard BR, Pochettino A, Morris R, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Loh E, Acker MA. Successful application of emergent ECMO in a “double bridge” strategy for resuscitation of the “near dead” leading to cardiac transplantation. The Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Bermuda, October 2000.
  51. Blom AS, Pilla JJ, Pusca SV, Brockman DJ, Beal M, Bowen FW, Jobes CS, Axel L, Acker MA. Evaluation of partial left ventriculectomy using tissue tagged magnetic resonance imaging. The Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Bermuda, October 2000.
  52. Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Brockman DJ, Dougherty L, Bowen FW, Giammarco J, Yuan Q, Ferrari V, Acker MA, Axel L. Limiting dilatation improves ventricular function in a model of myocardial infarction as assessed by tissue-tagged MRI. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, May 2001.
  53. Blom AS, Pilla JJ, Brockman DJ, Dougherty L, Giammarco J, Bowen FW, Yuan Q, Ferrari V, Acker MA, Axel L. Limiting dilatation decreases infarct size in an ovine model of acute myocardial infarction. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, (Poster), Glasgow, Scotland, May 2001.
  54. Blom AS, Pilla JJ, Brockman DJ, Ferrari V, Beal M, Jobes C, Acker MA, Axel L. Partial left ventriculectomy acutely improves cardiac function as assessed by tissue-tagged MRI. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, (Poster), Glasgow, Scotland, May 2001.
  55. Pilla JJ, Brockman DJ, Blom AS, Yuan Q, Dougherty L, Bower FW, Giammarco J, Ferrari V, Acker MA. Limiting dilatation results in reversed remodeling and improvement of function in an acute infarct model of heart failure. XXIII Annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology, (Poster), Stockholm, Sweden, September 2001.
  56. Pilla JJ, Brockman DJ, Blom AS, Yuan Q, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Acker MA. Prevention of dilatation using the Acorn Cardiac Support Device (CSD) results in reversed remodeling and improvement of function in a model of heart failure secondary to myocardial infarction. Heart Failure Society of America 5th Annual Scientific Meeting, (Poster), Washington, DC, September 2001.
  57. Pilla JJ, Brockman DJ, Blom AS, Acker MA. Placement of the Acorn Cardiac Support Device (CSD) results in left ventricular reversed remodeling and improvement of function in a model of heart failure secondary to acute myocardial infarction. EACTS/ESTS Joint Meeting, (Poster), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2001.
  58. Blom AS, Pilla JJ, Brockman DJ, Bowen F, Yuan Q, Giammarco J, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Acker MA. Ventricular constraint using the Acorn Cardiac Support Device (CSD) limits post-infarction expansion after myocardial infarction, PATS, 39th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2001.
  59. Pilla JJ, Brockman DJ, Blom AS, Yuan Q, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Acker MA. Prevention of dilatation using the Acorn Cardiac Support Device (CSD) results in reversed remodeling and improvement of function, AHA Scientific Session, Anaheim, CA, November 2001.
  60. Pilla JJ, Brockman DJ, Blom AS, Yuan Q, Acker MA. Passive ventricular constraint improves myocardial energetics in a model of heart failure secondary to acute infarction, AATS 82nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2002.
  61. Oz MC, Konerta WF, Kleber FX, Mohr FW, Gummert JF, Ostermeyer J, Lass M, Raman J, Acker MA, Smedira N. Global surgical experience with the Acorn Cardiac Support Device, AATS 82nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC,  May 2002.
  62. Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Brockman DJ, Qing Y, Ferrari V, Acker MA. Passive ventricular constraint in a model of heart failure secondary to acute infarction improves myocardial energetics as measured by MRI, ISMRM (Poster), Honolulu, HI, May 2002.
  63. Blom AS, Pilla JJ, Brockman DJ, Bowen FW, Qing Y, Giammarco J, Ferrari VA, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Acker MA. Mechanical ventricular constraint post infarction promotes recovery of stunned myocardium, ISMRM (Poster), Honolulu, HI, May 2002.
  64. Morris RJ, Pochettino A, O’Hara ML, Gardner TJ, Acker MA, Transplant center referral for emergent mechanical support in the community: single center experience, HFSA 6th Annual Meeting (Poster), Boca Raton, FL September 2002.
  65. Popjes ED, Goldberg LR, Pochettino A, Acker MA, Bicaval surgical technique of heart transplantation improves outcomes, AHA 75th Scientific Sessions, November 2002.
  66. Harding J, Goldberg LR, O’Hara ML, Acker MA, Jessup ML, Pre-operative predictors of outcome after VAD: can we predict the survivors, ISHLT 22nd Annual Meeting (Poster), Vienna, Austria, April 2003.
  67. Morris RJ, Pochettino A, O’Hara ML, Gardner TJ, Acker MA, Emergent mechanical support in the community: Improvement with early transplant center referral, ISHLT 22nd Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April 2003.
  68. Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Acker MA, Ventricular constraint following acute MI improves global and regional function, AHA, 2nd Asia Pacific Forum, Honolulu, HI, June 2003.
  69. Mukjerjee R, Reese ES, Multani MM, Yarbrough WM, Dowdy KB, Mingoia JT, Hendrick JW, Stroud RE, Hardin AE, McLean JE, Leiser JS, Blom AS, Pilla JJ, Affuso J, Acker MA, Spinale FG. Passive restraint following myocardial infarction modifies left ventricular and myocyte remodeling and improves isolated myocyte contractile response, HFSA 7th Annual Meeting (Moderated Poster), Las Vegas, NV, September 2003.
  70. Park SW, Kubo S, Jessup M, Bolling S, Acker M, Oh JK. Prevalence and mechanism of functional mitral regurgitation in dilated cardiomyopathy: baseline data from the Acorn trials, ACC Scientific Session (Poster), New Orleans, LA, November 2004.
  71. Mann, DL, Acker MA, Jessup M, Sabbah HN, Starling RC, Kubo S. Role of a multicenter randomized clinical trial for the assessment of a Cardiac Support Device (CSD) in patients with heart failure. AHA Scientific Session, New Orleans, LA, November 2004.
  72. Pilla JJ, Brockman DJ, Blom AS, Affuso J, Gorman JH, Acker MA, Gorman RC. Early post infarction ventricular restraint normalizes borderzone wall thickening dynamics during remodeling. STS 41st Annual Meeting (Poster), Tampa, Fl, January 2005.
  73. Mann DL, Acker MA, Jessup M, Sabbah HN, Starling RC, Kubo SH. Results of a multicenter randomized clinical trial for the assessment of a Cardiac Support Device (CSD) in patients with heart failure. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Philadelphia, PA, April 2005.
  74. Acker MA, Bolling SF, Mann DL, Jessup M, Habbah H, Starling RC, Shemin RJ, Kirklin JK, Kubo S. Mitral valve surgery in heart failure: results of the Acorn CorCap randomized trial. AATS, San Francisco, CA, April 2005.
  75. Floyd TF, Savino JS, Acker MA, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE, Woo J, Murphy JM, Eckenhoff RA. Effect of cardiopulmonary bypass upon cerebral vasoconstriction with hyperoxia. Annual Meeting of the Society o f Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Baltimore, MD, April 2005.
  76. Shah P, Melhem E, Harris F, Acker M, Bavaria J, Pochettino A, Woo J, McGarvey M, Floyd T. Clinically silent cerebral ischemic events after cardiac surgery: Their incidence and regional vascular occurrence, American Society for Neuroradiology Toronto, Canada, May 2005.
  77. Mann DL, Starling RC, Acker MA, Jessup M, Sabbah HN, Kubo SH. Randomized clinical assessment of a Cardiac Support Device (CSD) in advanced heart failure patients not requiring concomitant valve surgery, European Society of Cardiology, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2005.
  78. Pilla JJ, Arkles J. Blom AS, Affuso J. Gorman JH, Acker MA, Gorman RC. Ventricular restraint early after myocardial infarction prevents infarct expansion and remodeling, Heart Failure Society of America 9th Annual Scientific Meeting (Poster), Boca Raton, FL, September 2005.
  79. Pilla JJ, Blom AS, Gorman JH, Brockman DJ, Affuso J, Parish LM, Sakamoto H, Acker MA, Gorman RC. Early post infarction ventricular restraint improves boderzone dynamics during remodeling, Heart Failure Society of America 9th Annual Scientific Meeting (Poster), Boca Raton, FL, September 2005.
  80. Blom AS, Pilla JJ, Gorman JH, Brockman DJ, Affuso J, Parish LM, Sakamoto J, Gorman Rc, Acker MA.  Ventricular restraint post infarction improves borderzone dynamics during remodeling, Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Hamilton, Bermuda, September 2005.
  81. Blom AS, Pilla JJ, Arkles J, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Acker MA.  Ventricular restraint prevents infarct expansion and ventricular remodeling as measured by 3D surface modeling, Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Hamilton, Bermuda, September 2005.
  82. Augoustides JG, Kilbaugh T, Harris H, Acker MA, Savino JS. Fatal thrombosis during mitral valve replacement for endocarditis: aprotinin and disseminated intravascular coagulation, American Society of Anesthesiologists, New Orleans, LA, October 2005.
  83. Anderson M, Acker M, Kasirajan V, Madani M, Naka Y, Raess D, Samuels L, Sun B. Mechanical circulatory support improves recovery outcomes in profound cardiogenic shock post acute myocardial infarction: a US multicenter study, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Washington, DC, October 2005.
  84. Leshnower BG, Gleason, TG, O’Hara ML, Pochettino A, Woo YJ, Morris RJ, Acker MA. Safety of left ventricular apical cannulation for left ventricular assist device in massive acute anteroapical myocardial infarction, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Orlando FL, November 2005.
  85. Leshnower BG, Smith RG, O’Hara ML, Woo YJ, Pochettino A, Morris RJ, Slepian MJ, Copeland JG, Acker MA. Is the total artifical heart superior to BIVAD therapy as a method of bridging patients to heart transplantation, Society of Thoracic Surgery (Poster), San Diego, CA, January 2007.
  86. Atluri, P, Hiesinger, W, Gorman, RC, Pochettino, A, Acker, MA, Morris, R J, Woo, YJ. Cardiac Retransplantation is an Efficacious Therapy for Primary Cardiac Allograph Failure. Western Thoracic Surgical Association.  June 27, 2007.
  87. Fitzpatrick JR, Frederick JR, Hiesinger W, McCormick RC, Hsu VM, Kozin ED, O’Hara ML, Howell E, Cohen JE, Southerland KV, Howard JL, Nacke EA, Jessup ML, Morris RJ, Acker MA, Woo YJ. Critical Preoperative Data Predict the Need for Concurrent LVAD and RVAD Implantation, Avoiding Poor Outcomes Associated with Delayed Conversion of LVAD to BiVAD. Western Thoracic Surgical Association. June 2008.
  88. Morris RJ, Woo YJ, Hagan K, Chambers S, Jessup M, Acker MA. Transplant in the elderly vs. destination therapy: Beginning of a paradigm shift? International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation 29th Annual Meeting, Paris, France, April 23, 2009.  J Heart Lung Transplant; 28:S313, 2009.
  89. Vergnat M, Cheung AT, Weiss SJ, Jackson BM, Acker MA, Gorman JH, Gorman RC. Saddle-shaped mitral annuloplasty increases leaflet coaptation area after repair for myxomatous disease.  The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (poster), 46th Annual Meeting, January 2010.
  90. Atluri P, Howard JL, Kozin ED, Ullery BW, Hiesinger W, Fitzpatrick JR, Jessup M, Acker MA, Morris RJ, Woo YJ. Ventricular assist devices rescue patients in cardiogenic shock without adversely impacting the complexity of subsequent heart transplantation. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 30th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, April  2010.
  91. Atluri P, Ullery BW, Howard JL, Hiesinger W, Fitzpatrick JR, Jessup M, Acker MA, Morris RJ, Woo YJ. Rapid onset of fulminant myocarditis portends a favorable prognosis and ability to bridge mechanical support to recovery.  Heart Failure Society of America, 14th Annual Scientific Meeting. September  2010.
  92. Jassar AS,  Jackson BM,  Vergnat V,  Robb JD,  Plappert TJ,  Eperjesi TJ,  Cheung AT,  Weiss SJ,  Acker MA, Gorman RC, Gorman JH. Direct measurement of the anatomic regurgitant orifice using 3D echocardiography in patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation.  Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Orlando FL, October 2010.
  93. Jackson BM, Jassar AS, Eperjesi CX, Robb D, Horak J, Acker, MA, Gorman JH, Gorman RC. Variable morphology of P2 flail in degenerative MR:  A 3D echocardiographic study.  American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2010, Chicago, IL, November 2010.
  94. Jassar AS, Jackson BM, Eperjesi TJ, Vergnat M, Brinster C, Nathan D, Weiss SJ, Cheung AT, Acker MA, Gorman JH, Gorman RC. Is preservation of mitral annular geometry with flexible annuloplasty devices optimal for patients with myxomatous mitral regurgitation? American Association of Thoracic Surgery (poster), January 2011.
  95. Levy WC, Hathaway D, Miller L, Boyce SW, Cotts W. McGee E, Jessup M, Acker M, Slaughter MS, Aaronson K. Application of the Seattle heart failure model to the HeartWare bridge to transplant US Trial (ADVANCE). American College of Cardiology (poster), March 2011.
  96. Atluri P,  Ullery BW, MacArthur JW, Kozin ED, Hiesinger W, Donnelly J, Acker MA, Rame JE, Woo YJ. Continuous flow ventricular assist devices improve functional tricuspid regurgitation and right ventricular function. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 30th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April  2011.
  97. Donnelly JP, Woo YJ, Morris RJ, Goldberg LR, Wald JW, Atluri P, O'Hara ML, Breuer KA, Marble JF, Avrahami NY, Arabia FA, Rogers JG, Acker MA, Rame JE.  Does the “Obesity Paradox” in chronic heart failure fade after mechanical circulatory support with continuous flow devices: Analysis from the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 30th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 2011.
  98. Jassar AS, Vergnat M, Nathan DP, Jackson BM, Eperjesi TJ, Vernick WJ, Cheung AT, Weiss SJ, Hargrove WC, Acker MA, Gorman JH, Gorman RC. Saddle-shaped annuloplasty for myxomatous mitral regurgitation restores normal annular anatomy. Society for Heart Valve Disease and Heart Valve Society of America (poster), June 2011.
  99. Acker MA, Argenziano M, Puskas JD, Ferguson TB, Gelijns AC, Horvath K, Miller MA, Welsh S, Moquete E, Su K, Weinberg A, Moskowitz AJ, O’Gara PT, Blackstone EH, on behalf of the CTSN Investigators.  Infections after cardiac surgery – Initial experience from the Cardiothoracic Surgical Network Trails.  American Heart 2011 Scientific Session (poster). November 2011.
  100. Levack MM, McCarthy FH, Takebe M, Cheung AT, Woo YJ, Acker MA, Gorman III JH Gorman RC, Jackson BM. Pre-operative Three-Dimensional Echocardiography Predicts Repair Failure In Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation. American Heart Association, November, 2012, Los Angeles, CA.
  101. Alexander JH, Iribarne A, O’Gara PT, Chang HL, Gillinov AM, Moquete E, Puskas JD, Bagiella E, Mayer M, Ferguson TB, Burks S, Perrault L, Johnston K, DeRose JJ, Neill A, Taddei-Peters W, Moskowitz A, Acker MA. Redmissions after cardiac surgery:  Experience of the NIH/CIHR Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, January 2013.
  102. Atluri P, Goldstone AB, Donnelly JP, MacArthur JW, Zalewski CM, Howard JL, Fairman AS, Shudo Y, Rame JE, Acker MA, Woo YJ.  Continuous flow left ventricular assist device implant in the elderly is associated with increased, but acceptable risk, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (poster) January 2013.
  103. Plappert T, Kobrin D, St John Sutton, Martin, Woo, Y Joseph, Ramjie V, Acker, MA, Rame, JE, Kirkpatrick, J. Longitudinal study of right ventricular function in left ventricular assist device support: Evidence for long term increase in percent change of RV fractional area in mechanically assisted heart failure, American Society of Echocardiography (Submitted).
  104. Levack M, McCarthy F, Takebe M, Cheung A, Acker M, Woo Y, Gleason T, Mahmood F, Khabbaz K, Gorman J, Jackson B, Gorman R. Preoperative three-dimensional echocardiography predicts repair failure in ischemic mitral regurgitation, AATS 2013 Mitral Conclave (poster).
  105. John R., Aaronson KD, Pae WE, Acker MA, Hathaway DR, Maharian K, Slaughter MS.  Driveline infections and sepsis in patients receiving the HVAD System as a left ventricular assist device.  International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd  Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 2013.
  106. Kobrin DM, Donnelly JP, Acker AL, Howard JL, Zalewski CM, Walsh SL, Hill CE, O’Hara ML, Marble JF, Atluri P, Wald JW, Goldberg LR, Woo YJ, Acker MA, Rame JE. Dynamic BMI changes in patients implanted with continuous flow left ventricular assist devices:  evidence for reversibility of cardiac cachexia and impact on survival. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd  Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 2013.
  107. Shreenivas S, Acker AL, Atluri P, Anwaruddin S, Woo YJ, Acker MA, Myers SL, Rame JE.  Outcomes after ventricular assist device support in patients bridged with temporary circulatory support:  analysis from INTERMACS. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd  Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 2013.
  108. Kaczorowski DJ, Woo YJ, Wald JW, Acker MA, Atluri P. Biventricular assist devise placement in dextrocardia. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd  Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 2013.
  109. Gaieski DF, Johnson N, Hsu, CH, Becker LB, Grossestreurer AV, Cowie D, Leary M, Acker MA. ECMO as Rescue Strategy for Refractory Cardiac Arrest and Profound Shock. Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (poster), May 2013.
  110. Messe SR, Acker MA, Kasner SE, Bilello M, Fanning M, Giovannetti T, Floyd TF. Stroke after aortic valve surgery:  Results from a prospective cohort. American Heart Association Scientific Session (poster), November 2013.
  111. Rostami S, Hsu M, Luo Y, Acker M, Naji A, Taylor D, Vallabhajosyula P. Donor organ specific exosome platform for monitoring transplant organ rejection in an in vivo mouse heterotopic heart transplant model. American Heart Association Scientific Session, November 2013.
  112. Mathelier HM, Shreenivas S, Rame JE, Acker MA, Desai N. Outcomes of critically ill peripartum cardiomyopathy treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. American Heart Association Scientific Session (poster), November 2013.
  113. Desai ND, Menon R, Szeto W, Gupta K, Vallabhajosyula P, Moeller P, Moser WG, Acker MA, Bavaria J. Imact of preoperative anemia on early and late outcomes after surgical aortic valve replacement. American Heart Association Scientific Session (poster), November 2013.
  114. Acker MA, Parides MK, Perrault LP, Moskowitz AJ, Voisine P, Smith PK, Gelijns AC, Hung JW, Blackstone E, Puskas J, Argenziano M, Gammie JS, Mack M, Ascheim DD, Bagiella E, Ferguson T, Horvath K, Geller NL, Miller MA, Woo JW, D’Alessandro DA, Ailawadi G, Dagenais F, Gardner TJ, O’Gare PT, Michler R, Kron IL. Severe ischemic mitral regurgitation: is it better to repair or replace the valve? American Heart Association Scientific Session, November 2013.
  115. Atluri P, Stetson R, Gaffey A, Szeto W, Acker M, Hargrove CW. Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is associated with equivalent cost and shorter hospital length of stay when compared to traditional sternotomy of . Society Thoracic Surgeons, January 2015. (submitted).
  116. Gaffey A, Lazar S, McCarthy F, Wald J, Vallabhajosyula P, Gutsche J, Acker M, Desai N, Atluri P. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as an overall bridge to decision strategy for subsequent VAD or transplant. Society Thoracic Surgeons, January 2015. (submitted).
  117. Herrmann J, Mascio C, Kim Y, Ridley C, Patel P, Acker M, Spray T, Fuller S. An analysis of adult congenital heart disease patients undergoing bypass grafting for atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Society Thoracic Surgeons, January 2015. (submitted).
  118. McCarthy F, Kobrin D, Rame JE, Groeneveld P, Acker M, Desai N. Increasing frequency of left ventricular assist devices exchange in the United State: is there cause for concern? Society Thoracic Surgeons, January 2015. (submitted).
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters
  1. Acker MA, Mannion JD, Stephenson LW: Methods of transforming skeletal muscle into a fatigue-resistant state: potential for cardiac assistance.  In Biomechanical Cardiac Assist-  Cardiomyoplasty and Muscle Powered Devices, Chiu, Ray CJ (eds), Futura Publ., Ch 2, pp 19-29, 1986.
  2. Stephenson LW, Macoviak JA, Armenti F, Bitto T, Mannion JD, Acker MA:  Skeletal muscle for potential correction of congenital heart defects.  In Biomechanical Cardiac Assist-Cardiomyoplasty and Muscle Powered Devices, Chiu, Ray CJ (ed), Futura Publ., Ch. 10, pp. 129-140, 1986.
  3. Stephenson LW, Anderson WA, Andersen JS, Hammond R, DiMeo F, Mannion JD, Acker MA: Construction of a skeletal muscle ventricle.  In Cardiac Colloquy:  The First Comprehensive Video Textbook of Cardiac Surgery Technique.  Adams A, Roberts A (eds), Boston, Adams Publishing Group, Ltd., Ch. 22, pp. 153-167, 1987.
  4. Bridges CR, Andersen JS, Anderson WA, Hammond R, Acker MA, Stephenson LW:  Skeletal muscle ventricles:  preliminary results and theoretical design considerations, In Recent Adv. in Cardiovascular Surg. B. Reichart (ed.) Springer-Verlag, pp 182-202, 1987.    
  5. Mannion JD, Acker MA, Hammond R, Stephenson LW, Khalafalla A, Henrikson J, Salmons S:  Chronic burst stimulation of canine augmentation,  Proceeding Symposium:  Toward the Artificial Heart, Padua Imprimitur, pp 192-200, 1988.
  6. Andersen JS, Anderson WA, Bridges CR, Acker MA, Stephenson LW:  Skeletal muscle as the power source for cardiac assist devices.  In Artificial Hearts and Other Cardiac Assist Devices, Unger, Felix (ed), Springer-Verlag, pp 490-511, 1989.
  7. Bridges CR, Anderson JS, Anderson WA, Hammond RL, Acker MA, Stephenson LW: Skeletal muscle ventricles; Preliminary results and theoretical design considerations, Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Surgery, B. Reichart (ed.), Munich, Verlag R.S. Schutz, pp82-2002, 1989.
  8. Anderson JS, Bridges CR. Anderson WA, Acker MA, Hammond RL, DiMeo F, Chin A, Stephenson LW: Skeletal muscle as the power source for cardiac assist devices, Assisted Circulation, Unger F (ed), 3rd ed. Berlin, Springer Verlag, pp490-511, 1990.
  9. Anderson JS, Bridges CR, Anderson WA, Hammond RL, Acker MA, Mannion JD, Macoviak JA, Stephenson LW: The use of skeletal muscles for assisting the failing heart, I. Grud Serdechnososudistoia Khir 8:36-42, 1990 (Russian).
  10. Bridges CR, Anderson WA, Acker MA, Stephenson LW: Blood pumps constructed from skeletal muscle, The Transplantation and Replacement of Thoracic Organs;  The Present Status of Biological and Mechanical Replacement of the Heart and Lungs, Lancaster, England, Kluwer Academic Press, pp 503-11, 1990.
  11. Acker MA, Wagner EJ, Williams GM, Gott VL:  Diseases of the aorta, heart and lung transplantation and cardiomyoplasty for end-stage cardiopulmonary disease.  In The Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiac Surgical Care, Ed. Baumgartner, et al, Mosby, St. Louis., pp. 399-461, 1994.
  12. Acker MA, Gardner TG: Cardiac Tumors, In Glenn's Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Spectrum Publishing, York, PA, 6th ed., Section II pp. 1-15, 1995.
  13. Robinson SW, Acker MA, Byrne BJ, Kessler PD:  Implantation of Skeletal Myoblast-Derived Cells, In Cellular Cardiomyoplasty:  Myocardial Repair with Cell Implantation, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, Texas, pp. 81-107, 1997.
  14. Acker MA, Pochettino A:  Cardiac Surgery, Postoperative Care, In The Intensive Care Manual, Lanken PN, Manaker S, Hanson W. eds), WB Saunders, pp 971-8, 2001.
  15. Acker MA: Cardiomyoplasty and Aortomyoplasty, In State of the Heart:  The Practical Guide to your Heart and Heart Surgery, (Stephenson LW with Rodengen JL ed), Write Stuff, pp. 192-94, 1999.
  16. Acker MA: Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty, In Heart and Lung Transplant Book, (Baumgartner W, Kasper E, Theodore J, Reitz B ed), WB Saunders, pp 559-63, 2002.
  17. Zeltsman D, Acker MA: Emerging Therapies in Heart Failure, in Heart Failure: A Clinician’s Guide to Ambulatory Diagnosis and Treatment, (Jessup M, Loh E ed) Humana Press, pp271-78m 2003.
  18. Zeltsman D, Acker MA: Heart Transplantation, In 5th Edition of  Rob and Smith’s Volume on Cardiac Surgery, (Gardner T, Spray T ed), Edward Arnold Publishing Limited, London England, pp 351-61, 2004.
  19. Zeltsman D, Acker MA: Surgical Management of Heart Failure, In How to Provide the Best Care to Heart Failure Patients, (Jessup M et al ed), Oxford, Blackwell Publishing,  pp 356-72, 2004.
  20. Acker MA: Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty and New Prosthetic LV Girdling Devices, in Contemporary Cardiology: Surgical Management of Congestive Heart Failure, (Fang and Coupe eds) Humana Press Inc, pp 225-36, 2004.
  21. Jayasanker V, Acker MA: Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Treatment in The Surgical Review, second edition, (Atluri, Karakousis, Porrett and Kaiser, eds), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Publishing, pp 323-43, 2005.
  22. Szeto W, Acker MA: Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation in Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, 3rd Edition, (Cohn, Edmunds eds)McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division, 2006.
  23. Jessup, M, Acker MA: Cardiac Transplantation in Braunwalds’s 9th Edition Heart Disease Chapter 54, (Mann ed) Elsevier, June 2010.
  24. Atluri P, Gorman RC, Gorman JH, Acker MA: Cardiac Surgery in the Adult 4th Edition, (Cohn ed) McGraw Hill Publishing, pp 629-46, 2012.
 
Awards
2013 Alfred Stengel Health System Champion Award
 
2002 Louis Duhring Outstanding Clinical Specialist Award
 
1985 Jonathan Rhoads Research Award, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
 
1985 The Surgical Scholar Award, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
 
1984 The Surgical Scholar Award, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
 
1978 Magna Cum Laude, Brown University
 
1976 Member, Sigma Xi, Brown University
 
1974 First Place, Advanced Competition
Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society

Michael Acker

 
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