Pubblicazioni scientifiche

1- [Treatment of experimental acute respiratory insufficiency with prolonged extracorporeal oxygenation].
Di Donato R, Valfrè C, Palù M, Maddalena F, Sisto D, Zussa C, Gallucci V. Chir Patol Sper. 1978 Feb;26(1):1-10. Italian. No abstract available.

2- [Re-operations in patients with cardiac valve prostheses].
Poletti GA, Di Summa M, Zussa C, Ottino GM, Di Donato R, Morea M, Albiero R. Minerva Cardioangiol. 1981 Jun;29(6):325-30. Italian. No abstract available.

3- [Surgical treatment of endocarditis on a valve prosthesis].
Zussa C, di Summa M, Poletti GA, Galloni M, Tesselli L, Morea M. Minerva Cardioangiol. 1983 Jan-Feb;31(1-2):33-8. Italian. No abstract available.

4- Coronary artery bypass grafting for unstable angina. Risk factors of operative mortality.
Ottino GM, Di Summa M, Poletti GA, Comoglio C, Donegani E, Zussa C, Musumeci F, Morea M. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 1984 Mar-Apr;25(2):153-7.

5- Endocarditis in patients with bioprostheses: pathology and clinical correlations.
Zussa C, Galloni MR, Zattera GF, Pansini S, di Summa M, Poletti GA, Ottino G, Morea M. Int J Cardiol. 1984 Dec;6(6):719-35.

6- Ascending aortic aneurysms: composite conduit replacement.
Ottino G, Biratta L, Del Ponte S, di Summa M, Zussa C, Malara D, Morea M. Tex Heart Inst J. 1984 Dec;11(4):338-43.

7- Porcine cardiac bioprostheses: evaluation of long-term results in 990 patients.
Zussa C, Ottino G, di Summa M, Poletti GA, Zattera GF, Pansini S, Morea M. Ann Thorac Surg. 1985 Mar;39(3):243-50.

8- [Acute infectious endocarditis secondary to dental pathology: a problem of prevention].
Zussa C, Zattera G, Del Ponte S, Pansini S, Casabona R, Morea M. Minerva Stomatol. 1985 Jul-Aug;34(4):621-5. Italian. No abstract available.

9- Postoperative histological diagnosis in two cases of unsuspected bioprosthetic endocarditis.
Zussa C, Zattera G, Galloni M, Pansini S, del Ponte S, Ottino GM, Morea M. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1985 Oct;33(5):324-5.

10- Carpentier-Edwards bioprosthesis: a 7-year follow-up in 361 patients.
Zussa C, Del Ponte S, Ottino GM, Pansini S, Zattera G, Morea M. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1986 Aug;34(4):252-7.

11- Cardiopulmonary bypass in leukemic patients.
Paccagnella A, De Angeli S, Caenaro G, Zussa C, Valfré C, Simini G. Ann Thorac Surg. 1988 May;45(5):588. No abstract available.

12- Comparison of cardiac output estimation by thoracic electrical bioimpedance, thermodilution, and Fick methods.
Salandin V, Zussa C, Risica G, Michielon P, Paccagnella A, Cipolotti G, Simini G. Crit Care Med. 1988 Nov;16(11):1157-8. No abstract available.

13- Routine use of pre-donated autologous blood in cardiac surgery: a three year experience.
Rosi P, Polesel E, Zussa C, Cipolotti G, Zanardo G, Salandin V, Simini G. J Cardiothorac Anesth. 1989 Oct;3(5 Suppl 1):83. No abstract available.

14- Efficacy and safety of predeposit blood autodonation in 500 cases of myocardial revascularization.
Zussa C, Polesel E, Salvador L, Da Col U, Cesari F, Nieri A, Valfre C. Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1990;24(3):171-5.

15- Artificial mitral valve chordae: experimental and clinical experience.
Zussa C, Frater RW, Polesel E, Galloni M, Valfré C. Ann Thorac Surg. 1990 Sep;50(3):367-73.

16- Chordal replacement in mitral valve repair.
Frater RW, Vetter HO, Zussa C, Dahm M. Circulation. 1990 Nov;82(5 Suppl):IV125-30.

17- Surgical treatment of left-ventricular outflow-tract obstruction guided by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.
Ius P, Salandin V, Zussa C, Valfre C. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1991 Aug;39(4):205-7.

18- Surgical correction of posttraumatic VSD via the right atrium.
Sisto D, Hoffman D, Fernandes S, Zussa C, Frater R. Chest. 1991 Nov;100(5):1316-8.

19- Surgical technique for artificial mitral chordae implantation.
Zussa C, Polesel E, Rocco F, Galloni M, Frater RW, Valfrè C. J Card Surg. 1991 Dec;6(4):432-8.

20- The replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic valve with a new design composite graft: a six-year experience. Rocco F, Cesari F, Zussa C, Salvador L, Valfre C. J Card Surg. 1992 Jun;7(2):117-25.

21- Fortuitous detection of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by an uncommon etiologic agent.
Zussa C, Ius P, Cesari F, Valfré C, Totis O, Canova C, Pugina P. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1994 Apr;107(4):1167-8. No abstract available.

22- Seven-year experience with chordal replacement with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene in floppy mitral valve.
Zussa C, Polesel E, Da Col U, Galloni M, Valfré C. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1994 Jul;108(1):37-41.

23- Artificial chordae.
Zussa C. J Heart Valve Dis. 1995 Oct;4 Suppl 2:S249-54; discussion S254-6.

24- Different applications of ePTFE valve chordae: surgical technique.
Zussa C. J Heart Valve Dis. 1996 Jul;5(4):356-61.

25- Hemodynamic evaluation of 23 mm Pericarbon and 23 mm Hancock II bioprostheses in the aortic position at mid-term follow up.
Ius P, Totis O, Chirillo F, Cavarzerani A, Zussa C, Piccoli C, Valfrè C. J Heart Valve Dis. 1996 Nov;5(6):656-61.

26- Artificial chordae in the treatment of anterior mitral leaflet pathology.
Zussa C, Polesel E, Rocco F, Valfrè C. Cardiovasc Surg. 1997 Feb;5(1):125-8.

27- Anesthetic management is a major determinant of early extubation after elective cardiac surgery.
Guarracino F, De Stefani R, Zussa C, Polesel E. Chest. 1998 Jul;114(1):348. No abstract available.

28- Left ventricular remodeling after aortic valve replacement with the Toronto-SPV prosthesis.
Zussa C, Polesel E, Rigo F, Guarracino F. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1999 Oct;11(4 Suppl 1):103-6.

29- Influence of transesophageal echocardiography on intraoperative decision making for toronto stentless prosthetic valve implantation.
Guarracino F, Zussa C, Polesel E, Rigo F, Penzo D, De Cosmo D. J Heart Valve Dis. 2001 Jan;10(1):31-4.

30- Automated protamine dose assay in heparin reversal management after cardiopulmonary by pass.
Guarracino F, De Cosmo D, Penzo D, Tedesco M, Bossi A, Zussa C, Polesel E, De Stefani R. Minerva Anestesiol. 2001 Apr;67(4):165-9.

31- Left atrial radiofrequency ablation during cardiac surgery in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Mantovan R, Raviele A, Buja G, Bertaglia E, Cesari F, Pedrocco A, Zussa C, Gerosa G, Valfrè C, Stritoni P; North-eastern Italian Study on Radiofrequency Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Investigators. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2003 Dec;14(12):1289-95.

32- Intraoperative microwave ablation in patients undergoing valvular surgery: midterm results.
Venturini A, Polesel E, Cutaia V, Asta A, Mangino D, Moretti R, Terrini A, Zussa C. Heart Surg Forum. 2003;6(5):409-11.

33- Left ventricle remodeling after aortic valve replacement with a stentless bioprosthesis.
Valfrè C, Ius P, Zussa C, Rigo F, Bianchini R, Polesel E, Zennaro RJ. J Heart Valve Dis. 2004 May;13 Suppl 1:S69. No abstract available.

34- A rare case of intimal rupture of the ascending aortic wall.
Mangino D, Moretti R, Polesel E, Zussa C. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2004 Oct;26(4):829. No abstract available.

35- Biological fate of tissue-engineered porcine valvular conduits xenotransplanted in the sheep thoracic aorta.
Conconi MT, Rocco F, Spinazzi R, Tommasini M, Valfrè C, Busetto R, Polesel E, Albertin G, Dei Tos A, Iacopetti I, Cecchetto A, Zussa C, Grigioni M, Parnigotto PP, Nussdorfer GG. Int J Mol Med. 2004 Dec;14(6):1043-8.

36- Off pump treatment of aortic arch rupture: extraanatomic hybrid reconstruction.
Mangino D, Terrini A, Grassi G, Zussa C. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2005 Jan;27(1):156-8.

37- Recommendations for the implantation of the Pericarbon Freedom stentless valve.
Beholz S, Hunter S, Alcón CA, Zussa C. Heart Surg Forum. 2005;8(6):E409-11. Review.

38- Novel repair for late posttraumatic aortic valve injury and root pseudoaneurysm.
Venturini A, Ascione R, Ciulli F, Polesel E, Moretti R, Angelini GD, Zussa C. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Jan;81(1):350-2.

39- Clinical results of Hancock II versus Hancock Standard at long-term follow-up.
Valfrè C, Rizzoli G, Zussa C, Ius P, Polesel E, Mirone S, Bottio T, Gerosa G. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Sep;132(3):595-601, 601.e1-2.

40- Fifteen-year results with the Hancock II valve: a multicenter experience.
Rizzoli G, Mirone S, Ius P, Polesel E, Bottio T, Salvador L, Zussa C, Gerosa G, Valfrè C. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Sep;132(3):602-9, 609.e1-4.

41- Modified Bentall operation: the double sewing ring technique.
Albertini A, Dell'Amore A, Zussa C, Lamarra M. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Nov;32(5):804-6. Epub 2007 Sep 4.

42- Acute coronary syndrome in a patient with a single coronary artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva: a case report.
Tripodi A, Dell'Amore A, Aquino T, Pagliaro M, Fedeli C, Magnano D, Calvi S, Zussa C, Lamarra M. Heart Lung Circ. 2008 Oct;17(5):421-3. Epub 2007 Oct 1.

43- Anomalous systemic arterial supply to the left lung base without sequestration.
Albertini A, Dell'Amore A, Tripodi A, Del Giglio M, Pagliaro M, Calvi S, Aquino T, Fedeli C, Magnano D, Zussa C, Lamarra M. Heart Lung Circ. 2008 Dec;17(6):505-7. Epub 2008 Feb 20.

44- Very early malfunction of a large stentless aortic valve.
Caprili L, Fahim AN, Zussa C, Cristell DM. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Aug;36(2):417-8. Epub 2009 May 22.

45- Operative and middle-term results of cardiac surgery in nonagenarians: a bridge toward routine practice.
Speziale G, Nasso G, Barattoni MC, Bonifazi R, Esposito G, Coppola R, Popoff G, Lamarra M, Scorcin M, Greco E, Argano V, Zussa C, Cristell D, Bartolomucci F, Tavazzi L. Circulation. 2010 Jan 19;121(2):208-13. Epub 2010 Jan 4.

46- Aortic valve replacement: results and predictors of mortality from a contemporary series of 2256 patients.
Di Eusanio M, Fortuna D, De Palma R, Dell'Amore A, Lamarra M, Contini GA, Gherli T, Gabbieri D, Ghidoni I, Cristell D, Zussa C, Pigini F, Pugliese P, Pacini D, Di Bartolomeo R. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Apr;141(4):940-7. Epub 2010 Jul 6.

47- Short-term and long-term results of cardiac surgery in elderly and very elderly patients.
Speziale G, Nasso G, Barattoni MC, Esposito G, Popoff G, Argano V, Greco E, Scorcin M, Zussa C, Cristell D, Coppola R, Chierchia S, Marchese A, Caldarola P, Fattouch K, Tavazzi L. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Mar;141(3):725-31, 731.e1. Epub 2010 Jun 19.

48- Left ventricular remodeling, hemodynamics and early clinical outcomes after aortic valve replacement with the Pericarbon Freedom stentless bioprosthesis: results from the Italian Prospective Multicenter Trial.
D'Onofrio A, Mazzucco A, Valfrè C, Zussa C, Martinelli L, Casabona R, Mazzola A, Gherli T, Badano LP, Fabbri A. J Heart Valve Dis. 2011 Sep;20(5):531-9.

49- Contemporary outcomes of conventional aortic valve replacement in 638 octogenarians: insights from an Italian Regional Cardiac Surgery Registry (RERIC).
Di Eusanio M, Fortuna D, Cristell D, Pugliese P, Nicolini F, Pacini D, Gabbieri D, Lamarra M; RERIC (Emilia Romagna Cardiac Surgery Registry) Investigators. Collaborators: Contini GA, Gabbieri D, Pacini D, Pigini F, Barattoni MC, Zussa C, Fortuna D, De Palma R, Grilli R. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Jun;41(6):1247-52; discussion 1252-3. Epub 2012 Jan 12.

50- Aortic valve replacement with and without combined coronary bypass grafts in very elderly patients: early and long-term results.
Dell'Amore A, Aquino TM, Pagliaro M, Lamarra M, Zussa C. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Mar;41(3):491-8.

51- Acute aortic dissection: Epidemiology and outcomes.
Pacini D, Di Marco L, Fortuna D, Belotti LM, Gabbieri D, Zussa C, Pigini F, Contini A, Barattoni MC, De Palma R, Di Bartolomeo R. Int J Cardiol. 2012 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print]


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