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Andreea Dragulescu

TitleStaff Cardiologist, Echocardiography
InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentHeart Centre - Cardiology Div. Physicians Fellows & Secretaries
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
Phone416-813-1500
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    1. Frommelt PC, Hu C, Trachtenberg F, Baffa JM, Boruta RJ, Chowdhury S, Cnota JF, Dragulescu A, Levine JC, Lu J, Mercer-Rosa L, Miller TA, Shah A, Slesnick TC, Stapleton G, Stelter J, Wong P, Newburger JW. Impact of Initial Shunt Type on Echocardiographic Indices in Children After Single Right Ventricle Palliations. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Feb; 12(2):e007865. PMID: 30755054.
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    2. Lumens J, Fan CS, Walmsley J, Yim D, Manlhiot C, Dragulescu A, Grosse-Wortmann L, Mertens L, Prinzen FW, Delhaas T, Friedberg MK. Relative Impact of Right Ventricular Electromechanical Dyssynchrony Versus Pulmonary Regurgitation on Right Ventricular Dysfunction and Exercise Intolerance in Patients After Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Jan 22; 8(2):e010903. PMID: 30651018.
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    3. Lopez C, Mertens L, Dragulescu A, Landeck B, Younoszai A, Friedberg MK, Hunter K, Di Maria MV. Strain and Rotational Mechanics in Children With Single Left Ventricles After Fontan. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Oct 18. PMID: 30344011.
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    4. Grattan M, Mertens L, Grosse-Wortmann L, Friedberg MK, Cifra B, Dragulescu A. Ventricular Torsion in Young Patients With Single-Ventricle Anatomy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Oct 17. PMID: 30340887.
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    5. Cohen MS, Dagincourt N, Zak V, Baffa JM, Bartz P, Dragulescu A, Dudlani G, Henderson H, Krawczeski CD, Lai WW, Levine JC, Lewis AB, McCandless RT, Ohye RG, Owens ST, Schwartz SM, Slesnick TC, Taylor CL, Frommelt PC. The Impact of the Left Ventricle on Right Ventricular Function and Clinical Outcomes in Infants with Single-Right Ventricle Anomalies up to 14 Months of Age. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Oct; 31(10):1151-1157. PMID: 29980396.
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    6. Cifra B, Morgan CT, Dragulescu A, Guerra VC, Slorach C, Friedberg MK, Manlhiot C, McCrindle BW, Dipchand AI, Mertens L. Right ventricular function during exercise in children after heart transplantation. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 06 01; 19(6):647-653. PMID: 28655190.
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    7. Nield LE, Dragulescu A, MacColl C, Manlhiot C, Brun H, McCrindle BW, Kuipers B, Caldarone CA, Miner SES, Mertens L. Coronary artery Doppler patterns are associated with clinical outcomes post-arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 04 01; 19(4):461-468. PMID: 28369239.
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    8. Cifra B, Chen CK, Fan CS, Slorach C, Manlhiot C, McCrindle BW, Dragulescu A, Redington AN, Friedberg MK, Nathan PC, Mertens L. Dynamic Myocardial Response to Exercise in Childhood Cancer Survivors Treated with Anthracyclines. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Aug; 31(8):933-942. PMID: 29615292.
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    9. Yim D, Dragulescu A, Ide H, Seed M, Grosse-Wortmann L, van Arsdell G, Yoo SJ. Essential Modifiers of Double Outlet Right Ventricle: Revisit With Endocardial Surface Images and 3-Dimensional Print Models. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Mar; 11(3):e006891. PMID: 29855425.
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    10. Larios G, Almeida CL, Ramroop RM, Dragulescu A. Isolated subclavian artery: an echocardiographic diagnosis and explanation of unusual four-limb blood pressures. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 01 01; 19(1):117. PMID: 28950342.
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    11. Lopez L, Colan S, Stylianou M, Granger S, Trachtenberg F, Frommelt P, Pearson G, Camarda J, Cnota J, Cohen M, Dragulescu A, Frommelt M, Garuba O, Johnson T, Lai W, Mahgerefteh J, Pignatelli R, Prakash A, Sachdeva R, Soriano B, Soslow J, Spurney C, Srivastava S, Taylor C, Thankavel P, van der Velde M, Minich L. Relationship of Echocardiographic Z Scores Adjusted for Body Surface Area to Age, Sex, Race, and Ethnicity: The Pediatric Heart Network Normal Echocardiogram Database. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Nov; 10(11). PMID: 29138232.
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    12. Driessen MMP, Meijboom FJ, Hui W, Dragulescu A, Mertens L, Friedberg MK. Regional right ventricular remodeling and function in children with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension vs those with pulmonary valve stenosis: Insights into mechanics of right ventricular dysfunction. Echocardiography. 2017 Jun; 34(6):888-897. PMID: 28370259.
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    13. Yim D, Mertens L, Morgan CT, Friedberg MK, Grosse-Wortmann L, Dragulescu A. Impact of surgical pulmonary valve replacement on ventricular mechanics in children with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 May; 33(5):711-720. PMID: 28005218.
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    14. Compton G, Nield L, Dragulescu A, Benson L, Grosse-Wortmann L. Echocardiography as a Screening Test for Myocardial Scarring in Children with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Int J Pediatr. 2016; 2016:1980636. PMID: 27974896.
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    15. Chowdhury SM, Goudar SP, Baker GH, Taylor CL, Shirali GS, Friedberg MK, Dragulescu A, Chessa KS, Mertens L. Speckle-Tracking Echocardiographic Measures of Right Ventricular Diastolic Function Correlate with Reference Standard Measures Before and After Preload Alteration in Children. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jan; 38(1):27-35. PMID: 27655413.
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    16. Schantz DI, Dragulescu A, Memauri B, Grotenhuis HB, Seed M, Grosse-Wortmann L. Effect of hydration status on atrial and ventricular volumes and function in healthy adult volunteers. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Oct; 46(11):1520-7. PMID: 27492341.
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    17. Nyns EC, Dragulescu A, Yoo SJ, Grosse-Wortmann L. Evaluation of knowledge-based reconstruction for magnetic resonance volumetry of the right ventricle after arterial switch operation for dextro-transposition of the great arteries. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Sep; 32(9):1415-1423. PMID: 27255743.
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    18. Driessen MM, Hui W, Bijnens BH, Dragulescu A, Mertens L, Meijboom FJ, Friedberg MK. Adverse ventricular-ventricular interactions in right ventricular pressure load: Insights from pediatric pulmonary hypertension versus pulmonary stenosis. Physiol Rep. 2016 Jun; 4(11). PMID: 27302992.
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    19. Taylor K, Lorenzo A, Mertens L, Dragulescu A. Pilot study on the feasibility of limited focused real-time echocardiography during pediatric renal transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Sep; 20(6):778-82. PMID: 27235185.
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    20. Dallaire F, Slorach C, Bradley T, Hui W, Sarkola T, Friedberg MK, Jaeggi E, Dragulescu A, Mahmud FH, Daneman D, Mertens L. Pediatric Reference Values and Z Score Equations for Left Ventricular Systolic Strain Measured by Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 08; 29(8):786-793.e8. PMID: 27185223.
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    21. Cifra B, Mertens L, Mirkhani M, Slorach C, Hui W, Manlhiot C, Friedberg MK, Dragulescu A. Systolic and Diastolic Myocardial Response to Exercise in a Healthy Pediatric Cohort. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 07; 29(7):648-54. PMID: 27038512.
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    22. Wertaschnigg D, Manlhiot C, Jaeggi M, Seed M, Dragulescu A, Schwartz SM, van Arsdell G, Jaeggi ET. Contemporary Outcomes and Factors Associated With Mortality After a Fetal or Neonatal Diagnosis of Ebstein Anomaly and Tricuspid Valve Disease. Can J Cardiol. 2016 12; 32(12):1500-1506. PMID: 27476984.
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    23. Schantz D, Benson L, Windram J, Wong D, Dragulescu A, Yoo SJ, Mertens L, Friedberg M, Al Nafisi B, Grosse-Wortmann L. Abnormal Mitral Valve Dimensions in Pediatric Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Apr; 37(4):784-8. PMID: 26961572.
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    24. Grotenhuis HB, Ruijsink B, Chetan D, Dragulescu A, Friedberg MK, Kotani Y, Caldarone CA, Honjo O, Mertens LL. Impact of Norwood versus hybrid palliation on cardiac size and function in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Heart. 2016 06 15; 102(12):966-74. PMID: 26908097.
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    25. Cifra B, Dragulescu A, Border WL, Mertens L. Stress echocardiography in paediatric cardiology. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Oct; 16(10):1051-9. PMID: 26130262.
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    26. Burchill LJ, Redington AN, Silversides CK, Ross HJ, Jimenez-Juan L, Mital S, Oechslin EN, Dragulescu A, Slorach C, Mertens L, Wald RM. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system genotype and serum BNP in a contemporary cohort of adults late after Fontan palliation. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Oct 15; 197:209-15. PMID: 26142965.
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    27. Grotenhuis HB, Yim D, Honjo O, Dragulescu A. Anomalous single coronary artery from the pulmonary artery in a neonate. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jul; 16(7):815. PMID: 25825383.
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    28. Haller C, Honjo O, Bradley T, Dragulescu A, Van Arsdell GS. Atresia of the ascending aorta in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Circulation. 2015 Mar 10; 131(10):925-6. PMID: 25753346.
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    29. Dallaire F, Slorach C, Hui W, Sarkola T, Friedberg MK, Bradley TJ, Jaeggi E, Dragulescu A, Har RL, Cherney DZ, Mertens L. Reference values for pulse wave Doppler and tissue Doppler imaging in pediatric echocardiography. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Feb; 8(2):e002167. PMID: 25632029.
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    30. Hussain T, Dragulescu A, Benson L, Yoo SJ, Meng H, Windram J, Wong D, Greiser A, Friedberg M, Mertens L, Seed M, Redington A, Grosse-Wortmann L. Quantification and significance of diffuse myocardial fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction in childhood hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Jun; 36(5):970-8. PMID: 25605038.
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    31. Okumura K, Humpl T, Dragulescu A, Mertens L, Friedberg MK. Longitudinal assessment of right ventricular myocardial strain in relation to transplant-free survival in children with idiopathic pulmonary hypertension. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014 Dec; 27(12):1344-51. PMID: 25306221.
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    32. Cifra B, Dragulescu A, Brun H, Slorach C, Friedberg MK, Manlhiot C, McCrindle BW, Dipchand A, Mertens L. Left ventricular myocardial response to exercise in children after heart transplant. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Dec; 33(12):1241-7. PMID: 25130553.
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    33. Nyns EC, Dragulescu A, Yoo SJ, Grosse-Wortmann L. Evaluation of knowledge-based reconstruction for magnetic resonance volumetry of the right ventricle in tetralogy of Fallot. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Dec; 44(12):1532-40. PMID: 24986364.
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    34. Dragulescu A, Friedberg MK, Grosse-Wortmann L, Redington A, Mertens L. Effect of chronic right ventricular volume overload on ventricular interaction in patients after tetralogy of Fallot repair. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014 Aug; 27(8):896-902. PMID: 24846007.
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    35. Hui W, Slorach C, Dragulescu A, Mertens L, Bijnens B, Friedberg MK. Mechanisms of right ventricular electromechanical dyssynchrony and mechanical inefficiency in children after repair of tetralogy of fallot. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Jul; 7(4):610-8. PMID: 24785673.
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    36. Okumura K, Slorach C, Mroczek D, Dragulescu A, Mertens L, Redington AN, Friedberg MK. Right ventricular diastolic performance in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease: correlation of echocardiographic parameters with invasive reference standards by high-fidelity micromanometer catheter. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 May; 7(3):491-501. PMID: 24577356.
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    37. Dragulescu A, Friedberg MK. A tale of two ventricles: ventricular-ventricular interactions and LV dysfunction after surgical repair of Tetralogy of Fallot. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 May; 15(5):498-9. PMID: 24375562.
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    38. Dragulescu A, Mertens L, Friedberg MK. Interpretation of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in children with cardiomyopathy by echocardiography: problems and limitations. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Mar 01; 6(2):254-61. PMID: 23343514.
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    39. Senthilnathan S, Dragulescu A, Mertens L. Pulmonary Regurgitation after Tetralogy of Fallot Repair: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge. J Cardiovasc Echogr. 2013 Jan-Mar; 23(1):1-9. PMID: 28465877.
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    40. Grosse-Wortmann L, Dragulescu A, Drolet C, Chaturvedi R, Kotani Y, Mertens L, Taylor K, La Rotta G, van Arsdell G, Redington A, Yoo SJ. Determinants and clinical significance of flow via the fenestration in the Fontan pathway: a multimodality study. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 30; 168(2):811-7. PMID: 23164583.
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    41. Dragulescu A, Grosse-Wortmann L, Redington A, Friedberg MK, Mertens L. Differential effect of right ventricular dilatation on myocardial deformation in patients with atrial septal defects and patients after tetralogy of Fallot repair. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 30; 168(2):803-10. PMID: 23122548.
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    42. El-Khuffash AF, Jain A, Dragulescu A, McNamara PJ, Mertens L. Acute changes in myocardial systolic function in preterm infants undergoing patent ductus arteriosus ligation: a tissue Doppler and myocardial deformation study. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2012 Oct; 25(10):1058-67. PMID: 22889993.
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    43. Grosse-Wortmann L, Drolet C, Dragulescu A, Kotani Y, Chaturvedi R, Lee KJ, Mertens L, Taylor K, La Rotta G, van Arsdell G, Redington A, Yoo SJ. Aortopulmonary collateral flow volume affects early postoperative outcome after Fontan completion: a multimodality study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Dec; 144(6):1329-36. PMID: 22502974.
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    44. Al-Saleh S, Dragulescu A, Manson D, Golding F, Traubici J, Mei-Zahav M, Maclusky IB, Faughnan ME, Carpenter S, Ratjen F. Utility of contrast echocardiography for pulmonary arteriovenous malformation screening in pediatric hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. J Pediatr. 2012 Jun; 160(6):1039-43.e1. PMID: 22196589.
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    45. Dragulescu A, Grosse-Wortmann L, Fackoury C, Riffle S, Waiss M, Jaeggi E, Yoo SJ, Friedberg MK, Mertens L. Echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular volumes after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot: clinical validation of a new echocardiographic method. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Nov; 24(11):1191-8. PMID: 21920701.
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    46. Dragulescu A, Golding F, Van Arsdell G, Caldarone C, Mertens L, Al-Radi O, Lee KJ. The impact of additional epicardial imaging to transesophageal echocardiography on intraoperative detection of residual lesions in congenital heart surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Feb; 143(2):361-7. PMID: 21752399.
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    47. Dragulescu A, Kammache I, Fouilloux V, Amedro P, Métras D, Kreitmann B, Fraisse A. Long-term results of pulmonary artery rehabilitation in patients with pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect, pulmonary artery hypoplasia, and major aortopulmonary collaterals. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Dec; 142(6):1374-80. PMID: 21719033.
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    48. Yanagawa B, Alghamdi AA, Dragulescu A, Viola N, Al-Radi OO, Mertens LL, Coles JG, Caldarone CA, Van Arsdell GS. Primary sutureless repair for "simple" total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: midterm results in a single institution. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jun; 141(6):1346-54. PMID: 21457999.
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    49. El Louali F, Villacampa C, Aldebert P, Dragulescu A, Fraisse A. [Pulmonary stenosis and atresia with intact ventricular septum]. Arch Pediatr. 2011 Mar; 18(3):331-7. PMID: 21292458.
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    50. Dragulescu A, Mertens LL. Developments in echocardiographic techniques for the evaluation of ventricular function in children. Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2010 Nov-Dec; 103(11-12):603-14. PMID: 21147445.
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    51. Dragulescu A, Bilska K, Van Doorn C, Goldman A, Marek J. Biventricular pacing as bridge to rapid recovery in infancy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Sep; 23(9):1008.e5-8. PMID: 20356711.
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    52. Kalfa D, Charpentier A, Dragulescu A, Fouilloux V, Fraisse A, Kreitmann B, de Lagausie P. Ischaemic intestinal disease in neonates with congenital heart defects: the timing of cardiac surgery does matter. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2010 Jan; 95(1):F75-6. PMID: 20019202.
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    53. El Tahlawi M, Jop B, Bonello B, Dragulescu A, Rouault F, Habib G, Fraisse A. Should we close hypoxaemic patent foramen ovale and interatrial shunts on a systematic basis? Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2009 Nov; 102(11):755-9. PMID: 19944391.
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    54. Dragulescu A, Ghez O, Quilici J, Fraisse A. Paclitaxel drug-eluting stent placement for pulmonary vein stenosis as a bridge to heart-lung transplantation. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Nov; 30(8):1169-71. PMID: 19705189.
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    55. Dragulescu A, Khambadkone S, Sullivan I, Marek J. Does multiplanar review of 3-D data alter clinical management? Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Jun; 87(6):2006-7; author reply 2007. PMID: 19463660.
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    56. Hugues N, Abadir S, Dragulescu A, Nassi C, Errera J, Amedro P, Ghez O, Fraisse A. Transcatheter perforation followed by pulmonary valvuloplasty in neonates with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect. Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2009 May; 102(5):427-32. PMID: 19520328.
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    57. Tessonnier L, Guedj E, Cano A, Cammilleri S, Dragulescu A, Chabrol B, Mundler O. Multiple distal pulmonary arterial thromboses revealed by lung scintigraphy in a patient with homocystinuria and normal multidetector CT pulmonary angiography. Clin Nucl Med. 2009 Jan; 34(1):42-3. PMID: 19092386.
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    58. Dragulescu A, Fouilloux V, Ghez O, Fraisse A, Kreitmann B, Metras D. Complete atrioventricular canal repair under 1 year: Rastelli one-patch procedure yields excellent long-term results. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Nov; 86(5):1599-604; discussion 1604-6. PMID: 19049757.
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    59. Dragulescu A, Sidibe N, Aubert F, Fraisse A. Successful use of covered stent to treat superior systemic baffle obstruction and leak after atrial switch procedure. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Sep; 29(5):954-6. PMID: 18094915.
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    60. Ovaert C, Dragulescu A, Sluysmans T, Carminati M, Fraisse A. Early surgical removal of membranous ventricular septal device might allow recovery of atrio-ventricular block. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Sep; 29(5):971-5. PMID: 18026779.
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    61. Paoli F, Dragulescu A, Amedro P, Ovaert C, Mas B, Ghez O, Metras D, Kreitmann B, Fraisse A. [A monocenter experience of ventricular septal defects treated by catherization]. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 2007 May; 100(5):380-5. PMID: 17646761.
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    62. Dragulescu A, Ghez O, Fraisse A, Gaudart J, Amedro P, Kreitmann B, Metras D. [Long-term results of complete atrio-ventricular canal correction]. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 2007 May; 100(5):416-21. PMID: 17646767.
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    63. Schouvey S, Dragulescu A, Ghez O, Amedro P, Kreitmann B, Chetaille P, Fraisse A, Metras D. [Rehabilitation of hypoplastic pulmonary arteries in pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect. Medium term results]. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 2007 May; 100(5):422-7. PMID: 17646768.
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    64. Dragulescu A, Ghez O, Bouvenot J, Guillaumont S, Kreitmann B, Metras D, Fraisse A. [Value of the Norwood-Sano compared with the classical Norwood procedure in hypoplastic left heart syndrome]. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 2006 May; 99(5):452-6. PMID: 16802734.
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    65. Mut-Vitcu B, Dragulescu SI, Dragulescu A, El Kahlout A, Coroban A, Maximov D, Slovenski M. Inflammatory response after dexamethasone eluting coronary stent implantation. Rom J Intern Med. 2004; 42(1):119-27. PMID: 15529601.
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