Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, PhD

Assistant Staff

Lerner Research Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Location:JJ4-508C
rajeswj@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-9929
Fax: (216) 636-0585



Dr. Rajeswaran has been collaborating with Clinical investigators from the Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute since 2001. His statistical interests are generalized linear and non-linear modeling, longitudinal and time to event modeling, generalized linear and non-linear mixed effects modeling, Joint modeling of longitudinal and time to event data, Multiphase hazard and longitudinal modeling, Methodological issues in the analysis of observational data. He serves as a Deputy Statistical Editor and as an editorial board member of Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

In other words ...

 One of the main questions after a surgical procedure (eg, mirtal valve repair) is the how durable is the procedure and its impact on long-term clinical outcomes. Dr. Rajeswaran collaborating with Dr. Eugene Blackstone has developed models that can fit long-term temporal trend of echo/ekg findings and assess its impact on long-term clinical outcomes such as reinterventions and survival.

 


  1.  Suri RM, Minha S, Alli O, Waksman R, Rihal CS, Satler LP, Greason KL, Torguson R,  Pichard AD, Mack M, Svensson LG,  Rajeswaran J, Lowry AM, Ehrlinger J, Mick SL, Tuzcu EM, Thourani VH, Makkar R, Holmes D, Leon MB, Blackstone EH, Learning curves for transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the PARTNER-I trial:  Technical performance, success, and safety, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;  152: 773-780.
  2. Raza S, Sabik JF 3rd,  Rajeswaran J, Idrees JJ, Trezzi M, Riaz H, Javadikasgari H, Nowicki ER, Svensson LG, Blackstone EH.  Enhancing the Value of Population-Based Risk Scores for Institutional-Level Use, Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;   102:  70-7.
  3. Rajeswaran J., Blackstone EH. Ehrlinger J, Li L, Ishwaran H, Parides MK, Probability of atrial fibrillation after ablation: Using a parametric nonlinear temporal decomposition mixed effects model,  Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 2016: pii: 0962280215623583: In Press
  4. Minha S, Waksman R, Satler LP, Torguson R, Alli O, Rihal CS, Mack M, Svensson LG,          Rajeswaran J, Blackstone EH, Tuzcu EM, Thourani VH, Makkar R, Ehrlinger J,   Lowry AM, Suri RM, Greason KL, Leon MB, Holmes DR, Pichard AD. Learning curves for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the PARTNER-I trial: Success and safety, Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Jan 1;87 (1):165-75.
  5. Alli O, Rihal CS, Suri RM, Greason KL, Waksman R, Minha S, Torguson R, Pichard AD, Mack M, Svensson LG,  Rajeswaran J, Lowry AM, Ehrlinger J, Tuzcu EM, Thourani VH, Makkar R, Blackstone EH, Leon MB, Holmes D,  Learning curves for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the PARTNER-I trial: Technical performance, Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Jan 1;87(1):154-62.
  6. McCabe JM, Huang PH, Cohen DJ, Blackstone EH, Welt FGP, Davidson, MJ, Kaneko T, Eng MH, Allen KP, Xu K,Lowry AM, Lei Y,  Rajeswaran J, Brown DL, MackSvensson MJ, et al.  Surgical Versus Percutaneous Femoral Access for Delivery of Large-Bore Cardiovascular Devices (from the  PARTNER Trial),    Am J Cardiol 2016; 117:1643 - 1650.
  7. Svensson LG, Pillai ST,  Rajeswaran J, Desai MY, Griffin B, Grimm R, Hammer DF, Thamilarasan M, Roselli EE, Pettersson GB, Gillinov AM, Navia JL, Smedira NG, Sabik JF 3rd, Lytle BW, Blackstone EH,  Long-term survival, valve durability, and reoperation for 4 aortic root procedures combined with ascending aorta replacement,  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;  151: 764-774.
  8. Wilder TJ, McCrindle BW, Phillips AB, Blackstone EH,  Rajeswaran J, Williams WG, DeCampli WM, et al.,  Survival and right ventricular performance for matched children after stage-1 Norwood: Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt versus right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery conduit,J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;  150: 1440-52.
  9. Tong MZ, Pattakos G, He J,  Rajeswaran J, Kattan MW, Barsoum WK, Blackstone EH, Johnston DR, Sequentially Updated Discharge Model for Optimizing Hospital Resource Use and Surgical Patients' Satisfaction, Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;   100:  2174-81.
  10. Szeto WY, Svensson LG,  Rajeswaran J, Ehrlinger J, Suri RM, Smith CR et al.,  Appropriate patient selection or health care rationing? Lessons from surgical aortic valve replacement in the Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves I trial, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;  150: 557-68.
  11. Rajeswaran J., Blackstone EH. Patient-reported outcomes and importance of their appropriate statistical analyses, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015; 150: 461-2
  12. Thourani VH, Jensen HA, Babaliaros V, Kodali SK,  Rajeswaran J, Ehrlinger J, Blackstone EH, Suri RM, et al.,  Outcomes in Nonagenarians Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the PARTNER-I Trial, Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;   100:  785-93.
  13. Blackstone EH, Suri RM,  Rajeswaran J, Babaliaros V, Douglas PS, Fearon WF, et al., Propensity-Matched Comparisons of Clinical Outcomes After Transapical or Transfemoral          Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves (PARTNER)-I Trial Substudy, Circulation. 2015;  131:1989-2000.
  14. Roselli EE, Loor G, He J, Rafel AE,  Rajeswaran J, Houghtaling PL, Svensson LG, Blackstone EH, Lytle BW,  Distal aortic interventions after repair of ascending dissection:   The argument for a more aggressive approach, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2015;  149: S117-24.
  15. Johnston DR, Soltesz EG, Vakil N,  Rajeswaran J, Roselli EE, Sabik JF 3rd, Smedira NG, Svensson LG, Lytle BW, Blackstone EH.  Long-term durability of bioprosthetic aortic valves: implications from 12,569 implants. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;  99:1239-47
  16. Al-Bawardy R, Krishnaswamy A,  Rajeswaran J, Bhargave M, Wazni O, Wilkoff B,  et al. Tricuspid Regurgitation and Implantable Devices, PACE, 2015;  38: 259-266.
  17. Mokhles, M,  Rajeswaran J, Bekkers JA, Borsboom GJJM, Roos-Hesselink JW, et al. Capturing echocardiographic allograft valve function over time after allograft aortic valve or root replacement,  Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2014;  148: 1921-8.
  18. Ye Y, Desai R, Abelo LM,  Rajeswaran J, Klein AL, Blackstone EH, Pettersson GB, Effects of right ventricular morphology and function on outcomes of patients with degenerative mitral valve disease,  Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2014;  148: 2012-20.
  19. Banga A, Gildea T,  Rajeswaran J, Rokadia H, Blackstone EH, Stoller JK, The Natural History of Lung Function after Lung Transplantation for a1-Antitrypsin Deficiency,  American Journal of the Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2014;  190: 274-281.
  20. Svensson LG, Blackstone EH,  Rajeswaran J, Brozzi N, Leon MB, Smith CR, Mack M, Miller DC, Moses JW, Tuzcu EM, Webb JG, et al.  Comprehensive Analysis of Mortality Among Patient Undergoing TAVR: Results of the PARTNER Trial, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2014; 64: 158-168.
  21. Philip F, Gornik HL,  Rajeswaran J, Blackstone EH, Shishehbor MH, The Impact of Renal Artery Stenosis on Outcomes After Open-Heart Surgery, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2014;  63: 310-6.
  22. Rajeswaran J., Blackstone EH. A Multiphase Non-Linear Mixed Effects Model: An Application to Spirometry after Lung Transplantation,  Statistical Methods in Medical Research, June 11, 2014, DOI: 10.1177/0962280214537255
  23. Beach JM, Mihaljevic T,  Rajeswaran J, Marwick T, Edwards ST, Nowicki ER, et al.  Ventricular hypertrophy and left atrial dilatation persist and are associated with reduced survival after valve replacement for aorticstenosis,  Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2014;  147: 362-9.
  24. Loor G,  Rajeswaran J, Li L, Sabik III JS, Blackstone EH, McCrae KR, MD, Koch CG,           The least of 3 evils: Exposure to red blood cell transfusion, anemia, or both?,   Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2013;  146: 1480- 7.
  25. Mokhles MM, Charitos EI, Stierle U,  Rajeswaran J, Blackstone EH, Bogers AJJC, Takkenberg JJM, Sievers HH,   The fate of pulmonary conduits after the Ross procedure: longitudinal analysis of the German-Dutch Ross registry experience, Heart, 2013;  99: 1857-1866.
  26. Desai RR, Vargas Abello LM, Klein AL, Marwick TH, Krasuski RA, Ye Y, Nowicki ER,  Rajeswaran J, et al.  Tricuspid regurgitation and right ventricular function after mitral valve surgery with or without concomitant tricuspid valve procedure, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2013;  146: 1126- 32.
  27. Shishehbor MH,  Venkatachalam S, Sun Z,  Rajeswaran J, Kapadia SR, et al. A Direct comparison of Early and Late Outcomes with Three Approaches to Carotid Revascularization and Open Heart Surgery, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2013;  62: 1948-56.
  28. Raja S, Rice TW,  Rajeswaran J, Zhong J, Blackstone EH, Esophageal small-cell cancer: study of a rare disease, Disease of the Esophagus, 2013;  26: 690-695.
  29. Cavender MA,  Rajeswaran J, DiPaola L, Houghtaling P, Kiernan MS, et. al. Outcomes of culprit versus multivessel PCI in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction complicated by shock, The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 2013;  25: 218-224.
  30. Beach JM, Mihaljevic T, Svensson LG,  Rajeswaran J, Marwick T, Griffin B, Johnston DR, Sabik III JF, Blackstone EH, Coronary Artery Disease and Outcomes of Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Stenosis,   J Am Coll Cardiol, 2013;  61: 837-48.
  31. Vargas Abello LM, Klein AL, Marwick TH, Nowicki ER,  Rajeswaran J, Puwanant S, et al. Understanding right ventricular dysfunction and functional tricuspid regurgitation accompanying mitral valve disease, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2013;  145: 1234-41.
  32. Rader F, Pujara AC, Pattakos G,   Rajeswaran J, Li L, Castel L, Chung MK, Gillinov AM, Costantini O, Van Wagoner DR, Blackstone EH,  Perioperative heart-type fatty acid binding protein levels in atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, Heart Rhythm, 2013;  10: 153-157.
  33. Koch CG, Nowicki ER,  Rajeswaran J, Gordon SM, Sabik JF, Blackstone EH, When the timing is right: Antibiotic timing and infection after cardiac surgery, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2012;  144: 931-7.
  34. Johnston DR, Atik FA,  Rajeswaran J, Blackstone EH, Nowicki, et al., Outcomes of less invasive J-incision approach to aortic valve surgery, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2012;  144: 852-8.
  35. Loor G, Li L, Sabik III JF,  Rajeswaran J, Blackstone EH, Koch CG, Nadir hematocrit during cardiopulmonary bypass: End-organ dysfunction and mortality, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2012;  144: 654-62.
  36. Mason DP JL,  Rajeswaran J, Li L, Murthy SC, Su JW, Pettersson GB,  Blackstone EH, Effect of changes in postoperative spirometry on survival after lung transplantation, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2012;  144: 197-203.
  37. Navia JL, Brozzi NA, Mack MJ, Nowicki ER, Blackstone EH, Krishnamurthi V, Sinkewich MG, Rajeswaran J, Pattakos G, Lytle BW,  Simplified perfusion strategy for removing retroperitoneal tumors with extensive cavoatrial involvement, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2012;  143: 1014-21.
  38. Miller DG, Blackstone EH, Mack MJ, Svensson LG, Kodali SK, Kapadia S, Rajeswaran J, Anderson WN, et. al.,  Transcatheter (TAVR) versus surgical (AVR) aortic valve replacement: Occurrence, hazard, risk factors, and consequences of neurologic events in the PARTNER trial, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2012;  143 (4): 832-43.
  39. Zurick AO, Bolen MA, Kwon DH, Tan CD, Popovic ZB,  Rajeswaran J, et. al.,  Pericardial Delayed Hyperenhancement with CMR Imaging in Patient with constrictive pericarditis undergoing surgical Pericardiectomy, Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging, 2011;  4: 1180-1191.
  40. Svensson LG, Kim KH, Blackstone EH,  Rajeswaran J, Gillinov AM, et. al.,  Bicuspid aortic valve surgery with proactive ascending aorta repair, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2011;  142: 622-629.
  41. Atik F, Svensson LG,  Blackstone EH, Gillinov AM, Rajeswaran J, Lytle,  Less invasive versus conventional double valve surgery: A propensity-matched comparison, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2011;  141: 1461-1468.
  42. Rice TW, Goldblum JR, Rybicki LA,   Rajeswaran J, Murthy SC, Mason DP, Blackstone EH.,  Fate of the esophagogastric anastomosis Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2011;  141: 875-880.
  43. Jegatheeswaran A, McCrindle BW, Blackstone EH, Jacobs ML, Lofland GK, Austin III EH, Yeh T, Morell V, Jacobs JP, Jonas RA, Cai S,   Rajeswaran J, Ricci M, et al., Persistent risk of subsequent procedures and mortality in patients after interrupted aortic arch repair: A Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society study, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2010;  140: 1059-1075.
  44. Navia JL, Nowicki ER, Blackstone EH, Brozzi NA, Nento DE, Atik FA,  Rajeswaran J, et al.,  Surgical management of secondary tricuspid valve regurgitation: anulus, commissure, or leaflet procedure?, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2010;  139(6):1473-1482.
  45. Smedira NG, Hoercher KJ,Yoon DY,  Rajeswaran J, Klingman L, Starling RC, Blackstone EH.   Bridge to transplant experience: Factors influencing survival to and after cardiac transplant, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2010;  139: 1295-1305.
  46. Hoercher KJ, Smedira NG, Yoon DY,  Rajeswaran J, Blackstone EH. Timing of Transplant Following Mechanical Circulatory Support in 375 Patients: Lessons from a Single Center Experience, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2010;  29: p. S33.
  47. Svensson LG, Atik F, Cosgrove DM, Blackstone EH,  Rajeswaran J, Krishnaswamy G, et al.,  Minimally invasive versus conventional mitral valve surgery: A propensity-matched comparison, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2010;  139: 926-932.
  48. Yoon DY, Smedira NG, Nowicki ER, Hoercher KJ,  Rajeswaran J, Blackstone EH, et.al. Decision Support in Surgical Management of Cardiomyopathy, Journal of Thoracic and  Cardiovascular Surgery, 2010;  139: 283-293.
  49. Flynn M., Curtin R., Nowicki ER.,  Rajeswaran J., Flamm SD.,  Blackstone EH., Mihaljevic T.,  Regional wall motion abnormalities and scarring in severe functional ischemic mitral regurgitation: A pilot cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging study, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2009;  137 (5): 1063-70.
  50. Bryant R., Nowicki ER., Mee RB.,  Rajeswaran J., Duncan BW., Rosenthal GL., Mohan U.,, Mumtaz M., Blackstone EH.,  Success and limitation of right ventricular sinus myectomy for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2008; 136 (3): 735-42.
  51. Mihaljevic T., Nowicki ER.,  Rajeswaran J., Blackstone EH.,  Lagazzi L., Thomas J.,  Lytle BW., Cosgrov DM.,  \em Survival after valve replacement for aortic stenosis: Implications for decision making, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2008; 135 (6): 1270 - 9.
  52. Mason DP.,  Rajeswaran J., Murthy SC., McNeill AM., Budev MM., Mehta AC., Pettersson GB., Blackstone EH.,   \em Spirometry After Transplantation: How Much Better Are Two Lungs Than One?, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2008;  85: 1193-201.
  53. Smedira NG., Lytle BW., Lever HM.,  Rajeswaran J., Krishnaswamy G., Kaple RK., Dolney DOW.,  Blackstone EH., \em  Current Effectiveness and Risks of Isolated Septal Myectomy for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2008;  85:127-134.
  54. Mason DP., Solovera-Rozas M., Feng J., Rajeswaran J., Thuita L., et al., Dialysis After Lung Transplantation: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Outcomes, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2007;  26(11): 1155-1162.
  55. Mihaljevic T., Lam BK.,  Rajeswaran J., Takagaki M., Lauer MS., Gillinov AM., Blackstone EH., Lytle BW.,  Impact of Mitral Valve Annuloplasty Combined With Revascularization in Patients With Functional Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2007;  49(22): 2191-201.
  56. Rajeswaran J, Blackstone EH. Interval Estimation for Individual Categories in Cumulative Logit Models, Statistics in Medicine: 2007; 26: 4150-4162.
  57. Bhudia SK., McCarthy PM., Kumpati KS., Helou J., Hoercher KJ.,  Rajeswaran J.,  Blackstone EH.,  \em Improved Outcomes After Aortic Valve Surgery for Chronic Aortic Regurgitation With Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2007;  49(13): 1465-71.
  58. Gillinov AM., Bhavani S., Blackstone EH.,  Rajeswaran J., Svensson LG., Navia JL., et. al., Surgery for Permanent Atrial Fibrillation: Impact of Patient Factors and Lesion Set,  Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2006;  82: 502-14.
  59. Bhudia SK., Cosgrov DM., Naugle RI.,  Rajeswaran J., Lam BK.,  Walton E., Petrich J., Palumbo J., Gillinov AM.,  Apperson-Hansen C., Blackstone EH., Magnesium as a neuroprotectant in cardiac surgery: A randomized clinical trial, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2006;  131(4): 853-61.
  60. Walts PA., Murthy SC., Arroliga AC., Yared JP.,  Rajeswaran J., Rice TW., Lytle BW., Blackstone EH.,  Tracheostomy after cardiovascular surgery: An assessment of long-term outcome, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2006;  131(4): 830-7.
  61. Mason DP., Quader MA., Blackstone EH.,  Rajeswaran J., DeCamp MM., Murthy SC., Quader AK.,Rice TW.,  Thromboembolism after pneumonectomy for malignancy: An independent maker of poor outcomes, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2006;  131(3): 711-718.
  62. Bhudia SK., Troughton R., Lam BK.,  Rajeswaran J., Mills WR., Gillinov AM., Griffin BP., Blackstone EH., et.al.,    Mitral Valve Surgery in the Adult Marfan Syndrome Patient, Annals of Thoracic Surgery,2006;  81: 843-8.
  63. Banbury MK., Brizzio ME.,  Rajeswaran J., Lytle BW., Blackstone EH., Transfusion Increases the Risk of Postoperative Infection after  Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2006;  202: 131-138.
  64. Gillinov AM., Bakeen F., McCarthy PM., Blackstone EH.,  Rajeswaran J., Pettersson G., Sabik III JF.,  et. al.,  Surgery for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation in the Setting of Mitral Valve Disease: A role for Pulmonary Vein Isolation?, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2006;  81: 19-28.
  65. Gillinov AM., Sirak J., Blackstone EH., McCarthy PM.,   Rajeswaran J.,  Pettersson G., Sabik III JF.,  et. al., The Cox maze procedure in mitral valve disease: Predictors of recurrent atrial fibrillation, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2005;  130: 1653-60.
  66. Gillinov AM., Blackstone EH.,  Rajeswaran J., Mawad M.,  McCarthy PM., Sabik JF., Shiota T., Lytle BW., Cosgrov DM., Ischemic Versus Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation: Does Etiology Affect Survival?, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2005;  80: 811-9.
  67. Gillinov AM., McCarthy PM., Blackstone EH.,  Rajeswaran J., Pettersson G., Sabik III JF., et. al., Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation  with bipolar radiofrequency as the primary modality, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2005;  129: 1322-9.
  68. Murthy SC., Kim K., Rice TW.,  Rajeswaran J., Bukowski R., DeCamp MM., Blackstone EH.,  Can We Predict Long-Term Survival After Pulmonary Metastasectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma?, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2005;  79: 996-1003.
  69. Lam BK., Gillinov AM., Blackstone EH.,  Rajeswaran J., Yuh B., Bhudia SK., McCarthy PM., Cosgrov DM., Importance of Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation, Annals of  Thoracic Surgery, 2005; 79(1): 462-70.
  70. Jorgensen B., Rajeswaran J., A Generalization of Hotelling's T2, Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, 2005; 34 (11) 2179-95.
  71. McGee EC., Gillinov AM., Blackstone EH.,  Rajeswaran J., Cohen G., Najam F., Shiota T., Sabik JF., Lytle BW., McCarthy PM., Cosgrov DM.,  Recurrent mitral regurgitation after annuloplasty for functional ischemic mitral regurgitation, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2004;  128: 916-24.
  72. Hirose H., Svensson LG., Lytle BW., Blackstone EH.,  Rajeswaran J., et. al., Aortic Dissection After Previous Cardiovascular Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2004; 78(6): 2099-2105.
  73. Svensson LG., Blackstone EH.,  Rajeswaran J., Sebik JF, Lytle BW, et. al.,  Does Arterial Cannulation Site for Circulatory Arrest Influence Stroke Risk?, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2004;  78(4): 1274-1284.
  74. Kumpati GS., Cook DJ., Blackstone EH.,  Rajeswaran J., Abdo AS., Young JB., Starling RC., Yamani MH., Smedira NG., McCarthy PM., HLA Sensitization in Ventricular Assist Device Recipients: Does type of device make a difference?, Journal of  Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2004;  127: 1800-7.
  75. Bhudia SK., McCarthy PM., Smedira NG., Lam BK.,  Rajeswaran J., Blackstone EH., Edge-to-Edge (Alfieri) Mitral Repair: Results in diverse clinical settings, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2004;  77: 1514-24.
  76. Sabik JF., Nemeh H., Lytle BW., Blackstone EH., Gillinov AM.,  Rajeswaran J., Cosgrov DM., Canulation of the Auxillary Artery with a Side Graft Reduces Morbidity, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2004;  77(4): 1315-20.
  77. McCarthy PM., Bhudia SK.,  Rajeswaran J., Hoercher KJ., Lytle BW.,  Cosgrov DM.,  Blackstone EH.,  Tricuspid Valve Repair: Durability and Risk Factors for Failure, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2004; 127(3): 674-85.
  78. JM Raboud, MC Boily, J.Rajeswaran, MV O'Shaughness, MT Schechter, The Impact of Needle Exchange Programs On The Spread Of HIV Among Injection Drug Users; A Simulation Study, Journal of Urban Health, 2003; 80: 302-320.
  79. Navia JL., McCarthy PM., Hoercher KJ., Feng J.,  Rajeswaran J., Smedira NG., Banbury MK., Blackstone EH.,  Do Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Bridge-to-Transplantation Outcomes Predicts the Results of Permanent LVAD Implantation?, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2002; 74: 2051-63.
  80. Banbury MK., Cosgrove DM., Thomas JD., Blackstone EH.,  Rajeswaran J., Okies JE.,  Frater RM.,  Hemodynamic stability during 17 Years of the Carpender-Edwards Aortic Pericardial Bioprosthesis, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2002;  73: 1460-5.