Arnar Geirsson, MD, FACS, FAHA

Associate Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery); Interim Section Chief

Research Interests

Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Myocardial Infarction; Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

Research Organizations

Surgery: Cardiac Surgery

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Research Summary

Current research projects include:

A. Pathophysiology of aortic dissection.

1. Incidence and outcomes of aortic dissection in Iceland.

2. Outcomes of open-heart operations in Iceland. (CollaboratorTómas Guðbjartsson, Professor of Surgery, U Iceland)

3. NORCAAD. Nordic Consortium on Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Surgical outcome of 8 Nordic Centers (1159 patients).

B. Outcomes of percutaneous valve interventions

1. Collaboration with the Yale Valve Team

Additional research interest include

1. Pathology of ischemic mitral regurgitation

2. Pathophysiology of mitral valve prolapse/myxomatous mitral valve disease

3. Bicuspid aortic valve aneurysm.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Arnar Geirsson, MD, FACS, FAHA
Mailing Address
PO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062

Curriculum Vitae