Arnar Geirsson, MD, FACS, FAHA

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

Research Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Cardiac Surgery

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Research Interests

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

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.

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Diseases of the Kidney & Urinary Tract CytoSorb® Reduction of FREee Hemoglobin/Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) During Cardiac Surgery (REFRESH II-AKI)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement With the Medtronic Intrepid™ TMVR System in Patients With Severe Symptomatic Mitral Regurgitation (APOLLO)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Sugammadex and Decreased Time to Extubation
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement to UNload the Left Ventricle in Patients With ADvanced Heart Failure (TAVR UNLOAD)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Medtronic Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Low Risk Patients

Selected Publications

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