Prehabilitation in elective patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a randomised control trial (THE PrEPS TRIAL) – a study protocol, Akowuah E, Mathias A, Bardgett M, et al, BMJ Open, 2023.
2022 and 2021
Evidence gaps pertaining to high-risk medications – Commentary on anticoagulation in new onset postoperative atrial fibrillation, Akowuah E, Whitlock R, Heart Rhythm O2, July 2022
Which antithrombotic strategy provides the best outcomes after mitral valve repair in patients who remain in sinus rhythm? Trevis J, Akowuah E. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 2022.
Getting the best from the Heart Team: guidance for cardiac multidisciplinary meetings Archbold A, Akowuah E, Banning AP, et al. Heart, 2022, 108:e2.
Report – How to facilitate the use of healthcare systems data in cardiovascular clinical trials BHF Data Science Centre, March 2022
The impact of prehabilitation on objectively measured physical activity levels in elective surgery patients: A systematic review Wagnild JM, Akowuah E, Maier RH, et al, BMJ Open 2021, 11:e049202
Determinants of outcomes in 4203 patients following surgery for type A acute aortic dissection. An analysis of the UK National Adult Cardiac Surgical Audit, European Heart Journal, Jan 2021, vol.43(1) p.44–52
Activation of the innate immune response and organ injury after cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials and analysis of individual patient data from randomised and non-randomised studies, Abbasciano RG, Lai FY, Roman MA, Rizzello A, Pathak S, Ramzi J, Lucarelli C, Layton GR, Kumar T, Wozniak MJ, Eagle-Hemming B, Akowuah E, Rogers CA, Angelini GD, Murphy GJ, British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2021, vol.127(3).
Minimally invasive versus conventional sternotomy for Mitral valve repair: protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial (UK Mini Mitral), Maier RH, Kasim AS, Zacharias J, et al, BMJ Open, 2021;11
Decade-Long Trends in Surgery for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection, Benedetto U, Sinha S, Dimagli A, Cooper G, Mariscalco G, Uppal R, Moorjani N, Krasopoulos G, Trivedi U, Angelini G, Akowuah E, Tsang G and group, Lancet Regional Health, 2021
Neuroprotective strategies in acute aortic dissection: an analysis of the UK National Adult Cardiac Surgical Audit, Benedetto U, Dimagli A, Cooper G, Uppal R, Mariscalco G, Krasopoulos G, Goodwin A, Trivedi U, Kendall S, Sinha S, Fudulu D, Angelini D, Tsang G, Akowuah E on behalf of the UK Aortic Surgery, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 2021, Vol. 60(6), p.1437–1444
Early outcomes and complications following cardiac surgery in patients testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019: An international cohort study, Enoch Akowuah, Ruth Benson, MD, et al and The Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Network and COVIDSurg Collaborative, Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 2021.
Cardiac surgery outcome during the COVID-19 pandemic: a retrospective review of the early experience in nine UK centres Sanders J, Akowuah E, Cooper J, Kirmani BH et al, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2021.
Mini sternotomy versus conventional sternotomy for aortic valve replacement: a randomised controlled trial. Hancock H, Murphy G, Akowuah E, BMJ Open, Jan 2021, 11(1)
Disparity in clinical outcomes after cardiac surgery between private and public (NHS) payers in England, Benedetto U, Akowuah EW, Angelini GD, The Lancet Regional Health-Europe, Feb 2021 vol 1.
Common cardiac surgical procedures: bypass, valve repair and replacement, Freystaetter K, Akowuah E, Surgery, Feb 2021.
Endoscopic vein harvesting, Akowuah E, Burns D, Zacharias J, Kirmani BH, Journal of Thoracic Disease, 2021.
2020 and prior
Does Blood Transfusion Have an Effect on Outcomes After Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery? Bayliss C, Maier R, Kasim A, Hancock H, Akowuah E, Heart, Lung and Circulation, 2020.
Consensus Statement: implementing a minimally invasive mitral programme in the UK healthcare setting, Vohra HA, Akowuah E, Zacharias J on behalf of the British and Irish Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Open Heart, 2020;7:e001259.
A Nationwide Survey of UK cardiac surgeons’ view on clinical decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic Benedetto U, Goodwin A, Kendall S, Uppal R, Akowuah E, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Oct2020;160(4):968-973.
Feasibility Study of Early Outpatient Review and Early Cardiac Rehabilitation After Cardiac Surgery: Mixed Methods Research Design – a study protocol, Ngaage D, Mitchell N, Dean A, Hirst C, Akowuah E, Doherty PJ, Watson J, BMJ Open, Dec 2019 29;9(12):e035787.
Mini-Sternotomy versus conventional sternotomy for aortic valve replacement, Hancock H, Maier R, Kasim A, Mason J, Murphy G, FRCS, Goodwin A, Owens W, Kirmani B, Akowuah E, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, May 2019 vol 73(19).
Minimally invasive surgical aortic valve replacement, Jahangiri M, Hussain A, Akowuah E, Heart, March 2019 vol 105:s10-s15.
Transthoracic clamp versus endoaortic balloon occlusion in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis Rival PM, Moore THM, McAleenan A, Hamilton H, Du Toit Z, Akowuah E et al, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2019, Vol 56 (4) p.643–653
Propensity matched analysis on minimally invasive approach and strenotomy for mitral valve surgery, Grant S, Hickey G, Modi P, Hunter S, Akowuah E, Zacharias J, Heart 2019, 105:783-789
Long-Term Outcomes Comparing Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair versus Conventional Mitral Valve Surgery, Jackson M, Sandhu M, Dong C, Akowuah, E, World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 2018, Vol. 8, p127-139.
Should limb revascularization take priority over dissection repair in type a aortic dissection presenting as isolated acute limb ischaemia, Preece R, Srivastava V, Akowuah E, Kendall S,Interactive Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, June 2017, Vol.25(4)
Manubrium-limited ministernotomy versus conventional sternotomy for aortic valvereplacement (MAVRIC): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Akowuah E, Goodwin A, Owens W, Hancock H, Maier R, Kasim A, Khan K, Murphy G, Mason J, Trials, Jan 2017, vol.18(1)
Pacing induced recurrent ventricular fibrillation following cardiac surgery, Mahmood M, Thompson A, Carter J, Akowuah E, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2017, 51(4);804