publications - peer reviewed journal articles

 

  • Galusko V, Khanji MY, Bodger O, Weston C, Chambers J, Ionescu A. Hand-held Ultrasound Scanners in Medical Education: A Systematic Review. J Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2017 Sep; 25(3):75-83. 
  • Khanji MY, Kumar P, Ionescu A. Aortic pseudo-aneurysm treated with 'coil and plug'. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Nov 1; 18(11):1299.
  • Obaid D, Hailan A, Chase A, Dorman S, Jenkins G, Raybould A, Ramsey M, Thomas P, Smith D, Ionescu A. Balloon-Assisted Tracking Use Reduces Radial Artery Access Failure in an Experienced Radial Center and is Feasible During Primary PCI for STEMI. J Invasive Cardiol. 2017 Jul ; 29(7):219-224.
  • Lopez-Marco A, Miller H, Kumar P, Ashraf S, Zaidi A, Bhatti F, Ionescu A, Youhana A. Outcome of isolated aortic valve replacement in patients with classic and paradoxical low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Aug ; 154(2):435-442. 
  • Yousaf A, Khanji MY, Hailan A, Ionescu A.  A 'false' pin-hole occurring after late-presenting myocardial infarction. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Jul 1 ; 18(7):818. 
  • Khanji MY, Ninan T, Abdul F, Ionescu A. Congenital 'bifid' left ventricular apex masquerading as pseudo-aneurysm following acute myocardial infarction. Eur Heart J. 2017 Apr 1 ; 38(13):1002.
  • Hossien A, Aslam U, Khan H, Ionescu A, Maurizi B, Hamish L, Ashraf S. Use of Multidimensional Modeling of the Aorta in Planning the Resection of an Aortic Angiosarcoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016  Jan ; 101(1):329-32.
  • Ionescu A, McKenzie C, Chambers JB. Are valve clinics a sound investment for the health service? A cost-effectiveness model and an automated tool for cost estimation. Open Heart. 2015 Oct 29;2(1):e000275.
  • Gurzun MM, Hussain F, Zaidi A, Dasari S, Ionescu A. Severe transient mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014; 28:1183-5
  • Gurzun MM, Husain F, Zaidi A, Ionescu A. Accessory mitral valve--an unexpected intra-operative TEE finding causing left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in an adult. Echocardiography. 2014; 31:E55-7.
  • Gurzun MM, Ionescu A. Appropriateness of use criteria: Are they relevant outside the US? Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014; 15:450-5.
  • Khanji M, Lee E, Ionescu A. Blushing primary cardiac angiosarcoma. Heart. 2014; 100:266. 
  • Sharma V, Srinivasan M, Sheehan DM, Ionescu A. Stress cardiomyopathy: Case series and review the Literature. J Emerg Med. 2013; 45:e95-8.
  • Khanji M, Nolan S, Gwynne S, Pudney D, Ionescu A. Tako-Tsubo syndrome after trastuzumab – an unusual complication of chemotherapy for breast cancer. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2013; 25:329.
  • Zaidi A, Ionescu A, Sharma S, Heatley M. Echocardiographic Surveillance of Aortic Valve Stenosis: Towards a Standardised Approach. J Heart Valve Dis. 2012; 21:707-13.
  • Hanratty D, Farode O, Ionescu A, Youhana A. Quadricuspid aortic valve. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012; 42:597. 
  • Gilbert M, Ionescu A. Unusual Mobile Structure in the Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Leading to Re-exploration after Elective Aortic Valve Replacement. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013; 27:406-9.
  • Vijayan S, Fielding P, Kahan B, Ionescu A. Multimodality imaging of exuberant mitral annular calcification in a patient presenting with transient ischaemic attack. J R Coll Physicians Edin. 2011; 41:316-8.
  • Ionescu A, Gilbert M, Kumar P. Novel use of transesophageal echocardiographic probe for intraoperative epicardial imaging. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011; 91:914-7.
  • Sankar S, Ionescu A. A non-coronary use of the pressure wire: Accurate assessment of suspected prosthetic valve dysfunction. Internal Medicine (RO) 2011; 8: 61-4.
  • Nolan S, Ionescu A. Accidental cold water immersion: an unusual cause of stress cardiomyopathy in a patient with Marfan's syndrome and aortic exostent. Int J Cardiol. 2011; 151:e98-9.
  • Ionescu A. Bubble trouble: anaphylactic shock, threatened myocardial infarction, and transient renal failure after intravenous echo contrast for left ventricular cavity opacification preceding dobutamine stress echo. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2009; 10:707-10.
  • Egan M, Ionescu A. The pocket echo scanner – a useful clinical tool.Eur J Echocardiogr. 2008; 9: 721-5.
  • Ionescu A. Subaortic dynamic obstruction: a contributing factor to haemodynamic instability in tako-tsubo syndrome? Eur J Echocardiogr. 2008; 9:384-5.
  • Stephens JW, Price DE, Ionescu A. Dopamine agonists and valvular heart disease. Letter to the editor. N Engl J Med 2007; 356: 1676.
  • Chan, K, Ionescu A. Letter to the Editor: Bare metal stent restenosis is not a benign clinical entity. Am Heart J. 2006 Nov; 152 (5): e51
  • Ionescu A, Garg A. Letter to the Editor: ‘The management of acute coronary syndromes’, New Eng J Med, 2005; 353: 2714
  • Fraser AG, Payne N, Mädler CF, Janerot-Sjøberg B, Lind B, Grocott-Mason RM, Ionescu A, Florescu N, Wilkenshoff U, Lancellotti P, Wütte M, Brodin LÅ
    Feasibility and Reproducibility of Off-line Tissue Doppler Measurement of Regional Myocardial Function During Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography. Eur J Echocardiogr 2003; 4: 43-53
  • Ionescu A, Fraser AG, Butchart EG. Prevalence and clinical significance of incidental paraprosthetic valvar regurgitation: a prospective study using transoesophageal echocardiography. Heart. 2003; 89: 1316-21.
  • Butchart EG, Ionescu A, Payne N, Giddings J, Grunkemeier GL, Fraser AG.
    A new scoring system to determine thromboembolic risk after heart valve replacement. Circulation. 2003 Sep 9; 108 Suppl 1:II68-74.
  • Ionescu A, Payne N, Fraser AG, Giddings J, Grunkemeier GL, Butchart EG. Incidence of embolism and paravalvar leak after St Jude Silzone valve implantation: experience from the Cardiff Embolic Risk Factor Study. Heart. 2003; 89: 1055-61.
  • Ionescu A, West RR, Proudman C, Butchart EG, Fraser AG. Prospective study of routine perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography for elective valve replacement: clinical impact and cost-saving implications. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2001; 14:659-67.       
  • Ionescu A, Ionescu AA, Payne N, Obieta-Fresnedo I, Fraser AG, Shale DJ. Subclinical Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Cystic Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163:1212-18.
  • Ionescu A, Butchart EG. The vegetation that was not a vegetation: Excusable misinterpretation of echocardiographic findings in a case of late prosthetic endocarditis of a mitral valve. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2000; 4: 322-4.
  • Ionescu A, Moreno de la Santa P, Dunstan F, Butchart EG, Fraser AG. Mobile echoes on prosthetic heart valves are not reproducible: Results and clinical implications of a multicentre trial. Eur Heart J 1999; 20: 140-7
  • Ionescu A, Fraser AG. The echocardiographic assessment of prosthetic heart valves. J Saudi Heart Assoc 1999; 11 (1): 5-20
  • Ionescu A, Newman GR, Butchart EG, Fraser AG. Morphologic analysis of a strand recovered from a prosthetic mitral valve: No evidence of fibrin. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 1999; 12: 766-8.
  • Ionescu A, Ionescu AA, Vinereanu D, Bruckner I. Facing the challenge: Difficulties and achievements of the health care system in Romania. Eurohealth, Winter 1998/99 (Special Issue), London School of Economics; 4 (6): 23-4
  • Ionescu A, Vinereanu D, Wood A, Fraser AG. Peri-aortic fat pad mimicking aortic intra-mural haematoma: Lessons for transesophageal echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 1998; 11: 487-90.
  • Lawson-Matthew PJ, Ionescu A, McHugh P, Channer KS. Evaluation of a protocol to select patients of all ages for cardioversion from atrial fibrillation. Age Ageing 1997; 26: 247-52.