Anas Sarraj Asil
Dr. Anas Sarraj Asil
Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain
Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Spain



2009 to present Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery. Autónoma University of Madrid, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid-Spain
2008 Ph.D., “Adjustable Segmental Tricuspid Annuloplasty” with “CUM LAUDE” degree at Autónoma University, Madrid-Spain
1999 Fellow of European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (FETCS)
1992 Fellow of Spanish Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (FSTCS) awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science, Madrid-Spain

Publications (Selected)

  1. Sarraj A, Jimenez A, Cadavid E, Moya P, Angarita L, Perez de la Sota E, Glen VR, Artiz V, Martinell J, Fraile J, Rabago G. “Valvular prosthetic replacement surgery in patients older than seventy”. Rivisti di Cardiochirurgia e Cardiologia. II Cuore. Vol. (7) Supplemento al No. (3)1990.
  2. Sarraj A, De la Fuente A, Sánchez R, Basterra N, Moriones I. “Myocardial revascularization between acute myocardial infartion and unstable angina”. Revista de la Sociedad Vasco-Navarra de Cardiología. Noviembre 1993; P 69.
  3. Moriones I, De la Fuente A, Sánchez R, Sarraj A. “The importante of the preservation of subvalvular apparatus in mitral replacement”. Revista de la Sociedad Vasco-Navarra de Cardiología. Noviembre 1993; p83.
  4. Basterra N, De la Fuente A, Imizcoz MA, Lezáun R, Gervás H, Alcasena S, Beramendi MA, Martin J, Olaz F, Sarraj A, de los Arcos E. “Comparisson between ACTP and coronary artery bypass grafting in patients mayor than 70 years”. Rev Esp Cardiol. 1994;47 (2):59.
  5. De la Fuente A, Sanchez R, Suarez J, Sarraj A, Moriones I. “Left ventricle perforation during a pleural drain report of a case with survival.” Texas Heart Institute Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2, p 175, 1994.
  6. Moriones I, De la Fuente A, Sanchez R, Sarraj A. “Surgical and hemodynamic evaluation of prosthetic mitral replacement with and without the preservation of chordae tendineae”. Cirugia Cardiovascular, No. 1, p 46, 1994.
  7. De la Fuente A, Sanchez R, Sarraj A, Basterra N, Maravi C, Moriones I. “Coronary surgery in elderly”. Revista de Cirugia Cardiovascular, No. 1, p 57, 1994.
  8. Moriones I, De la Fuente A, Sanchez R, Sarraj A. “Intraoperative flow measurement, Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Bypass Graft Permeability”. Cardiovascular Surgery, September 1995.
  9. Moriones I, Sanchez R, De la Fuente A, Sarraj A. “Simplified Technique of Stentless Xenograft Implantation”. Cardiovascular Surgery, September 1995.
  10. De la Fuente A, Sanchez R, Martin J, Sarraj A, Olaz F, Moriones I. “Intact Medtronic and Carpentier Edwards Sav Bioprostheses: Clinical and Hemodynamic Outcomes in a Randomized Study”. Cardiovascular Surgery, September 1995.
  11. Sarraj A, Al Homsi MF, Khouqeer F. “Pseudoxanthoma elasticum of the internal mammary artery”. Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 381-384, 1999.
  12. Sarraj A, Duarte J, Domínguez L, Pun YW. Resection of metastatic pulmonary lesion of ossifying fibromyxoid tumor extended into the left atrium and ventricle via pulmonary vein”. European Journal of Echocardiography, 2007;8, 384-386.
  13. Sarraj A, Duarte J. “Adjustable Segmental Tricuspid Annuloplasty: A New Modified Technique”. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2007;83:698-699.
  14. Loeches B, Sarriá C, Reyes G, Sarraj A, Duarte J, Guio L, Rodríguez D, de Las Cuevas MC, Gamallo C. “Surgery in patient with active left sided infectious endocarditis”.Clinical Research in Cardiology, 2007;96(6):454.
  15. San Martin J, Sarriá C, Vilacosta I, San Roman A, Lopez J, Graupner C, Ronderos R, Stoermann W, Sarraj A, Duarte J. Gamallo C, Fernandez C. “Different clinical presentation of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) caused By staphylococci depending on time of diagnosis”. Clinical Research in Cardiology, 2007;96(6):458.
  16. Reyes G, Nuche JM, Sarraj A, Cobiella J, Orts M, Martin G, Celemin R, Montalva E, Martinez-Elbal L, Duarte J. “Bloodless cardiac surgery in Jehovah´s witnesses: outcomes compared with a control group”. Rev Esp Cardiol. 2007;60(7):727-31. Spanish.
  17. Reyes G, Sarraj A, Nuche JM, Duarte J. “Tricuspid valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards pericardial xenograft: midterm results”. Cir Cardiov. 2007; 14(1):31-6. Spanish.
  18. Awamleh P, Alberca MT, Gammallo C, Enrech S, Sarraj A “Left atrium myxosarcoma: an exceptional cardiac malignant primary tumor”. Clin. Cardiol. 2007; 30(6):306-8.
  19. Sarraj A, Nuche JN, Dominguez L, Garcia LM, Reyes G, Bustamante J, Alvarez P, Duarte J. “Adjustable Segmental Tricuspid Annuloplasty: Technical Advantages and Mid-term results”. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009;87 (4):1148-53.
  20. Reyes G, Benedicto A, Bustamante J, Sarraj A, Nuche JM, Alvarez P, Duarte J. “Restoration of atrial contractility after surgery cryoablation: clinical, electrical and mechanical results”. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surgey. 2009; 10.
  21. Reyes G, Prieto M-A, Alvarez P, Orts M, Bustamante J, Santos G, Sarraj A, Planas A. “Cell saving Systems do not reduce the need of transfusión in low-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery” Interact Cardio Vasc Thorac Surg 2011;12:189-193.
  22. Alvarez P, Sarraj A, Badia S, Bustamante J, Reyes G, Nuche JM. “Simplified Technique for excision of metastasizing leiomyoma of suprahepatic inferior vena cava with intracardiac extension”Cardio Vasc Thorac Surg 2011;12 (suppl.1) S110.
  23. Sarraj A, Nuche JM, Dominguez L, Bustamante J, Reyes G, Duarte J. “Redundant Anterior Aortic Valve”. Ann Thorac Surg 2010; 90:313.
  24. Sarraj A, Badia S, Bustamante J, Reyes G, Alvarez P, Nuche JM, Duarte J. “Huge Calcified Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm”. Cir Cardiov 2010;17(4):395.
  25. Sarraj A, Borreguero LJ, Garcia A, Alvarez P, Badia S, Bustamante J, Reyes G, Nuche JM. “Cardiac Involvement of Rosai-Dorfman Disease”. Sent to Annals of Thoracic Surgery for publication.