Dr. Hitoshi Hirose
Dr. Hitoshi Hirose
Thomas Jefferson University, USA
2005 Ph. D. degree. From Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo Japan
1990 M.D. degree. From Nagasaki University School of Medicine.
Publications (Selected)
  1. Hirose H. ICVTS on-line discussion for Tabata M A et al: Emergency conversion in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2006;5:559 (Column).
  2. Hirose H. ICVTS on-line discussion for Kunadian B et al: Should clopidogrel should be stopped prior to urgent cardiac surgery? Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2006;5:636 (Column).
  3. Hirose H. Caution of use clopidogrel (plavix) in cardiac surgery. Bulletin of the International Scientific Surgical Association 2006; 1: 51-55.
  4. Hirose H. Unusual left ventricular true aneurysm. Bulletin of the International Scientific Surgical Association 2006; 1: 55.
  5. Hirose H, Boateng P, Gomez-Abraham JA, Strong MD III. Nail gun injury to the superior vena cava: a case report. International Journal of Angiology 2006; 15: 146-147.
  6. Hirose H, Youdelman BA, Nunez A, Strong MD III. Aorto-innominate fistula by gun-shot injury: a case report. Heart Surg Forum 2007; 10: E418-E423.
  7. Tabata M, Niinami H, Hirose H, Iwamura T, Koike H, Kajimoto K, Amano A. Anomalous right subclavian artery with ascending aortic aneurysm: a case report. Heart Surg Forum 2007;10:E436-E438.
  8. Suma H, Tanabe H, Takahashi A, Hori T, Isomura T, Hirose H, Amano A. Twenty years experience with the gastroepiploic artery graft for CABG. Circulation 2007;116:I118-I91.
  9. Youdelman BA, Hirose H, Jain H, Kresh JY, Entwistle JWC, Wechsler AS. Comparison of eight prosthetic aortic valves in a cadaver model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007; 134:1526-1532.
  10. Hirose H, Matsunaga I, Strong MD III. Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm found by CT scan. Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal 2008; 2: 26-27.
  11. Kajimoto K Kasai T, Miyauchi K, Hirose H, Yanagisawa N, Yamamoto T, Takazawa K, Niinami H, Hosoda Y, Daida H, Amano A. Metabolic syndrome predicts 10-year mortality in non-diabetic patients following coronary artery bypass surgery. Circ J 2008;72:1481-1486.
  12. Hirose H, Youdelman BA, Entwistle JWC. Stroke from a large left atrial myxoma. Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal 2008; 2: 115-117.
  13. Kikuchi K, Tambara K, Yamamoto T, Tsuruta R, Sagawa N, Saitoh H, Shimada A, Iwamura Y, Dohi S, Koike H, Kawasaki S, Inaba H, Yamasaki M, Hirose H, Amano A. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting as standard operation: surgical strategies and results. Kyobu Geka 2009;62:19-23.
  14. Hirose H, Inaba H, Noguchi C, Tambara K, Yamamoto T, Yamasaki M, Kikuchi K, Amano A. EuroSCORE predicts postoperative mortality, certain morbidities, and recovery time. Interact Cardiovasc Thrac Surg 2009; 9: 613-617.
  15. Hirose H, Matsunaga I, Anjun W, Strong MD. Spontaneous left main coronary artery dissection, possibly due to cystic medial necrosis founding the internal mammary arteries. Interact Cardiovasc Thrac Surg 2009;9:725-727.
  16. Hirose H, Matsunaga I, Anjun W, Whitten JA, Garcia FU, Strong MD. Left atrial fibroelastoma. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009;15:412-414. 
  17. Hirose, H. MSSA endocarditis, epicardial abcess. Chest Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery Network Puzzler. Accessible from
  18. Hirose H, Noguchi C, Inaba H, Tambara K, Yamamoto T, Yamasaki M, Kikuchi K, Amano A. The role of EuroSCORE in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass. Interact Cardiovasc Thrac Surg 2010; 10: 771-776.
  19. Kikuchi K, Tambara K, Yamamoto T, Yamasaki M, Hirose H, Amano A. The use of Enclose II anastomosis assist device for the coronary branch anastomosis to vascular graft. Ann Vasc Dis 2010;3:84-86.
  20. Yamasaki M, Hirose H, Inaba H, Kajimoto K, Tambara K, Kikuchi K, Kuwaki K, Yamamoto T, Watanabe T, Iwamura H, Amano A. Coronary artery bypass grafting for moderately or severely impaired left ventricular function (Japanese). J Jpn Coron Assoc 2011; 17:8-15.
  21. Yamane K, Hirose H, Mather PJ, Silvestry SC. Mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta after heart transplantation: case report. Transplant Proc 2011; 43 :2055-2058.
  22. Yamane K, Hirose H, Reeves GR, Marhefka GD, Silvestry SC. Left ventricular dysfunction mimicking Takotsubo cardiomyopathy following cardiac surgery. J Heart Valve Dis 2011;20:471-473.
  23. Hirose H, Yamane K, Tabata S, Lusardi M, Bogar L, Diehl JT. Rigid sternal fixation improves postoperative recovery. Open Cardiovasc Med J 2011;5:148-152.
  24. Wexler S, Yamane K, Fischer KW, Diehl JT, Hirose H. Single-stage operation for giant substernal goiter with severe coronary artery disease. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011; 17: 524-527.
  25. Yamane K, Hirose H, Youdelman BA, Bogar LJ, Diehl JT. Conventional aortic valve replacement for elderly patients in the current era. Circ J 2011;75:2692-2698.
  26. Hirose H. Surgical subspecialty training in the United States –Is it good for Japanese surgeons? Jpn Vasc Surg 2011; 20: 829-834 (Jpn).
  27. Whitman GJR, Haddad M, Hirose H, Allen JG, Lusardi M, Murphy MA. Cardiothoracic surgeon management of postoperative cardiac critical care. Arch Surg 2011;146:1253-1260.