Research & Publications

Jurgen Passage maintains an active interest in research and teaching. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. He regularly attends national and international Cardiothoracic Surgical meetings to present original research and to report on his clinical experience as an invited guest speaker.

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Fong S, McLaughlin A, Okiwelu N, Nordstrand I, Newman MA, Passage J, Joshi P.  Surgical Management of Caseous Calcification of the Mitral Annulus. Ann Thor Sure. 104(3):e291-e293. 2017.

Meier S, Noack T, Mohr F, Seeburger J, Passage J.  Transmitral myemectomy and how to deal with systolic anterior motion (SAM) in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Ann Cardiothorac Surf. 6(4):416-418. 2017.

Zhu MAL, Newman MA, Joshi P, Passage J.  Acute Structural Failure of the Trifecta Aortic Valve Bioprosthesis. Heart Lung Circ. 26:e82-e85. 2017.

Fong L, McLaughlin A, Ko V, Denning K, Okiwelu L, Newman MA, Passage J, Joshi P, Sanders L.  Lobectomy in Septuagenarians With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Open vs VATS Approach. Heart Lung Circ. 26:S395. 2017.

Ford AH, Flicker L, Passage J, Wibrow B, Anstey M, Edwards M, Almeida OP. The Healthy Heart-Mind trial: melatonin for prevention of delirium following cardiac surgery: study protocol for a randomized control trial. Trials. 17:55. 2016.

Rajaratnam K, Tak C, Alexander S, Passage J. Modified Valsalva Maneuver for Venous Cannulation in Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Minimal Incision Mitral Valve Surgery.  Innovations Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. 11(3):1. 2016.

Edelman J, Okiwelu N, Anvardeen K, Murphy B, Newman M, Sanders L, Joshi P, Passage J. Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy: Experience in a Series of 37 Consecutive Cases. Heart Lung Circ. 25(12):120-1244. 2016.

Ng P, Okiwelu L, Law T, Srinivasan B, Sanders L, Passage J, Joshi P. Bilateral selective antegrade cerebral perfusion for aortic arch surgery: Safe and reproducible for low volume aortic surgeons – A single centre experience. Heart Lung Circ. 24(S1):e27. 2015.

Chieng D, Janssen J, Benson S, Lenzo N, Passage J. PET imaging effective for Q fever. 6 Minutes Cardiology Update. 2015.

Tay E, Muda N, Yap J, Muller D, Santoso T, Walters D, Liu X, Yemen E, Jansz P, Yip J, Sambahari R, Passage J, Ding ZP, Wang J, Scalia G, Soesanto A, Yeo KK. The MitraClip Asia-Pacific registry: Differences in outcomes between functional and degenerative mitral regurgitation. Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions. 87(7):e275-e281. 2016.

Chieng D, Janssen J, Benson S, Passage J, Lenzo N. 18-FDG PET/CT Scan in the Diagnosis and Follow-up of Chronic Q fever Aortic Valve Endocarditis. Heart Lung Circ. 25(2):e17-e20. 2016.

Edelman J, Diaz P, Passage J, Yamen E.   Percutaneous mitral valve repair in a high-risk Australian series.Heart Lung Circu (accepted for publication) 2014.

Maggiore PL, Turnbull AH, Passage J, McQuillan BM, The M. Transient occlusion of the right coronary artery by a calcific bicuspid aortic valve mass – An interesting case of inferior STEMI. J Cardiol Cases. 14(2):40-42. 2015.

Matzelle SJ, Murphy MJ, Weightman WM, Gibbs NM, Edelman JB, Passage J. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery using Single Dose Antegrade Custodiol Cardioplegia. Heart Lung Circ. 23(9):863-868. 2014.

Edelman JJB, Dias P, Passage J, Yamen E. Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair in a High-risk Australian Series. Heart Lung Circ. 23(6):520-526. 2014.

Matzelle S, Edelman J, Joshi P, Murphy B, Weightman W, Murphy M, Gibbs N, Passage J. Early Clinical Outcomes Following the Introduction of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Using Single Dose Antegrade Custodiol Cardioplegia in an Australian Hospital. Heart Lung Circ. 23(1):e33-e34. 2014.

Murphy B, Edelman J, Okiwelu L, Rajaratnam S, Passage J, Newman M, Joshi P, Sanders L. Surgical Embolectomy for Pulmonary Embolism: A Series of 32 Cases. Heart Lung Circ. 23(1):e46. 2014.

Yeo KK, Yap J, Yamen E, Muda N, Tay E, Walters D, Santoso T, Liu X, Jansz P, Yip J, Zambahari R, Passage J, Koh TH, Wang J, Scalia G, Kuntjoro I, Soesanto AM, Muller D. Percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip: early results from the MitraClip Asia-Pacific Registry (MARS). EuroIntervention. 10(5). 2014.

Jenkinson C, Rajaratnam, Joshi P, Passage J. Refractory ascites – a rare presentation of severe aortic regurgitation. Heart Lung Circ. 2014 Jan; 23(1).

Edelman J, Seco M, Dunne B, Matzelle S, Murphy M, Joshi P, Yan T, Wilson MK, Bannon PG, Vallely MP, Passage J. Custodiol for myocardial protection and preservation: a systematic review. Ann Cardiovasc Surg. 2013.

Tay E, Yap J, Muller DW, Walters DL, Muda MN, Yip JW, Zambahari R, Passage J, Jansz P, Koh TH, Yeo KK. TCT-697 Outcomes from MitraClip Therapy in Functional Compared to Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation: Multi-centre Experience from the MitraClip Asia-Pacific Registry (MARS). JACC. 62(18S1):b213.

Muller D, Aroney C, Jansz P, Passage J, Walters D, Yamen E. TCT-703 Six Month Outcomes of an Initial Cohort of Patients Treated in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) MitraClip Registry. JACC. 62(18S1):b214. 2013.

Edelman J, Seco M, Dunne B, Matzelle S, Murphy M, Joshi P, Yan T, Wilson MK, Bannon PG, Vallely MP, Passage J. Systematic review protocol: single dose histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate vs intermittent crystalloid or blood cardioplegia. Ann Cardovasc Surg. 2013; 2(5):677.

Edelman J, Teoh J, Okiwelu LE, Hung J, Passage J. Resection of left ventricular rhabdomyosarcoma. JACC. 2013; 62(18).

Passage J, Edwards J, Almeida A, Fayers T.  Guidelines for the Safe Introduction of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery.  Heart Lung Circ  2013 Sep; 22(9):703.

Okiwelu N, Joshi P, Passage J.  Extensive clot propagation involving the aorta and brachiocephalic artery:  unusual consequence of paradoxical embolism.  Eur J Cardiothoracic Surg.  2013; doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezt372

Al-Ogaili Z, Foulner D, Passage J, Weightman WM, Torre L, Baker S, Sanders LH. CT pulmonary angiography during veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in an adult.  J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2013 Jun; 57(3):345-7.

Passage J, Joshi P. Right Ventricular Perforation during Femoral Venous Cannulation – Lessons Learned. Heart Lung Circ. 2013 Jan 18.

Saxena P, Misso NL, Aggarwal S, Passage J, Newman MA, Thompson PJ, d’Udekem Y, Praporski S, Konstantinov IE. Remote ischemie preconditioning down-regulates kinin receptor expression in neutrophils of patients undergoing heart surgery. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. 17(4). 2013.

Aggarwal S, Saxena P, Newman MA, Sanders L, Passage J, Misso N, Thompson PJ, Konstantinov I. Neutrophils and kinins protect against lung injury after coronary artery bypass surgery. Respirology. 17:55. 2012.

Pritzwald-Stegmann P, Passage J, Mueller T, Muehle A, Krabbes S, Dhein S, Mohr FW. Beating Heart Preservation of Donor Hearts for Transplantation – A Working Heart Perfusion System for Pig Hearts to Extend Organ Preservation Time. Heart Lung Circ. 20(1):50-51. 2011.

Naidoo R, Paterson H, Chen C, Byth K, Robinson L, Passage J. Angiographic Assessment of 172 Patients Undergoing Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery T Grafts. Heart Lung Circ. 19(8):484. 2010.

Passage J, Seeburger J, Doll N, Czesla M, Walther T, Falk V, Mohr FW. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery in Octogenarians. Heart Lung Circ. 19(8):503.

Chikwe J, Passage J, Anyanwu A, Goldstone AB, Castillo JG, Milla F, Seeburger J, Mohr FW, Adams DH. Early and Midterm Outcomes of Mitral Repair are Superior to Mitral Replacement in Octogenarians. JACC. 55(10):A145. 2010.

J Chikwe, A Goldstone, J Passage, A Anyanwu, J Seeburger, J Castillo, F Filsoufi, F Mohr, D Adams. A propensity score-adjusted retrospective comparison of early and midterm results of mitral valve repair versus replacement in octagenerians. E Heart J Sept 16 2010

J Seeburger, M Borger, J Passage, M Misfeld, D Holzhey, T Noack, M Sauer, J Ender, F Mohr. Minimally invasive isolated tricuspid valve surgery. J Heart Valve Dis. 19(2):189-192. 2010.

J Seeburger, J Passage, M Borger, F Mohr. A new concept for correction of systolic anterior motion and mitral valve regurgitation in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010;140:481-3

J Seeburger, V Falk, MA Borger, J Passage, T Walther, N Doll, FW Mohr.
Chordae replacement versus resection for repair of isolated posterior mitral leaflet prolapse – A Egalite. Ann Thor Surg. 87(6):1715-1720. 2009.

MA Borger, N Doll, T Walther, J Passage, V Falk, FW Mohr .
Comparison Of Outcomes Of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery For Posterior, Anterior, And Bileaflet Prolapse – Experience In 1230 Patients. Eur J Cardthoracic Surg. 36:532-8. 2009.

J Seeburger, MA Borger, V Falk, J Passage, T Walther, N Doll, FW Mohr. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery After Previous Sternotomy: Experience in 181 Patients. Ann Thor Surg.  87(3): 709-714. 2009.

Naidoo R, Paterson HS, Passage J, Robinson L. Bilateral internal mammary artery T grafts: Results in 932 patients. Heart Lung Circ. 18(1):67-68. 2009.

Whether J, Doesn’t T, Passage J, Nietzsche S, Gutberlet M, Mohr FW. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to assess the impact of surgical ventricular reconstruction. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 56(133). 2009.

J Passage, P Joshi, D Mullany. Acute Cholecystitis Complicating Cardiac Surgery – A Case Series Involving over 16000 patients. Ann Thor Surg, 2006; 83(3):1096-1101.

J Passage, R Tam, M Windsor, S Harrocks, M O’Brien. Bioglue Surgical Adhesive – A Review of the use of this new adhesive in Thoracic Surgery. ANZ J Surg, 2005; 75:315-8.

J Passage, H Jalali, R Tam, S Harrocks, M O’Brien. Bioglue Surgical Adhesive – An Appraisal of its indications in Cardiac Surgery. Ann Thor Surg, 2002; 74:432-7.

R Dignan, M O’Brien, P Hogan, J Passage, F Stephens, A Thornton, S Harrocks, L Kear.
Influence of HLA matching on Aortic Valve Allograft Function and Post-operative Fever: A Retrospective Study. J Heart Valve Dis, 2002; 9:504-11.

Book Chapter

J Passage, MA Borger, J Seeburger, A Rastan, T Walther, N Doll, F Mohr.
Cryoablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery – Technique and recent results.
Cardiac Surgery, editor C Yankah

Presentations

Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery – Our Early Experience. Jenkinson CG, Joshi P, Okiwelu O, Sanders L, Shetty L, Passage J. ANZSCTS Annual Scientific Congress, Adelaide 2015.

VAT Lobectomy in Perth – the Sir Charles Gairdner Experience. Jenkinson CG, Joshi P, Sanders L, Okiwelu L, Sheety L, Passage J. ANZSCTS Annual Scientific Congress, Adelaide 2015.

Surgical embolectomy for pulmonary embolism: a series of 32 cases.  Murphy B, Rajaratnam S, Okiwelu L, Sanders L, Joshi P, Passage J, Newman M. ANZSCTS Annual Scientific Congress, Darwin 2013.

Early clinical outcomes following the introduction of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery using single dose antegrade Custodiol cardioplegia in an Australian hospital.  Edelman J, Matzelle S, Murphy M, Joshi P, Weightman W, Gibbs N, Passage J.  ANZSCTS Annual Scientific Congress, Darwin 2013.

First Australasian experience with the MitraClip. J Passage, E Yamen, C Finn.  Annual Scientific Congress, RACS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2012.

Early and midterm outcomes of mitral repair are superior to mitral replacement in
Octagenerians.
J Chikwe, J Passage, et al.
ACC Georgia, USA, March 2010

Biannual meeting of the Society of Heart Valve Disease, 27 – 30 June 2009,
Berlin, Germany:

Minimally invasive isolated tricuspid valve surgery.
J Seeburger, J Passage, MA Borger, B Pfannmueller, T Walther, V Falk,
FW Mohr.

Mobility of the posterior mitral valve leaflet following repair with either leaflet resection or implantation of neochordae – Results of an echocardiographic exercise study.
J Seeburger, S Meier, J Lucas, M Sauer, J Passage, MA Borger, FW Mohr, V Falk.

Operative correction of systolic anterior leaflet motion and mitral regurgitation of the native valve in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: a new repair strategy using implantation of neochordae.
J. Seeburger, J. Passage, FW Mohr.

Bail-out Alfieri-plasty in mitral valve repair – does it work in the long run?
J Seeburger, V Falk, MA. Borger, J Passage, T Walther, FW Mohr.
Annual Meeting of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. June 3 – 6, 2009, San Francisco, USA.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance to Assess the Impact of Surgical Ventricular
Reconstruction.
Hüther J, Doenst T, Passage J, Nitzsche S, Gutberlet M, Seeburger M, Mohr FW
Thoraxchirurgen Tagung, Stuttgart, Germany February 2009

Transapical and Transfemoral Aortic Valve Implantation – The Current Leipzig
Experience.
J Passage, T Walther, V Falk, MA. Borger, J Kempfert, A Linke, G Schuler,
FW Mohr.
ANZSCTS Annual Scientific Congress, Noosa 2008.

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery in Octogenarians.
J Passage, J Seeburger, N Doll, M Czesla, T Walther, V Falk, FW Mohr
ANZSCTS Annual Scientific Congress, Noosa 2008.

Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery T Grafting: Review Of 176 Angiographic Studies.
R Naidoo, HS Paterson, C Chen, K Byth, J Passage, L Robinson.
ANZSCTS Annual Scientific Congress, Noosa, 2008.

Comparison of outcomes of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery for posterior,
anterior, and bileaflet prolapse – experience in 1230 patients.
J Seeburger, V Falk, N Doll, J Passage, MA Borger, T Kuntze, M Czesla, T Walther, FW Mohr.
European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2008.

Redo Mitral Valve Surgery Via Right Sided Mini-Thoracotomy Is Safe and Effective.
J Seeburger, V Falk, J Passage, T Kuntze, MA. Borger, N Doll, M Czesla, J Ender, FW. Mohr.
Annual Meeting of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. June 11 – 14, 2008, Boston, USA.

Acute Cholecystitis Complicating Cardiac Surgery – A Case Series Involving over
16000 Patients.
J Passage, P Joshi, D Mullany
ANZSCTS Annual Scientific Congress, Noosa 2005.

Intermediate outcome of Tetralogy of Fallot repair – A retrospective analysis.
Presented by Dr Jalali at the meeting of the Australian Cardiac Society, Aug 2004.

Mitral valve repair for ischaemic mitral regurgitation.
Presented by Dr Tam at Rin Jin Hospital, Shanghai Nov 2004.

Bioglue – A recent addition to the group of surgical adhesives – An appraisal of
the indications for its use in cardiac and thoracic surgery.
J Passage, H Jalali, R Tam, M Windsor, S Harrocks, M O’Brien.
ANZSCTS Annual Scientific Congress, Noosa 2001.

Influence of HLA matching on Aortic Valve Allograft Function and Post-operative
Fever: A Retrospective Study.
J Passage, R Dignan, P Hogan, S Harrocks, F Stephens, A Thornton, M O’Brien.
ANZSCTS Annual Scientific Congress, Noosa 1999.