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6651 Main Street
Legacy Tower, 21st Floor
Houston, TX 77030
Iki Adachi, MD
Dr. Adachi is a board-certified cardiac surgeon specialized in congenitally malformed hearts both in pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Adachi performs a full range of congenital heart surgeries, including neonatal single ventricle repairs and reoperative procedures in adults with history of previous cardiac repairs. Dr. Adachi is recognized as one of the few leading surgeons worldwide in the field of surgical heart failure management, including heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support. Dr. Adachi also has a surgical expertise in pediatric lung transplant. Dr. Adachi’s academic interest includes the development of mechanical circulatory support devices for pediatric patients, such as implantable ventricular assist devices and total artificial heart supported with federal grants through U.S. National Institutes of Health*1. Dr. Adachi has also a long-standing interest in translational research with his basic science partners at Baylor College of Medicine; one of their collaborative works culminated in a recent publication in Nature*2, the most prestigious journal in science.
*1 The miniaturized pediatric continuous-flow device: Preclinical assessment in the chronic sheep model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:291-300.
*2 Integrated multiomic characterization of congenital heart disease. Nature. 2022 Jun 22. doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-04989-3.
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Adachi I, Zea-Vera R, Tunuguntla H, Denfield SW, Elias B, John R, Teruya J, Fraser CD Jr. Centrifugal-flow ventricular assist device support in children: A single-center experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1609-1617.
Adachi I. Ventricular assist device support for complex congenital heart disease: Inspiration from history of surgical evolution. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019;38:431-432.
Adachi I. Pediatric ventricular assist device support as a permanent therapy: Clinical reality. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1438-1441.
Spigel ZA, Qureshi AM, Morris SA, Mery CM, Sexson-Tejtel SK, Zea-Vera R, Binsalamah ZM, Imamura M, Heinle JS, Adachi I. Right Ventricle-Dependent Coronary Circulation: Location of Obstruction Is Associated With Survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:1480-1487.\
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