Dr. med. Engin UstaDr. med. Engin Usta

Facharzt für Gefäßchirugie
Facharzt für Herzchirugie














  1. Usta E, Elkrinawi R, Ursulescu A, Nagib R, Mädge M, Salehi-Gilani S, Franke UF. Clinical outcome and quality of life after reoperative CABG: off-pump versus on-pump – observational pilot study. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Apr 5;8:66. doi:10.1186/1749-8090-8-66. PubMed PMID: 23561396; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3622626.
  2. Usta E, Elkrinawi R, Salehi-Gilani S, Adili S, Sonnentag T, Alscher M, Artunc F, Franke U. Risk factors predicting the successful function and use ofautogenous arteriovenous fistulae for hemodialysis. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Aug;61(5):438-44. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1321953. Epub 2012 Nov 20. PubMed PMID:23169107.
  3.  Artunc F, Mueller C, Breidthardt T, Twerenbold R, Rettig I, Usta E, Häring HU, Friedrich B. Comparison of the diagnostic performance of three natriuretic peptides in hemodialysis patients: which is the appropriate biomarker?. Kidney Blood Press Res. 2012;36(1):172-81. doi: 10.1159/000343406. Epub 2012 Oct 30. PubMed PMID: 23108497.
  4. Usta E, Mustafi M, Walker T, Ziemer G. Resveratrol suppresses apoptosis i intact human cardiac tissue – in vitro model simulating extracorporeal circulation. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2011 Jun;52(3):399-409. PubMed PMID:21577194.
  5. Artunc F, Haap M, Sayer M, Usta E, Wolf S, Weyrich P. [Heart and kidney–only together they are strong. On the cardiorenal and renocardiac syndrome. Case 5/2011]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2011 May;136(18):948. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1247624. Epub 2011 Apr 27. German. PubMed PMID: 21526459.
  6. Elkrinawi R, Usta E, Baumbach H, Franke UF. Late recurrence of a cardiac glomus tumor. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Jun;60(4):305-6. doi:10.1055/s-0030-1270899. Epub 2011 Mar 30. PubMed PMID: 21452115.
  1. Voth V, Usta E, Schneider W, Ziemer G. Multiple giant coronary aneurysms–exclusion by vein graft interposition. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Oct;59(7):439-41. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1270898. Epub 2011 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 21445826.
  2. Usta E, Mustafi M, Artunc F, Walker T, Voth V, Aebert H, Ziemer G. The challenge to verify ceramide’s role of apoptosis induction in humancardiomyocytes–a pilot study. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Mar 28;6:38. doi:10.1186/1749-8090-6-38. PubMed PMID: 21443760; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3079610.
  3. Usta E, Mustafi M, Straub A, Ziemer G. The nonselective beta-blockercarvedilol suppresses apoptosis in human cardiac tissue: a pilot study. Heart Surg Forum. 2010 Aug;13(4):E218-22. doi: 10.1532/HSF98.20091179. PubMed PMID:20719722.
  4. Usta E, Mustafi M, Scheule AM, Ziemer G. Suppressing apoptosis with milrinone simulating extracorporeal circulation: a pilot study. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug;58(5):285-90. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1249925. Epub 2010 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 20680905.
  5. Usta E, Renovanz M, Mustafi M, Ziemer G, Aebert H. Human cardiac tissue in a microperfusion chamber simulating extracorporeal circulation–ischemia and apoptosis studies. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Jan 18;5:3. doi:10.1186/1749-8090-5-3. PubMed PMID: 20082695; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2821307.
  6. Usta E, Mustafi M, Ziemer G. Ultrasound estimation of volume of postoperative pleural effusion in cardiac surgery patients. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 Feb;10(2):204-7. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2009.222273. Epub 2009 Nov 10. PubMed PMID: 19903687.
  7. Usta E, Burgstahler C, Aebert H, Schroeder S, Helber U, Kopp AF, Ziemer G. The challenge to detect heart transplant rejection and transplant vasculopathy non-invasively – a pilot study. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Aug 16;4:43. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-4-43. PubMed PMID: 19682394; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2735733.
  8. Usta E, Hofbeck M, Kaulitz R, Sieverding L, Greil G, Ziemer G. Giant infantile fibroma of the right ventricle – surgical debulking and tumor plication. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Aug;57(5):304-5. doi:10.1055/s-2008-1039106. Epub 2009 Jul 23. PubMed PMID: 19629895.
  9. Usta E, Kaulitz R, Salehi-Gilani S, Hofbeck M, Ziemer G. Severe pulmonary valve incompetence late after debanding: repair by bicuspidization. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jul;86(1):295-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.12.080. PubMed PMID: 18573444.
  10. Usta E, Schneider W, Sieverding L, Ziemer G. Late desaturation due to collateral veins 10 years after total cavopulmonary shunt in left atrial isomerism: surgical closure. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2008 May;7(3):519-21. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2007.161703. Epub 2008 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 18203767.
  11. Usta E, Aebert H, Ladurner R, Ziemer G, Konigsrainer A. Extended right hemihepatectomy with extracorporeal circulation for liver metastases invading the inferior vena cava and right atrium. J Surg Oncol. 2006 Oct 1;94(5):434-6. PubMed PMID: 16967459.
  12. Weinlich M, Baumstark C, Usta E, Becker HD, Sessler MJ. Human duodenal spheroids for noninvasive intracellular pH measurement and quantification of regulation mechanisms under physiological conditions. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2002 Jan;38(1):7-13. PubMed PMID: 11963971.