Shunji Sano, M.D., Ph.D. is an internationally renowned Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgeon. Dr. Sano pioneered the "Sano Procedure", a surgical procedure to treat hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
After graduating from Okayama University Medical School, Dr. Sano spent 8 years as a resident at Okayama University Medical School and Hiroshima City Hospital.
Dr. Sano had the privilege to collaborate with two renowned heart surgeons. In 1985, he worked with Sir Brian Barrett-Boyes in Green Lane Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand as a Senior Fellow. Dr. Sano wanted more experience in cardiovascular surgery. In 1987, he joined Dr. Roger Mee's team in the Royal Children's Hospital at Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Sano has performed over 7,000 congenital heart surgeries with exceptional results and is active in innovative research development, including the use of stem cells for failing single ventricle patients.
Most recent publications from a total of 57
Ishigami S, Ohtsuki S, Eitoku T, Ousaka D, Kondo M, Kurita Y, Hirai K, Fukushima Y, Baba K, Goto T, Horio N, Kobayashi J, Kuroko Y, Kotani Y, Arai S, Iwasaki T, Sato S, Kasahara S, Sano S, Oh H. Intracoronary Cardiac Progenitor Cells in Single Ventricle Physiology: The PERSEUS Randomized Phase 2 Trial. Circ Res. 2017 Jan 04. View in PubMed
Ousaka D, Fujii Y, Oozawa S, Nishibori M, Kuroko Y, Masuda Z, Sano S. Decreased Serum Levels of High Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB-1) after Graft Replacement or Stenting of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Nov 28. View in PubMed
Miyamoto Y, Masuda Z, Kotani Y, Tarui S, Kuroko Y, Fujii Y, Ozawa S, Sano S. [Delayed Diagnosis of Aortic Dissection Following Thrombolytic Therapy in a Patient with Acute Ischemic Stroke;Report of a Case]. Kyobu Geka. 2016 Nov; 69(12):1037-1040. View in PubMed
Takeuchi H, Okuyama M, Uchida HA, Kakio Y, Umebayashi R, Okuyama Y, Fujii Y, Ozawa S, Yoshida M, Oshima Y, Sano S, Wada J. Chronic Kidney Disease Is Positively and Diabetes Mellitus Is Negatively Associated with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. PLoS One. 2016; 11(10):e0164015. View in PubMed
Oh H, Ito H, Sano S. Challenges to success in heart failure: Cardiac cell therapies in patients with heart diseases. J Cardiol. 2016 Nov; 68(5):361-367. View in PubMed
Kijima Y, Akagi T, Takaya Y, Taniguchi M, Nakagawa K, Kusano K, Sano S, Ito H. Deficient Surrounding Rims in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Atrial Septal Defect Closure. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Aug; 29(8):768-76. View in PubMed
Kotani Y, Kasahara S, Fujii Y, Eitoku T, Baba K, Otsuki S, Kuroko Y, Arai S, Sano S. A staged decompression of right ventricle allows growth of right ventricle and subsequent biventricular repair in patients with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Aug; 50(2):298-303. View in PubMed
Takaya Y, Akagi T, Kijima Y, Nakagawa K, Kono S, Deguchi K, Sano S, Ito H. Influence of transcatheter closure of atrial communication on migraine headache in patients with ischemic stroke. Cardiovasc Interv Ther. 2016 Oct; 31(4):263-8. View in PubMed
Kijima Y, Akagi T, Takaya Y, Akagi S, Nakagawa K, Kusano K, Sano S, Ito H. Treat and Repair Strategy in Patients With Atrial Septal Defect and Significant Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Circ J. 2016; 80(1):227-34. View in PubMed
Itoh H, Ichiba S, Ujike Y, Douguchi T, Obata H, Inamori S, Iwasaki T, Kasahara S, Sano S, Ãœndar A. Effect of the Pulsatile Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation on Hemodynamic Energy and Systemic Microcirculation in a Piglet Model of Acute Cardiac Failure. Artif Organs. 2016 Jan; 40(1):19-26. View in PubMed
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