Dr. Juan A. Crestanello

The Ohio State University, USA

Assistant Professor



1991 M.D., University of the Republic of Uruguay, Republic of Uruguay

1982 B.Sc., Instituto “Juan XXIII”, Republic of Uruguay


  1. CRESTANELLO,JA.; ANDREOLI,G.; PRESSA,C. Diafragma (Diaphragm) . In Cuadernos de Anatomia: Mediastino y Diafragma pp 67-104 . Montevideo. Oficina del Libro. 1989.
  2. FERNANDEZ,G.; PATINO,T.; RIVEIRO,M.; ANDREOLI,G,; MAYOL,A.; CRESTANELLO,JA.; LACA,E.; ORMAECHEA,E. Outcome of the intraperitoneal prosthetic mesh upon digestive sutures. Cirugia del Uruguay, 1991; 61: 135-137.
  3. FERNANDEZ,G.; ANDREOLLI,G.; MAYOL,A.; RIVEIRO,M.; CRESTANELLO,J.A. , ESTRUGO,R. Intraperitoneal mesh and adherence. Comparative study: Polypropylene vs. Polyglactyne 910. Cirugia del Uruguay, 1991; 61: 138-139.
  4. Crestanello JA, Daniels C, Franco V, Raman SV. Preoperative and postoperative evaluation of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return by three dimensional cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and CT. Accepted to Texas Heart Institute Journal 2010; 37(1):113-5. PubMed PMID: 20200642; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2829806.
  5. Crestanello JA, Orsinelli D, Firstenberg MS, Sai-Sudhakar C Aortic valve thrombosis after implantation of temporary left ventricular assist device. Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery Journal 2009;8:661-2.
  6. Crestanello JA; Cook SC, Daniels C, Hitchcock CL, Sai-Sudhakar C. Medial necrosis in aortic root aneurysm after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. J Cardiac Surgery 2010 Mar;25(2):230-2. Epub 2010 Feb 9. PubMed PMID: 20149016.
  7. Jones RH, Velazquez EJ, Michler RE, Sopko G, Oh JK, O'Connor CM, Hill JA, Menicanti L, Sadowski Z, Desvigne-Nickens P, Rouleau JL, Lee KL; STICH Hypothesis 2 Investigators. Coronary artery bypass with or without surgical ventricular reconstruction. N Engl J Med. 2009;360:1705-17.
  8. Firstenberg MS, Blais D, Crestanello J, Sai-Sudhakar C, Sirak J, Louis LB,Vesco P, Sun B. Long-term mechanical support for complex left ventricular postinfarct pseudoaneurysms. Heart Surg Forum. 2009 Oct;12(5):E291-3.
  9. Crestanello JA, Daniels C, Franco V, Raman SV. Pre- and postoperative evaluation of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return by 3-dimensional cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and cardiovascular computed tomography. Tex Heart Inst J. 2010;37(1):113-5. PubMed PMID: 20200642.
  10. Sharma, S; Raman; S; Sun, B; Sai-Sudhakar, CB; Firstenberg; MS; Sirak, JH; Crestanello, JA. Anterior Wall Viability and Low Ejection Fraction Predict Functional Improvement After CABG. Accepted Journal of Surgical Research 2010 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20538299.
  11. Quarrie R, Cramer BM, Lee DS, Steinbaugh GE, Erdahl W, Pfeifer DR, Zweier JL, Crestanello JA. Ischemic Preconditioning Decreases Mitochondrial Proton Leak and Reactive Oxygen Species Production in the Postischemic Heart J. Surg. Res 2011;165:5-14. Epub 2010 Oct 13.PMID: 21035133.
  12. Lee DS, Steinbaugh GE, Quarrie R, Yang F, Talukder H, Zweier JL, Crestanello JA. Ischemic Postconditioning Does Not Provide Cardioprotection from Long Term Ischemic Injury in Isolated Male or Female Rat Hearts. J Surg Res. 2010;164:175-81. Epub 2010 Sep 26. PMID: 20934717.
  13. Yeen WC, Haas G, Mehmood SA, Crestanello JA. Relapse of giant cell myocarditis supported with veno-arterial extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 May;12(5):829-31. PubMed PMID: 21297147.
  14. Firstenberg MS, Blais D, Abel E, Newton HB, Crestanello J. Emergent pulmonary embolectomy and advanced glioblastoma multiforme. Case Report Med 2010; 2010:862028. Epub 2010 Dec 20. PubMed PMID: 21209739; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3014852.
  15. Firstenberg MS, Crestanello JA Letter to the Editor: Durability of Sternal Plating After Respiratory Arrest Requiring Chest Compressions. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2011;91:988.
  16. Ravi Y, Firstenberg M, Crestanello J, Sai Sudhakar CB. Mechanical circulatory support for the visually impaired: is it appropriate? Expert Rev Med Devices.2011 Mar;8(2):155-7. PubMed PMID: 21381908.
  17. Bonow RO, Maurer G, Lee KL, Holly TA, Binkley PF, Desvigne-Nickens P, DrozdzJ, Farsky PS, Feldman AM, Doenst T, Michler RE, Berman DS, Nicolau JC, Pellikka PA, Wrobel K, Alotti N, Asch FM, Favaloro LE, She L, Velazquez EJ, Jones RH, Panza JA; STICH Trial Investigators. Myocardial viability and survival in ischemic left ventricular dysfunction. N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 28;364(17):1617-25. Epub 2011 Apr 4. PubMed PMID: 21463153.
  18. Velazquez EJ, Lee KL, Deja MA, Jain A, Sopko G, Marchenko A, Ali IS, Pohost G,Gradinac S, Abraham WT, Yii M, Prabhakaran D, Szwed H, Ferrazzi P, Petrie MC,O'Connor CM, Panchavinnin P, She L, Bonow RO, Rankin GR, Jones RH, Rouleau JL; STICH Investigators. Coronary-artery bypass surgery in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 28;364(17):1607-16. Epub 2011 Apr4. PubMed PMID: 21463150.
  19. Winner M, Raman SV, Sun BC, Crestanello JA. Preoperative Assessment of Anomalous Right Coronary Artery Arising from the Main Pulmonary Artery. Case Reports in Medicine 2011, Article ID 642126, 4 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/642126.

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