Biography
 
 
 
     
 
Domingo S. Liotta, Michael E. DeBakey and Denton A. Cooley created Assistant Circulation –LVAD systems– at Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston (1962).

Domingo S. Liotta together with Denton A. Coley developed the clinical Total Artificial Heart at Baylor University and the Texas Heart Institute and started its clinical applications (1969).

Part of the Clinical Practice of Medicine and employed worldwide today.

 
     
 

BIOGRAPHY
Professor Domingo Santo Liotta, MD


 
 
 
Current Activities:
 
  • Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Morón, Argentina. 134 Cabildo St. (B1708JPD) Morón. Buenos Aires. Argentina
  • Professor of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Morón.
  • Secretary for Science and Technology, University of Morón.
  • Superior Research of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET)
  • President of Domingo Liotta´s Foundation – Internet: http://www.fdliotta.org
    E-mail: info@fdliotta.org
 
 
Education and Qualifications:
 
  • 1938-1942, High School Degree, at the Historical College of Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina.
  • 1949 (July 18), Graduated as a Medical Doctor, National University of Córdoba (Argentina).
  • 1949-1953, Residency (Surgery) Chairman of the Department of Surgery Professor Pablo L. Mirizzi, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
  • 1953, Assistant Surgeon Service of General Surgery, Professor Pablo L. Mirizzi, National University of Córdoba, Argentina.
  • 1953-1960, Chief of Surgical Clinic, Service of General Surgery, Professor Pablo L. Mirizzi, National University of Córdoba, Argentina.
  • 1953-1960, appointed and sent by Professor Pablo L. Mirizzi as Surgeon–in-Chief, Service of General Surgery N S del Valle, Public Provincial Hospital, Córdoba (Argentina).
  • 1953, Graduated as a Doctor in Medicine and Surgery, National University of Cordoba, Argentina. Thesis: Clinical Anatomy of Common Bile Duct, Thesis Director: Professor Pablo L. Mirizzi: Summa Qum Laude.
  • 1955, Early Diagnosis of the Tumor of the Pancreas and Ampulla of Vater. The method was developed by Domingo Liotta at the National University of Córdoba (Argentina) and extensively used at the University of Lyon (France). La duodénographie Hypotonique, French edition by Masson Editeur, Paris, Printed in France, 1963 and English edition Early Radiological Diagnosis of the Tumor of the Pancreas and Ampulla of Vater, Charles C. Thomas, Publishing Co. Springfield, Illinois, USA, 1965.
  • 1956-59, Residency (Assistant Étranger) General Surgery, Pierre Mallet-Guy´s Service and Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Paul Santy and Pierre Marion´s Services at the University of Lyon, France.
  • 1960-1964, Professor of Anatomy National University of Córdoba Argentina. Dr Liotta has continued as Honorary Professor.
  • 1961 (March-July), Observer Department of Artificial Organs in Willem J. Kolff´s Department, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, United States of America.
 
Willem J. Kolff, MD, in the 60s

Domingo Liotta was an Observer in the Department of Artificial Organs of the Cleveland Clinic (from March to July 1961). Dr Kolff was the Director of the Department at that time.
Willem J. Kolff, Domingo Liotta and T. Akutsu are historically considered the first to start the experimentation of the Total Artificial Heart (TAH) in animals. Cardiac prostheses were placed in an orthotopic position, that is, inside the pericardial sac after resection of the native heart.
Domingo Liotta started the studies of the Artificial Heart Hemodynamics at the University of Lyon in France during the last year of his Residency (Assistant Étranger) in General and Thoracic Surgery (1958-59).
Domingo Liotta commenced the Total Artificial Heart replacement of the native heart in the animal laboratory at the National University of Córdoba in Argentina. The year 1960 marked a marathon crash program on the TAH research at the University of Córdoba. Engineer Tomasso Taliani, an old Italian immigrant, a true gem of engineering thought was an invaluable collaborator. Liotta published two original and well-recognized papers of those fighting times1,2.

1. Liotta D., Taliani T., Giffoniello A.H., Sarria Deheza F., Liotta S., Lizarraga R., Tolocka R., Pagano J., Biancciotti E.: Artificial Heart in the chest: Preliminary report. Trans. Amer. Soc. Int. Organs, 1961; 7:318-22.
2. Liotta D., Taliani T., Giffoniello A.H., Liotta S., Lizarraga R., Tolocka L., Pagano J.: Ablation experimentale et replacement du coeur par un coer artificial intra-thoracique. Lyon Chirurgical, 1961; 57:704-14.

 
  • 1961-62, Fellow of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chairman of the Department of Surgery Michael E. DeBakey, Baylor University College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • 1962 (May), Prolonged assisted circulation during and after cardiac and aortic surgery. Prolonged partial left ventricular bypass by means of Intracorporeal Circulation. Finalist: the Young Investigators´Award (Denver) of the American College of Cardiology, Amer J Cardiol 1963, 12: 399-405.
  • 1962-64, Advanced Research Fellow of the American Heart Association.(62F92)
  • 1963 (July 19), Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implanted in a patient in cardiogenic shock postcardiotomy, Domingo Liotta and E. Stanley Crawford at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, First clinical use. The original clinical prototype is displayed at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC.
 
E. Stanley Crawford, MD, in the 60s
At the time he and Domingo Liotta implanted an LVAD for the first time in a patient (July 19, 1963).
 
  • 1963-1969, Co-Director of the Baylor-Rice Artificial Heart Program, shared with Michael E. DeBakey and C. William Hall.
  • 1964, Annual Award, Southwestern Surgical Society, United States of America, shared with C. William Hall and Michael E. DeBakey.
  • 1964-69, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Baylor University College of Medicine, Department Chairman Michael E.DeBakey, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • 1965, Professor Honoris Causa, Catholic University of Córdoba, Argentina.
 
Domingo Liotta created Assisted Circulation -the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) system- at Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston in 19611-11.
Dr. Michael E. DeBakey was the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at that time.
Liotta accomplished the LVAD fundamental animal research work at Baylor University in 1961-66. The successful intensive experimental work allowed the first clinical application of the Intrathoracic Liotta-Crawford LVAD, in the evening of July 19 1963.
In October 1966, a patient underwent a double valve replacement but could not be weaned from extracorporeal circulation. Then, a Paracorporeal Liotta-DeBakey LVAD was implanted. After support by the ventricular assist device for ten days at a flow rate of 1,200 mL/min, the patient recovered, making this the first successful use of a left ventricular device for postcardiotomy shock.
Today LVAD systems are in clinical practice as (1) a bridge for cardiac transplantation and (2) a bridge for myocardial recovery.

1 Liotta, D., E.S. Crawford, D.A.Cooley, M.E.DeBakey, M. De Urquia, L. Feldman, Prolongad partial left ventricular bypass by means of an intrathoracic pump implanted in the left chest, Trans. Am. Soc. Artif. Intern. Organs, 8 (1962): 90-9.
2 Liotta, D., C.W.Hall, W.S. Henly, A.C.Beall, D.A.Cooley, M.E. DeBakey, Prolonged assisted circulation during or after cardiac and aortic surgery 1- Prolonged Left ventricular bypass by means of an intrathoracic circulatory pump. II-Diastolic pulsation of the descending thoracic, Trans. Am. Soc. Intern. Organs, 9 (1963): 182-5.
3 Liotta, D., C.W. Hall, W.S. Henly, D.A.Cooley, E.S.Crawford, M.E. DeBakey, Prolonged assisted circulation during and after cardiac or aortic surgery. Prolonged partial left ventricular bypass by means of intracorporeal circulation, American Journal of Cardiology 12 (1963): 399–405. Finalist: “The Young Investigators Award” of the American College of Cardiology, Denver, May 1962.
4 Liotta, D., C. W. Hall, D. A. Cooley, M. E. DeBakey, Prolonged ventricular bypass with intrathoracic pump, Trans. Am. Soc. Intern. Organs 10 (1964): 154-6.
5 Liotta, D., J. H. Maness, H. Bourland, D. Podwell, C. W. Hall, M. E. DeBakey, Recent modification in the implantable left ventricular bypass, Trans. Am. Soc. Intern. Organs 11 (1965): 284-90.
6 DeBakey, M.E., D. Liotta, C. W. Hall, Prospects for implications of the artificial heart and assistant devices, J Rehab 32 (1966): 106-7.
7 Liotta, C. W. Hall, A. Villanueva, R. M. O’Neal, M. E. DeBakey, A pseudoendocardium for implantable blood pumps, Trans. Am. Soc. Intern. Organs 12 (1966): 129-38.
8 Liotta, D. Early Clinical application of Assisted Circulation, Texas Heart Institute Journal, 29 (2002): 229–30.
9 Eiseman, B, (Ed.). Mechanical Devises to Assist the Failing Heart. National Academy of Sciences National Research Council. (Collaborator), 1966; 17: 463-72.
10 Brest, A.L. (Ed.). Heart Substitutes (Mechanical and Transplant). Charles C. Thomas. Publishing Company Springfield, Illions. (Collaborator), 1966.
11 DeBakey, M. Research in the Service of Man: Biomedical Knowledge. Development and Use. Commitee of Government Operations. United States Senate, USA. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. (Collaborator), 1967.

Michael E. DeBakey, MD, in the 60s
 
 
 
 
Dr. DeBakey (foreground) and Dr. Liotta (holding the pump) at the historic cardiac surgery: implantation of the Liotta-DeBakey left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in a Paracorporeal Position at Methodist Hospital, Houston (April 21, 1966)
 
 
  • 1966 (August 6), Liotta-DeBakey LVAD in a Paracorporeal Position in cardiogenic shock postcardiotomy, Methodist Hospital, Houston, First successful clinical use in medical history.
  • 1968, Golden Eagle Award, Council of International Nontheatrical Events, United States of America, shared with Denton A. Cooley, Robert Bloodwell, and Grady Hallman.
  • 1969 (April 4), Liotta-Cooley Total Artificial Heart, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, United States of America, First clinical use in medical history.
 
Denton A. Cooley, MD, in the 60s

 

Historical Operation, the first in medical history.
Total heart Replacement with an Artificial Heart in orthotopic position (inside the pericardial sac). On the left Dr. Liotta, in the center of the picture the empty pericardial sac of the patient, Mr. H. Karp. On the right the hands of Dr. Cooley holding Mr. Karp’s heart and the artificial heart just before implantation. Texas Heart Institute, Houston (April 4, 1969).
Corner picture: Dr. Cooley is holding both the removed artificial heart and the donor heart. (April 7, 1969).

Domingo Liotta resumed his work on Total Artificial Heart (TAH) at Baylor University College of Medicine in July 1968. The straightforward objective was to use it in a patient either in irreversible cardiogenic shock postcardiotomy or in irreversible ‘stone heart’.
The decisive objective was to prolong a patient’s life by means of a mechanical heart until the implant of a donor human heart could definitively replace the artificial system. The procedure is now called two-staged cardiac transplantation.
The historical operation -one of the greatest medical adventures of the XX Century- was performed for the first time in the afternoon of April 4 1969. A dying human being was able to live with the Liotta-Cooley TAH until a donor human heart replaced it. That was a medical hard time, but full of glory and courage. The original clinical prototype of Liotta-Cooley TAH was selected in 2006 to be displayed prominently in the new Smithsonian Treasures of American History. In Dr. Cooley´s opinion, “this establishes it as a worthy part of human history”.

1 Cooley D.A., Liotta D., Hallman G.L., Bloodwell R.D., Leachman R.D., Milan J.D. , First Human implantation of cardiac prosthesis for total replacement of the heart, Trans. Amer. Soc. Arts. Int. Organs, 15 (1969): 252.
2 Cooley D.A., Liotta D., Hallman G.L., Bloodwell R.D., Leachman R.D., Nora J.D., Fernbach D.J., Milan J.D., Orthotopic cardiac prosthesis for two-staged cardiac replacement, Am. J. Cardio, 24 (1969): 723-730.

 

Left, Dr. Liotta is talking to Mr. Karp and Dr. Cooley is observing (April 5, 1969). Right, Mrs. Shirley Karp and Mr. Haskell Karp (April 5, 1969)

 
  • 1969, Award of Merit American Medical Association, shared with Denton A. Cooley.
  • 1969, Decoration of the Institute of Spanish Culture, Madrid, Spain shared with Jesús Zerbini (Brazil).
  • 1970, Decoration, Great Cross of Alphonse the Wise (Gran Cruz de Alfonso el Sabio), the highest Spanish civil decoration, shared with Denton A. Cooley.
  • 1970-71, Director of Surgical Research, Texas Heart Institute, Denton A. Cooley Chief of the Cardiovascular Service, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • 1971, Decoration, Order Legion of Merit, Government of the Province of Entre Rios, Argentina.
  • 1971-1974, Surgeon-in-Chief, Service of Cardiovascular Surgery, Carlos Durand Public Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1971-1990, Surgeon-in-Chief, Service of Cardiovascular Surgery, Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1973, Honorary Professor of Surgery, National University of Córdoba, Argentina.
  • 1973, Decoration, Attending Cardiovascular Surgeon of Chinese Hospitals and Consultant of the Ministry of Public Health,by the National State Council of the People’s Republic of China. Presided by Premier Chou En-lai.
 
November 8, 1973, Beijing, China. Dr. Domingo Liotta with Premier Chou-en Lai at the Government House in the People’s Republic of China.
 
  • 1973-1974, Secretary of State for Public Health, Argentina. Author of the Law 20748, the National System of Public Health.
 
President of Israel Professor Ephrain Katzir, MD; Mrs. Liotta; and D. Liotta. Jerusalem (1974).
Reproduced from Amazing Adventures of a Heart Surgeon, Chapter 29: “Israel, the Relieving Melancholy of Old Time”, page 260.
Dr. Morris Levy, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Beilinson Hospital in Petah-Tikva, a town near Tel-Aviv, and Dr. Liotta. A conference on Cardiac Valve Replacement (May 11, 1974)
Reproduced from Amazing Adventures of a Heart Surgeon, Chapter 29: “Israel, the Relieving Melancholy of Old Time”, page 256.
 
  • 1973-1996, twenty-three years teaching cardiac surgery to Chinese Surgeons, either mainly in China soil or at the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires.
  • 1974, Decoration, Gran Cavallieri d’ Onore for Humanitarian Services, Rome, Italy, the highest Italian civil decoration, presided by Premier Aldo Moro.
  • 1976, Staphylococcal Pseudo-aneurysm of Descending Thoracic Aorta. Treatment employing a pre-cardiac ascending aorta-abdominal aorta bypass graft, Chest, 72 (1977): 243-5. First successful clinical use. The patient is well at his 30-year follow-up (2006). This surgical method has been extended to the treatment of the so-called Digestive Chronic Bleeding Disease of the Yangzte River in China.
 
This surgical method has been extended to the treatment of a disease unknown in Western medicine, the so-called Digestive Chronic Bleeding Disease of the Yangtze River. At the valley of Yangtze River many of the crowded Chinese population eat a popular rice-fish mixture almost without chewing it. Fish bones may become stuck in the mucosa of the esophagus. An infected ulcer undermining the esophageal wall can then perforate into the descending thoracic aorta causing severe invalidity, deadly aortic bleeding or chronic episodic digestive bleeding.
 
  • 1983-1990, Surgeon-in-Chief, Service of Cardiovascular Surgery, San Camilo Clinic, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1986, Director of Graduate School of Cardiovascular Surgery, Argentine Medical Association (AMA).
  • 1990, Honorary Surgeon-in-Chief, Service of Cardiovascular Surgery, Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires.
 
Guangzhou, China. Honorary Director of the Cardiovascular Center (1990)
 
  • 1990, Honorary Director of the Cardiovascular Center, Guangzhou, China.
  • 1990, Honorary Professor of the Beijing Friendship Hospital of Capital University of Medical Science, China.
 
Discussion of medical strategies with Chinese doctors at the Cardiovascular Center of Guangzhou (Canton), China 1990.
 
  • 1991-1994, Surgeon-in-Chief, Cardiovascular Clinic Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1994-1996, Secretary of State for Science and Technology, Argentina.
  • 1994-1996, President of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET), Argentina.
  • 1995, Decoration, Kennedy Great Cross, University John F. Kennedy, Argentina.
  • 1996, Decoration, Chancellor da Ordem Nacional do Mérito Científico, National Medal for Scientific Merit, Brasilia, Brazil.
  • 1996, Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Morón, Argentina.
  • 1997, Granted the Organ Replacement Science Award: Assisted Circulation for Chronic Heart Failure’ Award, International Society for Artificial Organs (ISAO), United States of America.
  • 1997-Present, Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Morón, Argentina.
  • 1998-2008, Surgeon-in-Chief, Service of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dupuytren Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1998- Present, Professor of Anatomy, University of Morón, Argentina.
  • 2005- Present, Secretary for Science and Technology, University of Morón, Argentina.
  • 2005, Decoration, Grand Council Knight of the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem and Rhodes, Cyprus, Rhodes, 5766 (Hebraic Calendar)
  • 2006, Liotta-Cooley artificial heart (1969) displayed prominently at the Treasures of American History Exhibit, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
  • 2007, Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina.
  • 2008, Gold Star, as Superior Researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET), in honor of the 50th anniversary of its creation, Argentina. The CONICET was founded by Bernardo Houssay, Nobel Prize in Medicine (1946).
  • 2008, Prize “Carlos Reussi-Maestro de los Andes-2008” (Carlos Reussi-Master of the Andes), awarded by the Argentine Medical Association and the University of Valparaiso, Chile.
  • 2008, "Illustrious Citizen of Buenos Aires Province", awarded by the Honorable Chamber of Deputies of Buenos Aires Province (Argentina), Law D-585/08-09.
   
Published Scientific Papers (author, co-author, or collaborator): 166
 
Published Scientific Books (author, co-author, or collaborator): 34
 
     
  Medical Monographs: (author, co-author, or collaborator): 3  
     
  Published Books on Science and Humanism (author): 7  
 
  Title of the latest book: AMAZING ADVENTURES OF A HEART SURGEON. The Artificial Heart: The Frontier of Human Life, 2007
 
     
  Original Contributions used in Medical Practice:  
 
 
  1. Hypotonic Duodenography (1955)
  2. Left Ventricular Assist Systems (LVASs) to treat Heart Failure (1963)
  3. 2-stage Ascending Aorta-Abdominal Aorta By-pass graft to replace Descending Thoracic Aorta: extended to the treatment of the Chronic Digestive Bleeding Disease of the Yangzte River in China.
 
     
  Inventions, Patents:  
 
 
  • Patent of the United States of America Nº4.079.468
  • Patent of France Nº 80-05-801
  • Patent of Argentina Nº 221-872
  • Patent of the United States of America Nº4.710.192
  • Patent of the United States of America Nº4.655.772
  • Patent of Argentina Nº 235.693
  • Patent of Argentina Nº 232.275
  • Patent of Argentina Nº 235.690
  • Patent of Argentina Nº 234.464
  • Patent of the United States of America Nº 5.156.621
  • Patent of the United States of America Nº 5.456.715
  • Patent of the United States of America Nº 6.945.998-B2
 
     
  Selected Qualifications  
 
 
  • 1969, Institute of Spanish Culture Decoration, Madrid, Spain, shared with Jesus Zerbini (Brazil).
  • 1970, Great Cross of Alphonse the Wise Decoration, Madrid, Spain, shared with Denton A. Cooley.
  • 1973, Attending Cardiovascular Surgeon of Chinese Hospitals Decoration, National State Council of the People’s Republic of China presided by Premier Chou En-lai.
  • 1974, Gran Cavallieri d´Onore for Humanitarian Services Decoration, Rome, Italy, presided by Premier Aldo Moro.
  • 2006, Liotta-Cooley artificial heart (1969) displayed prominently at the Treasures of American History Exhibit, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
 
     
  Selected Social-Political-Cultural Achievements  
 
 
  • 1973-Scientific and Cultural Agreement between the Peoples Republic of China represented by Premier Chou En-lai and the Argentine Republic represented by Domingo Liotta State Secretary for Public Health
  • 1974- Scientific and Cultural Agreement between the State of Israel represented by President Ephrain Katzir and Minister Abba Eban and the Argentine Republic represented by Domingo Liotta State Secretary for Public Health.
  • 1974-Law 20748 for the National System of Public Health in Argentina, Author Domingo Liotta State Secretary for Public Health.
  • May 1974 United Nations Plenary session, Geneva, Domingo Liotta enounced the National System of Public Health of Argentina.
 
     
  Publications of the last 15 years  
 
  Medical Journals
 
  1. Liotta D and Frank L. Routine application of the omental pedicle graft in 50 consecutive patients at risk for sternal wound infection. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 1991, 18: 8 12.
  2. Liotta D, Del Río M, Gallo A, Frank L, Tamashiro A and Schneider R. Left ventricular aneurysm 1 to 2 mm. thick myocardium: A variant of the classic true aneurysm? TexasHeart Institute Journal 1990, 17: 337 345.
  3. Liotta D. Assisted Circulation for End Stage Chronic Heart Failure. Artificial Organs Journal, 1998, 22 (3): 230-236. Journal of the International Society for Artificial Organs, Blackwell Science Inc.
    Winner of the ´Best in Organ Replacement Science Award’ from the International Society for Artificial Organs, 1997.
  4. Liotta D. Coronary Air Embolism after Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Letter to the Editor; Ann Thorac Surg; 2000, 70: 1760.
  5. Liotta D, Diluch A, Malusardi, A and del Río M. Congenital Mitral-Aortic Discontinuity. Ann Thorac Surg; 2002, 73: 274-7.
  6. Liotta D. Novel left ventricular assist system, An electrocardiogram-synchronized LVAS that avoids cardiac cannulation. Texas Heart Institute Journal 2003, 30: 194-201.
  7. Liotta D. Novel left ventricular assist system II. Tex Heart Inst Journal 2004, 31: 278-82.
  8. Cervino C, Nasini V, Sroka, A, Diluch A, Cáceres M, Sellanes M, Malusardi A, del Río M, Pham S and Liotta D. Novel left ventricular assist system for cardiac recovery therapy: The Driver. Tex Heart Inst Journal 2005, 32: 535-40.
   
  Medical Books
 
  1. Liotta D, Navia J, Del Río P, Riebman J B, Frazier O H, Lima Quintana O, Cabrol C, Gandjbakhch I and Cooley D A. Orthotopic Univentricular Artificial Heart, Assisted Circulation 3, Chapter 36 : pages 407-419, Felix Unger Editor, Springer Verlag, Berlín Heidelberg New York, 1989.
  2. Liotta D. Direct Linear Pull Skeletal Muscle Powered for Chronic Implantable Assist Blood Pump for End Stage Heart Failure in Heart Surgery, Proceeding of the 5th International Symposium on Cardiac Surgery, Editor Luigi d'Alessandro, Casa Editrice Scientifica Internazionale, Roma, 1993.
  3. Liotta D, Alvarez CB and CONICET-PROCOAR Investigators. Chronic Heart Assist System, Assisted Circulation 4, Part IV: pages 217-232, Felix Unger Editor, Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 1995.
  4. Liotta D. Assisted Circulation for Chronic Intractable Heart Failure, Les Journées de la Pitié. R. and J. Editions Médicales, París, France, 1997.
  5. Liotta D, and del Rio M, Editors with 6 collaborators. Anatomía Fisiología Fisiopatología en la Práctica Médica. University of Morón Publishers, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1999 (331 pages, 322 figures and 5 tables).
  6. Liotta D, del Río M, Cooley D, Cabrol C, Griepp R, Bonser R, and Kato M. Editors, with 54 collaborators. Diseases of the Aorta, University of Morón Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002 (433 pages, 276 figures, 71 tables).
    Reviews of this Textbook by:
    • Richard Cambria, Mass General Hospital Boston MA. J Vascular Surgery 2002, 36:203.
    • Safuk Attar, Baltimore, MD. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2002, 74:2071.
  7. Liotta D, Cooley DA, del Río M, Safi HJ, , Cabrol C, Phan SM, Griepp RB, Fraser CD, Bonser RS, Bachet J, White R, Haverich A and Kato M, Editors With 106 collaborators. A Practical Textbook of Congenital and Acquired Diseases of the Aorta, 2nd edition, University of Morón Publishers, Buenos Aires, Argentina.2003 (675 pages,445 figures,108 tables).
    Review of this Textbook by:
    • Zvonimir Krajcek, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, Houston, TX. Texas Heart Institute Journal 2004, 31: (3); 333.
   
 
 
  Books on Scientific Humanism
 
 
 
  1. Liotta D. Recuerdos de un Médico Las Veladas de Bucarest-El Engarce del Cuerpo y del Alma, volumen 2, [Remembrances of a Medical Doctor Bucharest’s nights-The Linking of Body and Soul , volume 2 Intermédica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1989 (145 pages).
  2. Liotta D. Bajo la Tormenta del Post Moderno El secreto de la rosa de oro de la vida [In the Storm of Postmodernism-The Secret of the Life Golden Rose] Corregidor, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1993 (299 pages)
  3. Liotta D. Amazing Adventures of a Heart Surgeon The Artificial Heart: The Frontier of Human Life iUniverse Ed, Lincoln, NE, USA, 2007 (291 pages and 50 photographs).
    Review of the above-mentioned book by:
    • J. D. Haller and D. A. Cooley. Texas Heart Institute Journal 2007, 34:393.
    Dr. Haller stated: “Dr. Liotta’s monumental accomplishment began over 40 years ago….” And Dr. Cooley added: “I fully concur... accurate and detailed account… will be helpful to historians in future years.”
 
     
 
  Posters
 
 

Cleveland Clinic – 21st Century Treatment of Heart Failure: Synchronous Surgical and Medical Therapies for Better Outcomes. October 18-20, 2007, Cleveland, Ohio, EEUU.

 
 
the past
Cervino, C, JD Haller and D Liotta. Artificial Heart: I- THE PAST. Early Clinical Applications of Assisted Circulation and Total Artificial Heart.
 
 
Cervino, C and D Liotta. Artificial Heart: II- THE PRESENT. Development of Small Implantable Mechanical Assists. The Novel LVAS-I, II, III and the Atriostomy Method that avoids Cardiac Cannulation.
the present
 
 
the future
Cervino, C, JD Haller and D Liotta. Artificial Heart: III- THE FUTURE. Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) Bridge-to-Recovery. The Novel-LVAD III-intrathoracic small blood pump with Atriostomy drainage for combination therapies.
 
     
 


         


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