Lija Swain, PhD


Instructor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine

University / Hospital Affiliation

Tufts Medical Center

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Manuscripts & Publications

Transvalvular Ventricular Unloading Before Reperfusion in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial damage due to acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains a significant global health problem. New approaches to limit myocardial infarct size and reduce progression to heart failure after STEMI are needed.

Systemic Inflammatory Burden Correlates with Severity and Predicts Outcomes in Patients with Cardiogenic Shock Supported by a Percutaneous Mechanical Assist Device

In-hospital mortality associated with cardiogenic shock (CS) remains high despite introduction of mechanical circulatory support. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether systemic inflammation is associated with clinical outcomes in CS.

Transvalvular Unloading Mitigates Ventricular Injury Due to Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Whether extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with Impella, known as EC-Pella, limits cardiac damage in acute myocardial infarction remains unknown.