Serafim  Papadimitriou

Anas Sarraj Asil

Associate Professor


• Completed medical school at the Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University. Madrid - Spain on 25th September 1986.
• Graduated in Medicine and Surgery “Titulo de Licenciado en Medicina y Cirugia” Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University, awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science on 4th December 1986. Madrid - Spain.
• Trained in Cardiovascular Surgery, Spanish residency programme, at Jimenez Diaz Foundation from 1987 to1992. Madrid - Spain.
• Fellow of Spanish Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (FSTCS) awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science on 28th April 1992. Madrid - Spain.
• Entitled to practice General Medicine by European Union (E.U) on 19th June 1995.
• Master of Medical Investigation with very good degree at Navarra University, Pamplona - Spain on 2ed August 1995.
• Fellow of European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons. (FETCS) on 13th March 1999.
• “Doctoral Thesis in Medicine and Surgery; (PhD) “Adjustable Segmental Tricuspid Annuloplasty” with “CUM LAUDE” degree at Autónoma University, Madrid - Spain on 23rd of June 2008.
• “Master in Valvular Repair – Advance Curse” awarded by Dr. Patrick Perier, director of the curse on 25 de March de 2009, Bad Neustadt – Germeny.


Area of Interest

1.Investigator-collaborator in the randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study about the safety and efficacy of recombinant activated Factor VII (rFVIIa / NovoSeven) in the treatment of postoperative bleeding in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. (Performed)

2.Investigator-collaborator in the study on Influence of early heart surgery in the short and long-term prognosis of infective endocarditis (ENDOVAL-1) (going on)

top publication

• Rabago G, Jimenez A, Fraile J, Martinell J, Artiz V, Serrano S, Cadavid E, Sarraj A, Moya P. “Mitral prosthetic valves and thromboembolism”. European Heart Journal, Abstract book, Mitral valve surgery, No. 194, pp 33, August 1989.
• Sarraj A, Jimenez A, Cadavid E, Moya P, Angarita L, Perez de la Sota E, Glen VR, Artiz V, Martinell J, Fraile J, Rabago G. “Valvular prosthetic replacement surgery in patients older than seventy”. Rivisti di Cardiochirurgia e Cardiologia. II Cuore. Vol. (7) Supplemento al No. (3)1990.
• Moriones I, Sánchez R, De la Fuente A, Sarraj A. “ Intraoperative dilatation of small coronary arteries. New technique”. Revista de la Sociedad Vasco-Navarra de Cardiología. 1992.
• Sarraj A, De la Fuente A, Sánchez R, Basterra N, Moriones I. “Myocardial revascularization between acute myocardial infartion and unstable angina”. Revista de la Sociedad Vasco-Navarra de Cardiología. Noviembre 1993; P 69.
• Moriones I, De la Fuente A, Sánchez R, Sarraj A. “The importante of the preservation of subvalvular apparatus in mitral replacement”. Revista de la Sociedad Vasco-Navarra de Cardiología. Noviembre 1993; p83.
• Basterra N, De la Fuente A, Imizcoz MA, Lezáun R, Gervás H, Alcasena S, Beramendi MA, Martin J, Olaz F, Sarraj A, de los Arcos E. “Comparisson between ACTP and coronary artery bypass grafting in patients mayor than 70 years”. Rev Esp Cardiol. 1994;47 (2):59.
• De la Fuente A, Sanchez R, Suarez J, Sarraj A, Moriones I. “Left ventricle perforation during a pleural drain report of a case with survival.” Texas Heart Institute Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2, p 175, 1994.
• Moriones I, De la Fuente A, Sanchez R, Sarraj A. “Surgical and hemodynamic evaluation of prosthetic mitral replacement with and without the preservation of chordae tendineae”. Cirugia Cardiovascular, No. 1, p 46, 1994.
• De la Fuente A, Sanchez R, Sarraj A, Basterra N, Maravi C, Moriones I. “Coronary surgery in elderly”. Revista de Cirugia Cardiovascular, No. 1, p 57, 1994.
• Moriones I, De la Fuente A, Sanchez R, Sarraj A. “Intraoperative flow measurement, Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Bypass Graft Permeability”. Cardiovascular Surgery, September 1995.
• Moriones I, Sanchez R, De la Fuente A, Sarraj A. “Simplified Technique of Stentless Xenograft Implantation”. Cardiovascular Surgery, September 1995.
• De la Fuente A, Sanchez R, Martin J, Sarraj A, Olaz F, Moriones I. “Intact Medtronic and Carpentier Edwards Sav Bioprostheses: Clinical and Hemodynamic Outcomes in a Randomized Study”. Cardiovascular Surgery, September 1995.
• Sarraj A, Al Homsi MF, Khouqeer F. “Pseudoxanthoma elasticum of the internal mammary artery”. Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 381-384, 1999.
• Sarraj A, Duarte J, Domínguez L, Pun YW. “Resection of metastatic pulmonary lesion of ossifying fibromyxoid tumor extended into the left atrium and ventricle via pulmonary vein”. European Journal of Echocardiography, 2007;8, 384-386.
• Sarraj A, Duarte J. “Adjustable Segmental Tricuspid Annuloplasty: A New Modified Technique”. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2007;83:698-699.
• Loeches B, Sarriá C, Reyes G, Sarraj A, Duarte J, Guio L, Rodríguez D, de Las Cuevas MC, Gamallo C. “Surgery in patient with active left sided infectious endocarditis”. Clinical Research in Cardiology, 2007;96(6):454.
• San Martin J, Sarriá C, Vilacosta I, San Roman A, Lopez J, Graupner C, Ronderos R, Stoermann W, Sarraj A, Duarte J. Gamallo C, Fernandez C. “Different clinical presentation of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) caused By staphylococci depending on time of diagnosis”. Clinical Research in Cardiology, 2007;96(6):458.
• Reyes G, Nuche JM, Sarraj A, Cobiella J, Orts M, Martin G, Celemin R, Montalva E, Martinez-Elbal L, Duarte J. “Bloodless cardiac surgery in Jehovah´s witnesses: outcomes compared with a control group”. Rev Esp Cardiol. 2007;60(7):727-31. Spanish.
• Reyes G, Sarraj A, Nuche JM, Duarte J. “Tricuspid valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards pericardial xenograft: midterm results”. Cir Cardiov. 2007; 14(1):31-6. Spanish.
• Awamleh P, Alberca MT, Gammallo C, Enrech S, Sarraj A “Left atrium myxosarcoma: an exceptional cardiac malignant primary tumor”. Clin. Cardiol. 2007; 30(6):306-8.
• Sarraj A, Nuche JN, Dominguez L, Garcia LM, Reyes G, Bustamante J, Alvarez P, Duarte J. “Adjustable Segmental Tricuspid Annuloplasty: Technical Advantages and Mid-term results”. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009;87 (4):1148-53.
• Reyes G, Benedicto A, Bustamante J, Sarraj A, Nuche JM, Alvarez P, Duarte J. “Restoration of atrial contractility after surgery cryoablation: clinical, electrical and mechanical results”. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surgey. 2009; 10
• Sarraj A, Nuche JM, Dominguez L, Bustamante J, Reyes G, Duarte J. “Redundant Anterior Aortic Valve”. Ann Thorac Surg 2010; 90:313.
• Sarraj A, Badia S, Bustamante J, Reyes G, Alvarez P, Nuche JM, Duarte J. “Huge Calcified Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm”. Cir Cardiov 2010;17(4):395.
• Reyes G, Prieto M-A, Alvarez P, Orts M, Bustamante J, Santos G, Sarraj A, Planas A. “Cell saving Systems do not reduce the need of transfusión in low-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery” Interact Cardio Vasc Thorac Surg 2011;12:189-193.

1. Prize for best oral communication presented at the XVII National Congress of the Spanish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery for the title \"Effectiveness of atrial contractility after surgical cryoablation of atrial fibrillation\" on June 21, 2008.
2. Prize for best oral communication presented at the XX Congress of the Spanish Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery for the title \"Influence of cell saver in the inflammatory response and transfusion requirements in cardiac surgery: prospective randomized study\" on 18 in June 2010.
3. The 2 prizes for the best two videos of the 3 rd gala of hemostasis Baxter (Floseal), held in Madrid-Spain 2012.

1. A new technique \"Adjustable Segmental Tricuspid Annuloplasty - ASTA\" patented by Society of Thoracic Surgeon (STS).
2. \"Kit for tricuspid valvular annuloplasty ring\" a new design of three-dimensional tricuspid valvular ring patented by Spanish Patent and Trademark (Publication Nº: WO 2012/152959 - PCT: ES 2011/070782