Portrait von Dr. med. Mina Farag
Priv.- Doz. Dr. med. Mina Farag

Specialist Physician (Sektion Kinderherzchirurgie)
Facharzt (Sektion Kinderherzchirurgie)



Grieshaber P, Farag M, Fonseca-Escalante E, Loukanov T (2024)

Perfusion During Aortic Arch Surgery-Keep it Physiologic!

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2024 Jan 9:21501351231221427. doi: 10.1177/21501351231221427. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38196329 No abstract available. 



Kremer J, Jahn J, Klein S, Farag M, Borst T, Karck M (2023)

Early versus Delayed Surgery in Patients with Left-Sided Infective Endocarditis and Stroke.

J Cardiovasc Dev Dis. 2023 Aug 21;10(8):356. doi: 10.3390/jcdd10080356. PMID: 37623369 Free PMC article.


Farag M, Büsch C, Rylski B, Pöling J, Dohle DS, Sarvanakis K, Hagl C, Krüger T, Detter C, Holubec T, Borger MA, Böning A, Karck M, Arif R; German Registry for Acute Aortic Dissection Type A Working Group of the German Society of Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery. (2023)

Early outcomes of patients with Marfan syndrome and acute aortic type A dissection.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Jul;166(1):25-34.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.07.024. Epub 2021 Jul 21. PMID: 34446289



Kremer J, Meinert ÉFRC, Farag M, Mueller F, Soethoff JP, Karck M, Schmack B, Meyer AL, Warnecke G (2022)

New Wound Management of Driveline Infections with Cold Atmospheric Plasma.

J Cardiovasc Dev Dis. 2022 Nov 21;9(11):405. doi: 10.3390/jcdd9110405. PMID: 36421940 Free PMC article.


Gökler J, Aliabadi-Zuckermann AZ, Kaider A, Ambardekar AV, Antretter H, Artemiou P, Bertolotti AM, Boeken U, Brossa V, Copeland H, Generosa Crespo-Leiro M, Eixeré-Esteve A, Epailly E, Farag M, Hulman M, Khush KK, Masetti M, Patel J, Ross HJ, Rudež I, Silvestry S, Suarez SM, Vest A, Zuckermann AO (2022)

Indications, Complications, and Outcomes of Cardiac Surgery After Heart Transplantation: Results From the Cash Study.

Front Cardiovasc Med. 2022 Jun 9;10:879612. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2022.879612. eCollection 2022. PMID: 35756840 Free PMC article.



Arif R, Warninck A, Farag M, Sommer W, Leuschner F, Frey N, Karck M, Warnecke G, Geis NA (2022)

Long-Term Patency of Venous Conduits Targeting the Right Coronary Artery System-Single Is Superior to Sequential bypass Grafting.

J Cardiovasc Dev Dis. 2022 Aug 26;9(9):285. doi: 10.3390/jcdd9090285. PMID: 36135430


Al-Maisary S, Farag M, Te Gussinklo WH, Kremer J, Pleger ST, Leuschner F, Karck M, Szabo G, Arif R (2021)

Are Sutureless and Rapid-Deployment Aortic Valves a Serious Alternative to TA-TAVI? A Matched-Pairs Analysis.

J Clin Med. 2021 Jul 12;10(14):3072. doi: 10.3390/jcm10143072. PMID: 34300238


Kreibich M, Kremer J, Vötsch A, Berger T, Farag M, Winkler A, Siepe M, Karck M, Beyersdorf F, Rylski B, Czerny M, Gottardi R (2021)

Multicentre experience with the frozen elephant trunk technique to treat penetrating aortic ulcers involving the aortic arch.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jun 14;59(6):1238-1244. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezaa480. PMID: 33517361




Kremer J, Farag M, Brcic A, Zubarevich A, Schamroth J, Kreusser MM, Karck M, Ruhparwar A, Schmack B (2020)

Temporary right ventricular circulatory support following right ventricular infarction: results of a groin-free approach.

ESC Heart Fail. 2020 Oct;7(5):2853-2861.doi: 10.1002/ehf2.12888. Epub 2020 Aug 5.


Leidenberger T, Gordon Y, Farag M, Delles M, Fava Sanches A, Fink MA, Kallenbach K, Kauczor HU, Rengier F (2019)

Imaging-Based 4D Aortic Pressure Mapping in Marfan Syndrome Patients: A Matched Case-Control Study.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 May;109(5):1434-1440.doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.08.048. Epub 2019 Sep 27.



Farag M, Arif R, Raake P, Kreusser M, Karck M, Ruhparwar A, Schmack B (2019)

Cardiac surgery in the heart transplant recipient: Outcome analysis and long-term results.

Clin Transplant. 2019 Oct;33(10):e13709. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13709. Epub 2019 Sep 30.


Kremer J, Farag M, Zaradzki M, Szabó G, Ruhparwar A, Kallenbach K, Karck M, Arif R (2019)

The reimplantation valve-sparing aortic root replacement technique for patients with Marfan syndrome: A single-center experience.

Sci Rep. 2019 Aug 19;9(1):12021. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-48572-9.


Farag M, Veres G, Szabó G, Ruhparwar A, Karck M, Arif R (2019)

Hyperbilirubinaemia after cardiac surgery: the point of no return.

ESC Heart Fail. 2019 Aug;6(4):694-700. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.12447. Epub 2019 May 16.


Kremer J, Preisner F, Dib B, Tochtermann U, Ruhparwar A, Karck M, Farag M (2019)

Aortic arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk technique - a single-center study.

J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Aug 1;14(1):147. doi: 10.1186/s13019-019-0969-9.


Schmack B, Farag M, Kremer J, Grossekettler L, Brcic A, Raake PW, Kreusser MM, Goldwasser R, Popov AF, Mansur A, Karck M, Ruhparwar A (2019)

Results of concomitant groin-free percutaneous temporary RVAD support using a centrifugal pump with a double-lumen jugular venous cannula in LVAD patients.

J Thorac Dis. 2019 Apr;11(Suppl 6):S913-S920. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.11.121.



Szczechowicz M, Mkalaluh S, Farag M, Mashhour A, Loukanov T, Kolcz J, Karck M, Weymann A (2018)

Pulmonary valve and right ventricular outflow tract surgery in adults: 23-year experience.

Kardiol Pol. 2018;76(3):602-610. doi: 10.5603/KP.a2017.0260. Epub 2018 Jan 3.



Farag M, Badowski D, Koschny R, Skopp G, Brcic A, Szabo GB (2017)

Extracorporeal life support and digoxin-specific Fab fragments for successful management of Taxus baccata intoxication with low output and ventricular arrhythmia.

Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Dec;35(12):1987.e3-1987.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.09.031. Epub 2017 Sep 18


Schmack B, Seppelt P, Weymann A, Alt C, Farag M, Arif R, Doesch AO, Raake PW, Kallenbach K, Mansur A, Popov AF, Karck M, Ruhparwar A (2017)

Extracorporeal life support with left ventricular decompression-improved survival in severe cardiogenic shock: results from a retrospective study.

PeerJ. 2017 Sep 29;5:e3813. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3813. eCollection 2017.


Farag M, Borst T, Sabashnikov A, Zeriouh M, Schmack B, Arif R, Beller CJ, Popov AF, Kallenbach K, Ruhparwar A, Dohmen PM, Szabó G, Karck M, Weymann A (2017)

Surgery for Infective Endocarditis: Outcomes and Predictors of Mortality in 360 Consecutive Patients.

Med Sci Monit. 2017 Jul 25;23:3617-3626.


Farag M, Nikolic M, Weymann A (2017)

Cardiac surgery in solid organ transplant recipients: a clinical challenge.

Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2017 Jul;15(7):495-502. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2017.1343667. Epub 2017 Jul 5. Review.


Weymann A, Farag M, Sabashnikov A, Fatullayev J, Zeriouh M, Schmack B, Arif R, Müller F, Alt C, Raake P, Prakash Patil N, Popov AF, Rüdiger Simon A, Karck M, Ruhparwar A; Heidelberg-Cologne-Harefield Cardiothoracic Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support Outcomes Research Group (2017)

Central Extracorporeal Life Support With Left Ventricular Decompression to Berlin Heart Excor: A Reliable "Bridge to Bridge" Strategy in Crash and Burn Patients.

Artif Organs. 2017 Jun;41(6):519-528. doi: 10.1111/aor.12792. Epub 2016 Nov 8.


Farag M, Nikolic M, Arif R, Schmack B, Sabashnikov A, Zeriouh M, Popov AF, Ruhparwar A, Karck M, Weymann A (2017)

Cardiac Surgery in Patients With Previous Hepatic or Renal Transplantation: A Pair-Matched Study.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 May;103(5):1467-1474. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.08.092. Epub 2016 Nov 17.


Farag M, Arif R, Sabashnikov A, Zeriouh M, Popov AF, Ruhparwar A, Schmack B, Dohmen PM, Szabó G, Karck M, Weymann A (2017)

Repair or Replacement for Isolated Tricuspid Valve Pathology? Insights from a Surgical Analysis on Long-Term Survival.

Med Sci Monit. 2017 Feb 25;23:1017-1025.


Farag M, Patil NP, Sabashnikov A, Arif R, Szabó G, Kallenbach K, Ruhparwar A, Karck M, Brenner T, Hofer S, Weymann A (2017)

Comparison of Two Miniaturized Cardiopulmonary Bypass Systems Regarding Inflammatory Response.

Artif Organs. 2017 Feb;41(2):139-145. doi: 10.1111/aor.12750. Epub 2016 Sep 22.



Arif R, Farag M, Zaradzki M, Reissfelder C, Pianka F, Bruckner T, Kremer J, Franz M, Ruhparwar A, Szabo G, Beller CJ, Karck M, Kallenbach K, Weymann A (2016)

Ischemic Colitis after Cardiac Surgery: Can We Foresee the Threat?

PLoS One. 2016 Dec 15;11(12):e0167601. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167601. eCollection 2016.


Kremer J, Farag M, Arif R, Brcic A, Sabashnikov A, Schmack B, Popov AF, Karck M, Dohmen PM, Ruhparwar A, Weymann A (2016)

Total Artificial Heart Implantation After Undifferentiated High-Grade Sarcoma Excision.

Med Sci Monit Basic Res. 2016 Nov 2;22:128-131.


Samak M, Fatullayev J, Sabashnikov A, Zeriouh M, Schmack B, Farag M, Popov AF, Dohmen PM, Choi YH, Wahlers T, Weymann A (2016)

Cardiac Hypertrophy: An Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Basis.

Med Sci Monit Basic Res. 2016 Jul 23;22:75-9. doi: 10.12659/MSMBR.900437. Review.


Schmack B, Weymann A, Popov AF, Patil NP, Sabashnikov A, Kremer J, Farag M, Brcic A, Lichtenstern C, Karck M, Ruhparwar A (2016)

Concurrent Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Implantation and Percutaneous Temporary RVAD Support via CardiacAssist Protek-Duo TandemHeart to Preempt Right Heart Failure.

Med Sci Monit Basic Res. 2016 May 5;22:53-7. doi: 10.12659/MSMBR.898897. Review.


Arif R, Farag M, Gertner V, Szabó G, Weymann A, Veres G, Ruhparwar A, Bekeredjian R, Bruckner T, Karck M, Kallenbach K, Beller CJ (2016)

Female Gender and Differences in Outcome after Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Does Age Play a Role?

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 4;11(2):e0145371. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145371. eCollection 2016.



Beller CJ, Farag M, Wannaku S, Seppelt P, Arif R, Ruhparwar A, Karck M, Weymann A, Kallenbach K (2015)

Gender-specific differences in outcome of ascending aortic aneurysm surgery.

PLoS One. 2015 Apr 22;10(4):e0124461. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124461. eCollection 2015.


Karmonik C, Partovi S, Rengier F, Meredig H, Farag MB, Müller-Eschner M, Arif R, Popov AF, Kauczor HU, Karck M, Ruhparwar A (2015)

Hemodynamic assessment of partial mechanical circulatory support: data derived from computed tomography angiographic images and computational fluid dynamics.

Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2015 Apr;5(2):160-5. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-3652.2015.03.03.



Ruhparwar A, Piontek P, Ungerer M, Ghodsizad A, Partovi S, Foroughi J, Szabo G, Farag M, Karck M, Spinks GM, Kim SJ (2014)

Electrically contractile polymers augment right ventricular output in the heart.

Artif Organs. 2014 Dec;38(12):1034-9. doi: 10.1111/aor.12300. Epub 2014 Apr 1.


Ghodsizad A, Bordel V, Wiedensohler H, Elbanayosy A, Koerner MM, Gonzalez Berjon JM, Barrios R, Farag M, Zeriouh M, Loebe M, Noon GP, Koegler G, Karck M, Ruhparwar A (2014)

Magnetically guided recellularization of decellularized stented porcine pericardium-derived aortic valve for TAVI.

ASAIO J. 2014 Sep-Oct;60(5):582-6. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000110.


Farag M, Weymann A, Schmack B, Rauch H, Karck M, Szabó G (2014)

Massive calcified tricuspid valve endocarditis in a patient with dual lumen tunneled venous catheter.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014;20 Suppl:730-3. doi: 10.5761/ Epub 2013 Jun 26.



Ghodsizad A, Farag MB, Ungerer M, Karck M, Tochtermann U, Ruhparwar A (2012)

Modified reposition of the JOTEC prosthesis in the frozen elephant trunk procedure.

Heart Surg Forum. 2012 Apr;15(2):E90-1. doi: 10.1532/HSF98.20111137.



Gertner V, Bordel V, Tochtermann U, Kallenbach K, Verch M, Ungerer M, Piontek P, Arif R, Hasani MR, Takahashi H, Farag M, Ruhparwar A, Karck M, Ghodsizad A, Hasani AR (2010)

Management of biventricular assist device implantation in patients with necrotic pancreatitis.

Heart Surg Forum. 2010 Dec;13(6):E413-4. doi: 10.1532/HSF98.20101067.