Articles Published

  • Sajja, L.R., Sarkar, K., Mannam, G. et al. Graft patency at 3 months after off- and on-pump coronary bypass surgery: a randomized trial. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12055-019-00869-0.
  • Sajja, L.R., Singh, S., Mannam, G. et al. Impact of occult renal disease on the outcomes of off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019;35:150-157.
  • Yadava OP, Sajja L. Coronary : at par with rest of the world. Section 10: cardiac Surgery in India. In CSI textbook of Cardiology. The Indian Perspective, 2018.pp 576-590. Ed. Deb P K. Jay Pee Brothers, New Delhi.
  • Mitra K. Nadim, Lui G. Forni, Azra Bihorac, Charles Hobson, Jay L. Koyner, Andrew Shaw, George J. Arnaoutakis, Xiaoqiang Ding, Daniel T. Engelman, Hrvoje Gasparovic, Vladimir Gasparovic, Charles A. Herzog, Kianoush Kashani, Nevin Katz, Kathleen D. Liu, Ravindra L Mehta, Marlies Ostermann, Neesh Pannu, Peter Pickkers, Susanna Price, Zaccaria Ricci, Jeffrey B. Rich, Lokeswara R. Sajja, Fred A. Weaver, Alexander Zarbock, Claudio Ronco, John A. Kellum. Cardiac and Vascular Surgery–Associated Acute Kidney Injury: The 20th International Consensus Conference of the ADQI (Acute Disease Quality Initiative) Group Journal of the American Heart Association. 2018;7:e008834
  • Benedetto U, Douglas G Altman, Flather M, Gerry S, Gray A, Lees B, Taggart DP. On behalf of the Arterial revascularization trial investigators. Incidence and clinical implications of intraoperative bilateral internal thoracic artery graft conversion: Insights from the Arterial Revascularization Trial . J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018;155:2346-2355.
  • Sajja LR, Beri P. Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting in India —Time to raise the bar. Ind Heart J. 2017; 69: 640-645.
  • Taggart DP, Altman DG, Gray AM , Lees B, Gerry S, Benedetto U, Flather M, , for the ART Investigators. Randomized trial of bilateral versus single internal-thoracic-artery grafts. N Engl J Med 2016;375:2540-9.
  • Sajja LR, Strategies to reduce deep sternal wound infection after bilateral internal mammary artery grafting. Int J Surg. 2015;16: 171-178.
  • Lokeswara Rao Sajja and Gopichand Mannam. Internal thoracic artery: anatomical and biological characteristics revisited. Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals.2015;23:88-99.
  • Lokeswara Rao Sajja. “The Journey of Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease in India: Adoption, Customization and Innovation”. Sadasivan Oration. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014; 30:116-128.
  • Sajja LR, Mannam G. Reduction of Sternal Infection in Off-pump CABG by Modified Pedicle Harvesting (Correspondence). Ann Thorac Surg 2013;96:2283–90
  • Sajja L R, Mannam G C, Dandu SBR, Sompalli S. Reduction of sternal wound infections in diabetic patients undergoing off pump coronary artery bypass surgery and using modified pedicle bilateral internal thoracic artery harvest technique. J Thorac CardiovascSurg 2012 144:480-485.
  • Sajja LR and Mannam G. The less blood product the less renal impairment? Ann Thorac Surg 2012;94:332-333.
  • Sajja L R, Mannam G C, Chakravarthi R.M, Guttikonda J, Sompalli S, Bloomstone J. Impact of preoperative renal dysfunction on outcomes of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann ThoracSurg 2011; 92: 2161-2167.
  • Sajja LR, Mannam GC. Nonobstructive ectopic accessory mitral valve tissue in association with left ventricular apical aneurysm. J ThoracCardiovascSurg 2010; 139:218-220.
  • Sajja LR, Mannam GC. Mitral valve repair for chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation: A review. Valves & Chambers, The Journal of Cardiology 2009;1:1-10.
  • Sajja LR, Mannam GC, Dandu SBR, Pathuri SN, Saikiran KVSS, Sompalli S. Outcomes of mitral valve repair for chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation. Asian CardiovascThorac Ann 2009; 87:1721 -1727.
  • Sajja LR, Mannam GC. Rare variants of internal thoracic artery in patients with coronary artery disease. Ind J ThoracCardiovasc. Surg 2009; 25: 68-70.
  • Mannam GC, Sajja LR, Dandu SBR, Pathuri SN, Saikiran KVSS, Sompalli S. Off-pump coronary revascularization for left main coronary artery stenosis. Asian CardiovascThorac .Ann. 2008; 16: 473-78.
  • Sajja LR, Koneti NR, Mannam GC,Kalyanasundaram M. Correction of anomalous drainage of right superior vena cava to left atrium. Asian CardiovascThorac Ann 2008; 16: e32-4.
  • Sajja LR, Mannam GC,Gutti RS, Goli NR,Sompalli S, Penumatsa RR. Postinfarction ventricular septal defect: repair by patch with infarct exclusion. Asian CardiovascThorac Ann 2008; 16: 215-220.
  • Sajja LR, Mannam GC, Dandu SBR, Pathuri SN, Saikiran KVSS, Sompalli S. Off – pump coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with significant left ventricular dysfunction. Ind J ThoracCardiovasc. Surg, 2008; 24:110-115.
  • Sajja LR. Assessment of ulnar collateral circulation by the Allen test in patients undergoing radial artery harvest. Eur J CardiothoracSurg 2008; 33:755.
  • Sajja, L.R., Mannam, G.C. Chakravarthi, R.M.In search of strategies for optimizing outcomes in patients with compromised renal function undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Cardiology 2008; 111:21-22.
  • Sajja LR, Mannam GC, Chakravarthi RM, Sompalli S, Naidu SK, Bhupathiraju S, Penumatsa RR . Coronary artery bypass grafting with or without cardiopulmonary bypass in patients with preoperative non-dialysis dependent renal insufficiency: A randomized study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007; 133:378-88.
  • Sajja LR, Mannam GC. Angiographic patency of the radial artery conduit in coronary artery bypass grafting (Reply) Ann Thorac Surg. 2006; 81:1551-1552.
  • Sajja L R, Mannam G C, Sompalli S R, Simhadri C S R, Hasan A. Multinodular goiter compressing trachea following open heart surgery. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann.2006;14: 416-417.
  • Sajja L R, Mannam G C, Panthula N R, Sompalli S. The role of radial artery graft in coronary artery bypasses grafting. Ann Thorac Surg 2005:79: 2180-8.
  • Sajja LR, Mannam G, Sompalli S. Extrafacially harvested radial artery graft in CABG: Immediate arm complications and midterm clinical and angiographic results. J Card Surg 2005; 20:440-8.
  • Sajja LR, Mannam GC, Pantula NR, Sompalli S, Raju ARG, Raju BS. Reoperation for coronary artery disease in the young: early and mid-term results. (Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc. Surg, 2005:21:199-203).
  • Sajja L R, Mannam G C, Sompalli S, Reddy K V, Bala Raju S, Raju B S, Raju P K. Does multi vessel off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting reduce post-operative morbidity compared to on-pump CABG? Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2004; 20:173-177.
  • Sajja L R, Mannam G, Sompalli S, Reddy K V, Raju R B, Anjaneyulu A V. Mid-term angiographic patency of radial artery graft: Does the site of proximal anastomosis effect the patency? Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2004;20:178-182.
  • Sajja L.R, Mannam GC. Right internal mammary artery and radial artery composite insitu pedicle graft in CABG. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002; 73:1856 – 1859.
  • Sajja LR, Mannam GC, Sompalli S. Neurologic hand complications after radial artery harvest for coronary bypass grafting. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002;123: 585 – 586.
  • Sajja L.R., Mannam GC, Sompalli S. Is Allen’s test not reliable in selection of patients for radial artery harvest? Ann. Thorac Surg. 2002;74: 296
  • Sajja LR, Benjaram SR, Sahariah S, Devaraj VK. A giant aneurysm of renal artery: surgical management. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2002; 10:176 – 77.
  • L.R. Sajja, Mannam G.C. Role of closed mitral commissurotomy in mitral stenosis with severe pulmonary hypertension. J Heart Valve Dis 2001; 10:288-293.
  • Sajja L.R. Mannam G.C, Sompalli SR, Missula SK, Accessory mitral valve tissue obstructing left ventricular outflow tract. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2001; 9:325-6.
  • Mannam G.C, Sajja L.R., Yarlagadda R.B, Pothineni R.B, Repair of left ventricular outflow tract diverticulum in association with aortic stenosis. Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001; 17: 90-92.
  • Sajja L.R. Mannam G.C, Krishnam Raju, S.Sompalli, R.S. Angajala. Right atrial myxoma arising from crista terminalis in septugenarian. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2001:9.322-4.
  • Sajja L.R., Mannam G.C, Alluri RGR, Sompalli SR. Off -pump coronary artery bypass grafting: a single centre experience Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001; 17:77-81.
  • Sajja L.R, Farooqi A, Shaik M.S, Yarlagadda R.B, Baruah D.K, Pothineni R.B, Surgical revascularization in patients with dual left anterior descending coronary artery. Tex Heart inst J:2000:27:292-6.
  • Sajja LR, Farooqi A, Yarlagadda R.B, Shaik M.S, Pothineni R.B, Retrograde coronary sinus perfusion for severe left main coronary artery stenosis. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2000:8:290-1.
  • Sajja L.R, Farooqi. A, Yarlagadda R.B, Spontaneous dissection of left main coronary artery: surgical management. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2000; 8: 54-5.
  • Sajja L.R, Kulshreshth P., Yarlagadda R.B, Continuous intravenous insulin infusion reduces infections in diabetics after CABG. Ann Thorac Surg 2000; 69: 667-68.
  • Sajja L.R, Farooqi A, Yarlagadda R.B, Shaik M.S, Surgical management of eventration of diaphragm in an elderly patient. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2000; 8: 181-3.
  • Kulshreshtha P., L. Rao, Grab J.L., Rousou J.A., Englemen R.M, Wait R.B. use of extrafascially harvested radial artery for coronary artery revascularization: technical considerations. J Card Surg. 1999; 14: 26-31.
  • Sajja L.R., Rao S.P., Madhusudan KN, Naresh Kumar Reddy CR, Reddy BSR. Aorto-innominate vein fistula: a rare complication following open heart surgery Asian Cardiovascular Thorac Ann 1996:4:54-56.
  • Sampath Kumar A, Bhan A, Bajaj R, Lokeswara Rao S, P.Venugopal P, Srivastava S. Mitral Valve Repair : Techniques and Results. Indian Heart J: 1990:42:135-37.
  • E.V. Ussiri, GopiChand Mannam, Lokeswara Rao Sajja, J. Viswanath, D.S. Bhaskara Raju, S.Pathuri, S. Sompalli, N.K. Rao. Clinico-Surgical Outcome of Repair of Isolated Atrial Septal Defect At Care Hospital, Banjara Hills-Hyderabad India, 2004-2006. East and Central African Journal of Surgery 2007; 12:148-153.
  • Ussiri E.V, Nyawawa ETM, Mannam GC, Sajja LR , Bhaskara Raju DS, Pathuri SN, Saikiran KVSS, Sompalli S. Patterns of anomalous pulmonary venous connection as seen at Care Hospital, Hyderabad - India. East and Central African Journal of Surgery 2007; 12:18-22.
  • E.V. Ussiri, E.T.M. Nyawawa, U. Mpoki, E.R. Lugazia, G.C. Mannam, L.R. Sajja. S. Sompalli. Modified Blalock-Taussig Shunt in Palliative Cardiac Surgery. East and Central African Journal of Surgery 2007; 12:23-27.

Published Discussions


  • L.R.Sajja. Discussion of Lemma MG, Coscioni E, Tritto FP, Centofanti P, Fondacone, Salica A, et al. On-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in high-risk patients: Operative vessels of a prospective randomized trial (on-off study). J ThoracCardiovascSurg 2012;143:625-631.
  • L Sajja . Discussion of Glineur D, D’hoore W, de Kerchove L, Noirhomme P, Price J, Hanet C et al . Angiographic predictors of 3-year patency of bypass grafts implanted on the gastroepiploic artery, saphenous vein, and right internal thoracic artery grafts right coronary artery system: A prospective randomized comparison of astroepiploic artery, saphenous vein, and right internal thoracic artery grafts. J ThoracCardiovascSurg 2011; 142:980-988
  • L. Sajja. Discussion of Elmistekawy E, Chan V , Bourke M E, Dupuis J-Y,. Rubens F D, Mesana T G and Ruel M. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting does not preserve renal function better than on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Results of a case-matched study. J ThoracCardiovascSurg2012;143:85-92
  • L Sajja. Discussion of Paone G et al. Preoperative predicted risk does not fully explain the association between red blood cell transfusion and mortality in coronary bypass surgery.JThoracCardiovascSurg 2012; 143:184-185.
  • L Sajja Discussion of Fuster RG , Paredes F, Peláez AG, Martín E, Cánovas S, Gil O, et al. Impact of increasing degrees of renal impairment on outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting: the off-pump advantage Eur J Cardio-Thorac Surg 2013 44:732-42.

Latest News

  • He Presented contemporary trend in coronary artery Surgery in india at the old congress on cardia sciences in 2018
  • The Study was presented at Annual meeting of the American for Phoracic Surgery at SanDiego in April-2008
  • PROMOTE Patency- Prospective Randomized comparison of Off-pump and On-pump Multivessel cOronary artery bypass surgery To Evaluate outcomes and graft patency . The study was conducted at 6 centers in India (Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nadiad, Coimbatore) a total of 320 patients were enrolled.
  • Dr. Sajja delivered a lecture in Dr. C Sambasiva Rao Memorial Endowment CME program on “Recent advances in Cardiac Surgery” at Guntur Medical College , Guntur on 28.Feb.2016.
  • Lokeswara Rao Sajja. Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting in India - time to raise the bar. Presented at American Association for Thoracic Surgery International Coronary Congress held at New York, USA. August 21-23,2015.
  • Lokeswara Rao Sajja, Gopi Chand Mannam , Rama Chandra Raju Pusapati Ramesh Gudapati, Raghava Raju Penumatsa Jyothsna Guttikonda Sriramulu Sompalli. Analysis of thirty-day outcomes of off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: a large cohort study. Presented at American Association for Thoracic Surgery International Coronary Congress held at New York, USA. August 21-23,2015.
  • Sajja LR, Strategies to reduce deep sternal wound infection after bilateral internal mammary artery grafting. Int J Surg. 2015;16: 171-178.
  • Lokeswara Rao Sajja. “The Journey of Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease in India: Adoption, Customization and Innovation”. Sadasivan Oration. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014; 30:116-128.