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 Dan Mihai Dorobantu

Dan Mihai Dorobantu

PhD Student

 Baring Court BC135

 

Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I joined Sport and Health Sciences in 2019 to complete a PhD in Echocardiography, Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Rehabilitation in Paediatric Congenital Heart under the supervision of Professor Craig Williams at the Children’s Health & Exercise Research Centre (CHERC).

During my undergraduate and postgraduate medical training I have undergone research in surgical outcomes of congenital heart disease treatment at the University of Bristol and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, focusing on paediatric and young adult populations. I recently completed my cardiology specialty training, with a focus on adult congenital heart disease and advanced echocardiography.

My PhD investigates the role of exercise imaging and functional testing in evaluating patients with congenital and inherited cardiac diseases, and how a rehabilitation programme could be implemented in this population. We will be performing exercise echocardiography with myocardial strain measurements, with concomitant cardiopulmonary testing, in order to determine the relationship between cardiac and respiratory function during exercise.

Qualifications

BSc in Medicine from the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

Research

Publications

Journal articles

Williams C, Barker A, Wadey C, Weston M, Dorobantu D (In Press). The role of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in predicting mortality and morbidity in people with congenital heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Dorobantu DM, Huang Q, Espuny Pujol F, Brown KL, Franklin RC, Pufulete M, Lawlor DA, Crowe S, Pagel C, Stoica SC, et al (2023). Hospital resource utilization in a national cohort of functionally single ventricle patients undergoing surgical treatment. JTCVS Open, 14, 441-461. Abstract.
Ștefan M, Tomescu D, Predoi C, Goicea R, Perescu M, Popescu M, Dorobanțu D, Droc G, Andrei Ș, Știru O, et al (2023). Less (Transfusion) is More—Enhancing Recovery through Implementation of Patient Blood Management in Cardiac Surgery: a Retrospective, Single-Centre Study of 1174 Patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease, 10(7). Abstract.
Riding NR, Dorobantu D-M, Williams CA, Stuart G, Fritsch P, Wilson MG, Mossialos E, Pieles G (2023). Protecting the stars of tomorrow: do international cardiovascular preparticipation screening policies account for the paediatric athlete? a systematic review and quality appraisal. Br J Sports Med, 57(6), 371-380. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dorobantu DM, Radulescu CR, Riding N, McClean G, de la Garza M-S, Abuli-Lluch M, Duarte N, Adamuz MC, Ryding D, Perry D, et al (2023). The use of 2-D speckle tracking echocardiography in assessing adolescent athletes with left ventricular hypertrabeculation meeting the criteria for left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy. Int J Cardiol, 371, 500-507. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dorobantu DM, Riding N, McClean G, de la Garza M-S, Abuli-Lluch M, Sharma C, Duarte N, Adamuz MC, Watt V, Hamilton RM, et al (2023). The use of 2-D speckle tracking echocardiography in differentiating healthy adolescent athletes with right ventricular outflow tract dilation from patients with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. Int J Cardiol, 382, 98-105. Abstract.  Author URL.
Predescu L, Postu M, Zarma L, Bucsa A, Platon P, Croitoru M, Mereuta A, Licheardopol L, Predescu A, Dorobantu D, et al (2023). Unprotected Left Main Bifurcation Stenting in Acute Coronary Syndromes: Two-Stent Technique versus One-Stent Technique. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 13(4). Abstract.
Marcu DTM, Adam CA, Dorobanțu DM, Șalaru DL, Sascău RA, Balasanian MO, Macovei L, Arsenescu-Georgescu C, Stătescu C (2022). Beta-Blocker-Related Atrioventricular Conduction Disorders—A Single Tertiary Referral Center Experience. Medicina (Lithuania), 58(2). Abstract.
Predescu L, Bucsa A, Croitoru M, Mereuta A, Platon P, Postu M, Zarma L, Dorobantu D, Lichiardopol L, Predescu A, et al (2022). Four-Year Outcomes of Unprotected Left Main Lesion PCI with Self-Apposing Stents versus Balloon-Expandable Stents. Romanian Journal of Cardiology / Revista Romana de Cardiologie, 32(1), 2-9. Abstract.
Sharma C, Dorobantu DM, Ryding D, Perry D, McNally SR, Stuart AG, Williams CA, Pieles GE (2022). Investigating the Accuracy of Quantitative Echocardiographic-Modified Task Force Criteria for Arrhythmogenic Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in Adolescent Male Elite Athletes. Pediatr Cardiol, 43(2), 457-464. Abstract.  Author URL.
Badea R, Dorobantu DM, Sharabiani MTA, Predescu LM, Coman IM, Ginghina C (2022). Left main coronary artery compression by dilated pulmonary artery in pulmonary arterial hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Res Cardiol, 111(7), 816-826. Abstract.  Author URL.
Amir NH, Dorobantu DM, Wadey CA, Caputo M, Stuart AG, Pieles GE, Williams CA (2021). Exercise training in paediatric congenital heart disease: fit for purpose?. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 107(6), 525-534. Abstract.
Predescu L, Postu M, Zarma L, Bucsa A, Platon P, Croitoru M, Mereuta A, Lichiardopol L, Predescu A, Dorobantu DM, et al (2021). Four-year outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention of unprotected left main coronary artery disease in patients with stable angina and acute coronary syndrome. Romanian journal of internal medicine = Revue roumaine de medecine interne, 59(2), 141-150. Abstract.
Dorobantu DM, Wadey CA, Amir NH, Stuart AG, Williams CA, Pieles GE (2021). The Role of Speckle Tracking Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Common Inherited Cardiomyopathies in Children and Adolescents: a Systematic Review. Diagnostics, 11(4), 635-635. Abstract.
Dorobantu DM, Sharabiani MTA, Taliotis D, Parry AJ, Tulloh RMR, Bentham JR, Caputo M, Van Doorn C, Stoica SC (2020). Age over 35 years is associated with increased mortality after pulmonary valve replacement in repaired tetralogy of Fallot: Results from the UK National Congenital Heart Disease Audit database. European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, 58(4), 825-831. Abstract.
Toncu A, Radulescu CR, Dorobantu D, Stoica S (2020). Does routine fenestration improve early and late postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing Fontan palliation?. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 30(5), 773-779. Abstract.
Dorobantu DM, Sharabiani MTA, Taliotis D, Parry AJ, Tulloh RMR, Bentham JR, Caputo M, Van Doorn C, Stoica SC (2020). Erratum: Age over 35 years is associated with increased mortality after pulmonary valve replacement in repaired tetralogy of Fallot: Results from the UK National Congenital Heart Disease Audit database (European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (2020) 58 (825-831) DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezaa069). European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, 58(4). Abstract.
Predescu LM, Postu M, Zarma L, Bucsa A, Platon P, Croitoru M, Mereuta A, Lichiardopol L, Predescu A, Dorobantu DM, et al (2020). Four-year outcomes of unprotected left main lesion treated with one-stent versus two-stent technique. Revista Romana de Cardiologie, 30(3), 399-408. Abstract.
Stoica SC, Dorobantu DM, Vardeu A, Biglino G, Ford KL, Bruno DV, Zakkar M, Mumford A, Angelini GD, Caputo M, et al (2020). MicroRNAs as potential biomarkers in congenital heart surgery. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 159(4), 1532-1540.e7.
Dorobantu DM, Visan AC, Tulloh RMR, Gonzalez-Barlatay F, Caputo M, Stoica SC (2020). Outcomes following aortic valve procedures in 201 complex congenital heart disease cases - Results from the UK National Audit. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 31(4), 547-554. Abstract.
Radu LE, Ghiorghiu I, Oprescu A, Dorobantu D, Arion C, Colita A (2019). Cardiotoxicity evaluation in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia – results of prospective study. Medical Ultrasonography, 21(4), 449-449. Abstract.
Thom H, Visan AC, Keeney E, Dorobantu DM, Fudulu D, T a Sharabiani M, Round J, Stoica SC (2019). Clinical and cost-effectiveness of the Ross procedure versus conventional aortic valve replacement in young adults. Open Heart, 6(1), e001047-e001047. Abstract.
Predescu LM, Postu M, Zarma L, Bucsa AC, Platon P, Croitoru M, Mereuta A, Dorobantu DM, Lichiardopol LA, Predescu AG, et al (2019). Four-year outcomes of unprotected left main lesion stenting in a Romanian high-volume PCI-center. Revista Romana de Cardiologie, 29(3), 422-430. Abstract.
Dorobantu DM, Stoicescu C, Tulloh RM, Stoica SC (2019). Surgical Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot with Absent Pulmonary Valve: Favorable Long-Term Results. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 31(4), 847-849.
Dorobantu DM, Taliotis D, Tulloh RM, Sharabiani MTA, Mohamed Ahmed E, Angelini GD, Stoica SC (2019). Surgical versus balloon valvotomy in neonates and infants: results from the UK National Audit. Open Heart, 6(1), e000938-e000938. Abstract.
Radu DN, Dorobantu DM, Enache R (2018). Clinical and echocardiographic aspects in fixed subaortic stenosis. Revista Romana de Cardiologie, 28(4), 436-443. Abstract.
Dorobantu DM, Mahani AS, Sharabiani MTA, Pandey R, Angelini GD, Parry AJ, Tulloh RMR, Martin RP, Stoica SC (2018). Primary repair versus surgical and transcatheter palliation in infants with tetralogy of Fallot. Heart, 104(22), 1864-1870. Abstract.
Radu LE, Ghiorghiu IA, Dorobantu DM, Oprescu A, Ginghina C, Arion CV, Colita A, Popescu BA (2018). Right ventricular systolic longitudinal function decreases early after low dose doxorubicin treatment in children and is linked to the decrease in left ventricle ejection fraction. Revista Romana de Cardiologie, 28(2), 174-181. Abstract.
McClure GR, Belley-Cote EP, Um K, Gupta S, Bouhout I, Lortie H, Alraddadi H, Alsagheir A, McIntyre WF, Dorobantu D-M, et al (2018). The Ross procedure versus prosthetic and homograft aortic valve replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 55(2), 247-255.
Sharabiani MTA, Dorobantu DM, Mahani AS, Turner M, Peter Tometzki AJ, Angelini GD, Parry AJ, Caputo M, Stoica SC (2016). Aortic Valve Replacement and the Ross Operation in Children and Young Adults. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 67(24), 2858-2870.
Fiorentino F, Stickley J, Dorobantu D, Pandey R, Angelini G, Barron D, Stoica S (2016). Early Reoperations in a 5-Year National Cohort of Pediatric Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 101(4), 1522-1529.
Dorobantu DM, Pandey R, Sharabiani MT, Mahani AS, Angelini GD, Martin RP, Stoica SC (2016). Indications and results of systemic to pulmonary shunts: results from a national database. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 49(6), 1553-1563.
Fudulu DP, Dorobantu DM, Azar Sharabiani MT, Angelini GD, Caputo M, Parry AJ, Stoica SC (2015). Outcomes following repair of anomalous coronary artery from the pulmonary artery in infants: results from a procedure-based national database. Open Heart, 2(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Dorobantu DM, Sharabiani MT, Martin RP, Angelini GD, Parry AJ, Caputo M, Stoica SC (2014). Surgery for simple and complex subaortic stenosis in children and young adults: Results from a prospective, procedure-based national database. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 148(6), 2618-2626.

Conferences

Stoica S, Kreuzer M, Dorobantu DM, Kostolny M, Nosal M, Hosseinpour AR, Martinez FL, Generali T, Hasan A, Mair R, et al (2022). Aortic root translocation and en bloc rotation of the outflow tracts surgery for complex forms of transposition of the great arteries and double outlet right ventricle: a multicenter study.  Abstract.
Dorobantu DM, Ridout D, Brown KL, Rodrigues W, Sharabiani MTA, Pagel C, Anderson D, Wellman P, McLean A, Cassidy J, et al (2021). Factors associated with unplanned reinterventions and their relation to early mortality after pediatric cardiac surgery.  Abstract.
Dorobantu DM, Taliotis D, Visan AC, Tulloh R, Stoica SC (2018). Outcomes after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve: results from a national registry.  Author URL.


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