Tao Kaiyu, M.D.

Department:Cardiovascular Surgery

Medical School:Sichuan University, West China School of Medicine, China

Academic Rank:Associate Chief Physician


Clinical / Research Interests

Surgical treatment of various heart valve diseases, congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation, aortic disease, especially minimally invasive occlusion of congenital heart disease, minimally invasive surgical treatment of heart valve disease, coronary artery bypass surgery, etc.

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Research Summary

Dr. Tao has completed the research on the influence of platelet quantity and function regulation on systemic inflammatory response syndrome level and systemic organ protection in cardiopulmonary bypass. It is showed that inhibiting platelet function in specific period of cardiopulmonary bypass can effectively reduce systemic inflammatory response level and protect organ function.


Tao KY, An Q, Gan CP, Tang H, Feng Y, Song HB. Give the patient another chance: peratrial device closure of a secundum atrial septal defect that failed percutaneous device closure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009; 137(4):1024-7. 

Tao K, An Q, Lin K, Lui RC, Wu X, Zhou J, Du L. Which is better to preserve pulmonary function: short-term or prolonged leukocyte depletion during cardiopulmonary bypass? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;138:1385-91.

Tao K, Pan W, Lin K, Shi Y, Zhu P, Guo Y, Gan C, An Q. Modified Cavoatrial Anastomosis in Warden Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg 2010;89:2047-8.

Tao K, Lin K, Shi Y, Song H, Lui RC, Gan C, An Q. Perventricular device closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects in 61 young children: Early and midterm follow-up results. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010;140:864-70.

Tao K, Zhu D, An Q, Liu B, Lin K. Perventricular device closure of patent ductus arteriosus: a secondary chance. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar;93(3):1007-9.

Tao K, Cheng H, Hu Z, Kong M. An aorto-oesophageal fistula treated with endovascular aortic repair: the fate of untreated oesophageal lesion on endoscopic follow-up. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017. 25(6): 990-992.

Tao K, Hu Z, Zhang Y, Jiang D, Cheng H. LncRNA CASC11 improves atherosclerosis by downregulating IL-9 and regulating vascular smooth muscle cell apoptosis and proliferation. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2019 Jul;83(7):1284-1288.

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