Tom Ports, MD


CLINICAL INTERESTS: Dr. Thomas Ports is director of Interventional Cardiology and co-director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory for adult patients. Since performing the first coronary angioplasty at UCSF Medical Center in 1979, he has accumulated vast experience in performing catheter interventions. In addition to elective angioplasty, he specializes in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, balloon valvuloplasty of stenotic valves and alcohol septal ablation in obstructive cardiomyopathy. Ports, a professor of medicine at UCSF, is called upon frequently to give second opinions in difficult cases.
M.D., 1973 - School of Medicine, Ohio State University
Clinical Fellowship, - Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  1. Mayfield JJ, Leavitt AD, Tanriverdi T, Soni K, Ports TA, Abraham MR. Acute coronary syndrome in patients with hemophilia: a delicate balancing act. 2015 Year Book of Pediatrics. Ed. Cabana MD. (Elsevier; Philadelphia, PA) 2022. PMID: 35543796

  2. Feng K, Gupta V, Terrazas E, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports T, Gregoratos G, Tavakol M, Roberts JP, Boyle A. Trans-radial versus trans-femoral access in patients with end-stage liver disease undergoing cardiac catheterization. American journal of cardiovascular disease 2014. PMID: 25360391

  3. Gupta V, Feng K, Cheruvu P, Boyer N, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports TA, Zimmet J, Shunk K, Boyle AJ. High femoral artery bifurcation predicts contralateral high bifurcation: implications for complex percutaneous cardiovascular procedures requiring large caliber and/or dual access. The Journal of invasive cardiology 2014. PMID: 25198481

  4. Pandit J, Gupta V, Boyer N, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports TA, Boyle AJ. Patient and physician perspectives on outcomes weighting in revascularization. The POWR study. International journal of cardiology 2014. PMID: 25194864

  5. Boyer N, Beyer A, Gupta V, Dehghani H, Hindnavis V, Shunk K, Zimmet J, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports T, Boyle A. The effects of intra-arterial vasodilators on radial artery size and spasm: implications for contemporary use of trans-radial access for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention. Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions 2013. PMID: 24095616

  6. Beyer AT, Ng R, Singh A, Zimmet J, Shunk K, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports TA, Boyle AJ. Topical nitroglycerin and lidocaine to dilate the radial artery prior to transradial cardiac catheterization: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial: the PRE-DILATE Study. International journal of cardiology 2013. PMID: 23582415

  7. Yong CM, Sharma M, Ochoa V, Abnousi F, Roberts J, Bass NM, Niemann CU, Shiboski S, Prasad M, Tavakol M, Ports TA, Gregoratos G, Yeghiazarians Y, Boyle AJ. Multivessel coronary artery disease predicts mortality, length of stay, and pressor requirements after liver transplantation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society 2010. PMID: 21031539

  8. Zellner C, Ports TA, Yeghiazarians Y, Boyle AJ. Sterile radial artery granuloma after transradial procedures: a unique and avoidable complication. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2010. PMID: 20976748

  9. Zellner C, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports TA, Ursell P, Boyle AJ. Sterile radial artery granuloma after transradial cardiac catheterization. Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions 2010. PMID: 21640939

  10. Sharma M, Yong C, Majure D, Zellner C, Roberts JP, Bass NM, Ports TA, Yeghiazarians Y, Gregoratos G, Boyle AJ. Safety of cardiac catheterization in patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting liver transplantation. The American journal of cardiology 2009. PMID: 19231345

  11. Mishell JM, Vakharia KT, Ports TA, Yeghiazarians Y, Michaels AD. Determination of adequate coronary stent expansion using StentBoost, a novel fluoroscopic image processing technique. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2007. PMID: 17139686

  12. Klein A, Lee K, Gera A, Ports TA, Michaels AD. Long-term mortality, cause of death, and temporal trends in complications after percutaneous aortic balloon valvuloplasty for calcific aortic stenosis. Journal of interventional cardiology 2006. PMID: 16724971

  13. Akhtar M, Vakharia KT, Mishell J, Gera A, Ports TA, Yeghiazarians Y, Michaels AD. Randomized study of the safety and clinical utility of rotational vs. standard coronary angiography using a flat-panel detector. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2005. PMID: 16082684

  14. Boltwood CM, Chien W, Ports T. Ventricular tachycardia complicating alcohol septal ablation. The New England journal of medicine 2004. PMID: 15509832

  15. Dauterman KW, Michaels AD, Ports TA. Is there any indication for aortic valvuloplasty in the elderly? The American journal of geriatric cardiology 2003. PMID: 12732815

  16. Ornish D, Scherwitz LW, Billings JH, Brown SE, Gould KL, Merritt TA, Sparler S, Armstrong WT, Ports TA, Kirkeeide RL, Hogeboom C, Brand RJ. Intensive lifestyle changes for reversal of coronary heart disease. JAMA 1998. PMID: 9863851

  17. Whisenant B, Sweeney J, Ports TA. Combined PTCA and aortic valvuloplasty for acute myocardial infarction complicated by severe aortic stenosis and cardiogenic shock. Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis 1997. PMID: 9367103

  18. Drew BJ, Adams MG, McEldowney DK, Lau KY, Wung SF, Wolfe CL, Ports TA, Chou TM. Frequency, duration, magnitude, and consequences of myocardial ischemia during intracoronary ultrasonography. American heart journal 1997. PMID: 9327705

  19. Denardo SJ, Talbot L, Hargrave VK, Selfridge AR, Ports TA, Yock PG. Accuracy of Doppler catheter measurements: effect of inhomogeneous beam power distribution on mean and peak velocity. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1997. PMID: 9014979

  20. Hausmann D, Johnson JA, Sudhir K, Mullen WL, Friedrich G, Fitzgerald PJ, Chou TM, Ports TA, Kane JP, Malloy MJ, Yock PG. Angiographically silent atherosclerosis detected by intravascular ultrasound in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia and familial combined hyperlipidemia: correlation with high density lipoproteins. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1996. PMID: 8636537

  21. Heidenreich PA, Chou TM, Amidon TM, Ports TA, Browner WS. Impact of the operating physician on costs of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. The American journal of cardiology 1996. PMID: 8651090

  22. Chou TM, Amidon TM, Ports TA, Wolfe CL. Cardiogenic shock: thrombolysis or angioplasty? Journal of intensive care medicine 1996. PMID: 10160069

  23. Heidenreich PA, Chou TM, Smedira NG, Sweeney JP, Schiller NB, Schwartz DE, Merrick SH, Ports TA. Catheter fragmentation of massive pulmonary embolus: guidance with transesophageal echocardiography. American heart journal 1995. PMID: 7484792

  24. Fitzgerald PJ, Ports TA, Cheitlin MD, Magilligan DJ, Tyrrell JB. Intracardiac pheochromocytoma with dual coronary blood supply: case report and literature review. Cardiovascular surgery (London, England) 1995. PMID: 8574544

  25. Sudhir K, Ports TA, Amidon TM, Goldberger JJ, Bhushan V, Kane JP, Yock P, Malloy MJ. Increased prevalence of coronary ectasia in heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Circulation 1995. PMID: 7867176

  26. Hausmann D, Sudhir K, Mullen WL, Fitzgerald PJ, Ports TA, Daniel WG, Yock PG. Contrast-enhanced intravascular ultrasound: validation of a new technique for delineation of the vessel wall boundary. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1994. PMID: 8106706

  27. Lesh MD, Van Hare GF, Scheinman MM, Ports TA, Epstein LA. Comparison of the retrograde and transseptal methods for ablation of left free wall accessory pathways. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1993. PMID: 8335827

  28. Smedira NG, Ports TA, Merrick SH, Rankin JS. Balloon aortic valvuloplasty as a bridge to aortic valve replacement in critically ill patients. The Annals of thoracic surgery 1993. PMID: 8466348

  29. Chou TM, Amidon TM, Ports TA. Contained rupture following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: long-term outcome. Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis 1993. PMID: 8448800

  30. Amidon TM, Chou TM, Rankin JS, Ports TA. Mitral and aortic paravalvular leaks with hemolytic anemia. American heart journal 1993. PMID: 8417538

  31. Munoz del Romeral L, Dae MW, Ports TA, Botvinick EH. Diagnostic and prognostic value of ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring. American heart journal 1992. PMID: 1442488

  32. Sudhir K, Hargrave VK, Johnson EL, Aldea G, Mori H, Ports TA, Yock PG. Measurement of volumetric coronary blood flow with a Doppler catheter: validation in an animal model. American heart journal 1992. PMID: 1388326

  33. Lesh MD, Coggins DL, Ports TA. Coronary air embolism complicating transseptal radiofrequency ablation of left free-wall accessory pathways. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE 1992. PMID: 1381076

  34. Gould KL, Ornish D, Kirkeeide R, Brown S, Stuart Y, Buchi M, Billings J, Armstrong W, Ports T, Scherwitz L. Improved stenosis geometry by quantitative coronary arteriography after vigorous risk factor modification. The American journal of cardiology 1992. PMID: 1550011

  35. Isaaz K, Munoz L, Ports T, Schiller NB. Demonstration of postvalvuloplasty hemodynamic improvement in aortic stenosis based on Doppler measurement of valvular resistance. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1991. PMID: 1960312

  36. Pepine CJ, Allen HD, Bashore TM, Brinker JA, Cohn LH, Dillon JC, Hillis LD, Klocke FJ, Parmley WW, Ports TA. ACC/AHA guidelines for cardiac catheterization and cardiac catheterization laboratories. American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Ad Hoc Task Force on Cardiac Catheterization. Circulation 1991. PMID: 1934395

  37. Sudhir K, Fitzgerald PJ, MacGregor JS, DeMarco T, Ports TA, Chatterjee K, Yock PG. Transvenous coronary ultrasound imaging. A novel approach to visualization of the coronary arteries. Circulation 1991. PMID: 1934370

  38. Denardo SJ, Yock PG, Hargrave VK, Srebro JP, Ports TA, Talbot L. Differentiation of abnormal blood flow patterns in coronary arteries based on Doppler catheter recordings. Angiology 1991. PMID: 1928812

  39. Zhu YY, Chung WS, Botvinick EH, Dae MW, Lim AD, Ports TA, Danforth JW, Wolfe CL, Goldschlager N, Chatterjee K. Dipyridamole perfusion scintigraphy: the experience with its application in one hundred seventy patients with known or suspected unstable angina. American heart journal 1991. PMID: 1985375

  40. Kane JP, Malloy MJ, Ports TA, Phillips NR, Diehl JC, Havel RJ. Regression of coronary atherosclerosis during treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia with combined drug regimens. JAMA 1990. PMID: 2243428

  41. Ornish D, Brown SE, Scherwitz LW, Billings JH, Armstrong WT, Ports TA, McLanahan SM, Kirkeeide RL, Brand RJ, Gould KL. Lifestyle changes and heart disease. Lancet (London, England) 1990. PMID: 1975906

  42. Ardehali A, Ports TA. Myocardial oxygen supply and demand. Chest 1990. PMID: 2203620

  43. Ornish D, Brown SE, Scherwitz LW, Billings JH, Armstrong WT, Ports TA, McLanahan SM, Kirkeeide RL, Brand RJ, Gould KL. Can lifestyle changes reverse coronary heart disease? The Lifestyle Heart Trial. Lancet (London, England) 1990. PMID: 1973470

  44. Winters WL, McIntosh HD, Cheitlin MD, Elon R, Graboys TB, King SB, Murdaugh C, Orentlicher D, Ports TA, Rainer WG. Ethics in cardiovascular medicine. Task Force II: The relation of cardiovascular specialists to patients, other physicians and physician-owned organizations. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1990. PMID: 2358584

  45. Johnson EL, Yock PG, Hargrave VK, Srebro JP, Manubens SM, Seitz W, Ports TA. Assessment of severity of coronary stenoses using a Doppler catheter. Validation of a method based on the continuity equation. Circulation 1989. PMID: 2527644

  46. Hui P, Ports T. Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm presenting as unstable angina. American heart journal 1989. PMID: 2750659

  47. White RD, Holt WW, Cheitlin MD, Cassidy MM, Ports TA, Lim AD, Botvinick EH, Higgins CB. Estimation of the functional and anatomic extent of myocardial infarction using magnetic resonance imaging. American heart journal 1988. PMID: 3354402

  48. Ports TA, Srebro JP, Manubens SM, White N, Johnson E, Yock PG, Lo E. Simultaneous percutaneous aortic valvuloplasty and coronary artery angioplasty in an elderly patient. American heart journal 1988. PMID: 2964189

  49. White RD, Cassidy MM, Cheitlin MD, Emilson B, Ports TA, Lim AD, Botvinick EH, Schiller NB, Higgins CB. Segmental evaluation of left ventricular wall motion after myocardial infarction: magnetic resonance imaging versus echocardiography. American heart journal 1988. PMID: 3336970

  50. Bouchard A, Blumlein S, Schiller NB, Schlitt S, Byrd BF, Ports T, Chatterjee K. Measurement of left ventricular stroke volume using continuous wave Doppler echocardiography of the ascending aorta and M-mode echocardiography of the aortic valve. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1987. PMID: 3794113

  51. Blumlein S, Bouchard A, Schiller NB, Dae M, Byrd BF, Ports T, Botvinick EH. Quantitation of mitral regurgitation by Doppler echocardiography. Circulation 1986. PMID: 3731421

  52. Goldstein JA, Schiller NB, Lipton MJ, Ports TA, Brundage BH. Evaluation of left ventricular thrombi by contrast-enhanced computed tomography and two-dimensional echocardiography. The American journal of cardiology 1986. PMID: 3962861

  53. Denardo SJ, Anderson DJ, Gould RG, Lipton MJ, Brundage BH, Ports TA. Feasibility, reliability, and advantage of utilizing low contrast dose digital subtraction ventriculography in a conventional catheterization laboratory. American heart journal 1985. PMID: 3898796

  54. Wahr DW, Ports TA, Botvinick EH, Dae M, Schechtmann N, Huberty J, Hattner RS, O'Connell JW, Turley K. The effects of coronary angioplasty and reperfusion on distribution of myocardial flow. Circulation 1985. PMID: 3159510

  55. Danforth J, Ports TA. Using beta blockers after MI in the elderly. Geriatrics 1985. PMID: 2859233

  56. Farmer D, Higgins CB, Yee E, Lipton MJ, Wahr D, Ports T. Tissue characterization by magnetic resonance imaging in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 1985. PMID: 4038428

  57. Kereiakes DJ, Ports TA, Botvinick EH, Schiller NB, Turley K, Chatterjee K. Right ventricular myocardial infarction with ventricular septal rupture. American heart journal 1984. PMID: 6720553

  58. Anderson DM, Raff GL, Ports TA, Brundage BH, Parmley WW, Chatterjee K. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Effects of acute and chronic verapamil treatment on left ventricular systolic and diastolic function. British heart journal 1984. PMID: 6539120

  59. Kereiakes DJ, Ports TA, Finkbeiner W. Endomyocardial biopsy in Henoch-Schönlein purpura. American heart journal 1984. PMID: 6364755

  60. Ports TA, Chatterjee K, Wilkinson P, Avakian D, Parmley WW. Trimazosin in chronic congestive heart failure: improved left ventricular function at rest and during exercise. American heart journal 1983. PMID: 6139004

  61. Kramer PH, Imboden JB, Waldman FM, Turley K, Ports TA. Severe aortic insufficiency in juvenile chronic arthritis. The American journal of medicine 1983. PMID: 6859059

  62. Kereiakes DJ, Morady F, Ports TA. High-degree atrioventricular block after radiation therapy. The American journal of cardiology 1983. PMID: 6404151

  63. Botvinick EH, Perez-Gonzalez JF, Dunn R, Ports T, Chatterjee K, Parmley W. Late prognostic value of scintigraphic parameters of acute myocardial infarction size in complicated myocardial infarction without heart failure. The American journal of cardiology 1983. PMID: 6301256

  64. Rouleau JL, Chatterjee K, Ports TA, Doyle MB, Hiramatsu B, Parmley WW. Mechanism of relief of pacing induced angina with oral verapamil: reduced oxygen demand. Circulation 1983. PMID: 6847811

  65. Perez-Gonzalez J, Botvinick EH, Dunn R, Rahimtoola S, Ports T, Chatterjee K, Parmley WW. The late prognostic value of acute scintigraphic measurement of myocardial infarction size. Circulation 1982. PMID: 6290099

  66. Higgins JR, Ports TA. Constrictive pericarditis: techniques for differential diagnosis. Postgraduate medicine 1982. PMID: 6750584

  67. McKay CR, Chatterjee K, Ports TA, Holly AN, Parmley WW. Minoxidil therapy in chronic congestive heart failure: acute plus long-term hemodynamic and clinical study. American heart journal 1982. PMID: 7113898

  68. Topol EJ, Goldschlager N, Ports TA, Dicarlo LA, Schiller NB, Botvinick EH, Chatterjee K. Hemodynamic benefit of atrial pacing in right ventricular myocardial infarction. Annals of internal medicine 1982. PMID: 7073152

  69. Goldstein JA, Vlahakes GJ, Verrier ED, Schiller NB, Tyberg JV, Ports TA, Parmley WW, Chatterjee K. The role of right ventricular systolic dysfunction and elevated intrapericardial pressure in the genesis of low output in experimental right ventricular infarction. Circulation 1982. PMID: 7055873

  70. Hossack KF, Pool PE, Steele P, Crawford MH, DeMaria AN, Cohen LS, Ports TA. Efficacy of diltiazem in angina on effort: a multicenter trial. The American journal of cardiology 1982. PMID: 7036710

  71. Bendersky R, Chatterjee K, Parmley WW, Brundage BH, Ports TA. Dobutamine in chronic ischemic heart failure: alterations in left ventricular function and coronary hemodynamics. The American journal of cardiology 1981. PMID: 7270460

  72. Wilkinson PL, Hamilton WK, Moyers JR, Graham BG, Ports TA, Ullyot DJ, Chatterjee K. Halothane and morphine-nitrous oxide anesthesia in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass operation. Patterns of intraoperative ischemia. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 1981. PMID: 6974285

  73. Parmley WW, Chatterjee K, Arnold S, Rubin SA, Brundage BH, Williams RL, Ports T, Chuck L, Rouleau J. Hemodynamic effects of prazosin in chronic heart failure. American heart journal 1981. PMID: 7270404

  74. Chatterjee K, Rubin SA, Ports TA, Parmley WW. Influence of oral prazosin therapy on exercise hemodynamics in patients with severe chronic heart failure. The American journal of medicine 1981. PMID: 7246571

  75. Schatz RA, Schiller NB, Tri TB, Bowen TE, Ports TA, Silverman NH. Two-dimensional echocardiographic diagnosis of a ruptured right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. Chest 1981. PMID: 7226936

  76. Massie B, Ports T, Chatterjee K, Parmley W, Ostland J, O'Young J, Haughom F. Long-term vasodilator therapy for heart failure: clinical response and its relationship to hemodynamic measurements. Circulation 1981. PMID: 6778625

  77. Schabelman S, Schiller NB, Silverman NH, Ports TA. Left atrial volume estimation by two-dimensional echocardiography. Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis 1981. PMID: 7296665

  78. Wilkinson PL, Graham BH, Moyers JR, Hamilton WK, Ports TA, Ullyot DJ, Chatterjee K. Changes in mixed venous and coronary sinus P50 secondary to anesthesia and cardiac disease. Anesthesia and analgesia 1980. PMID: 7191648

  79. Silverman NH, Ports TA, Snider AR, Schiller NB, Carlsson E, Heilbron DC. Determination of left ventricular volume in children: echocardiographic and angiographic comparisons. Circulation 1980. PMID: 7398016

  80. Brundage BH, Ullyot DJ, Winokur S, Chatterjee K, Ports TA, Turley K. The role of aortic balloon pumping in postinfarction angina. A different perspective. Circulation 1980. PMID: 6967373

  81. Ader R, Chatterjee K, Ports T, Brundage B, Hiramatsu B, Parmley W. Immediate and sustained hemodynamic and clinical improvement in chronic heart failure by an oral angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. Circulation 1980. PMID: 6244906

  82. Chatterjee K, Ports TA, Brundage BH, Massie B, Holly AN, Parmley WW. Oral hydralazine in chronic heart failure: sustained beneficial hemodynamic effects. Annals of internal medicine 1980. PMID: 7386999

  83. Ports TA, Parmley WW. The changing face of intensive care. Intensive care medicine 1980. PMID: 7365110

  84. Chatterjee K, Ports TA, Arnold S, Brundage B, Parmley W. Comparison of haemodynamic effects of oral hydralazine and prazosin hydrochloride in patients with chronic congestive heart failure. British heart journal 1979. PMID: 534582

  85. Gelberg HJ, Rubin SA, Ports TA, Brundage BH, Parmley WW, Chatterjee K. Detection of left ventricular functional reserve by supine exercise hemodynamics in patients with severe, chronic heart failure. The American journal of cardiology 1979. PMID: 495499

  86. Rubin SA, Chatterjee K, Ports TA, Gelberg HJ, Brundage BH, Parmley WW. Influence of short-term oral hydralazine therapy on exercise hemodynamics in patients with severe chronic heart failure. The American journal of cardiology 1979. PMID: 495513

  87. Chatterjee K, Brundage BH, Ports TA. Nonparenteral vasodilator therapy for chronic congestive heart failure. Comprehensive therapy 1979. PMID: 116798

  88. Arnold SB, Williams RL, Ports TA, Baughman RA, Benet LZ, Parmley WW, Chatterjee K. Attenuation of prazosin effect on cardiac output in chronic heart failure. Annals of internal medicine 1979. PMID: 475164

  89. Schiller NB, Acquatella H, Ports TA, Drew D, Goerke J, Ringertz H, Silverman NH, Brundage B, Botvinick EH, Boswell R, Carlsson E, Parmley WW. Left ventricular volume from paired biplane two-dimensional echocardiography. Circulation 1979. PMID: 455617

  90. Wilkinson PL, Moyers JR, Ports T, Chatterjee K, Ullyott D, Hamilton WK. Rate-pressure product and myocardial oxygen consumption during surgery for coronary artery bypass. Circulation 1979. PMID: 312708

  91. Snider AR, Silverman NH, Schiller NB, Ports TA. Echocardiographic evaluation of ventricular septal aneurysms. Circulation 1979. PMID: 428105

  92. Rubin SA, Chatterjee K, Gelberg HJ, Ports TA, Brundage BH, Parmley WW. Paradox of improved exercise but not resting hemodynamics with short-term prazosin in chronic heart failure. The American journal of cardiology 1979. PMID: 425918

  93. Ports TA, Turley K, Brundage BH, Ebert PA. Operative correction of total left anomalous pulmonary venous return. The Annals of thoracic surgery 1979. PMID: 453989

  94. Ports TA, Cogan J, Schiller NB, Rapaport E. Echocardiography of left ventricular masses. Circulation 1978. PMID: 679444

  95. Ports TA, Silverman NH, Schiller NB. Two-dimensional echocardiographic assessment of Ebstein's anomaly. Circulation 1978. PMID: 668083

  96. Chatterjee K, Massie B, Rubin S, Gelberg H, Brundage BH, Ports TA. Long-term outpatient vasodilator therapy of congestive heart failure. Consideration of agents at rest and during exercise. The American journal of medicine 1978. PMID: 99031

  97. Ports TA, Schiller NB, Strunk BL. Echocardiography of right ventricular tumors. Circulation 1977. PMID: 884799

  98. Ports TA, Deuel TF. Intravascular coagulation in fresh-water submersion: report of three cases. Annals of internal medicine 1977. PMID: 879619