Mohammad Reza Movahed

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Decreasing in-hospital mortality of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with persistent higher mortality rates in women and minorities in the United States
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 22:58-60. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Successful coil embolization of pericardiacophrenic artery perforation occurring during transradial cardiac catheterization via right radial artery
    Reza Arsanjani
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 24:671-4. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint The optimal treatment of STEMI: new pharmacological and device approaches
    M R Movahed
    CareMore Health Care Arizona, Division of Cardiology The Southern Arizona VA health Care System Tucson, Arizona and Division of Cardiology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
    Panminerva Med 55:339-43. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Gradual decline in the age-adjusted in-hospital mortality rate from STEMI-related cardiogenic shock irrespective of cause, race or gender with persistent higher mortality rates in women despite multivariate adjustment
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 7091 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710 USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 26:7-12. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of QT, QT dispersion, and T-wave peak to end time changes after primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients presenting with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Vahid Eslami
    Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Cardiovascular Research Center, Tehran, Iran
    J Invasive Cardiol 25:232-4. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Optimal visualization of five different stent layers during and after percutaneous coronary intervention for recurrent in-stent restenosis using optical coherence tomography (OCT)
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 13:292-4. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Declining in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery in the United States irrespective of presence of type 2 diabetes or congestive heart failure
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 3601 South Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
    Clin Cardiol 35:297-300. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Decline in the nationwide trends in in-hospital mortality of patients undergoing multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Associate Professor of Medicine, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85724, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:388-90. 2009
  9. pmc Mitral annulus calcification is associated with valvular and cardiac structural abnormalities
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 5:14. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Nationwide trends in the utilization of multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention (MVPCI) in the United States across different gender and ethnicities
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA
    J Interv Cardiol 22:247-51. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Decreasing in-hospital mortality of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with persistent higher mortality rates in women and minorities in the United States
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 22:58-60. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the age-adjusted in-hospital mortality rate in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using a large database...
  2. ncbi request reprint Successful coil embolization of pericardiacophrenic artery perforation occurring during transradial cardiac catheterization via right radial artery
    Reza Arsanjani
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 24:671-4. 2012
    ..This artery can be confused with the aorta, since it has a similar course paralleling the aortic arch, and as such it can be inadvertently mistaken for the ascending aorta during wire advancement...
  3. ncbi request reprint The optimal treatment of STEMI: new pharmacological and device approaches
    M R Movahed
    CareMore Health Care Arizona, Division of Cardiology The Southern Arizona VA health Care System Tucson, Arizona and Division of Cardiology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
    Panminerva Med 55:339-43. 2013
    ..The goal of this manuscript is to review new pharmacological and device approaches available in the treatment of STEMI patients. ..
  4. ncbi request reprint Gradual decline in the age-adjusted in-hospital mortality rate from STEMI-related cardiogenic shock irrespective of cause, race or gender with persistent higher mortality rates in women despite multivariate adjustment
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 7091 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710 USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 26:7-12. 2014
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the trends of age-adjusted mortality rates for all-cause and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)-related CS in the United States...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of QT, QT dispersion, and T-wave peak to end time changes after primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients presenting with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Vahid Eslami
    Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Cardiovascular Research Center, Tehran, Iran
    J Invasive Cardiol 25:232-4. 2013
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Optimal visualization of five different stent layers during and after percutaneous coronary intervention for recurrent in-stent restenosis using optical coherence tomography (OCT)
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 13:292-4. 2012
    ..To our knowledge, this case is the first case report that could demonstrate excellent visualization of 5 different stent layers using OCT, extending through the deepest stent layer near the adventitia...
  7. doi request reprint Declining in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery in the United States irrespective of presence of type 2 diabetes or congestive heart failure
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 3601 South Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
    Clin Cardiol 35:297-300. 2012
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate any decline in the age-adjusted in-hospital mortality rate of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using a national database from 1989 to 2004 in the United States...
  8. ncbi request reprint Decline in the nationwide trends in in-hospital mortality of patients undergoing multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Associate Professor of Medicine, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85724, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:388-90. 2009
    ....
  9. pmc Mitral annulus calcification is associated with valvular and cardiac structural abnormalities
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 5:14. 2007
    ..Mitral annulus calcification (MAC) is a common finding on echocardiographic examination. The goal of this study was to evaluate associations between MAC and cardiac abnormalities using a large echocardiographic database...
  10. ncbi request reprint Nationwide trends in the utilization of multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention (MVPCI) in the United States across different gender and ethnicities
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA
    J Interv Cardiol 22:247-51. 2009
    ..To evaluate nationwide trends in the utilization of Multivessel Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (MVPCI) in the past compared to recent years using a large database from 1988 to 2004...
  11. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of ventricular fibrillation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724 5037, USA
    Heart Vessels 22:251-3. 2007
    ..7; confidence interval: 1.5-1.9; P < 0.000). Patients with DM have significantly higher prevalence of ventricular fibrillation independent of CAD or CHF, which in part may explain the higher risk of sudden death in patients with DM...
  12. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of infectious endocarditis in patients with type II diabetes mellitus
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 21:403-6. 2007
    ..However, there are controversial reports about DM association with infectious endocarditis (IE). We evaluated the occurrence of IE in DM patients compared to a matched control...
  13. doi request reprint Obesity in adolescence is associated with left ventricular hypertrophy and hypertension
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona College of Medicine The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Echocardiography 28:150-3. 2011
    ..Our analysis suggests a direct negative effect of obesity on cardiovascular function starting early in teenage years. (Echocardiography 2011;28:150-153)...
  14. pmc Prevalence of suspected hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or left ventricular hypertrophy based on race and gender in teenagers using screening echocardiography
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 8:54. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of suspected hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in a population of teenagers undergoing screening echocardiography for the detection of HCM...
  15. ncbi request reprint Nationwide trends in the utilisation of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the United States of America based on gender and ethnicities
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Tucson, Arizona, USA
    EuroIntervention 5:343-8. 2009
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate nationwide trend over a long period of time in the utilisation of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using a large database...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sex- and ethnic group-specific nationwide trends in the use of coronary artery bypass grafting in the United States
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:1545-7. 2010
    ..This study examined nationwide trends in use of coronary artery bypass grafting between 1988 and 2004...
  17. doi request reprint Low ejection fraction documented during cardiac catheterization is significantly associated with long-term, all-cause mortality
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 11:163-6. 2010
    ..Using a large database of patients who underwent coronary angiography for clinical reasons, we evaluated any association between severity of EF impairment and 10 year mortality...
  18. doi request reprint Wellens' syndrome or inverted U-waves?
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Clin Cardiol 31:133-4. 2008
    ..However, the same abnormality is also described as inverted U-waves. The significance of this abnormality and the controversy of describing this syndrome is reviewed and discussed...
  19. doi request reprint Differences according to gender in reporting physical symptoms during echocardiographic screening in healthy teenage athletes
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Cardiol Young 18:303-6. 2008
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the differences according to gender in physical symptoms in healthy teenage athletes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Independent association between type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension over a period of 10 years in a large inpatient population
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Tucson, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Clin Exp Hypertens 32:198-201. 2010
    ..The presence of type 2 DM is strongly associated with HTN. This association is independent of co-morbid conditions and was persistent with similar odds ratio over a period of 10 years...
  21. doi request reprint Nationwide trends in the age adjusted prevalence of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) across various races and gender in the USA
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, USA
    Acute Card Care 12:58-62. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate any decline in the age adjusted incidence of acute non ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) using a large database...
  22. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of third-degree atrioventricular block in patients with type II diabetes mellitus
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Medical Center, University of California, Irvine, 101 The City Dr, Bldg 53, Rm 100, Orange, CA 92868 4080, USA
    Chest 128:2611-4. 2005
    ..In this study, we evaluated any possible association between DM and third-degree AV block using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes in a very large inpatient database...
  23. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension in patients with type II diabetes mellitus
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, 92868, USA
    Chest 128:3568-71. 2005
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus is a strong, independent risk for atrial fibrillation and flutter in addition to other cardiovascular disease
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center Department of Medicine, 101 The City Drive, Bldg 53, Rm 100, Orange, CA 92868, United States
    Int J Cardiol 105:315-8. 2005
    ..There is a controversy in literature about correlation between DM and atrial fibrillation. The goal of this study was to evaluate DM as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation or flutter using a very large database...
  25. ncbi request reprint Mitral valvar prolapse is significantly associated with low body mass index in addition to mitral and tricuspid regurgitation
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA
    Cardiol Young 17:172-4. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate this suggested association using two independent and large databases. For comparison, we evaluated the association, if any, between bicuspid aortic valve and low body mass index...
  26. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular hypertrophy is associated with obesity, male gender, and symptoms in healthy adolescents
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:606-10. 2009
    ..Furthermore, the presence of LVH was independently associated with many physical symptoms suggesting negative effect of LVH on myocardial function...
  27. ncbi request reprint A novel method for safe and accurate left anterior descending coronary artery ligation for research in rats
    Seyed Ahmad Samsamshariat
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Irvine Medical Center, University of California, CA 92868, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 6:121-3. 2005
    ..However, LAD ligation is a very difficult procedure with high mortality rate in rats. We have developed a safe method of LAD ligation in rats with low mortality...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of suspected diastolic dysfunction in patients with a clinical diagnosis of congestive heart failure
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, CA 92868, USA
    Heart Fail Rev 10:263-4. 2005
    ..To minimize the disparity, we evaluated a large echocardiographic database to investigate the prevalence of systolic and suspected diastolic LV dysfunction in those with a suspected clinical diagnosis of CHF...
  29. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous subacute stent thrombosis of two drug-eluting stents in the left anterior descending and the circumflex coronary arteries. Case report and review of the literature
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, California, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 18:E198-202. 2006
    ..This case report is followed by a review of literature...
  30. doi request reprint Lack of association between obesity and left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Sarver Heart Center and The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, University of Arizona School of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA
    Echocardiography 26:128-32. 2009
    ..By analyzing a large database, we investigated any association between body mass index (BMI) and left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction...
  31. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of valvular abnormalities in patients who were referred for echocardiographic examination with a primary diagnosis of "heart murmur"
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA
    Echocardiography 24:447-51. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of valvular abnormalities in such patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Early diagnosis of stress-induced apical ballooning syndrome based on classic echocardiographic findings and correlation with cardiac catheterization
    Daniel Donohue
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868 4080, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 18:1423. 2005
    ..Furthermore, the additional presence of right ventricular apical akinesia during echocardiographic examination makes the diagnosis of this syndrome more likely...
  33. ncbi request reprint Impaired myocardial SPECT imaging secondary to silicon- and saline-containing breast implants
    Curtiss T Stinis
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 22:449-55. 2006
    ..Clinicians should be aware of this problem and women should be educated regarding the potential future diagnostic problems that may occur with breast implants before considering this cosmetic surgery...
  34. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of mitral stenosis in women
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Irvine, California, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19:911-3. 2006
    ..The reported data in regard to increased prevalence of mitral stenosis (MS) in women are contradictory. The goal of this study was to investigate the sex-specific prevalence of MS as a surrogate for rheumatic heart disease...
  35. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of mitral valve prolapse in patients undergoing echocardiography for clinical reason
    Absalom D Hepner
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Department of Medicine, USA
    Int J Cardiol 123:55-7. 2007
    ..4% according to the Framingham Heart Study. However larger trials have found the prevalence of MVP to be less than 1.5%. We studied the prevalence of MVP using a large echocardiographic database...
  36. ncbi request reprint Low-dose unfractionated heparin administration during intravascular ultrasound studies is safe even shortly after endomyocardial biopsy in cardiac transplant patients
    Reza Arsanjani
    Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and Univ of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, 1501 N Campell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724 5037, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 24:154-6. 2012
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the safety of low dose unfractionated heparin during IVUS studies, shortly after endomyocardial biopsy in cardiac transplant patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Rate of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the United States from 1988 to 2004 (from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample)
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ, USA
    Am J Cardiol 104:5-8. 2009
    ..The cause of the steady decrease in STEMI rate most likely reflects the advancement in management of patients with atherosclerosis...
  38. doi request reprint Prevalence of mitral valvar prolapse in young athletes
    Absalom D Hepner
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Cardiol Young 18:402-4. 2008
    ..6 and 21%. The goal of our study was to evaluate its prevalence in young athletes who underwent hand-held echocardiography as a screening mostly in southern California...
  39. ncbi request reprint Utilization efficacy of noninvasive and invasive cardiac testing among stable cardiac patients undergoing noncardiac surgery
    Constantine A Hassapoyannes
    Section of Cardiology, Medical Service, WJB Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Columbia, SC, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 7:12-8. 2006
    ..Our hypothesis was that cardiac complications would not differ between the group of patients who underwent coronary angiography and the group that did not...
  40. ncbi request reprint Echocardiographic prevalence of bicuspid aortic valve in the population
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, United States
    Heart Lung Circ 15:297-9. 2006
    ..The exact prevalence of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is controversial. We studied the prevalence of BAV using two large independent echocardiographic databases...
  41. ncbi request reprint Reversible severe ischemic mitral regurgitation and cardiogenic shock as a complication of percutaneous coronary intervention
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive, Bldg 53, Room 100, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 17:104-7. 2005
    ..We conclude that in all patients with sudden unexplained hemodynamic deterioration during PCI, an urgent echocardiogram is indicated to recognize possible acute ischemic MR...
  42. ncbi request reprint High rate of right ventricular infarction after ligation of mid left anterior descending artery in rats
    Seyed Ahmad Samsamshariat
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 6:21-3. 2005
    ..However, the myocardial supply territories of LAD are not well established in rats. We measured the infarction zone in rats after ligation of the mid-LAD...
  43. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular and hemodynamic effect of polyethylene glycol in rats
    Seyed Ahmad Samsamshariat
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA 92868 4080, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 6:70-2. 2005
    ..PEG can be used to dissolve compounds to make them water soluble. However, the effect of PEG on the cardiovascular system has not been studied. In this study, we evaluated the effect of PEG on the cardiovascular system in rat models...
  44. doi request reprint The value of β-blockers administration during recovery phase of dobutamine stress echocardiography: a review
    James Nguyen
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona 85710, USA
    Echocardiography 30:723-9. 2013
    ..In this review, we present 2 case reports followed by detailed review of the literature. ..
  45. ncbi request reprint Combined peripheral and coronary artery percutaneous intervention in patients with significant coronary and peripheral vascular disease. Case reports and review
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 18:E157-61. 2006
    ..We report two cases of hybrid peripheral and coronary intervention that were performed at our institution with excellent outcomes. This is followed by a review of the literature...
  46. ncbi request reprint Relation of pericardial effusion to degree of fractional shortening
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:910-1. 2006
    ..6%; group 2: 11.0%; group 3: 11.1%; group 4: 14.0%; p <0000.1). Our results indicate that the occurrence of moderate to severe pericardial effusion cannot be explained by a decrease in LV systolic function...
  47. ncbi request reprint Systolic cessation of the flow in the mid stent segment of the previously stented ostial vein graft with normal flow during diastole. A case report and brief review
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868 4080, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 7:189-91. 2006
    ..This is the first case report of this observation with a brief review...
  48. doi request reprint Obesity cardiomyopathy and systolic function: obesity is not independently associated with dilated cardiomyopathy
    Muhammad Fahad Khan
    Department of Medicine, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and University of Arizona, 3610 S 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
    Heart Fail Rev 18:207-17. 2013
    ..Therefore, any obese patient presenting with severe LV dysfunction should prompt further investigations to evaluate for the underlying etiology...
  49. doi request reprint Successful removal of an entrapped and kinked catheter during right transradial cardiac catheterization by snaring and unwinding the catheter via femoral access
    Rostam Khoubyari
    Department of Medicine, University Physician Hospital, Tucson, AZ, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 13:202.e1-3. 2012
    ..The distal and proximal tips were then simultaneously rotated in opposite directions, allowing for the unkinking and removal of the catheter. To our knowledge, this is the first report of this rare complication...
  50. doi request reprint Coronary artery bifurcation lesions: a review and update on classification and interventional techniques
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 9:263-8. 2008
    ..The goal of this article is to update and review current schemes of coronary artery bifurcation lesion classifications and interventional techniques...
  51. ncbi request reprint Coronary stenting in patients with medically resistant vasospasm
    Avinash Khitri
    Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, and University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
    Rev Cardiovasc Med 11:264-70. 2010
    ..This case example is followed by a detailed review of the literature with regard to percutaneous or surgical coronary revascularization of patients with medically resistant vasospasm...
  52. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic intragraft injection of nicardipine prior to saphenous vein graft percutaneous intervention for the prevention of no-reflow: a review and comparison to protection devices
    Mohammad Reza Habibzadeh
    The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 23:202-6. 2011
    ..The goal of this manuscript is to review the effects of prophylactic intragraft nicardipine injection for prevention of no-reflow during saphenous vein graft intervention...
  53. ncbi request reprint Correlation between estimated ejection fraction measured by echocardiography with ejection fraction estimated by cardiac catheterization in patients awaiting cardiac transplantation
    Shishir Murarka
    Banner Estrella Medical Centre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 22:571-3. 2010
    ..In the clinical arena, the correlation and agreement between ejection fraction (EF) measured by echocardiography versus catheterization in pre-heart transplant patients has not been studied...
  54. pmc Going around the bend: deep inspiration facilitates difficult stent delivery in the native coronary arteries
    Robert R Attaran
    Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and the University Of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 38:270-4. 2011
    ..We have found that this method minimizes patients' radiation exposure and saves substantial time and expense in many balloon and stent deliveries that would otherwise be challenging...
  55. ncbi request reprint Failure of gated single photon emission computer tomography scan to detect imminent acute plaque rupture causing acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: case report
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Nucler Cardiology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Dr, Bldg 53, Rm 100, Orange, CA 92868 4080, USA
    Chest 128:1043-7. 2005
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Brachytherapy with gamma radiation of a coronary artery for in-stent restenosis may induce the regression of in-stent restenosis of an adjacent coronary artery without angioplasty. First case report and review of the literature
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868 4048, USA
    Cardiovasc Radiat Med 5:166-70. 2004
    ..If our hypothesis is confirmed, the treatment of in-stent restenosis with external radiation could substantially simplify the treatment of this disease. This case report follows a brief review of the literature...
  57. ncbi request reprint Absence of device-device interaction (DDI) in a patient with cardiac and diaphragmatic pacemakers for congenital central hypoventilation syndrome
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Carlifornia, Irvine, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:1238-9. 2005
    ..Diaphragmatic pacing did not interfere with the cardiac pacemaker function...
  58. ncbi request reprint Failure of gated SPECT and echocardiography to detect large apical aneurysm secondary to hyperdynamic left ventricular wall at the aneurysm neck
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868 4080, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 7:250-4. 2006
    ..This case demonstrates the importance of using multiple imaging modalities in the evaluation of ventricular function in the setting of coronary artery disease...
  59. pmc Successful coronary angiography with adequate image acquisition using a combination of gadolinium and a power injector in a patient with severe iodine contrast allergy
    Elizabeth Juneman
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, and Division of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Exp Clin Cardiol 17:17-9. 2012
    ..This complication has been reported previously with intracoronary gadolinium injection. The report is followed by a brief literature review...
  60. ncbi request reprint Presence of biventricular dysfunction in patients with type II diabetes mellitus
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Department of Medicine, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 13:78-80. 2007
    ..7; confidence interval, 1.3-25.4 [P=.02] and LVEF <30%; odds ratio, 12.9; confidence interval, 3.8-43.7 [P<.0001]). These results suggest that diabetic cardiomyopathy involves both ventricles as an independent pathologic process...
  61. ncbi request reprint Persistent and proximal migration of a large coronary thrombus during percutaneous coronary intervention in the setting of acute Q-wave myocardial infarction
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868 4080, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 7:48-50. 2006
    ..However, patient did well despite of persistent large thrombus burden in the proximal RCA on aggressive antithrombotic treatment...
  62. ncbi request reprint Review: transient left ventricular apical ballooning, broken heart syndrome, ampulla cardiomyopathy, atypical apical ballooning, or Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tuczon, Arizona 85724, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 8:289-92. 2007
    ..In this manuscript, we review the available literature about the pathogenesis and characteristics of this syndrome...
  63. doi request reprint Reverse or inverted left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome (reverse Takotsubo cardiomyopathy) in a young woman in the setting of amphetamine use
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA
    Echocardiography 25:429-32. 2008
    ..In this article, we report an interesting case of a young woman who presented with this rare type of reverse apical ballooning syndrome occurring after amphetamine use. This report is followed by review of the literature...
  64. ncbi request reprint How to prevent echocardiographic misinterpretation of Gerbode type defect as pulmonary arterial hypertension
    Faramarz Tehrani
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    Eur J Echocardiogr 8:494-7. 2007
    ..The case report will be followed by the review of the literature and a discussion about how to prevent echocardiographic misinterpretation of this defect as pulmonary arterial hypertension using careful echocardiographic examination...
  65. ncbi request reprint A new proposed simplified classification of coronary artery bifurcation lesions and bifurcation interventional techniques
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 18:199-204. 2006
    ..The fourth suffixes are optional: CA for calcified, LM for left main involvement...
  66. pmc Interference of breast implants with echocardiographic image acquisition and interpretation
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 5:9. 2007
    ..In this review, the impact of silicone breast implant on the echocardiographic image acquisition and interpretation is discussed...
  67. ncbi request reprint ADP receptor-blocker thienopyridines: chemical structures, mode of action and clinical use. A review
    Mehrnoosh Hashemzadeh
    University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85724, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:406-12. 2009
    ..The goal of this manuscript is to review the currently available ADP receptor blockers with emphasis on chemical structure, mode of action and clinical use...
  68. ncbi request reprint Apparent racial disparity in the utilization of invasive testing for risk assessment of cardiac patients undergoing noncardiac surgery
    Constantine A Hassapoyannes
    Section of Cardiology, Medical Service, WJB Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the WJB Dorn Research Institute, Columbia, SC, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 7:64-9. 2006
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics, demographics and prognosis of transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome
    Daniel Donohue
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, CA 92868, USA
    Heart Fail Rev 10:311-6. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to perform statistical analysis of reported cases and case series in the literature in order to study demographic, clinical characteristics and prognosis of this syndrome...
  70. doi request reprint Unusual combination of holt-oram syndrome and persistent left superior vena cava
    Sergio Thal
    Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 7:E46-9. 2012
    ..We present a case of this unusual combination in a patient undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implant...
  71. doi request reprint The use of gadolinium in patients with contrast allergy or renal failure requiring coronary angiography, coronary intervention, or vascular procedure
    Layth Saleh
    Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 78:747-54. 2011
    ..The aim of this manuscript is to review the available literature on the use of Gd in patients with contraindication to iodine contrast due to allergy or in patients with severe renal failure requiring coronary or vascular procedures...
  72. ncbi request reprint Impairment of echocardiographic acoustic window caused by breast implants
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Eur J Echocardiogr 9:296-7. 2008
    ..Clinicians should be aware of this interference and women should be informed of this dilemma before considering this cosmetic surgery...
  73. ncbi request reprint Diabetes as a risk factor for cardiac conduction defects: a review
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868 4080, USA
    Diabetes Obes Metab 9:276-81. 2007
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Intercoronary communication between left anterior descending artery and totally occluded right coronary artery
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Section of Cardiology, Tuscon, AZ 85724, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 5:125-6. 2007
    ..The unusual finding of a large lumen connection between the left anterior descending artery and right coronary artery most likely represents a congenital coronary anomaly...
  75. ncbi request reprint Major limitations of randomized clinical trials involving coronary artery bifurcation interventions: time for redesigning clinical trials by involving only true bifurcation lesions and using appropriate bifurcation classification
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, USA
    J Interv Cardiol 24:295-301. 2011
    ..This manuscript discusses the importance of appropriate designing of clinical trials for evaluation of complex techniques in coronary bifurcation lesions. (J Interven Cardiol 2011;24:295-301)...
  76. doi request reprint Reverse or inverted takotsubo cardiomyopathy (reverse left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome) presents at a younger age compared with the mid or apical variant and is always associated with triggering stress
    Radhakrishnan Ramaraj
    University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 16:284-6. 2010
    ..0001). Among patients presenting with takotsubo cardiomyopathy, the reverse or inverted variant presents at a younger age and is always associated with a triggering of emotional or physical stress...
  77. pmc Chemical structures and mode of action of intravenous glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor blockers: A review
    Mehrnoosh Hashemzadeh
    University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tuscon, Arizona, USA
    Exp Clin Cardiol 13:192-7. 2008
    ..The goal of the present article is to provide a detailed review of the chemical structures and mode of action of currently used Food and Drug Administration-approved GP IIb/IIIa receptor antagonists in the United States...
  78. ncbi request reprint Microvascular dysfunction following primary percutaneous coronary intervention in the setting of ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Radhakrishnan Ramaraj
    University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 20:603-14. 2008
    ..This article attempts to review the process of microvascular dysfunction following reperfusion of STEMI with primary PCI and different strategies tried thus far to improve this...
  79. ncbi request reprint Attenuation artifact during myocardial SPECT imaging secondary to saline and silicone breast implants
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 5:195-6. 2007
    ..Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration approved silicone implants for cosmetic use again in the United States. This brief report highlights the impact of breast implants on the accuracy of diagnostic cardiac SPECT imaging...
  80. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular abnormalities and arrhythmias in patients with Ondine's curse (congenital central hypoventilation) syndrome
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:1226-30. 2005
    ..Diaphragmatic pacing has been beneficial in some patients with CCHS. In this article, we review concomitant cardiac abnormalities and the occurrence of bradyarrhythmias in patients with CCHS...
  81. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of Brugada ECG in adult patients in a large university hospital in the western United States
    Daniel Donohue
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 6:48-50. 2008
    ..7+/-16.2 years and consisted of 55% Caucasian patients followed by 20.8% Hispanic patients. The incidence of Brugada is rare among adult patients at a university hospital in the western United States...
  82. ncbi request reprint Sharp chest pains occurring during right ventricular biopsy in a patient 9 years after cardiac transplant
    Radhakrishnan Ramaraj
    Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Exp Clin Transplant 7:56-7. 2009
    ..The goal of this case report is to discuss the possible cause of sharp chest pain occurring during myocardial biopsy in post cardiac transplant patients...
  83. doi request reprint Review of Movahed's sign (D shaped left ventricle seen on gated SPECT) suggestive of right ventricular overload
    Shishir Murarka
    Banner Estrella Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 26:553-7. 2010
    ..This is an important finding that should be a part of nuclear gated SPECT interpretation...
  84. pmc Prevalence of mitral valve prolapse and associated valvular regurgitations in healthy teenagers undergoing screening echocardiography
    Sudhakar Sattur
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Arizona School of Medicine, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and Sarver Heart Center, Tucson
    Exp Clin Cardiol 15:e13-5. 2010
    ..The true prevalence of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) in the population has been controversial...
  85. doi request reprint Novel antiplatelet agent ticagrelor in the management of acute coronary syndrome
    Radhakrishnan Ramaraj
    Department of Cardiology, Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    J Interv Cardiol 24:199-207. 2011
    ..The focus of this article is to review ticagrelor as a new class of P2Y12 inhibitor...
  86. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic use of vancomycin in adult cardiology and cardiac surgery
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Building 53, Route 81, Room 100, 101 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868 4080, USA
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 9:13-20. 2004
    ..Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons should assume leadership roles in promoting its responsible use...
  87. doi request reprint The pathogenesis and treatment of no-reflow occurring during percutaneous coronary intervention
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 9:56-61. 2008
    ..The most commonly used drugs in this setting are adenosine, nitroprusside, and verapamil. The goal of this study was to review the pathogenesis and treatment of no-reflow in patients undergoing PCI...
  88. ncbi request reprint Predictor of a negative tilt-table test result based on early heart rate variation in patients with a history of syncope
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 5:247-9. 2007
    ..3%, with a specificity of 66.7% (odds ratio, 0.1; confidence interval, 0.14-0.69; P=.001). This study confirms previous findings that failure to increase the heart rate early during a TT test can predict low probability of syncope...
  89. pmc Obesity is associated with left atrial enlargement, E/A reversal and left ventricular hypertrophy
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Exp Clin Cardiol 13:89-91. 2008
    ..The goal of the present study was to evaluate the association between obesity and parameters of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction using a large echocardiographic database...
  90. ncbi request reprint Where are we going with percutaneous aortic valve replacement?
    Mohammad Reza Movahed
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 5:997-8. 2007