Khurram Nasir

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Affiliation: Baptist Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Implications of Coronary Artery Calcium Testing Among Statin Candidates According to American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Cholesterol Management Guidelines: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Khurram Nasir
    Center for Healthcare Advancement and Outcomes, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, Florida Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, Florida The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Department of Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, Florida Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 66:1657-68. 2015
  2. pmc Beyond BMI: The "Metabolically healthy obese" phenotype & its association with clinical/subclinical cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality -- a systematic review
    Lara L Roberson
    Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Michigan Ave Suite 500, Miami Beach, Florida
    BMC Public Health 14:14. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Role of nonenhanced multidetector CT coronary artery calcium testing in asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals
    Khurram Nasir
    Center for Prevention and Wellness, Baptist Health South Florida, 1691 Michigan Ave, Suite 500, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
    Radiology 264:637-49. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Gender differences in coronary plaque composition by coronary computed tomography angiography
    Michael J Blaha
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 20:506-12. 2009
  5. pmc Relationship of carotid distensibility and thoracic aorta calcification: multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Michael J Blaha
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Hypertension 54:1408-15. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Interplay of coronary artery calcification and traditional risk factors for the prediction of all-cause mortality in asymptomatic individuals
    Khurram Nasir
    Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 5:467-73. 2012
  7. pmc Association between coronary artery calcification progression and microalbuminuria: the MESA study
    Andrew P DeFilippis
    Division of Cardiology, The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:595-604. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Impact of coronary computed tomographic angiography results on patient and physician behavior in a low-risk population
    John W McEvoy
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1260-8. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Variation in atherosclerotic plaque composition according to increasing coronary artery calcium scores on computed tomography angiography
    Khurram Nasir
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 26:923-32. 2010
  10. pmc Associations between C-reactive protein, coronary artery calcium, and cardiovascular events: implications for the JUPITER population from MESA, a population-based cohort study
    Michael J Blaha
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Lancet 378:684-92. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint Implications of Coronary Artery Calcium Testing Among Statin Candidates According to American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Cholesterol Management Guidelines: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Khurram Nasir
    Center for Healthcare Advancement and Outcomes, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, Florida Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, Florida The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Department of Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, Florida Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 66:1657-68. 2015
    ..The American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) cholesterol management guidelines have significantly broadened the scope of candidates eligible for statin therapy...
  2. pmc Beyond BMI: The "Metabolically healthy obese" phenotype & its association with clinical/subclinical cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality -- a systematic review
    Lara L Roberson
    Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Michigan Ave Suite 500, Miami Beach, Florida
    BMC Public Health 14:14. 2014
    ..The purpose of this review was to analyze the literature which has examined the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality in the metabolically healthy obese (MHO) population...
  3. doi request reprint Role of nonenhanced multidetector CT coronary artery calcium testing in asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals
    Khurram Nasir
    Center for Prevention and Wellness, Baptist Health South Florida, 1691 Michigan Ave, Suite 500, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
    Radiology 264:637-49. 2012
    ..This review of the current literature outlines the role of CAC testing in both asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals...
  4. doi request reprint Gender differences in coronary plaque composition by coronary computed tomography angiography
    Michael J Blaha
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 20:506-12. 2009
    ..Although males are thought to have a higher prevalence of atherosclerosis for a given age, there are currently few data regarding age-adjusted sex differences in plaque morphology and composition...
  5. pmc Relationship of carotid distensibility and thoracic aorta calcification: multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Michael J Blaha
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Hypertension 54:1408-15. 2009
    ..The prognostic significance of these findings requires longitudinal follow-up of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis cohort...
  6. doi request reprint Interplay of coronary artery calcification and traditional risk factors for the prediction of all-cause mortality in asymptomatic individuals
    Khurram Nasir
    Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 5:467-73. 2012
    ..We sought to examine the relationship between the presence and burden of traditional RFs and CAC for the prediction of all-cause mortality...
  7. pmc Association between coronary artery calcification progression and microalbuminuria: the MESA study
    Andrew P DeFilippis
    Division of Cardiology, The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:595-604. 2010
    ..This study sought to evaluate the relationship between microalbuminuria (MA) and the development and progression of atherosclerosis, as assessed by incident and progression of coronary artery calcification (CAC)...
  8. doi request reprint Impact of coronary computed tomographic angiography results on patient and physician behavior in a low-risk population
    John W McEvoy
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1260-8. 2011
    ..The impact of screening coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) on physician and patient behavior is unclear...
  9. doi request reprint Variation in atherosclerotic plaque composition according to increasing coronary artery calcium scores on computed tomography angiography
    Khurram Nasir
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 26:923-32. 2010
    ..A higher CACS is more likely to be associated with heterogeneous coronary plaque (combination of calcified, non-calcified, and mixed plaques), and appears to be more strongly associated with a higher burden of mixed plaque...
  10. pmc Associations between C-reactive protein, coronary artery calcium, and cardiovascular events: implications for the JUPITER population from MESA, a population-based cohort study
    Michael J Blaha
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Lancet 378:684-92. 2011
    ..In a population eligible for JUPITER, we established whether coronary artery calcium (CAC) might further stratify risk; additionally we compared hsCRP with CAC for risk prediction across the range of low and high hsCRP values...
  11. pmc Impact of fitness versus obesity on routinely measured cardiometabolic risk in young, healthy adults
    Michael N Vranian
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Cardiol 111:991-5. 2013
    ..These findings underscore the need for weight loss in obese patients and suggest an unmeasured benefit of fitness...
  12. pmc Relation of uric acid to serum levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, triglycerides, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and to hepatic steatosis
    Tanya Keenan
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:1787-92. 2012
    ..In conclusion, high UA levels were associated with increased TG/HDL and hepatic steatosis independently of metabolic syndrome and obesity and with increased hs-CRP independently of metabolic syndrome...
  13. doi request reprint Impact of coronary artery calcification on all-cause mortality in individuals with and without hypertension
    Garth Graham
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Atherosclerosis 225:432-7. 2012
    ..Coronary artery calcium (CAC) has emerged as an important prognostic indicator for coronary heart disease risk. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of increasing CAC burden among those with and without hypertension (HTN)...
  14. pmc Association between obesity, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein ≥2 mg/L, and subclinical atherosclerosis: implications of JUPITER from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Michael J Blaha
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 31:1430-8. 2011
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  15. pmc Low-risk lifestyle, coronary calcium, cardiovascular events, and mortality: results from MESA
    Haitham M Ahmed
    Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 178:12-21. 2013
    ..In conclusion, a combination of regular exercise, healthy diet, smoking avoidance, and weight maintenance was associated with lower coronary calcium incidence, slower calcium progression, and lower all-cause mortality over 7.6 years. ..
  16. ncbi request reprint Association of body mass index, metabolic syndrome, and leukocyte count
    Milind Y Desai
    Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:835-8. 2006
    ..29, p = 0.42) and groups 3 and 4 (coefficient 0.25, p = 0.41). The association between obesity and leukocyte count was highly dependent on the presence of MS...
  17. doi request reprint Noninvasive assessment of gender differences in coronary plaque composition with multidetector computed tomographic angiography
    Khurram Nasir
    Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:453-8. 2010
    ..Future studies are needed to elucidate whether these underlying differences in plaque composition might explain the reduced risk of cardiac events in women...
  18. doi request reprint Favorable cardiovascular risk factor profile is associated with reduced prevalence of coronary artery calcification and inflammation in asymptomatic nondiabetic white men
    Erin D Michos
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Prev Cardiol 11:189-94. 2008
    ..70; P<.001). Our study supports the notion that a favorable CVD profile is associated with less underlying atherosclerosis and inflammation and further highlights the importance of primary prevention of CVRFs...
  19. pmc Mortality rates in smokers and nonsmokers in the presence or absence of coronary artery calcification
    John W McEvoy
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, MD, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 5:1037-45. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to further explore the interplay between smoking status, coronary artery calcium (CAC), and all-cause mortality...
  20. ncbi request reprint Regional differences in systolic and diastolic function in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy using magnetic resonance imaging
    Chandra Bomma
    Division of Cardiology Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:1507-11. 2005
    ..In this study, we report results of quantitative evaluation of biventricular global and regional function using peak ejection rate and peak filling rate as measures of systolic and diastolic function, respectively (volumetric method)...
  21. ncbi request reprint The metabolic syndrome adds incremental value to the Framingham risk score in identifying asymptomatic individuals with higher degrees of inflammation
    Catherine Y Campbell
    The Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Cardiometab Syndr 3:7-11. 2008
    ..66; 95% CI, 1.39-5.07). The study findings suggest that MS adds value to the FRS in identifying those with higher degrees of inflammation, especially among those classified as low-risk by the FRS...
  22. pmc The relationship of insulin resistance and extracoronary calcification in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Geoffrey H Tison
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Atherosclerosis 218:507-10. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that insulin resistance, measured by the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA), is independently associated with prevalent and incident extra-coronary calcification (ECC)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Relation of family history of premature coronary heart disease and metabolic risk factors to risk of coronary arterial calcium in asymptomatic subjects
    Erin D Michos
    Ciccarone Preventative Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:655-7. 2005
    ..Our study demonstrated that a familial propensity to subclinical atherosclerosis interacts with the presence of >/=2 metabolic RFs, magnifying the risks for those exposed to both...
  24. doi request reprint Statin use is not associated with presence of and severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Ebenezer T Oni
    Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami Beach, Florida
    Arch Med Res 45:52-7. 2014
    ..There is concern that statin use may exacerbate nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We aimed to assess the association of statin use with NALFD and severity of liver fibrosis among NAFLD individuals...
  25. ncbi request reprint Underlying risk factors incrementally add to the standard risk estimate in detecting subclinical atherosclerosis in low- and intermediate-risk middle-aged asymptomatic individuals
    Milind Y Desai
    Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am Heart J 148:871-7. 2004
    ..High burden of coronary artery calcification (CAC) on electron beam tomography (EBT) is a CHD risk equivalent...
  26. doi request reprint Relation of aortic valve calcium detected by cardiac computed tomography to all-cause mortality
    Michael J Blaha
    Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 106:1787-91. 2010
    ..03) as well as traditional risk factors plus the presence of CAC (chi-square = 3.58, p = 0.05). In conclusion, AVC was associated with increased all-cause mortality, independent of the traditional risk factors and the presence of CAC...
  27. doi request reprint Family history of coronary heart disease and markers of subclinical cardiovascular disease: where do we stand?
    Arvind K Pandey
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Atherosclerosis 228:285-94. 2013
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint The association of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis with abdominal and total obesity in asymptomatic men
    Khurram Nasir
    The Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Prev Cardiol 8:143-8. 2005
    ..Our results are consistent with evidence that measures of central obesity, compared with body mass index, are more strongly related to clinical as well as subclinical coronary heart disease end points...
  29. pmc Association between resting heart rate and inflammatory biomarkers (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and fibrinogen) (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Seamus P Whelton
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, Maryland Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:644-9. 2014
    ..In conclusion, an increased HR at rest was associated with a higher level of inflammation among an ethnically diverse group of subjects without known cardiovascular disease...
  30. doi request reprint A synergistic relationship of elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and systolic blood pressure with coronary artery calcification
    Kiran Musunuru
    The Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Atherosclerosis 200:368-73. 2008
    ..038). The finding of an interaction between SBP and LDL-C relation to CAC in asymptomatic men support the response-to-injury model of atherogenesis...
  31. doi request reprint Coronary artery calcification and inflammation according to various metabolic syndrome definitions
    Venkata Narla
    Johns Hopkins University Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Cardiometab Syndr 4:33-9. 2009
    ..69 (95% CI, 1.04-2.73), 1.84 (95% CI, 1.14-2.95), and 1.66 (95% CI, 1.05-2.62), respectively. MS is associated with increased subclinical atherosclerosis and inflammation irrespective of various definitions...
  32. ncbi request reprint Relationship between C-reactive protein levels and regional left ventricular function in asymptomatic individuals: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Boaz D Rosen
    Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:594-600. 2007
    ..This study sought to investigate the relationship between C-reactive protein (CRP) and regional left ventricular (LV) function in asymptomatic individuals without a history of cardiovascular disease...
  33. doi request reprint Association of traditional cardiovascular risk factors with coronary plaque sub-types assessed by 64-slice computed tomography angiography in a large cohort of asymptomatic subjects
    Juan J Rivera
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Atherosclerosis 206:451-7. 2009
    ..In this study, we investigate the relationship between traditional CV risk factors and the presence and extent of coronary plaque sub-types in a large group of asymptomatic individuals...
  34. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery calcification and family history of premature coronary heart disease: sibling history is more strongly associated than parental history
    Khurram Nasir
    The Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Circulation 110:2150-6. 2004
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Framingham risk equation underestimates subclinical atherosclerosis risk in asymptomatic women
    Erin D Michos
    Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Atherosclerosis 184:201-6. 2006
    ..However, the adequacy of FRE for identifying asymptomatic women with CAC is unknown...
  36. ncbi request reprint Arterial stiffness is associated with regional ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Verônica Rolim S Fernandes
    Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 28:194-201. 2008
    ..Few studies have investigated the relationship between arterial compliance and LV function in humans, and none used cardiovascular MRI...
  37. pmc Association of resting heart rate with carotid and aortic arterial stiffness: multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Seamus P Whelton
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Hypertension 62:477-84. 2013
    ....
  38. pmc Hepatic steatosis, obesity, and the metabolic syndrome are independently and additively associated with increased systemic inflammation
    Chiadi E Ndumele
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 31:1927-32. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the independent and collective associations of hepatic steatosis, obesity, and the metabolic syndrome with elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels...
  39. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia: sensitivity, specificity, and observer variability of fat detection versus functional analysis of the right ventricle
    Harikrishna Tandri
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2277-84. 2006
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Findings on magnetic resonance imaging of idiopathic right ventricular outflow tachycardia
    Harikrishna Tandri
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Radiology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:1441-5. 2004
    ..There were no differences in incidence of qualitative MRI findings in patients compared with controls. These findings do not favor an association between anatomic abnormalities and arrhythmia in these patients...
  41. ncbi request reprint Combined effect of high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and metabolic syndrome on subclinical coronary atherosclerosis in white men without clinical evidence of myocardial ischemia
    Catherine Y Campbell
    The Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:840-3. 2007
    ..In conclusion, these results suggest that the risk of CAC in asymptomatic men with moderate or high LDL cholesterol is magnified in persons with MS...
  42. doi request reprint Association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and coronary plaque subtypes assessed by 64-slice coronary computed tomography angiography in an asymptomatic population
    Jonathan Rubin
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 4:201-9. 2011
    ..We sought to analyze the relationship between levels of CRP and coronary plaque subtypes as assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography...
  43. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic findings over time in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy
    Jonathan P Piccini
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:122-6. 2005
    ..Over a median of 43 months, 89% of the patients had evidence of progression, with S-wave prolongation being the most prevalent marker of ECG progression...
  44. pmc Dyslipidemia, coronary artery calcium, and incident atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: implications for statin therapy from the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Seth S Martin
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, MD S S M, M J B, P O, S R J, R S B, K N Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Department of Medicine Cardiovascular Division and Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA R B South Beach Preventive Cardiology Center, University of Miami, Miami, FL A A Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL J J R Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX S S V Division of Cardiology, Harbor University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA M J B Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami, FL K N Baptist Cardiovascular Institute, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL K N Department of Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, FL K N and Department of Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL K N
    Circulation 129:77-86. 2014
    ..Worldwide clinical practice guidelines for dyslipidemia emphasize allocating statin therapy to those at the highest absolute atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk...
  45. doi request reprint Absolute coronary artery calcium score is the best predictor of non-calcified plaque involvement in patients with low calcium scores (1-100)
    Lori M Tam
    The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Atherosclerosis 230:76-9. 2013
    ..We sought to identify the predictors of non-calcified plaque (NCP) burden in patients with low coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores of 1-100...
  46. ncbi request reprint Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia: a United States experience
    Darshan Dalal
    Division of Cardiology, The Johns Hopins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Circulation 112:3823-32. 2005
    ..The purpose of our study was to describe the presentation, clinical features, survival, and natural history of ARVD in a large cohort of patients from the United States...
  47. doi request reprint High-sensitivity C-reactive protein and cardiovascular disease: a resolute belief or an elusive link?
    Omair Yousuf
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:397-408. 2013
    ..Furthermore, we highlight recommendations from societies and important considerations when using hsCRP to guide treatment decisions in the primary prevention setting...
  48. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive detection of myocardial fibrosis in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy using delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging
    Harikrishna Tandri
    Division of Cardiology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:98-103. 2005
    ..We evaluated the role of myocardial delayed-enhancement (MDE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for noninvasive detection of fibrosis in Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Evolving role of multidetector computed tomography in evaluation of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy
    Chandra Bomma
    Division of Cardiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:99-105. 2007
    ..Limitations include implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and motion artifacts, along with well-known radiation and contrast-induced reaction...
  50. pmc Potential implications of coronary artery calcium testing for guiding aspirin use among asymptomatic individuals with diabetes
    Michael Gordon Silverman
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:624-6. 2012
    ..It is unclear whether coronary artery calcium (CAC) is effective for risk stratifying patients with diabetes in whom treatment decisions are uncertain...
  51. pmc Relationship of cigarette smoking with inflammation and subclinical vascular disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    John W McEvoy
    From the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease J W M, K N, A P D, R S B, M J Blaha and Division of Cardiology J A C L, W S P, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Center for Wellness and Prevention, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami Beach K N Division of Cardiology, University of Louisville, Rudd Heart and Lung Center, KY A P D Radiology and Imaging Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD D A B Division of Cardiology, Wake Forest University Health Center, Winston Salem, NC W G H Division of General Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, Department of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY R G B Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Los Angeles, CA M J Budoff Bloomberg School of Public Health, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD M S, A N A, W S P, M J B and Department of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA J F P
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 35:1002-10. 2015
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Coronary artery calcium progression: an important clinical measurement? A review of published reports
    John W McEvoy
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:1613-22. 2010
    ..First, standards of how CAC progression should be defined and assessed need to be developed. In addition, there remains a need for further studies analyzing the effect of other cardiac therapies on CAC progression and cardiac outcomes...
  53. ncbi request reprint Relation of degree of physical activity to coronary artery calcium score in asymptomatic individuals with multiple metabolic risk factors
    Milind Y Desai
    Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:729-32. 2004
    ..Thus, asymptomatic patients who have > or =2 metabolic risk factors and who regularly engage in long-duration PA have a lower prevalence of CAC than do those who are sedentary or participate in moderate-duration PA...
  54. doi request reprint Utility of coronary artery calcium scoring in the evaluation of patients with chest pain
    Rajesh Tota-Maharaj
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Division of Cardiology, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Crit Pathw Cardiol 11:99-106. 2012
    ..Although further research is needed, carefully selected ED patients with a normal electrocardiogram, normal cardiac biomarkers, and CAC = 0 may be considered for early discharge without further testing...
  55. doi request reprint Relationship of aortic valve calcification with coronary artery calcium severity: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Khurram Nasir
    Division of Cardiology, Blalock 524 C, Johns Hopkins University, 600N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 4:41-6. 2010
    ..Aortic valve calcification (AVC) and atherosclerosis share causative and pathologic features...
  56. doi request reprint A systematic review: burden and severity of subclinical cardiovascular disease among those with nonalcoholic fatty liver; should we care?
    Ebenezer T Oni
    Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami Beach, FL, USA
    Atherosclerosis 230:258-67. 2013
    ..NAFLD has been linked to increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. It is therefore critical to evaluate the relationship between markers of subclinical CVD and NAFLD...
  57. doi request reprint Relationship of thoracic aortic calcium to coronary calcium and its progression (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [MESA])
    Juan J Rivera
    Division of Cardiology, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:1562-7. 2009
    ..25 to 30.18). In conclusion, TAC is associated with the incidence and progression of CAC. The detection of TAC may improve risk stratification efforts. Future clinical outcomes studies are needed to support such an approach...
  58. doi request reprint Injury patterns in long-term refugee populations: a survey of Afghan refugees
    Adnan A Hyder
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Trauma 66:888-94. 2009
    ..The Afghan Refugee Injury Survey (ARIS) was undertaken to describe the epidemiology of injuries in the long-term Afghan refugee population residing in Pakistan in 2002...
  59. doi request reprint What is the role of calcium scoring in the age of coronary computed tomographic angiography?
    Parag H Joshi
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:1226-35. 2012
    ..Given the strong short-term prognostic value of CAC = 0, studies are needed to further evaluate the role of CAC scanning in low-risk patients with acute chest pain presenting to the emergency room...
  60. ncbi request reprint Normal reference values for the adult right ventricle by magnetic resonance imaging
    Harikrishna Tandri
    Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:1660-4. 2006
    ..These values will be useful to differentiate RV health from diseases that result in abnormal RV structure and function...
  61. pmc Fibrinogen and left ventricular myocardial systolic function: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Raymond T Yan
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287 0409, USA
    Am Heart J 160:479-86. 2010
    ..Increasing evidence suggests that elevated plasma fibrinogen is associated with incident heart failure. However, the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms have not been well elucidated...
  62. doi request reprint Coronary Artery Calcium Improves Risk Assessment in Adults With a Family History of Premature Coronary Heart Disease: Results From Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Jaideep Patel
    From the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD J P, M A R, M J Blaha, W S P, R S B, K N, J W M Division of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond J P Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA M J Budoff Department of Radiology Cardiovascular Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA J F P Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD D A B Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, Veterans Administration, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, CA M T S Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA M T S Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle R A K Center for Healthcare Advancement and Outcomes and Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami K N and the Departments of Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, and Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami K N
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 8:e003186. 2015
    ..The prognostic value of coronary artery calcium (CAC) or carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) among asymptomatic adults with a family history (FH) of premature coronary heart disease is unclear...
  63. doi request reprint Systematic review on noninvasive assessment of subclinical cardiovascular disease in obstructive sleep apnea: new kid on the block!
    Shozab S Ali
    Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami FL, USA University of Manchester School of Medicine, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Sleep Med Rev 18:379-91. 2014
    ..Further research is however necessary to identify specific OSA populations that would benefit from aggressive screening. ..
  64. doi request reprint Blood pressure is associated with the presence and severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease across the spectrum of cardiometabolic risk
    Ehimen C Aneni
    aCenter for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, Florida bJohns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Baltimore, Maryland cRobert Stempel College of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, Florida dSchool of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA eHospital Israelita Albert Einstein fHeart Institute InCor, University of Sao Paolo Medical School Hospital, Sao Paolo, Brazil gHerbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA
    J Hypertens 33:1207-14. 2015
    ..To determine the relationship between clinically relevant blood pressure (BP) groups and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) presence and severity especially in the milieu of other metabolic risk factors...
  65. pmc A systematic review of internet-based worksite wellness approaches for cardiovascular disease risk management: outcomes, challenges & opportunities
    Ehimen C Aneni
    Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e83594. 2014
    ..In this review, we examined the effectiveness of internet-based employee cardiovascular wellness and prevention programs...
  66. doi request reprint Relation of physical activity to prevalence of nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease independent of cardiometabolic risk
    Ebenezer T Oni
    Department of Medicine, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Affiliate of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Brooklyn, New York Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami Beach, Florida Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 115:34-9. 2015
    ..In conclusion, PA presents a dose-response association with NAFLD independent of the MS or obesity. Our results are compatible with the idea that benefits of PA are relevant to everyone regardless of cardiometabolic risk. ..
  67. doi request reprint Delayed heart rate recovery is strongly associated with early and late-stage prehypertension during exercise stress testing
    Ehimen Aneni
    Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami Beach, Florida
    Am J Hypertens 27:514-21. 2014
    ..Heart rate recovery (HRR) has been shown to predict cardiovascular disease mortality. HRR is delayed in hypertension, but its association with prehypertension (PHT) has not been well studied...
  68. doi request reprint Measuring coronary artery calcification: is serum vitamin D relevant?
    Rehan Malik
    Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami, FL, USA
    Atherosclerosis 237:734-8. 2014
    ..To synthesize evidence of the association between low vitamin D levels and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis measured by coronary artery calcium (CAC)...
  69. doi request reprint Subclinical cardiovascular disease in plaque psoriasis: association or causal link?
    Sameer Shaharyar
    Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami Beach, FL, USA
    Atherosclerosis 232:72-8. 2014
    ..We sought to perform a systematic review of existing data regarding the presence of endothelial dysfunction and subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with plaque psoriasis...