Yochai Birnbaum

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Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Nebivolol induces distinct changes in profibrosis microRNA expression compared with atenolol, in salt-sensitive hypertensive rats
    Hongmei Ye
    State Key Laboratory of Space Medicine Fundamentals and Application, Astronaut Research and Training Center of China, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Hypertension 61:1008-13. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Common pitfalls in the interpretation of electrocardiograms from patients with acute coronary syndromes with narrow QRS: a consensus report
    Yochai Birnbaum
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Electrocardiol 45:463-75. 2012
  3. pmc Dipyridamole with low-dose aspirin augments the infarct size-limiting effects of simvastatin
    Yumei Ye
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 24:391-9. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Pioglitazone protects the myocardium against ischemia-reperfusion injury in eNOS and iNOS knockout mice
    Yumei Ye
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 295:H2436-46. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Aspirin before reperfusion blunts the infarct size limiting effect of atorvastatin
    Yochai Birnbaum
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5, 106 John Sealy Annex, 301 Univ Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77555 0553, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 292:H2891-7. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Caffeinated coffee blunts the myocardial protective effects of statins against ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rat
    Yumei Ye
    The Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5 106 John Sealy Annex, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 22:275-82. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Pretreatment with high-dose statin, but not low-dose statin, ezetimibe, or the combination of low-dose statin and ezetimibe, limits infarct size in the rat
    Yochai Birnbaum
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5106 John Sealy Annex, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 13:72-9. 2008
  8. doi request reprint The role of eNOS, iNOS, and NF-kappaB in upregulation and activation of cyclooxygenase-2 and infarct size reduction by atorvastatin
    Yumei Ye
    Department of Internal Medicine, Univ of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 295:H343-51. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Aspirin augments 15-epi-lipoxin A4 production by lipopolysaccharide, but blocks the pioglitazone and atorvastatin induction of 15-epi-lipoxin A4 in the rat heart
    Yochai Birnbaum
    The Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat 83:89-98. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Enhanced cardioprotection against ischemia-reperfusion injury with combining sildenafil with low-dose atorvastatin
    Salvatore Rosanio
    The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch UTMB, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 20:27-36. 2006

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  1. doi request reprint Nebivolol induces distinct changes in profibrosis microRNA expression compared with atenolol, in salt-sensitive hypertensive rats
    Hongmei Ye
    State Key Laboratory of Space Medicine Fundamentals and Application, Astronaut Research and Training Center of China, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Hypertension 61:1008-13. 2013
    ..These effects are related to attenuation of the hypertension-induced decrease in miR-27a and -29a (with a subsequent decrease in Sp1 expression) and miR-133a (with a subsequent decrease in Cdc42)...
  2. doi request reprint Common pitfalls in the interpretation of electrocardiograms from patients with acute coronary syndromes with narrow QRS: a consensus report
    Yochai Birnbaum
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Electrocardiol 45:463-75. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Dipyridamole with low-dose aspirin augments the infarct size-limiting effects of simvastatin
    Yumei Ye
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 24:391-9. 2010
    ..We studied the effect of acute administration of DIP, ASA and their combination on the IS-limiting effect of simvastatin (SIM)...
  4. doi request reprint Pioglitazone protects the myocardium against ischemia-reperfusion injury in eNOS and iNOS knockout mice
    Yumei Ye
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 295:H2436-46. 2008
    ..Because eNOS activity decreases with age, diabetes, and advanced atherosclerosis, this effect may be relevant in a clinical setting and should be further characterized...
  5. ncbi request reprint Aspirin before reperfusion blunts the infarct size limiting effect of atorvastatin
    Yochai Birnbaum
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5, 106 John Sealy Annex, 301 Univ Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77555 0553, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 292:H2891-7. 2007
    ..This potential adverse interaction should be further investigated in the clinical setting of acute coronary syndromes...
  6. doi request reprint Caffeinated coffee blunts the myocardial protective effects of statins against ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rat
    Yumei Ye
    The Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5 106 John Sealy Annex, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 22:275-82. 2008
    ..We asked whether caffeinated coffee (CC) blunts the infarct size (IS)-limiting effects of atorvastatin (ATV)...
  7. doi request reprint Pretreatment with high-dose statin, but not low-dose statin, ezetimibe, or the combination of low-dose statin and ezetimibe, limits infarct size in the rat
    Yochai Birnbaum
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5106 John Sealy Annex, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 13:72-9. 2008
    ..Combination of ezetimibe and low-dose statin is ineffective in modulating myocardial biochemical changes associated with cardioprotection...
  8. doi request reprint The role of eNOS, iNOS, and NF-kappaB in upregulation and activation of cyclooxygenase-2 and infarct size reduction by atorvastatin
    Yumei Ye
    Department of Internal Medicine, Univ of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 295:H343-51. 2008
    ..In conclusion, both eNOS and iNOS are essential for the IS-limiting effect of ATV. The expression of COX2 by ATV is iNOS, but not eNOS or NF-kappaB, dependent. Activation of COX2 is dependent on iNOS...
  9. ncbi request reprint Aspirin augments 15-epi-lipoxin A4 production by lipopolysaccharide, but blocks the pioglitazone and atorvastatin induction of 15-epi-lipoxin A4 in the rat heart
    Yochai Birnbaum
    The Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat 83:89-98. 2007
    ..However, when COX2 is both acetylated and S-nitrosylated, it is inactivated. We suggest potential adverse interactions among statins, thiazolidinediones, and high-dose ASA...
  10. ncbi request reprint Enhanced cardioprotection against ischemia-reperfusion injury with combining sildenafil with low-dose atorvastatin
    Salvatore Rosanio
    The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch UTMB, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 20:27-36. 2006
    ..We investigated whether atorvastatin (ATV) and sildenafil (SL) have synergistic effects on myocardial infarct size (IS) reduction and enhancing nitric oxide synthase (NOS) expression...
  11. ncbi request reprint The cardioprotective effect of a statin and cilostazol combination: relationship to Akt and endothelial nitric oxide synthase activation
    Saraswathy Manickavasagam
    The Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 21:321-30. 2007
    ..Hypothesis: CIL and ATV may have synergistic effects on eNOS phosphorylation and myocardial infarct size (IS) reduction...
  12. doi request reprint Additive effect of TAK-491, a new angiotensin receptor blocker, and pioglitazone, in reducing myocardial infarct size
    Yumei Ye
    The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 24:107-20. 2010
    ..We assessed the effects of TAK-491 (a newly designed potent and selective ARB) alone and in combination with pioglitazone (PIO) on myocardial infarct size (IS)...
  13. ncbi request reprint The central role of adenosine in statin-induced ERK1/2, Akt, and eNOS phosphorylation
    Ramanna Merla
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 293:H1918-28. 2007
    ..Adenosine was required for ERK1/2 activation by statins, which resulted in Akt and eNOS phosphorylation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Phosphorylation of 5-lipoxygenase at ser523 by protein kinase A determines whether pioglitazone and atorvastatin induce proinflammatory leukotriene B4 or anti-inflammatory 15-epi-lipoxin a4 production
    Yumei Ye
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Immunol 181:3515-23. 2008
    ..The 5LO phosphorylation determines whether 15-epi-LXA(4) (anti-inflammatory) or leukotriene B(4) (inflammatory mediator) is produced...
  15. ncbi request reprint Myocardial protection by pioglitazone, atorvastatin, and their combination: mechanisms and possible interactions
    Yumei Ye
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5 106 John Sealy Annex, 301 Univ Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77555 0553, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 291:H1158-69. 2006
    ..However, the upstream steps differ. ATV induced eNOS phosphorylation and iNOS, cPLA2, and COX-2 expression, whereas Pio induced mainly the expression and activity of cPLA2. The effects of Pio and ATV were additive...
  16. ncbi request reprint Augmentation of myocardial production of 15-epi-lipoxin-a4 by pioglitazone and atorvastatin in the rat
    Yochai Birnbaum
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5106 John Sealy Annex, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77555 0553, USA
    Circulation 114:929-35. 2006
    ..We investigated whether atorvastatin (ATV) and pioglitazone (PIO) increase the myocardial content of lipoxin-A4 and 15(R)-epi-lipoxin-A4 (15-epi-LXA4), both arachidonic acid products with strong antiinflammatory properties...
  17. ncbi request reprint Activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma) by atorvastatin is mediated by 15-deoxy-delta-12,14-PGJ2
    Yumei Ye
    The Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, United States
    Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat 84:43-53. 2007
    ..In conclusion, both ATV and PIO activate PPAR-gamma and increase myocardial 15DPGJ(2) levels. Activation of PPAR-gamma by ATV is mediated solely by 15DPGJ(2), whereas PIO activates PPAR-gamma both directly and indirectly via 15DPGJ(2)...
  18. doi request reprint Oral glyburide, but not glimepiride, blocks the infarct-size limiting effects of pioglitazone
    Yumei Ye
    The Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5 106 John Sealy Annex, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 22:429-36. 2008
    ..However, there are conflicting results when other sulfonylurea drugs are used. Pioglitazone (PIO) reduces infarct size in the rat. We asked whether oral Glyb and glimepiride (Glim) affect the infarct size-limiting effects of PIO...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prostaglandins mediate the cardioprotective effects of atorvastatin against ischemia-reperfusion injury
    Yochai Birnbaum
    The Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5, 106 John Sealy Annex, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77555 0553, USA
    Cardiovasc Res 65:345-55. 2005
    ..We investigated the involvement of the prostaglandins and NOS in the cardioprotective effect of atorvastatin (ATV) in the rat...
  20. doi request reprint Pioglitazone limits myocardial infarct size, activates Akt, and upregulates cPLA2 and COX-2 in a PPAR-γ-independent manner
    Yochai Birnbaum
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 77555, USA
    Basic Res Cardiol 106:431-46. 2011
    ..PIO activated Akt, increased the expression of cPLA(2) and COX-2, and protected adult cardiomyocytes against the effects of hypoxia/reoxygenation independent of PPAR-γ activation...
  21. doi request reprint Protecting against ischemia-reperfusion injury: antiplatelet drugs, statins, and their potential interactions
    Yumei Ye
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1207:76-82. 2010
    ..According to the most current data available, we believe that antiplatelet regimens may require modification for patients who are receiving statins...
  22. ncbi request reprint Enhanced cardioprotection against ischemia-reperfusion injury with a dipyridamole and low-dose atorvastatin combination
    Yumei Ye
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5 106 John Sealy Annex, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 293:H813-8. 2007
    ..In conclusion, low-dose ATV and DIP had synergistic effects in reducing myocardial IS and activation of Akt and eNOS. This combination may have a potential benefit in augmenting the eNOS-mediated pleiotropic effects of statins...
  23. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of ST depression with T-wave inversion in leads V(4) to V(6) for predicting one-year mortality in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (from the Electrocardiographic Analysis of the Global Use of Strategies to Open Occluded Coronary Arterie
    Shaul Atar
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:934-8. 2007
    ..In conclusion, ST-D with T-wave inversion in leads V4 to V6 on the admission electrocardiogram in patients with NSTEACS identifies those with higher 1-year mortality than for patients with any other ECG presentation...
  24. doi request reprint Reducing ischaemia/reperfusion injury through delta-opioid-regulated intrinsic cardiac adrenergic cells: adrenopeptidergic co-signalling
    Ming He Huang
    Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5 106 John Sealy Annex, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Cardiovasc Res 84:452-60. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether intrinsic cardiac adrenergic (ICA) cells release calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), exerting synergistic adrenopeptidergic cardioprotection...
  25. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound at 27 kHz increases tissue expression and activity of nitric oxide synthases in acute limb ischemia in rabbits
    Shaul Atar
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Ultrasound Med Biol 33:1483-8. 2007
    ..In conclusion, application of transcutaneous low-frequency US to ischemic muscular tissue significantly increases both cNOS and ciNOS activity by increasing eNOS phosphorylation and iNOS expression, respectively...
  26. ncbi request reprint Role of transesophageal echocardiography guided cardioversion in patients with atrial fibrillation, previous left atrial thrombus and effective anticoagulation
    Mohammad Saeed
    The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0553, United States
    Int J Cardiol 113:401-5. 2006
    ..We compared the embolic risk associated with a strategy of follow-up TEE-guided direct-current cardioversion (DCCV) with that of blind DCCV in patients with AF, pre-existing LA thrombus and effective anticoagulation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Statins are associated with lower risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with unstable coronary syndromes: analysis of the Orbofiban in Patients with Unstable coronary Syndromes-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction 16 (OPUS-TIMI 16) trial
    Shaul Atar
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Am Heart J 151:976.e1-6. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that statins would lower the risk of GI bleeding associated with antiplatelet therapy in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of published reports on the effect of statin treatment before percutaneous coronary intervention on periprocedural myonecrosis
    Ramanna Merla
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:770-6. 2007
    ..Large randomized controlled trials addressing the dose, duration, and type of statin on periprocedural myonecrosis are necessary before recommending routine use of statins to prevent myonecrosis in the elective PCI setting...
  29. ncbi request reprint Time to reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction. It is time to reduce it!
    Alejandro Barbagelata
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    J Electrocardiol 40:257-64. 2007
    ..Despite effective pre- and in-hospital reperfusion strategies becoming standard over the past 2 decades, time-to-admission and time-to-treatment remain prolonged. We reviewed temporal trends in these times in published clinical trials...
  30. ncbi request reprint Atorvastatin-induced cardioprotection is mediated by increasing inducible nitric oxide synthase and consequent S-nitrosylation of cyclooxygenase-2
    Shaul Atar
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 290:H1960-8. 2006
    ..These results are consistent with the hypothesis that preconditioning effects are mediated via PG...
  31. doi request reprint Differentiating ST-elevation myocardial infarction from nonischemic ST-elevation in patients with chest pain
    Viet Tran
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 108:1096-101. 2011
    ..Broad inconsistencies existed among readers as to the chosen reasons for NISTE classification. In conclusion, we found wide variations in experienced interventional cardiologists in differentiating STEMI with a need for pPCI from NISTE...
  32. ncbi request reprint Grade 3 ischemia on admission electrocardiogram and chest pain duration predict failure of ST-segment resolution after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction
    Jarrett T McGehee
    The Division of Cardiology, The Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    J Electrocardiol 40:26-33. 2007
    ..Terminal QRS distortion (grade 3 ischemia) has been shown to predict failure of STR after thrombolysis for STEMI, but the ability of grade 3 ischemia to predict STR with pPCI is unclear...
  33. ncbi request reprint Simvastatin-induced myocardial protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury is mediated by activation of ATP-sensitive K+ channels
    Shahin Tavackoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0553, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 15:53-8. 2004
    ..We investigated whether pretreatment with simvastatin reduces myocardial infarct size and whether glyburide, a non-selective inhibitor of the ATP-sensitive K channels, abrogates this infarct size-limiting effect...
  34. ncbi request reprint Benefits, unresolved questions, and technical issues of cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure
    Salvatore Rosanio
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:710-7. 2005
    ..Considering how major advances have been achieved since the first clinical application of CRT in 1994, one can be optimistic about the future of the electrotherapeutic management of heart failure...
  35. ncbi request reprint Sudden death prophylaxis in heart failure
    Salvatore Rosanio
    The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0553, United States
    Int J Cardiol 119:291-6. 2007
    ....
  36. doi request reprint The role of microRNA in modulating myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury
    Yumei Ye
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Physiol Genomics 43:534-42. 2011
    ..Inhibiting miRNAs by antisense strategies or pharmacological approaches is likely to emerge as an alternative and safe method for conferring short- and intermediate-term protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury...
  37. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiogram risk stratification of non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes
    Yochai Birnbaum
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    J Electrocardiol 39:S57-61. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic diagnosis of ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Shaul Atar
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5 106 John Sealy Annex, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Cardiol Clin 24:343-65, vii. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic markers of reperfusion in ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Shaul Atar
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5 106 John Sealy Annex, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Cardiol Clin 24:367-76, viii. 2006
    ..This article reviews and discusses the current data on the four ECG markers for prediction of the perfusion status of the ischemic myocardium: ST-segment deviation, T-wave configuration, QRS changes, and reperfusion arrhythmias...
  40. doi request reprint The effect of pioglitazone treatment on 15-epi-lipoxin A4 levels in patients with type 2 diabetes
    Absalon D Gutierrez
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Atherosclerosis 223:204-8. 2012
    ..15-epi-lipoxin A(4) (15-epi-LXA(4)) is a lipid mediator with strong anti-inflammatory and inflammation-resolving effects. We examined the effect of pioglitazone therapy on plasma 15-epi-LXA(4) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Reperfusion-related polymorphic ventricular tachycardia as a possible mechanism of sudden death in patients with anomalous coronary arteries
    Mohammad Saeed
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Am J Med Sci 329:327-9. 2005
    ..This is the first report providing direct evidence that reperfusion arrhythmias may be the cause of sudden death in individuals with anomalous coronary arteries...
  42. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiology: magnetic resonance imaging of left ventricular lateral wall pseudoaneurysm
    Atiar Rahman
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Galveston, USA
    Clin Cardiol 28:545. 2005
  43. ncbi request reprint Pretreatment with statins may reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after elective surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention: clinical evidence and possible underlying mechanisms
    Ramanna Merla
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Am Heart J 154:391-402. 2007
    ..Future clinical applications include preoperative and periprocedural risk reduction...
  44. pmc Vineberg procedure for inadvertent injury to anomalous left anterior descending artery during tetralogy of fallot repair: four decades later
    Rajiv Gupta
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0553, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 33:98-9. 2006
  45. ncbi request reprint The cycloxygenase 2 (COX-2) story: it's time to explain, not inflame
    Guillermo Salinas
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0553, USA
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 12:98-111. 2007
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Mediating delta-opioid-initiated heart protection via the beta2-adrenergic receptor: role of the intrinsic cardiac adrenergic cell
    Ming He Huang
    Deptartment of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 293:H376-84. 2007
    ..We conclude that delta-opioid-initiated myocardial infarct size reduction is primarily mediated via endogenous epinephrine/beta(2)-AR signaling pathway as a result of ICA cell activation...
  47. doi request reprint Differentiating ST elevation myocardial infarction and nonischemic causes of ST elevation by analyzing the presenting electrocardiogram
    Jason B Jayroe
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:301-6. 2009
    ..There is a need to revise our current electrocardiographic criteria for differentiating STEMI from NISTE...
  48. doi request reprint ST elevation: telling pathology from the benign patterns
    Waleed Tallat Kayani
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Glob J Health Sci 4:51-63. 2012
    ..More studies need to be done to delineate the criteria to clearly distinguish between ischemic and non ischemic ST elevation...
  49. ncbi request reprint Dobutamine stress echocardiography in a patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
    Hussein N Yamani
    Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Cardiol J 18:437-40. 2011
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Color M-mode flow propagation velocity and conventional doppler indices in the assessment of diastolic left ventricular function during isometric exercise
    Antonio J Chamoun
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    Echocardiography 22:380-8. 2005
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Systematic overview and clinical applications of pacing atrial stress echocardiography
    Shreyas A Modi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:549-56. 2006
    ..This review addresses the history, hemodynamics, protocols, accuracy, clinical utility, and cost-effectiveness of PASE as well as elucidating its place among other stress modalities...
  52. ncbi request reprint Ischemia-induced ST-segment elevation: classification, prognosis, and therapy
    Shaul Atar
    The Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    J Electrocardiol 38:1-7. 2005
    ..We review and discuss each of the dynamic ECG variables during ischemia and reperfusion: the initial QRS (Q and R waves), the terminal QRS (Sclarovsky-Birnbaum score), the ST segment, and the T waves...
  53. doi request reprint Comparison of angiographic findings in patients with acute anteroseptal versus anterior wall ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Henry D Huang
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:827-32. 2011
    ..In conclusion, AS-STEMI can occur when only the basal and mid portions of the anterior wall are infarcted, but it can also arise when the infarction extensively involves the basal anterior and the distal inferior and apical segments...
  54. doi request reprint ST elevation: differentiation between ST elevation myocardial infarction and nonischemic ST elevation
    Henry D Huang
    The Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX77030, USA
    J Electrocardiol 44:494.e1-494.e12. 2011
    ..Further studies are needed to assess the ability of various ECG criteria to accurately differentiate between STEMI and NISTE...
  55. ncbi request reprint Grade 3 ischemia on the admission electrocardiogram predicts rapid progression of necrosis over time and less myocardial salvage by primary angioplasty
    Therese Billgren
    Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Electrocardiol 38:187-94. 2005
    ..Among patients with ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction, those with terminal QRS distortion (grade 3 ischemia) have higher mortality and larger infarct size (IS) than patients without QRS distortion (grade 2 ischemia)...
  56. pmc Chronic pseudoaneurysm and coarctation of the aorta: a rare delayed complication of trauma
    Umamahesh C Rangasetty
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0553, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 33:368-70. 2006
    ..Surgical bypass resulted in control of blood pressure and improvement of heart failure symptoms. The mechanism of aortic injury leading to the development of this rare combination is discussed...
  57. pmc Levofloxacin-induced torsades de pointes
    Parag D Patel
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 37:216-7. 2010
    ..The case of this patient is an example of the difficulties that are occasionally encountered in differentiating ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction from nonischemic ST elevation...
  58. doi request reprint Introducing a new algorithm in inferior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction to predict the culprit artery and distinguish proximal versus distal lesions
    Ravi S Hira
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 22:165-70. 2011
    ..We tested two new electrocardiographic (ECG) algorithms to identify proximal RCA (P-RCA), proximal LCx (P-LCx), or distal RCA or LCx in I-STEMI...
  59. ncbi request reprint Ventricular free wall rupture following acute myocardial infarction
    Yochai Birnbaum
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5106 John Sealy Annex, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 14:463-70. 2003
    ..In this review, we sought to highlight established and debatable aspects of this pathology to hopefully enhance prompt diagnosis and treatment by all clinicians caring for patients suffering acute myocardial infarction...
  60. doi request reprint Aliskiren and Valsartan reduce myocardial AT1 receptor expression and limit myocardial infarct size in diabetic mice
    Yumei Ye
    The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 25:505-15. 2011
    ..We assessed the ability of Aliskiren (AL), a direct renin inhibitor, and Valsartan (VA), an angiotensin receptor blocker, to limit myocardial infarct size (IS) in mice with type-2 diabetes mellitus...
  61. doi request reprint The potential effects of anti-diabetic medications on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury
    Yumei Ye
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Basic Res Cardiol 106:925-52. 2011
    ..The clinical implications as well as the mechanisms of protection should be further studied...
  62. ncbi request reprint Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia: a late complication of percutaneous alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Jon Brant McGregor
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    Am J Med Sci 328:185-8. 2004
    ..Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy undergoing alcohol septal ablation should be considered for prophylactic placement of implantable cardioverter defibrillator...
  63. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiogram of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: the significance of the various "scores"
    Yochai Birnbaum
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Electrocardiol 38:113-8. 2005
    ..This editorial discuss the ability to predict each of the "physiological" parameters using the above mentioned electrocardiographic variables...
  64. ncbi request reprint An unusual electrocardiogram artifact: what is its source?
    Nischita K Reddy
    Department of Neurology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    J Electrocardiol 38:337-9. 2005
    ..The patient had an implanted gastric electrical stimulation system for treating her diabetic gastroparesis. Recent DC shock for ventricular fibrillation during coronary angiography caused malfunction of the gastric pacemaker...
  65. ncbi request reprint Rapid screening of cardiac patients with a miniaturized hand-held ultrasound imager--comparisons with physical examination and conventional two-dimensional echocardiography
    Tianrong Xie
    Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Galveston, Texas 77555 0766, USA
    Clin Cardiol 27:241-5. 2004
    ..Rapid screening of cardiac patients with a hand-held ultrasound imager (SonoHeart [SH]) could provide valuable clinical information...
  66. doi request reprint The myocardial infarct size-limiting effect of sitagliptin is PKA-dependent, whereas the protective effect of pioglitazone is partially dependent on PKA
    Yumei Ye
    John S Dunn Chair in Cardiology Research and Education, Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1709 Dryden Road, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 298:H1454-65. 2010
    ..001). We found that SIT and PIO limit IS using different pathways. The protective effect of SIT is via cAMP-dependent PKA activation, whereas PIO mediates its effects via both PKA-dependent and -independent pathways...
  67. doi request reprint Outcomes of preoperative angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting
    Salman J Bandeali
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:919-23. 2012
    ..In conclusion, preoperative ACE inhibitor use was associated with an increased risk of MAEs after CABG, in particular postoperative renal dysfunction and atrial fibrillation...
  68. ncbi request reprint Abciximab treatment for obstructive prosthetic aortic and mitral valve thrombosis in the presence of large thrombi, cardiogenic shock, and acute evolving embolic stroke
    Atiar M Rahman
    Department of Internal Medicine Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Echocardiography 21:55-9. 2004
    ..This observation suggests abciximab should be considered as a therapeutic option in the treatment of obstructed prosthetic heart valves...
  69. ncbi request reprint Reduction of infarct size by short-term pretreatment with atorvastatin
    Yochai Birnbaum
    The Division of Cardiology, The Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 77555 0553, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 17:25-30. 2003
    ..The protective effect was completely abolished by L-NAME, strongly suggesting that this protective effect is mediated via the nitric oxide synthase pathway...
  70. ncbi request reprint Endovascular stenting for stenoses in surgically reconstructed brachiocephalic bypass grafts: immediate and midterm outcomes
    Angelo Anzuini
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 11:263-8. 2004
    ..To report the use of endovascular stenting for treatment of patients with symptomatic obstruction of brachiocephalic surgical reconstructions...