Salim S Virani

Summary

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Single nucleotide polymorphisms in cholesteryl ester transfer protein gene and recurrent coronary heart disease or mortality in patients with established atherosclerosis
    Salim S Virani
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas Section of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 112:1287-92. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol reporting and goal attainment in primary care
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Lipidol 6:545-52. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Association between traditional cholesterol parameters, lipoprotein particle concentration, novel biomarkers and carotid plaques in retired National Football League players
    Salim S Virani
    Health Services Research and Development, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Atherosclerosis 222:551-6. 2012
  4. pmc Chromosome 9p21 single nucleotide polymorphisms are not associated with recurrent myocardial infarction in patients with established coronary artery disease
    Salim S Virani
    Center of Excellence, Health Services Research and Development, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circ J 76:950-6. 2012
  5. pmc Usefulness of single nucleotide polymorphism in chromosome 4q25 to predict in-hospital and long-term development of atrial fibrillation and survival in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting
    Salim S Virani
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:1504-9. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Preoperative statin therapy decreases risk of postoperative renal insufficiency
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Cardiovasc Ther 28:80-6. 2010
  7. pmc Relation of cholesterol and lipoprotein parameters with carotid artery plaque characteristics: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) carotid MRI study
    Salim S Virani
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Atherosclerosis 219:596-602. 2011
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Isolated coronary artery bypass grafting in obese individuals: a propensity matched analysis of outcomes
    Mahboob Alam
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circ J 75:1378-85. 2011
  10. pmc Obesity: an independent predictor of in-hospital postoperative renal insufficiency among patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 36:540-5. 2009

Detail Information

Publications54

  1. pmc Single nucleotide polymorphisms in cholesteryl ester transfer protein gene and recurrent coronary heart disease or mortality in patients with established atherosclerosis
    Salim S Virani
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas Section of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 112:1287-92. 2013
    ..In conclusion, genetic CETP variants were not associated with recurrent MI or recurrent revascularization in overall cohort with a possible mortality increase in patients who underwent CABG. ..
  2. doi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol reporting and goal attainment in primary care
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Lipidol 6:545-52. 2012
    ..However, non-HDL-C levels are not reported on standard lipid panels by many hospital-based and/or commercial biochemical laboratories...
  3. doi request reprint Association between traditional cholesterol parameters, lipoprotein particle concentration, novel biomarkers and carotid plaques in retired National Football League players
    Salim S Virani
    Health Services Research and Development, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Atherosclerosis 222:551-6. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Chromosome 9p21 single nucleotide polymorphisms are not associated with recurrent myocardial infarction in patients with established coronary artery disease
    Salim S Virani
    Center of Excellence, Health Services Research and Development, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circ J 76:950-6. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Usefulness of single nucleotide polymorphism in chromosome 4q25 to predict in-hospital and long-term development of atrial fibrillation and survival in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting
    Salim S Virani
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:1504-9. 2011
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Preoperative statin therapy decreases risk of postoperative renal insufficiency
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Cardiovasc Ther 28:80-6. 2010
    ..Although current guidelines recommend withholding statins in perioperative patients, little information is available on whether perioperative statin use increases risk for postoperative renal failure...
  7. pmc Relation of cholesterol and lipoprotein parameters with carotid artery plaque characteristics: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) carotid MRI study
    Salim S Virani
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Atherosclerosis 219:596-602. 2011
    ....
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Isolated coronary artery bypass grafting in obese individuals: a propensity matched analysis of outcomes
    Mahboob Alam
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circ J 75:1378-85. 2011
    ..There is conflicting data regarding the impact of obesity on morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  10. pmc Obesity: an independent predictor of in-hospital postoperative renal insufficiency among patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 36:540-5. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc Associations between lipoprotein(a) levels and cardiovascular outcomes in black and white subjects: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Salim S Virani
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, TX, USA
    Circulation 125:241-9. 2012
    ..We evaluated associations between Lp(a) and incident CVD events in blacks and whites in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study...
  12. pmc Carotid arterial wall characteristics are associated with incident ischemic stroke but not coronary heart disease in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Eric Y Yang
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, USA
    Stroke 43:103-8. 2012
    ..We evaluated the association of carotid ultrasound-derived arterial stiffness measures with incident coronary heart disease (CHD) and ischemic stroke in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study...
  13. pmc Cardiac troponin T measured by a highly sensitive assay predicts coronary heart disease, heart failure, and mortality in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    Justin T Saunders
    6565 Fannin, MS A 601, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 123:1367-76. 2011
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Comparison by meta-analysis of percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with a mean age of ≥70 years
    Mahboob Alam
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Cardiol 112:615-22. 2013
    ..The patients undergoing PCI had a shorter hospital stay and lower rates of early stroke; however, they experienced higher repeat revascularization rates at longer term follow-up...
  15. doi request reprint Correlates of repeat lipid testing in patients with coronary heart disease
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas2Section of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, Texas
    JAMA Intern Med 173:1439-44. 2013
    ..Understanding the frequency and correlates of redundant lipid testing could identify areas for quality improvement initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency of cholesterol care in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of clinical complexity on the quality of diabetes care
    LeChauncy D Woodard
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:508-14. 2012
    ..To assess the impact of clinical complexity on 3 dimensions of diabetes care...
  17. doi request reprint Preoperative statin therapy is not associated with a decrease in the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am Heart J 155:541-6. 2008
    ..We investigated whether preoperative statin therapy was associated with decreased incidence of postoperative AF in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, including isolated valve surgery and patients with low ejection fraction (EF)...
  18. doi request reprint Variants in the APOA5 gene region and the response to combination therapy with statins and fenofibric acid in a randomized clinical trial of individuals with mixed dyslipidemia
    Ariel Brautbar
    Section of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Atherosclerosis 219:737-42. 2011
    ..We sought to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with HDL-C, TG, and apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA-I) response to combination therapy with statins and fenofibric acid (FA) in individuals with atherogenic dyslipidemia...
  19. pmc Application of speckle-tracking in the evaluation of carotid artery function in subjects with hypertension and diabetes
    Eric Y Yang
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 26:901-909.e1. 2013
    ..The proposed arterial stiffness parameters were examined in healthy controls (n = 20), nondiabetic patients with hypertension (n = 20), and patients with type 2 diabetes (n = 21)...
  20. doi request reprint Troponin T and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide: a biomarker approach to predict heart failure risk--the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Vijay Nambi
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
    Clin Chem 59:1802-10. 2013
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  21. pmc The 9p21 genetic variant is additive to carotid intima media thickness and plaque in improving coronary heart disease risk prediction in white participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
    Atherosclerosis 222:135-7. 2012
    ..We evaluated whether the addition of carotid intima media thickness and plaque (CIMT-P), and a single nucleotide polymorphism on chromosome 9p21 (9p21) together improve coronary heart disease (CHD) risk prediction in the ARIC study...
  22. doi request reprint Subclinical changes in serum creatinine and mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Daniel A Tolpin
    Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, The Texas Heart Institute, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:682-688.e1. 2012
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Association between statins and infections after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Waleed T Kayani
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States
    Int J Cardiol 168:117-20. 2013
    ..We determined whether pre-operative statin therapy is associated with a decrease in the incidence of infections after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  24. doi request reprint Comparison by meta-analysis of mortality after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting in women versus men
    Mahboob Alam
    Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Cardiol 112:309-17. 2013
    ..Mortality remained independently associated with female gender despite propensity score-matched analysis of outcomes...
  25. doi request reprint Association between preoperative diuretic use and in-hospital outcomes after cardiac surgery
    Salman J Bandeali
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Cardiovasc Ther 31:291-7. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that diuretic use prior to cardiac surgery will be associated with adverse in-hospital clinical outcomes...
  26. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous coronary intervention vs. coronary artery bypass graft surgery for unprotected left main coronary artery disease in the drug-eluting stents era--an aggregate data meta-analysis of 11,148 patients
    Mahboob Alam
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circ J 77:372-82. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that PCI with DES for unprotected LMCA disease is safe and effective compared with CABG...
  27. doi request reprint Cardiovascular biomarkers and subclinical brain disease in the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Razvan T Dadu
    Section of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Stroke 44:1803-8. 2013
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Frequency and correlates of treatment intensification for elevated cholesterol levels in patients with cardiovascular disease
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, TX, USA
    Am Heart J 162:725-732.e1. 2011
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Barriers to non-HDL cholesterol goal attainment by providers
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Med 124:876-80.e2. 2011
    ..This study assessed providers' knowledge of, attitude toward, and practice regarding non-HDL-C...
  30. doi request reprint Institutional, provider, and patient correlates of low-density lipoprotein and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal attainment according to the Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am Heart J 161:1140-6. 2011
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol calculation and goal awareness among physicians-in-training
    Smita I Negi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Lipidol 6:50-7. 2012
    ..Non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) goal attainment per Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) guidelines remains low...
  32. doi request reprint Does preoperative statin therapy improve outcomes in patients undergoing isolated cardiac valve surgery?
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:1235-9. 2008
    ..In conclusion, preoperative statin therapy was not associated with a decrease in morbidity or mortality in patients undergoing isolated cardiac valve surgery...
  33. doi request reprint The Effect of Lipid Modification on Peripheral Artery Disease after Endovascular Intervention Trial (ELIMIT)
    Gerd Brunner
    Section of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 231:371-7. 2013
    ..MRI was performed at baseline and 6, 12, and 24 months. SFA wall, lumen, and total vessel volumes were quantified. MRI-derived SFA parameters and lipids were analyzed with multilevel models and nonparametric tests, respectively...
  34. ncbi request reprint Lipid management: considerations in acute coronary syndrome
    Venkateshwar R Polsani
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 10:334-41. 2008
    ..A growing body of literature supports the concept that early and intensive treatment with statins after an ACS event decreases recurrent adverse cardiovascular events. We review available evidence pertaining to lipid alterations in ACS...
  35. ncbi request reprint How to identify patients with vulnerable plaques
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
    Diabetes Obes Metab 10:824-33. 2008
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Treating chronically ill people with diabetes mellitus with limited life expectancy: implications for performance measurement
    LeChauncy D Woodard
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:193-201. 2012
    ..To develop an algorithm to identify individuals with limited life expectancy and examine the effect of limited life expectancy on glycemic control and treatment intensification in individuals with diabetes mellitus...
  37. doi request reprint A novel mutation in the ABCA1 gene causing an atypical phenotype of Tangier disease
    Smita I Negi
    Center for Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Lipidol 7:82-7. 2013
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Novel markers of inflammation in atherosclerosis
    Salim S Virani
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin, M S A 601, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 10:164-70. 2008
    ..It also discusses the limitations of current risk stratification models and characteristics of a good biomarker...
  39. pmc Relationship between circulating levels of RANTES (regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed, and secreted) and carotid plaque characteristics: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Carotid MRI Study
    Salim S Virani
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur Heart J 32:459-68. 2011
    ..To assess the relationship between regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed and secreted (RANTES) and carotid atherosclerotic plaque burden and plaque characteristics...
  40. pmc Segmental analysis of carotid arterial strain using speckle-tracking
    Eric Y Yang
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 24:1276-1284.e5. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to evaluate whether speckle-tracking could be used to measure carotid arterial strain (CAS) reproducibly in healthy volunteers and to determine if CAS was lesser in individuals with diabetes...
  41. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes of percutaneous interventions in saphenous vein grafts using drug-eluting stents compared to bare-metal stents: a comprehensive meta-analysisof all randomized clinical trials
    Mahboob Alam
    Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
    Clin Cardiol 35:291-6. 2012
    ..We conducted a meta-analysis of all existing randomized controlled trials (RCTS) comparing bare-metal stents (BMS) and DES in SVGPCIs...
  42. pmc Variability and persistence of aspirin response in lower extremity peripheral arterial disease patients
    Justin Saunders
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Vasc Surg 53:668-75. 2011
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Automatic quantification of muscle volumes in magnetic resonance imaging scans of the lower extremities
    Gerd Brunner
    Division of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Magn Reson Imaging 29:1065-75. 2011
    ..Experiments for the fully automatic detection of muscle volume in MRI scans demonstrated an averaged accuracy, sensitivity and specificity for leave-one-out cross-validation of 88.3%, 93.6% and 87.2%, respectively...
  44. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of multidrug therapy for hypertriglyceridemia
    Venkateshwar R Polsani
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin, M S A 601, Houston, TX 77030, USA and Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX
    J Clin Lipidol 3:341-4. 2009
    ..Although there is clinical evidence for the safety and efficacy of single-drug therapy and some two-drug combinations for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia, information is limited on the use of more than 2 drugs...
  45. pmc Clinical implications of JUPITER (Justification for the Use of statins in Prevention: an Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin) in a U.S. population insights from the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) study
    Eric Y Yang
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:2388-95. 2009
    ....
  46. doi request reprint 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...
  47. pmc Redefining myocardial infarction: what is new in the ESC/ACCF/AHA/WHF Third Universal Definition of myocardial infarction?
    Hani Jneid
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas
    Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 9:169-72. 2013
    ..We hereby present a critical overview of this important document and summarize its key recommendations. ..
  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. pmc Real-time co-registration using novel ultrasound technology: ex vivo validation and in vivo applications
    Eric Y Yang
    Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 24:720-8. 2011
    ..We then evaluated in vivo US-US and US-MRI co-registration...
  50. pmc A genetic risk score based on direct associations with coronary heart disease improves coronary heart disease risk prediction in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC), but not in the Rotterdam and Framingham Offspring, Studies
    Ariel Brautbar
    Department of Medical Genetics, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI, USA
    Atherosclerosis 223:421-6. 2012
    ..We examined whether SNPs selected based on predefined criteria will improve CHD risk prediction when added to traditional risk factors (TRFs)...
  51. doi request reprint Medicare eligibility and physician utilization among adults with coronary heart disease and stroke
    Jerome Dugan
    Department of Economics MS 22, Rice University, Houston, TX 77251 1892, USA
    Med Care 50:547-53. 2012
    ..Although Medicare eligibility has been shown to generally increase health care access and utilization, few studies have investigated the association between Medicare eligibility and health care utilization among the chronically ill...
  52. ncbi request reprint Lipid management: considerations in acute coronary syndrome
    Venkateshwar R Polsani
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 11:149-56. 2009
    ..A growing body of literature supports the concept that early and intensive treatment with statins after an ACS event decreases recurrent adverse cardiovascular events. We review available evidence pertaining to lipid alterations in ACS...
  53. doi request reprint Novel therapies for treating familial hypercholesterolemia
    Salman J Bandeali
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Texas Heart Institute, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, 6720 Bertner, MC 1 133, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 16:382. 2014
    ..This article briefly summarizes familial hypercholesterolemia and then discusses the newer pharmacotherapies available in the management of familial hypercholesterolemia. ..
  54. ncbi request reprint The role of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 as a marker for atherosclerosis
    Salim S Virani
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin, M S A 601, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 9:97-103. 2007
    ..This article reviews the potential mechanisms by which Lp-PLA2 may participate in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and its clinical manifestations, namely, coronary artery disease and stroke...