Robert J Siegel

Summary

Affiliation: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive, transthoracic, low-frequency ultrasound augments thrombolysis in a canine model of acute myocardial infarction
    R J Siegel
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Circulation 101:2026-9. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive transcutaneous low frequency ultrasound enhances thrombolysis in peripheral and coronary arteries
    R J Siegel
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Echocardiography 18:247-57. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound augmentation of thrombolysis and tissue perfusion
    Robert J Siegel
    Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048 0750, USA
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 24:156-63. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Transcatheter valve repair/implantation
    Robert J Siegel
    The Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Room 5623, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 27:1165-77. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Ultrasound thrombolysis
    Robert J Siegel
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Room 5623, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Ultrasonics 48:312-20. 2008
  6. doi request reprint The acute hemodynamic effects of MitraClip therapy
    Robert J Siegel
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048 1804, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:1658-65. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound energy improves myocardial perfusion in the presence of coronary occlusion
    Robert J Siegel
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:1454-8. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Transthoracic echocardiographic parameters in the estimation of pulmonary capillary wedge pressure in patients with present or previous heart failure
    Asim M Rafique
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:689-94. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Thoracic aortic arteriosclerosis in patients with degenerative aortic stenosis with and without coexisting coronary artery disease
    Sorel Goland
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:113-9. 2008
  10. pmc Coronary revascularization alone or with mitral valve repair: outcomes in patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Sorel Goland
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 36:416-24. 2009

Detail Information

Publications90

  1. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive, transthoracic, low-frequency ultrasound augments thrombolysis in a canine model of acute myocardial infarction
    R J Siegel
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Circulation 101:2026-9. 2000
    ..Limitations of coronary thrombolysis include the time to reperfusion, patency rate, and bleeding. We evaluated the use of noninvasive transcutaneous ultrasound to augment coronary thrombolysis...
  2. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive transcutaneous low frequency ultrasound enhances thrombolysis in peripheral and coronary arteries
    R J Siegel
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Echocardiography 18:247-57. 2001
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound augmentation of thrombolysis and tissue perfusion
    Robert J Siegel
    Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048 0750, USA
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 24:156-63. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Transcatheter valve repair/implantation
    Robert J Siegel
    The Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Room 5623, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 27:1165-77. 2011
    ..Use of 3D TEE has proven to be a substantial advance for evaluating patients prior to percutaneous heart valve procedures and especially for guiding and monitoring percutaneous, transcatheter heart valve procedures...
  5. doi request reprint Ultrasound thrombolysis
    Robert J Siegel
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Room 5623, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Ultrasonics 48:312-20. 2008
    ..This article reviews recent data on therapeutic ultrasound for thrombolysis in vitro, in vivo, in animal studies, as well as in human clinical trials...
  6. doi request reprint The acute hemodynamic effects of MitraClip therapy
    Robert J Siegel
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048 1804, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:1658-65. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the acute hemodynamic consequences of mitral valve (MV) repair with the MitraClip device (Abbott Vascular, Menlo Park, California)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound energy improves myocardial perfusion in the presence of coronary occlusion
    Robert J Siegel
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:1454-8. 2004
    ..We evaluated whether ultrasound improves myocardial tissue perfusion in 14 animals with coronary artery occlusion...
  8. doi request reprint Transthoracic echocardiographic parameters in the estimation of pulmonary capillary wedge pressure in patients with present or previous heart failure
    Asim M Rafique
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:689-94. 2012
    ..001). In conclusion, this simplified approach using 3 echocardiographic parameters provides an accurate and a practical approach for the routine estimation of the elevated left heart filling pressure...
  9. ncbi request reprint Thoracic aortic arteriosclerosis in patients with degenerative aortic stenosis with and without coexisting coronary artery disease
    Sorel Goland
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:113-9. 2008
    ..Therefore, the aim of our study was to compare the thoracic aortic atheroma extent and severity in patients with severe AS alone and with concomitant CAD by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography...
  10. pmc Coronary revascularization alone or with mitral valve repair: outcomes in patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Sorel Goland
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 36:416-24. 2009
    ..Early and intermediate-term mortality rates were low with either CABG or CABG+MVr. However, an increased rate of late recurrent mitral regurgitation in the CABG+MVr group was observed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive transcutaneous ultrasound augments thrombolysis in the left circumflex coronary artery--an in vivo canine study
    Doo Soo Jeon
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Thromb Res 110:149-58. 2003
    ..Ultrasound has the potential to augment chemical thrombolysis...
  12. ncbi request reprint Non-circular shape of right ventricular outflow tract: a real-time 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography study
    Masaki Izumo
    Heart Institute at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 5:621-7. 2012
    ..The shape of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) has been assumed to be circular. The aim of this study was to assess RVOT morphology using 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Coronary vasodilation by noninvasive transcutaneous ultrasound: an in vivo canine study
    Takashi Miyamoto
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1623-7. 2003
    ..We evaluated the coronary vasodilatory effects of transcutaneous low-frequency (27-kHz) ultrasound (USD)...
  14. pmc Echocardiography in transcatheter aortic valve implantation and mitral valve clip
    Robert J Siegel
    Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Korean J Intern Med 27:245-61. 2012
    ..In this paper, we review the use of two-dimensional and three-dimensional transesophageal echo for guiding transcatheter aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair...
  15. ncbi request reprint Impact of nitroglycerin and verapamil on coronary arterial distensibility as assessed by intravascular ultrasound
    Takashi Akima
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:162-7. 2009
    ..To examine the effects of coronary artery vasodilators on coronary arterial distensibility using intravascular coronary ultrasound (IVUS)...
  16. pmc Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment for acute fulminant inflammatory cardiomyopathy: series of six patients and review of literature
    Sorel Goland
    Division of Cardiology, Universigy of California, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Can J Cardiol 24:571-4. 2008
    ..Although an autoimmune mechanism has been postulated for myocarditis and acute-onset inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), immunomodulatory treatment strategies are still under investigation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Comparison of frequency of left ventricular wall motion abnormalities in patients with a first acute myocardial infarction with versus without left ventricular hypertrophy
    Yoram Neuman
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:763-6. 2004
    ..86 (95% confidence interval 1.26 to 6.50) compared with those with normal wall thickness. Consequently, normal LV wall motion by echocardiography in the setting of LV hypertrophy does not exclude AMI...
  18. ncbi request reprint A novel finding to assess ischemia in pacing stress echocardiography (PASE)
    Tasneem Z Naqvi
    Cardiac Non Invasive Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Echocardiography 24:629-37. 2007
    ..Normalization of heart rate post-pacing stress echocardiography (PASE) could enable evaluation of effect of ischemia on diastolic function...
  19. ncbi request reprint Augmentation of in-stent clot dissolution by low frequency ultrasound combined with aspirin and heparin. An ex-vivo canine shunt study
    Yoram Neuman
    Vascular Physiology and Thrombosis Research Laboratory of the Atherosclerosis Research Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Room 5314, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Thromb Res 112:99-104. 2003
    ..Ultrasound can accelerate clot dissolution in vitro and in vivo. We used an ex vivo canine shunt to investigate low frequency ultrasound effects on platelet-rich stent thrombosis...
  20. doi request reprint Echocardiographic evaluation of iatrogenic atrial septal defect after catheter-based mitral valve clip insertion
    Takeji Saitoh
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:1787-91. 2012
    ..05). One month after MVCI, the smallest and the second smallest IASDs had closed, and the other 9 remained open. In conclusion, RT3D TEE is useful to assess the irregular geometries of IASDs created during MVCI...
  21. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of a hand-carried cardiac ultrasound device for bedside examination of pericardial effusion in patients after cardiac surgery
    Huai Luo
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:406-7. 2004
    ..No difference was found in the incidence of effusion based on the type of cardiac surgery. Of patients with a small pericardial effusion on day 3 after surgery, an additional 2 of 41 (5%) developed cardiac tamponade...
  22. doi request reprint Visual assessment of left ventricular dyssynchrony using tissue synchronization imaging
    Simon Biner
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Cardiology 114:90-9. 2009
    ..We evaluated the correlation of the visual assessment of dyssynchrony using TSI with quantitative assessment, the value of visual assessment to predict reverse remodeling to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  23. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of prognostic value of stress testing in patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis
    Asim M Rafique
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 104:972-7. 2009
    ..These data suggest that stress tests can be used for risk stratification and for deciding on the timing of aortic valve replacement in asymptomatic patients with severe AS...
  24. ncbi request reprint Correlation of echo-Doppler aortic valve regurgitation index with angiographic aortic regurgitation severity
    Ming Chen
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:634-5. 2003
    ..There was a strong correlation between AR severity by angiography and the calculated echo-Doppler ARI (r = 0.84, p = 0.0001). As validated by aortic angiography, the ARI is an accurate reflection of AR severity...
  25. ncbi request reprint Stress echocardiography in octogenarians: transesophageal atrial pacing is accurate, safe, and well tolerated
    Sergio L Kobal
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19:1012-6. 2006
    ..80, P < .001). We demonstrate that pacing stress echocardiography is safe and accurate for detection of myocardial ischemia and, thus, a reliable substitute to exercise and pharmacologic stress testing in octogenarians...
  26. ncbi request reprint Comparison of effectiveness of hand-carried ultrasound to bedside cardiovascular physical examination
    Sergio L Kobal
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Am J Cardiol 96:1002-6. 2005
    ....
  27. pmc Assessment of aortic stenosis by three-dimensional echocardiography: an accurate and novel approach
    Sorel Goland
    Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Heart 93:801-7. 2007
    ..The role of three-dimensional echocardiography (3D) in the quantitative assessment of AS has not been evaluated so far...
  28. doi request reprint Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement for inoperable severe aortic stenosis
    Raj R Makkar
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, USA
    N Engl J Med 366:1696-704. 2012
    ..Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) is the recommended therapy for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are not suitable candidates for surgery. The outcomes beyond 1 year in such patients are not known...
  29. doi request reprint Live three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography-guided transcatheter closure of a mitral paraprosthetic leak by Amplatzer occluder
    Simon Biner
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 21:1282.e7-9. 2008
    ..We demonstrated the utility of live 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in the assisted transcatheter closure of a mitral prosthesis paravalvular leak by Amplatzer occluder...
  30. ncbi request reprint Pseudomyxoma originating from the interatrial septum in a heart transplant patient
    Yoram Neuman
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 18:e1. 2005
    ..Pathology findings revealed a thrombus. Thus, echocardiography may have limited specificity for the differentiation of intracardiac tumors and thrombus...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effect of a single 20-mg tablet of Atorvastatin on brachial artery blood flow in normolipidemic male smokers versus nonsmokers
    Kiyoshi Iida
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:881-4. 2007
    ..These findings suggest early benefits of statin therapy on endothelial function in smokers...
  32. ncbi request reprint Superiority of 10% air-10% blood-saline mixture for measuring the velocity of tricuspid regurgitation in patients with severe emphysema
    Doo Soo Jeon
    Divisions of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 16:867-70. 2003
    ..However, it is often difficult to obtain adequate tricuspid regurgitation (TR) signals for measurement of pulmonary artery systolic pressure in patients with severe emphysema...
  33. ncbi request reprint Comparison of transthoracic and intraoperative transesophageal color flow Doppler assessment of mitral and aortic regurgitation
    Yoram M Neuman
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Cardiology 99:145-52. 2003
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Ischemic mitral regurgitation: revascularization alone versus revascularization and mitral valve repair
    Yong Hwan Kim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048 1865, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1895-901. 2005
    ..In this study we compared the surgical management of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) by revascularization alone and by revascularization combined with mitral valve repair...
  35. doi request reprint Comparison of two-dimensional versus real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography for evaluation of patent foramen ovale morphology
    Jun Tanaka
    The Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 111:1052-6. 2013
    ..68, mid r = 0.71, exit r = 0.78) but weak correlations between PH by 2D TEE and PFO area (entrance r = 0.62, mid r = 0.50, exit r = 0.51). In conclusion, real-time 3D TEE could provide detailed and unique information on PFO morphology...
  36. doi request reprint Comparison of real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography to two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography for quantification of mitral valve prolapse in patients with severe mitral regurgitation
    Masaki Izumo
    The Heart Institute at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 111:588-94. 2013
    ..Two-dimensional TEE could not detect the largest prolapse gap and width, because of the complicated anatomy of the MV. In conclusion, 3D TEE provided more precise quantification of MV prolapse than 2D TEE...
  37. doi request reprint Comparison of left ventricular outflow geometry and aortic valve area in patients with aortic stenosis by 2-dimensional versus 3-dimensional echocardiography
    Takeji Saitoh
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:1626-31. 2012
    ..In conclusion, RT3D-TEE might allow more accurate evaluation of the elliptical LVOT geometry and continuity equation-based AVA in patients with aortic stenosis than 2D-TTE and 2D-TEE...
  38. doi request reprint Prognostic value of E/E' ratio in patients with unoperated severe aortic stenosis
    Simon Biner
    Division of Cardiology and the Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:899-907. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of clinical and echo-Doppler parameters for the prognosis of unoperated severe aortic stenosis (AS)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Synergism of aspirin and heparin with a low-frequency non-invasive ultrasound system for augmentation of in-vitro clot lysis
    Shaul Atar
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 15:165-9. 2003
    ..However, there is a little data on a possible synergism of low-frequency ultrasound with aspirin for in-vitro clot dissolution, and especially on the combination of aspirin with heparin and/or glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors...
  40. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of a hand-carried cardiac ultrasound device to detect clinically significant valvular regurgitation in hospitalized patients
    Sergio L Kobal
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:1069-72. 2004
    ..HCCU used by trained cardiologists has high sensitivity for the detection and accurate assessment of the severity of clinically relevant valvular regurgitation...
  41. ncbi request reprint Acute effect of percutaneous MitraClip therapy in patients with haemodynamic decompensation
    Simon Biner
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Eur J Heart Fail 14:939-45. 2012
    ..To evaluate the haemodynamic effect of acute procedural success (APS) after MitraClip therapy in patients with haemodynamic decompensation...
  42. doi request reprint Value of color Doppler three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in the percutaneous closure of mitral prosthesis paravalvular leak
    Simon Biner
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:984-9. 2010
    ..6 mm. In conclusion, 3D TEE-CFD provided unique and additive information in patients with mitral valve prosthesis PVLs. This new technology has the potential to improve the procedural success of percutaneous transcatheter closure of PVLs...
  43. ncbi request reprint Hand-carried cardiac ultrasound enhances healthcare delivery in developing countries
    Sergio L Kobal
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:539-41. 2004
    ..The hand-carried cardiac ultrasound device identified 86 cardiac findings and obviated the need for further comprehensive echocardiographic evaluation in 90% of patients (113 of 126)...
  44. doi request reprint Left atrial myxomas: correlation of two-dimensional and live three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography with the clinical and pathologic findings
    Kirsten Tolstrup
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center Heart Institute, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 24:618-24. 2011
    ..Real-time three-dimensional (3D) TEE is increasingly being used in general clinical practice. However, the use of real-time 3D TEE for the assessment of atrial myxomas has not been described...
  45. doi request reprint Mechanisms of acute mitral regurgitation in patients with takotsubo cardiomyopathy: an echocardiographic study
    Masaki Izumo
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 4:392-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate the mechanisms of acute MR in patients with TTC...
  46. pmc Aortopathy is prevalent in relatives of bicuspid aortic valve patients
    Simon Biner
    Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:2288-95. 2009
    ..This study aimed to determine the prevalence of dilation and abnormal elastic properties of aortic root in first-degree relatives (FDRs) of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients...
  47. doi request reprint Left atrial size and function are related to pulmonary hypertension in coronary artery disease
    Yoko Miyata-Fukuoka
    Department of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Echocardiography 29:535-40. 2012
    ..However, the association between LA size and function and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in coronary artery disease (CAD) has not been well investigated. We hypothesized that LA size and function are associated with PH in CAD...
  48. doi request reprint Reduction in mitral regurgitation in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization treatment: assessment of predictors by two-dimensional radial strain echocardiography
    Sorel Goland
    Cardiac Non Invasive Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA USA
    Echocardiography 26:420-30. 2009
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Optimizing procedural outcomes in percutaneous mitral valve therapy using transesophageal imaging: a stepwise analysis
    Leandro Slipczuk
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 10:901-16. 2012
    ..This paper focuses on the role of echocardiography for patient selection and procedural guidance for the MitraClip insertion...
  50. ncbi request reprint Multiple aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma: an unusual presentation of a rare tumor
    Yoram Neuman
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 16:494-6. 2003
    ..The patient underwent surgical removal of the 3 masses that were confirmed as cardiac papillary fibroelastomas by pathologic examination. There was no evidence of aortic insufficiency after operation...
  51. doi request reprint Frequency of recurrence of pericardial tamponade in patients with extended versus nonextended pericardial catheter drainage
    Asim M Rafique
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 108:1820-5. 2011
    ..8 to 10.3, p = 0.037) independently correlated with recurrence at 1 year. In conclusion, extended pericardial drainage after catheter placement is associated with a reduced recurrence of pericardial tamponade after pericardiocentesis...
  52. doi request reprint Utility of combined two-dimensional and three-dimensional transesophageal imaging for catheter-based mitral valve clip repair of mitral regurgitation
    Simon Biner
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 24:611-7. 2011
    ..In patients who underwent CBMCR, the outcomes and the duration of CBMCR were compared...
  53. doi request reprint Utility of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of valvular perforations
    Keith A Thompson
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:100-2. 2011
    ....
  54. 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...
  55. ncbi request reprint Hand-carried ultrasound improves the bedside cardiovascular examination
    Sergio L Kobal
    Cardiac Non Invasive Laboratory, Room 5335, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Chest 126:693-701. 2004
    ..We assessed the clinical utility of hand-carried cardiac ultrasound (HCU) devices to assist physicians in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease...
  56. pmc A case of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
    Sorel Goland
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Can J Cardiol 24:61-2. 2008
    ..Three-dimensional echocardiography identified the structural abnormalities related to this rare disease...
  57. doi request reprint Noninvasive evaluation of right atrial pressure
    Roy Beigel
    The Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 26:1033-42. 2013
    ..The authors review the data supporting current guidelines, identifying areas of agreement, conflict, limitation, and uncertainty. ..
  58. doi request reprint Assessment of the morphological features of degenerative mitral valve disease using 64-slice multi detector computed tomography
    Thomas Smith
    Division of Cardiology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 6:415-21. 2012
    ..Patients with severe mitral regurgitation may be screened for coronary artery disease with the use of cardiac computed tomography before valve surgery...
  59. ncbi request reprint Right atrial and ventricular masses of unknown origin
    Brett M Wertman
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 21:776.e5-7. 2008
    ..The lesions resolved with prolonged anticoagulation, suggesting thrombi as the origin. Three-dimensional echocardiography was useful in further characterizing the morphology and extent of the lesions...
  60. ncbi request reprint Predictors of mortality in paravalvular abscess
    Tasneem Z Naqvi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 18:1404-8. 2005
    ..Paravalvular abscess formation is an ominous complication of infective endocarditis; however, prognostic variables in paravalvular abscess are poorly defined...
  61. ncbi request reprint Left stellate ganglion and vagal nerve activity and cardiac arrhythmias in ambulatory dogs with pacing-induced congestive heart failure
    Masahiro Ogawa
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:335-43. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the patterns of autonomic nerve activity in congestive heart failure (CHF)...
  62. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary artery compression by a saphenous vein graft aneurysm and contrast echocardiography using an agitated mixture of ten percent air, ten percent blood, and ten percent saline
    Doo Soo Jeon
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:1529-32. 2002
    ....
  63. 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive resting magnetocardiographic imaging for the rapid detection of ischemia in subjects presenting with chest pain
    Kirsten Tolstrup
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    Cardiology 106:270-6. 2006
    ..Magnetocardiography (MCG) imaging can be used for the rapid, non-invasive detection of ischemia at rest...
  65. doi request reprint Missed diagnosis of limited ascending aortic dissection by multiple imaging modalities leading to fatal cardiac tamponade and aortic rupture
    Amin Manuchehry
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Echocardiography 28:E187-90. 2011
    ..A high index of suspicion should be maintained in the appropriate clinical setting and should prompt serial imaging and even consideration for preemptive surgical exploration...
  66. doi request reprint Morphologic features of carcinoid heart disease as assessed by three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography
    Smruti S Nalawadi
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Echocardiography 27:1098-105. 2010
    ..We undertook this study to examine the incremental value of 3DTEE in the diagnosis of CHD...
  67. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive coronary angiography using multislice computerized tomography
    Robert J Siegel
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Rev Cardiovasc Med 8:17-20. 2007
    ..This new generation of MSCT scanners may eventually eliminate the need for invasive coronary angiography...
  68. ncbi request reprint Aortic pseudocoarctation associated with a stenotic congenitally bicuspid aortic valve
    Roderick Tung
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:157-8. 2007
    ..After aortic replacement, the gradient was no longer seen. In conclusion, high flow in the aorta induced by large regurgitant volumes can result in the appearance of "relative stenosis" or pseudocoarctation...
  69. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive low-frequency ultrasound energy causes vasodilation in humans
    Kiyoshi Iida
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:532-7. 2006
    ..We evaluated the potential vasodilator effects of transcutaneous low-frequency ultrasound (US) in human brachial arteries...
  70. ncbi request reprint Ventricular septal rupture after acute myocardial infarction
    Yochai Birnbaum
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:1426-32. 2002
  71. doi request reprint Incidental finding by two-dimensional echocardiography of a mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta after orthotopic heart transplantation
    Federico Ronco
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 23:580.e1-3. 2010
    ..Surgical repair of the pseudoaneurysm was undertaken, and cultures from the pseudoaneurysm were found to be positive for Aspergillus fumigatus...
  72. doi request reprint Accuracy of right ventricular volumes and function determined by three-dimensional echocardiography in comparison with magnetic resonance imaging: a meta-analysis study
    Yuichi J Shimada
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, University Hospital and Manhattan Campus for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 23:943-53. 2010
    ..The investigators performed a meta-analysis on the bias and examined the related factors...
  73. ncbi request reprint Early appearance of echo-contrast simulating an intracardiac shunt in a patient with liver cirrhosis and intrapulmonary shunting
    Tasneem Z Naqvi
    Cardiac Non Invasive Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:379-81. 2002
    ..Thus, time of appearance of saline contrast in the left heart chambers should not be the sole criterion to distinguish intracardiac from intrapulmonary shunt...
  74. doi request reprint Erythropoiesis stimulating agents in heart failure patients with anemia: a meta-analysis
    Faramarz Tehrani
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, 5534, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 23:511-8. 2009
    ..The current report is a meta-analysis of published clinical trials assessing the use of erythropoeisis stimulating agents (ESA) in heart failure (HF) patients with anemia...
  75. ncbi request reprint Giant floating aortic thrombus: a rare finding on transesophageal echocardiography
    Gregory Cogert
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:739-40. 2007
    ..Aortic thrombosus is a rare and life-threatening consequence of aortic trauma. In conclusion, transesophageal echocardiography should be considered in patients who have sustained blunt aortic trauma...
  76. ncbi request reprint The usefulness of a 10% air-10% blood-80% saline mixture for contrast echocardiography: Doppler measurement of pulmonary artery systolic pressure
    Doo Soo Jeon
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:124-9. 2002
    ..We assessed an air-blood-saline mixture for Doppler measurement of pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) and the mechanism of enhancement of the Doppler signal by this mixture...
  77. ncbi request reprint The imaging spectrum of Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    Miguel Valderrabano
    Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Clin Cardiol 27:49. 2004
  78. ncbi request reprint Making an impossible mission possible
    Sergio L Kobal
    Cardiology Division, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Chest 125:293-6. 2004
    ..The battery-powered HCU permits clinicians to detect LVH in areas with limited access to diagnostic equipment, allowing identification of a high-risk hypertensive population...
  79. ncbi request reprint Transcutaneous ultrasound-facilitated coronary thrombolysis during acute myocardial infarction
    Mauricio G Cohen
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:454-7. 2003
    ..A total of 25 patients with myocardial infarction were treated with a thrombolytic agent and adjunctive transcutaneous ultrasound. No unanticipated major adverse events were observed...
  80. ncbi request reprint Utility and diagnostic accuracy of hand-carried ultrasound for emergency room evaluation of chest pain
    Shaul Atar
    Department of Cardiology, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Am J Cardiol 94:408-9. 2004
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary artery pressure and diastolic dysfunction in normal left ventricular systolic function
    Yoram Neuman
    Departments of Cardiology and Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Int J Cardiol 127:174-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between diastolic dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with normal left ventricular (LV) wall motion...
  82. ncbi request reprint Pheochromocytoma: cyclic attacks of hypertension alternating with hypotension
    Sergio L Kobal
    Department of Surgery A, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 5:53-7. 2008
    ..Continuous blood pressure recordings revealed rhythmic alternation between episodes of severe hypertension and episodes of hypotension. This cyclic hemodynamic crisis continued for 2 hours, with each cycle lasting around 15 min...
  83. ncbi request reprint Augmentation of low-frequency ultrasound-induced clot disruption by hydroxyethyl starch is dependent on the duration and intensity of ultrasound exposure; an in vitro study
    Yehuda Adler
    The Laboratory of Cardiovascular Biology, Felsenstein Research Institute and the Department of Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Ultrasound Med Biol 29:483-6. 2003
    ..001 for all three variables). HAES augmented clot dissolution only when US intensity was medium or high. With low intensity, HAES did not augment clot lysis...
  84. ncbi request reprint In vitro ultrasound augmented clot dissolution--what is the optimal timing of ultrasound application?
    Gil Zvi Shlamovitz
    The Laboratory of Cardiovascular Biology, Felsenstein Research Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 16:521-6. 2002
    ..This finding may suggest an additive effect between the ultrasound and the different solutions rather than a synergistic effect...
  85. ncbi request reprint Utility and limitation of treadmill exercise echocardiography for detecting significant coronary stenosis in infarct-related arteries in patients with healed myocardial infarction
    Toshihiko Nishioka
    Division of Cardiology, First Department of Medicine, Self Defense Forces Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 89:159-63. 2002
    ..However, high specificity is maintained when the infarct size is small and/or remote ischemia is not present...
  86. doi request reprint Use of cardiac allografts with mild and moderate left ventricular hypertrophy can be safely used in heart transplantation to expand the donor pool
    Sorel Goland
    Division of Cardiology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1214-20. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of heart transplantation (HTx) and changes in left ventricular wall thickness (LVWT) post-HTx using donors with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH)...
  87. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy-associated spontaneous coronary artery dissection
    Sorel Goland
    Division of Cardiology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovat, Israel
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:e11-3. 2007
    ..Urgent revascularization and restoration of myocardial perfusion that were performed in this case resulted in marked left ventricular function recovery and clinical improvement...
  88. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia pneumoniae antibody titers and cardiac calcifications: a cross-sectional serological-echocardiographic correlative study
    Shaul Atar
    Department of Cardiology, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:517-20. 2007
    ..Chlamydia pneumoniae has previously been associated with higher prevalence of valvular and cardiac calcifications...
  89. ncbi request reprint Coronary arterial remodeling in differing clinical presentations of unstable angina pectoris--an intravascular ultrasound study
    Takahiro Iwami
    Division of Cardiology, Tokuyama Central Hospital, Tokuyama, Japan
    Clin Cardiol 26:384-9. 2003
    ....
  90. ncbi request reprint Effect of infarcted myocardium on diagnostic accuracy of exercise echocardiography for detecting noninfarct-related coronary artery lesions
    Toshihiko Nishioka
    Third Department of Internal Medicine, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical School, Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
    Am Heart J 145:162-8. 2003
    ..The utility of exercise echocardiography for evaluating remote ischemia due to noninfarct-related artery (n-IRA) lesions in patients with prior myocardial infarction has not been established...