P Raggi

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Contribution of bone and mineral abnormalities to cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Paolo Raggi
    Department of Medicine and Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:836-43. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Interaction of vascular and bone disease in patients with normal renal function and patients undergoing dialysis
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, Suite AT 504, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 4:26-33. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical assessment of vascular calcification
    Paolo Raggi
    Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 14:37-43. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Association of pulse wave velocity with vascular and valvular calcification in hemodialysis patients
    P Raggi
    Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA, and Department of Nephrology, Ospedale San Paolo, Milan, Italy
    Kidney Int 71:802-7. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Pulse wave velocity is inversely related to vertebral bone density in hemodialysis patients
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Hypertension 49:1278-84. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive imaging of atherosclerosis among asymptomatic individuals
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1068-71; discussion 1071-2. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Coronary artery calcium to predict all-cause mortality in elderly men and women
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:17-23. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery calcium scoring in the age of CT angiography: what is its role?
    Paolo Raggi
    Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road, NE, AT 504, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 10:438-43. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Cardiac CT in asymptomatic patients at risk
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Cardiol Clin 27:605-10. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Ten-year experience with sevelamer and calcium salts as phosphate binders
    Paolo Raggi
    Department of Medicine and Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:S31-40. 2010

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  1. doi request reprint Contribution of bone and mineral abnormalities to cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Paolo Raggi
    Department of Medicine and Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:836-43. 2008
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Interaction of vascular and bone disease in patients with normal renal function and patients undergoing dialysis
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, Suite AT 504, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 4:26-33. 2007
    ..In this article we present a brief review of some of the basic mechanisms involved in vascular calcification and the clinical evidence of an association of vascular and bone disease...
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical assessment of vascular calcification
    Paolo Raggi
    Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 14:37-43. 2007
    ..In this article, we review the clinical significance of vascular calcification and some of the evidence surrounding the most commonly employed noninvasive imaging techniques...
  4. ncbi request reprint Association of pulse wave velocity with vascular and valvular calcification in hemodialysis patients
    P Raggi
    Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA, and Department of Nephrology, Ospedale San Paolo, Milan, Italy
    Kidney Int 71:802-7. 2007
    ..Sudden death and congestive heart failure, two frequent causes of death in hemodialysis, are likely caused by increased arterial stiffness that can be closely predicted by the presence of aortic calcification on plain X-rays...
  5. ncbi request reprint Pulse wave velocity is inversely related to vertebral bone density in hemodialysis patients
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Hypertension 49:1278-84. 2007
    ..QCT and not dual energy x-ray absorptiometry should be used to assess spine BMD in dialysis patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive imaging of atherosclerosis among asymptomatic individuals
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1068-71; discussion 1071-2. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Coronary artery calcium to predict all-cause mortality in elderly men and women
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:17-23. 2008
    ..We sought to study the prognostic utility of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in the elderly...
  8. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery calcium scoring in the age of CT angiography: what is its role?
    Paolo Raggi
    Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road, NE, AT 504, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 10:438-43. 2008
    ..This may justify some of the clinical discrepancy. Here, we review the current evidence surrounding the use of coronary artery calcium for risk prediction...
  9. doi request reprint Cardiac CT in asymptomatic patients at risk
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Cardiol Clin 27:605-10. 2009
    ..In this article, the utility of calcium scoring and the potential application of CT coronary angiography in asymptomatic patients at risk are reviewed...
  10. doi request reprint Ten-year experience with sevelamer and calcium salts as phosphate binders
    Paolo Raggi
    Department of Medicine and Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:S31-40. 2010
    ..Although additional studies are needed, there are at least indications that sevelamer may improve vascular and bone health and, perhaps, mortality in hemodialysis patients, whereas data on calcium-based binders are lacking...
  11. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography for atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease imaging
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, AT 504, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Discov Med 9:98-104. 2010
    ..The advent of CT angiography added the ability to non-invasively detect critical luminal stenoses that are associated with a more immediate risk of events, and to visualize the non-calcified component of the atherosclerotic plaque...
  12. pmc Heritability of renal function and inflammatory markers in adult male twins
    Paolo Raggi
    Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Nephrol 32:317-23. 2010
    ..Loss of renal function is accompanied by a progressive increase in markers of inflammation; it is unknown whether they share common genetic pathways...
  13. doi request reprint The ADVANCE study: a randomized study to evaluate the effects of cinacalcet plus low-dose vitamin D on vascular calcification in patients on hemodialysis
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:1327-39. 2011
    ....
  14. pmc All-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients with heart valve calcification
    Paolo Raggi
    1365 Clifton Road NE, Suite AT 504, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:1990-5. 2011
    ..Calcification of the mitral and aortic valves is common in dialysis patients (CKD-5D). However, the prognostic significance of valvular calcification (VC) in CKD is not well established...
  15. pmc Free fatty acids are associated with metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance but not inflammation in systemic lupus erythematosus
    M J Ormseth
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 2681, USA
    Lupus 22:26-33. 2013
    ..FFAs in patients with SLE are not associated with markers of generalized inflammation but are associated with insulin resistance and markers of endothelial activation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Correlation of simple imaging tests and coronary artery calcium measured by computed tomography in hemodialysis patients
    A Bellasi
    Department of Nephrology, Ospedale San Paolo and University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Kidney Int 70:1623-8. 2006
    ..These methodologies may prove very useful for in-office imaging to guide further therapeutic choices in hemodialysis patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Markers of vascular disease do not differ in black and white hemodialysis patients despite a different risk profile
    A Bellasi
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 197:242-9. 2008
    ..Our findings raise the important question of the prognostic significance of markers of vasculopathy in patients of different races and with different risk profiles...
  18. pmc Cystatin C is associated with inflammation but not atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus
    R Lertnawapan
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 6602, USA
    Lupus 21:279-87. 2012
    ..This study examined the hypothesis that cystatin C is elevated in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and is associated with coronary atherosclerosis...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk scores and the presence of subclinical coronary artery atherosclerosis in women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    C P Chung
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 6602, USA
    Lupus 15:562-9. 2006
    ..Measurement of coronary calcification may add information to identify asymptomatic women with lupus who might benefit from aggressive preventive measures...
  20. pmc Novel cardiovascular risk prediction models in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
    V K Kawai
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, USA
    Lupus 20:1526-34. 2011
    ..016) but not camRRS (5%, p = 0.221) assigned significantly more SLE patients to a category of  ≥ 10% risk than conventional FRS (1%) and RRS (2%). The RRS was of limited use but coronary age may improve CHD risk prediction in SLE...
  21. doi request reprint Prognostic value of number and site of calcified coronary lesions compared with the total score
    Marcus Williams
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30306, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 1:61-9. 2008
    ..This study sought to evaluate the long-term prognostic value of the number and sites of calcified coronary lesions and to compare the accuracy of number of calcified lesions with the extent of total calcium score...
  22. doi request reprint Calcification in atherosclerosis
    Nikolaos Alexopoulos
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Nat Rev Cardiol 6:681-8. 2009
    ..The advent of CT angiography has perhaps clouded the importance of CAC as a long-term marker of risk, as opposed to the presence of luminal stenoses that are associated with a more immediate risk of events...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cardiac calcification in adult hemodialysis patients. A link between end-stage renal disease and cardiovascular disease?
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:695-701. 2002
    ..We sought to determine clinical and laboratory correlates of calcification of the coronary arteries (CAs), aorta and mitral and aortic valves in adult subjects with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving hemodialysis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Calculation of coronary age using calcium scores in multiple ethnicities
    Gopi K R Sirineni
    Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, AT 504, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 24:107-11. 2008
    ..This method should allow patients to better understand the prognostic significance of their test results and may ensure a better compliance with preventive regimens...
  25. ncbi request reprint Determinants of progressive vascular calcification in haemodialysis patients
    Glenn M Chertow
    Division of Nephrology, Moffitt Long Hospitals and UCSF Mt Zion Medical Center, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 94118 1211, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:1489-96. 2004
    ..Aside from the provision of calcium, we hypothesized that other factors might be related to the likelihood of progressive calcification in both or either treatment groups...
  26. ncbi request reprint Imaging of cardiovascular calcifications with electron beam tomography in hemodialysis patients
    P Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 37:S62-5. 2001
    ..Therefore, early detection of atherosclerotic disease with a non-invasive imaging technology, such as electron beam tomography (EBT), may provide an opportunity to modify the disease course and reduce the related event rate...
  27. pmc Adipocytokines in systemic lupus erythematosus: relationship to inflammation, insulin resistance and coronary atherosclerosis
    C P Chung
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 6602, USA
    Lupus 18:799-806. 2009
    ..Lower concentrations of adiponectin and higher concentrations of leptin are associated with insulin resistance, BMI and CRP in patients with SLE...
  28. ncbi request reprint How long is the warranty period for nil or low coronary artery calcium in patients new to hemodialysis?
    Antonio Bellasi
    Department of Nephrology, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    J Nephrol 22:255-62. 2009
    ..A sizeable proportion of patients has no or minimal CAC at the inception of dialysis, but it is unclear how long they remain free of it...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Atherosclerosis imaging to assess plaque progression]
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL48, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
    Ital Heart J Suppl 6:481-8. 2005
    ..If proven successful, these imaging tools may allow a reduction in size and duration of clinical trials with a substantial cost benefit for society...
  30. ncbi request reprint Valvular calcification in hemodialysis patients randomized to calcium-based phosphorus binders or sevelamer
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 13:134-41. 2004
    ..It was hypothesized that sevelamer, a non-calcium-based phosphorus binder, might attenuate the progression of valvular calcification...
  31. ncbi request reprint The effects of sevelamer and calcium acetate on proxies of atherosclerotic and arteriosclerotic vascular disease in hemodialysis patients
    Glenn M Chertow
    Division of Nephrology, Moffitt Long Hospitals and UCSF Mt Zion Medical Center, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Nephrol 23:307-14. 2003
    ..Whether the specific calcium preparation (acetate vs. carbonate) might influence the likelihood of progressive calcification was debated...
  32. ncbi request reprint The HCA National Disease Management Program for coronary disease detection and treatment in women
    L J Shaw
    Department of Quality, Clinical Cardiovascular Management Network, HCA The Healthcare Company, Nashville, TN, USA
    Am J Manag Care 7:SP25-30. 2001
    ..We believe that these efforts provide a venue for optimal care and improved outcomes for women served by HCA facilities...
  33. pmc Novel solid-state-detector dedicated cardiac camera for fast myocardial perfusion imaging: multicenter comparison with standard dual detector cameras
    Fabio P Esteves
    Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 16:927-34. 2009
    ..The primary goal was a per-patient analysis of diagnostic performance of the DNM using S-SPECT as the reference standard...
  34. doi request reprint Potential impact of noncontrast computed tomography as gatekeeper for myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography in patients admitted to the chest pain unit
    Fabio P Esteves
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:149-52. 2008
    ..This approach may decrease overall radiation exposure and hospital time and prove to be cost effective...
  35. doi request reprint Enhanced hype
    David G Harrison
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:368-9. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the public fury over this study, with physicians making unsupported statements to the press and on the Web, is unfortunate and should be discouraged in the future...
  36. ncbi request reprint Detection of high-risk young adults and women by coronary calcium and National Cholesterol Education Program Panel III guidelines
    Khurram Nasir
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:1931-6. 2005
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Role of electron-beam computed tomography and nuclear stress testing in cardiovascular risk assessment
    Paolo Raggi
    Department of Medicine, Tulane University Medical Center, Cardiology Section, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:20J-27J. 2005
    ..Coronary calcium scores have been shown to add independent predictive value to traditional risk assessment...
  38. ncbi request reprint Potential antiatherogenic and anti-inflammatory properties of sevelamer in maintenance hemodialysis patients
    Emiliana Ferramosca
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am Heart J 149:820-5. 2005
    ..Sevelamer is a nonabsorbable non-calcium-based hydrogel with potential antiatherosclerotic properties...
  39. doi request reprint Prompt-gamma compensation in Rb-82 myocardial perfusion 3D PET/CT
    Fabio P Esteves
    Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1364 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 17:247-53. 2010
    ..To compare the diagnostic accuracy of Rb-82 myocardial perfusion three-dimensional (3D) PET with and without prompt-gamma compensation (PGC)...
  40. doi request reprint Coronary aging in HIV-infected patients
    Giovanni Guaraldi
    Metabolic Clinic, Infectious and Tropical Disease Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1756-62. 2009
    ..We investigated whether the vascular age of a cohort of stable HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) was increased and sought out predictors of increased vascular age...
  41. doi request reprint Adenosine stress rubidium-82 PET/computed tomography in patients with known and suspected coronary artery disease
    Fabio P Esteves
    Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Nucl Med Commun 29:674-8. 2008
    ..We reviewed the diagnostic accuracy of adenosine stress Rb myocardial perfusion PET/CT to detect obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) on invasive angiography at our institution...
  42. doi request reprint Epicardial adipose tissue and coronary artery plaque characteristics
    Nikolaos Alexopoulos
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States
    Atherosclerosis 210:150-4. 2010
    ..Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of coronary atherosclerosis. The association of EAT volume with type of coronary artery plaque on computed tomography angiography (CTA) is not known...
  43. ncbi request reprint Sevelamer attenuates the progression of coronary and aortic calcification in hemodialysis patients
    Glenn M Chertow
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Kidney Int 62:245-52. 2002
    ..Cardiovascular disease is frequent and severe in patients with end-stage renal disease. Disorders of mineral metabolism may contribute by promoting cardiovascular calcification...
  44. pmc Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease: results from NHANES 2001 to 2004
    Michal L Melamed
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 28:1179-85. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the general United States population...
  45. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery disease progression assessed by electron-beam computed tomography
    M J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Saint John s Cardiovascular Research Center, Los Angeles County Harbor University of California Los Angeles Medical Center Research and Education Institute, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Am J Cardiol 88:46E-50E. 2001
    ....
  46. pmc Lipoprotein subclasses determined by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and coronary atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Cecilia P Chung
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 6602, USA
    J Rheumatol 37:1633-8. 2010
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Comparison of prognostic usefulness of coronary artery calcium in men versus women (results from a meta- and pooled analysis estimating all-cause mortality and coronary heart disease death or myocardial infarction)
    Antonio Bellasi
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:409-14. 2007
    ..66), suggesting an equivalent ability to risk stratify by gender. In conclusion, this meta- and pooled analysis revealed that CAC screening is equally accurate in stratifying risk in women and men...
  48. ncbi request reprint Increased augmentation index in rheumatoid arthritis and its relationship to coronary artery atherosclerosis
    Ingrid Avalos
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2681, USA
    J Rheumatol 34:2388-94. 2007
    ..We examined the hypothesis that augmentation index and pulse wave velocity are increased in RA, and are related to coronary artery atherosclerosis...
  49. ncbi request reprint Phosphorus levels are associated with subclinical atherosclerosis in the general population
    Stephen J Onufrak
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States
    Atherosclerosis 199:424-31. 2008
    ..The aim of our study was to examine the association of serum phosphorus level with carotid atherosclerosis in the general population...
  50. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic guidance with coronary artery calcium scoring
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, AT 504, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 10:60-6. 2008
    ..Coronary artery calcium screening has become a widely used tool to estimate risk in a variety of categories in the general population and is discussed in this review...
  51. doi request reprint Can balloon aortic valvuloplasty help determine appropriate transcatheter aortic valve size?
    Vasilis C Babaliaros
    Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 1:580-6. 2008
    ..We sought to study the potential role of balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) in sizing the aortic annulus in patients before transcatheter heart valve (THV) implantation...
  52. ncbi request reprint Continuous probabilistic prediction of angiographically significant coronary artery disease using electron beam tomography
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, Torrance, Calif 90502 2064, USA
    Circulation 105:1791-6. 2002
    ..Such a model could greatly facilitate clinical triage in symptomatic patients with no known CAD...
  53. ncbi request reprint Techniques and technologies to assess vascular calcification
    Antonio Bellasi
    Department of Nephrology, Ospedale San Paolo, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Semin Dial 20:129-33. 2007
    ..In this article we review the strengths and limitations of the most common noninvasive techniques employed for the imaging of vascular calcification...
  54. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of cardiac risk factors and coronary artery calcium screening for all-cause mortality
    Leslee J Shaw
    American Cardiovascular Research Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Radiology 228:826-33. 2003
    ..To develop risk-adjusted multivariable models that included risk factors and coronary calcium scores determined with electron-beam computed tomography (CT) in asymptomatic patients for the prediction of all-cause mortality...
  55. pmc Utility of the Framingham risk score to predict the presence of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Cecilia P Chung
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1161 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 8:R186. 2006
    ..15, 95% CI 1.02 to 1.29, P = 0.03). In conclusion, a higher Framingham risk score is independently associated with the presence of coronary calcification in patients with RA...
  56. ncbi request reprint Role of computed tomography and perfusion imaging in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease
    Paolo Raggi
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:170-5. 2006
  57. doi request reprint Impact of race and chronic kidney disease on 1-year outcome in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions: a single tertiary center experience
    Francesca Cardarelli
    Department of Medicine and Division of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am Heart J 155:1027-32. 2008
    ..Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a predictor of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), and African American (AA) patients have been reported to have worse outcomes after PCI...
  58. ncbi request reprint Increased concentration of proatherogenic inflammatory cytokines in systemic lupus erythematosus: relationship to cardiovascular risk factors
    Yu Asanuma
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 6602, USA
    J Rheumatol 33:539-45. 2006
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Lipodystrophy and anti-retroviral therapy as predictors of sub-clinical atherosclerosis in human immunodeficiency virus infected subjects
    Giovanni Guaraldi
    Metabolic Clinic, Infectious and Tropical Disease Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 208:222-7. 2010
    ..We assessed the contribution of chronic HIV infection, ART use and LD to the presence of sub-clinical atherosclerosis as evaluated by coronary artery calcium (CAC) imaging...
  60. pmc Diagnostic performance of fusion of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and computed tomography coronary angiography
    Cesar A Santana
    Department of Radiology, Emory University, 1365 Clifton Road NE, AT 504, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 16:201-11. 2009
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Combined impact of age and estimated glomerular filtration rate on in-hospital mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction (from the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry)
    Francesca Cardarelli
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:766-71. 2009
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Tracking atherosclerosis regression: a clinical tool in preventive cardiology
    Allen Taylor
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 180:1-10. 2005
    ..The current review focuses on the application of these modalities as emerging tools in cardiovascular prevention...
  63. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome is increased in rheumatoid arthritis and is associated with coronary atherosclerosis
    Cecilia P Chung
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 6602, USA
    Atherosclerosis 196:756-63. 2008
    ..In conclusion, patients with RA have a higher prevalence of the metabolic syndrome than control subjects. Inflammation-associated metabolic syndrome is a mechanism that may contribute to increased coronary-artery atherosclerosis in RA...
  64. pmc Heritability and seasonal variability of vitamin D concentrations in male twins
    Cristina Karohl
    Departments of Medicine and the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1393-8. 2010
    ..It is not clear to what extent genetic influences play a role in determining vitamin D status. Thus far, studies on the heritability of vitamin D have provided conflicting results...
  65. ncbi request reprint New insights into ischemic heart disease in women
    Antonio Bellasi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 74:585-94. 2007
    ..Needed is a strategy for detecting and assessing coronary disease specifically in women. This review highlights recent evidence on sex differences in coronary artery disease...
  66. ncbi request reprint Two year comparison of sevelamer and calcium carbonate effects on cardiovascular calcification and bone density
    Hans Gernot Asmus
    KfH Nierenzentrum Sonnenallee Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:1653-61. 2005
    ..We compared the effects of a calcium with a non-calcium phosphate binder on both arterial calcification and bone density measured by computed tomography...
  67. ncbi request reprint Progression of coronary artery calcium and occurrence of myocardial infarction in patients with and without diabetes mellitus
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave, SL 48, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Hypertension 46:238-43. 2005
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular calcification progression -- a comparison of sevelamer and calcium-based phosphate binders
    Paolo Raggi
    Blood Purif 23:20-3. 2005
  69. ncbi request reprint Ethiopathogenesis, diagnosis and prevention of vascular calcification in end stage renal disease
    Emiliana Ferramosca
    Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL 48, New Orleans, LA, 70112, USA
    Curr Med Chem Cardiovasc Hematol Agents 3:165-71. 2005
    ..This review is centered on the etiopathogenesis of vascular calcification in ESRD, its detection with modern imaging modalities and the therapeutic approaches currently available to slow its progression...
  70. ncbi request reprint Coronary-calcium screening to improve risk stratification in primary prevention
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J La State Med Soc 154:314-8. 2002
    ..This review deals with the utilization of electron beam tomography for detection of coronary arterial calcium as an additional tool to risk stratify asymptomatic individuals...
  71. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography coronary calcium screening and myocardial perfusion imaging
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 12:96-103. 2005
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease
    William G Goodman
    Division of Nephrology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 43:572-9. 2004
  73. ncbi request reprint Coronary calcium screening and coronary risk stratification
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL48, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 6:107-11. 2004
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  74. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery calcium volume scores on electron beam tomography in 12,936 asymptomatic adults
    Khurram Nasir
    Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:1146-9. 2004
    ..The 2 scores increased as the number of atherosclerotic risk factors increased. The volume scores were statistically smaller than the Agatston scores at the upper quartile level...
  75. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of coronary artery calcium screening in subjects with and without diabetes
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1663-9. 2004
    ..The study was done to determine the interaction of coronary artery calcium and diabetes mellitus for prediction of all-cause death...
  76. ncbi request reprint Gender-based differences in the prognostic value of coronary calcification
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:273-83. 2004
    ..To investigate the use of electron beam tomography (EBT) screening to predict all-cause mortality in a large cohort of asymptomatic women and men...
  77. ncbi request reprint High coronary artery calcium scores pose an extremely elevated risk for hard events
    Roberto Wayhs
    Christ Hospital and University of Illinois, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:225-30. 2002
    ..We also compared the outcome of our prospective cohort with that of historical controls with severe abnormalities on myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)...
  78. ncbi request reprint [Coronary artery calcifications in diabetic patients]
    Carlo Ratti
    Cardiology Section, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Ital Heart J Suppl 5:770-8. 2004
    ..Indeed, absence of coronary calcium might indicate a low risk for events, while the presence of moderate to high calcium scores may help physicians to better gauge the intensity of medical therapy provided to their patients...
  79. ncbi request reprint Calcium scoring of the coronary artery by electron beam CT: how to apply an individual attenuation threshold
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, Cardiology Section, SL48, 1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 178:497-502. 2002
    ..Our aim was to assess the inter- and intraindividual variability of the attenuation threshold used to identify coronary artery calcification on electron beam CT and to illustrate a new threshold method...
  80. ncbi request reprint Effects of excess calcium load on the cardiovascular system measured with electron beam tomography in end-stage renal disease
    Paolo Raggi
    Cardiology and Non Invasive Imaging, Tulane University, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL 48, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 17:332-5. 2002
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  81. ncbi request reprint Decrease in thoracic vertebral bone attenuation with calcium-based phosphate binders in hemodialysis
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 20:764-72. 2005
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  82. ncbi request reprint Electron beam tomography in women. Is it a valuable test?
    Khurram Nasir
    The Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Cardiol Rev 13:174-83. 2005
    ..Finally, EBT has the potential to determine the consequences of therapeutic interventions regarding progression, stabilization, or regression of coronary atherosclerotic disease...
  83. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic and prognostic value of coronary artery calcium screening
    Antonio Bellasi
    Cardiology Section, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 2699, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 20:375-80. 2005
    ..This has favored the development of several imaging modalities for subclinical atherosclerosis such as imaging of coronary calcium by computed tomography...
  84. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness of screening for cardiovascular disease with measures of coronary calcium
    Leslee J Shaw
    Atlanta Cardiovascular Research Institute, GA 30342, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 46:171-84. 2003
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  85. ncbi request reprint Development of a cardiovascular calcification index using simple imaging tools in haemodialysis patients
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, 1140 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:508-14. 2007
    ..Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is highly prevalent in haemodialysis patients and is associated with cardiovascular outcomes. Though cardiac computed tomography (CCT) is accurate, it is not widely available...
  86. ncbi request reprint Difference in atherosclerosis burden in different nations and continents assessed by coronary artery calcium
    Raul D Santos
    Lipid Clinic Heart Institute InCor, University of Sao Paulo Medical School Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Atherosclerosis 187:378-84. 2006
    ..In this study, significant differences in CACS were detected among three nations in different continents. The CACS differences paralleled the respective cardiovascular mortality rates...
  87. ncbi request reprint Long-term prognosis associated with coronary calcification: observations from a registry of 25,253 patients
    Matthew J Budoff
    Harbor UCLA Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1860-70. 2007
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  88. ncbi request reprint Phosphorus restriction and control of coronary calcification as assessed by electron beam tomography
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 2699, USA
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 11:391-5. 2002
    ..Though the prevalence of traditional risk factors is very high, the extent and severity of cardiovascular complications seem disproportionate to the underlying risk profile...
  89. pmc Endothelial function in systemic lupus erythematosus: relationship to disease activity, cardiovascular risk factors, corticosteroid therapy, and coronary calcification
    Elizabeth Turner
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Center of Health Services Research, Department of Biostatistics, 560 Robinson Research Building, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 37232 6602, USA
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 1:357-60. 2005
    ..In this pilot study we have characterized the relationship between endothelial function, measures of disease activity, and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with lupus...
  90. ncbi request reprint Electron beam tomography to image cardiovascular calcifications in hemodialysis patients
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School for Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Nephrol 15:S77-81. 2002
    ..Therefore, early detection of atherosclerotic disease with a non-invasive imaging technology such as electron beam tomography (EBT) may provide an opportunity to modify the disease course and reduce the related event rate...
  91. ncbi request reprint ACCF/AHA 2007 clinical expert consensus document on coronary artery calcium scoring by computed tomography in global cardiovascular risk assessment and in evaluation of patients with chest pain: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Cl
    Philip Greenland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:378-402. 2007
  92. ncbi request reprint Predictors of aortic and coronary artery calcium on a screening electron beam tomographic scan
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Lousiana 70112, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:744-6. 2003
  93. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in the prognostic value of coronary artery calcification for all-cause mortality
    Khurram Nasir
    Cardiac MRI PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Harvard School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:953-60. 2007
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  94. ncbi request reprint Effects of sevelamer and calcium on coronary artery calcification in patients new to hemodialysis
    Geoffrey A Block
    Denver Nephrologists, Denver, Colorado 80218, USA
    Kidney Int 68:1815-24. 2005
    ..Hemodialysis patients are at increased risk for progressive coronary artery calcification; however, the development and progression of this disease process in patients new to hemodialysis is unknown...
  95. ncbi request reprint Role of coronary calcium screening in preventive cardiology
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
    Prev Cardiol 6:214-7. 2003
    ..This review deals with the utilization of electron beam tomography for detection of coronary artery calcification as an additional tool available for use by preventive cardiologists and internists...
  96. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery calcium as a measure of biologic age
    Leslee J Shaw
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 188:112-9. 2006
    ..Age is assigned a heavy weight in the calculation of the total cardiovascular risk score but often the atherosclerotic disease burden varies from a patient's chronological age...
  97. ncbi request reprint Role of noninvasive imaging in asymptomatic high-risk patients
    Leslee J Shaw
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:156-62. 2006
  98. ncbi request reprint Advanced coronary and carotid arteriopathy in young adults with childhood-onset chronic renal failure
    Jun Oh
    Division of Pediatric Nephrology, University Children s Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Circulation 106:100-5. 2002
    ..Young adults with childhood-onset chronic renal failure (CRF) are uniquely suited for risk factor assessment because of their long-term exposure at an age when vascular pathology in the general population is still minimal...
  99. ncbi request reprint Relation of borderline peripheral arterial disease to cardiovascular disease risk
    Andy Menke
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:1226-30. 2006
    ..In conclusion, subjects with a low-normal ABI or with borderline PAD need screening for CVD risk factors, and interventions may be appropriate to prevent cardiovascular events...
  100. ncbi request reprint Progression of coronary calcium on serial electron beam tomographic scanning is greater in patients with future myocardial infarction
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:827-9. 2003
    ..The yearly mean absolute and percent CVS changes in the 45 patients who had a MI were 147 +/- 152 and 47 +/- 50%, respectively, compared with 63 +/- 128 and 26 +/- 32%, respectively (p <0.001, p = 0.01), in patients without events...
  101. ncbi request reprint Accelerated vascular calcification and relative hypoparathyroidism in incident haemodialysis diabetic patients receiving calcium binders
    Andrea Galassi
    Ospedale San Paolo and Universita di Milano, Department of Nephrology, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:3215-22. 2006
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