Ron Blankstein

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Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Cardiac positron emission tomography enhances prognostic assessments of patients with suspected cardiac sarcoidosis
    Ron Blankstein
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Department of Medicine Cardiovascular Division and Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 63:329-36. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Perceived usefulness of cardiac computed tomography as assessed by referring physicians and its effect on patient management
    Ron Blankstein
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:1246-53. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Adenosine-induced stress myocardial perfusion imaging using dual-source cardiac computed tomography
    Ron Blankstein
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:1072-84. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Radiation dose and image quality of prospective triggering with dual-source cardiac computed tomography
    Ron Blankstein
    Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:1168-73. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Use of 100 kV versus 120 kV in cardiac dual source computed tomography: effect on radiation dose and image quality
    Ron Blankstein
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 27:579-86. 2011
  6. doi request reprint High-sensitivity troponin T and C-reactive protein to identify patients without cardiac structural and functional abnormalities as assessed by cardiac CT and SPECT imaging: can biomarkers predict cardiac health?
    Christopher L Schlett
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 29:865-73. 2013
  7. pmc Coronary vascular dysfunction and prognosis in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Venkatesh L Murthy
    Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 5:1025-34. 2012
  8. pmc Preserved coronary flow reserve effectively excludes high-risk coronary artery disease on angiography
    Masanao Naya
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Departments of Medicine Cardiology and Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Nucl Med 55:248-55. 2014
  9. pmc The incidence, pattern, and prognostic value of left ventricular myocardial scar by late gadolinium enhancement in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Tomas G Neilan
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:2205-14. 2013
  10. pmc Single resting hsTnT level predicts abnormal myocardial stress test in acute chest pain patients with normal initial standard troponin
    Waleed Ahmed
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 6:72-82. 2013

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  1. pmc Cardiac positron emission tomography enhances prognostic assessments of patients with suspected cardiac sarcoidosis
    Ron Blankstein
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Department of Medicine Cardiovascular Division and Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 63:329-36. 2014
    ..This study sought to relate imaging findings on positron emission tomography (PET) to adverse cardiac events in patients referred for evaluation of known or suspected cardiac sarcoidosis...
  2. doi request reprint Perceived usefulness of cardiac computed tomography as assessed by referring physicians and its effect on patient management
    Ron Blankstein
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:1246-53. 2010
    ..In conclusion, of 53 different referring clinicians from different medical specialties, CTA was considered to almost always be useful; however, the effect on subsequent medical management was more variable...
  3. doi request reprint Adenosine-induced stress myocardial perfusion imaging using dual-source cardiac computed tomography
    Ron Blankstein
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:1072-84. 2009
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  4. doi request reprint Radiation dose and image quality of prospective triggering with dual-source cardiac computed tomography
    Ron Blankstein
    Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:1168-73. 2009
    ..Future advances in cardiac CT may further improve this technique, thus allowing for wider use...
  5. doi request reprint Use of 100 kV versus 120 kV in cardiac dual source computed tomography: effect on radiation dose and image quality
    Ron Blankstein
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 27:579-86. 2011
    ..02). In selected non-obese patients, use of low kV results in a substantial reduction of radiation dose and may result in improved image quality. These results suggest that low kV should be used more frequently in non-obese patients...
  6. doi request reprint High-sensitivity troponin T and C-reactive protein to identify patients without cardiac structural and functional abnormalities as assessed by cardiac CT and SPECT imaging: can biomarkers predict cardiac health?
    Christopher L Schlett
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 29:865-73. 2013
    ..678; vs. 0.649; all p ≤ 0.02, respectively). A dual-biomarker strategy of hsTnT and hsCRP is highly discriminative for patients with normal cardiac structure and function and provides incremental value beyond the Framingham risk score...
  7. pmc Coronary vascular dysfunction and prognosis in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Venkatesh L Murthy
    Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 5:1025-34. 2012
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  8. pmc Preserved coronary flow reserve effectively excludes high-risk coronary artery disease on angiography
    Masanao Naya
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Departments of Medicine Cardiology and Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Nucl Med 55:248-55. 2014
    ..We tested the hypothesis that a normal coronary flow reserve (CFR) would be helpful for excluding the presence of high-risk CAD on angiography...
  9. pmc The incidence, pattern, and prognostic value of left ventricular myocardial scar by late gadolinium enhancement in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Tomas G Neilan
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:2205-14. 2013
    ..This study sought to identify the frequency, pattern, and prognostic significance of left ventricular (LV) late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  10. pmc Single resting hsTnT level predicts abnormal myocardial stress test in acute chest pain patients with normal initial standard troponin
    Waleed Ahmed
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 6:72-82. 2013
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  11. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of nonobstructive and obstructive coronary artery disease detected by coronary computed tomography angiography to identify cardiovascular events
    Marcio Sommer Bittencourt
    Non invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Departments of Medicine and Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 7:282-91. 2014
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the prognostic value of plaque extent detected by coronary computed tomography angiography...
  12. doi request reprint Comparison of exercise treadmill testing with cardiac computed tomography angiography among patients presenting to the emergency room with chest pain: the Rule Out Myocardial Infarction Using Computer-Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT) study
    Ron Blankstein
    Department of Medicine Cardiovascular Division and Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 5:233-42. 2012
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  13. doi request reprint Comparison of the Diamond-Forrester method and Duke Clinical Score to predict obstructive coronary artery disease by computed tomographic angiography
    Meagan M Wasfy
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:998-1004. 2012
    ..These results identify the need for improved pretest risk scores for noninvasive tests such as CCTA and suggest that the method of risk assessment could have important implications for patient selection and quality assurance programs...
  14. doi request reprint Incremental value of myocardial perfusion over regional left ventricular function and coronary stenosis by cardiac CT for the detection of acute coronary syndromes in high-risk patients: a subgroup analysis of the ROMICAT trial
    Hiram G Bezerra
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 5:382-91. 2011
    ..To determine the incremental benefit of assessing myocardial perfusion defects (MPD) for acute coronary syndromes (ACS) over coronary and functional assessment by rest cardiac computed tomography (CT) in patients with acute chest pain...
  15. pmc Incremental value of adenosine-induced stress myocardial perfusion imaging with dual-source CT at cardiac CT angiography
    Jose A Rocha-Filho
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass, USA
    Radiology 254:410-9. 2010
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  16. doi request reprint The effect of heart rhythm on patient radiation dose with dual-source cardiac computed tomography
    Tust Techasith
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 5:255-63. 2011
    ..To lower the radiation exposure associated with cardiac CT, it is essential to identify all factors that influence radiation dose...
  17. pmc Usefulness of age and gender in the early triage of patients with acute chest pain having cardiac computed tomographic angiography
    Fabian Bamberg
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Cardiol 104:1165-70. 2009
    ..Thus, age and gender might serve as simple criteria to appropriately select patients who would derive the greatest diagnostic benefit from coronary CTA in the setting of acute chest pain...
  18. pmc Direct comparison of rest and adenosine stress myocardial perfusion CT with rest and stress SPECT
    David R Okada
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 17:27-37. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the level of agreement between CTP and SPECT-MPI at rest and under stress on a per-segment, per-vessel, and per-patient basis...
  19. pmc Stress myocardial perfusion imaging by CMR provides strong prognostic value to cardiac events regardless of patient's sex
    Otavio R Coelho-Filho
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 4:850-61. 2011
    ..The major aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that stress cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging can provide robust prognostic value in women presenting with suspected ischemia, to the same extent as in men...
  20. doi request reprint A comparison of reconstruction and viewing parameters on image quality and accuracy of stress myocardial CT perfusion
    Brian B Ghoshhajra
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 5:459-66. 2011
    ..However, the optimal diagnostic viewing and image processing parameters for CTP are unknown...
  21. pmc Comparison of postprocessing techniques for the detection of perfusion defects by cardiac computed tomography in patients presenting with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
    Ian S Rogers
    Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114 2750, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 4:258-66. 2010
    ..Despite rapid advances in cardiac computed tomography (CT), a strategy for optimal visualization of perfusion abnormalities on CT has yet to be validated...
  22. ncbi request reprint Obesity and sleep apnea are independently associated with adverse left ventricular remodeling and clinical outcome in patients with atrial fibrillation and preserved ventricular function
    Ravi V Shah
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Am Heart J 167:620-6. 2014
    ..We tested the hypothesis that sleep apnea (SA) would have a body mass index (BMI) independent association with adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling and clinical outcomes in patients with AF and preserved LV function...
  23. pmc Prognostic interplay of coronary artery calcification and underlying vascular dysfunction in patients with suspected coronary artery disease
    Masanao Naya
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Non invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 61:2098-106. 2013
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  24. ncbi request reprint Infarct detection with a comprehensive cardiac CT protocol
    Brian B Ghoshhajra
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 6:14-23. 2012
    ..However, the diagnostic accuracy of these techniques for the detection of myocardial infarction (MI) is unknown...
  25. doi request reprint Appropriateness and utilization of cardiac CT: implications for development of future criteria
    Meagan K Murphy
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, GRB 740, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 17:881-9. 2010
    ..The cardiac CT (CCT) appropriateness criteria (AC) were jointly published by multiple societies to ensure effective utilization of CCT. We sought to determine how these criteria apply to CCT scans performed at a tertiary-care hospital...
  26. pmc Quantification of extracellular matrix expansion by CMR in infiltrative heart disease
    François Pierre Mongeon
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 5:897-907. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to perform direct quantification of myocardial extracellular volume fraction (ECF) with T1-weighted cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients suspected to have infiltrative heart disease...
  27. doi request reprint Detection of obstructive coronary artery disease using regadenoson stress and 82Rb PET/CT myocardial perfusion imaging
    Edward Hsiao
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Departments of Medicine Cardiology and Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts and
    J Nucl Med 54:1748-54. 2013
    ..Our objective was to study the diagnostic performance of regadenoson (82)Rb myocardial perfusion PET imaging to detect obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  28. pmc Association between coronary vascular dysfunction and cardiac mortality in patients with and without diabetes mellitus
    Venkatesh L Murthy
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 126:1858-68. 2012
    ..We examined whether coronary vascular dysfunction, an early manifestation of CAD, accounts for increased risk among diabetics compared with nondiabetics...
  29. pmc Improved cardiac risk assessment with noninvasive measures of coronary flow reserve
    Venkatesh L Murthy
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 124:2215-24. 2011
    ..It is unknown whether noninvasive assessment of coronary vasodilator function in patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease carries incremental prognostic significance...
  30. doi request reprint Comparison of cardiac computed tomography examination appropriateness under the 2010 revised versus the 2006 original Appropriate Use Criteria
    Meagan M Wasfy
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, PB 147, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 6:99-107. 2012
    ..In addition to rating an expanded number of indications, the new criteria adjusted the appropriateness of existing indications to reflect changes in clinical practice and new evidence since 2006...
  31. pmc Usefulness of electrocardiographic parameters as compared with computed tomography measures of left atrial volume enlargement: from the ROMICAT trial
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Electrocardiol 44:257-64. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine the diagnostic performance of 6 ECG criteria for LAE as compared with CT left atrial volume (LAV) and index to body surface area (LAVI) as the reference standard...
  32. ncbi request reprint Vasodilator stress perfusion CMR imaging is feasible and prognostic in obese patients
    Ravi V Shah
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Section, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine and Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 7:462-72. 2014
    ..This study sought to determine feasibility and prognostic performance of stress cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in obese patients (body mass index [BMI] ≥30 kg/m(2))...
  33. pmc Myocardial extracellular volume fraction from T1 measurements in healthy volunteers and mice: relationship to aging and cardiac dimensions
    Tomas G Neilan
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 6:672-83. 2013
    ..This study aimed to test the characteristics of the myocardial extracellular volume fraction (ECV) derived from pre- and post-contrast T1 measurements among healthy volunteers...
  34. ncbi request reprint Left atrial passive emptying function determined by cardiac magnetic resonance predicts atrial fibrillation recurrence after pulmonary vein isolation
    John A Dodson
    From the Division of Aging, Department of Medicine J A D, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine H F, R B, G F M, R J, S A A, R Y K, and Department of Radiology M S, Brigham and Women s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine T G N, R V S and Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology T G N, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 7:586-92. 2014
    ..The purpose of our study was to test the hypothesis that reduced left atrial passive emptying function (LAPEF) as determined by cardiac magnetic resonance has a strong association with late recurrent AF after pulmonary vein isolation...
  35. pmc Safety and feasibility of regadenoson use for suboptimal heart rate response during symptom-limited standard Bruce exercise stress test
    Sara L Partington
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:970-8. 2012
    ..Our aim was to study the feasibility and safety of regadenoson injection at peak ETT for submaximal heart rate (HR) response...
  36. pmc Myocardial extracellular volume expansion and the risk of recurrent atrial fibrillation after pulmonary vein isolation
    Tomas G Neilan
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Division of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 7:1-11. 2014
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  37. ncbi request reprint Stress cardiac magnetic resonance imaging provides effective cardiac risk reclassification in patients with known or suspected stable coronary artery disease
    Ravi Shah
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Section, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 128:605-14. 2013
    ..Novel methods to stratify at-risk patients may refine therapeutic decisions to improve outcomes...
  38. doi request reprint Diagnostic and prognostic value of absence of coronary artery calcification
    Ammar Sarwar
    Cardiac PET CT MRI Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2:675-88. 2009
    ..In this study, we systematically assessed the diagnostic and prognostic value of absence of coronary artery calcification (CAC) in asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals...
  39. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery disease detected by coronary computed tomographic angiography is associated with intensification of preventive medical therapy and lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
    Edward Hulten
    From the Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Departments of Medicine and Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA E H, M S B, A s, D O, M P C, W O, M L S, F F R, J K, J H, M F D C, R B Cardiology Service, Division of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD E H Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, Division of Internal Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil M S B Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiac Imaging S A, T J B, U H, B B G, and Division of Cardiology Q A T, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston Center for Wellness and Prevention Research, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami K N and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH R H
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 7:629-38. 2014
    ..Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) is an accurate test for the identification of coronary artery disease (CAD), yet the impact of CCTA results on subsequent medical therapy and risk factors has not been widely reported...
  40. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the use of downstream tests after exercise treadmill testing by cardiologists versus noncardiologists
    Marcio S Bittencourt
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Am J Cardiol 114:305-11. 2014
    ..The lower rate of tests is driven by a lower rate of tests after positive or inconclusive ETT...
  41. pmc Effects of sex on coronary microvascular dysfunction and cardiac outcomes
    Venkatesh L Murthy
    From the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, and Divisions of Nuclear Medicine and Cardiothoracic Imaging, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI V L M Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Departments of Internal Medicine and Radiology V L M, M N, V R T, S D, R B, M F D C, and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine V L M, V R T, J H, S D, R B, M F D C, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Radiology C R F, M G, J H, S D, M F D C, and Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare O R, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy Division of Cardiology, Vita Salute University and Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy P G C
    Circulation 129:2518-27. 2014
    ..Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) is a prevalent and prognostically important finding in patients with symptoms suggestive of coronary artery disease. The relative extent to which CMD affects both sexes is largely unknown...
  42. doi request reprint Evolution of coronary computed tomography radiation dose reduction at a tertiary referral center
    Brian Burns Ghoshhajra
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Med 125:764-72. 2012
    ..High CCTA radiation doses have been reduced by multiple technologies that, if used appropriately, can decrease exposures significantly...
  43. pmc Performance of electrocardiographic criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy as compared with cardiac computed tomography: from the Rule Out Myocardial Infarction Using Computer Assisted Tomography trial
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Hypertens 28:1959-67. 2010
    ..We aimed to examine seven ECG-based LVH criteria against two CT indexation criteria for LVH: a CT-specific body surface area cutoff and the obesity-independent height criteria...
  44. pmc Effect of sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure on cardiac structure and recurrence of atrial fibrillation
    Tomas G Neilan
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000421. 2013
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  45. pmc Feasibility study of electrocardiographic and respiratory gated, gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance angiography of pulmonary veins and the impact of heart rate and rhythm on study quality
    John D Groarke
    Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine and Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 16:43. 2014
    ..The impact of heart rate (HR) and rhythm irregularity associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) on image and segmentation qualities were also assessed...
  46. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after coronary computed tomography angiography in the emergency department: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials
    Edward Hulten
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Departments of Medicine Cardiovascular Division and Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 61:880-92. 2013
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Practical tips and tricks in cardiovascular computed tomography: diagnosis of myocardial infarction
    Ron Blankstein
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 3:104-11. 2009
    ..This article provides a brief overview on the use of CT to diagnose myocardial infarction (MI) and provide practical "tips and tricks" that can aid in the CT-based detection of MI...
  48. ncbi request reprint Comparison of dual-source 64-slice adenosine stress CT perfusion with stress-gated SPECT-MPI for evaluation of left ventricular function and volumes
    Shanmugam Uthamalingam
    Cardiac MRI PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 6:24-30. 2012
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  49. pmc Quantitative relationship between the extent and morphology of coronary atherosclerotic plaque and downstream myocardial perfusion
    Masanao Naya
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Department of Medicine Cardiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 58:1807-16. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to quantify the effects of coronary atherosclerosis morphology and extent on myocardial flow reserve (MFR)...
  50. doi request reprint Reduction in ¹⁸F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake on serial cardiac positron emission tomography is associated with improved left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis
    Michael T Osborne
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 21:166-74. 2014
    ..It is not known whether a reduction in myocardial inflammation, as measured by FDG uptake, is associated with improvement in LV ejection fraction (EF)...
  51. doi request reprint Predictors of coronary heart disease events among asymptomatic persons with low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Ron Blankstein
    Non invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Department of Medicine Cardiovascular Division and Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 58:364-74. 2011
    ..Our aim was to identify risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) events among asymptomatic persons with low (≤ 130 mg/dl) low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)...
  52. pmc Influence of image acquisition on radiation dose and image quality: full versus narrow phase window acquisition using 320 MDCT
    Faisal Khosa
    Department of Radiology, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, GA, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 2013:731590. 2013
    ..To compare radiation dose and image quality using predefined narrow phase window versus complete phase window with dose modulation during R-R using 320-row MDCTA...
  53. pmc Dyslipidemia, coronary artery calcium, and incident atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: implications for statin therapy from the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Seth S Martin
    Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, MD S S M, M J B, P O, S R J, R S B, K N Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Department of Medicine Cardiovascular Division and Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA R B South Beach Preventive Cardiology Center, University of Miami, Miami, FL A A Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL J J R Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX S S V Division of Cardiology, Harbor University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA M J B Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami, FL K N Baptist Cardiovascular Institute, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL K N Department of Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, FL K N and Department of Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL K N
    Circulation 129:77-86. 2014
    ..Worldwide clinical practice guidelines for dyslipidemia emphasize allocating statin therapy to those at the highest absolute atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk...
  54. ncbi request reprint Incremental prognostic value of coronary artery calcium score versus CT angiography among symptomatic patients without known coronary artery disease
    Edward Hulten
    Non invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Departments of Medicine and Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA Cardiology Service, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Atherosclerosis 233:190-5. 2014
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  55. ncbi request reprint Integration of coronary anatomy and myocardial perfusion imaging
    Ron Blankstein
    Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Nat Rev Cardiol 7:226-36. 2010
    ..Approaches to integration of these imaging modalities are described, followed by an exploration of the clinical utility and future directions of hybrid imaging...
  56. pmc Relation of left ventricular mass and concentric remodeling to extent of coronary artery disease by computed tomography in patients without left ventricular hypertrophy: ROMICAT study
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Hypertens 27:2472-82. 2009
    ..We aimed to determine whether LVM, LVM index (LVMi), and the left ventricular geometric pattern of concentric remodeling are associated with the extent of CAD in patients without left ventricular hypertrophy...
  57. ncbi request reprint Use of coronary artery calcium testing to guide aspirin utilization for primary prevention: estimates from the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Michael D Miedema
    From the Minneapolis Heart Institute and Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, MN M D M Brigham and Women s Hospital and Boston VA Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA M D M Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis D A D Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis J R M, A R F Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD M J B, K N, M G S Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL K N Department of Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami K N Department of Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL K N Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA R B Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA M J B and Department of Preventive Medicine P G and Department of Medicine P G, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7:453-60. 2014
    ..Aspirin for the primary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) is only recommended for individuals at high risk for CHD although the majority of CHD events occur in individuals who are at low to intermediate risk...
  58. pmc Myocardial blood flow quantification for evaluation of coronary artery disease by positron emission tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography
    Alfonso H Waller
    Non invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Department of Medicine Cardiovascular Division and Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 16:483. 2014
    ..In this review, we will discuss the technical aspects of quantitative myocardial perfusion imaging with positron emission tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography, and its emerging clinical applications. ..
  59. doi request reprint Stress CT perfusion: coupling coronary anatomy with physiology
    Edward A Hulten
    Non invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:588-600. 2012
    ..Finally, future directions and opportunities for further research will be discussed...
  60. doi request reprint Coronary computed tomographic angiography in the emergency room: state of the art
    Michael K Cheezum
    Departments of Medicine and Radiology Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Non invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Boston, MA, USA
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 12:241-53. 2014
    ..In addition, we provide a suggested algorithm to identify how CTA can be incorporated into the evaluation of acute chest pain and discuss tips for successful implementation of CTA in the emergency department. ..
  61. doi request reprint Multimodality imaging of an adult with Shone complex
    Marcio Sommer Bittencourt
    Non invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Departments of Medicine Cardiovascular Division and Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 7:62-5. 2013
    ..This article presents an unusual case of a 40-year-old woman who presented with a history of progressive dyspnea. We describe the main imaging features and protocol used for visualizing this syndrome using various imaging modalities...
  62. doi request reprint Neurologic adverse effects of ranolazine in an elderly patient with renal impairment
    Robert A Southard
    Department of Pharmacy Services, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 33:e9-13. 2013
    ..Health care practitioners should be aware of the adverse effects of ranolazine and avoid doses greater than 500 mg twice/day in patients older than 80 years or those with a creatinine clearance of less than 30 ml/minute...
  63. doi request reprint Predictors of hypertension control in a diverse general cardiology practice
    Adam D DeVore
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 12:570-7. 2010
    ..In addition, 2 novel predictors of HTN control, recognition of systolic blood pressure goal and knowledge of HTN control, were identified that can be utilized in creating new HTN treatment interventions...
  64. ncbi request reprint Changes in kidney function following heart failure treatment: focus on renin-angiotensin system blockade
    Ron Blankstein
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Heart Fail Clin 4:425-38. 2008
    ..Against this background, a few of the common clinical dilemmas that clinicians often encounter when treating patients with agents that block the RAS system are discussed...