Quynh A Truong

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Sex differences in the effectiveness of early coronary computed tomographic angiography compared with standard emergency department evaluation for acute chest pain: the rule-out myocardial infarction with Computer-Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT)-II Trial
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge St, Ste 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Circulation 127:2494-502. 2013
  2. pmc Multi-marker strategy of natriuretic peptide with either conventional or high-sensitivity troponin-T for acute coronary syndrome diagnosis in emergency department patients with chest pain: from the "Rule Out Myocardial Infarction using Computer Assisted T
    Quynh A Truong
    Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am Heart J 163:972-979.e1. 2012
  3. pmc Utility of nonspecific resting electrocardiographic features for detection of coronary artery stenosis by computed tomography in acute chest pain patients: from the ROMICAT trial
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 28:365-74. 2012
  4. pmc Reference values for normal pulmonary artery dimensions by noncontrast cardiac computed tomography: the Framingham Heart Study
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 5:147-54. 2012
  5. pmc Relation of natriuretic peptides and midregional proadrenomedullin to cardiac chamber volumes by computed tomography in patients without heart failure: from the ROMICAT Trial
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Clin Chem 56:651-60. 2010
  6. 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
  7. pmc Left atrial volume and index by multi-detector computed tomography: comprehensive analysis from predictors of enlargement to predictive value for acute coronary syndrome (ROMICAT study)
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Int J Cardiol 146:171-6. 2011
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. pmc Quantitative analysis of intraventricular dyssynchrony using wall thickness by multidetector computed tomography
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 1:772-81. 2008

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Publications58

  1. pmc Sex differences in the effectiveness of early coronary computed tomographic angiography compared with standard emergency department evaluation for acute chest pain: the rule-out myocardial infarction with Computer-Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT)-II Trial
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge St, Ste 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Circulation 127:2494-502. 2013
    ..We evaluate sex-based differences in the effectiveness of early cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) and standard emergency department (ED) evaluation in patients with acute chest pain...
  2. pmc Multi-marker strategy of natriuretic peptide with either conventional or high-sensitivity troponin-T for acute coronary syndrome diagnosis in emergency department patients with chest pain: from the "Rule Out Myocardial Infarction using Computer Assisted T
    Quynh A Truong
    Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am Heart J 163:972-979.e1. 2012
    ..We evaluate the value of adding natriuretic peptides (myocyte stress markers) to troponins (myocardial injury markers) for diagnosing ACS in emergency department patients with chest pain...
  3. pmc Utility of nonspecific resting electrocardiographic features for detection of coronary artery stenosis by computed tomography in acute chest pain patients: from the ROMICAT trial
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 28:365-74. 2012
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  4. pmc Reference values for normal pulmonary artery dimensions by noncontrast cardiac computed tomography: the Framingham Heart Study
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 5:147-54. 2012
    ..We determined the age- and sex-specific distribution and normal reference values for mPA and ratio PA by CT in an asymptomatic community-based population...
  5. pmc Relation of natriuretic peptides and midregional proadrenomedullin to cardiac chamber volumes by computed tomography in patients without heart failure: from the ROMICAT Trial
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Clin Chem 56:651-60. 2010
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  6. 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...
  7. pmc Left atrial volume and index by multi-detector computed tomography: comprehensive analysis from predictors of enlargement to predictive value for acute coronary syndrome (ROMICAT study)
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Int J Cardiol 146:171-6. 2011
    ..We aimed to identify the predictors of left atrial (LA) enlargement by multi-detector computed tomography (CT) and determine its association and predictive value for acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Quantitative analysis of intraventricular dyssynchrony using wall thickness by multidetector computed tomography
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 1:772-81. 2008
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  11. 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...
  12. pmc Prognostic value of CT angiography for major adverse cardiac events in patients with acute chest pain from the emergency department: 2-year outcomes of the ROMICAT trial
    Christopher L Schlett
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 4:481-91. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the 2-year prognostic value of cardiac computed tomography (CT) for predicting major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain...
  13. pmc Incremental diagnostic value of regional left ventricular function over coronary assessment by cardiac computed tomography for the detection of acute coronary syndrome in patients with acute chest pain: from the ROMICAT trial
    Sujith K Seneviratne
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Charles River Plaza, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 3:375-83. 2010
    ..The incremental value of regional left ventricular function (LVF) over coronary assessment to detect acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is uncertain...
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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...
  17. pmc A computed tomography-based coronary lesion score to predict acute coronary syndrome among patients with acute chest pain and significant coronary stenosis on coronary computed tomographic angiogram
    Maros Ferencik
    Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:183-9. 2012
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  18. pmc High-sensitivity troponin T concentrations in acute chest pain patients evaluated with cardiac computed tomography
    James L Januzzi
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Circulation 121:1227-34. 2010
    ..Most conventional troponin methods lack sufficient precision at this low level...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc Predictors of image quality of coronary computed tomography in the acute care setting of patients with chest pain
    Fabian Bamberg
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States
    Eur J Radiol 74:182-8. 2010
    ..We aimed to determine predictors of image quality in consecutive patients who underwent coronary computed tomography (CT) for the evaluation of acute chest pain...
  21. pmc Differential associations between blood biomarkers of inflammation, oxidation, and lipid metabolism with varying forms of coronary atherosclerotic plaque as quantified by coronary CT angiography
    Fabian Bamberg
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 28:183-92. 2012
    ..Biomarkers reflecting inflammation, vascular remodeling, oxidation, and lipoprotein metabolism maybe associated with different patterns of coronary atherosclerosis as quantified by coronary CT angiography...
  22. 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...
  23. pmc Quantitative assessment of left atrial volume by electrocardiographic-gated contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography
    Amir A Mahabadi
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 3:80-7. 2009
    ..Left atrial (LA) volume is a predictor of cardiovascular events. Information on LA volume is available on contrast-enhanced electrocardiogram (EGC)-gated multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) scans...
  24. pmc Distribution, determinants, and normal reference values of thoracic and abdominal aortic diameters by computed tomography (from the Framingham Heart Study)
    Ian S Rogers
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 111:1510-6. 2013
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  25. pmc Axial area and anteroposterior diameter as estimates of left atrial size using computed tomography of the chest: comparison with 3-dimensional volume
    Amir A Mahabadi
    Cardiac MR 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 4:49-54. 2010
    ..Left atrial (LA) size has incremental value in risk stratification...
  26. 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...
  27. pmc Association of aortic valve calcification to the presence, extent, and composition of coronary artery plaque burden: from the Rule Out Myocardial Infarction using Computer Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT) trial
    Amir A Mahabadi
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am Heart J 158:562-8. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether AVC is associated with the presence and extent of overall plaque burden, as well as to plaque composition (calcified, mixed, and noncalcified)...
  28. doi request reprint Characterization and prediction of natriuretic peptide "nonresponse" during heart failure management: results from the ProBNP Outpatient Tailored Chronic Heart Failure (PROTECT) and the NT-proBNP-Assisted Treatment to Lessen Serial Cardiac Readmissions an
    Hanna K Gaggin
    Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 19:135-42. 2013
    ..73, P<.001). Serial changes in NT-proBNP inform risk for adverse outcome and are associated with prognostically meaningful metrics. Prediction of future NT-proBNP nonresponse to HF therapy is possible...
  29. doi request reprint Positron emission tomography measurement of periodontal 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake is associated with histologically determined carotid plaque inflammation
    Kenneth M Fifer
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiac MR PET CT Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:971-6. 2011
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  30. pmc Presence and extent of coronary artery disease by cardiac computed tomography and risk for acute coronary syndrome in cocaine users among patients with chest pain
    Fabian Bamberg
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:620-5. 2009
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  31. doi request reprint Distribution of inflammation within carotid atherosclerotic plaques with high-risk morphological features: a comparison between positron emission tomography activity, plaque morphology, and histopathology
    Amparo L Figueroa
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114 2750, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 5:69-77. 2012
    ..Although plaque inflammation is also associated with atherothrombosis, the relationship between inflammation and number of HRM is not well understood...
  32. pmc Design of the Rule Out Myocardial Ischemia/Infarction Using Computer Assisted Tomography: a multicenter randomized comparative effectiveness trial of cardiac computed tomography versus alternative triage strategies in patients with acute chest pain in the
    Udo Hoffmann
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am Heart J 163:330-8, 338.e1. 2012
    ..The ROMICAT II will provide rigorous data on whether CCTA is more efficient than standard of care in the management of patients with acute chest pain at intermediate risk for acute coronary syndrome...
  33. pmc Comparison of traditional cardiovascular risk models and coronary atherosclerotic plaque as detected by computed tomography for prediction of acute coronary syndrome in patients with acute chest pain
    Maros Ferencik
    Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:934-42. 2012
    ..The hypothesis was that the combination of risk scores and plaque burden improved the discriminatory capacity for the diagnosis of ACS...
  34. pmc Association of pericardial fat and coronary high-risk lesions as determined by cardiac CT
    Christopher L Schlett
    Cardiac MR, PET, CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02214, USA
    Atherosclerosis 222:129-34. 2012
    ..Pericardial adipose tissue (PAT) is a pathogenic fat depot associated with coronary atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. We hypothesized that higher PAT is associated with coronary high-risk lesions as determined by cardiac CT...
  35. doi request reprint Association between diabetes and different components of coronary atherosclerotic plaque burden as measured by coronary multidetector computed tomography
    Chun Ho Yun
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States
    Atherosclerosis 205:481-5. 2009
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  36. pmc Coronary computed tomography angiography for early triage of patients with acute chest pain: the ROMICAT (Rule Out Myocardial Infarction using Computer Assisted Tomography) trial
    Udo Hoffmann
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:1642-50. 2009
    ..This study was designed to determine the usefulness of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in patients with acute chest pain...
  37. doi request reprint Cardiac CT in the emergency department
    Harald Seifarth
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Cardiol Clin 30:117-33. 2012
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  38. pmc Aortic distensibility and its relationship to coronary and thoracic atherosclerosis plaque and morphology by MDCT: insights from the ROMICAT Trial
    Emily Siegel
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Int J Cardiol 167:1616-21. 2013
    ..Multi-detector cardiac computed tomography (CT) allows for simultaneous assessment of aortic distensibility (AD), coronary atherosclerosis, and thoracic aortic atherosclerosis...
  39. pmc Coronary CT angiography versus standard evaluation in acute chest pain
    Udo Hoffmann
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    N Engl J Med 367:299-308. 2012
    ..It is unclear whether an evaluation incorporating coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) is more effective than standard evaluation in the emergency department in patients with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndromes...
  40. pmc Mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide and pro-adrenomedullin testing for the diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of patients with acute dyspnoea
    Ravi V Shah
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 32 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Eur Heart J 33:2197-205. 2012
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  41. doi request reprint A multicenter comparison of established and emerging cardiac biomarkers for the diagnostic evaluation of chest pain in the emergency department
    Anju Bhardwaj
    Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 02114, USA
    Am Heart J 162:276-282.e1. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the role of novel biomarkers for the diagnostic evaluation of acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
  42. pmc Potential uses of computed tomography for management of heart failure patients with dyssynchrony
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Crit Pathw Cardiol 7:185-90. 2008
    ..We present here the potential concept of using cardiac computed tomography as a single modality to acquire functional and anatomic information, and also to show the possibility of integrating this with real time fluoroscopy...
  43. doi request reprint Usefulness of comprehensive cardiothoracic computed tomography in the evaluation of acute undifferentiated chest discomfort in the emergency department (CAPTURE)
    Ian S Rogers
    Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:643-50. 2011
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  44. pmc Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Risk Index predicts long-term mortality and heart failure in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the TIMI 2 clinical trial
    Quynh A Truong
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am Heart J 157:673-9.e1. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate whether TRI was predictive of long-term mortality and clinical events...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint Directional coronary atherectomy: a time for reflection. Should we let it go?
    Roberto J Cubeddu
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    EuroIntervention 5:485-93. 2009
    ..In conclusion, we plead for its continued production and use as an interventional niche device for the wellbeing of our patients...
  47. pmc Preprocedural imaging for patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure
    Wai ee Thai
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 14:584-92. 2012
    ..We describe new research associated with preprocedural imaging in these patient cohorts...
  48. pmc Pulmonary venous anatomy imaging with low-dose, prospectively ECG-triggered, high-pitch 128-slice dual-source computed tomography
    Wai ee Thai
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology and the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:521-30. 2012
    ..Using a prospectively triggered, high-pitch dual-source CT protocol, we aim to determine the radiation dose and image quality in patients undergoing pulmonary vein (PV) imaging...
  49. pmc Influence of pericoronary adipose tissue on local coronary atherosclerosis as assessed by a novel MDCT volumetric method
    Pal Maurovich-Horvat
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, United States
    Atherosclerosis 219:151-7. 2011
    ..We sought to evaluate the feasibility of a novel volumetric PCAT quantification method using a novel threshold based computed tomography approach. In addition we determined the relation between PCAT volumes and CAD...
  50. pmc Turner syndrome with aberrant right subclavian artery and partial anomalous pulmonary venous return
    Dahlia Banerji
    Cardiac MR 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 5:189-91. 2011
    ..There is value of using high-pitch DSCT in pediatric patients for diagnostic images with minimal radiation exposure...
  51. pmc Benefit of intensive statin therapy in women: results from PROVE IT-TIMI 22
    Quynh A Truong
    Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:328-36. 2011
    ..Despite the known benefit of intensive statin therapy for reducing future cardiovascular events, its effectiveness in women has been questioned by some...
  52. pmc Assessment of mitral valve adaptation with gated cardiac computed tomography: validation with three-dimensional echocardiography and mechanistic insight to functional mitral regurgitation
    Jonathan Beaudoin
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program and Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 6:784-9. 2013
    ..Our objectives are to compare cardiac computed tomography (CT)-based measurements of MV leaflets with 3D echocardiography and determine the relationship of these metrics to the presence of FMR...
  53. doi request reprint Measurement of arterial activity on routine FDG PET/CT images improves prediction of risk of future CV events
    Amparo L Figueroa
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Imaging and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 6:1250-9. 2013
    ..This study sought to determine whether arterial inflammation measured by (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET) improves prediction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) beyond traditional risk factors...
  54. ncbi request reprint ST-elevation myocardial infarction mortality in a major academic center "on-" versus "off-" hours
    Roberto J Cubeddu
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:518-23. 2009
    ..However, the data are conflicting and, furthermore, inapplicable to hospitals where primary PCI is invariably performed...
  55. doi request reprint The Use of Coronary CT Angiography for the Evaluation of Chest Pain
    Christopher L Schlett
    From the Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Department of Clinical Radiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich, Germany and Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Cardiol Rev 22:117-27. 2014
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  56. pmc Novel phase-based noise reduction strategy for quantification of left ventricular function and mass assessment by cardiac CT: comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance
    Bryan Wai
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Division of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Eur J Radiol 82:e337-41. 2013
    ..Tube current modulation in retrospective ECG gated cardiac computed tomography (CT) results in increased image noise and may reduce the accuracy of left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) and mass assessment...
  57. pmc Multidisciplinary care of patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy is associated with improved clinical outcomes
    Robert K Altman
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Eur Heart J 33:2181-8. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the impact of a 'multidisciplinary care' (MC) approach on the clinical outcome in CRT patients...
  58. doi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. The traveling amplatzer: rare complication of percutaneous atrial septal occluder device embolism
    Quynh A Truong
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 118:e93-6. 2008