Vijay Nambi

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The 9p21 genetic variant is additive to carotid intima media thickness and plaque in improving coronary heart disease risk prediction in white participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
    Atherosclerosis 222:135-7. 2012
  2. pmc Common carotid artery intima-media thickness is as good as carotid intima-media thickness of all carotid artery segments in improving prediction of coronary heart disease risk in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Eur Heart J 33:183-90. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of myeloperoxidase as a risk marker for atherosclerosis
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, 6550 Fannin, SM 677, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 7:127-31. 2005
  4. pmc Differences in responses of platelets to fluid shear stress in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and coronary artery disease (CAD)
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Platelets 20:199-205. 2009
  5. pmc Carotid intima-media thickness and presence or absence of plaque improves prediction of coronary heart disease risk: the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities) study
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:1600-7. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2: pathogenic mechanisms and clinical utility for predicting cardiovascular events
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, 6550 Fannin, SM 677, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 8:374-81. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Preoperative statin therapy decreases risk of postoperative renal insufficiency
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Cardiovasc Ther 28:80-6. 2010
  8. pmc Relation of cholesterol and lipoprotein parameters with carotid artery plaque characteristics: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) carotid MRI study
    Salim S Virani
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Atherosclerosis 219:596-602. 2011
  9. pmc Single nucleotide polymorphisms in cholesteryl ester transfer protein gene and recurrent coronary heart disease or mortality in patients with established atherosclerosis
    Salim S Virani
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas Section of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 112:1287-92. 2013
  10. pmc Associations between lipoprotein(a) levels and cardiovascular outcomes in black and white subjects: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Salim S Virani
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, TX, USA
    Circulation 125:241-9. 2012

Detail Information

Publications61

  1. pmc The 9p21 genetic variant is additive to carotid intima media thickness and plaque in improving coronary heart disease risk prediction in white participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
    Atherosclerosis 222:135-7. 2012
    ..We evaluated whether the addition of carotid intima media thickness and plaque (CIMT-P), and a single nucleotide polymorphism on chromosome 9p21 (9p21) together improve coronary heart disease (CHD) risk prediction in the ARIC study...
  2. pmc Common carotid artery intima-media thickness is as good as carotid intima-media thickness of all carotid artery segments in improving prediction of coronary heart disease risk in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Eur Heart J 33:183-90. 2012
    ..We evaluated whether CCA-IMT is comparable to A-CIMT when added to TRF and plaque information in improving CHD risk prediction in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study...
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of myeloperoxidase as a risk marker for atherosclerosis
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, 6550 Fannin, SM 677, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 7:127-31. 2005
    ..Clinical studies have suggested an association between levels of MPO and the presence of coronary artery disease and endothelial dysfunction, and have shown a possible additional role to troponin in patients with chest pain...
  4. pmc Differences in responses of platelets to fluid shear stress in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and coronary artery disease (CAD)
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Platelets 20:199-205. 2009
    ..Although the mechanism for these observed differences are not clear, we hypothesize that in vivo platelet activation in PAD patients may contribute to the differences and will need to be further investigated...
  5. pmc Carotid intima-media thickness and presence or absence of plaque improves prediction of coronary heart disease risk: the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities) study
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:1600-7. 2010
    ..We evaluated whether carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and the presence or absence of plaque improved coronary heart disease (CHD) risk prediction when added to traditional risk factors (TRF)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2: pathogenic mechanisms and clinical utility for predicting cardiovascular events
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, 6550 Fannin, SM 677, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 8:374-81. 2006
    ..Statin therapy has been shown to reduce Lp-PLA(2), and selective inhibitors of Lp-PLA(2) are under development. Additional research is needed to further determine the role of Lp-PLA(2) in atherogenesis and atherothrombotic events...
  7. doi request reprint Preoperative statin therapy decreases risk of postoperative renal insufficiency
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Cardiovasc Ther 28:80-6. 2010
    ..Although current guidelines recommend withholding statins in perioperative patients, little information is available on whether perioperative statin use increases risk for postoperative renal failure...
  8. pmc Relation of cholesterol and lipoprotein parameters with carotid artery plaque characteristics: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) carotid MRI study
    Salim S Virani
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Atherosclerosis 219:596-602. 2011
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  9. pmc Single nucleotide polymorphisms in cholesteryl ester transfer protein gene and recurrent coronary heart disease or mortality in patients with established atherosclerosis
    Salim S Virani
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas Section of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 112:1287-92. 2013
    ..In conclusion, genetic CETP variants were not associated with recurrent MI or recurrent revascularization in overall cohort with a possible mortality increase in patients who underwent CABG. ..
  10. pmc Associations between lipoprotein(a) levels and cardiovascular outcomes in black and white subjects: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Salim S Virani
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, TX, USA
    Circulation 125:241-9. 2012
    ..We evaluated associations between Lp(a) and incident CVD events in blacks and whites in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study...
  11. pmc Chromosome 9p21 single nucleotide polymorphisms are not associated with recurrent myocardial infarction in patients with established coronary artery disease
    Salim S Virani
    Center of Excellence, Health Services Research and Development, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circ J 76:950-6. 2012
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  12. pmc Carotid arterial wall characteristics are associated with incident ischemic stroke but not coronary heart disease in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Eric Y Yang
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, USA
    Stroke 43:103-8. 2012
    ..We evaluated the association of carotid ultrasound-derived arterial stiffness measures with incident coronary heart disease (CHD) and ischemic stroke in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study...
  13. pmc Cardiac troponin T measured by a highly sensitive assay predicts coronary heart disease, heart failure, and mortality in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    Justin T Saunders
    6565 Fannin, MS A 601, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 123:1367-76. 2011
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  14. pmc Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein improve the stratification of ischemic stroke risk in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Vijay Nambi
    Department of Medicine, Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Stroke 40:376-81. 2009
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  15. doi request reprint Outcomes of preoperative angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting
    Salman J Bandeali
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:919-23. 2012
    ..In conclusion, preoperative ACE inhibitor use was associated with an increased risk of MAEs after CABG, in particular postoperative renal dysfunction and atrial fibrillation...
  16. pmc Variability and persistence of aspirin response in lower extremity peripheral arterial disease patients
    Justin Saunders
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Vasc Surg 53:668-75. 2011
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  17. pmc Usefulness of single nucleotide polymorphism in chromosome 4q25 to predict in-hospital and long-term development of atrial fibrillation and survival in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting
    Salim S Virani
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:1504-9. 2011
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  18. ncbi request reprint Isolated coronary artery bypass grafting in obese individuals: a propensity matched analysis of outcomes
    Mahboob Alam
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circ J 75:1378-85. 2011
    ..There is conflicting data regarding the impact of obesity on morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  19. doi request reprint Association between traditional cholesterol parameters, lipoprotein particle concentration, novel biomarkers and carotid plaques in retired National Football League players
    Salim S Virani
    Health Services Research and Development, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Atherosclerosis 222:551-6. 2012
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  20. pmc Obesity: an independent predictor of in-hospital postoperative renal insufficiency among patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 36:540-5. 2009
    ....
  21. pmc Application of speckle-tracking in the evaluation of carotid artery function in subjects with hypertension and diabetes
    Eric Y Yang
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 26:901-909.e1. 2013
    ..The proposed arterial stiffness parameters were examined in healthy controls (n = 20), nondiabetic patients with hypertension (n = 20), and patients with type 2 diabetes (n = 21)...
  22. doi request reprint Troponin T and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide: a biomarker approach to predict heart failure risk--the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Vijay Nambi
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
    Clin Chem 59:1802-10. 2013
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  23. doi request reprint Cardiovascular biomarkers and subclinical brain disease in the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Razvan T Dadu
    Section of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Stroke 44:1803-8. 2013
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  24. pmc Association of genome-wide variation with highly sensitive cardiac troponin-T levels in European Americans and Blacks: a meta-analysis from atherosclerosis risk in communities and cardiovascular health studies
    Bing Yu
    Human Genetic Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Genet 6:82-8. 2013
    ..To date, no large-scale genome-wide association study of hs-cTnT has been reported. We sought to identify novel genetic variants that are associated with hs-cTnT levels...
  25. ncbi request reprint Novel markers of inflammation in atherosclerosis
    Salim S Virani
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin, M S A 601, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 10:164-70. 2008
    ..It also discusses the limitations of current risk stratification models and characteristics of a good biomarker...
  26. doi request reprint The Effect of Lipid Modification on Peripheral Artery Disease after Endovascular Intervention Trial (ELIMIT)
    Gerd Brunner
    Section of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 231:371-7. 2013
    ..MRI was performed at baseline and 6, 12, and 24 months. SFA wall, lumen, and total vessel volumes were quantified. MRI-derived SFA parameters and lipids were analyzed with multilevel models and nonparametric tests, respectively...
  27. pmc Impact of adding a single allele in the 9p21 locus to traditional risk factors on reclassification of coronary heart disease risk and implications for lipid-modifying therapy in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Ariel Brautbar
    Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2:279-85. 2009
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  28. pmc Clinical implications of JUPITER (Justification for the Use of statins in Prevention: an Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin) in a U.S. population insights from the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) study
    Eric Y Yang
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:2388-95. 2009
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  29. pmc Intensive lifestyle modification reduces Lp-PLA2 in dyslipidemic HIV/HAART patients
    Joshua S Wooten
    Division of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:1043-50. 2013
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  30. doi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol calculation and goal awareness among physicians-in-training
    Smita I Negi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Lipidol 6:50-7. 2012
    ..Non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) goal attainment per Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) guidelines remains low...
  31. doi request reprint Does preoperative statin therapy improve outcomes in patients undergoing isolated cardiac valve surgery?
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:1235-9. 2008
    ..In conclusion, preoperative statin therapy was not associated with a decrease in morbidity or mortality in patients undergoing isolated cardiac valve surgery...
  32. doi request reprint Association between statins and infections after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Waleed T Kayani
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States
    Int J Cardiol 168:117-20. 2013
    ..We determined whether pre-operative statin therapy is associated with a decrease in the incidence of infections after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  33. ncbi request reprint The role of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 as a marker for atherosclerosis
    Salim S Virani
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin, M S A 601, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 9:97-103. 2007
    ..This article reviews the potential mechanisms by which Lp-PLA2 may participate in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and its clinical manifestations, namely, coronary artery disease and stroke...
  34. ncbi request reprint Utility of statin therapy using high-sensitivity C-reactive protein as an indicator of coronary heart disease risk
    Vijay Nambi
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 7:22-8. 2005
    ..The utility of CRP as a target of therapy remains to be proved, and these ongoing studies will likely provide us with guidance...
  35. ncbi request reprint Markers of inflammation and their clinical significance
    Christie M Ballantyne
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Research, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin, M S A 601, Houston, TX 77030 3498, USA
    Atheroscler Suppl 6:21-9. 2005
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  36. ncbi request reprint Role of biomarkers in developing new therapies for vascular disease
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, 6565 Fannin, M S A 601, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    World J Surg 31:676-81. 2007
    ..These biomarkers may be used to identify specific populations that may benefit from therapies, as surrogate markers of clinical efficacy, or as targets of therapy...
  37. doi request reprint Barriers to non-HDL cholesterol goal attainment by providers
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Med 124:876-80.e2. 2011
    ..This study assessed providers' knowledge of, attitude toward, and practice regarding non-HDL-C...
  38. pmc Relationship between circulating levels of RANTES (regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed, and secreted) and carotid plaque characteristics: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Carotid MRI Study
    Salim S Virani
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur Heart J 32:459-68. 2011
    ..To assess the relationship between regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed and secreted (RANTES) and carotid atherosclerotic plaque burden and plaque characteristics...
  39. doi request reprint Preoperative statin therapy is not associated with a decrease in the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am Heart J 155:541-6. 2008
    ..We investigated whether preoperative statin therapy was associated with decreased incidence of postoperative AF in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, including isolated valve surgery and patients with low ejection fraction (EF)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Lipid management: considerations in acute coronary syndrome
    Venkateshwar R Polsani
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 10:334-41. 2008
    ..A growing body of literature supports the concept that early and intensive treatment with statins after an ACS event decreases recurrent adverse cardiovascular events. We review available evidence pertaining to lipid alterations in ACS...
  41. ncbi request reprint Peripheral arterial occlusive disease: magnetic resonance imaging and the role of aggressive medical management
    Alan B Lumsden
    Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1709 Dryden Street, Suite 1500, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    World J Surg 31:695-704. 2007
    ..These studies will advance our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of inflammation and thrombosis associated with aggressive lipid modification...
  42. pmc Matrix metalloproteinase-1 and tissue inhibitors do not predict incident coronary artery disease in the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 35:388-94. 2008
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  43. doi request reprint Automatic quantification of muscle volumes in magnetic resonance imaging scans of the lower extremities
    Gerd Brunner
    Division of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Magn Reson Imaging 29:1065-75. 2011
    ..Experiments for the fully automatic detection of muscle volume in MRI scans demonstrated an averaged accuracy, sensitivity and specificity for leave-one-out cross-validation of 88.3%, 93.6% and 87.2%, respectively...
  44. doi request reprint Ultrasound imaging of carotid intima-media thickness: an office-based tool to assist physicians in cardiovascular risk assessment
    Eric Y Yang
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 13:431-6. 2011
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  45. pmc A genetic risk score based on direct associations with coronary heart disease improves coronary heart disease risk prediction in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC), but not in the Rotterdam and Framingham Offspring, Studies
    Ariel Brautbar
    Department of Medical Genetics, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI, USA
    Atherosclerosis 223:421-6. 2012
    ..We examined whether SNPs selected based on predefined criteria will improve CHD risk prediction when added to traditional risk factors (TRFs)...
  46. doi request reprint The role of carotid intimal thickness and plaque imaging in risk stratification for coronary heart disease
    Smita I Negi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 14:115-23. 2012
    ..Recent guidelines have given CIMT and plaque-based risk prediction a class II A recommendation. This article reviews the available data related to the use of CIMT and plaque information in CHD risk prediction...
  47. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of multidrug therapy for hypertriglyceridemia
    Venkateshwar R Polsani
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin, M S A 601, Houston, TX 77030, USA and Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX
    J Clin Lipidol 3:341-4. 2009
    ..Although there is clinical evidence for the safety and efficacy of single-drug therapy and some two-drug combinations for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia, information is limited on the use of more than 2 drugs...
  48. ncbi request reprint Coronary heart disease risk stratification: pitfalls and possibilities
    Smita Negi
    Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 6:26-32. 2010
    ..In this article we review the currently available risk stratification tools for predicting CHD risk and discuss potential ways to improve risk prediction...
  49. pmc Large-scale genomic studies reveal central role of ABO in sP-selectin and sICAM-1 levels
    Maja Barbalic
    Human Genetics Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Hum Mol Genet 19:1863-72. 2010
    ..These results provide new insights into adhesion molecule biology...
  50. doi request reprint Developing and assessing cardiovascular biomarkers
    Razvan T Dadu
    Baylor College of Medicine and Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, 6565 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Transl Res 159:265-76. 2012
    ..In this article, we will review 2 of these new biomarkers: cardiac troponin T measured by a highly sensitive assay and brain natriuretic peptide...
  51. pmc Real-time co-registration using novel ultrasound technology: ex vivo validation and in vivo applications
    Eric Y Yang
    Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 24:720-8. 2011
    ..We then evaluated in vivo US-US and US-MRI co-registration...
  52. pmc Segmental analysis of carotid arterial strain using speckle-tracking
    Eric Y Yang
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 24:1276-1284.e5. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to evaluate whether speckle-tracking could be used to measure carotid arterial strain (CAS) reproducibly in healthy volunteers and to determine if CAS was lesser in individuals with diabetes...
  53. ncbi request reprint Combination therapy with statins and omega-3 fatty acids
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:34i-38i. 2006
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  54. ncbi request reprint ASCOT-LLA and the primary prevention of coronary artery disease in hypertensive patients
    Vijay Nambi
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin, MS A 601, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 6:353-8. 2004
    ..These results suggest that all hypertensive patients with additional risk factors should receive lipid-regulating statin therapy to prevent CAD events...
  55. ncbi request reprint Lipid management: considerations in acute coronary syndrome
    Venkateshwar R Polsani
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 11:149-56. 2009
    ..A growing body of literature supports the concept that early and intensive treatment with statins after an ACS event decreases recurrent adverse cardiovascular events. We review available evidence pertaining to lipid alterations in ACS...
  56. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of percutaneous intervention for patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and coronary artery disease
    Vijay Nambi
    Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:580-1. 2005
    ..One year later, there was a significant reduction of dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and no clinical evidence of restenosis...
  57. ncbi request reprint Biomarkers of cardiac disease
    A J Marian
    Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, 519D, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Expert Rev Mol Diagn 4:805-20. 2004
    ..Selected biomarkers for coronary atherosclerosis, acute coronary syndromes and heart failure are discussed in this review...
  58. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of myeloperoxidase in patients with chest pain
    Marie Luise Brennan
    Department of Cell Biology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland 44195, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:1595-604. 2003
    ..Numerous lines of evidence suggest mechanistic links between myeloperoxidase and both inflammation and cardiovascular disease...
  59. ncbi request reprint Statins do not meet expectations for lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels when used in clinical practice
    Joseph P Frolkis
    Department of Preventive Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Med 113:625-9. 2002
    ..We investigated whether these expectations were met in a clinical practice...
  60. ncbi request reprint QRS duration and prediction of mortality in patients undergoing risk stratification for ventricular arrhythmias
    Vidyasagar Kalahasti
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:798-803. 2003
    ..Whether QRS duration represents only a marker for mortality or if modification of this factor using resynchronization therapies will impact mortality merits further study...
  61. ncbi request reprint A truly deadly quartet: obesity, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, and hyperinsulinemia
    Vijay Nambi
    Department of Internal Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 69:985-9. 2002
    ..Thiazolidinedione drugs increase insulin sensitivity, but their use in the metabolic syndrome is only speculative at present. We recommend they be used only as indicated to treat diabetes mellitus...