P Raggi

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Affiliation: Tulane University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography for atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease imaging
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, AT 504, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Discov Med 9:98-104. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Phosphorus restriction and control of coronary calcification as assessed by electron beam tomography
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 2699, USA
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 11:391-5. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography coronary calcium screening and myocardial perfusion imaging
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 12:96-103. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Gender-based differences in the prognostic value of coronary calcification
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:273-83. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Electron beam tomography to image cardiovascular calcifications in hemodialysis patients
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School for Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Nephrol 15:S77-81. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Progression of coronary artery calcium and risk of first myocardial infarction in patients receiving cholesterol-lowering therapy
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 24:1272-7. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of aortic and coronary artery calcium on a screening electron beam tomographic scan
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Lousiana 70112, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:744-6. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Coronary calcium screening and coronary risk stratification
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL48, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 6:107-11. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Valvular calcification in hemodialysis patients randomized to calcium-based phosphorus binders or sevelamer
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 13:134-41. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Progression of coronary calcium on serial electron beam tomographic scanning is greater in patients with future myocardial infarction
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:827-9. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography for atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease imaging
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, AT 504, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Discov Med 9:98-104. 2010
    ..The advent of CT angiography added the ability to non-invasively detect critical luminal stenoses that are associated with a more immediate risk of events, and to visualize the non-calcified component of the atherosclerotic plaque...
  2. ncbi request reprint Phosphorus restriction and control of coronary calcification as assessed by electron beam tomography
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 2699, USA
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 11:391-5. 2002
    ..Though the prevalence of traditional risk factors is very high, the extent and severity of cardiovascular complications seem disproportionate to the underlying risk profile...
  3. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography coronary calcium screening and myocardial perfusion imaging
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 12:96-103. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Gender-based differences in the prognostic value of coronary calcification
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:273-83. 2004
    ..To investigate the use of electron beam tomography (EBT) screening to predict all-cause mortality in a large cohort of asymptomatic women and men...
  5. ncbi request reprint Electron beam tomography to image cardiovascular calcifications in hemodialysis patients
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School for Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Nephrol 15:S77-81. 2002
    ..Therefore, early detection of atherosclerotic disease with a non-invasive imaging technology such as electron beam tomography (EBT) may provide an opportunity to modify the disease course and reduce the related event rate...
  6. ncbi request reprint Progression of coronary artery calcium and risk of first myocardial infarction in patients receiving cholesterol-lowering therapy
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 24:1272-7. 2004
    ..Statins reduce cardiovascular risk and slow progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC). We investigated whether CAC progression and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) reduction have a complementary prognostic impact...
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of aortic and coronary artery calcium on a screening electron beam tomographic scan
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Lousiana 70112, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:744-6. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Coronary calcium screening and coronary risk stratification
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL48, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 6:107-11. 2004
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Valvular calcification in hemodialysis patients randomized to calcium-based phosphorus binders or sevelamer
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 13:134-41. 2004
    ..It was hypothesized that sevelamer, a non-calcium-based phosphorus binder, might attenuate the progression of valvular calcification...
  10. ncbi request reprint Progression of coronary calcium on serial electron beam tomographic scanning is greater in patients with future myocardial infarction
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:827-9. 2003
    ..The yearly mean absolute and percent CVS changes in the 45 patients who had a MI were 147 +/- 152 and 47 +/- 50%, respectively, compared with 63 +/- 128 and 26 +/- 32%, respectively (p <0.001, p = 0.01), in patients without events...
  11. ncbi request reprint Progression of coronary artery calcium and occurrence of myocardial infarction in patients with and without diabetes mellitus
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave, SL 48, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Hypertension 46:238-43. 2005
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular calcification in end stage renal disease
    Paolo Raggi
    Contrib Nephrol 149:272-8. 2005
    ..This review is centred on the pathobiology of vascular calcification in CKD-V, its detection with modern imaging modalities and the therapeutic approaches currently available to slow its progression...
  13. ncbi request reprint Aggressive versus moderate lipid-lowering therapy in hypercholesterolemic postmenopausal women: Beyond Endorsed Lipid Lowering with EBT Scanning (BELLES)
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
    Circulation 112:563-71. 2005
    ..We used sequential electron-beam tomography (EBT) scanning to quantify changes in coronary artery calcium (CAC) as a measure of atherosclerosis burden in patients treated with statins...
  14. ncbi request reprint Role of coronary calcium screening in preventive cardiology
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
    Prev Cardiol 6:214-7. 2003
    ..This review deals with the utilization of electron beam tomography for detection of coronary artery calcification as an additional tool available for use by preventive cardiologists and internists...
  15. ncbi request reprint Imaging of cardiovascular calcifications with electron beam tomography in hemodialysis patients
    P Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 37:S62-5. 2001
    ..Therefore, early detection of atherosclerotic disease with a non-invasive imaging technology, such as electron beam tomography (EBT), may provide an opportunity to modify the disease course and reduce the related event rate...
  16. ncbi request reprint Use of electron beam tomography data to develop models for prediction of hard coronary events
    P Raggi
    Preventive Cardiology and Non Invasive Imaging, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am Heart J 141:375-82. 2001
    ..We used measures of coronary artery calcification (CAC) found by electron beam tomography (EBT) imaging to develop prediction models for hard cardiac events alone and in association with traditional risk factors for CAD...
  17. ncbi request reprint Aggressive versus moderate lipid-lowering therapy in postmenopausal women with hypercholesterolemia: Rationale and design of the Beyond Endorsed Lipid Lowering with EBT Scanning (BELLES) trial
    P Raggi
    Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Am Heart J 141:722-6. 2001
    ..Historically, the elderly female population has received less medical recognition regarding the risk and severity of coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prognostic implications of absolute and relative calcium scores
    P Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Herz 26:252-9. 2001
    ..The use of conventional risk factors is helpful to assess the median risk of a population, but it is unsatisfactory to estimate the actual risk of an individual patient...
  19. ncbi request reprint Ischemia imaging and plaque imaging in diabetes: complementary tools to improve cardiovascular risk management
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:2787-94. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of coronary artery calcium screening in subjects with and without diabetes
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1663-9. 2004
    ..The study was done to determine the interaction of coronary artery calcium and diabetes mellitus for prediction of all-cause death...
  21. ncbi request reprint Role of electron-beam computed tomography and nuclear stress testing in cardiovascular risk assessment
    Paolo Raggi
    Department of Medicine, Tulane University Medical Center, Cardiology Section, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:20J-27J. 2005
    ..Coronary calcium scores have been shown to add independent predictive value to traditional risk assessment...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Atherosclerosis imaging to assess plaque progression]
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL48, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
    Ital Heart J Suppl 6:481-8. 2005
    ..If proven successful, these imaging tools may allow a reduction in size and duration of clinical trials with a substantial cost benefit for society...
  23. pmc Free fatty acids are associated with metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance but not inflammation in systemic lupus erythematosus
    M J Ormseth
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 2681, USA
    Lupus 22:26-33. 2013
    ..FFAs in patients with SLE are not associated with markers of generalized inflammation but are associated with insulin resistance and markers of endothelial activation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk scores and the presence of subclinical coronary artery atherosclerosis in women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    C P Chung
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 6602, USA
    Lupus 15:562-9. 2006
    ..Measurement of coronary calcification may add information to identify asymptomatic women with lupus who might benefit from aggressive preventive measures...
  25. pmc Cystatin C is associated with inflammation but not atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus
    R Lertnawapan
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 6602, USA
    Lupus 21:279-87. 2012
    ..This study examined the hypothesis that cystatin C is elevated in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and is associated with coronary atherosclerosis...
  26. doi request reprint Coronary artery calcium to predict all-cause mortality in elderly men and women
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:17-23. 2008
    ..We sought to study the prognostic utility of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in the elderly...
  27. ncbi request reprint Markers of vascular disease do not differ in black and white hemodialysis patients despite a different risk profile
    A Bellasi
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 197:242-9. 2008
    ..Our findings raise the important question of the prognostic significance of markers of vasculopathy in patients of different races and with different risk profiles...
  28. ncbi request reprint The use of electron-beam computed tomography as a tool for primary prevention
    P Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Cardiol 88:28J-32J. 2001
    ..The Beyond Endorsed Lipid Lowering with EBCT Scanning (BELLES) trial will use EBCT to compare the effects of 12 months of treatment with aggressive or moderate statin therapy on the progression of coronary atherosclerosis...
  29. doi request reprint Calcification in atherosclerosis
    Nikolaos Alexopoulos
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Nat Rev Cardiol 6:681-8. 2009
    ..The advent of CT angiography has perhaps clouded the importance of CAC as a long-term marker of risk, as opposed to the presence of luminal stenoses that are associated with a more immediate risk of events...
  30. pmc Novel cardiovascular risk prediction models in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
    V K Kawai
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, USA
    Lupus 20:1526-34. 2011
    ..016) but not camRRS (5%, p = 0.221) assigned significantly more SLE patients to a category of  ≥ 10% risk than conventional FRS (1%) and RRS (2%). The RRS was of limited use but coronary age may improve CHD risk prediction in SLE...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic and prognostic value of coronary artery calcium screening
    Antonio Bellasi
    Cardiology Section, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 2699, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 20:375-80. 2005
    ..This has favored the development of several imaging modalities for subclinical atherosclerosis such as imaging of coronary calcium by computed tomography...
  32. ncbi request reprint Determinants of progressive vascular calcification in haemodialysis patients
    Glenn M Chertow
    Division of Nephrology, Moffitt Long Hospitals and UCSF Mt Zion Medical Center, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 94118 1211, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:1489-96. 2004
    ..Aside from the provision of calcium, we hypothesized that other factors might be related to the likelihood of progressive calcification in both or either treatment groups...
  33. ncbi request reprint Coronary calcium on electron beam tomography imaging as a surrogate marker of coronary artery disease
    P Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Cardiol 87:27A-34A. 2001
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  34. ncbi request reprint The effects of sevelamer and calcium acetate on proxies of atherosclerotic and arteriosclerotic vascular disease in hemodialysis patients
    Glenn M Chertow
    Division of Nephrology, Moffitt Long Hospitals and UCSF Mt Zion Medical Center, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Nephrol 23:307-14. 2003
    ..Whether the specific calcium preparation (acetate vs. carbonate) might influence the likelihood of progressive calcification was debated...
  35. ncbi request reprint Cardiac calcification in adult hemodialysis patients. A link between end-stage renal disease and cardiovascular disease?
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:695-701. 2002
    ..We sought to determine clinical and laboratory correlates of calcification of the coronary arteries (CAs), aorta and mitral and aortic valves in adult subjects with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving hemodialysis...
  36. ncbi request reprint [Coronary artery calcifications in diabetic patients]
    Carlo Ratti
    Cardiology Section, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Ital Heart J Suppl 5:770-8. 2004
    ..Indeed, absence of coronary calcium might indicate a low risk for events, while the presence of moderate to high calcium scores may help physicians to better gauge the intensity of medical therapy provided to their patients...
  37. pmc Adipocytokines in systemic lupus erythematosus: relationship to inflammation, insulin resistance and coronary atherosclerosis
    C P Chung
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 6602, USA
    Lupus 18:799-806. 2009
    ..Lower concentrations of adiponectin and higher concentrations of leptin are associated with insulin resistance, BMI and CRP in patients with SLE...
  38. ncbi request reprint Continuous probabilistic prediction of angiographically significant coronary artery disease using electron beam tomography
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, Torrance, Calif 90502 2064, USA
    Circulation 105:1791-6. 2002
    ..Such a model could greatly facilitate clinical triage in symptomatic patients with no known CAD...
  39. ncbi request reprint Decrease in thoracic vertebral bone attenuation with calcium-based phosphate binders in hemodialysis
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 20:764-72. 2005
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  40. pmc Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease: results from NHANES 2001 to 2004
    Michal L Melamed
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 28:1179-85. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the general United States population...
  41. ncbi request reprint Relation of borderline peripheral arterial disease to cardiovascular disease risk
    Andy Menke
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:1226-30. 2006
    ..In conclusion, subjects with a low-normal ABI or with borderline PAD need screening for CVD risk factors, and interventions may be appropriate to prevent cardiovascular events...
  42. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery disease progression assessed by electron-beam computed tomography
    M J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Saint John s Cardiovascular Research Center, Los Angeles County Harbor University of California Los Angeles Medical Center Research and Education Institute, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Am J Cardiol 88:46E-50E. 2001
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Trends in ATP-III-defined high blood cholesterol prevalence, awareness, treatment and control among U.S. adults
    Amanda D Hyre
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:548-55. 2007
    ..We sought to determine trends in the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol among U.S. adults...
  44. ncbi request reprint Trends in the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of cardiovascular disease risk factors among noninstitutionalized patients with a history of myocardial infarction and stroke
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:913-20. 2006
    ..20). The number of US myocardial infarction and stroke survivors increased between 1988-1994 and 1999-2002, and substantial improvements occurred in the awareness, treatment, and control of high LDL cholesterol in this population...
  45. ncbi request reprint Development of a cardiovascular calcification index using simple imaging tools in haemodialysis patients
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, 1140 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:508-14. 2007
    ..Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is highly prevalent in haemodialysis patients and is associated with cardiovascular outcomes. Though cardiac computed tomography (CCT) is accurate, it is not widely available...
  46. ncbi request reprint Potential antiatherogenic and anti-inflammatory properties of sevelamer in maintenance hemodialysis patients
    Emiliana Ferramosca
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am Heart J 149:820-5. 2005
    ..Sevelamer is a nonabsorbable non-calcium-based hydrogel with potential antiatherosclerotic properties...
  47. ncbi request reprint Ethiopathogenesis, diagnosis and prevention of vascular calcification in end stage renal disease
    Emiliana Ferramosca
    Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL 48, New Orleans, LA, 70112, USA
    Curr Med Chem Cardiovasc Hematol Agents 3:165-71. 2005
    ..This review is centered on the etiopathogenesis of vascular calcification in ESRD, its detection with modern imaging modalities and the therapeutic approaches currently available to slow its progression...
  48. ncbi request reprint Coronary-calcium screening to improve risk stratification in primary prevention
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J La State Med Soc 154:314-8. 2002
    ..This review deals with the utilization of electron beam tomography for detection of coronary arterial calcium as an additional tool to risk stratify asymptomatic individuals...
  49. ncbi request reprint Sevelamer attenuates the progression of coronary and aortic calcification in hemodialysis patients
    Glenn M Chertow
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Kidney Int 62:245-52. 2002
    ..Cardiovascular disease is frequent and severe in patients with end-stage renal disease. Disorders of mineral metabolism may contribute by promoting cardiovascular calcification...
  50. ncbi request reprint Electron beam tomography as a non invasive method to monitor effectiveness of antiatherosclerotic therapy
    G James
    Section of Cardiology, Tulaner University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Curr Drug Targets Cardiovasc Haematol Disord 4:177-81. 2004
    ..In this article we present a review of the studies published to date on the use of EBT imaging to gauge the effects of medical therapy on coronary and valvular calcification...
  51. doi request reprint Epicardial adipose tissue and coronary artery plaque characteristics
    Nikolaos Alexopoulos
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States
    Atherosclerosis 210:150-4. 2010
    ..Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of coronary atherosclerosis. The association of EAT volume with type of coronary artery plaque on computed tomography angiography (CTA) is not known...
  52. ncbi request reprint Increased concentration of proatherogenic inflammatory cytokines in systemic lupus erythematosus: relationship to cardiovascular risk factors
    Yu Asanuma
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 6602, USA
    J Rheumatol 33:539-45. 2006
    ....
  53. pmc Lipoprotein subclasses determined by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and coronary atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Cecilia P Chung
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 6602, USA
    J Rheumatol 37:1633-8. 2010
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Detection of high-risk young adults and women by coronary calcium and National Cholesterol Education Program Panel III guidelines
    Khurram Nasir
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:1931-6. 2005
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Calcium scoring of the coronary artery by electron beam CT: how to apply an individual attenuation threshold
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, Cardiology Section, SL48, 1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 178:497-502. 2002
    ..Our aim was to assess the inter- and intraindividual variability of the attenuation threshold used to identify coronary artery calcification on electron beam CT and to illustrate a new threshold method...
  56. ncbi request reprint Comparison of percent of United States adults weighing>or=300 pounds (136 kilograms) in three time periods and comparison of five atherosclerotic risk factors for those weighing>or=300 pounds to those<300 pounds
    Ruth N Mondolfi
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1651-3. 2007
    ..The clustering of cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with morbid obesity and the exclusion from diagnostic imaging may affect those most in need of such procedures...
  57. ncbi request reprint Increased augmentation index in rheumatoid arthritis and its relationship to coronary artery atherosclerosis
    Ingrid Avalos
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2681, USA
    J Rheumatol 34:2388-94. 2007
    ..We examined the hypothesis that augmentation index and pulse wave velocity are increased in RA, and are related to coronary artery atherosclerosis...
  58. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic guidance with coronary artery calcium scoring
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, AT 504, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 10:60-6. 2008
    ..Coronary artery calcium screening has become a widely used tool to estimate risk in a variety of categories in the general population and is discussed in this review...
  59. ncbi request reprint Effects of excess calcium load on the cardiovascular system measured with electron beam tomography in end-stage renal disease
    Paolo Raggi
    Cardiology and Non Invasive Imaging, Tulane University, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL 48, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 17:332-5. 2002
    ....
  60. pmc Utility of the Framingham risk score to predict the presence of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Cecilia P Chung
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1161 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 8:R186. 2006
    ..15, 95% CI 1.02 to 1.29, P = 0.03). In conclusion, a higher Framingham risk score is independently associated with the presence of coronary calcification in patients with RA...
  61. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of electron-beam computed tomography
    Holger P Salazar
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 89:17B-22B; discussion 22B-23B. 2002
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  62. ncbi request reprint Interaction of vascular and bone disease in patients with normal renal function and patients undergoing dialysis
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, Suite AT 504, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 4:26-33. 2007
    ..In this article we present a brief review of some of the basic mechanisms involved in vascular calcification and the clinical evidence of an association of vascular and bone disease...
  63. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome is increased in rheumatoid arthritis and is associated with coronary atherosclerosis
    Cecilia P Chung
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 6602, USA
    Atherosclerosis 196:756-63. 2008
    ..In conclusion, patients with RA have a higher prevalence of the metabolic syndrome than control subjects. Inflammation-associated metabolic syndrome is a mechanism that may contribute to increased coronary-artery atherosclerosis in RA...
  64. doi request reprint Cardiac CT in asymptomatic patients at risk
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Cardiol Clin 27:605-10. 2009
    ..In this article, the utility of calcium scoring and the potential application of CT coronary angiography in asymptomatic patients at risk are reviewed...
  65. doi request reprint Combined impact of age and estimated glomerular filtration rate on in-hospital mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction (from the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry)
    Francesca Cardarelli
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:766-71. 2009
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  66. ncbi request reprint Novel agents to manage dyslipidemias and impact atherosclerosis
    S Nachimuthu
    Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, GA, USA
    Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets 6:209-17. 2006
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  67. pmc Transient severe myocardial ischemia during septic shock in a young woman with AIDS
    P Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 87:441-2. 1995
    ..Intensive hemodynamic support with intravenous catecholamines may induce myocardial ischemia even in young AIDS patients with no apparent risk for coronary artery disease...
  68. ncbi request reprint New insights into ischemic heart disease in women
    Antonio Bellasi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 74:585-94. 2007
    ..Needed is a strategy for detecting and assessing coronary disease specifically in women. This review highlights recent evidence on sex differences in coronary artery disease...
  69. ncbi request reprint Atherosclerotic plaque imaging: contemporary role in preventive cardiology
    Paolo Raggi
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2345-53. 2005
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  70. ncbi request reprint [Electron beam computed tomography as a method to study coronary atherosclerosis]
    Paolo Raggi
    Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave, SL48 New Orelans, LA 70112, USA
    Ital Heart J Suppl 3:1177-87. 2002
    ..This article summarizes the extensive amount of research published during the past 15 years on the use of calcium imaging as a tool to predict events...
  71. doi request reprint Enhanced hype
    David G Harrison
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:368-9. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the public fury over this study, with physicians making unsupported statements to the press and on the Web, is unfortunate and should be discouraged in the future...
  72. ncbi request reprint Aspirin therapy and thromboxane biosynthesis in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Ingrid Avalos
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 2681, USA
    Lupus 16:981-6. 2007
    ..35). Thromboxane biosynthesis is increased in SLE and is associated with disease activity. Additionally, response to aspirin may be attenuated in some patients with SLE...
  73. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive imaging of atherosclerosis among asymptomatic individuals
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1068-71; discussion 1071-2. 2006
  74. doi request reprint Lipoprotein subclasses and particle size determined by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Cecilia P Chung
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 6602, USA
    Clin Rheumatol 27:1227-33. 2008
    ..Lipoprotein subclasses were associated with metabolic variables, inflammatory markers, and corticosteroid use but not with coronary artery atherosclerosis in SLE...
  75. ncbi request reprint Increased coronary-artery atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis: relationship to disease duration and cardiovascular risk factors
    Cecilia P Chung
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 6602, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 52:3045-53. 2005
    ..To compare the prevalence and severity of coronary-artery atherosclerosis in patients with early and established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and controls...
  76. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery calcium scoring in the age of CT angiography: what is its role?
    Paolo Raggi
    Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road, NE, AT 504, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 10:438-43. 2008
    ..This may justify some of the clinical discrepancy. Here, we review the current evidence surrounding the use of coronary artery calcium for risk prediction...
  77. ncbi request reprint Two year comparison of sevelamer and calcium carbonate effects on cardiovascular calcification and bone density
    Hans Gernot Asmus
    KfH Nierenzentrum Sonnenallee Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:1653-61. 2005
    ..We compared the effects of a calcium with a non-calcium phosphate binder on both arterial calcification and bone density measured by computed tomography...
  78. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular calcification progression -- a comparison of sevelamer and calcium-based phosphate binders
    Paolo Raggi
    Blood Purif 23:20-3. 2005
  79. ncbi request reprint Effects of sevelamer and calcium-based phosphate binders on uric acid concentrations in patients undergoing hemodialysis: a randomized clinical trial
    Jay P Garg
    Department of Medicine Research, University of California San Francisco, UCSF Laurel Heights Suite 430, 3333 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 1211, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 52:290-5. 2005
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  80. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery calcium volume scores on electron beam tomography in 12,936 asymptomatic adults
    Khurram Nasir
    Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:1146-9. 2004
    ..The 2 scores increased as the number of atherosclerotic risk factors increased. The volume scores were statistically smaller than the Agatston scores at the upper quartile level...
  81. ncbi request reprint Premature coronary-artery atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Yu Asanuma
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:2407-15. 2003
    ..Premature coronary artery disease is a major cause of illness and death in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, but little is known about the prevalence, extent, and causes of coronary-artery atherosclerosis...
  82. ncbi request reprint From vulnerable plaque to vulnerable patient: a call for new definitions and risk assessment strategies: Part II
    Morteza Naghavi
    The Center for Vulnerable Plaque Research, University of Texas Houston, The Texas Heart Institute, and President Bush Center for Cardiovascular Health, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, USA
    Circulation 108:1772-8. 2003
    ..We encourage healthcare policy makers to promote translational research for screening and treatment of vulnerable patients...
  83. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness of screening for cardiovascular disease with measures of coronary calcium
    Leslee J Shaw
    Atlanta Cardiovascular Research Institute, GA 30342, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 46:171-84. 2003
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Advanced coronary and carotid arteriopathy in young adults with childhood-onset chronic renal failure
    Jun Oh
    Division of Pediatric Nephrology, University Children s Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Circulation 106:100-5. 2002
    ..Young adults with childhood-onset chronic renal failure (CRF) are uniquely suited for risk factor assessment because of their long-term exposure at an age when vascular pathology in the general population is still minimal...
  85. ncbi request reprint Accelerated vascular calcification and relative hypoparathyroidism in incident haemodialysis diabetic patients receiving calcium binders
    Andrea Galassi
    Ospedale San Paolo and Universita di Milano, Department of Nephrology, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:3215-22. 2006
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint Electron beam tomography in women. Is it a valuable test?
    Khurram Nasir
    The Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Cardiol Rev 13:174-83. 2005
    ..Finally, EBT has the potential to determine the consequences of therapeutic interventions regarding progression, stabilization, or regression of coronary atherosclerotic disease...
  87. ncbi request reprint Effects of sevelamer and calcium on coronary artery calcification in patients new to hemodialysis
    Geoffrey A Block
    Denver Nephrologists, Denver, Colorado 80218, USA
    Kidney Int 68:1815-24. 2005
    ..Hemodialysis patients are at increased risk for progressive coronary artery calcification; however, the development and progression of this disease process in patients new to hemodialysis is unknown...
  88. ncbi request reprint Role of noninvasive imaging in asymptomatic high-risk patients
    Leslee J Shaw
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:156-62. 2006
  89. ncbi request reprint ACCF/AHA 2007 clinical expert consensus document on coronary artery calcium scoring by computed tomography in global cardiovascular risk assessment and in evaluation of patients with chest pain: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Cl
    Philip Greenland
    Circulation 115:402-26. 2007
  90. ncbi request reprint ACCF/AHA 2007 clinical expert consensus document on coronary artery calcium scoring by computed tomography in global cardiovascular risk assessment and in evaluation of patients with chest pain: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Cl
    Philip Greenland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:378-402. 2007
  91. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of coronary artery calcium screening in asymptomatic smokers and non-smokers
    Leslee J Shaw
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Room 125 4, Taper Building, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Eur Heart J 27:968-75. 2006
    ..Limited data are available on the impact of cigarette smoking on the prognostic value of coronary calcium...
  92. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery calcium as a measure of biologic age
    Leslee J Shaw
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 188:112-9. 2006
    ..Age is assigned a heavy weight in the calculation of the total cardiovascular risk score but often the atherosclerotic disease burden varies from a patient's chronological age...
  93. ncbi request reprint Long-term prognosis associated with coronary calcification: observations from a registry of 25,253 patients
    Matthew J Budoff
    Harbor UCLA Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1860-70. 2007
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Calculation of coronary age using calcium scores in multiple ethnicities
    Gopi K R Sirineni
    Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road NE, AT 504, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 24:107-11. 2008
    ..This method should allow patients to better understand the prognostic significance of their test results and may ensure a better compliance with preventive regimens...
  95. ncbi request reprint Comparison of prognostic usefulness of coronary artery calcium in men versus women (results from a meta- and pooled analysis estimating all-cause mortality and coronary heart disease death or myocardial infarction)
    Antonio Bellasi
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:409-14. 2007
    ..66), suggesting an equivalent ability to risk stratify by gender. In conclusion, this meta- and pooled analysis revealed that CAC screening is equally accurate in stratifying risk in women and men...
  96. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in the prognostic value of coronary artery calcification for all-cause mortality
    Khurram Nasir
    Cardiac MRI PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Harvard School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:953-60. 2007
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Difference in atherosclerosis burden in different nations and continents assessed by coronary artery calcium
    Raul D Santos
    Lipid Clinic Heart Institute InCor, University of Sao Paulo Medical School Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Atherosclerosis 187:378-84. 2006
    ..In this study, significant differences in CACS were detected among three nations in different continents. The CACS differences paralleled the respective cardiovascular mortality rates...
  98. pmc High prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: association with disease characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors
    Cecilia P Chung
    Division of Rheumatology, Vanderbilt University, 1161 21st Ave T 3219 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:208-14. 2007
    ..Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have accelerated atherosclerosis; however, there are no controlled studies of the metabolic syndrome in patients with SLE...
  99. ncbi request reprint Phosphorus levels are associated with subclinical atherosclerosis in the general population
    Stephen J Onufrak
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States
    Atherosclerosis 199:424-31. 2008
    ..The aim of our study was to examine the association of serum phosphorus level with carotid atherosclerosis in the general population...
  100. ncbi request reprint High coronary artery calcium scores pose an extremely elevated risk for hard events
    Roberto Wayhs
    Christ Hospital and University of Illinois, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:225-30. 2002
    ..We also compared the outcome of our prospective cohort with that of historical controls with severe abnormalities on myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)...