Matthew J Budoff

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Individual patient data meta-analysis for the clinical assessment of coronary computed tomography angiography: protocol of the Collaborative Meta-Analysis of Cardiac CT (CoMe-CCT)
    Georg M Schuetz
    Department of Radiology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Campus Mitte, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Freie Universitat Berlin, Chariteplatz 1, Berlin 10117, Germany
    Syst Rev 2:13. 2013
  2. ncbi Prevalence of obstructive coronary artery disease in an outpatient cardiac CT angiography environment
    Matthew J Budoff
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Int J Cardiol 129:32-6. 2008
  3. ncbi Ethnic differences of the presence and severity of coronary atherosclerosis
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 W Carson Street, Bldg RB 2, Torrance, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 187:343-50. 2006
  4. ncbi Reproducibility of CT measurements of aortic valve calcification, mitral annulus calcification, and aortic wall calcification in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Matthew J Budoff
    Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Acad Radiol 13:166-72. 2006
  5. pmc Coronary calcium predicts events better with absolute calcium scores than age-sex-race/ethnicity percentiles: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:345-52. 2009
  6. ncbi Effect of scanner type on the reproducibility of extracoronary measures of calcification: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Acad Radiol 14:1043-9. 2007
  7. pmc Computed tomography: new horizons
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 33:197-200. 2006
  8. ncbi The interscan variation of CT coronary artery calcification score: analysis of the Calcium Acetate Renagel Comparison (CARE)-2 study
    Matthew J Budoff
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Acad Radiol 15:58-61. 2008
  9. doi Mortality incidence and the severity of coronary atherosclerosis assessed by computed tomography angiography
    Matthew P Ostrom
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:1335-43. 2008
  10. pmc Relationship between coronary artery and descending thoracic aortic calcification as detected by computed tomography: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Junichiro Takasu
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Atherosclerosis 204:440-6. 2009

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Publications118 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Individual patient data meta-analysis for the clinical assessment of coronary computed tomography angiography: protocol of the Collaborative Meta-Analysis of Cardiac CT (CoMe-CCT)
    Georg M Schuetz
    Department of Radiology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Campus Mitte, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Freie Universitat Berlin, Chariteplatz 1, Berlin 10117, Germany
    Syst Rev 2:13. 2013
    ..The individual patient data meta-analysis is registered with the PROSPERO database (CoMe-CCT, CRD42012002780)...
  2. ncbi Prevalence of obstructive coronary artery disease in an outpatient cardiac CT angiography environment
    Matthew J Budoff
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Int J Cardiol 129:32-6. 2008
    ....
  3. ncbi Ethnic differences of the presence and severity of coronary atherosclerosis
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 W Carson Street, Bldg RB 2, Torrance, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 187:343-50. 2006
    ..The objective of the study is to assess the differences in the prevalence and severity of coronary artery calcification, as a measure of atherosclerosis, in these different ethnic groups...
  4. ncbi Reproducibility of CT measurements of aortic valve calcification, mitral annulus calcification, and aortic wall calcification in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Matthew J Budoff
    Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Acad Radiol 13:166-72. 2006
    ..We sought to establish the interscan, interobserver, and intraobserver reproducibility of these measures in all cardiac CT scans in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis...
  5. pmc Coronary calcium predicts events better with absolute calcium scores than age-sex-race/ethnicity percentiles: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:345-52. 2009
    ..In this study, we aimed to establish whether age-sex-specific percentiles of coronary artery calcium (CAC) predict cardiovascular outcomes better than the actual (absolute) CAC score...
  6. ncbi Effect of scanner type on the reproducibility of extracoronary measures of calcification: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Acad Radiol 14:1043-9. 2007
    ..Accurate quantification of calcification of the aortic valve, mitral annulus (MAC), and thoracic aortic (TAC) may be possible by using cardiac CT...
  7. pmc Computed tomography: new horizons
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 33:197-200. 2006
  8. ncbi The interscan variation of CT coronary artery calcification score: analysis of the Calcium Acetate Renagel Comparison (CARE)-2 study
    Matthew J Budoff
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Acad Radiol 15:58-61. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to estimate the interscan variation for the Agatston score and for the volume score determined in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the CARE-2 study...
  9. doi Mortality incidence and the severity of coronary atherosclerosis assessed by computed tomography angiography
    Matthew P Ostrom
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:1335-43. 2008
    ..This study investigated whether cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) can predict all-cause mortality in symptomatic patients...
  10. pmc Relationship between coronary artery and descending thoracic aortic calcification as detected by computed tomography: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Junichiro Takasu
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Atherosclerosis 204:440-6. 2009
    ..Previous studies demonstrate that DTAC is associated with obstructive CAD and coronary risk factors. However, no prior studies have examined the association of CAC and DTAC as detected by cardiac CT in a large population-based cohort...
  11. pmc Relationships of thoracic aortic wall calcification to cardiovascular risk factors: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Junichiro Takasu
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Am Heart J 155:765-71. 2008
    ..We performed a cross-sectional study to determine which of these variables are independently associated with thoracic calcium...
  12. ncbi Association between progression of aortic valve calcification and coronary calcification: assessment by electron beam tomography
    Junichiro Takasu
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502
    Acad Radiol 12:298-304. 2005
    ..We sought to examine the relationship of AVC to coronary artery calcification (CC), to assess whether similar risk factors affect the process in a similar way...
  13. pmc Impaired aortic distensibility measured by computed tomography is associated with the severity of coronary artery disease
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 27:459-69. 2011
    ..05). Impaired aortic distensibility strongly correlates with the severity of coronary atherosclerosis. Addition of ADI to CAC and traditional risk factors provides incremental value to predict at-risk individuals...
  14. doi Impact of family history of coronary artery disease in young individuals (from the CONFIRM registry)
    Yuka Otaki
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 111:1081-6. 2013
    ..Compared with other clinical CAD risk factors, positive FH in young patients is the strongest clinical predictor of future unheralded myocardial infarction...
  15. ncbi Diabetes and progression of coronary calcium under the influence of statin therapy
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center Research and Education Institute, Torrance, Calif 90502, USA
    Am Heart J 149:695-700. 2005
    ..We sought to evaluate the progression of atherosclerosis in asymptomatic persons with type 2 diabetes and measure the influence of statin therapy on CAC progression...
  16. doi Aged garlic extract supplemented with B vitamins, folic acid and L-arginine retards the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis: a randomized clinical trial
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA, USA
    Prev Med 49:101-7. 2009
    ..This study was designed to assess whether aged garlic extract therapy with supplements (AGE+S) favorably affects inflammatory and oxidation biomarkers, vascular function and progression of atherosclerosis as compared to placebo...
  17. doi Association between coronary artery calcification progression and microalbuminuria: the MESA study
    Andrew P DeFilippis
    Division of Cardiology, The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:595-604. 2010
    ..This study sought to evaluate the relationship between microalbuminuria (MA) and the development and progression of atherosclerosis, as assessed by incident and progression of coronary artery calcification (CAC)...
  18. ncbi Progression of coronary calcium and incident coronary heart disease events: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, LA Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 61:1231-9. 2013
    ..The study examined whether progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC) is a predictor of future coronary heart disease (CHD) events...
  19. doi Physical activity, hormone replacement therapy, and the presence of coronary calcium in midlife women
    Nicole Weinberg
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Women Health 52:423-36. 2012
    ..Thus, physical activity and diet should be taken into account in prospective studies of the relation of hormone therapy use to coronary artery calcium...
  20. doi Cardiac computed tomographic angiography in an outpatient setting: an analysis of clinical outcomes over a 40-month period
    Ambarish Gopal
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 3:90-5. 2009
    ..Cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CTA) provides for accurate noninvasive diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  21. doi Inflammation and descending thoracic aortic calcification as detected by computed tomography: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Junichiro Takasu
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 199:201-6. 2008
    ..We examined whether C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) are independently associated with DTAC...
  22. doi Relationship of aortic valve calcification with coronary artery calcium severity: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Khurram Nasir
    Division of Cardiology, Blalock 524 C, Johns Hopkins University, 600N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 4:41-6. 2010
    ..Aortic valve calcification (AVC) and atherosclerosis share causative and pathologic features...
  23. pmc Relationship between common carotid intima-media thickness and thoracic aortic calcification: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Junichiro Takasu
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Atherosclerosis 209:142-6. 2010
    ..No previous study has examined the relationship between CIMT and TAC in a large patient cohort. We performed a cross-sectional study to determine whether, at baseline, there is a relationship between CIMT and CT-determined TAC score...
  24. doi Relation of oxidative biomarkers, vascular dysfunction, and progression of coronary artery calcium
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:459-66. 2010
    ..Increases in OxPL/apoB and lipoprotein(a) correlated strongly with increases in vascular function and predicted a lack of progression of CAC...
  25. doi Thoracic aortic calcification and coronary heart disease events: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA, United States
    Atherosclerosis 215:196-202. 2011
    ..Few studies have evaluated interactions or independent incremental risk for coronary and thoracic aortic calcification (TAC). The independent predictive value of TAC for CHD events is not well-established...
  26. ncbi Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and change in aortic valve calcium
    Kevin D O'Brien
    Division of Cardiology, Box 356422, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:858-62. 2005
    ....
  27. doi Trabecular bone mineral density measurement using thoracic and lumbar quantitative computed tomography
    Matthew J Budoff
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Acad Radiol 19:179-83. 2012
    ..To evaluate the agreement of bone mineral density (BMD) between lumbar (L) and individual thoracic (T) vertebrae and identify a standard thoracic spine level for BMD assessment in cardiac computed tomography (CT) images...
  28. ncbi Cardiac CT angiography (CTA) and nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)-a comparison in detecting significant coronary artery disease
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Acad Radiol 14:252-7. 2007
    ..In this study, we sought to compare the accuracies of CTA and myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) for identifying symptomatic patients with hemodynamically significant obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  29. ncbi Measurement of the RT interval on ECG records during electron-beam CT
    Songshou Mao
    Saint John s Cardiovascular Research Center, Research and Education Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 W Carson St, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Acad Radiol 10:638-43. 2003
    ....
  30. doi Interaction of age with lipoproteins as predictors of aortic valve calcification in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    David S Owens
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195 6422, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1200-7. 2008
    ....
  31. pmc Null association between abdominal muscle and calcified atherosclerosis in community-living persons without clinical cardiovascular disease: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Nicole E Jensky
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Metabolism 62:1562-9. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that low abdominal lean muscle area would be associated with greater calcified atherosclerosis, independent of other CVD risk factors...
  32. ncbi Valvular and thoracic aortic calcium as a marker of the extent and severity of angiographic coronary artery disease
    Hideya Yamamoto
    Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, Torrance 90502, USA
    Am Heart J 146:153-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether valvular and thoracic aortic calcification is associated with obstructive CAD...
  33. doi Measurement of phantomless thoracic bone mineral density on coronary artery calcium CT scans acquired with various CT scanner models
    Matthew J Budoff
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90502 2006, USA
    Radiology 267:830-6. 2013
    ..To determine the accuracy and precision of thoracic phantomless bone mineral density (BMD) measurements obtained on coronary artery calcium (CAC) computed tomography (CT) scans by using a variety of commercially available CT scanners...
  34. doi Statins use and coronary artery plaque composition: results from the International Multicenter CONFIRM Registry
    Ryo Nakazato
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute and Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 225:148-53. 2012
    ..We evaluated the association of statin use to coronary plaque composition type in patients without known coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing CCTA...
  35. doi Impact of coronary artery calcium progression and statin therapy on clinical outcome in subjects with and without diabetes mellitus
    Sarkis Kiramijyan
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 111:356-61. 2013
    ..These results suggest that CAC progression is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality in patients with DM...
  36. doi Relationship of thoracic aortic calcium to coronary calcium and its progression (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [MESA])
    Juan J Rivera
    Division of Cardiology, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:1562-7. 2009
    ..25 to 30.18). In conclusion, TAC is associated with the incidence and progression of CAC. The detection of TAC may improve risk stratification efforts. Future clinical outcomes studies are needed to support such an approach...
  37. pmc Cardiovascular events with absent or minimal coronary calcification: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Am Heart J 158:554-61. 2009
    ..In this study, we sought to evaluate the characteristics associated with incident CHD events in the setting of minimal (score <or=10) or absent CAC (score of zero)...
  38. ncbi Comparison of coronary artery calcium screening image quality between C-150 and e-Speed electron beam scanners
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Acad Radiol 12:309-12. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate coronary artery calcium screening image quality between the e-Speed and C-150 scanners (GE Imatron, San Francisco, CA)...
  39. ncbi Soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) and aortic valve calcification in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)
    David M Shavelle
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 17:388-95. 2008
    ..The study aim was to determine whether specific inflammatory markers were associated with AVC in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) cohort...
  40. doi Radiation reduction with prospective ECG-triggering acquisition using 64-multidetector Computed Tomographic angiography
    Ambarish Gopal
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA, 90502, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 25:405-16. 2009
    ..CTA using PA and 100 kVp reduced the radiation dose by up to 90% without compromising the image quality...
  41. ncbi 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
    ....
  42. ncbi Coronary calcium progression rates with a zero initial score by electron beam tomography
    Ambarish Gopal
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Center at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA, USA
    Int J Cardiol 117:227-31. 2007
    ..In this study, we sought to determine the rate of new calcifications in patients initially presenting with a zero initial score on electron beam tomography (EBT)...
  43. pmc Total and individual coronary artery calcium scores as independent predictors of mortality in hemodialysis patients
    Ronney S Shantouf
    Harold Simmons Center for Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology, Torrance, Calif, USA
    Am J Nephrol 31:419-25. 2010
    ..1-14.2, p = 0.001)] were strong independent predictors of mortality even after adjusting for above covariates. Total and vessel-specific CAC predict mortality in MHD patients independent of traditional and nontraditional risk factors...
  44. ncbi Comparison of three generations of electron beam tomography on image noise and reproducibility, a phantom study
    Alex Chau
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Invest Radiol 41:522-6. 2006
    ..We sought to evaluate the image quality of each machine to examine whether patients scanned on a previous model would have similar image quality and results to those scanned on the newest scanner...
  45. doi Coronary artery calcium and plaque association with left ventricular mass, assessed by multi-row detector computed tomography
    Paul M Madaj
    Department of Medicine, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, California, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 21:428-34. 2010
    ..Coronary plaques can potentially influence the LV function. We sought to evaluate LV mass and function on MDCT and its correlation with CAC and plaque burden in the coronary arteries...
  46. ncbi Detection of small vessels with electron beam computed tomographic angiography using 1.5 and 3 mm collimator protocols
    Songshou Mao
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 22:275-82. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effect of scanner collimation on the ability to detect small cardiac vessels using electron beam CT coronary angiography (EBA)...
  47. ncbi Noninvasive gadolinium-enhanced three dimensional computed tomography coronary angiography
    Khawar M Gul
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Acad Radiol 13:840-9. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the image quality of Gd-based contrast agents during coronary CTA...
  48. ncbi Measures of brachial artery distensibility in relation to coronary calcification
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center Research and Education Institute, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Am J Hypertens 16:350-5. 2003
    ..This study sought to compare measures of brachial artery distensibility to subclinical atherosclerosis as measured by electron beam tomography (EBT)...
  49. ncbi Reproducibility of electron-beam CT measures of aortic valve calcification
    Matthew J Budoff
    Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, Torrance, Calif, USA
    Acad Radiol 9:1122-7. 2002
    ..The authors performed this study to establish the interscan, interobserver, and intraobserver reproducibility of aortic valve calcification (AVC) measurements obtained with electron-beam computed tomography (CT)...
  50. ncbi Usefulness of aortic valve calcium scores by electron beam computed tomography as a marker for aortic stenosis
    David M Shavelle
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:349-53. 2003
    ..Results of this study suggest that AVC scores should be calculated routinely for coronary calcium screening EBT scans, and that patients with Agatston AVC scores above a certain level (e.g., >150) should be referred for echocardiography...
  51. pmc Performance of the traditional age, sex, and angina typicality-based approach for estimating pretest probability of angiographically significant coronary artery disease in patients undergoing coronary computed tomographic angiography: results from the mul
    Victor Y Cheng
    Heart Institute and Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Circulation 124:2423-32, 1-8. 2011
    ..Reliability of guideline probabilities has not been investigated in patients referred to noninvasive CAD testing...
  52. doi Body surface area is a predictor of coronary artery calcium, whereas body mass index is not
    Sion K Roy
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Center at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 23:113-7. 2012
    ..We sought to establish whether elevated BMI and body surface area (BSA), two measures of obesity, are predictors of coronary artery calcium (CAC)...
  53. pmc Left ventricular volume: an optimal parameter to detect systolic dysfunction on prospectively triggered 64-multidetector row computed tomography: another step towards reducing radiation exposure
    Mohit Gupta
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 W Carson St, Torrance, CA, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 27:1015-23. 2011
    ..Thus, on prospectively triggered imaging, ventricular volumes can predict patients with reduced LVEF, and appropriate referrals can be made...
  54. ncbi Prognostic significance of zero coronary calcium scores on cardiac computed tomography
    Shahrzad Shareghi
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 1:155-9. 2007
    ..Several studies reported event rates of zero for those persons without CAC by cardiac computed tomography (CT)...
  55. doi Measures of coronary artery calcification and association with the metabolic syndrome and diabetes
    Uzoma N Ibebuogu
    Division of Cardiology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    J Cardiometab Syndr 4:6-11. 2009
    ..In addition, the presence of the metabolic syndrome or DM with increased FRS has incremental value over the FRS, DM, or the metabolic syndrome alone in predicting significant CAC...
  56. doi Progression of coronary artery calcium predicts all-cause mortality
    Matthew J Budoff
    Department of Medicine, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:1229-36. 2010
    ..This study examined a large cohort to assess whether progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC) was associated with all-cause mortality, and which among 3 different methods to assess CAC progression provided the best estimate of risk...
  57. ncbi Framingham risk equation underestimates subclinical atherosclerosis risk in asymptomatic women
    Erin D Michos
    Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Atherosclerosis 184:201-6. 2006
    ..However, the adequacy of FRE for identifying asymptomatic women with CAC is unknown...
  58. doi Atherosclerotic plaque composition among patients with stenotic coronary artery disease on noninvasive CT angiography
    Yasmin S Hamirani
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA, Torrance, California, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 21:222-7. 2010
    ..In this study, we aim to assess whether differences in plaque composition exist across patients with varying degree of stenotic CAD disease...
  59. ncbi Aortic atherosclerosis detected with electron-beam CT as a predictor of obstructive coronary artery disease
    Junichiro Takasu
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Research and Education Institute, 1124 W Carson St, Bldg RB 2, Torrance, CA 90502 2064, USA
    Acad Radiol 10:631-7. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of measurement of aortic atherosclerosis with electron-beam CT as an independent predictor of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  60. ncbi Underlying risk factors incrementally add to the standard risk estimate in detecting subclinical atherosclerosis in low- and intermediate-risk middle-aged asymptomatic individuals
    Milind Y Desai
    Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am Heart J 148:871-7. 2004
    ..High burden of coronary artery calcification (CAC) on electron beam tomography (EBT) is a CHD risk equivalent...
  61. doi Association of lipoprotein subfractions and coronary artery calcium in patient at intermediate cardiovascular risk
    Borut Jug
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at UCLA Harbor Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 111:213-8. 2013
    ....
  62. doi Sex comparison of diagnostic accuracy of 64-multidetector row coronary computed tomographic angiography: results from the multicenter ACCURACY trial
    Janet C Tsang
    Department of Medicine, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 6:246-51. 2012
    ..Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is a validated method for detection and exclusion of obstructive coronary artery stenosis...
  63. pmc Myocardial hypo-enhancement on resting computed tomography angiography images accurately identifies myocardial hypoperfusion
    Joshua L Busch
    Division of Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 5:412-20. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to test the diagnostic accuracy of myocardial CT perfusion (CTP) imaging using color and gray-scale image analysis...
  64. pmc Association of relatively low serum parathyroid hormone with malnutrition-inflammation complex and survival in maintenance hemodialysis patients
    Ramanath Dukkipati
    Harold Simmons Center for Chronic Disease Research and Epidemiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Ren Nutr 20:243-54. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that the malnutrition-inflammation complex is associated with low PTH levels in these patients and confounds the PTH-survival association...
  65. ncbi Coronary calcium scanning
    Ambarish Gopal
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 4:43-50. 2006
    ..In summary, coronary calcium detection significantly improves the accuracy of global cardiovascular risk prevention, the noninvasive tracking of the atherosclerotic burden, and the prediction of cardiovascular events...
  66. ncbi Visualizing coronary calcium is associated with improvements in adherence to statin therapy
    Nove K Kalia
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Research and Education Institute, Torrance, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 185:394-9. 2006
    ..We evaluated whether visualization of coronary calcium would positively affect patients' adherence rates...
  67. doi Right common iliac aneurysm by peripheral computed tomographic angiography
    Ambarish Gopal
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:800-1. 2009
    ..Given it's non-invasive nature and high diagnostic accuracy, CTA is poised to become the noninvasive test of choice in patients with suspected PAD or in patients at risk for obstructive vascular disease...
  68. doi Diagnostic accuracy of 64 multidetector computed tomographic angiography in peripheral vascular disease
    Shahrzad Shareghi
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 75:23-31. 2010
    ..Previous studies of multidetector CT (MDCT) of the lower extremities for the detection of peripheral vascular disease showed high diagnostic accuracy but were performed with older generation systems...
  69. doi Prospective randomized trial of venous cardiac computed tomographic angiography for facilitation of cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Marc J Girsky
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, 1124 W Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:1182-7. 2010
    ..We sought to assess the ability of CTA to facilitate resynchronization therapy (CRT) procedures using a prospective randomized single-center pilot study...
  70. pmc Reduction in downstream test utilization following introduction of coronary computed tomography in a cardiology practice
    Ronald P Karlsberg
    Cardiovascular Research Foundation of Southern California, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 26:359-66. 2010
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  71. doi Association of plaque in the carotid and coronary arteries, using MDCT angiography
    Yasmin S Hamirani
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Department of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 1124 W, Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502, United States
    Atherosclerosis 211:141-5. 2010
    ..We evaluated MDCT correlation of total plaque and various plaque subtypes in carotid and coronary arteries...
  72. ncbi Thebesian valve imaging with electron beam CT angiography: implications for resynchronization therapy
    Jerold S Shinbane
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, Torrance, California 90502 2064, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1566-7. 2004
    ..Electron beam computed tomographic angiography can provide detailed information for coronary sinus instrumentation, including anomalies potentially affecting the approach to resynchronization therapy...
  73. doi Increased carotid wall thickness measured by computed tomography is associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery calcium
    Vahid Nabavi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, United States
    Atherosclerosis 215:103-9. 2011
    ..This study investigates the relation of carotid subclinical atherosclerosis assessed by CWT with the presence and severity of coronary artery calcium(CAC)...
  74. pmc Relationship of estimated GFR and coronary artery calcification in the CRIC (Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort) Study
    Matthew J Budoff
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 58:519-26. 2011
    ..Although individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at markedly increased mortality risk, the incidence, prevalence, and prognosis of CAC in CKD are not well understood...
  75. pmc High platelet count as a link between renal cachexia and cardiovascular mortality in end-stage renal disease patients
    Miklos Z Molnar
    Harold Simmons Center for Chronic Disease Research and Epidemiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:945-54. 2011
    ..Platelet reactivity predisposes to thromboembolic events in the setting of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, which is often present in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
  76. ncbi Reproducibility of three different scoring systems for measurement of coronary calcium
    Hideya Yamamoto
    Saint John s Cardiovacular Research Center, Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, Torrance, CA, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 18:391-7. 2002
    ..We sought to assess the reproducibility of two new software systems, InSight and AccuImage, and the console workstation of an EBT scanner for measuring coronary calcification...
  77. ncbi Ability of calibration phantom to reduce the interscan variability in electron beam computed tomography
    Matthew J Budoff
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, 1124 W Carson Street RB 2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 26:886-91. 2002
    ..To test the hypothesis that a calibration phantom would improve interpatient and interscan variability in coronary artery calcium (CAC) studies...
  78. pmc Expert review on coronary calcium
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Saint John s Cardiovascular Research Center, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 4:315-24. 2008
    ..This article reviews information pertaining to the clinical use of CAC for assessing coronary atherosclerosis as a useful predictor of coronary artery disease (CAD) in certain population of patients...
  79. pmc Normal thoracic aorta diameter on cardiac computed tomography in healthy asymptomatic adults: impact of age and gender
    Song Shou Mao
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Acad Radiol 15:827-34. 2008
    ..To establish the normal criterion of ascending aortic diameter (AAOD) measured by 64 multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and electron beam computed tomography (EBT) based on gender and age...
  80. ncbi Point: Diabetic Patients and Coronary Calcium: Risk stratification, compliance, and plaque progression
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Saint John s Cardiovascular Research Center, Research and Education Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:541-2. 2003
  81. ncbi Ethnic differences in coronary atherosclerosis
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90502 2064, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:408-12. 2002
    ..The study was done to evaluate whether ethnic differences exist in the prevalence of coronary artery calcification (CAC), and to determine whether differences in calcification correlate with the degree of coronary obstruction...
  82. ncbi Coronary calcium: does it still play a role in the age of CT angiography
    Matthew J Budoff
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2 Torrance, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 5:1-3. 2007
  83. ncbi Plasma homocysteine predicts progression of atherosclerosis
    M Leila Rasouli
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center Research and Education Institute, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Atherosclerosis 181:159-65. 2005
    ..8 mg/L) had a median yearly progression of 22%, compared to 21% for those with CRP value = 0.9-11 mg/L (p = ns). Presence of elevated HCY (>12 micromol/L) strongly and independently predicts progression of coronary plaque burden...
  84. doi Diagnostic performance of 64-multidetector row coronary computed tomographic angiography for evaluation of coronary artery stenosis in individuals without known coronary artery disease: results from the prospective multicenter ACCURACY (Assessment by Coro
    Matthew J Budoff
    Department of Medicine, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:1724-32. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of electrocardiographically gated 64-multidetector row coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) in individuals without known coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  85. ncbi Tracking progression of heart disease with cardiac computed tomography
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center Research and Education Institute, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 9:75-82. 2004
    ..An increased rate of progression of coronary calcium seems to indicate a substantially increased risk for adverse cardiac events, suggesting that this modality can be used to monitor the efficacy of therapy...
  86. ncbi Effects of hormone replacement on progression of coronary calcium as measured by electron beam tomography
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:410-7. 2005
    ..We sought to evaluate the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women using no hormone replacement therapy (HRT), combined therapy, and estrogen alone in an observational study...
  87. doi The diagnostic accuracy of 64-detector cardiac computed tomography compared with stress nuclear imaging in patients undergoing invasive cardiac catheterization
    Yasmin S Hamirani
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA, USA
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 34:645-51. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of nuclear stress imaging as compared with noninvasive coronary artery imaging using 64-detector row cardiac computed tomography...
  88. ncbi Electron beam tomography and angiography: sex differences
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Saint John s Cardiovascular Research Center, Harbor UCLA Medical Center Research and Education Institute, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Am Heart J 143:877-82. 2002
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  89. ncbi HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (statin) and aortic valve calcium
    David M Shavelle
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6422, USA
    Lancet 359:1125-6. 2002
    ..006) and 44-49% fewer statin patients had definite AVC progression (p=0.043). These findings suggest that statins may decrease AVC accumulation...
  90. ncbi Comparison of prevalence and severity of coronary calcium determined by electron beam tomography among various ethnic groups
    Arun Hatwalkar
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance 90502 2064, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:1225-7. 2003
  91. doi Noninvasive quantitative evaluation of coronary artery stent patency using 64-row multidetector computed tomography
    Murrad J Abdelkarim
    Department of Medicine, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 West Carson Street, Box 400, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 4:29-37. 2010
    ..Many studies have used multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography to evaluate coronary stents qualitatively but not quantitatively...
  92. ncbi Coronary CT Angiography after Invasive Angiography: Is It Worth It?
    Matthew J Budoff
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA, 90502, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 20:7-8. 2008
  93. pmc Effects of sevelamer and calcium-based phosphate binders on lipid and inflammatory markers in hemodialysis patients
    Ronney Shantouf
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, Calif 90502, USA
    Am J Nephrol 28:275-9. 2008
    ..A combination of lipid-lowering and anti-inflammatory effects along with avoidance of hypercalcemia should be taken into account when choosing phosphorus binders for maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients...
  94. ncbi Coronary calcium scanning in geriatric cardiology
    Ambarish Gopal
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 16:369-75. 2007
    ..This article will review such a screening method, namely coronary calcium scanning, in the field of geriatric cardiology...
  95. ncbi Coronary anomalies by cardiac computed tomographic angiography
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Clin Cardiol 29:489-93. 2006
    ..It not only provides high-resolution anatomical information of the coronary artery tree but also helps define other aspects of the cardiovascular anatomy, be it normal or abnormal...
  96. ncbi Computed tomographic cardiovascular imaging
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Semin Ultrasound CT MR 27:32-41. 2006
    ..g., non-invasive stress imaging) and intensification of medical therapy; CAC should have a significant impact on early detection and management of CAD...
  97. ncbi Inhibiting progression of coronary calcification using Aged Garlic Extract in patients receiving statin therapy: a preliminary study
    Matthew J Budoff
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center Research and Education Institute, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Prev Med 39:985-91. 2004
    ..However, no study has evaluated the ability of AGE to inhibit vascular calcification, a marker of plaque formation in human coronary arteries...
  98. doi Screening for heart disease: C-reactive protein versus coronary artery calcium
    Amish A Patel
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 8:125-31. 2010
    ..Current review of the literature available suggests CAC to be more relevant in evaluating CHD in a clinical setting. Given the higher cost of CAC scanning compared with CRP, cost-effectiveness studies are still needed...
  99. ncbi 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...
  100. ncbi Relation of coronary artery calcium to left ventricular mass and geometry in patients with essential hypertension
    Sekip Altunkan
    Hypertension Division, Metropol Medical Center, Ankara, Turkey
    Blood Press Monit 8:9-15. 2003
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  101. ncbi 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