Naser Ahmadi

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Affiliation: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Coronary distensibility index measured by computed tomography is associated with the severity of coronary artery disease
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor University of California Los Angeles UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 4:119-26. 2010
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Increased epicardial, pericardial, and subcutaneous adipose tissue is associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery calcium
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    Acad Radiol 17:1518-24. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Relation of subclinical left and right ventricular dysfunctions measured by computed tomography angiography with the severity of coronary artery disease
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 22:380-7. 2011
  5. doi request reprint 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
  6. doi request reprint Reproducibility and variability of digital thermal monitoring of vascular reactivity
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 31:422-8. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Relations between digital thermal monitoring of vascular function, the Framingham risk score, and coronary artery calcium score
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 West Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2:382-8. 2008
  8. pmc Low fingertip temperature rebound measured by digital thermal monitoring strongly correlates with the presence and extent of coronary artery disease diagnosed by 64-slice multi-detector computed tomography
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 25:725-38. 2009
  9. doi request reprint 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. doi request reprint 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

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  1. doi request reprint Coronary distensibility index measured by computed tomography is associated with the severity of coronary artery disease
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor University of California Los Angeles UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 4:119-26. 2010
    ..Atherosclerotic changes within the coronary artery wall can affect vessel distensibility...
  2. 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...
  3. doi request reprint Increased epicardial, pericardial, and subcutaneous adipose tissue is associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery calcium
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    Acad Radiol 17:1518-24. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association of visceral and subcutaneous fat depots with the presence and severity of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in asymptomatic individuals...
  4. doi request reprint Relation of subclinical left and right ventricular dysfunctions measured by computed tomography angiography with the severity of coronary artery disease
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 22:380-7. 2011
    ..This study investigates whether subclinical left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) dysfunctions measured by computed tomography angiography is associated with the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  5. doi request reprint 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...
  6. doi request reprint Reproducibility and variability of digital thermal monitoring of vascular reactivity
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 31:422-8. 2011
    ..This study evaluates the variability and reproducibility of DTM measurements. We hypothesized that DTM is reproducible, and its variability falls within the accepted range of clinical diagnostic tests...
  7. doi request reprint Relations between digital thermal monitoring of vascular function, the Framingham risk score, and coronary artery calcium score
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 West Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2:382-8. 2008
    ..Digital thermal monitoring (DTM) of vascular function was shown to correlate with the presence of known coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  8. pmc Low fingertip temperature rebound measured by digital thermal monitoring strongly correlates with the presence and extent of coronary artery disease diagnosed by 64-slice multi-detector computed tomography
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 25:725-38. 2009
    ..88 for the prediction of obstructive CAD. In patients suspected of CAD, low fingertip temperature rebound measured by DTM significantly predicted CTA-diagnosed obstructive disease...
  9. doi request reprint 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. doi request reprint 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...
  11. 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...
  12. doi request reprint 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)...
  13. pmc Association of coronary artery calcium score and vascular dysfunction in long-term hemodialysis patients
    Irfan Zeb
    Harold Simmons Center for Chronic Disease Research and Epidemiology, Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509 2910, USA
    Hemodial Int 17:216-22. 2013
    ..The DTM technology may offer a convenient and radiation-free approach to risk-stratify hemodialysis patients...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc Digital thermal monitoring of vascular function: a novel tool to improve cardiovascular risk assessment
    Khawar M Gul
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, USA
    Vasc Med 14:143-8. 2009
    ..05). This study demonstrates that vascular dysfunction measured by DTM is associated with CHD and an increased FRS, and could potentially be used to identify high-risk patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  17. doi request reprint Vascular function measured by fingertip thermal reactivity is impaired in patients with metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 11:678-84. 2009
    ..79 for aTR, and 0.87 for both. This study demonstrates that vascular dysfunction measured by DTM is associated with DM/MS and could potentially be used to detect asymptomatic individuals with increased subclinical atherosclerosis...
  18. doi request reprint 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)...
  19. doi request reprint Mortality incidence of patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease diagnosed by computed tomography angiography
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:10-6. 2011
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  20. doi request reprint 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...
  21. doi request reprint Comparison of coronary artery calcium scores between electron beam computed tomography and 64-multidetector computed tomographic scanner
    Song S Mao
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and Saint John s Cardiovascular Research Center, Torrance, California, USA
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 33:175-8. 2009
    ..We evaluated the interscan variation in coronary artery calcium (CAC), Agatston score (AS), and volume score (VS) between EBT and 64-MDCT (VCT; GE, Milwaukee, Wis)...
  22. doi request reprint 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...
  23. doi request reprint Comparison of coronary calcium in firefighters with abnormal stress test findings and in asymptomatic nonfirefighters with abnormal stress test findings
    Priya Pillutla
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:511-4. 2012
    ..001). Firefighter status was independently associated with a 41-point increase in the CAC score (p <0.001). In conclusion, asymptomatic firefighters had more atherosclerosis and CAC than the matched controls...
  24. doi request reprint Determination of left ventricular mass on cardiac computed tomographic angiography
    Matthew J Budoff
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 W Carson Street, Building RB 2, Torrance, CA 90502 2064, USA
    Acad Radiol 16:726-32. 2009
    ..The present study evaluates whether using computed tomographic (CT)-derived criteria for normal myocardial mass can improve detection of LVH on CT angiography (CTA)...
  25. pmc Association of serum alkaline phosphatase with coronary artery calcification in maintenance hemodialysis patients
    Ronney Shantouf
    Harold Simmons Center for Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:1106-14. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that coronary artery calcification is independently associated with increased serum alkaline phosphatase levels in MHD patients...
  26. doi request reprint Mortality in individuals without known coronary artery disease but with discordance between the Framingham risk score and coronary artery calcium
    Naser Ahmadi
    Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:799-804. 2011
    ..In conclusion, the prognostic value of CAC to predict future mortality is superior to the FRS. Addition of CAC score to FRS significantly improves the identification and prognostication of patients without known CAD...
  27. doi request reprint 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...
  28. doi request reprint Aged garlic extract with supplement is associated with increase in brown adipose, decrease in white adipose tissue and predict lack of progression in coronary atherosclerosis
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 168:2310-4. 2013
    ..Aged garlic extract with supplement (AGE-S) significantly reduces coronary artery calcium (CAC). We evaluated the effects of AGE-S on change in white (wEAT) and brown (bEAT) epicardial adipose tissue, homocysteine and CAC...
  29. pmc Beneficial effects of aged garlic extract and coenzyme Q10 on vascular elasticity and endothelial function: the FAITH randomized clinical trial
    Vahid Nabavi Larijani
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    Nutrition 29:71-5. 2013
    ..This study investigated the effect of AGE plus CoQ10 on vascular elasticity measured by pulse-wave velocity (PWV) and endothelial function measured by digital thermal monitoring (DTM) in firefighters...
  30. pmc Aged garlic extract and coenzyme Q10 have favorable effect on inflammatory markers and coronary atherosclerosis progression: A randomized clinical trial
    Irfan Zeb
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
    J Cardiovasc Dis Res 3:185-90. 2012
    ..The current study evaluates the effect of AGE combined with CoQ10 on inflammatory markers and progression of coronary atherosclerosis compared with placebo...
  31. pmc Non-contrast cardiac computed tomography can accurately detect chronic myocardial infarction: Validation study
    Mohit Gupta
    Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 18:96-103. 2011
    ..This study evaluates whether non-contrast cardiac computed tomography (CCT) can detect chronic myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with irreversible perfusion defects on nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)...
  32. doi request reprint Porcelain heart
    Fereshteh Hajsadeghi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 5:183-5. 2011
    ..The use of CTA in RHD screening provides the opportunity to initiate secondary antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent the poor outcome of rheumatic heart disease...
  33. doi request reprint Vascular dysfunction measured by fingertip thermal monitoring is associated with the extent of myocardial perfusion defect
    Naser Ahmadi
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 W Carson Street, RB2, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 16:431-9. 2009
    ..Current study investigates the correlation between DTM and abnormal myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)...
  34. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of multidetector computed tomography compared with myocardial perfusion imaging as gatekeeper to invasive coronary angiography in asymptomatic firefighters with positive treadmill tests
    Matthew J Budoff
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 W Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 3:323-30. 2009
    ....
  35. doi request reprint 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...
  36. doi request reprint 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...
  37. doi request reprint Coronary CT angiography versus standard of care strategies to evaluate patients with potential coronary artery disease; effect on long term clinical outcomes
    Matthew J Budoff
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Torrance, CA, USA Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 237:494-8. 2014
    ..However, there is no current data on whether identifying atherosclerosis on CTA impacts outcomes. We performed a case-control study to assess whether information from CTA can improve outcomes...
  38. doi request reprint Traumatic brain injury, coronary atherosclerosis and cardiovascular mortality
    Naser Ahmadi
    a University of California Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Brain Inj 29:1635-41. 2015
    ..Traumatic-brain-injury (TBI) is a devastating-condition resulting in cerebral edema and ischemia. This study investigates the association of mild-TBI (mTBI) to sub-clinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular (CV) mortality...
  39. doi request reprint Accurate measurement of mitral annular dimensions by echocardiography: importance of correctly aligned imaging planes and anatomic landmarks
    Gary P Foster
    Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 22:458-63. 2009
    ..Correct anatomic imaging planes of the anterior-posterior (AP) and commissure-commissure (CC) axes of the mitral annulus were compared with the traditional method and correlated with cardiac computed tomography (CT)...
  40. 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...