Karen Beth Weinshelbaum

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AIMS Patients with prior major cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events (MACE) are more likely to have future recurrent events independent of traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors. The purpose of this study was to determine if patients with traditional risk factors and prior MACE had increased cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) plaque burden(More)
The aim of this study was to correlate carotid black blood MRI based measurements with those obtained by ultrasound intima-media thickness (IMT). Seventeen patients with intermediate to high Framingham cardiovascular risk score underwent both carotid ultrasound and rapid extended coverage double inversion recovery black blood carotid MRI. Overall, there was(More)
BACKGROUND The reliability of imaging techniques to assess early atherosclerosis remains unclear. We did a cross-sectional, prospective study to test reproducibility of MRI when imaging arteries, to assess risk of cardiovascular disease and correlations with age and sex. METHODS Between January 2003 and December 2006 we performed black-blood MRI of both(More)
BACKGROUND HIV-infected individuals may be at increased risk for atherosclerosis. Although this is partially attributable to metabolic factors, HIV-associated inflammation may play a role. OBJECTIVE To investigate associations of HIV disease with serum monocyte chemoattractant protein-1/chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 (MCP-1/CCL2) levels and(More)
Introduction—This cross sectional study was conducted to test reproducibility of analysis of MRI parameters in carotids and thoracic descending aorta (TOA), evaluate the correlation of plaque burden and associations with subject age and gender. Methods—Three hundred subjects, with cardiovascular risk factors, underwent a black blood MRI of both carotids and(More)
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