Yasmin S. Hamirani

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OBJECTIVES The goal of this systematic review is to assess the cross-sectional relationship of inflammatory markers with the presence and extent of coronary artery calcium (CAC) to identify asymptomatic individuals with a higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). BACKGROUND Markers of subclinical inflammation and subclinical atherosclerosis have both(More)
A typical acquisition protocol for multi-row detector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography is to obtain all phases of the cardiac cycle, allowing calculation of ejection fraction (EF) simultaneously with plaque burden. New MDCT protocols scanner, designed to reduce radiation, use prospectively acquired ECG gated image acquisition to obtain images at(More)
PURPOSE To create standard thoracic bone mineral density (BMD) values for patients undergoing cardiac computed tomography (CT) by using thoracic quantitative CT and to compare these BMDs (in a subpopulation) with those obtained by using lumbar spine quantitative CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional review board approved this HIPAA-compliant study.(More)
INTRODUCTION Few studies have been published describing the association of coronary plaques and coronary artery calcium (CAC) to left ventricular (LV) mass and LV function using multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT). Coronary plaques can potentially influence the LV function. We sought to evaluate LV mass and function on MDCT and its correlation with(More)
Atherosclerosis is a complex diffuse disorder. The close correlation between coronary artery calcium (CAC) score on computed tomogram and extent and severity of coronary atherosclerosis is well established. It has been suggested that mitral annular calcification (MAC) may be a manifestation of generalized atherosclerosis. The MESA population included a(More)
OBJECTIVES Using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), we sought to evaluate the relative influences of mechanical, electrical, and scar properties at the left ventricular lead position (LVLP) on cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) response and clinical events. BACKGROUND CMR cine displacement encoding with stimulated echoes (DENSE) provides high-quality(More)
OBJECTIVE Associations between various plaque types in coronary and carotid arteries using multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) have not yet been reported. We evaluated MDCT correlation of total plaque and various plaque subtypes in carotid and coronary arteries. METHODS We studied 62 patients who had both carotid and cardiac computed tomography(More)
BACKGROUND Assessing the severity of coronary plaque for the risk stratification and management of coronary artery disease is important. Multidetector computed tomography has been shown to be a useful tool to measure coronary plaque; however, interreader variability is a concern. OBJECTIVE We measured interobserver variations of plaque severity score(More)
Patients with a coronary artery calcification score (CACS) of zero and an intermediate risk of coronary artery disease have been shown to have a low prevalence of non-calcified coronary artery plaque (NCP). 181 consecutive patients with CAC 'zero', undergoing cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) angiography at our center were evaluated. Presence(More)
The goal of this systematic analysis is to provide a comprehensive review of the current cardiac magnetic resonance data on microvascular obstruction (MVO) and intramyocardial hemorrhage (IMH). Data related to the association of MVO and IMH in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) with left ventricular (LV) function, volumes, adverse LV remodeling,(More)