Yasmin S. Hamirani

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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)
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)
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)
Although statin drugs can have adverse effects on muscles and the liver, these effects are uncommon. Caution is warranted in patients at higher risk, ie, those who are elderly, frail, or small; have multisystem disease; are receiving immunosuppressive drugs or other medications that interact with statins; or are receiving higher doses of a statin.
INTRODUCTION Approximately 8 million people in the United States visit emergency rooms (ERs) annually for chest pain but only about 1.2 million were ultimately diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction. Of concern, up to 4% to 5% of patients with acute myocardial infarction are those inappropriately discharged from the ER. ER-based observation units (EROU)(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)
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)