Yasmin S. Hamirani

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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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Significant cardiovascular morbidity has been associated with mitral annulus calcification (MAC), but limited data exist regarding its progression. The purpose of this study was to examine the natural history of and risk factors for MAC progression. METHODS The MESA is a longitudinal cohort study of participants aged 45 to 84 years without(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE 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. BACKGROUND Compared with invasive coronary angiography, multidetector row cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CTA) has shown promise in the accurate(More)