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General Cardiology Fellowship Research

Poster Presentations

  • Shah F, Pillarella J, Dieter RS, Lewis BE, Leya F, Lopez JJ, O’Keefe C, Pacold IV, Steen LH Jr, Darki A.  The utility of ankle-brachial index (ABI) in risk stratifying patients undergoing evaluation for coronary artery disease (CAD).  Presented at SCAI 2016 Scientific Sessions, Orlando FL, May 4-7, 2016.
  • Doukas D, Balasubramanian N, Kliethermas SA, Duebner B, Boyes E, Schwartz JP, Heroux AL, Coglianese E.  Clinical characteristics of patients with suspected left ventricular assist device thrombosis who respond to intensified anticoagulation.  Journal of Cardiac Failure 2015;21:S34-35.  Presented at the Heart Failure Society of America 19th Annual Scientific Meeting, National Harbor, MD, September 26-29, 2015.
  • Brailovsky Y, Oliveros E, Rakita V, et al:  Induction therapy prior to heart transplantation leads to freedom from antibody-mediated rejection without increasing infection.  Presented at the Heart Failure Society of America 19th Annual Scientific Meeting, National Harbor, MD, September 26-29, 2015.
  • Vimr R, Kovarnik T, Chen Z, Downe R, Wahle A, Sonka M, Lopez JJ. Geographic analysis of coronary atherosclerosis in a serial intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency study: Is the hot spot hypothesis related to phenotypic differences or a function of plaque burden? Presented at the 2016 Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention Scientific Sessions, Orlando FL, May 4-7, 2016.
  • Woo V, Chen Z, Hirai T, Weber J, Kovarnik T, Wahle A, Sonka M, Lopez JJ. Assessment of an automated computational method of measuring OCT fibrous cap area for volumetric assessment of the fibrous cap. Presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Annual Meeting 2015, San Francisco CA, October 11-15, 2015.
  • Fernando R, Hirai T, Syed M, Leya F, Sanagala T, Goldberg A, Dajani K.  Can CCTA derived LVOT area reclassify aortic stenosis using the continuity equation.  Presented at the 10th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Las Vegas, NV, July 16-19, 2015
  • Agha A, Ali N, Memon S, Bakhos L, Dajani K, Rabbat A, Leya F, Syed M:  Aortic valve calcification predicts paravalvular aortic regurgitation after self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement.  Presented at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Sessions, Washington DC; 3/17/17
  • Latanich C, Memon S, Sirna S:  (In)equity in primary prevention status treatment among diabetics.  Presented at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Sessions, Washington DC; 3/17/17
  • Kunchakarra S, Agha A, Memon S, Bakhos L, Dajani K, Leya F, Syed M:  Severity and pattern of aortic valve calcification by cardiac CT does not predict the need for permanent pacemaker implantation or development of left bundle branch block after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.   Poster presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session 2017, Anaheim, CA; 11/14/17
  • Kunchakarra S, Martin B, Maharaj V, Brailovsky Y, Sanagala T:  Predictors of hypertensive response during exercise stress echocardiography.  Poster presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2017, Anaheim, CA: 11/12/17
  • Kunchakarra S, Martin B, Maharaj V, Brailovsky Y, Sanagala T.  Predictors of Hypertensive Response during Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography.   Poster Presentation, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2017, Anaheim, CA; 11/14/17
  • Al Halabi S, Newton J, Farkouh M, Fortuin D, Leya F, Sweeney J, Webb J, Lopez J, Steen L, Lewis B, Darki A, Mathew V:  Dual versus mono-antiplatelet therapy in patients undergoing TAVR: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and observational studies.  Abstract presented at the 68th Annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL; 3/2018 
  • Verma R, Memon SB, Newman J, Turin A, Bibliowicz N, Bakhos L, Syed M:   Right ventricular dysfunction in left ventricular non-compaction.  Presented at the Joint EuroCMR/SCMR Meeting, Barcelona, Spain; 2/2018
  • Verma R, Memon SB, Newman J, Turin A, Bibliowicz N, Bakhos L, Syed M:  Prognostic value of extent of non-compaction in non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Poster presentation at the 68th Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology, Orlando, FL; 3/2018
  • Al Halabi S, Leya F, Dieter R.  Drug-Coated Balloon versus Plain Balloon Angioplasty for the Treatment of De-Novo Femoropopliteal Artery Disease.  A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.  Abstract presented at The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions 2018, San Diego, CA;  4/25/18
  • Brailovsky Y, Simpson K, Frazier J, Lopez J, Mathew V, Darki A.  Mass in the Heart: A Case for Rapid Multidisciplinary Evaluation in Pulmonary Embolism.   Poster Presentation, American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL; 3/2018 
  • Brailovsky Y, Doukas D, Porcaro K, Mathew V, Lopez J, Darki A.  Functional Improvement after Catheter Directed Thrombolysis in Submassive Pulmonary Embolism.  Poster presented at The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2018 Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA; 4/2018.
  • Al Halabi S, Hussain F, Burke L, Lopez J, Mathew V, Bernat I, Shroff A:  Radial versus femoral approach in women undergoing coronary angiography:  A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.    Abstract presented at The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions 2018, San Diego, CA;  4/25/18
  • Brailovsky Y, Doukas D, Porcaro K, Steen L, Lewis B, Leya F, Mathew V, Lopez J, Darki A.   Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index Predicts Six Minute Walk Distance after Pulmonary Embolism.  Moderated poster presented at The Society Vascular Medicine Annual Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL; 6/2018
  • Banning M, Amlin S, Dajani K.  Impact of Clinical Pharmacist Managed Service on PCSK9 Inhibitor Use.  Poster Presented at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions 2018, Las Vegas, NV, 4/2018
  • Liebo M, Hussain Z, Malik S, Zolty R, Ilias Basha H, Heroux A, Lowes B, Raichlin E:  Pre-Operative Tricuspid Regurgitation and Right Ventricular Enlargement are Associated with Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices.  Oral Presentation at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Nice, France; 4/12/18.
  • Newman J, Liebo M, Ilias Basha H, Lowes B, Peled Y, Cendrowski E, Zolty R, Douglas D, Burdorf A, Um J, McGee E, Heroux A, Raichlin E:  The effect of donor alcohol abuse on outcomes following heart transplantation.  Poster presentation at Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Nashville, TN; 9/2018
  • Newman J, Pillarella J, Laubham M, Raichlin E, Liebo M:  Bedside ultrasound improves the accuracy of jugular venous pressure assessment (#131).  Poster presentation at Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Nashville, TN; 9/2018
  • Joshi A, Liebo M, Newman J, Lowes B, Peled-Potashnik Y, Ilias Basha H, Zolty R, Burdorf A, Heroux A, Raichlin E:  Sinus tachycardia during the first year after heart transplantation is associated with worse long-term outcomes (#296).  Poster presentation at Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Nashville, TN; 9/2018
  • Prete J, Pelka M, Liebo M:  ACLS and chest compressions in patients with durable LVADs (#326).  Poster presentation at Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Nashville, TN; 9/2018
  • Brailovsky Y, Kunchakarra S, Porcaro K, Doukas D, Stiff A, Bechara C, Lopez J, Mathew V, Fareed J, Darki A:  Functional outcomes after acute pulmonary (Sa3260).  Poster presentation at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018, Chicago, IL; 11/10/18
  • Doukas D, Marot J, Porcaro K, Burke L, Kassis N, Nguyen J, Cao J, Syed M, Mathew V:  Can cardiac MRI viability assessment guide revascularization decisions in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (TCT-746)?  Moderated poster session: New Approaches to Ischemic or Dilated Cardiomyopathy at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Annual Conference, San Diego, CA; 9/24/18
  • Burke L:  Clinical outcomes for transcatheter aortic valve replacement at veterans health administration hospitals.  (TCT-1125).  Poster presentation at the Challenging Case and Poster Abstract Session at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Annual Conference, San Diego, CA; 9/21/18
  • Porcaro K, Haines J, Morris S, Doukas D, Mancl E, Masic D, Oliveros E, Lakhter V, Bechara C, Lopez JJ, Mathew V, Brailovsky Y, Fareed J, Darki A:  Submassive pulmonary embolism:  Are we falsely reassured by normotension?  Moderated poster presentation at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; 3/16/19
  • Patel D, Druck A, Hoppensteadt D, Bansal V, Maia P, Brailovsky E, Fareed J, Syed M:  Dysregulation of renin and collagen remodeling in atrial fibrillation (#293).  Poster presentation at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; 3/16/19
  • Porcaro K, Haines J, Morris S, Doukas D, Mancl E, Oliveros E, Lakhter V, Bechara C, Lopez J, Mathew V, Fareed J, Darki A, Brailovsky Y:  Predictors of low cardiac index in submassive pulmonary embolism.  Poster presentation at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; 3/17/19
  • Brailovsky Y, Kunchakarra S, Porcaro K, Masic D, Mancl E, Doukas D, Bechara C, Lopez J, Simpson K, Mathew V, Fareed J, Darki A:  Pulmonary embolism response team implementation improves awareness and education among the house staff.  Poster presentation at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; 3/17/19
  • Brailovsky Y, Lakhter V, Porcaro K, Haines J, Morris S, Oliveros E, Doukas D, Mancl E, Masic D, Lopez J, Lewis B, Hoppensteadt D, Bechara C, Mathew V, Fareed J, Darki A:  Novel biomarkers for risk stratification in acute pulmonary embolism (#451).  Poster presentation at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; 3/17/19
  • Haines J, Darki A, Bechara C, Frazier J, Perez-Tamayo A, Brailovsky Y, Mancl E, Masic D.  Management of acute pulmonary embolism in the presence of a patent foramen ovale and subsequent paradoxical embolism (#087).  Poster presentation at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; 3/17/19
  • Morris S, Brailovsky Y, Darki A, Haines J, Masic D, Mancl E, Porcaro K, Doukas D, Frazier J, Perez-Tamayo A, Lewis B, Fareed J, Mathew V.  The paradox of choice: therapeutic decision making with complex pulmonary emboli (#091).  Poster presentation at American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; 3/17/19
  • Yu M, Newman J, Brailovsky Y, Liebo M, Zolty R, Lowes B, Heroux A, Raichlin E:  Pre-operative ventilatory inefficiency is associated with gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (#460).  Oral presentation at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL; 4/4/19
  • Colon-Hidalgo D, Hussain F, Hussain Z, Leghi F:  Candida parapsolis coronary embolism complicated by septic shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome.  Poster presentation at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL; 4/5/19
  • Hussain F, Newman J, Ilias Basha H, Morris S, Waqar A, Heroux A, McGee E, Raichlin E, Liebo M:  Does type of mechanical circulatory support as bridge to heart transplant affect outcomes?  Poster presentation at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL; 4/5/19
  • Newman J, Brailovsky Y, Haryani A, Ananthanaryanan V, Kini A, Nand S, Jaffe E, Mirza K, Liebo M.  Primary cardiac ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma diagnosed in explanted heart (#1356). Poster Presentation at the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL;  4/4/19
  • Al Halabi S, Hussain F, Burke L, Lopez JJ, Mathew V, et al:  Radial versus femoral approach in women undergoing coronary angiography:  A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  Poster presentation (III-29) at the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2019 Annual Scientific Sessions, Las Vegas, NV; 5/21/19
  • Burke L, Doukas D, Pow T, et al:  Effect of hemodynamic profile on mortality in veteran patients with pulmonary hypertension undergoing TAVR.  Presentation at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Annual Scientific Sessions – TCT 2019; San Francisco, CA; 9/2019.
  • Hussain F, Latz M, Joyce C, Basha H, Heroux A, McGee E, Liebo M, Raichlin E:  Cost comparison of left ventricular assist device versus intra-aortic balloon pump as bridge to heart transplantation.  Presentation at the Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Sessions; Philadelphia, PA; 9/2019
  • Allen S:  Comparison of clinical and functional outcomes in catheter-directed versus ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis for the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism.  Abstract presentation at the PERT Scientific Symposium; Boston, MA; 10/2019
  • Liebo M, Newman J, Yu MD, Hussain Z, Malik S, Lowes B, Joyce C, Zolty R, Basha HI, Heroux A, McGee E, Um JY, Raichlin E:  Pre-operative right heart dysfunction is associated with gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with left ventricular assist devices.   Abstract presented at the International Dead Sea Symposium 2020; Tel Aviv, Israel; 2/2020
  • Allen SM, Porcaro K, Mathew V, Leya F, Steen L, Lopez JJ, Bechara C, Fareed J, Darki A, Brailovsky Y:   Comparison of outcomes in catheter-directed versus ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis for treatment of acute pulmonary embolism.  Poster at the 69th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology; Chicago, IL; March 2020
  • Brailovsky Y, Allen S, Porcaro K, Darki A:  Old dog, new trick:  Novel CTD-derived parameter is associated with low cardiac index in acute pulmonary embolism.  Poster at the 69th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology; Chicago, IL; March 2020
  • Chan L, Allen S, Porcaro K, Chowdhury I, Manshad AS, Marginean A, Darki A:  Diagnostic complexities of left atrial masses and the value of a pulmonary embolism response team.  Poster at the 69th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology; Chicago, IL; March 2020
  • Moulki N, Syed MA:  Effects of atrial fibrillation ablation on left atrial function as evaluated by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.  Moderated poster at the 69th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology; Chicago, IL; March 2020
  • Waqar A, Ansar A, Moulki N, Jilani MH.  Cardiac tamponade:  a rare sequela of grat versus host disease.  Poster at the 69th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology; Chicago, IL; March 2020
  • Desai P, Latanich C, Cytron J, Vasaiwala S:  Bradycardia pacing-facilitated ventricular fibrillation storm:  a rare case report.  Poster at the 69th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology; Chicago, IL; March 2020
  • Desai P, Vasaiwala S:  Outcomes of acute myocardial infarction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis:  a population-based retrospective study.  Poster at the 69th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology; Chicago, IL; March 2020
  • Kuhrau S, Porcaro K, Allen S, Brailovsky Y, Darki A:  Comparison of alteplase dosing strategies in patients undergoing catheter directed thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism.  Poster at the 69th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology; Chicago, IL; March 2020
  • Darwish I, Brailovsky Y, Darki A, et al:  Potential role of adhesion molecules P, E, and L-Selectins in the pathogenesis of pulmonary embolism.  Poster at the 69th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology; Chicago, IL; March 2020
  • Newman J, Hussain Z, Hussain F, Poonawalla M, Bontekoe E, Illias Basha H, Fareed J, Heroux A, Liebo M, Walenga J, Raichlin E:  Dysregulation of the angiopoietin-2/Tie-2 axis is associated with reduced pulsatility and increased arteriovenous malformation related gastrointestinal bleeding following left ventricular assist device implantation.  Poster at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada; April 2020.  J Heart Lung Transplant 39(4):S27, 2020
  • Hussain Z, Yu MD, Wozniak A, Kim D, Krepostman N, Liebo M, Raichlin E, Heroux A, Joyce C, Ilias Basha H:  Impact of donor smoking history of post heart transplant outcomes:  A propensity matched analysis of the ISHLT Registry.  Poster at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada; 4/23/20.  J Heart Lung Transplantation 39(4):S44, 2020

Other Presentations

  • Brailovsky Y:  State of the art in venous thromboembolism care.  Session Co-Chair at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; 3/16/19

Chapters

  • Memon S, Bakhos L, Syed M. Anticoagulation in Cardiovascular Diseases.  In, Anticoagulation and Hemostasis in Neurosurgery. Loftus C (ed). Springer USA, 2016
  • Ball C and Sirna S:  Aortic Diseases in Pregnancy.  In, Diseases of the Aorta. Willowick, Ohio:  Springer International Publishing.  Dieter RS, Dieter Jr RA, Dieter III RA (eds). Willowick, Ohio:  Springer International Publishing, 2019 
  • Rabbat M and Ball CA:  Imaging (CT, MRA, IVUS, Angiography, Nuclear, Vascular Ultrasound) of the Aorta.  In, Diseases of the Aorta.  Dieter RS, Dieter Jr RA, Dieter III RA (eds). Willowick, Ohio:  Springer International Publishing, 2019 
  • Loewenstein D, Rabbat M:  Neurological Complications of Systemic Hypertension.  In, Handbook of Clinical Neurology : The Heart and Neurologic Disease.  Biller J (ed).  Elsevier, 2019

Articles

  • Rabbat MG, Wilber D, Thomas K, Malick O, Bashir A, Agrawal A, Biswas S, Sanagala T, Syed MA.  Left atrial volume assessment in atrial fibrillation using multimodality imaging:  a comparison of echocardiography, invasive three-dimensional CARTO and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 31(5):1011-8, 2015.  PMID 25761533
  • Kawata H, Hirai T, Doukas D, Hirai R, Steinbrunner J, Wilson J, Noda T, Hsu J, Krummen D, Feld G, Wilber D, Santucci P, Birgersdotter-Green U:  The occurrence of implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapies after generator replacement in patients who no longer meet primary prevention indications.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 27(6):724-9, 2016.   PMID 26915696
  • Hirai T, Chen Z, Zhang L, Baaj S, Kovarnik T, Porcaro K, Kaminski J, Hawn S, Agrawal A, Makki N, Downe R, Wahle A, Sonka M, Lopez JJ:  Evaluation of variable thin-cap fibroatheroma definitions and association of virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound findings with cavity rupture size.  Am J Cardiol 118(2):162-9, 2016.   PMID  27289292
  • Agrawal A, Baaj S, Schwartz J, Lopez JJ.  Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in Loeys-Dietz Syndrome:  role of optical coherence tomography in diagnosis and management.  J Invasive Cardiol 27(9):E196-8, 2015.   PMID 26332884
  • Winchester DE, Burke L, Agarwal N, et al:  Predictors of short- and long-term mortality in hospitalized veterans with elevated troponin.  J Hosp Med 11(11):773-777, 2016.  PMID 27256219
  • Winchester DE, Agarwal N, Burke L, et al:  Physician-level variation in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction and the use of angiography among Veterans with elevated troponin.  Mil Med Res 3:22, 2016.  PMID 27458522
  • Al Halabi S, Newman J, Farkouh ME, Fortuin D, Leya F, Sweeney J, Darki A, Lopez J, Steen L, Lewis B, Webb J, Leon MB, Mathew V:  Meta-analysis of studies comparing dual- versus mono-antiplatelet therapy following transcatheter aortic valve implantation.  Am J Cardiol 122(1):141-8, 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.03.019. Epub 2018 Mar 28.  PMID 29779587
  • Janus SE, Hirai T, Mathew V, Rabbat M:  Syncope from radiation-induced baroreceptor failure.  BMJ Case Rep Oct 11, 2017, pii:  bcr-2017-221925.  PMID 29025783
  • Abdelmoneim SS, Ball CA, Mantovani F, Hagen ME, Eifert-Rain S, Wilansky S, Castello R, Pellikka PA, Best PJM, Mulvagh SL.  Prognostic Utility of Stress Testing and Cardiac Biomarkers in Menopausal Women at Low to Intermediate Risk for Coronary ARTery Disease (SMART Study): 5-Year Outcome.  J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 Apr 19. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2017.6506.  [Epub ahead of print].  PMID 29672210
  • Larsen CM, Ball CA, Hebl VB, Ong KC, Siontis KC, Olson TP, Ackerman MJ, Ommen SR, Allison TG, Geske JB.  Effect of Body Mass Index on Exercise Capacity in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.  Am J Cardiol 121(1):100-106, 2018.  PMID 29126582
  • Oesterle A, Weber B, Tung R, Choudhry NK, Singh JP, Upadhyay GA.  Preventing Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation After Non-Cardiac Surgery: A Meta-Analysis.  Am J Med Published online: Feb 21, 2018
  • Newman J, Chen A, Rana S, Liebo M:  Guillain-Barre Syndrome following heart transplantation complicated by myocardial infarction followed treatment with IVIg.  Case Reports in Internal Medicine 4:39-45, 2017.
  • Ball C, Pontone G, Rabbat M:  Fractional flow reserve derived from coronary computed tomography angiography datasets: The next frontier in noninvasive assessment of coronary artery disease.  Biomed Res Int 2018 Jul 25; 2018:2680430. doi: 10.1155/2018/2680430. eCollection 2018.  PMID 30276202
  • Newman J, Liebo M, Ilias Basha H, Lowes B, Peled Y, Cendrowski E, Zolty R, Douglas D, Burdorf A, Um J, McGee E, Heroux A, Raichlin E:  The effect of donor alcohol abuse on outcomes following heart transplantation.  Clin Transplant 33(2):e13461, 2019. PMID 30536743
  • Ball CA, Rabbat M:  Fractional flow reserve derived from coronary computed tomography angiography datasets: The next frontier in noninvasive assessment of coronary artery disease.  BioMed Research International. 25 July 2018.   doi.org/10.1155/2018/2680430
  • Al Halabi S, Newman J, Farkouh ME, Fortuin D, Leya F, Sweeney J, Darki A, Lopez J, Steen L, Lewis B, Webb J, Leon MB, Mathew V:  Meta-analysis of studies comparing dual- versus mono-antiplatelet therapy following transcatheter aortic valve implantation.  Am J Cardiol 122(1):141-148; Epub 2018 March 28.  PMID 29779587
  • Ball C.  It's okay to drop the ball.  Book review.  ACC Women in Cardiology Section, 4/18/19.
  • Turin A, Bax JJ, Doukas D, Joyce C, Lopez JJ, Mathew V, Pontone G, Shah F, Singh S, Wilber DJ, Rabbat MG:  Interactions among vitamin D, atrial fibrillation, and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.  Am J Cardiol 122(5):780-4, 2018.  PMID 30057228
  • Alhaj EK, Banning M, Vasaiwala SC, Santucci PA:  Wolff-Parkinson-White, Brugada phenocopy, and flecainide toxicity: all in one patient.  Clin Case Rep 7(5):1098-1102, 2019.  PMID 31110754
  • Niksa JR, Thorpe CS, Allen SM, et al:  Radiation and the heart:  systematic review of dosimetry and cardiac endpoints.  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 16(12):931-50, 2018.  PMID 30360659
  • Brailovsky Y, Darki A, Mathew V:  Case report of a metastatic squamous cell carcinoma to the pericardium masquerading as ST segment myocardial infection on ECG.  Eur Heart J Case Rep 2(3):2018. PMID 31020172
  • Akhtar OS, Lakhter V, Zack CJ, Hussain H, Aggarwal V, Oliveros E, Brailovsky Y, et al:  Contemporary trends and comparative outcomes with adjunctive inferior vena cava filter placement in patients undergoing catheter-directed thrombolysis for deep vein thrombosis in the United States:  insights from the National Inpatient Sample.  JACC Cardiovasc Interv 11(14):1390-7, 2018.  PMID 30025732
  • Xiao D, Zhu L, Edirisnghe I, Fareed J, Brailovsky Y, Burton-Freeman B:  Attenuation of postmeal metabolic indices with red raspberries in individuals at risk for diabetes:  a randomized controlled trial.  Obesity (Silver Spring): 27(4):542-50, 2019.  PMID #30767409
  • Laubham MP, Darki A:  Rosai-Dorfman disease and left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy: a heart failure conundrum.  J Nucl Cardiol 25(6):197-5, 2018.  PMID 30109595
  • Weber BR, Dieter RS:  The modern landscape of renal artery stenosis and renovascular hypertension.  Cardiovasc Revasc Med 20(3):175-6, 2019.  PMID 30904134
  • Brailovsky Y, Kunchakarra S, Lakhter V, Barnes G, Masic D, Mancl E, Porcaro K, Bechara CF, Lopez JJ, Simpson K, Mathew V, Fareed J, Darki A:  Pulmonary embolism response team implementation improves awareness and education among the house staff and faculty.  J Thromb Thrombolysis 2019 Aug 8. doi: 10.1007/s11239-019-01927-5 [Epub ahead of print].  PMID #31396791
  • Darki A, Motiwala A, Bakhos L, Lewis BE, Lopez JJ, Steen LH Jr, Mathew V, Leya FS:  Technical success and long-term outcomes after anomalous right coronary artery stenting with cardiac computed tomography angiography correlation.  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2019 Aug 20. Doi: 10.1002/ccd.28453 [Epub ahead of print].  PMID 31430026
  • Al Halabi S,  Burke L, Hussain F, Lopez J, Mathew V,et al:  Radial versus femoral approach in women undergoing coronary angiography:  a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  J Invasive Cardiol 31(11):335-340, 2019.  PMID 31416045
  • Rabbat M, Verma R, Doukas D, Allen S, Pontone G, Wilber D, Mathew V, Rogers C, Lopez J:  Fractional flow reserve derived from coronary computed tomography angiography safely defers invasive coronary angiography in patients with stable coronary artery disease.  J Clin Med 9(2):604, Feb 2020.  PMID 32102371
  • Brailovsky Y, Porcaro K, Mathew V, Lopez J, Darki A:  Right ventricular outflow Doppler predicts low cardiac index in intermediate risk pulmonary embolism.  Clin Appl Thromb Hemost.  Published online 11/2019. Doi: 10.1177/1076029619886062.  PMID 31722539
  • Marginean A, et al:  Performance of the right ventricular outflow tract/aortic diameter as a novel predictor of risk in patients with acute pulmonary embolism.  J Thromb Thrombolysis 2019 Dec 14. doi: 10.1007/s11239-019-02021-6 [Epub ahead of print].  PMID 31839650
  • Marginean A, Masic D, Brailovsky Y, Fareed J, Darki A:  Difficulties of managing submassive and massive pulmonary embolism in the era of COVID-19.  JACC Case Report 2020 May 19. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.05.017 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Lopez JJ, Ebinger JE, Allen S, et al:  Adapting STEMI care for the COVID-19 pandemic:  the case for low-risk STEMI triage and early discharge.  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv May 2020:1-3. doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28993 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 32478957
  • Yu M, Liebo MJ, Lundgren S, Raichlin E:  Impaired exercise tolerance early after heart transplantation is associated with development of cardiac allograft vasculopathy.  Transplantation 2002 Jan 3. doi: 10.1097/TP.000000000000310 [Epub ahead of print].  PMID 31929429
  • Phan T, Brailovsky Y, Fareed J, Hoppensteadt D, Iqbal O, Darki A:  Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratios predict all-cause mortality in acute pulmonary embolism.  Clin Appl Thromb Hemost Jan 2020.doi 10.1177/1076029619900549. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID 31960711
  • Pelka M, Dieter RS:  The jury is still out on atherectomy.  Cardiovascular Revasc Med 21(5):683-3, 2020.  PMID 32600797
  • Kearney L, Swamy L, Brock M, et al:  A veteran with a solitary pulmonary nodule.  Fed Pract 37(1):38-41, 2020.  PMID 32047354
  • Wen Y, Dekhordi S, Wei X, Gholitabar F, et al:  trends of acute kidney injury requiring dialysis among hospitalized patients undergoing invasive electrophysiology procedures.  Crit Pathw Cardiol 19(2):98-103, 2020.  PMID 32404641
  • Brailovsky Y, Kunchakarra S, Lakhter V, Barnes G, Masic D, Mancl E, Porcaro K, Bechara CF, Lopez JJ, Simpson K, Mathew V, Fareed J, Darki A:  Pulmonary embolism response team implementation improves awareness and education among the house staff and faculty.  J Thromb Thrombolysis 2019 Aug 8. doi: 10.1007/s11239-019-01927-5 [Epub ahead of print].  PMID #31396791
  • Darki A, Motiwala A, Bakhos L, Lewis BE, Lopez JJ, Steen LH Jr, Mathew V, Leya FS:  Technical success and long-term outcomes after anomalous right coronary artery stenting with cardiac computed tomography angiography correlation.  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2019 Aug 20. Doi: 10.1002/ccd.28453 [Epub ahead of print].  PMID 31430026
  • Al Halabi S,  Burke L, Hussain F, Lopez J, Mathew V,et al:  Radial versus femoral approach in women undergoing coronary angiography:  a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  J Invasive Cardiol 31(11):335-340, 2019.  PMID 31416045
  • Rabbat M, Verma R, Doukas D, Allen S, Pontone G, Wilber D, Mathew V, Rogers C, Lopez J:  Fractional flow reserve derived from coronary computed tomography angiography safely defers invasive coronary angiography in patients with stable coronary artery disease.  J Clin Med 9(2):604, Feb 2020.  PMID 32102371
  • Brailovsky Y, Porcaro K, Mathew V, Lopez J, Darki A:  Right ventricular outflow Doppler predicts low cardiac index in intermediate risk pulmonary embolism.  Clin Appl Thromb Hemost.  Published online 11/2019. Doi: 10.1177/1076029619886062.  PMID 31722539
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  • Marginean A, Masic D, Brailovsky Y, Fareed J, Darki A:  Difficulties of managing submassive and massive pulmonary embolism in the era of COVID-19.  JACC Case Report 2020 May 19. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.05.017 [Epub ahead of print]
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  • Phan T, Brailovsky Y, Fareed J, Hoppensteadt D, Iqbal O, Darki A:  Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratios predict all-cause mortality in acute pulmonary embolism.  Clin Appl Thromb Hemost Jan 2020.doi 10.1177/1076029619900549. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID 31960711
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Other Research

  • Doukas D:  Can cardiac MRI viability assessment guide revascularization decisions in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy?  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI Student Travel Award for presentation at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference, September 2018
  • Burke L:  Clinical outcomes for transcatheter aortic valve replacement at veterans health administration hospitals.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI Study Travel Award for presentation at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutic Conference, September 2018
  • Brailovsky Y, Hoppensteadt D, Darki A:  Status of endogenous fibrinolytic system in patients with acute PE.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2018
  • Doukas D, Heroux A:  Usefulness of MRI viability to guide revascularization strategies in patients with severe LV dysfunction and CAD.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2018
  • Newman J, Raichlin E, Walenga J, Yu M, Hussain Z, Brailovsky Y, Chen E, Liebo M, Fareed J:  The effect of right sided heart failure on angiogenic growth factors, nasal hypervascularity, and gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with continuous flow-left ventricular assist device.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2018.
  • Allen S:  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI Student Travel Award 2019
  • Rabbat M, Doukas D, Allen S, Marot J:  A Comparison of Fractional Flow Reserve – Computed Tomography to Standard non-Invasive Cardiac Testing in Patients Presenting with Chest Pain.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019
  • Aubert G, Kunamneni A:  Validation of Single Chain Variable Fragment (svFV) Antibody for the Treatment of Genetic Desminopathy.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019
  • Chan L, Darki A:  The Longitudinal Effects of Video Based Education on Patients Presenting with Acute Pulmonary Embolism.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019
  • Newman J, Walenga J, Darki A:  Angiopoieten-2 as a Predictor of Right Ventricular Failure and Clinical Outcomes in the Setting of Acute Pulmonary Embolism.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019
  • Hoppensteadt D, Syed M, Bansal V, Latz M, Mathew V:  Oxidative Stress Biomarker Upregulation Contributes to Inflammatory and Hemostatic Dysregulation in Atrial Fibrillation.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019
  • Newman J, Walenga J, Raichlin E:  The Impact of Hemodynamic Optimization with Ramp Studies Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation on Expression of Angiogenic Growth Factors and Clinical Outcomes.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019.
  • Newman J, Liebo M, Raichlin E, Aubert G:  The Effect of Metformin Therapy on Cardiac Allograft Rejection and Vasculopathy Following Heart Transplantation.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019
  • Yu MD, Raichlin E, Aubert G:  Study to Evaluate the Effect of Ivabradine on Exercise Capacity in Heart Transplant Recipients with Elevated Resting Heart Rate.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019
  • Jeske W, Walenga J, Hoppensteadt D, Iqbal O, Fareed J, Syed M, Kaja S, Vigneswaran W, Bakhos M:  High Performance Liquid Chromatographic System for Glycosaminoglycan and Proteoglycan Analysis.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James and Carolyn Beck Equipment Grant 2019
  • Allen S:  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI Student Travel Award 2019
  • Rabbat M, Doukas D, Allen S, Marot J:  A Comparison of Fractional Flow Reserve – Computed Tomography to Standard non-Invasive Cardiac Testing in Patients Presenting with Chest Pain.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019
  • Newman J, Walenga J, Darki A:  Angiopoieten-2 as a Predictor of Right Ventricular Failure and Clinical Outcomes in the Setting of Acute Pulmonary Embolism.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019
  •  Newman J, Walenga J, Raichlin E:  The Impact of Hemodynamic Optimization with Ramp Studies Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation on Expression of Angiogenic Growth Factors and Clinical Outcomes.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019.
  • Newman J, Liebo M, Raichlin E, Aubert G:  The Effect of Metformin Therapy on Cardiac Allograft Rejection and Vasculopathy Following Heart Transplantation.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019
  • Yu MD, Raichlin E, Aubert G:  Study to Evaluate the Effect of Ivabradine on Exercise Capacity in Heart Transplant Recipients with Elevated Resting Heart Rate.  Awarded Loyola University Chicago CVRI James DePauw Pilot Grant 2019