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Complex interventions in the failing heart.

Anandbir S Bath, Joel Raja, Miguel A Maturana, Rami N Khouzam,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome with a substantial disease burden. We aim to review the interventional aspects of management of advanced heart failure, focusing on the role of management of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and mechanical circulatory support.<h4>Recent findings</h4>The patients with coronary artery disease ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Organ Transplant (Current opinion in organ transplantation)
[2021, 26(3):267-272]

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Are Die-Hard Football or Other Sports Fans at Risk of Cardiovascular Events?

Miguel A Maturana, Elizabeth A Glover, Joel Raja, Sean R Dornbush, John Alexander, Courtland Blount, Nadim R Khouzam, Amir R Khouzam, Rami N Khouzam,

Trigger factors such as earthquakes, war, and terrorism have been shown to increase the risk of cardiovascular events in different studies. Similarly, strong emotions and psychological stress have been associated with myocardial infarction, symptomatic arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. Die-hard soccer, rugby, football, and baseball fans seem to be at ... Read more >>

Curr Probl Cardiol (Current problems in cardiology)
[2021, 46(3):100743]

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Smoke and Heart Should Stay Apart: A Look at E Cigarettes and Other Alternatives to Conventional Cigarettes, and Their Impact on Cardiovascular Health.

Joel Raja, Amir Khouzam, Nadim Khouzam, Rami N Khouzam,

The leading cause of preventable death in the world is smoking; leading to 7 million deaths attributable to tobacco use per year worldwide and 480,000 deaths per year in the United States. Though the actual rates of smoking in the United States have been on the decline, the advent of ... Read more >>

Curr Probl Cardiol (Current problems in cardiology)
[2021, 46(3):100640]

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Can Computed Fractional Flow Reserve Coronary CT Angiography (FFRCT) Offer an Accurate Noninvasive Comparison to Invasive Coronary Angiography (ICA)? "The Noninvasive CATH." A Comprehensive Review.

Joel Raja, Michael P Seitz, Neeraja Yedlapati, Rami N Khouzam,

Invasive coronary angiography (ICA) serves as a very important tool in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) and provides information for further intervention. Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) at the time of ICA is the gold standard to analyze the hemodynamic and physiologic significance of moderate coronary stenosis. The dawn ... Read more >>

Curr Probl Cardiol (Current problems in cardiology)
[2021, 46(3):100642]

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Accuracy of non-invasive and minimally invasive hemodynamic monitoring: where do we stand?

Issa Pour-Ghaz, Theodore Manolukas, Nathalie Foray, Joel Raja, Aranyak Rawal, Uzoma N Ibebuogu, Rami N Khouzam,

One of the most important variables in assessing hemodynamic status in the intensive care unit (ICU) is the cardiac function and blood pressure. Invasive methods such as pulmonary artery catheter and arterial line allow monitoring of blood pressure and cardiac function accurately and reliably. However, their use is not without ... Read more >>

Ann Transl Med (Annals of translational medicine)
[2019, 7(17):421]

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CardioMEMS: where we are and where can we go?

Issa Pour-Ghaz, David Hana, Joel Raja, Uzoma N Ibebuogu, Rami N Khouzam,

The prevalence of heart failure (HF) has been on the rise with associated increase in hospitalizations, morbidity and mortality. These hospitalizations have led to increasingly more cost on and decreased quality of life for patients. CardioMEMS is one of the newer devices designed to help tackle this issue by allowing ... Read more >>

Ann Transl Med (Annals of translational medicine)
[2019, 7(17):418]

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After COACT trial-new perspectives for the management of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction: early versus late cardiac catheterization post cardiac arrest.

Miguel A Maturana, Charles F Clinton, Selene Caballero-Cummings, Brandon Cave, Amal Khan, Amit Nanda, Devarshi Ardeshna, Joel Raja, Rami N Khouzam,

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States, as 90% of them are fatal per the 2018 American Heart Association statistics. As many as fifty-percent of cardiac arrest events display an initial rhythm of pulseless ventricular tachycardia (pVT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF), and of ... Read more >>

Ann Transl Med (Annals of translational medicine)
[2019, 7(17):413]

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Apple Watch, Wearables, and Heart Rhythm: where do we stand?

Joel M Raja, Carol Elsakr, Sherif Roman, Brandon Cave, Issa Pour-Ghaz, Amit Nanda, Miguel Maturana, Rami N Khouzam,

Atrial fibrillation (AF) poses a major health concern in the United States by affecting over 5 million people accounting for at least 15% to 25% of strokes. It can be asymptomatic or subclinical with its first presentation being stroke in 18%, and AF being only detected at the time of ... Read more >>

Ann Transl Med (Annals of translational medicine)
[2019, 7(17):417]

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Is early invasive management as ST elevation myocardial infarction warranted in de Winter's sign?-a "peak" into the widow-maker.

Joel M Raja, Amit Nanda, Issa Pour-Ghaz, Rami N Khouzam,

de Winter's sign was first described by de Winter et al. in 2008 as a new electrocardiographic (EKG) pattern of acute proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) occlusion. Instead of the normal presentation of ST elevation, it is described as depression of ST segment at the J point in ... Read more >>

Ann Transl Med (Annals of translational medicine)
[2019, 7(17):412]

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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement with a focus on transcarotid: a review of the current literature.

Issa Pour-Ghaz, Joel Raja, Mahmoud Bayoumi, Theodore Manolukas, Rami N Khouzam, Uzoma N Ibebuogu,

Valve replacement in high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis has undergone a huge paradigm shift in the recent years in terms of procedural details and vascular access site for patients who have poor peripheral access. Carotid artery is one of the more promising access sites which has been proven to ... Read more >>

Ann Transl Med (Annals of translational medicine)
[2019, 7(17):420]

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Etripamil: Intranasal Calcium Channel Blocker: A Novel Noninvasive Modality in the Treatment of Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia.

Joel M Raja, Brandon Cave, John L Jefferies, Rami N Khouzam,

Curr Probl Cardiol (Current problems in cardiology)
[2021, 46(3):100430]

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