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Theodore Abraham, MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentMedicine
Address505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-353-9156
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    CLINICAL INTERESTS
    My clinical interests are echocardiography and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). I direct the UCSF Echocardiography laboratory and co-direct the UCSF HCM Center of Excellence. I have expertise in transthoracic, stress and transesophageal echocardiography. I also have training and expertise in 3D and strain echocardiography. I treat patients and families with HCM with a special interest in evaluating patients and family members with suspected HCM. I also use advanced imaging to evaluate athletes with abnormal appearing hearts to separate physiologic from pathologic changes.

    RESEARCH INTERESTS
    My research is focused on early diagnosis and risk prediction in HCM. I also have an interest in using strain echocardiography for early diagnosis, monitoring disease progression and prognostication in a variety of cardiac diseases, particularly, cardiomyopathies and heart disease in athletes.


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    Testosterone Therapy for Diastolic Function Recovery in Hypogonadal Elderly
    NIH/NIA R21AG042667Aug 15, 2013 - Nov 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Vevo 2100
    NIH/NCRR S10RR028050Apr 1, 2011 - Mar 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Development of a Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Consortium
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL098046Feb 1, 2010 - Jan 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Androgens and Myocardial Relaxation in the Aging Heart
    NIH/NIA K08AG022554Sep 30, 2004 - May 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Modulation of Cardiac Mechanics in AL Amyloidosis
    NIH/NHLBI R21HL076513Sep 20, 2004 - Aug 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Badano LP, Kolias TJ, Muraru D, Abraham T, Aurigemma G, Edvardsen T, D'Hooge J, Donal E, Fraser AG, Marwick T, Mertens L, Popescu BA, Sengupta PP, Lancellotti P, Thomas JD, Voigt JU. Standardization of left atrial, right ventricular, and right atrial deformation imaging using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography: a consensus document of the EACVI/ASE/Industry Task Force to standardize deformation imaging. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Mar 27. PMID: 29596561.
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    2. Vakrou S, Fukunaga R, Foster DB, Sorensen L, Liu Y, Guan Y, Woldemichael K, Pineda-Reyes R, Liu T, Tardiff JC, Leinwand LA, Tocchetti CG, Abraham T, O'Rourke B, Aon MA, Abraham MR. Allele-specific differences in transcriptome, miRNome, and mitochondrial function in two hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mouse models. JCI Insight. 2018 Mar 22; 3(6). PMID: 29563334.
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    3. Lu DY, Pozios I, Haileselassie B, Ventoulis I, Liu H, Sorensen LL, Canepa M, Phillip S, Abraham MR, Abraham T. Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Nonobstructive, Labile, and Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Feb 25; 7(5). PMID: 29478967.
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    4. Yalcin H, Valenta I, Zhao M, Tahari A, Lu DY, Higuchi T, Yalcin F, Kucukler N, Soleimanifard Y, Zhou Y, Pomper MG, Abraham T, Tsui B, Lodge MA, Schindler TH, Abraham MR. Correction to: Comparison of two software systems for quantification of myocardial blood flow in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Feb 08. PMID: 29423907.
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    5. Pozios I, Pinheiro A, Corona-Villalobos C, Sorensen LL, Dardari Z, Liu HY, Cresswell K, Phillip S, Bluemke DA, Zimmerman SL, Abraham MR, Abraham T. Rest and Stress Longitudinal Systolic Left Ventricular Mechanics in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Implications for Prognostication. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Feb 06. PMID: 29426649.
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    6. Lu DY, Yalçin H, Yalçin F, Zhao M, Sivalokanathan S, Valenta I, Tahari A, Pomper MG, Abraham T, Schindler TH, Abraham MR. Stress Myocardial Blood Flow Heterogeneity Is a Positron Emission Tomography Biomarker of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2018 May 01; 121(9):1081-1089. PMID: 29678336.
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    7. Yalcin H, Valenta I, Zhao M, Tahari A, Lu DY, Higuchi T, Yalcin F, Kucukler N, Soleimanifard Y, Zhou Y, Pomper MG, Abraham T, Tsui B, Lodge MA, Schindler TH, Roselle Abraham M. Comparison of two software systems for quantification of myocardial blood flow in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Jan 22. PMID: 29359273.
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    8. Yalcin F, Kucukler N, Cingolani OH, Mbiyangandu B, Sorensen L, Pinherio A, Abraham R, Abraham T. Evolution of Ventricular Hypertrophy and Myocardial Mechanics in Physiologic and Pathologic Hypertrophy. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2018 Jan 04. PMID: 29357486.
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    9. Lu DY, Haileselassie B, Ventoulis I, Liu HY, Liang HY, Pozios I, Canepa M, Phillip S, Abraham MR, Abraham T. E/e' ratio and outcome prediction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: the influence of outflow tract obstruction. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Jan 01; 19(1):101-107. PMID: 28977350.
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    10. Lu DY, Hailesealassie B, Ventoulis I, Liu H, Liang HY, Nowbar A, Pozios I, Canepa M, Cresswell K, Luo HC, Abraham MR, Abraham T. Impact of peak provoked left ventricular outflow tract gradients on clinical outcomes in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Int J Cardiol. 2017 Sep 15; 243:290-295. PMID: 28747034.
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    11. Chu LC, Corona-Villalobos CP, Halushka MK, Zhang Y, Pozzessere C, Kamel IR, Pozios I, Van Der Geest RJ, Gai N, Abraham RM, Abraham T, Bluemke DA, Zimmerman SL. Structural and Functional Correlates of Myocardial T1 Mapping in 321 Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2017 Jul/Aug; 41(4):653-660. PMID: 27997439.
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    12. Liu H, Pozios I, Haileselassie B, Nowbar A, Sorensen LL, Phillip S, Lu DY, Ventoulis I, Luo H, Abraham MR, Abraham T. Role of Global Longitudinal Strain in Predicting Outcomes in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Aug 15; 120(4):670-675. PMID: 28687124.
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    13. Lu DY, Abraham T. A Good Heart Is Hard to Find: Even Early in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 May; 10(5). PMID: 28476778.
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    14. Haileselassie B, Su E, Pozios I, Niño DF, Liu H, Lu DY, Ventoulis I, Fulton WB, Sodhi CP, Hackam D, O'Rourke B, Abraham T. Myocardial oxidative stress correlates with left ventricular dysfunction on strain echocardiography in a rodent model of sepsis. Intensive Care Med Exp. 2017 Dec; 5(1):21. PMID: 28405943.
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    15. Ho CY, Day SM, Colan SD, Russell MW, Towbin JA, Sherrid MV, Canter CE, Jefferies JL, Murphy AM, Cirino AL, Abraham T, Taylor M, Mestroni L, Bluemke DA, Jarolim P, Shi L, Sleeper LA, Seidman CE, Orav EJ. The Burden of Early Phenotypes and the Influence of Wall Thickness in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mutation Carriers: Findings From the HCMNet Study. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Apr 01; 2(4):419-428. PMID: 28241245.
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    16. Mast TP, James CA, Calkins H, Teske AJ, Tichnell C, Murray B, Loh P, Russell SD, Velthuis BK, Judge DP, Dooijes D, Tedford RJ, van der Heijden JF, Tandri H, Hauer RN, Abraham T, Doevendans PA, Te Riele AS, Cramer MJ. Evaluation of Structural Progression in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Mar 01; 2(3):293-302. PMID: 28097316.
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    17. Canepa M, Vianello PF, Abraham T. T1 mapping with cardiovascular magnetic resonance: an emerging clinical biomarker. Heart. 2017 02 15; 103(4):326. PMID: 28130438.
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    18. Corona-Villalobos CP, Saha S, Pozios I, Hurtado-de-Mendoza Paz D, Sorensen L, Gonzalez Cordoba J, Dolores-Cerna K, Kamel IR, Mormontoy Laurel W, Bluemke DA, Abraham T, Zimmerman SL, Abraham MR. Exercise-QTc is associated with diffuse interstitial fibrosis reflected by lower approximated T1 relaxation time in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients. J Electrocardiol. 2017 Jul - Aug; 50(4):484-490. PMID: 28292523.
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    19. Hurtado-de-Mendoza D, Corona-Villalobos CP, Pozios I, Gonzales J, Soleimanifard Y, Sivalokanathan S, Montoya-Cerrillo D, Vakrou S, Kamel I, Mormontoy-Laurel W, Dolores-Cerna K, Suarez J, Perez-Melo S, Bluemke DA, Abraham T, Zimmerman SL, Abraham MR. Diffuse interstitial fibrosis assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance is associated with dispersion of ventricular repolarization in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Arrhythm. 2017 Jun; 33(3):201-207. PMID: 28607615.
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    20. Chu LC, Porter KK, Corona-Villalobos CP, Gülsün MA, Shea SM, Markl M, Abraham T, Bluemke DA, Kamel IR, Zimmerman SL. Evaluation of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction With Four-Dimensional Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy-A Pilot Study. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2016 Nov/Dec; 40(6):937-940. PMID: 27529682.
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    21. Harfi TT, Seo JH, Yasir HS, Welsh N, Mayer SA, Abraham T, George RT, Mittal R. The E-wave propagation index (EPI): A novel echocardiographic parameter for prediction of left ventricular thrombus. Derivation from computational fluid dynamic modeling and validation on human subjects. Int J Cardiol. 2017 Jan 15; 227:662-667. PMID: 27838120.
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    22. Sorensen LL, Liang HY, Pinheiro A, Hilser A, Dimaano V, Olsen NT, Hansen TF, Sogaard P, Nowbar A, Pisanello C, Pozios I, Phillip S, Zhou X, Abraham R, Abraham T. Safety profile and utility of treadmill exercise in patients with high-gradient hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am Heart J. 2017 Feb; 184:47-54. PMID: 27892886.
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    23. Yalçin H, Valenta I, Yalçin F, Corona-Villalobos C, Vasquez N, Ra J, Kucukler N, Tahari A, Pozios I, Zhou Y, Pomper M, Abraham T, Schindler TH, Abraham MR. Effect of Diffuse Subendocardial Hypoperfusion on Left Ventricular Cavity Size by 13N-Ammonia Perfusion PET in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Dec 15; 118(12):1908-1915. PMID: 27771003.
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    24. Pozios I, Abraham T. Nonobstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Low Mortality but Not Always Benign. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Aug 30; 68(9):982-3. PMID: 27561776.
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    25. Haileselassie B, Su E, Thompson R, Abraham T. The authors reply. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug; 17(8):812-3. PMID: 27500626.
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    26. Mukherjee M, Chung SE, Ton VK, Tedford RJ, Hummers LK, Wigley FM, Abraham T, Shah AA. Unique Abnormalities in Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain in Systemic Sclerosis Patients. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jun; 9(6). PMID: 27266598; PMCID: PMC4902176 [Available on 06/07/17].
    27. Lin X, Steinberg S, Kandasamy SK, Afzal J, Mbiyangandu B, Liao SE, Guan Y, Corona-Villalobos CP, Matkovich SJ, Epstein N, Tripodi D, Huo Z, Cutting G, Abraham T, Fukunaga R, Abraham MR. Common miR-590 Variant rs6971711 Present Only in African Americans Reduces miR-590 Biogenesis. PLoS One. 2016; 11(5):e0156065. PMID: 27196440; PMCID: PMC4873136.
    28. Haileselassie B, Su E, Pozios I, Fiskum T, Thompson R, Abraham T. Strain Echocardiography Parameters Correlate With Disease Severity in Children and Infants With Sepsis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 05; 17(5):383-90. PMID: 26963758; PMCID: PMC4856561 [Available on 05/01/17].
    29. Sorensen LL, Pinheiro A, Dimaano VL, Pozios I, Nowbar A, Liu H, Luo HC, Lin X, Olsen NT, Hansen TF, Sogaard P, Abraham MR, Abraham T. Comparison of Clinical Features in Blacks Versus Whites With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Jun 01; 117(11):1815-20. PMID: 27084053.
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    30. Corona-Villalobos CP, Sorensen LL, Pozios I, Chu L, Eng J, Abraham MR, Abraham T, Kamel IR, Zimmerman SL. Left ventricular wall thickness in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a comparison between cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jun; 32(6):945-54. PMID: 26896038.
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    31. Sørensen LL, Bedja D, Sysa-Shah P, Liu H, Maxwell A, Yi X, Pozios I, Olsen NT, Abraham T, Abraham R, Gabrielson K. Echocardiographic Characterization of a Murine Model of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy Induced by Cardiac-specific Overexpression of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2. Comp Med. 2016; 66(4):268-77. PMID: 27538857; PMCID: PMC4983168 [Available on 02/01/17].
    32. Kirk JA, Chakir K, Lee KH, Karst E, Holewinski RJ, Pironti G, Tunin RS, Pozios I, Abraham T, de Tombe P, Rockman HA, Van Eyk JE, Craig R, Farazi TG, Kass DA. Pacemaker-induced transient asynchrony suppresses heart failure progression. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Dec 23; 7(319):319ra207. PMID: 26702095; PMCID: PMC4858435.
    33. Ardekani S, Jain S, Sanzi A, Corona-Villalobos CP, Abraham T, Abraham MR, Zimmerman SL, Wu KC, Winslow RL, Miller MI, Younes L. Shape analysis of hypertrophic and hypertensive heart disease using MRI-based 3D surface models of left ventricular geometry. Med Image Anal. 2016 Apr; 29:12-23. PMID: 26766206; PMCID: PMC4850908 [Available on 04/01/17].
    34. Kuo MM, Kim DH, Jandu S, Bergman Y, Tan S, Wang H, Pandey DR, Abraham T, Shoukas AA, Berkowitz DE, Santhanam L. MPST but not CSE is the primary regulator of hydrogen sulfide production and function in the coronary artery. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Jan 01; 310(1):H71-9. PMID: 26519030; PMCID: PMC4796461 [Available on 01/01/17].
    35. Yalçin F, Abraham T, Garcia MJ. Current obstacles in management of hypertensive patients by performance-based care and importance of diagnostic tests. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2015 Dec 07; 9:73-74. PMID: 28785712.
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    36. Eskesen K, Olsen NT, Dimaano VL, Fritz-Hansen T, Sogaard P, Chakir K, Steenbergen C, Kass D, Abraham T. Sildenafil treatment attenuates ventricular remodeling in an experimental model of aortic regurgitation. Springerplus. 2015; 4:592. PMID: 26543727; PMCID: PMC4628012.
    37. Metkus TS, Abraham T. Dyspnoea in a cancer patient. Heart. 2015 Nov; 101(22):1785, 1799. PMID: 26175477.
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    38. Byrd BF, Abraham T, Buxton DB, Coletta AV, Cooper JH, Douglas PS, Gillam LD, Goldstein SA, Graf TR, Horton KD, Isenberg AA, Klein AL, Kreeger J, Martin RP, Nedza SM, Navathe A, Pellikka PA, Picard MH, Pilotte JC, Ryan TJ, Rychik J, Sengupta PP, Thomas JD, Tucker L, Wallace W, Ward RP, Weissman NJ, Wiener DH, Woodruff S. A Summary of the American Society of Echocardiography Foundation Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014: The Role of Cardiovascular Ultrasound in the New Paradigm. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Jul; 28(7):755-69. PMID: 26140937.
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    39. Pozios I, Corona-Villalobos C, Sorensen LL, Bravo PE, Canepa M, Pisanello C, Pinheiro A, Dimaano VL, Luo H, Dardari Z, Zhou X, Kamel I, Zimmerman SL, Bluemke DA, Abraham MR, Abraham T. Comparison of Outcomes in Patients With Nonobstructive, Labile-Obstructive, and Chronically Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Sep 15; 116(6):938-44. PMID: 26239580; PMCID: PMC4554842.
    40. Bravo PE, Luo HC, Pozios I, Zimmerman SL, Corona-Villalobos CP, Sorensen L, Kamel IR, Bluemke DA, Wahl RL, Abraham MR, Abraham T. Late gadolinium enhancement confined to the right ventricular insertion points in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: an intermediate stage phenotype? Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Mar; 17(3):293-300. PMID: 26077330; PMCID: PMC4750506 [Available on 03/01/17].
    41. Bravo PE, Tahari A, Pozios I, Luo HC, Bengel FM, Wahl RL, Abraham MR, Abraham T. Apparent left ventricular cavity dilatation during PET/CT in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Clinical predictors and potential mechanisms. J Nucl Cardiol. 2016 Dec; 23(6):1304-1314. PMID: 25989730.
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    42. Rahman QA, Tereshchenko LG, Kongkatong M, Abraham T, Abraham MR, Shatkay H. Utilizing ECG-Based Heartbeat Classification for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Identification. IEEE Trans Nanobioscience. 2015 Jul; 14(5):505-12. PMID: 25915962; PMCID: PMC4658666.
    43. Yalçin F, Schindler T, Abraham T. Hypertension should be ruled out in patients with hyperdynamic left ventricle on radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging, diastolic dysfunction and dyspnea on exertion. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2015 Jun 01; 7:149-150. PMID: 28785664.
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    44. Yalçin F, Topaloglu C, Kuçukler N, Ofgeli M, Abraham T. Could early septal involvement in the remodeling process be related to the advance hypertensive heart disease? Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2015 Jun 01; 7:141-145. PMID: 28785662.
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    45. Luo HC, Dimaano VL, Kembro JM, Hilser A, Hurtado-de-Mendoza D, Pozios I, Tomas MS, Yalcin H, Dolores-Cerna K, Mormontoy W, Aon MA, Cameron D, Bluemke DA, Stewart KJ, Russell SD, Cordova JG, Abraham T, Abraham MR. Exercise heart rates in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Apr 15; 115(8):1144-1150. PMID: 25746289.
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    46. Eskesen K, Olsen NT, Dimaano VL, Fritz-Hansen T, Sogaard P, Abraham T. Effects of early and late-onset treatment with carvedilol in an experimental model of aortic regurgitation. Springerplus. 2015; 4:52. PMID: 25674505; PMCID: PMC4318827.
    47. Kuo MM, Barodka V, Abraham T, Steppan J, Shoukas AA, Butlin M, Avolio A, Berkowitz DE, Santhanam L. Measuring ascending aortic stiffness in vivo in mice using ultrasound. J Vis Exp. 2014 Dec 02; (94). PMID: 25489936; PMCID: PMC4354463.
    48. Rahman QA, Tereshchenko LG, Kongkatong M, Abraham T, Abraham MR, Shatkay H. Identifying Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients by Classifying Individual Heartbeats from 12-lead ECG Signals. Proceedings (IEEE Int Conf Bioinformatics Biomed). 2014 Nov; 2014:224-229. PMID: 25737801.
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    49. Luo HC, Pozios I, Vakrou S, Sorensen L, Abraham RM, Abraham T. Age-related changes in familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy phenotype in transgenic mice and humans. J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci. 2014 Oct; 34(5):634-9. PMID: 25318870.
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    50. Huang W, Liang J, Kazmierczak K, Muthu P, Duggal D, Farman GP, Sorensen L, Pozios I, Abraham T, Moore JR, Borejdo J, Szczesna-Cordary D. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associated Lys104Glu mutation in the myosin regulatory light chain causes diastolic disturbance in mice. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014 Sep; 74:318-29. PMID: 24992035.
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    51. Canepa M, Malti O, David M, AlGhatrif M, Strait JB, Ameri P, Brunelli C, Lakatta EG, Ferrucci L, Abraham T. Prevalence, clinical correlates, and functional impact of subaortic ventricular septal bulge (from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging). Am J Cardiol. 2014 Sep 01; 114(5):796-802. PMID: 25129067; PMCID: PMC4495884.
    52. Barth AS, Abraham T, Ndumele C, Zakaria S. Two classic hemodynamic findings for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Circulation. 2014 Jun 10; 129(23):e519-20. PMID: 24914019.
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    53. Liu T, Takimoto E, Dimaano VL, DeMazumder D, Kettlewell S, Smith G, Sidor A, Abraham T, O'Rourke B. Inhibiting mitochondrial Na+/Ca2+ exchange prevents sudden death in a Guinea pig model of heart failure. Circ Res. 2014 Jun 20; 115(1):44-54. PMID: 24780171; PMCID: PMC4219273.
    54. Gore R, Abraham T, George RT. CT characterization of myocardial substrate in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2014 Mar-Apr; 8(2):166-9. PMID: 24661830.
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    55. Hahn RT, Abraham T, Adams MS, Bruce CJ, Glas KE, Lang RM, Reeves ST, Shanewise JS, Siu SC, Stewart W, Picard MH. Guidelines for performing a comprehensive transesophageal echocardiographic examination: recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. Anesth Analg. 2014 Jan; 118(1):21-68. PMID: 24356157.
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    56. Yalçin F, Yalçin H, Küçükler N, Abraham T. Complete reverse remodeling in acute stress cardiomyopathy. Is preserved tissue contractility under stress related to reverse remodeling. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg. 2014 Feb; 14(1):73-5. PMID: 24342003.
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    57. Canepa M, Sorensen LL, Pozios I, Dimaano VL, Luo HC, Pinheiro AC, Strait JB, Brunelli C, Abraham MR, Ferrucci L, Abraham T. Comparison of clinical presentation, left ventricular morphology, hemodynamics, and exercise tolerance in obese versus nonobese patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 15; 112(8):1182-9. PMID: 24079444; PMCID: PMC4042005.
    58. Michos ED, Abraham T. Echoing the appropriate use criteria: the role of echocardiography for cardiovascular risk assessment of the asymptomatic individual. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 23; 173(17):1598-9. PMID: 23877437.
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    59. Yalçin F, Abraham T, Gottdiener JS. Letter by Yalcin et al regarding article, "Left ventricular wall thickness and the presence of asymmetric hypertrophy in healthy young army recruits: data from the LARGE Heart Study". Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Sep; 6(5):e28. PMID: 24046383.
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    60. Hahn RT, Abraham T, Adams MS, Bruce CJ, Glas KE, Lang RM, Reeves ST, Shanewise JS, Siu SC, Stewart W, Picard MH. Guidelines for performing a comprehensive transesophageal echocardiographic examination: recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013 Sep; 26(9):921-64. PMID: 23998692.
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    61. Olsen NT, Dimaano VL, Fritz-Hansen T, Sogaard P, Chakir K, Eskesen K, Steenbergen C, Kass DA, Abraham T. Hypertrophy signaling pathways in experimental chronic aortic regurgitation. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2013 Oct; 6(5):852-60. PMID: 23888404.
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    62. Lin X, Liang HY, Pinheiro A, Dimaano V, Sorensen L, Aon M, Tereshchenko LG, Chen Y, Xiang M, Abraham T, Abraham MR. Electromechanical relationship in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2013 Aug; 6(4):604-15. PMID: 23771430; PMCID: PMC3779597.
    63. Abraham MR, Bottomley PA, Dimaano VL, Pinheiro A, Steinberg A, Traill TA, Abraham T, Weiss RG. Creatine kinase adenosine triphosphate and phosphocreatine energy supply in a single kindred of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 15; 112(6):861-6. PMID: 23751935; PMCID: PMC3759602.
    64. Bhonsale A, James CA, Tichnell C, Murray B, Madhavan S, Philips B, Russell SD, Abraham T, Tandri H, Judge DP, Calkins H. Risk stratification in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy-associated desmosomal mutation carriers. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2013 Jun; 6(3):569-78. PMID: 23671136.
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    65. Seo JH, Vedula V, Abraham T, Mittal R. Multiphysics computational models for cardiac flow and virtual cardiography. Int J Numer Method Biomed Eng. 2013 Aug; 29(8):850-69. PMID: 23666911.
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    66. Pellikka PA, Douglas PS, Miller JG, Abraham T, Baumann R, Buxton DB, Byrd BF, Chen P, Cook NL, Gardin JM, Hansen G, Houle HC, Husson S, Kaul S, Klein AL, Lang RM, Leong-Poi H, Lopez H, Mahmoud TM, Maslak S, McCulloch ML, Metz S, Nagueh SF, Pearlman AS, Pibarot P, Picard MH, Porter TR, Prater D, Rodriguez R, Sarano ME, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Shirali GS, Sinusas A, Slosky JJ, Sugeng L, Tatpati A, Villanueva FS, von Ramm OT, Weissman NJ, Zamani S. American Society of Echocardiography Cardiovascular Technology and Research Summit: a roadmap for 2020. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013 Apr; 26(4):325-38. PMID: 23537771.
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    67. Burlina P, Sprouse C, Mukherjee R, DeMenthon D, Abraham T. Patient-specific mitral valve closure prediction using 3D echocardiography. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2013 May; 39(5):769-83. PMID: 23497987; PMCID: PMC3760036.
    68. Bravo PE, Zimmerman SL, Luo HC, Pozios I, Rajaram M, Pinheiro A, Steenbergen C, Kamel IR, Wahl RL, Bluemke DA, Bengel FM, Abraham MR, Abraham T. Relationship of delayed enhancement by magnetic resonance to myocardial perfusion by positron emission tomography in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Mar 01; 6(2):210-7. PMID: 23418294.
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    69. Soleimanifard S, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Sasano T, Agarwal HK, Abraham MR, Abraham T, Prince JL. Three-dimensional regional strain analysis in porcine myocardial infarction: a 3T magnetic resonance tagging study. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2012 Dec 13; 14:85. PMID: 23237210; PMCID: PMC3534020.
    70. Afonso L, Kondur A, Simegn M, Niraj A, Hari P, Kaur R, Ramappa P, Pradhan J, Bhandare D, Williams KA, Zalawadiya S, Pinheiro A, Abraham T. Two-dimensional strain profiles in patients with physiological and pathological hypertrophy and preserved left ventricular systolic function: a comparative analyses. BMJ Open. 2012; 2(4). PMID: 22904333; PMCID: PMC3425901.
    71. Chang CY, Chan AT, Armstrong PA, Luo HC, Higuchi T, Strehin IA, Vakrou S, Lin X, Brown SN, O'Rourke B, Abraham T, Wahl RL, Steenbergen CJ, Elisseeff JH, Abraham MR. Hyaluronic acid-human blood hydrogels for stem cell transplantation. Biomaterials. 2012 Nov; 33(32):8026-33. PMID: 22898181; PMCID: PMC3432174.
    72. Eskesen K, Olsen NT, Dimaano VL, Pinheiro A, Sogaard P, Fritz-Hansen T, Sorensen LL, Abraham T. New approach to intracardiac hemodynamic measurements in small animals: echo-guided percutaneous apical puncture. J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Aug; 31(8):1233-8. PMID: 22837287.
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    73. Hueper K, Zapf A, Skrok J, Pinheiro A, Goldstein TA, Zheng J, Zimmerman SL, Kamel IR, Abraham R, Wacker F, Bluemke DA, Abraham T, Vogel-Claussen J. In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy reduction of relative resting myocardial blood flow is related to late enhancement, T2-signal and LV wall thickness. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e41974. PMID: 22860042; PMCID: PMC3408401.
    74. Mukherjee R, Sprouse C, Pinheiro A, Abraham T, Burlina P. Computing myocardial motion in 4-dimensional echocardiography. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2012 Jul; 38(7):1284-97. PMID: 22677256; PMCID: PMC3698618.
    75. Bravo PE, Pozios I, Pinheiro A, Merrill J, Tsui BM, Wahl RL, Bengel FM, Abraham MR, Abraham T. Comparison and effectiveness of regadenoson versus dipyridamole on stress electrocardiographic changes during positron emission tomography evaluation of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Oct 01; 110(7):1033-9. PMID: 22748357; PMCID: PMC3439569.
    76. Vogel-Claussen J, Santaularia Tomas M, Newatia A, Boyce D, Pinheiro A, Abraham R, Abraham T, Bluemke DA. Cardiac MRI evaluation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: left ventricular outflow tract/aortic valve diameter ratio predicts severity of LVOT obstruction. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Sep; 36(3):598-603. PMID: 22549972; PMCID: PMC3411926.
    77. Philips B, Madhavan S, James C, Tichnell C, Murray B, Dalal D, Bhonsale A, Nazarian S, Judge DP, Russell SD, Abraham T, Calkins H, Tandri H. Outcomes of catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012 Jun 01; 5(3):499-505. PMID: 22492430.
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    78. Noureldin RA, Liu S, Nacif MS, Judge DP, Halushka MK, Abraham T, Ho C, Bluemke DA. The diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy by cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2012 Feb 20; 14:17. PMID: 22348519; PMCID: PMC3309929.
    79. Bravo PE, Pinheiro A, Higuchi T, Rischpler C, Merrill J, Santaularia-Tomas M, Abraham MR, Wahl RL, Abraham T, Bengel FM. PET/CT assessment of symptomatic individuals with obstructive and nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Nucl Med. 2012 Mar; 53(3):407-14. PMID: 22315440.
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    80. Canepa M, Strait JB, Abramov D, Milaneschi Y, AlGhatrif M, Moni M, Ramachandran R, Najjar SS, Brunelli C, Abraham T, Lakatta EG, Ferrucci L. Contribution of central adiposity to left ventricular diastolic function (from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging). Am J Cardiol. 2012 Apr 15; 109(8):1171-8. PMID: 22257709.
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    81. Tedford RJ, James C, Judge DP, Tichnell C, Murray B, Bhonsale A, Philips B, Abraham T, Dalal D, Halushka MK, Tandri H, Calkins H, Russell SD. Cardiac transplantation in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jan 17; 59(3):289-90. PMID: 22240135; PMCID: PMC3258430.
    82. Yalçin F, Küçükler N, Abraham T, Garcia MJ. Can quantitative regional myocardial dynamics contribute to the differential diagnosis of acute stress cardiomyopathy? Anadolu Kardiyol Derg. 2012 Feb; 12(1):71-4. PMID: 22231937.
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    83. Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Tomas MS, Sasano T, Soleimanifard S, Vonken EJ, Youssef A, Agarwal H, Dimaano VL, Calkins H, Stuber M, Prince JL, Abraham T, Abraham MR. Assessment of distribution and evolution of mechanical dyssynchrony in a porcine model of myocardial infarction by cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2012 Jan 06; 14:1. PMID: 22226320; PMCID: PMC3268109.
    84. Bhonsale A, James CA, Tichnell C, Murray B, Gagarin D, Philips B, Dalal D, Tedford R, Russell SD, Abraham T, Tandri H, Judge DP, Calkins H. Incidence and predictors of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy undergoing implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation for primary prevention. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Sep 27; 58(14):1485-96. PMID: 21939834.
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    85. Chakir K, Depry C, Dimaano VL, Zhu WZ, Vanderheyden M, Bartunek J, Abraham T, Tomaselli GF, Liu SB, Xiang YK, Zhang M, Takimoto E, Dulin N, Xiao RP, Zhang J, Kass DA. Galphas-biased beta2-adrenergic receptor signaling from restoring synchronous contraction in the failing heart. Sci Transl Med. 2011 Sep 14; 3(100):100ra88. PMID: 21918105; PMCID: PMC3329869.
    86. Kucukler N, Yalçin F, Abraham T, Garcia MJ. Stress induced hypertensive response: should it be evaluated more carefully? Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2011 Aug 16; 9:22. PMID: 21846346; PMCID: PMC3167747.
    87. Liang HY, Cheng A, Chang KC, Berger RD, Agarwal K, Eulitt P, Corretti M, Tomaselli G, Calkins H, Kass DA, Abraham T. Influence of atrial function and mechanical synchrony on LV hemodynamic status in heart failure patients on resynchronization therapy. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Jul; 4(7):691-8. PMID: 21757157.
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    88. Bonios M, Chang CY, Terrovitis J, Pinheiro A, Barth A, Dong P, Santaularia M, Foster DB, Raman V, Abraham T, Abraham MR. Constitutive HIF-1a expression blunts the beneficial effects of cardiosphere-derived cell therapy in the heart by altering paracrine factor balance. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2011 Jun; 4(3):363-72. PMID: 21538185; PMCID: PMC3104856.
    89. Bonios M, Chang CY, Pinheiro A, Dimaano VL, Higuchi T, Melexopoulou C, Bengel F, Terrovitis J, Abraham T, Abraham MR. Cardiac resynchronization by cardiosphere-derived stem cell transplantation in an experimental model of myocardial infarction. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Jul; 24(7):808-14. PMID: 21511432; PMCID: PMC3123416.
    90. Bellavia D, Abraham RS, Pellikka PA, Dispenzieri A, Burnett JC, Al-Zahrani GB, Green TD, Manske MK, Gertz MA, Miller FA, Abraham T. Utility of Doppler myocardial imaging, cardiac biomarkers, and clonal immunoglobulin genes to assess left ventricular performance and stratify risk following peripheral blood stem cell transplantation in patients with systemic light chain amyloidosis (Al). J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Apr; 24(4):444-54. PMID: 21315556; PMCID: PMC3065954.
    91. Soleimanifard S, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Agarwal HK, Tomas MS, Sasano T, Vonken E, Youssef A, Abraham MR, Abraham T, Prince JL. IDENTIFICATION OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRAIN TENSOR FRACTIONAL ANISOTROPY. Proc IEEE Int Symp Biomed Imaging. 2010 Dec 31; 2010:468-471. PMID: 24443666.
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    92. Jain R, Tandri H, Daly A, Tichnell C, James C, Abraham T, Judge DP, Calkins H, Dalal D. Reader- and instrument-dependent variability in the electrocardiographic assessment of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 May; 22(5):561-8. PMID: 21114702.
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    93. Afonso L, Kottam A, Niraj A, Ganguly J, Hari P, Simegn M, Sudhakar R, Jacob S, Chaturvedi S, Ensing GJ, Abraham T. Usefulness of intravenously administered fluid replenishment for detection of patent foramen ovale by transesophageal echocardiography. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Oct 01; 106(7):1054-8. PMID: 20854974.
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    94. Chilukuri K, Mayer SA, Scherr D, Dalal D, Abraham T, Henrikson CA, Cheng A, Nazarian S, Sinha S, Spragg D, Berger R, Calkins H, Marine JE. Transoesophageal echocardiography predictors of periprocedural cerebrovascular accident in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Europace. 2010 Nov; 12(11):1543-9. PMID: 20682553.
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    95. Bellavia D, Pellikka PA, Al-Zahrani GB, Abraham T, Dispenzieri A, Miyazaki C, Lacy M, Scott CG, Oh JK, Miller FA. Independent predictors of survival in primary systemic (Al) amyloidosis, including cardiac biomarkers and left ventricular strain imaging: an observational cohort study. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Jun; 23(6):643-52. PMID: 20434879; PMCID: PMC4041492.
    96. Yalçin F, Yalçin H, Abraham T. Stress-induced regional features of left ventricle is related to pathogenesis of clinical conditions with both acute and chronic stress. Int J Cardiol. 2010 Nov 19; 145(2):367-368. PMID: 20231038.
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    97. Abraham T, Olsen NT. QRS width and mechanical dyssynchrony for selection of patients for cardiac resynchronization therapy: one can't do without the other. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Feb; 3(2):141-3. PMID: 20159639.
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    98. Eskesen K, Kanagalingam S, Abraham T. Mitral regurgitation in cardiac resynchronization: solving another piece of the puzzle. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Nov; 2(6):427-8. PMID: 19920039.
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    99. Cheng A, Helm RH, Abraham T. Pathophysiological mechanisms underlying ventricular dyssynchrony. Europace. 2009 Nov; 11 Suppl 5:v10-14. PMID: 19861385.
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    100. Santaularia-Tomas M, Abraham T. Criteria predicting response to CRT: is more better? Eur Heart J. 2009 Dec; 30(23):2835-7. PMID: 19734551.
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    101. Tops LF, Prakasa K, Tandri H, Dalal D, Jain R, Dimaano VL, Dombroski D, James C, Tichnell C, Daly A, Marcus F, Schalij MJ, Bax JJ, Bluemke D, Calkins H, Abraham T. Prevalence and pathophysiologic attributes of ventricular dyssynchrony in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Jul 28; 54(5):445-51. PMID: 19628120.
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    102. Jain R, Dalal D, Daly A, Tichnell C, James C, Evenson A, Jain R, Abraham T, Tan BY, Tandri H, Russell SD, Judge D, Calkins H. Electrocardiographic features of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Circulation. 2009 Aug 11; 120(6):477-87. PMID: 19635971; PMCID: PMC2814546.
    103. den Haan AD, Tan BY, Zikusoka MN, Lladó LI, Jain R, Daly A, Tichnell C, James C, Amat-Alarcon N, Abraham T, Russell SD, Bluemke DA, Calkins H, Dalal D, Judge DP. Comprehensive desmosome mutation analysis in north americans with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2009 Oct; 2(5):428-35. PMID: 20031617.
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    104. Barth AS, Aiba T, Halperin V, DiSilvestre D, Chakir K, Colantuoni C, Tunin RS, Dimaano VL, Yu W, Abraham T, Kass DA, Tomaselli GF. Cardiac resynchronization therapy corrects dyssynchrony-induced regional gene expression changes on a genomic level. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2009 Aug; 2(4):371-8. PMID: 20031609; PMCID: PMC2801868.
    105. Dalal D, Tandri H, Judge DP, Amat N, Macedo R, Jain R, Tichnell C, Daly A, James C, Russell SD, Abraham T, Bluemke DA, Calkins H. Morphologic variants of familial arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy a genetics-magnetic resonance imaging correlation study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Apr 14; 53(15):1289-99. PMID: 19358943.
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    106. Abraham J, Abraham T. The role of echocardiography in hemodynamic assessment in heart failure. Heart Fail Clin. 2009 Apr; 5(2):191-208. PMID: 19249688.
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    107. Abraham T, Kass D, Tonti G, Tomassoni GF, Abraham WT, Bax JJ, Marwick TH. Imaging cardiac resynchronization therapy. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Apr; 2(4):486-97. PMID: 19580733.
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    108. Tandri H, Asimaki A, Abraham T, Dalal D, Tops L, Jain R, Saffitz JE, Judge DP, Russell SD, Halushka M, Bluemke DA, Kass DA, Calkins H. Prolonged RV endocardial activation duration: a novel marker of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Jun; 6(6):769-75. PMID: 19419906.
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    109. Abraham T, Liang HY. Stress echocardiography: diastole to the rescue. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Feb 24; 53(8):706-8. PMID: 19232904; PMCID: PMC2705960.
    110. Aiba T, Hesketh GG, Barth AS, Liu T, Daya S, Chakir K, Dimaano VL, Abraham T, O'Rourke B, Akar FG, Kass DA, Tomaselli GF. Electrophysiological consequences of dyssynchronous heart failure and its restoration by resynchronization therapy. Circulation. 2009 Mar 10; 119(9):1220-30. PMID: 19237662; PMCID: PMC2703676.
    111. Chakir K, Daya SK, Aiba T, Tunin RS, Dimaano VL, Abraham T, Jaques-Robinson KM, Jacques K, Lai EW, Pacak K, Zhu WZ, Xiao RP, Tomaselli GF, Kass DA. Mechanisms of enhanced beta-adrenergic reserve from cardiac resynchronization therapy. Circulation. 2009 Mar 10; 119(9):1231-40. PMID: 19237665.
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    112. Hof I, Arbab-Zadeh A, Scherr D, Chilukuri K, Dalal D, Abraham T, Lima J, Calkins H. Correlation of left atrial diameter by echocardiography and left atrial volume by computed tomography. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009 Feb; 20(2):159-63. PMID: 19220573.
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    113. Abraham T, Jones M, Kazmierczak K, Liang HY, Pinheiro AC, Wagg CS, Lopaschuk GD, Szczesna-Cordary D. Diastolic dysfunction in familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy transgenic model mice. Cardiovasc Res. 2009 Apr 01; 82(1):84-92. PMID: 19150977; PMCID: PMC2721639.
    114. Ypenburg C, Van De Veire N, Westenberg JJ, Bleeker GB, Marsan NA, Henneman MM, Van Der Wall EE, Schalij MJ, Abraham T, Barold SS, Bax JJ. Noninvasive imaging in cardiac resynchronization therapy--Part 2: Follow-up and optimization of settings. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008 Dec; 31(12):1628-39. PMID: 19067818.
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    115. Afonso LC, Bernal J, Bax JJ, Abraham T. Echocardiography in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: the role of conventional and emerging technologies. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008 Nov; 1(6):787-800. PMID: 19356516.
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    116. Tops LF, Schalij MJ, den Uijl DW, Abraham T, Calkins H, Bax JJ. Image integration in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Europace. 2008 Nov; 10 Suppl 3:iii48-56. PMID: 18955399.
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    117. Ypenburg C, Westenberg JJ, Bleeker GB, VAN de Veire N, Marsan NA, Henneman MM, van der Wall EE, Schalij MJ, Abraham T, Barold SS, Bax JJ. Noninvasive imaging in cardiac resynchronization therapy--part 1: selection of patients. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008 Nov; 31(11):1475-99. PMID: 18950306.
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    118. Scherr D, Dalal D, Chilukuri K, Dong J, Spragg D, Henrikson CA, Nazarian S, Cheng A, Berger RD, Abraham T, Calkins H, Marine JE. Incidence and predictors of left atrial thrombus prior to catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009 Apr; 20(4):379-84. PMID: 19017348.
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    119. Kittipovanonth M, Bellavia D, Chandrasekaran K, Villarraga HR, Abraham T, Pellikka PA. Doppler myocardial imaging for early detection of right ventricular dysfunction in patients with pulmonary hypertension. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Sep; 21(9):1035-41. PMID: 18765178.
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    120. Bilchick KC, Dimaano V, Wu KC, Helm RH, Weiss RG, Lima JA, Berger RD, Tomaselli GF, Bluemke DA, Halperin HR, Abraham T, Kass DA, Lardo AC. Cardiac magnetic resonance assessment of dyssynchrony and myocardial scar predicts function class improvement following cardiac resynchronization therapy. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008 Sep; 1(5):561-8. PMID: 19356481; PMCID: PMC2678755.
    121. Abraham J, Abraham T. Is echocardiographic assessment of dyssynchrony useful to select candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy? Echocardiography is useful before cardiac resynchronization therapy if QRS duration is available. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008 Jul; 1(1):79-84; discussion 84. PMID: 19808517.
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    122. Chakir K, Daya SK, Tunin RS, Helm RH, Byrne MJ, Dimaano VL, Lardo AC, Abraham T, Tomaselli GF, Kass DA. Reversal of global apoptosis and regional stress kinase activation by cardiac resynchronization. Circulation. 2008 Mar 18; 117(11):1369-77. PMID: 18316490.
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    123. Gorcsan J, Abraham T, Agler DA, Bax JJ, Derumeaux G, Grimm RA, Martin R, Steinberg JS, Sutton MS, Yu CM. Echocardiography for cardiac resynchronization therapy: recommendations for performance and reporting--a report from the American Society of Echocardiography Dyssynchrony Writing Group endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Mar; 21(3):191-213. PMID: 18314047.
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    124. Gottlieb I, Pinheiro A, Brinker JA, Corretti MC, Mayer SA, Bluemke DA, Lima JA, Marine JE, Berger RD, Calkins H, Abraham T, Henrikson CA. Diagnostic accuracy of arterial phase 64-slice multidetector CT angiography for left atrial appendage thrombus in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008 Mar; 19(3):247-51. PMID: 18302696.
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    125. Bellavia D, Pellikka PA, Abraham T, Al-Zahrani GB, Dispenzieri A, Oh JK, Bailey KR, Wood CM, Lacy MQ, Miyazaki C, Miller FA. Evidence of impaired left ventricular systolic function by Doppler myocardial imaging in patients with systemic amyloidosis and no evidence of cardiac involvement by standard two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Apr 01; 101(7):1039-45. PMID: 18359328.
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    126. Abraham T, Pinheiro AC. Speckle-derived strain a better tool for quantification of stress echocardiography? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Jan 15; 51(2):158-60. PMID: 18191741.
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    127. Abraham T, Dimaano VL, Liang HY. Role of tissue Doppler and strain echocardiography in current clinical practice. Circulation. 2007 Nov 27; 116(22):2597-609. PMID: 18040039.
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    128. Borlaug BA, Melenovsky V, Redfield MM, Kessler K, Chang HJ, Abraham T, Kass DA. Impact of arterial load and loading sequence on left ventricular tissue velocities in humans. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Oct 16; 50(16):1570-7. PMID: 17936156.
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    129. Gottlieb I, Pinheiro A, Brinker JA, Lima JA, Abraham T, Henrikson CA. Resolution of left atrial appendage thrombus by 64-detector CT scan. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008 Jan; 19(1):103. PMID: 17655665.
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    130. Dalal D, Jain R, Tandri H, Dong J, Eid SM, Prakasa K, Tichnell C, James C, Abraham T, Russell SD, Sinha S, Judge DP, Bluemke DA, Marine JE, Calkins H. Long-term efficacy of catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Jul 31; 50(5):432-40. PMID: 17662396.
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    131. Bellavia D, Abraham T, Pellikka PA, Al-Zahrani GB, Dispenzieri A, Oh JK, Bailey KR, Wood CM, Novo S, Miyazaki C, Miller FA. Detection of left ventricular systolic dysfunction in cardiac amyloidosis with strain rate echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2007 Oct; 20(10):1194-202. PMID: 17596912.
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    132. Prakasa KR, Wang J, Tandri H, Dalal D, Bomma C, Chojnowski R, James C, Tichnell C, Russell S, Judge D, Corretti M, Bluemke D, Calkins H, Abraham T. Utility of tissue Doppler and strain echocardiography in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Aug 01; 100(3):507-12. PMID: 17659937.
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    133. Wang J, Prakasa K, Bomma C, Tandri H, Dalal D, James C, Tichnell C, Corretti M, Bluemke D, Calkins H, Abraham T. Comparison of novel echocardiographic parameters of right ventricular function with ejection fraction by cardiac magnetic resonance. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2007 Sep; 20(9):1058-64. PMID: 17555927.
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    134. Modesto KM, Dispenzieri A, Gertz M, Cauduro SA, Khandheria BK, Seward JB, Kyle R, Wood CM, Bailey KR, Tajik AJ, Miller FA, Pellikka PA, Abraham T. Vascular abnormalities in primary amyloidosis. Eur Heart J. 2007 Apr; 28(8):1019-24. PMID: 17430997.
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    135. Cohn RD, Liang HY, Shetty R, Abraham T, Wagner KR. Myostatin does not regulate cardiac hypertrophy or fibrosis. Neuromuscul Disord. 2007 Apr; 17(4):290-6. PMID: 17336525; PMCID: PMC2562651.
    136. Takemoto Y, Hozumi T, Sugioka K, Takagi Y, Matsumura Y, Yoshiyama M, Abraham T, Yoshikawa J. Beta-blocker therapy induces ventricular resynchronization in dilated cardiomyopathy with narrow QRS complex. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Feb 20; 49(7):778-83. PMID: 17306707.
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    137. Rajamannan NM, Subramaniam M, Abraham T, Vasile VC, Ackerman MJ, Monroe DG, Chew TL, Spelsberg TC. TGFbeta inducible early gene-1 (TIEG1) and cardiac hypertrophy: Discovery and characterization of a novel signaling pathway. J Cell Biochem. 2007 Feb 01; 100(2):315-25. PMID: 16888812; PMCID: PMC3927779.
    138. Heldman AW, Wu KC, Abraham T, Cameron DE. Myectomy or alcohol septal ablation surgery and percutaneous intervention go another round. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Jan 23; 49(3):358-60. PMID: 17239718.
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    139. Awad MM, Dalal D, Tichnell C, James C, Tucker A, Abraham T, Spevak PJ, Calkins H, Judge DP. Recessive arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia due to novel cryptic splice mutation in PKP2. Hum Mutat. 2006 Nov; 27(11):1157. PMID: 17041889; PMCID: PMC2799897.
    140. Liang HY, Cauduro S, Pellikka P, Wang J, Urheim S, Yang EH, Rihal C, Belohlavek M, Khandheria B, Miller FA, Abraham T. Usefulness of two-dimensional speckle strain for evaluation of left ventricular diastolic deformation in patients with coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol. 2006 Dec 15; 98(12):1581-6. PMID: 17145214.
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    141. Dalal D, James C, Devanagondi R, Tichnell C, Tucker A, Prakasa K, Spevak PJ, Bluemke DA, Abraham T, Russell SD, Calkins H, Judge DP. Penetrance of mutations in plakophilin-2 among families with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Oct 03; 48(7):1416-24. PMID: 17010805.
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    142. Wang J, Urheim S, Korinek J, Abraham T, McMahon EM, Belohlavek M. Analysis of postsystolic myocardial thickening work in selective myocardial layers during progressive myocardial ischemia. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2006 Sep; 19(9):1102-11. PMID: 16950464.
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    143. Forfia PR, Fisher MR, Mathai SC, Housten-Harris T, Hemnes AR, Borlaug BA, Chamera E, Corretti MC, Champion HC, Abraham T, Girgis RE, Hassoun PM. Tricuspid annular displacement predicts survival in pulmonary hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006 Nov 01; 174(9):1034-41. PMID: 16888289.
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    144. Bos JM, Hagler DJ, Silvilairat S, Cabalka A, O'Leary P, Daniels O, Miller FA, Abraham T. Right ventricular function in asymptomatic individuals with a systemic right ventricle. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2006 Aug; 19(8):1033-7. PMID: 16880099.
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    145. Abraham T, Lardo AC, Kass DA. Myocardial dyssynchrony and resynchronization. Heart Fail Clin. 2006 Apr; 2(2):179-92. PMID: 17386888.
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    146. Dalal D, Molin LH, Piccini J, Tichnell C, James C, Bomma C, Prakasa K, Towbin JA, Marcus FI, Spevak PJ, Bluemke DA, Abraham T, Russell SD, Calkins H, Judge DP. Clinical features of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy associated with mutations in plakophilin-2. Circulation. 2006 Apr 04; 113(13):1641-9. PMID: 16549640.
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    147. Liang HY, Cauduro SA, Pellikka PA, Bailey KR, Grossardt BR, Yang EH, Rihal C, Seward JB, Miller FA, Abraham T. Comparison of usefulness of echocardiographic Doppler variables to left ventricular end-diastolic pressure in predicting future heart failure events. Am J Cardiol. 2006 Mar 15; 97(6):866-71. PMID: 16516591.
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    148. Prakasa KR, Dalal D, Wang J, Bomma C, Tandri H, Dong J, James C, Tichnell C, Russell SD, Spevak P, Corretti M, Bluemke DA, Calkins H, Abraham T. Feasibility and variability of three dimensional echocardiography in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2006 Mar 01; 97(5):703-9. PMID: 16490442.
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    149. Lardo AC, Abraham T, Kass DA. Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of ventricular dyssynchrony: current and emerging concepts. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Dec 20; 46(12):2223-8. PMID: 16360050.
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    150. Bax JJ, Abraham T, Barold SS, Breithardt OA, Fung JW, Garrigue S, Gorcsan J, Hayes DL, Kass DA, Knuuti J, Leclercq C, Linde C, Mark DB, Monaghan MJ, Nihoyannopoulos P, Schalij MJ, Stellbrink C, Yu CM. Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Part 1--issues before device implantation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Dec 20; 46(12):2153-67. PMID: 16360042.
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    151. Bax JJ, Abraham T, Barold SS, Breithardt OA, Fung JW, Garrigue S, Gorcsan J, Hayes DL, Kass DA, Knuuti J, Leclercq C, Linde C, Mark DB, Monaghan MJ, Nihoyannopoulos P, Schalij MJ, Stellbrink C, Yu CM. Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Part 2--issues during and after device implantation and unresolved questions. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Dec 20; 46(12):2168-82. PMID: 16360043.
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    161. Yip G, Khandheria B, Belohlavek M, Pislaru C, Seward J, Bailey K, Tajik AJ, Pellikka P, Abraham T. Strain echocardiography tracks dobutamine-induced decrease in regional myocardial perfusion in nonocclusive coronary stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Oct 19; 44(8):1664-71. PMID: 15489101.
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    162. Gilman G, Khandheria BK, Hagen ME, Abraham T, Seward JB, Belohlavek M. Strain rate and strain: a step-by-step approach to image and data acquisition. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004 Sep; 17(9):1011-20. PMID: 15337972.
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