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SALIM S VIRANI

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
DivisionMedicine-Athero & Lipoproteins
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    1. Sardana M, Tang Y, Magnani JW, Ockene IS, Allison JJ, Arnold SV, Jones PG, Maddox TM, Virani SS, McManus DD. Provider-Level Variation in Smoking Cessation Assistance Provided in the Cardiology Clinics: Insights From the NCDR PINNACLE Registry. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Jul 02; 8(13):e011412. PMID: 31248329.
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    2. Ali S, Dave N, Virani SS, Navaneethan SD. Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2019 Jun 22; 21(9):32. PMID: 31230129.
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    3. Rifai MA, Qureshi WT, Dardari Z, Keteyian SJ, Brawner CA, Ehrman JK, Ahmed A, Sakr S, Virani SS, Blaha MJ, Al-Mallah MH. The Interplay of the Global Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Scoring and Cardiorespiratory Fitness for the Prediction of All-Cause Mortality and Myocardial Infarction: The Henry Ford ExercIse Testing Project (The FIT Project). Am J Cardiol. 2019 May 28. PMID: 31221461.
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    4. Al Rifai M, Jia X, Al-Mallah MH, Miedema MD, Martin SS, Virani SS. Major Randomized Clinical Trials in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Presented at the 2019 American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2019 May 24; 21(8):31. PMID: 31127398.
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    5. Nanna MG, Navar AM, Wang TY, Li S, Virani SS, Li Z, Robinson JG, Roger VL, Wilson PWF, Goldberg AC, Koren A, Louie MJ, Peterson ED. Practice-level variation in statin use and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol control in the United States: Results from the Patient and Provider Assessment of Lipid Management (PALM) registry. Am Heart J. 2019 May 22; 214:113-124. PMID: 31202098.
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    6. Jia X, Al Rifai M, Ramsey DJ, Ahmed ST, Akeroyd JM, Nambi V, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA, Stone NJ, Virani SS. Association Between Lipid Testing and Statin Adherence in the Veterans Affairs Health System. Am J Med. 2019 May 17. PMID: 31103643.
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    7. Mishra SR, Ghimire S, Joshi C, Gyawali B, Shrestha A, Neupane D, Sharma SR, Pokharel Y, Virani SS. Cardio-metabolic disease risk factors among South Asian labour migrants to the Middle East: a scoping review and policy analysis. Global Health. 2019 05 02; 15(1):33. PMID: 31046779.
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    8. Pokharel Y, Mouhanna F, Nambi V, Virani SS, Hoogeveen R, Alonso A, Heiss G, Coresh J, Mosley T, Gottesman RF, Ballantyne CM, Power MC. ApoB, small-dense LDL-C, Lp(a), LpPLA2 activity, and cognitive change. Neurology. 2019 May 28; 92(22):e2580-e2593. PMID: 31043469.
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    9. Trang A, Kampangkaew J, Fernandes R, Tiwana J, Misra A, Hamzeh I, Blaustein A, Aguilar D, Shah T, Ballantyne C, Quinones M, Nagueh SF, Dokanish H, Virani SS, Deswal A, Kirkpatrick JN, Nambi V. Understanding by General Providers of the Echocardiogram Report. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Jul 15; 124(2):296-302. PMID: 31104774.
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    10. Shah NR, Ahmed ST, Winchester DE, Ramsey DJ, Akeroyd JM, Wu WC, Waldo SW, Schofield RS, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA, Virani SS. Facility-Level Variation in Stress Test Utilization in Veterans With Ischemic Heart Disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Jul; 12(7 Pt 1):1292-1293. PMID: 31005521.
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    11. Chuzi S, Pfenniger A, Lloyd-Jones DM, Blumenthal RS, Smith SC, Virani SS, Grundy SM, Stone NJ. Four Cases of Cholesterol Management Informed by the 2018 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Multisociety Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Apr 10. PMID: 30969319.
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    12. Merchant AT, Virani SS. Childhood Oral Infections and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Adulthood: Should We Wait for Causality or Just Treat? JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Apr 05; 2(4):e192489. PMID: 31026019.
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    13. Jia X, Al Rifai M, Birnbaum Y, Smith SC, Virani SS. The 2018 Cholesterol Management Guidelines: Topics in Secondary ASCVD Prevention Clinicians Need to Know. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2019 Apr 02; 21(6):20. PMID: 30941517.
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    14. Bradley CK, Wang TY, Li S, Robinson JG, Roger VL, Goldberg AC, Virani SS, Louie MJ, Lee LV, Peterson ED, Navar AM. Patient-Reported Reasons for Declining or Discontinuing Statin Therapy: Insights From the PALM Registry. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Apr 02; 8(7):e011765. PMID: 30913959.
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    15. Jia X, Virani SS. CLEAR Serenity Trial: More Clarity for the Future of Bempedoic Acid in Patients Unable to Take Statins? J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Apr 02; 8(7):e012352. PMID: 30922156.
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    16. Sandesara PB, Virani SS, Fazio S, Shapiro MD. The Forgotten Lipids: Triglycerides, Remnant Cholesterol, and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Endocr Rev. 2019 04 01; 40(2):537-557. PMID: 30312399.
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    17. Patel RS, Tragante V, Schmidt AF, McCubrey RO, Holmes MV, Howe LJ, Direk K, Åkerblom A, Leander K, Virani SS, Kaminski KA, Muehlschlegel JD, Allayee H, Almgren P, Alver M, Baranova EV, Behloui H, Boeckx B, Braund PS, Breitling LP, Delgado G, Duarte NE, Dubé MP, Dufresne L, Eriksson N, Foco L, Scholz M, Gijsberts CM, Glinge C, Gong Y, Hartiala J, Heydarpour M, Hubacek JA, Kleber M, Kofink D, Kotti S, Kuukasjärvi P, Lee VV, Leiherer A, Lenzini PA, Levin D, Lyytikäinen LP, Martinelli N, Mons U, Nelson CP, Nikus K, Pilbrow AP, Ploski R, Sun YV, Tanck MWT, Tang WHW, Trompet S, van der Laan SW, Van Setten J, Vilmundarson RO, Viviani Anselmi C, Vlachopoulou E, Al Ali L, Boerwinkle E, Briguori C, Carlquist JF, Carruthers KF, Casu G, Deanfield J, Deloukas P, Dudbridge F, Engstrøm T, Fitzpatrick N, Fox K, Gigante B, James S, Lokki ML, Lotufo PA, Marziliano N, Mordi IR, Muhlestein JB, Newton-Cheh C, Pitha J, Saely CH, Samman-Tahhan A, Sandesara PB, Teren A, Timmis A, Van de Werf F, Wauters E, Wilde AAM, Ford I, Stott DJ, Algra A, Andreassi MG, Ardissino D, Arsenault BJ, Ballantyne CM, Bergmeijer TO, Bezzina CR, Body SC, Boersma EH, Bogaty P, Bots ML, Brenner H, Brugts JJ, Burkhardt R, Carpeggiani C, Condorelli G, Cooper-DeHoff RM, Cresci S, Danchin N, de Faire U, Doughty RN, Drexel H, Engert JC, Fox KAA, Girelli D, Grobbee DE, Hagström E, Hazen SL, Held C, Hemingway H, Hoefer IE, Hovingh GK, Jabbari R, Johnson JA, Jukema JW, Kaczor MP, Kähönen M, Kettner J, Kiliszek M, Klungel OH, Lagerqvist B, Lambrechts D, Laurikka JO, Lehtimäki T, Lindholm D, Mahmoodi BK, Maitland-van der Zee AH, McPherson R, Melander O, Metspalu A, Niemcunowicz-Janica A, Olivieri O, Opolski G, Palmer CN, Pasterkamp G, Pepine CJ, Pereira AC, Pilote L, Quyyumi AA, Richards AM, Sanak M, Siegbahn A, Simon T, Sinisalo J, Smith JG, Spertus JA, Stender S, Stewart AFR, Szczeklik W, Szpakowicz A, Tardif JC, Ten Berg JM, Tfelt-Hansen J, Thanassoulis G, Thiery J, Torp-Pedersen C, van der Graaf Y, Visseren FLJ, Waltenberger J, Weeke PE, Van der Harst P, Lang CC, Sattar N, Cameron VA, Anderson JL, Brophy JM, Pare G, Horne BD, März W, Wallentin L, Samani NJ, Hingorani AD, Asselbergs FW. Subsequent Event Risk in Individuals With Established Coronary Heart Disease. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2019 Apr; 12(4):e002470. PMID: 30896328.
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    18. Patel RS, Schmidt AF, Tragante V, McCubrey RO, Holmes MV, Howe LJ, Direk K, Åkerblom A, Leander K, Virani SS, Kaminski KA, Muehlschlegel JD, Dubé MP, Allayee H, Almgren P, Alver M, Baranova EV, Behlouli H, Boeckx B, Braund PS, Breitling LP, Delgado G, Duarte NE, Dufresne L, Eriksson N, Foco L, Gijsberts CM, Gong Y, Hartiala J, Heydarpour M, Hubacek JA, Kleber M, Kofink D, Kuukasjärvi P, Lee VV, Leiherer A, Lenzini PA, Levin D, Lyytikäinen LP, Martinelli N, Mons U, Nelson CP, Nikus K, Pilbrow AP, Ploski R, Sun YV, Tanck MWT, Tang WHW, Trompet S, van der Laan SW, van Setten J, Vilmundarson RO, Viviani Anselmi C, Vlachopoulou E, Boerwinkle E, Briguori C, Carlquist JF, Carruthers KF, Casu G, Deanfield J, Deloukas P, Dudbridge F, Fitzpatrick N, Gigante B, James S, Lokki ML, Lotufo PA, Marziliano N, Mordi IR, Muhlestein JB, Newton Cheh C, Pitha J, Saely CH, Samman-Tahhan A, Sandesara PB, Teren A, Timmis A, Van de Werf F, Wauters E, Wilde AAM, Ford I, Stott DJ, Algra A, Andreassi MG, Ardissino D, Arsenault BJ, Ballantyne CM, Bergmeijer TO, Bezzina CR, Body SC, Bogaty P, de Borst GJ, Brenner H, Burkhardt R, Carpeggiani C, Condorelli G, Cooper-DeHoff RM, Cresci S, de Faire U, Doughty RN, Drexel H, Engert JC, Fox KAA, Girelli D, Hagström E, Hazen SL, Held C, Hemingway H, Hoefer IE, Hovingh GK, Johnson JA, de Jong PA, Jukema JW, Kaczor MP, Kähönen M, Kettner J, Kiliszek M, Klungel OH, Lagerqvist B, Lambrechts D, Laurikka JO, Lehtimäki T, Lindholm D, Mahmoodi BK, Maitland-van der Zee AH, McPherson R, Melander O, Metspalu A, Pepinski W, Olivieri O, Opolski G, Palmer CN, Pasterkamp G, Pepine CJ, Pereira AC, Pilote L, Quyyumi AA, Richards AM, Sanak M, Scholz M, Siegbahn A, Sinisalo J, Smith JG, Spertus JA, Stewart AFR, Szczeklik W, Szpakowicz A, Ten Berg JM, Thanassoulis G, Thiery J, van der Graaf Y, Visseren FLJ, Waltenberger J, Van der Harst P, Tardif JC, Sattar N, Lang CC, Pare G, Brophy JM, Anderson JL, März W, Wallentin L, Cameron VA, Horne BD, Samani NJ, Hingorani AD, Asselbergs FW. Association of Chromosome 9p21 With Subsequent Coronary Heart Disease Events. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2019 Apr; 12(4):e002471. PMID: 30897348.
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    19. Arnett DK, Blumenthal RS, Albert MA, Buroker AB, Goldberger ZD, Hahn EJ, Himmelfarb CD, Khera A, Lloyd-Jones D, McEvoy JW, Michos ED, Miedema MD, Muñoz D, Smith SC, Virani SS, Williams KA, Yeboah J, Ziaeian B. 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Mar 17. PMID: 30894319.
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    20. Arnett DK, Blumenthal RS, Albert MA, Buroker AB, Goldberger ZD, Hahn EJ, Himmelfarb CD, Khera A, Lloyd-Jones D, McEvoy JW, Michos ED, Miedema MD, Muñoz D, Smith SC, Virani SS, Williams KA, Yeboah J, Ziaeian B. 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Executive Summary. Circulation. 2019 Mar 17; CIR0000000000000677. PMID: 30879339.
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    21. Arnett DK, Blumenthal RS, Albert MA, Buroker AB, Goldberger ZD, Hahn EJ, Himmelfarb CD, Khera A, Lloyd-Jones D, McEvoy JW, Michos ED, Miedema MD, Muñoz D, Smith SC, Virani SS, Williams KA, Yeboah J, Ziaeian B. 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Circulation. 2019 Mar 17; CIR0000000000000678. PMID: 30879355.
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    22. Arnett DK, Blumenthal RS, Albert MA, Buroker AB, Goldberger ZD, Hahn EJ, Himmelfarb CD, Khera A, Lloyd-Jones D, McEvoy JW, Michos ED, Miedema MD, Muñoz D, Smith SC, Virani SS, Williams KA, Yeboah J, Ziaeian B. 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Mar 17. PMID: 30894318.
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    23. Clark D, Virani SS. 2018 Cholesterol Guidelines: Key Topics in Primary Prevention. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2019 Mar 16; 21(5):17. PMID: 30877397.
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    24. Benjamin EJ, Muntner P, Alonso A, Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, Carson AP, Chamberlain AM, Chang AR, Cheng S, Das SR, Delling FN, Djousse L, Elkind MSV, Ferguson JF, Fornage M, Jordan LC, Khan SS, Kissela BM, Knutson KL, Kwan TW, Lackland DT, Lewis TT, Lichtman JH, Longenecker CT, Loop MS, Lutsey PL, Martin SS, Matsushita K, Moran AE, Mussolino ME, O'Flaherty M, Pandey A, Perak AM, Rosamond WD, Roth GA, Sampson UKA, Satou GM, Schroeder EB, Shah SH, Spartano NL, Stokes A, Tirschwell DL, Tsao CW, Turakhia MP, VanWagner LB, Wilkins JT, Wong SS, Virani SS. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2019 03 05; 139(10):e56-e528. PMID: 30700139.
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    25. Jia X, Akeroyd JM, Nasir K, Nambi V, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA, Virani SS. Eligibility and Cost for Icosapent Ethyl Based on the REDUCE-IT Trial. Circulation. 2019 Mar 05; 139(10):1341-1343. PMID: 30865483.
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    26. Valero-Elizondo J, Khera R, Saxena A, Grandhi GR, Virani SS, Butler J, Samad Z, Desai NR, Krumholz HM, Nasir K. Financial Hardship From Medical Bills Among Nonelderly U.S. Adults With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Feb 19; 73(6):727-732. PMID: 30765039.
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    27. Okunrintemi V, Khera R, Spatz ES, Salami JA, Valero-Elizondo J, Warraich HJ, Virani SS, Blankstein R, Blaha MJ, Pawlik TM, Dharmarajan K, Krumholz HM, Nasir K. Association of Income Disparities with Patient-Reported Healthcare Experience. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jun; 34(6):884-892. PMID: 30783877.
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    28. Rodriguez F, Maron DJ, Knowles JW, Virani SS, Lin S, Heidenreich PA. Association of Statin Adherence With Mortality in Patients With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Feb 13. PMID: 30758506.
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    29. Mishra SR, Lygidakis C, Neupane D, Gyawali B, Uwizihiwe JP, Virani SS, Kallestrup P, Miranda JJ. Combating non-communicable diseases: potentials and challenges for community health workers in a digital age, a narrative review of the literature. Health Policy Plan. 2019 Feb 01; 34(1):55-66. PMID: 30668690.
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    30. Hyman DA, Siebert V, Jia X, Alam M, Levine GN, Virani SS, Birnbaum Y. Risk Assessment of Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Current Shortcomings and Future Directions. Cardiovasc Drugs Ther. 2019 02; 33(1):105-117. PMID: 30684116.
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    31. Kamal AK, Khalid W, Zulfiqar M, Muqeet A, Zaidi F, Gowani A, Virani SS. The potential of m-Health-based interventions to improve medication literacy and adherence in non-communicable diseases in Pakistan. Int J Stroke. 2019 Apr; 14(3):NP8-NP10. PMID: 30681041.
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    32. Mishra SR, Ghimire S, Shrestha N, Shrestha A, Virani SS. Socio-economic inequalities in hypertension burden and cascade of services: nationwide cross-sectional study in Nepal. J Hum Hypertens. 2019 Jan 18. PMID: 30659279.
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    33. Virani SS, Akeroyd JM, Nambi V, Michos ED, Morris PB, Nasir K, Smith SC, Stone NJ, Petersen LA, Ballantyne CM. Applicability and Cost Implications for Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9 Inhibitors Based on the ODYSSEY Outcomes Trial. Circulation. 2019 Jan 15; 139(3):410-412. PMID: 30586689.
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    34. Jia X, Kohli P, Virani SS. Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Cardiovascular Outcomes: Insights From Recent Clinical Trials. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2019 Jan 10; 21(1):1. PMID: 30631963.
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    35. Gyawali B, Mishra SR, Virani SS, Kallestrup P. Low levels of ideal cardiovascular health in a semi-urban population of Western Nepal: a population-based, cross-sectional study. Heart Asia. 2019; 11(1):e011131. PMID: 30728865.
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    36. Lowenstern A, Navar AM, Li S, Virani SS, Goldberg AC, Louie MJ, Lee LV, Peterson ED, Wang TY. Association of Clinician Knowledge and Statin Beliefs With Statin Therapy Use and Lipid Levels (A Survey of US Practice in the PALM Registry). Am J Cardiol. 2019 Apr 01; 123(7):1011-1018. PMID: 30660354.
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    37. Hira RS, Kataruka A, Akeroyd JM, Ramsey DJ, Pokharel Y, Gurm HS, Nasir K, Deswal A, Jneid H, Alam M, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA, Virani SS. Association of Body Mass Index With Risk Factor Optimization and Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy in US Veterans With Cardiovascular Disease. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Jan; 12(1):e004817. PMID: 30636483.
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    38. Saeed A, Sun W, Agarwala A, Virani SS, Nambi V, Coresh J, Selvin E, Boerwinkle E, Jones PH, Ballantyne CM, Hoogeveen RC. Lipoprotein(a) levels and risk of cardiovascular disease events in individuals with diabetes mellitus or prediabetes: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Atherosclerosis. 2019 Mar; 282:52-56. PMID: 30685442.
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    39. Kamal AK, Khalid W, Muqeet A, Jamil A, Farhat K, Gillani SRA, Zulfiqar M, Saif M, Muhammad AA, Zaidi F, Mustafa M, Gowani A, Sharif S, Bokhari SS, Tai J, Rahman N, Sultan FAT, Sayani S, Virani SS. Making prescriptions "talk" to stroke and heart attack survivors to improve adherence: Results of a randomized clinical trial (The Talking Rx Study). PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0197671. PMID: 30571697.
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    40. Navaneethan SD, Akeroyd JM, Ramsey D, Ahmed ST, Mishra SR, Petersen LA, Muntner P, Ballantyne C, Winkelmayer WC, Ramanathan V, Virani SS. Facility-Level Variations in Kidney Disease Care among Veterans with Diabetes and CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Dec 07; 13(12):1842-1850. PMID: 30498000.
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    41. Virani SS, Ballantyne CM. Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol: Is 160 the New 190? Circulation. 2018 11 20; 138(21):2326-2329. PMID: 30571588.
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    42. Lloyd-Jones DM, Braun LT, Ndumele CE, Smith SC, Sperling LS, Virani SS, Blumenthal RS. Use of Risk Assessment Tools to Guide Decision-Making in the Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: A Special Report From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jun 25; 73(24):3153-3167. PMID: 30423392.
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    43. Grundy SM, Stone NJ, Bailey AL, Beam C, Birtcher KK, Blumenthal RS, Braun LT, de Ferranti S, Faiella-Tommasino J, Forman DE, Goldberg R, Heidenreich PA, Hlatky MA, Jones DW, Lloyd-Jones D, Lopez-Pajares N, Ndumele CE, Orringer CE, Peralta CA, Saseen JJ, Smith SC, Sperling L, Virani SS, Yeboah J. 2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2019 Jun 18; 139(25):e1082-e1143. PMID: 30586774.
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    44. Lloyd-Jones DM, Braun LT, Ndumele CE, Smith SC, Sperling LS, Virani SS, Blumenthal RS. Use of Risk Assessment Tools to Guide Decision-Making in the Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: A Special Report From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. Circulation. 2019 Jun 18; 139(25):e1162-e1177. PMID: 30586766.
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    45. Grundy SM, Stone NJ, Bailey AL, Beam C, Birtcher KK, Blumenthal RS, Braun LT, de Ferranti S, Faiella-Tommasino J, Forman DE, Goldberg R, Heidenreich PA, Hlatky MA, Jones DW, Lloyd-Jones D, Lopez-Pajares N, Ndumele CE, Orringer CE, Peralta CA, Saseen JJ, Smith SC, Sperling L, Virani SS, Yeboah J. 2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jun 25; 73(24):3168-3209. PMID: 30423391.
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    46. Grundy SM, Stone NJ, Bailey AL, Beam C, Birtcher KK, Blumenthal RS, Braun LT, de Ferranti S, Faiella-Tommasino J, Forman DE, Goldberg R, Heidenreich PA, Hlatky MA, Jones DW, Lloyd-Jones D, Lopez-Pajares N, Ndumele CE, Orringer CE, Peralta CA, Saseen JJ, Smith SC, Sperling L, Virani SS, Yeboah J. 2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jun 25; 73(24):e285-e350. PMID: 30423393.
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    47. Grundy SM, Stone NJ, Bailey AL, Beam C, Birtcher KK, Blumenthal RS, Braun LT, de Ferranti S, Faiella-Tommasino J, Forman DE, Goldberg R, Heidenreich PA, Hlatky MA, Jones DW, Lloyd-Jones D, Lopez-Pajares N, Ndumele CE, Orringer CE, Peralta CA, Saseen JJ, Smith SC, Sperling L, Virani SS, Yeboah J. 2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2019 Jun 18; 139(25):e1046-e1081. PMID: 30565953.
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    48. Navar AM, Wang TY, Mi X, Robinson JG, Virani SS, Roger VL, Wilson PWF, Goldberg AC, Peterson ED. Influence of Cardiovascular Risk Communication Tools and Presentation Formats on Patient Perceptions and Preferences. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Nov 07. PMID: 30419113.
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    49. Rodwin BA, Salami JA, Spatz ES, Valero-Elizondo J, Virani SS, Blankstein R, Blaha MJ, Nasir K, Desai NR. Variation in the Use of Warfarin and Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Atrial Fibrillation and Associated Cost Implications. Am J Med. 2019 Jan; 132(1):61-70.e1. PMID: 30290193.
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    50. Lowenstern AM, Li S, Navar AM, Roger VL, Robinson JG, Goldberg AC, Virani SS, Lee LV, Wilson PWF, Louie MJ, Peterson ED, Wang TY. Measurement of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels in Primary and Secondary Prevention Patients: Insights From the PALM Registry. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Sep 18; 7(18):e009251. PMID: 30371214.
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    51. Saeed A, Virani SS, Ballantyne CM, Taylor AA, Nambi V. Are All Benefits and Harms Equal? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Aug 14; 72(7):819-820. PMID: 30092962.
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    52. Wang Z, White DL, Hoogeveen R, Chen L, Whitsel EA, Richardson PA, Virani SS, Garcia JM, El-Serag HB, Jiao L. Anti-Hypertensive Medication Use, Soluble Receptor for Glycation End Products and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in the Women's Health Initiative Study. J Clin Med. 2018 Aug 02; 7(8). PMID: 30072610.
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    53. Nanna MG, Navar AM, Zakroysky P, Xiang Q, Goldberg AC, Robinson J, Roger VL, Virani SS, Wilson PWF, Elassal J, Lee LV, Wang TY, Peterson ED. Association of Patient Perceptions of Cardiovascular Risk and Beliefs on Statin Drugs With Racial Differences in Statin Use: Insights From the Patient and Provider Assessment of Lipid Management Registry. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Aug 01; 3(8):739-748. PMID: 29898219.
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    54. Shah T, Virani SS. Lipid-Lowering Therapies: Risks in Women and Evidence-Based Options. Tex Heart Inst J. 2018 08; 45(4):238-239. PMID: 30374235.
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    55. Walther CP, Richardson PA, Virani SS, Winkelmayer WC, Navaneethan SD. Association between intensity of statin therapy and mortality in persons with chronic kidney disease. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2018 Jul 20. PMID: 30053252.
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    56. Saeed A, Feofanova EV, Yu B, Sun W, Virani SS, Nambi V, Coresh J, Guild CS, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM, Hoogeveen RC. Remnant-Like Particle Cholesterol, Low-Density Lipoprotein Triglycerides, and Incident Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Jul 10; 72(2):156-169. PMID: 29976289.
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    57. Faza NN, Akeroyd JM, Ramsey DJ, Shah T, Nasir K, Deswal A, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA, Virani SS. Effectiveness of NPs and PAs in managing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. JAAPA. 2018 Jul; 31(7):39-45. PMID: 29957606.
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    69. Woodard LD, Adepoju OE, Amspoker AB, Virani SS, Ramsey DJ, Petersen LA, Jones LA, Kiefer L, Mehta P, Naik AD. Impact of Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation on Diabetes Control in the Veterans Health Administration. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Aug; 33(8):1276-1282. PMID: 29611089.
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    78. Ahmed ST, Rehman H, Akeroyd JM, Alam M, Shah T, Kalra A, Virani SS. Premature Coronary Heart Disease in South Asians: Burden and Determinants. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2018 01 27; 20(1):6. PMID: 29374801.
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    84. Arrieta A, Hong JC, Khera R, Virani SS, Krumholz HM, Nasir K. Updated Cost-effectiveness Assessments of PCSK9 Inhibitors From the Perspectives of the Health System and Private Payers: Insights Derived From the FOURIER Trial. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 12 01; 2(12):1369-1374. PMID: 29049467.
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    90. Khan MR, Kayani WT, Ahmad W, Hira RS, Virani SS, Hamzeh I, Jneid H, Lakkis N, Alam M. Meta-Analysis of Comparison of 5-Year Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients With Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery in the Era of Drug-eluting Stents. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Nov 01; 120(9):1514-1520. PMID: 28886851.
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    103. Rehman H, Kamal AK, Sayani S, Morris PB, Merchant AT, Virani SS. Using Mobile Health (mHealth) Technology in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus, Physical Inactivity, and Smoking. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2017 Apr; 19(4):16. PMID: 28243807.
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    105. Saeed A, Virani SS, Jones PH, Nambi V, Zoch D, Ballantyne CM. A simplified pathway to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitor prior authorization approval: A lipid clinic experience. J Clin Lipidol. 2017 May - Jun; 11(3):596-599. PMID: 28506382.
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    106. Virani SS, Ballantyne CM. From Plaque Burden to Plaque Composition: Toward Personalized Risk Assessment. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 03; 10(3):250-252. PMID: 28279372.
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    108. Gehi AK, Doros G, Glorioso TJ, Grunwald GK, Hsu J, Song Y, Turakhia MP, Turchin A, Virani SS, Maddox TM. Factors associated with rhythm control treatment decisions in patients with atrial fibrillation-Insights from the NCDR PINNACLE registry. Am Heart J. 2017 May; 187:88-97. PMID: 28454812.
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    110. Khalid U, Wruck LM, Quibrera PM, Bozkurt B, Nambi V, Virani SS, Jneid H, Agarwal S, Chang PP, Loehr L, Basra SS, Rosamond W, Ballantyne CM, Deswal A. BNP and obesity in acute decompensated heart failure with preserved vs. reduced ejection fraction: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Surveillance Study. Int J Cardiol. 2017 Apr 15; 233:61-66. PMID: 28185703.
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    112. Merchant AT, Virani SS. Evaluating Periodontal Treatment to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Challenges and Possible Solutions. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2017 Jan; 19(1):4. PMID: 28120314.
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    113. Rodriguez F, Maron DJ, Knowles JW, Virani SS, Lin S, Heidenreich PA. Association Between Intensity of Statin Therapy and Mortality in Patients With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 01 01; 2(1):47-54. PMID: 27829091.
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    114. Salami JA, Warraich H, Valero-Elizondo J, Spatz ES, Desai NR, Rana JS, Virani SS, Blankstein R, Khera A, Blaha MJ, Blumenthal RS, Lloyd-Jones D, Nasir K. National Trends in Statin Use and Expenditures in the US Adult Population From 2002 to 2013: Insights From the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 01 01; 2(1):56-65. PMID: 27842171.
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    115. Pokharel Y, Sun W, Virani SS, Nambi V, Hoogeveen RC, Chang PP, Ndumele CE, Solomon SD, Bozkurt B, Selvin E, Ballantyne CM, Deswal A. Myocardial Injury, Obesity, and the Obesity Paradox: The ARIC Study. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 01; 5(1):56-63. PMID: 28017350.
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    117. Gehi AK, O'Brien E, Pathak RK, Sanders P, Kennedy KF, Virani SS, Masoudi FA, Maddox TM. Implications of the LEGACY trial on US Atrial Fibrillation Patients: An NCDR Research to Practice (R2P) Project. Am J Cardiol. 2017 02 15; 119(4):579-584. PMID: 28038724.
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    118. Federspiel JJ, Sueta CA, Kucharska-Newton AM, Beyhaghi H, Zhou L, Virani SS, Rodgers JE, Chang PP, Stearns SC. Antihypertensive adherence and outcomes among community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. J Eval Clin Pract. 2018 02; 24(1):48-55. PMID: 27807921.
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    119. Miedema MD, Virani SS. Aspirin reduces cardiovascular events in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease but at a near equivalent risk of increased bleeding. Evid Based Med. 2016 12; 21(6):225. PMID: 27780831.
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    120. Hira RS, Bhatt DL, Fonarow GC, Heidenreich PA, Ju C, Virani SS, Bozkurt B, Petersen LA, Hernandez AF, Schwamm LH, Eapen ZJ, Albert MA, Liang L, Matsouaka RA, Peterson ED, Jneid H. Temporal Trends in Care and Outcomes of Patients Receiving Fibrinolytic Therapy Compared to Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From the Get With The Guidelines Coronary Artery Disease (GWTG-CAD) Registry. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 10 06; 5(10). PMID: 27792640.
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    121. Rodriguez F, Lin S, Maron DJ, Knowles JW, Virani SS, Heidenreich PA. Use of high-intensity statins for patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in the Veterans Affairs Health System: Practice impact of the new cholesterol guidelines. Am Heart J. 2016 Dec; 182:97-102. PMID: 27914506.
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    122. Kalra A, Glusenkamp N, Anderson K, Kalra RN, Kerkar PG, Kumar G, Maddox TM, Oetgen WJ, Virani SS. American College of Cardiology (ACC)'s PINNACLE India Quality Improvement Program (PIQIP)-Inception, progress and future direction: A report from the PIQIP Investigators. Indian Heart J. 2016 Dec; 68 Suppl 3:S1-S4. PMID: 28038717.
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    123. Pokharel Y, Gosch K, Nambi V, Chan PS, Kosiborod M, Oetgen WJ, Spertus JA, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA, Virani SS. Practice-Level Variation in Statin Use Among Patients With Diabetes: Insights From the PINNACLE Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 09 20; 68(12):1368-9. PMID: 27634128.
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    125. Valero-Elizondo J, Salami JA, Osondu CU, Ogunmoroti O, Arrieta A, Spatz ES, Younus A, Rana JS, Virani SS, Blankstein R, Blaha MJ, Veledar E, Nasir K. Economic Impact of Moderate-Vigorous Physical Activity Among Those With and Without Established Cardiovascular Disease: 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 09 07; 5(9). PMID: 27604455.
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    126. Hoang V, Grounds J, Pham D, Virani S, Hamzeh I, Qureshi AM, Lakkis N, Alam M. The Role of Intracoronary Plaque Imaging with Intravascular Ultrasound, Optical Coherence Tomography, and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2016 09; 18(9):57. PMID: 27485540.
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    128. Agarwala A, Virani S, Couper D, Chambless L, Boerwinkle E, Astor BC, Hoogeveen RC, Coresh J, Sharrett AR, Folsom AR, Mosley T, Ballantyne CM, Nambi V. Biomarkers and degree of atherosclerosis are independently associated with incident atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in a primary prevention cohort: The ARIC study. Atherosclerosis. 2016 10; 253:156-163. PMID: 27665201.
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    129. Kamran H, Nambi V, Negi S, Yang EY, Chen C, Virani SS, Kougias P, Lumsden AB, Morrisett JD, Ballantyne CM, Brunner G. Magnetic Resonance Venous Volume Measurements in Peripheral Artery Disease (from ELIMIT). Am J Cardiol. 2016 Nov 01; 118(9):1399-1404. PMID: 27670795.
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    133. Gillette M, Morneau K, Hoang V, Virani S, Jneid H. Antiplatelet Management for Coronary Heart Disease: Advances and Challenges. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2016 Jun; 18(6):35. PMID: 27139709.
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    134. Stevens J, Erber-Oakkar E, Cui Z, Cai J, Virani SS, Di Angelantonio E, Wormser D. Cardiovascular disease risk by assigned treatment using the 2013 and 1998 obesity guidelines. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 07; 24(7):1554-60. PMID: 27184463.
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    135. Bennet CS, Dahagam CR, Virani SS, Martin SS, Blumenthal RS, Michos ED, McEvoy JW. Lipid Management Guidelines from the Departments of Veteran Affairs and Defense: A Critique. Am J Med. 2016 09; 129(9):906-12. PMID: 27154781.
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    136. Kalra A, Pokharel Y, Glusenkamp N, Wei J, Kerkar PG, Oetgen WJ, Virani SS. Gender disparities in cardiovascular care access and delivery in India: Insights from the American College of Cardiology's PINNACLE India Quality Improvement Program (PIQIP). Int J Cardiol. 2016 Jul 15; 215:248-51. PMID: 27128540.
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    137. Pokharel Y, Akeroyd JM, Ramsey DJ, Hira RS, Nambi V, Shah T, Woodard LD, Winchester DE, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA, Virani SS. Statin Use and Its Facility-Level Variation in Patients With Diabetes: Insight From the Veterans Affairs National Database. Clin Cardiol. 2016 Apr; 39(4):185-91. PMID: 27059708.
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    138. Hoang V, Alam M, Addison D, Macedo F, Virani S, Birnbaum Y. Erratum to: Efficacy of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers in Coronary Artery Disease without Heart Failure in the Modern Statin Era: a Meta-Analysis of Randomized-Controlled Trials. Cardiovasc Drugs Ther. 2016 Apr; 30(2):199. PMID: 26971096.
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    139. Hoang V, Alam M, Addison D, Macedo F, Virani S, Birnbaum Y. Efficacy of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers in Coronary Artery Disease without Heart Failure in the Modern Statin Era: a Meta-Analysis of Randomized-Controlled Trials. Cardiovasc Drugs Ther. 2016 Apr; 30(2):189-98. PMID: 26861251.
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    140. Younus A, Aneni EC, Spatz ES, Osondu CU, Roberson L, Ogunmoroti O, Malik R, Ali SS, Aziz M, Feldman T, Virani SS, Maziak W, Agatston AS, Veledar E, Nasir K. A Systematic Review of the Prevalence and Outcomes of Ideal Cardiovascular Health in US and Non-US Populations. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016 05; 91(5):649-70. PMID: 27040086.
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    141. Bilen O, Kamal A, Virani SS. Lipoprotein abnormalities in South Asians and its association with cardiovascular disease: Current state and future directions. World J Cardiol. 2016 Mar 26; 8(3):247-57. PMID: 27022456.
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    142. Pokharel Y, Steinberg L, Chan W, Akeroyd JM, Jones PH, Nambi V, Nasir K, Petersen L, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. A dataset to assess providers? knowledge and attitudes towards the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Cholesterol Management Guideline. Data Brief. 2016 Jun; 7:595-8. PMID: 27054163.
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    143. Kamal AK, Muqeet A, Farhat K, Khalid W, Jamil A, Gowani A, Muhammad AA, Zaidi F, Khan D, Elahi T, Sharif S, Raz S, Zafar T, Bokhari SS, Rahman N, Sultan FA, Sayani S, Virani SS. Using a tailored health information technology- driven intervention to improve health literacy and medication adherence in a Pakistani population with vascular disease (Talking Rx) - study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016 Mar 05; 17(1):121. PMID: 26944938.
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    144. Valero-Elizondo J, Salami JA, Ogunmoroti O, Osondu CU, Aneni EC, Malik R, Spatz ES, Rana JS, Virani SS, Blankstein R, Blaha MJ, Veledar E, Nasir K. Favorable Cardiovascular Risk Profile Is Associated With Lower Healthcare Costs and Resource Utilization: The 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 Mar; 9(2):143-53. PMID: 26941417.
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    145. Pokharel Y, Wei J, Hira RS, Kalra A, Shore S, Kerkar PG, Kumar G, Risch S, Vicera V, Oetgen WJ, Deswal A, Turakhia MP, Glusenkamp N, Virani SS. Guideline-Directed Medication Use in Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction in India: American College of Cardiology's PINNACLE India Quality Improvement Program. Clin Cardiol. 2016 Mar; 39(3):145-9. PMID: 26880649.
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    146. Ogunwale AN, Morrison AC, Sun W, Dodge RC, Virani SS, Taylor A, Gottesman RF, Yang E, Wei P, McEvoy JW, Heiss G, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM, Nambi V. The impact of multiple single day blood pressure readings on cardiovascular risk estimation: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2016 09; 23(14):1529-36. PMID: 26869459.
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    147. Agarwala A, Kajani Z, Miedema MD, Virani SS. The Role of Ezetimibe in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2016 Feb; 18(2):8. PMID: 26792014.
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    148. Mozaffarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett DK, Blaha MJ, Cushman M, Das SR, de Ferranti S, Després JP, Fullerton HJ, Howard VJ, Huffman MD, Isasi CR, Jiménez MC, Judd SE, Kissela BM, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Liu S, Mackey RH, Magid DJ, McGuire DK, Mohler ER, Moy CS, Muntner P, Mussolino ME, Nasir K, Neumar RW, Nichol G, Palaniappan L, Pandey DK, Reeves MJ, Rodriguez CJ, Rosamond W, Sorlie PD, Stein J, Towfighi A, Turan TN, Virani SS, Woo D, Yeh RW, Turner MB. Executive Summary: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics--2016 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016 Jan 26; 133(4):447-54. PMID: 26811276.
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    149. Kalra A, Glusenkamp N, Oetgen WJ, Virani SS. Contemporary data on cardiovascular diseases in Indians: American College of Cardiology's PINNACLE India Quality Improvement Program. Indian Heart J. 2016 May-Jun; 68(3):434-5. PMID: 27316512.
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    150. Pokharel Y, Steinberg L, Chan W, Akeroyd JM, Jones PH, Nambi V, Nasir K, Petersen L, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Case-based educational intervention to assess change in providers' knowledge and attitudes towards the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Cholesterol Management Guideline. Atherosclerosis. 2016 Mar; 246:115-20. PMID: 26773472.
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    151. Miedema MD, Huguelet J, Virani SS. Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: In Need of Clarity. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2016 Jan; 18(1):4. PMID: 26753770.
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    152. Basra SS, Virani SS, Paniagua D, Kar B, Jneid H. Acute Coronary Syndromes: Unstable Angina and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Heart Fail Clin. 2016 Jan; 12(1):31-48. PMID: 26567973.
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    154. Mozaffarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett DK, Blaha MJ, Cushman M, Das SR, de Ferranti S, Després JP, Fullerton HJ, Howard VJ, Huffman MD, Isasi CR, Jiménez MC, Judd SE, Kissela BM, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Liu S, Mackey RH, Magid DJ, McGuire DK, Mohler ER, Moy CS, Muntner P, Mussolino ME, Nasir K, Neumar RW, Nichol G, Palaniappan L, Pandey DK, Reeves MJ, Rodriguez CJ, Rosamond W, Sorlie PD, Stein J, Towfighi A, Turan TN, Virani SS, Woo D, Yeh RW, Turner MB. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2016 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016 Jan 26; 133(4):e38-360. PMID: 26673558.
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    155. Ogunmoroti O, Utuama O, Spatz ES, Rouseff M, Parris D, Das S, Younus A, Guzman H, Tran T, Agatston A, Feldman T, Virani SS, Maziak W, Veledar E, Nasir K. Trends in Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics Among Employees of a Large Healthcare Organization (from the Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study). Am J Cardiol. 2016 Mar 01; 117(5):787-93. PMID: 26754123.
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    156. Kumar A, Yang EY, Brunner G, Murray TO, Virani SS, Garami Z, Ballantyne CM, Morrisett JD, Nambi V. Plaque Volume of Carotid Endarterectomy Specimens Measured by 3D Ultrasound Technology. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 09; 9(9):1118-1119. PMID: 26684968.
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    158. Virani SS, Maddox TM, Chan PS, Tang F, Akeroyd JM, Risch SA, Oetgen WJ, Deswal A, Bozkurt B, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA. Provider Type and Quality of Outpatient Cardiovascular Disease Care: Insights From the NCDR PINNACLE Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Oct 20; 66(16):1803-1812. PMID: 26483105.
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    159. Urech TH, Woodard LD, Virani SS, Dudley RA, Lutschg MZ, Petersen LA. Calculations of Financial Incentives for Providers in a Pay-for-Performance Program: Manual Review Versus Data From Structured Fields in Electronic Health Records. Med Care. 2015 Oct; 53(10):901-7. PMID: 26340661.
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    161. O'Brien SE, Schrodi SJ, Ye Z, Brilliant MH, Virani SS, Brautbar A. Differential Lipid Response to Statins Is Associated With Variants in the BUD13-APOA5 Gene Region. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2015 Aug; 66(2):183-8. PMID: 25900265.
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    162. Miller PE, Martin SS, Toth PP, Santos RD, Blaha MJ, Nasir K, Virani SS, Post WS, Blumenthal RS, Jones SR. Screening and advanced lipid phenotyping in familial hypercholesterolemia: The Very Large Database of Lipids Study-17 (VLDL-17). J Clin Lipidol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 9(5):676-83. PMID: 26350814.
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    164. Miedema MD, Lopez FL, Blaha MJ, Virani SS, Coresh J, Ballantyne CM, Folsom AR. Implications of the Eighth Joint National Committee Guidelines for the Management of High Blood Pressure for Aging Adults: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Hypertension. 2015 Sep; 66(3):474-80. PMID: 26150438.
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    165. Virani SS, Akeroyd JM, Nambi V, Maddox TM, Gillette MA, Michael Ho P, Rumsfeld J, Petersen LA, Ballantyne CM. Implications for Ezetimibe Therapy Use Based on IMPROVE-IT Criteria. Am J Med. 2015 Nov; 128(11):1253-6. PMID: 26071828.
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    167. Spinler SA, Cziraky MJ, Willey VJ, Tang F, Maddox TM, Thomas T, Dueñas GG, Virani SS. Frequency of Attainment of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Goals in Cardiovascular Clinical Practice (from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry PINNACLE Registry). Am J Cardiol. 2015 Aug 15; 116(4):547-53. PMID: 26089010.
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    168. Kalra A, Pokharel Y, Hira RS, Risch S, Vicera V, Li Q, Kalra RN, Kerkar PG, Kumar G, Maddox TM, Oetgen WJ, Glusenkamp N, Turakhia MP, Virani SS. Cardiovascular Disease Performance Measures in the Outpatient Setting in India: Insights From the American College of Cardiology's PINNACLE India Quality Improvement Program (PIQIP). J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 May 20; 4(5). PMID: 25994444.
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    169. Pokharel Y, Virani SS, Ballantyne CM. The promise of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 inhibitors for the treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2015 May; 17(5):508. PMID: 25782778.
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    170. Winchester DE, Kitchen A, Brandt JC, Dusaj RS, Virani SS, Bradley SM, Shaw LJ, Beyth RJ. Metrics of quality care in veterans: correlation between primary-care performance measures and inappropriate myocardial perfusion imaging. Clin Cardiol. 2015 Apr; 38(4):195-9. PMID: 25870096.
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    172. Habib GB, Virani SS, Jneid H. Is 2015 the primetime year for prehypertension? Prehypertension: a cardiovascular risk factor or simply a risk marker? J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Feb 19; 4(2). PMID: 25699997.
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    173. Bandeali SJ, Gosch K, Alam M, Kayani WT, Jneid H, Fiocchi F, Wilson JM, Chan PS, Deswal A, Maddox TM, Virani SS. Coronary artery disease performance measures and statin use in patients with recent percutaneous coronary intervention or recent coronary artery bypass grafting (from the NCDR PINNACLE registry). Am J Cardiol. 2015 Apr 15; 115(8):1013-8. PMID: 25721483.
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    174. Hira RS, Kennedy K, Nambi V, Jneid H, Alam M, Basra SS, Ho PM, Deswal A, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA, Virani SS. Frequency and practice-level variation in inappropriate aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: insights from the National Cardiovascular Disease Registry's Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jan 20; 65(2):111-21. PMID: 25593051.
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    175. Khalid U, Awar O, Verstovsek G, Cheong B, Yellapragada SV, Jneid H, Deswal A, Virani SS. Case report: isolated cardiac amyloidosis: an enigma unravelled. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2015 Jan-Mar; 11(1):53-8. PMID: 25793032.
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    176. Addison D, Wosik J, Birnbaum I, Virani SS. Case report: a lead you can't miss: a case of right ventricular perforation. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2015 Jan-Mar; 11(1):51-2. PMID: 25793031.
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    177. Miedema MD, Lopez FL, Blaha MJ, Virani SS, Coresh J, Ballantyne CM, Folsom AR. Eligibility for statin therapy according to new cholesterol guidelines and prevalent use of medication to lower lipid levels in an older US Cohort: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study Cohort. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jan; 175(1):138-40. PMID: 25401375.
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    180. Hira RS, Kennedy K, Alam M, Petersen LA, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Reply: Frequency of inappropriate and nonrecommended prasugrel prescription: great variations. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Dec 09; 64(22):2434-5. PMID: 25465429.
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    183. Virani SS, Woodard LD, Akeroyd JM, Ramsey DJ, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA. Is high-intensity statin therapy associated with lower statin adherence compared with low- to moderate-intensity statin therapy? Implications of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Cholesterol Management Guidelines. Clin Cardiol. 2014 Nov; 37(11):653-9. PMID: 25324147.
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    185. Pokharel Y, Basra S, Lincoln AE, Tucker AM, Nambi V, Nasir K, Vogel RA, Wong ND, Boone JL, Roberts AJ, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Association of body mass index and waist circumference with subclinical atherosclerosis in retired NFL players. South Med J. 2014 Oct; 107(10):633-9. PMID: 25279867.
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    187. Abbass IM, Virani SS, Michael Swint J, Chan W, Franzini L. One-year outcomes associated with using observation services in triaging patients with nonspecific chest pain. Clin Cardiol. 2014 Oct; 37(10):591-6. PMID: 25113151.
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    188. Wijeysundera DN, Duncan D, Nkonde-Price C, Virani SS, Washam JB, Fleischmann KE, Fleisher LA. Perioperative beta blockade in noncardiac surgery: a systematic review for the 2014 ACC/AHA guideline on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and management of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Dec 09; 64(22):2406-25. PMID: 25091545.
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    189. Basra SS, Virani SS, Paniagua D, Kar B, Jneid H. Acute coronary syndromes: unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. Cardiol Clin. 2014 Aug; 32(3):353-70. PMID: 25091963.
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    191. Pokharel Y, Nambi V, Martin SS, Hoogeveen RC, Nasir K, Khera A, Wong ND, Jones PH, Boone J, Roberts AJ, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Association between lipoprotein associated phospholipase A2 mass and subclinical coronary and carotid atherosclerosis in Retired National Football League players. Atherosclerosis. 2014 Oct; 236(2):251-6. PMID: 25105582.
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    192. Virani SS. What is new in the 2013 ACC/AHA guideline on the treatment of blood cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic risk in adults? Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Jun; 41(3):304-5. PMID: 24955047.
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    193. Hira RS, Kennedy K, Jneid H, Alam M, Basra SS, Petersen LA, Ballantyne CM, Nambi V, Chan PS, Virani SS. Frequency and practice-level variation in inappropriate and nonrecommended prasugrel prescribing: insights from the NCDR PINNACLE registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jul 01; 63(25 Pt A):2876-7. PMID: 24814485.
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    194. Gao F, Ballantyne C, Ma L, Virani SS, Keinan A, Brautbar A. Rare LPL gene variants attenuate triglyceride reduction and HDL cholesterol increase in response to fenofibric acid therapy in individuals with mixed dyslipidemia. Atherosclerosis. 2014 Jun; 234(2):249-53. PMID: 24704626.
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    195. Pokharel Y, Macedo FY, Nambi V, Martin SS, Nasir K, Wong ND, Boone J, Roberts AJ, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Neck circumference is not associated with subclinical atherosclerosis in retired National Football League players. Clin Cardiol. 2014 Jul; 37(7):402-7. PMID: 24648005.
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    196. Bavishi C, Ather S, Bambhroliya A, Jneid H, Virani SS, Bozkurt B, Deswal A. Prognostic significance of hyponatremia among ambulatory patients with heart failure and preserved and reduced ejection fractions. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jun 01; 113(11):1834-8. PMID: 24837261.
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    197. Virani SS, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA. Decrease the incentives to order lipid panels--reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Mar; 174(3):473-4. PMID: 24590083.
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    198. Hoogeveen RC, Gaubatz JW, Sun W, Dodge RC, Crosby JR, Jiang J, Couper D, Virani SS, Kathiresan S, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM. Small dense low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol concentrations predict risk for coronary heart disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 May; 34(5):1069-77. PMID: 24558110.
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    200. Rogers PA, Daye J, Huang H, Blaustein A, Virani S, Alam M, Kumar A, Paniagua D, Kar B, Bozkurt B, Ballantyne CM, Deswal A, Jneid H. Revascularization improves mortality in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Mar 01; 172(1):239-41. PMID: 24462137.
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    202. Go AS, Mozaffarian D, Roger VL, Benjamin EJ, Berry JD, Blaha MJ, Dai S, Ford ES, Fox CS, Franco S, Fullerton HJ, Gillespie C, Hailpern SM, Heit JA, Howard VJ, Huffman MD, Judd SE, Kissela BM, Kittner SJ, Lackland DT, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Mackey RH, Magid DJ, Marcus GM, Marelli A, Matchar DB, McGuire DK, Mohler ER, Moy CS, Mussolino ME, Neumar RW, Nichol G, Pandey DK, Paynter NP, Reeves MJ, Sorlie PD, Stein J, Towfighi A, Turan TN, Virani SS, Wong ND, Woo D, Turner MB. Heart disease and stroke statistics--2014 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2014 Jan 21; 129(3):e28-e292. PMID: 24352519.
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    203. Martin SS, Blaha MJ, Blankstein R, Agatston A, Rivera JJ, Virani SS, Ouyang P, Jones SR, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ, Nasir K. Dyslipidemia, coronary artery calcium, and incident atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: implications for statin therapy from the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Circulation. 2014 Jan 07; 129(1):77-86. PMID: 24141324.
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    204. Brunner G, Yang EY, Kumar A, Sun W, Virani SS, Negi SI, Murray T, Lin PH, Hoogeveen RC, Chen C, Dong JF, Kougias P, Taylor A, Lumsden AB, Nambi V, Ballantyne CM, Morrisett JD. The Effect of Lipid Modification on Peripheral Artery Disease after Endovascular Intervention Trial (ELIMIT). Atherosclerosis. 2013 Dec; 231(2):371-7. PMID: 24267254.
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    205. Bandeali SJ, Kayani WT, Lee VV, Elayda M, Alam M, Huang HD, Wilson JM, Jneid H, Birnbaum Y, Deswal A, Farmer J, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Association between preoperative diuretic use and in-hospital outcomes after cardiac surgery. Cardiovasc Ther. 2013 Oct; 31(5):291-7. PMID: 23517524.
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    206. Nambi V, Liu X, Chambless LE, de Lemos JA, Virani SS, Agarwal S, Boerwinkle E, Hoogeveen RC, Aguilar D, Astor BC, Srinivas PR, Deswal A, Mosley TH, Coresh J, Folsom AR, Heiss G, Ballantyne CM. Troponin T and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide: a biomarker approach to predict heart failure risk--the atherosclerosis risk in communities study. Clin Chem. 2013 Dec; 59(12):1802-10. PMID: 24036936.
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    207. Virani SS, Woodard LD, Wang D, Chitwood SS, Landrum CR, Urech TH, Pietz K, Chen GJ, Hertz B, Murawsky J, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA. Correlates of repeat lipid testing in patients with coronary heart disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Aug 12; 173(15):1439-44. PMID: 23817669.
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    208. Virani SS, Lee VV, Brautbar A, Grove ML, Nambi V, Alam M, Elayda M, Wilson JM, Willerson JT, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in cholesteryl ester transfer protein gene and recurrent coronary heart disease or mortality in patients with established atherosclerosis. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Nov 01; 112(9):1287-92. PMID: 23891427.
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    209. Dadu RT, Dodge R, Nambi V, Virani SS, Hoogeveen RC, Smith NL, Chen F, Pankow JS, Guild C, Tang WH, Boerwinkle E, Hazen SL, Ballantyne CM. Ceruloplasmin and heart failure in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Circ Heart Fail. 2013 Sep 01; 6(5):936-43. PMID: 23861484.
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    210. Huang HD, Alam M, Hamzeh I, Virani S, Deswal A, Aguilar D, Rogers P, Kougias P, Birnbaum Y, Paniagua D, Kar B, Ballantyne C, Bozkurt B, Jneid H. Patients with severe chronic kidney disease benefit from early revascularization after acute coronary syndrome. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 09; 168(4):3741-6. PMID: 23845772.
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    211. Jneid H, Alam M, Virani SS, Bozkurt B. Redefining myocardial infarction: what is new in the ESC/ACCF/AHA/WHF Third Universal Definition of myocardial infarction? Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2013 Jul-Sep; 9(3):169-72. PMID: 24066201.
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    212. Yang EY, Brunner G, Dokainish H, Hartley CJ, Taffet G, Lakkis N, Taylor AA, Misra A, McCulloch ML, Morrisett JD, Virani SS, Ballantyne CM, Nagueh SF, Nambi V. Application of speckle-tracking in the evaluation of carotid artery function in subjects with hypertension and diabetes. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013 Aug; 26(8):901-909.e1. PMID: 23759168.
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    213. Alam M, Virani SS, Shahzad SA, Siddiqui S, Siddiqui KH, Mumtaz SA, Kleiman NS, Coselli JS, Lakkis NM, Jneid H. Comparison by meta-analysis of percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with a mean age of =70 years. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 01; 112(5):615-22. PMID: 23726179.
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    214. Dadu RT, Fornage M, Virani SS, Nambi V, Hoogeveen RC, Boerwinkle E, Alonso A, Gottesman RF, Mosley TH, Ballantyne CM. Cardiovascular biomarkers and subclinical brain disease in the atherosclerosis risk in communities study. Stroke. 2013 Jul; 44(7):1803-8. PMID: 23660848.
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    215. Alam M, Bandeali SJ, Kayani WT, Ahmad W, Shahzad SA, Jneid H, Birnbaum Y, Kleiman NS, Coselli JS, Ballantyne CM, Lakkis N, Virani SS. Comparison by meta-analysis of mortality after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting in women versus men. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Aug 01; 112(3):309-17. PMID: 23642381.
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    216. Brautbar A, Barbalic M, Chen F, Belmont J, Virani SS, Scherer S, Hegele RA, Ballantyne CM. Rare APOA5 promoter variants associated with paradoxical HDL cholesterol decrease in response to fenofibric acid therapy. J Lipid Res. 2013 Jul; 54(7):1980-7. PMID: 23633496.
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    217. Ansari J, Garcha GS, Huang H, Bakaeen FG, Virani SS, Jneid H. Acute Aortic Valve Rupture From Infective Endocarditis After Transrectal Prostate Biopsy: A Call to Revise the AHA Guidelines for Prevention of Infective Endocarditis. Clin Med Insights Case Rep. 2013; 6:29-33. PMID: 23471201.
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    218. Go AS, Mozaffarian D, Roger VL, Benjamin EJ, Berry JD, Borden WB, Bravata DM, Dai S, Ford ES, Fox CS, Franco S, Fullerton HJ, Gillespie C, Hailpern SM, Heit JA, Howard VJ, Huffman MD, Kissela BM, Kittner SJ, Lackland DT, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Magid D, Marcus GM, Marelli A, Matchar DB, McGuire DK, Mohler ER, Moy CS, Mussolino ME, Nichol G, Paynter NP, Schreiner PJ, Sorlie PD, Stein J, Turan TN, Virani SS, Wong ND, Woo D, Turner MB. Executive summary: heart disease and stroke statistics--2013 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2013 Jan 01; 127(1):143-52. PMID: 23283859.
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    219. Virani SS. Statins in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in women: facts and myths. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013; 40(3):288-9. PMID: 23914021.
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    220. Go AS, Mozaffarian D, Roger VL, Benjamin EJ, Berry JD, Borden WB, Bravata DM, Dai S, Ford ES, Fox CS, Franco S, Fullerton HJ, Gillespie C, Hailpern SM, Heit JA, Howard VJ, Huffman MD, Kissela BM, Kittner SJ, Lackland DT, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Magid D, Marcus GM, Marelli A, Matchar DB, McGuire DK, Mohler ER, Moy CS, Mussolino ME, Nichol G, Paynter NP, Schreiner PJ, Sorlie PD, Stein J, Turan TN, Virani SS, Wong ND, Woo D, Turner MB. Heart disease and stroke statistics--2013 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2013 Jan 01; 127(1):e6-e245. PMID: 23239837.
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    221. Alam M, Huang HD, Shahzad SA, Kar B, Virani SS, Rogers PA, Paniagua D, Bozkurt B, Palacios I, Kleiman NS, Jneid H. Percutaneous coronary intervention vs. coronary artery bypass graft surgery for unprotected left main coronary artery disease in the drug-eluting stents era--an aggregate data meta-analysis of 11,148 patients. Circ J. 2013; 77(2):372-82. PMID: 23123552.
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    222. Ndumele CE, Matsushita K, Astor B, Virani SS, Mora S, Williams EK, Hoogeveen RC, Blumenthal RS, Sharrett AR, Ballantyne CM, Coresh J. Apolipoproteins do not add prognostic information beyond lipoprotein cholesterol measures among individuals with obesity and insulin resistance syndromes: the ARIC study. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2014 Jul; 21(7):866-75. PMID: 23109406.
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    223. Kayani WT, Bandeali SJ, Lee VV, Elayda M, Khan A, Nambi V, Jneid H, Alam M, Wilson JM, Huang HD, Birnbaum Y, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Association between statins and infections after coronary artery bypass grafting. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 20; 168(1):117-20. PMID: 23046597.
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    224. Negi SI, Brautbar A, Virani SS, Anand A, Polisecki E, Asztalos BF, Ballantyne CM, Schaefer EJ, Jones PH. A novel mutation in the ABCA1 gene causing an atypical phenotype of Tangier disease. J Clin Lipidol. 2013 Jan-Feb; 7(1):82-7. PMID: 23351586.
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    225. Woodard LD, Landrum CR, Urech TH, Wang D, Virani SS, Petersen LA. Impact of clinical complexity on the quality of diabetes care. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Sep; 18(9):508-14. PMID: 23009301.
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    226. Alam M, Kayani WT, Bandeali SJ, Shahzad SA, Huang HD, Virani SS, Ramanathan KB, Jneid H. Impact of colchicine on pericardial inflammatory syndromes--an analysis of randomized clinical trials. Int J Cardiol. 2012 Nov 01; 161(1):59-62. PMID: 22770895.
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    227. Bandeali SJ, Kayani WT, Lee VV, Pan W, Elayda MA, Nambi V, Jneid HM, Alam M, Wilson JM, Birnbaum Y, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Outcomes of preoperative angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Oct 01; 110(7):919-23. PMID: 22727178.
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    228. Brautbar A, Pompeii LA, Dehghan A, Ngwa JS, Nambi V, Virani SS, Rivadeneira F, Uitterlinden AG, Hofman A, Witteman JC, Pencina MJ, Folsom AR, Cupples LA, Ballantyne CM, Boerwinkle E. A genetic risk score based on direct associations with coronary heart disease improves coronary heart disease risk prediction in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC), but not in the Rotterdam and Framingham Offspring, Studies. Atherosclerosis. 2012 Aug; 223(2):421-6. PMID: 22789513.
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    229. Dugan J, Virani SS, Ho V. Medicare eligibility and physician utilization among adults with coronary heart disease and stroke. Med Care. 2012 Jun; 50(6):547-53. PMID: 22270098.
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    230. Kayani WT, Huang HD, Bandeali S, Virani SS, Wilson JM, Birnbaum Y. ST elevation: telling pathology from the benign patterns. Glob J Health Sci. 2012 Apr 28; 4(3):51-63. PMID: 22980232.
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    231. Virani SS, Wang D, Woodard LD, Chitwood SS, Landrum CR, Zieve FJ, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA. Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol reporting and goal attainment in primary care. J Clin Lipidol. 2012 Nov-Dec; 6(6):545-52. PMID: 23312050.
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    232. Alam M, Bandeali SJ, Virani SS, Jneid HM, Shahzad SA, Ramanathan KB, Kar B, Kleiman NS, Lakkis N. Clinical outcomes of percutaneous interventions in saphenous vein grafts using drug-eluting stents compared to bare-metal stents: a comprehensive meta-analysisof all randomized clinical trials. Clin Cardiol. 2012 May; 35(5):291-6. PMID: 22488047.
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    233. Virani SS, Pompeii L, Lincoln AE, Dunn RE, Tucker AM, Nambi V, Nasir K, Vogel RA, Boone JL, Roberts AJ, Ballantyne CM. Association between traditional cholesterol parameters, lipoprotein particle concentration, novel biomarkers and carotid plaques in retired National Football League players. Atherosclerosis. 2012 Jun; 222(2):551-6. PMID: 22525822.
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    234. Virani SS, Brautbar A, Lee VV, MacArthur E, Morrison AC, Grove ML, Nambi V, Frazier L, Wilson JM, Willerson JT, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM. Chromosome 9p21 single nucleotide polymorphisms are not associated with recurrent myocardial infarction in patients with established coronary artery disease. Circ J. 2012; 76(4):950-6. PMID: 22322877.
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    235. Nambi V, Boerwinkle E, Lawson K, Brautbar A, Chambless L, Franeschini N, North KE, Virani SS, Folsom AR, Ballantyne CM. The 9p21 genetic variant is additive to carotid intima media thickness and plaque in improving coronary heart disease risk prediction in white participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Atherosclerosis. 2012 May; 222(1):135-7. PMID: 22349088.
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    236. Woodard LD, Landrum CR, Urech TH, Profit J, Virani SS, Petersen LA. Treating chronically ill people with diabetes mellitus with limited life expectancy: implications for performance measurement. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Feb; 60(2):193-201. PMID: 22260627.
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    237. Brautbar A, Virani SS, Belmont J, Nambi V, Jones PH, Ballantyne CM. LPL gene variants affect apoC-III response to combination therapy of statins and fenofibric acid in a randomized clinical trial of individuals with mixed dyslipidemia. J Lipid Res. 2012 Mar; 53(3):556-60. PMID: 22236405.
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    238. Alam M, Lee VV, Elayda MA, Shahzad SA, Yang EY, Nambi V, Jneid H, Pan W, Coulter S, Wilson JM, Ramanathan KB, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Association of gender with morbidity and mortality after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting. A propensity score matched analysis. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jul 15; 167(1):180-4. PMID: 22240765.
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    239. Roger VL, Go AS, Lloyd-Jones DM, Benjamin EJ, Berry JD, Borden WB, Bravata DM, Dai S, Ford ES, Fox CS, Fullerton HJ, Gillespie C, Hailpern SM, Heit JA, Howard VJ, Kissela BM, Kittner SJ, Lackland DT, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Makuc DM, Marcus GM, Marelli A, Matchar DB, Moy CS, Mozaffarian D, Mussolino ME, Nichol G, Paynter NP, Soliman EZ, Sorlie PD, Sotoodehnia N, Turan TN, Virani SS, Wong ND, Woo D, Turner MB. Executive summary: heart disease and stroke statistics--2012 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2012 Jan 03; 125(1):188-97. PMID: 22215894.
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    240. Virani SS. Implementation strategies to improve non-HDL-cholesterol goal attainment: current evidence and a conceptual framework for future directions. Tex Heart Inst J. 2012; 39(2):228-30. PMID: 22740738.
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    241. Roger VL, Go AS, Lloyd-Jones DM, Benjamin EJ, Berry JD, Borden WB, Bravata DM, Dai S, Ford ES, Fox CS, Fullerton HJ, Gillespie C, Hailpern SM, Heit JA, Howard VJ, Kissela BM, Kittner SJ, Lackland DT, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Makuc DM, Marcus GM, Marelli A, Matchar DB, Moy CS, Mozaffarian D, Mussolino ME, Nichol G, Paynter NP, Soliman EZ, Sorlie PD, Sotoodehnia N, Turan TN, Virani SS, Wong ND, Woo D, Turner MB. Heart disease and stroke statistics--2012 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2012 Jan 03; 125(1):e2-e220. PMID: 22179539.
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    242. Virani SS, Ballantyne CM. Update on therapies targeting HDL: the mystery continues. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2011 Dec; 22(6):514-6. PMID: 22101565.
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    243. Virani SS, Brautbar A, Davis BC, Nambi V, Hoogeveen RC, Sharrett AR, Coresh J, Mosley TH, Morrisett JD, Catellier DJ, Folsom AR, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM. Associations between lipoprotein(a) levels and cardiovascular outcomes in black and white subjects: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Circulation. 2012 Jan 17; 125(2):241-9. PMID: 22128224.
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    244. Negi SI, Steinberg L, Polsani VR, Gowani SA, Nambi V, Kumar V, Marinescu V, Jones PH, Petersen LA, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol calculation and goal awareness among physicians-in-training. J Clin Lipidol. 2012 Jan-Feb; 6(1):50-7. PMID: 22264574.
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    245. Tolpin DA, Collard CD, Lee VV, Virani SS, Allison PM, Elayda MA, Pan W. Subclinical changes in serum creatinine and mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Mar; 143(3):682-688.e1. PMID: 22054657.
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    246. Yang EY, Chambless L, Sharrett AR, Virani SS, Liu X, Tang Z, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM, Nambi V. Carotid arterial wall characteristics are associated with incident ischemic stroke but not coronary heart disease in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Stroke. 2012 Jan; 43(1):103-8. PMID: 22033999.
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    247. Yang EY, Dokainish H, Virani SS, Misra A, Pritchett AM, Lakkis N, Brunner G, Bobek J, McCulloch ML, Hartley CJ, Ballantyne CM, Nagueh SF, Nambi V. Segmental analysis of carotid arterial strain using speckle-tracking. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Nov; 24(11):1276-1284.e5. PMID: 21907541.
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    248. Virani SS, Steinberg L, Murray T, Negi S, Nambi V, Woodard LD, Bozkurt B, Petersen LA, Ballantyne CM. Barriers to non-HDL cholesterol goal attainment by providers. Am J Med. 2011 Sep; 124(9):876-80.e2. PMID: 21854896.
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    249. Virani SS, Woodard LD, Chitwood SS, Landrum CR, Urech TH, Wang D, Murawsky J, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA. Frequency and correlates of treatment intensification for elevated cholesterol levels in patients with cardiovascular disease. Am Heart J. 2011 Oct; 162(4):725-732.e1. PMID: 21982666.
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    250. Brautbar A, Covarrubias D, Belmont J, Lara-Garduno F, Virani SS, Jones PH, Leal SM, Ballantyne CM. Variants in the APOA5 gene region and the response to combination therapy with statins and fenofibric acid in a randomized clinical trial of individuals with mixed dyslipidemia. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Dec; 219(2):737-42. PMID: 21889769.
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    251. Brunner G, Nambi V, Yang E, Kumar A, Virani SS, Kougias P, Shah D, Lumsden A, Ballantyne CM, Morrisett JD. Automatic quantification of muscle volumes in magnetic resonance imaging scans of the lower extremities. Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Oct; 29(8):1065-75. PMID: 21855242.
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    252. Virani SS, Catellier DJ, Pompeii LA, Nambi V, Hoogeveen RC, Wasserman BA, Coresh J, Mosley TH, Otvos JD, Sharrett AR, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM. Relation of cholesterol and lipoprotein parameters with carotid artery plaque characteristics: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) carotid MRI study. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Dec; 219(2):596-602. PMID: 21868017.
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    253. Virani SS, Woodard LD, Landrum CR, Pietz K, Wang D, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA. Institutional, provider, and patient correlates of low-density lipoprotein and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal attainment according to the Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines. Am Heart J. 2011 Jun; 161(6):1140-6. PMID: 21641361.
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    254. Alam M, Siddiqui S, Lee VV, Elayda MA, Nambi V, Yang EY, Jneid HM, Wilson JM, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Isolated coronary artery bypass grafting in obese individuals: a propensity matched analysis of outcomes. Circ J. 2011; 75(6):1378-85. PMID: 21498907.
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    255. Yang EY, Polsani VR, Washburn MJ, Zang W, Hall AL, Virani SS, Hodge MD, Parker D, Kerwin WS, Lawrie GM, Garami Z, Ballantyne CM, Morrisett JD, Nambi V. Real-time co-registration using novel ultrasound technology: ex vivo validation and in vivo applications. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Jul; 24(7):720-8. PMID: 21439782.
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    256. Saunders JT, Nambi V, de Lemos JA, Chambless LE, Virani SS, Boerwinkle E, Hoogeveen RC, Liu X, Astor BC, Mosley TH, Folsom AR, Heiss G, Coresh J, Ballantyne CM. Cardiac troponin T measured by a highly sensitive assay predicts coronary heart disease, heart failure, and mortality in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Circulation. 2011 Apr 05; 123(13):1367-76. PMID: 21422391.
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    257. Virani SS, Brautbar A, Lee VV, Elayda M, Sami S, Nambi V, Frazier L, Wilson JM, Willerson JT, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM. Usefulness of single nucleotide polymorphism in chromosome 4q25 to predict in-hospital and long-term development of atrial fibrillation and survival in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Am J Cardiol. 2011 May 15; 107(10):1504-9. PMID: 21414601.
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    258. Saunders J, Nambi V, Kimball KT, Virani SS, Morrisett JD, Lumsden AB, Ballantyne CM, Dong JF. Variability and persistence of aspirin response in lower extremity peripheral arterial disease patients. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Mar; 53(3):668-75. PMID: 21227624.
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    259. Virani SS. Non-HDL cholesterol as a metric of good quality of care: opportunities and challenges. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(2):160-2. PMID: 21494527.
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    260. Virani SS, Nambi V, Hoogeveen R, Wasserman BA, Coresh J, Gonzalez F, Chambless LE, Mosley TH, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM. Relationship between circulating levels of RANTES (regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed, and secreted) and carotid plaque characteristics: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Carotid MRI Study. Eur Heart J. 2011 Feb; 32(4):459-68. PMID: 20943669.
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    261. Virani SS, Nambi V, Polsani VR, Lee VV, Elayda M, Kohsaka S, Pan W, Reul RM, Wilson JM, Petersen LA, Willerson JT, Ballantyne CM. Preoperative statin therapy decreases risk of postoperative renal insufficiency. Cardiovasc Ther. 2010 Apr; 28(2):80-6. PMID: 20398096.
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    262. Virani SS, Ballantyne CM. Therapy and clinical trials: HDL-cholesterol and niacin therapy--past, present, and future. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2010 Apr; 21(2):165-6. PMID: 20616632.
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    263. Yang EY, Nambi V, Tang Z, Virani SS, Boerwinkle E, Hoogeveen RC, Astor BC, Mosley TH, Coresh J, Chambless L, Ballantyne CM. Clinical implications of JUPITER (Justification for the Use of statins in Prevention: an Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin) in a U.S. population insights from the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Dec 15; 54(25):2388-95. PMID: 20082929.
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    264. Polsani VR, Nambi V, Virani SS, Zoch D, Yang EY, Jones PH, Ballantyne CM. Efficacy and tolerability of multidrug therapy for hypertriglyceridemia. J Clin Lipidol. 2009 Oct; 3(5):341-4. PMID: 21291832.
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    265. Divakaran VG, Brown WR, Virani SS. Images in echocardiography: a freely floating saphenous vein graft. Echocardiography. 2009 Aug; 26(7):868-9. PMID: 20003024.
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    266. Polsani VR, Virani SS, Nambi V. Lipid management: considerations in acute coronary syndrome. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2009 Mar; 11(2):149-56. PMID: 19228490.
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    267. Alam M, Virani SS, Simpson L, Williams SB, Wilson JM. Cardiac sarcoidosis: a clinical entity uncommonly recognized. Tex Heart Inst J. 2009; 36(5):501-3. PMID: 19876443.
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    268. Virani SS, Nambi V, Lee VV, Elayda MA, Pan W, Petersen LA, Wilson JM, Willerson JT, Ballantyne CM. Obesity: an independent predictor of in-hospital postoperative renal insufficiency among patients undergoing cardiac surgery? Tex Heart Inst J. 2009; 36(6):540-5. PMID: 20069078.
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    269. Alam M, Simpson L, Virani SS, Cheong B, Loyalka P, Civitello AB. Incidental diagnosis of interrupted aortic arch in a 72-year-old man. Tex Heart Inst J. 2009; 36(5):494-5. PMID: 19876440.
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    270. Levine S, Mendoza CE, Virani SS, Barquet G, Purow J, Katariya K, Salerno T. Rescue percutaneous coronary intervention for graft failure immediately after coronary artery bypass grafting: case report and review of literature. J Card Surg. 2008 Nov-Dec; 23(6):709-12. PMID: 19016996.
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    271. Virani SS, Nambi V, Lee VV, Elayda M, Reul RM, Wilson JM, Ballantyne CM. Does preoperative statin therapy improve outcomes in patients undergoing isolated cardiac valve surgery? Am J Cardiol. 2008 Nov 01; 102(9):1235-9. PMID: 18940299.
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    272. Polsani VR, Virani SS, Nambi V. Lipid management: considerations in acute coronary syndrome. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2008 Jul; 10(4):334-41. PMID: 18611369.
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    273. Virani SS, Polsani VR, Nambi V. Novel markers of inflammation in atherosclerosis. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2008 Apr; 10(2):164-70. PMID: 18417072.
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    274. Arora H, Virani SS, Simpson L, Stainback RF. Contrast echocardiography for right-sided heart conditions: case reports and literature review. Tex Heart Inst J. 2008; 35(1):38-41. PMID: 18427650.
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    275. Virani SS, Nambi V, Razavi M, Lee VV, Elayda M, Wilson JM, Ballantyne CM. Preoperative statin therapy is not associated with a decrease in the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Am Heart J. 2008 Mar; 155(3):541-6. PMID: 18294494.
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    276. Virani SS, Ballantyne CM. How to identify patients with vulnerable plaques. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2008 Sep; 10(10):824-33. PMID: 17970757.
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    277. Virani SS, Nambi V. The role of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 as a marker for atherosclerosis. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2007 Aug; 9(2):97-103. PMID: 17877917.
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    278. Yarrabolu TR, Simpson L, Virani SS, Arora H, Navarijo J, Stainback RF. Cor triatriatum dexter. Tex Heart Inst J. 2007; 34(3):383-5. PMID: 17948095.
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