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Theodore Abraham Lab Publications

Selected Publications:

  1. Abraham T, Belohlavek M, Thomson H, Pislaru C, Khandheria B, Seward J, Pellikka P. Time to onset of regional relaxation: Feasibility, variability and normal values of a novel index of regional myocardial function by strain rate imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol 2002;39(9):1531-1535.

  2. Abraham T, Nishimura R, Holmes D, Jr., Belohlavek M, Seward J. Strain Rate Imaging for Assessment of Regional Myocardial Function: Results from a Clinical Model of Septal Ablation. Circulation 2002;105:1403-1406.

  3. Abraham T, Laskowski C, Zhan W-Z, Belohlavek M, Martin E, Greenleaf JF, Sieck GC. Myocardial Contractility by Strain Echocardiography: Comparison with Physiologic Measurements in an in vitro Model. Am J Physiol 2003;285:H2599-H2604. Yip G, Khandheria B, Belohlavek M, Pislaru C, Pellikka P, Abraham T. Strain Echocardiography Predicts Changes in Regional Myocardial Perfusion During Dobutamine Stress. J Am Coll Cardiol 2004; 44: 1664-71.

  4. Modesto KM, Dispenzieri A, Cauduro SA, Lacy M, Khandheria BK, Pellikka PA, Belohlavek M, Seward JB, Kyle R, Tajik AJ, Gertz M, Abraham TP. Left atrial myopathy in cardiac amyloidosis: implications of novel echocardiographic techniques. Eur H J 2005; 26:173-179..

  5. Wang J, Abraham T, Korinek J, Urheim S, McMahon E, Belohlavek M. Delayed onset of subendocardial diastolic thinning identifies hypoperfused myocardium. Circulation 2005;111:2943-2950.

  6. Takemoto Y, Pellikka P, Modesto K, Cauduro S, Belohlavek M, Seward J, Thomson H, Khandheria B, Abraham T. Analysis of the Interaction between Segmental Relaxation Patterns and Global Diastolic Function by Strain Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2005; 18:839-843.

  7. Korinek J, Wang J, Sengupta P, Miyazaki C, Kjaergaard J, McMahon E, Abraham T, Belohlavek M. 2D Strain ? A Doppler Independent Ultrasound Method for Quantification of Regional Deformation: Validation in-vitro and in-vivo. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2005; 18: 1247-1253.

  8. Urheim S, Cauduro S, Frantz R, McGoon M, Belohlavek M, Green T, Miller F, Bailey K, Seward J, Tajik J, Abraham T. Tissue Displacement and Strain Correlate with Invasively Determined Right Ventricular Stroke Volume. Am J Cardiol 2005; 96:1173-1178.

  9. 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; 46:2153-2167.

  10. 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;46:2168-2182.

  11. Lardo A, Abraham TP, Kass DA. Assessment of Ventricular Dyssynchrony: Current Status and Potential Solutions. J Am Coll Cardiol 2005;46:2223-2228.

  12. Liang H-Y, Cauduro SA, Pellikka PA, Bailey KR, Grossardt BR, Yang EH, Rihal C, Seward JB, Miller FA, Abraham TP. Comparison of Usefulness of Echo-Doppler Variables to Left Ventricular End-Diastolic Pressure in Predicting Future Heart Failure Events. Am J Cardiol. 2006 Mar 15;97(6):866-71.

  13. Takemoto Y, Hozumi T, Sugioka K, Takagi Y, Matsumura Y, Yoshiyama M, Abraham TP, 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.

  14. Chakir K, Daya S, Aiba T, Tunin R, Dimaano V, Abraham TP, Jacques J, Lai E, Pacak K, Zhu W-Z, Xiao R-P, Tomaselli G, Kass D. Mechanisms of Enhanced Beta-adrenergic Reserve From Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Circulation 2009 Mar 10;119(9):1231-40.

  15. Abraham TP, Jones M, Liang H-Y, Pinheiro AC, Wagg C, Lopaschuk GD, Szczesna-Cordary D. Diastolic Dysfunction in Transgenic Mice Expressing Cardiac Myosin Regulatory Light Chain R58Q Mutation. Cardiovasc Res (in press).

  16. Aiba T, Hesketh GG, Barth AS, Liu T, Daya S, Chakir K, Dimaano VL, Abraham TP, 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.


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