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February 2013

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1. Graham G, Blaha MJ, Budoff MJ, Rivera JJ, Agatston A, Raggi P, Shaw LJ, Berman D, Rana JS, Callister T, Rumberger JA, Min J, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K. Impact of coronary artery calcification on all-cause mortality in individuals with and without hypertension. Atherosclerosis. 2012 Dec;225(2):432-7.
Key words: hypertension, coronary calcium, atherosclerosis, risk prediction

2. Joshi PH, Blaha MJ, Blumenthal RS, Blankstein R, Nasir K. What is the role of calcium scoring in the age of coronary computed tomographic angiography? J Nucl Cardiol. 2012;19:1226-35.
Key words: atherosclerosis, cardiac CT, risk prediction

3. Kilic A, Merlo CA, Conte JV, Shah AS. Lung transplantation in patients 70 years old or older: Have outcomes changed after implementation of the lung allocation score? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Nov; 144(5): 11338.
Key words: lung allocation score, lung transplantation; United Network for Organ Sharing
PMID: 22944081

4. Lin JH, Matsui W, Aloe C, Peng RD, Diette GB, Breysse PN, Matsui EC. Relationships between folate and inflammatory features of asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Dec 10. doi:pii: S0091-6749(12)01768-X. 10.1016/j.jaci.2012.10.046. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: asthma, inflammation, folate
PMID: 23237419

5. Shehata ML, Harouni AA, Skrok J, Basha TA, Boyce D, Lechtzin N, Mathai SC, Girgis R, Osman NF, Lima JA, Bluemke DA, Hassoun PM, Vogel-Claussen J. Regional and global biventricular function in pulmonary arterial hypertension: a cardiac MR imaging study. Radiology. 2013 Jan;266(1):114-22.
Key words: pulmonary arterial hypertension, right ventricular function
PMID: 23151825

6. Tereshchenko,LG, McNitt,S, Han,L, Berger,RD, Zareba,W. ECG marker of adverse electrical remodeling post-myocardial infarction predicts outcomes in MADIT II study. PLOS ONE 2012, 7(12): e51812.
Key words: electrocardiography, electrophysiology, ventricular arrhythmia, electrical remodeling, SAIQRST, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, bundle branch block
PMID: 23251630

7. Ton VK, Martin SS, Blumenthal RS, Blaha MJ. Comparing the new European cardiovascular disease prevention guideline with prior American Heart Association guidelines: an editorial review. Clin Cardiol. 2012 Dec 4. doi: 10.1002/clc.22079. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: prevention, guidelines, coronary heart disease


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