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Ahmadi Naser

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Cardiology
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    1. Ahmadi N, Moss L, Hauser P, Nemeroff C, Atre-Vaidya N. Clinical outcome of maintenance electroconvulsive therapy in comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and major depressive disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2018 Oct; 105:132-136. PMID: 30219562.
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    2. Zeb I, Ahmadi N, Flores F, Budoff MJ. Randomized trial evaluating the effect of aged garlic extract with supplements versus placebo on adipose tissue surrogates for coronary atherosclerosis progression. Coron Artery Dis. 2018 06; 29(4):325-328. PMID: 29140808.
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    3. Ahmadi N, Mao SS, Hajsadeghi F, Arnold B, Kiramijyan S, Gao Y, Flores F, Azen S, Budoff M. The relation of low levels of bone mineral density with coronary artery calcium and mortality. Osteoporos Int. 2018 Jul; 29(7):1609-1616. PMID: 29704026.
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    4. Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Nabavi V, Olango G, Molla M, Budoff M, Vaidya N, Quintana J, Pynoos R, Hauser P, Yehuda R. The Long-Term Clinical Outcome of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder With Impaired Coronary Distensibility. Psychosom Med. 2018 04; 80(3):294-300. PMID: 29538055.
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    5. Ahmadi N, Moss L, Simon E, Nemeroff CB, Atre-Vaidya N. EFFICACY AND LONG-TERM CLINICAL OUTCOME OF COMORBID POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER AFTER ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY. Depress Anxiety. 2016 07; 33(7):640-7. PMID: 26555786.
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    6. Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Yehuda R, Anderson N, Garfield D, Ludmer C, Vaidya N. Traumatic brain injury, coronary atherosclerosis and cardiovascular mortality. Brain Inj. 2015; 29(13-14):1635-41. PMID: 26399477.
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    7. Ahmadi N, Ruiz-Garcia J, Hajsadeghi F, Azen S, Mack W, Hodis H, Lerman A. Impaired coronary artery distensibility is an endothelium-dependent process and is associated with vulnerable plaque composition. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2016 Jul; 36(4):261-8. PMID: 25524149.
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    8. Budoff MJ, Liu S, Chow D, Flores F, Hsieh B, Gebow D, DeFrance T, Ahmadi N. Coronary CT angiography versus standard of care strategies to evaluate patients with potential coronary artery disease; effect on long term clinical outcomes. Atherosclerosis. 2014 Dec; 237(2):494-8. PMID: 25463080.
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    9. Hajsadeghi F, Nabavi V, Bhandari A, Choi A, Vincent H, Flores F, Budoff M, Ahmadi N. Increased epicardial adipose tissue is associated with coronary artery disease and major adverse cardiovascular events. Atherosclerosis. 2014 Dec; 237(2):486-9. PMID: 25463078.
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    10. Havmoeller R, Reinier K, Teodorescu C, Ahmadi N, Kwok D, Uy-Evanado A, Chen YD, Rotter JI, Gunson K, Jui J, Chugh SS. Elevated plasma free fatty acids are associated with sudden death: a prospective community-based evaluation at the time of cardiac arrest. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Apr; 11(4):691-6. PMID: 24418168; PMCID: PMC4078928.
    11. Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Conneely M, Mingos M, Arora R, Budoff M, Ebrahimi R. Accurate detection of metabolically active "brown" and "white" adipose tissues with computed tomography. Acad Radiol. 2013 Nov; 20(11):1443-7. PMID: 24119358.
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    12. Choi TY, Ahmadi N, Sourayanezhad S, Zeb I, Budoff MJ. Relation of vascular stiffness with epicardial and pericardial adipose tissues, and coronary atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2013 Jul; 229(1):118-23. PMID: 23537929.
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    13. Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Hajsadeghi F, Zeb I, Flores F, Ebrahimi R, Budoff M. Aged garlic extract with supplement is associated with increase in brown adipose, decrease in white adipose tissue and predict lack of progression in coronary atherosclerosis. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 03; 168(3):2310-4. PMID: 23453866.
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    14. Kiramijyan S, Ahmadi N, Isma'eel H, Flores F, Shaw LJ, Raggi P, Budoff MJ. Impact of coronary artery calcium progression and statin therapy on clinical outcome in subjects with and without diabetes mellitus. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Feb 01; 111(3):356-61. PMID: 23206921.
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    15. Zeb I, Ahmadi N, Molnar MZ, Li D, Shantouf R, Hatamizadeh P, Choi T, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Budoff MJ. Association of coronary artery calcium score and vascular dysfunction in long-term hemodialysis patients. Hemodial Int. 2013 Apr; 17(2):216-22. PMID: 22962941; PMCID: PMC4319179.
    16. Larijani VN, Ahmadi N, Zeb I, Khan F, Flores F, Budoff M. Beneficial effects of aged garlic extract and coenzyme Q10 on vascular elasticity and endothelial function: the FAITH randomized clinical trial. Nutrition. 2013 Jan; 29(1):71-5. PMID: 22858191; PMCID: PMC4277702.
    17. Zeb I, Ahmadi N, Nasir K, Kadakia J, Larijani VN, Flores F, Li D, Budoff MJ. Aged garlic extract and coenzyme Q10 have favorable effect on inflammatory markers and coronary atherosclerosis progression: A randomized clinical trial. J Cardiovasc Dis Res. 2012 Jul; 3(3):185-90. PMID: 22923934; PMCID: PMC3425023.
    18. Pillutla P, Li D, Ahmadi N, Budoff MJ. Comparison of coronary calcium in firefighters with abnormal stress test findings and in asymptomatic nonfirefighters with abnormal stress test findings. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Feb 15; 109(4):511-4. PMID: 22105785.
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    19. Ahmadi N, Eshaghian S, Huizenga R, Sosnin K, Ebrahimi R, Siegel R. Effects of intense exercise and moderate caloric restriction on cardiovascular risk factors and inflammation. Am J Med. 2011 Oct; 124(10):978-82. PMID: 21798505.
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    20. Ahmadi N, McQuilkin GL, Akhtar MW, Hajsadeghi F, Kleis SJ, Hecht H, Naghavi M, Budoff M. Reproducibility and variability of digital thermal monitoring of vascular reactivity. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2011 Nov; 31(6):422-8. PMID: 21981452.
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    21. Azmoon S, Demarest C, Pucillo AL, Hjemdahl-Monsen C, Kay R, Ahmadi N, Aronow WS, Frishman WH. Neurologic and cardiac benefits of therapeutic hypothermia. Cardiol Rev. 2011 May-Jun; 19(3):108-14. PMID: 21464638.
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    22. Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Mirshkarlo HB, Budoff M, Yehuda R, Ebrahimi R. Post-traumatic stress disorder, coronary atherosclerosis, and mortality. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Jul 01; 108(1):29-33. PMID: 21530936.
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    23. Hamirani YS, Kadakia J, Pagali SR, Zeb I, Isma'eel H, Ahmadi N, Sarraf G, Choi T, Patel A, Budoff MJ. Assessment of progression of coronary atherosclerosis using multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCT). Int J Cardiol. 2011 Jun 02; 149(2):270-274. PMID: 21419503.
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    24. Hajsadeghi F, Ahmadi N, Eshaghian S, Budoff M. Porcelain heart. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2011 May-Jun; 5(3):183-5. PMID: 21367683.
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    25. Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ, Stone GW, Ebrahimi R. Mortality in individuals without known coronary artery disease but with discordance between the Framingham risk score and coronary artery calcium. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Mar 15; 107(6):799-804. PMID: 21247539.
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    26. Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Hajsadeghi F, Flores F, French WJ, Mao SS, Shavelle D, Ebrahimi R, Budoff M. Mortality incidence of patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease diagnosed by computed tomography angiography. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Jan; 107(1):10-6. PMID: 21146679.
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    27. Ahmadi N, Mao SS, Hajsadeghi F, Hacioglu Y, Flores F, Gao Y, Ebrahimi R, Budoff M. Relation of subclinical left and right ventricular dysfunctions measured by computed tomography angiography with the severity of coronary artery disease. Coron Artery Dis. 2011; 22(6):380-7. PMID: 21666441.
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    28. Nabavi V, Ahmadi N, Bhatia HS, Flores F, Ebrahimi R, Karlsberg RP, Budoff MJ. Increased carotid wall thickness measured by computed tomography is associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery calcium. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Mar; 215(1):103-9. PMID: 21196006.
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    29. Gupta M, Kadakia J, Hacioglu Y, Ahmadi N, Patel A, Choi T, Yamada G, Budoff M. Non-contrast cardiac computed tomography can accurately detect chronic myocardial infarction: Validation study. J Nucl Cardiol. 2011 Feb; 18(1):96-103. PMID: 21128040; PMCID: PMC3032183.
    30. Hamirani YS, Zeb I, Pagali SR, Kadakia J, Saraff G, Choi T, Ahmadi N, Isma'eel H, Budoff MJ. Normalization of automatic plaque quantification in cardiac computed tomography (CCT). Int J Cardiol. 2011 Jan 21; 146(2):282-90. PMID: 21106261.
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    31. Gupta M, Hacioglu Y, Kadakia J, Ahmadi N, Gao Y, Mao SS, Budoff MJ. Left ventricular volume: an optimal parameter to detect systolic dysfunction on prospectively triggered 64-multidetector row computed tomography: another step towards reducing radiation exposure. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Oct; 27(7):1015-23. PMID: 21063782; PMCID: PMC3182321.
    32. Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Yang E, Hajsadeghi F, Lakis M, Flores F, Zeb I, Bevinal M, Ebrahimi R, Budoff M. Increased epicardial, pericardial, and subcutaneous adipose tissue is associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery calcium. Acad Radiol. 2010 Dec; 17(12):1518-24. PMID: 20947390.
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    33. Girsky MJ, Shinbane JS, Ahmadi N, Mao S, Flores F, Budoff MJ. Prospective randomized trial of venous cardiac computed tomographic angiography for facilitation of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010 Oct; 33(10):1182-7. PMID: 20579305.
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    34. Foster T, Budoff MJ, Saab S, Ahmadi N, Gordon C, Guerci AD. Atorvastatin and antioxidants for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: the St Francis Heart Study randomized clinical trial. Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 Jan; 106(1):71-7. PMID: 20842109.
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    35. Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Hajsadeghi F, Flores F, Azmoon S, Ismaeel H, Shavelle D, Mao SS, Ebrahimi R, Budoff MJ. Impaired aortic distensibility measured by computed tomography is associated with the severity of coronary artery disease. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Mar; 27(3):459-69. PMID: 20711815; PMCID: PMC3092065.
    36. Hamirani YS, Nasir K, Gopal A, Ahmadi N, Pal R, Flores F, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ. Atherosclerotic plaque composition among patients with stenotic coronary artery disease on noninvasive CT angiography. Coron Artery Dis. 2010 Jun; 21(4):222-7. PMID: 20418769.
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    37. Shantouf RS, Budoff MJ, Ahmadi N, Ghaffari A, Flores F, Gopal A, Noori N, Jing J, Kovesdy CP, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Total and individual coronary artery calcium scores as independent predictors of mortality in hemodialysis patients. Am J Nephrol. 2010; 31(5):419-25. PMID: 20389057; PMCID: PMC2883846.
    38. Ahmadi N, Tsimikas S, Hajsadeghi F, Saeed A, Nabavi V, Bevinal MA, Kadakia J, Flores F, Ebrahimi R, Budoff MJ. Relation of oxidative biomarkers, vascular dysfunction, and progression of coronary artery calcium. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Feb 15; 105(4):459-66. PMID: 20152239.
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    39. Ahmadi N, Shavelle D, Nabavi V, Hajsadeghi F, Moshrefi S, Flores F, Azmoon S, Mao SS, Ebrahimi R, Budoff M. Coronary distensibility index measured by computed tomography is associated with the severity of coronary artery disease. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2010 Mar-Apr; 4(2):119-26. PMID: 20430343.
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    40. Nasir K, Gopal A, Blankstein R, Ahmadi N, Pal R, Khosa F, Shaw LJ, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ. Noninvasive assessment of gender differences in coronary plaque composition with multidetector computed tomographic angiography. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Feb 15; 105(4):453-8. PMID: 20152238.
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    41. Ahmadi N, Clouse M. Aortic valve calcification and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2010 Jan-Feb; 4(1):47-8. PMID: 20159628.
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    42. Abdelkarim MJ, Ahmadi N, Gopal A, Hamirani Y, Karlsberg RP, Budoff MJ. Noninvasive quantitative evaluation of coronary artery stent patency using 64-row multidetector computed tomography. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2010 Jan-Feb; 4(1):29-37. PMID: 20159625.
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    43. Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Gul K, Leibfried M, DeMoss D, Lee R, Flores F, Nasir K, Hecht H, Naghavi M, Budoff MJ. Vascular function measured by fingertip thermal reactivity is impaired in patients with metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2009 Nov; 11(11):678-84. PMID: 19878383.
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    44. Budoff MJ, Karwasky R, Ahmadi N, Nasserian C, Pratt F, Stephens J, Chang WW, Flores FR, Rizzo JA, Gunnarsson CL, McKay CR. Cost-effectiveness of multidetector computed tomography compared with myocardial perfusion imaging as gatekeeper to invasive coronary angiography in asymptomatic firefighters with positive treadmill tests. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2009 Sep-Oct; 3(5):323-30. PMID: 19818321.
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    45. Ibebuogu UN, Nasir K, Gopal A, Ahmadi N, Mao SS, Young E, Honoris L, Nuguri VK, Lee RS, Usman N, Rostami B, Pal R, Flores F, Budoff MJ. Comparison of atherosclerotic plaque burden and composition between diabetic and non diabetic patients by non invasive CT angiography. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Oct; 25(7):717-23. PMID: 19633998.
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    46. Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Nuguri V, Hajsadeghi F, Flores F, Akhtar M, Kleis S, Hecht H, Naghavi M, Budoff M. Low fingertip temperature rebound measured by digital thermal monitoring strongly correlates with the presence and extent of coronary artery disease diagnosed by 64-slice multi-detector computed tomography. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Oct; 25(7):725-38. PMID: 19634001.
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    47. Isma'eel H, Hamirani YS, Mehrinfar R, Mao S, Ahmadi N, Larijani V, Nair S, Budoff MJ. Optimal phase for coronary interpretations and correlation of ejection fraction using late-diastole and end-diastole imaging in cardiac computed tomography angiography: implications for prospective triggering. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Oct; 25(7):739-49. PMID: 19633922; PMCID: PMC2729417.
    48. Budoff MJ, Ahmadi N, Gul KM, Liu ST, Flores FR, Tiano J, Takasu J, Miller E, Tsimikas S. Aged garlic extract supplemented with B vitamins, folic acid and L-arginine retards the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis: a randomized clinical trial. Prev Med. 2009 Aug-Sep; 49(2-3):101-7. PMID: 19573556.
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    49. Budoff MJ, Ahmadi N, Sarraf G, Gao Y, Chow D, Flores F, Mao SS. Determination of left ventricular mass on cardiac computed tomographic angiography. Acad Radiol. 2009 Jun; 16(6):726-32. PMID: 19427981.
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    50. Shantouf R, Kovesdy CP, Kim Y, Ahmadi N, Luna A, Luna C, Rambod M, Nissenson AR, Budoff MJ, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Association of serum alkaline phosphatase with coronary artery calcification in maintenance hemodialysis patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Jun; 4(6):1106-14. PMID: 19423565; PMCID: PMC2689878.
    51. Gul KM, Ahmadi N, Wang Z, Jamieson C, Nasir K, Metcalfe R, Hecht HS, Hartley CJ, Naghavi M. Digital thermal monitoring of vascular function: a novel tool to improve cardiovascular risk assessment. Vasc Med. 2009 May; 14(2):143-8. PMID: 19366821; PMCID: PMC3349085.
    52. Foster GP, Dunn AK, Abraham S, Ahmadi N, Sarraf G. Accurate measurement of mitral annular dimensions by echocardiography: importance of correctly aligned imaging planes and anatomic landmarks. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 May; 22(5):458-63. PMID: 19359141.
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    53. Mao SS, Pal RS, McKay CR, Gao YG, Gopal A, Ahmadi N, Child J, Carson S, Takasu J, Sarlak B, Bechmann D, Budoff MJ. Comparison of coronary artery calcium scores between electron beam computed tomography and 64-multidetector computed tomographic scanner. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2009 Mar-Apr; 33(2):175-8. PMID: 19346841.
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    54. Ahmadi N, Tirunagaram S, Hajsadeghi F, Flores F, Saeed A, Hecht H, Naghavi M, Budoff M. Concomitant insulin resistance and impaired vascular function is associated with increased coronary artery calcification. Int J Cardiol. 2010 Sep 24; 144(1):163-5. PMID: 19193461.
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    55. Gopal A, Nasir K, Ahmadi N, Gul K, Tiano J, Flores M, Young E, Witteman AM, Holland TC, Flores F, Mao SS, Budoff MJ. Cardiac computed tomographic angiography in an outpatient setting: an analysis of clinical outcomes over a 40-month period. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2009 Mar-Apr; 3(2):90-5. PMID: 19269915.
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    56. Isma'eel H, Hamirani YS, Daga N, Kadakia J, Mao S, Ahmadi N, Budoff MJ. Determinants of left main calcifications in a cohort of 2136 diabetes patients. Int J Cardiol. 2010 Jul 23; 142(3):e48-50. PMID: 19171398.
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    57. Ahmadi N, Usman N, Shim J, Nuguri V, Vasinrapee P, Hajsadeghi F, Wang Z, Foster GP, Nasir K, Hecht H, Naghavi M, Budoff M. Vascular dysfunction measured by fingertip thermal monitoring is associated with the extent of myocardial perfusion defect. J Nucl Cardiol. 2009 May-Jun; 16(3):431-9. PMID: 19125310.
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    58. Foster G, Shah H, Sarraf G, Ahmadi N, Budoff M. Detection of noncalcified and mixed plaque by multirow detector computed tomography. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2009 Jan; 7(1):57-64. PMID: 19105767.
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    59. Ibebuogu UN, Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Ramirez J, Flores F, Young E, Gopal A, Wong ND, Budoff MJ. Measures of coronary artery calcification and association with the metabolic syndrome and diabetes. J Cardiometab Syndr. 2009; 4(1):6-11. PMID: 19245510.
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    60. Gopal A, Mao SS, Karlsberg D, Young E, Waggoner J, Ahmadi N, Pal RS, Leal J, Karlsberg RP, Budoff MJ. Radiation reduction with prospective ECG-triggering acquisition using 64-multidetector Computed Tomographic angiography. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Apr; 25(4):405-16. PMID: 19051055.
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    61. Ostrom MP, Gopal A, Ahmadi N, Nasir K, Yang E, Kakadiaris I, Flores F, Mao SS, Budoff MJ. Mortality incidence and the severity of coronary atherosclerosis assessed by computed tomography angiography. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Oct 14; 52(16):1335-43. PMID: 18929245.
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    62. Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Gul K, Vane J, Usman N, Flores F, Nasir K, Hecht H, Naghavi M, Budoff M. Relations between digital thermal monitoring of vascular function, the Framingham risk score, and coronary artery calcium score. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2008 Nov; 2(6):382-8. PMID: 19083982.
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    63. Shantouf R, Budoff MJ, Ahmadi N, Tiano J, Flores F, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Effects of sevelamer and calcium-based phosphate binders on lipid and inflammatory markers in hemodialysis patients. Am J Nephrol. 2008; 28(2):275-9. PMID: 17992011; PMCID: PMC2785908.
    64. Shareghi S, Ahmadi N, Young E, Gopal A, Liu ST, Budoff MJ. Prognostic significance of zero coronary calcium scores on cardiac computed tomography. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2007 Dec; 1(3):155-9. PMID: 19083900.
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