The physicians at Georgia Heart Institute are dedicated to providing forward thinking care that is focused on improving lives for generations.

Enriched by discovery and innovation, our program has a robust commitment to bringing breakthroughs to everyday care and ensuring that our patients are receiving care that can be benchmarked internationally with other leading programs. Through participation in international research and leading clinical trials, we’re learning about the therapies and treatments of tomorrow to improve care for our patients today.

View our clinicians’ most recent publications and e-posters below.

Recent Publications

Impact of Dapagliflozin on Mortality in Patients With Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Meta-analysis.

Egolum UO, Cates DW, McGraw-Senat C, Ling H. Am J Ther. 2021 May 28. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000001354. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34117146.


Association between Aortic Valve Calcification Progression and Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque Volume Progression in the PARADIGM Registry.

Lee SE, Sung JM, Andreini D, Al-Mallah MH, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Choi JH, Chun EJ, Conte E, Gottlieb I, Hadamitzky M, Kim YJ, Lee BK, Leipsic JA, Maffei E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Pontone G, Shin S, Stone PH, Samady H, Virmani R, Narula J, Berman DS, Shaw LJ, Bax JJ, Lin FY, Min JK, Chang HJ. Radiology. 2021 May 11:202630. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2021202630. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33973837.


Impact of age on coronary artery plaque progression and clinical outcome: A PARADIGM substudy.

Kim M, Lee SP, Kwak S, Yang S, Kim YJ, Andreini D, Al-Mallah MH, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Choi JH, Conte E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Gottlieb I, Hadamitzky M, Leipsic JA, Maffei E, Pontone G, Raff GL, Shin S, Lee BK, Chun EJ, Sung JM, Lee SE, Berman DS, Lin FY, Virmani R, Samady H, Stone PH, Narula J, Bax JJ, Shaw LJ, Min JK, Chang HJ. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2021 May-Jun;15(3):232-239. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2020.09.009. Epub 2020 Oct 1. PMID: 33032975.


Effect of Ezetimibe Added to High-Intensity Statin Therapy on Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels: A Meta-Analysis.

Lee J, Egolum U, Parihar H, Cooley M, Ling H. Cardiol Res. 2021 Apr;12(2):98-108. doi: 10.14740/cr1224. Epub 2021 Feb 23. PMID: 33738013; PMCID: PMC7935639.


Comparative differences in the atherosclerotic disease burden between the epicardial coronary arteries: quantitative plaque analysis on coronary computed tomography angiography.

Bax AM, van Rosendael AR, Ma X, van den Hoogen IJ, Gianni U, Tantawy SW, Hollenberg EJ, Andreini D, Al-Mallah MH, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Choi JH, Conte E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Gottlieb I, Hadamitzky M, Leipsic JA, Maffei E, Pontone G, Shin S, Kim YJ, Lee BK, Chun EJ, Sung JM, Lee SE, Virmani R, Samady H, Stone PH, Berman DS, Min JK, Narula J, Lin FY, Chang HJ, Shaw LJ; PARADIGM Investigators. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Feb 22;22(3):322-330. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jeaa275. PMID: 33215192.


Adverse clinical outcomes in patients undergoing both PCI and TAVR: Analysis from a pooled multi-center registry.

Kumar A, Sammour Y, Reginauld S, Sato K, Agrawal N, Lee JM, Meenakshisundaram C, Ramanan T, Kamioka N, Sawant AC, Mohananey D, Gleason PT, Devireddy C, Krishnaswamy A, Mavromatis K, Grubb K, Svensson LG, Tuzcu EM, Block PC, Iyer V, Babaliaros V, Kapadia S, Samady H. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 Feb 15;97(3):529-539. doi: 10.1002/ccd.29233. Epub 2020 Aug 26. PMID: 32845036.


Age- and sex-related features of atherosclerosis from coronary computed tomography angiography in patients prior to acute coronary syndrome: results from the ICONIC study.

Conte E, Dwivedi A, Mushtaq S, Pontone G, Lin FY, Hollenberg EJ, Lee SE, Bax J, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Chow BJW, Cury RC, Feuchtner G, Hadamitzky M, Kim YJ, Baggiano A, Leipsic J, Maffei E, Marques H, Plank F, Raff GL, van Rosendael AR, Villines TC, Weirich HG, Al’Aref SJ, Baskaran L, Cho I, Danad I, Han D, Heo R, Lee JH, Stuijfzand WJ, Gransar H, Lu Y, Sung JM, Park HB, Al-Mallah MH, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Berman DS, Budoff MJ, Samady H, Shaw LJ, Stone PH, Virmani R, Narula J, Min JK, Chang HJ, Andreini D. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Jan 1;22(1):24-33. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jeaa210. PMID: 32793985.


Topological Data Analysis of Coronary Plaques Demonstrates the Natural History of Coronary Atherosclerosis.

Hwang D, Kim HJ, Lee SP, Lim S, Koo BK, Kim YJ, Kook W, Andreini D, Al-Mallah MH, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Choi JH, Conte E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Gottlieb I, Hadamitzky M, Leipsic JA, Maffei E, Pontone G, Raff GL, Shin S, Lee BK, Chun EJ, Sung JM, Lee SE, Berman DS, Lin FY, Virmani R, Samady H, Stone PH, Narula J, Bax JJ, Shaw LJ, Min JK, Chang HJ. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Jan 13:S1936-878X(20)31014-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.11.009. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33454260.


The Relationship Between Coronary Calcification and the Natural History of Coronary Artery Disease.

Jin HY, Weir-McCall JR, Leipsic JA, Son JW, Sellers SL, Shao M, Blanke P, Ahmadi A, Hadamitzky M, Kim YJ, Conte E, Andreini D, Pontone G, Budoff MJ, Gottlieb I, Lee BK, Chun EJ, Cademartiri F, Maffei E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Shin S, Choi JH, Virmani R, Samady H, Stone PH, Berman DS, Narula J, Shaw LJ, Bax JJ, Chinnaiyan K, Raff G, Al-Mallah MH, Lin FY, Min JK, Sung JM, Lee SE, Chang HJ. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Jan;14(1):233-242. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.08.036. Epub 2020 Nov 18. PMID: 33221216.


Progression of whole-heart Atherosclerosis by coronary CT and major adverse cardiovascular events.

van Rosendael AR, Lin FY, van den Hoogen IJ, et al. [published online ahead of print, 2021 Jan 1]. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2021;S1934-5925(20)30505-0. doi:10.1016/j.jcct.2020.12.007


Impact of adherence to the hybrid algorithm for initial crossing strategy selection in chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention.

Xenogiannis I, Alaswad K, Krestyaninov 0, Khelimskii D, Khatri JJ, Choi JW. Jaffer FA, Patel M, Mahmud E, Doing AH, Dattilo P, Koutouzis M, TsiafouUs I, Uretsky 8, Jefferson BK, Patel T, Jaber W, Samady H, Sheikh AM, Yeh RW, Tamez H, Elbaruny B, Love MP, Abi Rafeh N, Maalouf A, Fadi AJ, Toma C, Shah AR, Chandwaney RH, Omer M, Megaly MS, Vemmou E, Nikolakopoulos I, Rangan BV, Garcia S, Abdullah S, Banerjee S, Burke MN, Karmpaliotis D, Brilakis ES. Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed). 2020 Nov 12:S 1885-5857(20)30410-2. English, Spanish. doi·10.1016/j.rec.2020.09.009. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33189636


Using optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound imaging to quantify coronary plaque cap thickness and vulnerability: a pilot study.

Lv R, Maehara A, Matsumura M, Wang L, Wang Q, Zhang C, Guo X, Samady H, Giddens DP, Zheng J, Mintz GS, Tang D. Biomed Eng Online. 2020 Nov 30;19(1):90. doi: 10.1186/s12938-020-00832-w. PMID: 33256759; PMCID: PMC7706023.


Impact of Successful Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Interventions on Subsequent Clinical Outcomes.

Xenogiannis I, Nikolakopoulos I, Krestyaninov 0, Khelimskii D, Khatri JJ, Doing AH, Dattilo P, Alaswad K, Toma C, Sheikh AM, Jaffer FA, Jefferson BK, Patel T, Chandwaney RH, Jaber W, Samady H, Patel M, Mahmud E, Choi J, Koutouzis M, Tsiafoutis I, Megaly M, Omer M, Vemmou E, Rangan BV, Garcia S, Abdullah S, Banerjee S, Burke N, Brilakis ES, Karmpaliotis D. J Invasive Cardiol. 2020 Nov:32(11 ):433-439. Epub 2020 Jun 22. PMID: 32568095


Anatomy, Physiology. and Biomechanics: The Dream of Identifying Vulnerable Plaque Remains Alive.

Samady H, Lee JM. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Oct;13(10)·2220-2222. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.03.026. Epub 2020 Aug 5. PMID. 32771576


Impact of lntravascular Ultrasound Utilization for Stent Optimization on 1-Year Outcomes After Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Vemmou E, Khatri J, Doing AH, Dattilo P, Toma C, Sheikh A, Alaswad K, Jefferson BK, Patel TN, Chandwaney RH, Jaffer FA, Jaber W, Samady H, Gkargkoulas F, Moses JW, Lembo NJ, Kirtane AJ, Parikh M, Ali ZA, Megaly M, Omer M, Nikolakopoulos I, Xenogiannis I, Stanberry L, Garberich RF, Rangan BV, Garcia S, Burke MN, Abdullah S, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES, Karmpaliotis D. J Invasive Cardiel. 2020 Oct 1 ·32(10):392-399. Epub 2020 Jul 22 PMID: 32694224


Non-obstructive high-risk plaques increase the risk of future culprit lesions comparable to obstructive plaques without high-risk features: the ICONIC study.

Ferraro RA, van Rosendael AR, Lu Y, Andreini D, AI-Mallah MH, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Chow BJW, Conte E, Cury RC, Feuchtner G, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Hadamitzky M, Kim YJ, Leipsic J, Maffei E, Marques H, Plank F, Pantone G, Raff GL, Villines TC, Lee SE, Al’Aref SJ, Baskaran L, Cho I, Danad I, Gransar H, Budoff MJ, Samady H, Stone PH, Virmani R, Narula J, Berman OS, Chang HJ, Bax JJ, Min JK, Shaw LJ, Lin FY. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Sep 1 ;21 (9):973-980. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jeaa048. PMID: 32535636


Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography From Clinical Uses to Emerging Technologies: JACC State-of-the-Art Review.

Abdelrahman KM, Chen MY, Dey AK, Virmant R, Finn AV, Khamis RY, Choi AD, Min JK, Williams MC, Buckler AJ, Taylor CA. Rogers C, Samady H, Anton1ades C, Shaw LJ, Budoff MJ, Hoffmann U, Blankstein R, Narula J, Mehta NN. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Sep 8;76(10):1226-1243. doi: 10.1016/J.Jacc.2020.06.076. PMID: 32883417 Review.


Functional coronary angiography in symptomatic patients with no obstructive coronary artery disease.

Kumar S, Mehta PK, Eshtehardi P, Hung OY, Koh JS, Kumar A, AI-Badri A, Rabah R, D’Souza M, Gupta S, McDaniel M, Vaccarino V, Douglas J, Mavromatis K, Lee JM, Quyyumi A, Samady H. Catheter Cardiovasc lnterv. 2020 Sep 9. doi: 10.1002/ccd.29237.


Sex Differences in Compositional Plaque Volume Progression in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease.

Lee SE, Sung JM, Andreini D, AI-Mallah MH, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Choi JH, Chun EJ, Conte E, Gottlieb I, Hadamitzky M, Kim YJ, Lee BK, Leipsic JA, Maffei E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Pantone G, Shin S, Stone PH, Samady H, Virmani R, Narula J, Berman OS, Shaw LJ, Bax JJ, Lin FY, Min JK, Chang HJ. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Aug 16:S1936-878X(20)30616-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.06.034. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32828763


Per-lesion versus per-patient analysis of coronary artery disease in predicting the development of obstructive lesions: the Progression of AtheRosclerotic PlAque DetermIned by Computed TmoGraphic Angiography Imaging (PARADIGM) study.

Lee SE, Sung JM, Andreini D, AI-Mallah MH, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Choi JH, Chun EJ, Conte E, Gottlieb I, Hadamitzky M, Kim YJ, Lee BK, Leipsic JA, Maffei E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Pontone G, Shin S, Stone PH, Samady H, Virmani R, Narula J, Berman OS, Shaw LJ, Bax JJ, Lin FY, Mtn JK, Chang HJ. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Aug 10. doi: 10.1007/s10554-020-01960-z. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32779077


Lifting COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Restrictions: Impact on Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Northeast Georgia.

Ling H, Fudim M, Egolum U. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2020 Aug


Changes in the pattern of heart failure and diuresis clinic utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taylor B, Egolum U, Patel N, Ling H. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 25]. Heart Lung. 2020;49(6):729-730. doi:10.1016/j.hrtlng.2020.08.010


P2Y12 Inhibitor Monotherapy After a Short Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Versus Standard-Term Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Contemporary Meta-Analysis.

Ho, A., Egolum, U., Parker, S. et al. Clin Drug Investig 40799–808 (2020).


Post-Discharge Initiation of Angiotensin Receptor-Neprilysin Inhibitor in an Inotrope-Dependent Patient in the Outpatient Setting: A Case Report.

Ling H, Patel N, Egolum U. Hospital Pharmacy. August 2020.


Quantitative assessment of coronary plaque volume change related to triglyceride glucose index: The Progression of AtheRosclerotic PlAque DetermIned by Computed TomoGraphic Angiography Imaging (PARADIGM) registry.

Won KB, Lee BK, Park HB, Heo R, Lee SE, Rizvi A, Lin FY, Kumar A, Hadamitzky M, Kim YJ, Sung JM, Conte E, Andreini D, Pantone G, Budoff MJ, Gottlieb I, Chun EJ, Cademartiri F, Maffei E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Leipsic JA, Shin S, Choi JH, Virmani R, Samady H, Chinnaiyan K, Raff GL, Stone PH, Berman OS, Narula J, Shaw LJ, Bax JJ, Min JK, Chang HJ. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2020 Jul 18;19(1):113 doi: 10.1186/s12933-020-01081-w. PMID: 32682451


A Boosted Ensemble Algorithm for Determination of Plaque Stability in High-Risk Patients on Coronary CTA.

Al’Aref SJ, Singh G, Chol JW, Xu Z, Maliakal G, van Rosendael AR, Lee BC, Fatima Z, Andreini D, Bax JJ, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Chow BJW, Conte E, Cury RC, Feuchtner G, Hadamitzky M, Kim YJ, Lee SE, Leipsic JA, Maffei E, Marques H, Plank F, Pantone G, Raff GL, Villines TC, Weirich HG, Cho I, Danad I, Han D, Heo R, Lee JH, Rizvi A, Stuijfzand WJ, Gransar H, Lu Y, Sung JM, Park HB, Berman DS, Budoff MJ, Samady H, Stone PH, Virmani R, Narula J, Chang HJ, Lin FY, Baskaran L, Shaw LJ, Min JK. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Oct;13(10):2162-2173. do1: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.03.025. Epub 2020 Jul 15. PMID: 32682719


Association of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Burden With Progression of Coronary Atherosclerosis Assessed by Serial Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography.

Han D, Berman DS, Miller RJH, Andreini D, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Choi JH, Conte E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Gottlieb I, Hadamitzky M, Leipsic J, Maffei E, Pantone G, Shin S, Kim YJ, Lee BK, Chun EJ, Sung JM, Lee SE, Virmani R, Samady H, Stone P, Narula J, Bax JJ, Shaw LJ, Lin FY, Min JK, Chang HJ. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jul 1 ;3(7):e2011444. do·: 10.1001 /jamanetworkopen.2020 11444. PMID: 32706382


Intensive Training and Real-Time Quality Control by a Physiology Core Laboratory: Lessons From DEFINE-PCI.

Matsumura M, Maehara A, Davies JE, Sharp A, Samady H, Seto AH, Al; ZA, Stone GW, Patel MR, Jeremias A. Circ Cardiovasc lnterv. 2020 Jul;13(7):e009077. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.120.009077. Epub 2020 Jul 2. PMID: 32611202


A single healthcare experience with Impella RP.

Shekiladze N, Condado JF, Sandesara PB, Kim JH, Devireddy C, McDaniel M, Babaliaros V, Samady H, Kumar G, Jaber WA. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 Jan 1;97(1):E161-E167. doi: 10.1002/ccd.28986. Epub 2020 Jun 22. PMID: 32569445.


Tafamidis: A First-in-Class Transthyretin Stabilizer for Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy.

Park J, Egolum U, Parker S, Andrews E, Ombengi D, Ling H. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2020 May;54(5):470-7.


Coronary Circulatory Indexes in Non-lnfarct-Related Vascular Territories in a Porcine Acute Myocardial Infarction Model.

Lee SH, Kim HK, Lee JM, Hong YJ, Lim KS, Kim HB, Choi KH, Shin ES, Nam CW, Doh JH, Yang JH, Song YB, Hahn JY, Choi SH, Jeong MH, Samady H, Escaned J. JACC Cardiovasc lnterv. 2020 May 25;13(10):1155-1167 doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2020.03.006. PMID: 32438986


Automatic segmentation of multiple cardiovascular structures from cardiac computed tomography angiography images using deep learning.

Baskaran L, Al’Aref SJ, Maliakal G, Lee BC, Xu Z, Choi JW, Lee SE, Sung JM, Lin FY, Dunham S, Mosadegh B, Kim Y J, Gottlieb I, Lee BK, Chun EJ, Cademartiri F, Maffei E, Marques H, Shin S, Choi JH, Chinnaiyan K, Hadamitzky M, Conte E, Andreini D, Pontone G, Budoff MJ, Leipsic JA, Raff GL, Virmani R, Samady H. Stone PH, Berman OS, Narula J, Bax JJ, Chang HJ, Min JK, Shaw LJ. PLoS One. 2020 May 6;15(5):e0232573. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232573. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32374784


Association of High-Density Calcified 1K Plaque With Risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome.

van Rosendael AR, Narula J, Lin FY, van den Hoogen IJ, Gianni U, Al Hussein Alawamlh 0, Dunham PC, Pena JM, Lee SE, Andreini D, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Chow BJW, Conte E, Cury RC, Feuchtner G, Hadamitzky M, Kim Y J, Leipsic J, Maffei E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Plank F, Pantone G, Raff GL, Villines TC, Weirich HG, Al’Aref SJ, Baskaran L, Cho I, Danad I, Han D, Heo R, Lee JH, Rivzi A. Stuijfzand WJ, Gransar H, Lu Y, Sung JM, Park HB, Samady H, Stone PH, Virmani R, Budoff MJ, Berman OS, Chang HJ, Bax JJ, Min JK, Shaw LJ. JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Mar 1;5(3):282-290. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2019.5315. PMID: 31968065


Retrograde Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention via Saphenous Vein Graft.

Xenogiannis I, Gkargkoulas F, Karmpaliotis D, Krestyaninov 0, Khelimskii D, Jaffer FA, Khatri JJ, Kandzari DE, Wyman RM, Doing AH, Dattilo P, Toma C, Yeh RW, Tamez H, Choi JW, JaberW, Samady H, Sheikh AM, Potluri S, Patel M, Mahmud E, Elbaruni B, Love MP, Koutouzis M, Tsiafoutis I, Jefferson BK, Patel T, Uretsky B, Moses JW, Lembo NJ, Parikh M, Kirtane AJ, Ali ZA, Hall AB, Megaly MS, Vemmou E, Nikofakopoulos I, Rangan BV, Morley PW, Bou Dargham B, Abdullah S, Garcia S, Banerjee S, Burke MN, Brilakis ES, Alaswad K. JACC Cardiovasc lnterv. 2020 Feb 24;13(4):517-526. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2019.10.028. PMID: 32081243


Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold is Associated with Low Wall Shear Stress Compared to Xience V: A Biomechanical Analysis of the Absorb Ill Imaging Study.

Kumar A, Gogas BO, Thompson EW, Burnett GM, Molony D, Hosseini H, Chandran K, Lefieux A, Honda Y, Lee JM, Serruys PW, Kereiakes DJ. Stone GW, Samady H; Collaborators. Eurolntervention. 2020 Feb 23:EIJ-D-19-01128. doi: 10.4244/EIJ-D-19-01128. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32091401


Machine Learning Framework to Identify Individuals at Risk of Rapid Progression of Coronary Atherosclerosis: From the PARADIGM Registry,

Han D, Kolli KK, Al’Aref SJ, Baskaran L. van Rosendael AR, Gransar H, Andreini O, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Choi JH, Conte E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Gottlieb I, Hadamitzky M, Leipsic JA, Maffei E, Pontone G, Raff GL, Shin S, Kim Y J, Lee BK, Chun EJ, Sung JM, Lee SE, Virmani R, Samady H, Stone P, Narula J, Berman OS, Bax JJ, Shaw LJ, Lin FY, Min JK, Chang HJ. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Mar 3;9(5):e013958. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.013958. Epub 2020 Feb 22. PMID: 32089046


Local fluid dynamics in patients with bifurcated coronary lesions undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions.

Genuardi L, Chatzizisis YS, Chiastra C, Sgueglia G, Samady H, Kassab GS, Migliavacca F, Trani C, Burzotta F Cardiol J. 2021;28(2):321-329. doi: 10.5603/CJ.a2020.0024. Epub 2020 Feb 13. PMID: 32052855; PMCID: PMC8078952.


Rationale and design of the quantification of myocardial blood flow using dynamic PET/CT A-fused imagery (DEMYSTIFY} to determine physiological significance of specific coronary lesions.

AIBadri A, Piccinelli M, Cho SG, Lee JM, Jaber W, De Cecco CN, Samady H, Koo BK, Born HS, Garcia EV. J Nucl CardioL 2020 Jun:27(3):1030-1039 doi: 10.1007/s12350-020-02052-0. Epub 2020 Feb 5. PMID: 32026327


Percent atheroma volume: Optimal variable to report whole-heart atherosclerotic plaque burden with coronary CTA, the PARADIGM study.

van Rosendael AR, Lin FY, Ma X, van den Hoogen IJ, Gianni U, Al Hussein 0, Al’Aref SJ, Pena JM, Andreini D, AI-Mallah MH, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Choi JH, Conte E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Gottlieb I, Hadamitzky M, Leipsic JA, Maffei E, Pontone G, Raff GL, Shin S, Kim Y J, Lee BK, Chun EJ, Sung JM, Lee SE, Berman DS, Virmani R, Samady H, Stone PH, Narula J, Bax JJ, Shaw LJ, Min JK, Chang HJ. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2020 Sep-Oct;14(5):400-406. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2020.01 012. Epub 2020 Jan 30. PMID: 32063545


Contemporary Revascularization Dilemmas in Older Adults.

Kumar S, McDaniel M, Samady H, Forouzandeh F. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Feb 4;9(3) e014477. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.014477. Epub 2020 Jan 24. PMID: 31973608

Recent E-Posters

Validation of Cardiac Arrest Hospital Prognosis (CAHP) Score in an American Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Cohort: Results from a Large Single Center Cardiac Arrest Registry. Nima Ghasemzadeh, MD, FACC


Obesity Paradox and Short-term Neurologic Recovery in Survivors of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest.

Tariq Odeh; Jason Grady; Katie Atwell; Ankit Patel; Allison Dupont; Tomohiro Oshimura; Pradyumna Tummala; Nima Ghasemzadeh. Poster presented at ACC.20 World Congress of Cardiology; 2020


P2Y12 Inhibitor Monotherapy after a short Dual Antiplatelet Therapy vs. 12-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Meta-Analysis.

Hua Ling, Ugochukwu Egolum, Shanea Parker, Ai-Chen Ho, Jordan Dimmel, Andrew Hawkins. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. March 24, 2020, 75 (11 Supplement 1) 73; DOI: 10.1016/S0735-1097(20)30700-2. 


Poster presentation at ACC.20 World Congress of Cardiology; 2020


Initiation Of Sacubitril Valsartan In An Inotrope Dependent Patient.

Hua Ling, PharmD, and Ugochukwu Egolum, MD, FACC Poster presentation at HFSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting; Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2020


Lifting COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Restrictions: Impact on Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Northeast Georgia.

Hua Ling, Pharm D, Marat Fudim, MD, MHS, and Ugochukwu Egolum, MD, FACC Poster presentation at ACCP Annual Meeting; Oct. 19-30, 2020

Dr. Ugochukwu O. Egolum discusses his recent publication on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients presenting to the hospital with decompensated heart failure.

Dr. Nima Ghasemzadeh discusses his recent publication focused on improving the care of patients who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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