Theodore Abraham, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Cardiology, Cardiology UCSF Health

CLINICAL INTERESTS
My clinical interests are echocardiography and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). I direct the UCSF Echocardiography laboratory and co-direct the UCSF HCM Center of Excellence. I have expertise in transthoracic, stress and transesophageal echocardiography. I also have training and expertise in 3D and strain echocardiography. I treat patients and families with HCM with a special interest in evaluating patients and family members with suspected HCM. I also use advanced imaging to evaluate athletes with abnormal appearing hearts to separate physiologic from pathologic changes.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
My research is focused on early diagnosis and risk prediction in HCM. I also have an interest in using strain echocardiography for early diagnosis, monitoring disease progression and prognostication in a variety of cardiac diseases, particularly, cardiomyopathies and heart disease in athletes.

Publications
  1. Yalçin F, Abraham R, Abraham TP. Myocardial Aspects in Aortic Stenosis and Functional Increased Afterload Conditions in Patients with Stressed Heart Morphology. Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia 2021. PMID: 34234085


  2. Beesley SJ, Sorensen J, Walkey AJ, Tonna JE, Lanspa MJ, Hirshberg E, Grissom CK, Horne BD, Burk R, Abraham TP, Paine R, Brown SM. Long-Term Implications of Abnormal Left Ventricular Strain During Sepsis. Critical care medicine 2021. PMID: 33591007


  3. Bhattacharya M, Lu DY, Ventoulis I, Greenland GV, Yalcin H, Guan Y, Marine JE, Olgin JE, Zimmerman SL, Abraham TP, Abraham MR, Shatkay H. Machine Learning Methods for Identifying Atrial Fibrillation Cases and Their Predictors in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: The HCM-AF-Risk Model. CJC open 2021. PMID: 34169259


  4. Olivotto I, Oreziak A, Barriales-Villa R, Abraham TP, Masri A, Garcia-Pavia P, Saberi S, Lakdawala NK, Wheeler MT, Owens A, Kubanek M, Wojakowski W, Jensen MK, Gimeno-Blanes J, Afshar K, Myers J, Hegde SM, Solomon SD, Sehnert AJ, Zhang D, Li W, Bhattacharya M, Edelberg JM, Waldman CB, Lester SJ, Wang A, Ho CY, Jacoby D. Mavacamten for treatment of symptomatic obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (EXPLORER-HCM): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet (London, England) 2020. PMID: 32871100


  5. Hung J, Abraham TP, Cohen MS, Main ML, Mitchell C, Rigolin VH, Swaminathan M. ASE Statement on the Reintroduction of Echocardiographic Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2020. PMID: 32762917


  6. Abuzaid A, Abraham T. Evanescent Microbubbles After Cardiac Mechanical Support. JACC. Case reports 2020. PMID: 34317276


  7. Abraham TP, Aras MA. Echo-Strain to Check Up on Checkpoint Inhibitors. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2020. PMID: 32029129


  8. Nagueh SF, Abraham TP, Aurigemma GP, Bax JJ, Beladan C, Browning A, Chamsi-Pasha MA, Delgado V, Derumeaux G, Dolci G, Donal E, Edvardsen T, El Tallawi KC, Ernande L, Esposito R, Flachskampf FA, Galderisi M, Gentry J, Goldstein SA, Harb SC, Hubert A, Hung J, Klein AL, Lancellotti P, Mahmood RZ, Marino P, Popescu BA, Previato M, Sanghai SR, Smiseth OA, Xu J. Interobserver Variability in Applying American Society of Echocardiography/European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging 2016 Guidelines for Estimation of Left Ventricular Filling Pressure. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 2019. PMID: 30632389


  9. Cirulis MM, Beesley SJ, Wilson EL, Stubben C, Olsen TD, Hirshberg EL, Smith LM, Lanspa MJ, Abraham TP, Grissom CK, Rondina MT, Brown SM. The peripheral blood transcriptome in septic cardiomyopathy: an observational, pilot study. Intensive care medicine experimental 2019. PMID: 31650252


  10. Lu DY, Ventoulis I, Liu H, Kudchadkar SM, Greenland GV, Yalcin H, Kontari E, Goyal S, Corona-Villalobos CP, Vakrou S, Zimmerman SL, Abraham TP, Abraham MR. Sex-specific cardiac phenotype and clinical outcomes in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. American heart journal 2019. PMID: 31726421


  11. Asch FM, Poilvert N, Abraham T, Jankowski M, Cleve J, Adams M, Romano N, Hong H, Mor-Avi V, Martin RP, Lang RM. Automated Echocardiographic Quantification of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Without Volume Measurements Using a Machine Learning Algorithm Mimicking a Human Expert. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 2019. PMID: 31522550


  12. Yalcin H, Valenta I, Zhao M, Tahari A, Lu DY, Higuchi T, Yalcin F, Kucukler N, Soleimanifard Y, Zhou Y, Pomper MG, Abraham TP, Tsui B, Lodge MA, Schindler TH, Abraham MR. Correction to: Comparison of two software systems for quantification of myocardial blood flow in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2018. PMID: 29423907


  13. Valenta I, Szabo Z, Mathews WB, Abraham TP, Abraham MR, Schindler TH. PET/CT Imaging of Cardiac Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptors in Nonobstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. JACC. Cardiovascular imaging 2019. PMID: 31103588


  14. Vasquez N, Ostrander BT, Lu DY, Ventoulis I, Haileselassie B, Goyal S, Greenland GV, Vakrou S, Olgin JE, Abraham TP, Abraham MR. Low Left Atrial Strain Is Associated With Adverse Outcomes in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2019. PMID: 30904367


  15. Bhattacharya M, Lu DY, Kudchadkar SM, Greenland GV, Lingamaneni P, Corona-Villalobos CP, Guan Y, Marine JE, Olgin JE, Zimmerman S, Abraham TP, Shatkay H, Abraham MR. Identifying Ventricular Arrhythmias and Their Predictors by Applying Machine Learning Methods to Electronic Health Records in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM-VAr-Risk Model). The American journal of cardiology 2019. PMID: 30952382


  16. Ermakov S, Gulhar R, Lim L, Bibby D, Fang Q, Nah G, Abraham TP, Schiller NB, Delling FN. Left ventricular mechanical dispersion predicts arrhythmic risk in mitral valve prolapse. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 2019. PMID: 30755467


  17. Sivalokanathan S, Zghaib T, Greenland GV, Vasquez N, Kudchadkar SM, Kontari E, Lu DY, Dolores-Cerna K, van der Geest RJ, Kamel IR, Olgin JE, Abraham TP, Nazarian S, Zimmerman SL, Abraham MR. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients With Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Have a High Burden of Left Atrial Fibrosis by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. JACC. Clinical electrophysiology 2018. PMID: 30898240


  18. Kovell LC, Ali MT, Hays AG, Metkus TS, Madrazo JA, Corretti MC, Mayer S, Abraham TP, Shapiro EP, Mukherjee M. Corrigendum to Defining the Role of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Cardiovascular Disease [The American Journal of Cardiology 122 (2018) 1443-1450]. The American journal of cardiology 2018. PMID: 30553511


  19. Lu DY, Yalçin H, Sivalokanathan S, Greenland GV, Vasquez N, Yalçin F, Zhao M, Valenta I, Ganz P, Pampaloni MH, Zimmerman S, Schindler TH, Abraham TP, Abraham MR. Higher incidence of vasodilator-induced left ventricular cavity dilation by PET when compared to treadmill exercise-ECHO in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2018. PMID: 30456498


  20. Kovell LC, Ali MT, Hays AG, Metkus TS, Madrazo JA, Corretti MC, Mayer SA, Abraham TP, Shapiro EP, Mukherjee M. Defining the Role of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Cardiovascular Disease. The American journal of cardiology 2018. PMID: 30115421


  21. Metkus TS, Suarez-Pierre A, Crawford TC, Lawton JS, Goeddel L, Dodd-O J, Mukherjee M, Abraham TP, Whitman GJ. Diastolic dysfunction is common and predicts outcome after cardiac surgery. Journal of cardiothoracic surgery 2018. PMID: 29903030


  22. Badano LP, Kolias TJ, Muraru D, Abraham TP, Aurigemma G, Edvardsen T, D'Hooge J, Donal E, Fraser AG, Marwick T, Mertens L, Popescu BA, Sengupta PP, Lancellotti P, Thomas JD, Voigt JU. Standardization of left atrial, right ventricular, and right atrial deformation imaging using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography: a consensus document of the EACVI/ASE/Industry Task Force to standardize deformation imaging. European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging 2018. PMID: 29596561


  23. Vakrou S, Fukunaga R, Foster DB, Sorensen L, Liu Y, Guan Y, Woldemichael K, Pineda-Reyes R, Liu T, Tardiff JC, Leinwand LA, Tocchetti CG, Abraham TP, O'Rourke B, Aon MA, Abraham MR. Allele-specific differences in transcriptome, miRNome, and mitochondrial function in two hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mouse models. JCI insight 2018. PMID: 29563334


  24. Lu DY, Pozios I, Haileselassie B, Ventoulis I, Liu H, Sorensen LL, Canepa M, Phillip S, Abraham MR, Abraham TP. Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Nonobstructive, Labile, and Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American Heart Association 2018. PMID: 29478967


  25. Pozios I, Pinheiro A, Corona-Villalobos C, Sorensen LL, Dardari Z, Liu HY, Cresswell K, Phillip S, Bluemke DA, Zimmerman SL, Abraham MR, Abraham TP. Rest and Stress Longitudinal Systolic Left Ventricular Mechanics in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Implications for Prognostication. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2018. PMID: 29426649


  26. Lu DY, Yalçin H, Yalçin F, Zhao M, Sivalokanathan S, Valenta I, Tahari A, Pomper MG, Abraham TP, Schindler TH, Abraham MR. Stress Myocardial Blood Flow Heterogeneity Is a Positron Emission Tomography Biomarker of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 2018. PMID: 29678336


  27. Yalcin H, Valenta I, Zhao M, Tahari A, Lu DY, Higuchi T, Yalcin F, Kucukler N, Soleimanifard Y, Zhou Y, Pomper MG, Abraham TP, Tsui B, Lodge MA, Schindler TH, Roselle Abraham M. Comparison of two software systems for quantification of myocardial blood flow in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2018. PMID: 29359273


  28. Yalcin F, Kucukler N, Cingolani OH, Mbiyangandu B, Sorensen L, Pinherio A, Abraham R, Abraham TP. Evolution of Ventricular Hypertrophy and Myocardial Mechanics in Physiologic and Pathologic Hypertrophy. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 2018. PMID: 29357486


  29. Lu DY, Haileselassie B, Ventoulis I, Liu HY, Liang HY, Pozios I, Canepa M, Phillip S, Abraham MR, Abraham T. E/e' ratio and outcome prediction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: the influence of outflow tract obstruction. European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging 2018. PMID: 28977350


  30. Lu DY, Hailesealassie B, Ventoulis I, Liu H, Liang HY, Nowbar A, Pozios I, Canepa M, Cresswell K, Luo HC, Abraham MR, Abraham TP. Impact of peak provoked left ventricular outflow tract gradients on clinical outcomes in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. International journal of cardiology 2017. PMID: 28747034


  31. Chu LC, Corona-Villalobos CP, Halushka MK, Zhang Y, Pozzessere C, Kamel IR, Pozios I, Van Der Geest RJ, Gai N, Abraham RM, Abraham TP, Bluemke DA, Zimmerman SL. Structural and Functional Correlates of Myocardial T1 Mapping in 321 Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Journal of computer assisted tomography 2017. PMID: 27997439


  32. Liu H, Pozios I, Haileselassie B, Nowbar A, Sorensen LL, Phillip S, Lu DY, Ventoulis I, Luo H, Abraham MR, Abraham TP. Role of Global Longitudinal Strain in Predicting Outcomes in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 2017. PMID: 28687124


  33. Lu DY, Abraham TP. A Good Heart Is Hard to Find: Even Early in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 2017. PMID: 28476778


  34. Haileselassie B, Su E, Pozios I, Niño DF, Liu H, Lu DY, Ventoulis I, Fulton WB, Sodhi CP, Hackam D, O'Rourke B, Abraham T. Myocardial oxidative stress correlates with left ventricular dysfunction on strain echocardiography in a rodent model of sepsis. Intensive care medicine experimental 2017. PMID: 28405943


  35. Ho CY, Day SM, Colan SD, Russell MW, Towbin JA, Sherrid MV, Canter CE, Jefferies JL, Murphy AM, Cirino AL, Abraham TP, Taylor M, Mestroni L, Bluemke DA, Jarolim P, Shi L, Sleeper LA, Seidman CE, Orav EJ. The Burden of Early Phenotypes and the Influence of Wall Thickness in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mutation Carriers: Findings From the HCMNet Study. JAMA cardiology 2017. PMID: 28241245


  36. Mast TP, James CA, Calkins H, Teske AJ, Tichnell C, Murray B, Loh P, Russell SD, Velthuis BK, Judge DP, Dooijes D, Tedford RJ, van der Heijden JF, Tandri H, Hauer RN, Abraham TP, Doevendans PA, Te Riele AS, Cramer MJ. Evaluation of Structural Progression in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy. JAMA cardiology 2017. PMID: 28097316


  37. Canepa M, Vianello PF, Abraham TP. T1 mapping with cardiovascular magnetic resonance: an emerging clinical biomarker. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 2017. PMID: 28130438


  38. Corona-Villalobos CP, Saha S, Pozios I, Hurtado-de-Mendoza Paz D, Sorensen L, Gonzalez Cordoba J, Dolores-Cerna K, Kamel IR, Mormontoy Laurel W, Bluemke DA, Abraham TP, Zimmerman SL, Abraham MR. Exercise-QTc is associated with diffuse interstitial fibrosis reflected by lower approximated T1 relaxation time in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients. Journal of electrocardiology 2017. PMID: 28292523


  39. Hurtado-de-Mendoza D, Corona-Villalobos CP, Pozios I, Gonzales J, Soleimanifard Y, Sivalokanathan S, Montoya-Cerrillo D, Vakrou S, Kamel I, Mormontoy-Laurel W, Dolores-Cerna K, Suarez J, Perez-Melo S, Bluemke DA, Abraham TP, Zimmerman SL, Abraham MR. Diffuse interstitial fibrosis assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance is associated with dispersion of ventricular repolarization in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of arrhythmia 2016. PMID: 28607615


  40. Chu LC, Porter KK, Corona-Villalobos CP, Gülsün MA, Shea SM, Markl M, Abraham TP, Bluemke DA, Kamel IR, Zimmerman SL. Evaluation of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction With Four-Dimensional Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy-A Pilot Study. Journal of computer assisted tomography 2016. PMID: 27529682


  41. Harfi TT, Seo JH, Yasir HS, Welsh N, Mayer SA, Abraham TP, George RT, Mittal R. The E-wave propagation index (EPI): A novel echocardiographic parameter for prediction of left ventricular thrombus. Derivation from computational fluid dynamic modeling and validation on human subjects. International journal of cardiology 2016. PMID: 27838120


  42. Sorensen LL, Liang HY, Pinheiro A, Hilser A, Dimaano V, Olsen NT, Hansen TF, Sogaard P, Nowbar A, Pisanello C, Pozios I, Phillip S, Zhou X, Abraham R, Abraham TP. Safety profile and utility of treadmill exercise in patients with high-gradient hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. American heart journal 2016. PMID: 27892886


  43. Yalçin H, Valenta I, Yalçin F, Corona-Villalobos C, Vasquez N, Ra J, Kucukler N, Tahari A, Pozios I, Zhou Y, Pomper M, Abraham TP, Schindler TH, Abraham MR. Effect of Diffuse Subendocardial Hypoperfusion on Left Ventricular Cavity Size by 13N-Ammonia Perfusion PET in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 2016. PMID: 27771003


  44. Pozios I, Abraham TP. Nonobstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Low Mortality but Not Always Benign. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2016. PMID: 27561776


  45. Haileselassie B, Su E, Thompson R, Abraham T. The authors reply. Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies 2016. PMID: 27500626


  46. Mukherjee M, Chung SE, Ton VK, Tedford RJ, Hummers LK, Wigley FM, Abraham TP, Shah AA. Unique Abnormalities in Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain in Systemic Sclerosis Patients. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 2016. PMID: 27266598


  47. Lin X, Steinberg S, Kandasamy SK, Afzal J, Mbiyangandu B, Liao SE, Guan Y, Corona-Villalobos CP, Matkovich SJ, Epstein N, Tripodi D, Huo Z, Cutting G, Abraham TP, Fukunaga R, Abraham MR. Common miR-590 Variant rs6971711 Present Only in African Americans Reduces miR-590 Biogenesis. PloS one 2016. PMID: 27196440


  48. Haileselassie B, Su E, Pozios I, Fiskum T, Thompson R, Abraham T. Strain Echocardiography Parameters Correlate With Disease Severity in Children and Infants With Sepsis. Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies 2016. PMID: 26963758


  49. Canepa M, Pozios I, Vianello PF, Ameri P, Brunelli C, Ferrucci L, Abraham TP. Distinguishing ventricular septal bulge versus hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the elderly. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 2016. PMID: 27122487


  50. Sorensen LL, Pinheiro A, Dimaano VL, Pozios I, Nowbar A, Liu H, Luo HC, Lin X, Olsen NT, Hansen TF, Sogaard P, Abraham MR, Abraham TP. Comparison of Clinical Features in Blacks Versus Whites With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 2016. PMID: 27084053


  51. Corona-Villalobos CP, Sorensen LL, Pozios I, Chu L, Eng J, Abraham MR, Abraham TP, Kamel IR, Zimmerman SL. Left ventricular wall thickness in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a comparison between cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging 2016. PMID: 26896038


  52. Sørensen LL, Bedja D, Sysa-Shah P, Liu H, Maxwell A, Yi X, Pozios I, Olsen NT, Abraham TP, Abraham R, Gabrielson K. Echocardiographic Characterization of a Murine Model of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy Induced by Cardiac-specific Overexpression of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2. Comparative medicine 2016. PMID: 27538857


  53. Kirk JA, Chakir K, Lee KH, Karst E, Holewinski RJ, Pironti G, Tunin RS, Pozios I, Abraham TP, de Tombe P, Rockman HA, Van Eyk JE, Craig R, Farazi TG, Kass DA. Pacemaker-induced transient asynchrony suppresses heart failure progression. Science translational medicine 2015. PMID: 26702095


  54. Ardekani S, Jain S, Sanzi A, Corona-Villalobos CP, Abraham TP, Abraham MR, Zimmerman SL, Wu KC, Winslow RL, Miller MI, Younes L. Shape analysis of hypertrophic and hypertensive heart disease using MRI-based 3D surface models of left ventricular geometry. Medical image analysis 2015. PMID: 26766206


  55. Kuo MM, Kim DH, Jandu S, Bergman Y, Tan S, Wang H, Pandey DR, Abraham TP, Shoukas AA, Berkowitz DE, Santhanam L. MPST but not CSE is the primary regulator of hydrogen sulfide production and function in the coronary artery. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology 2015. PMID: 26519030


  56. Yalçin F, Abraham TP, Garcia MJ. Current obstacles in management of hypertensive patients by performance-based care and importance of diagnostic tests. International journal of cardiology. Heart & vasculature 2015. PMID: 28785712


  57. Eskesen K, Olsen NT, Dimaano VL, Fritz-Hansen T, Sogaard P, Chakir K, Steenbergen C, Kass D, Abraham TP. Sildenafil treatment attenuates ventricular remodeling in an experimental model of aortic regurgitation. SpringerPlus 2015. PMID: 26543727


  58. Metkus TS, Abraham T. Dyspnoea in a cancer patient. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 2015. PMID: 26175477


  59. Byrd BF, Abraham TP, Buxton DB, Coletta AV, Cooper JH, Douglas PS, Gillam LD, Goldstein SA, Graf TR, Horton KD, Isenberg AA, Klein AL, Kreeger J, Martin RP, Nedza SM, Navathe A, Pellikka PA, Picard MH, Pilotte JC, Ryan TJ, Rychik J, Sengupta PP, Thomas JD, Tucker L, Wallace W, Ward RP, Weissman NJ, Wiener DH, Woodruff S. A Summary of the American Society of Echocardiography Foundation Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014: The Role of Cardiovascular Ultrasound in the New Paradigm. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2015. PMID: 26140937


  60. Pozios I, Corona-Villalobos C, Sorensen LL, Bravo PE, Canepa M, Pisanello C, Pinheiro A, Dimaano VL, Luo H, Dardari Z, Zhou X, Kamel I, Zimmerman SL, Bluemke DA, Abraham MR, Abraham TP. Comparison of Outcomes in Patients With Nonobstructive, Labile-Obstructive, and Chronically Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 2015. PMID: 26239580


  61. Bravo PE, Luo HC, Pozios I, Zimmerman SL, Corona-Villalobos CP, Sorensen L, Kamel IR, Bluemke DA, Wahl RL, Abraham MR, Abraham TP. Late gadolinium enhancement confined to the right ventricular insertion points in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: an intermediate stage phenotype? European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging 2015. PMID: 26077330


  62. Bravo PE, Tahari A, Pozios I, Luo HC, Bengel FM, Wahl RL, Abraham MR, Abraham TP. Apparent left ventricular cavity dilatation during PET/CT in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Clinical predictors and potential mechanisms. Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2015. PMID: 25989730


  63. Rahman QA, Tereshchenko LG, Kongkatong M, Abraham T, Abraham MR, Shatkay H. Utilizing ECG-Based Heartbeat Classification for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Identification. IEEE transactions on nanobioscience 2015. PMID: 25915962


  64. Yalçin F, Schindler T, Abraham TP. Hypertension should be ruled out in patients with hyperdynamic left ventricle on radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging, diastolic dysfunction and dyspnea on exertion. International journal of cardiology. Heart & vasculature 2015. PMID: 28785664


  65. Luo HC, Dimaano VL, Kembro JM, Hilser A, Hurtado-de-Mendoza D, Pozios I, Tomas MS, Yalcin H, Dolores-Cerna K, Mormontoy W, Aon MA, Cameron D, Bluemke DA, Stewart KJ, Russell SD, Cordova JG, Abraham TP, Abraham MR. Exercise heart rates in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 2015. PMID: 25746289


  66. Eskesen K, Olsen NT, Dimaano VL, Fritz-Hansen T, Sogaard P, Abraham TP. Effects of early and late-onset treatment with carvedilol in an experimental model of aortic regurgitation. SpringerPlus 2015. PMID: 25674505


  67. Kuo MM, Barodka V, Abraham TP, Steppan J, Shoukas AA, Butlin M, Avolio A, Berkowitz DE, Santhanam L. Measuring ascending aortic stiffness in vivo in mice using ultrasound. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE 2014. PMID: 25489936


  68. Rahman QA, Tereshchenko LG, Kongkatong M, Abraham T, Abraham MR, Shatkay H. Identifying Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients by Classifying Individual Heartbeats from 12-lead ECG Signals. Proceedings. IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine 2014. PMID: 25737801


  69. Luo HC, Pozios I, Vakrou S, Sorensen L, Abraham RM, Abraham T. Age-related changes in familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy phenotype in transgenic mice and humans. Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical sciences = Hua zhong ke ji da xue xue bao. Yi xue Ying De wen ban = Huazhong keji daxue xuebao. Yixue Yingdewen ban 2014. PMID: 25318870


  70. Huang W, Liang J, Kazmierczak K, Muthu P, Duggal D, Farman GP, Sorensen L, Pozios I, Abraham TP, Moore JR, Borejdo J, Szczesna-Cordary D. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associated Lys104Glu mutation in the myosin regulatory light chain causes diastolic disturbance in mice. Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology 2014. PMID: 24992035


  71. Canepa M, Malti O, David M, AlGhatrif M, Strait JB, Ameri P, Brunelli C, Lakatta EG, Ferrucci L, Abraham TP. Prevalence, clinical correlates, and functional impact of subaortic ventricular septal bulge (from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging). The American journal of cardiology 2014. PMID: 25129067


  72. Barth AS, Abraham T, Ndumele C, Zakaria S. Two classic hemodynamic findings for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Circulation 2014. PMID: 24914019


  73. Forfia PR, Fisher MR, Mathai SC, Housten-Harris T, Hemnes AR, Borlaug BA, Chamera E, Corretti MC, Champion HC, Abraham TP, Girgis RE, Hassoun PM. Tricuspid annular displacement predicts survival in pulmonary hypertension. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2006. PMID: 16888289


  74. Seo JH, Vedula V, Abraham T, Mittal R. Multiphysics computational models for cardiac flow and virtual cardiography. International journal for numerical methods in biomedical engineering 2013. PMID: 23666911


  75. Heldman AW, Wu KC, Abraham TP, Cameron DE. Myectomy or alcohol septal ablation surgery and percutaneous intervention go another round. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2007. PMID: 17239718


  76. Liu T, Takimoto E, Dimaano VL, DeMazumder D, Kettlewell S, Smith G, Sidor A, Abraham TP, O'Rourke B. Inhibiting mitochondrial Na+/Ca2+ exchange prevents sudden death in a Guinea pig model of heart failure. Circulation research 2014. PMID: 24780171


  77. Gore R, Abraham T, George RT. CT characterization of myocardial substrate in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography 2014. PMID: 24661830


  78. Hahn RT, Abraham T, Adams MS, Bruce CJ, Glas KE, Lang RM, Reeves ST, Shanewise JS, Siu SC, Stewart W, Picard MH. Guidelines for performing a comprehensive transesophageal echocardiographic examination: recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. Anesthesia and analgesia 2014. PMID: 24356157


  79. Yalçin F, Yalçin H, Küçükler N, Abraham TP. Complete reverse remodeling in acute stress cardiomyopathy. Is preserved tissue contractility under stress related to reverse remodeling. Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology 2013. PMID: 24342003


  80. Canepa M, Sorensen LL, Pozios I, Dimaano VL, Luo HC, Pinheiro AC, Strait JB, Brunelli C, Abraham MR, Ferrucci L, Abraham TP. Comparison of clinical presentation, left ventricular morphology, hemodynamics, and exercise tolerance in obese versus nonobese patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 2013. PMID: 24079444


  81. Hahn RT, Abraham T, Adams MS, Bruce CJ, Glas KE, Lang RM, Reeves ST, Shanewise JS, Siu SC, Stewart W, Picard MH. Guidelines for performing a comprehensive transesophageal echocardiographic examination: recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2013. PMID: 23998692


  82. Olsen NT, Dimaano VL, Fritz-Hansen T, Sogaard P, Chakir K, Eskesen K, Steenbergen C, Kass DA, Abraham TP. Hypertrophy signaling pathways in experimental chronic aortic regurgitation. Journal of cardiovascular translational research 2013. PMID: 23888404


  83. Pingel J, Wienecke J, Kongsgaard M, Behzad H, Abraham T, Langberg H, Scott A. Increased mast cell numbers in a calcaneal tendon overuse model. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports 2013. PMID: 23889295


  84. Lin X, Liang HY, Pinheiro A, Dimaano V, Sorensen L, Aon M, Tereshchenko LG, Chen Y, Xiang M, Abraham TP, Abraham MR. Electromechanical relationship in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of cardiovascular translational research 2013. PMID: 23771430


  85. Abraham MR, Bottomley PA, Dimaano VL, Pinheiro A, Steinberg A, Traill TA, Abraham TP, Weiss RG. Creatine kinase adenosine triphosphate and phosphocreatine energy supply in a single kindred of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 2013. PMID: 23751935


  86. Bhonsale A, James CA, Tichnell C, Murray B, Madhavan S, Philips B, Russell SD, Abraham T, Tandri H, Judge DP, Calkins H. Risk stratification in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy-associated desmosomal mutation carriers. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 2013. PMID: 23671136


  87. Pellikka PA, Douglas PS, Miller JG, Abraham TP, Baumann R, Buxton DB, Byrd BF, Chen P, Cook NL, Gardin JM, Hansen G, Houle HC, Husson S, Kaul S, Klein AL, Lang RM, Leong-Poi H, Lopez H, Mahmoud TM, Maslak S, McCulloch ML, Metz S, Nagueh SF, Pearlman AS, Pibarot P, Picard MH, Porter TR, Prater D, Rodriguez R, Sarano ME, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Shirali GS, Sinusas A, Slosky JJ, Sugeng L, Tatpati A, Villanueva FS, von Ramm OT, Weissman NJ, Zamani S. American Society of Echocardiography Cardiovascular Technology and Research Summit: a roadmap for 2020. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2013. PMID: 23537771


  88. Burlina P, Sprouse C, Mukherjee R, DeMenthon D, Abraham T. Patient-specific mitral valve closure prediction using 3D echocardiography. Ultrasound in medicine & biology 2013. PMID: 23497987


  89. Bravo PE, Zimmerman SL, Luo HC, Pozios I, Rajaram M, Pinheiro A, Steenbergen C, Kamel IR, Wahl RL, Bluemke DA, Bengel FM, Abraham MR, Abraham TP. Relationship of delayed enhancement by magnetic resonance to myocardial perfusion by positron emission tomography in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 2013. PMID: 23418294


  90. Soleimanifard S, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Sasano T, Agarwal HK, Abraham MR, Abraham TP, Prince JL. Three-dimensional regional strain analysis in porcine myocardial infarction: a 3T magnetic resonance tagging study. Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2012. PMID: 23237210


  91. Afonso L, Kondur A, Simegn M, Niraj A, Hari P, Kaur R, Ramappa P, Pradhan J, Bhandare D, Williams KA, Zalawadiya S, Pinheiro A, Abraham TP. Two-dimensional strain profiles in patients with physiological and pathological hypertrophy and preserved left ventricular systolic function: a comparative analyses. BMJ open 2012. PMID: 22904333


  92. Chang CY, Chan AT, Armstrong PA, Luo HC, Higuchi T, Strehin IA, Vakrou S, Lin X, Brown SN, O'Rourke B, Abraham TP, Wahl RL, Steenbergen CJ, Elisseeff JH, Abraham MR. Hyaluronic acid-human blood hydrogels for stem cell transplantation. Biomaterials 2012. PMID: 22898181


  93. Eskesen K, Olsen NT, Dimaano VL, Pinheiro A, Sogaard P, Fritz-Hansen T, Sorensen LL, Abraham TP. New approach to intracardiac hemodynamic measurements in small animals: echo-guided percutaneous apical puncture. Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2012. PMID: 22837287


  94. Hueper K, Zapf A, Skrok J, Pinheiro A, Goldstein TA, Zheng J, Zimmerman SL, Kamel IR, Abraham R, Wacker F, Bluemke DA, Abraham T, Vogel-Claussen J. In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy reduction of relative resting myocardial blood flow is related to late enhancement, T2-signal and LV wall thickness. PloS one 2012. PMID: 22860042


  95. Mukherjee R, Sprouse C, Pinheiro A, Abraham T, Burlina P. Computing myocardial motion in 4-dimensional echocardiography. Ultrasound in medicine & biology 2012. PMID: 22677256


  96. Bravo PE, Pozios I, Pinheiro A, Merrill J, Tsui BM, Wahl RL, Bengel FM, Abraham MR, Abraham TP. Comparison and effectiveness of regadenoson versus dipyridamole on stress electrocardiographic changes during positron emission tomography evaluation of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 2012. PMID: 22748357


  97. Vogel-Claussen J, Santaularia Tomas M, Newatia A, Boyce D, Pinheiro A, Abraham R, Abraham T, Bluemke DA. Cardiac MRI evaluation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: left ventricular outflow tract/aortic valve diameter ratio predicts severity of LVOT obstruction. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI 2012. PMID: 22549972


  98. Philips B, Madhavan S, James C, Tichnell C, Murray B, Dalal D, Bhonsale A, Nazarian S, Judge DP, Russell SD, Abraham T, Calkins H, Tandri H. Outcomes of catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 2012. PMID: 22492430


  99. Noureldin RA, Liu S, Nacif MS, Judge DP, Halushka MK, Abraham TP, Ho C, Bluemke DA. The diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy by cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2012. PMID: 22348519


  100. Bravo PE, Pinheiro A, Higuchi T, Rischpler C, Merrill J, Santaularia-Tomas M, Abraham MR, Wahl RL, Abraham TP, Bengel FM. PET/CT assessment of symptomatic individuals with obstructive and nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine 2012. PMID: 22315440


  101. Tedford RJ, James C, Judge DP, Tichnell C, Murray B, Bhonsale A, Philips B, Abraham T, Dalal D, Halushka MK, Tandri H, Calkins H, Russell SD. Cardiac transplantation in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2012. PMID: 22240135


  102. Canepa M, Strait JB, Abramov D, Milaneschi Y, AlGhatrif M, Moni M, Ramachandran R, Najjar SS, Brunelli C, Abraham TP, Lakatta EG, Ferrucci L. Contribution of central adiposity to left ventricular diastolic function (from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging). The American journal of cardiology 2012. PMID: 22257709


  103. Yalçin F, Küçükler N, Abraham TP, Garcia MJ. Can quantitative regional myocardial dynamics contribute to the differential diagnosis of acute stress cardiomyopathy? Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology 2012. PMID: 22231937


  104. Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Tomas MS, Sasano T, Soleimanifard S, Vonken EJ, Youssef A, Agarwal H, Dimaano VL, Calkins H, Stuber M, Prince JL, Abraham TP, Abraham MR. Assessment of distribution and evolution of mechanical dyssynchrony in a porcine model of myocardial infarction by cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2012. PMID: 22226320


  105. Bhonsale A, James CA, Tichnell C, Murray B, Gagarin D, Philips B, Dalal D, Tedford R, Russell SD, Abraham T, Tandri H, Judge DP, Calkins H. Incidence and predictors of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy undergoing implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation for primary prevention. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2011. PMID: 21939834


  106. Chakir K, Depry C, Dimaano VL, Zhu WZ, Vanderheyden M, Bartunek J, Abraham TP, Tomaselli GF, Liu SB, Xiang YK, Zhang M, Takimoto E, Dulin N, Xiao RP, Zhang J, Kass DA. Galphas-biased beta2-adrenergic receptor signaling from restoring synchronous contraction in the failing heart. Science translational medicine 2011. PMID: 21918105


  107. Ang LS, Boivin WA, Williams SJ, Zhao H, Abraham T, Carmine-Simmen K, McManus BM, Bleackley RC, Granville DJ. Serpina3n attenuates granzyme B-mediated decorin cleavage and rupture in a murine model of aortic aneurysm. Cell death & disease 2011. PMID: 21900960


  108. Kucukler N, Yalçin F, Abraham TP, Garcia MJ. Stress induced hypertensive response: should it be evaluated more carefully? Cardiovascular ultrasound 2011. PMID: 21846346


  109. Liang HY, Cheng A, Chang KC, Berger RD, Agarwal K, Eulitt P, Corretti M, Tomaselli G, Calkins H, Kass DA, Abraham TP. Influence of atrial function and mechanical synchrony on LV hemodynamic status in heart failure patients on resynchronization therapy. JACC. Cardiovascular imaging 2011. PMID: 21757157


  110. Bonios M, Chang CY, Terrovitis J, Pinheiro A, Barth A, Dong P, Santaularia M, Foster DB, Raman V, Abraham TP, Abraham MR. Constitutive HIF-1a expression blunts the beneficial effects of cardiosphere-derived cell therapy in the heart by altering paracrine factor balance. Journal of cardiovascular translational research 2011. PMID: 21538185


  111. Bonios M, Chang CY, Pinheiro A, Dimaano VL, Higuchi T, Melexopoulou C, Bengel F, Terrovitis J, Abraham TP, Abraham MR. Cardiac resynchronization by cardiosphere-derived stem cell transplantation in an experimental model of myocardial infarction. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2011. PMID: 21511432


  112. Bellavia D, Abraham RS, Pellikka PA, Dispenzieri A, Burnett JC, Al-Zahrani GB, Green TD, Manske MK, Gertz MA, Miller FA, Abraham TP. Utility of Doppler myocardial imaging, cardiac biomarkers, and clonal immunoglobulin genes to assess left ventricular performance and stratify risk following peripheral blood stem cell transplantation in patients with systemic light chain amyloidosis (Al) Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2011. PMID: 21315556


  113. Soleimanifard S, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Agarwal HK, Tomas MS, Sasano T, Vonken E, Youssef A, Abraham MR, Abraham TP, Prince JL. IDENTIFICATION OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRAIN TENSOR FRACTIONAL ANISOTROPY. Proceedings. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging 2010. PMID: 24443666


  114. Jain R, Tandri H, Daly A, Tichnell C, James C, Abraham T, Judge DP, Calkins H, Dalal D. Reader- and instrument-dependent variability in the electrocardiographic assessment of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2010. PMID: 21114702


  115. Yalçin F, Yalçin H, Küçükler N, Abraham TP. Quantitative left ventricular contractility analysis under stress: a new practical approach in follow-up of hypertensive patients. Journal of human hypertension 2010. PMID: 21107433


  116. Afonso L, Kottam A, Niraj A, Ganguly J, Hari P, Simegn M, Sudhakar R, Jacob S, Chaturvedi S, Ensing GJ, Abraham TP. Usefulness of intravenously administered fluid replenishment for detection of patent foramen ovale by transesophageal echocardiography. The American journal of cardiology 2010. PMID: 20854974


  117. Chilukuri K, Mayer SA, Scherr D, Dalal D, Abraham T, Henrikson CA, Cheng A, Nazarian S, Sinha S, Spragg D, Berger R, Calkins H, Marine JE. Transoesophageal echocardiography predictors of periprocedural cerebrovascular accident in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology 2010. PMID: 20682553


  118. Bellavia D, Pellikka PA, Al-Zahrani GB, Abraham TP, Dispenzieri A, Miyazaki C, Lacy M, Scott CG, Oh JK, Miller FA. Independent predictors of survival in primary systemic (Al) amyloidosis, including cardiac biomarkers and left ventricular strain imaging: an observational cohort study. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2010. PMID: 20434879


  119. Yalçin F, Yalçin H, Abraham T. Stress-induced regional features of left ventricle is related to pathogenesis of clinical conditions with both acute and chronic stress. International journal of cardiology 2010. PMID: 20231038


  120. Eskesen K, Kanagalingam S, Abraham TP. Mitral regurgitation in cardiac resynchronization: solving another piece of the puzzle. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 2009. PMID: 19920039


  121. Cheng A, Helm RH, Abraham TP. Pathophysiological mechanisms underlying ventricular dyssynchrony. Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology 2009. PMID: 19861385


  122. Santaularia-Tomas M, Abraham TP. Criteria predicting response to CRT: is more better? European heart journal 2009. PMID: 19734551


  123. Tops LF, Prakasa K, Tandri H, Dalal D, Jain R, Dimaano VL, Dombroski D, James C, Tichnell C, Daly A, Marcus F, Schalij MJ, Bax JJ, Bluemke D, Calkins H, Abraham TP. Prevalence and pathophysiologic attributes of ventricular dyssynchrony in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2009. PMID: 19628120


  124. Jain R, Dalal D, Daly A, Tichnell C, James C, Evenson A, Jain R, Abraham T, Tan BY, Tandri H, Russell SD, Judge D, Calkins H. Electrocardiographic features of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Circulation 2009. PMID: 19635971


  125. den Haan AD, Tan BY, Zikusoka MN, Lladó LI, Jain R, Daly A, Tichnell C, James C, Amat-Alarcon N, Abraham T, Russell SD, Bluemke DA, Calkins H, Dalal D, Judge DP. Comprehensive desmosome mutation analysis in north americans with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Circulation. Cardiovascular genetics 2009. PMID: 20031617


  126. Barth AS, Aiba T, Halperin V, DiSilvestre D, Chakir K, Colantuoni C, Tunin RS, Dimaano VL, Yu W, Abraham TP, Kass DA, Tomaselli GF. Cardiac resynchronization therapy corrects dyssynchrony-induced regional gene expression changes on a genomic level. Circulation. Cardiovascular genetics 2009. PMID: 20031609


  127. Dalal D, Tandri H, Judge DP, Amat N, Macedo R, Jain R, Tichnell C, Daly A, James C, Russell SD, Abraham T, Bluemke DA, Calkins H. Morphologic variants of familial arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy a genetics-magnetic resonance imaging correlation study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2009. PMID: 19358943


  128. Abraham T, Kass D, Tonti G, Tomassoni GF, Abraham WT, Bax JJ, Marwick TH. Imaging cardiac resynchronization therapy. JACC. Cardiovascular imaging 2009. PMID: 19580733


  129. Abraham J, Abraham TP. The role of echocardiography in hemodynamic assessment in heart failure. Heart failure clinics 2009. PMID: 19249688


  130. Tandri H, Asimaki A, Abraham T, Dalal D, Tops L, Jain R, Saffitz JE, Judge DP, Russell SD, Halushka M, Bluemke DA, Kass DA, Calkins H. Prolonged RV endocardial activation duration: a novel marker of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Heart rhythm 2009. PMID: 19419906


  131. Abraham TP, Liang HY. Stress echocardiography: diastole to the rescue. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2009. PMID: 19232904


  132. 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. PMID: 19237662


  133. Chakir K, Daya SK, Aiba T, Tunin RS, Dimaano VL, Abraham TP, Jaques-Robinson KM, Jacques K, Lai EW, Pacak K, Zhu WZ, Xiao RP, Tomaselli GF, Kass DA. Mechanisms of enhanced beta-adrenergic reserve from cardiac resynchronization therapy. Circulation 2009. PMID: 19237665


  134. Hof I, Arbab-Zadeh A, Scherr D, Chilukuri K, Dalal D, Abraham T, Lima J, Calkins H. Correlation of left atrial diameter by echocardiography and left atrial volume by computed tomography. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2009. PMID: 19220573


  135. Abraham TP, Jones M, Kazmierczak K, Liang HY, Pinheiro AC, Wagg CS, Lopaschuk GD, Szczesna-Cordary D. Diastolic dysfunction in familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy transgenic model mice. Cardiovascular research 2009. PMID: 19150977


  136. Sprouse C, Yuh D, Abraham T, Burlina P. Computational hemodynamic modeling based on transesophageal echocardiographic imaging. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference 2009. PMID: 19963593


  137. Ypenburg C, Van De Veire N, Westenberg JJ, Bleeker GB, Marsan NA, Henneman MM, Van Der Wall EE, Schalij MJ, Abraham TP, Barold SS, Bax JJ. Noninvasive imaging in cardiac resynchronization therapy--Part 2: Follow-up and optimization of settings. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE 2008. PMID: 19067818


  138. Afonso LC, Bernal J, Bax JJ, Abraham TP. Echocardiography in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: the role of conventional and emerging technologies. JACC. Cardiovascular imaging 2008. PMID: 19356516


  139. Tops LF, Schalij MJ, den Uijl DW, Abraham TP, Calkins H, Bax JJ. Image integration in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology 2008. PMID: 18955399


  140. Ypenburg C, Westenberg JJ, Bleeker GB, VAN de Veire N, Marsan NA, Henneman MM, van der Wall EE, Schalij MJ, Abraham TP, Barold SS, Bax JJ. Noninvasive imaging in cardiac resynchronization therapy--part 1: selection of patients. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE 2008. PMID: 18950306


  141. Scherr D, Dalal D, Chilukuri K, Dong J, Spragg D, Henrikson CA, Nazarian S, Cheng A, Berger RD, Abraham TP, Calkins H, Marine JE. Incidence and predictors of left atrial thrombus prior to catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2008. PMID: 19017348


  142. Bilchick KC, Dimaano V, Wu KC, Helm RH, Weiss RG, Lima JA, Berger RD, Tomaselli GF, Bluemke DA, Halperin HR, Abraham T, Kass DA, Lardo AC. Cardiac magnetic resonance assessment of dyssynchrony and myocardial scar predicts function class improvement following cardiac resynchronization therapy. JACC. Cardiovascular imaging 2008. PMID: 19356481


  143. Kittipovanonth M, Bellavia D, Chandrasekaran K, Villarraga HR, Abraham TP, Pellikka PA. Doppler myocardial imaging for early detection of right ventricular dysfunction in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2008. PMID: 18765178


  144. Bellavia D, Pellikka PA, Abraham TP, Al-Zahrani GB, Dispenzieri A, Oh JK, Espinosa RE, Scott CG, Miyazaki C, Miller FA. 'Hypersynchronisation' by tissue velocity imaging in patients with cardiac amyloidosis. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 2008. PMID: 18474536


  145. Chakir K, Daya SK, Tunin RS, Helm RH, Byrne MJ, Dimaano VL, Lardo AC, Abraham TP, Tomaselli GF, Kass DA. Reversal of global apoptosis and regional stress kinase activation by cardiac resynchronization. Circulation 2008. PMID: 18316490


  146. Gottlieb I, Pinheiro A, Brinker JA, Corretti MC, Mayer SA, Bluemke DA, Lima JA, Marine JE, Berger RD, Calkins H, Abraham TP, Henrikson CA. Diagnostic accuracy of arterial phase 64-slice multidetector CT angiography for left atrial appendage thrombus in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2008. PMID: 18302696


  147. Gorcsan J, Abraham T, Agler DA, Bax JJ, Derumeaux G, Grimm RA, Martin R, Steinberg JS, Sutton MS, Yu CM. Echocardiography for cardiac resynchronization therapy: recommendations for performance and reporting--a report from the American Society of Echocardiography Dyssynchrony Writing Group endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2008. PMID: 18314047


  148. Bellavia D, Pellikka PA, Abraham TP, Al-Zahrani GB, Dispenzieri A, Oh JK, Bailey KR, Wood CM, Lacy MQ, Miyazaki C, Miller FA. Evidence of impaired left ventricular systolic function by Doppler myocardial imaging in patients with systemic amyloidosis and no evidence of cardiac involvement by standard two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography. The American journal of cardiology 2008. PMID: 18359328


  149. Abraham TP, Pinheiro AC. Speckle-derived strain a better tool for quantification of stress echocardiography? Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2008. PMID: 18191741


  150. Abraham TP, Dimaano VL, Liang HY. Role of tissue Doppler and strain echocardiography in current clinical practice. Circulation 2007. PMID: 18040039


  151. Borlaug BA, Melenovsky V, Redfield MM, Kessler K, Chang HJ, Abraham TP, Kass DA. Impact of arterial load and loading sequence on left ventricular tissue velocities in humans. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2007. PMID: 17936156


  152. Gottlieb I, Pinheiro A, Brinker JA, Lima JA, Abraham TP, Henrikson CA. Resolution of left atrial appendage thrombus by 64-detector CT scan. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2007. PMID: 17655665


  153. Dalal D, Jain R, Tandri H, Dong J, Eid SM, Prakasa K, Tichnell C, James C, Abraham T, Russell SD, Sinha S, Judge DP, Bluemke DA, Marine JE, Calkins H. Long-term efficacy of catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2007. PMID: 17662396


  154. Bellavia D, Abraham TP, Pellikka PA, Al-Zahrani GB, Dispenzieri A, Oh JK, Bailey KR, Wood CM, Novo S, Miyazaki C, Miller FA. Detection of left ventricular systolic dysfunction in cardiac amyloidosis with strain rate echocardiography. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2007. PMID: 17596912


  155. Prakasa KR, Wang J, Tandri H, Dalal D, Bomma C, Chojnowski R, James C, Tichnell C, Russell S, Judge D, Corretti M, Bluemke D, Calkins H, Abraham TP. Utility of tissue Doppler and strain echocardiography in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 2007. PMID: 17659937


  156. Wang J, Prakasa K, Bomma C, Tandri H, Dalal D, James C, Tichnell C, Corretti M, Bluemke D, Calkins H, Abraham TP. Comparison of novel echocardiographic parameters of right ventricular function with ejection fraction by cardiac magnetic resonance. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2007. PMID: 17555927


  157. Modesto KM, Dispenzieri A, Gertz M, Cauduro SA, Khandheria BK, Seward JB, Kyle R, Wood CM, Bailey KR, Tajik AJ, Miller FA, Pellikka PA, Abraham TP. Vascular abnormalities in primary amyloidosis. European heart journal 2007. PMID: 17430997


  158. Cohn RD, Liang HY, Shetty R, Abraham T, Wagner KR. Myostatin does not regulate cardiac hypertrophy or fibrosis. Neuromuscular disorders : NMD 2007. PMID: 17336525


  159. 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. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2007. PMID: 17306707


  160. Rajamannan NM, Subramaniam M, Abraham TP, Vasile VC, Ackerman MJ, Monroe DG, Chew TL, Spelsberg TC. TGFbeta inducible early gene-1 (TIEG1) and cardiac hypertrophy: Discovery and characterization of a novel signaling pathway. Journal of cellular biochemistry 2007. PMID: 16888812


  161. Awad MM, Dalal D, Tichnell C, James C, Tucker A, Abraham T, Spevak PJ, Calkins H, Judge DP. Recessive arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia due to novel cryptic splice mutation in PKP2. Human mutation 2006. PMID: 17041889


  162. Liang HY, Cauduro S, Pellikka P, Wang J, Urheim S, Yang EH, Rihal C, Belohlavek M, Khandheria B, Miller FA, Abraham TP. Usefulness of two-dimensional speckle strain for evaluation of left ventricular diastolic deformation in patients with coronary artery disease. The American journal of cardiology 2006. PMID: 17145214


  163. Dalal D, James C, Devanagondi R, Tichnell C, Tucker A, Prakasa K, Spevak PJ, Bluemke DA, Abraham T, Russell SD, Calkins H, Judge DP. Penetrance of mutations in plakophilin-2 among families with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2006. PMID: 17010805


  164. Wang J, Urheim S, Korinek J, Abraham TP, McMahon EM, Belohlavek M. Analysis of postsystolic myocardial thickening work in selective myocardial layers during progressive myocardial ischemia. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2006. PMID: 16950464


  165. Bos JM, Hagler DJ, Silvilairat S, Cabalka A, O'Leary P, Daniels O, Miller FA, Abraham TP. Right ventricular function in asymptomatic individuals with a systemic right ventricle. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2006. PMID: 16880099


  166. Ramesh N, Pillai RK, Abraham T, Padmaja NP, Hameed S, Vijayaraghavan G. Reno-protective effect of N-acetyl cysteine in patients with impaired renal function undergoing coronary angiography and interventions. The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 2006. PMID: 16909692


  167. Abraham TP, Lardo AC, Kass DA. Myocardial dyssynchrony and resynchronization. Heart failure clinics 2006. PMID: 17386888


  168. Dalal D, Molin LH, Piccini J, Tichnell C, James C, Bomma C, Prakasa K, Towbin JA, Marcus FI, Spevak PJ, Bluemke DA, Abraham T, Russell SD, Calkins H, Judge DP. Clinical features of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy associated with mutations in plakophilin-2. Circulation 2006. PMID: 16549640


  169. Liang HY, Cauduro SA, Pellikka PA, Bailey KR, Grossardt BR, Yang EH, Rihal C, Seward JB, Miller FA, Abraham TP. Comparison of usefulness of echocardiographic Doppler variables to left ventricular end-diastolic pressure in predicting future heart failure events. The American journal of cardiology 2006. PMID: 16516591


  170. Prakasa KR, Dalal D, Wang J, Bomma C, Tandri H, Dong J, James C, Tichnell C, Russell SD, Spevak P, Corretti M, Bluemke DA, Calkins H, Abraham TP. Feasibility and variability of three dimensional echocardiography in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 2006. PMID: 16490442


  171. 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. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2005. PMID: 16360042


  172. 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. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2005. PMID: 16360043


  173. Lardo AC, Abraham TP, Kass DA. Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of ventricular dyssynchrony: current and emerging concepts. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2005. PMID: 16360050


  174. Dalal D, Nasir K, Bomma C, Prakasa K, Tandri H, Piccini J, Roguin A, Tichnell C, James C, Russell SD, Judge DP, Abraham T, Spevak PJ, Bluemke DA, Calkins H. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia: a United States experience. Circulation 2005. PMID: 16344387


  175. Korinek J, Wang J, Sengupta PP, Miyazaki C, Kjaergaard J, McMahon E, Abraham TP, Belohlavek M. Two-dimensional strain--a Doppler-independent ultrasound method for quantitation of regional deformation: validation in vitro and in vivo. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2005. PMID: 16376750


  176. Modesto KM, Cauduro S, Dispenzieri A, Khandheria B, Belohlavek M, Lysyansky P, Friedman Z, Gertz M, Abraham TP. Two-dimensional acoustic pattern derived strain parameters closely correlate with one-dimensional tissue Doppler derived strain measurements. European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology 2005. PMID: 16154805


  177. Takemoto Y, Pellikka PA, Wang J, Modesto KM, Cauduro S, Belohlavek M, Seward JB, Thomson HL, Khandheria B, Abraham TP. Analysis of the interaction between segmental relaxation patterns and global diastolic function by strain echocardiography. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2005. PMID: 16153511


  178. Urheim S, Cauduro S, Frantz R, McGoon M, Belohlavek M, Green T, Miller F, Bailey K, Seward J, Tajik J, Abraham TP. Relation of tissue displacement and strain to invasively determined right ventricular stroke volume. The American journal of cardiology 2005. PMID: 16214459


  179. Urheim S, Abraham TP, Korinek J, Wang J, Belohlavek M. Increased right ventricular afterload induces postsystolic thickening of the ventricular septum in nonischemic hearts. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2005. PMID: 16084336


  180. Wang J, Abraham TP, Korinek J, Urheim S, McMahon EM, Belohlavek M. Delayed onset of subendocardial diastolic thinning at rest identifies hypoperfused myocardium. Circulation 2005. PMID: 15927977


  181. Wang J, Korinek J, Urheim S, Abraham T, Belohlavek M. Direct identification of subendocardial postsystolic thickening by intracardiac M-mode Doppler echocardiography. Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) 2005. PMID: 15693781


  182. 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. European heart journal 2004. PMID: 15618074


  183. Yip G, Khandheria B, Belohlavek M, Pislaru C, Seward J, Bailey K, Tajik AJ, Pellikka P, Abraham T. Strain echocardiography tracks dobutamine-induced decrease in regional myocardial perfusion in nonocclusive coronary stenosis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2004. PMID: 15489101


  184. Gilman G, Khandheria BK, Hagen ME, Abraham TP, Seward JB, Belohlavek M. Strain rate and strain: a step-by-step approach to image and data acquisition. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2004. PMID: 15337972


  185. Yip G, Abraham T, Belohlavek M, Khandheria BK. Clinical applications of strain rate imaging. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2003. PMID: 14652617


  186. Abraham TP, Laskowski C, Zhan WZ, Belohlavek M, Martin EA, Greenleaf JF, Sieck GC. Myocardial contractility by strain echocardiography: comparison with physiological measurements in an in vitro model. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology 2003. PMID: 12907429


  187. Pislaru C, Abraham TP, Belohlavek M. Strain and strain rate echocardiography. Current opinion in cardiology 2002. PMID: 12357119


  188. Abraham TP, Belohlavek M, Thomson HL, Pislaru C, Khandheria B, Seward JB, Pellikka PA. Time to onset of regional relaxation: feasibility, variability and utility of a novel index of regional myocardial function by strain rate imaging. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2002. PMID: 11985919


  189. Abraham TP, Nishimura RA, Holmes DR, Belohlavek M, Seward JB. Strain rate imaging for assessment of regional myocardial function: results from a clinical model of septal ablation. Circulation 2002. PMID: 11914244


  190. Pislaru C, Belohlavek M, Bae RY, Abraham TP, Greenleaf JF, Seward JB. Regional asynchrony during acute myocardial ischemia quantified by ultrasound strain rate imaging. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2001. PMID: 11263621


  191. Abraham TP, Nishimura RA. Myocardial strain: can we finally measure contractility? Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2001. PMID: 11693744


  192. Welch PJ, Afridi I, Joglar JA, Sheehan CJ, Zagrodzky JD, Abraham TP, Page RL, Hamdan MH. Effect of radiofrequency ablation on atrial mechanical function in patients with atrial flutter. The American journal of cardiology 1999. PMID: 10468080


  193. Ge S, Warner JG, Abraham TP, Kon ND, Brooker RF, Nomeir AM, Fowle KM, Burgess P, Kitzman DW. Three-dimensional surface area of the aortic valve orifice by three-dimensional echocardiography: clinical validation of a novel index for assessment of aortic stenosis. American heart journal 1998. PMID: 9842018


  194. Abraham TP, Warner JG, Kon ND, Lantz PE, Fowle KM, Brooker RF, Ge S, Nomeir AM, Kitzman DW. Feasibility, accuracy, and incremental value of intraoperative three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in valve surgery. The American journal of cardiology 1997. PMID: 9416939


  195. Abraham TP, Kon ND, Nomeir AM, Cordell AR, Kitzman DW. Accuracy of transesophageal echocardiography in preoperative determination of aortic anulus size during valve replacement. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 1997. PMID: 9083970


  196. Abraham T, Holder L, Silberstein C. The retroisthmic cleft. Scintigraphic appearance and clinical relevance in patients with low back pain. Clinical nuclear medicine 1997. PMID: 9067669


  197. Shaji S, Promodu K, Abraham T, Roy KJ, Verghese A. An epidemiological study of dementia in a rural community in Kerala, India. The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science 1996. PMID: 8773818


  198. Yalçin F, Topaloglu C, Kuçukler N, Ofgeli M, Abraham TP. Could early septal involvement in the remodeling process be related to the advance hypertensive heart disease? International journal of cardiology. Heart & vasculature 2015. PMID: 28785662