Adult Cardiology Research

Loma Linda University International Heart Institute (LLUIHI) invests in research to challenge and improve current practices and standards. Through research activities and clinical trials, LLUMC physicians contribute to innovations in cardiology while advancing the health and care of patients worldwide.


With extensive training in clinical and research settings, LLUIHI’s doctors are committed to contributing to the medical field by publishing their studies and findings in scientific journals and books.

Type a aortic dissection in fibromuscular dysplasia. Vaidya GN, Siddiqui DS. Mayo Clinic Proc. 2015 Mar;90(3)421-2. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.01.004. No abstract available. PMID:25744128[PubMed - in process]

New devices and technology in interventional cardiology. Tobis JM, Abudayyeh I.. J Cardiol. 2015 Jan;65(1):5-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Sep 16. PMID:25241014[PubMed - in process]

Risk stratification by quantitation of LV dyssynchrony: A new branch of the field of nuclear cardiology. Ovadia M, Adudayyeh I. J Nucl Cardiol. 2014 Aug;21(4):747-52. doi: 10.1007/s12350-014-9907-3. Epub 2014 May 24. No abstract available. PMID:24858623[PubMed - in process]

Lack of adjustment for body mass index--reply. Orlich MJ, Fraser GE. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan;174(1):169. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11169. No abstract available.  PMID:24394938[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Obesity and life expectancy among long-lived Black adults. Singh PN, Clark RW, Herring P, Sabaté J, Shavlik D, Fraser GE. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Jan;69(1):63-72. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glt049. Epub 2013 May 16. PMID:23682156[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Tree nuts are inversely associated with metabolic syndrome and obesity: the Adventist health study-2. Jaceldo-Siegl K, Haddad E, Oda K, Fraser GE, Sabaté J. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 8;9(1):e85133. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085133. eCollection 2014. PMID:24416351[PubMed - in process]

Nutrient profiles of vegetarian and nonvegetarian dietary patterns. Rizzo NS, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Sabate J, Fraser GE. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Dec;113(12):1610-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2013.06.349. Epub 2013 Aug 27. PMID:23988511[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Cardiac rhythm device surgery with uninterrupted oral anticoagulation. Tyagi G, Pai SM, Pai RG. Future Cardiol. 2013 Nov;9(6):763-6. doi: 10.2217/fca.13.80. PMID:24180532[PubMed - in process]

Deleterious effects of right ventricular apical pacing in patients with normal ejection fraction: implications of potential expanding epidemic. Butrous H, Pai SM, Pai RG. Echocardiography. 2013 Oct;30(9):995-6. doi: 10.1111/echo.12324. Epub 2013 Jul 30. No abstract available. PMID:23906056[PubMed - in process]

Legumes and meat analogues consumption are associated with hip fracture risk independently of meat intake among Caucasian men and women: the Adventist Health Study-2. Lousuebsakul-Matthews V, Thorpe DL, Knutsen R, Beeson WL, Fraser GE, Knutsen SF. Public Health Nutr. 2013 Oct 8:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:24103482[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Vegetarian dietary patterns and mortality in Adventist Health Study 2. Orlich MJ, Singh PN, Sabaté J, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fan J, Knutsen S, Beeson WL, Fraser GE. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 8;173(13):1230-8. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6473. PMID:23836264[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Utilization of prostate cancer screening according to dietary patterns and other demographic variables. The adventist health study-2. Ibrayev Y, Oda K, Fraser GE, Knutsen SF. J Cancer. 2013 Jun 28;4(5):416-26. doi: 10.7150/jca.6442. Print 2013. PMID:23833686[PubMed]

Body mass index at age 20 and subsequent childbearing: the Adventist Health Study-2. Jacobsen BK, Knutsen SF, Oda K, Fraser GE. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 May;22(5):460-6. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2012.3727. Epub 2013 Apr 23. PMID:23611121[PubMed - in process]

A multidisciplinary atrial fibrillation clinic. Tran HN, Tafreshi J, Hernandez EA, Pai SM, Torres VI, Pai RG. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2013 Feb 1;9(1):55-62. PMID:23092274[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Beta and angiotensin blockades are associated with improved 10-year survival in renal transplant recipients. Aftab W, Varadarajan P, Rasool S, Kore A, Pai RG. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Feb 19;2(1):e000091. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.112.000091. PMID:23525422[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Etiology impacts survival in patients with severe aortic regurgitation: results from a cohort of 756 patients. Varadarajan P, Patel R, Turk R, Kamath AR, Sampath U, Khandhar S, Pai RG. J Heart Valve Dis. 2013 Jan;22(1):42-9. PMID:23610988[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Prognostic value of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in patients with aortic regurgitation. Mojazi-Amiri H, Pai RG. Future Cardiol. 2013 Jan;9(1):9-12. doi: 10.2217/fca.12.79. PMID:23259471[PubMed]

Obesity at age 20 and the risk of miscarriages, irregular periods and reported problems of becoming pregnant: the Adventist Health Study-2. Jacobsen BK, Knutsen SF, Oda K, Fraser GE. Eur J Epidemiol. 2012 Dec;27(12):923-31. doi: 10.1007/s10654-012-9749-8. Epub 2012 Dec 8. PMID:23224589[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Lack of relationship between microvascular and macrovascular disease in heart transplant recipients. Abu-Qaoud MS, Stoletniy LN, Chen D, Kerstetter J, Kuhn M, Pai RG. Transplantation. 2012 Nov 15;94(9):965-70. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31826accca. PMID:23044666[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Measuring cardiac index with a focused cardiac ultrasound examination in the ED. Dinh VA, Ko HS, Rao R, Bansal RC, Smith DD, Kim TE, Nguyen HB. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Nov;30(9):1845-51. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2012.03.025. Epub 2012 Jul 12. PMID:22795411[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Religious Engagement in a Risky Family Model Predicting Health in Older Black and White Seventh-day Adventists. Morton KR, Lee JW, Haviland MG, Fraser GE. Psycholog Relig Spiritual. 2012 Nov 1;4(4):298-311. Epub 2012 Mar 5. PMID:23560134[PubMed]

Self-reported physical health, mental health, and comorbid diseases among women with irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, or both compared with healthy control respondents. Przekop P, Haviland MG, Zhao Y, Oda K, Morton KR, Fraser GE. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Nov;112(11):726-35. Erratum in: J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013 Jan;113(1):15. PMID:23139343[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Validation of recall of body weight over a 26-year period in cohort members of the Adventist Health Study 2. Kyulo NL, Knutsen SF, Tonstad S, Fraser GE, Singh PN. Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Oct;22(10):744-6. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2012.06.106. Epub 2012 Aug 3. PMID:22863312[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Vegetarian diets and blood pressure among white subjects: results from the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2). Pettersen BJ, Anousheh R, Fan J, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fraser GE. Public Health Nutr. 2012 Oct;15(10):1909-16. doi: 10.1017/S1368980011003454. Epub 2012 Jan 10. PMID:22230619[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Reduced survival in patients with "coronary microvascular disease". Lin T, Rechenmacher S, Rasool S, Varadarajan P, Pai RG. Int J Angiol. 2012 Jun;21(2):89-94. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1315799. PMID:23730136[PubMed]

Slow rate of progression of grade 1 and 2+ aortic regurgitation. Patel R, Kamath A, Varadarajan P, Krishnan S, Pai RG. J Heart Valve Dis. 2012 May;21(3):328-30. PMID:22808833[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Dobutamine stress-induced stroke in a patient with mechanical mitral prosthesis despite normal function. Aftab W, Mlotowsky J, Varadarajan P, Pai RG. J Heart Valve Dis. 2012 May;21(3):407-9. No abstract available. PMID:22808850[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Mitral annular geometry in normal and myxomatous mitral valves: three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic quantification. Moustafa SE, Mookadam F, Alharthi M, Kansal M, Bansal RC, Chandrasekaran K. J Heart Valve Dis. 2012 May;21(3):299-310. PMID:22808829[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Prognostic implications of tricuspid regurgitation in patients with severe aortic regurgitation: results from a cohort of 756 patients. Varadarajan P, Pai RG. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 May;14(5):580-4. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivr047. Epub 2012 Feb 17. PMID:22345059[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Regression calibration when foods (measured with error) are the variables of interest: markedly non-Gaussian data with many zeroes. Fraser GE, Stram DO. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Feb 15;175(4):325-31. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwr316. Epub 2012 Jan 20. PMID:22268227[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Validation of simple visual-analogue thermometer screen for mood complications of cardiovascular disease: the Emotion Thermometers. Mitchell AJ, Morgan JP, Petersen D, Fabbri S, Fayard C, Stoletniy L, Chiong J. J Affect Disord. 2012 Feb;136(3):1257-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.06.008. Epub 2011 Jul 1. PMID:21723618[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of weight loss in adults on estimation of risk due to adiposity in a cohort study. Kyulo NL, Knutsen SF, Fraser GE, Singh PN. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Jan;20(1):206-13. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.281. Epub 2011 Sep 22. PMID:21938076[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Arterial spin labeled CMR detects clinically relevant increase in myocardial blood flow with vasodilation. Zun Z, Varadarajan P, Pai RG, Wong EC, Nayak KS. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Dec;4(12):1253-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2011.06.023. PMID:22172781[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Race-specific validation of food intake obtained from a comprehensive FFQ: the Adventist Health Study-2. Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fan J, Sabaté J, Knutsen SF, Haddad E, Beeson WL, Herring RP, Butler TL, Bennett H, Fraser GE. Public Health Nutr. 2011 Nov;14(11):1988-97. doi: 10.1017/S1368980011000735. Epub 2011 May 6. Erratum in: Public Health Nutr. 2012 Nov;15(11):2165-6. PMID:21557864[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Soy milk and dairy consumption is independently associated with ultrasound attenuation of the heel bone among postmenopausal women: the Adventist Health Study-2. Matthews VL, Knutsen SF, Beeson WL, Fraser GE. Nutr Res. 2011 Oct;31(10):766-75. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2011.09.016. PMID:22074801[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Barriers to surgery in severe aortic stenosis patients with Class I indications for aortic valve replacement. Dua A, Dang P, Shaker R, Varadarajan P, Pai RG. J Heart Valve Dis. 2011 Jul;20(4):396-400. PMID:21863651[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Does excess body fat maintained after the seventh decade decrease life expectancy? Singh PN, Haddad E, Tonstad S, Fraser GE. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jun;59(6):1003-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03419.x. Epub 2011 Jun 7. PMID:21649624[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Cilostazol: a potential therapeutic option to prevent in-stent restenosis. Dihu JB, Abudayyeh I., Saudye HA, Gurujal R. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 May 17;57(20):2035-6. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2011.01.022. No abstract available. PMID:24858623[PubMed - In Process]

Vegetarian dietary patterns are associated with a lower risk of metabolic syndrome: the adventist health study 2. Rizzo NS, Sabaté J, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fraser GE. Diabetes Care. 2011 May;34(5):1225-7. doi: 10.2337/dc10-1221. Epub 2011 Mar 16. PMID:21411506[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic evaluation of a sinus venosus atrial septal defect. Perez L, Razzouk A, Bansal RC. Echocardiography. 2011 Apr;28(4):E82-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01314.x. Epub 2010 Sep 26. PMID:20868438[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Validation of self-reported anthropometrics in the Adventist Health Study 2. Bes-Rastrollo M, Sabaté J, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fraser GE. BMC Public Health. 2011 Apr 5;11:213. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-213. PMID:21466678[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm due to embolic myocardial infarction in infective endocarditis: real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic evaluation. Bansal RC, Khazai B, Bansal N, Dua A. Echocardiography. 2011 Feb;28(2):E28-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01260.x. Epub 2010 Dec 8. PMID:21138474[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Aortic root surgery does not increase the operative risk of acute type A aortic dissection. Montalvo J, Razzouk A, Wang N, Bansal R, Rasi A, Hasaniya N, Floridia R, Bailey L. Am Surg. 2011 Jan;77(1):88-92. PMID:21396313[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ostial left main stenosis due to takayasu arteritis: multimodality imaging and surgical ostioplasty. Bansal N, Wang N, Choo D, Bansal RC. Echocardiography. 2011 Jan;28(1):E5-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01243.x. Epub 2010 Dec 22. PMID:21175777[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Late outcome after repair of mitral valve rupture during balloon atrial septostomy in a neonate. Sachdeva A, Bansal RC, Bailey LL, Razzouk AJ. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011;38(4):412-4. PMID:21841871[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Correlates of perceived pain-related restrictions among women with fibromyalgia. Przekop P, Haviland MG, Morton KR, Oda K, Fraser GE. Pain Med. 2010 Nov;11(11):1698-706. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2010.00988.x. PMID:21044260[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The association between incident self-reported fibromyalgia and nonpsychiatric factors: 25-years follow-up of the Adventist Health Study. Choi CJ, Knutsen R, Oda K, Fraser GE, Knutsen SF. J Pain. 2010 Oct;11(10):994-1003. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2010.01.267. Epub 2010 Apr 18. PMID:20400378[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Long-term outcome of Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy. Ionescu CN, Aguilar-Lopez CA, Sakr AE, Ghantous AE, Donohue TJ. Heart Lung Circ. 2010 Oct;19(10):601-5. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.06.667. Epub 2010 Jul 22. PMID:20655278[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Recruiting black Americans in a large cohort study: the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2) design, methods and participant characteristics. Herring RP, Butler T, Hall S, Montgomery SB, Fraser GE. Ethn Dis. 2010 Autumn;20(4):437-43. PMID:21305834[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Prognostic implications of mitral regurgitation in patients with severe aortic regurgitation. Pai RG, Varadarajan P. Circulation. 2010 Sep 14;122(11 Suppl):S43-7. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.927921. PMID:20837924[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Tricuspid regurgitation in patients with severe mitral regurgitation and normal left ventricular ejection fraction: risk factors and prognostic implications in a cohort of 895 patients. Varadarajan P, Pai RG. J Heart Valve Dis. 2010 Jul;19(4):412-9. PMID:20845886[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Cardiac index measurements by transcutaneous Doppler ultrasound and transthoracic echocardiography in adult and pediatric emergency patients. Nguyen HB, Banta DP, Stewart G, Kim T, Bansal R, Anholm J, Wittlake WA, Corbett SW. J Clin Monit Comput. 2010 Jun;24(3):237-47. doi: 10.1007/s10877-010-9240-6. Epub 2010 Jun 20. PMID:20563629[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Validation of nutrient intake using an FFQ and repeated 24 h recalls in black and white subjects of the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2). Jaceldo-Siegl K, Knutsen SF, Sabaté J, Beeson WL, Chan J, Herring RP, Butler TL, Haddad E, Bennett H, Montgomery S, Sharma SS, Oda K, Fraser GE. Public Health Nutr. 2010 Jun;13(6):812-9. doi: 10.1017/S1368980009992072. Epub 2009 Dec 8. Erratum in: Public Health Nutr. 2011 Nov;14(11):2079-80. PMID:19968897[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Traumatic experiences, major life stressors, and self-reporting a physician-given fibromyalgia diagnosis. Haviland MG, Morton KR, Oda K, Fraser GE. Psychiatry Res. 2010 May 30;177(3):335-41. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2009.08.017. Epub 2010 Apr 10. PMID:20382432[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Determinants of serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D levels in a nationwide cohort of blacks and non-Hispanic whites. Chan J, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fraser GE. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Apr;21(4):501-11. doi: 10.1007/s10552-009-9481-1. Epub 2009 Dec 11. PMID:20012182[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Pericardial constriction after cardiac transplantation. Bansal R, Perez L, Razzouk A, Wang N, Bailey L. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Mar;29(3):371-7. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2009.07.015. Epub 2009 Oct 4. Review. PMID:19804990[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Reliability of serum and urinary isoflavone estimates. Fraser GE, Franke AA, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Bennett H. Biomarkers. 2010 Mar;15(2):135-9. doi: 10.3109/13547500903335927. PMID:19863459[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Survival benefit of aortic valve replacement in older patients with asymptomatic chronic severe aortic regurgitation. Turk R, Varadarajan P, Kamath A, Sampat U, Khandhar S, Patel R, Pai RG. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Mar;89(3):731-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.12.008. PMID:20172118[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Percutaneous revascularization for stable coronary artery disease temporal trends and impact of drug-eluting stents. Hilliard AA, From AM, Lennon RJ, Singh M, Lerman A, Gersh BJ, Holmes DR Jr, Rihal CS, Prasad A. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Feb;3(2):172-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2009.11.013. PMID:20170874[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Cohort profile: The biopsychosocial religion and health study (BRHS). Lee JW, Morton KR, Walters J, Bellinger DL, Butler TL, Wilson C, Walsh E, Ellison CG, McKenzie MM, Fraser GE. Int J Epidemiol. 2009 Dec;38(6):1470-8. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyn244. Epub 2008 Dec 3. No abstract available. PMID:19052114[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Diagnosis and treatment of viral myocarditis. Schultz JC, Hilliard AA, Cooper LT Jr, Rihal CS. Mayo Clin Proc. 2009 Nov;84(11):1001-9. doi: 10.1016/S0025-6196(11)60670-8. Review. PMID:19880690[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

For the patient. Why do only some Seventh-Day Adventists participate in research studies? Lampkin A, Yancey A, Wilson C, Fraser GE. Ethn Dis. 2009 Autumn;19(4):479. No abstract available. PMID:20073152[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Regional differences in attitudes that may affect health behavior and willingness to participate in research among Black Seventh-day Adventists. Lampkin A, Yancey A, Wilson C, Fraser GE. Ethn Dis. 2009 Autumn;19(4):439-46. PMID:20073146[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A unique complication of a broken heart. Bansal RC, Lin T, Shaker R, Rasi A, Jutzy KR, Razzouk A. Am J Med. 2009 Oct;122(10):910-2. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2009.06.010. No abstract available. PMID:19786158[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Survival benefit of aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension. Khandhar S, Varadarajan P, Turk R, Sampat U, Patel R, Kamath A, Pai RG. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep;88(3):752-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.05.025. PMID:19699892[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Survival in patients with severe aortic regurgitation and severe left ventricular dysfunction is improved by aortic valve replacement: results from a cohort of 166 patients with an ejection fraction < or =35%. Kamath AR, Varadarajan P, Turk R, Sampat U, Patel R, Khandhar S, Pai RG. Circulation. 2009 Sep 15;120(11 Suppl):S134-8. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.839787. PMID:19752358[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of beta-blocker therapy on survival in patients with severe aortic regurgitation results from a cohort of 756 patients. Sampat U, Varadarajan P, Turk R, Kamath A, Khandhar S, Pai RG. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Jul 28;54(5):452-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2009.02.077. PMID:19628121[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of biofeedback on function in patients with heart failure. Swanson KS, Gevirtz RN, Brown M, Spira J, Guarneri E, Stoletniy L. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2009 Jun;34(2):71-91. doi: 10.1007/s10484-009-9077-2. Epub 2009 Feb 10. PMID:19205870[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Major types of dietary fat and risk of coronary heart disease: a pooled analysis of 11 cohort studies. Jakobsen MU, O'Reilly EJ, Heitmann BL, Pereira MA, Bälter K, Fraser GE, Goldbourt U, Hallmans G, Knekt P, Liu S, Pietinen P, Spiegelman D, Stevens J, Virtamo J, Willett WC, Ascherio A. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 May;89(5):1425-32. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2008.27124. Epub 2009 Feb 11. PMID:19211817[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status of vegetarians, partial vegetarians, and nonvegetarians: the Adventist Health Study-2. Chan J, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fraser GE. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 May;89(5):1686S-1692S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.26736X. Epub 2009 Apr 1. PMID:19339396[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Type of vegetarian diet, body weight, and prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Tonstad S, Butler T, Yan R, Fraser GE. Diabetes Care. 2009 May;32(5):791-6. doi: 10.2337/dc08-1886. Epub 2009 Apr 7. PMID:19351712[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Vegetarian diets: what do we know of their effects on common chronic diseases? Fraser GE. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 May;89(5):1607S-1612S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.26736K. Epub 2009 Mar 25. Review. Erratum in: Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Jul;90(1):248. PMID:19321569[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Successful utilization of a novel aspiration thrombectomy catheter (Pronto) for the treatment of patients with stent thrombosis. Siddiqui DS, Choi CJ, Tsmimikas S, Mahmud E. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2006 Jun;67(6):894-9. PMID:16649245[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Clinical utility of aortic pulses and pressures calculated from applanated radial-artery pulses. Smulyan H, Siddiqui DS, Carlson RJ, London GM, Safar ME. Hypertension. 2003 Aug;42(2):150-5. Epub 2003 Jul 14. PMID:12860838[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]