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Section of Atherosclerosis

Houston, Texas

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Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine
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Publications 2008

  1. Nambi V, Morrison AC, Hoogeveen RC, Coresh J, Miles S, Rhodes CE, Sharrett AR, Boerwinkle BE, Ballantyne CM. Matrix metalloproteinase-1 and tissue inhibitors do not predict incident coronary artery disease in the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study. Tex Heart Inst J. 2008; 35(4):388-94.
  2. Vaduganathan M, Alviar CL, Arikan ME, Tellez A, Guthikonda S, DeLao T, Granada JF, Kleiman NS, Ballantyne CM, Lev EI. Platelet reactivity and response to aspirin in subjects with the metabolic syndrome. Am Heart J. 2008; 156(5):1002.e1-1002.e7.
  3. Davidson MH, Abate N, Ballantyne CM, Catapano AL, Xu X, Lin J, Rosenberg E, Tershakovec AM. Ezetimibe/simvastatin compared with atorvastatin or rosuvastatin in lowering to specified levels both LDL-C and each of five other emerging risk factors for coronary heart disease: Non-HDL-cholesterol, TC/HDL-C, apolipoprotein B, apo-B/apo-A-I, or C-reactive protein. J Clin Lipidol. 2008; 2(6):436-46.
  4. Paolini JF, Bays HE, Ballantyne CM, Davidson M, Pasternak R, Maccubbin D, Norquist JM, Lai E, Waters MG, Kuznetsova O, Sisk CM, Mitchel YB. Extended-release niacin/laropiprant: reducing niacin-induced flushing to better realize the benefit of niacin in improving cardiovascular risk factors. Cardiol Clin. 2008;2 6(4):547-60.
  5. Choi EY, Chavakis E, Czabanka MA, Langer HF, Fraemohs L, Economopoulou M, Kundu RK, Orlandi A, Zheng YY, Prieto DA, Ballantyne CM, Constant SL, Aird WC, Papayannopoulou T, Gahmberg CG, Udey MC, Vajkoczy P, Quertermous T, Dimmeler S, Weber C, Chavakis T. Del-1, an endogenous leukocyte-endothelial adhesion inhibitor, limits inflammatory cell recruitment.
  6. Science. 200; 322(5904):1101-4.
  7. Virani SS, Nambi V, Lee VV, Elayda M, Reul RM, Wilson JM, Ballantyne CM. Does preoperative statin therapy improve outcomes in patients undergoing isolated cardiac valve surgery? Am J Cardiol. 2008; 102(9):1235-9.
  8. Steinberg BA, Bhatt DL, Mehta S, Poole-Wilson PA, O'Hagan P, Montalescot G, Ballantyne CM, Cannon CP. Nine-year trends in achievement of risk factor goals in the US and European outpatients with cardiovascular disease. Am Heart J. 200; 156(4):719-27.
  9. Thakker GD, Frangogiannis NG, Zymek PT, Sharma S, Raya JL, Barger PM, Taegtmeyer H, Entman ML, Ballantyne CM. Increased myocardial susceptibility to repetitive ischemia with high-fat diet-induced obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008; 16(12):2593-600.
  10. Crawford SO, Ambrose MS, Hoogeveen RC, Brancati FL, Ballantyne CM, Young JH. Association of lactate with blood pressure before and after rapid weight loss. Am J Hypertens. 2008; 21(12):1337-42.
  11. Friedewald VE Jr, Ballantyne CM, Davidson MH, Guyton JR, Roberts WC. The editor's roundtable: lipid management beyond statins-reducing residual cardiovascular risk. Am J Cardiol. 2008; 102(5):559-67.
  12. Ballantyne CM, Raichlen JS, Cain VA. Statin therapy alters the relationship between apolipoprotein B and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol targets in high-risk patients: the MERCURY II (Measuring Effective Reductions in Cholesterol Using Rosuvastatin) trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008; 52(8):626-32.
  13. Davidson MH, Ballantyne CM. Niacin therapy: an evolving paradigm for the management of mixed dys-lipidemia and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Introduction. Am J Cardiol. 2008;101(8A):1B-2B.
  14. Volcik KA, Nettleton JA, Ballantyne CM, Boerwinkle E. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor [alpha] genetic variation interacts with n-6 and long-chain n-3 fatty acid intake to affect total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol concentrations in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008; 87(6):1926-31.
  15. Pluskota E, Woody NM, Szpak D, Ballantyne CM, Soloviev DA, Simon DI, Plow EF. Expression, activation, and function of integrin alphaMbeta2 (Mac-1) on neutrophil-derived microparticles. Blood. 2008; 112(6):2327-35.
  16. Ballantyne CM, Hoogeveen RC, McNeill AM, Heiss G, Schmidt MI, Duncan BB, Pankow JS. Metabolic syndrome risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in the ARIC study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008;32 Suppl 2:S21-4.
  17. Ballantyne CM, Davidson MH, McKenney J, Keller LH, Bajorunas DR, Karas RH. Comparison of the safety and efficacy of a combination tablet of niacin extended release and simvastatin vs simvastatin monotherapy in patients with increased non-HDL cholesterol (from the SEACOAST I study). Am J Cardiol. 2008 May 15;101(10):1428-36.
  18. Cannon CP; STRIVE Scientific Committee. Updated Strategies and Therapies for Reducing Ischemic and Vascular Events (STRIVE) unstable angina/non-ST elevation myocardial infarction critical pathway toolkit.. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2008 Mar;7(1):43-81.
  19. Mohler ER 3rd, Ballantyne CM, Davidson MH, Hanefeld M, Ruilope LM, Johnson JL, Zalewski A; Darapladib Investigators. The effect of darapladib on plasma lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 activity and cardiovascular biomarkers in patients with stable coronary heart disease or coronary heart disease risk equivalent: the results of a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008; 51(17):1632-41.
  20. Ballantyne CM, Raichlen JS, Nicholls SJ, Erbel R, Tardif JC, Brener SJ, Cain VA, Nissen SE; ASTEROID Investigators. Effect of rosuvastatin therapy on coronary artery stenoses assessed by quantitative coronary angiography: a study to evaluate the effect of rosuvastatin on intravascular ultrasound-derived coronary atheroma burden. Circulation. 2008; 117(19):2458-66.
  21. Abate N, Catapano AL, Ballantyne CM, Davidson MH, Polis A, Smugar SS, Tershakovec AM.
  22. Effect of ezetimibe/simvastatin versus atorvastatin or rosuvastatin on modifying lipid profiles in patients with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or neither: Results of two subgroup analyses. J Clin Lipidol. 2008; 2(2):91-105.
  23. Ballantyne CM, Davidson MH, McKenney JM, Keller LH, Bajorunas DR, Karas RH. Comparison of the efficacy and safety of a combination tablet of niacin extended-release and simvastatin with simvastatin 80 mg monotherapy: the SEACOAST II (high-dose) study. J Clin Lipidol. 2008 Apr;2(2):79-90.
  24. Friedewald VE, Ballantyne CM, Nissen SE, Shah PK, Roberts WC. The editor's roundtable: atherosclerosis regression. Am J Cardiol. 2008; 101(7):967-74.
  25. Lee SH, Prince JE, Rais M, Kheradmand F, Ballantyne CM, Weitz-Schmidt G, Smith CW, Corry DB. Developmental control of integrin expression regulates Th2 effector homing. J Immunol. 2008; 180(7):4656-67.
  26. Stein EA, Ballantyne CM, Windler E, Sirnes PA, Sussekov A, Yigit Z, Seper C, Gimpelewicz CR. Efficacy and tolerability of fluvastatin XL 80 mg alone, ezetimibe alone, and the combination of fluvastatin XL 80 mg with ezetimibe in patients with a history of muscle-related side effects with other statins. Am J Cardiol. 2008; 101(4):490-6.
  27. Paolini JF, Mitchel YB, Reyes R, Kher U, Lai E, Watson DJ, Norquist JM, Meehan AG, Bays HE, Davidson M, Ballantyne CM. Effects of laropiprant on nicotinic acid-induced flushing in patients with dyslipidemia. Am J Cardiol. 2008; 101(5):625-30.
  28. Phillipson M, Kaur J, Colarusso P, Ballantyne CM, Kubes P. Endothelial domes encapsulate adherent neutrophils and minimize increases in vascular permeability in paracellular and transcellular emigration. PLoS One. 2008; 3(2):e1649.
  29. Virani SS, Nambi V, Razavi M, Lee VV, Elayda M, Wilson JM, Ballantyne CM. Preoperative statin therapy is not associated with a decrease in the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Am Heart J. 2008; 155(3):541-6.
  30. Volcik KA, Ballantyne CM, Braun MC, Coresh J, Mosley TH, Boerwinkle E. Association of the complement factor H Y402H polymorphism with cardiovascular disease is dependent upon hypertension status: The ARIC study. Am J Hypertens. 2008; 21(5):533-8.
  31. Chamberlain AM, Folsom AR, Schreiner PJ, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM. Low-density lipoprotein and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in relation to genetic polymorphisms and menopausal status: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Atherosclerosis. 2008; 200(2):322-8.
  32. Choi EY, Orlova VV, Fagerholm SC, Nurmi SM, Zhang L, Ballantyne CM, Gahmberg CG, Chavakis T. Regulation of LFA-1-dependent inflammatory cell recruitment by Cbl-b and 14-3-3 proteins. Blood. 2008; 111(7):3607-14.
  33. Kshirsagar AV, Bomback AS, Bang H, Gerber LM, Vupputuri S, Shoham DA, Mazumdar M, Ballantyne CM, Paparello JJ, Klemmer PJ. Association of C-reactive protein and microalbuminuria (from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 1999 to 2004). Am J Cardiol. 2008; 101(3):401-6.
  34. Polsani VR, Jones PH, Ballantyne CM, Nambi V. A case report of myopathy from consumption of red yeast rice. J Clin Lipidol. 2008; 2(1):60-2.
  35. Virani SS, Ballantyne CM. How to identify patients with vulnerable plaques. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2008; 10(10):824-33.
  36. Volcik KA, Ballantyne CM, Fuchs FD, Sharrett AR, Boerwinkle E. Relationship of alcohol consumption and type of alcoholic beverage consumed with plasma lipid levels: differences between Whites and African Americans of the ARIC study. Ann Epidemiol. 2008; 18(2):101-7.
  37. Kohsaka S, Volcik KA, Folsom AR, Wu KK, Ballantyne CM, Willerson JT, Boerwinkle E. Increased risk of incident stroke associated with the cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) G-765C polymorphism in African-Americans: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Atherosclerosis. 2008; 196(2):926-30.

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