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    Shahbudin H Rahimtoola, MD

    TitleDistinguished Professor of Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressGNH 3221
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9311
    Phone+1 323 226 7264
    Emailrahimtoo@usc.edu
      Other Positions
      TitleGeorge C. Griffith Chair in Cardiology


       Overview 
       Overview
      Dr. Rahimtoola's specialties include cardiovascular disease, valvular heart disease, and coronary artery disease. His research interests include pharmacological treatment of valvular and coronary artery diseases, valvular and coronary artery surgery and hibernating myocardium.

      Dr. Rahimtoola earned his medical degree at Dow Medical College. He then performed his residency at Wessex Regional Hospital/Portsmouth Hospital followed by two cardiology fellowships, one at St. Mary's Hospital/Minnesota Heart Association, and the other at University of Birmingham, England.


       Biography 
       Awards and Honors
      Royal Society of Medicine1957Fellow
      American College of Cardiology1968Fellow
      American College of Chest Physicians1970Fellow
      American College of Physicians1970Fellow
      American Heart Association1970Fellow, Council on Clinical Cardiology
      American Heart Association1972Fellow, Council on Circulation
      Royal College of Physicians1972Fellow
      American Heart Association1980Citation for International Service
      Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services1980Commissioner's Special Citation
      Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services1980Harvey W. Wiley Medal
      American Heart Association1983 - 1985Award of Merit
      USC1985Certificate of Appreciation
      University of Miami Miller School of Medicine1985William Osler Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Teaching
      LAC+USC Medical Center1985 - 1993Plaque of Appreciation, Cardiology Fellows
      American Heart Association1985Honorary Member, Board of Directors
      American College of Cardiology1986Gifted Teacher Award
      American Heart Association1986Special Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to the Study and Practice of Cardiology
      His Highness Prince Aga Khan Health Department1987Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in the Healthcare Profession
      Association of Philippine Physicians in America1988Special Award for Achievement and Pioneering Work in Medicine
      Mount Sinai Medical Center1988Visiting Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching
      American Men and Women in Science1989Certificate of Achievement
      Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association1989James B. Herrick Award
      American Heart Association Board of Directors1989Plaque of Honor
      USC1993Distinguished Professor
      University of Miami Miller School of Medicine1995Model Investigator Award
      American College of Physicians1996Master
      International Society of Heart Failure1996Melvin L. Marcus Memorial Award for Gifted Teacher in Cardiology
      Mayo Foundation 1997Distinguished Alumnus Award
      Dow Graduate Association of North America1998First Lifetime Academic Achievement Award
      Association of Pakistan Physicians of North America1998Lifetime Achievement Award for Professional Excellence in Cardiology
      American College of Cardiology1999Master
      Hh Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Grand Hamdan1999 - 2000Recognition Award
      American College of Cardiology2001Distinguished Scientist Award
      American College of Physicians 2006Distinguished Teacher Award
      European Society of Cardiology2006Silver Medal Denolin Award and Lectures
      European Society of Cardiology2009Gold Medal
      European Society of Cardiology2010Fellow
      American College of Cardiology2013Lifetime Achievement Award
      European Society of Cardiology2013Pioneer of Cardiology
      Journal of American College of Cardiology2014Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship
      European Heart Journal2014World Class Cardiologist for World Class Journal
      Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, USC2015Golden Apple Teaching Award

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      1. Hameed AB, Rahimtoola SH. Congenital Aortic Stenosis: Pregnancy Is Another Dimension. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Oct 18; 68(16):1738-1740..
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      2. Iung B, Rahimtoola SH, Vahanian A. The year in cardiology 2015: valvular heart disease. Eur Heart J. 2016 Feb 1; 37(5):442-8..
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      3. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2016 Apr; 41(4):143..
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      4. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Nov; 40(11):481..
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      5. Christianson L, Matthews RV, Rahimtoola SH. The Reply. Am J Med. 2015 Sep; 128(9):e35..
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      6. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Oct; 40(10):427..
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      7. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2016 Jan; 41(1):5..
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      8. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Dec; 40(12):509..
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      9. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 May; 40(5):205..
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      10. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Jul; 40(7):273..
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      11. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Apr; 40(4):131..
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      12. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Jun; 40(6):243..
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      13. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Feb; 40(2):49..
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      14. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Mar; 40(3):91..
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      15. Christianson L, Matthews RV, Rahmitoola SH. Early Repolarization Masquerading as STEMI. Am J Med. 2014 Nov; 127(11):e1-2..
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      16. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Sep; 39(9):317..
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      17. Huang G, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. Mechanical alternans from an obstructive thrombosed prosthetic heart valve. Eur Heart J. 2014 Nov 7; 35(42):2949..
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      18. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Nov; 39(11):397..
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      19. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Aug; 39(8):253..
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      20. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Apr-May; 39(4-5):83..
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      21. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Jun; 39(6):157..
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      22. Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 May 20; 63(19):1948-58..
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      23. Rastogi A, Rahimtoola SH. Guidelines is not, and should not be, the Law of the Land. Heart. 2014 Mar; 100(6):445-6..
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      24. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Dec; 38(12):501..
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      25. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Feb; 39(2):33..
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      26. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Mar; 39(3):57..
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      27. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PMVT). Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Nov; 38(11):461..
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      28. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Jan; 39(1):5..
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      29. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Sep; 38(9):363..
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      30. Huang G, Schaff HV, Sundt TM, Rahimtoola SH. Treatment of obstructive thrombosed prosthetic heart valve. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Nov 5; 62(19):1731-6..
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      31. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. An update on transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Jul; 38(7):243..
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      32. Chu H, Arsene D, Huang G, Saremi F, Rahimtoola SH. Syphilitic angina. Am J Med. 2013 Sep; 126(9):e3-4..
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      33. Rahimtoola SH. Heart failure. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Jun; 38(6):213..
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      34. Rahimtoola SH. It was logical but was it the whole truth? Eur Heart J. 2013 Jun; 34(21):1532-3..
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      35. Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Mar 26; 61(12):1290-1301..
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      36. Rahimtoola SH. Adults with congenital heart disease and previous interventions. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Mar; 38(3):101..
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      37. Rahimtoola SH. Amyloidosis is a rare disease in which insoluble extracellular protein fibrils in ß-pleated sheets infiltrate multiple organs, causing organ dysfunction and failure. Introduction. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Feb; 38(2):51..
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      38. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Jan; 38(1):5..
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      39. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 Nov; 37(11):448..
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      40. Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola SH. Valve Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch (VP-PM): A Long-Term Perspective. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Sep 25; 60(13):1123-35..
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      41. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 Sep; 37(9):367..
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      42. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 Jun; 37(6):207..
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      43. Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jul 10; 60(2):85-95..
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      44. Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola SH. Still searching for the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel of today. Eur Heart J. 2012 Jun; 33(12):1438-9..
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      45. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 May; 37(5):175..
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      46. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 Jan; 37(1):5..
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      47. Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola SH. Predicting the occurrence of valve prosthesis-patient mismatch: the need for more data. J Heart Valve Dis. 2012 Jan; 21(1):106..
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      48. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 Dec; 36(12):459..
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      49. Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Sep 13; 58(12):1197-207..
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      50. Rahimtoola SH. Coronary artery disease in women. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 Aug; 36(8):289..
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      51. Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola SH. CT angiography for all patients with inconclusive noninvasive test? Clinical perspective: "not yet". JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Jul; 4(7):752-3..
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      52. Huang G, Rahimtoola SH. Prosthetic heart valve. Circulation. 2011 Jun 7; 123(22):2602-5..
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      53. Rahimtoola SH. Infective endocarditis: the European viewpoint. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 May; 36(5):173..
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      54. Rahimtoola SH. Dr Bhatt is considered one of the experts on the role of antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy in ACS. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 Apr; 36(4):125..
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      55. Mujib M, Desai RV, Ahmed MI, Guichard JL, Feller MA, Ekundayo OJ, Deedwania P, Ali M, Aban IB, Love TE, White M, Aronow WS, Rahimtoola SH, Bonow RO, Ahmed A. Rheumatic heart disease and risk of incident heart failure among community-dwelling older adults: A prospective cohort study. Ann Med. 2012 May; 44(3):253-61..
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      56. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Multimodality imaging in diabetic heart disease. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 Jan; 36(1):5..
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      57. Thara E, Thareja N, Ghalichi M, Naqvi TZ, Rahimtoola SH. Football left atrium. Am J Med. 2010 Dec; 123(12):e3-4..
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      58. Schinkel AF, Bax JJ, Delgado V, Poldermans D, Rahimtoola SH. Clinical relevance of hibernating myocardium in ischemic left ventricular dysfunction. Am J Med. 2010 Nov; 123(11):978-86..
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      59. Rahimtoola SH. Non-invasive imaging of the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Nov; 35(11):553..
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      60. Rahimtoola SH. Diagnosis and monitoring of abdominal aortic aneurysm: current status and future prospects. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Oct; 35(10):509..
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      61. Daneshvar S, Shriki J, Sohn H, Rahimtoola SH. Morgagni-type diaphragmatic hernia presenting as an abnormal cardiac silhouette. Am J Med. 2010 Oct; 123(10):e11-2..
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      62. Rahimtoola SH. Therapy requires the accurate assessment of monomorphic and polymorphic VTs with regard to diagnosis, mechanisms, etiology, and management. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Sep; 35(9):451..
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      63. Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Aug; 35(8):382..
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      64. Rahimtoola SH. Acute pulmonary embolism. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Jul; 35(7):312..
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      65. Rahimtoola SH. Current Problems in Cardiology. Statins for calcific aortic valve stenosis: into oblivion after SALTIRE and SEAS? An extensive review from bench to bedside. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Jun; 35(6):281..
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      66. Rahimtoola SH. Determining that aortic valve stenosis is severe: back-to-the-future: physical examination and aortic valve area index/energy loss index < or =0.6 cm2/m2. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Jun; 3(6):563-6..
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      67. Rahimtoola SH. Choice of prosthetic heart valve in adults an update. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Jun 1; 55(22):2413-26..
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      68. Rahimtoola SH. Imaging for transcatheter valve procedures. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 May; 35(5):225..
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      69. Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Apr 20; 55(16):1729-42..
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      70. Rahimtoola SH. Device therapy and cardiac transplantation for end-stage heart failure. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Jan; 35(1):5..
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      71. Hameed AB, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. The role of catheter balloon commissurotomy for severe mitral stenosis in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec; 114(6):1336-40..
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      72. Rahimtoola SH. Adding an electrocardiogram to the pre-participation examination in competitive athletes: a systematic review. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Dec; 34(12):583..
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      73. Rahimtoola SH. How to identify the asymptomatic high-risk patient? Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Nov; 34(11):535..
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      74. Rahimtoola SH. Presence of patent foramen ovale (PFO). Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Oct; 34(10):481..
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      75. Rahimtoola SH. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Sep; 34(9):356..
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      76. Rahimtoola SH. Michael E. DeBakey. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Sep; 138(3):785..
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      77. Singh A, Naqvi T, Marx MV, Rahimtoola SH. Acute thrombotic complete occlusion of the aorta: accurate, immediate clinical decision-making by echocardiography. Am J Med. 2009 Aug; 122(8):e1..
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      78. Rahimtoola SH. Management of cardiogenic shock: focus on tissue perfusion. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Aug; 34(8):327..
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      79. Rahimtoola SH. Classic images in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: a case-based atlas highlighting current applications of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Jul; 34(7):301..
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      80. Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 May 19; 53(20):1894-908..
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      81. Rahimtoola SH. Current problems in cardiology. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Apr; 34(4):141..
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      82. Rahimtoola SH. The mitral valve is a complex structure. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Mar; 34(3):89..
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      83. Rahimtoola SH. Aldosterone and Cardiovascular Disease. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Feb; 34(2):49..
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      84. Rajamannan NM, Antonini-Canterin F, Moura L, Zamorano JL, Rosenhek RA, Best PJ, Lloyd MA, Rocha-Goncalves F, Chandra S, Alfieri O, Lancellotti P, Tornos P, Baliga RR, Wang A, Bashore T, Ramakrishnan S, Spargias K, Shuvy M, Beeri R, Lotan C, Suwaidi JA, Bahl V, Pierard LA, Maurer G, Nicolosi GL, Rahimtoola SH, Chopra K, Pandian NG. Medical therapy for rheumatic heart disease: is it time to be proactive rather than reactive? Indian Heart J. 2009 Jan-Feb; 61(1):14-23..
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      85. Rahimtoola SH. Adverse drug reactions in patients with cardiovascular disease. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Dec; 33(12):701..
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      86. Effectiveness of digoxin in reducing one-year mortality in chronic heart failure in the Digitalis Investigation Group trial. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Jan 1; 103(1):82-7..
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      87. Rahimtoola SH. Supraventricular tachycardia. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Oct; 33(10):553..
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      88. Rahimtoola SH. Supraventricular tachycardia. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Sep; 33(9):463..
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      89. Sharma S, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. Valvular heart disease: a century of progress. Am J Med. 2008 Aug; 121(8):664-73..
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      90. Rahimtoola SH. Percutaneous valve procedures. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Aug; 33(8):413..
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      91. Rahimtoola SH, Dilsizian V, Kramer CM, Marwick TH, Vanoverschelde JL. Chronic ischemic left ventricular dysfunction: from pathophysiology to imaging and its integration into clinical practice. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008 Jul; 1(4):536-55..
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      92. Rahimtoola SH. Valvular heart disease: a perspective on the asymptomatic patient with severe valvular aortic stenosis. Eur Heart J. 2008 Jul; 29(14):1783-90..
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      93. Rahimtoola SH. Surgical and percutaneous management of carotid artery stenosis. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Jun; 33(6):289..
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      94. Ector H, Lancellotti P, Roberts WC, Wenger NK, Moss AJ, Smith ER, Borer JS, Eagle KA, Freedman J, Krum H, Lang C, Remme WJ, Piper HM, White CJ, Loscalzo J, Marbán E, Sobel BE, Roberts R, Rahimtoola SH, Camm AJ, Van de Werf F, Swedberg K, Timmis AD, Stone KS, Zipes DP, Iosselani DG, Taylor AJ, Rosen MR, Grines CL, DeMaria AN, Narula J, King SB, Wagner GS, Saksena S, Pearlman AS, Bodnar E, Emery RW, Cohn LH, van der Wall EE, Abdulla RI, Lesch M, Alfonso F, Ekroth R. A statement on ethics from the HEART Group. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008 May; 1(3):410-2..
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      95. Rahimtoola SH. Thoracic aortic aneurysm. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 May; 33(5):201..
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      96. Rahimtoola SH. The diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease in cancer patients. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Apr; 33(4):159..
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      97. Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Feb 19; 51(7):760-70..
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      98. Rahimtoola SH. First percutaneous catheter intervention for left main coronary artery disease: 30 years ago. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Feb; 1(1):108..
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      99. Schinkel AF, Bax JJ, Poldermans D, Elhendy A, Ferrari R, Rahimtoola SH. Hibernating myocardium: diagnosis and patient outcomes. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2007 Jul; 32(7):375-410..
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      100. Rajamannan NM, Bonow RO, Rahimtoola SH. Calcific aortic stenosis: an update. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2007 May; 4(5):254-62..
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      101. Akhter MW, Rahimtoola SH. [Update in the clinical management of valvular heart disease]. Rev Esp Cardiol. 2007 Apr; 60(4):333-41..
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      102. Ahmed A, Pitt B, Rahimtoola SH, Waagstein F, White M, Love TE, Braunwald E. Effects of digoxin at low serum concentrations on mortality and hospitalization in heart failure: a propensity-matched study of the DIG trial. Int J Cardiol. 2008 Jan 11; 123(2):138-46..
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      103. Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Jan 23; 49(3):361-74..
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      104. Akhter MW, Nuño IN, Rahimtoola SH. Constrictive pericarditis masquerading as chronic idiopathic pleural effusion: importance of physical examination. Am J Med. 2006 Jul; 119(7):e1-4..
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      105. Rahimtoola SH. Digoxin and reduction in mortality in systolic and diastolic heart failure at low serum digoxin concentrations. Eur Heart J. 2006 Jul; 27(13):1630; author reply 1630-1..
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      106. Rahimtoola SH. Valvular heart disease/cardiac surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Jun 6; 47(11 Suppl):D37-40..
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      107. Rahimtoola SH. Is severe valve prosthesis-patient mismatch (VP-PM) associated with a higher mortality? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2006 Jul; 30(1):1..
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      108. Caira FC, Stock SR, Gleason TG, McGee EC, Huang J, Bonow RO, Spelsberg TC, McCarthy PM, Rahimtoola SH, Rajamannan NM. Human degenerative valve disease is associated with up-regulation of low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 receptor-mediated bone formation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Apr 18; 47(8):1707-12..
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      109. Rahimtoola SH, La Canna G, Ferrari R. Hibernating myocardium: another piece of the puzzle falls into place. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Mar 7; 47(5):978-80..
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      110. Rahimtoola SH. Vasodilators in aortic regurgitation. N Engl J Med. 2006 Jan 19; 354(3):300-3; author reply 300-3..
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      111. Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Jan 17; 47(2):427-39..
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      112. Rahimtoola SH. Valvular heart disease/cardiac surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Jun 7; 45(11 Suppl B):20B-23B..
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      113. Ruelaz RA, Rahimtoola SH. Was it digoxin toxicity?...very likely. J Card Fail. 2005 Mar; 11(2):87-90..
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      114. Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Jan 4; 45(1):111-22..
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      115. Heusch G, Schulz R, Rahimtoola SH. Myocardial hibernation: a delicate balance. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Mar; 288(3):H984-99..
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      116. Jacobs AK, Lindsay BD, Bellande BJ, Fonarow GC, Nishimura RA, Shah PM, Annex BH, Fuster V, Gibbons RJ, Jackson MJ, Rahimtoola SH. Task force 3: Disclosure of relationships with commercial interests: policy for educational activities and publications. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Oct 19; 44(8):1736-40..
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      117. Rahimtoola SH. Food for afterthought: reflections from 2 implantable cardioverter defibrillator trials. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Sep 27; 164(17):1835-9..
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      118. Rahimtoola SH. Digitalis therapy for patients in clinical heart failure. Circulation. 2004 Jun 22; 109(24):2942-6..
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      119. Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Feb 4; 43(3):491-504..
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      120. Rahimtoola SH. Robert A. O'Rourke. Clin Cardiol. 2003 Dec; 26(12):591-2..
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      121. Rahimtoola SH. The next generation of prosthetic heart valves needs a proven track record of patient outcomes at > or =15 to 20 years. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 Nov 19; 42(10):1720-1..
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      122. Rahimtoola SH. Aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic regurgitation and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. Circulation. 2003 Aug 12; 108(6):e43; author reply e43..
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      123. Rahimtoola SH. Questions remain regarding patients with aortic stenosis and severe pulmonary hypertension. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 May 21; 41(10):1847-8; author reply 1848..
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      124. Eslami M, Rahimtoola SH. Prophylactic aortic valve replacement in older patients for mild aortic stenosis during coronary bypass surgery. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2003 May-Jun; 12(3):197-200..
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      125. Rahimtoola SH. Choice of prosthetic heart valve for adult patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 Mar 19; 41(6):893-904..
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      126. Hung L, Rahimtoola SH. Prosthetic heart valves and pregnancy. Circulation. 2003 Mar 11; 107(9):1240-6..
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      127. Rahimtoola SH. Drug-related valvular heart disease: here we go again: will we do better this time? Mayo Clin Proc. 2002 Dec; 77(12):1275-7..
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      128. Rahimtoola SH. Bilateral internal mammary artery grafting for coronary artery bypass grafting: why men versus women? Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Nov; 74(5):1435-7..
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      129. Rahimtoola SH, Durairaj A, Mehra A, Nuno I. Current evaluation and management of patients with mitral stenosis. Circulation. 2002 Sep 3; 106(10):1183-8..
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      130. Filardi PP, Rahimtoola SH. Myocardial viability and hibernation: still an incomplete picture. Ital Heart J. 2002 May; 3(5):279-81..
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      131. Anderson RP, Bonchek LI, Rahimtoola SH, Starr A. THE PATIENT WITH COEXISTING VALVULAR AND CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: A DIFFICULT, BUT COMMON, PROBLEM. Cardiovasc Dis. 1975; 2(1):9-13..
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