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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
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      TitleGeorge C. Griffith Chair in Cardiology


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      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.


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      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 S. Congenital Aortic Stenosis: Pregnancy Is Another Dimension. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Oct 18; 68(16):1738-1740. PMID: 27737739.
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      2. Iung B, Rahimtoola S, Vahanian A. The year in cardiology 2015: valvular heart disease. Eur Heart J. 2016 Feb 1; 37(5):442-8. PMID: 26726047.
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      3. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2016 Apr; 41(4):143. PMID: 26952247.
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      4. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Nov; 40(11):481. PMID: 26471205.
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      5. Christianson L, Matthews RV, Rahimtoola S. The Reply. Am J Med. 2015 Sep; 128(9):e35. PMID: 26319666.
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      6. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Oct; 40(10):427. PMID: 26382880.
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      7. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2016 Jan; 41(1):5. PMID: 26671756.
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      8. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Dec; 40(12):509. PMID: 26542610.
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      9. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 May; 40(5):205. PMID: 25882780.
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      10. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Jul; 40(7):273. PMID: 26071013.
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      11. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Apr; 40(4):131. PMID: 25813837.
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      12. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Jun; 40(6):243. PMID: 25979829.
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      13. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Feb; 40(2):49. PMID: 25686849.
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      14. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Mar; 40(3):91. PMID: 25765452.
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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. PMID: 25058864.
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      16. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Sep; 39(9):317. PMID: 25194765.
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      17. Huang G, Mehra A, Rahimtoola S. Mechanical alternans from an obstructive thrombosed prosthetic heart valve. Eur Heart J. 2014 Nov 7; 35(42):2949. PMID: 24917642.
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      18. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Nov; 39(11):397. PMID: 25445165.
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      19. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Aug; 39(8):253. PMID: 25059430.
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      20. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Apr-May; 39(4-5):83. PMID: 24794709.
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      21. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Jun; 39(6):157. PMID: 24856031.
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      22. Rahimtoola S. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 May 20; 63(19):1948-58. PMID: 24530661.
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      23. Rastogi A, Rahimtoola S. Guidelines is not, and should not be, the Law of the Land. Heart. 2014 Mar; 100(6):445-6. PMID: 24395979.
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      24. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Dec; 38(12):501. PMID: 24262154.
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      25. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Feb; 39(2):33. PMID: 24412002.
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      26. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Mar; 39(3):57. PMID: 24528785.
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      27. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PMVT). Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Nov; 38(11):461. PMID: 24139192.
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      28. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Jan; 39(1):5. PMID: 24331436.
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      29. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Sep; 38(9):363. PMID: 23972936.
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      30. Huang G, Schaff HV, Sundt TM, Rahimtoola S. Treatment of obstructive thrombosed prosthetic heart valve. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Nov 5; 62(19):1731-6. PMID: 23994405.
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      31. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. An update on transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Jul; 38(7):243. PMID: 23746945.
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      32. Chu H, Arsene D, Huang G, Saremi F, Rahimtoola S. Syphilitic angina. Am J Med. 2013 Sep; 126(9):e3-4. PMID: 23810407.
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      33. Rahimtoola S. Heart failure. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Jun; 38(6):213. PMID: 23664170.
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      34. Rahimtoola S. It was logical but was it the whole truth? Eur Heart J. 2013 Jun; 34(21):1532-3. PMID: 23592707.
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      35. Rahimtoola S. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Mar 26; 61(12):1290-1301. PMID: 23500330.
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      36. Rahimtoola S. Adults with congenital heart disease and previous interventions. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Mar; 38(3):101. PMID: 23453019.
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      37. Rahimtoola S. 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. PMID: 23337444.
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      38. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Jan; 38(1):5. PMID: 23158411.
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      39. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 Nov; 37(11):448. PMID: 23047014.
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      40. Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola S. Valve Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch (VP-PM): A Long-Term Perspective. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Sep 25; 60(13):1123-35. PMID: 22995022.
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      41. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 Sep; 37(9):367. PMID: 22884246.
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      42. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 Jun; 37(6):207. PMID: 22548762.
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      43. Rahimtoola S. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jul 10; 60(2):85-95. PMID: 22578924.
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      44. Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola S. Still searching for the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel of today. Eur Heart J. 2012 Jun; 33(12):1438-9. PMID: 22551597.
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      45. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 May; 37(5):175. PMID: 22469056.
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      46. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 Jan; 37(1):5. PMID: 22118501.
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      47. Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola S. Predicting the occurrence of valve prosthesis-patient mismatch: the need for more data. J Heart Valve Dis. 2012 Jan; 21(1):106. PMID: 22474750.
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      48. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 Dec; 36(12):459. PMID: 22035607.
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      49. Rahimtoola S. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Sep 13; 58(12):1197-207. PMID: 21903050.
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      50. Rahimtoola S. Coronary artery disease in women. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 Aug; 36(8):289. PMID: 21723446.
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      51. Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola S. CT angiography for all patients with inconclusive noninvasive test? Clinical perspective: "not yet". JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Jul; 4(7):752-3. PMID: 21757165.
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      52. Huang G, Rahimtoola S. Prosthetic heart valve. Circulation. 2011 Jun 7; 123(22):2602-5. PMID: 21646507.
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      53. Rahimtoola S. Infective endocarditis: the European viewpoint. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 May; 36(5):173. PMID: 21621719.
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      54. Rahimtoola S. 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. PMID: 21586351.
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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 S, 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. PMID: 21254894.
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      56. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Multimodality imaging in diabetic heart disease. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 Jan; 36(1):5. PMID: 21147360.
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      57. Thara E, Thareja N, Ghalichi M, Naqvi TZ, Rahimtoola S. Football left atrium. Am J Med. 2010 Dec; 123(12):e3-4. PMID: 21183000.
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      58. Schinkel AF, Bax JJ, Delgado V, Poldermans D, Rahimtoola S. Clinical relevance of hibernating myocardium in ischemic left ventricular dysfunction. Am J Med. 2010 Nov; 123(11):978-86. PMID: 21035587.
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      59. Rahimtoola S. Non-invasive imaging of the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Nov; 35(11):553. PMID: 20974313.
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      60. Rahimtoola S. Diagnosis and monitoring of abdominal aortic aneurysm: current status and future prospects. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Oct; 35(10):509. PMID: 20932434.
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      61. Daneshvar S, Shriki J, Sohn H, Rahimtoola S. Morgagni-type diaphragmatic hernia presenting as an abnormal cardiac silhouette. Am J Med. 2010 Oct; 123(10):e11-2. PMID: 20920672.
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      62. Rahimtoola S. 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. PMID: 20887901.
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      63. Rahimtoola S. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Aug; 35(8):382. PMID: 20620569.
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      64. Rahimtoola S. Acute pulmonary embolism. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Jul; 35(7):312. PMID: 20682169.
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      65. Rahimtoola S. 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. PMID: 20451758.
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      66. Rahimtoola S. 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. PMID: 20541710.
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      67. Rahimtoola S. Choice of prosthetic heart valve in adults an update. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Jun 1; 55(22):2413-26. PMID: 20510209.
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      68. Rahimtoola S. Imaging for transcatheter valve procedures. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 May; 35(5):225. PMID: 20403525.
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      69. Rahimtoola S. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Apr 20; 55(16):1729-42. PMID: 20394878.
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      70. Rahimtoola S. Device therapy and cardiac transplantation for end-stage heart failure. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Jan; 35(1):5. PMID: 19962043.
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      71. Hameed AB, Mehra A, Rahimtoola S. The role of catheter balloon commissurotomy for severe mitral stenosis in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec; 114(6):1336-40. PMID: 19935039.
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      72. Rahimtoola S. Adding an electrocardiogram to the pre-participation examination in competitive athletes: a systematic review. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Dec; 34(12):583. PMID: 19887231.
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      73. Rahimtoola S. How to identify the asymptomatic high-risk patient? Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Nov; 34(11):535. PMID: 19804854.
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      74. Rahimtoola S. Presence of patent foramen ovale (PFO). Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Oct; 34(10):481. PMID: 19733783.
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      75. Rahimtoola S. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Sep; 34(9):356. PMID: 19664497.
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      76. Rahimtoola S. Michael E. DeBakey. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Sep; 138(3):785. PMID: 19698879.
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      77. Singh A, Naqvi T, Marx MV, Rahimtoola S. Acute thrombotic complete occlusion of the aorta: accurate, immediate clinical decision-making by echocardiography. Am J Med. 2009 Aug; 122(8):e1. PMID: 19635260.
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      78. Rahimtoola S. Management of cardiogenic shock: focus on tissue perfusion. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Aug; 34(8):327. PMID: 19591747.
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      79. Rahimtoola S. 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. PMID: 19500715.
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      80. Rahimtoola S. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 May 19; 53(20):1894-908. PMID: 19442891.
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      81. Rahimtoola S. Current problems in cardiology. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Apr; 34(4):141. PMID: 19269526.
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      82. Rahimtoola S. The mitral valve is a complex structure. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Mar; 34(3):89. PMID: 19232243.
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      83. Rahimtoola S. Aldosterone and Cardiovascular Disease. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Feb; 34(2):49. PMID: 19135615.
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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 S, 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. PMID: 19729684.
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      85. Rahimtoola S. Adverse drug reactions in patients with cardiovascular disease. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Dec; 33(12):701. PMID: 19000585.
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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. PMID: 19101235.
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      87. Rahimtoola S. Supraventricular tachycardia. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Oct; 33(10):553. PMID: 18772054.
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      88. Rahimtoola S. Supraventricular tachycardia. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Sep; 33(9):463. PMID: 18707989.
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      89. Sharma S, Mehra A, Rahimtoola S. Valvular heart disease: a century of progress. Am J Med. 2008 Aug; 121(8):664-73. PMID: 18691476.
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      90. Rahimtoola S. Percutaneous valve procedures. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Aug; 33(8):413. PMID: 18620098.
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      91. Rahimtoola S, 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. PMID: 19356479.
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      92. Rahimtoola S. Valvular heart disease: a perspective on the asymptomatic patient with severe valvular aortic stenosis. Eur Heart J. 2008 Jul; 29(14):1783-90. PMID: 18573864.
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      93. Rahimtoola S. Surgical and percutaneous management of carotid artery stenosis. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Jun; 33(6):289. PMID: 18457716.
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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 S, 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. PMID: 19356460.
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      95. Rahimtoola S. Thoracic aortic aneurysm. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 May; 33(5):201. PMID: 18439438.
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      96. Rahimtoola S. The diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease in cancer patients. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Apr; 33(4):159. PMID: 18319101.
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      97. Rahimtoola S. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Feb 19; 51(7):760-70. PMID: 18279742.
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      98. Rahimtoola S. First percutaneous catheter intervention for left main coronary artery disease: 30 years ago. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Feb; 1(1):108. PMID: 19393154.
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      99. Schinkel AF, Bax JJ, Poldermans D, Elhendy A, Ferrari R, Rahimtoola S. Hibernating myocardium: diagnosis and patient outcomes. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2007 Jul; 32(7):375-410. PMID: 17560992.
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      100. Rajamannan NM, Bonow RO, Rahimtoola S. Calcific aortic stenosis: an update. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2007 May; 4(5):254-62. PMID: 17457349.
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      101. Akhter MW, Rahimtoola S. [Update in the clinical management of valvular heart disease]. Rev Esp Cardiol. 2007 Apr; 60(4):333-41. PMID: 17521540.
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      102. Ahmed A, Pitt B, Rahimtoola S, 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. PMID: 17382417.
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      103. Rahimtoola S. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Jan 23; 49(3):361-74. PMID: 17239719.
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      104. Akhter MW, Nuño IN, Rahimtoola S. Constrictive pericarditis masquerading as chronic idiopathic pleural effusion: importance of physical examination. Am J Med. 2006 Jul; 119(7):e1-4. PMID: 16828612.
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      105. Rahimtoola S. 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. PMID: 16760215.
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      106. Rahimtoola S. Valvular heart disease/cardiac surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Jun 6; 47(11 Suppl):D37-40. PMID: 16750722.
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      107. Rahimtoola S. Is severe valve prosthesis-patient mismatch (VP-PM) associated with a higher mortality? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2006 Jul; 30(1):1. PMID: 16723249.
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      108. Caira FC, Stock SR, Gleason TG, McGee EC, Huang J, Bonow RO, Spelsberg TC, McCarthy PM, Rahimtoola S, 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. PMID: 16631011.
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      109. Rahimtoola S, 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. PMID: 16516080.
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      110. Rahimtoola S. Vasodilators in aortic regurgitation. N Engl J Med. 2006 Jan 19; 354(3):300-3; author reply 300-3. PMID: 16422021.
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      111. Rahimtoola S. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Jan 17; 47(2):427-39. PMID: 16412873.
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      112. Rahimtoola S. Valvular heart disease/cardiac surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Jun 7; 45(11 Suppl B):20B-23B. PMID: 15936638.
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      113. Ruelaz RA, Rahimtoola S. Was it digoxin toxicity?...very likely. J Card Fail. 2005 Mar; 11(2):87-90. PMID: 15732026.
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      114. Rahimtoola S. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Jan 4; 45(1):111-22. PMID: 15629384.
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      115. Heusch G, Schulz R, Rahimtoola S. Myocardial hibernation: a delicate balance. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Mar; 288(3):H984-99. PMID: 15563526.
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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 S. 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. PMID: 15489117.
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      117. Rahimtoola S. Food for afterthought: reflections from 2 implantable cardioverter defibrillator trials. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Sep 27; 164(17):1835-9. PMID: 15451756.
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      118. Rahimtoola S. Digitalis therapy for patients in clinical heart failure. Circulation. 2004 Jun 22; 109(24):2942-6. PMID: 15210610.
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      119. Rahimtoola S. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Feb 4; 43(3):491-504. PMID: 15013135.
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      120. Rahimtoola S. Robert A. O'Rourke. Clin Cardiol. 2003 Dec; 26(12):591-2. PMID: 14677815.
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