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Joseph Diamond

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  • MD, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook Sch. of Med

  • Beth Israel Medical Center

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • Beth Israel Medical Center


    Clinical Interest
    General cardiology, hypertension, stress testing/nuclear cardiology

    Specialty: Cardiology

    Board Certification
    Am Board of Internal Medicine (Int Med)
    Am Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardv Disease)


Non-invasive quantification of coronary (myocardial) flow reserve

We are using three non-invasive techniques to quantify coronary\r\n (myocardial) flow reserve in hypertensive patients, patients with diabetes\r\n and in women with chest pain syndromes. In addition to studying\r\n myocardial flow reserve in these patients, we are comparing two new\r\n techniques (split-dose Tl-201 myocardial SPECT imaging and contrast\r\n echocardiography to the gold standard non-invasive method, PET Rb-82\r\n flow imaging.


Gharavi A, Lipkowitz MS, Diamond J, Jhang JS, Phillips RA. Deletion polymorphism of the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene is independently associated with left ventricular mass and geometric remodeling in sys. Am J Cardiol 1996; 77: 1315-1319.

Gharavi A, Lipkowitz ML, Diamond J, Chamie R, Travis AR, Phillips RA. elationship of angiotensinogen polymorphism with office and ambulatory blood pressure. Am J Hypertens 1997; 10: 687-691.

Diamond J, Krakoff LR, Martin K, Wallenstein S, Phillips RA. Comparison of ambulatory blood pressure and amounts of left ventricular hypertrophy in men vs. women with similar levels of hypertensive clinic blood . Am J Cardiol 1997; 79: 506-508.

Jhang J, Diamond J, Phillips RA. Interobserver variability of left ventricular measurements in a population of predominantly obese hypertensives using simultaneously acquired and disp. Echocardiography 1997; 14: 9-14.

Gharavi A, Diamond J, Phillips RA. Resting diastolic function and left ventricular mass are related to exercise capacity in hypertensive men but not in women. Am J Hypertens 1998; 11: 1252-1257.

Shussheim A, Diamond J, Jhang J, Phillips RA. Midwall fractional shortening is an independent predictor of diastolic dysfunction in patients with systemic hypertension . Am J Cardiol 1998; 82: 1056-1059.

Diamond J, Gharavi A, Roychoudhury D, Travis A, Henzlova M, Machac J, Phillips RA. Effect of long-term eprosartan vs. enalapril antihypertensive therapy on left ventricular mass and coronary flow reserve in stage I-II hypertension. Curr Med Res Opin 1999; 15(1): 1-8.

Loeb ED, Diamond J, Krakoff LR, Phillips RA. Real versus apparent gender differences in blood pressure response to calcium channel blockade in the treatment of moderate to severe hypertension. Blood Press Monit 1999; 4: 209-212.

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