Publications: 2013

Kini AS, Baber U, Kovacic JC, Limaye A, Ali ZA, Sweeny J, Maehara A, Mehran R, Dangas G, Mintz GS, Fuster V, Narula J, Sharma SK, Moreno PR. Changes in Plaque Lipid Content after Short-Term, Intensive versus Standard Statin Therapy: The YELLOW Trial. Accepted for publication, J Am Coll Cardiol, March 2013.

Cubeddu RJ, Palacios IF, Blankenship JC, Horvath SA, Xu K, Kovacic JC, Dangas GD, Witzenbichler B, Guagliumi G, Kornowski R, Dudek D, Stone GW, Mehran R. Outcome of Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention During On- Versus Off-hours (A Harmonizing Outcomes With RevasculariZatiON and Stents in Acute Myocardial Infarction [HORIZONS-AMI] Trial Substudy). Am J Cardiol. 2013; 111: 946-954.

O'Neill B, Singh V, Kini A, Mehran R, Jacobs E, Knopf D, Alfonso CE, Martinez CA, Martinezclark P, O'Neill W, Heldman AW, Yu J, Baber U, Kovacic JC, Dangas G, Sharma S, Sartori S, Cohen MG. The Use of Vascular Closure Devices and Impact on Major Bleeding and Net Adverse Clinical Events (NACE) in Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty: A Sub-Analysis of the BRAVO study. Accepted for publication, Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, February 2013.

Roleder T, Suh W, Sharma R, Hecht H, Kovacic JC, Narula J, Kini AS. Plaques with High Lipid Burden: Keeping the Fat Out of the Fire. Accepted for publication, Heart, January 2013.

Publications: 2012

Kovacic JC, Lee P, Baber U, Karajgikar R, Evrard SM, Moreno P, Mehran R, Fuster V, Dangas G, Sharma S, Kini A. Inverse relationship between body mass index and coronary artery calcification in patients with clinically significant coronary lesions. Atherosclerosis 2012; 211: 176-82.

Kovacic JC, Mercader N, Torres T, Boehm M, Fuster V. Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal and Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition: From Cardiovascular Development to Disease. Circulation 2012; 125: 1795-1808.

Kovacic JC, Mehran R, Karajgikar R, Suleman J, Kim MC, Krishnan P, Dangas G, Sharma SK, Kini A. Female Gender and Clinical Outcomes After Coronary Interventions: Results From a Large Registry. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012; 80: 514-521.

Kovacic JC, Sharma SK, Kini AS. Bilateral Coronary Ostial Stenoses Post-Bentall Procedure Causing Hemodynamic Collapse and Requiring Mechanical Assist Device Placement: Successful Intervention Using the Szabo Technique. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012: 79: 801-804.

Chih S, Macdonald PS, McCrohon JA, Ma D, Moore J, Feneley MP, Law M, Kovacic JC, Graham RM. Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor in Angina Patients to Stimulate Neovascularization (GAIN II) Trial: A randomized placebo-controlled crossover study. Heart 2012; 98: 282-90.

Chirumamilla AP, Maehara A, Mintz GS, Mehran R, MD, Kanwal S, Weisz G, Hassanin A, Hakim D, Guo N, Baber U, Pyo R, Moses JW, Fahy M, Kovacic JC, Dangas GD. High Platelet Reactivity on Clopidogrel Therapy Correlates With Increased Coronary Atherosclerosis and Calcification: A Volumetric Intravascular Ultrasound Study. J Am Coll Cardiol Img. 2012; 5: 540-549.

Evrard S, d'Audigier C, Mauge L, Israël-Biet D, Guerin CL, Bieche I, Kovacic JC, Fischer AM, Gaussem P, Smadja DM. Profibrotic cytokine TGF-β1 increases endothelial progenitor cell angiogenic properties. J Thromb Haemost. 2012; 10: 670-679.

Kovacic JC, Castellano JM, Fuster V. Cardiovascular Defense Challenges at the Basic, Clinical and Population Levels. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 2012; 1254: 1-6.

Kovacic JC, Castellano JM, Fuster V. The Links Between Complex Coronary Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease and Degenerative Brain Disease. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 2012; 1254: 99-105.

Castellano JM, Kovacic JC, Sanz J, Fuster V. Are We Ignoring the Dilated Thoracic Aorta? Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 2012; 1254: 164–174.

Chinitz JS, Castellano JM, Kovacic JC, Fuster V. Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke and Quality of Life. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 2012; 1254: 140-150.

Kovacic JC and Fuster VF. Vascular Calcification, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease – Connecting the Dots. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012; 5: 367-369.

Kovacic JC and Fuster VF. Smoking Gun Theory: Angiographically Normal or Mild Coronary Plaque as a Cause of Myocardial Infarction. Circulation 2012; 126: 2918-2920.

Purushothaman KR, Purushothaman M, Levy AP, Lento PA, Evrard S, Kovacic JC, Saebo K, Tsimikas S, Witztum J, Krishnan P, Kini A, Fayad ZA, Fuster V, Sharma SK, Moreno PR. Increased Expression of Oxidation-Specific Epitopes and Apoptosis are Haptoglobin Genotype Dependent: Implications for Plaque Progression in Human Atherosclerosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012; 60: 112-119.

Kovacic JC, Lee P, Karajgikar R, Baber U, Narechania B, Suleman J, Moreno PR, Sharma SK, Kini AS. Safety of temporary and permanent suspension of anti-platelet therapy after drug eluting stent implantation in contemporary ‘real-world' practice. J Interv Cardiol. 2012; 25: 482-92.

Kovacic JC and Fuster VF. Atherosclerotic risk factors, vascular cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer disease. Mt Sinai J Med. 2012; 79: 664-73.

Publications: 2011

Rubboli A, Kovacic JC, Mehran R, Lip GYH. Coronary stent Implantation in patients committed to long-term oral anticoagulation: successfully navigating the treatment options. Chest 2011; 139: 981-987.

Kovacic JC, Moreno P, Hachinski V, Nabel EG, Fuster V. Cellular senescence, vascular disease and aging. Part 1 of a 2-part review: advances at the molecular and cellular level. Circulation 2011; 123: 1650-1660.

Kovacic JC, Moreno P, Nabel EG, Hachinski V, Fuster V. Cellular senescence, vascular disease and aging. Part 2 of a 2-part review: clinical vascular disease in the elderly. Circulation 2011; 123: 1900-1910.

Baber U, Kovacic JC, Kini AS, Sharma SK, Dangas G, Mehran R. How Serious a Problem is Bleeding in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes? Current Cardiology Report 2011; 13: 312-319.

Kovacic JC, Fuster V. From treating complex coronary artery disease to promoting cardiovascular health: therapeutic transitions and challenges, 2010-2020. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2011; 90: 509-518.

Kovacic JC and Kini A. Inferior outcomes in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: narrowing the gap between men and women. Interv Cardiol. 2011; 3: 119-121.

Kovacic JC and Randolph G. Vascular Calcification: Harder Than It Looks. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011; 31: 1249-1250.

Baber U, Mehran R, Sharma SK, Brar S, Yu J, Suh JW, Kim HS, Park SJ, Kastrati A, de Waha A, Krishnan P, Moreno P, Sweeny J, Kim MC, Suleman J, Pyo R, Wiley J, Kovacic J, Kini AS, Dangas G. Impact of the Everolimus-Eluting Drug Eluting Stent on Stent Thrombosis: A Meta-Analysis of 13 Randomized Trials involving 17,101 Patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011; 58: 1569-77.