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Shahbudin H Rahimtoola, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
George C. Griffith Chair in Cardiology
Medicine
GNH 3221 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 7264

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.

Awards

American Heart Association: Citation for International Service, 1980

American Heart Association: Honorary Member, Board of Directors, 1985

LAC+USC Medical Center: Plaque of Appreciation, Cardiology Fellows, 1985-1993

Royal College of Physicians: Fellow, 1972

Dow Graduate Association of North America: First Lifetime Academic Achievement Award, 1998

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine: Model Investigator Award, 1995

European Society of Cardiology: Gold Medal, 2009

Mount Sinai Medical Center: Visiting Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1988

American College of Cardiology: Gifted Teacher Award, 1986

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine: William Osler Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Teaching, 1985

Hh Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Grand Hamdan: Recognition Award, 1999-2000

USC: Certificate of Appreciation, 1985

Royal Society of Medicine: Fellow, 1957

American Heart Association: Fellow, Council on Circulation, 1972

Association of Philippine Physicians in America: Special Award for Achievement and Pioneering Work in Medicine, 1988

Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services: Harvey W. Wiley Medal, 1980

His Highness Prince Aga Khan Health Department: Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in the Healthcare Profession, 1987

American College of Physicians: Fellow, 1970

American Heart Association: Award of Merit, 1983-1985

American College of Cardiology: Fellow, 1968

American College of Chest Physicians: Fellow, 1970

American Heart Association: Fellow, Council on Clinical Cardiology, 1970

Association of Pakistan Physicians of North America: Lifetime Achievement Award for Professional Excellence in Cardiology, 1998

American College of Physicians : Distinguished Teacher Award, 2006

American College of Cardiology: Distinguished Scientist Award, 2001

European Heart Journal: World Class Cardiologist for World Class Journal, 2014

Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services: Commissioner's Special Citation, 1980

American Heart Association Board of Directors: Plaque of Honor, 1989

Mayo Foundation : Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1997

Journal of American College of Cardiology: Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship, 2014

European Society of Cardiology: Fellow, 2010

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, USC: Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2015

Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association: James B. Herrick Award, 1989

International Society of Heart Failure: Melvin L. Marcus Memorial Award for Gifted Teacher in Cardiology, 1996

American College of Cardiology: Master, 1999

American Men and Women in Science: Certificate of Achievement, 1989

European Society of Cardiology: Pioneer of Cardiology, 2013

USC: Distinguished Professor, 1993

American College of Physicians: Master, 1996

American College of Cardiology: Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013

American Heart Association: Special Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to the Study and Practice of Cardiology, 1986

European Society of Cardiology: Silver Medal Denolin Award and Lectures, 2006

Publications

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2016 Apr; 41(4):143. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2016 Mar; 41(3):97. View in: PubMed

Iung B, Rahimtoola SH, Vahanian A. The year in cardiology 2015: valvular heart disease. Eur Heart J. 2016 Feb 1; 37(5):442-8. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2016 Feb; 41(2):63. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2016 Jan; 41(1):5. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Dec; 40(12):509. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Nov; 40(11):481. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Oct; 40(10):427. View in: PubMed

Christianson L, Matthews RV, Rahimtoola SH. The Reply. Am J Med. 2015 Sep; 128(9):e35. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Jul; 40(7):273. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Jun; 40(6):243. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 May; 40(5):205. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Apr; 40(4):131. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Mar; 40(3):91. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Feb; 40(2):49. View in: PubMed

Huang G, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. Mechanical alternans from an obstructive thrombosed prosthetic heart valve. Eur Heart J. 2014 Nov 7; 35(42):2949. View in: PubMed

Christianson L, Matthews RV, Rahmitoola SH. Early Repolarization Masquerading as STEMI. Am J Med. 2014 Nov; 127(11):e1-2. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Nov; 39(11):397. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Sep; 39(9):317. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Aug; 39(8):253. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Jun; 39(6):157. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 May 20; 63(19):1948-58. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Apr-May; 39(4-5):83. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Mar; 39(3):57. View in: PubMed

Rastogi A, Rahimtoola SH. Guidelines is not, and should not be, the Law of the Land. Heart. 2014 Mar; 100(6):445-6. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Feb; 39(2):33. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Jan; 39(1):5. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Dec; 38(12):501. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PMVT). Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Nov; 38(11):461. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Sep; 38(9):363. View in: PubMed

Chu H, Arsene D, Huang G, Saremi F, Rahimtoola SH. Syphilitic angina. Am J Med. 2013 Sep; 126(9):e3-4. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. An update on transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Jul; 38(7):243. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. It was logical but was it the whole truth? Eur Heart J. 2013 Jun; 34(21):1532-3. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Heart failure. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Jun; 38(6):213. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Mar 26; 61(12):1290-1301. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Adults with congenital heart disease and previous interventions. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Mar; 38(3):101. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Jan; 38(1):5. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 Nov; 37(11):448. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 Sep; 37(9):367. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jul 10; 60(2):85-95. View in: PubMed

Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola SH. Still searching for the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel of today. Eur Heart J. 2012 Jun; 33(12):1438-9. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 Jun; 37(6):207. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 May; 37(5):175. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2012 Jan; 37(1):5. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 Dec; 36(12):459. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Sep 13; 58(12):1197-207. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Coronary artery disease in women. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 Aug; 36(8):289. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Huang G, Rahimtoola SH. Prosthetic heart valve. Circulation. 2011 Jun 7; 123(22):2602-5. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Infective endocarditis: the European viewpoint. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 May; 36(5):173. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Multimodality imaging in diabetic heart disease. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 Jan; 36(1):5. View in: PubMed

Thara E, Thareja N, Ghalichi M, Naqvi TZ, Rahimtoola SH. Football left atrium. Am J Med. 2010 Dec; 123(12):e3-4. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Non-invasive imaging of the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Nov; 35(11):553. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Diagnosis and monitoring of abdominal aortic aneurysm: current status and future prospects. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Oct; 35(10):509. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Aug; 35(8):382. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Acute pulmonary embolism. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Jul; 35(7):312. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Choice of prosthetic heart valve in adults an update. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Jun 1; 55(22):2413-26. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Imaging for transcatheter valve procedures. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 May; 35(5):225. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Apr 20; 55(16):1729-42. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Device therapy and cardiac transplantation for end-stage heart failure. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Jan; 35(1):5. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. How to identify the asymptomatic high-risk patient? Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Nov; 34(11):535. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Presence of patent foramen ovale (PFO). Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Oct; 34(10):481. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Sep; 34(9):356. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Michael E. DeBakey. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Sep; 138(3):785. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Management of cardiogenic shock: focus on tissue perfusion. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Aug; 34(8):327. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 May 19; 53(20):1894-908. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Current problems in cardiology. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Apr; 34(4):141. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The mitral valve is a complex structure. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Mar; 34(3):89. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Aldosterone and Cardiovascular Disease. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Feb; 34(2):49. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Adverse drug reactions in patients with cardiovascular disease. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Dec; 33(12):701. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Supraventricular tachycardia. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Oct; 33(10):553. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Supraventricular tachycardia. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Sep; 33(9):463. View in: PubMed

Sharma S, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. Valvular heart disease: a century of progress. Am J Med. 2008 Aug; 121(8):664-73. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Percutaneous valve procedures. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Aug; 33(8):413. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Surgical and percutaneous management of carotid artery stenosis. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Jun; 33(6):289. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Thoracic aortic aneurysm. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 May; 33(5):201. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease in cancer patients. Foreword. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2008 Apr; 33(4):159. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Feb 19; 51(7):760-70. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. First percutaneous catheter intervention for left main coronary artery disease: 30 years ago. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Feb; 1(1):108. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rajamannan NM, Bonow RO, Rahimtoola SH. Calcific aortic stenosis: an update. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2007 May; 4(5):254-62. View in: PubMed

Akhter MW, Rahimtoola SH. [Update in the clinical management of valvular heart disease]. Rev Esp Cardiol. 2007 Apr; 60(4):333-41. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Jan 23; 49(3):361-74. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Is severe valve prosthesis-patient mismatch (VP-PM) associated with a higher mortality? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2006 Jul; 30(1):1. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Valvular heart disease/cardiac surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Jun 6; 47(11 Suppl):D37-40. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Vasodilators in aortic regurgitation. N Engl J Med. 2006 Jan 19; 354(3):300-3; author reply 300-3. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Jan 17; 47(2):427-39. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Valvular heart disease/cardiac surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Jun 7; 45(11 Suppl B):20B-23B. View in: PubMed

Ruelaz RA, Rahimtoola SH. Was it digoxin toxicity? ...very likely. J Card Fail. 2005 Mar; 11(2):87-90. View in: PubMed

Heusch G, Schulz R, Rahimtoola SH. Myocardial hibernation: a delicate balance. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Mar; 288(3):H984-99. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Jan 4; 45(1):111-22. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Food for afterthought: reflections from 2 implantable cardioverter defibrillator trials. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Sep 27; 164(17):1835-9. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Digitalis therapy for patients in clinical heart failure. Circulation. 2004 Jun 22; 109(24):2942-6. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. The year in valvular heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Feb 4; 43(3):491-504. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Robert A. O'Rourke. Clin Cardiol. 2003 Dec; 26(12):591-2. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH. Choice of prosthetic heart valve for adult patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 Mar 19; 41(6):893-904. View in: PubMed

Hung L, Rahimtoola SH. Prosthetic heart valves and pregnancy. Circulation. 2003 Mar 11; 107(9):1240-6. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Filardi PP, Rahimtoola SH. Myocardial viability and hibernation: still an incomplete picture. Ital Heart J. 2002 May; 3(5):279-81. View in: PubMed

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