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Department of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Health and Disease

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Imran Arif, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Interventional Cardiology; Director, VAMC Cardiac Cath Laboratory; Associate Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

Education/Credentials
  • Medical Degree: King Edward Medical College
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Marshall University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease: Marshall University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology: University of Cincinnati

Research/Clinical Interests

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease; Structural Heart Disease; Coronary and Peripheral Arterial Disease; Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Interventions; Percutaneous Management of Structural Heart Disease; Vascular Heart Disease and Septal Ablation for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduate 1996
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000
  • American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases, 2003
  • American Board of Interventional Cardiology, 2008
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, 2003
  • National Board of Echocardiography, 2004
  • ECGEXAM, Institute of Clinical Evaluation ABIM, 2004
  • Cardiac CT Angiography: Level 2 2006
  • Medical- Board of Medicine, State of West Virginia
  • Nuclear- Authorized User, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • State Medical Board of Ohio
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0542
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-6890
  • Fax 513-558-6899
  • Email imran.arif@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Kolli, Kranthi K; van de Hoef, Tim P; Effat, Mohamed A; Banerjee, Rupak K; Peelukhana, Srikara V; Succop, Paul; Leesar, Massoud A; Imran, Arif; Piek, Jan J; Helmy, Tarek A 2016. Diagnostic cutoff for pressure drop coefficient in relation to fractional flow reserve and coronary flow reserve: A patient-level analysis. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 87 2, 273-82

Peelukhana, Srikara V; Banerjee, Rupak; Kolli, Kranthi K; Fernandez-Ulloa, Mariano; Arif, Imran; Effat, Mohamed; Helmy, Tarek; Kerr, Hanan 2015. Benefit of ECG-gated rest and stress N-13 cardiac PET imaging for quantification of LVEF in ischemic patients. Nuclear medicine communications, 36 10, 986-98

Peelukhana, Srikara V; Effat, Mohamed; Kolli, Kranthi K; Arif, Imran; Helmy, Tarek; Leesar, Massoud; Kerr, Hanan; Back, Lloyd H; Banerjee, Rupak 2015. Lesion flow coefficient: a combined anatomical and functional parameter for detection of coronary artery disease--a clinical study. The Journal of invasive cardiology, 27 1, 54-64

Kolli, Kranthi K; Arif, Imran; Peelukhana, Srikara V; Succop, Paul; Back, Lloyd H; Helmy, Tarek A; Leesar, Massoud A; Effat, Mohamed A; Banerjee, Rupak K 2014. Diagnostic performance of pressure drop coefficient in relation to fractional flow reserve and coronary flow reserve. The Journal of invasive cardiology, 26 5, 188-95

Peelukhana, Srikara V; Kerr, Hanan; Kolli, Kranthi K; Fernandez-Ulloa, Mariano; Gerson, Myron; Effat, Mohamed; Arif, Imran; Helmy, Tarek; Banerjee, Rupak 2014. Benefit of cardiac N-13 PET CFR for combined anatomical and functional diagnosis of ischemic coronary artery disease: a pilot study. Annals of nuclear medicine, 28 8, 746-60

Alsidawi, Said; Abdalla, Mouhamad; Arif, Imran; López-Candales, Angel 2013. Congenital anastomosis between left anterior mammary and pulmonary vasculatures. The American journal of the medical sciences, 345 2, 158-9

Bhatt, Deepak L; Stone, Gregg W; Mahaffey, Kenneth W; Gibson, C Michael; Steg, P Gabriel; Hamm, Christian W; Price, Matthew J; Leonardi, Sergio; Gallup, Dianne; Bramucci, Ezio; Radke, Peter W; Widimský, Petr; Tousek, Frantisek; Tauth, Jeffrey; Spriggs, Douglas; McLaurin, Brent T; Angiolillo, Dominick J; Généreux, Philippe; Liu, Tiepu; Prats, Jayne; Todd, Meredith; Skerjanec, Simona; White, Harvey D; Harrington, Robert A 2013. Effect of platelet inhibition with cangrelor during PCI on ischemic events. The New England journal of medicine, 368 14, 1303-13

Kolli, K K; Helmy, T A; Peelukhana, S V; Arif, I; Leesar, M A; Back, L H; Banerjee, R K; Effat, M A 2013. Functional diagnosis of coronary stenoses using pressure drop coefficient: A pilot study in humans. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, ,

Peelukhana, Srikara Viswanath; Kolli, Kranthi K; Leesar, Massoud A; Effat, Mohamed A; Helmy, Tarek A; Arif, Imran; Schneeberger, Eric W; Succop, Paul; Banerjee, Rupak K 2013. Effect of myocardial contractility on hemodynamic end points under concomitant microvascular disease in a porcine model. Heart and vessels, ,

Rahman, Shahid; Leesar, Tara; Cilingiroglu, Mehmet; Effat, Mohamed; Arif, Imran; Helmy, Tarek; Leesar, Massoud A 2013. Impact of kissing balloon inflation on the main vessel stent volume, area, and symmetry after side-branch dilation in patients with coronary bifurcation lesions: a serial volumetric intravascular ultrasound study. JACC. Cardiovascular interventions, 6 9, 923-31

Kolli, Kranthi K; Banerjee, R K; Peelukhana, Srikara V; Effat, M A; Leesar, M A; Arif, Imran; Schneeberger, E W; Succop, Paul; Gottliebson, W M; Helmy, Tarek A 2012. Effect of changes in contractility on pressure drop coefficient and fractional flow reserve in a porcine model. The Journal of invasive cardiology, 24 1, 6-12

Roe, Matthew T; Armstrong, Paul W; Fox, Keith A A; White, Harvey D; Prabhakaran, Dorairaj; Goodman, Shaun G; Cornel, Jan H; Bhatt, Deepak L; Clemmensen, Peter; Martinez, Felipe; Ardissino, Diego; Nicolau, Jose C; Boden, William E; Gurbel, Paul A; Ruzyllo, Witold; Dalby, Anthony J; McGuire, Darren K; Leiva-Pons, Jose L; Parkhomenko, Alexander; Gottlieb, Shmuel; Topacio, Gracita O; Hamm, Christian; Pavlides, Gregory; Goudev, Assen R; Oto, Ali; Tseng, Chuen-Den; Merkely, Bela; Gasparovic, Vladimir; Corbalan, Ramon; Cintez?, Mircea; McLendon, R Craig; Winters, Kenneth J; Brown, Eileen B; Lokhnygina, Yuliya; Aylward, Philip E; Huber, Kurt; Hochman, Judith S; Ohman, E Magnus 2012. Prasugrel versus clopidogrel for acute coronary syndromes without revascularization. The New England journal of medicine, 367 14, 1297-309

Schwartz, Gregory G; Olsson, Anders G; Abt, Markus; Ballantyne, Christie M; Barter, Philip J; Brumm, Jochen; Chaitman, Bernard R; Holme, Ingar M; Kallend, David; Leiter, Lawrence A; Leitersdorf, Eran; McMurray, John J V; Mundl, Hardi; Nicholls, Stephen J; Shah, Prediman K; Tardif, Jean-Claude; Wright, R Scott 2012. Effects of dalcetrapib in patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome. The New England journal of medicine, 367 22, 2089-99

Hakeem, Abdul; Arif, Imran; Leesar, Massoud A 2011. Letter by Hakeem et al regarding article, "Drug-eluting or bare metal stents for the treatment of saphenous vein graft disease: a Bayesian meta-analysis". Circulation. Cardiovascular interventions, 4 2, e14; author reply e1

Hakeem, Abdul; Helmy, Tarek; Leesar, Massoud; Arif, Imran 2011. Drug-eluting stents for saphenous vein graft lesions. JACC. Cardiovascular interventions, 4 5, 590

Hakeem, Abdul; Helmy, Tarek; Munsif, Siddharth; Bhatti, Sabha; Mazraeshahi, Reza; Cilingiroglu, Mehmet; Effat, Mohamed; Leesar, Massoud; Arif, Imran 2011. Safety and efficacy of drug eluting stents compared with bare metal stents for saphenous vein graft interventions: a comprehensive meta-analysis of randomized trials and observational studies comprising 7,994 patients. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 77 3, 343-55

Kolli, Kranthi K; Banerjee, R K; Peelukhana, Srikara V; Helmy, T A; Leesar, M A; Arif, Imran; Schneeberger, E W; Hand, Dwight; Succop, Paul; Gottliebson, W M; Effat, M A 2011. Influence of heart rate on fractional flow reserve, pressure drop coefficient, and lesion flow coefficient for epicardial coronary stenosis in a porcine model. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 300 1, H382-7

Hakeem, Abdul; Helmy, Tarek; Munsif, Siddharth; Bhatti, Sabha; Mazraeshahi, Reza; Cilingiroglu, Mehmet; Effat, Mohamed; Leesar, Massoud; Arif, Imran 2010. Safety and efficacy of drug eluting stents compared with bare metal stents for saphenous vein graft interventions: A comprehensive meta-analysis of randomized trials and observational studies comprising 7,994 patients. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, ,

Hussain, Sayed T; Arif, Imran; Helmy, Tarek 2010. Recurrent stent fracture: first reported image of everolimus-eluting stent fracture leading to recurrent restenosis in cardiac allograft vasculopathy. The Journal of invasive cardiology, 22 12, 617-8

Arif, Imran; Callihan, Richard; Helmy, Tarek 2008. Novel use of twin-pass catheter in successful recanalization of a chronic coronary total occlusion. The Journal of invasive cardiology, 20 6, 309-11

Choudary, Jithendra; Arif, Imran; Helmy, Tarek 2007. Multivessel PCI versus CABG: one-year outcomes and cost analysis. The Journal of invasive cardiology, 19 11, 476-7

Wright, G L; Wang, S; Fultz, M E; Arif, I; Matthews, K; Chertow, B S 2002. Effect of vitamin A deficiency on cardiovascular function in the rat. Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology, 80 1, 1-7

Hakeem, Abdul; Bhatti, Sabha; Arif, Imran; Effat, Mohamed; Cilingiroglu, Mehmet . Fibrinolytic therapy for very late stent thrombosis--is it a viable option? Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions, 11 4, 264.e13-5