Valentina Ugolini, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Detection of aterations in left ventricular fatty acid metabolism in patients with acute myocardial infarction by 15-(p-123I-phenyl)-pentadecanoic acid and tomographic imaging
Hansen, CL, Kulkarni, PV, Ugolini, V & Corbett, JR 1995, American Heart Journal, vol 129, no. 3, pp. 476-481. DOI:

Myocardial fatty acid utilization at various workloads in normal volunteers: Iodine-123 phenylpentadecanoic acid and single photon emission computed tomography to investigate myocardial metabolism
Pippin, JJ, Jansen, DE, Henderson, EB, Hansen, CL, Ugolini, V, Kahn, JK, Kulkarni, PV & Corbett, JR 1992, American Journal of Cardiac Imaging, vol 6, no. 2, pp. 99-108.

Abnormal myocardial fatty acid metabolism in dilated cardiomyopathy detected by iodine-123 phenylpentadecanoic acid and tomographic imaging
Ugolini, V, Hansen, CL, Kulkarni, PV, Jansen, DE, Akers, MS & Corbett, JR 1988, The American Journal of Cardiology, vol 62, no. 13, pp. 923-928. DOI:

Abnormal I-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine myocardial washout and distribution may reflect myocardial adrenergic derangement in patients with congestive cardiomyopathy
Henderson, EB, Kahn, JK, Corbett, JR, Jansen, DE, Pippin, JJ, Kulkarni, P, Ugolini, V, Akers, MS, Hansen, C, Buja, LM, Parkey, RW & Willerson, JT 1988, Circulation, vol 78, no. 5 I, pp. 1192-1199.

Iodine-123 phenylpentadecanoic acid and single photon emission computed tomography in identifying left ventricular regional metabolic abnormalities in patients with coronary heart disease: Comparison with thallium-201 myocardial tomography
Hansen, CL, Corbett, JR, Pippin, JJ, Jansen, DE, Kulkarni, PV, Ugolini, V, Henderson, E, Akers, M, Buja, LM, Parkey, RW & Willerson, JT 1988, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 12, no. 1, pp. 78-87. DOI:

Quantification of myocardial injury produced by temporary coronary artery occlusion and reflow with technetium-99m-pyrophosphate
Jansen, DE, Corbett, JR, Buja, LM, Hansen, C, Ugolini, V, Parkey, RW & Willerson, JT 1987, Circulation, vol 75, no. 3, pp. 611-617.

Use of radioactive iodine-labeled fatty acids for myocardial imaging
Jansen, DE, Pippin, J, Hansen, C, Henderson, E, Kulkarni, P, Ugolini, V & Corbett, JR 1987, American Journal of Cardiac Imaging, vol 1, no. 2, pp. 132-144.

Pneumococcal endocarditis update: Analysis of 10 cases diagnosed between 1974 and 1984
Ugolini, V, Pacifico, A, Smitherman, TC & Mackowiak, PA 1986, American Heart Journal, vol 112, no. 4, pp. 813-819. DOI:

Smoking-induced coronary vasoconstriction in patients with atherosclerotic coronary artery disease: Evidence for adrenergically mediated alterations in coronary artery tone
Winniford, MD, Wheelan, KR, Kremers, MS, Ugolini, V, van den Berg, E, Niggemann, EH, Jansen, DE & Hillis, LD 1986, Circulation, vol 73, no. 4, pp. 662-667.

Intracardiac thrombus causing peritoneovenous shunt failure: Detection by two-dimensional echocardiography
Ugolini, V, Norcross, JF, Schreiber, JT, Kuntz, RE & Taylor, AL 1986, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 7, no. 5, pp. 1174-1176.

Monoclonal antibodies against human monocytes. II. Recognition of two distinct cell surface molecules
Nunez, G, Ugolini, V, Capra, JD & Stastny, P 1982, Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, vol 16, no. 6, pp. 515-523.

A monoclonal antibody that identifies human peripheral blood monocytes recognized the accessory cells required for mitogen-induced T lymphocyte proliferation
Rosenberg, SA, Ligler, FS, Ugolini, V & Lipsky, PE 1981, Journal of Immunology, vol 126, no. 4, pp. 1473-1477.

Initial characterization of monoclonal antibodies against human monocytes
Ugolini, V, Nunez, G, Smith, RG, Stastny, P & Capra, JD 1980, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol 77, no. 11 I, pp. 6764-6768. DOI: