Faisal Nabi, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Academic Institute
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Nabi is a cardiologist at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He has special interests in preventative and general cardiology, stress testing, cardiac CT, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Nabi is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Description of Research

Dr. Nabi´s current research is studying optimal risk stratification of emergency room patients using artery calcium scoring, CT angiography, and nuclear cardiology. Resulting data from these studies will be used to develop accurate and cost effective imaging algorithms for triaging relatively low risk patients with chest pain.

Areas Of Expertise

Calcium scoring CT angiography Nuclear cardiology
Education & Training

Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship, University of Oklahoma
MD, Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using Positron Emission Tomography
El-Tallawi, KC, Aljizeeri, A, Nabi, F & Al-Mallah, M 2020, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 114-121. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-16-2-114

Examining the Relationship and Prognostic Implication of Diabetic Status and Extracellular Matrix Expansion by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
Khan, MA, Yang, EY, Nguyen, DT, Nabi, F, Hinojosa, J, Jabel, M, Nagueh, SF, Graviss, EA & Shah, DJ 2020, , Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 13, no. 7, e011000. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.120.011000

Impact of Cardiac Cycle on Thoracic Aortic Geometry—Morphometric Analysis of Ecg Gated Computed Tomography
Zubair, MM, de Beaufort, HWL, Belvroy, VM, Schwein, A, Irshad, A, Mohamed, A, Gomez, LF, Chinnadurai, P, Nabi, F, Yang, EY, Trimarchi, S, Reardon, MJ & Bismuth, J 2020, , Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol. 65, pp. 174-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2019.10.072

An Interesting Cause of Eisenmenger's Syndrome
Debs, D & Nabi, F 2020, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 168-169. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-16-2-168

A positive Tc-99m PYP scan in a patient with cardiac sarcoidosis
El-Tallawi, KC, Parikh, R, Nabi, F, Maclayton, PI, Trachtenberg, BH & Al-Mallah, M 2020, , Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12350-020-02158-5

A T2-Weighty Discovery: Aortitis on Cardiac MRI with Histopathologic Correlation
Al-Sabeq, B, Shen, S, Hinojosa, JJ & Nabi, F 2020, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 65-67. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-16-1-65

Prognostic Implications of Diffuse Interstitial Fibrosis in Asymptomatic Primary Mitral Regurgitation
Kitkungvan, D, Yang, EY, El Tallawi, KC, Nagueh, S, Nabi, F, Khan, MA, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Lawrie, GM, Zoghbi, WA, Bonow, RO, Quiñones, MA & Shah, DJ 2019, Circulation, vol. 140, no. 25, pp. 2122-2124. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.043250

Myocardial Extracellular Volume Fraction Adds Prognostic Information Beyond Myocardial Replacement Fibrosis
Yang, EY, Ghosn, MG, Khan, MA, Gramze, NL, Brunner, G, Nabi, F, Nambi, V, Nagueh, SF, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Schelbert, EB, Ballantyne, CM, Zoghbi, WA & Shah, DJ 2019, Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. e009535. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.009535

Do Not Pass Flow: Microvascular Obstruction on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance after Reinfarction Following Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Al-Sabeq, B, Bontiff, C & Nabi, F 2019, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 303-304. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-15-4-303

Assessment of myocardial viability by cardiac MRI
Al-Sabeq, B, Nabi, F & Shah, DJ 2019, Current Opinion in Cardiology, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 502-509. https://doi.org/10.1097/HCO.0000000000000656

Lightning striking twice: Redo mitral valve replacement due to recurrent cardiac sarcoma using partial autotransplantation technique
Al-Sabeq, B, Shen, S, Reardon, MJ & Nabi, F 2019, , Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 158, no. 1, pp. e1-e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.01.096

Snoopy's Heart: A Case of Complete Congenital Absence of the Pericardium
Vosko, I, Zhan, Y, Nabi, F & Zoghbi, WA 2019, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 226-227. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-15-3-226

Do I Look Fat in This? Multimodality Imaging Findings of a Cardiac Lipoma
Al-Sabeq, B, Autry, K & Nabi, F 2019, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 156-157. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-15-2-156

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with mid-cavitary obstruction and apical aneurysm thrombus after transapical myectomy and aneurysmectomy
Al-Sabeq, B, Debs, D, Yang, EY & Nabi, F 2019, BMJ Case Reports, vol. 12, no. 4, e230038. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2019-230038

Association of left atrial volume index and all-cause mortality in patients referred for routine cardiovascular magnetic resonance: a multicenter study
Khan, MA, Yang, EY, Zhan, Y, Judd, RM, Chan, W, Nabi, F, Heitner, JF, Kim, RJ, Klem, I, Nagueh, SF & Shah, DJ 2019, , Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, vol. 21, no. 1, 4, pp. 4. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12968-018-0517-0

Myocardial Fibrosis in Patients With Primary Mitral Regurgitation With and Without Prolapse
Kitkungvan, D, Nabi, F, Kim, RJ, Bonow, RO, Khan, MA, Xu, J, Little, SH, Quinones, MA, Lawrie, GM, Zoghbi, WA & Shah, DJ 2018, , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 72, no. 8, pp. 823-834. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.06.048

Differentiating benign from malignant cardiac tumors with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
Kassi, M, Polsani, V, Schutt, RC, Wong, S, Nabi, F, Reardon, MJ & Shah, DJ 2018, , Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.09.057

Incidental Finding of a Cardiac Mass on Abdominal CT Scan
Ahmad, J, Alshammari, BS & Nabi, F 2017, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 13, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-13-4-253

Cardiac imaging in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction
Nagueh, S, Chang, S-M, Nabi, F, Shah, DJ & Estep, JD 2017, , Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 10, no. 9, e006547. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.117.006547

Complex Structural Interventions: The Role of Computed Tomography, Fluoroscopy, and Fusion Imaging
Hussain, MA & Nabi, F 2017, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 98-105. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-13-3-98