Faisal Nabi, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
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

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

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

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

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, S & 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

Late Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm after Acute Myocardial Infarction
Alshammari, BS, Reardon, MJ & Nabi, F 2017, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 169-171. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-13-3-169

A 70-Year-Old Woman with Acute Dyspnea and Mechanical Aortic Valve
Nabi, F, Chebrolu, LH & Chamsi-Pasha, MA 2017, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. e1.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Perceval Sutureless Aortic Valve Failure
Kalra, A, Reyes, M, Yang, EY, Little, SH, Nabi, F, Barker, CM, Ramchandani, M, Reul, RM, Reardon, MJ & Kleiman, N 2017, Journal of Invasive Cardiology, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. E65-E66.

Imaging to Diagnose and Manage Patients in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
Nagueh, S, Chang, S-M, Nabi, F, Shah, DJ & Estep, JD 2017, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 10, no. 4, e005615. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.005615

Coronary artery calcium score as a predictor for incident stroke: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Chaikriangkrai, K, Jhun, HY, Palamaner Subash Shantha, G, Bin Abdulhak, A, Sigurdsson, G, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, JJ & Chang, SM 2017, International Journal of Cardiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.01.132

Cardiac Metastases in a Patient with Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung
Khan, MA & Nabi, F 2017, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 39. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-13-1-39

Prognostic Value of Coronary Artery Calcium Score in Acute Chest Pain Patients Without Known Coronary Artery Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Chaikriangkrai, K, Palamaner Subash Shantha, G, Jhun, HY, Ungprasert, P, Sigurdsson, G, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, JJ & Chang, SM 2016, Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 659-670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.07.020

Rationale and Design of the CREDENCE Trial: Computed TomogRaphic evaluation of atherosclerotic DEtermiNants of myocardial IsChEmia
Rizvi, A, Hartaigh, B, Knaapen, P, Leipsic, J, Shaw, LJ, Andreini, D, Pontone, G, Raman, S, Khan, MA, Ridner, M, Nabi, F, Gimelli, A, Jang, J, Cole, J, Nakazato, R, Zarins, C, Han, D, Lee, JH, Szymonifika, J, Gomez, MJ, Truong, QA, Chang, HJ, Lin, FY & Min, JK 2016, BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, vol. 16, no. 1, 190. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12872-016-0360-x

Contained Rupture of Ventricular Wall And Ventricular Septal Defect In the Same Patient Following Myocardial Infarction
Gramze, NL, Yang, EY, Nabi, F & Shah, D 2016, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 122. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-12-2-122

Optimizing evaluation of patients with low-to-intermediate-risk acute chest pain: A randomized study comparing stress myocardial perfusion tomography incorporating stress-only imaging versus cardiac CT
Nabi, F, Kassi, M, Muhyieddeen, K, Chang, SM, Xu, J, Peterson, L, Wray, N, Shirkey, B, Ashton, C & Mahmarian, J 2016, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 378-384. https://doi.org/10.2967/jnumed.115.166595

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