Faisal Nabi, MD

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


Biography

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
Publications

Sex differences in machine learning computed tomography-derived fractional flow reserve
Al Rifai, M, Ahmed, AI, Han, Y, Saad, JM, Alnabelsi, T, Nabi, F, Chang, SM, Cocker, M, Schwemmer, C, Ramirez-Giraldo, JC, Zoghbi, WA, Mahmarian, JJ & Al-Mallah, MH 2022, , Scientific Reports, vol. 12, no. 1, 13861. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-17875-9

Prognostic Interplay Between Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring and Cardiorespiratory FItness: The CAC-FIT Study
Ahmed, AI, Saad, JM, Han, Y, Alfawara, MS, Soliman, A, Nabi, F, Zoghbi, WA & Al-Mallah, MH 2022, , Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol. 97, no. 7, pp. 1269-1281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2022.03.032

The effect of scan and patient parameters on the diagnostic performance of AI for detecting coronary stenosis on coronary CT angiography
Jonas, RA, Barkovich, E, Choi, AD, Griffin, WF, Riess, J, Marques, H, Chang, HJ, Choi, JH, Doh, JH, Her, AY, Koo, BK, Nam, CW, Park, HB, Shin, SH, Cole, J, Gimelli, A, Khan, MA, Lu, B, Gao, Y, Nabi, F, Nakazato, R, Schoepf, UJ, Driessen, RS, Bom, MJ, Thompson, RC, Jang, JJ, Ridner, M, Rowan, C, Avelar, E, Généreux, P, Knaapen, P, de Waard, GA, Pontone, G, Andreini, D, Guglielmo, M, Al-Mallah, MH, Jennings, RS, Crabtree, TR & Earls, JP 2022, , Clinical Imaging, vol. 84, pp. 149-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2022.01.016

Prognostic Value of Computed Tomography-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve Comparison With Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Ahmed, AI, Han, Y, Al Rifai, M, Alnabelsi, T, Nabi, F, Chang, SM, Cocker, M, Schwemmer, C, Ramirez-Giraldo, JC, Kleiman, NS, Zoghbi, WA, Mahmarian, JJ & Al-Mallah, MH 2022, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 284-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2021.09.007

Added Prognostic Value of Plaque Burden to Computed Tomography Angiography and Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Patients with Diabetes
Alnabelsi, T, Ahmed, AI, Han, Y, Al Rifai, M, Nabi, F, Cainzos-Achirica, M & Al-Mallah, MH 2022, , American Journal of Medicine, vol. 135, no. 6, pp. 761-768.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2021.12.010

Change in positron emission tomography perfusion imaging quality with a data-driven motion correction algorithm
Han, Y, Ahmed, AI, Hayden, C, Jung, AK, Saad, JM, Spottiswoode, B, Nabi, F & Al-Mallah, MH 2022, , Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12350-021-02902-5

Paravalvular Leak
Qamar, F, Attar, RH & Nabi, F 2022, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 7-9. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcvj.1096

Tricuspid Valve Prolapse: An Uncommon Pathology Revealed by TEE
Lewandowski, D & Nabi, F 2022, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 87-88. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcvj.1095

Relationship of age, atherosclerosis and angiographic stenosis using artificial intelligence
Jonas, R, Earls, J, Marques, H, Chang, HJ, Choi, JH, Doh, JH, Her, AY, Koo, BK, Nam, CW, Park, HB, Shin, S, Cole, J, Gimelli, A, Khan, MA, Lu, B, Gao, Y, Nabi, F, Nakazato, R, Schoepf, UJ, Driessen, RS, Bom, MJ, Thompson, RC, Jang, JJ, Ridner, M, Rowan, C, Avelar, E, Généreux, P, Knaapen, P, De Waard, GA, Pontone, G, Andreini, D, Al-Mallah, MH, Jennings, R, Crabtree, TR, Villines, TC, Min, JK & Choi, AD 2021, , Open Heart, vol. 8, no. 2, e001832. https://doi.org/10.1136/openhrt-2021-001832

Added prognostic value of plaque burden to computed tomography angiography and myocardial perfusion imaging
Ahmed, AI, Han, Y, Al Rifai, M, Alnabelsi, T, Nabi, F, Chang, SM, Chamsi-Pasha, MA, Nasir, K, Mahmarian, JJ, Cainzos-Achirica, M & Al-Mallah, MH 2021, , Atherosclerosis, vol. 334, pp. 9-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2021.08.032

Extracellular Volume in Primary Mitral Regurgitation
Kitkungvan, D, Yang, EY, El Tallawi, KC, Nagueh, SF, Nabi, F, Khan, MA, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Lawrie, GM, Zoghbi, WA, Bonow, RO, Quinones, MA & Shah, DJ 2021, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 1146-1160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.10.010

Impact of Myocardial Scar on Prognostic Implication of Secondary Mitral Regurgitation in Heart Failure
Tayal, B, Debs, D, Nabi, F, Malahfji, M, Little, SH, Reardon, M, Zoghbi, W, Kleiman, N & Shah, DJ 2021, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 812-822. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.11.004

Left ventricular mass on positron emission tomography: Validation against cardiovascular magnetic resonance
Malahfji, M, Ahmed, AI, Han, Y, Jung, AK, Alnabelsi, T, Nabi, F, Shah, DJ, Aljizeeri, A, Poitrasson-Rivière, A, Ficaro, E, Mahmarian, JJ & Al-Mallah, MH 2022, , Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 1632-1642. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12350-021-02537-6

Relationship of LVEF and Myocardial Scar to Long-Term Mortality Risk and Mode of Death in Patients with Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
Klem, I, Klein, M, Khan, M, Yang, EY, Nabi, F, Ivanov, A, Bhatti, L, Hayes, B, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Judd, RM, Kim, RJ, Heitner, JF & Shah, DJ 2021, , Circulation, vol. 143, no. 14, pp. 1343-1358. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.048477

Outcomes of patients with moderate-to-severe Ischemia excluded from the ischemia trial
Al-Mallah, MH, Ahmed, AI, Nabi, F, Chang, SM, Kleiman, NS, Chamsi-Pasha, MA, Shah, A, Han, Y, Zoghbi, WA & Mahmarian, JJ 2022, , Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 1100-1105. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12350-021-02679-7

Obstructive Coronary Atherosclerosis in a Patient with a Calcium Score of Zero
Alnabelsi, T, Nabi, F & Al-Mallah, M 2021, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 87-89. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcvj.845

Stress Myocardial Perfusion Imaging vs Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography for Diagnosis of Invasive Vessel-Specific Coronary Physiology: Predictive Modeling Results from the Computed Tomographic Evaluation of Atherosclerotic Determinants of Myocardial Ischemia (CREDENCE) Trial
Stuijfzand, WJ, Van Rosendael, AR, Lin, FY, Chang, HJ, Van Den Hoogen, IJ, Gianni, U, Choi, JH, Doh, JH, Her, AY, Koo, BK, Nam, CW, Park, HB, Shin, SH, Cole, J, Gimelli, A, Khan, MA, Lu, B, Gao, Y, Nabi, F, Nakazato, R, Schoepf, UJ, Driessen, RS, Bom, MJ, Thompson, R, Jang, JJ, Ridner, M, Rowan, C, Avelar, E, Genereux, P, Knaapen, P, De Waard, GA, Pontone, G, Andreini, D, Al-Mallah, MH, Lu, Y, Berman, DS, Narula, J, Min, JK, Bax, JJ & Shaw, LJ 2020, , JAMA Cardiology, vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 1338-1348. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2020.3409

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