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

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 2021, , Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 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, pp. 1343-1358. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.048477

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

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

Association between FFRCT and instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) of intermediate lesions on coronary computed tomography angiography
Beg, F, Rehman, H, Chamsi-Pasha, MA, Nabi, F, Chang, SM, Mahmarian, JJ & Al-Mallah, MH 2020, , Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2020.11.026

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, SS, Reardon, M & 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