Rayan Yousefzai, MD

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


Publications

Effectiveness of combined plasma cell therapy and costimulation blockade based desensitization regimen in heart transplant candidates
Fida, N, Eagar, TN, Yun, AN, Rogers, AW, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Ishaq, F, DiPaola, NR, Kim, J, Janardhana, G, Kassi, M, Yousefzai, R, Suarez, EE, Bhimaraj, A, Krisl, JC & Guha, A 2024, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 38, no. 2, e15249, pp. e15249. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.15249

Unfavorable social determinants of health and risk of mortality in adults with diabetes: findings from the National Health Interview Survey
Chang, R, Philip, J, Javed, U, Titus, A, Gardezi, SK, Kundi, H, Yousefzai, R, Hyder, AA, Mossialos, E, Nasir, K & Javed, Z 2024, , BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care, vol. 12, no. 1, e003710. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjdrc-2023-003710

Outflow cannula alignment in continuous flow left ventricular devices is associated with stroke
Kassi, M, Agrawal, T, Xu, J, Marcos-Abdala, HG, Araujo-Gutierrez, R, Macgillivray, T, Suarez, EE, Yousefzai, R, Fida, N, Kim, JH, Hussain, I, Guha, A, Trachtenberg, B, Bhimaraj, A, Chang, SM & Estep, J 2023, , International Journal of Artificial Organs, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 226-234. https://doi.org/10.1177/03913988231154284

Outflow cannula alignment in continuous flow left ventricular devices is associated with stroke
Kassi, M, Agrawal, T, Xu, J, Marcos-Abdala, HG, Araujo-Gutierrez, R, Macgillivray, T, Suarez, EE, Yousefzai, R, Fida, N, Kim, JH, Hussain, I, Guha, A, Trachtenberg, B, Bhimaraj, A, Chang, SM & Estep, J 2023, , International Journal of Artificial Organs, pp. 3913988231154284. https://doi.org/10.1177/03913988231154284

Bloodstream infections in prolonged use of axillary-placed, intra-aortic balloon-pump support: A single-center study
Dreucean, D, Donahue, KR, Morton, C, Succar, L, Krisl, J, Agrawal, T, Perez, K, Jaramillo, T, Kim, J, Fida, N, Guha, A, Kassi, M, Yousefzai, R, Hussain, I, Grimes, K & Bhimaraj, A 2023, , Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2023.225

Ventricular arrhythmias prior to continuous flow left ventricular assist device implantation were not associated with reduced 1-year mortality: a single-center experience
Pandat, S, Rothstein, P, Laird, R, Islam, M, Zaid, S, Truman, A, Bhimaraj, A, Yousefzai, R, Guha, A, Schurmann, P, Dave, A, Valderrábano, M & Mathuria, N 2023, , Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 705-707. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10840-023-01698-3

Intermittent Occlusion of the Superior Vena Cava to Improve Hemodynamics in Patients with Acutely Decompensated Heart Failure: The VENUS-HF Early Feasibility Study
Kapur, NK, Kiernan, MS, Gorgoshvili, I, Yousefzai, R, Vorovich, EE, Tedford, RJ, Sauer, AJ, Abraham, J, Resor, CD, Kimmelstiel, CD, Benzuly, KH, Steinberg, DH, Messer, J, Burkhoff, D & Karas, RH 2022, , Circulation: Heart Failure, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. E008934. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.121.008934

Outpatient management of LVAD
Yousefzai, R & Urey, M 2021, . in Case-Based Device Therapy for Heart Failure. Springer, pp. 93-110. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70038-6_6

Intravenous immunoglobulin in heart transplant recipients with mild to moderate hypogammaglobulinemia and infection
Hoang, J, Krisl, J, Moaddab, M, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Hussain, I, Kassi, M, Yousefzai, R, Kim, J, Trachtenberg, B, Bhimaraj, A & Guha, A 2022, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 36, no. 4, e14571, pp. e14571. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14571

Corrigendum to “Utilization of Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Vulnerable Adults Across Medicaid Expansion”: Journal of Surgical Research 243 (2019) 503–508/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2019.05.015 (Journal of Surgical Research (2019) 243 (503–508), (S0022480419303312), (10.1016/j.jss.2019.05.015))
Ehsan, A, Zeymo, A, McDermott, J, Shara, NM, Sellke, FW, Yousefzai, R & Al-Refaie, WB 2020, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 256, pp. 704. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2020.06.003

The Cost and Length of Stay Associated with Biventricular Assist Devices in the United States (2009-2015)
Ali, HR, Ehsan, A, Kennedy, K, Riley, P, Seo, A, Bajaj, NS, Singh, A, Sellke, F, Levine, DJ, Kiernan, MS & Yousefzai, R 2020, , The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S400-S401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.142

Proof of Concept: Echo Compatible Mock-Circulatory Flow Loop to Accurately Quantify Aortic Regurgitation in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Kassi, M, Filippini, S, Agrawal, T, Bhimaraj, A, Guha, A, Trachtenberg, B, Kim, J, Fida, N, Hussain, I, Yousefzai, R & Little, S 2020, , The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S415. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.184

Right ventricular failure post-implantation of left ventricular assist device: Prevalence, pathophysiology, and predictors
Ali, HJR, Kiernan, MS, Choudhary, G, Levine, DJ, Sodha, NR, Ehsan, A & Yousefzai, R 2020, , ASAIO Journal, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. 610-619. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAT.0000000000001088

Utilization of Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Vulnerable Adults Across Medicaid Expansion
Ehsan, A, Zeymo, A, McDermott, J, Shara, NM, Sellke, FW, Yousefzai, R & Al-Refaie, WB 2019, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 243, pp. 503-508. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2019.05.015

The association between novel clinical factors and gastrointestinal bleeding among patients supported with continuous-flow left ventricular assist device therapy
Thohan, V, Shi, Y, Rappelt, M, Yousefzai, R, Sulemanjee, NZ, Hastings, TE, Cheema, OM, Downey, F & Crouch, JD 2019, , Journal of cardiac surgery, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 453-462. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14062

Benefits of Neurohormonal Therapy in Patients with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Yousefzai, R, Brambatti, M, Tran, HA, Pedersen, R, Braun, O, Baykaner, T, Ghashghaei, R, Sulemanjee, NZ, Cheema, OM, Rappelt, M, Baeza, C, Alkhayyat, A, Shi, Y, Pretorius, V, Greenberg, B, Adler, E & Thohan, V 2020, , ASAIO Journal, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 409-414. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAT.0000000000001022

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with aortic dilation: A novel observation
Yousefzai, R, Agarwal, A, Fuad Jan, M, Cho, C, Anigbogu, M, Shetabi, K, Singh, M, Bush, M, Treiber, S, Port, S, Ammar, KA, Paterick, TE, Jain, R, Khandheria, BK & Jamil Tajik, A 2017, , European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 1398-1403. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jew292

Relationship of cardiac troponin to systolic global longitudinal strain in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Agarwal, A, Yousefzai, R, Shetabi, K, Samad, F, Aggarwal, S, Cho, C, Bush, M, Jan, MF, Khandheria, BK, Paterick, TE & Tajik, AJ 2017, , Echocardiography, vol. 34, no. 10, pp. 1470-1477. https://doi.org/10.1111/echo.13645

The association between ischemic and jeopardized myocardia and all-cause mortality in patients with peripheral artery disease
Hammad, TA, Yousefzai, R, Venkatachalam, S, Lowry, A, Gornik, HL, Jaber, W, Bartholomew, JR, Kim, SH, Cerqueira, M, Gray, BH, Blackstone, EH & Shishehbor, MH 2016, , Vascular Medicine (United Kingdom), vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 113-119. https://doi.org/10.1177/1358863X15623629

Palliative Care in Heart Failure
Ghashghaei, R, Yousefzai, R & Adler, E 2016, , Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 455-460. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2016.01.002