Rayan Yousefzai, MD

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


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

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. 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 2019, , ASAIO Journal, 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

Expecting the unexpected: right atrial mass in a transplant patient
Yousefzai, R, Trivedi, S, Jain, R, Cheema, OM, Crouch, JD, Thohan, V & Khandheria, BK 2015, , ESC Heart Failure, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 164-167. https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.12065

Transient apical thickening following apical ballooning syndrome: A case series
Abudiab, MM, Wilansky, S, Lester, SJ, Yousefzai, R, Tyler, R & Tajik, AJ 2015, , Echocardiography, vol. 32, no. 11, pp. 1723-1727. https://doi.org/10.1111/echo.13001

Clinical Application of WHF-MOGE(S) Classification for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Agarwal, A, Yousefzai, R, Jan, MF, Cho, C, Shetabi, K, Bush, M, Khandheria, BK, Paterick, TE, Treiber, S, Sra, J, Werner, P, Allaqaband, S, Bajwa, T & Tajik, AJ 2015, , Global Heart, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 209-219. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2015.01.001

Prosthetic valve endocarditis: Multiple complications in one patient
Yousefzai, R & Khandheria, BK 2015, , European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 881. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jev075

Outcomes of patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
Yousefzai, R, Bajaj, N, Krishnaswamy, A, Goel, SS, Agarwal, S, Aksoy, O, Aggarwal, B, Duarte, VE, Anabtawi, A, Parashar, A, Sodhi, N, Thomas, J, Griffin, BP, Tuzcu, EM & Kapadia, SR 2014, , American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 114, no. 7, pp. 1011-1017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.07.012

Significance of aortic valve calcification in patients with low-gradient low-flow aortic stenosis
Aksoy, O, Cam, A, Agarwal, S, Ige, M, Yousefzai, R, Singh, D, Griffin, BP, Schoenhagen, P, Kapadia, SR & Tuzcu, ME 2014, , Clinical Cardiology, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 26-31. https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.22212

Cardiogenic shock in the setting of severe aortic stenosis: Role of intra-aortic balloon pump support
Aksoy, O, Yousefzai, R, Singh, D, Agarwal, S, OBrien, B, Griffin, BP, Kapadia, SR, Tuzcu, ME, Penn, MS, Nissen, SE & Menon, V 2011, , Heart, vol. 97, no. 10, pp. 838-843. https://doi.org/10.1136/hrt.2010.206367