Sherif Nagueh, MD

Professor of Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


In 1996, Dr. Nagueh joined the Section of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted in 2001 to an Associate Professor, and became the T.L.L Temple/William H. Spencer, MD Chair in Clinical Cardiology there in 2004. Dr. Nagueh assumed his positions at Houston Methodist in 2005.

Description of Research

Dr. Nagueh´s research career has been in the field of echocardiography. He has authored or co-authored over 100 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and four book chapters. His research interest has been in the evaluation of diastolic function with tissue Doppler and its application in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, particularly in patients undergoing alcohol septal ablation.

Areas Of Expertise

Alcohol septal ablation Echocardiography Diastolic function Doppler
Education & Training

Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship
MD, University of Cairo
Active Clinical Trials

HCMR - Novel



Imaging for Risk Stratification of Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients With Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy *
Nagueh, SF 2018, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 1387-1389. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.07.012

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and Dynamic Changes in Right Ventricular Function
Nagueh, SF 2018, Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging, vol. 11, no. 9, pp. e008195. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.008195

Mean Right Atrial Pressure for Estimation of Left Ventricular Filling Pressure in Patients with Normal Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction: Invasive and Noninvasive Validation
Nagueh, SF, Smiseth, OA, Dokainish, H, Andersen, OS, Abudiab, MM, Schutt, RC, Kumar, A, Gude, E, Sato, K, Harb, SC & Klein, AL 2018, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2018.01.025

Changes in Left Atrial Function After Transcutaneous Mitral Valve Repair
Avenatti, E, Little, SH, Barker, CM & Nagueh, SF 2018, American Journal of Cardiology. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.06.031

Effect of transcatheter aortic valve replacement on left atrial function
Truong, VT, Chung, E, Nagueh, S, Kereiakes, D, Schaaf, J, Volz, B, Ngo, TNM & Mazur, W 2018, Echocardiography. DOI: 10.1111/echo.14109

Coming-of-age: The ImageGuide™ Registry at three
Tilkemeier, PL, Doukky, R, Kirkpatrick, JN, Desai, MY & Nagueh, SF 2018, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. DOI: 10.1007/s12350-018-1442-1

Classification of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction and Heart Failure Diagnosis and Prognosis
Nagueh, SF 2018, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2018.09.011

Reply: Issues With Estimating “Diastolic Function” and Left Ventricular Filling Pressure Using the New Guidelines
Andersen, OS, Smiseth, OA, Dokainish, H, Ha, JW, Klein, AL & Nagueh, SF 2017, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 70, no. 9, pp. 1198-1199. DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.05.073

Cardiac imaging in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction
Nagueh, SF, Chang, SM, Nabi, F, Shah, DJ & Estep, JD 2017, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 10, no. 9, e006547. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.117.006547

Detection of an Atrioesophageal Fistula on a Transthoracic Echocardiogram
Angulo, CI, El Tallawi, KC, Avenatti, E, Sukumaran, A, Quinones, M & Nagueh, SF 2017, CASE (Philadelphia, Pa.), vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 128-130. DOI: 10.1016/

Left ventricular function in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and its relation to myocardial fibrosis and exercise tolerance
Maragiannis, D, Alvarez, PA, Ghosn, MG, Chin, K, Hinojosa, JJ, Buergler, JM, Shah, DJ & Nagueh, SF 2017, International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1007/s10554-017-1214-z

Letter by Smiseth and Nagueh et al Regarding Article, "Role of diastolic stress testing in the evaluation for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: A simultaneous invasive-echocardiographic study"
Smiseth, OA & Nagueh, SF 2017, Circulation, vol. 136, no. 4, pp. 428-429. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.027881

Estimating Left Ventricular Filling Pressure by Echocardiography
Andersen, OS, Smiseth, OA, Dokainish, H, Abudiab, MM, Schutt, RC, Kumar, A, Sato, K, Harb, S, Gude, E, Remme, EW, Andreassen, AK, Ha, JW, Xu, J, Klein, AL & Nagueh, SF 2017, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 69, no. 15, pp. 1937-1948. DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.01.058

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

Doppler Echocardiography for the Estimation of LV Filling Pressure in Patients With Mitral Annular Calcification
Abudiab, MM, Chebrolu, LH, Schutt, RC, Nagueh, SF & Zoghbi, WA 2017, JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.10.017

Alcohol Septal Ablation to Reduce Heart Failure
McKay, J & Nagueh, SF 2017, Interventional Cardiology Clinics. DOI: 10.1016/j.iccl.2017.03.012

Non-invasive assessment of left ventricular filling pressure
Nagueh, SF 2017, European Journal of Heart Failure. DOI: 10.1002/ejhf.971

Recommendations for the Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function by Echocardiography: An Update from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
Nagueh, SF, Smiseth, OA, Appleton, CP, Byrd, BF, Dokainish, H, Edvardsen, T, Flachskampf, FA, Gillebert, TC, Klein, AL, Lancellotti, P, Marino, P, Oh, JK, Alexandru Popescu, B, Waggoner, AD & Houston, Texas; Oslo, Norway; Phoenix, Arizona; Nashville, Tennessee; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Uppsala, Sweden; Ghent and Liège, Belgium; Cleveland, Ohio; Novara, Italy; Rochester, Minnesota; Bucharest, Romania; and St. Louis, Missouri 2016, European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 17, no. 12, pp. 1321-1360. DOI: 10.1093/ehjci/jew082

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Tricuspid Prosthetic Valves: An Update
Maragiannis, D, Aggeli, C & Nagueh, SF 2016, Hellenic Journal of Cardiology, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 145-151. DOI: 10.1016/j.hjc.2015.06.002

Unleashing the Potential of Machine-Based Learning for the Diagnosis of Cardiac Diseases
Nagueh, SF 2016, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 9, no. 6, e005059. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.005059