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Steven B. Feinstein, MD

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  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Internal Medicine
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
Residency: Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital - Cardiology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Echocardiography
  • Edema
Research Interests:
  • Contrast echocardiography
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Atherosclerosis and lipid lowering
  • Diagnostic cardiology
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Therapeutic ultrasound: Increased HDL-Cholesterol following infusions of acoustic microspheres and apolipoprotein A-I plasmids.
    Castle JW, Kent KP, Fan Y, Wallace KD, Davis CE, Roberts JC, Marino ME, Thomenius KE, Lim HW, Coles E, Davidson MH, Feinstein SB, DeMaria A
    2015 Jul
  2. Chronic PM2.5 exposure and inflammation: Determining sensitive subgroups in mid-life women.
    Ostro B, Malig B, Broadwin R, Basu R, Gold EB, Bromberger JT, Derby C, Feinstein S, Greendale GA, Jackson EA, Kravitz HM, Matthews KA, Sternfeld B, Tomey K, Green RR, Green R
    Environ. Res.
    2014 Apr 30
  3. Ultrasound-directed, site-specific gene delivery.
    Castle J, Feinstein SB
    Methods Mol. Biol.
  4. Safety of Ultrasound Contrast Agents in Patients With Known or Suspected Cardiac Shunts.
    Parker JM, Weller MW, Feinstein LM, Adams RJ, Main ML, Grayburn PA, Cosgrove DO, Goldberg BA, Darge K, Nihoyannopoulos P, Wilson S, Monaghan M, Piscaglia F, Fowlkes B, Mathias W, Moriyasu F, Chammas MC, Greenbaum L, Feinstein SB.
    Am J Cardiol. 2013
    2013 Jun 28. doi:pii: S0002-9149(13)01240-X. 10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.05.042. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Safety of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in children for non-cardiac applications: a review by the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS).
    Darge K, Papadopoulou F, Ntoulia A, Bulas DI, Coley BD, Fordham LA, Paltiel HJ, McCarville B, Volberg FM, Cosgrove DO, Goldberg BB, Wilson SR, Feinstein SB.
    Pediatr Radiol. 2013
    2013 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Ultrasound Mediated Targeted Drug Delivery: Recent success and remaining challenges.
    Castle J, Butts M, Healey A, Kent K, Marino M, Feinstein SB.
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012
    2012 Nov 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for assessing carotid atherosclerotic plaque lesions.
    Partovi S, Loebe M, Aschwanden M, Baldi T, Jäger KA, Feinstein SB, Staub D.
    AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012
    2012 Jan
    198(1):W13-9. doi: 10.2214/AJR.11.7312. Review.
  8. Detection of adventitial vasa vasorum and intraplaque neovascularization in carotid atherosclerotic lesions with contrast-enhanced ultrasound and their role in atherosclerosis.
    Partovi S, Loebe M, Noon GP, Davies MG, Karimi S, Zipp L, Feinstein SB, Staub D.
    Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2011
    2011 Oct-Dec
    7(4):37-40. Review.
  9. Predictors of anterior and posterior wall carotid intima media thickness progression in men and women at moderate risk of coronary heart disease.
    Maki KC, Davidson MH, Dicklin MR, Bell M, Witchger M, Feinstein SB.
    J Clin Lipidol. 2011
    2011 May-Jun
    5(3):141-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2011.02.003. Epub 2011 Feb 12.
  10. More on advances in imaging angiogenesis and inflammation in atherosclerosis.
    Schinkel AF, Staub D, Ten Kate GL, van den Oord SC, Ten Cate FJ, Sijbrands EJ, Feinstein SB.
    Thromb Haemost. 2011
    2011 May
    105(5):920-1. doi: 10.1160/TH11-02-0131. Epub 2011 Mar 24. No abstract available.
  11. Correlation of carotid artery atherosclerotic lesion echogenicity and severity at standard US with intraplaque neovascularization detected at contrast-enhanced US.
    Staub D, Partovi S, Schinkel AF, Coll B, Uthoff H, Aschwanden M, Jaeger KA, Feinstein SB.
    Radiology. 2011
    2011 Feb
    258(2):618-26. doi: 10.1148/radiol.10101008. Epub 2010 Oct 22.
  12. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for imaging vasa vasorum: comparison with histopathology in a swine model of atherosclerosis.
    Schinkel AF, Krueger CG, Tellez A, Granada JF, Reed JD, Hall A, Zang W, Owens C, Kaluza GL, Staub D, Coll B, Ten Cate FJ, Feinstein SB.
    Eur J Echocardiogr. 2010
    2010 Sep
    11(8):659-64. doi: 10.1093/ejechocard/jeq048. Epub 2010 Apr 12.
  13. Molecular imaging of inflammation and intraplaque vasa vasorum: a step forward to identification of vulnerable plaques?
    ten Kate GL, Sijbrands EJ, Valkema R, ten Cate FJ, Feinstein SB, van der Steen AF, Daemen MJ, Schinkel AF.
    J Nucl Cardiol. 2010
    2010 Oct
    17(5):897-912. doi: 10.1007/s12350-010-9263-x. Review.
  14. Noninvasive imaging of the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque.
    ten Kate GL, Sijbrands EJ, Staub D, Coll B, ten Cate FJ, Feinstein SB, Schinkel AF.
    Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010
    2010 Nov
    35(11):556-91. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2010.09.002. Review.
  15. New advances in noninvasive imaging of the carotid artery: CIMT, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, and vasa vasorum.
    Coll B, Nambi V, Feinstein SB.
    Curr Cardiol Rep. 2010
    2010 Nov
    12(6):497-502. doi: 10.1007/s11886-010-0139-0. Review.
  16. A retrospective comparison of mortality in critically ill hospitalized patients undergoing echocardiography with and without an ultrasound contrast agent.
    Exuzides A, Main ML, Colby C, Grayburn PA, Feinstein SB, Goldman JH.
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010
    2010 Jun
    3(6):578-85. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2010.04.006.
  17. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of the vasa vasorum: from early atherosclerosis to the identification of unstable plaques.
    Staub D, Schinkel AF, Coll B, Coli S, van der Steen AF, Reed JD, Krueger C, Thomenius KE, Adam D, Sijbrands EJ, ten Cate FJ, Feinstein SB.
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010
    2010 Jul
    3(7):761-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2010.02.007. Review.
  18. Contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging.
    Feinstein SB, Coll B, Staub D, Adam D, Schinkel AF, ten Cate FJ, Thomenius K.
    J Nucl Cardiol. 2010
    2010 Jan-Feb
    17(1):106-15. doi: 10.1007/s12350-009-9165-y. Review. No abstract available.
  19. Vasa vasorum and plaque neovascularization on contrast-enhanced carotid ultrasound imaging correlates with cardiovascular disease and past cardiovascular events.
    Staub D, Patel MB, Tibrewala A, Ludden D, Johnson M, Espinosa P, Coll B, Jaeger KA, Feinstein SB.
    Stroke. 2010
    2010 Jan
    41(1):41-7. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.109.560342. Epub 2009 Nov 12.
  20. Effects of consumption of pomegranate juice on carotid intima-media thickness in men and women at moderate risk for coronary heart disease.
    Davidson MH, Maki KC, Dicklin MR, Feinstein SB, Witchger M, Bell M, McGuire DK, Provost JC, Liker H, Aviram M.
    Am J Cardiol. 2009
    2009 Oct 1
    104(7):936-42. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.05.037.
  21. Hypertriglyceridemic waist phenotype predicts increased visceral fat in subjects with type 2 diabetes.
    Sam S, Haffner S, Davidson MH, D'Agostino RB Sr, Feinstein S, Kondos G, Perez A, Mazzone T.
    Diabetes Care. 2009
    2009 Oct
    32(10):1916-20. doi: 10.2337/dc09-0412. Epub 2009 Jul 10.
  22. Relation of abdominal fat depots to systemic markers of inflammation in type 2 diabetes.
    Sam S, Haffner S, Davidson MH, D'Agostino RB Sr, Feinstein S, Kondos G, Perez A, Mazzone T.
    Diabetes Care. 2009
    2009 May
    32(5):932-7. doi: 10.2337/dc08-1856. Epub 2009 Feb 19.
  23. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of periadventitial vasa vasorum in human carotid arteries.
    Magnoni M, Coli S, Marrocco-Trischitta MM, Melisurgo G, De Dominicis D, Cianflone D, Chiesa R, Feinstein SB, Maseri A.
    Eur J Echocardiogr. 2009
    2009 Mar
    10(2):260-4. doi: 10.1093/ejechocard/jen221. Epub 2008 Aug 29.
  24. Arterial microvessels: an early or late sign of atherosclerosis?
    Biedermann BC, Coll B, Adam D, Feinstein SB.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008
    2008 Sep 9
    52(11):968; author reply 968-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2008.04.064. No abstract available.
  25. Carotid intima-media thickness measurements: techniques and clinical relevance.
    Coll B, Feinstein SB.
    Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2008
    2008 Oct
    10(5):444-50. Review.
  26. Imaging of the vasa vasorum.
    Granada JF, Feinstein SB.
    Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2008
    2008 Aug
    5 Suppl 2:S18-25. doi: 10.1038/ncpcardio1157.
  27. Relationship of abdominal visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue with lipoprotein particle number and size in type 2 diabetes.
    Sam S, Haffner S, Davidson MH, D'Agostino RB Sr, Feinstein S, Kondos G, Perez A, Mazzone T.
    Diabetes. 2008
    2008 Aug
    57(8):2022-7. doi: 10.2337/db08-0157. Epub 2008 May 9.
  28. Increased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol predicts the pioglitazone-mediated reduction of carotid intima-media thickness progression in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    Davidson M, Meyer PM, Haffner S, Feinstein S, D'Agostino R Sr, Kondos GT, Perez A, Chen Z, Mazzone T.
    Circulation. 2008
    2008 Apr 22
    117(16):2123-30. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.746610. Epub 2008 Apr 14.
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