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Rami Doukky, MD

Specialty:
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine, Syria
Residency: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County - Cardiology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Edema
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Valvular heart disease
Research Interests:
  • Cardiovascular risk and outcome
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Cadiovascular magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nuclear cardiology
Languages Spoken:
  • Arabic
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  • University Cardiologists
  • Professional Building
  • 1725 W. Harrison St.
  • Suite 1159
  • Chicago, IL  60612
  • Phone: (312) 942-5020
  • Fax: (312) 942-4039
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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 PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.

  1. The impact of regimented aminophylline use on extracardiac radioisotope activity in patients undergoing regadenoson stress SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging: A substudy of the ASSUAGE trial.
    Ballany W, Mansour K, Morales Demori R, Al-Amoodi M, Doukky R
    J Nucl Cardiol
    2014 Jun
    21(3):496-502.
  2. Are cardiologists truly better at appropriately selecting patients for stress myocardial perfusion imaging?
    Doukky R, Hayes K, Frogge N
    Int. J. Cardiol.
    2014 Jul 5
  3. The Prognostic Value of Undetectable Highly Sensitive Cardiac Troponin I in Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism.
    Hakemi EU, Alyousef T, Dang G, Hakmei J, Doukky R
    Chest
    2014 Jul 31
  4. Rheumatic heart disease in modern urban america: A cohort study of immigrant and indigenous patients in Chicago.
    Doukky R, Abusin SA, Bayissa YA, Kelly RF, Ansari AH
    Int. J. Cardiol.
    2014 Apr 26
  5. The value of diastolic function parameters in the prediction of left atrial appendage thrombus in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
    Doukky R, Garcia-Sayan E, Gage H, Nagarajan V, Demopoulos A, Cena M, Nazir NT, Karam GJ, Trohman RG, Kazlauskaite R
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound
    2014
    12(1):10.
  6. Regadenoson use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the state of current knowledge.
    Golzar Y, Doukky R
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
    2014
    9:129-37.
  7. Hyperthyroid atrial fibrillation: does it matter for stroke risk?
    Poulin MF, Doukky R
    Cardiology
    2014
    128(1):51-3.
  8. The Impact of Appropriate Use on the Prognostic Value of SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging.
    Doukky R, Hayes K, Frogge N, Balakrishnan G, Dontaraju VS, Rangel MO, Golzar Y, Garcia-Sayan E, Hendel RC
    Circulation
    2013 Sep 10
  9. Age and Gender as Predictors of Benefit From Aminophylline Administration in Patients Undergoing Regadenoson Stress Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: A Substudy of the ASSUAGE Trial.
    Rangel MO, Demori RM, Doukky R
    Am J Ther
    2013 Oct 4
  10. Reply.
    Doukky R
    Echocardiography
    2013 Oct
    30(9):1122.
  11. The prognostic value of cardiac SPECT performed at the primary care physician's office.
    Doukky R, Frogge N, Balakrishnan G, Hayes K, Collado FM, Rangel MO, Trohman RG, Hendel RC.
    J Nucl Cardiol. 2013
    2013 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Predicts Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation.
    Doukky R, Gage H, Nagarajan V, Demopoulos A, Cena M, Garcia-Sayan E, Karam GJ, Kazlauskaite R.
    Echocardiography. 2013
    2013 Mar 15. doi: 10.1111/echo.12169. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. A Simple Validated Clinical Tool to Predict the Absence of Coronary Artery Disease in Patients With Systolic Heart Failure of Unclear Etiology.
    Doukky R, Shih MJ, Rahaby M, Alyousef T, Abusin S, Ansari NH, Kelly RF
    Am. J. Cardiol.
    2013 Jul 25
  14. External validation of a novel transthoracic echocardiographic tool in predicting left atrial appendage thrombus formation in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
    Doukky R, Khandelwal A, Garcia-Sayan E, Gage H.
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013
    2013 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. The prognostic value of transient ischemic dilatation with otherwise normal SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging: A cautionary note in patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease.
    Doukky R, Frogge N, Bayissa YA, Balakrishnan G, Skelton JM, Confer K, Parikh K, Kelly RF
    J Nucl Cardiol
    2013 Aug 9
  16. Tissue Doppler imaging for diagnosis of coronary artery disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Agarwal R, Gosain P, Kirkpatrick JN, Alyousef T, Doukky R, Singh G, Umscheid CA.
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2012
    2012 Nov 30
    10:47. doi: 10.1186/1476-7120-10-47.
  17. Attenuation of the side effect profile of regadenoson: a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled study with aminophylline in patients undergoing myocardial perfusion imaging. The ASSUAGE trial.
    Doukky R, Morales Demori R, Jain S, Kiriakos R, Mwansa V, Calvin JE.
    J Nucl Cardiol. 2012
    2012 Jun
    19(3):448-57. doi: 10.1007/s12350-012-9533-x. Epub 2012 Mar 7.
  18. The safety and tolerability of regadenoson in patients with end-stage renal disease: The first prospective evaluation.
    Doukky R, Rangel MO, Wassouf M, Dick R, Alqaid A, Morales Demori R.
    J Nucl Cardiol. 2012
    2012 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  19. Attenuation of the side effect profile of regadenoson: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study with aminophylline in patients undergoing myocardial perfusion imaging and have severe chronic kidney disease-the ASSUAGE-CKD trial.
    Doukky R, Rangel MO, Dick R, Wassouf M, Alqaid A, Margeta B.
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012
    2012 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  20. Soft Tissue Attenuation Patterns Associated with Upright Acquisition SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: A Descriptive Study.
    Doukky R, Rahaby M, Chawla D, Vashistha R, Alyousef T, Amin AP.
    Open Cardiovasc Med J. 2012
    2012
    6:22-7. doi: 10.2174/1874192401206010022. Epub 2012 Mar 13.
  21. Soft Tissue Attenuation Patterns Associated with Supine Acquisition SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: A Descriptive Study.
    Doukky R, Rahaby M, Alyousef T, Vashistha R, Chawla D, Amin AP.
    Open Cardiovasc Med J. 2012
    2012
    6:33-7. doi: 10.2174/1874192401206010033. Epub 2012 Apr 17.
  22. A novel expression of exercise induced pulmonary hypertension in human immunodeficiency virus patients: a pilot study.
    Doukky R, Lee WY, Ravilla M, Lateef OB, Pelaez V, French A, Tandon R.
    Open Cardiovasc Med J. 2012
    2012
    6:44-9. doi: 10.2174/1874192401206010044. Epub 2012 Apr 20.
  23. Pulmonary hypertension in elderly patients with diastolic dysfunction and preserved ejection fraction.
    Afshar M, Collado F, Doukky R.
    Open Cardiovasc Med J. 2012
    2012
    6:1-8. doi: 10.2174/1874192401206010001. Epub 2012 Jan 1.
  24. Soft tissue attenuation patterns in stress myocardial perfusion SPECT images: a comparison between supine and upright acquisition systems.
    Chawla D, Rahaby M, Amin AP, Vashistha R, Alyousef T, Martinez HX, Doukky R.
    J Nucl Cardiol. 2011
    2011 Apr
    18(2):281-90. doi: 10.1007/s12350-010-9336-x. Epub 2011 Jan 14.
  25. High Sensitivity C - Reactive Protein is Associated with Diastolic Dysfunction in Young African Americans without Clinically Evident Cardiac Disease.
    Rajaram V, Evans AT, Caldito GC, Kelly RF, Fogelfeld L, Black HR, Doukky R.
    Open Cardiovasc Med J. 2011
    2011
    5:188-95. doi: 10.2174/1874192401105010188. Epub 2011 Aug 22.
  26. Ambulatory cardiac single-photon emission computed tomography at the primary care physician's office: a descriptive study.
    Chaptini N, Dontaraju VS, Concepcion F, Muradi HA, Alyousef T, Del Pilar Aristizábal Canaval M, Doukky R.
    J Ambul Care Manage. 2010
    2010 Oct-Dec
    33(4):328-35. doi: 10.1097/JAC.0b013e3181f53458.
  27. Predictors of diastolic dysfunction among minority patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.
    Kazlauskaite R, Doukky R, Evans A, Margeta B, Ruchi A, Fogelfeld L, Kelly RF.
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2010
    2010 May
    88(2):189-95. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2009.12.007. Epub 2010 Mar 1.
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