Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine, Syria
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County - Internal Medicine
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County - Cardiology
Congestive heart failure
Coronary artery disease
Mitral valve prolapse
Valvular heart disease
Cardiovascular risk and outcome
Cadiovascular magnetic resonance imaging
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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.
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. 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 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 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 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. 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. Hyperthyroid atrial fibrillation: does it matter for stroke risk? Poulin MF, Doukky R Cardiology 2014 128(1):51-3. 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 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 Reply. Doukky R Echocardiography 2013 Oct 30(9):1122. 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] 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] 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 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] 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 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. 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. 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] 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] 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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I tend to offer patients what is right for them and not necessarily what’s most cool or what’s most expensive or what’s necessarily most modern. Although these are great things — and we have here at Rush access to the most advanced technologies and very innovative and investigational procedures that we can offer them — a lot of time the simplest thing to offer is the most right thing to offer.
I always try to involve clinical data with my conversations with patients. You know kind of the headlines of studies that have been shown to be — that certain interventions are beneficial in their case. And kind of give them a little bit of compare and contrast between action or no action, or option A versus option B versus option C. This way the patient will be engaged, and they can make informed decisions.