Brahmajee Kartik Nallamothu, MD, MPH

All posts by Brahmajee Kartik Nallamothu, MD, MPH

April 29th, 2015

Fallout from the Baltimore Protests: QCOR 2015 Canceled

Brahmajee Nallamothu, the chair of the 2015 Quality of Care and Outcomes Research meeting, reflects on its cancelation.

November 26th, 2014

Resolving the Questions About Door-to-Balloon Times

Brahmajee K. Nallamothu discusses his research group’s retrospective study of changes, over time, in the relation between door-to-balloon times and mortality after primary PCI.

September 5th, 2013

Should We Be Looking Beyond Door-to-Balloon Time?

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Daniel Menees and Hitinder Gurm answer questions about their recent New England Journal of Medicine study that calls into question the emphasis on door-to-balloon time for acute MI patients undergoing PCI.

March 15th, 2013

How Good Is Your Eye for Coronary Angiography?


Brahmajee Nallamothu discusses his study group’s analysis comparing the accuracy of visually interpreted coronary angiography and quantitative coronary angiography.

September 6th, 2012

Resuscitating Resuscitation


Lancet authors Brahmajee Nallamothu and Zarchary Goldberger join CardioExchange to answer questions about their provocative study indicating a correlation between prolonged resuscitation efforts and survival.

May 7th, 2012

Another Surrogate Endpoint Falls Short

Brahmajee Nallamothu puts into context the most recent study on the value of measuring the progression of carotid intima-media thickness.

September 27th, 2011

Carotid Stenting: How Steep the Learning Curve?

In an observational study involving Medicare patients undergoing carotid stenting between 2005 and 2007, Dr. Brahmajee Nallamothu and colleagues showed that low annual operator volume and early experience are associated with increased 30-day mortality. CardioExchange Interventional Cardiology moderators Rick Lange and David Hillis have posed the following questions to Dr. Nallamothu: RL and DH: Did you […]

November 12th, 2010

Time Out!

This week, JAMA published a commentary that Harlan Krumholz and I wrote about the growing use of ad hoc PCI and its implications for decision making about coronary revascularization. To cut to the chase, we believe that ad hoc PCI — the performance of a diagnostic cath and PCI in the same setting — makes […]

December 18th, 2009

The CT Scan Is Out of the Bag

No doubt you’ve read about the FDA’s October announcement that it was investigating more than 200 cases of excess radiation exposure — at 8 times the expected level — during perfusion CT scans of the brain at a Los Angeles area medical center. In some patients, the excess exposure resulted in hair loss and reddening of […]

November 4th, 2009

What, Me Worry? Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging

Three weeks ago, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles revealed that since February 2008, 206 patients undergoing CT brain perfusion scans at their hospital routinely received radiation doses 8 times what they should have been. The hospital only became aware of the problem after a patient complained of patchy hair loss. The good news is that […]