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Traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with one-year all-cause mortality among those with coronary artery calcium scores ≥400.
Al Rifai M, McEvoy JW, Nasir K, Rumberger J, Feldman D, Budoff MJ, Blaha MJ. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Aug;241(2):495-7

Usefulness of regional distribution of coronary artery calcium to improve the prediction of all-cause mortality.
Tota-Maharaj R, Joshi PH, Budoff MJ, Whelton S, Zeb I, Rumberger J, Al-Mallah M, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K, Blaha MJ. Am J Cardiol. 2015 May 1;115(9):1229-34.

Pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B5, favorably alters total, LDL and non-HDL cholesterol in low to moderate cardiovascular risk subjects eligible for statin therapy: a triple-blinded placebo and diet-controlled investigation.
Evans M, Rumberger JA, Azumano I, Napolitano JJ, Citrolo D, Kamiya T.Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2014 Feb 27;10:89-100

All-cause mortality in asymptomatic persons with extensive Agatston scores above 1000.
Patel J, Blaha MJ, McEvoy JW, Qadir S, Tota-Maharaj R, Shaw LJ, Rumberger JA, Callister TQ, Berman DS, Min JK, Raggi P, Agatston AA, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ, Nasir K. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2014 Jan-Feb;8(1):26-32

Impact of coronary artery calcification on all-cause mortality in individuals with and without hypertension.
Graham G, Blaha MJ, Budoff MJ, Rivera JJ, Agatston A, Raggi P, Shaw LJ, Berman D, Rana JS, Callister T, Rumberger JA, Min J, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K. Atherosclerosis. 2012 Dec;225(2):432-7.

Mortality rates in smokers and nonsmokers in the presence or absence of coronary artery calcification.
McEvoy JW, Blaha MJ, Rivera JJ, Budoff MJ, Khan AN, Shaw LJ, Berman DS, Raggi P, Min JK, Rumberger JA, Callister TQ, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Oct;5(10):1037-45

CT defined atherosclerotic plaque type and severity: using the results of the diagnostic microscope to sharpen the clarity of peering through the prognostic telescope.
Rumberger JA. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Oct;5(10):1000-2

Coronary artery calcium for the prediction of mortality in young adults <45 years old and elderly adults >75 years old.
Tota-Maharaj R, Blaha MJ, McEvoy JW, Blumenthal RS, Muse ED, Budoff MJ, Shaw LJ, Berman DS, Rana JS, Rumberger J, Callister T, Rivera J, Agatston A, Nasir K.Eur Heart J. 2012 Jul 26

Interplay of coronary artery calcification and traditional risk factors for the prediction of all-cause mortality in asymptomatic individuals.
Nasir K, Rubin J, Blaha MJ, Shaw LJ, Blankstein R, Rivera JJ, Khan AN, Berman D, Raggi P, Callister T, Rumberger JA, Min J, Jones SR, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ.Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Jul 1;5(4):467-73.

Potential implications of coronary artery calcium testing for guiding aspirin use among asymptomatic individuals with diabetes.
Silverman MG, Blaha MJ, Budoff MJ, Rivera JJ, Raggi P, Shaw LJ, Berman D, Callister T, Rumberger JA, Rana JS, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K. Diabetes Care. 2012 Mar;35(3):624-6.

Pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B(5) used as a nutritional supplement, favorably alters low-density lipoprotein cholesterol metabolism in low- to moderate-cardiovascular risk North American subjects: a triple-blinded placebo and diet-controlled investigation.
Rumberger JA, Napolitano J, Azumano I, Kamiya T, Evans M.Nutr Res. 2011 Aug;31(8):608-15.

Training, competency, and certification in cardiac CT: a summary statement from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
Pelberg R, Budoff M, Goraya T, Keevil J, Lesser J, Litwin S, Newton C, Ridner M, Rumberger J, Teague S, Winkler M; Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2011 Sep-Oct;5(5):279-85. Epub 2011 Aug

Familial defective apolipoprotein B-100 and increased low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and coronary artery calcification in the old order amish.
Shen H, Damcott CM, Rampersaud E, Pollin TI, Horenstein RB, McArdle PF, Peyser PA, Bielak LF, Post WS, Chang YP, Ryan KA, Miller M, Rumberger JA, Sheedy PF 2nd, Shelton J, O'Connell JR, Shuldiner AR, Mitchell BD.Arch Intern Med. 2010 Nov 8;170(20):1850-5.

Relation of aortic valve calcium detected by cardiac computed tomography to all-cause mortality.
Blaha MJ, Budoff MJ, Rivera JJ, Khan AN, Santos RD, Shaw LJ, Raggi P, Berman D, Rumberger JA, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K.Am J Cardiol. 2010 Dec 15;106(12):1787-91

Using noncontrast cardiac CT and coronary artery calcification measurements for cardiovascular risk assessment and management in asymptomatic adults.
Rumberger JA. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2010 Aug 9;6:579-91. Review.

Is it a Monet or a Picasso? The problems with "close up" plaque quantitation using MDCT. Fein DA, Rumberger J.
J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2010 Mar-Apr;4(2):116-8

Outcome of coronary plaque burden: a 10-year follow-up of aggressive medical management.
Goh VK, Lau CP, Mohlenkamp S, Rumberger JA, Achenbach S, Budoff MJ. Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2010 Mar 12;8:5

Thoracic aorta calcification detected by electron beam tomography predicts all-cause mortality.
Santos RD, Rumberger JA, Budoff MJ, Shaw LJ, Orakzai SH, Berman D, Raggi P, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K. Atherosclerosis. 2010 Mar;209(1):131-5

Absence of coronary artery calcification and all-cause mortality.
Blaha M, Budoff MJ, Shaw LJ, Khosa F, Rumberger JA, Berman D, Callister T, Raggi P, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Jun;2(6):692-700.

Practical tips and tricks in cardiovascular computed tomography: non-contrast "heartscans"--beyond the calcium score.
Rumberger JA. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2009 Jan-Feb;3(1):52-6

Circulating CD34+ Cell Count is Associated with Extent of Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Asymptomatic Amish Men, Independent of 10-Year Framingham Risk.
Bielak LF, Horenstein RB, Ryan KA, Sheedy PF, Rumberger JA, Tanner K, Post W, Mitchell BD, Shuldiner AR, Peyser PA. Clin Med Cardiol. 2009 May 27;3:53-60

Coronary computed tomography angiography: our time has come, but there are miles to go before we sleep.
Rumberger JA. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Nov 18;52(21):1733-5

The association of coronary artery calcification and carotid artery intima-media thickness with distinct, traditional coronary artery disease risk factors in asymptomatic adults.
Rampersaud E, Bielak LF, Parsa A, Shen H, Post W, Ryan KA, Donnelly P, Rumberger JA, Sheedy PF 2nd, Peyser PA, Shuldiner AR, Mitchell BD. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Nov 1;168(9):1016-23

Coronary artery calcium scanning using computed tomography: clinical recommendations for cardiac risk assessment and treatment.
Rumberger JA.Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2008 Jun;29(3):223-9. Review.

Role of noninvasive imaging using computed tomography for detection and quantification of coronary atherosclerosis.
Rumberger JA. Future Cardiol. 2008 May;4(3):269-83

The ethnic Rosetta stone: translating risk factors, plaque scores, and mortality.
Rumberger JA. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Sep 4;50(10):961-3. Epub 2007 Aug 20

Gender differences in coronary arteries and thoracic aorta calcification.
Nasir K, Roguin A, Sarwar A, Rumberger JA, Blumenthal RS.
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2007 May;27(5):1220-2

Relationship between vascular calcification and bone mineral density in the Old-order Amish.
Shen H, Bielak LF, Streeten EA, Ryan KA, Rumberger JA, Sheedy PF 2nd, Shuldiner AR, Peyser PA, Mitchell BD.Calcif Tissue Int. 2007 Apr;80(4):244-50

Differences in prevalence and severity of coronary artery calcification between two non-Hispanic white populations with diverse lifestyles.
Bielak LF, Yu P, Ryan KA, Rumberger JA, Sheedy PF 2nd, Turner ST, Post W, Shuldiner AR, Mitchell BD, Peyser PA. Atherosclerosis. 2008 Feb;196(2):888-95

Determinants of coronary artery and aortic calcification in the Old Order Amish.
Post W, Bielak LF, Ryan KA, Cheng YC, Shen H, Rumberger JA, Sheedy PF 2nd, Shuldiner AR, Peyser PA, Mitchell BD.Circulation. 2007 Feb 13;115(6):717-24

Pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B(5) used as a nutritional supplement, favorably alters low-density lipoprotein cholesterol metabolism in low- to moderate-cardiovascular risk North American subjects: a triple-blinded placebo and diet-controlled investigation.
Rumberger JA, Napolitano J, Azumano I, Kamiya T, Evans M. Nutr Res. 2011 Aug;31(8):608-15.

Practical tips and tricks in cardiovascular computed tomography: non-contrast "heartscans"--beyond the calcium score.
Rumberger JA. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2009 Jan-Feb;3(1):52-6

Coronary artery calcium scanning using computed tomography: clinical recommendations for cardiac risk assessment and treatment.
Rumberger JA. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2008 Jun;29(3):223-9. Review

"Interventional lipidology": tomographic plaque imaging and aggressive treatment of metabolic disorders.
Hecht HS. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Aug 1;90(3):268-70