See a complete PubMed list of publications by C. Noel Bairey Merz.

Selected Key Publications

Birkeland K, Khandwalla RM, Kedan I, Shufelt CL, Mehta PK, Minissian MB, Wei J, Handberg EM, Thomson LE, Berman DS, Petersen JW, Anderson RD, Cook-Wiens G, Pepine CJ, Bairey Merz CN. Daily activity measured with wearable technology as a novel measurement of treatment effect in patients with coronary microvascular dysfunction: substudy of a randomized controlled crossover trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Dec 20;6(12):e255.

Kenkre TS, Malhotra P, Johnson BD, Handberg EM, Thompson DV, Marroquin OC, Rogers WJ, Pepine CJ, Bairey Merz CN, Kelsey SF. Ten-year mortality in the WISE study (Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation). Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Dec;10(12):e003863.

Eastwood JA, Taylor DA, Johnson BD, Resende M, Sharaf BL, Ahmed B, Minissian M, Shufelt C, Bairey Merz CN. Premature atherosclerosis in premenopausal women: Does cytokine balance play a role? Med Hypotheses. 2017 Nov;109:38-41.

AlBadri A, Leong D, Bairey Merz CN, Wei J, Handberg EM, Shufelt CL, Mehta PK, Nelson MD, Thomson LE, Berman DS, et al. Typical angina is associated with greater coronary endothelial dysfunction but not abnormal vasodilatory reserve. Clin Cardiol. 2017 Oct;40(10):886-891.

Mehta PK, Johnson BD, Kenkre TS, Eteiba W, Sharaf B, Pepine CJ, Reis SE, Rogers WJ, Kelsey SF, Thompson DV, Bittner V, Sopko G, Shaw LJ, Bairey Merz CN. Sudden cardiac death in women with suspected ischemic heart disease, preserved ejection fraction, and no obstructive coronary artery disease: a report from the Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Aug;6(8):e005501.

Doyle M, Pohost GM, Bairey Merz CN, Farah V, Shaw LJ, Sopko G, Rogers WJ, Sharaf BL, Pepine CJ, Thompson DV, et al. Aortic flow conditions predict ejection efficiency in the NHLBI-sponsored Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE). Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2017 Jun;7(3):288-295.

Rambarat CA, Elgendy IY, Johnson BD, Reis SE, Thompson DV, Sharaf BL, Bittner V, Sopko G, Bairey Merz CN, Pepine CJ, Ahmed B. Migraine headache and long-term cardiovascular outcomes: an extended follow-up of the Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation. Am J Med. 2017;130:738-743.

Nelson MD, Mehta PK, Wei J, Sharif B, Thomson LEJ, Berman D, Li D, Bairey Merz CN. Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibition may reduce diastolic function in women with ischemia but no obstructive coronary artery disease. J Med Case Rep. 2017;11:144.

AlBadri A, Lai K, Wei J, Landes S, Mehta PK, Li Q, Johnson D, Reis SE, Kelsey SF, Bittner V, Sopko G, Shaw LJ, Pepine CJ, Bairey Merz CN. Inflammatory biomarkers as predictors of heart failure in women without obstructive coronary artery disease: A report from the NHLBI-sponsored Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE). PLoS One. 2017 May 19;12(5):e0177684.

Nelson MD, Sharif B, Shaw JL, Cook-Wiens G, Wei J, Shufelt C, Mehta PK, Thomson LEJ, Berman DS, Thompson RB, Handberg EM, Pepine CJ, Li D, Bairey Merz CN. Myocardial tissue deformation is reduced in subjects with coronary microvascular dysfunction but not rescued by treatment with ranolazine. Clin Cardiol. 2017 May;40(5):300-306.

AlBadri A, Wei J, Mehta PK, Landes S, Petersen JW, Anderson RD, Samuels B, Azarbal B, Handberg EM, Li Q, Minissian M, Shufelt C, Pepine CJ, Bairey Merz CN. Acetylcholine versus cold pressor testing for evaluation of coronary endothelial function. PLoS One. 2017 Feb 16;12(2):e0172538.

Landes S, Dela Cruz S, Wei J, AlBadri A, Shufelt C, Mehta P, Thomson LE, Diniz MA, Zhang X, Petersen JW, Anderson RD, Pepine CJ, Berman DS, Bairey Merz CN. Cold pressor stress cardiac magnetic resonance myocardial flow reserve is not useful for detection of coronary endothelial dysfunction in women with signs and symptoms of ischemia and no obstructive CAD. PLoS One. 2017;12(1):e0169818.

Wei J, Nelson MD, Szczepaniak EW, Smith L, Mehta PK, Thomson LE, Berman DS, Li D, Bairey Merz CN, Szczepaniak LS. Myocardial steatosis as a possible mechanistic link between diastolic dysfunction and coronary microvascular dysfunction in women. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016;310:H14-9.

Wei J, Mehta PK, Shufelt C, Yang Y, Gill E, Kahlon R, Cook-Wiens G, Minissian M, Kar S, Thomson L, Berman D, Bairey Merz CN. Diastolic dysfunction measured by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in women with signs and symptoms of ischemia but no obstructive coronary artery disease. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Oct 1;220:775-780.

Smith SM, Huo T, Gong Y, Handberg E, Gulati M, Bairey Merz CN, Pepine CJ, Cooper-DeHoff RM. Mortality risk associated with resistant hypertension among women: analysis from three prospective cohorts encompassing the spectrum of women’s heart disease. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 Oct;25(10):996-1003.