Zehra Husain, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Specialty Areas: General cardiology. Dr. Husain is one of the cardiologists at Nash Heart Center. Want to learn more about heart care at Nash? Watch and listen to Nash patients tell their stories here.

Chronology: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India; Resident: Dermatology (M.D.) Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, NTR University of Health Sciences, India; Resident: Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital, Pontiac, MI, 2007 – 2010; Chief Resident, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital, Pontiac, MI 2009 – 2010; Cardiology Research Fellow, MCORRP, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2010; General Cardiology Fellow, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, MI 2011 – 2014; Chief Cardiology Fellow, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, MI 2013 – 2014; Interventional Cardiology Fellow, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC July 2014 – June 2015; Assistant Professor Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2016-present.

Selected Publications

Bhatti S, Hakeem A, Dhanalakota S, Palani G, Husain Z, Jacobsen G, Ananthasubramaniam K., “Prognostic value of regadenoson myocardial singlephoton emission computed tomography in patients with different degrees of renal dysfunction.” Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Aug; 15(8): 933-940.

Cabrera R, Husain Z, Palani G, Karthikeyan AS, Choudhry Z, Dhanalakota S, Peterson E, Ananthasubramaniam K., “Comparison of hemodynamic and stress testing variables in patients undergoing regadenoson stress myocardial perfusion imaging to regadenoson with adjunctive low-level exercise myocardial perfusion imaging”. J Nucl Cardiol. 2013 Jun; 20(3): 336-43.

Husain Z, Palani G, Cabrera R, Karthikeyan AS, Dhanalakota S, Pathmanathan S, Jacobsen G, Ananthasubramaniam K., “Hemodynamic response, arrhythmic risk, and overall safety of Regadenoson as a pharmacologic stress agent for myocardial perfusion imaging in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchial asthma patients.” Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Oct; 28(7): 1841-9.

Palani G, Husain Z, Salinas RC, Karthikeyan V, Karthikeyan AS, Ananthasubramaniam K., “Safety of regadenoson as a pharmacologic stress agent for myocardial perfusion imaging in chronic kidney disease patients not on hemodialysis”. J Nucl Cardiol. 2011 Aug; 18(4): 605-11.

Husain Z, Vuppali M, Hussain K, Khan MN, Patel K, Forbes T, Bander JJ, Gowda ST, “An isolated fistula between the right pulmonary artery and the right pulmonary vein: an unusual cause of stroke in a young female”. Cardiol J. 2011; 18(1): 73-6.

Husain Z, Hussain K, Nair R, Steinman R. “Diphenhydramine induced QT prolongation and torsade de pointes: An uncommon effect of a common drug”. Cardiol J. 2010; 17(5): 509-11.

Peer Reviewed Abstracts

Ananthasubramaniam K, Husain Z, Cabrera R, Palani G, Karthikeyan AS, Choudhry Z. ,“Does Hemodynamic Response During Regadenoson Stress Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Predict Presence or Absence of SPECT Ischemia?”, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Volume 57, Issue 14, Supplement, 5 April 2011, Page E796.

Palani G, Husain Z, Salinas RC, Karthikeyan V, Ananthasubramaniam K., “Safety of regadenoson as a pharmacologic stress agent for myocardial perfusion imaging in chronic kidney disease patients not on hemodialysis”., Journal of Nucl Cardiol (JNC). 2011 Aug; 18(4):605-11.

Ananthasubramaniam K, Husain Z, Cabrera R, Palani G, Karthikeyan A, Choudhry Z.,“One year major cardiac outcomes after normal and abnormal regadenoson stress myocardial perfusion imaging.”, Journal of Nucl Med (JNM). 2011; 52 (Supplement 1): 1108.

Ananthasubramaniam K, Husain Z, Cabrera R, Palani G, Karthikeyan A, Choudhry Z., “Comparison of hemodynamic and stress testing variables in patients undergoing regadenoson stress myocardial perfusion imaging to regadenoson with adjunctive low level exercise myocardial perfusion imaging.”, J Nucl Med. 2011; 52 (Supp 1): 1147.

Ananthasubramaniam K, Palani G, Husain Z, Karthikeyan A, Karthikeyan V., “Safety of Regadenoson As A Pharmacologic Stress Agent For Myocardial Perfusion Imaging In Stage 3, 4 And 5 Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Not On Hemodialysis”, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Volume 55, Issue 10, Supplement, 9 March 2010, Page A90.E848.

Husain Z, Ananthasubramaniam K., “Impact Of Strategies To Enhance Appropriate Use Of Cardiac CT In Clinical Practice.”, Journal of Cardiac Computed Tomography, (JCCT) supplement 2009 Jul; 3(4S): S16.

Husain Z, Ananthasubramaniam K., “Differentiating Ischemic Versus NonIschemic Cardiomyopathy: What Is The Role Of Calcium Scoring?”, Chest. 2009 Oct; 136(4): 8S-d.

Presentations

Ananthasubramaniam K, Husain Z, Cabrera R, Palani G, Karthikeyan A, Choudhry Z., “One year major cardiac outcomes after normal and abnormal regadenoson stress myocardial perfusion imaging.”, Cardiovascular Highlights lecture at the end of the SNM Annual Meeting 2011 in San Antonio.

“Downstream Diagnostic Stress Testing Trends Following Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography in Patients With Chest Pain”, Poster presentation ASNC 2011, the 16th Annual American Society of Nuclear CardiologyScientific Session, Colorado, Denver.

Ananthasubramaniam K, Husain Z, Cabrera R, Palani G, Karthikeyan A, Choudhry Z., “Comparison of hemodynamic and stress testing variables in patients undergoing regadenoson stress myocardial perfusion imaging to regadenoson with adjunctive low level exercise myocardial perfusion imaging.”, Poster presentation at the SNM 2011 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas 2011.

Ananthasubramaniam K, Husain Z, Palani G., “Is it safe to use Regadenosen as a pharmacologic stress agent for myocardial perfusion imaging in ESRD patients on hemodialysis? First clinical report of 13 patients.”, Poster Presentation at International Cardiology Conference – Canada (Vancouver) 2010.

Ananthasubramaniam K, Husain Z. ,“Differentiating Ischemic Versus NonIschemic Cardiomyopathy: What Is The Role Of Calcium Scoring?”, “CHEST 2009” – Oral Presentation at San Diego, California.

Husain Z, Ananthasubramaniam K., “Impact Of Strategies To Enhance Appropriate Use Of Cardiac CT In Clinical Practice.”, Poster at ACCMI – 2009 Grand Rapids, MI; Poster at SCCT – 2009 Florida.

Husain Z, Nair R., ”Chaotic heart”- Torsade de Pointes due to Benadryl overdose”, Oral presentation at ACCMI; Traverse City, MI, Sept 2008. (First Prize at the Research Day Presentation at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac – 2009.)

Husain Z, Nair R, Steinman R. , “Atricure for Atrial fibrillation” – A community experience, Oral Presentation at the Research Day at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac 2009.

Husain Z, Ambler D, Kalyan S., “Fatal Fulminant Septicemia”- Coagulase negative Staphylococcus Infective Endocarditis., Oral Presentation at the Research Day at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, 2008.

Husain Z, Shah M, Elkus R., “Is there a fungus among us”. Poster Presentation, American College of Physicians, Michigan Chapter Regional Meeting, April 2008. ! Husain Z, Singh M., “Verrucous Plaque Dermatophytosis”, Oral presentation, Indian Association of Dermatology Meeting/DERMACON, Hyderabad, India – 2003.

Husain Z, Singh M., “Cutaneous Manifestations in Diabetes Mellitus”, Oral presentation, Indian Association of Dermatology Meeting /DERMACON, Hyderabad, India – 2003.

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