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Julio E. Perez, MD

Professor, Medicine
Director, Echocardiography, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Specialty Areas

Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Echocardiography

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Referral Information

Physician Referral Required

Areas of Clinical Interest

Echocardiography, assesment of myocardial perfusion by ultrasound, non-invasive evaluation of coronary artery disease, dobutamine stress echocardiography, cardiac ultrasound, myocardial, tissue characterization, integrated backscatter imaging

  • Education
  • Publication & Research
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Education

Education

Fellowship: Cardiovascular Research, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1980
Fellowship: VA Hospital, University of Puerto Rico 1978
Residency: Internal Medicine, VA Hospital, University of Puerto Rico 1976
Medical Degree: University of Puerto Rico 1973
B.S.: University Of Puerto Rico 1970

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

American Society of Echocardiography Consensus Statement on the Clinical Applications of Ultrasonic Contrast Agents in Echocardiography.
Mulvagh SL, Rakowski H, Vannan MA, Abdelmoneim SS, Becher H, Bierig SM, Burns PN, Castello R, Coon PD, Hagen ME, Jollis JG, Kimball TR, Kitzman DW, Kronzon I, Labovitz AJ, Lang RM, Mathew J, Moir WS, Nagueh SF, Pearlman AS, Perez JE, Porter TR, Rosenbloom J, Strachan GM, Thanigaraj S, Wei K, Woo A, Yu EH, Zoghbi WA, American Society of Echocardiography.
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Nov; 21(11)1179-201; quiz 1281. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2008.09.009.

PMID:
    18992671
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ultrasonic tissue characterization: review of an approach to assess hypertrophic myocardium.
Tamirisa PK, Holland MR, Miller JG, Pérez JE
Echocardiography. 2001 Oct; 18(7)593-7.

PMID:
    11737969
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cyclic variation of integrated backscatter: dependence of time delay on the echocardiographic view used and the myocardial segment analyzed.
Finch-Johnston AE, Gussak HM, Mobley J, Holland MR, Petrovic O, Pérez JE, Miller JG
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2000 Jan; 13(1)9-17.

PMID:
    10625826
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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[Characterization of myocardial tissue by ultrasound: backscatter].
Segovia E, Pérez JE
Rev Esp Cardiol. 1999 Sep; 52(9)708-15.

PMID:
    10523882
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of tissue anisotropy and contrast acoustic properties on myocardial scattering in contrast echocardiography.
Holland MR, Finch-Johnston AE, Wallace KD, Handley SM, Wilkenshoff UM, Pérez JE, Miller JG
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1999 Jul; 12(7)564-73.

PMID:
    10398915
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of tissue anisotropy on the spectral characteristics of ultrasonic backscatter measured with a clinical imaging system.
Holland MR, Lewis SH, Hall CS, Finch-Johnston AE, Handley SM, Wallace KD, D'sa AP, Prater DM, Perez JE, Miller JG
Ultrason Imaging. 1998 Jul; 20(3)178-90.

PMID:
    9921618
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of myocardial fiber orientation in echocardiography: quantitative measurements and computer simulation of the regional dependence of backscattered ultrasound in the parasternal short-axis view.
Holland MR, Wilkenshoff UM, Finch-Johnston AE, Handley SM, Perez JE, Miller JG
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1998 Oct; 11(10)929-37.

PMID:
    9804097
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparison of integrated backscatter values obtained with acoustic densitometry with values derived from spectral analysis of digitized signals from a clinical imaging system.
Holland MR, Hall CS, Lewis SH, Handley SM, Finch-Johnston AE, D'Sa AP, Perez JE, Miller JG
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1997 Jun; 10(5)511-7.

PMID:
    9203490
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Anisotropy of the apparent frequency dependence of backscatter in formalin fixed human myocardium.
Hall CS, Verdonk ED, Wickline SA, Perez JE, Miller JG
J Acoust Soc Am. 1997 Jan; 101(1)563-8.

PMID:
    9000744
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Dissociation between wall thickening of normal myocardium and cyclic variation of backscatter during inotropic stimulation.
Feinberg MS, Gussak HM, Dávila-Román VG, Baumann CM, Miller JG, Pérez JE
Am J Cardiol. 1996 Mar 1; 77(7)515-20.

PMID:
    8629594
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Assessment of myocardial viability by ultrasonic tissue characterization.
Pérez JE, Dávila-Román VG, Miller JG
Coron Artery Dis. 1995 Aug; 6(8)613-8.

PMID:
    8574455
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ultrasonic tissue characterization and endocardial boundary detection: assessment of myocardial structure and performance.
Waggoner AD, Pérez JE
Coron Artery Dis. 1995 Jan; 6(1)29-34.

PMID:
    7767499
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ultrasonic tissue characterization: integrated backscatter imaging for detecting myocardial structural properties and on-line quantitation of cardiac function.
Pérez JE, Miller JG, Holland MR, Wickline SA, Waggoner AD, Barzilai B, Sobel BE
Am J Card Imaging. 1994 Apr; 8(2)106-12.

PMID:
    8032182
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quantitative ultrasonic imaging: tissue characterization and instantaneous quantification of cardiac function.
Pérez JE, Miller JG, Wickline SA, Holland MR, Waggoner AD, Barzilai B, Sobel BE
Am J Cardiol. 1992 Jun 18; 69(20)104H-111H.

PMID:
    1605115
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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On-line assessment of ventricular function by automatic boundary detection and ultrasonic backscatter imaging.
Pérez JE, Waggoner AD, Barzilai B, Melton HE Jr, Miller JG, Sobel BE
J Am Coll Cardiol. 1992 Feb; 19(2)313-20.

PMID:
    1732358
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Differentiation of normal and ischemic right ventricular myocardium with quantitative two-dimensional integrated backscatter imaging.
Waggoner AD, Pérez JE, Miller JG, Sobel BE
Ultrasound Med Biol. 1992; 18(3)249-53.

PMID:
    1595131
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ultrasonic backscatter tissue characterization in cardiac diagnosis.
Pérez JE, Miller JG
Clin Cardiol. 1991 Nov; 14(11 Suppl 5)V4-9.

PMID:
    1764839
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ultrasonic myocardial tissue characterization in the operating room: initial results using transesophageal echocardiography.
Eaton MH, Lappas D, Waggoner AD, Pérez JE, Miller JG, Barzilai B
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1991 Nov-Dec; 4(6)541-6.

PMID:
    1760175
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The effect of frequency on the magnitude of cyclic variation of backscatter in dogs and implications for prompt detection of acute myocardial ischemia.
Wear KA, Milunski MR, Wickline SA, Perez JE, Sobel BE, Miller JG
IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 1991; 38(5)498-502.

PMID:
    18267613
    [PubMed]
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Ultrasonic integrated backscatter two-dimensional imaging: evaluation of M-mode guided acquisition and immediate analysis in 55 consecutive patients.
Loomis JF Jr, Waggoner AD, Schechtman KB, Miller JG, Sobel BE, Pérez JE
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1990 Jul-Aug; 3(4)255-65.

PMID:
    2206542
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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