Andrew E. Arai M.D.
Andrew E. Arai, M.D., joined the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in 1993. He is a Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics in the Institute's Division of Intramural Research. Dr. Arai studies conditions and diseases that alter the heart's supply and utilization of energy. His expertise is in the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate patients with heart attacks and coronary heart disease.
Dr. Arai received his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago in 1986. He received his BA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 1982. Dr. Arai has authored or co-authored more than 65 papers that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the National Institutes of Health Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Safety Committee and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.. Dr. Arai also is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.
Arai In the News
Many people have had a heart attack and don’t know it. A study of older people in Iceland finds that nearly twice as many had experienced a silent heart attack as had suffered one with all the medical bells and whistles. MRI scans revealed the hidden heart attacks better than standard testing by electrocardiography, or EKG, scientists report in the Sept. 5 Journal of the American Medical Association.
In a community based cohort of oler individuals, the prevalence of unrecognized myocardial infarction by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was higher than the prevalence of recognized myocardial infarction and was associated with increased mortality risk. In contrast, UMI by electrocardiography was lower than that of RMI and not associated with increased mortality risk.