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    Anilkumar Omprakash Mehra, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressGNH Ct C4c154
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9318
    Phone+1 323 226 7542
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      Dr. Mehra's research interests include structural heart disease, congenital heart disease, and coronary intervention. He currently serves as the Director of the Coronary Care Unit at LAC+USC Medical Center.

      Dr. Mehra earned his medical degree from Government Medical College. He then went on to complete two cardiology fellowships, followed by an Interventional Fellowship at LAC+USC Medical Center.


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      Grant Hospital of Chicago1987Intern of the Year
      Government Medical College, South Gujarat University1981First in University, All-Time Highest Score
      Government Medical College, South Gujarat University1979Honors in Anatomy, Physiology
      Government Medical College, South Gujarat University1978Honors in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
      1975National Merit Scholarship

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      1. Havakuk O, Goland S, Mehra A, Elkayam U. Pregnancy and the Risk of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: An Analysis of 120 Contemporary Cases. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Mar; 10(3). PMID: 28302642.
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      2. Essilfie G, Shavelle DM, Tun H, Platt K, Kobayashi R, Mehra A, Matthews RV, Clavijo L, Gaglia MA. Association of elevated triglycerides and acute myocardial infarction in young Hispanics. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2016 Dec; 17(8):510-514. PMID: 27432210.
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      3. Clavijo LC, Cortes GA, Jolly A, Tun H, Mehra A, Gaglia MA, Shavelle D, Matthews RV. Same-day discharge after coronary stenting and femoral artery device closure: A randomized study in stable and low-risk acute coronary syndrome patients. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2016 Apr-May; 17(3):155-61. PMID: 27157292.
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      4. Qamruddin S, Huang HW, Mehra A, Bonyadlou S, Yoon AJ. ST Segment Elevation ECG Changes During Pharmacologic Stress With Regadenoson. Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Jan; 41(1):62-4. PMID: 26447370.
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      5. Mehra A, Mohan B. Value of FFR in clinical practice. Indian Heart J. 2015 Jan-Feb; 67(1):77-80. PMID: 25820058; PMCID: PMC4382551.
      6. Shantouf RS, Mehra A. Coronary fractional flow reserve. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Mar; 204(3):W261-5. PMID: 25714310.
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      7. Huang G, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. Mechanical alternans from an obstructive thrombosed prosthetic heart valve. Eur Heart J. 2014 Nov 07; 35(42):2949. PMID: 24917642.
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      8. Elkayam U, Jalnapurkar S, Barakkat MN, Khatri N, Kealey AJ, Mehra A, Roth A. Pregnancy-associated acute myocardial infarction: a review of contemporary experience in 150 cases between 2006 and 2011. Circulation. 2014 Apr 22; 129(16):1695-702. PMID: 24753549.
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      9. Gaglia MA, Shavelle DM, Tun H, Bhatt J, Mehra A, Matthews RV, Clavijo L. African-American patients are less likely to receive drug-eluting stents during percutaneous coronary intervention. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2014 Jun; 15(4):214-8. PMID: 24814420.
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      10. Anilkumar M. Patent ductus arteriosus. Cardiol Clin. 2013 Aug; 31(3):417-30. PMID: 23931103.
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      11. Prasad A, Zareh M, Doherty R, Gopal A, Vora H, Somma K, Mehra A, Clavijo LC, Matthews RV, Shavelle DM. Use of regadenoson for measurement of fractional flow reserve. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Feb 15; 83(3):369-74. PMID: 23765847.
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      12. Shah R, Thomson A, Atianzar K, Somma K, Mehra A, Clavijo L, Matthews RV, Shavelle DM. Percutaneous left ventricular support for high-risk PCI and cardiogenic shock: who gets what? Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2012 Mar-Apr; 13(2):101-5. PMID: 22406055.
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      13. Hameed AB, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. The role of catheter balloon commissurotomy for severe mitral stenosis in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec; 114(6):1336-40. PMID: 19935039.
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      14. Puri P, Mehra A, Elkayam U. Cheyne-Stokes respiration and cardiac hemodynamics in heart failure. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Oct 01; 72(4):581-5. PMID: 18798251.
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      15. Sharma S, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. Valvular heart disease: a century of progress. Am J Med. 2008 Aug; 121(8):664-73. PMID: 18691476.
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      16. Narayan V, Puri P, Mehra A. Late presentation of CardioSEAL PFO closure device fracture and thrombus formation three years after device implantation. J Invasive Cardiol. 2008 Aug; 20(8):E247-9. PMID: 18688073.
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      17. Lee BK, Durairaj A, Mehra A, Wenby RB, Meiselman HJ, Alexy T. Microcirculatory dysfunction in cardiac syndrome X: role of abnormal blood rheology. Microcirculation. 2008 Jul; 15(5):451-9. PMID: 18574747.
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      18. Elkayam U, Ng TM, Hatamizadeh P, Janmohamed M, Mehra A. Renal Vasodilatory Action of Dopamine in Patients With Heart Failure: Magnitude of Effect and Site of Action. Circulation. 2008 Jan 15; 117(2):200-205. PMID: 18172028.
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      19. Lee BK, Durairaj A, Mehra A, Wenby RB, Meiselman HJ, Alexy T. Hemorheological abnormalities in stable angina and acute coronary syndromes. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2008; 39(1-4):43-51. PMID: 18503109.
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      20. Canetti M, Akhter MW, Lerman A, Karaalp IS, Zell JA, Singh H, Mehra A, Elkayam U. Evaluation of myocardial blood flow reserve in patients with chronic congestive heart failure due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Nov 15; 92(10):1246-9. PMID: 14609613.
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      21. Hodis HN, Mack WJ, Azen SP, Lobo RA, Shoupe D, Mahrer PR, Faxon DP, Cashin-Hemphill L, Sanmarco ME, French WJ, Shook TL, Gaarder TD, Mehra A, Rabbani R, Sevanian A, Shil AB, Torres M, Vogelbach KH, Selzer RH. Hormone therapy and the progression of coronary-artery atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women. N Engl J Med. 2003 Aug 07; 349(6):535-45. PMID: 12904518.
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      22. Rahimtoola SH, Durairaj A, Mehra A, Nuno I. Current evaluation and management of patients with mitral stenosis. Circulation. 2002 Sep 03; 106(10):1183-8. PMID: 12208789.
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      23. Vahdat A, Vijayasekaran S, Durairaj A, Mehra A, Chandraratna PA. Continuous ultrasonic monitoring of balloon valvuloplasty. Echocardiography. 2002 May; 19(4):325-8. PMID: 12047784.
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      24. Durairaj A, Mehra A, Singh RP, Faxon DP. Therapeutic angiogenesis. Cardiol Rev. 2000 Sep-Oct; 8(5):279-87. PMID: 11174906.
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      25. Mehra A, Faxon DP. Is Primary Angioplasty the Best Treatment for AMI in the Elderly? Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 1999 Nov; 8(6):282-288. PMID: 11416524.
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      26. Elkayam U, Mehra A, Cohen G, Tummala PP, Karaalp IS, Wani OR, Canetti M. Renal circulatory effects of adenosine in patients with chronic heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1998 Jul; 32(1):211-5. PMID: 9669272.
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      27. Gadallah S, Thaker KB, Kawanishi D, Mehra A, Lau S, Rashtian M, Chandraratna AN. Comparison of intracoronary Doppler guide wire and transesophageal echocardiography in measurement of flow velocity and coronary flow reserve in the left anterior descending coronary artery. Am Heart J. 1998 Jan; 135(1):38-42. PMID: 9453519.
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      28. Shotan A, Ostrzega E, Mehra A, Johnson JV, Elkayam U. Incidence of arrhythmias in normal pregnancy and relation to palpitations, dizziness, and syncope. Am J Cardiol. 1997 Apr 15; 79(8):1061-4. PMID: 9114764.
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      29. Elkayam U, Cohen G, Gogia H, Mehra A, Johnson JV, Chandraratna PA. Renal vasodilatory effect of endothelial stimulation in patients with chronic congestive heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1996 Jul; 28(1):176-82. PMID: 8752811.
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      30. Gogia H, Mehra A, Parikh S, Raman M, Ajit-Uppal J, Johnson JV, Elkayam U. Prevention of tolerance to hemodynamic effects of nitrates with concomitant use of hydralazine in patients with chronic heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1995 Dec; 26(7):1575-80. PMID: 7594088.
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      31. Mehra A, Shotan A, Ostrzega E, Vasquez-Johnson J, Elkayam U. Escalating nitrate dose overcomes early attenuation of hemodynamic effect caused by nitrate tolerance in patients with heart failure. Am Heart J. 1995 Oct; 130(4):798-805. PMID: 7572589.
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      32. Elkayam U, Ostrzega E, Shotan A, Mehra A. Cardiovascular problems in pregnant women with the Marfan syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1995 Jul 15; 123(2):117-22. PMID: 7778824.
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      33. Mehra A, Shotan A, Ostrzega E, Hsueh W, Vasquez-Johnson J, Elkayam U. Potentiation of isosorbide dinitrate effects with N-acetylcysteine in patients with chronic heart failure. Circulation. 1994 Jun; 89(6):2595-600. PMID: 8205670.
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      34. Mehra A, Faxon DP. Current status of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Curr Probl Cardiol. 1994 May; 19(5):231-83. PMID: 8039408.
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      35. Shotan A, Mehra A, Ostrzega E, Hsueh W, Do YS, Fisher DA, Hurst A, Johnson JV, Elkayam U. Plasma cyclic guanosine monophosphate in chronic heart failure: hemodynamic and neurohormonal correlations and response to nitrate therapy. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1993 Dec; 54(6):638-44. PMID: 7903916.
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      36. Elkayam U, Shotan A, Mehra A, Ostrzega E. Calcium channel blockers in heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1993 Oct; 22(4 Suppl A):139A-144A. PMID: 8376684.
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      37. Elkayam U, Mehra A, Shotan A, Osprzega E. Possible mechanisms of nitrate tolerance. Am J Cardiol. 1992 Nov 27; 70(17):49G-53G; discussion 53G-54G. PMID: 1449100.
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      38. Mehra A, Ostrzega E, Shotan A, Johnson JV, Elkayam U. Persistent hemodynamic improvement with short-term nitrate therapy in patients with chronic congestive heart failure already treated with captopril. Am J Cardiol. 1992 Nov 15; 70(15):1310-4. PMID: 1442583.
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      39. Elkayam U, Mehra A, Shotan A, Ostrzega E. Nitrate resistance and tolerance: potential limitations in the treatment of congestive heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 1992 Sep 24; 70(8):98B-104B. PMID: 1529933.
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      40. Tubau JF, Szlachcic J, Mehra A. Assessing myocardial viability using thallium scintigraphy. Am J Card Imaging. 1992 Sep; 6(3):200-7. PMID: 10150086.
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      41. Elkayam U, Roth A, Mehra A, Ostrzega E, Shotan A, Kulick D, Jamison M, Johnston JV, Rahimtoola SH. Randomized study to evaluate the relation between oral isosorbide dinitrate dosing interval and the development of early tolerance to its effect on left ventricular filling pressure in patients with chronic heart failure. Circulation. 1991 Nov; 84(5):2040-8. PMID: 1934379.
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      42. Mehra A, Widerhorn J, Lopresti J, Rahimtoola SH. Amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism: thyroidectomy under local anesthesia. Am Heart J. 1991 Oct; 122(4 Pt 1):1160-1. PMID: 1927868.
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      43. Elkayam U, Amin J, Mehra A, Vasquez J, Weber L, Rahimtoola SH. A prospective, randomized, double-blind, crossover study to compare the efficacy and safety of chronic nifedipine therapy with that of isosorbide dinitrate and their combination in the treatment of chronic congestive heart failure. Circulation. 1990 Dec; 82(6):1954-61. PMID: 2242521.
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