Anilkumar Omprakash Mehra, MD

Title(s)Clinical Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator) (Part- Time)
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressGNH Ct C4c154
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9318
Phone+1 323 226 7542
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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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    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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    1. Purulent Bacterial Pericarditis: Rare Yet Lethal. JACC Case Rep. 2024 Apr 03; 29(7):102282. Lee ES, Lin C, Pizula J, Pandya KA, Mehra AO, Van Herle H. PMID: 38465283; PMCID: PMC10924136.
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    2. Implementation of a regional extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program for refractory ventricular fibrillation out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2023 06; 187:109711. Bosson N, Kazan C, Sanko S, Abramson T, Eckstein M, Eisner D, Geiderman J, Ghurabi W, Gudzenko V, Mehra A, Torbati S, Uner A, Gausche-Hill M, Shavelle D. PMID: 36720300.
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    3. Percutaneous Retrieval of an Embolized Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Clip Causing ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. JACC Case Rep. 2023 Mar 01; 9:101745. Zhou L, Lin C, Torosyan N, Rao S, Mehra A, Bender A. PMID: 36909262; PMCID: PMC9998723.
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    4. Outcome of Pregnancy in Women With D-Transposition of the Great Arteries: A Systematic Review. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 12 06; 11(23):e026862. Pizula J, Devera J, Ng TMH, Yeung SL, Thangathurai J, Herrick N, Chatfield AJ, Mehra A, Elkayam U. PMID: 36444833; PMCID: PMC9851445.
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    5. Challenge in acute care surgery: sudden cardiac arrest in the surgical intensive care unit. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2021; 6(1):e000814. Henry R, Getrajdman J, Franklin B, Marx M, Mehra A, Matsushima K. PMID: 34632080; PMCID: PMC8458323.
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    6. Use of the CardioHELP Device for Temporary Hemodynamic Support During High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. J Invasive Cardiol. 2021 Aug; 33(8):E614-E618. Awar L, Song AJ, Dhillon AS, Mehra A, Burstein S, Shavelle DM. PMID: 34338652.
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    7. Recurrent massive pulmonary embolism following catheter directed thrombolysis in a 21-year-old with COVID-19: a case report. Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2021 Apr; 5(4):ytab140. Hirschbaum JH, Bradley CP, Kingsford P, Mehra A, Kwan W. PMID: 34268475; PMCID: PMC8276601.
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    8. Tolvaptan vs. furosemide-based diuretic regimens in patients hospitalized for heart failure with hyponatremia (AQUA-AHF). ESC Heart Fail. 2020 08; 7(4):1927-1934. Ng TMH, Grazette LP, Fong MW, Yoon AJ, Lou M, Kuo A, Upadhyay RY, Han EE, Mehra A, Elkayam U. PMID: 32543020; PMCID: PMC7373913.
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    9. Factors Associated With the Use of Bare Metal Stents in Patients With ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020 12; 21(12):1489-1492. Raj L, Upadyhay R, Clavijo LC, Tun H, Mehra A, Hindoyan A, Matthews RV, Shavelle DM. PMID: 32448777.
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    10. Mixed aortic valve disease treated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement in a high risk patient presenting with acute decompensated heart failure. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Aug 01; 94(2):296-300. Raj L, Mehra A, Shavelle DM. PMID: 30968994.
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    11. Interpretation of a coronary angiogram. Heart. 2019 07; 105(13):998-1048. Raj L, Shavelle D, Mehra A. PMID: 30824478.
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    12. In-Hospital Outcomes of Rotational Atherectomy in High-Risk Patients With Severely Calcified Left Main Coronary Artery Disease: A Single-Center Experience. J Invasive Cardiol. 2019 04; 31(4):101-106. Dhillon AS, Narayanan MR, Tun H, Hindoyan A, Matthews R, Mehra A, Shavelle DM, Clavijo LC. PMID: 30643039.
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    13. Long-term outcomes of drug-eluting stents versus bare metal stents in saphenous vein graft interventions. Evidence from a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 12; 19(8):951-955. Nairooz R, Saad M, Dhillon AS, Yousaf H, Awar L, Mehra A, Matthews RV, Shavelle D, Clavijo L. PMID: 30078629.
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    14. Incidence and treatment of severe primary mitral regurgitation in contemporary clinical practice. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 12; 19(8):960-963. Wu S, Chai A, Arimie S, Mehra A, Clavijo L, Matthews RV, Shavelle DM. PMID: 30060923.
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    15. Pregnancy and the Risk of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: An Analysis of 120 Contemporary Cases. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Mar; 10(3). Havakuk O, Goland S, Mehra A, Elkayam U. PMID: 28302642.
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    16. Association of elevated triglycerides and acute myocardial infarction in young Hispanics. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2016 Dec; 17(8):510-514. Essilfie G, Shavelle DM, Tun H, Platt K, Kobayashi R, Mehra A, Matthews RV, Clavijo L, Gaglia MA. PMID: 27432210.
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    17. ECMO: A ray of hope for young suicide victims with acute aluminum phosphide poisoning and shock. Indian Heart J. 2016 May-Jun; 68(3):256-7. Mehra A, Sharma N. PMID: 27316473; PMCID: PMC4912027.
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    18. 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. Clavijo LC, Cortes GA, Jolly A, Tun H, Mehra A, Gaglia MA, Shavelle D, Matthews RV. PMID: 27157292.
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    19. ST Segment Elevation ECG Changes During Pharmacologic Stress With Regadenoson. Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Jan; 41(1):62-4. Qamruddin S, Huang HW, Mehra A, Bonyadlou S, Yoon AJ. PMID: 26447370.
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    20. Value of FFR in clinical practice. Indian Heart J. 2015 Jan-Feb; 67(1):77-80. Mehra A, Mohan B. PMID: 25820058; PMCID: PMC4382551.
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    21. Coronary fractional flow reserve. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Mar; 204(3):W261-5. Shantouf RS, Mehra A. PMID: 25714310.
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    22. Mechanical alternans from an obstructive thrombosed prosthetic heart valve. Eur Heart J. 2014 Nov 07; 35(42):2949. Huang G, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. PMID: 24917642.
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    23. 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. Elkayam U, Jalnapurkar S, Barakkat MN, Khatri N, Kealey AJ, Mehra A, Roth A. PMID: 24753549.
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    24. African-American patients are less likely to receive drug-eluting stents during percutaneous coronary intervention. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2014 Jun; 15(4):214-8. Gaglia MA, Shavelle DM, Tun H, Bhatt J, Mehra A, Matthews RV, Clavijo L. PMID: 24814420.
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    25. Patent ductus arteriosus. Cardiol Clin. 2013 Aug; 31(3):417-30. Anilkumar M. PMID: 23931103.
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    26. Use of regadenoson for measurement of fractional flow reserve. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Feb 15; 83(3):369-74. Prasad A, Zareh M, Doherty R, Gopal A, Vora H, Somma K, Mehra A, Clavijo LC, Matthews RV, Shavelle DM. PMID: 23765847.
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    27. Percutaneous left ventricular support for high-risk PCI and cardiogenic shock: who gets what? Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2012 Mar-Apr; 13(2):101-5. Shah R, Thomson A, Atianzar K, Somma K, Mehra A, Clavijo L, Matthews RV, Shavelle DM. PMID: 22406055.
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    28. The role of catheter balloon commissurotomy for severe mitral stenosis in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec; 114(6):1336-1340. Hameed AB, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. PMID: 19935039.
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    29. Cheyne-Stokes respiration and cardiac hemodynamics in heart failure. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Oct 01; 72(4):581-5. Puri P, Mehra A, Elkayam U. PMID: 18798251.
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    30. 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. Narayan V, Puri P, Mehra AO. PMID: 18688073.
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    31. Valvular heart disease: a century of progress. Am J Med. 2008 Aug; 121(8):664-73. Sharma S, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. PMID: 18691476.
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    32. Microcirculatory dysfunction in cardiac syndrome X: role of abnormal blood rheology. Microcirculation. 2008 Jul; 15(5):451-9. Lee BK, Durairaj A, Mehra A, Wenby RB, Meiselman HJ, Alexy T. PMID: 18574747.
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    33. 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. Elkayam U, Ng TM, Hatamizadeh P, Janmohamed M, Mehra A. PMID: 18172028.
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    34. Hemorheological abnormalities in stable angina and acute coronary syndromes. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2008; 39(1-4):43-51. Lee BK, Durairaj A, Mehra A, Wenby RB, Meiselman HJ, Alexy T. PMID: 18503109.
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    35. 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. Canetti M, Akhter MW, Lerman A, Karaalp IS, Zell JA, Singh H, Mehra A, Elkayam U. PMID: 14609613.
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    36. Hormone therapy and the progression of coronary-artery atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women. N Engl J Med. 2003 Aug 07; 349(6):535-45. 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 AO, Rabbani R, Sevanian A, Shil AB, Torres M, Vogelbach KH, Selzer RH, Women's Estrogen-Progestin Lipid-Lowering Hormone Atherosclerosis Regression Trial Research Group. PMID: 12904518.
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    37. Is Primary Angioplasty the Best Treatment for AMI in the Elderly? Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 1999 Nov; 8(6):282-288. Mehra A, Faxon DP. PMID: 11416524.
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