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ABDI RASEKH

TitleSenior Faculty
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
DivisionMedicine-Cardiology
Address6624 Fannin #2480
Houston TX 77030
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    1. Husain Z, Safavi-Naeini P, Rasekh A, Razavi M, Collard CD, Anton JM, Tolpin DA. Anesthetic Management of Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Endocardial and Epicardial Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Jun 01; 1089253217714581. PMID: 28639873.
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    2. Safavi-Naeini P, Zafar-Awan D, Zhu H, Zablah G, Ganapathy AV, Rasekh A, Saeed M, Razavi JE, Razavi M. Accuracy of Voltage Signal Measurement During Radiofrequency Delivery Through the SMARTTOUCH Catheter. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2017 Jan; 28(1):51-55. PMID: 27762474.
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    3. Safavi-Naeini P, Rasekh A. Update on Atrial Fibrillation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2016 Oct; 43(5):412-414. PMID: 27777524.
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    4. Badhwar N, Mittal S, Rasekh A, Vasaiwala S, Musat D, S Naeini P, Fang Q, Nentwich K, Deneke T, Chang J, Lakkireddy D, Wilber D, Lee RJ. Conversion of persistent atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm after LAA ligation with the LARIAT device. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Sep 28; 225:120-122. PMID: 27718444.
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    5. Safavi-Naeini P, Rasekh A. Where We Stand on Left Atrial Appendage Closure for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2016 Aug; 43(4):320-3. PMID: 27547142; PMCID: PMC4979390.
    6. Lakkireddy D, Afzal MR, Lee RJ, Nagaraj H, Tschopp D, Gidney B, Ellis C, Altman E, Lee B, Kar S, Bhadwar N, Sanchez M, Gadiyaram V, Evonich R, Rasekh A, Cheng J, Cuoco F, Chandhok S, Gunda S, Reddy M, Atkins D, Bommana S, Cuculich P, Gibson D, Nath J, Ferrell R, Matthew E, Wilb Affiliation Provided But Citation Not Provided So I Given For Last Author-Er D. Short and long-term outcomes of percutaneous left atrial appendage suture ligation: Results from a US multicenter evaluation. Heart Rhythm. 2016 May; 13(5):1030-6. PMID: 26872554.
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    7. Gunda S, Reddy M, Nath J, Nagaraj H, Atoui M, Rasekh A, Ellis CR, Badhwar N, Lee RJ, DI Biase L, Mansour M, Ruskin JN, Natale A, Earnest M, Lakkireddy DR. Impact of Periprocedural Colchicine on Postprocedural Management in Patients Undergoing a Left Atrial Appendage Ligation Using LARIAT. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016 Jan; 27(1):60-4. PMID: 26515657.
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    8. Naeini PS, Rasekh A. A Review Of Clinical Trials On LARIAT Device. J Atr Fibrillation. 2015 Oct-Nov; 8(3):1317. PMID: 27957212.
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    9. Gunda S, Reddy M, Pillarisetti J, Atoui M, Badhwar N, Swarup V, DiBiase L, Mohanty S, Mohanty P, Nagaraj H, Ellis C, Rasekh A, Cheng J, Bartus K, Lee R, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. Differences in complication rates between large bore needle and a long micropuncture needle during epicardial access: time to change clinical practice? Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Aug; 8(4):890-5. PMID: 26078278.
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    10. Willerson JT, Cooley DA, Rasekh A, Hall RJ. In memoriam: Ali Massumi, MD (1945-2015). Tex Heart Inst J. 2015 Jun; 42(3):191-2. PMID: 26387153.
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    11. Lakkireddy D, Vallakati A, Kanmanthareddy A, Feldman T, Gibson D, Price M, Rubenson DS, Cheng J, Valderrábano M, Fernando RR, Laing ST, Chung E, Bommana S, Atkins D, Pillarisetti J, Knight BP, Evonich R, Rasekh A, Gray J, Sridhar AM, Earnest M, Ferrell R, Nath J, Reddy YM. Left atrial thrombus formation after successful left atrial appendage ligation: case series from a nationwide survey. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Apr 21; 65(15):1595-6. PMID: 25881942; PMCID: PMC4617551.
    12. Safavi-Naeini P, Razavi M, Saeed M, Rasekh A, Massumi A. A Review of the LARIAT Suture Delivery Device for Left Atrial Appendage Closure. J Tehran Heart Cent. 2015 Apr 3; 10(2):69-73. PMID: 26110004.
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    13. Pillarisetti J, Reddy YM, Gunda S, Swarup V, Lee R, Rasekh A, Horton R, Massumi A, Cheng J, Bartus K, Badhwar N, Han F, Atkins D, Bommana S, Earnest M, Nath J, Ferrell R, Bormann S, Dawn B, Di Biase L, Mansour M, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. Endocardial (Watchman) vs epicardial (Lariat) left atrial appendage exclusion devices: Understanding the differences in the location and type of leaks and their clinical implications. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jul; 12(7):1501-7. PMID: 25778430.
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    14. Rasekh A, Kar S, Nagaraj H, Badhwar N, Massumi A, Lakkireddy D. Differences in experience with a new delivery device for LAA ligation among various U.S. centers. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Feb 3; 65(4):404-5. PMID: 25634844.
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    15. Patel MB, Rasekh A, Shuraih M, Chelu MG, Bartlett T, Mathuria N, Naeini P, Strickland J, Massumi A, Razavi M, Cheng J. Safety and effectiveness of compassionate use of LARIAT® device for epicardial ligation of anatomically complex left atrial appendages. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2015 Jan; 42(1):11-9. PMID: 25595627.
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    16. Safavi-Naeini P, Shanoon F, Nazeri A, Rasekh A, Saeed M, Razavi M, Massumi A. Cryoballoon pressure waveform change during balloon inflation is not a reliable predictor of adequate pulmonary vein occlusion. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Dec; 37(12):1702-7. PMID: 25234365.
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    17. Afzal MR, Kanmanthareddy A, Earnest M, Reddy M, Atkins D, Bommana S, Bartus K, Rasekh A, Han F, Badhwar N, Cheng J, Dibiase L, Ellis CR, Dawn B, Natale A, Lee RJ, Lakkireddy D. Impact of left atrial appendage exclusion using an epicardial ligation system (LARIAT) on atrial fibrillation burden in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jan; 12(1):52-9. PMID: 25281005.
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    18. Hummel J, Michaud G, Hoyt R, DeLurgio D, Rasekh A, Kusumoto F, Giudici M, Dan D, Tschopp D, Calkins H, Boersma L. Phased RF ablation in persistent atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Feb; 11(2):202-9. PMID: 24239841.
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    19. Massumi A, Chelu MG, Nazeri A, May SA, Afshar-Kharaghan H, Saeed M, Razavi M, Rasekh A. Initial experience with a novel percutaneous left atrial appendage exclusion device in patients with atrial fibrillation, increased stroke risk, and contraindications to anticoagulation. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Mar 15; 111(6):869-73. PMID: 23312129.
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    20. Barekatain A, Rasekh A, Massumi A. Exclusion of the left atrial appendage to prevent stroke in cases of atrial fibrillation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2012; 39(4):535-7. PMID: 22949772; PMCID: PMC3423289.
    21. Ganjehei L, Barekatain A, Razavi M, Massumi A, Rasekh A. Biventricular intracardiac device implanted in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava. Tex Heart Inst J. 2012; 39(4):586-7. PMID: 22949787; PMCID: PMC3423296.
    22. Satya K, Kalife G, Navarijo J, Rasekh A, Wilson JM. Transseptal biopsy of a left atrial mass with 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic guidance. Tex Heart Inst J. 2012; 39(5):707-10. PMID: 23109774; PMCID: PMC3461650.
    23. Nazeri A, Elayda MA, Dragnev L, Frank CM, Qu J, Afonso VX, Rasekh A, Saeed M, Cheng J, Shuraih M, Massumi A, Razavi M. Heterogeneity of left ventricular signal characteristics in response to acute vagal stimulation during ventricular fibrillation in dogs. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(6):621-6. PMID: 22199421; PMCID: PMC3233327.
    24. Ganjehei L, Massumi A, Razavi M, Rasekh A. Stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(4):350-2. PMID: 21841857; PMCID: PMC3147190.
    25. Ganjehei L, Razavi M, Rasekh A. Catheter-based ablation of atrial fibrillation: a brief overview. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(4):361-3. PMID: 21841861; PMCID: PMC3147221.
    26. Bloom HL, Constantin L, Dan D, De Lurgio DB, El-Chami M, Ganz LI, Gleed KJ, Hackett FK, Kanuru NK, Lerner DJ, Rasekh A, Simons GR, Sogade FO, Sohail MR. Implantation success and infection in cardiovascular implantable electronic device procedures utilizing an antibacterial envelope. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Feb; 34(2):133-42. PMID: 20942819.
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    27. Bensler JM, Frank CM, Razavi M, Rasekh A, Saeed M, Haas PC, Nazeri A, Massumi A. Tachycardia-mediated cardiomyopathy and the permanent form of junctional reciprocating tachycardia. Tex Heart Inst J. 2010; 37(6):695-8. PMID: 21224950; PMCID: PMC3014141.
    28. Colombowala IK, Massumi A, Rasekh A, Saeed M, Cheng J, Fakhri B, Shuraih M, Razavi M. Variability in postpacing intervals predicts global ventricular activation pattern during tachycardia. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010 Feb; 33(2):129-34. PMID: 19930106.
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    29. Nazeri A, Massumi A, Rasekh A, Saeed M, Frank C, Razavi M. Cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with right ventricular pacing-induced cardiomyopathy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010 Jan; 33(1):37-40. PMID: 19821931.
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    30. Nazeri A, Massumi A, Wilson JM, Frank CM, Bensler M, Cheng J, Saeed M, Rasekh A, Razavi M. Arrhythmogenicity of weight-loss supplements marketed on the Internet. Heart Rhythm. 2009 May; 6(5):658-62. PMID: 19328040.
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    31. Nazeri A, Rasekh A, Massumi A, Razavi M. Coalescence of splines on a basket mapping catheter during ablation using a closed-loop irrigation catheter. Europace. 2009 Feb; 11(2):258-9. PMID: 19126657.
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    32. Nazeri A, Massumi A, Rasekh A, Saeed M, Frank C, Wilson JM, Lopez JA, Razavi M. Cardiac resynchronization therapy may improve symptoms of congestive heart failure in patients without electrical or mechanical dyssynchrony. Europace. 2009 Jan; 11(1):86-8. PMID: 19056743.
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    33. Massumi A, Rasekh A, Saeed M, Flam S, Cheong B, Mojibian H, Razavi M. Organized incessant atrial arrhythmias in the setting of severe, isolated biatrial scarring. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008 Jun; 31(6):666-75. PMID: 18507538.
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    34. Colombowala IK, Massumi A, Rasekh A, Saeed M, Cheng J, Fakhri B, Shuraih M, Razavi M. Variability in post-pacing intervals predicts global atrial activation pattern during tachycardia. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008 Feb; 19(2):142-7. PMID: 18031507.
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    35. Levin V, Nemeth M, Colombowala I, Massumi A, Rasekh A, Cheng J, Coles JA, Ujhelyi MR, Razavi M. Interatrial conduction measured during biventricular pacemaker implantation accurately predicts optimal paced atrioventricular intervals. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2007 Mar; 18(3):290-5. PMID: 17313655.
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    36. Kassaian SE, Mahmoodian M, Salarifar M, Alidoosti M, Abbasi SH, Rasekh A. Stent-graft exclusion of multiple symptomatic coronary artery fistulae. Tex Heart Inst J. 2007; 34(2):199-202. PMID: 17622368; PMCID: PMC1894722.
    37. Razavi M, Cheng J, Rasekh A, Yang D, Delapasse S, Ai T, Meade T, Donsky A, Goodman MJ, Massumi A. Slow pathway ablation decreases vulnerability to pacing-induced atrial fibrillation: Possible role of vagal denervation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2006 Nov; 29(11):1234-9. PMID: 17100676.
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    38. Razavi M, Zhang S, Delapasse S, Yang D, Ai T, Kar B, Younis G, Rasekh A, Cheng J. The effects of pulmonary vein isolation on the dominant frequency and organization of coronary sinus electrical activity during permanent atrial fibrillation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2006 Nov; 29(11):1201-8. PMID: 17100672.
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    39. Rasekh A. Electrophysiology: catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006; 33(2):190-1. PMID: 16878623; PMCID: PMC1524682.
    40. Jefferies JL, Younis GA, Flamm SD, Rasekh A, Massumi A. Chest pain and diaphragmatic pacing after pacemaker implantation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2005; 32(1):106-7. PMID: 15902837; PMCID: PMC555839.
    41. Rasekh A. Anticoagulants and atrial fibrillation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2005; 32(2):218-9. PMID: 16107120; PMCID: PMC1163478.
    42. Villareal RP, Hariharan R, Liu BC, Kar B, Lee VV, Elayda M, Lopez JA, Rasekh A, Wilson JM, Massumi A. Postoperative atrial fibrillation and mortality after coronary artery bypass surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Mar 3; 43(5):742-8. PMID: 14998610.
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    43. Gupta K, Villareal RP, Rasekh A, Massumi A. Pacemaker lead entrapment syndrome. Tex Heart Inst J. 2003; 30(1):84-5. PMID: 12638682; PMCID: PMC152847.
    44. Liu BC, Villareal RP, Hariharan R, Rasekh A, Massumi A. Inappropriate shock delivery and biventricular pacing cardiac defibrillators. Tex Heart Inst J. 2003; 30(1):45-9. PMID: 12638671; PMCID: PMC152836.
    45. Gamssari F, Mahmood H, Ho JS, Villareal RP, Liu B, Rasekh A, Garcia E, Massumi A. Rapid ventricular tachycardias associated with cilostazol use. Tex Heart Inst J. 2002; 29(2):140-2. PMID: 12075874; PMCID: PMC116744.
    46. Zaqqa M, Afshar H, Rasekh A, Khoshnevis R, Vaughn WK, Massumi A. Predictors of conversion to sinus rhythm using ibutilide for atrial fibrillation or flutter. Am J Cardiol. 2000 Jan 1; 85(1):112-4, A9. PMID: 11078250.
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    47. Afshar H, Rasekh A, Treistman B, Van Leeuwen C, Duncan JM, Massumi A. Cryoablation of incessant ventricular tachycardia: case report and long-term follow-up. Tex Heart Inst J. 2000; 27(1):52-4. PMID: 10830630; PMCID: PMC101020.
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