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Anilkumar Omprakash Mehra, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
GNH Ct C4c154 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 7542


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.


National Merit Scholarship

Government Medical College, South Gujarat University: First in University, All-Time Highest Score, 1981

Government Medical College, South Gujarat University: Honors in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, 1978

Grant Hospital of Chicago: Intern of the Year, 1987

Government Medical College, South Gujarat University: Honors in Anatomy, Physiology, 1979


Mehra A, Sharma N. 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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Shantouf RS, Mehra A. Coronary fractional flow reserve. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Mar; 204(3):W261-5. View in: PubMed

Mehra A, Mohan B. Value of FFR in clinical practice. Indian Heart J. 2015 Jan-Feb; 67(1):77-80. View in: PubMed

Huang G, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. Mechanical alternans from an obstructive thrombosed prosthetic heart valve. Eur Heart J. 2014 Nov 7; 35(42):2949. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Anilkumar M. Patent ductus arteriosus. Cardiol Clin. 2013 Aug; 31(3):417-30. View in: PubMed

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; 13(2):101-5. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Puri P, Mehra A, Elkayam U. Cheyne-Stokes respiration and cardiac hemodynamics in heart failure. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Oct 1; 72(4):581-5. View in: PubMed

Sharma S, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. Valvular heart disease: a century of progress. Am J Med. 2008 Aug; 121(8):664-73. View in: PubMed

Narayan V, Puri P, Mehra AO. 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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. Hormone therapy and the progression of coronary-artery atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women. N Engl J Med. 2003 Aug 7; 349(6):535-45. View in: PubMed

Rahimtoola SH, Durairaj A, Mehra A, Nuno I. Current evaluation and management of patients with mitral stenosis. Circulation. 2002 Sep 3; 106(10):1183-8. View in: PubMed

Vahdat A, Vijayasekaran S, Durairaj A, Mehra A, Chandraratna PA. Continuous ultrasonic monitoring of balloon valvuloplasty. Echocardiography. 2002 May; 19(4):325-8. View in: PubMed

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