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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.


Grant Hospital of Chicago: Intern of the Year, 1987

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

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

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

National Merit Scholarship


Pregnancy and the Risk of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: An Analysis of 120 Contemporary Cases. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Mar; 10(3). View in: PubMed

Association of elevated triglycerides and acute myocardial infarction in young Hispanics. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2016 Dec; 17(8):510-514. View in: PubMed

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

ST Segment Elevation ECG Changes During Pharmacologic Stress With Regadenoson. Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Jan; 41(1):62-4. View in: PubMed

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

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

Mechanical alternans from an obstructive thrombosed prosthetic heart valve. Eur Heart J. 2014 Nov 7; 35(42):2949. View in: PubMed

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

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

Use of regadenoson for measurement of fractional flow reserve. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Feb 15; 83(3):369-74. View in: PubMed

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

Percutaneous left ventricular support for high-risk PCI and cardiogenic shock: who gets what? Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 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

The role of catheter balloon commissurotomy for severe mitral stenosis in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec; 114(6):1336-40. View in: PubMed

Cheyne-Stokes respiration and cardiac hemodynamics in heart failure. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Oct 1; 72(4):581-5. View in: PubMed

Valvular heart disease: a century of progress. Am J Med. 2008 Aug; 121(8):664-73. View in: PubMed

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

Microcirculatory dysfunction in cardiac syndrome X: role of abnormal blood rheology. Microcirculation. 2008 Jul; 15(5):451-9. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Hemorheological abnormalities in stable angina and acute coronary syndromes. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2008; 39(1-4):43-51. View in: PubMed

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

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

Current evaluation and management of patients with mitral stenosis. Circulation. 2002 Sep 3; 106(10):1183-8. View in: PubMed

Continuous ultrasonic monitoring of balloon valvuloplasty. Echocardiography. 2002 May; 19(4):325-8. View in: PubMed

Therapeutic angiogenesis. Cardiol Rev. 2000 Sep-Oct; 8(5):279-87. View in: PubMed

Is Primary Angioplasty the Best Treatment for AMI in the Elderly? Am J Geriatr Cardiol. Is Primary Angioplasty the Best Treatment for AMI in the Elderly? Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 1999 Nov; 8(6):282-288. View in: PubMed

Renal circulatory effects of adenosine in patients with chronic heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1998 Jul; 32(1):211-5. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Incidence of arrhythmias in normal pregnancy and relation to palpitations, dizziness, and syncope. Am J Cardiol. 1997 Apr 15; 79(8):1061-4. View in: PubMed

Renal vasodilatory effect of endothelial stimulation in patients with chronic congestive heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1996 Jul; 28(1):176-82. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Cardiovascular problems in pregnant women with the Marfan syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1995 Jul 15; 123(2):117-22. View in: PubMed

Potentiation of isosorbide dinitrate effects with N-acetylcysteine in patients with chronic heart failure. Circulation. 1994 Jun; 89(6):2595-600. View in: PubMed

Current status of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Curr Probl Cardiol. 1994 May; 19(5):231-83. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Calcium channel blockers in heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1993 Oct; 22(4 Suppl A):139A-144A. View in: PubMed

Possible mechanisms of nitrate tolerance. Am J Cardiol. 1992 Nov 27; 70(17):49G-53G; discussion 53G-54G. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Nitrate resistance and tolerance: potential limitations in the treatment of congestive heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 1992 Sep 24; 70(8):98B-104B. View in: PubMed

Assessing myocardial viability using thallium scintigraphy. Am J Card Imaging. 1992 Sep; 6(3):200-7. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism: thyroidectomy under local anesthesia. Am Heart J. 1991 Oct; 122(4 Pt 1):1160-1. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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