Anilkumar Omprakash Mehra, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator) (Part- Time)

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Overview

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.

Awards

  • 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, 1975

Publications

  • Percutaneous Retrieval of an Embolized Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Clip Causing ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction JACC Case Rep. 2023 Mar 01; 9:101745. . View in PubMed
  • Implementation of a regional extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program for refractory ventricular fibrillation out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Resuscitation. 2023 06; 187:109711. . View in PubMed
  • 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. . View in PubMed
  • Use of the CardioHELP Device for Temporary Hemodynamic Support During High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention J Invasive Cardiol. 2021 Aug; 33(8):E614-E618. . View in PubMed
  • 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. . View in PubMed
  • Challenge in acute care surgery: sudden cardiac arrest in the surgical intensive care unit Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2021; 6(1):e000814. . View in PubMed
  • 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. . View in PubMed
  • Tolvaptan vsfurosemide-based diuretic regimens in patients hospitalized for heart failure with hyponatremia (AQUA-AHF). ESC Heart Fail. 2020 08; 7(4):1927-1934. . View in PubMed
  • 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. . View in PubMed
  • Interpretation of a coronary angiogram Heart. 2019 07; 105(13):998-1048. . View in PubMed
  • 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. . View in PubMed
  • Incidence and treatment of severe primary mitral regurgitation in contemporary clinical practice Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 12; 19(8):960-963. . View in PubMed
  • Long-term outcomes of drug-eluting stents versus bare metal stents in saphenous vein graft interventionsEvidence from a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 12; 19(8):951-955. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 07; 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. 2012 Mar-Apr; 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):1336-1340. . View in PubMed
  • Cheyne-Stokes respiration and cardiac hemodynamics in heart failure Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Oct 01; 72(4):581-5. . 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
  • Valvular heart disease: a century of progress Am J Med. 2008 Aug; 121(8):664-73. . 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 07; 349(6):535-45. . View in PubMed
  • Is Primary Angioplasty the Best Treatment for AMI in the Elderly? Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 1999 Nov; 8(6):282-288.. View in PubMed