Keck School Faculty

David M Shavelle, MD
David M Shavelle, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine;Director of Interventional Cardiology at LAC+USC Medical Center
HCC 322 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
David M. Shavelle, MD, is an Interventional Cardiologist with board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Interventional Cardiology. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, and completed an internship and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA. He then completed General Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle, and an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles. Before joining USC in 2009, Dr. Shavelle was Director of Interventional Cardiology and Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

An active researcher, Dr. Shavelle has participated in more than 60 clinical studies of new medical devices and drugs. He has authored more than 150 articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed medical journals and more than 15 book chapters. In addition, he has been invited to speak at more than 75 local, regional, and national medical meetings. Recent publications include “Predictors of reperfusion delay in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction self-transported to the hospital (from the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline Program)” in the March 1, 2014 issue of American Journal of Cardiology 2014; “Almanac 2015: coronary artery disease” that was published in the January, 2016 issue of Heart; and “Evolution from electrophysiologic to hemodynamic monitoring: the story of left atrial and pulmonary artery pressure monitors” that was published in the October 2015 edition of Frontiers in Physiology. He is currently Deputy Editor for the British Journal Heart and one of four Consulting Editors for Cardiology Clinics.

Dr. Shavelle has received several awards, including two teaching awards from USC Keck School of Medicine and a Passionate Performance Award from Los Angeles County + USC Healthcare Network. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Keck Medical School of USC, Director of the LAC+USC Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Director of the General Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program at USC. He is also Director of the STEMI program at LAC+USC Medical Center and Director of a Peer-to-Peer training program for physicians implanting the CardioMEMS heart failure device.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, USC: Faculty Teaching Award, 2011-2012

LAC+USC Healthcare Network: Passionate Performance Award, 2011

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Faculty Teaching Award, 2010

UCLA School of Medicine: Meister Service Award, 1994

Alpha Omega Alpha: Elected Member, 1993

University of California, Irvine: Outstanding Mechanical Engineer, Finalist, 1990

Phi Beta Kappa: Elected Member, 1990

School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine: Dean's List, 1986-1990

"The Renal Foot" - Angiographic Pattern of Patients with Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia and End-Stage Renal Disease Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020 Jan; 21(1):118-121. . View in PubMed

Preoperative hemoglobin A1c levels and increased risk of adverse limb events in diabetic patients undergoing infrainguinal lower extremity bypass surgery in the Vascular Quality InitiativeJ Vasc Surg. 2019 Oct; 70(4):1225-1234. e1. . 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 Jul; 105(13):998-1048. . View in PubMed

Letter to the editor regarding: Endovascular retrieval of a CardioMEMS heart failure system Radiol Case Rep. 2019 Jun; 14(6):660-661. . View in PubMed

Pulmonary vascular resistance index: Getting the units right and why it matters Clin Cardiol. 2019 Mar; 42(3):334-338. . 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

Racial and ethnic differences in outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Hispanics and Blacks may fare worse than non-Hispanic Whites Resuscitation. 2019 04; 137:29-34. . View in PubMed

A Systems-Based Analysis of the CardioMEMS HF Sensor for Chronic Heart Failure Management Cardiol Res Pract. 2019; 2019:7979830. . View in PubMed

Incidental Coronary Artery Calcification Seen on Low-Dose Computed Tomography Is a Risk Factor for Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease in Patients Undergoing Liver Transplant Transplant Proc. 2018 Dec; 50(10):3487-3495. . View in PubMed

Chronic heart failure management and remote haemodynamic monitoring Heart. 2018 12; 104(23):1910-1919. . 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

Incidence and treatment of severe primary mitral regurgitation in contemporary clinical practice Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 12; 19(8):960-963. . View in PubMed

Patent foramen ovale and neurologic events in patients undergoing liver transplantation Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 09; 19(6S):53-55. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of high on-treatment (aspirin and clopidogrel) platelet reactivity in patients with critical limb ischemia Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 07; 19(5 Pt A):516-520. . View in PubMed

Baseline diastolic pressure gradient and pressure reduction in chronic heart failure patients implanted with the CardioMEMS™ HF sensor ESC Heart Fail. 2018 06; 5(3):316-321. . View in PubMed

Editorial Commentary: The optimistic future of remote hemodynamic monitoring Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2018 04; 28(3):220-222. . View in PubMed

Outcome of Patients With In-Hospital Ventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Fibrillation Arrest While Using a Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator Am J Cardiol. 2018 01 15; 121(2):205-209. . View in PubMed

Comparison of Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention on Native Coronary Arteries Versus on Saphenous Venous Aorta Coronary Conduits in Patients With Low Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction and Impella Device Implantation Achieved or Attempted (from the PROTECT II Randomized Trial and the cVAD Registry) Am J Cardiol. 2018 09 15; 122(6):966-972. . View in PubMed

Comparison of devices used in carotid artery stenting: A vascular quality initiative analysis of commonly used carotid stents and embolic protection devices Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 10 01; 92(4):743-749. . View in PubMed

Outcomes of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (from the Los Angeles County Regional System) Am J Cardiol. 2017 Sep 01; 120(5):729-733. . View in PubMed

Effects of pressure variation and atrial fibrillation on CardioMEMS™ HF measured pulmonary artery diastolic pressure: comparison of device-averaged and visually inspected waveforms Physiol Meas. 2017 Jun; 38(6):1094-1103. . View in PubMed

Ambulatory Hemodynamic Monitoring Reduces Heart Failure Hospitalizations in "Real-World" Clinical Practice J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 May 16; 69(19):2357-2365. . View in PubMed

Impact of Practice-Based Management of Pulmonary Artery Pressures in 2000 Patients Implanted With the CardioMEMS Sensor Circulation. 2017 Apr 18; 135(16):1509-1517. . View in PubMed

Increased risk of mortality after lower extremity bypass in individuals with acute kidney injury in the Vascular Quality Initiative J Vasc Surg. 2017 Apr; 65(4):1055-1061. . View in PubMed

Meta-analysis of clopidogrel pretreatment in acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing invasive strategy Int J Cardiol. 2017 Feb 15; 229:82-89. . View in PubMed

PreSERVE-AMI: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of Intracoronary Administration of Autologous CD34+ Cells in Patients With Left Ventricular Dysfunction Post STEMI Circ Res. 2017 Jan 20; 120(2):324-331. . View in PubMed

Long-term outcomes of provisional stenting compared with a two-stent strategy for bifurcation lesions: a meta-analysis of randomised trials Heart. 2017 09; 103(18):1427-1434. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of Plaque Morphology by 64-Slice Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography Compared to Intravascular Ultrasound in Nonocclusive Segments of Coronary Arteries Acad Radiol. 2017 08; 24(8):968-974. . View in PubMed

Outcomes of Critical Limb Ischemia in an Urban, Safety Net Hospital Population with High WIfI Amputation Scores Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Jan; 38:84-89. . 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

Newer P2Y12 Inhibitors: How Does the Interventional Cardiologist Choose? J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Sep 23; 5(9).. View in PubMed

Impact of Surgical Consultation on Outcomes in Hemodynamically Supported High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From PROTECT II Randomized Study J Invasive Cardiol. 2016 May; 28(5):187-92. . View in PubMed

Percutaneous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: The Newest Iteration of Temporary Mechanical Support for the Left Ventricle J Invasive Cardiol. 2016 Apr; 28(4):139-40. . View in PubMed

Almanac 2015: coronary artery disease Heart. 2016 Apr; 102(7):492-9. . View in PubMed

Duration of Triple Therapy: A Clinical Question Yet to Be Answered J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Nov 17; 66(20):2266. . View in PubMed

Pooled comparison of regadenoson versus adenosine for measuring fractional flow reserve and coronary flow in the catheterization laboratory Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2015 Jul-Aug; 16(5):266-71. . View in PubMed

Prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled pilot trial of peritoneal hypothermia in patients with ST-segment- elevation myocardial infarction Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Mar; 8(3):e001965. . View in PubMed

Evolution from electrophysiologic to hemodynamic monitoring: the story of left atrial and pulmonary artery pressure monitors Front Physiol. 2015; 6:271. . View in PubMed

Left circumflex coronary-pulmonary artery fistula and transmediastinal participation of bronchial arteries best shown by CT Int J Cardiol. 2014 Dec 20; 177(3):e120-4. . View in PubMed

Concurrent aortic valvular disease and pulmonary sequestration: clinical implications Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Dec; 41(6):649-52. . View in PubMed

Paradoxical embolism: role of imaging in diagnosis and treatment planning Radiographics. 2014 Oct; 34(6):1571-92. . View in PubMed

Contemporary use of balloon aortic valvuloplasty in the era of transcatheter aortic valve implantation Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Oct; 41(5):469-76. . View in PubMed

PrefaceCoronary artery disease. Cardiol Clin. 2014 Aug; 32(3):xi-xii. . View in PubMed

Abnormal Origin of the Right Pulmonary Artery From Ascending Aorta (Hemitruncus Arteriosus) J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2014 Jul-Sep; 2(3):2324709614536139. . 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

Predictors of reperfusion delay in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction self-transported to the hospital (from the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline Program) Am J Cardiol. 2014 Mar 01; 113(5):798-802. . View in PubMed

Importance of hospital entry: walk-in STEMI and primary percutaneous coronary intervention West J Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 15(1):81-7. . View in PubMed

Recalcitrant peroneal artery pseudoaneurysm in a patient with Hemophilia B Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 14(6):359-62. . View in PubMed

Dual origin, course and supply in coronary artery system Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 12; 168(5):4970-4. . View in PubMed

Assessment of post-atrial switch baffle integrity using a modified dual extremity injection cardiac computed tomography angiography technique Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jan 10; 162(2):e25-7. . View in PubMed

Devices to treat peripheral chronic total occlusions J Interv Cardiol. 2012 Aug; 25(4):395-403. . View in PubMed

Aortic valve calcium independently predicts coronary and cardiovascular events in a primary prevention population JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Jun; 5(6):619-25. . View in PubMed

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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

Percutaneous devices to support the left ventricle Expert Rev Med Devices. 2011 Nov; 8(6):681-94. . View in PubMed

Impaired aortic distensibility measured by computed tomography is associated with the severity of coronary artery disease Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Mar; 27(3):459-69. . View in PubMed

Mortality incidence of patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease diagnosed by computed tomography angiography Am J Cardiol. 2011 Jan; 107(1):10-6. . View in PubMed

Coronary distensibility index measured by computed tomography is associated with the severity of coronary artery disease J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2010 Mar-Apr; 4(2):119-26. . View in PubMed

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Complication rate of diagnostic carotid angiography performed by interventional cardiologists Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Apr 01; 73(5):661-5. . View in PubMed

Plaque excision with distal protection: a logical next step for superficial femoral artery SilverHawk atherectomy J Invasive Cardiol. 2009 Jan; 21(1):11-2. . View in PubMed

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Ethnic differences between extra-coronary measures on cardiac computed tomography: multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA) Atherosclerosis. 2008 May; 198(1):104-14. . View in PubMed

Poor correlation between coronary artery calcification and obstructive coronary artery disease in an end-stage renal disease patient Hemodial Int. 2008 Jan; 12(1):16-22. . View in PubMed

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Effect of scanner type on the reproducibility of extracoronary measures of calcification: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis Acad Radiol. 2007 Sep; 14(9):1043-9. . View in PubMed

Kidney function and aortic valve and mitral annular calcification in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Am J Kidney Dis. 2007 Sep; 50(3):412-20. . View in PubMed

Calcific aortic valve disease: imaging studies and therapeutic interventions J Investig Med. 2007 Sep; 55(6):292-8. . View in PubMed

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Primary percutaneous coronary intervention of an anomalous right coronary artery arising from the left coronary cusp using an undersized Judkins catheter: A case report Int J Angiol. 2007; 16(1):33-5. . View in PubMed

Current results of balloon aortic valvuloplasty in high-risk patients J Invasive Cardiol. 2007 Jan; 19(1):1-5. . View in PubMed

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