Dr. Nassir Azimi, MD

Bio

Dr. Azimi is a proven respected and experienced cardiovascular and endovascular physician who treats the whole patient and not solely an organ system. Treating patients as family and focusing on prevention has allowed for superior care and results in his practice. He has gained local, national and international recognition.

After studying chemistry at Columbia University in New York City, he finished Dartmouth Medical School. Thereafter, he went to the prestigious University of Colorado Health Sciences Center residency program in internal medicine. His interests led him to Yale New Haven Hospital where he trained in cardiology, nuclear cardiology and cardiac and peripheral interventions.

He is quadruple board certified (in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology). He has quickly developed a successful practice in San Diego with local and national recognition.

He is voted by his peers as one of San Diego Magazines's Top Doctors in Interventional Cardiology 2013 and 2014. Castle Connolly has chosen him as Top Doctor in interventional cardiology in 2013 and also in 2014. Additionally, the Consumer's Research Council of America has added him to the list of America's Top Cardiologists in 2013 and 2014 and Doctor's of Excellence in Leaders of Healthcare publication 2014 edition.

He remains academically involved teaching students from USC and Midwestern School of Medicine. He serves on editorial board of Cardiology and Vascular Journal as well as Vascular Disease Management. He has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals. He has lectured locally and nationally on diverse topics as well as had media appearances discussing important health topics.

He has expertise in the following Specialties:
Internal Medicine
General Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology
Preventive Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Lipidology
Endovascular Medicine
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Structural heart disease
TAVR

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  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital

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    Interventional cardiology is the field of medicine that applies to treating patients with interventional (typically transcatheter) treatments, e.g angioplasty, stent thrombectomy of the coronary arteries, placement of support such as intraoartic baloon pumps, treating valves with valvuloplasty (ballon)...Read More
  • Nassir Azimi, MD - La Mesa, CA - Cardiology
    Nassir Azimi, MD answered:
    Interventional cardiology is the field of medicine that applies to treating patients with interventional (typically transcatheter) treatments, e.g angioplasty, stent thrombectomy of the coronary arteries, placement of support such as intraoartic baloon pumps, treating valves with valvuloplasty (ballon)...Read More
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    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physically active middle-aged men and women have little chance of suffering cardiac arrest while playing sports, a new study suggests.

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    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cooling the body might help prevent or lessen brain damage caused by cardiac arrest, a new study suggests.

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    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If all doctors followed new cholesterol guidelines aimed at children, almost half a million Americans aged 17 to 21 would be prescribed a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, a new study predicts.

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    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite medical advances, a new study shows that more people are dying of heart disease and stroke worldwide than did a quarter century ago because the global population is growing, and growing older.

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    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three leading groups of heart experts have issued updated guidelines that set blood pressure goals for people with heart disease.

    Specifically, the guidelines reinforce a target blood pressure of less than 140/90 mm Hg for those at risk for hear...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that use of the CoreValve "valve-in-valve" aortic replacement has been expanded to include people at extreme risk for serious complications of traditional open-heart surgery.

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    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Halting the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in terminally ill patients may improve their quality of life, a new study indicates.

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    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially life-threatening slowing of the heart can occur when the common heart drug amiodarone is taken with new hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

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    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall death rate from high blood pressure in the United States has increased 23 percent since 2000, even as the death rate from all other causes has dropped 21 percent, health officials reported Thursday.

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    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Impella 2.5 System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to maintain stable heart function and blood circulation during high-risk cardiac operations, the agency said in a news release.

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