Positions

Associate Professor
Medicine-Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

Education

MD from Medical College Of Pennsylvania
Residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Fellowship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Electrophysiology Fellow, Cardiovascular Fellow

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Honors & Awards

Pfizer Award for Outstanding Clinical Fellow
Robert J. Hall Outstanding Cardiology Faculty Teaching Award
Voted outstanding teacher by general cardiology fellows at Texas Heart Institute.
Robert J. Hall Outstanding Cardiology Faculty Teaching Award
Voted outstanding teacher by general cardiology fellows at Texas Heart Institute.

Professional Statement

Dr. Mehdi Razavi joined Hall-Garcia Cardiology Associates in 2004. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He subsequently completed his residency, cardiology fellowship, and electrophysiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Penn State University School of Medicine for one year prior to moving to Houston where he holds the same title at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also a Research Scientist at the Texas Heart Institute. Over the last two years he has been the lead or senior author of five manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals in the field of cardiac electrophysiology. He recently received the Outstanding Faculty Award at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Razavi has authored a textbook chapter on the mechanisms of sudden cardiac death and has given many presentations in the field of pharmacological treatment of arrhythmias. Dr. Razavi is involved with numerous clinical trials assessing the efficacy of cutting edge technology in the field of cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Razavi is Board Certified in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Selected Publications

Memberships

American College of Cardiology
American Medical Association

Funding

American Heart Association Collaborative Research Award
Grant funding from American Heart Association
Collaboration with Rice University Department of Chemical Engineering to study the use of carbon nanotube fibers for reconstitution of delay electrical cardiac conduction in diseased myocardium.

Intellectual Property

Guided ablation devices, systems, and methods
An embodiment of the invention includes a system for the guidance of a catheter to different regions of tissue (e.g., cardiac tissue) for therapy (e.g., ablation therapy). A plurality of electrodes, such as an array of electrodes, may be configured to perform various tasks. First, some electrodes may measure cardiac polarization. Second, some electrodes may function as magnets (e.g., electromagnets) that guide a separate ablation catheter towards the electromagnetic electrodes. These electromagnetic electrodes may be positioned adjacent tissue that is now recognized (possibly due to the electrodes that measure cardiac polarization) as being in need of ablation therapy. Thus, the electromagnetic electrodes may cooperate with an ablation catheter to render a system with magnetic guidance capabilities using intracardiac magnetic field generation. The system may control electromagnetic forces from the array of electrodes to guide the ablation catheter tip to the desired therapy location.
Co Inventors: Alex Arevalos, Alan Brewer
Predicting chronic optimal A-V intervals for biventricular pacing via observed inter-atrial delay
Methods for optimizing the atrio-ventricular (A-V) delay for efficacious delivery of cardiac resynchronization therapy. In CRT devices, the programmed A-V delay starts with detection of electrical activity in the right atrium (RA). Thus, a major component of the A-V delay is the time required for inter-atrial conduction time (IACT) from the RA to the LA. This IACT can be measured during implantation as the time from the atrial lead stimulation artifact to local electrograms in a coronary sinus (CS) catheter. Assuming that the beginning of LA contraction closely corresponds with the beginning of LA electrical activity, the optimal AV delay should be related to the time between the start of RA electrical activity and the start of LA electrical activity plus the duration of LA atrial contraction. Thus ‘during atrial pacing’ the IACT measured at implantation is correlated with the echocardiographically defined optimal paced AV delay (PAV).
Co Inventors: Vadim Levin
Introducer sheathe with electrodes
An apparatus comprises a sheathe for introducing a catheter into a blood vessel, a first electrode provided on the sheathe, a second electrode; and a measuring device to which the first and second electrodes are coupled. The measuring device measures the impedance or conduction velocity between the first electrode on the sheathe and the second electrode.
INTRODUCER SHEATH WITH ELECTRODES FOR USE IN BLEED DETECTION
An apparatus comprises a sheath for introducing a catheter into a blood vessel, at least one electrode provided on the sheath, at least one other electrode; and a measuring device to which at least one pair of electrodes are coupled. The measuring device measures the impedance or conduction velocity between the first electrode on the sheath and the second electrode.