Dr. Nassir A. Azimi, MD

Dr. Nassir A. Azimi, MD

Interventional Cardiology | Male | 46 years old

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Ethical care of patients, treating each patient as mine own family is my core professional value. I treat the person and not any one organ system.Read more

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Dr. Azimi is a well respected interventional cardiologist with expertise in angioplasty, stents, peripheral angiograms and stenting, as well as...Read more

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Dr. Azimi is a well respected interventional cardiologist with expertise in angioplasty, stents, peripheral angiograms and stenting, as well as structural heart interventions.  He is involved in Transcatheter Aortic Valve replacements.  He is awared national STEMI champion award by Sharp Healthcare for his outcomes involving heart attacks to be the best in the country.  He has been recognized as San Diego's Top Interventional Cardiologists by San Diego Magazine 2013,2014 and also by Castle Connoly for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  

He is chief of medicine and chair of endovascular at SGH.  He is on the board of directors of the California ACC.  He is on Editorial Review Board for multiple medical journals.

Dr. Azimi's Care Philosophy

Ethical care of patients, treating each patient as mine own family is my core professional value. I treat the person and not any one organ system.

Dr. Azimi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications
    • Cardiac Risk, 2008
    • Energy Drinks and their effects, 2006
    • Sharp Health Care, 2009
    • Holiday Heart Syndrome, 2007
    • Sharp Experience, 2009

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Why It Matters: Dr. Azimi's Board Certifications

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  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    Dartmouth College

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Colorado Hospital Authority

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Colorado Hospital Authority

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 2005

    Yale University

    Completed in 2003

    Yale-New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Columbia College, Columbia University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Other Education
    Yale University

    Completed in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afghani
  • Farsi
  • Pushto
  • Urdu

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Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Procedures Performed

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electrocardiogram
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Echocardiography
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • PFO Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

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