Dr. Sapna V. Desai, MD

Dr. Sapna V. Desai, MD

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Cardiology | Female | 37 years old

Dr. Sapna Desai specializes in the treatment of advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. She earned her medical degree from Texas A and M University College of Medicine, College Station, Texas, and completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Desai also completed a fellowship in heart failure and cardiac transplant at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, in Stanford, California. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology.Read more

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Dr. Sapna Desai specializes in the treatment of advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. She earned her medical degree from Texas A and M University College of Medicine, College Station, Texas, and completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Desai also completed a fellowship in heart failure and cardiac transplant at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, in Stanford, California. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology.Read more

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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I could remember at my 1st Dr. appointment she ask did I remember talking to her while in the hospital,I reply No cause i didn't it was always so many doctors running in & out i was lost.My mind was was gone & I thought I was too, thought about giving up but my kids means more bt with my talks with her even doe I didn't wanna open u to her I did & I'm glad cause even with my health issues I'm doin better & I'm excited to have a young gorgeous Dr like yourself thank you Dr.Desai for everything
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

Board Certifications

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  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • 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)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Ventricular Assist Device

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Education

  • Medical School
    Texas A&M University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Stanford Univ-Stanford Hosp & Clins

    Completed in 2009

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Desai's Care Philosophy

Dr. Sapna Desai specializes in the treatment of advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. She earned her medical degree from Texas A and M University College of Medicine, College Station, Texas, and completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Desai also completed a fellowship in heart failure and cardiac transplant at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, in Stanford, California. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology.