Abdi Rasekh, MD

Dr. Abdi Rasekh is an interventional cardiologist, electrophysiologist and member of The Texas Heart Institute (THI) Professional Staff. Since completing his cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowships at THI, he has served as a member of the teaching staff for the fellowship programs and participated in several clinical research projects.

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Texas Heart Institute Positions

  • Teaching Staff, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
  • Teaching Staff, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
  • Editorial Consultant, Texas Heart Institute Journal


  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Ablation of arrhythmias
  • Device therapy for congestive heart failure
  • Management of coronary artery disease


  • Graduate:

    Graduate Hospital of University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

  • Medical School:

    University of Paris XIII, Bobigny School of Medicine

  • Internship:

    The Graduate Hospital Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

  • Residency:

    The Graduate Hospital Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

  • Fellowships:

    Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine (Cardiology)
    Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine (Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)


  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology & Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Honors, Awards and Memberships


Segar, M. W., Zhang, A., Paisley, R. D. et al. (2023). Risk stratification in patients who underwent percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion. Am J Cardiol 200, 50–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.05.019.
Kim, S. E., Khawaja, M., Kim, J. A. et al. (2023). Detection of atrial fibrillation in real world setting in patients with cryptogenic stroke and an implantable loop recorder. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 46, 788–795. https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.14757.
Huang, S., Safavi-Naeini, P. and Rasekh, A. (2021). Medical and device therapy for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. Tex Heart Inst J 48, e217549. https://doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-21-7549.
Ganapathy, A. V., Nazeri, A., Ashton, J. et al. (2021). Contact-force recovery predicts the absence of cardiac perforation during steam pops. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 61, 181–186. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10840-020-00794-y.
John, M., Post, A., Burkland, D. A. et al. (2020). Confirming pericardial access by using impedance measurements from a micropuncture needle. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 43, 593–601. https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.13927.
Hale, Z. D., Greet, B. D., Burkland, D. A. et al. (2020). Slow-pathway visualization by using voltage-time relationship: A novel technique for identification and fluoroless ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 31, 1430–1435. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14481.
Parikh, V., Rasekh, A., Mohanty, S. et al. (2020). Exclusion of electrical and mechanical function of the left atrial appendage in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation: differences in efficacy and safety between endocardial ablation vs epicardial LARIAT ligation (the EXCLUDE LAA study). J Interv Card Electrophysiol 57, 409–416. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10840-019-00657-1.
Safavi-Naeini, P. and Rasekh, A. (2020). Thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation: role of the left atrial appendage. Card Electrophysiol Clin 12, 13–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccep.2019.11.003.
Safavi-Naeini, P. and Rasekh, A. (2020). Left atrial appendage closure and pulmonary vein isolation. Tex Heart Inst J 47, 60–62. https://doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-19-7061.
Parikh, V., Bartus, K., Litwinowicz, R. et al. (2019). Long-term clinical outcomes from real-world experience of left atrial appendage exclusion with LARIAT device. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 30, 2849–2857. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14229.

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