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Dr. Abdi Rasekh is board-certified cardiologist. He completed his medical degree at the University of Paris 13 Bobigny School of Medicine in 1991. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and pursued fellowship training at the Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine, completed in 1999. He joined Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in December 2023.

As a cardiologist, Dr. Rasekh sees patients for symptoms and conditions related to the heart. He evaluates patients for symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, and dizziness. He helps patients manage chronic heart conditions, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, heart valve defects, and others.

Awards & Publications

Awards

  • Best Oral Presentation at the Winter Park Kelsey-Seybold Cardiology meeting from January 2004 to January 2005.
  • EP Outstanding Teaching Award for 2015 – 2016.
  • Best poster presentation at ACC.17, the 66th Annual Scientific Session & Expo, in 2017.

Publications

  • Rasekh, A., Lanfranchi, J., & Morere, J. (May 1991). Metastatic Cardiac Lesions: Role of Pericardioscopy & Echocardiography (Medical Thesis). Bibliotheque Central de la faculte de medicine de Paris.
  • Krajcer, Z., Rasekh, A., & Lal, N. (November 1997). Doppler Evaluation of Restenosis Following Renal Artery Revascularization with Palmaz Stent. Presented at the 701st Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, Orlando, Florida.
  • Afshar, H., Rasekh, A., Zaqqa, M., Khoshnevis, R., Vaughn, W., & Massumi, A. (April 1999). Predictors of Conversion with lbutilide Treatment. PACE, 22(4), 719. Presented at the 20th Scientific Sessions of NASPE, Toronto, Canada.
  • Rasekh, A., Zaqqa, M., & Massumi, A. (2000). Sudden cardiac death. In Willerson and Cohn (Eds.), Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine (2nd ed., pp. 1710-1738).
  • Afshar, H., Rasekh, A., Treistman, B., Van Leeuwen, C., Duncan, J. M., & Massumi, A. (2000). Cryoablation of Incessant Ventricular Tachycardia: Case Report and Long-Term Followup. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 27, 52-54.
  • Zaqqa, M., Afshar, H., Rasekh, A., Khoshnevis, R., Vaughn, W. K., & Massumi, A. (January 2000). Predictors of conversion to sinus rhythm using lbutilide for atrial fibrillation or flutter. American Journal of Cardiology, 85, 112-114.
  • Gamssari, F., Mahmood, H., Ho, J. S., Villareal, R. P., Liu, B., Rasekh, A., Garcia, E., & Massumi, A. (2002). Rapid ventricular tachycardias associated with cilostazol use. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 29(2), 140-142.
  • Liu, B. C., Villareal, R. P., Hariharan, R., Rasekh, A., & Massumi, A. (2003). Inappropriate Shock Delivery and Biventricular Pacing Cardiac Defibrillators. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 30(1), 45-49.
  • Gupta, K., Villareal, R. P., Rasekh, A., & Massumi, A. (2003). Pacemaker Lead Entrapment Syndrome. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 30(1), 84-85.
  • Villareal, R. P., Hariharan, R., Lin, B. C., Kar, B., Lopez, J. A., Rasekh, A., Wilson, J. M., & Massumi, A. (2004). Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation and Mortality after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 43, 742-748.
  • Jefferies, J. L., Younis, G. A., Flamm, S. O., Rasekh, A., & Massumi, A. (2005). Chest Pain and Diaphragmatic Pacing after Pacemaker Implantation. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 32(1), 106-107.
  • Rasekh, A. (2005). Anticoagulants and atrial fibrillation. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 32(2), 218-219.
  • Rasekh, A. (2006). Electrophysiology: Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 33(2), 190-191.

Book Chapters

  • Rasekh, A., Zaqqa, M., Massumi, A. (2000). Sudden Cardiac Death. In Willerson and Cohn (Eds.), Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine (2nd ed., Chapter 94, pp. 1710-1738).
  • Safavi Naeini, P., Rasekh, A., Razavi, M., Saeed, M., Massumi, A. (2015). Sudden Cardiac Death in Coronary Artery Disease. In Coronary Artery Disease (pp. 621-656). London: Springer London.

Research

  • PainFree SST clinical study, funded by Medtronic, Co-Principal Investigator, completed in 2013
  • Tailored Treatment of Permanent Atrial Fibrillation TTOP AF, funded by Ablation Frontier, Principal Investigator, completed in 2010
  • Programming Ventricular Tachycardia Therapy in Patients With a Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Indication (PROVE trial), funded by St. Jude Medical, Sub-Principal Investigator, completed in 2010
  • Study To Compare TWA Test and EPS Test for Predicting Patients at Risk for Life-Threatening Heart Rhythms, funded by St. Jude Medical, Co-Principal Investigator, April 2001 – July 2006
  • Detect SVT trial, funded by St. Jude Medical, Co-Principal Investigator, completed in 2006
  • Comparison of Medical Therapy, Pacing, and Defibrillation in Heart Failure (COMPANION trial), funded by Boston Scientific, Co-Principal Investigator, completed in 2002

Medical School

  • The University of Paris 13 Bobigny School of Medicine, 1991

Internship/Residency

  • Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania, 1994; Fellowship: Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine, 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. Abdi Rasekh is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society, and the Heart Rhythm Society.

Locations

Berthelsen Main Campus

2727 W. Holcombe Blvd.,
Houston, TX 77025

Get Directions 713-442-0000

Hospital Affiliations

  • CHI Baylor St Lukes Medical Center
  • HCA Houston Healthcare - Clear Lake
  • Memorial Hermann - Southeast

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