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Aseem D. Desai, MD, FHRS

4.9 out of 5 (151 Ratings)
Specialty
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
Mission Heritage Medical Group
26800 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Suite 103
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Primary Office

Address
Mission Heritage Medical Group
26800 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Suite 103
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Phone
(949) 347-2822
Fax
(949) 347-2841

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Website
www.psjhmedgroups.org/HRS
  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Northwestern University
    Areas of Interest

    1. Treatment of Heart Rhythm Disorders with Catheter Ablations:
    atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia.
    2. Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy (ICD)
    3. Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure with Biventricular Pacing (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy)
    4. Syncope (fainting)

  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography

    Dr. Desai is a native of Chicago, Illinois and attended Northwestern University's prestigious Honors Program in Medical Education. He completed his internship, residency, honorary chief residency, and cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships at Stanford University Medical Center. He has significant expertise with both robotic RF (heating) and cryo (freezing) techniques in the catheter ablation and cure of all heart rhythm disturbances including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular contractions, and ventricular tachycardia. He specializes in diagnosing and treating palpitations and fainting, and he has extensive experience with heart rhythm monitors including insertable loop recorders. He is involved in clinical research and has numerous academic publications. He is a sought after speaker and has lectured regionally and nationally to patients and physicians. In his personal time, Dr. Desai enjoys being with his family, singing and playing guitar, yoga, and reading.

    Published Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals

    • Rapid Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function in a Pacemaker Clinic Using a Hand-Carried Ultrasound Device. J Interv Card Electrophys. Published online October 19, 2006
    • Predictors of Appropriate Defibrillator Therapy Among Patients with an Implantable Defibrillator that Delivers Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. J Cardiovasc Electrophys 2006. Published online February 3, 2006. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2006.00367.x.
    • Prognostic Significance of Quantitative QRS Duration. Am J Med 2006;119:600-6.
    • Implications and Outcome of Permanent Coronary Sinus Lead Extraction and Re-implantation.
      J Cardiovasc Electrophys 2005;16:1-8.
    • Editorial Commentary – Effect of Atrial Fibrillation on Chamber Dimensions. Heart Rhythm Journal 2005;2:25-27.
    • Termination of Epicardial Left Ventricular Tachycardia by Pacing without Global Capture. J Cardiovasc Electrophys 2005;16:92-94.
    • Long-Term Retention of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. J Am Coll Cardiol 2004;44:72-77.

    Textbook Chapters, Invited Articles & Reviews

    • Premature Ventricular Contraction. In: eMedicine 2008.
    • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators: Clinical trials-Primary and Secondary Prevention. In: UpToDate, Rose BD (Ed), UpToDate, Wellesley, MA, 2005.
    • Techniques of Prediction of Arrhythmia Occurrence and Stratification for Sudden Cardiac Death. In Wang P, Naccareli G, Rosen M, Estes M, Hayes D, Haines D, editors. New Arrhythmia Technologies, 1st ed. Blackwell Publishing (UK), 2005.
    • Pharmacologic Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. Eur Heart J 2005 (in press).
    • The Role of Intravenous Amiodarone in the Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Ann Intern Med 1997;127:294-303\
    Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine
    Fellow, American College of Cardiology, 2003
    Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society, 2003
    Member, American Heart Assoc., 2005
  • 23-Aug-2018
    This doctor is a wondetop-quality professional, and true expert. I appreciate him immensely. And he was a lovely person as well, easy to understand and talk to, and truly useful to me. He was a superb. And a real blessing!
    23-Aug-2018
    Dr. Desai is very personable. He makes sure I, as the patient, fully understand what is going on and the plan of treatment.
    22-Aug-2018
    *Dr. Desai is excellent. My husband I are so grateful to have such a skilled, agressive, forward thinking doctor to treat us.
    22-Aug-2018
    Excellent, friendly, knowledgeable.
    14-Aug-2018
    I believe that I have state of the art medical care which has greatly enhanced my sense of well-being. Thanks
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