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SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Aseem D. Desai, MD, FHRS

4.9 out of 5 (176 Ratings)
Specialty
  • Cardiology Vascular Medicine
  • Electrophysiology
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
Mission Heritage Medical Group
26800 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 103
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Primary Office

Address
Mission Heritage Medical Group
26800 Crown Valley Parkway
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
    • Cardiology Vascular Medicine
    • Electrophysiology
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Northwestern University
    • Internship
      Stanford University Medical Center
    • Chief Residency
      Stanford University Medical Center
    • Education and Training
      University of Chicago Hospital
    • Fellowship
      Stanford University Medical Center
    Areas of Interest
    1. Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and supraventricular tachycardia.
    2. Robotic ablation of ventricular arrhythmias including premature ventricular contractions (PVC’s) and ventricular tachycardia.
    3. Leadless pacemaker and Transvenous pacemaker implantation
    4. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) implantation including subcutaneous ICD (SICD).
    5. Evaluation of syncope including implantable loop recorders and tilt table testing.
    6. Teaching stress management techniques.
  • 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
  • 2-Apr-2019
    Dr Desai's office staff is always courteous. he is a great doctor and a wonderful person. very caring. love the young lady that does ekg she is very efficient.
    19-Mar-2019
    *Dr. Desai is an EXCELLENT doctor. He explains everything in an easy to understand way. He answers all questions.
    10-Mar-2019
    Dr. DeSai is my EP. He installed a Pacemaker to counter Afibs, so I see him twice per year---it has always been totally satisfying.
    3-Mar-2019
    Dr. Desai is outstanding and I have every confidence in his care.
    28-Feb-2019
    it was a great experience
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