Research

Research Interests

Clinical Research Interest: Determination of the parameters that define VT initiation and maintenance after successful revascularization, including patient profile, cardiac risk, myocardium in jeopardy, comparison of MRI/CT/Echo/NST based viable myocardium. VT in patients with LVAD.

Left Atrial Appendage Morphology and Atrial Fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation remains the most common arrhythmia in practice and stroke is one of the main killers and cause for morbidity worldwide. This current research garners the newly acquired knowledge of LAA morphology to determine the factors that induce thrombus formation in patients with atrial fibrillation leading to stroke.

Mind-Body Medicine: Includes research involving brain imaging, hormonal changes, immunological parameters in various states of consciousness and heart disease. Coronary artery disease is the most common killer in the Western Hemisphere. Factors studied include the role of emotions and environmental changes, including adverse environment, in precipitating and sustaining heart diseases. These include the role of meditation, stress reduction and biofeedback on the mind-heart axis to prevent and treat cardiovascular pathology initiated in a stressed organism.

Artificial Intelligence: Research using AI data to predict emotional states like depression that can affect prognosis of Cardiovascular Disease.

Projects

Use of Artificial Intelligence to delineate COVID infection in asymptomatic elderly people with Cardiovascular Disease.

Use of Artificial Intelligence to detect stress induced by COVID pandemic and its amelioration using Yoga.VT ablation in patients with LVAD; Parameters for success or failure.

Left atrial appendage morphology and the relation with cryptogenic stroke.

Diastolic Dysfunction as an independent risk factor for stroke in patients without atrial fibrillation.

Delineation of the anatomical pathway for VT ablation.

The role of meditation in patients undergoing cardiac rehab in terms of mortality, morbidity, and MACE after STEMI.

LAA morphology, epicardial fat and relation to atrial fibrillation.

Publications

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AHA SCIENTIFIC STATEMENT on Meditation and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Subcutaneous Versus Transvenous Implantable Defibrillator Therapy

Complex Left Atrial Appendage Morphology is an independent risk factor for Cryptogenic Ischemic Stroke