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Harsh Agrawal, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    UCSF, San Francisco, CAStructural Interventional Cardiology Fellowship06/2019Structural Heart Disease
    St Elizabeths Medical Center/Tufts School of Medicine, Boston,MAInterventional Cardiology Fellowship6/2018Interventional Cardiology
    Texas Tech University/Paul L Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TXAssistant Professor 6/2017Cardiovascular Medicine
    University of Missouri, Columbia,MOGeneral Cardiology Fellowship6/2016Cardiovascular Medicine
    UCLA, Los Angeles,CAKennamer Fellow, Clinical Instructor6/2013Internal Medicine
    UCLA, Los Angeles,CAFellowship in Medical Education6/2013Medical Education
    UCLA-OVMC, Los Angeles, CAInternal Medicine Residency6/2012Internal Medicine
    West-Penn Allegheny General Hospital System, Pittsburgh, PAInternal Medicine Internship6/2010Internal Medicine
    King George Medical College, Lucknow, IndiaInternship3/2007Internal Medicine
    Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical University , Pune, IndiaMD2/2006Medical School

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    Given my desire to practice in academic and clinical interventional cardiology, I am immensely grateful to have had the opportunity to further my education in the American health care system. In the past years, I have witnessed improvements in patient outcomes related to advancements in medical technology and new devices, which are currently unavailable in my native country. With these goals in mind, I now seek to continue my training with increased patient volume and opportunities for research. Reminiscent of the dedicated and hard-working nature of the doctors in my family, I have an insatiable desire to excel in patient care. For me, there is no greater privilege in life than to learn from and help individuals in need of medical care. Concluding that my strengths and ambitions are highly compatible with a career in academic structural interventional cardiology, I have grown inseparable from this calling.

    Clinical Interests
    I work in the cardiac catheterization laboratory and take care of patients with valvular heart disease, complex coronary artery disease interventions and peripheral vascular interventions. I perform complex structural and coronary interventions including Transcatheter Valve replacement’s, Percutaneous coronary and peripheral arterial and venous interventions, percutaneous left and right ventricular assist device placements. I also take care of patients on the general inpatient cardiology service, the cardiac intensive care service and the procedural service. I have 2 outpatient clinics where the patients can see me for non-urgent issues and their cardiovascular care. Clinical interests include cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment, interventional cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and structural cardiology.Dr.Agrawal is American board certified in 8 specialties of Medicine/Cardiology which include, internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology, endovascular interventions, echocardiography, cardiac CT, nuclear cardiology and vascular ultrasound.

    Research Interests
    Dr. Agrawal is currently researching the utilization of MRIs in patients with chronic kidney disease during valve replacement in order to decrease their expose to contrast medium. This is one of the largest patient population where we have used this novel technique to limit all contrast exposure. He is examining the outcomes of percutaneous techniques for PFO closure after stroke. He is examining the achievability of same day discharges of patients who have undergone structural heart valve replacements, as well as analyzing the research for the most effective strategies of coronary artery bifurcation interventions. He is also involved with looking at out comes on patients who undergo patent ductus arteriosus interventions. Dr. Agrawal has published over 40 peer-reviewed research articles and is actively involved in clinical research at UCSF.

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    1. Coronary Artery Disease. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2020 Jul; 40(7):e185-e192. Agrawal H, Choy HK, Liu J, Auyoung M, Albert MA. PMID: 32579480.
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    2. Conduction System Abnormalities After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Mechanism, Prediction, and Management. Interv Cardiol Clin. 2019 10; 8(4):403-409. Judson GL, Agrawal H, Mahadevan VS. PMID: 31445724.
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    3. Percutaneous exclusion of a giant ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Jul 12; 12(7). Agrawal H, Agarwal A, Eichler CM, Mahadevan VS. PMID: 31302626.
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    4. Percutaneous exclusion of post-transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) induced aortic pseudoaneurysm using an Amplatzer Vascular Plug 2 (AVP2). BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Jul 02; 12(7). Singh SP, Agrawal H, Eichler CM, Mahadevan VS. PMID: 31270085.
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    5. The Role of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Treatment of Chronic Total Occlusions: Rationale and Review of the Literature. Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2019; 17(3):278-290. Agrawal H, Lange RA, Montanez R, Wali S, Mohammad KO, Kar S, Teleb M, Mukherjee D. PMID: 29345588.
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    6. Fractional Flow Reserve and Intravascular Ultrasound of Coronary Artery Lesions Beyond the Left Main: A Review of Literature. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2018 Mar 30; 19(1):1-11. Agrawal H, Mahadevan VS, Shunk K, Lee MS. PMID: 31032597.
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    7. Routine Angiographic Follow-Up After Coronary Artery Disease Revascularization: Is Seeing Believing? Curr Cardiol Rep. 2018 03 06; 20(3):17. Agrawal H, Teleb M, Lahsaei S, Carbajal L, Montanez R, Carrozza JP. PMID: 29511900.
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    8. Cocaine-related subcutaneous emphysema, pneumorrhachis and pneumomediastinum: a rare clinical finding. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Aug 07; 2017. Kanu O, Teleb M, Agrawal H, Cashin LB. PMID: 28784876.
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    9. Double right coronary artery and its clinical significance: Review of the literature. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2017 Dec; 18(8):632-635. Abolbashari M, Kar S, Marmol-Velez A, Ramos-Duran L, Mullins C, Mukherjee D, Agrawal H. PMID: 28778391.
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    10. Initial Experience of a Primary Urgent Care Clinic Curriculum and Subspecialty Lectureship Series Implementation in a Los Angeles County Hospital. South Med J. 2017 05; 110(5):325-329. Agrawal H, Martinez A, Volkmann ER, Melamed O, Wali S. PMID: 28464172.
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    11. Leiomyosarcoma: a rare but fatal tumour of the inferior vena cava. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Apr 27; 2017. Albaghdadi A, Teleb M, Liu C, Agrawal H. PMID: 28450471.
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    12. Uncommon cause of adult onset cyanosis: single left ventricle. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Feb 06; 2017. Agrawal H, Schaefer JD, Teleb M, Cashin LM. PMID: 28167694.
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    13. Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Entresto a Possible Option. Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets. 2017; 17(2):80-85. Bramblett T, Teleb M, Albaghdadi A, Agrawal H, Mukherjee D. PMID: 28676030.
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    14. A rare cause of chest pain: Cardiac synovial sarcoma. The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. 2017; 2917(48):869-871. View Publication.
    15. Persistent atrial standstill following the Cox-maze III procedure: reversal with sustained atrial pacing. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2017 Mar; 22(2). Agrawal H, Aggarwal K, Alpert MA. PMID: 27558131.
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    16. Mechanical Circulatory Support in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Expanding the Possibilities. J Invasive Cardiol. 2016 Jun; 28(6):243-5. Agrawal H, Aggarwal K. PMID: 27236008.
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    17. Infection and Lupus: Which Causes Which? Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2016 Mar; 18(3):13. Doaty S, Agrawal H, Bauer E, Furst DE. PMID: 26951251.
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    18. The Rate of Adherence to Antiarthritis Medications and Associated Factors among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Literature Review and Metaanalysis. J Rheumatol. 2016 Mar; 43(3):512-23. Scheiman-Elazary A, Duan L, Shourt C, Agrawal H, Ellashof D, Cameron-Hay M, Furst DE. PMID: 26879354.
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    19. Cardiac Effects of Obesity: PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC, CLINICAL, AND PROGNOSTIC CONSEQUENCES-A REVIEW. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2016 Jan-Feb; 36(1):1-11. Alpert MA, Lavie CJ, Agrawal H, Kumar A, Kumar SA. PMID: 26629864.
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    20. Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation in Kidney Transplant Patients: Is Coronary Angiography Superior? A Focused Review. Adv Perit Dial. 2016; 32:32-38. Katta N, Balla S, Velagapudi P, Mittal M, Agrawal H, Kumar A, Aggarwal K. PMID: 28988587.
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    21. Does pharmacotherapy improve cardiovascular outcomes in hemodialysis patients? Hemodial Int. 2015 Oct; 19 Suppl 3:S40-50. Mittal M, Aggarwal K, Littrell RL, Agrawal H, Alpert MA. PMID: 26448387.
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    22. Pharmacological and non pharmacological strategies in the management of coronary artery disease and chronic kidney disease. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2015; 11(3):261-9. Agrawal H, Aggarwal K, Littrell R, Velagapudi P, Turagam MK, Mittal M, Alpert MA. PMID: 25981315.
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    23. Antithrombotics in atrial fibrillation and coronary disease. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2014 Aug; 12(8):977-86. Velagapudi P, Turagam MK, Agrawal H, Mittal M, Kocheril AG, Aggarwal K. PMID: 25046150.
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    24. Sensitivity of brachial versus femoral vein injection of agitated saline to detect right-to-left shunts with Transcranial Doppler. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Nov 15; 84(6):992-6. Gevorgyan R, Perlowski A, Shenoda M, Mojadidi MK, Agrawal H, Tobis JM. PMID: 24403023.
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    25. Improved transplant-free survival in patients with systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary hypertension and interstitial lung disease. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Jul; 66(7):1900-8. Volkmann ER, Saggar R, Khanna D, Torres B, Flora A, Yoder L, Clements PJ, Elashoff RM, Ross DJ, Agrawal H, Borazan N, Furst DE, Saggar R. PMID: 24729406.
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    26. Heart failure and obesity in adults: pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and management. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2014 Jun; 11(2):156-65. Alpert MA, Agrawal H, Aggarwal K, Kumar SA, Kumar A. PMID: 24682831.
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    27. Obesity and heart failure: epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and management. Transl Res. 2014 Oct; 164(4):345-56. Alpert MA, Lavie CJ, Agrawal H, Aggarwal KB, Kumar SA. PMID: 24814682.
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    28. Current Drug Therapy. Use of N-Acetyl-Cysteine to Prevent Nephrotoxicity Associated with Iodinated Contrast Agents. 2014; 2(9):104-110. View Publication.
    29. Abnormal sympathetic nerve activity in women exposed to cigarette smoke: a potential mechanism to explain increased cardiac risk. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Nov 15; 305(10):H1560-7. Middlekauff HR, Park J, Agrawal H, Gornbein JA. PMID: 23997107.
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    30. Hepatitis C and its double hit on the lungs: A case of Hepatopulmonary Syndrome. Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare. 2013; 2013(17). View Publication.
    31. Inferior Vena Cava Filter Fracture Mimicking a Myocardial Infarction. Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare. 2013; 2013(17). View Publication.
    32. Incidence of patent foramen ovale and migraine headache in adults with congenital heart disease with no known cardiac shunts. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Mar; 81(4):643-7. Volman M, Mojadidi MK, Gevorgyan R, Kaing A, Agrawal H, Tobis J. PMID: 22927216.
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    33. Deep Vein Thrombosis /Pulmonary Embolism in a patient with Retroperitoneal fibrosis: A case report. Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare. 2012; 2012(17). View Publication.
    34. Satisfaction and access to clinical care in a rheumatology clinic at a large urban medical center. J Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Jun; 18(4):209-11. Agrawal H, Hay MC, Volkmann ER, Maranian P, Khanna D, Furst DE. PMID: 22647867.
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    35. 2012 update of the 2008 American College of Rheumatology recommendations for the use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and biologic agents in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 May; 64(5):625-39. Singh JA, Furst DE, Bharat A, Curtis JR, Kavanaugh AF, Kremer JM, Moreland LW, O'Dell J, Winthrop KL, Beukelman T, Bridges SL, Chatham WW, Paulus HE, Suarez-Almazor M, Bombardier C, Dougados M, Khanna D, King CM, Leong AL, Matteson EL, Schousboe JT, Moynihan E, Kolba KS, Jain A, Volkmann ER, Agrawal H, Bae S, Mudano AS, Patkar NM, Saag KG. PMID: 22473917.
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    36. Gujarat Medical Journal. Current Trends in The Management of Thyroid Associated Ophthalmopathy: A Review. 2012; 2(7):72-76. Agrawal G, Mehta DC, Agrawal H, Agrawal.CG.
    37. Dendritic cells and aging: consequences for autoimmunity. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2012 Jan; 8(1):73-80. Agrawal A, Sridharan A, Prakash S, Agrawal H. PMID: 22149342.
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    38. Aberrant right subclavian artery aneurysm. Intern Med J. 2011 Aug; 41(8):641-2. Agrawal H, Volkmann ER. PMID: 21831121.
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    39. Gender and ethnicity differences in patients with diffuse systemic sclerosis--analysis from three large randomized clinical trials. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2011 Feb; 50(2):335-42. Nashid M, Khanna PP, Furst DE, Clements PJ, Maranian P, Seibold J, Postlethwaite AE, Louie JS, Mayes MD, Agrawal H, Khanna D. PMID: 20889574.
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    40. Infliximab may be effective in the treatment of steroid-resistant eosinophilic fasciitis: report of three cases. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2010 Jun; 49(6):1184-8. Khanna D, Agrawal H, Clements PJ. PMID: 20308119.
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    41. Description of the efficacy and safety of three new biologics in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Korean J Intern Med. 2010 Mar; 25(1):1-17. Storage SS, Agrawal H, Furst DE. PMID: 20195397.
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    42. Clinical Medicine Insights: Therapeutics. Rituximab for Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. 2010 Sep; 2010(2): 749-760. 2010; (2):749-760. Agrawal H*, Volkmann ER*, Maranian P and Furst DE (* Co first authors).
    43. Recent Advances in the Treatment of Neovascular Age Related Macular Degeneration. Gujarat Medical Journal. 2008; 2(3):51-55. Agrawal G, Agrawal A, Agrawal H, Agrawal CG, Mehta DC, Ghodadra BK.
    44. Gujarat Medical Journal. Newer Trends in Diabetic Retinopathy. 2007; 7(2):51-56. Agrawal G, Agrawal A, Agrawal H. . 2007 Jul; 2(7): 51-56..
    45. Journal of Internal Medicine of India. Current and Emerging Concepts in Diabetic Retinopathy. 2006; 3(9):79-83. Agrawal G, Agrawal A, Agrawal H, Agrawal C.G.
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