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Richard Cheng, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-2552-6773 Additional info
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    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NHMD06/2011Medicine
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CAResidency06/2014Internal Medicine
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CAFellowship06/2017Cardiology
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CAFellowship06/2018Interventional/Structural Cardiology
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CAFellowship06/2019Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

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    Dr. Richard Cheng is a cardiologist who specializes in the comprehensive care of patients with heart failure. Having trained in both advanced heart failure and interventional cardiology, his approach combines medical therapy optimization with minimally invasive surgeries and novel devices that can improve heart function. As both a heart transplant and interventional cardiologist, he also specializes in supporting patients in cardiogenic shock – a type of shock that may occur when the heart can't pump well enough to meet the body's needs – with temporary circulatory pumps as a bridge to recovery or heart transplantation.

    Cheng's research is focused on how to rescue patients in cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest and on optimizing the performance of minimally invasive repair of leaky heart valves. His research interests include temporary mechanical circulatory support, stents and stent-valves (tiny tubes that can be placed surgically to keep blood vessels open) in patients with heart failure, minimally invasive mitral and tricuspid valve repair, and coronary artery disease after heart transplantation.

    After earning his medical degree at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Cheng completed residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed fellowships in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and advanced heart failure and transplant at Cedars-Sinai.

    Cheng belongs to the American College of Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and American Heart Association.

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    1. Cheng R, Tank R, Ramzy D, Azarbal B, Chung J, Esmailian F, Kobashigawa JA, Moriguchi JD, Arabia FA. Clinical Outcomes of Impella Microaxial Devices Used to Salvage Cardiogenic Shock as a Bridge to Durable Circulatory Support or Cardiac Transplantation. ASAIO J. 2019 Sep/Oct; 65(7):642-648. PMID: 30281541.
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    2. Chivukula VK, Beckman JA, Li S, Masri SC, Levy WC, Lin S, Cheng RK, Farris SD, Wood G, Dardas TF, Kirkpatrick JN, Koomalsingh K, Zimpfer D, Mackensen GB, Chassagne F, Mahr C, Aliseda A. Left Ventricle Assist Device Inflow Cannula Insertion Depth Influences Thrombosis Risk. ASAIO J. 2019 Aug 22. PMID: 31453832.
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    3. Sato T, Azarbal B, Cheng R, Esmailian F, Patel J, Kittleson M, Czer L, Thottam M, Levine R, Dimbil S, Olymbios M, Anzai T, Hamilton MA, Khayal T, Kobashigawa JA. Does ex vivo perfusion lead to more or less intimal thickening in the first-year post-heart transplantation? Clin Transplant. 2019 Aug; 33(8):e13648. PMID: 31230384.
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    4. Sato T, Cheng R, Azarbal B, Kittleson M, Patel J, Czer L, Levine R, Dimbil S, Olymbios M, Anzai T, Kransdorf E, Chang DH, Hamilton MA, Esmailian F, Kobashigawa J. Combined heart and kidney transplantation-Is there a protective effect against cardiac allograft vasculopathy using intravascular ultrasound? J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 Sep; 38(9):956-962. PMID: 31301966.
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    5. Cheng R, Kobashigawa J.Update in the use of percutaneous coronary intervention for cardiac allograft vasculopathy after heart transplantation. OBM Transplantation. 2019; 3(2).
    6. Cheng R, Kar S, Siegel RJ, Nakamura M. Cleft mitral leaflets and severe mitral regurgitation: Testing the limits of percutaneous mitral valve repair. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 May 01; 93(6):1161-1164. PMID: 30430718.
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    7. Wunderlich NC, Beigel R, Ho SY, Nietlispach F, Cheng R, Agricola E, Siegel RJ. Imaging for Mitral Interventions: Methods and Efficacy. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 06; 11(6):872-901. PMID: 29880112.
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    8. Cheng R, Kransdorf EP, Wei J, Patel JK, Kobashigawa JA, Azarbal B. Angiogenesis on coronary angiography is a marker for accelerated cardiac allograft vasculopathy as assessed by intravascular ultrasound. Clin Transplant. 2017 Nov; 31(11). PMID: 28786501.
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    9. Cheng R, Dawkins S, Tat E, Makar M, Hussaini A, Makkar RR, Trento A, Siegel RJ, Kar S. Relation of Residual Mitral Regurgitation Despite Elevated Mitral Gradients to Risk of Heart Failure Hospitalization After MitraClip Repair. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Nov 01; 120(9):1595-1600. PMID: 29025679.
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    10. Bedzra EKS, Dardas TF, Cheng RK, Pal JD, Mahr C, Smith JW, Shively K, Masri SC, Levy WC, Mokadam NA. Pulmonary function tests do not predict mortality in patients undergoing continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 12; 154(6):1959-1970.e1. PMID: 28526500.
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    11. Cheng R, Henry TD.Nonpharmacological approaches to refractory angina. Heart Metab. 2017; (72):18-24.
    12. Cheng R, Vanichsarn C, Patel JK, Currier J, Chang DH, Kittleson MM, Makkar R, Kobashigawa JA, Azarbal B. Long-term clinical and angiographic outcomes of percutanenous coronary intervention with everolimus-eluting stents for the treatment of cardiac allograft vasculopathy. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Jul; 90(1):48-55. PMID: 27862865.
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    13. Cheng R, Tat E, Siegel RJ, Arsanjani R, Hussaini A, Makar M, Mizutani Y, Trento A, Kar S. Mitral annular calcification is not associated with decreased procedural success, durability of repair, or left ventricular remodelling in percutaneous edge-to-edge repair of mitral regurgitation. EuroIntervention. 2016 Oct 20; 12(9):1176-1184. PMID: 27753604.
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    14. Cheng R, Ramzy D, Azarbal B, Arabia FA, Esmailian F, Czer LS, Kobashigawa JA, Moriguchi JD. Device Strategies for Patients in INTERMACS Profiles 1 and 2 Cardiogenic Shock: Double Bridge With Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Initial Implant of More Durable Devices. Artif Organs. 2017 Mar; 41(3):224-232. PMID: 27658844.
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    15. Cheng R, Kobashigawa JA.ACC.org: Stable Ischemic Heart Disease. American College of Cardiology. Transplant CAD: the role of PCI in the transplanted heart. Expert Analysis. 2016.
    16. Cheng R, Azarbal B, Yung A, Patel JK, Chang DH, Liou F, Makkar R, Kobashigawa JA. Elevated immune monitoring as measured by increased adenosine triphosphate production in activated lymphocytes is associated with accelerated development of cardiac allograft vasculopathy after cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 08; 35(8):1018-23. PMID: 27138702.
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    17. Azarbal B, Cheng R, Vanichsarn C, Patel JK, Czer LS, Chang DH, Kittleson MM, Kobashigawa JA. Induction Therapy With Antithymocyte Globulin in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Transplantation Is Associated With Decreased Coronary Plaque Progression as Assessed by Intravascular Ultrasound. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Jan; 9(1):e002252. PMID: 26747860.
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    18. Tat E, Cheng R, Helfenstein JS. Forty Years of Chest Pain: A Case Report and Contemporary Review of the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Options for Myocardial Bridging. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2016; 17(1-2):69-75. PMID: 27667384.
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    19. Cheng R, Arsanjani R, Tat E, Cox J, Uberoi A, Aron R, Kar S. Not Your Typical Hole-in-the-Wall: Percutaneous Closure of an Acquired Post-Myocardial Infarction Ventriculoatrial Gerbode Defect. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Dec 21; 8(14):1905-6. PMID: 26604054.
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    20. Cheng R, Hachamovitch R, Makkar R, Ramzy D, Moriguchi JD, Arabia FA, Esmailian F, Azarbal B. Lack of Survival Benefit Found With Use of Intraaortic Balloon Pump in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Pooled Experience of 1517 Patients. J Invasive Cardiol. 2015 Oct; 27(10):453-8. PMID: 26208379.
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    21. Kobashigawa J, Patel J, Azarbal B, Kittleson M, Chang D, Czer L, Daun T, Luu M, Trento A, Cheng R, Esmailian F. Randomized pilot trial of gene expression profiling versus heart biopsy in the first year after heart transplant: early invasive monitoring attenuation through gene expression trial. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 May; 8(3):557-64. PMID: 25697852.
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    22. Cheng R, Chan AP, Ehdaie A, Bersohn MM. Heeding the sign: macroscopic T-wave alternans. Am J Med. 2015 May; 128(5):480-3. PMID: 25637757.
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    23. Cheng R, Azarbal B, Yung A, Chang DH, Patel JK, Kobashigawa JA. Elevated immune monitoring early after cardiac transplantation is associated with increased plaque progression by intravascular ultrasound. Clin Transplant. 2015 Feb; 29(2):103-9. PMID: 25429902.
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    24. Cheng R, Azarbal A, Currier J, Thomson LE, Hamilton MA, Esmailian F, Azarbal B. Tricuspid Regurgitation, the Forgotten Valvular Lesion-A Contemporary Review of Etiology, Prevalence, and Management Options. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2015; 16(3):171-81. PMID: 26451764.
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    25. Cheng RK, Aboulhosn J, Nsair A. Percutaneous angioplasty of stenotic outflow graft anastomosis of HeartMate II. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Jun; 7(6):700-3. PMID: 24835325.
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    26. Cheng R, Hachamovitch R, Kittleson M, Patel J, Arabia F, Moriguchi J, Esmailian F, Azarbal B. Clinical outcomes in fulminant myocarditis requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a weighted meta-analysis of 170 patients. J Card Fail. 2014 Jun; 20(6):400-6. PMID: 24642377.
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    27. Hillstrom HJ, Garg R, Kraszewski A, Lenhoff M, Carter T, Backus SI, Wolff A, Syrkin G, Cheng R, Wolfe SW. Development of an anatomical wrist joint coordinate system to quantify motion during functional tasks. J Appl Biomech. 2014 Aug; 30(4):586-93. PMID: 24615208.
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    28. Cheng R, Chakravarty T. Piezoelectric electrocardiographic artifact in a patient after surgery with bradycardia and hypotension. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2014 Nov; 19(6):598-600. PMID: 24602168.
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    29. Young A, Cheng R, Wei J, Esmailian F, Currier J, Azarbal B. Prevalence of coronary artery fistulae after cardiac surgery. Comparison between coronary artery bypass grafting, valve surgery, and orthotopic heart transplantation. Herz. 2015 Mar; 40 Suppl 1:51-5. PMID: 24577076.
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    30. Nsair A, Liem DA, Cadeiras M, Cheng RK, Allareddy M, Kwon M, Shemin R, Deng MC. Molecular basis of recovering on mechanical circulatory support. Heart Fail Clin. 2014 Jan; 10(1 Suppl):S57-62. PMID: 24262353.
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    31. Cheng R, Hachamovitch R, Kittleson M, Patel J, Arabia F, Moriguchi J, Esmailian F, Azarbal B. Complications of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for treatment of cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrest: a meta-analysis of 1,866 adult patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Feb; 97(2):610-6. PMID: 24210621.
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    32. Wei J, Azarbal B, Singh S, Rafiei M, Cheng R, Patel J, Esmailian F, Currier J, Kobashigawa J. Frequency of coronary artery fistulae is increased after orthotopic heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Jul; 32(7):744-6. PMID: 23664527.
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    33. Cheng R, Chang M, Yuan Ng C. Risks from Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: A Review of Methods, Efficacy, and Safety. J Atr Fibrillation. 2012 Apr-May; 4(6):455. PMID: 28496733.
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    34. Ellis SJ, Hillstrom H, Cheng R, Lipman J, Garrison G, Deland JT. The development of an intraoperative plantar pressure assessment device. Foot Ankle Int. 2009 Apr; 30(4):333-40. PMID: 19356358.
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    35. Ellis SJ, Cheng R, Prokopis P, Chetboun A, Wolfe SW, Athanasian EA, Weiland AJ. Treatment of proximal interphalangeal dorsal fracture-dislocation injuries with dynamic external fixation: a pins and rubber band system. J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Oct; 32(8):1242-50. PMID: 17923310.
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    36. Varma H, Cheng R, Voisine C, Hart AC, Stockwell BR. Inhibitors of metabolism rescue cell death in Huntington's disease models. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Sep 04; 104(36):14525-30. PMID: 17726098.
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    37. Cheng RK, Asai T, Tang H, Dashoush NH, Kara RJ, Costa KD, Naka Y, Wu EX, Wolgemuth DJ, Chaudhry HW. Cyclin A2 induces cardiac regeneration after myocardial infarction and prevents heart failure. Circ Res. 2007 Jun 22; 100(12):1741-8. PMID: 17495221.
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