Dr. Nirav Mehta is a founding partner of Peak Heart & Vascular and a board-certified cardiologist practicing interventional cardiology in the Phoenix metro area for more than a decade. Dr. Mehta has advanced training and experience with structural heart procedures including TAVR, Watchman, and atrial septal closure. He also has extensive experience in complex percutaneous coronary artery interventions (PCI) such as complete occlusions, bifurcated stenoses, and multivessel stenosis in patients deemed too high risk for surgery. Dr. Mehta also actively participates in research investigations of the latest treatments for cardiovascular disease. He has published over 20 scholarly articles with half of these as first-author.
Dr. Mehta began his medical school education at Pramukh Swami Medical College in India. He then completed his Internal medicine residency in Brooklyn, New York, at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Mehta did his cardiology fellowship at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, and then followed with an Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Winthrop University Hospital in Long Island, New York.
- Pramukh Swami Medical College, India
Residency & Fellowship
- Internal Medicine Residency, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York
- Fellow, Division of Cardiology, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
- Fellow, Division of Interventional Cardiology, Winthrop University Hospital, Long Island, New York.
Professional Awards and Recognitions
- Lennec Society’s Young Clinician Award
- American Heart Association American College of Chest
- Physicians /CHEST Foundation’s Young Investigator Award
- Resident of the Year award, Long Island College Hospital, NY
- Intern of the Year award, Long Island College Hospital, NY
- Mehta NJ, Jani K, Khan IA. Clinical usefulness and prognostic value of elevated cardiac troponin I levels in acute pulmonary embolism. American Heart Journal 2003;145:821-5. [ With Editorial Comment]
- Khan IA, Wattansuwan N, Mehta NJ, Singh N, Vasavada BC, Sacchi TJ. Prognostic Value of Serum Cardiac Troponin I in Chronic Renal Failure Patients Undergoing Long-term Hemodialysis: A 2-Year Outcome Analysis. Journal of American College of Cardiology 2001;38:991-998.[ With Editorial Comment]
- Salaria V, Mehta NJ, Mohiuddin SM, Khan IA. Role of postoperative vasopressor use in occurrence of atrial fibrillation in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. American Journal of Cardiology2005;95:247-9.
- Mehta NJ, Khan IA, Gupta V, Jani K, Gowda RM, Smith PR. Cardiac troponin I predicts myocardial dysfunction and adverse outcome in septic shock. International Journal of Cardiology 2004;95(1):13-7.
- Mehta NJ, Khan IA. Cardiac Munchausen syndrome. Chest. 2002;122:1649-53.
- Punukollu G, Gowda RM, Khan IA, Mehta NJ, Navarro V, Vasavada BC, Sacchi TJ. Elevated serum cardiac troponin I in rhabdomyolysis. International Journal of Cardiology 2004;96:35-40.
- Khan IA, Mehta NJ, Gowda RM, Sacchi TJ, Vasavada BC. Reinforcement as a means for quality improvement in management of coronary syndromes: adherence to evidence-based medicine. International Journal of Cardiology 2004;95:281-3.
- Nair CK, Khan IA, Mehta NJ, Ryschon KL, Nair RC. Gender significance of ST-segment deviation detected by ambulatory (Holter) monitoring. International Journal of Cardiology 2004;95:153-7.
- Gowda RM, Khan IA, Nair CK, Mehta NJ, Vasavada BC, Sacchi TJ. Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma: a comprehensive analysis of 725 cases. American Heart Journal. 2003;146:404-10.
- Gowda RM, Khan IA, Mehta NJ, Gowda MR, Sacchi TJ, Vasavada BC. Cardiac tamponade in patients with human immunodeficiency virus disease. Angiology. 2003;54:469-74.
- Mehta NJ, Khan IA. HIV-associated coronary artery disease. Angiology. 2003;54:269-75.
- Khan IA, Mehta NJ, Gowda RM. Amiodarone for pharmacological cardioversion of recent-onset atrial fibrillation. International Journal of Cardiology 2003;89:239-48.
- Nair CK, Khan IA, Mehta NJ, Ryschon KL. Comparison of diagnostic and prognostic implications of ST-segment changes on ambulatory holter monitoring in patients aged >70 years with those aged <70 years. American Journal of Cardiology 2002 Nov 1;90(9):1002-5.
- Mehta N, Tejani F, Mehta R, Khan IA, Vasavada BC, Sacchi TJ. Analysis of End-of- Life Care Related Issue in Cardiology Journals. American Journal of Cardiology 2001;88:1460-1463.
- Wattanasuwan N, Khan IA, Mehta NJ, Singh N, Vasavada BC, Sacchi TJ. Prospective study of Intravenous Diltiazem Alone Vs. Intravenous Diltiazem Plus Digitalis In Management of Atrial Fibrillation. Chest 2001;119:502-506
- Mehta RN, Khan IA, Mehta NJ, Mendoza C, Vasavada BC, Sacchi TJ. Age-related differences in use of cardiac medications in patients with Coronary Artery Disease American Journal of Therapeutics 2001;8:225-229.
- Mehta NJ, Khan IA, Mehta RN, Sepkowitz D. HIV-related Pulmonary Hypertension: Analytic Review of 131 Cases. Chest 2000; 118(4): 1133-1141.
- Salaria V, Mehta NJ, Mohiuddin SM, Khan IA. Role of postoperative use of adrenergic drugs in occurrence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery. Clin Cardiol. 2005;28:131-5.
- Mehta NJ, Manikal VM, Lamoste TJ, Chapnick EK, Lutwick LI, Sepkowitz DV. Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia in Pregnancy. Chest 2001;120:666-671.
- Khan IA, Mehta NJ. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Endocarditis: A Systematic Review. Angiology 2002;53:49-55.
- Mehta NJ, Mehta R, Khan IA. Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Perspectives. Angiology 2001;52:759-762.
- Gowda RM, Khan IA, Mehta NJ, Vasavada BC, Sacchi TJ. Cardiac arrhythmias in pregnancy: clinical and therapeutic considerations. International Journal Cardiology 2004;88:129-33
- Mehta NJ, Mehta RN, Khan IA. Resolution of ST-segment elevation after thrombolytic therapy in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction. American Journal of Therapeutics. 2003;10:83-7.
- Mehta NJ, Khan IA, Mehta RN, Burgonio B, Lakhanpal G. Effect of thrombolytic therapy on QT dispersion in elderly versus younger patients with acute myocardial infarction. American Journal of Therapeutics. 2003;10:7-11.