Nassir Azimi, MD

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Interventional Cardiology

5565 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA, USA

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Quadruple board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and interventional cardiology.

Served as the Chief of Medicine Department and Chief of Endovacular Medicine at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and he is currently the chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at SGH.

Recognized among San Diego’s Top Interventional Cardiologists by San Diego Magazine and Castle Connolly several times


Dr. Azimi received a scholarship to Columbia College of Columbia University where he completed his B.A. in Chemistry and pre-medicine. From there, he attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed his residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He finished his fellowships in Cardiovascular Medicine, then nuclear cardiology and cardiac and peripheral interventions at the prestigious Yale University.



Dr. Azimi has been in private practice in San Diego, CA for 15 years, establishing a thriving clinical practice for cardiac patients and treating patients for peripheral vascular disease. He is active in Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Interventions, and he does structural heart interventions, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transeptal procedures such as the Watchman left trail appendage closures. Dr. Azimi has served as the Chief of Medicine Department and Chief of Endovacular Medicine at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and he is currently the chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at SGH.



He is a national expert in anti-platelets and anticoagulants and has been a national speaker on anti platelets anticoagulants, intravenous iron treatments and diabetic treatments. He has been an investigator in multiple clinical research studies for various cardiac and peripheral disease indications, and Dr. Azimi is a Fellow of The American College of Cardiology and serves on the board of governors of the California chapter of the ACC. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and a Fellow of the Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions.



Dr. Azimi is the recipient of numerous awards. From being a Castle Connolly top Interventional Cardiologist in San Diego 2012-2020 and has been voted by his peers six times as San Diego’s Top Interventional Cardiologist as published in San Diego Magazine from 2013 to 2019. He is also been awarded the designation of a National ST elevations MI Champion for his outstanding heart attack care.

Education

  • MD: Dartmouth Medical School

  • Internship: University of Colorado

  • Residency: University of Colorado

  • Fellowship: Yale University

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

  • Cardiology

  • Interventional Cardiology

  • Nuclear Cardiology

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Nassir Azimi, MD

4 days ago

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Coronary Heart Disease – Coronary Angiogram

Obviously the next test, if you have an abnormal nuclear test or an abnormal echo, a good story, or an abnormal exercise treadmill test, is a coronary angiogram. What is that? Angio meaning blood vessel,...

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Nassir Azimi, MD

4 days ago

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Coronary Heart Disease – CT Angiogram

There is one more modality that is often used to diagnose coronary artery disease, and it’s non-invasive. This is called a CT angiogram. With a CT angiogram, you’re given an IV and through the IV...

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Nassir Azimi, MD

4 days ago

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Coronary Heart Disease – Treatment

As I mentioned before, the best way to avoid coronary artery disease is to do the preventative measures. Diet, exercise, modify stress, avoid bad habits, eat healthy, but if you need treatment, it’s important to...

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Nassir Azimi, MD

4 days ago

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Heart Transplant – Immediate Medical Attention

It’s really important if you’re feeling signs or symptoms of infection, whether it’s rigors, chills, fevers, to seek medical attention. If you start to feel fatigued and short of breath, seek medical attention. If you...

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Nassir Azimi, MD

3 months ago

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A Promising Future for Transplant Recipients

A pig’s kidney has been transplanted into a human without immediate rejection – what could this mean for the future of heart transplants?

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Nassir Azimi, MD

12 months ago

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Heart Disease – Drug Coated Stents

And so in the early 2000s, we started using drug-coated stents. And what do the drug coatings do? They basically have a stent that has a layer of medication that keeps that layer of re...

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Nassir Azimi, MD

12 months ago

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Heart Disease – Aortic Stenosis

“Aortic stenosis. When we talk about aortic stenosis, we’re really talking about the valve that’s in the aorta that lets the blood out of the left ventricle so that blood could get to the rest...

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Nassir Azimi, MD

12 months ago

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Heart Disease – Antioxidants When Young

“So they’ve done all kinds of trials, okay. For antioxidants and protection, you know, with the heart, with heart disease. And what they find is that, you know, they give people that are 60 or...

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Nassir Azimi, MD

12 months ago

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Heart Disease – Antioxidant Supplements

So in terms of supplements, some of the antioxidant supplements are curcumin, turmeric, vitamin E, vitamin C. And then we talk about foods that are good in terms of antioxidant content. We’re talking about generally...

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Nassir Azimi, MD

12 months ago

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Heart Disease – Antioxidant Fad

If you look at the fad every year, there’s a vegetable that’s the vegetable of the year. Like this year, it’s kale, next year it’s quinoa. The year after, you know, every year we find...

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