Nassir Azimi, MD

Cardiology

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Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology

Internal Medicine
Interventional Cardiology

5565 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA, USA

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Dr. Azimi is quadruple board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He has served as the Chief of Medicine Department and Chief of Endovascular Medicine at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and he is currently the chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at SGH. Dr. Azimi has been 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.

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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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Types

DVT can be broken down into acute and chronic. Acute DVT is less than four weeks old. Chronic DVT is a clot that’s one or two months or older. Chronic DVT leads to organized clot...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Overview

Deep vein thrombosis, DVT, kills more people each year than HIV, cancer, and traffic accidents combined. DVT is essentially a clot in the deep veins of the thighs or pelvis, but it can be in...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Prevention

There are things one can do to try to reduce the risk of developing a DVT. Smokers should quit. If you’re overweight, diet, exercise, and weight loss can help you. If you’re postoperative, avoiding prolonged...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Prevalence

DVT is common in patients that are 60 years of age or older. DVT is common in people that are sedentary for prolonged periods or bedridden. DVT is common in smokers and overweight patients, and...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Risk Factors

Patients that are 60 years of age or older. Patients that are obese. Patients that are on birth control. Patients that smoke. Patients that are sedentary. Patients that have inherited conditions that make them more...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Symptoms

Well, swelling or pain asymmetrically in the lower extremity or even upper extremity could be a sign of DVT. So it’s really important if you see such swelling to go get checked out by a...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Causes

Any condition where the blood is not moving, meaning the blood is stagnant and the flow is limited, can lead to clot formation. Patients that have certain conditions called hypercoagulable states are at higher risk...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Embolism

Well, as mentioned, it’s basically a clot in the veins of the pelvis and thighs that can also be in the upper extremities. The clot can often break off and go to the lungs and...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Care Providers

Usually, the diagnosing doctor would be involved in the treatment. Sometimes a specialist such as a pulmonologist or a cardiologist, depending on who you see first. Other times, you might need to see what we...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Complications

Well, if you have a DVT, one complication is obviously breaking up of the clot and causing what we call a pulmonary embolism, which is the clot breaking off and going and damaging the lungs....

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