Alan Zajarias


Alan Zajarias, MD, FACC

Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical and Interventional Cardiologist, Associate Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Director of the Structural Heart Disease Fellowship Program

I am a clinical and interventional cardiologist, who heads the Center of Valve Disease at Washington University School of Medicine, and the Associate Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and Director of the Structural Heart Disease Fellowship Program. I am actively involved in the training of residents and fellows. My particular area of interest is the natural history of valvular disease and their catheter related treatments. I encounter patients in a specialized valve clinic that is aimed at the evaluation and treatment of complex valvular disease. I actively participate in trials that evaluate the role of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. In addition, I study the role of multidetector computed tomography in the evaluation and selection of patients undergoing TAVR in order to improve procedural success and safety; the effect of balloon aortic valvuloplasty in left ventricular recovery in patients with severe aortic stenosis and left ventricular dysfunction. From a clinical and epidemiological perspective I am interested in the development of aortic stenosis and its potential genetic components. I also am involved in elucidating the role of mitral regurgitation in left ventricular dysfunction and antiarrhythmic therapy. In addition I am interested in the use of percutaneous left ventricular support in patients with severe decompensated heart failure: patient selection, timing and duration of use.

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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