Arvind Bhimaraj, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Education & Training

, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
, Cook County Hospital
, Hahnemann University School of Medicine
, Gandhi Medical College

MicroRNA-126 overexpression rescues diabetes-induced impairment in efferocytosis of apoptotic cardiomyocytes
Suresh Babu, S, Thandavarayan, RA, Joladarashi, D, Jeyabal, P, Krishnamurthy, S, Bhimaraj, A, Youker, KA & Krishnamurthy, P 2016, Scientific Reports, vol 6, 36207. DOI:

Impact of Cytomegalovirus on Survival after Heart Transplant: Analysis of 20,000 Patients from the UNOS Registry Data
Ashrith, G, Daoud, A, Teeter, LD, Amione-Guerra, J, Cordero-Reyes, AM, Graviss, E, Trachtenberg, BH, Bhimaraj, A, Gaber, A, Scheinin, S, Torre-Amione, G & Estep, JD 2016, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, vol 35, no. 4, pp. S60. DOI:

MicroRNA-9 inhibits hyperglycemia-induced pyroptosis in human ventricular cardiomyocytes by targeting ELAVL1
Jeyabal, P, Thandavarayan, RA, Joladarashi, D, Suresh Babu, S, Krishnamurthy, S, Bhimaraj, A, Youker, KA, Kishore, R & Krishnamurthy, P 2016, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol 471, no. 4, pp. 423-429. DOI:

Full expression of cardiomyopathy is partly dependent on B-cells: A pathway that involves cytokine activation, immunoglobulin deposition, and activation of apoptosis
Cordero-Reyes, AM, Youker, KA, Trevino, AR, Celis, R, Hamilton, DJ, Flores-Arredondo, JH, Orrego, CM, Bhimaraj, A, Estep, JD & Torre-Amione, G 2016, Journal of the American Heart Association, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 1-12. DOI:

LVAD BTT Risk Score Predicts 1-Year Mortality in Patients Bridged to Transplant with a CF-Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
Guha, A, Nguyen, DTM, Amione-Guerra, J, Trachtenberg, B, Bhimaraj, A, Bruckner, B, Suarez, EE, Gaber, AO, Graviss, E, Park, MH & Estep, J 2016, International Society of Heart lung Transplantation , United States, 4/27/16 - 4/30/16, .

Elevated Pressures on Aortic Valve Leaflets correlate with Orientation of LVAD Outflow Graft
Karmonik, C, Kassi, M, Bhimaraj, A, Estep, J, Loebe, M & Chang, S 2015, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, vol 10 Suppl 1, pp. A356. DOI:

Enhanced Cardiac Regenerative Ability of Stem Cells After Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury: Role of Human CD34(+) Cells Deficient in MicroRNA-377
Joladarashi, D, Srikanth Garikipati, VN, Thandavarayan, RA, Verma, SK, Mackie, AR, Khan, M, Gumpert, AM, Bhimaraj, A, Youker, KA, Uribe, C, Suresh Babu, S, Jeyabal, P, Kishore, R & Krishnamurthy, P 2015, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 66, no. 20, pp. 2214-2226. DOI:

Single-Center Analysis of Adult, Combined Heart-Liver Transplant (CHLT) Recipients
Victor, III, DW, Monsour, HP, Boktour, MR, Aderinto-Adike, AO, Gordon Burroughs, S, Saharia, A, Trachtenberg, B, Bhimaraj, A, Gaber, AO, Estep, J & Ghobrial, RM.

Echocardiographic Predictors of combined Pre and Post Capillary Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) in a Population of Systolic Heart Failure with WHO Group II Pulmonary Hypertension
Guha Ashrith, Nadia Fida, Andrea Cordero-Reyes, Javier Amione-Guerra, Zahoor Khan, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, B, Torre, G, Nagueh, S & Estep, J 2015, American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015 , San Diego, United States, 3/14/15 - 3/16/15, .

Persistent blood stream infection in patients supported with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device is associated with an increased risk of cerebrovascular accidents
Trachtenberg, BH, Cordero-Reyes, AM, Aldeiri, M, Alvarez, P, Bhimaraj, A, Ashrith, G, Elias, B, Suarez, EE, Bruckner, B, Loebe, M, Harris, RL, Zhang, JY, Torre-Amione, G & Estep, JD 2015, Journal of Cardiac Failure, vol 21, no. 2, pp. 119-125. DOI:

Elevated Pressures on Aortic Valve Leaflets Correlate with Orientation of LVAD Outflow Graft
Karmonik, C, Kassi, M, Bhimaraj, A, Estep, JD, Loebe, M & Chang, S-M 2015, World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 9/19/15 - 9/20/15, .

MDCT assessment of mechanical circulatory support device complications
Vivo, RP, Kassi, M, Estep, JD, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, BH, Orrego, CM, Loebe, M, Bruckner, BA, Nabi, F, Mahmarian, JJ, Zoghbi, WA & Chang, SM 2015, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol 8, no. 1, pp. 100-102. DOI:

Combined Liver-heart Transplantation: Analysis of a Single-Center Experience
Victor, III, DW, Boktour, MR, Bhimaraj, A, Elnemr, M, Cordero, A, Gordon Burroughs, S, Saharia, A, Trachtenberg, B, Gaber, AO, Aderinto-Adike, AO, Estep, J, Ghobrial, RM & Monsour, HP .

Editorial: an interview with Dr. George P. Noon
Bhimaraj, A & Loebe, M 2015, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 11, no. 1, pp. 45-47. DOI:

Physiological impact of continuous flow on end-organ function: clinical implications in the current era of left ventricular assist devices
Bhimaraj, A, Uribe, C & Suarez, EE 2015, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 11, no. 1, pp. 12-17. DOI:

High proportion of patients with end-stage heart failure regardless of aetiology demonstrates anti-cardiac antibody deposition in failing myocardium: Humoral activation, a potential contributor of disease progression
Youker, KA, Assad-Kottner, C, Cordero-Reyes, AM, Trevino, AR, Flores-Arredondo, JH, Barrios, R, Fernandez-Sada, E, Estep, JD, Bhimaraj, A & Torre-Amione, G 2014, European Heart Journal, vol 35, no. 16, pp. 1061-1068. DOI:

Revisiting surrogate consent for ventricular assist device placement
Bruce, CR, Bhimaraj, A & Smith, ML 2014, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 97, no. 3, pp. 747-749. DOI:

Treatment of cardiovascular complications of Alagille syndrome in clinical optimization for liver transplantation
Smithson, S, Hall, D, Trachtenberg, B, Bhimaraj, A, Estep, JD, Balzer, DT & Lin, CH 2014, International Journal of Cardiology, vol 176, no. 2, pp. e37-e40. DOI:

Ventricular assist devices: A review of psychosocial risk factors and their impact on outcomes
Bruce, CR, Delgado, E, Kostick, K, Grogan, S, Ashrith, G, Trachtenberg, B, Estep, JD, Bhimaraj, A, Pham, L & Blumenthal-Barby, JS 2014, Journal of Cardiac Failure, vol 20, no. 12, pp. 996-1003. DOI:

Echocardiographic evaluation of hemodynamics in patients with systolic heart failure supported by a continuous-flow LVAD
Estep, JD, Vivo, RP, Krim, SR, Cordero-Reyes, AM, Elias, B, Loebe, M, Bruckner, BA, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, BH, Ashrith, G, Torre-Amione, G & Nagueh, SF 2014, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 64, no. 12, pp. 1231-1241. DOI: