Arvind Bhimaraj, MD

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


Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Clinical Fellowship , Cook County Hospital
Residency , Hahnemann University School of Medicine
MD , Gandhi Medical College
Publications

Ambulatory Hemodynamic Monitoring Reduces Heart Failure Hospitalizations in “Real-World” Clinical Practice
Desai, AS, Bhimaraj, A, Bharmi, R, Jermyn, R, Bhatt, K, Shavelle, D, Redfield, MM, Hull, R, Pelzel, J, Davis, K, Dalal, N, Adamson, PB & Heywood, JT 2017, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 69, no. 19, pp. 2357-2365. DOI:

Rapamycin nanoparticles localize in diseased lung vasculature and prevent pulmonary arterial hypertension
Segura-Ibarra, V, Amione-Guerra, J, Cruz-Solbes, AS, Cara, FE, Iruegas-Nunez, DA, Wu, S, Youker, KA, Bhimaraj, A, Torre-Amione, G, Ferrari, M, Karmouty-Quintana, H, Guha, A & Blanco, E 2017, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol 524, no. 1-2, pp. 257-267. DOI:

Impact of Practice Based Management of PA Pressures in 2000 Patients Implanted with the CardioMEMS Sensor
Heywood, TT, Jermyn, R, Shavelle, D, Abraham, WT, Bhimaraj, A, Bhatt, K, Sheikh, F, Eichorn, E, Lamba, S, Bharmi, R, Agarwal, R, Kumar, C & Stevenson, LW 2017, Circulation. DOI:

MicroRNA-126 overexpression rescues diabetes-induced impairment in efferocytosis of apoptotic cardiomyocytes
Suresh Babu, S, Amirthalingam Thandavarayan, R, 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:

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.

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:

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 .

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:

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:

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: