Nadim Nasir, Jr., MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Biography

Dr. Nasir is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. He completed his medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he graduated with honors in 1986. He completed his residency in internal medicine in Dallas at the UT affiliated Hospitals and then returned to Houston in 1989 to complete his Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology training. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Dr. Nasir has been in practice at the Methodist Hospital since 1992. He has been Medical Director of the Electrophysiology Lab since 2004 and was appointed Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Services in 2006. Along with Dr. Valderrabano they are co-Directors of the Heart Rhythm Treatment Service (HEARTS) at the Methodist Debakey Heart Center which was established in 2007.

Dr. Nasir´s clinical interests are in device therapy for prevention of sudden death and ablative therapies for cardiac rhythm disorders. He has been involved in numerous clinical trials at the Methodist Hospital expanding the base of scientific knowledge in the arena of cardiac rhythm disorders and has been Principal or Co-investigator in several recent trials examining ablation techniques for therapy of atrial fibrillation including the use of cryotherapy for therapy of Afib and along with Dr. Valdarabanno, laser balloon therapy for treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Description of Research

Dr. Nasir has been involved in numerous clinical trials at the Methodist Hospital expanding the base of scientific knowledge in the arena of cardiac rhythm disorders and has been Principal or Co-investigator in several recent trials examining ablation techniques for therapy of atrial fibrillation including the use of cryotherapy for therapy of Afib and along with Dr. Valderrabano, laser balloon therapy for treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Areas Of Expertise

Atrial fibrillation Ablation Cardiac rhythm
Publications

Cellular Evidence of Reverse Cardiac Remodeling Induced by Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Orrego, CM, Nasir, N, Oliveira, GH, Flores-Arredondo, JH, Cordero-Reyes, AM, Loebe, M, Youker, KA & Torre-Amione, G 2011, Congestive Heart Failure, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 140-146. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-7133.2011.00227.x

Tissue characterization by cardiovascular magnetic resonance aids in the evaluation of a patient with ventricular tachycardia.
Cheema, O, Nasir, Jr. N, Attar, M, Nagueh, S, Zoghbi, WA & Shah, DJ 2011, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 46-47.

Incubation alone is adequate as a culturing technique for cardiac rhythm management devices
Viola, GM, Mansouri, MD, Nasir, Jr. N & Darouiche, RO 2009, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 47, no. 12, pp. 4168-4170. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01354-09

QT prolongation with migraine medications
Evans, RW, Atriham, AR & Nasir, N 2003, Headache, vol. 43, no. 7, pp. 809-810. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1526-4610.2003.03156.x

Case report: Dr. Lecter's convulsive syncope.
Evans, R & Nasir, Jr. N 2001, MedGenMed [electronic resource] : medscape general medicine, vol. 3, no. 5.

Shocks as predictors of survival in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Pacifico, A, Ferlic, LL, Cedillo-Salazar, FER, Nasir, Jr. N, Doyle, TK & Henry, PD 1999, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 204-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0735-1097(99)00142-4

Conscious sedation with combined hypnotic agents for implantation of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Pacifico, A, Cedillo-Salazar, FR, Nasir, Jr. N, Doyle, TK & Henry, PD 1997, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 769-773. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0735-1097(97)00225-8

Effect of preexisting epicardial patch electrodes on defibrillation thresholds of unipolar defibrillators
Nasir, Jr. N, Cedillo-Salazar, FR, Doyle, TK, Henry, PD & Pacifico, A 1997, American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 79, no. 10, pp. 1408-1409. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9149(97)00152-5

Spontaneous ventricular tachycardia treated by antitachycardia pacing
Nasir, N, Pacifico, A, Doyle, TK, Earle, NR, Hardage, ML & Henry, PD 1997, American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 79, no. 6, pp. 820-822. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9149(96)00881-8

Long-term follow-up of cardioverter-defibrillator implanted under conscious sedation in prepectoral subfascial position
Pacifico, A, Wheelan, KR, Nasir, N, Wells, PJ, Doyle, TK, Johnson, SA & Henry, PD 1997, Circulation, vol. 95, no. 4, pp. 946-950.

Therapy of sustained ventricular arrhythmias with amiodarone: Prediction of efficacy with serial electrophysiologic studies
Nasir, Jr. N, Swarna, US, Boahene, KA, Doyle, TK & Pacifico, A 1996, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 123-132. https://doi.org/10.1177/107424849600100206

Characterization of spontaneous recurrent ventricular arrhythmias detected by electrogram-storing defibrillators in sudden cardiac death survivors with no inducible ventricle arrhythmias at baseline electrophysiologic testing
Zaim, S, Zaim, B, Rottman, J, Mendoza, I, Nasir, Jr. N & Pacifico, A 1996, American heart journal, vol. 132, no. 2 I, pp. 274-279. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-8703(96)90422-6

Evaluation of intravenous lidocaine for the termination of sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in patients with coronary artery disease with or without healed myocardial infarction
Nasir, Jr. N, Taylor, A, Doyle, TK & Pacifico, A 1994, The American journal of cardiology, vol. 74, no. 12, pp. 1183-1186.

Usefulness of Holter monitoring in predicting efficacy of amiodarone therapy for sustained ventricular tachycardia associated with coronary artery disease
Nasir, Jr. N, Doyle, TK, Wheeler, SH & Pacifico, A 1994, The American journal of cardiology, vol. 73, no. 8, pp. 554-558.

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