Ravish Sachar, M.D., F.A.C.C.

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OFFICES


FELLOWSHIP & POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (2004)

INTERNSHIP/RESIDENCY

  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

EDUCATION

  • Medical Degree: University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA (1996)
  • Undergraduate Degree: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
  • Fellow, The American College of Cardiology

  • PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS/RESEARCH

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

  • Sachar R, Yadav J, Livingston K, Folmar J, Copeland D, Mann, T. Double filtration in carotid artery stenting. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. [in press].
  • Gurm HS, Rajagopal V, Sachar R, et al. Impact of diabetes mellitus on outcome of patients undergoing carotid artery stenting: insights from a single center registry. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2007;69:541-5.
  • Folmar J, Sachar R, Mann T. Transradial approach for carotid artery stenting: a feasibility study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2007;69:355-61.
  • Saw J, Bajzer C, Casserly IP, Exaire E, Haery C, Sachar R, Lee D, Abou-Chebl A, Yadav JS. Evaluating the optimal activated clotting time during carotid artery stenting. Am J Cardiol. 2006;97:1657-60.
  • Tuzcu EM, Kapadia SR, Sachar R, et al. Intravascular ultrasound evidence of angiographically silent progression in coronary atherosclerosis predicts long-term morbidity and mortality after cardiac transplantation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005;45:1538-42.
  • Yen MH, Lee DS, Kapadia S, Sachar R, Bhatt DL, Bajzer CT, Yadav JS. Symptomatic patients have similar outcomes compared with asymptomatic patients after carotid artery stenting with emboli protection. Am J Cardiol. 2005;95:297-300.
  • Haery C, Sachar R, Ellis SG. Drug-eluting stents: the beginning of the end of restenosis? Cleve Clin J Med. 2004;71:815-24.
  • Casserly IP, Sachar R, Bajzer C, Yadav JS. Utility of IVUS-guided transaccess catheter in the treatment of long chronic total occlusion of the superficial femoral artery. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2004;62:237-43.
  • Sachar R, Yadav JS, Roffi M, et al. Severe bilateral carotid stenosis: the impact of ipsilateral stenting on Doppler-defined contralateral stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004;43:1358-62.
  • Novaro GM, Sachar R, Pearce GL, Sprecher DL, Griffin BP. Association between apolipoprotein E alleles and calcific valvular heart disease. Circulation. 2003;108:1804-8.
  • Messerli AW, Seshadri N, Pearce GL, Sachar R, Hoogwerf BJ, Sprecher DL. Relation of albumin/creatinine ratio to C-reactive protein and to the metabolic syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 2003;92:610-2.
  • Sachar R. A review of the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, 2001. Journal of Carotid Intervention. 2002;3:145-8.

ABSTRACTS

  • R Sachar, K Venkatesh, T Smallwood, K Livingston, JT Mann. The safety and efficacy of bivalirudin for adjunctive anticoagulation during carotid artery stenting. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, 2004.
  • DS Lee, MH Yen, A Maroo, R Sachar, J Schneider, ME Satava, SR Kapadia, DL Bhatt, CT Bajzer, JS Yadav. Elevated pre-procedural C-reactive protein levels predict death and stroke in patients after carotid artery stenting. Presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, 2004.
  • R Sachar, HD Aronow, IP Casserly, et al. Inaccuracy of Doppler ultrasonography for assessing restenosis after internal carotid artery stenting. Presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, 2004.
  • MH Yen, DS Lee, R Sachar, et al. Similar rates of major complications among symptomatic compared to asymptomatic patients who underwent carotid artery stenting. Presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, 2004.
  • HS Gurm, MH Yen, J Saw, D Vivekanathan, R Sachar, DL Bhatt, SG Ellis. Lesion morphology but not CRP predicts myonecrosis in stable patients after percutaneous coronary intervention. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2004;62:122.C-35.
  • J Saw, I Casserly, R Sachar, et al. Evaluating the optimal activated clotting time during percutaneous carotid interventions. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, 2004.
  • R Sachar, R Dhir, A Messerli, GL Pearce, DL Sprecher. Higher restenosis rates among apolipoprotein E4 vs. E2 patients after coronary stenting: a potential genetic etiology for restenosis. J Am Coll Card. 2003;41:66A.
  • IP Casserly, LF Casserly, HD Aronow, J Reginelli, R Sachar, C Exaire, KW Dauterman, E Murat Tuzcu, DJ Moliterno. DL Bhatt, SG Ellis. Diabetes is an independent predictor of increased mortality following contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention for proximal left anterior descending artery disease. J Am Coll Card. 2003;41:28A.
  • R Sachar, HD Aronow, JP Reginelli, et al. Common carotid artery disease in high risk patients: is stenting the treatment of choice? [abstract] Presented at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Washington DC, 2003.
  • HD Aronow, IP Casserly, MH Shishehbor, R Sachar, CT Bajzer, DL Bhatt, JS Yadav. Patients with prior acute coronary and neurological ischemic syndromes are at high risk for early ischemic events following carotid stenting: a link between prior and future pan-vascular vulnerability. [abstract] Presented at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Washington DC, 2003.
  • R Sachar, S Kapadia, K Ziada, et al. Intimal thickness one year after cardiac transplantation predicts long-term angiographic outcomes: a serial intravascular ultrasound study. [abstract] Presented at Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association, 2002.
  • R Sachar, A Messerli, GL Pearce, DL Sprecher. Waist circumference as defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program is a predictor of all-cause mortality in women. [abstract] Presented at EPI Asia Pacific, Honolulu, HI, 2002.
  • GM Novaro, R Sachar, GL Pearce, DL Sprecher, BP Griffin. Association between APOE isoforms and calcific aortic stenosis. [abstract] Presented at EPI Asia Pacific,  Honolulu, HI, 2002.
  • R Sachar, A Messerli, GL Pearce, DL Sprecher. Waist circumference as defined by the national cholesterol education program is a predictor of all-cause mortality in women. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002;39:(suppl A). [abstract] Presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, 2002.
  • A Messerli, R Sachar, G Pearce, D Sprecher. C-reactive protein predicts microalbuminuria. [abstract] Presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, 2002.
  • R Sachar, S Kapadia, K Ziada, et al. Rapidly progressive vasculopathy is a predictor of adverse clinical outcomes: a serial intravascular ultrasound study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2001;37:(suppl A). [abstract] Presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, 2001.
  • SR Kapadia, KM Ziada, FA Cura, R Sachar, MJ Silver, DL Krieger, K Ouriel, JS Yadav. Carotid stenting: a safe and effective treatment option for patients with previous neck radiation and radical neck surgery. [abstract] Presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, 2001.
  • R Sachar, M Spiegelman, S Williams. The location and evolution of Hhal repeat sequences in the genome of the filarial parasite Brugia malayi. [abstract] Presented at The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1991, Boston, MA.
  • M Lizotte, R Sachar, S Williams. A blood filtration assay for the detection of W. bancrofti in humans. [abstract] Presented at The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1991, Boston, MA.
  • LA Bierwert, R Sachar, M Zhong, S Williams. Detection of W. bancrofti parasites in mosquitoes using the polymerase chain reaction. [abstract] Presented at The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1991, Boston, MA.

BOOK

  • R Sachar, IP Casserly, JS Yadav, eds. Manual of Peripheral Vascular Intervention. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA; 2005.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • R Sachar, Samir Kapadia. Cerebrovascular anatomy. In: J Saw, E Exaire, D Lee, J Yadav, eds., Manual of Complex Carotid Interventions. Humana Press, Inc, Totowa, NJ.
  • R Sachar, JS Yadav. Carotid artery disease. In: A Messerli, AT McRae, BP Griffin, EJ Topol, eds. Handbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2nd ed. Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. Philadelphia, PA.
  • R Sachar, DL Bhatt. Multivessel coronary intervention. In: E de Marchena, A Ferreira, eds. Interventional Cardiology Secrets. Hanley and Belfus, Philadelphia, PA.
  • R Sachar, EJ Topol. Local gene and cell delivery devices. In: EJ Duckers, EG Nabel, PW Serruys, eds. Essentials of Restenosis for the Interventional Cardiologist. Humana Press, Inc, Totowa, NJ.
  • R Sachar, JS Yadav. Endovascular therapy for peripheral and cerebrovascular diseases. In: DL Bhatt, ed. Essential Concepts in Cardiovascular Intervention: Self-Assessment and Review. Remedica Publishing. London, England.
  • R Sachar, EJ Topol. Future perspectives in the management of ACS. In: M Flather, DL Bhatt, eds. Handbook of Acute Coronary Syndromes. Remedica Publishing. London, England.
  • R Sachar, DL Bhatt. Section Editors, Procedures. In: AT McRae, BP Griffin, EJ Topol, eds. Handbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2nd ed. Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA.
  • HD Aronow, R Sachar, EM Tuzcu. Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. In: Roffi M, Meier B, Topol EJ, eds. CVMstat. A Handheld Computer-Based Approach to Cardiovascular Medicine. 1st Edition. Little Rock, AK. Handheldmed Inc.
  • R Sachar, DL Bhatt. Emboli prevention devices. In: I Casserly, R Sachar, J Yadav, eds. Manual of Peripheral Vascular Intervention. Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA.

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • CREATE (Carotid Revascularization with ev3, Inc. Arterial Technology Evolution)
  • CASES-PMS
  • CAPTURE (Carotid Acculink/Accunet Post Approval Trial to Uncover Rare Events)
  • CAPTURE 2 (Carotid Acculink/Accunet Post Approval Trial to Uncover Rare Events 2)
  • ACT 1 (Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis, Stenting Versus Endarterectomy Trial)
  • EXACT (Emboshield and Xact Post Approval Carotid Stent Trial)
  • RELAX (Revascularization of Leg Arteries Using the Xpert™ Stent System: The RELAX Trial)
  • CELLO (CLiRpath™ Excimer Laser System to Enlarge Lumen Openings)

 



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