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photo Raveen Bazaz, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-802-3372

Office: Cardiovascular Institute, UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street, PUH, Room B-535
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-802-3372
Fax: 412-647-7979
Education and Training
Medical School, Grant Medical College, India
Residency in Internal Medicine, Huron Hospital, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Research Interest
Dr. Bazaz is initiating innovative animal research with the goal of linking cardiac anatomy, histology, and pathology to function. Dr. Bazaz is focusing his current efforts on studying the atria (upper chambers of the heart) but has already plans to study the more complex ventricular chambers.
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Selected Publications:
Schwartzman D, Housel D, Bazaz R, Jain S, Saba S, Gorcsan J 3rd, Adelstein E. A pilot study to assess benefit of atrial rhythm control after cardiac resynchronization therapy and atrioventricular node ablation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015; 38(2): 275-281.
Schwartzman D, Bazaz R, Jain S, Saba S, Gorcsan J 3rd, Adelstein E. Response. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015; 38(7): 907.
Adelstein E, Schwartzman D, Bazaz R, Gorcsan J 3rd, Saba S. Outcomes in pacemaker-dependent patients upgraded from conventional pacemakers to cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillators. Heart Rhythm. 2014; 11(6): 1008-14.
Adelstein E, Schwartzman D, Jain S, Bazaz R, Saba S. Effect of digoxin on shocks in cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator patients with coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiology. 2014; 113(6): 970-5.
Friehling M, Chen J, Saba S, Bazaz R, Schwartzman D, Adelstein EC, Garcia E, Follansbee W, Soman P. A prospective pilot study to evaluate the relationship between acute change in left ventricular synchrony after cardiac resynchronization therapy and patient outcome using a single-injection gated SPECT protocol. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011; 4(5): 532-9.
Bazaz R, Nosbisch J, Schwartzman D. Insights gained into form and function of the posterior left atrium. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2003; 26(6): 1386-406.
Schwartzman D, Kanzaki H, Bazaz R, Gorcsan J 3rd. Impact of catheter ablation on pulmonary vein morphology and mechanical function. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2004; 15(2): 161-7.
Schwartzman D, Bazaz R, Nosbisch J. Catheter ablation to suppress atrial fibrillation: evolution of technique at a single center. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2003; 9(2): 295-300.
Grocsan J 3rd, Kanzaki H, Bazaz R, Dohi K, Schwartzman D. Usefulness of echocardiographic tissue synchronization imaging to predict acute response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. Am J Cardiol. 2004; 93(9): 1178-81.
Bazaz R, Schwartzman D. Site-selective atrial septal puncture. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2003; 14(2): 196-9.