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Complex Arrhythmia Center

The Complex Arrhythmia Center at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center provides the advanced management and treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities, or arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation which is the most common type of arrhythmia.

Specializations

The Center provides access to a highly skilled and experienced team specializing in:

  • Cardiac VT ablations (a procedure that eliminates the tissue in the heart causing the abnormal heartbeat)
  • Lead extractions
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
  • Implantation of other rhythmic management devices such as a pacemaker, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or biventricular ICD

Number of cases

Each year, the affiliated physicians at the Complex Arrhythmia Center perform over 250 atrial fibrillation ablations, 1,400 complex procedures, 700 device implantations, 700 ablations and 50 ventricular tachycardia ablations.

Continuum of care

The cohesive and collaborative nature of our affiliated specialists and nurses allows the Center to provide patients a seamless continuum of care from initial evaluation through discharge, which is unique to arrhythmia treatment in the Gulf Coast region.

Affiliated physicians

Ramesh Hariharan, M.D.

Ramesh Hariharan, M.D.

Medical Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center
Professor, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology, UTHealth Medical School

Medical School:

Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India

Residency:

UTHealth Medical School

Fellowship:

Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute
Cardiac Electrophysiology, Texas Heart Institute


Khashayar Hematpour, M.D.

Khashayar Hematpour, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology, UTHealth Medical School

Medical School:

University of Tehran School of Medicine

Residency:

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Fellowship:

Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Cardiac Electrophysiology, Boston University


Siddharth Mukerji, M.D.

Siddharth Mukerji, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology, UTHealth Medical School

Medical School:

University of Mumbai, India

Residency:

Michigan State University

Fellowship:

Cardiology, UTHealth Medical School
Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Michigan


Farshad Raissi, M.D., M.P.H.

Farshad Raissi, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology, UTHealth Medical School

Medical School:

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Graduate School:

University of California, Berkeley

Residency:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Fellowship:

Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University
Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, Texas Heart Institute
Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute
Cardiac Electrophysiology, Texas Heart Institute


Sunil Reddy, M.D.

Sunil Reddy, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology, UTHealth Medical School

Medical School:

St. Louis University School of Medicine

Residency:

University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center

Fellowship:

Cardiology, Loyola University Medical Center
Cardiac Electrophysiology,Loyola University Medical Center


Saumya Sharma, M.D.

Saumya Sharma, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology, UTHealth Medical School

Medical School:

Ross University School of Medicine

Residency:

UTHealth Medical School

Fellowship:

Cardiology, UTHealth Medical School
Cardiac Electrophysiology, UTHealth Medical School


Rajesh Venkataraman, M.D.

Rajesh Venkataraman, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology, UTHealth Medical School

Medical School:

Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India

Residency:

Mercy Catholic Medical Center

Fellowship:

Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Appointments and More Information

For more information on our services for patients with arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation, or for a referral to an affiliated physician, call (713) 704-2221.

Complex Arrhythmia Center

Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza
6400 Fannin, Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77030