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Nitish Badhwar, M.D.

Cardiologist and electrophysiologist

Dr. Nitish Badhwar is a specialist in the mapping and ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias. While at UCSF Medical Center, Badhwar has conducted research on catheter ablation of focal atrial tachycardias using a new 3-dimensional nonfluoroscopic mapping system. He has worked to describe the electrophysiologic characteristics of atrial tachycardia arising from the coronary sinus muscle. He also is working to assess left ventricular dyssynchrony and is involved in device implantation including the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and biventricular pacing for heart failure.

Badhwar received his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College at the University of Delhi in India. After completing his internal medicine training at the New York Hospital of Queens, affiliated with Cornell Medical School, he became a faculty member of the Department of Medicine at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine. Badhwar completed his cardiology training at Louisiana State University and cardiac electrophysiology training with Dr. Melvin Scheinman at UCSF, where he joined the faculty in 2003. Badhwar is a NASPExAM Testamur, which means he completed a competency exam on pacing and defibrillation administered by the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology.

Clinics

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1, Room 094
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2554
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cardiovascular Genetics Program
400 Parnassus Avenue, Plaza Level, Room 94
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 476-5355

Hours: Monday
noon – 4 p.m

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Hindi

Education

Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi India 1992

Residencies

New York Hospital Queens, Internal Medicine 1996

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Cardiac Electrophysiology 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hsu JC, Badhwar N, Gerstenfeld EP, Lee RJ, Mandyam MC, Dewland TA, Imburgia KE, Hoffmayer KS, Vedantham V, Lee BK, Tseng ZH, Scheinman MM, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Randomized trial of conventional transseptal needle versus radiofrequency energy needle puncture for left atrial access (the TRAVERSE-LA study). J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Oct; 2(5):e000428.
  2. Hoffmayer KS, Bhave PD, Marcus GM, James CA, Tichnell C, Chopra N, Moxey L, Krahn AD, Dixit S, Stevenson W, Calkins H, Badhwar N, Gerstenfeld EP, Scheinman MM. An electrocardiographic scoring system for distinguishing right ventricular outflow tract arrhythmias in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy from idiopathic ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2013 Apr; 10(4):477-82.
  3. Sung RK, Kim AM, Tseng ZH, Han F, Inada K, Tedrow UB, Viswanathan MN, Badhwar N, Varosy PD, Tanel R, Olgin JE, Stephenson WG, Scheinman M. Diagnosis and ablation of multiform fascicular tachycardia. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Mar; 24(3):297-304.
  4. Mandyam MC, Vedantham V, Scheinman MM, Tseng ZH, Badhwar N, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Gerstenfeld EP, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Alcohol and vagal tone as triggers for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Aug 1; 110(3):364-8.
  5. Hsu JC, Badhwar N, Lee BK, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Marcus GM. Predictors of fluoroscopy time and procedural failure during biventricular device implantation. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jul 15; 110(2):240-5.
  6. Hsu JC, Friday J, Lee BK, Azadani PN, Lee RJ, Badhwar N, Tseng ZH, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Predictors of axillary vein location for vascular access during pacemaker and defibrillator lead implantation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Dec; 34(12):1585-92.
  7. Badhwar N, Kusumoto F, Goldschlager N. Arrhythmias in the coronary care unit. J Intensive Care Med. 2012 Sep-Oct; 27(5):267-89.
  8. Hoffmayer KS, Yang Y, Joseph S, McCabe JM, Bhave P, Hsu J, Ng RK, Lee BK, Badhwar N, Lee RJ, Tseng ZH, Olgin JE, Narayan SM, Marcus GM, Scheinman MM. Predictors of unusual ECG characteristics in cavotricuspid isthmus-dependent atrial flutter ablation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Oct; 34(10):1251-7.
  9. Pellegrini CN, Scheinman MM, Badhwar N. Idiopathic epicardial ventricular tachycardia with origin remote from vascular structures. J Electrocardiol. 2011 Nov-Dec; 44(6):792-5.
  10. Iwai S, Badhwar N, Markowitz SM, Stambler BS, Keung E, Lee RJ, Chung JH, Olgin JE, Scheinman MM, Lerman BB. Electrophysiologic properties of para-Hisian atrial tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Aug; 8(8):1245-53.
  11. Di Biase L, Al-Ahamad A, Santangeli P, Hsia HH, Sanchez J, Bai R, Bailey S, Horton R, Gallinghouse GJ, Burkhardt DJ, Lakkireddy D, Yang Y, Badhwar N, Scheinman M, Tung R, Dello Russo A, Pelargonio G, Casella M, Tomassoni G, Shivkumar K, Natale A. Safety and outcomes of cryoablation for ventricular tachyarrhythmias: results from a multicenter experience. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Jul; 8(7):968-74.
  12. Nguyen DT, Wang ZJ, Vedantham V, Badhwar N. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Odynophagia after atrial fibrillation ablation. Circulation. 2011 Mar 1; 123(8):e253-4.
  13. Nguyen DT, Scheinman M, Olgin J, Badhwar N. Wenckebach during supraventricular tachycardia. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2010 Dec; 3(6):671-3.
  14. Yang Y, Varma N, Badhwar N, Tanel RE, Sundara S, Lee RJ, Lee BK, Tseng ZH, Marcus GM, Kim AM, Olgin JE, Scheinman MM. Prospective observations in the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of intra-isthmus reentry. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010 Oct; 21(10):1099-106.
  15. Nguyen DT, Scheinman M, Badhwar N. Supraventricular Tachycardia With No Ventriculoatrial Conduction: What Is the Mechanism? J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010 Jul 23.
  16. Nguyen DT, Scheinman M, Badhwar N. Supraventricular tachycardia with alternating cycle lengths: what is the mechanism? Heart Rhythm. 2011 Mar; 8(3):478-9.
  17. Armstrong EJ, Dubey A, Scheinman MM, Badhwar N. Lithium-associated Mobitz II block: case series and review of the literature. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 May; 34(5):e47-51.
  18. Botvinick EH, O'Connell JW, Badhwar N. Imaging synchrony. J Nucl Cardiol. 2009 Nov-Dec; 16(6):846-8.
  19. Marcus GM, Smith LM, Ordovas K, Scheinman MM, Kim AM, Badhwar N, Lee RJ, Tseng ZH, Lee BK, Olgin JE. Intracardiac and extracardiac markers of inflammation during atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2010; 7(2):149-54.
  20. Hsu JC, Tanel RE, Lee BK, Scheinman MM, Badhwar N, Lee RJ, Tseng ZH, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Differences in accessory pathway location by sex and race. Heart Rhythm. 2010 Jan; 7(1):52-6.

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