Aseem D. Desai, MD, FHRS

Accepting New Patients
Offers Video Visits
26800 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 103
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
2253.3 miles away
Medical Groups & Affiliations
This provider is part of the larger Providence network and you may be able to access providers, hospitals, and services with the following groups:
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group and Affiliated Physicians
  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and Affiliated Physicians
  • St. Jude Heritage Medical Group and Affiliated Physicians
Speaks: English
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Mission Heritage Mission Viejo - Cardiac Electrophysiology

26800 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 103, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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About Aseem D. Desai

Dr. Desai is a native of Chicago, Illinois and attended Northwestern University's prestigious Honors Program in Medical Education. He completed his internship, residency, honorary chief residency, and cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships at Stanford University Medical Center. He has significant expertise with both robotic RF (heating) and cryo (freezing) techniques in the catheter ablation and cure of all heart rhythm disturbances including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular contractions, and ventricular tachycardia. He specializes in diagnosing and treating palpitations and fainting, and he has extensive experience with heart rhythm monitors including insertable loop recorders. He is involved in clinical research and has numerous academic publications. He is a sought after speaker and has lectured regionally and nationally to patients and physicians. In his personal time, Dr. Desai enjoys being with his family, singing and playing guitar, yoga, and reading.

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Scientific Leadership Positions

  • Associate Editor, EP Lab Digest
  • Founding Member, Robotic EP Society

Published Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals
  • Rapid Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function in a Pacemaker Clinic Using a Hand-Carried Ultrasound Device. J Interv Card Electrophys. Published online October 19, 2006
  • Predictors of Appropriate Defibrillator Therapy Among Patients with an Implantable Defibrillator that Delivers Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. J Cardiovasc Electrophys 2006. Published online February 3, 2006. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2006.00367.x.
  • Prognostic Significance of Quantitative QRS Duration. Am J Med 2006;119:600-6.
  • Implications and Outcome of Permanent Coronary Sinus Lead Extraction and Re-implantation.
    J Cardiovasc Electrophys 2005;16:1-8.
  • Editorial Commentary – Effect of Atrial Fibrillation on Chamber Dimensions. Heart Rhythm Journal 2005;2:25-27.
  • Termination of Epicardial Left Ventricular Tachycardia by Pacing without Global Capture. J Cardiovasc Electrophys 2005;16:92-94.
  • Long-Term Retention of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. J Am Coll Cardiol 2004;44:72-77.


Published Books, Textbook Chapters & Invited Articles
  • Restart Your Heart: The Playbook for Thriving with AFib
  • Premature Ventricular Contraction. In: eMedicine 2008.
  • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators: Clinical trials-Primary and Secondary Prevention. In: UpToDate, Rose BD (Ed), UpToDate, Wellesley, MA, 2005.
  • Techniques of Prediction of Arrhythmia Occurrence and Stratification for Sudden Cardiac Death. In Wang P, Naccareli G, Rosen M, Estes M, Hayes D, Haines D, editors. New Arrhythmia Technologies, 1st ed. Blackwell Publishing (UK), 2005.
  • Pharmacologic Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. Eur Heart J 2005 (in press).
  • The Role of Intravenous Amiodarone in the Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Ann Intern Med 1997;127:294-303.

Medical School

Northwestern University

Internship

Stanford University Medical Center

Chief Residency

Stanford University Medical Center

Fellowship

Stanford University Medical Center

Education and Training

University of Chicago Hospital
Director of Implantable Device Therapy and Assistant Professor of Medicine

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Mission Heritage Mission Viejo - Cardiac Electrophysiology
26800 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 103
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Medical Groups & Affiliations
Mission Heritage Medical Group

Affiliated Locations
Providence Mission Hospital - Laguna Beach
Providence Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo

Clinical Interests

  • Ablation For Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Acquired Heart Block
  • Anomalous Atrioventricular Excitation
  • Arrhythmias (Heart) Therapy
  • Arrhythmias During Pregnancy
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Cryoablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect
  • Av Nodal Arrhythmia
  • Bradycardia
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Channelopathies
  • Cardiac Conduction Defects
  • Cardiac Device Implant
  • Cardiac Device Infection
  • Cardiac Device Malfunction
  • Cardiac Devices
  • Cardiac Implantable Device Replacement
  • Cardiac Mapping
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioversion
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (Cva)
  • Complete Atrioventricular Block
  • Conduction Defects
  • Congenital Heart Block
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Familial Arrhythmias
  • Family History Of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Heart Block
  • Holter Monitor
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitor Procedure
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Placement
  • Implantable Defibrillator
  • Intracardiac Catheter Ablation
  • Intravenous Lead Extraction
  • Laser Lead Extraction
  • Lead Extraction
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Long Qt Syndrome
  • Loop Recorder
  • Lown Ganong Levine Syndrome
  • Pacemaker
  • Pacemaker And Icd Interrogation
  • Pacemaker Infection
  • Pacemaker Placement
  • Pacemaker Revision
  • Palpitations
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Remote Cardiac Device Monitoring
  • Replacement Of Defibrillator
  • Resynchronization Therapy
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Short Qt Syndrome
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinoatrial Node Dysfunction
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transvenous Lead Extraction
  • Trifascicular Block
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wearable Defibrillator
  • Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome