Khurram Shahzad, MD, FACC, is a board-certified invasive cardiologist with the Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute. He has more than 20 years of experience caring for patients with cardiovascular disease, heart failure and transplants.
Dr. Shahzad is a highly trained, experienced invasive cardiologist who provides specialty care and treatment for patients with severe cardiac conditions, including diagnosis and complex procedures to access to the heart. Two common procedures are angioplasty and stenting, which are performed by femoral arterial catheterization.
Angioplasty consists of attaching a small balloon to a catheter and guiding it through the femoral artery. The balloon is inflated and pushes plaque against the walls of the vein. Once the vein is open, a stent is placed to deliver medicine to the site and permanently hold the vein open.
Another area of expertise is advanced heart failure, a form of heart failure that has progressed to the most serious stage. For patients who have reached this stage, Dr. Shahzad may recommend cardiac transplantation when other therapies are not effective. Patients who meet the criteria for transplantation often experience an improved quality of life and greater life expectancy.
Dr. Shahzad's Training
Dr. Shahzad earned his medical degree from Khyber Medical College at the University of Peshawar, Pakistan. He completed his research fellowship in nuclear cardiology and internal medicine residency training at the St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY. Cardiology fellowship training took him to the Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada, and he completed advance fellowships in cardiology, heart failure, cardiac transplant, and echocardiography at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA.
About Dr. Shahzad
Dr. Shahzad is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease (ABMS), National Board of Echocardiography (NBE), Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC), Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT), American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI).
Dr. Shahzad is a highly-trained, experienced invasive cardiologist who provides specialty care and treatment for patients with a wide spectrum of cardiac diseases, including heart failure, coronary artery disease, hypertensive heart disease, atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and many more. He performs all major invasive diagnostic procedures including transesophageal echocardiogram, loop recorder/event monitor implantation and diagnostic cardiac catheterization from the wrist as well as the groin. Additionally, all noninvasive diagnostic procedures and tests including Holter monitors, event monitors, pacemaker interrogations, echocardiogram, vascular Doppler studies, exercise treadmill tests and nuclear stress testing are performed at our office locations.