Dr. Arash Hashemi


Currently Board certified fellow of advanced Interventional Cardiology with interest of chronic total occlusion interventions

Work Experience:

  • Nov 2012 – Present : General & Interventional Cardiologist at Erfan General Hospital
  • Nov 2012 – Present : General & Interventional Cardiologist at Nikan General Hospital
  • Nov 2012 – Aug 2014: General Cardiologist at Imam Hossein General Hospital, Mehran, Ilam
  • Nov 2013 – Aug 2014: Cardiologist at Imam Hossein General Hospital, Mehran, Ilam (Head of mortality committee)


  • 2017 – Present: Advanced CTO training course in Belgium / Advanced CTO course in Nagoya Japan / Advanced CTO training program Ulm Germany / BTK training course Italy / Advanced CTO course Yokohama Japan
  • Sep 2014 – Mar 2016: Interventional Cardiology fellowship program at Rajaei Cardiovascular, Medicinal & Research Center (RHC)
  • Sep 2009 – Sep 2012: General Cardiology Program at Rajaei Cardiovascular, Medicinal & Research Center (RHC) – Ranked Top od 2009-2012 General Cardiology residency class at RHC – Elected Best Cardiology resident at RHC in 2009 and 2012 – Among top 10 ranked cardiologists in national cardiology board examination
  • Sep 2009 – Sep 2009: Internal Medicine Residency Program at Iran University of Medical Sciences
  • Mar 2007 – Sep 2008: Internship at Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Science (SBMU)
  • Sep 2001 – Sep 2008: Doctor of Medicine at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science (SBMU) – Graduated Magna cume laude – Graduated top 1% of 2001 until 2008 Class

Skills and Achievements:

  • One of Iran’s youngest cardiologists and interventional cardiologists of all time at age 28 and 32 respectively
  • Mention in acknowledge segment of Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 10 edition and 11th edition
  • Director for Advanced CTO workshop in ICCU 2017
  • Scientific executive chair in Iran CTO Mashhad 2018
  • Moderator for CTO session 7th Iranian join cardiovascular congress
  • Scientific executive for Iranian CTO society

Research and Publications

  1. Positive brugada challenge test in V1R-V3R as a predictor of malignant prognosis in brugada patients Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology Volume 18, Issue 5, pages 421–426, September 2013
  2. A prospective observational study of paediatric cardiac surgery outcomes in a postoperative intensive care unit in Iran.J Pak Med Assoc. 2013 Jan;63(1):55-9.
  3. Echocardiographic findings in thalassemia major: A case report and literature review. Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2012;4(2):57-9. doi: 10.5681/jcvtr.2012.014. Epub 2012 Sep 8.
  4. A rare case of congenital heart disease with Bifid Cardiac Apex: A unique finding in left ventricle. Tehran Heart Cent. 2013 Jul; 8(3): 158–160.
  5. Short and long term outcomes after balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in congenital pulmonary stenosis(Iranian Heart Journal 2010;11 (2):25-29).
  6. Oral flecainide is not sensitive enough to rule out Brugada-Syndrome. (Iranian Heart Journal 2012; 13 (1):34 -39).
  7. Spontaneous re-canalization of a stenotic lesion before stent deployment.(Iranian Heart Journal 2011; 12 (2):52-54).
  8. Comparing the accuracy of the flowmeter in calculating the amount of fluid intake with conventional prescription of fluids by nurses in cardiovascular ward.
  9. Extensive anterior myocardial infarction and ventricular septal rupture caused by myocardial bridge.(Iranian Heart Journal 2012; 13 (1):49 -51).
  10. Fragmented QRS complex in acute anterior myocardial infarction and coronary sinus blood flow: (Iranian Heart Journal 2011; 12 (2):23-25).
  11. Severe Knee Deformity in a cyanotic patient: A case report.(Iranian Heart Journal 2012; 13 (1):46 -49).
  12. Left Ventricular Psuedo-Aneurysm: Do not sake the same mistake again. .(Iranian Heart Journal 2012; 13(3):39-42)13-Is there any positive remodeling after enhanced external counter pulsation in patients with severe refractory angina? Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging. 2014 May;
  13. Is there any difference in cardiogoniometry parameters of ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy in patients with left bundle branch block? 2(3): e22903 , DOI: 10.5812/acvi.22903
  14. Incidence of Mitral Regurgitation in Patients with Acute posterior ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Its Relationship with extension of Myocardial… A Alizadehasl, A Sadeghpour, MD Mousa Mirinazhad… – … QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF …
  15. new onset significant paravalvular leakage in a patient with mechanical prosthetic aortic valve after exposure to magnetic resonance imaging. is there any relevance? Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging. 1970 January; 1(1): 38-9. , DOI: 10.5812/acvi.10902
  16. Unusual case of aortic coarctation complicated by mycotic pseudoaneurysem and bicuspid aortic valve endocarditis. Cardiovasc Med. 2014 Feb; 3(1): e13838.
  17. Which type of right ventricular pressure overload is worse? An echocardiographic comparison between pulmonary stenosis and pulmonary artery pressure. 2014 November; 2(4): e22232 , DOI: 10.5812/acvi.22232
  18. Chest radiography in congenital heart disease.
  19. Arm pain as a complication after transradial coronary angiography: A case report and procedure review.Hashemi, Arash, et al. “Arm Pain as a Complication after Transradial Coronary Angiography: A Case Report and Procedure Review.” OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE IRANIAN HEART ASSOCIATION: 30.
  20. Relative Effects of Enhanced External Counter Pulsation Therapy on Thyroid Hormones in Heart Failure Treatment.(Iranian Heart Journal 2012; 13(2):35-39).
  21. New Aspects of Family History of Heart Disease as a risk factor for coronary artery disease in patients with acute myocardial infarction. (Iranian Heart Journal 2011; 12 (3):6-11).
  22. Left Atrial Appendage Aneurysm. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Sep;102(3):e207-9.
  23. oral presentation in 10th annual congress of interventional complications in tehran
  24. oral presentation in EuroPCR congress 2017 in paris , france Rapid left main disease progression following left coronary arteries PCI
  25. Oral presentation and chairman of multiple sessions and moderator for OCT workshop and Advanced CTO workshop in 19th international congress in cardiovascular updates(ICCU 2017)
  26. Oral presentation , chairman of advanced Retrograde CTO session and performance of opening live case in IRANCTO congress 2017
  27. chairman of CTO session and oral presentation in 2nd congress of clinical cases in complex cardiovascular theraputics (cccct 2)
  28. Oral presentation in EuroPCR 2017
  29. Oral Presentation in EuroPCR 2018
  30. Oral presentation and chairman 7th IJCC 2018
  31. Oral presentation and chairman IranCTO mashhad 2018
  32. 3 Oral presentation Europcr 2019 paris
  33. two Oral presentations in ICCU 2019
  34. oral presentation in IYAC 2019
  35. Books:

    1. Comprehensive Approach to adult congenital heart disease 2014 – Springer
    2. Atlas of CXR in Cardiology . Arash Hashemi MD , MJ Hashemi MD, M Maleki MD , etc.
    3. Surface ECG in general cardiology Arash Hashemi MD, Abolfazl Alizadeh MD.
    4. Handbook of advanced CTO intervention techniques , Arash hashemi md , Arsis Ahmadyeh Md

    Area of interest

    • Coronary Chronic total occlusion (CTO) interventions
    • Complex and high risk PCI field
    • Primary PCI
    • Left main PCI


    1. Professor Majid Maleki M.D , FACC . Interventional cardiologist. Professor of Cardiology , Iran university of medical sciences. President of Rajaie cardiovascular medical and research center
    2. Professor Feridoun Noohi Bezanjani M.D.FACC. President of Iranian Heart Association (IHA).Professor of Cardiology, Iran University of Medical Sciences.
    3. Professor Sima Rafieyan M.D. Pediatric interventional cardiologist.Director of education in Shaheed modares hospital at SBMU. Email:Sima_raf@yahoo.com
    4. Seyfollah Abdi,M.D.Interventional cardiologist. Member of Executive board of Iranian society of interventional cardiology.

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