Anita Wokhlu, MD
Dr. Anita Wokhlu is an Assistant Professor for the University of Florida’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She specializes in multi-modality cardiovascular imaging including echocardiography, cardiac MRI, and cardiac CT and has a special interest in their applications to patients with arrhythmia and structural heart diseases.
She obtained her medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center. She remained at the Duke Cardiovascular Medical Research Center to complete an additional year of training and research in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). She completed her cardiovascular fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN. There, she underwent advanced training in echocardiography with special attention to structural and valvular heart disease and completed additional fellowship training in cardiac electrophysiology. At Mayo, she was promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine. She subsequently acquired advanced cardiac computed tomography (CT) skills prior to joining cardiology faculty at University of Florida in 2013.
|BA||Harvard College||Biochemical Sciences|
|MD||Johns Hopkins University||Medicine|
|Fellowship||Mayo Clinic Rochester||Cardiology (Echocardiography)|
|Fellowship||Mayo Clinic Rochester||Cardiac Electrophysiology|
- Her research interests included the novel translational applications of imaging modalities, particularly CT/MRI/intracardiac echocardiography in the invasive laboratories, in addition to noninvasive prognostic assessment of patients with arrhythmia.
- Her clinical interest is in the optimal use of multi-modality imaging. She performs general cardiology, and in particular enjoys the management of patients with complex structural heart disease including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and valvular heart diseases, the noninvasive risk stratification of patients with sudden cardiac death risk, and the noninvasive management of patients with atrial fibrillation.
- Wokhlu A, Smith SM, Gong Y, Handberg EM, Elgendy IY, Bavry AA, Cooper-DeHoff RM, Pepine CJ. Mortality implications of lower DBP with lower achieved systolic pressures in coronary artery disease: long-term mortality results from the INternational VErapamil-trandolapril STudy US cohort. J Hypertens. 2017 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]
- Winchester DE, Bolanos AJ, Wokhlu A, Beyth RJ, Shaw LJ. Revascularization and outcomes in Veterans with moderate to severe ischemia on myocardial perfusion imaging. Mil Med Res. 2017;12. doi: 10.1186/s40779-017-0121-x. eCollection 2017.
- Winchester DE, Wokhlu A, Dusaj RS, Schmalfuss CM. Simulation-based training of transesophageal echocardiography for cardiology fellows. J Echocardiogr. 2017;15(3):147-9.
- Wokhlu A, Pepine CJ. Mental stress and myocardial ischemia: young women at risk. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(9). pii: e004196.
- Taasan V, Wokhlu A, Taasan MV, Dusaj RS, Mehta A, Kraft S, Winchester D, Wymer D. Comparative accuracy of supine-only and combined supine-prone myocardial perfusion imaging in men. J Nucl Cardiol. 2016;23(6):1470-6.
- Borst SE, Shuster JJ, Zou B, Ye F, Jia H, Wokhlu A, Yarrow JF. Cardiovascular risks and elevation of serum DHT vary by route of testosterone administration: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 2014;12:211.
- Wokhlu A and Packer DL. “Cardiac MRI in Arrhythmia Mapping and Ablation”, a chapter in Cardiac Mapping (4th ed.) Shenasa M, Hindricks G, Borgreffe M. et al. Blackwell-Wiley 2012.
- Boilson BA, Wokhlu A, Acker NG, Felmlee JP, Watson RE Jr, Julsrud PR, Friedman PA, Cha YM, Rea RF, Hayes DL, Shen WK. Safety of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with permanent pacemakers: a collaborative clinical approach. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2012;33(1):59-67.
- Cha YM, Wokhlu A, Asirvatham SJ, Shen WK, Friedman PA, Munger TM, Oh JK, Monahan KH, Haroldson JM, Hodge DO, Herges RM, Hammill SC, Packer DL. Success of ablation for atrial fibrillation in isolated left ventricular diastolic dysfunction: a comparison to systolic dysfunction and normal ventricular function. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2011;4(5):724-32.
- McLeod CJ, Shen WK, Rea RF, Friedman PA, Hayes DL, Wokhlu A, Webster TL, Wiste HJ, Hodge DO, Bradley DJ, Hammill SC, Packer DL, Cha YM. Differential outcome of cardiac resynchronization therapy in ischemic cardiomyopathy and idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm. 2011;377-82.
- Wokhlu A, Hodge DO, Monahan KH, Asirvatham SJ, Friedman PA, Munger TM, Cha YM, Shen WK, Brady PA, Bluhm CM, Haroldson JM, Hammill SC, Packer DL. Long-term outcome of atrial fibrillation ablation: impact and predictors of very late recurrence. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010;21(10):1071-8.
- Wokhlu A, Monahan KH, Hodge DO, Asirvatham SJ, Friedman PA, Munger TM, Bradley DJ, Bluhm CM, Haroldson JM, Packer DL. Long-term quality of life after ablation of atrial fibrillation the impact of recurrence, symptom relief, and placebo effect. J Am Coll Cardiol 2010;55(21):2308-16.
- Wokhlu A, Rea RF, Asirvatham SJ, Webster T, Brooke K, Hodge DO, Wiste HJ, Dong Y, Hayes DL, Cha YM. Upgrade and de novo cardiac resynchronization therapy: impact of paced or intrinsic QRS morphology on outcomes and survival. Heart Rhythm 2009;6(10):1439-47.
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