Anita Wokhlu

Anita Wokhlu, MD, FASE, FSCCT, FSCMR

VA Faculty

Department: MD-CARDIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-9065
Business Email: awokhlu@ufl.edu

About Anita Wokhlu

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.

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Imaging and radiology

Publications

2022
Tailored risk assessment of 90-day acute heart failure readmission or all-cause death to heart failure with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction.
Clinical cardiology. 45(4):370-378 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.23780. [PMID] 35077583.
2021
Predicting 90 day acute heart failure readmission and death using machine learning-supported decision analysis.
Clinical cardiology. 44(2):230-237 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.23532. [PMID] 33355945.
2021
Standards for writing Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) endorsed guidelines, expert consensus, and recommendations: a report of the publications committee.
Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 23(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12968-021-00801-9. [PMID] 34732221.
2020
Effect of Elevated Calcium Score on Normal Myocardial Perfusion Study on Clinician Management of Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors.
Critical pathways in cardiology. 19(2):58-61 [DOI] 10.1097/HPC.0000000000000209. [PMID] 31939754.
2019
Electronic consults for improving specialty care access for veterans.
The American journal of managed care. 25(5):250-253 [PMID] 31120719.
2019
Simplified approach to stress-first nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging: implementation of Choosing Wisely recommendations.
BMJ open quality. 8(2) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjoq-2018-000352. [PMID] 31206046.
2018
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.
Journal of hypertension. 36(2):419-427 [DOI] 10.1097/HJH.0000000000001559. [PMID] 28938338.
2017
Revascularization and outcomes in Veterans with moderate to severe ischemia on myocardial perfusion imaging.
Military Medical Research. 4 [DOI] 10.1186/s40779-017-0121-x. [PMID] 28373909.
2017
Simulation-based training of transesophageal echocardiography for cardiology fellows.
Journal of echocardiography. 15(3):147-149 [DOI] 10.1007/s12574-016-0325-1. [PMID] 27914039.
2016
Comparative accuracy of supine-only and combined supine-prone myocardial perfusion imaging in men.
Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. 23(6):1470-1476 [PMID] 26719152.
2016
Mental Stress and Myocardial Ischemia: Young Women at Risk.
Journal of the American Heart Association. 5(9) [DOI] 10.1161/JAHA.116.004196. [PMID] 27559073.
2014
Cardiovascular risks and elevation of serum DHT vary by route of testosterone administration: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
BMC medicine. 12 [DOI] 10.1186/s12916-014-0211-5. [PMID] 25428524.
2012
Safety of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with permanent pacemakers: a collaborative clinical approach.
Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing. 33(1):59-67 [DOI] 10.1007/s10840-011-9615-8. [PMID] 21938517.
2011
Differential outcome of cardiac resynchronization therapy in ischemic cardiomyopathy and idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
Heart rhythm. 8(3):377-82 [DOI] 10.1016/j.hrthm.2010.11.013. [PMID] 21070886.
2011
Success of ablation for atrial fibrillation in isolated left ventricular diastolic dysfunction: a comparison to systolic dysfunction and normal ventricular function.
Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology. 4(5):724-32 [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCEP.110.960690. [PMID] 21747059.
2010
Long-term outcome of atrial fibrillation ablation: impact and predictors of very late recurrence.
Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology. 21(10):1071-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2010.01786.x. [PMID] 20500237.
2010
Long-term quality of life after ablation of atrial fibrillation the impact of recurrence, symptom relief, and placebo effect.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 55(21):2308-16 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2010.01.040. [PMID] 20488300.
2009
Upgrade and de novo cardiac resynchronization therapy: impact of paced or intrinsic QRS morphology on outcomes and survival.
Heart rhythm. 6(10):1439-47 [DOI] 10.1016/j.hrthm.2009.07.009. [PMID] 19717348.
2005
Dollars and stents: the economics of drug-eluting stents.
The American heart hospital journal. 3(2):94-8, 104 [PMID] 15864023.

Grants

Mar 2019 ACTIVE
Echo Core Lab Services–CryoLife, Inc
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ARTIVION
Oct 2018 – Jan 2020
Data Analytics for AKI and CHF Risk Prediction and Intervention
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF WISCONSIN MADISON via BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORP

Education

Fellowship – Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
2010-2011 · Mayo Clinic
Fellowship – Cardiovascular Disease
2006-2010 · Mayo Clinic
Residency – Internal Medicine
2003-2005 · Duke University Hospital
Internship – Internal Medicine
2002-2003 · Duke University Hospital
Bachelor's Degree – Biochemical Sciences
1998-2002 · Harvard-Radcliffe College
Medical Degree
1994-1998 · Johns Hopkins Medical School

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9065
Emails:
Business:
awokhlu@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100277
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1600 SW ARCHER RD
GAINESVILLE FL 32610