Dr. Harikrishna Makani is a board certified Interventional Cardiologist
with St Mary High Desert Medical Group serving patients at St. Mary Medical
Center. Dr. Makani brings a strong background in the field of Hypertension,
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (thick heart muscle disease), stress echocardiography
and advanced interventional cardiology techniques to St. Mary High Desert
Dr. Makani is an internationally recognized name in the field of hypertension.
He has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal publications, book
chapters and abstract publications in top medical journals like Journal
of American College of Cardiology, British Medical Journal and European
Heart Journal. He has also received numerous awards like Young Investigator
Award in American Society of Hypertension meeting, Best research award
at Annual research fair award at St. Luke’s Roosevelt hospital to
name a few, for his research accomplishments. His research focus mirrors
his clinical practice: He looks at care of patients with hypertension,
coronary artery disease, heart attack or chest pain, heart failure, complex
angioplasties, and peripheral vascular disease.
A specialist in cutting-edge minimally invasive procedures such as transradial
angioplasty to treat coronary artery disease, Dr. Makani offers procedures
that, while still less common at many U.S. hospitals, promise quicker
recovery compared to standard methods. For example, he performs transradial
angioplasty, which uses a patient’s wrist instead of the groin as
the incision point and has a much lower rate of bleeding and faster recovery time.
Dr. Makani is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases,
Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography and is a Registered Physician
in Vascular Interpretation.