Dr.  Zaher Fanari, MD - Wesley Medical Center/ Heartland Cardiology - Director Structural Heart Disease

Dr. Zaher Fanari

MD

Wesley Medical Center/ Heartland Cardiology

Director Structural Heart Disease

Wichita, KS | United States

Main Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

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Dr.  Zaher Fanari, MD - Wesley Medical Center/ Heartland Cardiology - Director Structural Heart Disease

Dr. Zaher Fanari

MD

Introduction

Zaher Fanari, MD, FACC, FSCAI is Director of Structural Heart Disease at Wesley Medical Center / Heartland Cardiology, Director Cath Lab at Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center as well as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at University Of Kansas School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular disease, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography, Cardiac CT, Nuclear Cardiology, vascular medicine & endovascular medicine. Dr. Fanari is proficient in performing complex High risk indicated PCI (CHIP), Advanced endovascular interventions (TEVAR, EVAR carotid, renal, iliac, femoral, popliteal & BTK) as well as advanced structural interventions (TAVR, TMVR, MitraClip, Watchman, PFO/ASD & PVL closure). After graduating as the valedictorian from University Of Aleppo, he trained in Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University, Cardiovascular Diseases at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System, Interventional Cardiology at the University Of Kansas followed by advanced Structural, Endovascular and CHIP fellowship at Prairie Heart Institute. He received multiple research awards including ACC Young Investigator Awards (YIA) finalist in 2015 and 11th Annual Northwestern Cardiovascular YIA 2015, CRT 2016 Top 15 Abstracts Award, CRT 2017 Top 30 Abstracts Award, ASE Abstract Presenter Grant 2015, ACC interventional Council Grant 2017 and Focus on Excellence Award at Christiana Care. He serves on multiple leadership committees in the ACC including: the ACC Interventional Section Leadership Council, ACC Structural Heart Disease, ACC CHIP, ACC Interventional Council Communication and ACC Patient Navigator Program Working Groups. He is leading author in 54 manuscripts in addition to being a Co-author of a book “Landmarks Clinical Trials in Cardiology.” He is the leading author in multiple book chapter including the Topol ‘s Textbook of Interventional Cardiology and The PCR-EAPCI Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine Textbook.

Primary Affiliation: Wesley Medical Center/ Heartland Cardiology - Wichita, KS , United States

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Education

Jul 2016 - Jun 2017
Prairie Heart Institute
Advanced Structural and Endovascular Fellow
Cardiology
Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Interventional Cardiology Fellow
Cardiology
Aug 2012 - Jul 2015
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Cardiology Fellow
Cardiology
Aug 2012 - Jul 2015
Christiana Care Health System
Cardiology Fellow
Cardiology
Aug 2009 - Jul 2012
Saint Louis University
Internal Medicine Resident
Internal Medicine
Sep 2000 - Apr 2007
University of Aleppo
M.D.

Experience

Jul 2016 - Jun 2017
Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd
Interventional Cardiologist
Jul 2017
Wesley Medical Center
Director Structural Heart Disease
Cardiology
Jul 2017
University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita
Director Structural Heart Disease At Wesley Medical Center
Cardiology

Publications

43Publications

784Reads

2Profile Views

35PubMed Central Citations

Transcatheter Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale versus Medical Therapy after Cryptogenic Stroke: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

Cerebrovasc Dis 2018 29;45(3-4):162-169. Epub 2018 Mar 29.

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000487959DOI Listing
March 2019
18 Reads
3.754 Impact Factor

The impact of mitral stenosis on outcomes of aortic valve stenosis patient undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement or transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

J Interv Cardiol 2018 Oct 17;31(5):655-660. Epub 2018 May 17.

Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Heart Hospital, Interventional Cardiology, Detroit, Michigan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joic.12519DOI Listing
October 2018
40 Reads
1.320 Impact Factor

Dual antiplatelet therapy versus single antiplatelet therapy after transaortic valve replacement: Meta-analysis.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2018 Sep 16;19(6S):47-52. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

Heartland Cardiology/Wesley Medical Center, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2018.03.008DOI Listing
September 2018
13 Reads

The role of dobutamine stress echocardiography based projected aortic valve area in assessing patients with classical low-flow low-gradient aortic stenosis.

Ann Transl Med 2018 Jul;6(13):276

Heartland Cardiology/Wesley Medical Center, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/atm.2018.06.07DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6064798PMC
July 2018
32 Reads

Endovascular repair of complex Juxtarenal aortic aneurysm using a combined fenestrated endograft and chimney technique.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2018 07 22;19(5 Pt A):532-535. Epub 2017 Nov 22.

Prairie Heart Institute, Springfield, IL, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2017.11.008DOI Listing
July 2018
18 Reads

Safety and utility of dobutamine and pressure wire use in the hemodynamic assessment of low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2018 06 5;19(4):438-443. Epub 2017 Oct 5.

Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2017.10.001DOI Listing
June 2018
24 Reads
1 Citation

Letter to the Editor: Bicuspid Aortic Valve-Family Screening and Indications for Intervention.

Ochsner J 2018 ;18(1):9-11

Department of Internal Medicine, Aultman Hospital, Canton, OH.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5855432PMC
January 2018
7 Reads

Predicting readmission risk following coronary artery bypass surgery at the time of admission.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2017 Mar 29;18(2):95-99. Epub 2016 Oct 29.

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE; Value Institute, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2016.10.012DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5491390PMC
March 2017
8 Reads
2 Citations

Predicting readmission risk following percutaneous coronary intervention at the time of admission.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2017 Mar 15;18(2):100-104. Epub 2016 Dec 15.

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE; Value Institute, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2016.12.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5494278PMC
March 2017
11 Reads

Long-term use of dual antiplatelet therapy for the secondary prevention of atherothrombotic events: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2017 Jan - Feb;18(1):10-15. Epub 2016 Jul 20.

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE; Value Institute, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2016.07.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5250594PMC
February 2017
22 Reads
2 Citations

Cost-effectiveness of transcatheter versus surgical management of structural heart disease.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2016 Jan-Feb;17(1):44-7. Epub 2015 Sep 10.

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE; Value institute, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2015.08.011DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4597315PMC
December 2016
8 Reads

The Impact of Direct Cardiac Output Determination On Using A Widely Available Direct Continuous Oxygen Consumption Measuring Device On The Hemodynamic Assessment of Aortic Valve.

Del Med J 2016 09;88(9):270-275

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA; Value Institute, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5125626PMC
September 2016
33 Reads
1 Citation

Cost-effectiveness of medical, endovascular and surgical management of peripheral vascular disease.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2015 Oct-Nov;16(7):421-5. Epub 2015 Jul 9.

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE; Value institute, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2015.06.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4651775PMC
August 2016
9 Reads
1 Citation

Impact of Catheterization Lab Computer Software Settings on Hemodynamic Assessment of Aortic Stenosis.

Del Med J 2016 07;88(7):212-217

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE; Value Institute, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5125631PMC
July 2016
36 Reads
1 Citation

The effects of right ventricular apical pacing with transvenous pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator on mitral and tricuspid regurgitation.

J Electrocardiol 2015 Sep-Oct;48(5):791-7. Epub 2015 Jul 7.

Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2015.07.002DOI Listing
June 2016
19 Reads
1 Citation
1.363 Impact Factor

Cardiac output determination using a widely available direct continuous oxygen consumption measuring device: a practical way to get back to the gold standard.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2016 Jun 27;17(4):256-61. Epub 2016 Feb 27.

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA; Value Institute, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2016.02.013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4912455PMC
June 2016
11 Reads
1 Citation

Discrepancies between direct catheter and echocardiography-based values in aortic stenosis.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2016 Feb 29;87(3):488-97. Epub 2015 May 29.

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ccd.26033DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4663183PMC
February 2016
12 Reads
1 Citation
2.110 Impact Factor

Cardiology Critical Care Crisis: Can Working Across The Aisle Be The Salvation?

Del Med J 2016 Feb;88(2):58-9

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February 2016
35 Reads

Cost Effectiveness of Antiplatelet and Antithrombotic Therapy in the Setting of Acute Coronary Syndrome: Current Perspective and Literature Review.

Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 2015 Dec;15(6):415-27

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd., Newark, DE, 19718, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40256-015-0131-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4661116PMC
December 2015
20 Reads
2.203 Impact Factor

Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis.

Del Med J 2015 Nov;87(11):346-8

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November 2015
28 Reads

Vitamin D deficiency plays an important role in cardiac disease and affects patient outcome: Still a myth or a fact that needs exploration?

J Saudi Heart Assoc 2015 Oct 14;27(4):264-71. Epub 2015 Feb 14.

Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsha.2015.02.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4614899PMC
October 2015
38 Reads
5 Citations

Transcatheter retrieval of device entrapment: management of a rare complication of percutaneous coronary intervention: case report and literature review.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2015 Sep 16;16(6):358-61. Epub 2015 Apr 16.

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2015.04.003DOI Listing
September 2015
13 Reads

Iatrogenic Aortocoronary Arteriovenous Fistula: Percutaneous Management of a Surgical Complication.

JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2015 Jul 24;8(8):1124-1125. Epub 2015 Jun 24.

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2015.02.023DOI Listing
July 2015
11 Reads
2 Citations
7.345 Impact Factor

Percutaneous closure of acquired Gerbode defect: management of a rare complication of cardiac surgery.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2015 Jul 4;21(1):127-8. Epub 2015 Apr 4.

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivv087DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4560034PMC
July 2015
28 Reads
1 Citation

Academic versus private cardiology: preparing for a successful career after fellowship.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2015 Jan;65(3):303-4

Division of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2014.12.001DOI Listing
January 2015
11 Reads
16.503 Impact Factor

Meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials comparing coronary artery bypass grafting with percutaneous coronary intervention using drug-eluting stenting in patients with diabetes.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2014 Dec 3;19(6):1002-7. Epub 2014 Sep 3.

Division of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA Value Institute, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivu291DOI Listing
December 2014
24 Reads

Short, Intermediate and long term outcomes of CABG vs. PCI with DES in Patients With Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease. Meta-Analysis of Six Randomized Controlled Trials.

Eur J Cardiovasc Med 2014 Sep;3(1):382-389

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE ; Value Institute, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4234175PMC
September 2014
24 Reads
2 Citations

High-risk acute coronary syndrome in a patient with coronary subclavian steal syndrome secondary to critical subclavian artery stenosis.

Case Rep Cardiol 2014 4;2014:175235. Epub 2014 Aug 4.

Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE 19718, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/175235DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4137696PMC
August 2014
9 Reads

Traumatic myocardial infarction in a young athletic patient after a football game.

Del Med J 2014 Jul;86(7):213-5

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July 2014
8 Reads
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Comparison of in-hospital outcomes for beta-blocker use versus non-beta blocker use in patients presenting with cocaine-associated chest pain.

Am J Cardiol 2014 Jun 15;113(11):1802-6. Epub 2014 Mar 15.

Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.03.010DOI Listing
June 2014
15 Reads
1 Citation
3.280 Impact Factor

Comparative effectiveness of revascularization strategies in stable ischemic heart disease: current perspective and literature review.

Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2013 Oct;11(10):1321-36

Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1586/14779072.2013.840136DOI Listing
October 2013
17 Reads
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Medical management of primary hyperparathyroidism with concomitant multiple myeloma.

Intern Med 2010 15;49(6):581-4. Epub 2010 Mar 15.

Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.49.2705DOI Listing
June 2010
7 Reads
3 Citations
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Akdeniz University School of Medicine

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