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About Mitul Patel, MD

Mitul Patel, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist. Interventional cardiology involves opening blocked blood vessels with minimally-invasive catheter procedures. Dr. Patel treats people with acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, peripheral vascular disease, and other heart conditions.

He has extensive experience with the insertion of ventricular assist devices to support both complex coronary interventions and to treat cardiogenic shock. Dr. Patel's clinical expertise also includes aortic valve replacement, radial (wrist) artery approaches to coronary angiography, and percutaneous (nonsurgical) treatment of peripheral vascular disease and structural heart disease.

He has authored numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts in several medical journals, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, and the Journal of Invasive Cardiology.

Dr. Patel earned his medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He completed his internal medicine residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine and completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. Dr. Patel is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, and internal medicine.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2011-09-21

Board Certifications

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

Conditions and Treatments

  • Radial Approach to Angiography and Percutaneous Interventions
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Percutaneous Cardiac Structural Interventions
  • Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Catheter-Based Treatment of Heart Disease
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Muscle Disease
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Chronic Coronary Disease
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted