Morteza Farasat, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Internship:
  • Harbor Hospital Center Program (2003)
Residency:
  • Harbor Hospital Center Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Connecticut Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2012)
Languages: English, Persian
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Medical Director, Denver Health Cardiology Clinics
  • Noninvasive Cardiologist

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Medicine

Publications

  • Mori J. Krantz MD, Dan V. Blalock PhD, Kundai Tanganyika MD, Morteza Farasat MD, Jennifer McBride MD, and Philip S. Mehler MD. Is QTc-Interval Prolongation an Inherent Feature of Eating Disorders? a cohort study
  • Farasat M, Watters A, Bendelow T, Schuller J, Mehler PS, Krantz MJ. Long-term cardiac arrhythmia and chronotropic evaluation in patients with severe anorexia nervosa (LACE-AN): A pilot study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2020 Feb;31(2):432-439. PubMed PMID: 31917489
  • Tran T, Farasat M, Krantz MJ. Subendocardial Stress in Pre-Eclampsia. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2020;00:e12769. https://doi.org/10.1111/anec.12769
  • Tran T, Farasat M, Krantz MJ. Subendocardial Stress in Pre-Eclampsia. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2021;26(1):e12769 (First Published: 05 June 2020)
  • Sanchez JM, Farasat M, Levy AE, Douglas IS, Stauffer BL, Tzou WS, West JJ. A Novel Approach to Electrocardiography in the Prone Patient. Heart Rhythm O2
  • Burke JM, Haigney MCP, Farasat M, Mehler PS, and Krantz MJ. Huffing and Twist: Fatal Torsade de Pointes Associated with Tetrafluoroethane Inhalation. Clin Case Rep. 12/24/2020. In press: DOI: 10.1002/ccr3.3838
  • Farasat M, Sanchez JM, West JJ, Burke JM, Prouse AF, Gore MO, Salame GA, Keach JW, Trent SA, Haigney MCP, Hogan SE, Peterson PN, Stauffer BL, Holland MR, Krantz MJ. A Point-of-Care Algorithm to Guide Proper Selection of Ambulatory ECG Monitors. (Under Review)
  • Farasat M, Watters A, Bendelow T, Schuller J, Mehler PS, Krantz MJ. Long Term Cardiac Arrhythmia And Chronotropic Evaluation In Severe Anorexia Nervosa (LACE-AN): A Pilot Study. Abstract# 11959.
  • Sattiraju S, Farasat M, Rabdiya V, Mehta S. An Educational and Illustrative Case Report of Late Complications Following Repair of Tetrology of Fallot. Heart Res Open J. 2015;2(4): 115-117.
  • Farasat SM, Valdes C, Shetty V, Muller DC, Egan JM, Metter EJ, Ferrucci L, Najjar SS. Is longitudinal pulse pressure a better predictor of 24-hour urinary albumin excretion than other indices of blood pressure?. Hypertension. 2010 Feb;55(2):415-21. PubMed PMID: 20008676
  • Farasat SM. Bicuspid aortic valve disease beyond the aortic root: potential prognostic implications for ascending aortic dilation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Feb 16;55(7):669-70. PubMed PMID: 20170793
  • Farasat SM, Bolger DT, Shetty V, Menachery EP, Gerstenblith G, Kasper EK, Najjar SS. Effect of Beta-blocker therapy on rehospitalization rates in women versus men with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Jan 15;105(2):229-34. PubMed PMID: 20102924
  • Windham BG, Griswold ME, Farasat SM, Ling SM, Carlson O, Egan JM, Ferrucci L, Najjar SS. Influence of leptin, adiponectin, and resistin on the association between abdominal adiposity and arterial stiffness. Am J Hypertens. 2010 May;23(5):501-7. PubMed PMID: 20150891
  • Farasat SM, Morrell CH, Scuteri A, Ting CT, C P Yin F, Spurgeon HA, Chen CH, G Lakatta E, Najjar SS. Do hypertensive individuals have enlarged aortic root diameters? Insights from studying the various subtypes of hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2008 May;21(5):558-63. PubMed PMID: 18437147
  • Rashba EJ, Farasat M, Kirk MM, Shorofsky SR, Peters RW, Gold MR. Effect of an active abdominal pulse generator on defibrillation thresholds with a dual-coil, transvenous ICD lead system. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2006 Jun;17(6):617-20. PubMed PMID: 16836709
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Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • American Society of Echocardiography, Member
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Member
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Member

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Cardiology, Board Certification (2012, 2012)
  • National Board of Echocardiography, Board Certification (2012)
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Board Certification (2012)
  • RPVI, Certificate (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation - Coronary Disease
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases - Prevention
Clinical Interests
Cardiovascular imaging, heart failure, coronary artery disease

Care Philosophy
An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of treatment.

General Information

Internships:
  • Harbor Hospital Center Program (2003)
Residency Programs:
  • Harbor Hospital Center Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Connecticut Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2012)
Languages: English, Persian
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
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