Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans. Dr. Maddahi has been a relentless champion in the fight against heart disease for over 40 years, having helped thousands of individuals improve their heart health and quality of life with proactive diagnosis, imaging, and management of risk factors. Dr. Maddahi is a compassionate cardiologist in Los Angeles with one mission: giving his patients a long and healthy life.
43 years of experience as a relentless partner in the battle to defeat heart disease.
Dr. Maddahi is a UCLA professor who is renowned for his pioneering work in diagnosis of heart disease.
Top-tier communication skills & follow-up protocols for our patients.
Compassionate and service oriented staff & physician.
Guiding a team of UCLA professors who have expertise in cardiovascular disease.
An Expert in His Field
Jamshid Maddahi, MD, FACC, FASNC
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology (Nuclear Medicine)
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Biomedical Imaging Institute
Dr. Maddahi, a cardiologist in Los Angeles, has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America by his peers, and he lives up to that title every single day in his practice. You can find him featured on websites such as U.S. News. Dr. Maddahi is a UCLA professor renowned for his pioneering work in the diagnosis of heart disease. He uses cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technologies and equipment to monitor cardiac health, identify the earliest warning signs of heart conditions, and help you manage your risk factors. His cardiology practice is staffed by compassionate individuals and physicians who ensure you feel supported through every stage of your medical journey. Once you become a patient of Dr. Maddahi, it becomes his mission to ensure you achieve perfect cardiac health.
Prevention of Heart Attack & Stroke
PET (positron emission tomography) scan is a type of imaging that can detect problems with the heart and blood vessels. PET scanning works by injecting a small amount of radioactive material into the body. The material collects in the heart, blood vessels, and soft tissues, following which the PET scanner creates images of the internal organs. This test allows our cardiologist in Los Angeles to determine if certain areas of the heart are not receiving enough blood, thus leading to a high risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Have A Healthy Heart
Heart Valve Surgery
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Despite this, heart disease is often preventable and controllable through proper diagnosis, imaging, and the management of cardiovascular risk factors. Some risk factors, like age, sex, and family history, cannot be changed, but some risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity, are more controllable.
CT Coronary Calcium Scan
A CT coronary calcium scan is a specialized X-ray test used to detect the presence of calcium in the coronary arteries. Calcium is a marker for plaque, a buildup of fatty deposits that can narrow the arteries and impede blood flow to the heart. A CT scanner rotates around the body, taking multiple pictures of the heart and chest, following which the computer produces a score that reflects the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries, which then the cardiologist in Los Angeles can determine the potential risk of heart attacks or strokes.
A Thorough Inspection
CT Angiography (CTA) is a diagnostic test that uses special X-ray equipment and intravenous (IV) contrast material to produce pictures of the blood vessels inside your body. CTA can detect blockages in the arteries that supply blood to the heart (coronary arteries), evaluate an aneurysm, and help the cardiologist determine if you have a high risk of strokes. If you have blockages in your coronary artery, your cardiologist may recommend additional tests or curate a personalized treatment plan to manage the risk.
Monitoring Your Heart
Prevention of Heart Attacks & Strokes
Heart attacks and strokes are two of the most common heart conditions, and both can be potentially fatal. But with early diagnosis and ongoing management of risk factors, you can prevent or reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Dr. Maddahi, a cardiologist in Los Angeles, offers cutting-edge diagnostic techniques, such as PET scanning, coronary calcium scans, and angiographies to identify — and subsequently control — the risk factors for strokes.
Helping You Stay Active
Dr. Maddahi offers cutting-edge imaging techniques and tests, such as cardiac genetic tests, lab tests, and coronary calcium scans to determine if you have a high risk of cardiac conditions. After identifying the risk factors, he curates a personalized plan to help you maintain optimal heart health, which may include lifestyle changes, dietary changes, exercise, or taking certain medications to control blood pressure or cholesterol.
High Level Expertise
A Network of Professionals
Dr. Maddahi is associated with a team of UCLA professors who have expertise in all fields related to cardiovascular disease, such as stent procedures, heart bypass surgery, heart valve surgery, electrophysiology, congenital heart disease, and peripheral vascular disease. Furthermore, Dr. Maddahi, the best cardiologist Los Angeles has to offer, is a founding member of the American Society of Cardiac CT and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. When you work with Dr. Maddahi, you can rest assured that your heart is in the best hands.
Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Making lifestyle changes and working with a cardiologist to manage your cardiovascular risk factors can reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your overall health. Dr. Maddahi is a firm advocate of prevention and management to help you avoid unnecessary complications or surgical procedures down the line.
Examination & Prevention Is Key
Your Health Is Our Top Priority
Dr. Maddahi, the best cardiologist in Los Angeles, believes in using technology to help you prevent heart conditions, manage your risk factors, and avoid needing unnecessary surgeries. As a professor at UCLA, Dr. Maddahi is constantly at the forefront of cardiological innovations, so he doesn’t have to wait 10 to 20 years for information to become mainstream. When you visit Dr. Maddahi at his Los Angeles office, you can rest assured that you’re receiving the most advanced and cutting-edge cardiac care.