The latest advances in cardiology technology and research were presented recently at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Conference held in New Orleans. Among which included the “hotly anticipated new randomized clinical trials testing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in ...

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Read Dr. Yazdani's recently updated blog, A Tale of Two Valves, which takes a closer look at Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) as a treatment for the heart condition known as aortic valve stenosis.

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Among one of the first and most prestigious physician recognitions in the United States, Castle Connolly has once again recognized Dr. Yazdani as a Top Doctor in his field of interventional cardiology. The recognition is awarded after an exhaustive review of a physician’s work in their field and ...

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Structural Heart Care

  • Structural Heart Therapies

    Structural heart therapies encompass a number of interventional treatments developed to treat structural heart disease, defects or abnormalities of the heart “structures” — valves, chambers, walls, and pockets. These include treatments for aortic stenosis, mitral valve regurgitation, ventricular septal defect and left atrial appendage.
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

    This minimally invasive catheter based procedure is primarily used to treat aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve opening).
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR)

    A minimally invasive procedure, TMVR is a treatment for mitral valve stenosis (narrowing of the mitral valve opening) and/or mitral valve regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), also known as Mitral Regurgitation (MR).
  • MitraClip

    MitraClip is used for patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation, also known at Mitral Regurgitation (MR), who are not ideal candidates for open heart surgery.

    The WATCHMAN implant is placed in the left atrial appendage (LAA) to permanently close it off and prevent blood clots from escaping, effectively reducing risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) not caused by a heart valve problem and who cannot take conventional blood thinners.
  • Complex PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention)

    Complex PCI are catheter based procedures to treat difficult coronary lesions not amenable to standard techniques using multitude of devices including specialty wires, guide extenders, microcatheters, atherectomy devices and other modalities.
  • Complex CTO (chronic total occlusion) Interventions

    CTO interventions involve opening arteries that have been closed for more than three months and as such are not amenable to treatment using conventional techniques.
  • Echocardiography

    Echocardiograms are tests that use sound waves to reveal the heart's structure and function.
  • Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography

    Cardiac catheterization and angiography are catheter based methods to evaluate coronary arteries and cardiac structures.


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About us

Dr. Shawn Yazdani is one of the area’s most renowned interventional cardiologists, known for his specialization in structural heart care and innovative approach to interventional cardiology. 

He was the first operator in Northern Virginia to switch to the radial access uniformly in his practice, a method now adopted by most operators in the area.

He then became a cofounder of Carient Heart and Vascular.

Starting the first Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) program during his time at INOVA, he has today performed the greatest number of successful procedures in the area.   

Leading the way for new interventional techniques, Dr. Yazdani has performed more CTO procedures than any other interventional cardiologist in the area, applying new techniques to successfully open these types of arteries unresponsive to conventional interventional techniques and relieve once life-limiting symptoms for patients across Virginia.  

He has over two decades of experience treating complex coronary lesions utilizing atherectomy, thrombectomy, hemodynamic support and other results-driven, evidence based techniques with a focus on patient outcome. 

Dr. Yazdani became interested in treating structural heart disease in 2012 when science supported the use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) techniques, in lieu of open heart surgery, to treat aortic valve disease, specifically aortic stenosis. 

He was involved in the initial trials observing transcatheter therapy in patients at high or prohibitive risk for surgical valve replacement. Since then, he has served as primary investigator in many other trials, including Partner 3, Early TAVR, and Galileo. He has been the lead physician in bringing non-surgical alternative access, such as Transcaval valve replacement, to Northern Virginia - for patients who do not have good femoral access for valve delivery. 

Dr. Yazdani has performed more TAVR procedures in Northern Virginia than any other operator. 

He remains involved in research and continues to pioneer nonsurgical catheter based treatments.

Though only a few physicians were performing this procedure nationwide, he has since broadened it popularly and become instrumental in bringing to the area different mitral valve treatment modalities, such as Lampoon (laceration of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve prior to transcatheter replacement of the mitral valve), to the area. 

He is the primary investigator for the Apollo trials, involving transcatheter replacement of the mitral valve, or transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), in patients at high or intermediate risk for surgical valve replacement. He is also known for his expertise in mitral valve repair therapies such as MitraClip.

Dr. Yazdani is also involved in therapies geared towards patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) and at high risk for taking blood thinners such as Coumadin. 

He regularly performs implantation of Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders such as the WATCHMAN™ device. 

Despite having a busy interventional practice, he also holds regular office hours in multiple locations in Northern Virginia including Vienna, Manassas and Warrenton. 

Dr. Yazdani completed both his undergraduate degree in Biology and his medical degree at New York University. 

His postgraduate training included a residency in internal medicine, followed by a Cardiology residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He then finished his interventional training at Mount Sinai Hospital. 

Professional Affiliations 

Fellow, American College of Cardiology (FACC)
Fellow, Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention (FSCAI)    

Carient Heart & Vascular Office Locations

Vienna Office
415 Church Street NE, 101
Vienna, VA 22180

Manassas Office
8100 Ashton Avenue, Suite 200
Manassas, VA  20109

Warrenton Office
559 Frost Avenue, Suite 102
Warrenton, VA  20186

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