Sameer A. Gafoor, M.D.

Sameer A. Gafoor, M.D.

Medical Director, Structural Heart and Valve Disease

Interventional Cardiology

4.8 out of 5.0
Rating 4.7
(111 Reviews)
Accepting New Patients
Swedish Heart & Vascular - Cherry Hill
550 17th Avenue
Suite 680
Seattle, WA 98122
US
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About Sameer A. Gafoor, M.D.

Dr. Gafoor's passion is the field of structural heart disease. This new and rising field is an innovative way to approach complex heart and valve disease patients without open heart surgery. Whether patients have aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, atrial fibrillation, a prior heart valve that now needs replacement or more - this century has possibilities that were not available even as recently as five years ago. Dr. Gafoor trained in the US as well as abroad, and his goal is to bring patients the best in worldwide care right at their doorsteps. The Structural Heart & Valve Disease team's goal is patient safety and quality of life, and they want to not only add years to each patient's life, but life to each patient's years. Patients are important to Dr. Gafoor - not just for who they are and what they've done, but also for what they plan to do. Not just today, but tomorrow, and for the future after that.

Education

  • Washington Hospital Center
    Fellowship, 2011
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    Medical School, 2005
  • University of Michigan
    Residency, 2008

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Languages

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (WA Apple Health)
  • Coordinated care (WA Apple Health)
  • First Health/Coventry PPO
  • Health Net - TriCare
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • International Community Health Services Pace Program
  • Kaiser Foundation
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • Molina Healthcare (WA Apple Health/Healthy Options)
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Providence Health Plan - Medicaid
  • Providence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
  • Regence BlueShield of Washington
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • WellCare

Clinical Interests

  • abnormal coronary angiography
  • abnormal electrocardiogram (ekg)
  • abnormal stress test
  • acute bacterial endocarditis
  • anomalies of the coronary artery
  • anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (alcapa)
  • aortic stenosis
  • aortic valve disease
  • arrhythmia
  • atherosclerosis
  • atherosclerosis of the aorta
  • athletic heart syndrome
  • atrial fibrillation
  • atrial flutter
  • atrial tachycardia
  • atrioventricular block
  • atrioventricular septal defect
  • autoimmune pericarditis
  • av nodal arrhythmia
  • bradycardia
  • cardiac angina
  • cardiac arrest
  • cardiac catheterization
  • cardiac conduction defects
  • cardiac disease in pregnancy
  • cardiac insufficiency
  • cardiac risk assessment
  • cardiac sarcoma
  • cardiomegaly
  • cardiomyopathy
  • cardiospasm
  • chest pain
  • cholesterol disorders
  • complete atrioventricular block
  • conduction defects
  • congestive heart failure (chf)
  • coronary angiography
  • coronary artery disease
  • coronary artery fistula
  • coxsackie endocarditis
  • diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • dyspnea on exertion
  • elevated creatine kinase
  • enhanced external counterpulsation therapy eecp
  • familial arrhythmias
  • family history of heart disease
  • family history of sudden cardiac death
  • heart murmur
  • heart racing
  • holter monitor
  • hypertension
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • in office cardiac echocardiogram
  • in office cardiac stress test
  • infiltrative disorders of the heart
  • intra aortic balloon pump
  • intravascular ultrasound
  • ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • laser atherectomy
  • left atrial appendage occlusion
  • left bundle branch block
  • left heart failure
  • malignant hypertension
  • microvascular dysfunction
  • mitral regurgitation
  • mitral valve insufficiency
  • mitral valve prolapse
  • myocardial infarction (mi)
  • myocarditis
  • myxoma
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • palpitations
  • papillary muscle disorders
  • paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  • paroxysmal tachycardia
  • paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • patent foramen ovale
  • pericarditis
  • postural tachycardia syndrome
  • premature beats
  • premature ventricular contractions
  • preventative cardiology
  • prinzmetals angina
  • pulmonary artery stenosis
  • pulmonary edema
  • pulmonary valve disorders
  • pulmonary valve insufficiency
  • pulmonary valve stenosis
  • refractory angina
  • rheumatic mitral regurgitation
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis with insufficiency
  • rhythm disorder
  • right bundle branch block
  • right ventricular hypertrophy
  • supraventricular tachycardia
  • syncope
  • tachycardia
  • tee
  • thrombosis
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • transposition of great vessels
  • transthoracic echocardiogram
  • tricuspid regurgitation
  • tricuspid valve disease
  • valve stenosis
  • valvular endocarditis
  • vasovagal syncope
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • virtual care
  • wolff parkinson white syndrome

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Patient Reviews
4.8 out of 5.0(111 Reviews)

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