Nareg Minaskeian, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Cardiologist

“Having trained at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, I bring with me to SWCVA the values instilled by its 3 shields: Integrated clinical practice, education and research.”

Dr. Minaskeian comes to SWCVA having completed his training at the Mayo Clinic, where he mastered the art of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Training under the tutelage of world renowned Mayo Clinic faculty, he has learned the fine nuances and sophistication of electrophysiology, catheter ablation, and the complexities involved in cardiac devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Furthermore, he actively participates in clinical trials, and has over 25 publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, national presentations, and book chapters. He prides himself on delivering integrated, patient-centered, guideline-driven care to all of his patients, understanding that no two people are alike. He is currently triple board-certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Adult Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine.

  • Medical School: M.D.; St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • 1 year Internship in General Surgery: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
  • 3 year Residency in Internal Medicine: University of California, Riverside
  • 3 year Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases: University of California San Francisco-Fresno
  • 2 year Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology: Mayo Clinic
Current Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine: 2016
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology: 2018
  • National Board of Echocardiography: 2018
  • Adult Cardiovascular Disease: 2019
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology: 2021
Hospital Appointments:
  • Active Staff, Banner Heart Hospital
  • Active Staff, Banner Baywood Medical Center
  • Active Staff, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
  • Active Staff, Chandler Regional Medical Center
  • Active Staff, Mountain Vista Medical Center

Over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, publications, book chapters, and presentations at national meetings, most recent including:

  • Minaskeian N, Hajnal SP, Liu MB, Klooster LM, Devick KL, Schwartz L, Jokerst CE, Sorajja D, Scott LRP. Safety of MRI in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices with generator and lead(s) brand mismatch. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2022: doi: 10.1002/acm2.13520.
  • Sriramoju A, Minaskeian N, Srivathsan K, Sell-Dottin K, Shen WK. Left ventricular summit ablation through open sternotomy with hybrid utilization of standard electrophysiology catheters and maneuvers. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2021 Oct;
  • Ashraf H, Minaskeian N, Sell-Dottin K, El Masry HZ. Combined endocardial and epicardial ablation of drug-refractory ventricular tachycardia by direct ventricular puncture. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2021 June;
  • Minaskeian N, Ladia V, Valverde A, Srivathsan K, Shen WK. Repeat accessory pathway ablation: challenges, surprises and lessons learned. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2021 May; 7(5): 292-295.
  • Rattanawong P, Ladia V, Minaskeian N, Sorajja D, Shen WK, Srivathsan K. Empirical ablation to prevent sequential purkinje system recruitment: a novel therapy for idiopathic ventricular fibrillation. JACC Case Rep. 2021 Mar; 3(3):517-522.
  • Ko Ko NL, Minaskeian N, El Masry HZ. A case of irreversible bradycardia after rituximab therapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Cardiooncology. 2020 Oct 13;6:22.
  • Minaskeian N, Srivathsan K, Valverde A, Shen WK. Novel use of an endocardial mitral annular catheter for accessory pathway mapping. JACC. 2021 May; 77(18):2127.
  • Minaskeian N, Srivathsan K, Valverde A, Shen WK. Epicardial VT entrainment mapping and cryoablation via median sternotomy approach. JACC. 2021 May; 77(18):2108.
  • Liu M, Pannunzio S, Minaskeian N, Klooster L, Sorajja D, Scott L. The safety of MRI in patients with hybrid cardiac implantable electronic devices. JACC. 2021 May; 77(18):245.
Procedures Performed:
  • Diagnostic Electrophysiology Study
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia Ablation, including A-V Nodal Modification, Focal Atrial Tachycardia Ablation, Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia Ablation, Accessory Pathway and other Reciprocating Tachycardia Ablation(s)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter/Tachycardia Ablation, Including Persistent and Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia and Fibrillation Ablation
  • Interrogation, Programming, and Interpretation of Loop Recorder, Pacemaker, and Defibrillator Diagnostic Information
  • Permanent Single and Dual Chamber Pacemaker Insertion
  • Transvenous and Sub-Cutaneous Patch Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Insertions
  • Bi-ventricular Pacing for both ICDs and Pacemakers
  • Atrioventricular Nodal Ablation
  • Cardiac Contractility Modulation Therapy Device Implantation
  • ST Segment Ischemia Monitoring Device Implantation
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Right Heart Catheterization and Swan-Ganz Insertion
  • Implantable Loop Recorder Insertion
  • Temporary Pacemaker Insertion
  • CardioMems Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring Device Insertion

Preventive Services

Our patient care team is focused specifically on cardiovascular best practices and lifesaving heart and vein care.