Nisha Parikh, MD

Associate Professor
UCSF
Medicine
+1 415 514-0992

Clinical Interests: Dr. Parikh is a noninvasive cardiologist. She sees both men and women in her clinical practice, emphasizing primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention. She also has an interest in women's cardiovascular diseases across the lifespan; including cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and the post-partum period.

Research Interests: Dr. Parikh is a trained cardiovascular epidemiologist and population scientist. She demonstrated in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis that the hemodynamic changes of pregnancy may not revert back to normal, may be cumulative across successive pregnancies, and can lead to left ventricular remodeling on cardiac MRI in mid-life. Along with a research team at the Framingham Heart Study, she developed a risk score for incident hypertension and this work was cited in the recent version of the US hypertension guidelines. She has added to the scientific knowledge base demonstrating which specific reproductive factors are predictors of cardiovascular disease using data from the NIH sponsored Women's Health Initiative Study and has leveraged data from the Swedish Population Registers. Her work has been supported by grants from the American Heart Association, the NIH/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative.

Other interests: Dr. Parikh has been an active volunteer for the American Heart Association (AHA) for over ten years. She currently serves AHA Leadership Committee of the Epidemiology and Prevention Council (national level).

Publications: 

Impact of autoimmune rheumatic diseases on birth outcomes: a population-based study.

Strouse J, Donovan BM, Fatima M, Fernandez-Ruiz R, Baer RJ, Nidey N, Forbess C, Bandoli G, Paynter R, Parikh N, Jeliffe-Pawlowski L, Ryckman KK, Singh N

Pregnancy complications and premature cardiovascular events among 1.6 million California pregnancies

Rima Arnaout, Gregory Nah, Greg Marcus, Zian Tseng, Elyse Foster, Ian S Harris, Punag Divanji, Liviu Klein, Juan Gonzalez and Nisha Parikh

Relation of Pregnancy Loss to Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Parous Postmenopausal Women (From the Women's Health Initiative).

Hall PS, Nah G, Vittinghoff E, Parker DR, Manson JE, Howard BV, Sarto GE, Gass ML, Sealy-Jefferson SM, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Stefanick ML, Shadyab AH, Van Horn LV, Park K, Parikh NI

Does Calculated Prognostic Estimation Lead to Different Outcomes Compared With Experience-Based Prognostication in the ICU? A Systematic Review

Basile, Melissa; Press, Anne; Adia, Alexander C.; Wang, Jason J.; Herman, Saori Wendy; Lester, Janice; Parikh, Nisha; Hajizadeh, Negin

Contraceptive Choices in the Immediate Postpartum Period in Women With Cardiac Disease.

Sobhani NC, Schultz H, Kheiwa A, Killion M, Parikh NI, Harris IS, Gonzalez JM, Agarwal A

Women's Reproductive History and Pre-Clinical Peripheral Arterial Disease in Late Life: The San Diego Population Study.

Cortés YI, Parikh N, Allison MA, Criqui MH, Suder N, Barinas-Mitchell E, Wassel CL

Effects of reproductive period duration and number of pregnancies on midlife ECG indices: a secondary analysis from the Women's Health Initiative Clinical Trial.

Parikh NI, Kapphahn K, Hedlin H, Olgin JE, Allison MA, Magnani JW, Ryckman KR, Waring ME, Perez MV, Howard BV

Association of Left Atrial Function Index with Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiovascular Disease: The Framingham Offspring Study.

Sardana M, Lessard D, Tsao CW, Parikh NI, Barton BA, Nah G, Thomas RC, Cheng S, Schiller NB, Aragam JR, Mitchell GF, Vaze A, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, McManus DD

Clinical and Echocardiographic Correlates of Left Atrial Function Index: The Framingham Offspring Study.

Sardana M, Nah G, Tsao CW, Ogunsua AA, Vittinghoff E, Thomas RC, Cheng S, Vaze A, Aragam JR, Mitchell GF, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Aurigemma GP, Schiller NB, McManus DD, Parikh NI

High Prevalence and Clinical/Sociodemographic Correlates of Miscarriages Among Flight Attendants.

Heidecker B, Spencer RM, Hayes V, Hall S, Parikh N, Stock EO, Redberg R

Reproductive Factors and Incidence of Heart Failure Hospitalization in the Women's Health Initiative.

Hall PS, Nah G, Howard BV, Lewis CE, Allison MA, Sarto GE, Waring ME, Jacobson LT, Manson JE, Klein L, Parikh NI

Association of Pregnancy Complications and Characteristics With Future Risk of Elevated Blood Pressure: The Västerbotten Intervention Program.

Parikh NI, Norberg M, Ingelsson E, Cnattingius S, Vasan RS, Domellöf M, Jansson JH, Edstedt Bonamy AK

Reproductive history and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women: findings from the Women's Health Initiative.

LeBlanc ES, Kapphahn K, Hedlin H, Desai M, Parikh NI, Liu S, Parker DR, Anderson M, Aroda V, Sullivan S, Woods NF, Waring ME, Lewis CE, Stefanick M

Association of Left Atrial Function Index With Late Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence after Catheter Ablation.

Sardana M, Ogunsua AA, Spring M, Shaikh A, Asamoah O, Stokken G, Browning C, Ennis C, Donahue JK, Rosenthal LS, Floyd KC, Aurigemma GP, Parikh NI, McManus DD

Parity, coronary heart disease and mortality in the old order Amish.

Elajami TK, Giuseffi J, Avila MD, Hovnanians N, Mukamal KJ, Parikh N, Welty FK

Reproductive Risk Factors and Coronary Heart Disease in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study.

Parikh NI, Jeppson RP, Berger JS, Eaton CB, Kroenke CH, LeBlanc ES, Lewis CE, Loucks EB, Parker DR, Rillamas-Sun E, Ryckman KK, Waring ME, Schenken RS, Johnson KC, Edstedt-Bonamy AK, Allison MA, Howard BV

Racial and ethnic differences in atrial fibrillation risk factors and predictors in women: Findings from the Women's Health Initiative.

Rodriguez F, Stefanick ML, Greenland P, Soliman EZ, Manson JE, Parikh N, Martin LW, Larson JC, Hlatky M, Nassir R, Cené CW, Rodriguez BL, Albert C, Perez MV

Association between number of live births and markers of subclinical atherosclerosis: The Dallas Heart Study.

Sanghavi M, Kulinski J, Ayers CR, Nelson D, Stewart R, Parikh N, de Lemos JA, Khera A

Assessment of Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk in South Asians

Parikh NI, Aurora MS, Dash R, Shin JJ, Palaniappan L

Characterization of lipid composition and high-density lipoprotein function in HIV-infected individuals on stable antiretroviral regimens.

Munger AM, Chow DC, Playford MP, Parikh NI, Gangcuangco LM, Nakamoto BK, Kallianpur KJ, Ndhlovu LC, Shikuma CM, Mehta NN

Lipoprotein concentration, particle number, size and cholesterol efflux capacity are associated with mitochondrial oxidative stress and function in an HIV positive cohort.

Parikh NI, Gerschenson M, Bennett K, Gangcuangco LM, Lopez MS, Mehta NN, Playford MP, Nakamoto BK, Seto TB, Chow DC, Shikuma CM

Risk of cardiovascular disease among postmenopausal women with prior pregnancy loss: the women's health initiative.

Parker DR, Lu B, Sands-Lincoln M, Kroenke CH, Lee CC, O'Sullivan M, Park HL, Parikh N, Schenken RS, Eaton CB

Ethnic differences in the relationship between birth weight and type 2 diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women.

Ryckman KK, Rillamas-Sun E, Spracklen CN, Wallace RB, Garcia L, Tylavsky FA, Howard BV, Liu S, Song Y, LeBlanc ES, White MV, Parikh NI, Robinson JG

Monocytes expand with immune dysregulation and is associated with insulin resistance in older individuals with chronic HIV.

Shikuma CM, Chow DC, Gangcuangco LM, Zhang G, Keating SM, Norris PJ, Seto TB, Parikh N, Kallianpur KJ, Nakamoto BK, Nagamine LS, Ndhlovu LC, Barbour JD

Feasibility and potential role of ferumoxytol-enhanced neuroimaging in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder.

Nakamoto BK, Shikuma CM, Ogata-Arakaki D, Umaki T, Neuwelt EA, Shiramizu BT, Chow DC, Parikh NI, Kallianpur KJ, Hamilton BE

The jugular venous pressure revisited.

Chua Chiaco JM, Parikh NI, Fergusson DJ

Rates of autonomic dysfunction in HIV patients receiving antiretroviral therapy.

Chow D, Nakamoto B, So E, Parikh N, Souza S, Kallianpur K, Shikuma C

Albuminuria as a marker of cardiovascular risk in HIV-infected individuals receiving stable antiretroviral therapy.

Tongma C, Shikuma CM, Nakamoto BK, Kallianpur KJ, Umaki TM, Barbour JD, Ndhlovu L, Parikh NI, Chow DC

Methamphetamine-associated cardiomyopathy.

Won S, Hong RA, Shohet RV, Seto TB, Parikh NI

The effects of extended release niacin on lipoprotein sub-particle concentrations in HIV-infected patients.

Lin C, Grandinetti A, Shikuma C, Souza S, Parikh N, Nakamoto B, Kallianpur KJ, Chow D

Replication of genetic loci for ages at menarche and menopause in the multi-ethnic Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) study.

Carty CL, Spencer KL, Setiawan VW, Fernandez-Rhodes L, Malinowski J, Buyske S, Young A, Jorgensen NW, Cheng I, Carlson CS, Brown-Gentry K, Goodloe R, Park A, Parikh NI, Henderson B, Le Marchand L, Wactawski-Wende J, Fornage M, Matise TC, Hindorff LA, Arnold AM, Haiman CA, Franceschini N, Peters U, Crawford DC

Effects of antiretroviral therapy on autonomic function in early HIV infection: a preliminary report.

Chow D, Kocher M, Shikuma C, Parikh N, Grandinetti A, Nakamoto B, Seto T, Low P

Role of the veterans aging cohort study index in assessing total atherosclerotic burden.

Chow D, Thomas BS, Liang CY, Souza SC, Nakamoto BK, Parikh NI, Shikuma C

Association of number of live births with left ventricular structure and function. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

Parikh NI, Lloyd-Jones DM, Ning H, Ouyang P, Polak JF, Lima JA, Bluemke D, Mittleman MA

Subfertility and risk of later life maternal cardiovascular disease.

Parikh NI, Cnattingius S, Mittleman MA, Ludvigsson JF, Ingelsson E

Parity and risk of later-life maternal cardiovascular disease.

Parikh NI, Cnattingius S, Dickman PW, Mittleman MA, Ludvigsson JF, Ingelsson E

Breastfeeding in infancy and adult cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Parikh NI, Hwang SJ, Ingelsson E, Benjamin EJ, Fox CS, Vasan RS, Murabito JM

Visceral and subcutaneous adiposity and brachial artery vasodilator function.

Parikh NI, Keyes MJ, Larson MG, Pou KM, Hamburg NM, Vita JA, O'Donnell CJ, Vasan RS, Mitchell GF, Hoffmann U, Fox CS, Benjamin EJ

Long-term trends in myocardial infarction incidence and case fatality in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart study.

Parikh NI, Gona P, Larson MG, Fox CS, Benjamin EJ, Murabito JM, O'Donnell CJ, Vasan RS, Levy D

Long-term trends in the incidence of heart failure after myocardial infarction.

Velagaleti RS, Pencina MJ, Murabito JM, Wang TJ, Parikh NI, D'Agostino RB, Levy D, Kannel WB, Vasan RS

Clinical correlates and heritability of cystatin C (from the Framingham Offspring Study).

Parikh NI, Hwang SJ, Yang Q, Larson MG, Guo CY, Robins SJ, Sutherland P, Benjamin EJ, Levy D, Fox CS

Indexes of kidney function and coronary artery and abdominal aortic calcium (from the Framingham Offspring Study).

Parikh NI, Hwang SJ, Larson MG, Hoffmann U, Levy D, Meigs JB, O'Donnell CJ, Fox CS

Overweight, obesity, and the development of stage 3 CKD: the Framingham Heart Study.

Foster MC, Hwang SJ, Larson MG, Lichtman JH, Parikh NI, Vasan RS, Levy D, Fox CS

A risk score for predicting near-term incidence of hypertension: the Framingham Heart Study.

Parikh NI, Pencina MJ, Wang TJ, Benjamin EJ, Lanier KJ, Levy D, D'Agostino RB, Kannel WB, Vasan RS

Plasma renin and risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality: the Framingham Heart Study.

Parikh NI, Gona P, Larson MG, Wang TJ, Newton-Cheh C, Levy D, Benjamin EJ, Kannel WB, Vasan RS

Increasing trends in incidence of overweight and obesity over 5 decades.

Parikh NI, Pencina MJ, Wang TJ, Lanier KJ, Fox CS, D'Agostino RB, Vasan RS

Images in cardiovascular medicine. Primary lymphoma of the heart.

Kuvin J, Parikh N, Salomon R, Tischler A, Daoust P, Arshanskiy Y, Coyner K, Carpino P, Pandian NG, Kimmelstiel C, Foote C, Erban J, Rastegar H

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