Fred Leya
Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology
Coronary Artery Disease
Valvular Heart Disease
Congenital Heart Disease
Heart Attack
Leg Pain
Heart Failure
Carotid Blockage
Aortic Aneurysms
Aortic Valve Valvuloplasty
Mitral valvuloplasty
Pulmonic valvuloplasty
Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement
Aortic Aneurysm Endograft Treatment
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine at Park Ridge
Board Certifications
Cardiovascular Disease - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - General Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Interventional Cardiology - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Govindan,S.; Kuster,D. W.; Lin,B.; Kahn,D. J.; Jeske,W. P.; Walenga,J. M.; Leya,F.; Hoppensteadt,D.; Fareed,J.; Sadayappan,S.Increase in cardiac myosin binding protein-C plasma levels is a sensitive and cardiac-specific biomarker of myocardial infarction American journal of cardiovascular disease 2013 ;3(2):60-70
Dieter,R. S.; Darki,A.; Nanjundappa,A.; Chhokar,V. S.; Khadim,G.; Morshedi-Meibodi,A.; Freihage,J. H.; Steen,L.; Lewis,B.; Leya,F.Usefulness of wide pulse pressure as a predictor of poor outcome after renal artery angioplasty and stenting. American Journal of Cardiology 2009 ;104(5):732-734
Ito,H.; Piel,S.; Das,P.; Chhokar,V.; Khadim,G.; Nierzwicki,R.; Williams,A.; Dieter,R. S.; Leya,F.Long-term outcomes of plaque debulking with rotational atherectomy in side-branch ostial lesions to treat bifurcation coronary disease. Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2009 ;21(11):598-601
Ramana,R. K.; Darki,A.; Havens,M.; Wojcik,E.; Brylka,D.; Singh,M. M.; Leya,F.Lipotamous cardiac disorders: two unsual cases and a review of the literature Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2009 ;21(4):E65-9
Vasaiwala,S. C.; Finn,C.; Delpriore,J.; Leya,F.; Gagermeier,J.; Akar,J. G.; Santucci,P.; Dajani,K.; Bova,D.; Picken,M. M.; Basso,C.; Marcus,F.; Wilber,D. J.Prospective study of cardiac sarcoid mimicking arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2009 ;20(5):473-476
Velicu,S.; Biller,J.; Hacein-Bey,L.; Freihage,J. H.; Leya,F.Paradoxical embolism to the central nervous system after sexual intercourse in a young woman with a complex atrial septal abnormality Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases 2008 ;17(5):320-324
Ramana,R. K.; Singh,A.; Dieter,R. S.; Moran,J. F.; Steen,L.; Lewis,B. E.; Leya,F.Femoral angiogram prior to arteriotomy closure device does not reduce vascular complications in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. Journal of interventional cardiology 2008 ;21(2):204-208
Ramana,R. K.; Varga,P.; Leya,F.Late presentation of an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery: case report and review Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2008 ;20(10):564-566
Reddy,P. R.; Bakhos,M.; Leya,F.Regional variation in the reconstitution of flow in the internal mammary artery graft. Journal of cardiac surgery 2008 ;23(1):63-65
Reddy,P. R.; Gulati,A.; Steen,L.; Sinacore,J.; Leya,F.; Heroux,A.Outcomes of bare metal versus drug-eluting stents in allograft vasculopathy. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 2008 ;27(11):1222-1228
Reddy,P. R.; Dieter,R. S.; Das,P.; Steen,L. H.; Lewis,B. E.; Leya,F. S.Utility of BNP in differentiating constrictive pericarditis from restrictive cardiomyopathy in patients with renal insufficiency. Journal of cardiac failure 2007 ;13(8):668-671
Ramana,R. K.; Wilber,D. J.; Leya,F.Ethanol septal ablation for refractory ventricular tachycardia Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2007 ;19(5):E142-5
Joyal,D.; Freihage,J. H.; Cohoon,K.; Tempelhof,M.; Leya,F.; Dieter,R. S.; Steen,L.; Lewis,B.; Arab,D.The influence of low (81 mg) versus high (325 mg) doses of ASA on the incidence of sirolimus-eluting stent thrombosis. Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2007 ;19(7):291-294
Joyal,D.; Leya,F.; Al Chekakie,M. O.; Arab,D.; Dieter,R. S.; Morshedi-Meibodi,A.; Lewis,B.; Steen,L.; Fareed,J.; Hoppenstead,D.; Akar,J. G.Presence of asymmetric dimethylarginine gradients across high-grade lesions in patients with coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease 2007 ;18(6):471-475
Joyal,D.; Leya,F.; Koh,M.; Besinger,R.; Ramana,R.; Kahn,S.; Jeske,W.; Lewis,B.; Steen,L.; Mestril,R.; Arab,D.Troponin I levels in patients with preeclampsia. American Journal of Medicine 2007 ;120(9):819.e13-819.e14
Joyal,D.; Arab,D.; Chen-Johnston,C.; Leya,F.Alcohol septal ablation after failed surgical myectomy. Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions 2007 ;69(7):999-1002
Johnston,S. L.; Halabi,S.; Cohoon,K.; Alex,C. G.; Hutchens,K.; Leya,F.Stroke and myocardial infarction as late complications of lung transplantation. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 2007 ;26(10):1065-1068
Freihage,J. H.; Joyal,D.; Arab,D.; Dieter,R. S.; Loeb,H. S.; Steen,L.; Lewis,B.; Liu,J. C.; Leya,F.Invasive assessment of mitral regurgitation: comparison of hemodynamic parameters. Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions 2007 ;69(2):303-312
Ramana,R. K.; Joyal,D.; Arab,D.; Dieter,R. S.; Steen,L.; Lewis,B.; Leya,F.Clinical experience with rotational atherectomy in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2006 ;18(11):514-518
Lewis,B. E.; Wallis,D. E.; Hursting,M. J.; Levine,R. L.; Leya,F.Effects of argatroban therapy, demographic variables, and platelet count on thrombotic risks in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia Chest 2006 ;129(6):1407-1416
Cho,L.; Lewis,B. E.; Steen,L. H.; Leya,F. S.Thiazolidinediones do not reduce target vessel revascularization in diabetic patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Cardiology 2005 ;104(2):97-100
Goodfellow,R. J.; Schwartz,J.; Leya,F.BlackAorta: a rare finding at aortic valve replacement. Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2005 ;17(3):165-167
Leya,F. S.; Arab,D.; Joyal,D.; Shioura,K. M.; Lewis,B. E.; Steen,L. H.; Cho,L.The efficacy of brain natriuretic peptide levels in differentiating constrictive pericarditis from restrictive cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2005 ;45(11):1900-1902
Messmore,H. L.,Jr; Jeske,W. P.; Wehrmacher,W.; Coyne,E.; Mobarhan,S.; Cho,L.; Leya,F. S.; Moran,J. F.Antiplatelet agents: current drugs and future trends Hematology - Oncology Clinics of North America 2005 ;19(1):87-117
Ramana,R. K.; Arab,D.; Joyal,D.; Steen,L.; Cho,L.; Lewis,B.; Liu,J.; Loeb,H.; Leya,F.Coronary artery perforation during percutaneous coronary intervention: incidence and outcomes in the new interventional era Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2005 ;17(11):603-605
Matos,G.; Steen,L.; Leya,F.Treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis with a drug eluting stent in a heart transplant patient with allograft vasculopathy Heart 2005 ;91(2):e11
Matos,G. F.; Hammadeh,R.; Francois,C.; McCarthy,R.; Leya,F.Controlled myocardial infarction induced by intracoronary injection of n-butyl cyanoacrylatein dogs: a feasibility study. Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions 2005 ;66(2):244-253
Arab,D.; Lewis,B.; Cho,L.; Steen,L.; Joyal,D.; Leya,F.Antiplatelet therapy in anticoagulated patients requiring coronary intervention Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2005 ;17(10):549-554
Florian-Kujawski,M.; Hussain,W.; Chyna,B.; Kahn,S.; Hoppensteadt,D.; Leya,F.; Fareed,J.Biomarker profiling of plasma from acute coronary syndrome patients. Application of ProteinChip Array analysis. International Angiology 2004 ;23(3):246-254
Cochran,K.; DeMartini,T. J.; Lewis,B. E.; O'Brien,J.; Steen,L. H.; Grassman,E. D.; Leya,F.Use of lepirudin during percutaneous vascular interventions in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2003 ;15(11):617-621
Gudmundsson,G. S.; Ohr,J.; Leya,F.; Jacobs,W. R.; Godwin,J. E.; Schwartz,J.An unusual case of recurrent Loffler endomyocarditis of the aortic valve. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2003 ;127(5):606-609
Qayyum,U.; Leya,F.; Steen,L.; Sochanski,M.; Grassman,E.; Cho,L.; Lewis,B.New catheter design for cannulation of the anomalous right coronary artery arising from the left sinus of valsalva. Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions 2003 ;60(3):382-388
Liu,J. C.; Lewis,B. E.; Steen,L. H.; Grassman,E. D.; Bakhos,M.; Blakeman,B.; Wrona,L.; Leya,F.Patency of coronary artery bypass grafts in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia The American Journal of Cardiology 2002 ;89(8):979-981
Medical School
Jagiellonian University, College of Medicine
Columbus Hospital/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Internal Medicine: General
Loyola University Medical Center, Cardiology
Interests & Hobbies
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