Cardiologist: Amir Darki, MD | Loyola Medicine

Amir Darki, MD

Amir Darki, MD, FACC,FSCAI


Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Cardiology, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital,Medical Director, Cardiology, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

Languages Spoken

Patient Ratings
4.8 / 5 (109 Ratings)

Clinical Expertise

  • Aortic Aneurysm Endograft Treatment
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiac Catheterization And Angiography
  • Chest Pain
  • Coronary Angioplasty And Atherectomy
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Vascular Diseases (AVMs, Aneurysms)
  • Vascular Intervention

About Dr. Darki

Martial Arts, Cooking, Family

Medical Education

Medical School
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago
Loyola University Medical Center - Internal Medicine: General
  • Loyola University Medical Center - Cardiology
  • Loyola University Medical Center - Interventional Cardiology

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty, Cardiology
National Board of Echocardiography, Interventional Cardiology


  • Acute submassive pulmonary embolism after SARS-CoV-2 infection: a case report of reinfection or prolonged hypercoagulable state. Pow, T; Allen, S; Brailovsky, Y; Darki, A, European heart journal. Case reports
  • Angiopoietin-2 correlates with pulmonary embolism severity right ventricular dysfunction, and intensive care unit admission., Newman, J; Brailovsky, Y; Allen, S; Bontekoe, E; Masic, D; Walenga, J; Fareed, J; Darki, A, Vascular medicine (London, England)
  • Comparison of outcomes in catheter-directed versus ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis for management of submassive pulmonary embolism. Allen, S; Chan, L; Masic, D; Porcaro, K; Morris, S; Haines, J; Leya, F; Bechara, CF; Lopez, J; Lewis, B; Steen, L; Fareed, J; Darki, A; Brailovsky, Y, Thrombosis research
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  • Hospitalization Rates Before and After Palliative Care Utilization for Heart Failure Patients (From a Nationwide Sample). Elkaryoni, A; Sperry, BW; Royce, A; Walsh, K; Bruno, E; Shah, S; Darki, A; Elgendy, I, The American Journal of Cardiology
  • Novel CT-derived parameter is associated with low cardiac index in acute pulmonary embolism. Brailovsky, Y; Masic, D; Allen, S; Lakhter, V; Bashir, R; Forfia, P; Bechara, CF; Leya, FS; Lopez, JJ; Lewis, BE; Steen, LE; Wexels, F; Fareed, J; Camren, GP; Hibbeln, J; Darki, A, Thrombosis research
  • Outcomes of ST-elevation myocardial infarction due to left main coronary artery: a nationwide cohort sample. Elkaryoni, A; Elgendy, IY; Qarajeh, R; Allen, S; Abdelkarim, I; Mallas, W; Leya, FS; Lewis, BE; Steen, LH; Lopez, JJ; Darki, A, Coronary artery disease
  • Paradoxical Embolism Causing Myocardial Infarction in a COVID-19 Patient Presenting With Pulmonary Embolism. Yu, MD; Desai, N; Sanagala, T; Darki, A, Cureus
  • PREDICTORS OF ANTICOAGULATION COMPLIANCE IN PATIENTS WITH PULMONARY EMBOLISM AFTER HOSPITAL ADMISSION. Merchant, Karim; Desai, Parth; Morris, Stephen; Masic, Dalila; DeSirkar, Sovik; Krepostman, Nicolas; Collins, Matthew; Antonios, Nathalie; Chan, Lucas; Newman, Joshua; Allen, Sorcha; Manshad, Ahmad; Kuhrau, Shannon; Fareed, Jawed; Elkaryoni, Ahmed; Brailovsky, Yevgeniy; Darki, Amir, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)
  • Pulmonary Embolism Complicated by Acute Limb Ischemia Managed by Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy. Marginean, A; Haines, JF; Perez-Tamayo, RA; Bechara, C; Darki, A, Cureus
  • Change in Hospitalization Rates After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusion (from a Nationwide Cohort Sample). Elkaryoni, A; Elgendy, IY; Genev, I; Khalil, M; Darki, A, The American Journal of Cardiology
  • Difficulties of Managing Submassive and Massive Pulmonary Embolism in the Era of COVID-19. Marginean, A; Masic, D; Brailovsky, Y; Fareed, J; Darki, A, JACC. Case reports
  • Effect of Acute Pulmonary Embolism on the Hospitalization Rates in Patients with Heart Failure (From a Nationwide Cohort Sample). Elkaryoni, A; Merchant, KR; Brailovsky, Y; Bunte, MC; Sperry, BW; Darki, A, The American Journal of Cardiology
  • Impact of Pulmonary Embolism Response Team on Anticoagulation Prescribing Patterns in Patients With Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Kuhrau, S; Masic, D; Mancl, E; Brailovsky, Y; Porcaro, K; Morris, S; Haines, J; Charo, K; Fareed, J; Darki, A, Journal of pharmacy practice
  • Pulmonary embolism response team implementation improves awareness and education among the house staff and faculty. Brailovsky, Y; Kunchakarra, S; Lakhter, V; Barnes, G; Masic, D; Mancl, E; Porcaro, K; Bechara, CF; Lopez, JJ; Simpson, K; Mathew, V; Fareed, J; Darki, A, JOURNAL OF THROMBOSIS AND THROMBOLYSIS
  • Radiation Dose Variability Across Institutions: A Wake-Up Call for Interventional Cardiology? Lopez, JJ; Darki, A, JACC. Cardiovascular interventions
  • Safety and Effectiveness of Long-Term Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation Among Nonagenarians: A Real-World Analysis. Elkaryoni, A; Barssoum, K; Barakat, AF; Elgendy, IY; Elsayed, M; Muhanna, A; Arnason, A; Shatla, I; Darki, A; Wimmer, AP, The American Journal of Cardiology
  • Impact of Emergency Medical Services Activation of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and a 24-Hour/Day In-Hospital Interventional Cardiology Team on Treatment Times (Door to Balloon and Medical Contact to Balloon) for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Pulia, M; Salman, T; O'Connell, TF; Balasubramanian, N; Gaines, R; Shah, F; Henry, M; Leya, F; Mathew, V; Bufalino, D; Steen, L; Lewis, B; Darki, A; Cichon, M; Fennessy, M; Sielaff, A; Haas, M; Lopez, JJ, The American Journal of Cardiology
  • Technical success and long-term outcomes after anomalous right coronary artery stenting with cardiac computed tomography angiography correlation. Darki, A; Motiwala, A; Bakhos, L; Lewis, BE; Lopez, JJ; Steen, LH; Mathew, V; Leya, FS, Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
  • Case report of a metastatic squamous cell carcinoma to the pericardium masquerading as ST elevation myocardial infarction on ECG. Brailovsky, Y; Darki, A; Mathew, V, European heart journal. Case reports
  • Meta-Analysis of Studies Comparing Dual- Versus Mono-Antiplatelet Therapy Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Al Halabi, S; Newman, J; Farkouh, ME; Fortuin, D; Leya, F; Sweeney, J; Darki, A; Lopez, J; Steen, L; Lewis, B; Webb, J; Leon, MB; Mathew, V, The American Journal of Cardiology
  • Rosai-Dorfman disease and left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy: A heart failure conundrum. Laubham, MP; Darki, A, Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Endovascular Repair of Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery Aneurysms in a Patient with Marfan Syndrome-A Case Report Alhawasli, H.; Darki, A.; Lewis, B. E., The International journal of angiology : official publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
  • Endovascular management of splenic artery aneurysms: case series using telescoping guide and cage/coil technique Darki, A.; Goswami, N. J.; Mishkel, G. J., Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
  • Correlation of elevated troponin and echocardiography in acute ischemic stroke Darki, A.; Schneck, M. J.; Agrawal, A.; Rupani, A.; Barron, J. T., Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association
  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome with cardiac involvement in a pregnant patient with multiple sclerosis. Darki, A.; Kodali, P. P.; McPheters, J. P.; Virk, H.; Patel, M. R.; Jacobs, W., Texas Heart Institute Journal
  • Lipotamous cardiac disorders: two unusual cases and a review of the literature Ramana, R. K.; Darki, A.; Havens, M.; Wojcik, E.; Brylka, D.; Singh, M. M.; Leya, F., Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • Usefulness of wide pulse pressure as a predictor of poor outcome after renal artery angioplasty and stenting. Dieter, R. S.; Darki, A.; Nanjundappa, A.; Chhokar, V. S.; Khadim, G.; Morshedi-Meibodi, A.; Freihage, J. H.; Steen, L.; Lewis, B.; Leya, F., American Journal of Cardiology
  • Biomarkers of Thrombo-Inflammatory Responses in Pulmonary Embolism Patients With Pre-Existing Versus New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation. Patel, D; Darki, A; Hoppensteadt, D; Darwish, I; Syed, M; Brailovsky, Y; Fareed, J, Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
  • Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte and Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratios Predict All-Cause Mortality in Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Phan, T; Brailovsky, Y; Fareed, J; Hoppensteadt, D; Iqbal, O; Darki, A, Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
  • Right Ventricular Outflow Doppler Predicts Low Cardiac Index in Intermediate Risk Pulmonary Embolism. Brailovsky, Y; Lakhter, V; Weinberg, I; Porcaro, K; Haines, J; Morris, S; Masic, D; Mancl, E; Bashir, R; Alkhouli, M; Rosenfield, K; Mathew, V; Lopez, J; Bechara, CF; Joyce, C; Fareed, J; Darki, A, Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
  • Upregulation of Inflammatory Cytokines in Pulmonary Embolism Using Biochip-Array Profiling. Bontekoe, E; Brailovsky, Y; Hoppensteadt, D; Bontekoe, J; Siddiqui, F; Newman, J; Iqbal, O; Reed, T; Fareed, J; Darki, A, Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis