Fred Leya
  • Professor
  • Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
  • Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
Coronary Artery Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Arrhythmia, 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
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

Comparison of primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with st-elevation myocardial infarction during and prior to availability of an in-house STEMI system: Early experience and intermediate outcomes of the HARRT program for achieving routine d2b times <60 minutesNguyen,B.; Fennessy,M.; Leya,F.; Nowak,W.; Ryan,M.; Freeberg,S.; Gill,J.; Dieter,R. S.; Steen,L.; Lewis,B.; Cichon,M.; Probst,B.; Jarotkiewicz,M.; Wilber,D.; Lopez,J. J.Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2014 ; ( ):

Increase in cardiac myosin binding protein-C plasma levels is a sensitive and cardiac-specific biomarker of myocardial infarctionGovindan,S.; Kuster,D. W.; Lin,B.; Kahn,D. J.; Jeske,W. P.; Walenga,J. M.; Leya,F.; Hoppensteadt,D.; Fareed,J.; Sadayappan,S.American journal of cardiovascular disease 2013 ;3(2):60-70

Prospective study of cardiac sarcoid mimicking arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasiaVasaiwala,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.Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2009 ;20(5):473-476

Lipotamous cardiac disorders: two unsual cases and a review of the literatureRamana,R. K.; Darki,A.; Havens,M.; Wojcik,E.; Brylka,D.; Singh,M. M.; Leya,F.Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2009 ;21(4):E65-9

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 2009 ;104(5):732-734

Long-term outcomes of plaque debulking with rotational atherectomy in side-branch ostial lesions to treat bifurcation coronary disease.Ito,H.; Piel,S.; Das,P.; Chhokar,V.; Khadim,G.; Nierzwicki,R.; Williams,A.; Dieter,R. S.; Leya,F.Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2009 ;21(11):598-601

Paradoxical embolism to the central nervous system after sexual intercourse in a young woman with a complex atrial septal abnormalityVelicu,S.; Biller,J.; Hacein-Bey,L.; Freihage,J. H.; Leya,F.Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases 2008 ;17(5):320-324

Outcomes of bare metal versus drug-eluting stents in allograft vasculopathy.Reddy,P. R.; Gulati,A.; Steen,L.; Sinacore,J.; Leya,F.; Heroux,A.Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 2008 ;27(11):1222-1228

Regional variation in the reconstitution of flow in the internal mammary artery graft.Reddy,P. R.; Bakhos,M.; Leya,F.Journal of cardiac surgery 2008 ;23(1):63-65

Femoral angiogram prior to arteriotomy closure device does not reduce vascular complications in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization.Ramana,R. K.; Singh,A.; Dieter,R. S.; Moran,J. F.; Steen,L.; Lewis,B. E.; Leya,F.Journal of interventional cardiology 2008 ;21(2):204-208

Late presentation of an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery: case report and reviewRamana,R. K.; Varga,P.; Leya,F.Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2008 ;20(10):564-566

Ethanol septal ablation for refractory ventricular tachycardiaRamana,R. K.; Wilber,D. J.; Leya,F.Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2007 ;19(5):E142-5

Utility of BNP in differentiating constrictive pericarditis from restrictive cardiomyopathy in patients with renal insufficiency.Reddy,P. R.; Dieter,R. S.; Das,P.; Steen,L. H.; Lewis,B. E.; Leya,F. S.Journal of cardiac failure 2007 ;13(8):668-671

Alcohol septal ablation after failed surgical myectomy.Joyal,D.; Arab,D.; Chen-Johnston,C.; Leya,F.Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions 2007 ;69(7):999-1002

The influence of low (81 mg) versus high (325 mg) doses of ASA on the incidence of sirolimus-eluting stent thrombosis.Joyal,D.; Freihage,J. H.; Cohoon,K.; Tempelhof,M.; Leya,F.; Dieter,R. S.; Steen,L.; Lewis,B.; Arab,D.Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2007 ;19(7):291-294

Presence of asymmetric dimethylarginine gradients across high-grade lesions in patients with coronary artery disease.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.Coronary artery disease 2007 ;18(6):471-475

Troponin I levels in patients with preeclampsia.Joyal,D.; Leya,F.; Koh,M.; Besinger,R.; Ramana,R.; Kahn,S.; Jeske,W.; Lewis,B.; Steen,L.; Mestril,R.; Arab,D.American Journal of Medicine 2007 ;120(9):819.e13-819.e14

Stroke and myocardial infarction as late complications of lung transplantation.Johnston,S. L.; Halabi,S.; Cohoon,K.; Alex,C. G.; Hutchens,K.; Leya,F.Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 2007 ;26(10):1065-1068

Invasive assessment of mitral regurgitation: comparison of hemodynamic parameters.Freihage,J. H.; Joyal,D.; Arab,D.; Dieter,R. S.; Loeb,H. S.; Steen,L.; Lewis,B.; Liu,J. C.; Leya,F.Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions 2007 ;69(2):303-312

Clinical experience with rotational atherectomy in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunctionRamana,R. K.; Joyal,D.; Arab,D.; Dieter,R. S.; Steen,L.; Lewis,B.; Leya,F.Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2006 ;18(11):514-518

Effects of argatroban therapy, demographic variables, and platelet count on thrombotic risks in heparin-induced thrombocytopeniaLewis,B. E.; Wallis,D. E.; Hursting,M. J.; Levine,R. L.; Leya,F.Chest 2006 ;129(6):1407-1416

Thiazolidinediones do not reduce target vessel revascularization in diabetic patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.Cho,L.; Lewis,B. E.; Steen,L. H.; Leya,F. S.Cardiology 2005 ;104(2):97-100

The efficacy of brain natriuretic peptide levels in differentiating constrictive pericarditis from restrictive cardiomyopathy.Leya,F. S.; Arab,D.; Joyal,D.; Shioura,K. M.; Lewis,B. E.; Steen,L. H.; Cho,L.Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2005 ;45(11):1900-1902

Antiplatelet agents: current drugs and future trendsMessmore,H. L.,Jr; Jeske,W. P.; Wehrmacher,W.; Coyne,E.; Mobarhan,S.; Cho,L.; Leya,F. S.; Moran,J. F.Hematology - Oncology Clinics of North America 2005 ;19(1):87-117

Coronary artery perforation during percutaneous coronary intervention: incidence and outcomes in the new interventional eraRamana,R. K.; Arab,D.; Joyal,D.; Steen,L.; Cho,L.; Lewis,B.; Liu,J.; Loeb,H.; Leya,F.Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2005 ;17(11):603-605

Antiplatelet therapy in anticoagulated patients requiring coronary interventionArab,D.; Lewis,B.; Cho,L.; Steen,L.; Joyal,D.; Leya,F.Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2005 ;17(10):549-554

Treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis with a drug eluting stent in a heart transplant patient with allograft vasculopathyMatos,G.; Steen,L.; Leya,F.Heart 2005 ;91(2):e11

Controlled myocardial infarction induced by intracoronary injection of n-butyl cyanoacrylatein dogs: a feasibility study.Matos,G. F.; Hammadeh,R.; Francois,C.; McCarthy,R.; Leya,F.Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions 2005 ;66(2):244-253

BlackAorta: a rare finding at aortic valve replacement.Goodfellow,R. J.; Schwartz,J.; Leya,F.Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2005 ;17(3):165-167

Biomarker profiling of plasma from acute coronary syndrome patients. Application of ProteinChip Array analysis.Florian-Kujawski,M.; Hussain,W.; Chyna,B.; Kahn,S.; Hoppensteadt,D.; Leya,F.; Fareed,J.International Angiology 2004 ;23(3):246-254

An unusual case of recurrent Loffler endomyocarditis of the aortic valve.Gudmundsson,G. S.; Ohr,J.; Leya,F.; Jacobs,W. R.; Godwin,J. E.; Schwartz,J.Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2003 ;127(5):606-609

Use of lepirudin during percutaneous vascular interventions in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopeniaCochran,K.; DeMartini,T. J.; Lewis,B. E.; O'Brien,J.; Steen,L. H.; Grassman,E. D.; Leya,F.Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2003 ;15(11):617-621

New catheter design for cannulation of the anomalous right coronary artery arising from the left sinus of valsalva.Qayyum,U.; Leya,F.; Steen,L.; Sochanski,M.; Grassman,E.; Cho,L.; Lewis,B.Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions 2003 ;60(3):382-388

Patency of coronary artery bypass grafts in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopeniaLiu,J. C.; Lewis,B. E.; Steen,L. H.; Grassman,E. D.; Bakhos,M.; Blakeman,B.; Wrona,L.; Leya,F.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
  • Polish
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