Cardiologist: Fred Leya, MD | Loyola Medicine

Fred Leya, MD

Fred Leya, MD

Medicine

Cardiology
Professor
Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories,Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology

Languages Spoken

English, Polish

Clinical Expertise

  • Mitral Valvuloplasty
  • Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Pulmonic Valvuloplasty
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Vascular Diseases

About Dr. Leya

Interests
Skiing, Running

Medical Education

Medical School
Jagiellonian University, College of Medicine, Poland
Residency
Columbus Hospital/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Internal Medicine: General
Fellowship
  • Loyola University Medical Center - Cardiology

Board Certification

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

Research

  • Meta-Analysis of Studies Comparing Dual- Versus Mono-Antiplatelet Therapy Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Fred Leya, American Journal of Cardiology
  • Abnormal distortion of aortic corevalve bioprosthesis with suicide left ventricle aortic insufficiency, and severe mitral regurgitation during transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Leya, F.; Tuchek, J. M.; Coats, W., Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
  • 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 minutes Nguyen, 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
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  • Increase in cardiac myosin binding protein-C plasma levels is a sensitive and cardiac-specific biomarker of myocardial infarction Govindan, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Prospective study of cardiac sarcoid mimicking arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia 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., Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology
  • 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
  • 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
  • Late presentation of an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery: case report and review Ramana, R. K.; Varga, P.; Leya, F., Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • 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
  • Paradoxical embolism to the central nervous system after sexual intercourse in a young woman with a complex atrial septal abnormality Velicu, S.; Biller, J.; Hacein-Bey, L.; Freihage, J. H.; Leya, F., Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Regional variation in the reconstitution of flow in the internal mammary artery graft. Reddy, P. R.; Bakhos, M.; Leya, F., Journal of cardiac surgery
  • Alcohol septal ablation after failed surgical myectomy. Joyal, D.; Arab, D.; Chen-Johnston, C.; Leya, F., Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions
  • Ethanol septal ablation for refractory ventricular tachycardia Ramana, R. K.; Wilber, D. J.; Leya, F., Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Clinical experience with rotational atherectomy in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction Ramana, R. K.; Joyal, D.; Arab, D.; Dieter, R. S.; Steen, L.; Lewis, B.; Leya, F., Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • Effects of argatroban therapy demographic variables, and platelet count on thrombotic risks in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, Lewis, B. E.; Wallis, D. E.; Hursting, M. J.; Levine, R. L.; Leya, F., Chest
  • Antiplatelet agents: current drugs and future trends Messmore, 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
  • Antiplatelet therapy in anticoagulated patients requiring coronary intervention Arab, D.; Lewis, B.; Cho, L.; Steen, L.; Joyal, D.; Leya, F., Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • BlackAorta: a rare finding at aortic valve replacement. Goodfellow, R. J.; Schwartz, J.; Leya, F., Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • 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
  • Coronary artery perforation during percutaneous coronary intervention: incidence and outcomes in the new interventional era Ramana, R. K.; Arab, D.; Joyal, D.; Steen, L.; Cho, L.; Lewis, B.; Liu, J.; Loeb, H.; Leya, F., Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • 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
  • 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
  • Treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis with a drug eluting stent in a heart transplant patient with allograft vasculopathy Matos, G.; Steen, L.; Leya, F., Heart
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Use of lepirudin during percutaneous vascular interventions in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia Cochran, K.; DeMartini, T. J.; Lewis, B. E.; O'Brien, J.; Steen, L. H.; Grassman, E. D.; Leya, F., Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • Patency of coronary artery bypass grafts in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia Liu, J. C.; Lewis, B. E.; Steen, L. H.; Grassman, E. D.; Bakhos, M.; Blakeman, B.; Wrona, L.; Leya, F., The American Journal of Cardiology