Rahul Gupta, MD
Cardiology Fellow
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
    1250 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Suite 300, Allentown
    PA, USA 18103 Phone: 610-402-8000
    E-mail: rgupta8687@gmail.com


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India 07/2009 – 05/2016



Rahul Gupta MD is a cardiology fellow at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA, USA. Dr. Gupta graduated from Government Medical College, Amritsar, India and did his internal medicine residency from Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College Valhalla, NY, USA. He is an author or co-author of 50+ peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and multiple abstracts at national and international conferences. He has been a member of 2 editorial boards of medical journals, and has reviewed manuscripts for more than 20 journals. Dr Gupta holds special interest in clinical outcomes research regarding transcatheter aortic valve replacement and anticoagulation therapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Research Interest

  • Clinical outcomes research
  • Meta-analysis, Antithrombotic therapy
  • Coronary interventions
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement


Professional Activities:

Resident Physician Internal Medicine Westchester Medical Center, NY, USA 07/20 17 – 06/2020
Non-Academic Junior Resident Madaan Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India 02/2017 - 06/2017
Clinical Externship Queens Cardiac Care, Jamaica, NY, USA 10/2016 - 02/2017
Non-Academic Junior Resident Madaan Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India 09/2016 - 09/2016
Clinical Externship and Observership North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, USA
Queens Cardiac Care, Jamaica, NY, USA
07/2016 - 08/2016
Non-Academic Junior Resident Madaan Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India 06/2016 - 06/2016
  1. Barbara & Michael Rossi Endowed Research Award 2022
  2. Gold medalist – Medical school (MBBS) 1st professional exam. June 2010
  3. Gold medalist – Medical school (MBBS) 2nd professional exam. Dec. 2011
  4. Gold medalist – Medical school (MBBS) 4th professional exam. Dec. 2013
  5. Best graduating medical student – Convocation 2014
  6. Merit Certificates in National Level Science talent exams during years 2005, 2004, 2002 & Certificate of Distinction in Quiz Contest held by Procom in 2000


  1. Sub-Investigator for AMI-HOTIII trial at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA
  2. Sub-Investigator for ISO-SHOCK trial at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA
  3. Sub-Investigator for PROTECT-IV trial at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA



  1. Gupta R, Behnoush AH & Egeler D (2022) Aronow WS.Effect of Acetaminophen on Blood Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Eur  J Prev Cardiol. zwac112.
  2. Maitz T, Gupta R, Persin K & Sundlof DW (2022) Utilization of sacubitril-valsartan for right ventricular failure in a patient with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, Future Cardiol. 7: 547-552.
  3. Gupta R, Goel A, Bandyopadhyay D & Malik AH (2022) Transcatheter versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Cardiac Amyloidosis. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 43:150.
  4. Goel A, Malik AH, Bandyopadhyay D, Chakraborty S & Gupta R (2022) The 30-Day Readmission Rate of Same-Day Discharge Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (from National Readmission Database 2015 to 2019) Am J Cardiol. 176: 112-117.  
  5. Gupta R, Maitz T, Egeler D, Mehta A & Nyaeme M (2022) SGLT2 Inhibitors in Hypertension: Role Beyond Diabetes and Heart Failure  Trends. Cardiovasc Med. S1050-1738
  6. Gupta R, Lin M, Bokhari S (2022) Unusual presentation of rare Phe33Leu mutation in hereditary TTR cardiac amyloidosis. Future Cardiol. 18: 471-476. 
  7. Biswas S, Malik AH, Bandyopadhyay D, Gupta R & Goel  (2022) A Meta-analysis Comparing the Efficacy of Dobutamine Versus Milrinone in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure  and Cardiogenic Shock. Curr Probl Cardiol. 101245.
  8. Mehta N, Saqi B, Sabzwari SRA, Gupta R & Vyas A (2022) Durability of Left Bundle Branch Area Pacing. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 33: 1529-1536.
  9. Hajra A, Safiriyu I, Balasubramanian P, Gupta R & Chowdhury S (2022) Recent Advances and Future Prospects of Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension. Curr Probl Cardiol. 101236.
  10. Goel A, Singhal M, Malik AH, Gupta R & Bandyopadhyay D (2022) Patent foramen ovale closure for recurrent stroke prevention: Recent evidence towards individualized decision-making. Int J Cardiol. 358: 25.
  11. Gupta R, Lin M, Freedman GM, Sundlof DW & Fadlon CS (2022) Proton Beam Therapy Causing Pericarditis – A Rare Case of Radiation Induced Cardiotoxicity. Cardiooncology. 8: 9.
  12. Maitz T, Parfianowicz D, Vojtek A, Rajeswaran Y & Vyas AV (2022) COVID-19 Cardiovascular Connection: A Review of Cardiac Manifestations in COVID-19 Infection and Treatment Modalities. Curr Probl Cardiol. 26: 101186.
  13. Goel A, Malik AH, Gupta R, Rawal H & Bandyopadhyay D (2022) Concomitant tricuspid valve repair in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery: A recent update. Int J Cardiol. 357: 121
  14. Varadhan A, Stephan K, Gupta R, Vyas AV & Ranchal P (2022) Growing role of SGLT2i in heart failure: evidence from clinical trials.  Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol.15: 147-159.
  15. Gupta R, Malik AH, Chan JSK, Lawrence H & Mehta A (2022) Robotic Assisted versus Manual Percutaneous Coronary Intervention - Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cardiol Rev.
  16. Gupta R, Muling L, Maitz T, Egeler DJ & Sood A (2022) Vericiguat: A Novel Soluble Guanylate Cyclase Stimulator For Use in Patients with Heart Failure. Cardiol Rev.
  17. Malik AH, Gupta R, Chakraborty S, Mahajan P & Bandyopadhyay D (2022) Effect of Genotype Guided Oral P2Y12 inhibitor selection After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 41: 115-121.
  18. Gupta R, Ranchal P, Raza A, Sayed A, Pattarkine R, et al. (2020) Successful Treatment of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Infective Endocarditis Presenting With Aortic Root Abscess in an Immunocompromised Host. Am J Ther 27: e645-e647.
  19. Gupta R, Alcantara R, Mahajan S, Malik AH, Mehta SS, et al. (2022) Interventional Cardiology and Catheter-Based Interventions in Pregnancy. 30:24-30.
  20. Gupta R, Sen A, Khosla J, Ranchal P, Aronow WS, et al. (2022) Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Rituximab. Am J Ther 29: 451-454.
  21. Gupta R, Alcantara R, Ranchal P, Martin A, Aronow WS, et al. (2022) Aconite Poisoning-Induced Ventricular Arrhythmia. Am J Ther 29: e103-e105.
  22. Ranchal P, Yates E, Gupta R, Aronow WS (2020) Tocilizumab-associated bowel perforation in SARS-CoV-2 infection. Am J Ther.
  23. Kabra N, Gupta R, Aronow WS, Frishman WH (2020) Sudden Cardiac Death in Brugada Syndrome. Cardiol Rev 28: 203-207.
  24. Malik AH, Yandrapalli S, Zaid S, Shetty S, Athar A, et al. (2020) Impact of Frailty on Mortality, Readmissions and Resource Utilization after TAVI. Cardiol Rev 127: 120-127.
  25. Ranchal P, Ferin A, Gupta R, Malekan R, Goldberg J, et al. (2020) Clostridium Septicum Aortitis: A kiss of the devil. J Card Surg 35: 514-517.
  26. Gupta R, Ranchal P, Harburger J (2020) Mechanical Valve Thrombosis in a Pregnant patient: A Case of Therapeutic Failure. Cureus 11: e5615.
  27. Garg J, Gupta R, Chaudhary R, Gupta R, Patel RN, et al. (2019) Magnetic Versus Manual Catheter Navigation for Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis. Asian J Med Res 8: ME01-ME06.
  28. Gupta R, Chaudhary R, Gupta HB, Patel R, Gupta R (2019) Role of Beta-Blockers on Aortic Root Growth Rate in Marfan syndrome: Meta-Analysis of 243 Patients. Surgery 5: SG01-SG06.
  29. Gupta R, Gupta HB, Chaudhary R, Patel R, Gupta R, et al. (2019)Role of Immunosuppression in Patients with Inflammatory Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Ann IntMed Dent Res 5SG10-SG14.
  30. Ranchal P, Gupta R, Goldberg J, Lobo S, Pascual A, et al. (2021) Penicillin-Sensitive Lactobacillus jensenii Bacteremia. Am J Ther 28: e250-e252.
  31. Garg J, Chaudhary R, Turagam M, Gupta R, Talha N, et al. (2019) Role of Prophylactic Magnesium Supplementation in Prevention of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Atr Fibrillation 12: 2154.
  32. Gupta R, Zaid S, Sayed A, Ranchal P, Zelaya L, et al. (2019) Atelzolizumab induced myocarditis on a background of cardiac amyloidosis. Am J Ther 26: e795-e797.
  33. Garg J, Patel B, Chaudhary R, Shah M, Gupta R, et al. (2019) Predictors of Thirty-Day Readmissions After Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in the United States. J Int Cardiac Electrophysiol 55: 243-250.
  34. Patel B, Prousi G, Shah M, Secheresiu P, Garg L, et al. (2018) Thirty-Day Readmission Rate in Acute Heart Failure Patients Discharged Against Medical Advice in a Matched Cohort Study. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 93: 1397-1403.
  35. Patel B, Garg J, Chaudhary R, Sablani N, Gupta R, et al. (2018) His-Bundle Pacing: Hemodynamics and Clinical outcomes. Cardiol Rev 26: 201-206.
  36. Patel B, Sablani N, Garg J, Chaudhary R, Shah M, Gupta R, et al. (2018) Thirty-Day Readmissions After Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices in the United States: Insights from the Nationwide Readmissions Database. Heart Rhythm 15: 708-715.
  37. Gupta H, Gupta R, Neki NS ()YouTube as a source for patient education regarding percutaneous mitral clip. International Journal of Current Medical and Pharmaceutical Research.
  38. Garg J, Chaudhary R, Krishnamoorthy P, Shah N, Gupta R, et al. (2017) Erythropoietin therapy after Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest: A systematic review and Meta-analysis. World J Cardiol 9: 830-837.
  39. Gupta H, Gupta R, Garg J, Eyvazian V, Turagam M, et al. () Utilization of YouTube as a potential tool to assess patient’s perceptions regarding ablation for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. International Journal of Current Medical and Pharmaceutical Research.
  40. Romero J, Chaudhary R, Garg J, Lupercio F, Shah N, et al. (2017) Role of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Prospective Randomized Clinical Trials. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 49: 263-270.
  41. Arya S, Gupta N, Gupta R, Aggarwal A (2016) Constipation and Outcomes of Cecostomy. Am J Ther 23: e1867-e1875.
  42. Gupta N, Singh T, Chaudhary R, Garg S, Sandhu G, et al. (2016) Bilirubin in Coronary Artery Disease: cytotoxic or protective. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
  43. Gupta N, Aggarwal A, Gupta R, Sule S, Wolf DC (2015) The management of eosinophilic gastroenteritis.