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Dr. Christian Abrahim, MD

Dr. Abrahim Will Start Seeing Patients in August 2024

Christian Abrahim, MD, values patient relationships and education, always going above and beyond to improve the quality of life and longevity for patients dealing with cardiovascular disease. He specializes in general and interventional cardiology, as well as prevention for people at risk for cardiovascular illness. As an interventionalist, Dr. Abrahim uses minimally invasive procedures to open blockages in the arteries that supply the heart.  

Dr. Abrahim treats acute cardiovascular disease in the ER and ICU, and manages chronic cardiovascular illness in the outpatient setting. A believer in the fundamentals of empathy, communication and education, Dr. Abrahim helps people understand the disease process, expectations of care, and situations that may arise.  

Growing up in Trinidad and Tobago with a physician father led to Dr. Abrahim’s desire to make a tangible impact in people’s lives. He earned his medical degree from the University of the West Indies after receiving a national scholarship in his home country. He completed an internal medicine residency and chief residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York City, where he was nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, New York Chapter, for his role in educating medical students. At UMass Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Abrahim pursued a cardiovascular disease fellowship, followed by an interventional cardiology fellowship at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.  

He holds American Board of Internal Medicine certifications in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Other certifications include cardiac catheterization, ECHO and nuclear cardiology.

Dr. Abrahim’s clinical interests and services include:

  • Coronary artery disease, for which he performs angioplasty and stenting for both chronic and acute life-threatening blockages, intravascular lithotripsy, atherectomy, intravascular imaging and coronary physiology for both macrovascular and microvascular disease.  
  • Mechanical circulatory support for acute and complex coronary disease interventions and acute heart failure stabilization.  
  • Invasive assessment of heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart disease, including hemodynamics, CardioMEMS and myocardial biopsy.  
  • Assessment of peripheral artery disease, including invasive angiography and non-invasive vascular ultrasound interpretation.
  • Acute and chronic cardiovascular disease management, including heart failure and shock, valvular heart disease, arrhythmia management and preventive care.  
  • Noninvasive assessment of heart and vascular disease, including transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, vascular interpretation, nuclear cardiology, stress testing.  

Away from the clinic, Dr. Abrahim enjoys quality time with his family and traveling.  

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