Assad Movahed, MD, FACC, FACP

Professor, Division of Cardiology
252-744-7725 (fax)
For appointments, call 252-744-3476

Mailing Address:
East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
115 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC 27834


  • Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiac CT

Board Certification

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular CT


  • Medical School: Jondi Sapur Medical School; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Residency: Wayne State University
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital; Johns Hopkins


George, A. & Movahed, A. (2008). Coronary Artery Calcium Scores: Current Thinking and Clinical Applications. The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, 2, 87-92.

Eilen, D., Peterson, N., Karkut, C., & Movahed, A. (2008). Isolated Noncompaction of the Left Ventricular Myocardium: A Case Report and Literature Review. Echocardiography, 25 (7), 755-761.

Thenappan, S., Raza, J., & Movahed, A. (2008). Aortic Atheromas: Current Concepts and Controversies. Echocardiography, 25 (2), 198-207.

Ghanem, F. A. & Movahed, A. (2008). Use of Antihypertensive Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation. Cardiovascular Drug Review, 26 (1), 38-49.

Shammas, R. L., Khan, N., Nekkanti, R., & Movahed, A. (2007). Diastolic Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction: What we know, and what we don’t know. International Journal of Cardiology (115), 284-292.

Cummings, M., Raza, J., & Movahed, A. (2006). Atrial Fibrillation During Adenosine Pharmacological Stress Testing. Nuclear Cardiology Journal, 13 (4), 576-581.

Movahed, A. (1999). The safety of adenosine pharmacologic stress testing in patients with first degree atrioventricular block in the presence and absence of atrioventricular blocking medications. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, 6, 495-97.

Movahed, A. (1999). Usefulness of dobutamine radionuclide angiography for predicting an improvement in left ventricular function after revascularization. American Journal of Cardiology, 84, 243-44.

Movahed, A. (1999). Treatment of right ventricular infarction. American Family Physician, 60(6), 1640-49.

Movahed, A. (1999). Early dipyridamole 99mTC sestamibi single photon emission computed tomographic imaging 2 to 4 days after acute myocardial infarction predicts in-hospital and post-discharge cardiac events-comparison with submaximal ex. Circulation, 100, 2060-66.

Movahed, A. (1998). Indications for anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation. American Family Physician, 58(1), 130-36.

Heller, G. V., Brown, K. A. , Landin, R. J. , Haber, S. B. , & Movahed, A. (1997). ‘Safety of early intravenous dipyridomole technetium 99m sestamibi SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging after uncomplicated first myocardial infarction’. American Heart Journal, 134 (1), 105-11.

Movahed, A. (1995). Effect of Cocaine on Left Ventricular Function. Circulation, 91(12), 3002-3009.

Movahed, A. (1995). Assessment of Cardiac Risk in Noncardiac Surgery. Clinical Cardiology, 18, 556-62.

Movahed, A. (1994). High-grade atrioventricular block during dipyridamole stress testing. International Journal of Cardiology, 46, 279-82.

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