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Cardiologist Deval Mehta Opens Huguley Practice

Deval Mehta, M.D., an interventional cardiologist, has joined the Huguley office of Fort Worth Heart, a 13-physician cardiology group.  He is the only physician at Huguley to offer endovascular treatment of blocked arteries for peripheral, renal and carotid artery disease.

An interventional cardiologist uses catheters to treat structural disease of the cardiovascular system.  Dr. Mehta’s special interests include managing peripheral vascular disease by using angioplasty, stents or other clot-removal treatment to open up arteries to the legs, brain and kidneys.

Before opening his Huguley practice, Dr. Mehta worked as a cardiology consultant in Modesto, California.  He is board certified in internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology.

For five years, Dr. Mehta trained extensively in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  This included a general cardiology fellowship and then additional specialized training in cardiovascular imaging, including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac computed tomography. He also completed his coronary and peripheral interventional training there.

Dr. Mehta completed his internal medicine residency at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois and did a fellowship in advanced general medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  He received his medical degree from All India Institute of Medical Sciences at New Delhi, the premier medical institute for research and medical training in India.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and has written numerous research articles and abstracts in the field of cardiovascular medicine.  He has won awards from the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Alabama.

In Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), arteries outside the heart and brain get clogged with a buildup of fatty materials and other substances.  People with PAD have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, and PAD can also cause gangrene and the loss of a leg. 

Risk factors for peripheral artery disease include smoking, diabetes, being overweight, lack of exercise, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and family history of vascular problems. 

About 20% of the population will suffer from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) by age 70.  Although most will have no symptoms, some will experience leg pain while walking, unusually tired or cramped leg muscles after walking, and foot or leg wounds that won’t heal. 

Dr. Mehta’s office is located in Suite 365 of the medical office buildings at Huguley Memorial Medical Center.  For appointments or more information, he may be reached at 817-568-2990.