Philosophy of Care
Dr. Srivatsa believes in improving quality of life and likes to make a collective recommendation regarding treatment options, taking into consideration the individual patient's approach to life.
Having originated from the East, she understands and adapts to diverse cultural beliefs.
In addition to invasive treatments, she incorporates lifestyle management techniques such as meditation for improved well-being.
Dr. Srivatsa is a cardiologist with specialization in arrhythmias and electrophysiology. She has special interest in complex arrhythmia management including atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and arrhythmias in congenital heart disease.
Dr. Srivatsa is interested in clinical outcome studies of ablative treatment for arrhythmias.
M.B.B.S., Tirunelveli Medical College, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, 1984-1990
Kilpauk Medical College, Kilpauk, Chennai, 1997
West LA VA Medical Center/UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1999
Electrophysiology, UC San Diego, San Diego, California, 2003-2005
Cardiology, West LA VA Medical Center/OVMC/UCLA, Los Angeles, 2000-2003
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1999
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2005
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, 2003
American College of Cardiology
Heart Rhythm Society
Honors and Awards
Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society, 2009
Fellow, American College of Cardiology, 2011
QI subcommittee for Heart Rhythm Society, 2014
Leader, medical mission to India awarded by Children�s Lifeline, San Diego, 2014
Faculty research award, UC Davis, 2018
Select Recent Publications
Matthew Glassy, Nayereh Pezeshkian, Yingbo Yang, Uma N Srivatsa. Cause for the pause- obstructive sleep apnea Am J Med. 2018 Feb;131(2):141-143
Matthew Glassy, Nayereh Pezeshkian, Yingbo Yang, Uma Srivatsa. Resolution of AV block after ablation for atrial fibrillation. J Atr Fibrillation. 2017 Aug 31;10(2):1658
Uma N Srivatsa, Eric J Nordsieck, Nayereh Pezeshkian, Yingbo Yang, Jeffrey Southard. Ablation of frequent premature ventricular complexes arising from left ventricular outflow tract following trans-catheter aortic valve replacement. Heart Rhythm case reports 2017 (accepted)
Uma Srivatsa, Beate Danielsen, Ezra Amsterdam, Yingbo Yang, Dali Fan, Nayereh Pezeshkian, MPH, Richard H White. CAlifornia study of ABLation (CAABL): early utilization after index hospitalization for non-valvular atrial fibrillation. J Atr Fibrillation. 2017 Jun 30;10(1):1599
Srivatsa U, Swaminathan K, SA Muvarah, Amsterdam EA, Shantaraman K. Sudden cardiac death in South Indiaincidence, risk factors and pathology. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology. 2016, 16(4):121-125
Ling EB, Stayton TL, Stripe BR, Srivatsa U, Amsterdam E, Venugopal S.Too Fast for Comfort: Tachycardia in Post Ablation Wolf Parkinson White. Am J Med. 2016 Nov;129(11):e269-e272
Anderson I, Amsterdam EA, Srivatsa U. New Left Bundle Branch Block - Not Always Acute Myocardial Infarction. Am J Med. 2015 Sep;128(9):963-5
Maia Eng, William Wung, Uma N Srivatsa and Gagan D Singh . “ C” trouble: Class IC Antiarrhythmic toxicity. J Cardiovasc Med Cardiol 4(2): 033-037.
Bukkapatnam RN, Robinson M, Turnipseed S, Amsterdam E, Srivatsa UN. Troponin testing- not significant for CAD in supraventricular tachycardia. Am J Cardiol 2010;106:374-377.
Bukkapatnam RN, Robinson M, Turnipseed S, Tancredi D, Amsterdam E, Srivatsa UN. Relationship of myocardial ischemia and injury to coronary artery disease in patients with supraventricular tachycardia. Am J Cardiol 2010 Aug;106(3):374-7.
Uma N Srivatsa. Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy vs Catheter Ablation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. JAMA 2010;303(18):1809.
Lindberg M, Amsterdam EA, Li Z, Srivatsa U. "QRS Duration, an Indirect Reflection of Ventricular Synergy, Is not Altered in Decompensated Heart Failure." Critical Pathways in Cardiology 2009;8(2):88-90.