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Christopher D. Nielsen, M.D.

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  • Director, Interventional Fellowship Program
  • Director, Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
  • Associate Professor
Degree M.D.
School M.D. awarded by Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, 1990
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Medical University of South Carolina
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine: Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology - Interventional
  • Cardiology
Clinical Interests
  • Alcohol septal ablation
  • ASD/ PFO closure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Pacemakers
  • English
Accepts New Patients Yes
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Dr. Nielsen obtained an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina in 1986.  He received his M.D. degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest in 1990.  He did his Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at the Medical University of South Carolina.  After completing his training, Dr. Nielsen practiced Cardiology in Columbia, South Carolina for two years before returning to MUSC as a faculty member in 1998.  Dr. Nielsen's clinical and research interests include:  complex coronary artery intervention, acute coronary syndromes, alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale, coronary CT angiography, renal artery stenosis.

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Alcohol Septal Ablation Treatment for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery for Patent Foramen Ovale
Minimally Invasive Surgery For Heart Defects

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