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Claudia A. Martinez Bermudez, M.D.

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Claudia A. Martinez Bermudez, M.D.



  • English
  • Spanish


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Med-Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Med-Interventional Cardiology


  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology - Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Clinical Interests

 Adults with congenital heart disease.

Women's heart disease

Structural heart disease and Interventions

Coronary Interventions

Clinical and preventive Cardiology

 Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine

HIV and Cardiovascular disease

Venous insuficiency


Research Interests

 Structural Heart Disease

HIV and Cardiovascular disease

Integration of Alternative Medicine and the impact on Cardiovascular disease


The Robert Myerburg Outstanding Academic Cardiology Faculty Award


2009 Fellowship
Lenox Hill Hospital
2008 Fellowship
Mount Sinai Medical Center
2005 Residency
NYU Downtown Hospital


  • Martinez C, Moscucci M. Percutaneous Approach, including Trans-septal and Apical Puncture. In: Moscucci M, ed. Baim & Grossman's Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, and Intervention, Eighth Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapter 6, 2014 Martinez C. and Moscucci M. Trans-septal puncture, septostomy, LV puncture. In: Complications of Cardiovascular Interventions: Risk factors, management and bailout techniques. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 4(19) 2010 Del Valle-Fernand
  • Francesco Saia, Claudia Martinez, Sameer Gafoor, Vikas Singh, Cristina Ciuca, Ilona Hofmann, Cinzia Marrozzini, John Tan, John Webb, Horst Sievert, Antonio Marzocchi, William W O'Neill: Long-Term Outcomes of Percutaneous Paravalvular Regurgitation Closure After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions 04/2015; 8(5):681-8. DOI:10.1016/j.jcin.2014.11.022
  • Martinez C. and Moscucci M. Trans-septal puncture, septostomy, LV puncture. In: Complications of Cardiovascular Interventions: Risk factors, management and bailout techniques. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 4(19) 2010
  • O’Neill B, O’Neill W, Williams D, Cohen M, Heldman A, Macon C, Martinez C, Alfonso C,Martinez-Clarck P, Velasquez O, Seo D, Goldschmidt P, Moscucci M. Impact of CMS coverage decision on access to transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Jul 1; 84(1):114-21
  • Lardizabal J, Macon C, O’Neill B, Singh V, Martinez CA, Alfonso C, Cohen M, Williams D,O’Neill W, Heldman A. Clinical Outcomes with On-label and Off-label use of the trasncatheter heart valve in the United States. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Jul 1;84(1):124-8
  • Tanawuttiwat T, O’Neill P, Cohen M, Chinthakanan O, Heldman A, Martinez C, Alfonso C,Mitrani R, Macon C, Carrillo R, Williams D, O’Neill W, Myerburg R. New-Onset Atrial fibrillation after aortic valve replacement: Comparison of Transfemoral, Transapical, Transaortic and Surgical Approaches. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Apr 22; 63(15):1510-9
  • Jacobs E, Singh V, Damluji A, Shah N, Warsh J, Martin P, Alfonso C, Martinez C, Moscucci M, Cohen M. Safety of Transradial Left-Heart Cardiac Catheterization in patients with End-Stage Liver Disease. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Feb 15;83(3):360-6
  • Brian O’Neill, MD, Vikas Singh, MD, Annapoorna Kini, MD, Roxana Mehran, MD, Evan Jacobs, MD, David Knopf, Carlos E. Alfonso, MD, Claudia A. Martinez, MD, Pedro Martinezclark, MD, William O’Neill, MD, Alan W. Heldman, MD, Jennifer Yu†, MD, Usman Baber, MD, Jason Kovacic, MD, George Dangas, MD, Samin Sharma, MD, Samantha Sartori,PhD, and Mauricio G. Cohen, MD. The Use of Vascular Closure Devices and Impact on Major Bleeding and Net Adverse Clinical Evenets (NACE) in Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty:
  • Cohen M, Singh V, Martinez CA, O’Neill B, Alfonso C, Martinezclark P, Heldman A, O’neillW. Transeptal Antegrade Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Non-Access Option Patients-A Contemporary Experience. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Nov 15;82(6):987-93 Martinez C, Singh V, O’Neill B, O’Neill W. Transeptal Approach for the Management of Paravalvular Regurgitation after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Oct 1;82(4):E587-91
  • Singh V, Martinez CA, O'Neill W. Mitral valve perforation from aortic insufficiency. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg. 2013 Sep 25;13(6):E32 Vikas S, Macon C, Shaw W, Londono JC, Martinez C. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Techniques, Complications and Bailout Strategies. Postgraduate Medicine 9/2013; 125(5)31-42
  • Martinez CA, Singh V, Heldman A, O’Neill W. Emergent Use of Retrograde Left Ventricular Support in Patients after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Aug 1 (82)2:169-332
  • Martinez CA, Singh V, O’Neill B, Alfonso C, Bilsker M, Martinez-Clark P, Williams D, Cohen M, Heldman A, O’Neill W. Management of Paravalvular Regurgitation After EdwardsSAPIEN Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Aug 1;82 (2) 300-11
  • Lardizabal J, O’Neill B, Desai H, Macon C, Martinez CA, Alfonso C, Bilsker M, carrillo R, Cohen M, Heldman A, O’Neill W, Williams D. The Transaortic approach for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Initial Clinical Experience in the United States. June 2013, 61;23(11): 2341-2345
  • Singh V, Martinez CA, Heldman A, O’Neill W.Persistence of a native aortic valve function after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2013;40(3): 364-366
  • Londoño J.C., Singh V, Martinez C. Posterior Tibial Artery Access Using Transradial Techniques: Retrograde Approach to Inaccessible Lower Extremity Lesions. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Jun 1;79(7):1194-8
  • Martinez CA, Singh V, Londoño JC, Cohen MG, Alfonso CE, O'Neill WW, Heldman AW. Percutaneous Retrograde Left Ventricular Assist Support for Interventions in Patients with Aortic Stenosis and Left Ventricular Dysfunction. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Apr 17;80(7):1201-1209
  • Martinez CA, Badheka A, O’Neill WW. Hemodynamic support in high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions and cardiogenic shock. The future of medicine Interv.Cardiol 2012 Feb; 4(1): 125-136
  • Ruiz CE, Jelnin V, Kronzon I, Dudiy Y, Del Valle-Fernandez R, Einhorn B, Chiam P, Martinez C, Eiros R, Roubin G, Cohen H. Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Closure of Periprosthetic Paravalvular Leaks. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Nov 15;58(21):2210- 7
  • Baltodano P, Rodriguez Y, Tower A, Martinez C, Carrillo R.Management of symptomatic inadvertently placed endocardial leads in the left ventricle. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Oct;34(10):1192-200
  • Londoño J.C., Martinez C., Vikas S, O’Neill WW. Hemodynamic Support with Impella 2.5 during High-Risk Percutaneous Aortic Valve Valvuloplasty. J Interv Cardiol 2011 Apr;24(2):193-7
  • Martinez C., Cohen H., Ruiz CE. Simultaneous Aortic and Mitral Metallic Paravalvular Leaks Repaired Through One Same Delivery Sheath. J Invasive Cardiology 2011 Feb;23(2):E19-21
  • Martinez C., Cohen M. Left or Right, Transradial Access for all. The J Invasive Cardiology 2010. Sep;22(9):398-9
  • Martinez C., Rosen R., Cohen H., Ruiz CE. A Novel Method for Closing the Percutaneous Transapical Access Tract Using Coils and Gelatin Matrix. Case Report. J Invasive Cardiol 2010;22:E107–E109
  • Martinez C., Cohen H., Ruiz CE. Wire Entrapment Through an Aortic Paravalvular Leak. J Invasive Cardiol 2010;22:E119–E121
  • Martinez C., Ruiz CE. Percutaneous Closure of a Circumflex to Coronary Artery Fistula. Published online in Cardiosource in Spanish May 2009
  • Martinez C., Tzur A., Zebede J., Lamas GA. Am J Geriat. Pacemakers and Defibrillators: recent and ongoing studies that impact the elderly. Am J Geriat Cardio. Review. 15(2)82-7. March-April, 2006
  • Eduard Ghersin, Claudia A Martinez, Vikas Singh, Joel E Fishman, Conrad J Macon, Jennifer E Runco Therrien, Diana E Litmanovich: ECG-Gated MDCT After Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery.. American Journal of Roentgenology 12/2014; 203(6):W596-604. DOI:10.2214/AJR.13.12404
  • Joel A. Lardizabal, Conrad J. Macon, Brian P. O'Neill, Harit Desai, Vikas Singh, Claudia A. Martinez, Mauricio G. Cohen, Alan W. Heldman, William W. O'Neill, Donald B. Williams: Long-term outcomes associated with the transaortic approach to transcatheter Aortic valve replacement: Long Term Outcomes with Transaortic TAVR. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 12/2014; 85(7). DOI:10.1002/ccd.25785
  • Claudia A. Martinez Bermudez, Brett Van Leer-Greenberg, Alan W. Heldman: Multimodality image guidance with Dyna-CT for transcatheter treatment of paravalvular leak of a stentless valve: Multimodality Image Guidance With Dyna-CT. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 12/2014; 85(6). DOI:10.1002/ccd.25756


Doctor Martinez was born and raised in Nicaragua. At age 16, went to medical school at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. She then spent one year at Hospital San Pau and Santa Creu in Barcelona doing her internship. She moved to New York in 2002 for a three years Internal Medicine residency in New York Downtown Hospital. At that time she became the board member of Bridges to Communities organization to bridge health to Nicaragua. In 2005 she moved to Miami to do her Fellowship in Cardiology, at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In 2008 she moved again to New York for an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York under Doctor Gary Roubin. During that time she had the opportunity to be trained in radial cardiac procedure. She also had the unique opportunity to be trained by Doctor Carlos Ruiz with a special focus in structural interventions as well as outpatient and inpatient care of adult congenital heart disease and pregnant women. She moved to the University of Miami in 2009, where she has become an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine. Her focus is on Adults with structural heart disease including adult congenital heart disease, Women’s cardiovascular care as well as on the Hispanic population and adults, to prevent and treat all range of cardiovascular disease. She works at the University of Miami, division of Cardiology and is part of the invasive and non-invasive group. She performs a variety of procedures including  imaging,  and percutaneous procedures for coronary, structural as well as for venous insuficiency. 

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