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Kousik Krishnan, MD

Kousik Krishnan, MD
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  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Emory University Hospital - Cardiovascular Diseases
  Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Cardiac Electrophysiology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter ablation, cryothermal
  • Device therapy
  • Heart disease in Asian-Indians
  • Heart disease in athletes
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Radiofrequency ablation, cardiac arrhythmias
  • Tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia
Research Interests:
  • Magnetic guidance systems for catheter ablation
  • Robotic catheter ablation
  • Sudden death prevention with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
  • Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Arrhythmia treatment and outcomes
  • Optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Using new energy sources for catheter ablation
  • Left atrial appendage occluder devices
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Usefulness of Transesophageal Echocardiography to Confirm Clinical Utility of CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc and CHADS(2) Scores in Atrial Flutter.
    Parikh MG, Aziz Z, Krishnan K, Madias C, Trohman RG.
    Am J Cardiol.
    2011 Nov 29
  2. Intercostal Muscle Twitching from Right Ventricular Apical Pacing.
    Kakodkar SA, Parikh MG, Madias C, Trohman RG, Krishnan K.
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol.
    2011 Aug 7
    doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03184.x
  3. Detection of Atrial Fibrillation with Concurrent Holter Monitoring and Continuous Cardiac Telemetry Following Ischemic Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack
    Lazzaro MA, Krishnan K, Prabhakaran S
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
    2010 Jul 23
  4. Right coronary artery occlusion during RF ablation of typical atrial flutter
    Mykytsey A, Kehoe R, Bharati S, Maheshwari P, Halleran S, Krishnan K, Razminia M, Mina A, Trohman RG
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol
    2010 Jul
  5. Reversible cardiomyopathy in an adolescent with idiopathic aortic cusp ventricular tachycardia
    Kakodkar S, Krishnan K, Awad S, Halleran S, Mykytsey A, Al-Anani S, Trohman RG
    Pediatr Cardiol
    2010 Jan
  6. Isthmus dependent atrial flutter cycle length correlates with right atrial cross-sectional area
    Krishnan K, Gupta A, Halleran SM, Chawla D, Avery EF, Bienias JL, Trohman RG
    Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J
    2009 May 15
  7. Re: EP challenges in adult congenital heart disease
    Krishnan K, Trohman RG
    Heart Rhythm
    2009 Feb
    6(2):e1; author reply e1
  8. Rescue permanent iliac vein pacing after epicardial lead failure: an unusual reversal of pacing fortune
    Gupta A, Halleran SM, Krishnan K, Trohman RG
    2008 Oct
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