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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:
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Cardioversion
  • Device therapy
  • Heart disease in Asian-Indians
  • Heart disease in athletes
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • 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
  • Alternatives to anticoagulation (blood thinners) for atrial fibrillation
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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. Intercostal muscle twitching from right ventricular apical pacing.
    Kakodkar SA, Parikh MG, Madias C, Trohman RG, Krishnan K.
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012
    2012 Jul
    35(7):e197-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03184.x. Epub 2011 Aug 7. Review.
  2. Usefulness of transesophageal echocardiography to confirm clinical utility of CHA2DS2-VASc and CHADS2 scores in atrial flutter.
    Parikh MG, Aziz Z, Krishnan K, Madias C, Trohman RG.
    Am J Cardiol. 2012
    2012 Feb 15
    109(4):550-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.10.007. Epub 2011 Nov 29.
  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. 2012
    2012 Feb
    21(2):89-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2010.05.006. Epub 2010 Jul 24.
  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
    2010 Jul
    21(7):818-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2009.01711.x. Epub 2010 Feb 1.
  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
    2010 Jan
    31(1):147-50. doi: 10.1007/s00246-009-9560-9. Epub 2009 Oct 20.
  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
    2009 May 15
  7. Re: EP challenges in adult congenital heart disease.
    Krishnan K, Trohman RG.
    Heart Rhythm. 2009
    2009 Feb
    6(2):e1; author reply e1. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2008.12.025. Epub 2008 Dec 27. No abstract available.
  8. Rescue permanent iliac vein pacing after epicardial lead failure: an unusual reversal of pacing fortune.
    Gupta A, Halleran SM, Krishnan K, Trohman RG.
    Europace. 2008
    2008 Oct
    10(10):1236-8. doi: 10.1093/europace/eun185. Epub 2008 Jul 7.
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