Rakesh Gopinathannair M.D., M.A., FHRS, FACC, FAHA

Rakesh Gopinathannair M.D., M.A., FHRS, FACC, FAHA

Rakesh Gopinathannair M.D., M.A.

Rakesh Gopinathannair M.D., M.A., FHRS, FACC, FAHA

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology
UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-7959 - Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments

Clinical Expertise
Cardiovascular Medicine; Cardiac Electrophysiology; Catheter Ablation of Complex Arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia); Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implant; Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure; Laser Lead Extraction; Investigational Treatments for Cardiac Arrhythmias; Sudden Cardiac Death


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease / Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Kerala, India
  • Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital / Drexel University Affiliated Hospitals
  • Fellowship(Cardiology & Cardiac Electrophysiology): University of Iowa
  • M.A. (Exercise Physiology): University of Maryland


Recent Publications

      • Gopinathannair R, Birks EJ, Trivedi JR, McCants KC, Sutton BS, Deam AG, Slaughter MS, Hottigoudar RU. Impact of cardiac resynchronization therapy on clinical outcomes in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices. J Card Fail. 2015 Mar;21(3):226-32. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.12.006. Epub 2014 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 25528199.
      • Gopinathannair R. Flecainide in CASQ2-mediated catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: the gift that keeps on giving. Heart Rhythm. 2013 Nov;10(11):1676-7. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2013.08.027. Epub 2013 Aug 26. PubMed PMID: 23988695.
      • Hottigoudar RU, Deam AG, Birks EJ, McCants KC, Slaughter MS, Gopinathannair R. Catheter ablation of atrial flutter in patients with left ventricular assist device improves symptoms of right heart failure. Congest Heart Fail. 2013 Jul-Aug;19(4):165-71. doi: 10.1111/chf.12034. PubMed PMID: 23910701.
      • Gopinathannair R, Campbell DN, Mazur A. Left Ventricular Dysfunction Caused by Unrecognized Surgical AV block in a Patient with a Manifest Right Free Wall Accessory Pathway. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2013 Jun 25;13(3):109-13. Print 2013 May. PubMed PMID: 23840104; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3691388.
      • Hottigoudar RU, Gopinathannair R. 'Inappropriate' sinus tachycardia: does the 100 beats per min cut-off matter? Future Cardiol. 2013 Mar;9(2):273-88. doi: 10.2217/fca.13.5. Review. PubMed PMID: 23463978.
      • Gopinathannair R, Olshansky B, Iannettoni M, Mazur A. Delayed maximal response to left cardiac sympathectomy for catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Europace. 2010 Jul;12(7):1035-9. doi: 10.1093/europace/euq058. Epub 2010 Mar 10. PubMed PMID: 20219758.
      • Gopinathannair R, Sullivan R, Olshansky B. Tachycardia-mediated cardiomyopathy: recognition and management. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2009 Dec;6(4):257-64. Review. PubMed PMID: 19948094.
      • Gopinathannair R, Chaudhary AK, Xing D, Ely D, Zheng W, Martins JB. Angiotensin II effects on ischemic focal ventricular tachycardia are predominantly mediated through myocardial AT(2) receptor. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009 Nov;297(5):H1889-98. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00080.2009. Epub 2009 Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 19783782; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3774321.
      • Gopinathannair R, Olshansky B. Resting sinus heart rate and first degree av block: modifiable risk predictors or epiphenomena? Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009 Nov 1;9(6):334-41. PubMed PMID: 19898656; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2766581.
      • Gopinathannair R, Sandesara CM, Olshansky B. Not so innocent bystander(s). Europace. 2009 Sep;11(9):1230-4. doi: 10.1093/europace/eup154. Epub 2009 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 19541680.