Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, M.D.

Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, M.D.

Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan

Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
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; Heart Failure; Transplant Cardiology


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Kerala, India
  • Residency: St. Vincent Hospital
  • Fellowship: Geisinger Medical Center (Cardiovascular Medicine); University of Utah (Heart Failure/Transplant)


Featured Publications

  • Bitar A, Vijayakrishnan R, Lenneman A, Birks E, Massey T, Slaughter M, Abramov D. The Use of Eptifibatide Alone or in Combination With Heparin or Argatroban for Suspected Thrombosis in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Artif Organs. 2017 Dec;41(12):1092-1098. doi: 10.1111/aor.12910. Epub 2017 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 28621461.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Ramasubramanian A, Dhand S. Utility of Head CT Scan for Acute Inpatient Delirium. Hosp Top. 2015 Jan-Mar;93(1):9-12. doi: 10.1080/00185868.2015.1012928. PubMed PMID: 25839350.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Steinhubl SR, Ng K, Sun J, Byrd RJ, Daar Z, Williams BA, deFilippi C, Ebadollahi S, Stewart WF. Prevalence of heart failure signs and symptoms in a large primary care population identified through the use of text and data mining of the electronic health record. J Card Fail. 2014 Jul;20(7):459-64. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.03.008. Epub 2014 Apr 4. PubMed PMID: 24709663; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4083004.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Kalyatanda G, Srinivasan I, Abraham GM. Compliance with the Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines for hyperlipidemia in a resident-run ambulatory clinic: a retrospective data analysis. J Clin Lipidol. 2013 Jan-Feb;7(1):43-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2012.06.004. Epub 2012 Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 23351582.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Rapose A. Fatal Enterococcus durans aortic valve endocarditis: a case report and review of the literature. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Jun 8;2012. pii: bcr0220125855. doi: 10.1136/bcr-02-2012-5855. Review. PubMed PMID: 22684831; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4542972.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Ariyarajah V, Apiyasawat S, Spodick DH. Usefulness of diastolic time measured on electrocardiogram to improve sensitivity and specificity of exercise tolerance tests. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jan 15;109(2):174-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.08.031. Epub 2011 Oct 12. PubMed PMID: 21996145.
  • Hosseinnezhad A, Vijayakrishnan R, Farmer MJ. Acute renal failure, thrombocytopenia, and elevated liver enzymes after concurrent abuse of alcohol and cocaine. Clin Pract. 2011 May 16;1(2):e35. doi: 10.4081/cp.2011.e35. eCollection 2011 May 16. PubMed PMID: 24765297; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3981253.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Dani S, Ramasubramanian A, Nair R, Samaha TM. Resistant thrombocytopenia in an HIV and hepatitis C patient: treatment response with novel agent eltrombopag. Clin Pract. 2011 Mar 29;1(1):e5. doi: 10.4081/cp.2011.e5. eCollection 2011 Mar 29. PubMed PMID: 24765278; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3981206.
  • Kumar M, Vijayakrishnan R, Subba Rao G. In silico structure-based design of a novel class of potent and selective small peptide inhibitor of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Dihydrofolate reductase, a potential target for anti-TB drug discovery. Mol Divers. 2010 Aug;14(3):595-604. doi: 10.1007/s11030-009-9172-6. Epub 2009 Aug 21. PubMed PMID: 19697148.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Adhikari D, Anand CP. Recurrent tense pneumoperitoneum due to air influx via abdominal wall stoma of a PEG tube. World J Radiol. 2010 Jul 28;2(7):280-2. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v2.i7.280. PubMed PMID: 21160668; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2998856.