Dr. Vivek Rajagopal, MD

Bio

Dr. Rajagopal is an interventional cardiologist in Georgia for the Piedmont Heart Institute. He is currently in practice with the Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians group at the Piedmont Hospital- Buckhead location.

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  • Piedmont Heart Institute

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests.

    In fact, almost a third of Medicare patients who had stents placed in their neck (carotid) arter...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests.

    In fact, almost a third of Medicare patients who had stents placed in their neck (carotid) arter...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests.

    In fact, almost a third of Medicare patients who had stents placed in their neck (carotid) arter...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Strapping an oxygen mask to someone suffering a heart attack might make their heart attack worse, new research suggests.

    Heart attack victims treated with oxygen endured 25 to 30 percent more heart damage than patients not given oxygen, said le...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack survivors who receive prompt treatment to unclog blocked arteries and keep them open have a lower long-term risk of dying from heart disease, a new study finds.

    However, they still have an increased risk of death from noncardiac cause...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke typically affects women in their later years, but doctors are now beginning to focus on helping them cut their risk earlier in life.

    This increased attention to risk factors in early adult years was recommended by new guidelines that were ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients undergoing coronary stent placement don't fill their prescription for vital blood-thinning medication within the recommended time frame, a lapse leaving them much more likely to die within a month, new research suggests.

    Researcher...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transfusion Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a blood transfusion while undergoing angioplasty to reopen your heart arteries may increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke or dying, a new study finds.

    Whether angioplasty patients get transfused or not appears to vary by hosp...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-coated "scaffolds" that are placed in the arteries and then melt away over time could offer a new treatment for people with painfully clogged leg arteries, an early study suggests.

    Researchers found that the experimental devices eased leg ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-coated "scaffolds" that are placed in the arteries and then melt away over time could offer a new treatment for people with painfully clogged leg arteries, an early study suggests.

    Researchers found that the experimental devices eased leg ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    SUNDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients who undergo angioplasty for a clogged artery that caused the attack may do better if other clogged arteries are done at the same time, new research suggests.

    Patients who had multiple coronary arteries op...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A newer generation, drug-releasing stent led to fewer adverse cardiac events, such as heart-related death or heart attack linked to the same artery, than bare metal stents did among heart attack patients, a new study shows.

    Stents are tiny mesh tubes ...Full Article