Heart & Vascular Specialists of Oklahoma
Rakesh Shrivastava MD, FACC • Venkat Rajaram MD, MS

Board Certifications
Board certified in Internal Medicine
Board certified in Cardiology
Board certified in Interventional Cardiology
Board certified in Echocardiography
Board certified in Nuclear Cardiology
Cardiomyopathy Certification

Education / Training
Medical School: Thanjavur Medical College, India
Internship: Thanjavur Medical College, India
MD: BJ Medical College, Pune, India
MS: Rush University, Chicago, IL
Residency: John Stronger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Cardiomyopathy Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
General Cardiology Fellowship: Lousiana State University Health Sciences, Shreveport, LA
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship: Temple University Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Honors and Awards
Winner of cash award at morning report quiz at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA.
Ranked among the top one percent in the national post graduation entrance exam with over 10,000 participants from the whole of India.
Ranked first in Bharathidasan University in pharmacology among all medical students from the medical schools affiliated to the university.
Honor student in Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Ophthalmology in Thanjavur Medical College, India.
Ranked consistently among the top three ranks in the class at Thanjavur Medical College, India.
Won second place in the statewide diabetes quiz for medical students in the state of  Tamil Nadu, India

Clinical Focus
Aortic Valve Disorders
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Septal Defect
Cardiac Arrhythmia
Cardiovascular Disease
Chest Pain
Cholesterol problems
Chronic Total Occlusions
Congestive Heart Failure

Procedures performed
Transthoracic Echocardiography 
Transesophageal Echocardiography 
Stress Echocardiography 
Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization 
Coronary CT Angiography 
Nuclear stress testing 
Carotid and Peripheral ultrasound interpretation 
Exercise treadmill stress testing 
Holter/Loop monitor placement 
Pacemaker placement
Coronary stent placement 
Peripheral interventions including use of atherectomy devices 
Radial approach 
ASD Closures 
IVC Filter placement 
Atherectomy using Laser ablation and Rotablator 
Use of optical coherence tomography, FFR and IVUS
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm detection and repair
Valvular heart disease management



Interested in learning more?
Office Locations:
Primary Office: Heart & Vascular Specialists (Oklahoma City, OK)
(405) 622-3063
3400 S Douglas Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73150

West Hefner Office
7221 W Hefner Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73162
Cross Streets: Between N Rockwell Ave and Mantle Dr
(405) 622-3063

McAlester Office: Heart & Vascular Specialists
(405) 622-3063 or toll free: (844) Go-HVSOK
The Doctor's Building 
727 E. Wyandotte Ave. McAlester, OK 74501
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Meet Dr. Shrivastava
➢ Coronary Artery Disease
➢ Coronary Intervention
➢ Diastolic Dysfunction
➢ Heart Arrhythmia
➢ Heart Attack
➢ Heart Failure
➢ Heart Palpitations
➢ Heart Rhythm Problems
➢ High Blood Pressure
➢ Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
➢ Inherited Heart Diseases
➢ Instent restenosis
➢ Left Ventricular Dysfunction
➢ Long QT-HOCM-Brugada Congenital Disorders
➢ Marfan's Syndrome
➢ Patent Foramen Ovale

➢ Preventive Cardiology
➢ Peripheral vascular disease
➢ Sudden Cardiac Arrest
➢ Supraventricular Tachycardia
➢ Syncope
➢ Tachycardia
➢ Valvular Disorders
➢ Ventricular Arrythmias
➢ Womens Heart Disease