Dr. Arun Gopalakrishnan
Assistant Professor
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DM Cardiology, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, 2013-2015

MD Pediatrics, JIPMER, Puducherry, 2008-2011

MBBS, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, University of Kerala 2001 - 2007 (including internship)

Assistant Professor, Cardiology, SCTIMST, September 2016 till date

Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc), Cardiology, SCTIMST, January - August 2016

Kerala University 1st rank in MBBS Degree examination September 2006

Seven gold medals in MBBS for various subjects

First prize in All India level representing JIPMER at the 4th IAP Pediatric PG Quiz Competition 2010 - 11.

Multiple top prizes in state wide Cardiology quiz competitions (2014-15).

Interventional Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization

Congenital heart diseases in neonate and infant

Pediatric heart failure

Valvular heart diseases

Works as part of the Pediatric cardiology team of SCTIMST. Does diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac interventions in children and adults with congenital heart diseases.

Works with the structural heart diseases team of the department in management of complex cardiac interventions.

Pediatric Cardiac Society of India

Indian Medical Association

Cardiological Society of India

Indian Academy of Pediatrics

Coronary artery Doppler in anomalous left coronary artery from pulmonary artery. Principal investigator

Evaluation of intermediate term cardiac and neurodevelopmental outcomes of children undergoing corrective arterial switch operation for complete transposition of great arteries. Co-principal investigator.

Estimation study for reduction in transport of referral cases to tertiary hospitals by use of mobile enabled telemedicine system in remote hospitals. Principal investigator

Left ventricular regression after balloon atrial septostomy in d-transposition of great arteries.

Profile of Symptomatic Coronary Artery Disease in Patients Younger than 30 years of Age in South India.

Pediatric Cardiology and Structural Heart Diseases Interventions

International Journal of Cardiology

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery



Indian Heart Journal

Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal

Indian Heart Journal Cardiovascular Case Reports

SAGE Open Medical Case Reports


Mohanan Nair KK, Namboodiri N, Gopalakrishnan A, Abhilash SP, Valaparambil A, An unusual cause of heart failure in a young man, J Electrocardiol, 2018, Mar - Apr;51(2):335-337., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29103620
Gopalakrishnan A, Sasidharan B, Tharakan J, Valaparambil A, Left atrial outflow obstruction in double outlet right atrium, Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann, 2018, Jan;26(1):50-53. doi: 10., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28988491
Sivasubramonian S, Gopalakrishnan A, Sasikumar D, Krishnamoorthy KM, Improving outcomes in totally anomalous systemic venous connection, Ann Pediatr Card, 2018, 11:116-7, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29440849
Krishnamoorthy KM, Gopalakrishnan A, Cost-effectiveness analysis of devices for closure of patent ductus arteriosus, Ann Pediatr Card, 2018, 11(1):109, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5803965/
Mohanan Nair KK, Namboodiri N, Gopalakrishnan A, Valaparambil A, Radiofrequency ablation of premature ventricular contractions originating from uncommon sites of right ventricle, Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J, 2018, Mar - Apr;18(2):84-86., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29452255
Sasikumar D, Dharan BS, Arunakumar P, Gopalakrishnan A, Sivasankaran S, Krishnamoorthy KM, The outcome of mitral regurgitation after the repair of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery in infants and older children, Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg, 2018, Mar 8. doi: 10.1093/icvts, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29528421
Sivasubramonian S, Gopalakrishnan A, Sasidharan B, Valaparambil A, Role of diastology in transcatheter aortic valve implantation, J Invasive Cardiol, 2018, Mar;30(3):E23-E24, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29493515
Gopalakrishnan A, Mohanan Nair KK, Ganapathi S, Haemodynamic challenge in non-restrictive atrial septal defect, Heart Asia, 2018, 12(2);e011014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartasia-2018-011014
Gopalakrishnan A, Sivadasanpillai H, Krishnamoorthy KM, Kapilamoorthy TR, Valaparambil A, Tharakan J, Aorto-Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Fistula after Bentall Repair, Acta Cardiologica, 2017, Jun;72(3):351-352. doi: 1, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28636507
Sasikumar D, Sasidharan B, Dharan BS, Gopalakrishnan A, Krishnamoorthy KM, Sivasankaran S, Quantification of ventricular unloading by 3D echocardiography in single ventricle of left ventricular morphology following superior cavo-pulmonary anastomosis and Fontan completion ? a feasibility study, Ann Pediatr Card, 2017, Sep-Dec;10(3):224-229. do, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28928606