Dr. Bjarki Olafsson, MD
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Cardiology | Male

Biography

Dr. Bjarki Olafsson, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Olafsson is affiliated with Saint Thomas West Hospital, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Maury Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Olafsson's Reviews

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based on 11 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Olafsson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Hermitage, TN |
Our first encounter with Dr. Olafsson was 24 years ago & he now sees multiple family members. He is extremely knowledgeable & takes all the time he needs to with you. You could not ask for a better cardiologist!
in Camden, TN 38320 |
Was having a major problem had seen Olafsson on a previous occasion and was scheduled for another appointment on March 30, 2015. My condition worsened. I requested to see him early because of my problem. Olafsson REFUSED to see me early told me to come in as scheduled. Decided to go to office a week early (March 23, 2015). I was in a wheel chair unable to walk. Sent a nurse into the waiting room to see me ? Enter St. Thomas Hosp in Nashville.via emergency room. Recovery Began.
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Dr. Olafsson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • ACL/Bristol Laboratories Award, 1987
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Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Iceland, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Nc Meml Hospital
    University Hospital Iceland

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    North Carolina Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Hospital

    Completed in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors