Dr. Vijay Raja, MD

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Dr. Vijay Raja, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Little Rock, AR and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Raja has extensive experience in Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Heart Conditions, and Interventional Cardiac Procedures. He graduated from TULANE UNIV SCH OF MED in 2008. He is affiliated with Conway Regional Health System. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Vijay Raja, MD

Arkansas Heart Hospital

1701 S Shackleford Rd Little Rock, AR 72211
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Accepting new patients

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I was transferred to Arkansas heart hospital from a smaller hospital. I was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Dr Raja ran all kinds of test and confirmed the diagnosis. He told me he would be as honest as possible and told me he would not touch me with the procedure that i needed and would not want me seen by anyone other than the Mayo Clinic. He got me referred and I went for me surgery in Rochester Minnesota and I am currently in the recovery process. Thank you Dr. Raja for taking care of me while being in the hospital and for sending me to get my heart fixed. May God Bless You!!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Herman – Jan 19, 2023
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He has an awesome way with his patients.
God blessed him with the miracles he performs. Awesome with family members and wonderful bed side manners.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sam and GLENDA crochet – Sep 03, 2022
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I had a heart attack on Labor Day weekend (September 7, 2020) and was fortunate that Dr. Raja was working that weekend. He inserted 2 stents that Saturday and I went home on Sunday. I had full blockage and one of the stents was placed in the collateral vessel that had bypassed the blockage naturally. I returned September 30, 2020 to try and clear the blockage for a more permanent fix. Both times as well as in his office Dr. Raja was very thorough and took all the time necessary to make me comfortable with each procedure prior to each hospital admission. I feel I was blessed to have Dr. Raja treating me and would not hesitate and have not hesitated fully recommending him to friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J Bell – May 26, 2021
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Dr. Raja was recommended to me by another doctor, and I would strongly recommend him to anyone. He was very thorough in explaining my condition and the treatments available to me. He never seems rushed and will always listen to any concerns you have.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pat Kelley – Jan 22, 2021
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He saw my mother in Arkansas Heart Hospital, his bed side manners were terrible. Hope your loved ones don’t have to go to the hospital on a holiday weekend, as this doctor told us he didn’t know her case and was just keeping her alive.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 10, 2019
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Dr. Raja rounded on my mother this past Labor Day weekend at the Heart Hospital. What he told my mom and family still leaves me angry! He said he was not her normal doctor (like we didn’t already know that) and not familiar with my mom’s history and was just the doctor to keep my mom alive this weekend. Raja Maybe you should have said your the Dr that WOULD have to be the one who had to perform any life saving measures, but Raja God is keeping her alive... not you or any other Dr!! 2. I’m pretty sure that you needs to be as familiar with all patients and treat them & their families with as much care and respect as ANYONE, no matter who they are.
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Concerned Daughter in MO – Sep 04, 2019
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Dr. Raja is one of the best Heart Dr.'s in the State of Arkansas. Sadly, I was misdiagnosed by my previous Heart Dr. & went to Dr. Raja in hopes of trying to find out what was wrong. I had a 100% calcified heart valve. I had open heart surgery at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in less than a week. I truly believe that Dr. Raja was VERY instrumental in saving my life.
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Mar 17, 2019
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Great dr and office staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Catherine Graham in Heber Springs , AR – Dec 10, 2018
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He is a wonderful doctor and does a great job getting you better and a great listener.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathy Colbert in Clarksville, AR – Jul 24, 2017
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He likes to run tests. He will not stop searching for answers to your cardiac issues. Great bed side manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
12 people found this helpful
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just jessica in Conway, AR – Jul 19, 2016
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About Me

Biography

I am an interventional cardiologist who enjoys caring for patients with all forms of heart disease, but especially have a passion for treating patients...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiology Echocardiography
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Vascular Radiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas
Fellowship Hospital
2015
Ut Dallas
2008
TULANE UNIV SCH OF MED
Medical School
2008
Tulane University of Louisiana
Medical School
2003
Washington Univserity In Saint Louis
Undergraduate School
,

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What are Dr. Vijay Raja, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Raja specializes in Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Heart Conditions, and Interventional Cardiac Procedures. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Vijay Raja, MD treat?

Dr. Raja frequently treats the following conditions: Heart Disease, Aneurysm, and Aneurysm of Heart. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Vijay Raja, MD's office address?

Dr. Raja's office is located at 1701 S Shackleford Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Vijay Raja, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Vijay Raja, MD is affiliated with Conway Regional Health System.

Is Dr. Vijay Raja, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Vijay Raja, MD holds board certifications in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.

How much experience does Dr. Vijay Raja, MD have?

Dr. Raja has over 14 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Vijay Raja, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.1/5 for Dr. Vijay Raja, MD. Patients say that the provider listened & answered questions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Raja

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Raja treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Raja treats other conditions, please contact the office at (501) 219-7000.

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Raja is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Raja is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

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Heart Disease
Cardiomegaly
Hypertension
Pulmonary Valve Disease
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Very High
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Interventional Cardiac Procedures

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiac Procedures specialists.

Dr. Raja is experienced in the area of Interventional Cardiac Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

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Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Impella Device
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
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High
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Very High
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Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Raja is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
Cardioversion, Elective
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High
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Dr. Raja's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ultrasound, SMA
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Locations

Arkansas Heart Hospital

Arkansas Heart Hospital1701 S Shackleford Rd Little Rock, AR 72211
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Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic

Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic7 Shackleford West Blvd Little Rock, AR 72211
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Practice

Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic - Conway605 Dave Ward Dr Ste 105 Conway, AR 72034
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