Dr. Vijay Ramu, MD

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Dr. Vijay Ramu, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Johnson City, TN and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ramu has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Heart Conditions, and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Bangalore Med Coll medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with Johnson City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ramu to book an appointment.

Dr. Ramu

Quillen ETSU Physicians

329 N State of Franklin Rd Johnson City, TN 37604
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ramu

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

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
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Heart Conditions

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

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Heart Disease
Hypertension
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
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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. Ramu is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arrhythmias
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
Mitral Valve Disease
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Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures

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Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
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Dr. Ramu'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 Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • 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)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • 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 Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • 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
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(423) 979-4100

Dr. Ramu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Ramu's Reviews

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4.5

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Michele, Dr Ramu's nurse practitioner, provided us with very professional and thorough information on our recent visit. Her friendly bedside manner added to the timely explanation(s) of our recent medical procedures. I would definitely want her continued involvement concerning our healthcare initiatives and look forward to speaking with her again on any subsequent appointments.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Richard Robbins – Jun 25, 2021
Dr. Ramu has been my electrophysiologist for around 10 years and is an exceptional doctor. He answers questions and goes further with courtesy and kindness. He orders necessary tests and his interns and nurses are very accommodating. I am coming up on my third pacemaker and have had experience with other cardiologists in Florida and California as well and Dr. Ramu and his nurse Jackie are my favorites.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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April – Jan 03, 2020
I have never left a 'review' for anything or anyone before but Dr. Ramu deserves that much and more. He is fabulous. Very knowledgeable with a AMAZING bedside manner. Could not ask for a better person to do the job. Saved my mother when everyone was still scratching their heads trying to figure her out. The only mistake you will make with him is not choosing him as your provider.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Karen and Margo in Erwin, TN – Jan 08, 2017

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Vijay Ramu, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Johnson City, TN and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ramu has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

2000
E Tenn State U
Residency Hospital
1999
E TN State U
Residency Hospital
1997
E TN State U
Internship Hospital
1995
Bangalore Med Coll
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Vijay Ramu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ramu frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Heart Conditions, and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Ramu specializes.

Where is Dr. Vijay Ramu, MD's office located?

Dr. Ramu's office is located at 329 N State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Quillen ETSU Physicians

Quillen ETSU Physicians329 N State of Franklin Rd Johnson City, TN 37604
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ramu is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Johnson City Medical Center

Johnson City, TN

58% Patient Experience Rating, 11% lower than the national average