Bjarki Olafsson, MD, Cardiology, Nashville, TN, Saint Thomas West Hospital


Cardiology Nashville, TN

Echocardiography, Interventional Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology St Thomas West

Overview of Dr. Olafsson

Dr. Bjarki Olafsson is a cardiologist in Nashville, TN and is affiliated with Saint Thomas West Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Iceland and has been in practice 38 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Danish, Swedish, and German. He specializes in adult congenital heart disease, echocardiography, and interventional cardiology and is experienced in general cardiology, atherosclerosis, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and interventional cardiology.

Education & Training

  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt UniversityFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1984 - 1986
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    University of North Carolina HospitalsResidency, Internal Medicine, 1981 - 1984
  • University of Iceland
    University of IcelandClass of 1979

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 1985 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow (FACC) American College of Cardiology

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • TNT; Intensive Lipid Lowering with Atorvastatin in Patients with Stable Coronary Disease  
    Coinvestigator, NEJM, 2005
  • The WIZARD Study  
    Olafsson, B (Coinvestigator), JAMA, 2003
  • Treatment of Orthostatic Hypotension  
    Olafsson, B and Robertson, D, Drug Therapy, 1987
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  • Characteristics of Adenosine-induced stimulation of respiration in man
    Biaggioni, I., Olafsson,B., Robertson,R., Hollister, A.S and Robertson, D., Plugers Arch. Eur. J. Physiol., Munich, Germany, 6/1986
  • The hemodynamic and respiratory effects of Adenosine boluses are not antagonized by aminophylline in man.
    Olafsson B., Biaggioni,I., Robertson, R.M., Hollister, A.S., Robertson, D, American Federation for Clinical Research, Washington., D.C,, 5/1986
  • Adenosine infusion stimulates respiration in man
    Biaggioni, I., Olafsson, B., Robertson, R., Hollister, A.S. and Robertson. D, American Federation for Clinical Research, Washington, D.C, 1986

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Danish, Swedish, German

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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