Ajitkumar Valaparambil

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BACKGROUND The triple lumen Inoue balloon is routinely used for balloon mitral valvotomy (BMV) in India. Its major limitation is the high cost. The double lumen Accura balloon is less expensive, making it an attractive alternative in the developing countries. The study was meant to assess the safety, efficacy and midterm results of Accura balloon with(More)
A 65-year-old patient underwent pericardiocentesis for cardiac tamponade after radiofrequency ablation for ventricular tachycardia. Subsequent to stabilization, the patient developed pneumopericardium, which was detected in the catheterization laboratory and managed successfully by pericardial aspiration.
A 20-year-old male presented with worsening of shortness of breath of 1-month duration. He provided history of rheumatic fever in the past and was on intramuscular benzathine penicillin prophylaxis, which he discontinued for the last 2 years. There was no history of fever, cough, joint-related symptoms, or involuntary movements. He was moderately built and(More)
A 45-year-old woman was referred for radiofrequency catheter ablation of wide QRS tachycardia that was terminated with intravenous adenosine. Twelve-lead ECG was normal during sinus rhythm. The electrophysiological study showed a normal AH interval of 104 milliseconds and HV interval of 42 milliseconds during sinus rhythm. Atrial burst pacing reproducibly(More)
To the Editor We thank Ali et al.1 for reading our article and giving their interpretations and comments. In the EP image, we presented an interesting response to para-Hisian pacing. We know thatwith para-Hisian pacing it is possible to capture atrial myocardium, theHis bundle (H), and ventricularmyocardium (V) in any combination. With ventricular capture(More)