Anil Kumar Dharmapuram

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Even though surgical experience with wide spectrum of double outlet right ventricle (DORV) is available, the experience with extreme form of complete DORV where both great arteries completely arise from the right ventricle is limited. We present our experience with this unique subset where the systemic outflow is far removed from the interventricular(More)
We describe the technique of Kawashima repair without using cardiopulmonary bypass in 6 consecutive patients of single ventricle morphology with interrupted inferior vena cava and pulmonary stenosis. No patient had central nervous system disorder or chylothorax. The off-pump technique is feasible in Kawashima repair. This technique avoids use of(More)
OBJECTIVE The bidirectional Glenn shunt is commonly performed under cardiopulmonary bypass for conditions that lead to a single ventricle repair. We report our experience of bidirectional Glenn shunt done without cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS Between June 2007 and May 2009, 186 consecutive patients underwent off-pump bidirectional Glenn shunt for a(More)
From March 1988 through June 1995, 80 patients underwent repair for right ventricle (RV) to pulmonary artery (PA) discontinuity. Of these, 30 patients received homograft conduits, while the remaining 50 underwent repair without the use of a homograft. Handmade pericardial valved vascutek conduits (n = 18), non-valved vascutek tubes (n = 13) and non-conduit(More)
Central aorta-pulmonary artery shunts have fallen into disfavor because of shunt thrombosis and congestive heart failure, and a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt via thoracotomy can lead to pulmonary artery hypoplasia and distortion. We reviewed the outcomes of a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt by a sternotomy approach in 20 infants from July 2007 to October(More)
The bidirectional Glenn shunt operation is conventionally performed under cardiopulmonary bypass. Between June 2007 and September 2009, 218 consecutive patients underwent off-pump bidirectional Glenn shunt institution for single ventricle with pulmonary stenosis complex. Their mean age was 4.72 ± 1.80 years (range, 4 months to 6 years) and median weight was(More)
Valve repair in children is technically demanding but more desirable than valve replacement. From April 2004 to September 2005, 1 boy and 8 girls with rheumatic heart disease, aged 2-13 years (median, 9 years), underwent valve repair for isolated mitral regurgitation in 5, combined mitral and aortic regurgitation in 2, mitral stenosis in 1, and mitral(More)
BACKGROUND During repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), when a transannular patch is needed in case of a small annulus and dysplastic pulmonary valve, we chose to reconstruct the right ventricular outflow tract by augmenting the divided anterior leaflet with an extracellular matrix (ECM) patch to produce a competent valve. In this study, we present our(More)
A systemic-pulmonary artery shunt in neonates with decreased pulmonary blood flow is technically demanding. We describe our surgical technique, postoperative management, and results in 19 neonates who underwent a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt between April 2003 and March 2006. Prostaglandin infusion was required in 8 patients who were critically cyanosed,(More)