Arani Raghavendrarao Raghuram

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Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a common congenital cardiac anomaly. Even though surgery is the gold standard, percutaneous device closure is gaining popularity because of the short learning curve, cosmetic advantage and relative safety. The long-term implications are open to question. We report here two cases where surgical intervention was required during(More)
BACKGROUND The off-pump technique reduces the complications of coronary artery bypass grafting performed with extracorporeal circulatory assistance. This hypothesis was tested by analyzing the results of 53 patients operated with and 48 without cardiopulmonary bypass by a single surgeon (ARR) from February 2001 to September 2001. METHODS AND RESULTS The(More)
Multivessel diffuse coronary arteriopathy is the hallmark of chronic diabetic patients. The ideal method of revascularising this group of patients is controversial. This review examines the various modalities available in the revascularisation of coronary artery disease in diabetic patients. Various trials have been conducted to compare the effectiveness of(More)
The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery remains high. The nonspecific adenosine receptor antagonist aminophylline has been shown to confer benefit in experimental and clinical acute renal failure (ARF) due to ischemia, contrast media, and various nephrotoxic agents. We conducted a prospective open label trial to assess the(More)