Babar Sultan Hasan

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BACKGROUND Infant and under-5 childhood mortality rates in developing countries have declined significantly in the past 2 to 3 decades. However, 2 critical indicators, maternal and newborn mortality, have hardly changed. World leaders at the United Nations Millennium Summit in September 2000 agreed on a critical goal to reduce deaths of children <5 years by(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the short and medium term outcome of transcatheter pulmonary valve perforation (PVP) in patients with pulmonary atresia-intact ventricular septum and non-right ventricular dependant coronary circulation (PA/IVS non-RVDCC). BACKGROUND PVP in patients with PA/IVS non-RVDCC has become more common in the past two decades. However, data on(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) is a common therapy for chronic pulmonary regurgitation. However, the use of this strategy is mostly based on the studies performed on patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and not in patients with pulmonary atresia/intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS). The aim of this study is to evaluate our experience with PVR(More)
Background. Infant and under-5 childhood mortality rates in developing countries have declined significantly in the past 2 to 3 decades. However, 2 critical indicators, maternal and newborn mortality, have hardly changed. World leaders at the United Nations Millennium Summit in September 2000 agreed on a critical goal to reduce deaths of children <5 years(More)
BACKGROUND The Melody valve is approved for percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement in dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tracts. The function of this valve when subjected to high-pressure loads in humans is unknown. The aim of this study was to describe the immediate and short-term results of Melody valves implanted in a high-pressure environment. (More)
In this study, the authors examined the technical performance of culture methodology using specific media: Mycoplasma isolation media of pleuropneumonia-like organisms (PPLO) broth and PPLO agar. Digitonin sensitivity, growth inhibition, the serum plate agglutination test, a commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and a commercially(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) replacement is an emerging therapy intended to restore pulmonary valve function in patients with right ventricular outflow tract conduit dysfunction; the impact of this technique on ventricular strain and synchrony is not known. METHODS AND RESULTS Cardiac magnetic resonance and ECG data acquired at 1 center(More)
The efficacy of biphasic waveform cardioversion of atrial flutter in pediatric patients has not previously been demonstrated. Cardioversion outcomes were compared in two sequential groups of patients with atrial flutter undergoing transthoracic cardioversion using monophasic and biphasic waveforms at a single pediatric institution. The mean energy required(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with complex congenital heart disease frequently develop early growth failure; however, the long-term outcome for growth after surgery for single ventricle or anatomic right ventricle as systemic ventricle is not clear. This study was designed to determine long-term growth in patients following the Fontan and Mustard operations. METHOD(More)
We describe the use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) to determine myocardial viability and subsequently clinical prognosis in a patient with in utero septal myocardial infarction (MI) and dilated cardiomyopathy. MI is most commonly associated with congenital heart disease. These lesions include aortic atresia and stenosis, interrupted aortic(More)