Bhavesh M Thakkar

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Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is characterised by progressive fibro-fatty replacement of right ventricular myocardium. Earlier studies described ARVC as non-inflammatory, non-coronary disorder associated with arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden death due to functional exclusion of the right ventricle. Molecular genetic studies(More)
Large pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (PAVF) manifests as cyanosis and predisposes to serious complications of right-to-left shunt, and therefore necessitates early treatment. The emergence of antegrade transcatheter closure of feeding arteries as treatment of choice is limited by inherent risk of either recanalization or reappearance of new feeders and(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter closure of coronary artery fistula has emerged as a safe and effective alternative to surgery. However, follow-up angiographic data after closure of the coronary artery fistula is extremely limited. We report our clinical and angiographic follow-up of children who underwent either transcatheter or surgical closure. METHOD Clinical(More)
UNLABELLED Background and Objective Although transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect is emerging as an accepted, viable alternative, conduction disturbances still remain a major concern. Although steroid treatment has shown encouraging results with complete recovery, efficacy of prophylactic use of steroids is still speculative. We(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate prospective single centre experience of mid-term safety and efficacy of perventricular device closure of isolated large muscular ventricular septal defect (mVSD) in high-risk infants. BACKGROUND Surgical closures of large mVSD in infants represent a challenge with significant morbidity. METHODS Between August 2008-2010,(More)
Recurrent or residual right ventricular outflow tract obstruction after early surgical repair of congenital heart disease is one of the most frequent indications for either surgical or transcatheter reintervention. Transcatheter stent implantation across the stenotic right ventricular outflow tract or conduit is a safe and effective alternative to surgical(More)
The neuro-cutaneous syndrome tuberous sclerosis is commonly associated with rhabdomyomas in various organs including the heart. We are reporting a rare case of a 7-month old male child with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries associated with tuberous sclerosis and cardiac rhabdomyomas. To our knowledge, this rare association has not(More)
Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) using various occluders and coils via femoral vein is a well established therapeutic option. However, in patients with interrupted inferior vena cava (IVC) it is not feasible to close the PDA percutaneously using traditional methods. We present a nine-year-old girl with IVC interruption in whom(More)
AIMS We aimed to compare the diagnostic efficacy of serum cystatin C (sCyC) for contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) in Western Indians undergoing cardiac catheterization. We also aimed to propose a clinically applicable cut-off of sCyC for early identification of CIN in this ethnic group. METHODS In this prospective study, 253 patients undergoing coronary(More)