Devi Prasad Shetty

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The left anterior descending (LAD) artery is the most important vessel bypassed during coronary revascularization procedures. This artery usually runs a superficial course, making it easy for localization and grafting. However, many times it takes a course deep in the myocardium or is embedded in thick epicardial fat, which results in technical challenges(More)
Central venous pressure monitoring line insertion is routine prior to the conduct of cardiac surgery, and in rare instances, malposition can contribute to operative complications. We describe here how a central venous line lying in the right atrium became caught in a left atrial (LA) closure suture during a mitral valve replacement. The opening of the LA(More)
Video-assisted endoscopic techniques have reduced operative trauma in adult thoracic and general surgery but its application in children with congenital heart disease has been limited. We report the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VAT) technique of clipping patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in children. Forty patients with PDA were divided into two(More)
Mast cell disease (MCD) is a clonal disorder of the mast cell and its precursor cells. Cardiac surgery in MCD is rarely described. We report an unusual case of a 14-year-old girl who was admitted for atrial septal defect closure and incidentally found to have hepatosplenomegaly with lymphadenopathy who underwent a successful open-heart surgery, after a(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical suture packs are opened (and external packaging removed) on the operating table prior to surgery. Some of these suture packs may not be used in the surgery for reasons of inappropriateness or change in the surgical technique or following accidental contact with a non-sterile surface. These unused sutures with their foil packs still(More)
Surgical ventricular restoration improves cardiac function in patients with large left ventricular aneurysms. Aneurysm repair techniques have evolved to geometric repair by exclusion of the aneurysmal area with a circular patch. But even circular endoventricular patchplasty may result in a less elliptical ventricle. We modified the techniques of both linear(More)
We have used a telemedicine facility to conduct academic teaching/training sessions. The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility, advantages, and disadvantages of this method of e-learning sessions. The teaching/learning sessions were organized twice a week between the two teaching hospitals. The success of each academic session was analyzed(More)
OBJECTIVES Clinical outcomes of surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) have been confirmed by Registry data. Accurate assessment of left ventricular (LV) morphology and function can help optimize these outcomes. METHODS LV remodelling in 7 patients (NYHA class 3 ± 1.2) with post-myocardial infarction LV aneurysms was characterized by the regional LV(More)