Gomathi Sundar

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INTRODUCTION Atrial synchronous left ventricular (LV) only pacing using two leads and VDD pacemaker could be a cost effective alternative to conventional cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS We implanted right atrial (RA) and LV leads with VDD pulse generator (LV only pacing) in five carefully screened heart failure patients who could not(More)
time periods 2000 to 2002 (adjusted OR: 0.70; 95% CI: 0.68 to 0.72; p < 0.001) and 2003 to 2005 (adjusted OR: 0.79; 95% CI: 0.77 to 0.81; p < 0.001) when compared with weekends during 2006 to 2008 (adjusted OR: 0.88; 95% CI: 0.85 to 0.91; p < 0.001) (interaction p value for both time periods <0.01). Changes over time in rates of cardiac catheterization(More)
BACKGROUND Ventricular tachycardia (VT), a common manifestation of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS), is associated with high morbidity and mortality. It could be mistaken for idiopathic VT (IVT) in the absence of systemic manifestations and overt cardiac structural abnormality. We studied the electrocardiogram (ECG) characteristics of VT in CS that may distinguish(More)
OBJECTIVES Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice with major public health impact mainly due to the increased risk of stroke. The recent Global Burden of Disease Study reported a lack of prevalence data from India. Our goal was to conduct a pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of assessing AF(More)
THE BEGINNING Contrasting the experience in other countries, the PA profession in India started as an experiment in a private, tertiary cardiovascular facility in Chennai, Tamil Nadu state. PAs who graduated from that program moved along with the cardiologists and surgeons who left the mother institute to start their own facilities. PA graduates had an edge(More)
T his Letter is in reference to the article by KD Rao et al., ‘‘As good as physicians: patient perceptions of physicians and non-physician clinicians in rural primary health centers in India,’’ published in the November 2013 edition of Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP). The authors have to be lauded for their efforts to produce evidence on patient(More)
The first PA program in India was established in 1992 with a focus on expanding cardiovascular surgery. Since then, eight additional programs have developed (in total seven baccalaureate and two master's level programs). Approximately 850 graduates are distributed throughout southern India with concentrations near their home universities. While all PAs are(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Epicardial approach to VT ablation increases the success rate of ablation but is not without complications. We studied the safety and efficacy of epicardial VT ablations performed at our institute. METHODS All patients who underwent epicardial VT ablation at our institute were studied retrospectively. The outcome of VT ablation was(More)
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