Kiran K. Mallula

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Myocardial performance index (MPI), or Tei index, has become a commonly used parameter for the noninvasive, Doppler-derived assessment of global systolic and diastolic performance of the heart in both adults and children. Normal values have been established in adults and children; however, limited data exist in fetal hearts. The aim of this study was to(More)
The Amplatzer septal occluder is commonly used to close secundum atrial septal defects (ASDs). Recently, the manufacturer’s recommendations have been modified with regard to contraindications for its use. These changes primarily focus on evaluation of the aortic rim (anterio–superior rim) with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and intracardiac(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare ductal stenting (DS) to systemic-pulmonary artery shunt (SPS) in a contemporary cohort of patients having pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PAIVS). BACKGROUND Alternative palliative strategies (interventional versus surgical) are currently available for initial palliation of ductal dependent patients with(More)
The pentalogy of Cantrell (PC) was first described in 1958. It includes five anomalies: a deficiency of the anterior diaphragm, a midline supraumbilical abdominal wall defect, a defect in the diaphragmatic pericardium, various congenital intracardiac abnormalities, and a defect of the lower sternum. Five patients showing the PC spectrum are reported. The(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt (SPS) dysfunction can be deleterious in shunt dependent patients and traditionally have undergone surgical revision. Data on transcatheter stenting of SPS is limited. We sought to evaluate feasibility, safety and outcomes of stenting SPS. METHODS Retrospective review of all patients who underwent transcatheter(More)
Closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects (PmVSDs) [4] with the original Amplatzer membranous VSD occluder (mVSD1) has been associated with an increased risk of complications, the most notable of which has been complete heart block. This has led to the introduction of a new device to close PmVSDs. The authors describe their experience with the(More)
This report describes a case of double-outlet right ventricle with intact ventricular septum diagnosed in a newborn male. The initial diagnosis was made by echocardiography. The baby underwent a hybrid procedure including pulmonary artery banding and stenting of the patent ductus arteriosus. He subsequently underwent stenting of the atrial communication.(More)
The authors present a patient with situs inversus totalis, dextrocardia, and tetralogy of Fallot with complete AV canal who underwent pulmonary valve-sparing complete repair during infancy but developed progressive pulmonary outflow obstruction on serial follow-up. His right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) was prestented as a precursor for Melody valve(More)
This report describes a rare case of Tetralogy of Fallot with associated left superior vena cava and coronary sinus atrial septal defect. The initial diagnosis was made by echocardiography. The patient underwent complete repair at 2 months of age. Her postoperative course was complicated by low cardiac output requiring ECMO. She was subsequently weaned off(More)
This is a report of a 49-year-old male, who presented with typical signs and symptoms of constrictive pericarditis. He was diagnosed with sinus venosus atrial septal defect (ASD) and anomalous right upper pulmonary venous return during his adolescence, which was elected not to be repaired. During the attempted repair of the ASD it was noted there was a(More)