Narayanan Namboodiri

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We aimed to ascertain the prevalence of cardiac malformation (CM) and its association with antenatal exposure to an antiepileptic drug (AED) in infants of mothers with epilepsy (IMEs). Women with epilepsy (WWE) are enrolled in Kerala Registry of Epilepsy and Pregnancy (KREP) in the prepregnancy or early pregnancy period and are followed up with a standard(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY A significant proportion of patients who require interventions for rheumatic mitral valve (MV) disease have coexisting aortic valve (AV) disease. To date, little is known of the natural history of AV disease in these patients. METHODS The details of a cohort of 200 patients (146 females, 54 males; mean age at MV(More)
Long QT syndrome type 1 (LQT1) is the most common type of all Long QT syndromes (LQTS) and occurs due to mutations in KCNQ1. Biallelic mutations with deafness is called Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome (JLNS) and without deafness is autosomal recessive Romano-Ward syndrome (AR RWS). In this prospective study, we report biallelic mutations in KCNQ1 in(More)
Delayed development of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a rare late complication of mitral valve prosthesis and requires early surgical intervention. Here we describe the occurrence of such a complication diagnosed 6-months after the valve surgery in a 60-year-old lady. The anatomic delineation of subannular left ventricular pseudoaneurysm using multiple(More)
Formation of fistulous connection between internal mammary graft and pulmonary vasculature after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a rare event, which can result in recurrence of symptoms ranging from stable angina to myocardial infarction related to coronary steal. We hereby report a case of a 56-year-old man who was detected to have such a fistulous(More)
INTRODUCTION Percutaneous device closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) has emerged as an alternative to traditional surgical closure. Although reduced hospital stay, decreased morbidity and absence of a surgical incision are beneficial, other procedure- or device-related complications are coming into light. We report a rare complication of early(More)
Pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) is known to regress after successful balloon mitral valvotomy (BMV). Data of persistent pulmonary artery hypertension (PPAH) following BMV is scarce. We analyzed the clinical, echocardiographic, and hemodynamic data of 701 consecutive patients who have undergone successful BMV in our institute from 1997 to 2003. Data of 287(More)
BACKGROUND Left atrial (LA) reentrant tachycardias are not uncommon in regions where rheumatic heart disease is prevalent. Some of these arrhythmias may be curable by radiofrequency ablation (RFA). However, there are limited data pertaining to this in existing literature. CASE REPORT Three patients who had rheumatic mitral valve disease with past history(More)
In a 12-year-old girl with history of recurrent palpitation, an ambulatory 24 h Holter electrocardiogram showed a wide QRS complex rhythm with atrioventricular dissociation. During an electrophysiology study, an atriofascicular pathway was diagnosed with an inducible antidromic atrioventricular re-entrant tachycardia. At slower heart rates, the patient had(More)