Rajappan Anilkumar

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OBJECTIVES This report presents the largest consecutive series to date of radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of post infarction ventricular tachycardia. METHODS One hundred and twelve consecutive patients were studied, with an average of 12 documented episodes of ventricular tachycardia in the month preceding the radiofrequency ablation.(More)
BACKGROUND The frequency of occurrence of left atrial thrombi, and the effect of anticoagulation in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation is not well established. This study was conducted to evaluate the occurrence of left atrial body and left atrial appendage clots in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis and atrial(More)
Although the effect of reflex increase in vagal tone on the frequency of premature ventricular complexes (PVC) is known, the effect of timed deep breathing on the frequency of PVC has not been reported. We serendipitously discovered that deep breathing at six breaths per minute abolished PVC in an 18-year-old female with frequent PVC, anxiety, and(More)
Cardiologists implant permanent pacemakers widely for indications like sick sinus syndrome and complete heart block. The guidelines for such implantations are well established1. However, in developing countries like India, all patients who need pacemakers do not receive them because of financial constraints. Even when such patients get a pacemaker, it is(More)
Permanent pacemaker implantation in patients with persistent left superior vena cava and absent right superior vena cava is a technically challenging procedure with conventional methods. We report the successful use of an atrial 'J' stillette as a new technique for positioning the ventricular-tined, pacemaker lead in such patients.
Permanent pacemaker implantation is an established mode of life saving therapy for patients with symptomatic bradycardia. As the human population is aging world-over, the need for pacemakers are also increasing. Reviewing the results of the 2001 World Survey on Cardiac Pacing and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (Table 1), it is evident that not all(More)
Echinococcus granulosus, a zoonotic tapeworm with a dog-herbivore life cycle, is known to use ruminants, horses, pigs, etc., as intermediate hosts. Natural infections of hydatid cysts have not been documented in small animals like rabbits in India. This paper records spontaneous intrathoracic, extrapulmonary hydatid cysts of E. granulosus in a cage reared(More)
Patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia exhibit severe hypercholesterolemia, cutaneous and tendon xanthomata, and premature atherosclerosis from childhood. A rare presentation of this condition with supravalvular aortic stenosis and coronary ostial stenosis is described.
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