Rajiv Ananthakrishna

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A 19-year-old male presented with recurrent episodes of pericardial effusion. On evaluation, he was diagnosed to have idiopathic chylous effusion. As there was persistent pericardial collection, chemical pericardiodesis was done. Following pericardiodesis, there was no recurrence of pericardial effusion. Chemical pericardiodesis may be an effective(More)
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare recurring inflammatory disorder with variable clinical course. It has been described mainly in Caucasian population. Reports from other ethnic groups are few. We report seven cases of relapsing polychondritis in south Indian population. In between 1995 and 2008, seven patients fulfilling the McAdam–Damiani–Levine(More)
Percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation is an established therapeutic option for symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy refractory to medical therapy. It is a safe procedure in experienced hands, but complications can occur. We report two cases of right ventricular myocardial infarction with inferior wall infarction that occurred(More)
A 12-year-old boy with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, presented with acute myocardial infarction. Intracoronary thrombolysis with urokinase restored TIMI III flow in the culprit vessel. After stabilisation with medical therapy, unusual clinical findings in the form of cutaneous hyperpigmentation and hypertrichosis, affecting the lower extremities,(More)
Facklamia hominis is a rare causative organism of infective endocarditis (IE). Only few cases of infection due to F. hominis have been reported in the literature. We describe a case of IE due to Gram-positive, alpha-haemolytic, catalase-negative coccus F. hominis in an adult patient with rheumatic mitral stenosis. Isolated mitral stenosis is an uncommon(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the echocardiographic and operative findings with respect to mitral valve anatomy in individuals undergoing emergency surgery for acute severe mitral regurgitation (MR) following balloon mitral valvotomy (BMV). In addition, the clinical profile and outcomes are highlighted. BACKGROUND Acute severe MR is a major complication of BMV.(More)
A 45-year-old female known to suffer from rheumatic heart disease (RHD), presented with breathlessness of 1 year duration. Two-dimensional echocardiography revealed significant mitral and aortic valve disease mandating double valve replacement. In addition, an unusual finding in the form of a well-defined, densely calcified intramyocardial left ventricular(More)
A 40-year-old woman, known to suffer from rheumatic heart disease, presented with New York Heart Association class III breathlessness of 6 months duration. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed severe mitral stenosis with deformed double orifice-like mitral valve and severe interatrial septal bulge. Considering the unfavourable anatomy, a high-risk(More)
Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research, Bangalore, India; and the yDepartment of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research, Bangalore, India. Manuscript received April 8, 2013; accepted April 19, 2013. Journal of the American College of Cardiology Vol. 62, No. 16, 2013(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients undergoing surgery for various valvular as well as non-valvular cardiac pathologies. METHODS Patients with various valvular and non-valvular pathologies were selected. All patients with age ≥ 40 years and an indication for open heart(More)