Ramesh Kodavatiganti

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Isoflurane enhances myocardial functional recovery and improves energy levels after ischemia. We sought to determine whether isoflurane-induced cardioprotection is mediated by protein kinase C (PKC). The Langendorff model was used, and isolated perfused rat hearts were separated into untreated, isoflurane, chelerythrine (PKC inhibitor) plus isoflurane, and(More)
The use of ventricular assist devices has expanded significantly since their approval by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States in 1994. In addition to this, the prevalence of heart failure continues to increase. We aim to provide an overview of perioperative considerations and management of these patients for non-cardiac surgery. We(More)
The use of mechanical circulatory support devices as a bridge to transplant or destination therapy decreases mortality, improves quality of life, and functional status. The paucity of clinical data and the challenges faced by noncardiac anesthesiologists warrant us to present the perioperative care of a patient with a HeartMate II (Thoratec Corp.(More)
We present the case of a 72-year-old woman who had an acute massive pulmonary embolism after abdominal surgery. The patient had undergone a right hemicolectomy and pancreaticoduodenectomy for locally invasive colonic adenocarcinoma. Six hours postoperatively, she required emergent intubation when she suddenly became cyanotic, severely hypotensive, and(More)
Kawasaki disease is an acquired vasculitis that can affect the coronary arteries placing the patient at risk for coronary artery thrombosis, myocardial ischemia and infarction. The risk of complications related to coronary artery involvement persists for years despite recovery from the acute illness phase. The risk of late coronary disease progression(More)
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries is a rare form of congenital heart disease in which the persistence of the right ventricle as the systemic ventricle leads to heart failure, tricuspid valve insufficiency, and arrhythmia. Supraventricular arrhythmias are especially common in these patients. We discuss the anesthetic management of a(More)
Kawasaki disease, although common in children, may rarely affect the coronary arteries, leading to aneurysm formation and potential for coronary thrombus formation. Extremely rarely, coronary aneurysms from Kawasaki disease can thrombose, resulting in ischemic myocardium. We present a case of a 31-month-old patient requiring a left ventricular assist device(More)