Sharad Chandra

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Recently, platelet indices have been evaluated to determine their utility in knowing the mechanism of thrombocytopenia. This study was conducted to analyze the role of mean platelet volume (MPV) as a guide or an indicator for bone marrow disease in thrombocytopenic patients. All the patients with thrombocytopenia for various causes followed by bone marrow(More)
Hemitruncus is an uncommon congenital anomaly that has been described in isolation or in association with other congenital cardiac malformations. This report describes a rare case of left hemitruncus with tetralogy of Fallot and a right-sided aortic arch. The patient presented to us in the early second decade. The diagnosis was suspected with(More)
Pulmonary artery (PA) aneurysm is a rare condition, frequently associated with pulmonary hypertension. However, the evolution and treatment of this pathology is still not clear. We report a case of a 45-year-old female patient with giant PA aneurysm associated with rheumatic mitral stenosis and severe pulmonary arterial hypertension. The patient had(More)
Aorto-atrial fistulas are rare, but important complications resulting from aortic valve infective endocarditis, aortic valve surgery, or aortic dissection. We hereby report a case of a 20-year male, referred to us with infective endocarditis of the native aortic valve with severe aortic regurgitation and symptoms of heart failure. Detailed evaluation with(More)
BACKGROUND Symptoms in mitral stenosis (MS) are heart rate (HR) dependent. Increase in HR reduces diastolic filling period with rise in transmitral gradient. By reducing HR, beta-blockers improve hemodynamics and relieve symptoms, but the use may be limited by side effects. The present randomized crossover study looked at comparative efficacy of ivabradine(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of data from large cohort studies examining the prognostic significance of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with coronary artery disease. We hypothesized that OSA predicts subsequent major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Jejunal fluid culture is the gold standard for assessing jejunal microflora. Aspiration of jejunal fluid is sometime difficult. As the microorganisms rests on the mucosal surface, culture of the mucosal biopsy may be a possible alternative method. AIM To study the role of jejunal mucosal biopsy culture to assess jejunal microflora and to(More)
OBJECTIVES Coronary artery aneurysm is a rare condition with a reported incidence of 0.14-4.9% in patients undergoing coronary angiography and 0.3-5.3% in patients after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Optimum surgical therapy for this entity is difficult to standardize. We present here a series of 4 cases with the aim of establishing(More)
An intracardiac myxoma is the most common tumour of the heart with an estimated incidence of 0.5 per million population per year. Extensive calcification is rare in these tumours. We describe a rare case of a large left atrial myxoma, visible on the chest radiograph, with extensive calcification and osseous metaplasia.