Sivakumar Kothandam

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Surgery for primary cardiac tumors in children includes complete resection, partial resection, and cardiac transplantation. A pediatric heart transplant in this setting is associated with significantly higher mortality and poorer long-term outcome, and it is reserved for unresectable tumors. We recently performed an emergency pediatric heart transplant in a(More)
In an adolescent girl with coexistent valvar pulmonary stenosis (PS) and muscular ventricular septal defect (VSD) causing right to left shunt and severe cyanosis, a series of complications were encountered during transcatheter intervention. After balloon pulmonary valvotomy (BPV) and device closure of the VSD, dynamic infundibular hypercontractility(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional methods of closure of ventricular septal defects involve placement of sutures 4-5 mm from the posterior inferior margin. This study compares the conventional method with an alternative technique wherein sutures are placed along the edge of the defect thereby "excluding" the conduction system and the tensor apparatus of the tricuspid(More)
Intramural course of a coronary artery is a rare association in patients with transposition of great arteries. Various techniques have been described for translocation of these during the arterial switch procedure, with mixed results. This report focuses on a novel technique that is reproducible and provides an alternative in this difficult subset of(More)
Origin of the right pulmonary artery from innominate artery is an exceedingly rare anomaly. We report two cases with this anomaly that underwent surgical repair. The surgical technique described achieves tissue-to-tissue anastomosis using a pedicled flap from the main pulmonary artery.
A 9-year-old girl who presented with dyspnea on exertion was diagnosed with total anomalous systemic venous connection to the left atrium (both venae cavae), no left superior vena cava, and a moderate-sized atrial septal defect with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension and ectopic atrial rhythm. She underwent septation of the common atrium using(More)
A 26-year-old lady presented with exertional dyspnea, palpitations, central cyanosis, and oxygen saturations of 80% in room air. Her electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, and cardiac magnetic resonance were diagnostic of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. There was no documented ventricular arrhythmia or syncopal episodes and Holter recordings were(More)
Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is usually associated with ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus. We report surgical repair in a case of IAA, ventricular septal defect, and interruption of the pulmonary artery with the right pulmonary artery arising from the innominate artery through a separate ductus arteriosus.
Surgicel® is bioabsorbable hemostatic mesh, frequently packed around oozing surgical bed. We report two morbidities due to it. Following transannular patch repair for Fallot's tetralogy, Surgicel® was packed around distal main pulmonary artery. Echocardiography in the intensive care unit (ICU) showed right ventricular dysfunction due to extrinsic(More)
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