Suruchi Hasija

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of continuation versus discontinuation of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor ramipril and assess the efficacy of prophylactic vasopressin infusion on hemodynamic stability and vasoactive drug requirements in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare early hemodynamic changes after elective mitral valve replacement (MVR) in patients with severe and mild pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). DESIGN A prospective observational study. SETTING University-affiliated hospital. PARTICIPANTS Sixty patients undergoing elective MVR. INTERVENTIONS The patients were(More)
INTRODUCTION Heparin is a widely used anticoagulant that inhibits thrombin and factor Xa via antithrombin III. Bivalirudin is a direct thrombin inhibitor and does not inhibit factor Xa. It inhibits both circulating and clot-bound thrombin. In order to better understand the mechanisms of action of these anticoagulants, we studied their effects on the(More)
Simultaneously as CPB was commenced, the IVC cannula was seen to traverse the ASD from the RA to the left atrium (LA) in the ME bicaval view on TEE [Figure 1]. On interrogating further with color Doppler imaging, blood flow could be observed through its tip. At that point of time, it appeared as a lighted torch inside the heart [Figure 2]! Its appearance(More)
With the growing requirement of echocardiography in the perioperative management, the anesthesiologists need to be well trained in transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Lack of formal, structured teaching program precludes the same. The present article reviews the expanding domain of TTE, simulation-based TTE training, the advancements, current limitations,(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to evaluate patients aged less than 40 years implanted with tissue heart valves with respect to survival, thromboembolism, structural degeneration and quality of life. METHODS Between January, 2000 and December, 2016, 132 patients (51 males) with rheumatic heart disease underwent mitral valve replacement using(More)
Objective: To compare the haemodynamic effects of the induction agents ketamine, etomidate and sevoflurane using the model of electrical velocimetry based cardiac output monitoring in paediatric cardiac surgical patients. Design: Prospective randomized study. Setting: Tertiary care hospital. Participants: 60 children < 2 years age undergoing cardiac(More)
INTRODUCTION In the last few years, viscoelastic point-of-care (POC) coagulation devices such as thromboelastography (TEG), rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM), and Sonoclot (SON) analyzer have been increasingly used in major surgeries for timely assessment and management of coagulopathies. The aim of the present study was to evaluate coagulation profile(More)