Vinay Kumar Bahl

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We studied 17 consecutive patients of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever/Dengue Shock Syndrome (DHF/DSS) to assess cardiac function by radionuclide ventriculography, echocardiography and electrocardiography (ECG) during the epidemic of Dengue virus type-2 (DEN-2) in Delhi, India (1996). Case definitions laid down by the WHO were followed. Fourteen patients were(More)
We have evaluated the effect of fish oil supplementation in the prevention of restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty by a randomised trial conducted in 107 patients. The treatment group (n = 58, 96 significant coronary narrowings) received 10 capsules of fish oil (1.8 g eicosapentaenoic acid, 1.2 g docosahexaenoic acid) besides(More)
BACKGROUND There has been a considerable change in the profile of infective endocarditis (IE) worldwide. However, prospective studies of IE from developing countries are rare. AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate predisposing factors, clinical presentation, echocardiography, microbiology, in-hospital course, and outcomes of patients with definite IE.(More)
We reviewed our clinical and echocardiographic experience in 70 consecutive patients with 73 cardiac myxomas, diagnosed over an 11 year period. There were 21 males and 49 females, ages ranged from 18 to 80 years. Only in 5.7% cases was the diagnosis of myxomas made clinically. 88.6% cases were initially diagnosed as having: mitral valve disease (70%),(More)
We analysed coronary arteriographic profile in 125 young patients (below 40 years, mean age 37.3 years) with clinical evidence of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) (Group I) and compared it with 125 older patients with IHD (more than 40 years, mean age 52.8 years) (Group II) studied during the same period. Left anterior descending coronary artery was the most(More)
Thirty-one patients with chronic severe anemia of more than 3 months' duration (hemoglobin less than 7 gm/dl) and no underlying heart disease were studied by means of M-mode, two-dimensional, and Doppler echocardiography; an equal number of normal control subjects was also studied. There are conflicting reports regarding the influence of chronic severe(More)
The objective of this study was to prospectively investigate various clinical and echocardiographic variables to predict the left atrial and left atrial appendage clot and spontaneous echo contrast in patients with severe rheumatic mitral stenosis. We studied 200 consecutive patients (112 males and 88 females; mean age 29.6+/-9.6 years). Left atrial clot(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombolytic therapy (TT) has evolved as an alternative to surgery for prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT), but its utility in patient management is still debated and the long-term results are not available. METHODS From 1990 through 1999, we treated 110 consecutive patients (52 men, mean age 35.4 +/- 10.8 years) of left-sided obstructive PVT (96(More)
INTRODUCTION The paclitaxel-coated balloon catheter (DCB) based on the PACCOCATH(®) technology has yielded angiographic and clinical results superior to drug-eluting stents (DES) in situations like in-stent restenosis (ISR) and a trend towards superior results in small coronary vessels and side branches of coronary bifurcations. Using the DCB followed by(More)