Vishnu Datt

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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)
The study was designed to evaluate the clinical agreement between intermittent bolus thermodilution technique and pulse contour analysis technique. Sixty patients with normal left ventricular function undergoing elective off-pump coronary bypass surgery were included in this prospective study. In addition to routine monitoring, a 7.5F pulmonary artery(More)
Congenital lobar emphysema is a rare entity presenting in the first month of life. It appears with varying degrees of respiratory distress, clinical and radiological evidence of over-aeration of the upper and middle lobes, mediastinal shift and hypoxia. Its early recognition and surgical intervention can be life-saving. Even today, despite advanced(More)
Pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) is generally inserted after induction of general anaesthesia (GA). However, in high-risk coronary artery disease patients (left main disease / ejection fraction (35%), it may be desirable to insert it before the induction of GA. Thirty patients with left main coronary artery disease and / or left ventricular ejection fraction(More)
BACKGROUND Mediastinitis following pediatric cardiac surgery is associated with significantly high morbidity and mortality. METHOD In our review, 21 studies from 1986 to 2011 (12 retrospective studies, eight prospective studies, and a multi-institutional study) including 44,693 pediatric cardiac patients were analyzed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION Younger(More)