DEVICE CLOSURE OF VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECT

DEVICE CLOSURE OF VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECT (VSD) A 14 years old boy presented with complaints of palpitation, shortness of breath and exercise intolerance. On auscultation, the patient had a pansystolic murmur. Echocardiography showed the presence of 8mm muscular ventricular septal defect (VSD). The patient was initially advised for surgery, however, on evaluation it was found […]

TAVI/TAVR (TRANSCSTHETER AORTIC VALVE IMPLANTATION/REPLACEMENT)

In a landmark advancement in the medical field in Odisha, The Kaling Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) has done the first case of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). This state of the art procedure was done at KIMS by Cardiologist Dr. Anupam Jena and his team. The patient was discharged after 3 days. Transcatheter Aortic […]

Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS 2016)

I had this great opportunity to attend the 9th Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Annual Conference 2016, at Seoul, South Korea. It was a great experience to listen to renowned authorities in the field of Cardiac Electrophysiology. It was attended by around 3000 delegates from around the world. That’s my mentor, Prof. Young-Hoon Kim. A great […]

Ventricular Tachycardia – Classification

Ventricular Tachycardia – Classification Ventricular tachycardia is a common arrhythmia. The manifestations include mild symptoms of palpitation to sudden death. In next few blog posts, we will try to understand the basics of ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation and we will discuss management of these arrhythmias. Definition: Ventricular arrhythmias are defined as arrhythmias that originate below the bifurcation of […]

Primary prevention ICD in Nonischemic cardiomyopathy

There is a recent online first article in NEJM  ( Defibrillator Implantation in Patients with Nonischemic Systolic Heart Failure – DANISH Study). The study is summarized below: Summary: The benefit of an implantable cardioverter–defibrillator (ICD) in patients with symptomatic systolic heart failure caused by coronary artery disease has been well documented. However, the evidence for […]

Arrhythmia or Disorders of Heart Rhythm

Arrhythmias or disorders of heart rhythm are a group of diseases characterized by abnormality of heart beat. Our heart is expected to beat in a certain way. In an adult individual the heart normally beats 60 t0 100 times per minute, in a regular manner (that means a nearly constant interval between two beats ). There […]

Cardiology MCQ – 14.05.2016

What is the most probable site of origin of the tachycardia in a patient with structurally normal heart ? 1. Right ventricular outflow tract 2. Mitral annular VT 3. Tricuspid annulus 4. Idiopathic left fascicular VT

Atrial septal defect and Pregnancy – Patient Information

What is atrial septal defect (ASD) Atrial Septal defect is an abnormal communication between the upper two chambers of the heart namely left atrium and right atrium. Normally the left and right atrium are separated by the interatrial septum. So in atrial septal defect (ASD)  a part of the interatrial septum is missing. See the […]

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