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Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the life-long consequence of a heart defect, or a structural abnormality of the heart present at birth. Heart defects are the most common birth defects, and the leading cause of birth defect related infant death. There are 40,000 babies born with heart defects each year and more than 5% of them will not live to see their first birthday. Thanks to advances in medical research, however; more and more children are surviving.

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Operation for single ventricle physiology
Dec
9
Operation for single ventricle physiology

PA banding Pulmonary artery banding (PAB) is a simple surgical technique to reduce pulmonary overcirculation in some congenital heart disease.The heart is separated into 4 chambers. Deoxygenated blood enters into the right chambers of the heart and continues through the pulmonary arteries to be oxygenated in the lungs. Oxygenated blood returns into the left side of the heart and out…

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Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
Dec
9
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

Parents of children with VSD VSD is a hole in the wall separating the two lower chambers of the heart. In normal development, the wall between the chambers closes before the fetus is born, so that by birth, oxygen-rich blood is kept from mixing with the oxygen-poor blood. When the hole does not close, it may cause higher pressure in…

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Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
Dec
6
Neonatal Cardiac Surgery

[su_tabs] [su_tab title="Arterial switches"] The Jatene procedure, or arterial switch, is an open heart surgical procedure used to correct dextro-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA).D-Transposition of the great vessels is a congenital cardiac anomaly in which the aorta arises from the right ventricle, and the pulmonary artery arises from the left ventricle. Desaturated venous blood returning from the peripheral tissue…

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Congenital heart defects / Cardiac Anomalies
Dec
1
Congenital heart defects / Cardiac Anomalies

Congenital heart defects are abnormalities in the heart’s structure that are present at birth. Approximately 8 out of every 1,000 newborns have congenital heart defects, which can range from mild to severe. Congenital heart defects happen because of incomplete or abnormal development of the fetus’ heart during the very early weeks of pregnancy. Some are known to be associated with…

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about Dr sajan koshy
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon



Dr Sajan Koshy MS MCh is currently heading the unit of Paediatric & Congenital heart surgery at Aster Medicity. Prior to joining Aster, he was working as senior consultant and head of the department of paediatric cardiac surgery at MIMS Calicut. He started his professional career from alleppey medical college in 1988. He also functioned as a co- convener in first and second symposia on perioperative care of congenital heart disease held in Kochi in the year 2002 and 2004 respectively & as the scientific committee chairman for the national CME of cardio thoracic surgery held at Calicut in September 2007. He has Conducted many lectures in all the districts of North Kerala for the benefit of medical professional bodies to create awareness about congenital heart disease.

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