CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Cardiac Critical Care TSS 2020; 04(01): 66-69
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713546
Brief Communication

Surgical Decision-Making in Multivalvular Heart Disease: A Holistic Approach

Neeti Makhija
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Cardiothoracic Centre, CNC, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Rohit Malhotra
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Cardiothoracic Centre, CNC, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Rohan Magoon
2  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences (ABVIMS) and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
,
Pradeep Ramakrishnan
3  Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Centre, CNC, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Patients with multivalvular heart disease often presents a unique challenge with regard to the intraoperative decision-making in the form of choosing between a satisfactory valvular repair or a more definitive valve replacement. We describe a patient with multivalve involvement on antiretroviral therapy. Discussion presents a nuanced perspective on surgical decision-making in multi-valvular heart disease, wherein an effective communication between the surgeon and the echocardiographer is required for ensuring favorable postoperative outcomes.



Publication History

Publication Date:
28 June 2020 (online)

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