In this video, Dr. Radha Krishnan, Director, Pediatric Cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, will discuss about a baby with PFO and when should he/she go for an intervention. He said that generally PFO’s are not closed. Nearly 26% of normal population has PFO. He further explained that the closure of PFO is done only when the doctors feel that it is give extra benefits and in certain conditions such as cryptogenic stroke which is a hidden stroke. There is no known cause for this type of stroke. Echocardiogram with bubble study is done to diagnose it and if confirmed then closure of PFO is done to avoid recurrent cryptogenic stroke. He will further talk on other conditions when is it done as a prophylactic measure.
Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road, Delhi. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has over 3 decades of rich professional experience in his field. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan pioneered Interventional Cardiology and was instrumental in carrying out Balloon dilation of the Atrial Septum and Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty for the first time in the world at AIIMS, New Delhi. He has treated several patients suffering from heart diseases in India and gives every patient the best of medical care. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has published several papers in India and abroad and is a member of prestigious medical associations.