In this video, Dr. Radha Krishnan, Director, Pediatric Cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, will explain the repair of atrial septum defect in this video. He will explain that there are only two ways of closing an ASD. One way of closure is the surgery and the other way is with a device. He will further talk on the criteria which are need to be fulfilled for a device to be suitable for the closure of the hole. Echocardiography is done to analyze the margins around the defect. Also, there are lot of other factors which are taken into consideration for closure of ASD.
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.