When is mechanical prosthesis required?

When is mechanical prosthesis required?

Dr. Smita Mishra, Paediatric Cardiologist, Associate Director - Jaypee Hospital, will discuss about mechanical prosthesis and when it is required in this video. Mechanical prosthesis is preferred as the life of tissue valves is very less. In mechanical prosthesis, it is expected to be 20 years of longevity and re-intervention is not frequently needed. Life-long blood thinner is given and certain blood tests are advised such as INR which has to be between 2-3. INR should be monitored every 3 weeks. When the INR value stabilizes then can be repeated every three months and the drugs needed to be adjusted. She will further explain what to do if an INR value is less or more than normal value.

Dr. Smita Mishra

Completed MD (Pediatrics) from S S Medical College, Rewa (MP). Done FNB (Pediatric Cardiology) from Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi. Has an illustrious experience of more than 20 years. Specialized in Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, and Noninvasive Pediatric Cardiology. Holds expertise in treating and managing Atrial Septal Defects, Congenital Valve Problems, Arrhythmias, Congenital Heart Disease, Kawasakis disease etc. Well-regarded member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Chairperson of IAP Cardiology Chapter & Executive board member of Delhi IAP. Has many appreciated papers and presentations to her credit, and has significantly contributed to the medical literature. Conceptualized programme called Spandan for the children suffering from Heart disease at native place Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Has been awarded the IMA Best Doctor Award in 2013.

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