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CURRENT POSITION 2009-current. I have performed over 4000 cases independently. In the unit i perform operations such as ASD,VSD ,TOF,TAPVC,Arterial and atrial switches, Fontan ,Rastelli ,double switches ,Ross operations,Nikaidoh Bex .Double root translocation and Norwood operations apart from heart transplants. On an Average about 300 operations have been done annually since the last 7 years. I have operated substantial number of cases abroad as part of charity camps. Some important contributions have been in the field of 3D printing, Root transfers and paediatric Heart transplants. For couple of years (2015-2016) we have been sharing data with European society and Boston children Hospital for audit to improve clinical outcomes. WORK EXPERIENCE - CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY Consultant-2007-2009- Operated both adult and paediatric cases independently and also supervised training of M.ch trainee residents. The case range includes 1) Coronary Surgery-Performing mostly beating heart and on Pump. 2) Valve Surgery-Have done both Mitral valve replacement and Aortic valve replacement. Also performed Mitral valve repair, and Aortic root enlargement procedures for small aortic annulus. 3) Have performed combination procedures such as CABG and Mitral valve replacement and Aortic Valve replacement and Aortic Root replacement. (Bentall Procedure) and Yacoub repair for VSD and AR. 4) The Madras Medical Mission-2009-2012- I have been operating independently and have performed ASD,VSD,Tetralogy of Fallot,TOF with absent pulmonary valve,AV canal repair,Single Ventricle repair(BD Glenn and Extracardiac Fontan), Redo surgeries, Homograft repairs, TAPVC, Cortriatriatum, ALCAPA and Surgery for Ebsteins anomaly, Truncus arteriosus repair, Senning repair, Arterial switches ,Ross operation etc. I have a large experience with repair of TAPVC using the superior approach (Tuckers) and also of repairing Sinus Venosus ASD using the Wardens technique. Specialist Registrar-2003-2007- In UCL-London Alderhey Hospital Liverpool Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast. The training was in CABG, Valves and congenital heart operations and other routine operations where I assisted and performed cases under supervision, managed the pts in ICU postoperative and carried out OPDs independently on behalf of my consultant. Submitted for publication- Double Root Translocation:Early experience on translocated aortic and Pulmonary root.Vijay Agarwal.Vaidyanathan swaminathan.World Journal of paediatric Cardiothoracic surgery. PUBLICATIONS 1)Double- root Translocation and the Half –Turned Truncal switch. Review Article. Vijay Agarwal,Vaidyanathan Swaminathan. IJTCVS.doi.org/10.1007/s12055-020-00968-3. 2) Aortic root translocation :the Bex-Nikaidoh procedure. Vijay Agarwal ,Vaidyanathan swaminathan.IJTCVS.doi 10.1007/s12055-020-00956-7 3). Options for coronary translocation and other considerations in aortic root translocations (Bex-Nikaidoh Procedure).Vijay Agarwal,S.swaminathan,Nelson Alphonso. Annals of Pediatric Cardiology- Accepted for Publications – Annals of Pediatric Cardiology. 2019. 4). The Prevalence, clinical profile and Surgical Outcomes of Children presenting with vascular ring and pulmonary sling. Chinawa JM, Agarwal V, Garekar, Gaikwad and Trivedi. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiology - Published - 05 November, 2018. 5). Pediatric cardiac transplant in India. Journal of pediatric critical care. Vol 5 No 3 May-June 2018. 6). Does wardens procedure reduce sinus node dysfunction after surgery for PAPVC? Interactive cardiovascular thoracic surgery 2012 June 7). Superior repair: a useful approach for some anatomic variants of TAPVC. African journal of pediatric surgery april-june 2013:10(2):131-4 8). MRA based 3D printed heart model-an effective tool in the presurgical planning of double outlet right ventricle. British Journal of Radiology Feb 2016. 9). Clinical application and multidisciplinary printing in double outlet right ventricle with remote VSD. World journal of paediatric and congenital Heart surgery. May 2016.7(3):344-50 10). Recombinant- activated factorVII in the paediatric cardiac surgery: single unit experience September-December 2012/vol9/issue3 African journal of paediatric surgery 11). Experience with the superior approach for repair of supracardiac TAPVC. IJTCVS March 2016, vol 32, issue1 pp 12-16 12). Impact of Wardens Procedure on the sinus Rhythm: Our experience. Vijay Agarwal, et al.Heart lung circulation 2011:1-4. 13). Sternal wound infection following open heart surgery: appraisal of incidence, risk factors, changing bacteriologic pattern and treatment outcome. Kelechi E. Okonta & Mohanraj Anbarasu Vijay Agarwal Valikapathalil M. Kurian & Sethuratnam Rajan Revised: 25 December 2010 / Accepted: 1 January 2011 # Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons 2011. 14). Surgical approach to Blalock shunt. Does the approach matter? Heart Lung circulation. July 2010.Arjamand Shauq, Vijay Agarwal et al. 15). Window Ductus-Rare entity done under circulatory arrest. Vijay Agarwal, Muslim Mustaev-Annals of paediatric cardiology.2010. 16). Factor predicting the progress of Mitral valve disease in surgically operated Ostium primum defects in adults. Vijay Agarwal, Suneil Agarwal and Voleti Chaudary.Journal of Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.2009 17). Giant ascending aortic aneurysm-a Review and a case report. Vijay Agarwal, Jay Jaykumar, EniOfo, Shyam Kolvekar Heart Lung Circulation-Oct 2007, Vol 16, Issue 5, Pages-385-388. 18). Cardiac Diverticulum-report of a case and review of literature. Arjamand Shauq, Vijay Agarwal, Cinzia Crawley, Gordan Gladman, Marco Pozzi. Heart, Lung and Circulation. Aug 2006. 19). Recurrent Coarctation in a Patient with Alagille Syndrome Vijay Agarwal, Ian Ramnarine, Antonio F. Corno, Marco Pozzi. (ICTVS)European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dec 2005. 20). Primary Cardiac Tumour-Surgical experience and follow up, Indian Heart Journal, 2003.55; 632-636. Vijay Agarwal, S.K Agarwal, Shalini Kapoor, A.K Srivastava 21). Esophagopleural fistula following spontaneous rupture of Traction Diverticulum-A rare presentation. Asian annals of cardiovascular surgery, Vol-11, Dec 2003. Vijay Agarwal, Sushil Singh, Mohd Salman Siddiq, Shekhar Tandon 22). Minimally invasive technique of harvesting saphenous vein using conventional instruments. How to do it. Asian annals of cardiovascular surgery.vol-9, No 3, September 2001. Vijay Agarwal, Normal Gupta, S.K Agarwal, A.K Srivastava. Awards- Class Assistant prize for Best student in Surgery – 1991 - Calcutta University. Shanks Silver Medal in Clinical Pathophysiology – 1991 - Calcutta University. Diploma in German (basic 1 yr plus 2 years) - Goethe Institute - Munich.-Kolkata. 2016-Felicitated by CM Kerala during National Heart Transplant conference 2016 Contribution to Paediatric Heart Transplant. Community Education and Awareness- Congenital heart operations “Dr Vijay Agarwal Video Project” on You Tube for professionals and parents. International fellowship programme of 1 year to teach and train foreign candidates (postgraduate cardiac surgeons in training) from developing countries from Africa and Asia and India. Workshops/ Presentations: Recent- Double Root transfer-My experience-Chennai National conference –IACTS FEB 2019. ACLS-1st and 2nd Nov 2018 Master class-Heart Failure and mechanical circulatory support. 16 th and 17th June 2018-Narayana Hrudalaya Bangalore. CME-CCTGA /TGA VSD PS/HLHS-Dedicated two day CME on 28th and 29th JULY-JP Hospital Noida. Indian association of cardiac surgery annual conference Feb 2011.-Chaired Session on congenital section. Aortic valve symposium-MIOT hospitals- Jan 2011. 16th World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Ottawa, Canada. Clinico-morphological correlations-Course on paediatric cardiac conditions-Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children.16-17th Jan 2006.London. Observership-Prof Chavaud -Hospital de Georges pompideu-Paris-1-7 Dec 2005. Carpentiers Le Club Mitrale Workshop on Mitral Valve repair-Nov 28-30th 2005, Paris. Hands on Cardiac Morphology-11th, 12th and 13th July 2005. Imperial College London/National Heart and Lung Institute/Royal Brompton Hospital. London. New Concepts of Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology. May 28th 2005 Royal Liverpool Childrens Hospital-UK. AATS-San Francisco April 10-13, 2005. Mitral valve repair workshop-18th December 2004 Cardiothoracic Centre, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool (RCS-England). Heart Lab-Zurich (approved by EACTS) - 21st -24th October 2004-Zurich. Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons 47th National Congress – Calcutta - 2001 Primary Cardiac tumours - 10 years SGPGI experience - Poster Presentation. Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons 48th National Congress – Chennai –2002 1) Risks and outcome of mitral valve replacement in patients with Severe PAH. 2) Risks and outcome of CABG Patients with poor LV function and moderate PAH. Clinical Charity Work- Associated with “Nabadat”-Bin Rashid al Makhtoum Charity organization- UAE-Dubai Have conducted charity paediatric Cardiac surgeries as a lead surgeon in 1) Sudan -10/12/2016 to 20/12/2016-operated 32 cases during the camp. 2) Tajikstan-27/10/2017/4/11/2017-operated 35 cases during the camp on poor children. 3) UAE-Dubai -17/03/2017 to 22/03/2017 along with Dr zuhair al halees-operated 8 cases. 4)India Mumbai-July 2018- operated and supervised over 70 operations in one week of both open heart and closed heart cases. 5)Egypt-17/9/2018-25/9/2018.-operated 35 cases in a week. Operations done abroad On behalf of Fortis Hospital-Between 2015-2017 In Iraq –Operated twice in Karbala, and once in Erbil Kurdistan .On each occasion operated roughly 10 cases. Special Interest- 1) Neonatal surgeries- esp the Arterial switch operation. Clinical Research and innovation-Postoperative follow-up of arterial switch operation in babies with CT scan to see how the anatomy changes (being the first study from Asia). 2) Development of first 3D heart model in India to plan surgery better and as better tool of understanding complex congenital anatomy of heart. 3) Paediatric Heart transplant-performed the first paediatric cardiac transplant in the state of Maharashtra. 4)Root Translocation operation for TGA VSD PS. Non Clinical –Co author of best seller in 2019-2020-Bloomsbury publishers. “Dear People,With Love and Care.Your Doctors” A book on real life positive stories of doctor patient relationship .Contributed two chapters.
CURRENT POSITION 2009-current. I have performed over 4000 cases independently. In the unit i perform operations such as ASD,VSD ,TOF,TAPVC,Arterial and atrial switches, Fontan ,Rastelli ,double switches ,Ross operations,Nikaidoh Bex .Double root translocation and Norwood operations apart from heart transplants. On an Average about 300 operations have been done annually since the last 7 years. I have operated substantial number of cases abr Read More...