Treating Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Infants by Use of Reversible Pulmonary Artery Band

Minoo Kavarana, M.D., a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at MUSC, discusses a new procedure. By placing a reversible pulmonary artery band around a child’s pulmonary artery, surgeons are able to help patients survive longer while they wait for a heart transplant without using ventricular assist devices. A few patients have even responded well enough to be taken off the transplant list and are healthy and at home.

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Minoo Kavarana, M.D..

Minoo Kavarana, M.D.

Minoo Kavarana, M.D., was born in Scotland and grew up in Bombay, India. He graduated from medical school in India in 1994. Following this he received post-graduate training in general surgery at New York Medical College. During this period ...

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