DNB CTVS Question December 2016


PAPER I: To be collected.
i. Strategies for management (4)
ii. Warden procedure (3)
iii.  Scimitar syndrome (3)
2. Pulmonary arterial hypertension
i. Methods of measurement (2)
II. Assessment of operability (3)
III. Post operative management strategies (2)
IV. Eisenmenger syndrome (3)
3. Single ventricle repair
I. Indication (3)
II. Assessment of suitability for BDG (3)
III. Late sequel of fontal procedure (4)
4. High risk CABG
I. High risk subsets and risk stratification (5)
II. Perioperative management of patient with pre existing renal dysfunction undergoing CABG (5)
5. Cardiac transplantation
I. Indications (2)
II. Management of immune pupression (4)
III. Diagnosis and management of acute rejection (4)
6. Aortic root
I. Surgical anatomy and relation ( 3)
II. Bentall operation (4)
III. Valve sparing option in root replacement (3)
I. Pathology (3)
II.  Management option (4)
III. Result of surgical resection ( 3)
8. Pericardial effusion
I. Etiopathogenesis (2)
II. Clinical presentation and diagnosis (4)
III. Management of cardiac tamponade (4)
9. Mitral valve repair
I. Assessment by TEE (3)
II. Technique (4)
III. Results (3)
10. Primary cardiac tumor
I. Classification (2)
II. Left atrial myxoma (2)
III. Management (4)
IV. Prognosis (2)


1. Right upper lobectomy with regard to
I. Surgical anatomy ( 3)
II. Technique (4)
III. Complications (3)
2. Tracheal repair
I. Technique (3)
II. Management of airway (2)
III. Complication (3)
IV. Late sequel (2)
I. Management of flail chest (2.5)
II. Use of pectorals major flap in chest wall reconstruction (2.5)
III. Mediastinitis following steronotomy (2.55)
IV. Use of prosthetic mesh for chest wall reconstruction. (2.5)
4. Aortic Arch replacement
I. Techniques (3)
II. Prevention of air embolism (2)
III. Spinal cord protection (3)
IV. Endovascular options (2)
5. Aortic dissection
I. Presentation (2)
II. Assessment (2)
III. Surgical techniques for type A dissection
IV Complications of surgery (2)
6. Ventricular Assist Devices 2+3+2+3
A) Total artificial heart
B) Heart Mate II
C) Destination therapy
D) Complications of LVADs
7. Meta-analysis. 2+4+4
A) Definition
B) Conduct
C) Limitations

8. Human errors in cardiac surgery. 3+3+4
A) Categories
B) Causes
C) Methods of reduction
9. 3+4+3
A) Active vs Passive follow up
B) Cross sectional analysis
C) Biases
10. 5+5
A) Percutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVI). Indications and techniques.
B) Lung transplantation
I. Requirements for potential donors and recipients
II. Prognosis

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Myself, Dr. Sibashankar Kar, doing my Cardiothoracic Surgery in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The purpose I have made this website is to discuss on the topics of cardiology and cardiac surgery as a whole with their complexities.

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