Dr.P.K. Praveen Varma

Dr.P.K. Praveen Varma
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Thiruvananthapuram


  • 1 Hospital


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Cardiovascular Surgery


  • Aortic Root Surgery

  • Mitral Valve Repair


  • Surgery for Heart Failure
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Aortic root surgery
  • Complex reoperative Cardiac surgery
  • CABG


  • MBBS from Calicut University, 1992
  • MS (General Surgery) from Calicut University, 1996
  • Mch CVTS from SCTIMST, 2000

Practice Information

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Lazar, Harold L; Varma, Praveen K; Shapira, Oz M; Soto, Jorge; Shaw, Palma, Endograft collapse after thoracic stent-graft repair for traumatic rupture., Ann Thorac Surg, 2009, 87; 1582-3, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/193799112
  • Sinha, P.; Varma, P.; Korach, A.; Shapira, O.M., Transmitral endocavitary repair of inferior left ventricular pseudoaneurysm: A simplified approach in patients requiring concomitant mitral valve surgery, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2008, 135; 13823Neema, P.K.; Varma, P.K.; Manikandan, S.; Rathod, R.C., Perioperative issues due to long-standing lung collapse during repair of a large ascending aortic aneurysm, Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia, 2008, 11; 119, http://www.doaj.or
  • Neema, P K; Manikandan, S; Rathod, R C; Varma, P K, Fatal endotracheal haemorrhage in a patient undergoing repair of a large ascending aortic aneurysm., Eur J Anaesthesiol, 2007, 24; 646-7, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/172020115
  • Neema, Praveen Kumar; Pathak, Sameet; Varma, Praveen Kerala; Manikandan, Sethuraman; Rathod, Ramesh Chandra; Tempe, Deepak K; Tung, Avery, Case 2--2007: Systemic air embolization after termination of cardiopulmonary bypass., J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, 2007, 21; 288-97, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/174187526
  • Akbari, Jayesh G; Varma, Praveen K; Gadhinglajkar, Shrinivas V; Neelakandhan, Kurur S, Late entrapment of ball and cage valve in mitral position., Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann, 2006, 14; e1-3, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/164321027
  • Varma, Praveen K; Padmakumar, Ramachandran; Harikrishnan, Sivadasanpillai; Koshy, Thomas; Neelakandhan, Kurur S, Holt-oram syndrome with hemizygous continuation of inferior vena cava., Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann, 2006, 14; 161-3, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/165518288
  • Varma, Praveen K; Neelakandhan, Kurur S, Syphilitic aneurysm eroding the chest wall., Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann, 2006, 14; 351, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/168681149
  • Neema, Praveen Kumar; Varma, Praveen Kerala; Sinha, Prabhat Kumar; Rathod, Ramesh Chandra; Mahmood, Feroze; Park, Kyung W; Shernan, Stanton, Case 4--2006: Coexistent hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, mitral stenosis, and coronary artery fistula., J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, 2006, 20; 594-605, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1688499710
  • Sinha, Prabhat Kumar; Neema, Praveen Kumar; Unnikrishnan, Koniparambil Pappu; Varma, Praveen Kerala; Jaykumar, Karunakaran; Rathod, Ramesh Chandra, Effect of lung ventilation with 50% oxygen in air or nitrous oxide versus 100% oxygen on oxygenation index after cardiopulmonary bypass., J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, 2006, 20; 136-42, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16616650
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