The mechanical heart valve TTK Chitra is inexpensive and of proven effectiveness (widely used in India and then in Nepal)

Authors

  • Vasanth Kumar B&C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa, Nepal
  • Umesh Yadav B&C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa, Nepal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8202-8733
  • Awan Kumar B&C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa, Nepal
  • Vijaylakhsmi B&C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/mjen.v1i1.45864

Keywords:

TTK Chitra valve, efficacy, Rheumatic heart disease

Abstract

TTK Chitra heart valve prosthesis (chvp), a tilting disc mechanical heart valve of low cost and proven efficacy, has been in use for the last 15 years in India. Although various studies substantiating its long-term safety and efficacy are available but is less commonly used in Nepal. The TTK Chitra heart valve has been developed and widely used in India.

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Author Biographies

Vasanth Kumar, B&C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa, Nepal

Department of Cardiology

Umesh Yadav, B&C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa, Nepal

Department of Cardiology

Awan Kumar, B&C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa, Nepal

Deparmment of Cardiology

Vijaylakhsmi, B&C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa, Nepal

Department of Cardiology

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Published

2022-06-17

How to Cite

Kumar, V., Yadav, U., Kumar, A., & Vijaylakhsmi, .-. (2022). The mechanical heart valve TTK Chitra is inexpensive and of proven effectiveness (widely used in India and then in Nepal). Medical Journal of Eastern Nepal, 1(1), 49–52. https://doi.org/10.3126/mjen.v1i1.45864

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