Dr. Rajappan Pillai P

Dr. Rajappan Pillai P

Heart Specialist - Pediatric Cardiologist,Cardiac Surgeon

  Aster Medicity, Kochi, India

  11 Years of experience


Dr. Rajappan Pillai P is one of the finest Heart Specialist in India. He is an experienced Pediatric Cardiologist in the India. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the India. The physician is currently working as a Senior Consultant, Aster Medicity, India. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • MD in Pediatrics (JJM Medical College, Davangaree
  • MBBS (Government Medical College, Alappuzha, University of Kerala)

qualified. Dr. Rajappan Pillai P has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • Clinical Fellow, Paediatric Liver transplant and Intensive care unit, Kings College Hospital, Denmark hill. London
  • Senior Clinical Fellow, Paediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Great Ormond Street hospital. London
  • Retrieval Fellow, Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS), Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
  • Clinical Fellow, Paediatric Intensive care unit, St Mary’s hospital, Imperial Healthcare trust. London
  • Assistant professor, Paediatric intensive care unit, Christian Medical college, Vellore
  • Assistant Professor, Neonatal intensive care unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Associate Professor, Neonatal intensive care unit, Pushpagiri Medical College, Thiruvalla

Dr. Rajappan Pillai P has more than 11 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Heart Transplant
  • Transplants
  • Fellowship - Paediatric (Kings College Hospital, London)
  • Fellowship- Retrieval and Aeromedical Transfer (Children’s Acute Transfer Services, London)
  • Fellowship - Paediatric and Cardiac Intensive care (Great Ormond Street hospital, London, United Kingdom)
  • Various research articles and papers published in national and international journals.
Heart Transplant

A heart transplantation is required in patients with a diseased heart. It is often recommended to patients whose heart function does not improve even after surgeries and continuous and prolonged use of medications. During the heart transplant procedure, the diseased heart is replaced with a fully functional heart. The heart used for replacement is retrieved from a patient who is brain-dead but is still on a life support system.

Because of the unavailability of a sufficient number of brain-dead donors, heart transplant surgery is still a rare procedure, even though it is a life-saving procedure. Moreover, there are just a handful of families who agree to donate the heart of their close ones because of aesthetic reasons. Even though heart transplant procedure is a major one, the chances of survival after the surgery is generally good. However, heart transplant survival rate largely depends on how well the patient has been taken care of after the surgery. Heart transplant surgery is mostly performed in patients with heart failure, which may happen because of any of the following conditions:

  • Cardiomyopathy or weakening of the heart muscles
  • Previously failed heart transplant procedure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cardiac valve disease
  • Congenital heart defect
  • Amyloidosis
  • Abnormal heart rhythm

Heart transplantation surgery is often coupled with the transplant of some other organ in patients with specific conditions. These organs may include kidney, liver, or lung, depending on the condition of the patient and the ailment he or she is suffering from. Not every heart patients, however, is eligible to undergo the heart transplant surgery. Patients with a previous history of cancer, a major illness that would anyway shorten their lifespan, active infection, advanced age, or unhealthy lifestyle habits are not recommended to undergo heart transplant surgery.

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