God's Grace at Thiruvalla

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."

Dr. John Valliattu MS, FRCS (Paediatric Cardiac Surgery)

Dr. John Valliattu, Head of the Believers International Heart Center, is one of the world’s leading Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeons. He trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and has over 40 years of experience in dealing with complex, complicated cardiac problems in children.

His areas of expertise include Congenital Heart Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery and 'Lean' Surgery. He headed the Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery department in Kuwait and Oman and has been a visiting Consultant Surgeon at the Madras Medical Mission Heart Institute in Chennai

Awards and Achievements

Trained with pioneers in cardiac surgery like Leon Abrams, Donald Ross, Alain Carpentier, Toby Cosgrove, Gordon Danielson, Francisco Puga, Carlos Duran, Hugo Matthews.

Performed more than 14000 surgeries

Ministry of Health, Oman award for outstanding service to Cardiac surgery

Membership of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Selected publications

Arterial switch operation- Troponin T does not predict ventilation requirements

Novel technique for off pump Bidirectional Glenn

Myocardial protection during neonatal cardiac surgery

Dynamic LVOT obstruction following Aortic Valve Replacement

Differences in right and left ventricular function following ischemic arrest and cardioplegia

Selection of monitoring site and outcome after coarctation repair

Left upper limb shortening following subclavian flap coarctation repair

Early recovery of ventricular function following repair of ALCAPA and mitral valve repair

Awards & Accreditation

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