Dr. Rajiv Chaturvedi obtained a PhD and completed medical school at Christ’s College, Cambridge, UK. He is a Professor at the University of Toronto and an Interventional Paediatric Cardiologist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). He also performs fetal cardiac interventions.
He has active research projects in new interventional techniques, cardiovascular physiology and animal models of congenital heart disease. He is also a member of the Cardiac Genome Clinic.
Race against the clock: Lifesaving in-utero heart procedure spares Baby Sebastian a traumatic birth and bridges the gap to corrective surgery
Doctors from SickKids and Mount Sinai Hospital, inserted a balloon into Sebastian’s heart, via a needle placed under ultrasound guidance through his mother’s uterus, to open up the atrial septum. It is believed that this is the first time in the world that this procedure – a Balloon Atrial Septoplasty (BAS) – has been performed before birth to treat Sebastian’s particular condition.