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Angiographic identification of malpositioned balloon catheters during mitral valvuloplasty.

Authors
  • Tatineni, S
  • Kern, M J
  • Aguirre, F
  • Donohue, T
  • Bell, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1992
Volume
25
Issue
3
Pages
235–240
Identifiers
PMID: 1571981
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The positioning of balloon catheters for the percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty technique is critical to ensure an adequate result and minimize complications. Passage of two balloon catheters in parallel through a thickened atrial septum and maintenance of satisfactory positioning in the left ventricle can be difficult. We describe unsuspected malpositioning of the balloons in two patients documented angiographically in our laboratory. Recognizing and avoiding these positions will reduce the potential for serious complications.

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