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Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty for severe mitral stenosis in pregnancy. Four case reports.

Authors
  • Oto, M A
  • Kabukçu, M
  • Ovünç, K
  • Aksöyek, S
  • Kabakçi, G
  • Tokgözoğlu, L
  • Aytemir, K
  • Oram, E
  • Oram, A
  • Durukan, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Angiology
Publication Date
May 01, 1997
Volume
48
Issue
5
Pages
463–467
Identifiers
PMID: 9158391
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Four pregnant women with mitral stenosis who did not respond to medical therapy underwent successful percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty with complete resolution of their symptoms. Their clinical features and echocardial and hemodynamic data are presented. The procedures and the remainder of their pregnancy were uncomplicated. Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty of the mitral valve is a safe and effective alternative to surgical therapy if medical management is unsuccessful.

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