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|Title:||Long-term outcome of patients undergoing balloon mitral valvotomy in pregnancy|
|Publisher:||AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY|
|Citation:||AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY. 95; 12; 1504-1506|
|Abstract:||The outcome of 36 patients (mean age 25.8 +/- 4.3 years) who underwent balloon mitral valvuloplasty during pregnancy is described in this report. The procedure was successful in 35 patients (97.2%), with no maternal mortality, and all patients subsequently had symptomatic improvement and uneventful deliveries. The children had normal growth and development at a follow up of 2.8 +/- 3.3 years. Thus, in patients with symptomatic severe mitral stenosis, balloon mitral valvuloplasty is feasible, safe, and effecfive with good long-term outcomes for both the mother and the fetus. (c) 2005 by Excerpta Medica Inc.|
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