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Title: Long-term outcome of patients undergoing balloon mitral valvotomy in pregnancy
Authors: Sivadasanpillai, H
Srinivasan, A
Sivasubramoniam, S
Mahadevan, KK
Kumar, A
Titus, T
Tharakan, J
Keywords: Cardiology
Issue Date: 2005
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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