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Author Sivadasanpillai, H. ♦ Srinivasan, A. ♦ Sivasubramaniam, Sivasankaran ♦ Mahadevan, K. K. ♦ Kumar, A. ♦ Titus, T. ♦ Tharakan, Jaganmohan Achuthan
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher American Journal of Cardiology
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Cardiology
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.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 95
Issue Number 12
Page Count 3
Starting Page 1504
Ending Page 1506