|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|
|Publisher||American Journal of Cardiology|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases|
|Subject Domain (in MeSH)||Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Diseases|
|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)|
|Journal||AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY|
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