Successful percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty using left ventricular pressure as a guide to cross the mitral valve - A case report

Arshad M. Safi, Tak Kwan, Luther T. Clark

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Abstract

Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) provides an effective alternative to surgery in a selective group of patients with symptomatic mitral stenosis. The Inoue balloon technique involves transseptal catheterization followed by catheter manipulation to cross the mitral valve. The authors describe a case of successful percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty in a patient with severe mitral stenosis and pulmonary hypertension. Left ventricular systolic pressure was used as a guide to locate and to advance the balloon catheter across the mitral valve. This technique to cross the mitral valve has not been reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalAngiology
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

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