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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety and efficacy of balloon mitral valvotomy (BMV) in symptomatic rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) patients with left atrial (LA) thrombus and to address the technical… (More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) predisposes to left atrial (LA) thrombus formation. The reported incidence of LA clot formation in sinus rhythm (SR) is 2.4-13.5% in small studies. AIM To… (More)
The studies of pulmonary venous flow-pattern in mitral stenosis (MS) have given conflicting data about the type of abnormality. This study was undertaken to assess the pulmonary venous flow-pattern… (More)
The efficacy and safety of percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy performed by the Inoue technique is well known. In cases with critical mitral stenosis and when there is abnormal bulge of… (More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of atrial septal defect (ASD) after percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) ranges from 15.2% to 92% in small studies. AIM To estimate the incidence of atrial… (More)
Aortic root abscess is one of the dreaded complications of aortic valve infective endocarditis. It carries a very high morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and surgical treatment is the main key.… (More)