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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of percutaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) on left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function in children. BACKGROUND Limited studies are available on alteration in LV hemodynamics, especially diastolic function, after PDA closure. METHODS Thirty-two consecutive children with isolated PDA treated by(More)
This report evaluated whether acute phase reactants can predict the development of mitral regurgitation following percutaneous mitral valvotomy. 58 patients who developed significant mitral regurgitation following valvotomy were retrospectively compared with 58 age, sex and procedure technique matched control patients, who had valvotomy without mitral(More)
We conclude that balloon valvotomy of the mitral valve with the Inoue technique is a safe and effective procedure for treating juvenile rheumatic MS. The almost complete absence of iatrogenic atrial septal defect and the low incidence of significant mitral regurgitation is noteworthy.
OBJECTIVE This study examines the significance of the parameters that identify patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) and atrial fibrillation (AF) and discusses the indications for surgery in such patients. METHODS Patients with MR and chronic AF (group I, n=64) and those without AF (group II, n=138) were studied by clinical and echocardiographic(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of data regarding the long-term outcome of patients operated for ventricular septal defect with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension and elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. METHODS AND RESULTS We evaluated the long-term follow-up results of a selected cohort of patients with nonrestrictive ventricular septal defect and(More)
OBJECTIVE Atrial contribution to ventricular filling was studied to assess its role in predicting the future development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with severe mitral stenosis (MS) and sinus rhythm. DESIGN Two hundred and eight patients with severe MS and sinus rhythm were followed up for 1 year. Baseline data were compared between group I(More)