Marijana Vučinić

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We describe a case of percutaneous balloon valvoplasty of a stenotic Ionescu-Shiley mitral bioprosthesis with the help of an original emboli-protecting device. The procedure reduced diastolic gradient from 29 to 9 mmHg. The calculated area of the orifice increased from 0.7 to 1.7 cm2. At 10 months follow-up examination there was no change of hemodynamic(More)
A new device for transcatheter closure of heart defects was constructed and used to close a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in seven adult patients and an atrial septal defect (ASD) in six adult patients. The device consisted of two self-opening umbrellas and a piece of Ivalon. A Dacron patch was sewn on the "male" umbrella for the ASD closure. The device(More)
A new technique was developed that allows mitral commissurotomy without surgery. A balloon catheter was inserted percutaneously from the left femoral artery over a long guidewire introduced into the right femoral vein and advanced transseptally through the Brockenbrough catheter to the left ventricle and drawn out of the body through the left femoral artery(More)
Between February 1985 and May 1987, 72 patients with mitral stenosis (MS) underwent percutaneous transluminal mitral valvuloplasty (PTMV). The retrograde transarterial double-balloon technique was used on 54/72 patients (75%); 16 males, 38 females; mean age: 39 +/- 11 years. Transseptal catheterization was used to place two 0.035", 350-cm exchange wires(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the value of transarterial balloon dilatation of the mitral valve for treatment of patients with mitral stenosis over a period of five years. DESIGN Analysis of patients' functional state, and haemodynamic and echocardiographic variables, before and immediately after the procedure and during a follow up of up to five years. SETTING(More)
Between February, 1985, and August, 1987, 76 patients with mitral stenosis underwent percutaneous transarterial mitral balloon valvuloplasty (MVP). There were 58 females and 18 males aged from 15 to 69 years (mean 39 +/- 11). In 31 patients the mitral valve was pliable (40%) and in 45 patients (60%) the valve was nonpliable. Calcified mitral stenosis was(More)
In the submitted paper the authors compare the results of the conventional replacement of the mitral valve with total excision of the subvalvular apparatus and the results of mitral replacement with a completely or partly preserved or reconstructed integrity of the annulopapillary structures. During the last five years the authors operated by the former(More)