Shrivallabh M Karlekar

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BACKGROUND Balloon mitral valvotomy (BMV) is a well-established therapeutic modality for rheumatic mitral stenosis (RMS). However, there are chances of procedural failure and the more ominous post-procedural severe mitral regurgitation. There are only a few prospective studies, which have evaluated the pathogenic mechanisms for these major complications of(More)
Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSVA), a rare form of left-to-right shunt, is being increasingly corrected with transcatheter closure (TCC) with promising immediate and mid-term results. Complete heart block (CHB) following TCC of perimembranous ventricular septal defect is a well-described albeit worrisome complication. We describe a hitherto(More)
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