[Comparison of long-term outcome of closed mitral commissurotomy (CMC) versus open mitral commissurotomy (OMC) and mitral valve replacement (MVR)].

To predict the late result of percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy (PMV), we studied long term outcome of CMC which is similar to PMV in terms of closed heart technic, comparing with those of OMC and MVR. 226 patients with mitral stenosis were studied. 117 patients had CMC, 72 had OMC and 37 had MVR. The cumulative follow up period in these groups were… CONTINUE READING