Acute reduction of mitral valve area after percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty: assessment with Doppler continuity equation method.

@article{Nakatani1991AcuteRO,
  title={Acute reduction of mitral valve area after percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty: assessment with Doppler continuity equation method.},
  author={Satoshi Nakatani and Seiki Nagata and Shintaro Beppu and Fuminobu Ishikura and Jun Tamai and Masaaki Yamagishi and Fumio Ohmori and Kohji Kimura and Makoto Takamiya and Kunio Miyatake},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1991},
  volume={121 3 Pt 1},
  pages={770-5}
}
Mitral valve areas before and after balloon mitral valvuloplasty were serially determined by the Doppler continuity equation method in 16 patients. Ultrasound examinations were performed before and immediately after balloon inflation and 24 hours, 1 week, and 1 month after valvuloplasty. Mitral valve area determined by the Doppler continuity equation method correlated well with that determined at catheterization by the Gorlin formula, not only before but also immediately after balloon inflation… CONTINUE READING