Balloon mitral valvuloplasty in the elderly.

@article{HildickSmith2000BalloonMV,
  title={Balloon mitral valvuloplasty in the elderly.},
  author={David J R Hildick-Smith and Leonard M. Shapiro},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2000},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={
          374-5
        }
}
Balloon mitral valvuloplasty has, over the last 15 years, become an established interventional procedure. For patients with pliable uncalcified mitral stenosis, dilatation with the Inoue balloon is the intervention of choice, offering results comparable to surgical commissurotomy.1 In the Western world, however, with the gradual extinction of rheumatic fever, patients with mitral stenosis are now almost exclusively elderly. Such patients tend to have calcified, thickened, and relatively… CONTINUE READING

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