Mitral valve rupture following percutaneous mitral commissurotomy: existence of predictive factors.

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The purpose of this study was to describe the mechanism and determine predictive factors of mitral valve rupture requiring valve replacement following percutaneous mitral commissurotomy. Of the 350 consecutive patients treated by balloon mitral commissurotomy, the procedure was not completed in 16, and 11 developed acute severe mitral regurgitation… (More)

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