Over 10 years clinical outcomes in patients with mitral stenosis with unilateral commissural calcification treated with catheter balloon commissurotomy: single-center experience.

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OBJECTIVES Treatment of mitral valve stenosis with catheter balloon commissurotomy (CBC) yields acceptable immediate results even when one commissure shows calcification. However, the long-term outcomes in such cases remain unclear. METHODS We examined the immediate and long-term (mean: 11+/-5 years) outcomes of 57 patients who underwent 58 CBC procedures… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2007.10.001

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