Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty in patients with mitral restenosis after previous surgical commissurotomy. A matched comparative study.

@article{Lau1996PercutaneousBM,
  title={Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty in patients with mitral restenosis after previous surgical commissurotomy. A matched comparative study.},
  author={K. W. Lau and Zee Pin Ding and Wanzhen Gao and Tian Hai Koh and Azman Seeni M Farid Johan},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={1367-72}
}
BACKGROUND Although the efficacy of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty in patients with unoperated mitral stenosis has been well documented, there exists less clear-cut data on its effectiveness in patients with mitral restenosis after previous surgical commissurotomy. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to evaluate our immediate and midterm results of balloon mitral valvuloplasty in this subset of patients with previous mitral surgery. METHODS Between October 1991 and August… CONTINUE READING

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