Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty in patients with left atrial thrombi.

Tsung O. Cheng, MD, Professor of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (USA) I read with interest the article on the use of transesophageal echo-cardiography (TEE) in monitoring emergency percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) in a patient with massive left atrial thrombosis by Chirillo et al. [1]. Although I agree that TEE was… CONTINUE READING