Residual atrial septal defects following balloon mitral valvuloplasty using different techniques. A transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography study demonstrating an advantage of the Inoue balloon.

@article{Thomas1992ResidualAS,
  title={Residual atrial septal defects following balloon mitral valvuloplasty using different techniques. A transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography study demonstrating an advantage of the Inoue balloon.},
  author={Martyn Rhys Thomas and Mark Monaghan and Joe Metcalfe and David E. Jewitt},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1992},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={496-502}
}
The incidence and severity of atrial septal defects following balloon mitral valvuloplasty have been assessed using transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography in 20 patients 3-36 months following the procedure. In eight patients (group A) the atrial septum was dilated with an 8 mm Olbert balloon and either a double or bifoil balloon used to dilate… CONTINUE READING