Results of percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy in young adults.

Abstract

The results of percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy (PBMV) were evaluated in 235 young patients (mean age 29 +/- 11 years) with symptomatic rheumatic mitral stenosis, and the single-balloon Inoue technique was compared with the double-balloon Mansfield technique. PBMV was associated with a significant increase in Gorlin mitral valve area (0.78 +/- 0.23 to… (More)

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