CHARLES R. MCKAY, M.D.; DAVID T. KAWANISHI, M.D.; SATYABRATA CHATTERJEE, M.D.; CHERYL L. REID, M.D.; SHAHBUDIN H. RAHIMTOOLA, M.B.
Aortic catheter balloon valvuloplasty produces increases in aortic valve areas that are clinically effective (1-3). Mitral catheter balloon valvuloplasty, when done with the double-balloon technique (4, 5), can achieve increases in mitral valve areas similar to those obtained after open mitral commissurotomy (5, 6) and opens the mitral valve along the commissures (7). In patients with a small valve anulus, valve replacement with small prostheses may result in high residual gradients (8, 9). Catheter balloon valvuloplasty may be an alternative treatment in some patients with small valve anuli. We used aortic and mitral catheter balloon valvuloplasty done in a single
MCKAY CR, KAWANISHI DT, CHATTERJEE S, REID CL, RAHIMTOOLA SH. Stenotic Aortic and Mitral Valves Treated with Catheter Balloon Valvuloplasty in a Patient with Small Valve Anuli. Ann Intern Med. ;108:568–569. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-4-568
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(4):568-569.
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