Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty

Citation
Bd. Prendergast et S. Shaw, Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty, HOSP MED, 62(9), 2001, pp. 564-566
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
HOSPITAL MEDICINE
ISSN journal
1462-3935 → ACNP
Volume
62
Issue
9
Year of publication
2001
Pages
564 - 566
Database
ISI
SICI code
1462-3935(200109)62:9<564:PBMV>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
Mitral stenosis is commonly encountered in the elderly and among immigrant communities. Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty provides effective t reatment. The present article provides a brief overview of the principles o f patient selection, technical details of the procedure itself and informat ion concerning complications and follow-up.