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      Effect of Balloon Mitral Valvoplasty during Pregnancy on Childhood Development

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          In order to study the long-term effects of balloon mitral valvoplasty (BMV) on childhood development, we followed up closely 20 mothers with severe mitral stenosis who were treated with BMV during pregnancy. Their offspring aged 63 ± 39 (range 6–98) months were also regularly assessed using standard developmental charts and relevant laboratory tests. They were all found to have maintained normal growth, development, and speech for their appropriate ages. Developmental milestones were normal for their ages and comparable with those of their siblings. The laboratory tests revealed no abnormalities. Two losses occurred during the early course of follow-up, at the ages of 4 and 37 weeks, respectively. One of the pregnant patients suffered a stillbirth.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          2002
          June 2002
          12 June 2002
          : 97
          : 3
          : 155-158
          Affiliations
          aKing Khalid National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, and bKing Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
          Article
          63332 Cardiology 2002;97:155–158
          10.1159/000063332
          12077568
          © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Tables: 1, References: 26, Pages: 4
          Categories
          Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology

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