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      Comparison between Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty and Open Commissurotomy for Mitral Stenosis

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          Eighty patients with tight and pliable mitral stenosis were randomized in a prospective trial comparing percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty and open commissurotomy. Mitral valve area increased significantly in both groups immediately after the procedures. However, a decrease in mitral valve area occurred in both groups at 6, 12 and 24 months during the follow-up. There was no death in either group. Two patients had significant mitral regurgitation after percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty. After 24 months, all patients in the commissurotomy group and 97.4% of the patients in the balloon valvuloplasty group were in New York Heart Association functional class I or II.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          2002
          January 2003
          21 January 2003
          : 98
          : 4
          : 186-190
          Affiliations
          Clinical Division, Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
          Article
          67320 Cardiology 2002;98:186–190
          10.1159/000067320
          12566647
          © 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 2, Tables: 2, References: 26, Pages: 5
          Categories
          Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology

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