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Cardiac catheterization under echocardiographic control in a pregnant woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7282735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 22 year old woman had signs of rheumatic mitral and aortic valve disease early in pregnancy. Cardiac catheterization was performed during her third month of pregnancy under two-dimensional echocardiographic control without the use of ionizing radiation. Severe mitral stenosis with mild aortic stenosis was found. Five cubic centimeters of 5 percent dextrose in water were injected by hand to obtain left ventriculograms and supravalvular aortograms of sufficient quality to diagnose valvular regurgitation. The use of "echo-catheterization" may have significant advantages in selected clinical situations.
R S Meltzer; P W Serruys; J McGhie; P G Hugenholtz; J Roelandt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-18     Completed Date:  1981-11-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  481-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / diagnosis
Heart Catheterization / methods*
Mitral Valve Stenosis / diagnosis*,  surgery
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*

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