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Comparison of outcomes of percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty versus mitral valve replacement after resolution of left atrial appendage thrombi by warfarin therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9462617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study assesses the efficacy of oral anticoagulation in resolving left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombi and evaluates clinical outcomes of percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty after resolution of LAA thrombi compared with mitral valve replacement. Warfarin therapy is successful in resolving LAA thrombi; percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty after resolution of LAA thrombi is an effective alternative to surgical treatment.
D H Kang; J K Song; J K Chae; S S Cheong; M K Hong; H Song; J W Lee; S W Park; S J Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-19     Completed Date:  1998-02-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-100     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use*
Balloon Dilatation / contraindications,  standards*
Disease-Free Survival
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Atria
Heart Diseases / drug therapy*,  etiology
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / standards*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Stenosis / complications,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Thrombosis / drug therapy*,  etiology
Treatment Outcome
Warfarin / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 81-81-2/Warfarin

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