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Life-saving percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty on a pregnant woman with refractory cardiogenic shock.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18514026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pregnancy increases body blood volume and cardiac output. These changes can exacerbate mitral stenosis symptoms. Symptomatic mitral stenosis during pregnancy has been successfully treated with percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV). We present the case of a 35-year-old white female who developed cardiogenic shock due to severe mitral stenosis at the 22nd week of gestation and it was successfully treated with emergent PMV. This case illustrates the ability of PMV to be life-saving in such extreme conditions.
Marcelo Notrica; Jorge Wisner; Lorena Villagra; Adrian Rossini; Diego Gonzalia; Mauro Adaro; Alfredo Zillo; Edgardo Izcovich; Mariano Albertal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung Circ     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-31     Completed Date:  2009-10-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto de Terapeutica Cardiovascular, Departamento de Cardiologia Intervencionista, Lavalle, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation*
Mitral Valve Stenosis / complications,  therapy*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / therapy*
Shock, Cardiogenic / complications,  etiology,  therapy*

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