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Mitral Valve Damage After an Aortic Balloon Valvuloplasty in an Infant.
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PMID:  21394654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The case of a 2-year-old infant admitted to our Institution with a diagnosis of severe aortic valve stenosis is presented. After a balloon valvuloplasty with no results in terms of gradient reduction, an echocardiogram showed a moderate mitral regurgitation. The patient underwent surgical repair of both the aortic and mitral valves. Inspection of the mitral valve showed a 5-mm hole in the posterior leaflet at the P2 scallop. Probably, the dilation tore a secondary cord, pulling away a piece of the leaflet. A quadrangular resection was performed with good results.
Authors:
Filippo Capestro; Andrea Quarti; Marco Pozzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Congenital and Paediatric Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology, Ospedali Riuniti, Via conca 71, 60020, Ancona, Italy, filippocapestro@libero.it.
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