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Pulmonary function alterations after correction of mitral stenosis.
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PMID:  11725391     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aims of the study is to demonstrate the degree of pulmonary function reversibility after successful correction of mitral stenosis, transvenous as well as surgical. Before and in the short- and long-term follow-up after mitral stenosis correction (mitral valve replacement and percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty) echocardiographic and pulmonary function studies were performed in 125 patients with pure or dominant mitral stenosis in order to investigate the influence of hemodynamic changes on pulmonary function. Immediately after procedure moderation of bronchial obstruction could be detected although only in balloon valvuloplasty group. In pts after surgery dramatic decline of pulmonary function due to thoracotomy was found. In the long-term follow-up substantial improvement of all ventilatory parameters in both groups was revealed, diffusing capacity remained unchanged. The favourable evolution was comparable in both groups. The explanation are time consuming beneficial peripheral metabolic, circulatory and organic pulmonary changes, what implies also irrelevant changes of PF in the early phase and unalterable diffusing capacity. (Tab. 1, Fig. 4, Ref. 15.)
I Simkova; J Urbanova
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bratislavské lekárske listy     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0006-9248     ISO Abbreviation:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-29     Completed Date:  2001-12-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0065324     Medline TA:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Country:  Slovakia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dep. Cardiology, Slovak Institute of Heart and Cardiovascular Diseases, Pod Krasnou horkou 1, SK-833 48 Bratislava 37, Slovakia.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Stenosis / complications,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Pulmonary Diffusing Capacity
Respiratory Mechanics*

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