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The role of catheter balloon commissurotomy for severe mitral stenosis in pregnancy.
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PMID:  19935039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mitral stenosis is one of the more commonly seen valve lesions encountered in pregnancy. The pathophysiologic implications, management strategies, and a comprehensive review of literature over the past 20 years for optimal timing of catheter balloon commissurotomy during pregnancy are discussed. Mechanical relief of obstruction is indicated for cases of severe symptomatic mitral stenosis in pregnancy refractory to medical therapy. Catheter balloon commissurotomy is the procedure of choice in a select group of these patients with suitable valve morphology.
Afshan B Hameed; Anilkumar Mehra; Shahbudin H Rahimtoola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  114     ISSN:  1873-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-25     Completed Date:  2009-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1336-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of California, Irvine, California 92868, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Mitral Valve Stenosis / surgery*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / surgery*

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