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Studies on percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy using a modified transseptal approach.
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PMID:  8314737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A modified version of Brockenbrough's trans-septal catheterization technique was carried out in 11 patients indicated for percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC). In 8/11 (72.7%), a coiled guide-wire was successfully inserted through the foramen ovale without atrial septal puncture. The Brockenbrough needle was used merely to maintain stiffness and the orientation of the dilator. PTMC was performed with an Inoue single balloon without incident. Patent foramen ovale was found by transesophageal echocardiography prior to the operation in only 1/11 patients (9.0%); nonetheless, it proved not to be a critical factor for the success of the procedure. This procedure seems to have much potential to enable the treatment of mitral stenosis with a lowered risk to the patient, as long as it is performed with precision and caution.
K Tsuchihashi; N Hikita; A Hashimoto; S Yonekura; H Ogata; K Nagao; N Takahashi; M Hase; S Tanaka; O Iimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart and vessels     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0910-8327     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Vessels     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-29     Completed Date:  1993-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511258     Medline TA:  Heart Vessels     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Internal Medicine, Sapporo Medical College, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation / instrumentation*
Equipment Design
Heart Septum
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Stenosis / therapy*
Punctures / instrumentation

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