Balloon mitral valvotomy
in patients with mitral stenosis and left atrial thrombus.
In 1925, Soutar, for the first and only time in his life, felt the mitral valve through the left atrial appendage and saw the possibilities of mitral valvotomy
by this approach.
Esteves CA, Ramos AI, Braga SL, et al: Effectiveness of percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy
Prediction of successful outcome in 130 patients undergoing percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy.
Percutaneous mitral valvotomy versus closed surgical commissurotomy.
Transoesophageal echocardiographic assessment of mitral valve commissural morphology predicts outcome after balloon mitral valvotomy
Kuruvilla A, Kuruttukulam G, Bimal F Femoral neuropathy following cardiac catheterization for balloon mitral valvotomy
Rapid onset and dissipation of left atrial spontaneous echo contrast during percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy
Closed mitral valvotomy (CMV) was previously utilized to treat patients who had mitral stenosis with successful outcome and remains an alternative approach in developing countries (1).
Closed mitral valvotomy may be the first surgical choice of treatment of mitral stenosis in the developing countries for suitable patients although the best approach (percutaneous or open surgical interventions) is still controversial in developed countries.
Closed mitral valvotomy is a very useful surgical technique to treat the mitral stenosis in the areas where rheumatic valve disease is epidemic and delays the open surgery.