Clinical application of transvenous mitral commissurotomy by a new balloon catheter

A new balloon catheter was developed which allows mitral commissurotomy without thoracotomy. The procedure has been successful in five of the six patients with mitral stenosis so treated. In the remaining patient, the procedure could not be performed because of technical difficulties. The balloon is...

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Published in:The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, Vol. 87, No. 3 (1984), p. 394-402
Main Author: Inoue, K (Author)
Other Involved Persons: Owaki, T ; Nakamura, T ; Kitamura, F ; Miyamoto, N
Format: Article
Item Description:Date Completed 10.04.1984
Date Revised 15.11.2012
published: Print
Citation Status MEDLINE
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