Successful percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty in a patient with left atrial thrombus: A case report

Georges Nseir, Tak Kwan, Mahandra Mandawat, Alan Feit, Luther T. Clark

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Abstract

Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) described by Inoue et al, is a safe FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved procedure in patients with severe mitral stenosis. One of the contraindications of the procedure is presence of a left atrial thrombus; however, it has been reported that intense warfarin therapy may led to dissolution of the thrombus. The authors report a patient who was referred for PBMV and was found to have a left atrial thrombus. After intense warfarin therapy, successful PBMV was undertaken without complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalAngiology
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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