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Intraoperative assessment of mitral valve and peri-operative results of surgical treatment of mitral valve disease in patients who previously underwent closed surgical and percutaneous transluminal mitral commissurotomy

Wojciech Dyk, Piotr Hendzel, Zbigniew Chmielak, Zbigniew Juraszyński, Zbigniew Kotliński, Maria Giec-Kowalewska
Kardiol Pol 2003;59(7):43-46.
Vol 59, No 7 (2003)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Background: Surgical open or closed mitral commisurotomy and percutaneous transluminal mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) are the well-established therapies in patients with mitral valve stenosis. However, due to various factors the long-term effects may not be optimal in some patients, so they should undergo surgical mitral valve replacement.
Aim: The intra-operative assessment of the morphology of mitral valve and the evaluation of the peri-operative results of surgical treatment in patients with mitral valve disease who previously underwent closed surgical commissurotomy followed by PTMC.
Methods: Twenty one patients (20 males, mean age 49 years) who underwent surgery due to mitral valve disease after closed mitral commissurotomy and PTMC, are presented. The time from closed mitral commissurotomy to PTMC was 3-42 years, and the time from PTMC to mitral valve replacement - 9 days to almost 9 years.
Results: One patient died on the second day after the operation because of left ventricular failure. The outcome of the remaining patients was good. Advanced changes of the mitral valve and subvalvular apparatus were present in the majority of patients.
Conclusions: The results of the implantation of mitral valve prosthesis in patients who previously underwent closed surgical mitral commissurotomy and PTMC are good. In some patients with a history of closed surgical mitral commissurotomy, PTMC delays surgical replacement of the mitral valve. Advanced changes in the mitral valve leaflets and subvalvular apparatus are the causes of PTMC failure.

Abstract

Background: Surgical open or closed mitral commisurotomy and percutaneous transluminal mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) are the well-established therapies in patients with mitral valve stenosis. However, due to various factors the long-term effects may not be optimal in some patients, so they should undergo surgical mitral valve replacement.
Aim: The intra-operative assessment of the morphology of mitral valve and the evaluation of the peri-operative results of surgical treatment in patients with mitral valve disease who previously underwent closed surgical commissurotomy followed by PTMC.
Methods: Twenty one patients (20 males, mean age 49 years) who underwent surgery due to mitral valve disease after closed mitral commissurotomy and PTMC, are presented. The time from closed mitral commissurotomy to PTMC was 3-42 years, and the time from PTMC to mitral valve replacement - 9 days to almost 9 years.
Results: One patient died on the second day after the operation because of left ventricular failure. The outcome of the remaining patients was good. Advanced changes of the mitral valve and subvalvular apparatus were present in the majority of patients.
Conclusions: The results of the implantation of mitral valve prosthesis in patients who previously underwent closed surgical mitral commissurotomy and PTMC are good. In some patients with a history of closed surgical mitral commissurotomy, PTMC delays surgical replacement of the mitral valve. Advanced changes in the mitral valve leaflets and subvalvular apparatus are the causes of PTMC failure.
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Keywords

mitral valve - closed mitral commissurotomy - percutaneous mitral commissurotomy - mitral valve replacement

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Title

Intraoperative assessment of mitral valve and peri-operative results of surgical treatment of mitral valve disease in patients who previously underwent closed surgical and percutaneous transluminal mitral commissurotomy

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 59, No 7 (2003)

Pages

43-46

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2003;59(7):43-46.

Keywords

mitral valve - closed mitral commissurotomy - percutaneous mitral commissurotomy - mitral valve replacement

Authors

Wojciech Dyk
Piotr Hendzel
Zbigniew Chmielak
Zbigniew Juraszyński
Zbigniew Kotliński
Maria Giec-Kowalewska

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