Predictors and significance of atrial rhythm before and six months after percutaneous balloon mitral commissurotomy.


Journal Article

Clinical, echocardiographic, and cardiac catheterization data were evaluated in 263 patients with mitral stenosis who were undergoing balloon commissurotomy to determine the predictors of atrial rhythm and its effect on functional status. Conversion from atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm at 6 months after the procedure occurred in 16 of 86 patients (19%) and was predicted by the duration of atrial fibrillation, baseline functional class, and antiarrhythmic therapy; patients who remained in atrial fibrillation had a poorer functional status compared with those in sinus rhythm despite similar procedural results.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, A; Pulsipher, MW; Harrison, JK; Pieper, K; Kisslo, K; Bashore, TM

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 125 - A9

PubMed ID

  • 10073801

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10073801

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)00797-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States