Usefulness of percutaneous balloon mitral commissurotomy in preventing the development of atrial fibrillation in patients with mitral stenosis.

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Journal Article

A prospective cohort of patients with mitral stenosis and no history of atrial arrhythmias showed no decrease in the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after successful versus unsuccessful Inoue balloon percutaneous balloon mitral valve commissurotomy. Advanced age and left atrial dimension best predicted which patients developed AF during follow-up, whereas percutaneous balloon mitral valve commissurotomy procedural success and left atrial pressure reduction did not have an impact on incidence of AF.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Krasuski, RA; Assar, MD; Wang, A; Kisslo, KB; Pierce, C; Harrison, JK; Bashore, TM

Published Date

  • April 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 936 - 939

PubMed ID

  • 15050505

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15050505

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1913

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.12.041

Language

  • eng