A serious complication of percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty: Systemic embolism. How can we decrease it?

Demirtas M., Usal A., Birand A., Can M., Batyraliev T., Niyazova Z.

ANGIOLOGY, cilt.47, ss.285-289, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/000331979604700311
  • Dergi Adı: ANGIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.285-289


Systemic embolism is a potential and severe complication of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV). The incidence of systemic embolism during PBMV has been reported to be less than 5% and only 0.6% with the Inoue technique. This is less than that reported in closed commissurotomy series and about the same as in open commissurotomy.