Swati Pathak

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences BHU, Uttar Pradesh, India


  • Research Article   
    Is Closed Mitral Valvotomy Obsolete? A Comparitive Study between Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvotomy (PBMV) and Closed Mitral Valvotomy (CMV
    Author(s): Rajeshwar Yadav50702 and Swati Pathak50703*

    Purpose: As compared to developed nations, in developing countries especially Indian subcontinent population overload, mal-nutrition, poor socio-economic status of affected group and health care facilities affect the outcome of treatment. A surgical intervention with comparable short and long term results along with low cost and wider group of patient population included (pregnant females, young adults and restenosis cases) is definitely need of the time. Closed Mitral Valvotomy (CMV) therefore essentially remains modality of treating the Mitral stenosis of favourable morphology as it caters to above challenges. Where percutaneous procedures are unavailable due to financial con-straints and open surgical management cannot be offered due to overburdened and limited resources CMV provides an excellent choice with convincing immediate and late outcomes in favou.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.31858/0975-8453.14.1.29-31

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