Section 59
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Native Mitral Stenosis Treated with Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

Jain, R.; Algahim, M.F.; Bajwa, T.K.; Khandheria, B.K.; O'Hair, D.P.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery 101(3): E75-E77


ISSN/ISBN: 1552-6259
PMID: 26897235
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.09.020
Accession: 058380342

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Surgical treatment of mitral stenosis with extreme calcification remains a challenge. Recently, the balloon-expandable valve prosthesis, anchored by radial force, offers a new option for these patients. We present 2 cases of transcatheter mitral valve replacement in patients with severe native mitral valve stenosis and annular calcification deemed too extensive for conventional surgical techniques.

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