Percutaneous transluminal mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) is the procedure of choice for the treatment of severe mitral stenosis in symptomatic patients. In recent years, epidemiological changes among these patients are observed, since they more frequently are older, with several comorbidities and unfavorable mitral anatomy, all features that may contraindicate PTMC. Notwithstanding this, high rates of success and safety are achieved, following improvements in the learning curve and technique. We report the case of a 68-year-old Caucasian male, affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congenital kyphoscoliosis, admitted for acute pulmonary edema in severe mitral valve stenosis and moderate mitral regurgitation. PTMC was performed successfully, without any complications, using few simple tricks.

[Mitral valvuloplasty in a patient with congenital kyphoscoliosis: case report and literature review]

CIPRIANI, ALBERTO;MOJOLI, MARCO ALBERTO;TARANTINI, GIUSEPPE
2015

Abstract

Percutaneous transluminal mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) is the procedure of choice for the treatment of severe mitral stenosis in symptomatic patients. In recent years, epidemiological changes among these patients are observed, since they more frequently are older, with several comorbidities and unfavorable mitral anatomy, all features that may contraindicate PTMC. Notwithstanding this, high rates of success and safety are achieved, following improvements in the learning curve and technique. We report the case of a 68-year-old Caucasian male, affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congenital kyphoscoliosis, admitted for acute pulmonary edema in severe mitral valve stenosis and moderate mitral regurgitation. PTMC was performed successfully, without any complications, using few simple tricks.
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