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Percutaneus Mitral Balloon Valvulotomy Using Left Femoral Vein; an Unusual Case

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Mahmoud Ebrahimi 1 , Ali Eshraghi 1 , *

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1 Department of Cardiology, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran

How to Cite: Ebrahimi M , Eshraghi A. Percutaneus Mitral Balloon Valvulotomy Using Left Femoral Vein; an Unusual Case, Int Cardio Res J. 2017 ; 7(2):e12709.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 7 (2); e12709
Published Online: June 30, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: May 07, 2017
Accepted: April 12, 2013

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Abstract

Balloon valvulotomy is the procedure of choice for relief of mitral stenosis. Inoue technique is the most widely accepted technique which uses the right femoral vein to access the interatial septum. Due to technical issues, left femoral vein approach is less recommended.

We report an unusual case in which the right femoral vein was not accessible and mitral balloon valvulotomy was done via left femoral approach.

Left femoral vein may be used in special cases where the right femoral vein is not accessible.

Keywords

Balloon Valvuloplasty Femoral Vein Mitral Valve Stenosis

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