Newer advances in the diagnosis and treatment of mitral stenosis

Charles J. Bruce, Rick A. Nishimura

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Abstract

There have been significant changes in presentation, diagnosis, and therapy of patients with mitral stenosis. Both the prevalence of mitral stenosis, as well as the type of patient now with mitral stenosis, have changed significantly over the past few decades. In patients with mitral stenosis two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography have become the diagnostic modalities of choice. The advent of percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy now provides a nonsurgical approach for the treatment of selected patients with mitral stenosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-192
Number of pages68
JournalCurrent Problems in Cardiology
Volume23
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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