The use of transesophageal echocardiography to avoid left atrial thrombus during percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty

Masoor Kamalesh, A. J. Burger, S. J. Shubrooks

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Abstract

During mitral balloon valvuloplasty, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has been employed for the accurate placement of the transseptal needle, guide wires, and balloon catheters and to provide an immediate evaluation of the results of the procedure. We describe a case demonstrating that TEE can be used to avoid a left atrial appendage thrombus during the placement of wires and catheters. With TEE guidance, we feel left atrial appendage thrombi are no longer an absolute contraindication to percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-322
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume28
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Transesophageal Echocardiography
Atrial Appendage
Thrombosis
Catheters
Balloon Valvuloplasty
Needles

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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The use of transesophageal echocardiography to avoid left atrial thrombus during percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty. / Kamalesh, Masoor; Burger, A. J.; Shubrooks, S. J.

In: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, Vol. 28, No. 4, 1993, p. 320-322.

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