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You are here: Contents > 2006 > Volume 15 Number 3 May 2006 > MISCELLANEOUS > Percutaneous Triple-Valve Balloon Valvulotomy in a Pregnant Woman using Intracardiac Echocardiography: Case Report

Percutaneous Triple-Valve Balloon Valvulotomy in a Pregnant Woman using Intracardiac Echocardiography: Case Report

Sing-Chien Yap, Peter P.T. de Jaegere, Jurgen M. Ligthart, Patrick W. Serruys, Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink

Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The management of multivalvular heart disease during pregnancy is difficult, as no guidelines currently exist. Herein is reported the first case of percutaneous triple-valve balloon valvulotomy guided by intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) in a pregnant

woman with multivalvular rheumatic heart disease. ICE provided excellent imaging and guidance, which resulted in a low radiation exposure to the mother and fetus.
The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2006;15:459-464

Percutaneous Triple-Valve Balloon Valvulotomy in a Pregnant Woman using Intracardiac Echocardiography: Case Report

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