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Percutaneous balloon valvotomy in tricuspid stenosis.
  1. M Al Zaibag,
  2. P Ribeiro,
  3. S Al Kasab


    This report describes the first successful treatment of tricuspid stenosis by percutaneous double balloon valvotomy. There was a dramatic reduction of the tricuspid valve gradient, with an increase in calculated valve area, together with an increase in resting cardiac output and symptomatic relief. The feasibility of the non-surgical treatment of severe tricuspid stenosis was demonstrated unequivocally.

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