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Emergency balloon mitral valvotomy for severe mitral stenosis during pregnancy
  1. C C Shirodaria,
  2. A R J Mitchell,
  3. A P Banning

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A 36 year old Somalian woman presented with severe exertional breathlessness 20 weeks into her sixth pregnancy. She had four successful deliveries previously but suffered a miscarriage a year before this presentation. There were physical signs of severe mitral stenosis. The diagnosis of rheumatic mitral stenosis was confirmed on transthoracic …

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