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Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) is considered the treatment of choice for symptomatic patients with moderate to severe mitral stenosis who have favourable valve morphology. Serious complications including cardiac perforation can occur during PMV and sometimes require surgical correction. Here we present a case involving aortic puncture during the procedure.
A 48-year-old man was admitted for treatment of his rheumatic mitral stenosis. Echocardiography revealed severe rheumatic mitral stenosis and the calculated echoscore was 8. After introduction of …