Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the population of 163 patients

VariablesMean±SD or n (%)
Age (years)48±14
Female sex137 (84)
NYHA functional class
 I0 (0)
 II23 (14)
 III131 (80)
 IV9 (6)
Atrial fibrillation77 (47)
Previous embolic events13 (8)
Left atrium diameter51±9
Mitral regurgitation
 0103 (63)
 158 (36)
 22 (1)
Valve anatomy (Cormier's score)
 15 (3)
 296 (59)
 362 (38)
Valve area (echocardiography), cm21.1±0.2
Mean gradient (Doppler), mm Hg10±5
  • NYHA,New York Heart Association.