Table 1

Frequency of permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) in series of percutaneous mitral commissurotomy. Series are ranked by increasing mean age

SeriesCountryPatients n=Age (years)Valve area (cm²)AF (%)
Arora et al 3 India4850270.715
Fawzy et al 4 Egypt547320.913
Ben Farhat et al 5 Tunisia654331.029
Stefanadis et al 6 Greece441441.046
Song et al 7 Korea402440.9536
Iung et al 8 France2773471.031
Hernandez et al 9 Spain561531.057
Wang et al 10 USA310531.133
NHLBI registry11 USA738541.045
Meneveau et al 12 France532541.045
Palacios et al 13 USA879550.949
Tomai et al 14 Italy527551.045
Neumayer et al 15 Germany1123571.150