Improved arterial stiffness in mitral stenosis after successful percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty

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Ozdogru I., Celik A., DOĞAN A. , Orscelik O. , Sahin O. , ELÇİK D. , ...More

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.19, no.6, pp.586-590, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.2012.0109
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.586-590


Background: Rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) is still a common disease in developing countries with high morbidity and mortality rates. The purpose of the study was to evaluate arterial stiffness in severe MS before and after percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV).