Mitral Valvuloplasty: Update 1996

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The purpose of this review on mitral valvuloplasty is to provide an update on continuing efforts to: a) improve the technique, b) understand the mechanisms of clinical improvement from valvuloplasty: c) identify subsets of patients in whom characteristics of the valve or other clinical characteristics would either favor or discourage the perutaneous approach to valvuloplasty; and d) establish the extent of long-term benefit from the procedure

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