Table 1

Data of Patients Submitted to Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty and Mitral Valve Commissurotomylegend legend

PBMV (n = 21)MVC (n = 24)p Value
Age (yrs)24.6 ± 4.827.4 ± 5.20.06
Gestational age (weeks)25.2 ± 7.222.6 ± 6.60.23
NYHA functional class (n)
 III17201.0
 IV441.0
Heart rate (beats/min)78.4 ± 8.774.7 ± 10.00.20
Atrial fibrillation (n)011.0
Medical therapy before procedure (n)
 Diuretics21241.0
 Digoxin18201.0
 Beta-blocker760.74
Medical therapy after procedure (n)
 Diuretics17200.85
 Digoxin18201.0
 Beta-blocker340.83
  • legend Data are presented as the mean value ± SD or number of patients.

  • legend MVC = mitral valve commissurotomy; NYHA = New York Heart Association; PBMV = percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty.