Nov 15

PTMC improves LA function

The incidence of systemic embolism remains high in patients with mitral stenosis. The left atrial appendage (LAA) in patients with mitral stenosis is the preferential location of thrombi in patients with or without atrial fibrillation. v.Ganeswara reddy and group from Sri Venkateswra Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh has shown improvement in LAA function after percutaneous transluminal mitral commissurotomy (PTMC). The study will be presented at the forthcoming CSI meet being held early next month in Mumbai

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