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March 2016 Br J Cardiol 2016;23:21–6 doi:10.5837/bjc.2016.009

Advances in transcatheter options in the management of mitral valve disease

Mamta H Buch

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Introduction Dr Mamta Buch, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust Mitral regurgitation (MR) is increasingly prevalent in developed countries and represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. It affects 24% of adults with valvular heart disease and is present in 7% of the population over the age of 75 years.1,2 Significant MR is a complex condition and, left untreated, it leads to slow progressive deterioration. Up to 50% of patients with criteria for surgical intervention are not referred for surgery, largely due to advanced age, significant comorbidities and the presence of left ventricular (LV) dysfunctio

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January 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:55–6

Percutaneous retrieval of migrated femoral vein stent from the right heart

Sasalu M Deepak, Dharmendra Sookur, Richard D Levy

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Case report Figure 2. Transthoracic echocardiogram: parasternal short axis view (aortic valve level)Figure 1. Transthoracic echocardiogram: apical four-chamber view A 38-year-old man with pelvic chondro-sarcoma diagnosed in 1999 had a right femoral venous stent for extrinsic compression by the tumour in June 2004. Two months later, computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest with a view for chemotherapy unexpectedly showed the venous stent within the right heart. Though asymptomatic, he was referred for catheter retrieval of the venous stent, as potential serious complications include thrombus formation, pulmonary embolism, sepsis, endocarditi

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April 2002 Br J Cardiol 2002;9:223-5

Patent foramen ovale, a normal variant or a congenital abnormality requiring treatment?

Mark S Turner, Anthony P Salmon, Gareth Thomas, Andrew J Marshall

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