This study evaluated the effects of balloon mitral valvuloplasty (BMV) on exercise capacity and skeletal muscle structure and function in 10 subjects with mitral stenosis (mean age +/- SD 33 +/- 5.5). Measurements were obtained before, and 2 weeks and 4 months after BMV to provide baseline data, to examine the effects of improved hemodynamics, and to examine the effects of resumption of normal physical activity, respectively. Valvuloplasty caused an increase in mitral valve area (0.89 +/- 0.0...Expand abstract
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Exercise capacity and skeletal muscle structure and function before and after balloon mitral valvuloplasty.
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