Figure 69

Both commissural splitting and commissural mitral regurgitation after successful PMV (Percutaneous Mitral Valvuloplasty) on parasternal short axis view (A and B) and apical two-chamber view (C). The arrows indicate split commissures (A) and origination of MR from both commissures (B and C). IVS, interventricular septum; LA, left atrium; LV, left venricle; MV, mitral valve; MVO, mitral valve orifice; RV, right ventricle. PMV involves the insertion of a balloon into the stenotic mitral valve orifice to accomplish dilatation.

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