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Mitral valvuloplasty complicated by catheter perforation of the right atrium and the aortic root
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  • Alessandra Francica,
  • Francesco Onorati,
  • Giuseppe Faggian,
  • Alfredo Vicentini
Alessandra Francica
Integrated University Hospital of Verona
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Francesco Onorati
Integrated University Hospital of Verona
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Giuseppe Faggian
Integrated University Hospital of Verona, Division of Cardiac Surgery
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Alfredo Vicentini
Ospedale di Peschiera
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Peer review status:ACCEPTED

13 May 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
16 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
16 May 2020Assigned to Editor
19 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
06 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
08 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
12 Jun 20201st Revision Received
15 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
15 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
15 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
18 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
19 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Accept

Abstract

According with latest guidelines, percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC) represents the first-line treatment for symptomatic severe mitral valve stenosis (SMVS) with favourable morphology, We report a successful surgical treatment of a potential life-threatening complication occurred during PMC. Heart-Team discussion and closed collaboration with Centres are crucial for decision-making and Cardiac Surgery onsite should be ensured for high-risk procedures.