Transient ST-segment changes associated with mitral valvuloplasty using the Inoue balloon

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jun 15;79(12):1704-5. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00230-0.


We describe unexplained transient inferior ST-segment elevation on the electrocardiogram during Inoue mitral valvuloplasty in 8 patients from a series of 108. Electrocardiographic changes were associated with chest pain in 7 patients, and although the clinical features were suggestive of myocardial ischemia, no cause for this could be found.

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization / adverse effects*
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography
  • Heart Conduction System*
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / physiopathology
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / therapy*