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What is the effect of percutaneous mitral vavuloplasty on pregnant mother and foetus - a tertiary care hospital experience?

Xray exposure. Goal of perc mitral valvuloplasty is to relieve the degree of mitral stenosis, which can cause right heart failure symptoms, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary hypertension in the mother, often not well tolerated in pregnancy. The procedure is done with fluoroscopy (xray) and thus there is exposure to the mother and baby, which should be minimal with judicious use of fluoro and shielding.