Relief of Mitral Stenosis is the major work load of any cardiological unit in our country. The diagnosis can be made clinically by any one used to auscultatory finding of the disease.It is bound to happen here also with ring of living.
Material and Method:
The object of this paper is to review the cased that underwent closed mitral coramisviotomy. As this series was done at a time when open heart was boing a wide variety of cases were accepted. There were two cases of cardiomyopathv. proved histologically later on•. Both these were subjected to surgery on clinical finding3. When heart was exposed the appearance sug gested cardiomyopathy. However to exclude Mitral Stenosis valve was palpated. Both developed fatal ventricular fibrillation.
Closed Mitral commissurotomy holds an important place in developing countries where shortage of funds is a constant problem. It is a simple and safe procedure and well suited to the working conditions.Diagnosis of dominent Mitral Stenosis with or without complicating factors was enough to earn close Mitral Valvotomy during early part of this series.