MS: Wilkins' Echo Score


The Wilkins Echo score can predict the procedural success for mitral valvuloplasty based on valve structure. A score of ≤ 8 predicts a more favorable procedural, short, intermediate and long-term outcome (including survival). Other important predictors of procedural success and long-term outcome include commissural calcification or fusion, pre-procedure mitral regurgitation >2+, post-procedure mitral regurgitation >3+, Age, Prior surgical commissurotomy, NYHA functional class IV, and higher post-procedure pulmonary artery pressure.


Palacios IF, Sanchez PL, Harrell LC, Weyman AE, Block PC.

Which patients benefit from percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty? Prevalvuloplasty and postvalvuloplasty variables that predict long-term outcome.

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Vahanian A.

Balloon valvuloplasty.

Heart 2001, 85 (2): 223-8

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