balloon valvotomy

balloon valvotomy

A transiently popular technique for managing aortic valve stenosis.

Outcomes
Mortality at 18 months is 60% (similar to untreated population); event-free survival at 2 years is 20%.
 
Pros
Provides symptomatic relief without surgery.
 
Cons
High (> 10%) rate of complications: stroke, aortic rupture, aortic regurgitation, vascular injury, death.
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In patients with pulmonary artery pressures or valve gradients above these values, percutaneous balloon valvotomy or surgical intervention is recommended, even for patients with apparently moderate mitral stenosis at rest (1, 9).
Balloon valvotomy has been done during pregnancy However, it's not ideal because when the balloon is blocked across the aortic valve, there's no cardiac output for several seconds.
Follow-up of patients undergoing percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy.
Long-term clinical and echocardiographic results after successful mitral balloon valvotomy and predictors of long-term outcome.
5) found comparable hemodynamic results and low restenosis rates following both CMV and balloon valvotomy.