Inoue balloon

Inoue balloon

Cardiology A device for performing percutaneous mitral valve commisurotomy, a preferred method for treating mitral valve stenosis, as it is non-invasive and allows resumption of full-time employment within 1 wk vs 6-8 wks of recuperation required after an open-heart surgical procedure. See Balloon valvoplasty. Cf Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.
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Since the introduction of the Inoue balloon catheter in 1984,the safest treatment modality for MS is reported to be PTMC3,4.
Immediate and long term results of percutaneous Inoue balloon Mitral commissurotomy with use of simple height-derived balloon sizing method for the step wise dilatation technique.
Just after transseptal puncture 7500 units unfractionated heparin was administered and we performed PMBV using Inoue Balloon catheter (Toray, Tokyo, Japan) system with a 26 mm balloon.
ABSTRACTBackground and Objectives: We report 17 years outcome of subsequent pregnancies of women with severe Mitral Stenosis (MS) who underwent Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty(MBV) during pregnancy and the follow up of the children born of such pregnancies.Methods: Twenty three pregnant patients suffering from severe MS (NYHA-New York Heart Association class III/IV) who underwent MBV by Inoue balloon catheter technique during second trimester were enrolled.
After her informed consent for the procedure, along with TTE guidance, interatrial septum was punctured from more basal than usual and dilatation was performed by Inoue balloon with as less manipulation as possible (Fig.
Long-term results of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty using the Inoue balloon catheter technique.
This complication has been observed in 6% to 7.5% of patients who undergo Inoue balloon PTMC4.