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.
Fifty patients underwent balloon mitral valvoplasty by the Inoue 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
This complication has been observed in 6% to 7.5% of patients who undergo Inoue balloon
Pulmonary valvuloplasty in adults using the Inoue balloon
All patients underwent PMBV using the stepwise Inoue balloon
technique as described previously (1).