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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Long-term clinical and echocardiographic follow-up after percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty with the Inoue balloon.
Percutaneous mitral valvotomy with the Inoue balloon catheter in children and adults: immediate results and early follow-up.
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.
PMBV with Inoue balloon catheter technique has superseded other surgical treatments for severe MS in pregnancy due to its simplicity and is associated with reduced cost and morbidity short hospital stay and avoids thoracotomy and general anesthesia.
Complications of Inoue balloon mitral commissurotomy: impact of operator experience and evolving technique.
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.
All patients underwent PMBV using the stepwise Inoue balloon technique as described previously (1).
Inoue balloon catheter is characterized by its low complication rate in comparison to the reported results of double balloon technique (23).