balloon valvoplasty

balloon valvoplasty

A method used to treat stenotic cardiac valves, including
1. Pulmonic valve, where balloon valvoplasty is considered by some to be an optimal therapy.
2. Mitral valve The results may be suboptimal if the valve ring is extensively calcified, but good if the valve is pliable or.
3. Aortic valve Valvoplasty is considered the optimal therapy only for frail, elderly Pts who are otherwise poor surgical candidates; recurrence of symptoms, restenosis and death occur in 50%. See Inoue balloon.
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Seventeen years clinical and echocardiography follow-up of mitral balloon valvoplasty in 520 patients, and predictors of long-term outcome.
Percutaneous balloon mitral valvoplasty evolved from balloon valvoplasty for pulmonary valve stenosis.
Reporting cardiac catheterization after 8 months of follow-up in 92 patients, Turi and colleagues (8) found sustained improvement in a young population (mean age, 27 years) with a mean echo score of 7 and no difference in early or intermediate results between balloon valvoplasty and closed or open commissurotomy.
reported a child with severe PS whom pulmonary balloon valvoplasty (PBV) was performed.