mitral balloon valvotomy


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mitral balloon valvotomy

Expansion of a balloon in the orifice of a mitral valve as a means of treating mitral stenosis, instead of mitral valve replacement or commissurotomy.
Synonym: valvuloplasty
See also: valvotomy
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KeyWords: Mitral stenosis, Percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy, Wilkin's score, Outcome.
Percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy (PMBV) has been practiced in patients with stage C2 and stage D mitral stenosis patients in place of closed and open surgical mitral valvotomy and mitral valve replacement since 1984.
Atrial septal occlusion improves the accuracy of mitral valve area determination following percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn.