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.