mitral valvotomy

mi·tral val·vot·o·my

deliberate incision or enlargement by inserting a finger in the stenotic mitral valve.
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The patient was taken for a Balloon Mitral Valvotomy as this opened the narrowed valve to improve the function of the heart and enable her immediate relief.
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.
Balloon mitral valvotomy, closed commissurotomy and valve replacement are done in patients with valvular heart disease.
Prediction of successful outcome in 130 patients undergoing percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy. Circulation.
Early hemodynamic changes following emergency mitral valve replacement for traumatic mitral insufficiency following balloon mitral valvotomy: Report of six cases.
Balloon mitral valvotomy using Inoue technique in a patient of isolated dextrocardia with rheumatic mitral stenosis.
Immediate and long-term results of balloon and surgical closed mitral valvotomy: a randomized comparative study.
The first successful transauricular mitral valvotomy was performed in 1925 by Henry Souttar at the London Hospital.
In 1925, Soutar, for the first and only time in his life, felt the mitral valve through the left atrial appendage and saw the possibilities of mitral valvotomy by this approach.
Shaukat Hassan (later Lt Gen) did first closed mitral valvotomy operation.
Of those, Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) closure was done for 3 patients, mitral valve commissurotomy was done for two patients, Balloon Mitral Valvotomy (BMV), Valve Replacement and Tricuspid Valve Repair were done for 1 patient each.