percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty


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Related to percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty: Aortic valvuloplasty

percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty

Cardiology A procedure for treating mitral stenosis with immediate improvement in hemodynamics and stenosis-related Sx. See NY Heart Association classification.

percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty

The percutaneous insertion of one or more balloons across a stenotic heart valve. Inflating the balloons decreases the constriction. This technique has been used to treat mitral and/or pulmonic stenosis.
See also: valvuloplasty

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