valvulotomy


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val·vot·o·my

(val-vot'ŏ-mē),
1. Cutting through a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction. Synonym(s): valvulotomy
2. Incision of a valvular structure.
[valve + G. tomē, incision]

valvulotomy

(văl′vyə-lŏt′ə-mē)
n.

val·vot·o·my

(val-vot'ŏ-mē)
1. Cutting through a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction.
Synonym(s): valvulotomy.
2. Incision of a valvular structure.
[valve + G. tomē, incision]
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PMV has largely replaced surgical valvulotomy or MVR in MS in the absence of contraindications11 and newer approaches to valve replacement are being carried out.12 The aim of PMV during pregnancy is to relieve symptoms and prevent adverse effects on foetal well being due to the haemodynamic compromise.