Balloon mitral valvotomy with a single catheter: a comparison between bifoil/trefoil and the Inoue balloon.

Results of percutaneous mitral valvotomy were compared in two groups undergoing the procedure at our institution. Group I: 100 patients having had percutaneous valvotomy with the Schneider-Medintag bifoil (2 x 19 mm) or trefoil (3 x 15 mm or 3 x 12 mm) catheters, and group II; 150 patients in whom the procedure was performed with the Inoue balloon (24-30 mm… CONTINUE READING