Mitral valvotomy with the Inoue balloon in juvenile rheumatic mitral stenosis.

@article{Shrivastava1995MitralVW,
  title={Mitral valvotomy with the Inoue balloon in juvenile rheumatic mitral stenosis.},
  author={Sameer Shrivastava and Y V Chandra and Kavasseri M Krishnamoorthy and Sitaraman Radhakrishnan},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={404-6}
}
We conclude that balloon valvotomy of the mitral valve with the Inoue technique is a safe and effective procedure for treating juvenile rheumatic MS. The almost complete absence of iatrogenic atrial septal defect and the low incidence of significant mitral regurgitation is noteworthy.