Mitral valvuloplasty by inoue balloon under transthoracic echocardiographic guidance.

@article{Trehan2005MitralVB,
  title={Mitral valvuloplasty by inoue balloon under transthoracic echocardiographic guidance.},
  author={Vijay Trehan and Saibal Mukhopadhyay and Arima Nigam and J Tuty L Yusuf and Vimal Mehta and Mohit Dayal Gupta and Meenahalli Palleda Girish and Sanjay Tyagi},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={964-9}
}
BACKGROUND Mitral valvuloplasty traditionally performed under fluoroscopic guidance has emerged as an effective nonsurgical technique for the treatment of symptomatic patients with mitral stenosis. We undertook a study to evaluate the feasibility of performing valvuloplasty by the Inoue balloon solely under transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) guidance with the backup of transesophaeal echocardiography (TEE) and fluoroscopy. METHODS Between September 2003 and July 2004, mitral valvuloplasty… CONTINUE READING